The AKC Virtual Home Manners Course is a new title brought about by the American Kennel Club, where owners can still work on skills to build great household manners with their dogs in this time of Covid. This 6-week virtual class is designed to prepare you for all the different parts required to pass the Puppy and Adult level 10 part tests.
The AKC Virtual Home Manners Course is an evaluation of a dog’s ability to perform ten home manners skills. Two levels of Home Manners will be offered – Virtual Home Manners Puppy (VHMP) for dogs 3 month to 1 year old and Virtual Home Manners Adult (VHMA) for dogs 4 months up to any age. Dogs that pass the tests will be awarded these titles.
The Virtual Home Manners tests assess ten skills that well-mannered pet dogs need in the home setting. The skills relate to the dog owner having control over the dog, being able to walk the dog (which is one of the most frequently cited activities that owners want to do with their dogs) and developing a bond with the dog during playtime.
The Virtual Home Manners tests are evaluated online by our CGC Evaluator, Kim Mayes, in the same manner that is currently used for Virtual Tricks. There is not an in-person VHM testing process. Virtual Home Manners is natural lead-in for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) in-person training.
For more information as to what is required for these tests, please check out AKC’s Virtual Home Manners website.
**Please Note: AKC does charge $25 to register your title once our evaluator has evaluated your video. This $25 is not covered in the course cost. We do also offer the option to just take the test, without taking the training course. Contact our trainer at TrickDogTrainer@gmail.com to set this up.
***For our Virtual Training Class Attendees:
Fun learning from the comfort of your own home!
All you need is a computer with a webcam or a smartphone and to download the Skype app from your Google Play or Apple Store. It is also helpful to have an easy way to set up your phone or tablet, such as a stand or tripod so it is easy for your trainer to view your training with your dog.
**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to enroll in any of our virtual training classes at least 24 hours before the actual start date, so we can verify we have your correct information ready to contact you when our live session is going to begin.
**Please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes. You will also need to fill out a copy of our Virtual Training Enrollment Form prior to your start date.**
**Please note: we do not offer refunds on any virtual training classes.**