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The Urban Dog Obedience
AKC CGC Course

Does your dog understand basic obedience commands when at home or in familiar surroundings but then struggles when out and about?

A Canine Understanding is happy to offer a unique training program that is specifically geared towards helping you advance your dogs manners and obedience within our urban environment.


Every week we will meet in a new location around the city and work on furthering your dog's understanding of the commands, and overall manners while teaching you how to communicate with your dog and build trust, respect, and relationship. We will work through distractions, unexpected situations, and the rapidly changing dynamics that occur within each location. At the conclusion of the course dogs will be offered the ability to test for the

AKC Canine Good Citizen. 


Each class is limited to 4 dogs and a max of 2 handlers to ensure individual attention is received when needed.

NOTE: Children attending as handlers must be 12 years of age or over and remain under the control of the parent/guardian at all times.


The course runs for 6 weeks, and we meet once a week for an hour. Sessions are held throughout the Vancouver area.

The cost of the course is $250. 

This course runs Spring to Fall.

Enrollment will open May 2024. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, and notified when enrollment begins follow the link below. 

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Class Requirements:

  • You must provide proof your dog has completed a beginning obedience course within the last year, or be able to demonstrate to the trainer that your dog has an understanding of basic obedience commands and leash control prior to enrollment.

  • Dog must be current on DHPP, Bordetella, and Rabies, and proof provided prior to the first day of class.

  • Class is limited to 2 handlers per dog. Children attending as the second handler must be 12 years of age or older, smaller children are not permitted due to safety.

  • You will need to bring a 6ft leash, and treat bag to class. Flexi leashes and leashes under 6ft are not permitted. 

  • Dogs with a history of reactivity and/or aggression towards people  and/or other dogs/animals may only attend with prior trainer approval.

Enroll Online!

Classes will resume in May 2024

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