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Citizen Canine, by the American Kennel Club, is the official book on the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program. Written by our friend Mary Burch for AKC, Citizen Canine provides everything you need to know in order to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test.
A beautiful new 256 page book with informative full color photos on almost every page, Citizen Canine goes way beyond the basic 10 steps of the Canine Good Citizen Test.
Written by Mary Burch for the American Kennel Club, one of the most respected dog organizations in the world, Citizen Canine will help dog owners easily maneuver through the AKC Canine Good Citizen program a 10-step training curriculum stressing responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. With the invaluable information found in this helpful guide, dog owners can easily train their dogs to pass the CGC test with flying colors.
A perfect manual for training classes, renters, landlords, Condo Associations...almost every library needs this one! Outstanding job of putting it all together in a compact, easy to understand format for a very reasonable price.
* Advanced trainers can delve deeper into behavioral concepts related to training for CGC.
* Evaluators and instructors are provided with problem solving ideas for dogs having a hard time with particular steps.
* Dog owners learn the basics of teaching the 10 test items and the practical application of each in the real world.
CITIZEN CANINE is a must-have resource for anyone interested in training dogs.
Covers the following:
*Introduction: The Need for Canine Good Citizens
*Accepting a Friendly Stranger
*Sitting Politely for Petting
*Appearance and Grooming
*Out for a Walk (Walking on a Loose Leash)
*Walking Through a Crowd
*Sit and Down on Command/Staying in Place
*Coming When Called
*Reaction to Another Dog
*Reaction to Distractions
*The CGC Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge
*Finding CGC Training and Testing Near You
*Before and After CGC
*Special Applications of the CGC Program
*How the AKC Helps Every Dog Owner
*Appendix: List of AKC-Approved CGC Evaluators and Index