Advanced CGC Class

New Community Canine Training and Testing
CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced)

Come on down to Gentle Touch Pet Training with your Canine Good Citizens! It’s time to try the newest, higher level of CGC training: “Canine Good Citizen Advanced”!  While the emphasis will be on the CGCA, this class can also prepare you to take your Urban CGC evaluation.

We’ll work with teaching your dogs to have a polite response and control on leash in a crowd while people are visiting, eating, hiking with packs or carrying packages. Your CGC dog can learn to wait for you as you go through doorways, to be polite to other dogs on leash in their vicinity, and of course to have a nice ‘Recall’, ‘Leave-It’, and ‘Stay’ in a more natural and interesting environment than a classroom setting.

To obtain an AKC Title, the requirements are that your dog has passed a CGC test, has some leash training, and is not dog-reactive or people-reactive. If you are not interested in an AKC Title, you can still take this class, learn all kinds of fun things and run through the evaluation at the end just for the fun of it!  Please, even in this case do not bring dog-reactive or people-reactive dogs.  (If you are having aggression issues, please contact our office and we’ll recommend a different class.) For more information, please go to the AKC web site at and look at the requirements for “AKC Community Canine” and Urban CGC.

Prerequisite:   You and your dog must have graduated from either the private or group Elementary Clicker Training Course (or equivalent).


Class Cost:$145 for six one-hour classes. No additional fee for the AKC CGCA evaluation administered last session of class. The Urban CGC will be scheduled after completion of this class at an urban (town) location and the fee is $25.
Class Location:All classes are held at Gentle Touch Pet Training's training center located at 1886 Deer Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA.
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Vaccines:Dogs must be current on parvo, distemper (or have protective titers) and rabies shots.
Registration:Class size is limited to 8 dogs to ensure personal attention. 

Click on the preferred date below to register. Full payment is necessary to reserve class space. 
Class Dates:
5-week class $125!
Apr 6 - May 4
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Instr: Ivy
Aug 3 - Sep 7
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Instr: Ivy