Good Canine Citizens

Monday, March 15, 2010

A couple of times a year, Roseville Dog Owners' Group (RDOG) holds a "Canine Good Citizen® (CGC)" Clinic. This clinic features a local dog trainer who helps dogs and their owners practice and prepare for the CGC test (held at a later date). You can click here to see what the test entails, but basically, it determines if a dog can handle 10 different situations that it might encounter while out in public with its owner. My friend Sandy participated in the clinic with her Australian cattle dog, Red. I tagged along with my camera. Red did really well and I don't think he'll have any trouble passing the test when Sandy puts him through his paces. Our border collie, Magpie, is not yet a canine good citizen. She's shy in social situations, so I need to do more work with her to make her comfortable enough to pass some portions of the test.

Six dogs and their owners attended the clinic. Dana Maroney was the trainer and three members of RDOG were on hand to help with portions of the clinic. Below are some of the photos I took that day.











You can see many more photos from the clinic in my DotPhoto album.

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