Thursday, March 20, 2008

He's a good citizen!

Yesterday, Huck was put to the test! I took him to get his Canine Good Citizen certificate, put on by the AKC (American Kennel Club). And he passed!! I'm so proud!

I was a bit nervous, I've never "shown" a dog, only horses. The test involved walking on leash (no training colors allowed), making him sit, lay down and wait while I walked away, he had to come when I called, behave with a strange dog in close perimeters, and he had to sit with the judge for three minutes - and behave!

He passed with flying colors.

This picture is from when he was just a wee one. He's now almost three years old. I need to post some more recent pictures from the lake photo shoot!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Huckleberry! (And Katie, of course!)

Did you take a training class to work on the things you needed for the good citizen test? I've thought about doing this with Laika, but haven't gotten around to it yet, so I'm eager to hear any recommendations you have for preparing for the test!

PS - you're always welcome to use any of my Huck photos...and feel free to modify/crop them in any way you like!

Katie said...

Hi Terrie,
Laika would totally pass! I didn't prepare at all because it was a bit of last minute ordeal. It's really easy and we could practice together in the dog park.
Thanks for the photos!
K + H