CGC Test and Sports, Puppy & CGC classes starting soon

We still have a spot available in tomorrow’s CGC test.  Plus there are a few openings in the Sports Sampler, Puppy and CGC/Therapy classes starting this Tuesday.

Canine Good Citizen tests Sunday 1:00 pm on September 25th


Canine Sports Sampler class Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm starting September 27th

Head Start Puppy class Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting September 27th

Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 pm starting September 27th


Basic Obedience Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm and Beyond Basic Obedience Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm starting October 8


On-going classes:

Tuesday 7:15 pm: Conformation training

Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (varied times): Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences


To enroll any of the classes below, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email

Read on for descriptions of these classes:



Paws in Motion will be offering

Canine Good Citizen Test 

Sunday September 25th, at 1:00 pm: 

If there’s time & interest, we may also offer a Community Canine Test following the CGC Test.


Both tests will be performed by an AKC approved evaluator.


Cost $20 for the Test (fee does not include the $8 AKC fee to record your CGC title).

Graduates of Paws in Motion’s CGC/Therapy Skills class will receive a $5 discount off the test.


Test Description:  There are 10 separate tests in the CGC.

1-Accepting a friendly stranger

2-Sitting politely for petting

3-Appearance & Grooming

4-Walking on a loose leash

5-Walking through a crowd

6-Sit & Down on command/Stay in place

7-Come when called

8-Reaction to another dog

9-Reactions to distractions

10-Supervised Separation


Your dog will need to pass all 10 tests in order to earn the CGC.

For more information on the CGC test visit AKC’s website


If there’s interest and enough, we will also offer a Community Canine Test.

There are pre-requisites to earn the CGCA title. The dog must:
1) be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) AND,
2) already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record.  The CGC and CGCA tests cannot be earned on the same day.

Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the CGCA title.

1. Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control
2. Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring)–does not pull.
3. Walks on loose leash through a crowd
4. Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull.
5. Sit–stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).
6. Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it.
7. “Leave it.” Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.”
8. Down or sit stay–distance (owner’s choice).
9. Recall with distractions present (coming when called). Handler goes out 20–ft. (off center) and calls dog.
10. Dog will sit or stand stay (owner’s choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway. Owner calls dog through door when ready.

For more info on the Community Canine Test visit:


CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER CLASS: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm. Starting September 27th. Six-week course, $125;

Do you have an active dog that’s need an outlet for his energy?
Do you have a dog that needs a confidence boost?
Do you want to deepen the bond between you & your four-legged best friend?
Not sure if you or your dog will like a particular sport?
Come & try out six different activities (one each week) and see what they are all about: Tricks, Agility, Rally-O, Balance and Conditioning, Treiball and Scent Games and/or Tracking.

This is a very stimulating & enriching class and is great for all dogs!
-those that need a challenge mentally &/or physically;
-those that need to gain confidence by gaining skill and trust in their partners;
-young dogs just learning their potential;
-even the senior dogs that still want something to do, but need a little less physically demanding activities can find enrichment in these activities. Agility obstacles will be kept low or limited to avoid over-exertion for our seniors.

Instructor: Tracy Hanna


HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting September 27th. Six-week course, $125

Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new sounds, surfaces, objects, people and dogs.  First class is an orientation for the humans (no  dogs).  Next 5 classes are for humans & dogs.  Household members are welcome as well. Not your typical puppy class! It’s packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.  Class includes basic Obedience (Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Leave It, Walking On Lead and developing Attention) as well as an introduction to a few agility obstacles and other objects.  The Orientation prepares you for the training that will begin at home & continue in class starting week 2 & is your opportunity to ask questions about problem issues like jumping, barking, chewing & housebreaking.

Instructor: Tracy Hanna



CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm. Starting September 27th. Six-week course, $125.

The CGC test is offered by the AKC and requires dogs to pass a 10 part examination, demonstrating their obedience skills and tolerance to handling and strangers. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass a 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events and trains skills such as polite greeting, sit, down, come, stay, polite walking on leash, dealing with distractions and more.

Therapy dogs are dogs that visit schools, nursing homes, and hospitals bringing a message of love and cheer. They should have proper greeting manners, leash manners and be able to tolerate dogs and strangers in their environment as well as some vigorous body handling. To work as therapy dogs, most organizations require teams to pass an evaluation or pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. Come learn the requirements for each of these examinations and hone your skills in preparation for them or just to practice good manners so your dog is welcome in the community. This is a great class for dogs who have begun some basic training or for Puppy class graduates as well as those looking to get into therapy dog work with dogs of any age.  Instructor: Tracy Hanna



OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting October 8th

, Six-week course, $125.

Whether you just want your dog to be a great companion or hope to start him on the road to competitive dog sports, you’ll need the Basics & more. Encourage your friends and neighbors to train their dogs.  It makes for a nice canine community as well as enriching the lives of both human & canine.

BASIC OBEDIENCE (includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely)  Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm 

BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm 

LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 


Instructor: Trish Swinney


Also, these classes are on-going:

Most Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00 – 9:00 am) Open Competition Prep (9:30-10:30 am); Novice Obedience Competition Prep (10:30-11:30 am); Rally Coursework (11:30 am-12:30 pm) $15 for one class or two with one dog for $25 (discount not available for Utility). Reservations required.  Email for more information. No class August 13th.

Instructor: Jackie Kurzban


Tuesdays: CONFORMATION HANDLING: 7:15 – 8:15 pm – $10 pay as you go.  No reservations required, but call or email if attending your first time.  Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George loves to work with new handlers and dogs to teach them how to show well & with joy!  He is very good at bringing out the best in dogs & handlers. Instructor:  George Griffin

Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences: On-going Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (varied times). Cost $21-25 per class.  Whether you are already showing with your dog, getting ready for trials or just want to have fun, there’s always Agility classes going on weekly.  Join a class and test yourself and your dog with the challenge of the week.  We will be reviewing foundation obstacle & handling skills and putting them together in longer sequences.  Instructor approval required.    Instructor: Tracy Hanna


To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email  Spaces in all classes are limited, so don’t delay as some classes will fill quickly.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Tracy Hanna

Paws in Motion

8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176



Regards, Tracy


Tracy Hanna

Paws in Motion




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