Intermediate Manners / Test Prep

Our intermediate manners course is designed for dogs over 6 months of age. By adding distraction, duration and new locations, you will proof your dogs known behaviors to be more manageable, responsive and calmer in every day life locations and situations. In addition to nurturing the bond between you and your dog, you will learn and practice the requirements for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. This class also follows the curriculum to prepare for the testing requirements of most Therapy Dog programs including Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS) and Therapy Dog International (TDI)

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  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting Politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for a walking (loose leash walking)
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit-Stay
  • Down-Stay
  • Recall
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised Supervision
  • Remaining calm and focused in new environments or around new dogs/people
  • Remaining calm and comfortable around medical equipment or aids