Additional Training


AKC Canine Good Citizen Class

Would you like to have the best behaved dog in the neighborhood? All dogs can be good dogs and all owners can be great owners. It just takes a little bit of training, and lots of love and praise along the way. AKC created the Canine Good Citizen program designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be...together. Since 1989, over 1 million dogs and their owners have participated in CGC, mastering 10 basic skills that instill confidence and good manners in and out of your home.

Not only does CGC training create long-lasting trust between you and your pup, but also ensures you’ll be good neighbors and friends to everyone around you. And, if you’re interested in going beyond the basics, CGC also lays the foundation for other AKC sports and activities like obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.

We offer CGC classes for dogs that are approximately 7 months and older. All dogs, both purebred and mixed breed, are welcome to participate in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class. Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations, such as rabies vaccines. Each week, the instructor will work with you on responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Some of the skills taught will include sit politely for petting, out for a walk, sit, down, stay in place, etc.

Conformation Training & Handling Sessions (drop-in):

Conformation Training & Handling Sessions (drop-in): Great feedback on how to prepare a new puppy, polish your dog’s behaviors, or tips on handling your dog for conformation shows.

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AKC Trick Dog

Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off an arsenal of tricks? Then your dog might be perfectly primed to earn AKC Trick Dog titles!

Tricks classes at DDTC are offered for dogs completing Beginning Basic classes and/or for dogs ages 7 months and older. Classes are held for 1 hour each week for 6 weeks; in the 7th week, dogs will be tested. These classes are a great way to for owners to bond with their furry friend while teaching their dog tricks. Dogs must have an AKC registration number, a Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) number, or AKC Partner's number for mixed breed dogs.

There are 5 AKC Trick Titles you and your dog can earn:
  • AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN): Your dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If your dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, only 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) are needed to earn the Novice title.
  • AKC Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI): Your dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.
  • AKC Advanced Trick Dog (TKA): Your dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list.
  • AKC Trick Dog Performer (TKP): In this title, handlers perform a short routine with a minimum of 10 tricks and at least 3 tricks using props.
  • AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE): In the highest level of Trick Dog, the Elite Performers perform a routine that has a story/script; at least 5 props are used.
  • You can read more about Trick Dog titles on AKC’s website,

About Us

  • Dauphin Dog Training Club, Inc. (DDTC) is a not-for-profit American Kennel Club affiliated obedience club, founded in 1956 by a small group of dog enthusiasts who wanted to meet with other dog owners to train dogs and promote goodwill among all dog lovers.
  • We strive to train owners to train their dogs.


719 Manada Bottom Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112