Family Dog Advanced Skills - AKC Canine Good Citizen


At Chow Bella we strive to create the best possible training experience for you and your pet. We believe training should be fun for you and your furry best friend! We use effective, science-based positive reinforcement training to help you teach and maintain the behaviors you want to see in your dog. Using this type of training creates a strong bond between you and your dog based on love, mutual trust, and cooperation. We do not use or recommend aversive methods or equipment that utilize fear, pain, or intimidation to train your dog. Instead, we use methods that help you learn to communicate effectively with your dog and build a positive working relationship.

Positive reinforcement based training is incredibly powerful. Let us show you what it can do for you and your pet!
AKC Canine

Family Dog Advanced Skills - AKC Canine Good Citizen

In our Family Dog Advanced Skills class you and your dog will continue to build on the skills you’ve developed through our foundations and intermediate level classes using the same positive methods that build focus and connection between you and your dog. As you continue to build on those skills and work through distractions, you and your dog will also prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The CGC is made up of ten items including sitting politely for petting, loose leash walking through a crowd and reaction to another dog in addition to cues like sit, down, stay, and come when called. The CGC test will be administered during our last class session and those that pass will receive an official AKC title. The fee for the test is included in the price for this class.

Dogs who have completed training courses elsewhere and want to join this class without taking foundations and intermediate level classes first should email Rebecca at

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Additional Information

All dogs must be up to date on vaccines in order to attend class. Puppies should have their second distemper / parvo booster before attending their first class. 

All dogs should be on a six foot leash during class. Extendable / flexi leashes are not permitted in class for safety reasons. 

All dogs should be on a flat collar, martingale collar, or harness of the owner’s choosing. Correction collars such as choke chains, prong collars, or electric collars are not permitted.