Pet Dog Training Courses Open to the Public!

TLCAD is pleased to partner with the Love of Fido to offer two 6 week Pet Dog Training Courses open to the community. These courses are designed for those who would like to train their pet puppy or dog to meet Canine Good Citizen standards. The unique courses utilize positive reinforcement training methods, foundation training and prepares dogs for CGC certification.
Please note this is program is not designed to train your dog to become your Service Dog.

Canine Good Citizen training is the foundation for therapy dog activities and AKC activities such as obedience and agility. Discover the joy and reward of dog training, in a way that makes learning a fun and positive experience for both you and your dog!

Foundation Training Course:

This course is a required pre-requisite course to our CGC Prep Course. It is designed for dogs ages 5 months and up and consists of 5 training classes offered 1 time a week, plus 1 orientation class held without dogs present. In the Foundation Training Course you will learn:

  • Positive Reinforcement principles and training techniques
  • Clicker training and clicker mechanics
  • Foundational cues and behaviors that are the building blocks of successful dog training

The Foundation Training Course is held at The Spirit Center, home of TLCAD, located at 1250 Activity Drive, Suite A, Vista CA 92081. The CGC Prep course is offered:

  • October 7th, 6:00-7:00pm (Orientation, no dogs present)
  • October 14th, 6:00-7:00pm
  • October 21st, 6:00-7:00pm
  • November 28th , 6:00-7:00pm
  • November 4th, 6:00-7:00pm
  • November 11th , 6:00-7:00pm

Canine Good Citizen Prep Course:

This course is designed for dogs ages 5 months and up and consists of 6 training classes offered 1 time a week. In the CGC Prep Course you will learn how to:

  • Increase the distance, duration, and add distractions to the behaviors introduced in the Foundations Course.
  • Apply the foundation behaviors to help you prepare for the CGC exam.

The CGC Prep Course is held at The Spirit Center, home of TLCAD, located at 1250 Activity Drive, Suite A, Vista CA 92081. The CGC Prep course is offered:

Dates to be Announced

Upon completion of the CGC Prep Course, eligible participants can take the CGC test.

About the Instructor:

Stephanie Santos is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a KPA Certified Training Partner. Stephanie believes that her personal mission is to educate people about responsible pet parenting, promote and practice positive force-free training methods, and provide behavioral support for pets and their families. To find out more about Stephanie, visit: www.fortheloveoffido.com

Cost: $175 for each course

To sign up for the Foundation or CGC Training Course, please fill out the Pet Dog Training Course Application. A TLCAD team member will then contact you to confirm your spot in the Course.

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