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CGC/TDI Training and Testing

Training Classes for CGC and Therapy work

CGC TRAINING AND TESTING
A class designed to help you and your dog prepare for CGC certification. CGC testing will be offered on the sixth week of class.
Learn more about the AKC's CGC programs.

  • 6 Weeks
  • Class Time: 50 minutes
  • Prerequisite: Beginner Training class
  • Registration: Preregister or arrive 15 minutes prior to class time
  • Fee: $100

2018 Class Schedule
Feb 26 - April 2 (Mon 6:15 PM)
May 15 - June 19 (Tues 6:30 PM)
Sep 4 - Oct 9 (Tues 9:30 AM and 7:15 PM)
Oct 29 - Dec 3 (Mon 6 PM)


CGC ADVANCED/THERAPY WORK
A class for dogs who have passed the CGC test. The class builds on skills learned in CGC and will be moved to a more natural setting. The Therapy Dog sessions are designed to prepare you and your dog for the CGC/CGCA tests and for therapy work. Various aspects of therapy dog testing will be introduced as well as familiarization with service equipment.
Learn more about Therapy Dogs International.

The CGCA test will follow the class. Day and time for that test to be announced.

  • 6 Weeks
  • Class Time: 50 minutes
  • Prerequisite: CGC certificate
  • Registration: Preregister or arrive 15 minutes prior to class time
  • Fee: $100

2018 Class Schedule
Feb 26 - April 2 (Mon 7:30 PM)
Jul 16 - Aug 20 (Mon 6:30 PM)
Oct 23 - Nov 27 (Tues 10:45 AM)
Oct 29 - Dec 3 (Mon 6:45 PM)

To preregister for these classes, go to Registration instructions to register online.


Independent Evaluation and Certification

The DMOTC offers its facility and advertises the testing as a public service. The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine (CGCA) testing is administered under the guidelines of the American Kennel Club (AKC). Therapy Dog International (TDI) testing is administered under the guidelines of the Therapy Dog International organization. Testing is done by independent, certified evaluators. Tests will be announced on the website.

CGCA Test Schedule
TBA

TDI Test Schedule
Sun, Oct 28 at 4 PM (Preregistration opens Oct 1)

Preregistration for TDI testing is REQUIRED and space is limited. To register or ask questions about TDI testing, contact DMOTC TDI Coordinator, Lori Martindale at vizslaluv@mchsi.com.


NOTE: Test is limited to 15 dogs

IMPORTANT!
You must present a rabies certificate, current vaccination record and proof of licensing for your municipality - **These records are required by law and must be submitted each time you take a class, even if you have submitted them for a previous class.




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