Urban Canine Prep

With the AKC Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine tests under their belt, it is now time to see if your dog is ready to be well-behaved in the big city! They will be after they take this course!

Course Details

Urban living presents some interesting challenges for dogs: elevators, cramped spaces, bustling streets, food and other items strewn about that they will need to ignore, lots of strange noise and overall chaos!

Since more and more people who live in cities are sharing their lives with canine companions, the AKC put together the Urban Canine test to ensure these dogs have the skills they need to be successful in these challenging environments. 

In this 6-week course, we will build upon all the skills your dog already knows by heart and build upon them. Using fun and engaging training games, we will help your dog understand how they can navigate not only the test items, but city life as a whole.


Dogs must have passed the AKC CGC and CGCA tests.

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)
  • access to dog-friendly building
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline

  • Tight Spaces? No Worries!
  • Attention on My Handler is All I Need
  • Loud Noises Means Fun Time
  • Elevators, Stairs and Lobbies, Oh My!
  • Grates and Other Strange Surfaces
  • Putting It All Together

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Owner 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


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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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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.

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