Author Archives: Canine Good Citizen

About Canine Good Citizen

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

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 Advertisements

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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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How To Know When It’s Time To Say Goodbye

In the last few months, I’ve watched several close friends as they’ve had to make some heart-breaking decisions about their older dogs. When it comes an older dog who is a beloved family member, making the decision that it is … Continue reading

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The Story of Truth and Mugs: Two Special CGC Dogs

Guest author: Kelley Fecteau (Rainbow Service Dogs) When I think of CGC dogs, the story of brother and sister littermates who have overcome tremendous odds always come to mind. Mugs and Truth had come to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) … Continue reading

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Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

Sometimes, compassionate people are so eager to help a dog in a shelter or rescue situation, they just don’t have on their thinking caps. The call yesterday was from a first-time mom with a new baby. Two weeks before her … Continue reading

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Why Does My Dog Pee On Her Bed?

A dog owner posed this question that is a variation on housetraining. “I recently added a 9 month old mid-sized mixed breed dog to my family. My dog came from the shelter. For the most part, she is housetrained, but … Continue reading

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