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3119 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA, 94116

415 730 5149

SmartyPup! is a puppy training school located in San Francisco, California

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Good Citizen Class

This class gives you and your dog the opportunity to practice the skills needed to be a Good Citizen. Not only for the Canine Good Citizen Test, but for a happy, well-mannered dog in general. You will practice  in class once a week and and outside of class daily.

Canine Good Citizen: 

best behavior class

This class gives you and your dog the opportunity to practice the skills needed to be a Good Citizen not only for the Canine Good Citizen test, but for a happy, well-mannered dog in general. You will practice in class once a week and and outside of class daily. You will be coached by experienced SmartyPup! instructors and assistants and, best of all, experience a gratifying transformation in your dog's overall behavior... and yours as well! Help your dog navigate and feel confident in our human world. As with any skill, daily practice and repetition are required for best results... and genuine pride in a job well done.

"This is the standard to which evaluators should be testing and owners should be training CGC dogs." - American Kennel Club 

Requirements

  • To qualify for SmartyPup! Good Citizen course, your dog must have completed either a SmartyPup! Puppy 1 course or an equivalent formal course.
  • Your dog is at least 6 months old. Exceptions are certainly made! Please contact us for approval before registration..
  • All dogs must have the basics and be friendly towards people and other dogs.

What the class covers

The SmartyPup! Good Citizen course helps you work on skills needed to help your dog become a well-mannered member of our community; the class incorporates specific exercises and repeated drills.  At the end of this class, you will have a working knowledge of the basic behaviors needed to pass each of the 10 Canine Good Citizen "tests".  This class does not offer the actual test. BUT, if you decide you would like to take the CGC test, we will certainly assist in setting up a test date.

  1. Accepting a friendly stranger
  2. Sitting politely for petting
  3. Appearance and grooming
  4. Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
  5. Walking through a crowd
  6. Sit & Down and Stand on command
  7. Coming when called
  8. Calm reaction to another dog
  9. Calm Reaction to distraction
  10. Three-minute supervised separation

Upcoming courses

Class details

  • Classes: 6 weekly sessions; 55 min.
  • Cost: $300.00
  • Trainers: 1 trainer and 1 training assistant
  • Dogs: 8
  • Includes: Support documents

Don't see the class you want? Timing not yet perfect? Please fill out our wish list for future classes. As soon as a new course offering is available, we will contact you!

 
 

Requirements

  • To qualify for SmartyPup! Good Citizen course, your dog must have completed either a SmartyPup! Puppy 1 course or an equivalent formal course.
  • Your dog is at least 6 months old. Exceptions are certainly made! Please contact us for approval before registration..
  • All dogs must have the basics and be friendly towards people and other dogs.

Our class stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Teaching dogs to respect people as people and people to respect dogs as dogs.
— SmartyPup!