Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Roxy is officially a Good citizen!

Roxy passed her canine good citizen test.
She:
Test 1: Accepted  a friendly stranger
Test 2: Sat  politely for petting
Test 3: Appearance and grooming
This practical test demonstrates that the dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so. It also demonstrates the owner's care, concern and sense of responsibility. The evaluator inspects the dog to determine if it is clean and groomed. The dog must appear to be in healthy condition (i.e., proper weight, clean, healthy and alert). The handler should supply the comb or brush commonly used on the dog. The evaluator then softly combs or brushes the dog, and in a natural manner, lightly examines the ears and gently picks up each front foot. It is not necessary for the dog to hold a specific position during the examination, and the handler may talk to the dog, praise it and give encouragement throughout.
Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
Test 7: Coming when called
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
Test 10: Supervised separation 3 minutes- she did better then I expected.

4 comments:

Life with 5 dogs said...

Congrats on becoming a Canine Good Citizen. We are your newest followers.

♥ Sallie said...

Yay! I'm so happy I found your blog! I hope we can be friends. I'm just like you!

Hugs,

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Thats so great that your doggie became a good citizen! Our mama wanted us to take the test but she's not sure we could do ALL of it. The supervised separation would be hardest! Lily would cry!

Donna and the Dogs said...

Woooo Hooooo!

I knew you could do it!

Your Friend,
Toby the Labrador