WhiteHaven Canine will be closed December 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Services Offered

S.T.A.R. Puppy


AKC  S.T.A.R. Puppy is the puppy level of the CGC program. "S.T.A.R." stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner, all the things a puppy needs.

To earn the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy award, puppies and their owners must attend this six week group class for one hour a week. The class covers all basic obedience and trains both the dog and owner together to achieve the necessary skills to help their dog be become S.T. A.R. puppy.

Evaluation is included in the class price of $125.  All six sessions MUST have been attended to qualify for the evaluation.

New class starts:

 January 19, 2020

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)


The CGC program is a 2-part program that is designed to 1) Teach responsible dog ownership to owners and 2) certify dogs that have the training and behaviors needed to be reliable, well-behaved members of their families and communities.

The purpose of the CGC Program is to ensure that our favorite companions can be a respected member of the community because it has been trained to be well behaved in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs.


This is an 7-class program (either once or twice a week) training the dog & the owner together to learn the skills they need for the CGC.   Evaluation is included in the class price of $150.  

New class starts:

January 19, 2020

Community Canine (CGCA)


AKC Community Canine is the advanced level skills in obedience of the Canine Good Citizen Program.  

Whereas Canine Good Citizen test are most often tested in a ring and situations are simulated, the Community Canine test is done in real situations including shows, classes, and in the community.

 This is an 7-class program (either once or twice a week) training the dog & the owner together to learn the skills they need for the CGCA.        Evaluation is included in the class price of $150. 

 Your dog MUST have the CGC on file BEFORE  testing for the CGCA!

New class starts:

January 18, 2020

Urban CGC (CGCU)



AKC URBAN CANINE GOOD CITIZEN requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in a setting that includes traffic, sidewalks, and other distractions that are present in a city or town.

 This is an 7-class program (either once or twice a week) training the dog & the owner together to learn the skills they need for the CGCU.  Evaluation is included in the class price of $150.  

*** AKC Urban CGC is a public access test that demonstrates dogs are well behaved and well-trained when in public settings. 

This DOES NOT qualify your dog as a Service Dog and you DO NOT have special access rights in public places (stores, restaurants, planes, etc.) ***

Your dog MUST have the CGC on file BEFORE testing for the CGCU!

New class starts:

January 18, 2020

AKC Canine Good Citizen Program Evaluations Only - No Training


Evaluations for the Canine Good Citizen Program: Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine (CGCA), and Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU) titles.

These are Evaluations for your ALREADY TRAINED dog for title ONLY.  NO INSTRUCTION given.

Locations will be set depending on the level of evaluation being given and are conducted as needed.  Phone for an appointment.

CGC, CGCA & CGCU ~ $20 (pass or fail) for each dog & each evaluation.


WhiteHaven Canine Evaluators conducts assessments of your dog to determine issues that need to be addressed; the level of training that would be best to start your dog and other needs that may concern you.

Assessments ~ $35

Information Regarding All Classes


 Who Can Participate?   All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program.  Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines or a titer test and show proof that they are current. 

Owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule for vaccines, proper diet, exercise plan and other health care procedures. 


NO EXTENDABLE LEASHES  will be permitted.  You will need a 4' or 6' solid leash.

You must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how AKC create titles; they attach the titles to the dog’s number. To get a number, if you do not already have one, you may go to: www.akc.org/reg/ilpex.cfm for purebred dogs or to: www.akc.org/canine_partners/ for mixed breed dogs.

Additional Services


WhiteHaven Canine also offers Private, One-on-One Lessons for you and your dog.  We know everyone's schedules are different and although we offer night and weekend Group classes, these may still not fit into YOUR schedule.

If this describes you, WhiteHaven Canine will design a training program JUST for YOU and your companion and for the issues or program you want to achieve.

Private Lessons are:

One (1) 1-hour session = $35 per hour

Four (4) 1-hour sessions = $130 pd in advance

Six (6) 1-hour sessions = $190 pd in advance

Eight (8) 1-hour sessions = $245 pd in advance

 plus $.25 per mile mileage (if we travel more than 15 miles from the center of Waco.)


In 2020, WhiteHaven will begin offering training for your dog as a Therapy Dog.  This will involve the Basic & Advanced obedience courses (if they have not had that previously), and exposure to the AKC Temperament Test (ATT).  It will also include training around wheelchairs, walkers, and other obstacles  that they would encounter in a Therapy Dog service situation.

Training times and costs on this will be dependent on an assessment of the

animal's current training level.  


Digital Gift Cards

                                    WhiteHaven Canine is now offering digital gift cards!  


We have just completed our Group classes for 2019 but we have classes in all courses scheduled for January 2020! (Private lessons will continue through December 21st)

With that in mind, maybe you are looking for gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays, Birthdays, a Thank You to a friend?  WhiteHaven Canine now offers digital gift cards for your giving needs.

Why not give that special Dog Mom or Dad a gift toward their furbaby's obedience training?  Order these while you are online right now... You don't even have to leave the house!


Dogs are family, too, and their humans will appreciate you thinking of ALL of them!

                     *** These are non-refundable but they are transferable. ***



To book / schedule appointments online, we request that you go to our Facebook link "f ", below, and schedule on that site.

Thank You and we look forward to seeing you soon!