Canine Good Citizen

When - Tuesday's time to be advised see below (we suggest you arrive around 15 minutes before class starts to walk your dog around and get all the smelling over and done with)

During terms when we are expirencing a high demand for CGC class we also may run an extra class. You will be advised of the time of your class

Pre-requisites: Grade 2 pass

Cost for Term 1: $50

To enrol in this class, dogs must be fully vaccinated, and must be over 12 months of age
The handler of the dog must be at least 12 years of age and must be accompanied by an adult for the session.

         Click here to go to the Dog Training Registration online enrolment page. (NB Choose the CGC class)

Purina Pro Plan Canine Good Citizen™ is a certification programme that tests dogs in simulated everyday situations. It identifies and rewards dogs that have the training and demeanour to be reliable family members as well as good-standing community members. It is open to all dogs and owners.

Purina Pro Plan Canine Good Citizen™ training is fun and useful. It does not require that you and your dog perform with the absolute precision required for Obedience Trials, it focuses on your dog's manners and obedience during typical daily life at home, in the community and in the presence of other dogs.

You and your dog will establish a closer bond and your dog will have the added benefit of knowing how to please you.

CGC training and classes are ongoing, Dogs are progressively assessed through four levels; Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold. As each level is passed your achievement is logged with Dogs NZ.

For more information on CGC refer to the Dogs New Zealand website

What to bring.

  • Your instructor will inform you of what items will be needed each week.

What to wear.

For comfort and safety, we recommend closed toe shoes. No jandals, sandals, backless shoes, high heels etc. We train all year-round, warm wet weather gear is needed on winter nights. Feel free to put a dog coat on your dog if you wish, remember that they feel the cold too. Come to class comfortably dressed. Pants are more suitable than skirts.

Registration and vaccination.

Your dog must be currently registered with your local council and microchipped. 

Dogs are vaccinated against Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus. They can also be vaccinated against Kennel Cough and Leptospirosis at your request. Consult your veterinarian re best Vaccination Programme for your dog. Typically your dog would have had two vaccinations before attending. Our grounds are not sterile so it is important that your dog has been vaccinated before attending.

Cancellation Policy.

If you can no longer attend the course for any reason, notification as soon as possible would be most appreciated (email Cancellations received seven days prior to the start of the course will be refunded, less a $10 administration charge. Cancellations received within seven days of the start of the course will be refunded on the same basis only if the place can be refilled, otherwise there will be no refund. The Committee may consider written applications for a full or partial refund at their sole discretion and only in exceptional circumstances