Upper Hutt Dog Training Club

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Canine Good Citizen

Currently we are not offering this class. 

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class builds on the skills you learned in the Canine Good Basics (CGB) and Dog Manners class. Through more specific exercises you and your dog will establish a closer bond. The exercises will help you train your dog to act with good manners in the home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs.  

Requirements for those enrolling are: 

1. Dogs must be at least 12 months old. 

2. Dogs must have passed the Canine Good Basics and preferably the Dog Manners class. 

3. Dogs must have a good level of control. 


Canine Good Citizen classes are held on Monday at 7.00 p.m.  This group generally meets at the Club's training groundsWhere the group meets and what to bring each week depends on the roster. Please check the Club Calendar and keep an eye on the Upper Hutt Dog Training Club Facebook Group.  

Click here to go to the enrolment page.

Skills we teach in class

We will be working on:

  1. Appearance and Grooming.
  2. Food manners.
  3. Accepting Friendly Strangers.
  4. Walking in a controlled manner with distractions and through people.
  5. Stay tied on leash.
  6. Control around other dogs.
  7. There will also be written questions for the owner.

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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