Author Archives: Canine Good Citizen

About Canine Good Citizen

AKC Canine Good Citizen Director, Author of the AKC's official CGC book, "CITIZEN CANINE"

AKC FIT DOG: Are you walking with your dog?

Now more than ever, fitness is important for both dogs and people. The most commonly recommended exercise to improve fitness is walking. Walking is considered a safe activity that improves muscular strength, circulation, memory, weight loss, increases energy, helps with … Continue reading

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Training and Selecting Therapy Dogs for Funeral Homes

Mary R. Burch, PhD As far back as the 1700’s, dogs have been used in therapeutic settings to provide comfort. In the 1970’s, several national therapy dog organizations emerged in the United States. These organizations registered handler and therapy dog … Continue reading

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Dog Days at Sox Game: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Devon, a Doberman owned by Bill Rock (a first time dog trainer) and Carole Moen, is working hard to promote the Canine Good Citizen program. He started his training with CGC, then went on to CGCA (advanced CGC), and after … Continue reading

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RIVERBEND: A PLACE TO HEAL WITH HANDS AND PAWS

RIVERBEND: A PLACE TO HEAL WITH HANDS AND PAWS By Shelly Leary, Guest Author Most of us know that dogs and people are a natural match. Not all people like dogs, and not all dogs like people, but for the … Continue reading

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Riding in the Car: An AKC Urban CGC Skill

AKC’s Urban Dog program teaches the skills a dog needs to live safely in a city — no matter how big or small. One of Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test items involves the dog riding safely in a car. … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late for Training…Dogs or People

In February, 2014, a beautiful red Doberman Pinscher named Devon came to live with Carole Moen and her husband, Bill Rock. Things haven’t been the same since. Devon was 4-years old when he went to live with Carole and Bill. … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

Springtime is here! Even though you may live in a place where you still have some melting snow, it’s time to clean up your property. My top two tips for outdoor Spring cleaning follow. Maintain your property Start this Spring … Continue reading

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