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Rocky River Drive, Cleveland (West Park), Ohio 44111

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Private Training Appointments both East and West

Group Classes held in Rocky River.

“Training Dogs, One Human at a Time.”®

Call 216-224-2712

Serving all of Cuyahoga and surrounding counties

THE Dog Class

By Marie-Josée Gatian, Professional Dog Trainer, Behavioral Specialist

THE Dog Class paw logo.  Loving dog training.Text Box: The AKC’s CGC Program is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home. and in the community.


The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® Program stresses responsible ownership and the importance of a well-mannered dog.  Training sessions focus on skills necessary to pass the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® Test.  The sessions include the final testing evaluation necessary for the certification that the dog and owner have successfully passed the ten part test requirements.

The Canine Good Citizen Test has ten parts. Each part of test consists of regular, everyday occurrences. A normal, well-behaved dog should have no difficulty passing after completing the necessary training sessions.

Part One: Allowing a friendly stranger to approach.
Part Two: Sitting calmly and politely to be petted.
Part Three: Allowing handling for grooming and physical examination.
Part Four: Heeling politely on a loose lead.
Part Five: Walking calmly through crowded areas.
Part Six: Sit on command, and down on command.
Part Seven: Coming when called.
Part Eight: Greeting another well-behaved dog without aggression or excitement.
Part Nine: Handling distractions and distracting environments.
Part Ten: Behaving well when in the care of another and the owner or trusted handler is out of sight.

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