Training

Canine Good Citizenship Training

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Training: Ivanhoe Country Kennels Canine Good Citizen Academy 

At Ivanhoe Country Kennels Canine Academy we always treat your pet as though they have been trained. By sticking to a list of prescribed handling techniques many untrained dogs will begin to understand and after training may obtain the AKC Canine Good Citizen award.

Training Options
For our patrons who wish to enroll their pets into a formal training program, we offer three options. All apply the principles of the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizenship Program. 

  1. Stay & Train Program:  All of our training is private one-on-one and customized for you and your pets needs. We will train your pet and work with you. We will focus on basic training, responsiveness and reliability to commands, long down/stays, long recalls, and socialization. We'll also address negative behaviors and assist and coach the owner to transfer the training when your pet graduates.
  2. Doggy Day Care with Training: Your pet is scheduled for eight visits in a four-week period. The commands and techniques are explained to the owner so that they can conduct interim training at home. This program involves a partnership between our trainer and you, and final results are a joint effort. Your pet will also participate in Doggie DayCare.

Call for Pricing and availability.

C.G.C. Test Scheduling
We suggest that you contact us to discuss which program will best fit your situation and to receive pricing information. Remember, a well-trained dog is a Canine Good Citizen for life! And you can teach an old dog new tricks.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification, a prerequisite to therapy, assistance, search and rescue, etc.

About the Trainer
Ivanhoe Country Kennel's owner Bill Cosgrove is a nationally renowned trainer and handler of dogs with more than 30 years of experience. Bill has been awarded more than 100 ribbons and prizes, including national awards and championships in AKC Performance Events.

"I use a very common sense approach to training, based on understanding what's going on, seeking a simple solution, and building rapport out of mutual respect," Bill says.

We do not offer field training or handling for field dogs!