AKC Urban Canine at Downtown at the Gardens

This American Kennel Club program promotes good manners for dogs in urban settings.  There is no age limit   and all dogs with basic obedience may participate.  During this one hour and 15 minute course, we train the skills and give the evaluation.  Dogs who already have the Canine Good Citizen on record may earn the Urban Canine Title through AKC. This is also a good opportunity to take your companion on a fun outing in the real world.


Trainers:  Cora Ciaffone, CPDT-KA, RYT-500  561 809-2432

Carol Harris, ABCDT  561 254-8988

Registration and payment are required in advance.



The Ten Test Items for Urban Canine

  • Enter/exit public buildings. No pulling.
  • Walk through a crowd.
  • React appropriately to noises, moving objects and surfaces.
  • Cross street with stop and wait at corner No pulling.
  • Ignore food, cups, bags, and food containers on sidewalk.
  • Allow person to walk up and pet your dog.
  • 3 minute down-stay in dog friendly building or outside restaurant.
  • Walk steps or ride elevator under control.
  • House trained verified by owner.
  • Enter/exit car, or ride in carrier on public transit.

Price;  $40.00