Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mr. Murphey Goes to Washington!

Say hi to Murphey!  Murphey is an ambitious and loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who passed his Canine Good Citizen test on August 1, 2010 with CGC evaluator Suzanne Stone on Long Island and went on to pass his Therapy … Continue reading

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Check Out Our New Look!

Welcome to the new and improved Citizen Canine blog! As you can see, our award-winning blog — in case you haven’t heard, content from this blog has won quite a few awards in writing contests entered by the best dog … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned…

We have some big, exciting changes coming!  Stay tuned for the new and improved Citizen Canine blog.

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Friends Forever

I’ve seen so many stories about animals that seem to have forged strong bonds and become the best of friends.  Not just dogs with other dogs, but dogs and cats, too.  Tell me, does your dog have a best friend?  … Continue reading

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Hey, over here! How to Help Your Dog from Becoming Distracted

It’s a distracting world out there, and that’s what step 9 of the Canine Good Citizen test is all about — your dog’s reaction to distractions. So that your dog doesn’t jump out of her skin when someone drops a … Continue reading

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CGC in the News

I saw this fun article and wanted to share it with you all.  Canine Good Citizen Holly and her best friend Teddy, both Yorkshire Terriers, were featured in The Hartford Courant newspaper last week.  Since is began back in 1989, … Continue reading

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You and Your Dog: So Happy Together

Meeting your dog’s basic needs and maintaining his quality of life are the foundation of building a happy relationship together.  No matter how busy life gets, being consistent about caring for your dog is extremely important.  Here are some tips … Continue reading

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Introducing Jennah, the Canine Version of Cyndi Lauper

Say hi to Jennah!  Jennah is a sweet Akita who passed her Canine Good Citizen test on June 11th at 9 months old!  She took her test with CGC evaluator Gisella Klindera of the Tulsa Dog Training Center. Jennah’s owner, … Continue reading

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What Breed Are You?

Since there are so many wonderful dog breeds, it’s always interesting to see what kinds of dogs people end up with.  What breed do you have and why did you choose it?  Share with everyone in the comments.

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Lunging on a Leash: How to Put Leisure Back in Your Walks

In June we talked about some of the reasons why dogs lunge at others when on a leash.  We thought we’d revisit this topic since it was so popular.  So, if your canine walking buddy has this problem, here are some … Continue reading

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