This intermediate class introduces dog teams to the elements of the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and provides training and guidance on how to achieve success in meeting each element. Canine Good Citizen Prep teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.
Once the prep class is completed, a separate Canine Good Citizen Evaluation test day will be scheduled for those wishing to test. Prep class attendees are not required to participate in the CGC Evaluation Test.
Canine Good Citizen Prep is a 5-week series for dogs of any age. Sessions are 60 minutes long. Limit of 5 dogs with handlers.
Location: Wet Nose - 202 Commons Drive - Geneva, IL
Please Note: When registering for this class, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire prior to check-out.
**If this class is sold out and you'd like to be put on a wait list, please click here.
Registrants must provide proof of up to date vaccinations and negative fecal sample.
Amy Saletta KPA CTP, Owner & Training Director
Amy Saletta, aka "The Puppy Professor", has been helping families train their puppies and adult dogs for 20 years. Her private, in-home sessions and small group classes have resulted in hundreds of dogs becoming solid household citizens.
Amy also manages a team of excellent trainers who together create a safe, inclusive and fun atmosphere of learning. All of the "Professors" are committed to continually topping off their education to stay abreast of the most modern and effective techniques in positive training.
Julie Benson KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, Lead Instructor, Curriculum Development
Julie Benson began her teaching career as a K-12 art teacher. After reading "Researching the Animal Mind" by Karen Pryor, she decided to follow her dream of working with the animals that she's loved dearly ever since her childhood, and traded in her crayons for a clicker. She brings all the organizational skills, patience and creativity from teaching art to teaching classes with The Puppy Professor Training Academy. Julie is both a talented dog trainer, earning several trick titles with her own dogs, and a compassionate and articulate people trainer. In addition to leading classes and developing curriculum at The Puppy Professor Training Academy, Julie works as a Behavior Evaluator and Animal Trainer at A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville, IL.
Maggie Faher, MS, Lead Instructor, Private In-Home Trainer
Maggie Faher joined The Puppy Professor Training Academy in 2014 and currently leads group classes and provides private in-home consults. As a mom of three young children and two challenging dogs, Maggie is well qualified to assist families as they bring puppies into their homes. Her realistic and efficient application of positive training methods provide practical solutions for busy families.
Liz Mishima KPA CTP, Lead Instructor
Liz joined The Puppy Professor Training Academy with 20 years of experience training dogs and has participated in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tricks, Noseworks and Free Style with her own dogs. Her greatest passion is working with rescue organizations and families with newly adopted dogs; helping to ensure happy long-term relationships. She is committed to using fear free positive training methods.
All of our training partners are Fear Free Certified Dog Trainers.
The Fear Free Certification program was developed and written by the most respected veterinary and pet experts in the world, including board veterinary behaviorists, experts in animal training, grooming and more. The Fear Free mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them and improving the experience of every human and pet involved.
Wet Nose is the first of its kind…a safe haven for dogs and cats, in a retail setting. From Fear Free grooming and training, to Fear Free play time for anxious dogs, our mission is to educate and offer support to the pets in our community and the fur-parents that love them.
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