Canine Good Citizen Prep

Your dog has aced their Family Dog training. They can sit and down on cue, are walking nicely on-leash, have a good stay and come when they are called. Do you think they are ready to tackle the AKC Canine Good Citizen test? They will be after you take this course!

Course Details

The AKC Canine Good Citizen test is a way for dog owners to showcase how well-behaved and trained their dogs are. This test is meant to outline how a dog will be manageable and well-behaved out in public Consisting of 10 test items that must be performed without the use of luring, treats or toys, this is a wonderful goal for all dog owners to strive toward.

Better still, if your dog passes this test, not only can you receive a pretty certificate, your dog will earn a  title and have the privilege to trot around with a fancy couple letters after their name! As if that were not enough, you may also qualfiy for a discount on your homeowners or renters insurance if your dog passes the AKC Canine Good Citizen test!

In this 6-week online course, we will walk through how you can help your dog ace the 10-test items using fun and engaging training exercises and games.


Family Dog I

Suggested Courses

Family Dog II

What You Will Need

  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10'-15' long line
  • mat or towel for your dog to lay on
  • crate (optional)
  • toys your dog enjoys to play with
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline

  • Puppy Push-Ups (Sit, Down, Up-Sit)
  • Polite Greeting
  • Loving Handling and Brushing
  • Wait v. Stay
  • Heel, Halt and About-Turn
  • Pay Attention to Your Handler
  • Distractors...What Distractors?
  • Supervised Separation - Mother Will be Right Back

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Onwer and Lead Instructor




 AKC Scent Work Judge

 USCSS CSD and Judge

 AKC CGC Evalutor and Instructor

 C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

 Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Student Enrollment

Intensive learning experience

Full access to all course materials

Full access to course forum

Submit homework and videos

Detailed review from instructor


Auditor Enrollment

Perfect intermediary

Full access to all course materials

Full access to general forum

May view homework forum

May ask instructor questions


Watcher Enrollment

Self-taught option

Full access to all course materials

May view general forum

May view homework forum

May not post or ask questions


NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

This is where you will login and access your course and forum.

Online Dog Training Programs

Family Dog Program

Family Dog Program

Real-Life Skills Program

Real-Life Skills Program

Canine Good Citizen Program

CGC Program

C.L.A.S.S. Program

C.L.A.S.S. Program

Shaping Behavior Program

Shaping Program

Virtual Coaching Program

Virtual Coaching