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Help! My Dog Is Hyperactive

It’s one of the most commonly reported behavioral concerns of CGC and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy dog owners. The complaint is that the dog is “hyper” or “too active.” In most cases, the problem is really that the dog owner needs … Continue reading

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A Model CGC Training Program for Pitbulls

If there is a “type” of dog that has more than its fair share of problems, it would be the pitbull. Restrictive legislation, an inability for owners to get homeowner’s insurance and the policy of many shelters that these dogs … Continue reading

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City of Pasadena, TX Adopts CGC Training

Thanks to the hard work of CGC Evaluator Pamela Marie Nemec, the City of Pasadena, Texas, is now offering AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, and AKC Community Canine classes. PAWS UP to Pamela Marie Nemec for making a difference … Continue reading

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25 Ideas for Marketing CGC Classes-Part 2

In honor of the 25th birthday of the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program this year, we will be featuring articles with the “25” theme. From some of our most active evaluators, here are the remaining great tips for marketing your CGC … Continue reading

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25 Ideas for Marketing CGC Classes-Part 1

In honor of the 25th birthday of the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program this year, we’re going to be featuring some articles with the “25” theme.   From some of our most active evaluators, here are 25 great tips for … Continue reading

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CGC and Homeowner’s Insurance

Here’s a link to an article on insure.com that talks about how CGC can help with homeowner’s insurance. http://www.insure.com/home-insurance/finding-home-insurance-when-you-have-good-dog.html  

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From CGC to Therapy Dogs: Meet Malo & Dani, New THDNs

It was hard when writing this blog to decide if the story is about two dogs or if the story is about their owners. It’s both. Linda and Joe Maday retired three years ago in Richland, Washington. They were looking for a meaningful … Continue reading

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AKC Therapy Dog Advanced: Meet Barney Fife, a TD Inc. Dog

On July 1, 2014, the AKC announced new levels of the AKC Therapy Dog title. Because dogs such as “Deputy Barney Fife,” a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owned by Lynda Dudek, had long since passed the initial title’s 50 visit requirement, … Continue reading

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Hospice of the Valley Dog Earns Therapy Dog Excellent Title

She’s a High-in-Trial obedience dog who has been called a ‘firecracker” in the obedience ring, but Ann Begun’s “Jamie Lynn” completely changes her demeanor when she’s doing therapy work. It’s Jamie Lynn’s success as a therapy dog that resulted in her being the … Continue reading

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AKC Awards First Distinguished Therapy Dog (THDD) Title

With more than 400 therapy dog visits to his credit, David Boehner’s Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, “Bear,” was awarded the AKC Distinguished Therapy Dog (THDD) title and gold medal on July 1, 2014. The THDD requires that the owner and dog … Continue reading

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