Brown Dogs

Classes with Gigi

Send Your Pet to School

Going back to school doesn’t have to be a chore. Both you and your pet will enjoy learning together with Gigi. I provide innovative Dog training programs designed for casual pet owners, as well as for aspiring and experienced trainers. Check out my schedule and join one of my classes now.


Puppy Star

August 27th- Oct 8th @ 8am AKC Session Cost $200.00 (test included)

AKC Puppy Star This is a 6 week course training you and your pup on the following. -

S ocialization
T raining
A ctivity
R esponsibility


1. Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)

2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge

3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan

4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator

5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy

6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.


7. Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class

8. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class

9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice

10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)

11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy


12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner

13. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)

14. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps)

15. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away

16. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure

17. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure

18. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called

19. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away

20. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns)

This course is for pups 15 weeks up to a year old.

All pups must be up to date on vaccinations including rabies. 


Canine Good Citizen

$200.00 test included. July 31th- September 25th @ 9:30am 

AKC Canine Good Citizen 6 week course with your test on the 7th week for a CGC title! At the end of the session your dog will be able to test for the following requirements. 

  • Accepting a friendly stranger

  • Test 2: Sitting politely for petting

  • Test 3: Appearance and grooming

  • Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

  • Test 5: Walking through a crowd

  • Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place

  • Test 7: Coming when called

  • Test 8: Reaction to another dog

  • Test 9: Reaction to distraction

  • Test 10: Supervised separation

This is for dogs 10 months or older.All dogs must be current on vaccinations including rabies. 

Taking the dog for a walk

AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen Date TBD

$200.00 test included.

AKC Urban CGC-test items.

  1. Exit/enter doorway with no pulling in dog-friendly buildings. 

  2. Walk through a crowd on a busy urban sidewalk.

  3. Appropriate reaction to city distractions. This includes movement, noises, and walking on a variety of surfaces. 

  4. Crosses street under control.

  5. Ignore food on sidewalk. 

  6. Person walks up and pets the dog. May be carrying an item.

  7. Public Building (that is dog friendly). Walks under control in building (slick surface, carpeted floor). Down stay (3 min) in lobby or outdoor area, or waits while owner has a meal or snack.

  8. Stairs, steps, or elevator under control.

  9. Housetrained for apartment, condo, city living. 

  10. Transportation. Car. Enters/exits, remains under control during the ride. (Crate? Seatbelt?)

This session will be taught in a public dog friendly environment.  6 week course with a test on the 7th week. Must have passed Canine Good Citizen or testing at the same time.  All Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations. 


Puppy Kindergarten


Puppies 10 to 15 weeks old are welcome to sign up as long as they have the following shots up to date. Shots are listed next in order of appropriate age. 
6—8 weeks Distemper, parvovirusBordetella 10-12 weeks DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus.

What your pup will learn. - Sit, down, stay, come, leave it, off, name recognition and intro to loose leash walking.

Date TBD

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