American Kennel Club (AKC) Programs & Titles

The AKC offers four titles that any breed or mix can earn as recognition of their excellent behavior and training. Not only can we help your dog achieve these honors from what's covered in class, but as a certified AKC Evaluator, Bonita can also administer the exams.

AKC Canine Good Citizen

As an approved CGC Evaluator I help you to prepare your dog for passing the CGC Test. We also offer the Testing to achieve this Title. The class includes the prep work needed for your dog to pass in TDI (Therapy Dog). Ten individual tests must all be passed to receive the CGC Title. We work on each of these tests in class as well as practice the requirements for becoming a Therapy Dog. The test is given on the last week of the session.

Prep-Class (with testing) starting Friday, February 8th @ 7:30PM. Contact us now for information.

AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)


Friendly dog greeting

Friendly dog greeting

AKC Community Canine Title:

This Title started being offered by the AKC in October of 2013, and is an advanced level of the Canine Good Citizen Title. We are offer classes and testing. Your dog must first pass the CGC testing (see below) before taking this test.  If your dog already know the exercises, we can test you without needing to take the class.


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class:

Our January 17th class is FULL - Contact us now about our next session!

“The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.”

Find out more about our very popular  S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes HERE. We often have a waiting list. This class teaches you how to best communicate with your puppy. They learn that their back legs move independently from their front legs and YES - all four can sometimes go in completely different directions at once! All dogs deserve training – the goal is to reward responsible pet ownership and to have happy puppies and owners.

When you complete this basic training class with your puppy (up to 1 year old), your puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. It is open to purebreds and mixed breed dogs.

Puppy on small teeter

Puppy on small teeter


  • A beautiful certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records

  • AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource

  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal

  • Discount to enroll in AKC Companion Animal Recovery Corporation, a 24-hour recovery service

  • Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: “Your AKC"

(Providing you meet the requirements as set forth by the American Kennel Club)