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JUNEAU - The Capital Kennel Club of Juneau announced that five Juneau dogs successfully completed their certification as American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens.
Five new Canine Good Citizens certified 020812 NEWS 7 For the Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - The Capital Kennel Club of Juneau announced that five Juneau dogs successfully completed their certification as American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Story last updated at 2/8/2012 - 11:16 am

Five new Canine Good Citizens certified

JUNEAU - The Capital Kennel Club of Juneau announced that five Juneau dogs successfully completed their certification as American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens.

The new Canine Good Citizens and their handlers include Dugan, a pug, and Jamie Criss; Truly Noel, a King Charles Cavalier Terrier, and Destiny Sargeant; Sam, a golden doodle, and Mari Meiners; Breezy, an Australian shephard, and Diana Higgs; and Gidget, a terrier mix, and Aran Felix.

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program was created by the American Kennel Club to promote responsible dog ownership and to recognize those dogs that have achieved a high standard of canine good citizenship. The evaluator for the CGC test was Juneau resident Marty Messick. In preparation for the Canine Good Citizen test, each of the dog and handler teams completed a 3 week course to familiarize themselves with each of the elements of the test. The CGC preparation class and test were facilitated by George Utermohle.

Many of the new Canine Good Citizen teams will continue their training in order to become certified therapy dogs.

The Canine Good Citizen test was organized and conducted by the Capital Kennel Club of Juneau. The club regularly schedules classes to teach obedience and good manners to dogs of all ages. Testing for the Canine Good Citizen certification is held periodically as demand warrants. In addition to obedience training, the Capital Kennel Club also holds classes and sanctioned trials for dog performance sports, including agility, formal competitive obedience, rally obedience, and flyball. More information on dog training classes and canine performance events can be found at www.ckcoj.org.