AKC Family Dog and Title Recognition

AKC Family Dog is a comprehensive good manners program for all dogs. The various programs included within Family Dog provide activities and training that helps family members teach their dogs basic skills and communicate with their dogs.  AKC offers many titling programs for dog owners to have their dog’s accomplishment recognized by the American Kennel Club. OTCPBC offers classes and testing opportunities for the various program components of the AKC Family Dog Program and AKC Title Recognition Program.

AKC Family DOG and AKC Title Recognition Program ComponentsDescriptionOTCPBC Class Offerings May Be Found HereOTCPBC Events May be Found Here
AKC S.T.A.R. PuppyAn excellent in-person training class for puppies. S=Socialization; T= Training; A= Activity; R= Responsibility. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
Canine Good CitizenIncludes three levels: Canine Good Citizen (CGC); AKC Community Canine (CGCA); AKC Urban CGC (CGCU)CGC
AKC Trick DogTeaching dogs tricks is good practice in teaching/learning for both the dog and handler. AKC offers five levels of achievment marked by titles. AKC Trick DogTricks Tests
AKC Therapy DogTherapy Dog is an AKC program which recognizes the therapy work performed by dogs through accepted organizations based on the number of visits. Therapy work involves volunteers who schedule visits to various facilities and locations such a nursing homes, classrooms, libraries, assisted living centers, hospices, funeral homes, schools, shelters even courtrooms.OTCPBC offers Therapy Dog Tests for Therapy Dog International.
AKC FIT DogThe AKC FIT Dog program provides training for safe fitness activities and recognition of the handler’s commitment to their dog’s health and fitness through regular exercise. AKC FIT Dog
AKC Temperament TestThe AKC Temperament Test (ATT) was developed to bring focus and provide a meaningful evaluation to assess the temperament of our canine companions.ATT Program
DiscDogAKC Title Recognition Program AKC recognizes UPDog achievements in games of fetch.DiscDog