Monthly Archives: April 2012

Test Your Behavioral Skills: Dog Barks in Yard

We received this question from a dog owner who wanted some advice: We have a 14-month old Standard Poodle. She has completed a basic training class, passed the CGC test, and she is a very obedient dog.  She minds us well … Continue reading

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Flyball: It’s Fast and It’s Fun!

This week we talked about fun activities you can do with your dog. Have  any of you tried flyball?  Started in the 1960’s in California, flyball has evolved into a sport in which teams of dogs race over a line of … Continue reading

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AKC Announces Most Popular Dogs

AKC has recently announced the most popular dogs in the U.S. The Labrador Retriever, again in 2011, was the most popular breed.   Labs have held this position for 21 consecutive years. But step aside, Yorkies, the Beagle has overtaken the spot … Continue reading

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K9 Nosework®

During the week of Easter, we talked about Easter egg hunts for dogs. Citizen Canine readers wrote in to tell us about the fun they had while attending egg hunts with their dogs.   If your dog had fun hunting … Continue reading

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Confident Puppies

We all know that training is a big part of having a happy dog.  So is making sure your puppy or dog is confident.  Here are some tips for building your puppy’s confidence and raising an easygoing dog. Meet new … Continue reading

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Featured Trainer: Michael Burkey

This week, we’re pleased to bring you a video of Canine Good Citizen evaluator Michael Burkey demonstrating CGC skills with his dog.  To see the video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIzzx5mjeUE&feature=related Michael Burkey is the president of Michigan Dog Training, LLC, a … Continue reading

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Cute Photo of the Day

We’ve been getting such wonderful pictures of your dogs from this morning’s casting call, and since this Sunday is Easter, I couldn’t resist posting this adorable picture we received today. Thank you to Edie Elting for sending us this photo … Continue reading

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Casting Call

It’s that time again!  We love seeing pictures of your dogs and showing them on the blog, so send us your stuff!  Whether it’s a photo of your dog doing springtime activities, relaxing, or playing with other canine friends, we … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunts…for Dogs?

Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way!  This week’s blog theme is springtime, and with spring comes Easter.  For some of us, and we won’t mention any names, it’s the time of year when our dogs have their annual photos … Continue reading

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Spring Training for Your Dog

Baseball fans know that spring training starts in February and goes until opening day, which is usually around the first week of April.  During spring training, teams relocate to warmer climates in places such as Arizona and Florida.  In baseball, … Continue reading

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