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Dog Training

careers with dogs


45-55 minutes

Resources Needed:

AKC Good Citizen


  1. Ask students the types of behaviors a well-trained dog demonstrates. Write their ideas on the board or another central location.
  2. Ask students to share why they think it is important for a dog to be well-trained.
  3. Show students the video about the AKC Canine Good Citizen program.
  4. Review their ideas from the beginning of the lesson and compare to the types of behaviors they saw in the video.
  5. Invite a dog trainer to visit and share information about how they train dogs. You can find more information about this in “Inviting Guest Speakers.”


You can download a printable version of this lesson plan HERE.