Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification Course

We all want our dogs to be Canine Good Citizens, right?  Well we can help make that happen!  During this six week intensive course, we focus on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program.  The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community while stressing responsible pet ownership.

The CGC test is administered during the final class, and all dogs who pass will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.  Prerequisite: Graduation from Intermediate Obedience & Problem-Solving or permission from instructor.

View a video of a CGC test – click here

Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 PM
Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20
(no class Jan. 16)
Green Ridge Recreation Center**
Course #28391, $160.00

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Feb. 27, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2
Green Ridge Recreation Center**
Course #28392, $160.00

*Brambleton Recreation Center, 540.772.7529
3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018 (Map it)

**Green Ridge Recreation Center, 540.777.6300
7415 Wood Haven Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 (Map it)

Pre-registration is required!  To register for Brambleton or Green Ridge classes, call or go online to, select “Register Online”, and use course numbers as shown above.  All classes are open to both Roanoke County and City residents as well as those from other localities.