AKC Community Canine is the second (advanced) level of AKC® Canine Good Citizen program (http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-community-canine/). As with CGC, the AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC. This seven-week class is for all dogs that have passed the first level of the Canine Good Citizen Program. The classes will incorporate aspects of the community into the class, including field trips out in the community. While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a “crowd” of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in natural settings, for example, walking in downtown Cocoa, etc.
To earn the AKC Community Canine title, dogs must meet the following two requirements: Must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award or title on record at AKC; and must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how we create titles at AKC; we attach the titles to the dog’s number.
Distemper Vaccine and Rabies Vaccine, and highly recommend Bordetella (upper respiratory vaccine).
The fee for the program (one day-a-week for seven weeks) is $75.00.
Please complete the pre-registration form and one of our trainers will contact you regarding registering for a class. We have something for everyone and we want to make sure we are meeting your needs. After talking with our trainer, you will be registered in the class. You will be asked to pay when you come to your first scheduled class. We take cash, local checks, and major credit/debit cards. You may also contact us by phone at (321) 266-3531.