American Kennel Club Training in Culpeper, VA

Pro K9 offers group classes for S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen every Sunday! Our organized training classes provide a great opportunity for your pup or dog to socialize with others.

Canine Good Citizen - All Dogs Can Be Good Dogs

CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.

Accepting a Stranger

Sitting Politely for Petting

Appearance and Grooming

Out For A Walk

Walking Through A Crowd

Sit and Down on Command + Staying In Place

Come When Called

Reaction to Other Dogs

Reaction to Distraction

Supervised Separation

Who Can Participate?

There are no age minimums or limits for participating in the Canine Good Citizen program, because yes, you actually can teach an old dog new tricks! And, both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome.

Prior to any training, new K9s must be evaluated and have proof of current health vaccinations.

S.T.A.R. Puppy

Even though a dog may start CGC at any age, puppies are sometimes developmentally more suited for getting their AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy award first, then moving up to CGC after graduation. Although AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is not a mandatory requirement to participate in CGC, it creates a solid foundation for puppies who continue on to additional training.

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Pro K9 Pricing

Evaluation $100/hour

Prior to any training, new K9s must be evaluated and have proof of current health vaccinations.

Private Classes $100/hour

We offer customized private training at your home or our training center based on specific problems. Aggressive dogs, for example, are not allowed to attend group classes and require private training.

Sunday Group Classes $40/session

Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, and S.T.A.R Puppy every Sunday!

Vaccination Requirements