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July 21, 2023 @ 10:30 am - August 18, 2023 @ 11:30 am


Instructor: Nadine Perry

Duration: 5 Weeks

Class Time: 1 Hour

Location: New Hampshire SPCA Training Room

Class Description: It’s time to prove your pup’s good manners with this unique class devoted to teaching the skills needed to achieve your dog’s AKC Canine Good Citizen certification. Never let anyone question Fido’s good nature again, because you have the paper to prove it! This course is developed to help your dog achieve “good citizen” status with the final week ending in the official AKC Canine Good Citizen test. The CGC is a wonderful award to have for a companion dog or for any dog that is being considered for Therapy or Service Dog Work.

When you’ve been awarded your CGC, it means that your dog has been evaluated and is considered to have good manners in public – to be a “canine good citizen”! Upon passing of the CGC test at the end of this course, you will be given the paperwork to submit to AKC for your dog’s official certificate.

Prerequisites: None

Special Notes: This class is not for aggressive or reactive dogs. If your dog exhibits this type of behavior please see our Reactive Dog class or email behavior@nhspca.org for assistance.

Vaccinations:  Please email your dog’s vaccination records to vaccines@nhspca.org before the first class.  All pets must be current on core vaccinations. Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Please speak with your veterinarian about the appropriateness of non-core vaccines.  These include vaccines against Bordetella and Lepto.

Refund & Cancellation Policy:  There is a $25 service fee for registration cancellation, if you cancel more than 7 days from the start of class. If you must cancel less than one week prior to the start of the program, all fees are non-refundable and will result in a donation of the total fee to the NHSPCA. If the NHSPCA must cancel a program, then we will issue a full refund. Note: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Weather cancellations are listed at 603-772-2921 Ext. 112. If we are experiencing inclement weather please call this number and listen to the recording for the most up to date cancellation information.

Waiver & Photo Release:  Client understands and accepts that attending dog training classes may put you, your dog and/or any guests who may also attend, in a situation not without risk. Client acknowledges there are unavoidable risks of injury when working with animals. Some of the dogs in attendance may be hard to handle and could cause injury even when handled with the utmost care. Client agrees to assume all risk of any injury or damage resulting from the actions of any dog including their own while in a class, on the grounds of the NHSPCA, Tonry Tree Farm, Linden Woods Farm and any surrounding areas or when attending any training function.  Client further understands that they are responsible for furnishing written proof of current Rabies, Distemper and other vaccinations upon request and they understand that any time a dog is in contact with other animals it may expose him/her to minimal risk of communicable disease. Client hereby waives and releases the NHSPCA, New England Agility Team (NEAT), Tonry Tree Farm, Linden Woods Farm and their agents and employees from any and all liability for injury, damage or illness that they or their dog may incur while attending the training classes. Client authorizes the NHSPCA to use photos of you, your dog and/or any guests engaging in class activities for media purposes.


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July 21, 2023 @ 10:30 am
August 18, 2023 @ 11:30 am
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Nadine Perry


New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885 United States
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(603) 772-2921