Wyn & Mary Burch, Ph.D.AKC's Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy Director, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Citizen Canine Blog (that’s right, this one!) Wins at Westminster!Every year, on the Sunday before the Westminster dog show, dog writers from across the country travel to New York City for annual writing awards that are the equivalent of “Best in Show” for dog writers. This year, the Citizen Canine blog (that’s right, this one!) won an award as the Best Blog in a writing competition and the Citizen Canine book won the prestigious Maxwell Medallion in the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) contest. For more information on DWAA, see dwaa.org
About the ProgramsAKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® is the puppy level of Canine Good Citizen® (CGC). AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is designed to provide dog owners and their puppies with a great start in training. With more advanced skills than AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC rewards dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. The Hartford is a proud sponsor of the CGC and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy programs.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
I was recently interviewed about Canine Good Citizen’s advanced tests- AKC Community Canine and AKC Urban CGC. The reporter lived in a large metropolitan city and near the end of the interview, she said, “I would love to do this … Continue reading
The Urban CGC test is a great fit for therapy dogs. These dogs are out and about in the community and they do many of the Urban CGC test items on their way to a therapy visit. The Dog Obedience … Continue reading
Starting Monday, the CGC blog will be back. There are exciting new things happening with CGC such as the new Urban CGC program. CGC Evaluators are busy testing dogs for the CGC Evaluator Challenge. The details are here: http://images.akc.org/pdf/cgc/CGC-Evaluator-Challenge.pdf Anytime … Continue reading