Author Archives: Canine Good Citizen

About Canine Good Citizen

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

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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Quincy Kennel Club (IL) Gives CGC Test to Vets & Service Dogs

The Quincy Kennel Club in Quincy, IL conducted a CGC test with veterans and their service dogs. Here’s the story:    

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From AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy to Diabetic Alert Dog

Today’s guest writer is Michael Burkey of Michigan Dog Training. Click here to read about a STAR pup that is on the way to becoming a service dog. Future Service Dog becomes a S.T.A.R. Puppy

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Historic FUN Obedience Event at Westminster

Never say never. That’s what I learned this week at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The nationally recognized Westminster show takes place every February in New York City. For nearly a week, dog people from across the country descend upon … Continue reading

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Videos to Teach Safety Around Dogs: Are They Effective?

There are a number of videos that teach children how to be safe around dogs. The American Kennel Club’s video, “The Dog Listener” uses young actors to show children how to handle potentially dangerous situations with dogs including how to … Continue reading

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