Monthly Archives: December 2011

How to Find a Trainer

In the beginning of the new year, there is an increase in calls to AKC Canine Good Citizen from puppy/dog owners looking for trainers. They want us to tell them how to find a trainer.  We refer to our AKC … Continue reading

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AKC CGC and Therapy Dogs Give Happiness for the Holidays

This holiday season, AKC Canine Good Citizen and therapy dogs gave others the gift of joy and happiness as they marched in the annual Christmas parade in Beaufort, SC. Rebecca Bass and her husband are founding members of Chapter 229 … Continue reading

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Dogs & Frogs: Extinction Elicited Aggression

The scientific principles of behavior apply to all species. Dog trainers can add to their training knowledge by studying and working with other species. In this youtube clip, someone is showing a frog an app of a frog reinforcer– ants. … Continue reading

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Preventing Seasonal Weight Gain

Putting on extra pounds is a seasonal hazard in the wintertime for both dogs and their owners.  The frigid weather can make it very difficult for you and your dog to get the exercise needed to keep healthy and fit, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Casting Call.  We received so many adorable pictures and hope you enjoy our top 15.  Happy holidays to you and all of your dogs! 

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Naughty or Nice?

The holidays are upon us and we at the Citizen Canine blog want to know, has your dog been naughty or nice this year?  Share your dog’s best naughty and nice moments with everyone in the comments! Thanks to Jennifer … Continue reading

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Corgi in the California Capitol

When California Governor Jerry Brown goes to work, he takes California’s First Dog with him. “Sutter,” the Governor’s Welsh Corgi, has become a statewide celebrity in California with his own Facebook page and more Twitter followers than some major California … Continue reading

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AKC Agility Jumps to 1 Million Entries

It’s no surprise that AKC Agility continues to grow. This fast paced sport is super fun for both dogs and their owners.   AKC Agility celebrated a milestone at this weekend’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show in Orlando, Florida. Agility will … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday AKC Obedience!

I’m back from the AKC Eukanuba National Championship show in Orlando, Florida. It was a great event. One of my favorite parts was the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the sport of obedience. Since the first test in 1933 … Continue reading

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Heading to Orlando!

We have an exciting weekend up ahead for the Citizen Canine blog — I’m heading to Orlando for the 11th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship!  It takes place on December 17th and 18th.  Stay tuned for fun photos and stories from … Continue reading

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