Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces New Group Dog Training Class that Will Begin Saturday, April 14th.

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The Six-Week Class Will Focus on the Criteria Needed to Pass the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test.

Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces a Group Dog Training Class that Focuses on the Skills Required to Pass the Canine Good Citizen Test.

"Seeing the huge improvements in the dogs, and the newfound confidence in their handlers between weeks 1 and 6, is truly inspiring.” Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter

Park Cities Pet Sitter has announced a new group dog training class that will begin Saturday, April 14th, and will meet for six consecutive weeks. The class will take place from 11:30am to 12:30pm each Saturday in the courtyard behind the PCPSI offices at 5831 McCommas Blvd in Dallas. The class will be taught by PCPSI trainer, Valerie Fry, who is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Dogs participating in the class will learn and practice the ten skills required to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. Some of the skills include: coming when called, sit and down on command, staying in place, being non-reactive when meeting another dog or human, and sitting politely for petting, amongst others. The first five weeks of class will be devoted to honing these skills, and the test will be administered to students on the sixth (and final) week of class.

Cost to participate in the 6-week group dog training class is $180. If a dog participating in the class passes the Canine Good Citizen Test, and their handler wishes to receive a certificate of acknowledgement from the American Kennel Club, there will be a $10-$20 additional fee based on whether the dog is already registered with the AKC.

Each dog in attendance must have one adult handler, and a maximum of 8 dogs will be allowed to participate in the class.

Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter, is excited to offer the class, citing how fulfilling it is for both dogs and their owners. “We love being able to offer this class, with its focus on building great dog manners,” said White. “The participating dog handlers get to learn from an amazing trainer, while practicing techniques that help them be best dog owners they can be. Seeing the huge improvements in the dogs, and the newfound confidence in their handlers between weeks 1 and 6, is truly inspiring.”

To learn more about the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test criteria, visit http://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/cgc-test-items-pledge/.

About Park Cities Pet Sitter: PCPSI has served the Dallas, Richardson and Plano areas 7 days a week, 365 days a year since 1992, and was recently named the 2017 Business of the Year by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Pet sitting, dog walking, pet taxis, overnight sitting, pet supply shopping, and dog training are all part of the services PCPSI offers. Park Cities Pet Sitter is bonded and insured, and all sitters are employees--not independent contractors. A manager is on-call 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies. Go to http://www.pcpsi.com to learn more.

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