Canine Good Citizenship


Ivanhoe Country Kennels Canine Good Citizen Academy 

At Ivanhoe Country Kennels Canine Academy we always treat your pet as though they have been trained. By sticking to a list of prescribed handling techniques many untrained dogs will begin to understand and after training may obtain the AKC Canine Good Citizen award. 

For our patrons who wish to develop their pets in a formal program, we offer two options. All apply the principles of the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizenship Program.

  1. Stay & Play CGC Program:  Using the AKC Canine Good Citizen protocols we will apply prescribed command cues and handling techniques while your pet is a visits our facility. In essence treating them as though they were a "well behaved" canine throughout their stay. The CGC program has layout goals and skills necessary to be awarded the CGC certification title. As we are approved evaluators for the program - our goal will be to award the CGC certification for your pet.  
  2. Doggy Day Care with CGC Program: While your pet visits us in Doggy Daycare we will apply prescribed command cues and handling techniques, treating them as though they were a "well behaved" canine through out their day. Again, the objective being to develop your pet towards meeting the goals and skills to be awarded the CGC certification. This program involves a partnership between our trainer and you, and final results are a joint effort. Naturally your pet will also participate in Doggie DayCare.

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C.G.C. Test Scheduling
We suggest that you contact us to discuss which program will best fit your situation. Remember, a well-trained dog is a Canine Good Citizen for life! And you can teach an old dog new tricks.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification, a prerequisite to therapy, assistance, search and rescue, etc.

About the Evaluator
Ivanhoe Country Kennel's owner Bill Cosgrove is a nationally renowned handler and developer of dogs with more than 30 years of experience. Bill has been awarded more than 100 ribbons and prizes, including national awards and championships in AKC Performance Events.

"I use a very common sense approach, based on understanding what's going on, seeking a simple solution, and building rapport out of mutual respect," Bill says.

We do not offer field training or handling for field dogs!