Monthly Archives: May 2011

Congrats to the Grads!

Congratulations to Canine Good Citizen Evaluator Julie Apostolu and her spring 2011 class of CGC graduates!  All of the dogs are under a year old and they passed with flying colors. Let’s give a big shout out to the dogs … Continue reading

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Facebook Friday Photo of the Week (5/27/11): Congratulations Tubs!

Say hi to Tubs.  Tubs is a new AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy!  He looks like a natural in front of the camera! Thank you to Jennifer Mauroff for this adorable picture!  “Like” CGC on Facebook and keep posting photos of your … Continue reading

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Summer Fun with your Dog

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just days away!  In celebration, I’d love to know what kinds of things you do with your dogs during the summer.  Does your dog like to swim?  Do you take him or … Continue reading

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Scent Hound: What To Do When Your Dog Follows His Nose Instead of You

From a comment on one of our posts, Nicole wrote: “This is an issue that I am encountering personally – Getting my scent hound to focus during basic obedience training.  Example: Beagle/Basset Hound mix, 5 years of age.  He focuses … Continue reading

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Is Your Dog a Social Butterfly?

Proper socialization is the key to owning a well-adjusted pup who enjoys meeting new people.  Well-socialized dogs are happy and easy to control.  They give a good impression to others and make the people they meet feel that they are … Continue reading

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Facebook Friday Photo of the Week (5/20/11) – Congratulations Jazz and Tango!

Say hi to Jazz and Tango.  Jazz passed his Canine Good Citizen test and Tango passed his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test!  It looks like they both have their “sit” mastered! Thank you to Patty Matsko for posting this great photo … Continue reading

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Tell the World that Your Puppy is a S.T.A.R. or that Your Dog is a Canine Good Citizen!

We here at the Canine Good Citizen program are thrilled that so many wonderful dogs have taken and passed both the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen tests.  We know how proud you must be of your graduates, and … Continue reading

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With Training, Sit Happens

Should You Teach a Show Dog to Sit on Command? “Hello, AKC, I have a problem. My dog needs to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test to do therapy work, but I have not taught him to sit. He is … Continue reading

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Congrats to the Grads!

Congratulations to the Akron All-Breed Training Club Canine Good Citizen graduates!  Thanks to CGC Evaluator Rebecca Park, member of the Akron All-Breed Training Club, for sending me this great photo.  Let’s give a big shout out to the dogs and … Continue reading

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Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People

If your dog jumps on guests when they come over, this can be embarrassing for you and potentially dangerous if you have a particularly large dog.  Dogs tend to jump up and greet people because they are excited and eager … Continue reading

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