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 Calloway County.

Canine Good Citizen Dog Obedience Classes

The goals of the course are to teach responsible dog ownership to owners and provide basic training and good manners to dogs so that they become well-behaved companions at home and in the community. You and your dog will have a terrific time, too! 

If your dog is older than six months, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Dog Obedience classes are for you and your dog.CGC 2020 - Erica & Charlie

Upon completion of the class, your pet will be evaluated for the American Kennel Club® (AKC)Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) program. We encourage everyone to take the test at the end of the course and if you and your dog do not pass, you are welcome and encouraged to continue training and attend any future test at no charge. Click here for details on what is taught in the class and included on the CGC certification examination.

Head trainers bring decades of experience to the class. Assistant and apprentice trainers provide lots of one-on-one attention.

Date & Time
Spring class – begins Mondays when there are enough dogs registered
Summer class – begins in June 2021 - Registration forms accepted any time to hold a place in the class
Fall class – begins Sept. 2021 - Registration forms accepted any time to hold a place in the class 

There are eight weekly sessions; six classes followed by graduation and a review on week seven and the CGC test on week eight. Dogs do not attend the first class.

Class begins at 6 p.m. and usually last 60 minutes and no longer than 90 minutes.

The FIRST class ONLY is held at Murray State University’s Carmen Animal Health Technology Building on College Farm Road across from Calloway County High School. The remaining sessions are held outdoors in Murray. Directions to the exact location will be given out at the first session.

$60 for Humane Society members & those who have completed S.T.A.R. puppy class
$80 for non-members (includes membership for one year)

Register TODAY
Registration is limited and the classes fill quickly. To register for the next class or If you want us to hold a place for you in a future class, please complete the registration form and email or deliver the form today!

(1) Completed Registration Form - is needed first! Email to or place in our locked drop box or mail to Humane Society of Calloway County, P O Box 764, Murray, KY 42071.

(2) Payment: Check can be mailed. Check or cash can be placed in our locked drop box. Credit card payment can be made via our PayPal link on the home page of this website or on the phone by calling the office Monday - Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 270-759-1884.

(3) A copy of your pet's vaccination record must be at the Humane Society prior to the beginning of the course but does not have to accompany the registration and payment. You can ask your veterinarian to fax your dog's vet record to us at 270-761-1884 or email it to us at With COVID restrictions in place, this may be the simplest for everyone.

To minimize contact, you can deliver materials by email to or to the drop box at Humane Society's office at the Weaks Community Center at 607 Poplar Street, Murray. Our locked drop box is beside the Humane Society door at the East end of the building that faces Sixth Street and is available 24 hours a day.

Call the office Monday - Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 270-759-1884 or message us on Facebook with questions!

ACT NOW! Registration is first come, first served.

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