Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Canine Good Citizen

Finally I am a Canine Good Citizen! Yes, I can now put the letters CGC after my name. Now I know you think I should have had those letters long ago and I have to agree with you. Many of my friends have those letter and I was a bit embarrassed that I didn't. But since Barbara is always evaluating CGC tests, she can't test me. So tonight she had a friend who is a CGC evaluator come to Paw In Hand to give a test to her students. She decided that we would take the test. Of course I passed everything!
I thought it was easy peasy. The AKC says you have to do 10 skills to pass and get the letters after your name and a certificate. Here is what I had to do: 1. Sit politely to meet a friendly stranger. 2. Sit for petting. 3. Appearance and grooming. 4. Loose leash walk. 5. Walk through a crowd 6. Sit, down, stay. 7. Come 8. Reaction to another dog. 9 Reaction to distractions. 10.Supervised separation. I am so pleased that I passed and can say I am a Canine Good Citizen.

5 comments:

Lorenza said...

Congratulations, Niamh!
I know you are the best!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

As you say, Niamh, we thought you had passed that a long time ago. We know you're one of the best citizens around! I, by the way, would never pass, as I am a terrible leash puller... #1 says she wishes Barbara were around to give me a few lessons.

Woofs,
Tommy (and Fernant who is staying with us)

Mitch and Molly said...

Congratulations, Niamh! We are so very proud of you!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Mango said...

That supervised separation part is the hardest for sure. Congratulations!

Slobbers,
Mango

Fred said...

Hooray! I would never be able to be a good citizen--quite an accomplishment! :P