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.

Meet Your Instructor

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Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor




AKC Scent Work Judge

USCSS Judge and CSD

AKC CGC and Trick Evaluator

C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Should I Take This Course

Are you interested in taking the AKC Community Canine test? Take this course to ensure you and your dog are ready to take and ace this test!

What You Will Need for this Course

  • 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

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