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Happy is a canine good citizen!

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  1. Sansal

    Sansal Boxer Insane

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    I'm so proud, Happy and I passed the canine good citizen test today! appicon

    We had to repeat the "supervised separation" because the first time Happy thought we were playing hide and seek and was play-bowing and barking, trying to get away from the handler to find me :LOL: :LOL:
    The second time she did fine :)

    We will probably start some therapy work soon, I'm so excited!

    Just wanted to share :)
     
  2. johann

    johann Boxer Insane

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    Congrats!! :D
     
  3. ApolloandMia

    ApolloandMia Boxer Buddy

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    Awesome job to both of you! Congrats!
     
  4. samsons

    samsons Boxer Insane

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    SUCH GOOD NEWS TO HEAR ~~ after following colombos story , needed to good news !!!!

    Sam cant get his ( cant pass the "ignore other dog" part ! but , lol , can look for cars & step in front of me to stop me , knows left & right , even working on "find car" but we cant get a cgc !!!!

    he even reminded me we needed tortillas at the grocery today ... ( stopped DEAD & sniffed at them ) lol ... ( i forget i am in PUBLIC & talk to him ), said " ahh good call ~ i would have forgot ! " some old man laughed so hard i though he was going to pee himself !! he must think the dog can read a grocery list !!! he he .... :)

    need to work on other dogs ~~ so much i want to do with this boy !!


    such congrats on your CGC !!! u rock happy ! hope u got a congrats treat !!
     
  5. Sansal

    Sansal Boxer Insane

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    That is too funny :LOL: You can take him into the grocery store?!

    I was worried about the "ignoring the other dog" part, too. I could *never* do the greeting with a stranger and strange dog on the street. But training class is an environment where Happy has learned to be around other dogs without getting overly excited or feel threatened.

    Oh yes, she got lots of treats once we were done :D
     
  6. rayandsarah

    rayandsarah Completely Boxer Crazy

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    Way to go you two! That is awesome! Congrats!
     
  7. chrystel

    chrystel Boxer Insane

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    yay!!! awesome!!! appicon i wish i could do it with my doggies ..

    Snatch is social but scared of weird stuff...
    Ox is not scared of anything but unsocial.

    yay me and my dogs!! :LOL:
     
  8. elgerdes

    elgerdes Completely Boxer Crazy

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    So, I'm going to ask a very (probably) dumb question...

    What is the canine good citizen test? (Just figured out what the CGC abbreviation stood for tho!)
     
  9. samsons

    samsons Boxer Insane

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    yes ~ can take him into any public place ~ he is a reg service dog " in training " has a cool little jacket to let others know what he is doing ! its also a great time to talk about RESCUE , when ppl stop to chat about him , he just lays down & waits , they are like " what a good boy" then i launch into , he is a rescue !! see what u can get !!! ( with lots of training & hard work of course !! ) :) :) :)


    he is a dif story at home though , he is a brat , but when that jacket goes on , he is a dream ! maybe i should take our next test in his jacket !! lol
     
  10. Sansal

    Sansal Boxer Insane

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    It's a program by the AKC: AKC's Canine Good CitizenĀ® (CGC) Program
    Becoming a CGC lays the foundation for many other AKC activities like Competitive Obedience and is also needed for therapy work.

    Basically we took an CGC preparation class at our training facility (6 weeks, 5 weeks of training, last week is the test). During the class we practiced the 10 skills the dog has to perform during the test. AKC's Canine Good CitizenĀ® (CGC) Program

    It's a lot of fun and a great bonding experience.
     
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