All Group Classes are conducted using our new safety protocols, including social distancing.

Good Behavior and Therapy Dog Certification Program

Certification from organizations like The American Kennel Club (AKC) and Therapy Dog International (TDI) can lead to many new and rewarding opportunities for you and your dog. Good behavior programs, such as AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC), not only acknowledge stellar behavior and responsible dog ownership, but can provide benefits such as insurance discounts, apartment application eligibility, and more. Most importantly, a well-behaved dog can be an active and productive member of your community. At All About My Dog, we proudly train, test and certify dogs for a variety of good behavior programs. Our Certification Program also includes Therapy Dog training. Learn more below. Training for service and emotional needs is by invitation only; please contact Lisa Rockland.

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Get Ready For Certification Class

Our NEW SAFETY PROTOCOL must be followed for all classes:

  • Face masks are required for all staff and students.
  • 6 feet of physical distancing is required at all times — inside the facility and outside in the parking lot and on the pea stones. A max of two dogs may use the outside pea stone area at the same time.
  • Before class: Remain in your car until invited into class by your instructor. 
  • Leave all your belongings in your car. No bags or personal items of any kind are allowed inside the facility. Pockets only. We offer cookie pouches for sale.
  • Bring to class: A 6-foot leash and yummy dog treats only. No long leashes, no long toys.
  • Entering class: At the start of class, your instructor will invite each dog/handler team into the facility one at a time.
  • On entering the facility, trainers will direct students to a designated training space. Please proceed to the farthest open training space. Designated spaces satisfy social distancing requirements.
  • Class size will be limited to 6 dogs per class. One dog, one handler.
  • Class will run for 45 minutes to ensure a thorough cleaning of common surfaces between classes. 
  • No students will be allowed in the facility during 15-minute cleaning intervals.
  • No dog-to-dog meets and greets are allowed before, during, or after class, inside the facility or outside. Unfortunately, no playtime.
  • Exiting class: At the end of class, your instructor will invite each dog/handler to exit the facility one at a time.
  • Required: Provide up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” prior to your first class. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification

Every puppy should start off right! In our Puppy Series, we’ll address your all of your questions, including housebreaking, nipping, barking, and crate training, as well as provide the foundation training you and your pup need to build a life-long bond. At the end of Puppy 3, or upon request, our instructors may administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test, which includes pledges for responsible dog ownership and general and pre-Canine Good Citizen behavior testing. Upon passing the exam, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs under 1 year of age are welcome to participate including purebreds and mixed breeds. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.

Details

Offered By Request


  • Test is administered by request at the end of certain Puppy Sessions.

Prerequisites

  • For students currently enrolled in Puppy 1, Puppy 2 or Puppy 3.
  • Puppies under 1 year old.
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Certification Class guide

AKC Temperament Test (ATT)

While all dogs are good dogs, not all dogs have the same temperament. Temperament is a dog’s natural predisposition to react in a certain way to a stimulus. The AKC Temperament Test is a noncompetitive, pass-fail test that screens for fear, shyness, inability to recover and lack of cooperation. It covers six categories: social, auditory, visual, tactile (touch), proprioceptive (motion), and unexpected stimulus. In order to earn the AKC ATT title, dogs must be 1 year or older, and pass the ATT twice under two different evaluators. To request ATT testing, please contact barkback@allaboutmydog.com, or click the button below.

Details

Offered By Request


  • Test is administered by request.
  • You will receive scheduling details upon test registration.

Prerequisites

Canine Good Citizen

The AKC Canine Good Citizen® program was designed to encourage and reward responsible dog ownership, including appropriate social etiquette, control in real-life situations, and basic obedience skills. In our Canine Good Citizen classes and workshops, we will cover the ten elements of the AKC Canine Good Citizen test with a goal to ensuring your dog has the skills necessary for certification. At All About My Dog, our goal is to create a dog you can take anywhere and everywhere, a dog you can be proud of—the dog of your dreams. If that’s your goal, too, then this is the perfect class for you!

Note: Students are welcome to take this class as many times as they like until they feel ready to take their official test. We will always be filtering in new dogs, new people, and adding new distractions so you can keep improving your skills!

Get Certified!

All About My Dog conducts periodic CGC Certification Tests.

You can also request a CGC test. Just ask your trainer or email us at barkback@allaboutmydog.com!

Learn more HERE.

Details

6 Weeks: $168 | 5 Weeks: $140 | 4 Weeks: $112


  • AKC Canine Good Citizen® classes are always taught by an AKC Approved CGC® Evaluator.
  • Classes are 50 minutes each and meet once per week for 6, 5, or 4 consecutive weeks.

  • Session length varies due to rolling admissions. Please check the schedule for session duration.

  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private lesson.

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed)
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Dogs 6 months & over.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Certification Class guide.

Canine Good Citizen Certification Test

The AKC Canine Good Citizen® program was designed to encourage and reward responsible dog ownership, including appropriate social etiquette, control in real-life situations, and basic obedience skills. All About My Dog frequently conducts CGC Certification tests at the dog center.

Canine Good Citizen tests are conducted by appointment only.

REQUIREMENT: You must provide up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” prior to your CGC Test.
See our medical guidelines for more info.

Did you know that having your dog CGC certified has benefits beyond pride and bragging rights? Apartment applications often ask whether your dog has been certified. Some even require CGC certification. Certain insurance companies give discounts to CGC homes. (Contact your provider for more information and details.) Your dog’s CGC certificate is a proven testament to their excellent character and your diligent training.

Details

CGC Test: $30


  • By appointment only.
  • Certificates are available through the AKC for an additional fee.
  • You will receive an email prior to test day with your specific time-slot.
  • No treats are allowed during the test.
  • Sorry, no make-ups available.

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed)
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Dogs 6 months & over.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

Therapy Dog Training

Pet therapy is one of the most requested complementary therapies for children and adults in need. As a certified pet therapy team, you and your dog can expect to visit nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, schools, and corporate centers—any place where your visit will elicit a smile. At All About My Dog, we’re thrilled to offer classes that prepare you and your dog for pet therapy certification from regional, national and internationally recognized organizations. 

In our training classes, we will focus on necessary core skills like how to settle your dog in a busy therapy setting: among crowds, during long waits, around hospital equipment like walkers, canes, and crutches, and through loud noises and unexpected encounters. We’ll reinforce high value “leave it” commands for water and food as well as help your dog learn how to walk with you on a loose lead and gently interact with children and adults. Because we also offer dog therapy services, you and your dog will learn alongside other real-life therapy dogs.

If you enjoy volunteering, join us to discover the joy your dog can bring to others, and the amazing bond you’ll create with your beloved pet.

Note: Therapy Dog training is all on-leash.

Details

6 Weeks: $168 | 5 Weeks: $140 | 4 Weeks: $112


  • Classes are 50 minutes each and meet once per week for 6, 5, or 4 consecutive weeks.

  • Session length varies due to rolling admissions. Please check the schedule for session duration.

  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private lesson.

Prerequisites