Upper Hutt Dog Training Club

Welcome to your family friendly dog training club 

Canine Good Citizen

Upper Hutt Dog Training Club is delighted to be open and taking expressions of interest for our Canine Good Citizen Class.  

Requirements for this class are:
  • Dogs must be 12 months or older by start date of this course.
  • Canine Good Citizen is best suited to dogs that are comfortable in all environments with a variety of stimuli.
  • Dogs/Handler combinations who are working on calmness and/or overcoming reactivity are welcome also, however you should be an experienced handler if this is the case. 

Canine Good Citizen Program has Four levels; Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold


Canine Good Citizen classes will begin in Term 4 and will be held on Monday Evenings at 6pm.  There will be an Introduction night on Monday 28th August - At this time you can decide whether you would like to continue with the class or withdraw.  All those wishing to continue will require an assessment for their dog, and this will be held following the introduction so please bring your dog with you.  

This group generally meets at the Club's training groundsPlease check the Club Calendar and keep an eye on the Upper Hutt Dog Training Club Facebook Group.  Assessment date to be confirmed but likely mid December. Class size will be limited to 10 dogs. 

Click here to go to the Enrolments Page.


Course costs $80 for the class and $25 assessment costs if you would like to do the assessment at the end of the block course. 

More Information

Canine Good Citizen Assessment: The Purina Pro Plan Canine Good Citizen™ Test is a certification program that tests dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed atmosphere. It identifies and rewards dogs that have the training and demeanour to be reliable family members as well as good-standing community members. It is open to all purebred and crossbred dogs. The test of your dog's manners and training is not a competition and does NOT require that you and your dog perform with precision.  Membership of Dogs NZ is not needed.

As part of canine good citizen there will be questions based on the Responsibility and care sections of the CGC manual.

Here are some examples.

Canine Good Citizen Manual 
To read the Canine Good Citizen Manual click here

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