Make what you learned in class part of daily life with your pet. Practice the exercises in different locations and lots of different distractions to keep their education strong.
Your dog's education has only just begun
Use it or Lose it
Learning is a lifelong process
If your dog has the basics down, the next step is the CGC course. The course focuses on using manners at home and in the community. It is a great starting point for therapy work. The CGC test is included with the course and, if passed, earns your dog the CGC title.
If your dog isn't quite ready for the next level, you can retake the Basic course for more practice. They will be more relaxed now that they know what to expect, and so will you. Or, practice on your own in different locations until the next CGC course offering.
Get more Practice
Take the Basic course with new dogs and people
If your dog has behavior problems you need help with, we offer behavior modification private training sessions. Aggression, fearfulness, unruly behavior, or simply tightening up obedience skills. Email us at to schedule
A past student requested this years ago, so we created a list of essential items for a canine first aid kit as our graduation gift to you. If you travel with your dog, be sure to bring these items along.