Free Handling Skills Class!
Ring Procedure, Showmanship, Socialization, Handler's Control & Practice Exercises
Adults & Juniors
Thursday, April 23rd
507 West 47th Street (West side of North Chadbourne)
Pam Surley, Instructor
bring water for you & your dog
Me & My Dog....come on Thursdays!
Working Toward AKC Junior Showmanship!
The new title focuses on city-dwelling dogs and the special skills they require.
AKC Urban CGC requires a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title.
AKC Urban CGC skills dogs must possess include:
1. Exits/enters doorways (of dog friendly buildings) with no pulling
2. Walks through a crowd on a busy urban sidewalk
3, Reacts appropriately to city distractions (horns, sirens, etc.)
4. Waits on leash, crosses street under control
5. Ignores food and food containers on sidewalk
6. Person approaches on sidewalk and pets dog
7. 3-minute down-stay in lobby of dog friendly building
8. Safely negotiates stairs and elevators
10. Enters, exits, rides dog-friendly transportation (car, subway in a carry bag, cab)
“City dogs" require a very special set of skills, including waiting to cross a street, ignoring food tossed on a sidewalk, behaving in building lobbies and riding elevators. Urban CGC reinforces practical, everyday skills for the millions of dogs living in urban areas today, creating safer, more responsible communities.”
Skills Testing upon Request
AKC Dog Show
October 31 - November 1, 2015
All Breed, Junior Showmanship, Obedience & Rally
AKC National Owner-Handled Series (Saturday & Sunday)
Conformation B Match & "OC" Obedience Matches & Rally Run Through
4-6 Month Puppy Competition-Saturday
Canine Good Citizen & CGCA Testing
The purpose of this program is to recognize AKC dogs and their owners who have given their time and helped people by volunteering as a therapy dog and owner team.
The AKC Therapy Dog program awards an official AKC title awarded to dogs who have worked to improve the lives of the people they have visited.
The AKC Therapy Dog title (THD) can be earned by dogs who have been certified by AKC recognized therapy dog organizations and have performed 50 or more community visits- 10 visits for a Therapy Dog NOVICE title!
FMI: AKC Program