Recognized Achievement

Bonafide Dog Academy: American Kennel Club Classes for Omaha Metro Dogs and Their Families

Your Dog Deserves Recognition for Their Skills 


Our AKC Group Classes is where excellence in dog training meets recognized achievement. Our American Kennel Club classes set the gold standard for canine training, designed to align with AKC guidelines and prepare you and your dog for AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing. Our AKC classes provide a path to official recognition of your dog’s training achievements. Our expert instructors are dedicated to helping you and your dog succeed in a supportive community of like-minded dog owners. Join us on this journey of skill-building and camaraderie, and let your dog shine with AKC certification.

Our AKC Classes


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy (4-12 Months)

*6 Week Course/ Limit 6 Puppies

Our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program is ideal for puppies aged 4 to 12 months who missed out on previous puppy classes. In this course, you’ll get answers to all your puppy-raising questions, including housetraining, chewing, and practical skills like coming when called. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive an application to enroll in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

Investment: $150.00

AKC Fit Dog Level 1

*6 Week Course/ Limit 6 Dogs

This fun fitness class is designed to inspire you to engage in fitness related activities with your dog. In this level 1 class, you’ll learn proper form and safety while doing various exercises to improve your dog’s balance, flexibility, stamina, and overall body fitness.  Students will be evaluated at the last class by the AKC Fit Dog Instructor and receive an AKC Fit Dog Certificate.

Investment: $150.00

Level 4 – Advanced Skills/AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep (Prerequisite: Level 3)

*5 Week Course/ Limit 7 Dogs

Not only will this course prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen Test, but we’ll focus on refining skills in distance, distraction, duration, and difficulty over five weeks. In the last week of class your dog will be able to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, an essential step toward becoming a therapy dog and a wonderful way to showcase your dog’s good manners!

Investment: $150.00

AKC Community Canine (Prerequisite: Completion of CGC Test)

*6 Week Course/ Limit 6 Dogs

The AKC Community Canine class takes your dog’s good manners into the public for testing. This 6-week program is designed for dogs who have earned the CGC distinction, focusing on real-world skills and training and preparing them for the CGCA test.

Investment: $155.00

AKC Trick Dog Prep

*4 Week Course/ Limit 6 Dogs

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you work on your dog’s general obedience skills, this class will also help you brush up your dog’s old tricks and teach them some new ones!  The last week of class gives you the chance to take the test to earn your dog’s Novice AKC Trick Dog title or test for any level in the Trick Dog Series!

Investment: $140.00

Conformation Handling Practice

*Single Session

Preparing for an upcoming dog show? Join our AKC conformation handling practice sessions, tailored for both novice and seasoned handlers. During these sessions, you and your dog will delve into essential showmanship skills such as individual and group gaiting, freestacking, table training (for smaller breeds), breed-specific training, and mastering ring/show etiquette.

Investment: $10.00 for 1st dog
$5.00 for each additional dog with same handler

How AKC Classes Work

1.  Register online

or reach out and ask your questions!

2. Join us for class each week

and watch your puppy grow and learn!

3. Enjoy 

your happy, well trained puppy!

Have Questions About Our AKC Classes Before You Join?

Do you need an indoor space to give your Dog or Puppy mental and physical exercise?

We have just the place for you, no need to worry about the weather!