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Canine Good Citizen Class starting August 1st at 5 pm.
6 weeks of class $250

We will practice the 10 test items at our facility and out in public to prepare for the test on the last session.


Canine Good Citizen Test Items

1. Accepting a friendly stranger Evaluator approaches and pretends to shake hands with handler (hands 6- 12” apart). Evaluator does not touch dog.

2. Sitting politely for petting Evaluator pets dog; dog must show no shyness or resentment.

3. Appearance and grooming Evaluator inspects dog, combs or brushes lightly, examines ears and each front foot.

4. Out for a walk Handler takes dog for a short walk including right turn, left turn, about turn and stop.

5. Walking through a crowd Dog and handler walk close to several people; dog may show causal interest but not jump up.

6. Sit and down on cue/Staying in place Handler shows that dog can do both sit and down, then chooses a position, leaves dog and goes to the end of a 20 ft. line, and returns immediately.

7. Coming when called With dog still on 20 ft. line from Test 6, handler walks out 10 ft. and calls the dog.

8. Reaction to another dog Two handlers and dogs approach, pretend to shake hands (hands 6-12” apart), exchange pleasantries, then move on.

9. Reaction to distractions Distractions are presented; dog may not panic or show aggression.

10. Supervised separation Handler goes out of sight for 3-min. Dog is held on a 6-ft. leash by an evaluator.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) notes that behavioral issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of relinquishment to shelters and cause of death for dogs under 3 years of age. For that reason, For Social Graces encourages clients to carefully socialize their puppies as soon as they have had their first round of distemper and parvo vaccinations. With this said, we do emphasize carefully.

For Social Graces has been holding Puppy Preschool for nearly a decade. We have found that by monitoring clients’ vaccinations every session, providing disinfectant towel/rug to wipe shoes at entering, and holding our high standards of cleanliness in our facility has helped hundreds of puppies get the best start in socialization and training. We have had zero reports of infection in that time.

We are happy to announce that we will have PUPPY PRESCHOOL every Saturday at 10am. The cost will be FREE TO ALL.

Puppy Preschool will include:
 Off leash play time and safe socialization to people and other puppies
 Basic puppy cues
 Puppy games
 Meet other dog people and to create a community who has like minds in proper care and
becoming responsible pet owners.
 Q&A for general puppy issues

Click on the button to register and sign up for the sessions and upload vaccination records.

For Puppies Up To 15 1/2 weeks old.

Your puppy must have at least the first round of distemper/parvo and updated vaccinations each session to participate.

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