Friday, March 20, 2015

Dog Health – Canine Good Citizen


Sponsored by the Animal Kennel Club (AKC). Dogs may participate no matter pedigree or breed*. It’s administered by local dog clubs, private trainers, and 4H clubs. Rules on what is to be expected can be found at their website (Can also be accessed in the downloads section at

·         Must be well groomed
·         Good manners
·         Must know sit, stay, come, down
·         Allow strangers to approach
·         React appropriately to dogs and distractions
·         Walk nicely on loose leash
·         Sit politely for petting
·         Move through crowd without going wild
·         Calm down after play or praise
·         Sit still for exam by judge

*This is an excellent way for APBT (and their owners) to show off just how wonderful these dogs are.

Disclaimer – In no way am I claiming to be an expert on these topics. These are only informational articles written to help dog owners. It’s recommended that you always do your own research and consult with your veterinarian for more detailed information. 

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