Instructor Adam Miller demonstrated "sit," being attentive, and being calm.

Basic Obedience and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Classes

TheraPets offers Basic Obedience and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) instruction with Adam Miller, owner of Big Dog Canine Behavioral Training. Classes meet on Friday nights, and our next sessions start in April. The location is Windsor Hills United Methodist Church, 3591 Windsor Road, Roanoke.

Basic Obedience begins on April 14 and ends on May 26, from 6:00-7:00 PM. As of  April 14, we have 3 openings in Basic Obedience, and it’s not too late to enroll. No dogs may attend the FIRST Basic Obedience class. CGC starts on April 21, from 7:15-8:15 PM, and the CGC test will be on June 2. Dogs WILL attend the first CGC class. We allow only eight dogs in each class and up to two human handlers per dog. Please, no children.

The fee for each class is $100.

Your space in the class will be confirmed when we receive your registration form and payment. You can arrange to pay at the first class, but no later. We cannot accept any registrations or payments after that first class. Cash or checks are accepted; we are sorry, we cannot accept credit cards now.

To register or ask questions, contact our training coordinator, Karen Black, at