Canine Good Citizen Class #2

Covering: Accepting a Friendly Stranger, Appearance & Grooming

  • 25 US dollars
  • White Haven Vet, 88 PA-940, White Haven, PA 18661

Service Description

All Ages, Abilities & Breeds *Not appropriate for aggressive dogs* Goals: 1. The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation 2. The dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit a stranger to do so. The owner will demonstrate care, concern and sense of responsibility for keeping the dog clean and healthy. Exercises: Accepting a Friendly Stranger: With the dog seated at the handler's side, the evaluator walks up to the dog and handler, greets the handler in a friendly way and shakes hands and ignores the dog. The Evaluator does not interact with the dog. Appearance & Grooming: Evaluator inspects the dog to determine if it is clean and groomed. Dog should appear to be healthy (i.e. proper weight, clean, healthy, alert). The handler will supply a comb or brush that's commonly used on the dog. The Evaluator will softly comb or brush the dog and lightly examine the ears and pick up each front foot. Requirements for CGC Title Testing (if you decide to test): Accepting a Friendly Stranger: The dog cannot show signs of shyness, aggression or resentment. The dog cannot jump on, rush or pull towards the stranger. If the handler uses excessive corrections or a tight leash to control the dog, the team will not pass. Appearance & Grooming: The dog does not need to hold a specific position for the examination, and the handler may talk to, encourage and praise the dog throughout the exercise. The Evaluator may ask the handler to lift each leg and/or request that the handler steady the dog's head for checking the ears. Any dog requiring restraining to be examined will not pass this test. Wiggling or squirming when they are excited is acceptable but should not be so excessive that the dog can't be brushed. The dog should not pull away to avoid brushing.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If Client fails to give at least 24 hours cancellation notice, or is not present at time of scheduled appointment, session fees are still due. A “no show” or cancellation within 24 hours of appointment time will still be counted as one session. Appointments may be rescheduled up to two times before being forfeited. Client agrees to pay Trainer a nonrefundable fee in the amount of $25 for 60-minute group class to be paid before the class commences. All classes must be completed within 70 days from the date of payment or they will be forfeited.

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