Event Phone: 510 845-7735, ext 215

About the Class

CGCU or Urban Canine Good Citizen, is the most challenging of the series. Class and testing are conducted in busy, congested city settings.  It is a test of public access behaviors used in negotiating dog friendly buildings, crowds on urban sidewalks, exposure to city noises (horns, sirens, construction) and surfaces (concrete plastic, tiles, asphalt) as well as moving objects such as trains, skateboards, bikes and carts.

For more information about CGCU:  AKC Urban Canine

Class Requirements

For dogs one year or older that can demonstrate the ability to be attentive to the handler in distracting situations. Open to all dogs, mixed and purebred, that hold a CGC certificate and an AKC registration number. It is not suitable for shy, fearful, or reactive dogs. You may take the class without applying for the title but your dog must be registered with AKC in order to take the test and get the title. AKC registers purebred and mixed breed dogs.

Learn how to register your dog with AKC, click here

You are welcome to register more than one dog, but every dog must have an individual handler. If you have questions, please contact trainthebay@berkeleyhumane.org or call 510-845-7735, ext 215.

  • Canine Good Citizen Urban 2270: October 5~November 2, 2:00 pm
     October 5, 2019
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Urban 2805: September 2~Septmber 23 , 11:30 AM
     September 2, 2022
     11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, California, 94710, United States

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