Deer Creek's Puppy CGC Graduate Program

Course Description:

The completion of our AP class is a natural gateway to the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen title. AKC created the CGC program to recognize and reward dogs who have good manners in their home and community and we are thrilled to offer that achievement to our puppies so they can fetch that blue ribbon! At completion, our puppy Graduates are well-behaved and intelligent companions suitable for any family. Puppies completing our Graduate program start at $8,000 and are able to advance into our Gifted therapy and emotional support programs.


  • A star pupil temperament tested and chosen by Deer Creek during the Puppy Preschool phase of training

  • Advanced Puppy Class completion

Course Objectives - At the completion of this class, puppies will be able to:

  • Be reliably house trained and crate trained in our home

  • Be further socialized in public ( Petsmart, dog parks, Lowe's, etc.) and will be expected to maintain appropriate behavior during our outings

  • Exhibit appropriate car riding etiquette (If big enough will enter and exit car on command)

  • Follow the verbal commands "sit, lay down, stay (20 feet), heel, in your bed, no, come, get in (car), Okay!, and go potty" (some commands have associated hand signals as well)

  • Present their learned commands with light distractions such as other dogs, people, and background noise

  • Exhibit appropriate behavior to their trainers and strangers including not jumping up or play biting

  • Use stairs and enter doors appropriately

  • Exhibit appropriate grooming etiquette


Final Exam:  

Once a puppy exhibits reliable knowledge and appropriate behavior (around 5 months old with 13-15 weeks of training), we will then test the puppy with our Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. At test completion, the puppy will be awarded a Canine Good Citizen Certificate, ribbon and title and be registered in the AKC pals program. The detailed 10 step test can be found HERE.

Graduation Package - Puppy will receive the following package for going home with their new family:

  • A valuable 1 hour training session with one of our trainers 

  • A full set of shots and rabies completed for the year

  • Leash, collar, ball, bully stick and Purina Pro Plan Savor puppy sample

  • Doggy door bells

  • Canine Good Citizen Certificate and ribbon

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