On October 1, 2014 two dogs passed the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation and thus earned the CGC TitleÂ and the Puppy STAR program at Michigan Dog Training in Plymouth, Michigan.Â The AKC states, “the purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Test is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, in pulblic places and in the presence of other dogs.Â The program embraces both pure-bred and mixed-breed dogs…..this test of your dog’s manners and training is not a competition and does not require that your and your dog perform with precision. The American Kennel Club urges all dog owners to participate in this program, thereby assuring that our beloved dogs will always be welcomed and respected members of the community.”
The evaluation includes the following components:Â 1. Accepting a friendly stranger, 2. Sitting politely for petting, 3. Allows others to groom the dog, 4. Walks on a loose leash, 5. Walks through a crowd without jumping on people, 6. Sit and down on command and staying in place, 7. Coming when called, 8. Well behaved around other dogs in close proximity, 9. Reaction to distractions, and 10. Supervised separation. Congratulations to the new Canine Good Citizen and Puppy STAR:
1. Cassandra Lomako and Robinsons Kodiak Hemi, German Shepherd of Westland, Michigan, CGC
2. Antonia Mahler and Coby, Australian Shepherd mix of Northville, Michigan, Puppy STAR
To learn how your dog can become a Canine Good Citizen or a Puppy STAR, contact Michigan Dog Training now or call 734-634-4152.Â Classes start October 7, 2014.