Canine Good Citizen & RocDog Training Program

The Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. It is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. There is also an increasing number of apartments and condos that require resident dogs to pass the CGC test.

Before taking the Canine Good Citizen test, owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge.

We believe that responsible dog ownership is a key part of the CGC concept and by signing the pledge, owners agree to take care of their dog’s health needs, safety, exercise, training, and quality of life. Owners also agree to show responsibility by doing things such as cleaning up after their dogs in public places and never letting dogs infringe on the rights of others.

After signing the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge, owners and their dogs are ready to take the CGC Test. Items on the Canine Good Citizen Test include:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and down on command and Staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation


Class start time is 6:30 pm to 7:25 pm at Family Dog Training, 5141 Lincoln Road, Ontario, NY – Taught by Amy P Holtz – Hope 4 Your Canine, Ruff Day Resort

The last class will be held at Family Dog Training, 5141 Lincoln Road, Ontario, NY

  • Week 1 – October 20th
  • Week 2 – October 27th
  • Week 3 – November 3rd
  • Week 4 – November 10th
  • Week 5 – November 17th
  • Week 6 – December 1st
  • Week 7 – December 8th – Test Night

Please Note – RocDog Testing and or CGC testing is Thursday December 8th 6:30pm to 8:45 pm by appointment– A time will be assigned to you.

Fee is $189.00 per dog.

Handlers must be 18 years of age.

All dogs must have completed Basic Obedience and be calm in a group situation.

Call us at (585) 347-4033 or fill out the form below to sign-up.

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Classes for one dog: $189.00 + sales tax

Total: $204.12


NOTE: Charge will appear as Hope 4 Your Canine on your bank statement.

Happy Customers

I can't say enough good things about Ruff Day Resort! The staff is fantastic and energetic and my dog loves going to daycare now! I have peace of mind knowing she is in a great place while I am at work.
- Mary R

I highly recommend Ruff Day Resort! The facility is clean and the big and little dogs are separated. Our puppy loves it and we love how tired she is when we pick her up after a long day of playing!
- Nicole W

My yorkie-poo adores her time at Ruff Day Resort. She starts barking as soon as we get to the parking lot because she can't wait to see her 4-legged and 2-legged friends! The entire staff cares so much and takes wonderful care of my girl!
- Elaine B

Both of our rescues needed training and there is no one else we would consider using than Amy and Ruff Day Resort. Their only focus is the well being of the animals entrusted to her.
- Scott B

My dog means everything to me, so when looking for a doggy daycare and boarding place I was very hesitant. But Amy was truly amazing from the second I met her! My dog loves doggy daycare and was completely exhausted afterwards! I will forever go to Ruff Days!! Thank you Amy and staff!!
- Michele

Amy is amazing! She's got incredible insight into the needs of individual dogs and families. By following her suggestions (and sticking to it!) we've seen results with our dog that no other trainer could help us achieve! Any facility under her leadership will flourish.
- Nicole