Malaika

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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@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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