Training to be a Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen Course

Course Summary

This is a 10-week class to help you and your dog be prepared to take the Canine Good Citizen's Course. This will cover all you need to know and then some. This is a great option for anyone wanting their dog to be able to handle themselves better at home and in public.

You have 2 options for this course!

Online Only: You take the courses online only and add in private sessions as needed.

Private Sessions: You have online classes AND 10, 1-hour private sessions built in. You also have access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions or upload videos for extra help between classes!

Privates sessions are scheduled as in-person or virtual or a mix of both. So near or far you can get personal coaching for this course! 

Course Curriculum

Richelle Fair

My life has gone to the dogs.

Literally. I started this journey 10 years ago when I went into the local rural shelter to walk some dogs. I had no idea that would send me to the doggie lifestyle me and my family have become accustomed to. Volunteering at that little shelter changed my life. The dogs there had been there for a long time and the staff was too small to work with them. Walking the dogs was not possible as they had no idea on how to walk on a leash or even tolerate wearing a collar. I was disappointed by this, but it made me even more determined to help them. How would they ever get adopted if they couldn't walk on leashes? So I began the search for information on how to help them. Unfortunately, or maybe thankfully, there wasn't as much out there to find on the internet about it like there is today. I was thrown into the deep end of dog training and behavior modification. I was able to learn tips and get tools to help me teach those dogs more than just how to walk on a leash. I also found I was naturally good at it. I also found out how amazing dogs are and how they can change with work, time, and understanding. I continued my education and found more formal educational avenues to grow my skills. A few years later I decided to open up a boarding and training business out of my home to be able to help pet owners also achieve that transformation with their beloved dogs. Over the years I've worked with several humane societies, a local dog pound, and 2 rescues. I have also helped many dog owners change their relationship with their dog and show them that their dog's behavior could be changed. I have fostered over 300 dogs and worked with thousands of dogs in shelters, along with all the 100's of dogs I've helped through training and boarding in my business. I've worked with severe dog-to-dog and human aggression, resource guarding of all kinds, trained deaf dogs and blind dogs, severe reactivity, barrier & leash aggression, to all the smaller issues in between. While I've seen A LOT, I continue to learn and be amazed by dogs and their resiliency to come back from a place no one thought they could. I am continually growing and learning as a trainer so that I can offer the best services possible to my clients and shelter dogs. 

John Smith


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Course Pricing

  • Training for Canine Good Citizen
  • $1000 USD

    This course is a 10-week online class with 10, 1-hour private sessions

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    Good Citizen - Online Only
  • $50 USD

    Online Only 10-week course with option to add Private Sessions later

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