The dog is taught at its own speed of learning, with increasingly useful exercises. These range from basic domestic manners, to the full range of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exercises, to all the fully competitive exercises, and all steps in between.  In addition, the learning is made fun for dog and handler by the training of many enjoyable tricks.

Each grade takes more than 8 weeks to complete and your instructor will determine when you and your dog are ready to move on to the next grade. Showing dog focus and control, and successful achievement of a number of exercises are necessary for graduation to successive grades.