Monday, June 1, 2009

They passed!

The Humane Society of Jackson County's Pet Fest held this past Saturday was a great success! We were lucky to have beautiful weather, and the last I heard, we estimated at least 650 people in attendance throughout the day. I don't think the vendors (including me) had many sales, but if nothing else, the event was a great weekend outing for many cute dogs & their families and the event raised some much-needed funds and awareness for the HSJC. I took a few pictures (which I have yet to upload to my computer - hopefully they'll be up by tomorrow), and I'll be sure to post them soon!

In the meantime, I have to brag a little bit - Brady & Cooper both passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test! We hadn't planned on having the boys tested yet (I figured we still had a little ways to go in our training before we would be prepared) but we decided to go ahead at the last minute, and both of the boys were great!

The Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) is a certification program designed by the AKC to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC test includes the following 10 items:

(1) Accepting a friendly stranger

(2) Sitting politely for petting

(3) Appearance and grooming

(4) Walking on a loose lead

(5) Walking through a crowd

(6) Sit and down on command and staying in place

(7) Coming when called

(8) Reaction to another dog

(9) Reaction to distraction

(10) Supervised separation

To learn more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program, click here, and stay tuned for more from Pet Fest coming soon!


  1. I got a few cute shots that I'll have to email you tonight!

  2. Yeah B&C! I highly doubt Tag would pass, and Coco is questionable, so I am impressed! Don't get me wrong - our dogs are sweet - but they both have minds of their own.

  3. Good job boys! I hope they got extra cookies for that. :) I'm glad to hear it was a successful fundraiser and got some good publicity for the Humane Society. That's great news!

  4. Congratulations! That's wonderful that you now have two CGC dogs!


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