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Location, Location, Location: Choosing a Dog Trainer

When we did agility with our dog, we drove 2.5 hours one way to take lessons from a world-class trainer. I have a friend in Houston who starts a 2-hour drive across Houston in 5 o’clock traffic to get to … Continue reading

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Combat Veteran and CGCA Dog Give Back

Every now and then, a dog owner stays in touch with the CGC department to ask questions and get help regarding the next level of training. We hope that you enjoy this article from Kevin Gembarosky and his dog, Ranger, … Continue reading

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Taking the CGC Test: One Dog’s Story

Gillian Scott is a writer for the Times Union (Albany, NY). We thought we’d share her story of taking the CGC test with Her dog, Rocky. Here’s the link:  http://blog.northjersey.com/jerseydog/4070/canine-good-citizen-champs-guest-post/

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AKC Community Canine Test (Video of test at a Dog Show)

Happy New Year! If your dog has already passed the CGC test, consider earning the AKC Community Canine title in 2015. Here is another video of the CGCA–this one in a dog show setting (Meet the Breeds).

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Canine Good Citizen: 10 Essential Skills for Every Dog

This week we talked about AKC Community Canine, advanced CGC. For those readers who may not have seen the original Canine Good Citizen test, we’re posting the test items today.  CGC started in 1989 and since then, more than 700,000 … Continue reading

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Training City Dogs: Meet Shelby Semel

This week we’re focusing on the AKC Community Canine test (advanced CGC) that was recently held in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Shelby Semel, owner of Shelby’s Dog Training, attended the test along with two of her trainers, Corinne … Continue reading

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Training City Dogs: Meet the Instinct Dog Trainers

This week is all about the AKC Community Canine test in Grand Central. In addition to the dogs who went through the test, I was curious to meet the trainers who teach owners to navigate one of the world’s busiest … Continue reading

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