Monday, July 6, 2009

Canine Good Citizen!

As of Sunday morning, I have officially become a Canine Good Citizen.
Yup, that's my badge.

My mom and I went for the official CGC evaluation yesterday to see whether I could pass ten tests:
  1. Accepting a friendly stranger. Easy one! No one is a stranger to me; they are just people that I haven't kissed yet!
  2. Sitting politely for petting. Another easy one! More pets and kisses please.
  3. Appearance and grooming. I think we all know the answer to this one. Of course, I passed this test. Was it even a question?
  4. Out for a walk (loose lead). I love taking walks with my mom. Are we going to the park?
  5. Walking through a crowd. This one was weird since no one in the crowd even looked at me. Definitely not a realistic simulation because I've never gone on a walk without someone stopping to ask what kind of dog I am, to tell me how beautiful I am, or to ask if they can say "hello," but I passed anyway.
  6. Sit and down on command and staying in place. I'm a champion sit-er and stay-er, but I was a little shaky on the "down." I usually save that trick for my dad, so I kept looking over my shoulder to see where he was. I mean, I'm pretty sure he came with us. Where did he go??? Once the judge let my dad come into the ring, I proved my skill by doing an excellent down.
  7. Coming when called. Hi Mom, you called?!?
  8. Reaction to another dog. Now, this one was a silly test. I guess some dogs get scared of other dogs, but I love everyone! I'm just sad that I wasn't able to play with the little dog. I guess it's a good thing though; she is so teeny-tiny that she probably can't play ball or frisbee. Actually, I think her entire body could fit inside of a frisbee.
  9. Reaction to distraction. This was a mean trick to play on my mom. It didn't scare me one bit when the lady dropped her clipboard on the ground, but startled my mom and made her say "whoa! what was that?!?"
  10. Supervised separation for 3 minutes. They judges were surprised that I did so well since I had been looking for my dad earlier during the test, but I passed this one with flying colors!
Oh, and did I mention that I had to do all of this tricks WITHOUT ANY TREATS?!?!
My mom is so proud of me!


  1. Congrats! that's awesome :)

  2. Congrats Laila. Thanks for the list of requirements. Something to work on with Diamond.