Our Curriculum

The training curriculum is straightforward and comprehensive. Yet, it provides flexibility based upon your individual goals.

Our training approach involves the combined use of both audible and visual commands; and only positive reinforcement and correction techniques. Training will always be fun for both you and your pet!


Classes are once a week for ten (10) weeks and include CGC/CGCU and CGCA level curriculums.


Classes run 60-90 minutes depending upon class size (and how much fun we are having!) Testing and passing is required at the conclusion of each section in order to continue.

Training Locations

We train in several facilities similar to the environment in which the dogs will be working.

Certified Therapy Dog Certification

Enables you to make sanctioned visits to welcoming facilities and be covered by Certified Therapy Dog Inc.’s liability insurance. Training toward certification includes…

  • The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) curriculum


  • AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU) training
    (an extension of the above criteria but within various urban environments)


  • AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) certificate


  • Five supervised onsite visits to a facility where comfort dogs are welcome and may provide a few smiles.

The Training Curriculum