• I'm pleased to say that Malaika passed her KC Good Citizenship assessment today at Manchester Dog show 😃


  • Congratulations! I'm not familiar with the Good Citizen assessment. What does it involve?


  • Well done Shelley & Malaika! I think by the time i arrived there you had gone, buyt john mentioned he had been talking to you both. Will we see you at Crufts or will you be too busy by then…....;)


  • @Kipawa:

    Congratulations! I'm not familiar with the Good Citizen assessment. What does it involve?

    Fran, thank you,
    The KC Good Citizenship is a structured training programme that should result in a well trained socialy acceptable Dog and an owner who realises their responsibilities of keeping a Dog.
    It starts with Puppy foundation, works through Bronze and Silver and ends with the Gold award.
    Each module consists of a series of training sessions and an assessment except puppy.
    For the Bronze she had to do a minute sit stay off lead, walk on lead in a controlled manner, walk near distractions, wait at one side of a gate untill called through, a recall, and a physical examination from handler.
    Howard my husband then had to answer some questions about Dog ownership.


  • @Elscodobermann:

    Well done Shelley & Malaika! I think by the time i arrived there you had gone, buyt john mentioned he had been talking to you both. Will we see you at Crufts or will you be too busy by then…....;)

    Thanks Scott, we are very pleased with her.
    Howard did the handling and i cheered them on 😉
    Sorry we missed you, it was nice to chat to John and see Alfie and Dynah, they were all cuddled up.
    Not sure about Crufts, it all depends ….........

  • Houston

    Awesome Shelley…congratulations

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  • Congratulations!


  • @thunderbird8588:

    Fran, thank you,
    The KC Good Citizenship is a structured training programme that should result in a well trained socialy acceptable Dog and an owner who realises their responsibilities of keeping a Dog.
    It starts with Puppy foundation, works through Bronze and Silver and ends with the Gold award.
    Each module consists of a series of training sessions and an assessment except puppy.
    For the Bronze she had to do a minute sit stay off lead, walk on lead in a controlled manner, walk near distractions, wait at one side of a gate untill called through, a recall, and a physical examination from handler.
    Howard my husband then had to answer some questions about Dog ownership.

    That sounds like an excellent program to put a dog through. My first puppy class is next Tuesday in the afternoon. I know the trainer gives courses that work up from the previous one, though I do not think that there is a recognized award system here.


  • WTG! Congrats.

    The Good Citizen program sounds much like the US one.
    http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm

    I have put some dogs through it, and actually helped as a helper during events before.

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