In 2016 the AKC announced a new program called the Farm Dog Certified test. This test provides a series of 12 exercises that a dog may encounter in a farm environment which are designed to demonstrate a dog's trainability, self-control, confidence and trust when working with their handler.
Our 4-week Farm Dog training course will prepare you
for certification testing by teaching your dog
self control while around livestock and exposing them
to a variety of situations in a farm environment.
Some of the tasks include farm environment loose
leash walk patterns, supervised separation, gate
pass throughs, stimulus reactions, livestock
interaction and walking over unusual surfaces.
This certification has been touted as A Canine Good
Citizen test on a farm. For details of the actual tasks
If you have questions or want to learn more,
reach Nola Jones at (916) 655-1558.