Community Canine Prep

Having conquered the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, you and your dog are ready to up the ante! With this 6-week course, we will walk you through how to prep for the AKC Community Canine test. 

Course Details

For the Community Canine test your dog will be expected to illustrate a higher level of skill. Such as entering and exiting buildings under control, being polite at dog-friendly cafes, being calm as people approach who may be holding onto items and much more. 

Designed to mimic more real-life interactions, the Community Canine test is a wonderful goal for you to work toward with your dog. 

In this course, we will outline how you can pass all 10-test items using fun and engaging training exercises, breaking them down into understandable segments.


Passed or able to pass AKC CGC test, dog should understand sit, down, come and
walking on a leash.

What You Will Need:

  • Plenty of small, soft, high value treats
  • 6’ leash and 20’ long leash/line
  • Collar, preferably buckle, and not a harness
  • If you can find other people who are working on preparing for this test, there are several exercises that it will be helpful to get together to work on.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Test Items #1 and 2
  • Week 2: Test Items #8 and 10
  • Week 3: Test Items #7 and 9
  • Week 4: Test Items #4 and 5
  • Week 5: Test Items #3 and 6
  • Week 6: Putting it All Together

Meet the Instructor


Jinny Chow

CGC Program Instructor

Jinny's Credentials


Barn Hunt Competitor

Competition Obedience Competitor

Rally Competitor

Scent Work Competitor

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Student Enrollment

Intensive learning experience

Full access to all course materials

Full access to course forum

Submit homework and videos

Detailed review from instructor


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Auditor Enrollment

Perfect intermediary

Full access to all course materials

Full access to general forum

May view homework forum

May ask instructor questions


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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


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