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Send me an email at if you are interested in the upcoming

classes beginning in March. 


Saturday (classes that are open)


10:00 am. - 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Hope to see you there!!




  • Your dog must be at least 1 year old

  • Your dog must recognize the following commands:    Sit, Stay, Down, Come When Called

  • Basic socialization (able to be close to other dogs/people without aggression or shyness)

  • Able to tolerate loud, sudden noises and movements (may show concern, but not act out with aggression or fear)

  • You must maintain control of your dog at all times during class

  • Your dog must be able to walk on a loose lead


General Information 


  • Classes are 1 1/2 hrs in duration

  • Classes are held one day a week (Saturday or Sunday)

  • Location (TBD) Yorba Linda area

  • Evaluator/trainer will work with each dog team to ensure they are prepared for the CGC test and the therapy dog evaluation

  • Cost: $100.00 for a 6 week course (includes the $10.00 fee to take the CGC test at the end of the 6 week course).  If you do not pass the test on the scheduled day, you will not pay another test fee

  • Your dog must come to class on leash.  NO retractable leashes.   Leashes should be nylon/leather/cloth

  • Collars that may be used are well-fitting slip, buckle collars, martingales and body harness

  • Collars that are NOT allowed are Electronic (e-collars) and pinch/choke collars


What to Bring to Class


  • Water for your dog

  • Treats or toys for reinforcement and motivation

  • Note:  During the CGC test or therapy dog evaluation you cannot bring treats or toys

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes



Canine Good Citizen Test Items


  1. Accepting a Friendly Stranger

  2. Sitting politely for petting

  3. Appearance and grooming

  4. Out for a walk

  5. Walking through a crowd

  6. Sit and down on command and staying in place

  7. Coming when called

  8. Reaction to another dog

  9. Reaction to distractions - Wheel chairs and walkers will be used to simulate hospital conditions

  10. Supervised separation




Most therapy dog groups have incorporated the "Leave It" test.  They will put a treat on the ground and your team will be asked to walk by the treat.  Your dog should not pull on the leash to get to the treat.  He can be interested as he walks by, but cannot aggressively pull on the leash to pick up the treat.  If you visit a facility at a time when patients are dining they may inadvertently drop food on the floor, the dog must ignore the fallen food.


 Go to the "AKC" web site and look for the CGC test to review full test requirements


I will review all test items in class and demonstrate what is expected of you and your dog


Tip From The Trainer: 


While in class with your pup remember to have fun.  Relax and enjoy the time you have with your best friend.  Your dog feels what you feel; Its all about  "Leash to Collar".  If your confident and relaxed, your dog will happily learn with the same attitude and confidence!!


See you in class!





Class Information

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