Dogs must be over one year of age and have had Basic Obedience. This consists of four lessons, approximately one hour, aimed at preparing you and your pet to participate in the Canine Good Citizen test, designed by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The location of these classes will vary each week in order to simulate public social situations. You will participate in a test at the end of the lessons. There are ten specific social skills you and your pet must demonstrate without error. Any unsocial behavior (growl, bark, whine, run away, jump, lunge, potty on-site) is considered an error and a non-passing mark must be given. A passing mark qualifies the dog to receive an official certificate from the AKC acknowledging the dog's social manners.