Concho Kennel Club

 Promoting the Welfare, Training and Exhibition of Pure Bred Dogs & Responsible Dog Ownership

Concho Kennel Club, Inc. is an American Kennel Club Licensed Club

 

 

 

 

 

San Angelo, Texas

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Train the Trainer 10 Class CGC Course

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Valerie Tillery

Certified AKC CGC Evaluator

valerietillery@gmail.com

(325) 315-0289

 

 

 

 

Garry Haines,

Certified AKC CGC Evaluator

garry.haines@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Complete Forms & Bring at 1st class or send to valerietillery@gmail.com  

CGC Registration Form & Dog Owner's Pledge

 

PLEASE READ

Each Officer is required to pay the training fee for the 5 week (10 class) program.  You will be reimbursed for the training fee by Concho Valley Paws (CVPAWS) based on your attendance and completion of the program--see below.  A certificate of completion will only be provided to those that complete the program.  Benchmark evaluations and progress reports are sent to CVPAWS, Eden & the Concho Kennel Club Board of Directors.

  • Only one (1) make-up date offered

  • Each participant needs to try and bring a dog to train or coordinate with CVPAWS to work with a rescue. You and a classmate may also work together with one dog.

  • Weekly Homework

  • In addition to the presentation of the regular Canine Good Citizen program, components of Pedagogy (teaching) will be worked into the program

  • You will be required to make two (2) presentations as an instructor to demonstrate your teaching skills

PAY BELOW  (or Make Check Payable to Concho Kennel Club)

$100.00 for 10 Classes (in 5 weeks) (plus card processing fee of $3)

Class Block Preference
Name of Dog
Type of Breed/Mix

NOTE:  These are accelerated Classes wherein 2 classes are conducted each week.  Therefore, if you miss one week, you are actually missing 2 classes

100% Completion attending 10 classes100% Refund for $100
90% Completion attending 9 classes90% Refund for $90
80% Completion attending 8 classes80% Refund for $80
70% Completion attending 7 classes70% Refund for $70
4 or more classes missed0% Refund & failed

Training Location:   507 West 47th Street

(off North Chadbourne on West side)

 

Meet at the Side Building-Park in Field

 

Schedule could change depending on the weather; Please note that most of the training is held outdoors.   IF it RAINS or threatens to rain, we may meet at the Fairgrounds on the South End--Auto Wrangler Barn. 

 

Please wear appropriate shoes, wear a cap if needed and bring water & dog treats. 

 

 

Class Block #2 Schedule

DAY:   Wednesdays

TIME:   9:00a-11:00a

Classes 1 & 2

 September 2nd- must attend

 

 

Classes 3 & 4

 September 9th

 

 

Classes 5 & 6

 September 16th

 

 

Classes 7 & 8September 23rd
  
Make-Up Class Friday, September 25th
  
Classes 9 & 10September 30
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants Guide

 

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program


What is it?

Welcome to the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. There are many exciting applications of this wonderful, entry level that go beyond the testing and certifying of dogs.


Many other countries (including England, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and Finland) have developed CGC programs based on the AKC’s CGC Program. A CGC Neighborhood Model has been established, police and animal control agencies use CGC for dealing with dog problems in communities, some therapy dog groups use the CGC as a partial screening tool, and some 4-H groups around the country have been using the CGC as a beginning dog training program for children.

A number of specialty (one breed only) clubs give the CGC at their annual national dog show. Dog clubs have discovered that the CGC is an event that allows everyone to go home a winner. Veterinarians have recognized the benefits of well-trained dogs and there are some CGC programs in place in veterinary hospitals. State legislatures began recognizing the CGC program as a means of advocating responsible dog ownership and 34 states now have Canine Good Citizen resolutions.

In a little over one decade, the Canine Good Citizen Program has begun to have an extremely positive impact in many of our communities. This is a program that can help us assure that the dogs we love will always be welcomed and well-respected members of our communities.

source:
www.akc.org 




Who Can Participate?
All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program. Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines. Owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule for vaccines and other health care procedures.

There is no age limit for the CGC test. A dog is never too old to be a good citizen. Puppies who have completed all immunizations and boosters may be tested, however, because we know that behavior and temperament can change over time, when puppies pass the CGC test, owners should have them re-tested as adults.

There are a few exceptions relating to participation in a CGC test. If the CGC test is given at an AKC show, the age requirements for the show apply to CGC also. Further, when the CGC test is administered at an AKC show, the test may be restricted to only dogs entered in the show or to purebred dogs.

Some dogs who are entered in CGC tests will have completed CGC classes or basic obedience classes. Owners who have trained their dogs themselves may also have their dogs tested. Clubs and training programs in almost every city can provide CGC training to owners and dogs who need to learn a few more skills before taking the test.

 



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First Graduating Class of Prison Paws!

August 18, 2015

Adele, Aretta, Hudson, Sable, Kline, Jett & Smiley

Concho Valley Paws, Eden Detention Center & Concho Kennel Club

 

 

Pen Pals

Group #1

Jo Anna

Kory

Morgan

Ara

Morgan with Cinna

Kory with Blue

Jo Anna with Buster

Sit!

Blue with great eye contact!

Ara & Lady

Sit - Stay!

Garry observes Lady staying on the 20 ft. training leash

 

HOMEWORK

Understanding a Dog's Senses

 

 

A big part of understanding your dog is understanding its senses and accepting that they are indeed different than humans. Both humans and dogs have the same three senses: sight, hearing and smelling, however while most humans communicate by hearing, seeing, and then smelling, dogs primarily communicate by smelling, seeing and lastly hearing. Dogs also have a universal sense which humans do not have, where they can feel the energy (emotions) of the other beings around them.

 

The statistics below will vary slightly with different types of breeds, for example a sight hound may have slightly better vision and a coonhound type of dog may have a slightly better sense of smell than other types.

 

Let’s take a look at each of a dog’s senses.

A dog interprets the world predominantly by smell, whereas a human interprets it by sight. As a human I cannot even imagine what that would be like to get most of my information from what I smell. This is why a blind or deaf dog can get along just fine if allowed to be a dog, given the proper leadership and exercise and their sensory whiskers are not cut off when they are groomed. While a dog's brain is only one-tenth the size of a human brain, the part that controls smell is 40 times larger than in humans. A dog’s sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than a human’s (depending on the breed). A human has about 5 million scent glands, compared to a dog, who has anywhere from 125 million to 300 million (depending on the breed). Ever wonder why your dog's nose is wet? The mucus on a dog's nose actually helps it smell by capturing scent particles. When a dog’s nose is dry they may lick it to aid them in scent.

 

When dogs smell something they are not just registering a smell, they get an entire story. They can smell pheromone, which is not only found in the urine and fecal, but on the skin and fur. From this they can tell a lot about another dog or human including if they are male or female, what they ate, where they have been, what they have touched, if they are ready to mate, if they have recently given birth, or had a false pregnancy, and what mood they are in. They have even been known to smell cancer on people, alerting them to it and saving their lives. This means when your dog smells another person, tree that another dog has peed on, pant leg that another dog has rubbed up against, or chair that someone has sat in, they are actually reading a story, not just smelling an interesting scent. While a human will smell something like spaghetti sauce as one smell, a dog smells each individual ingredient. Unlike humans, dogs can move their nostrils independently, allowing them to know what direction a smell is coming from.

 

A dog can both sniff and breathe. These are two different functions. Breathing is for air, but when they sniff with short breaths they actually save some scent that does not get exhaled. When a dog is overheated and actively panting, its sense of smell is reduced by as much as 40 percent as it uses the air to cool itself rather than for smelling.

 

Puppies have heat sensors in their noses to help find their mother during the time when their eyes and ears are closed. These sensors disappear by the time they are adults.

 

 

The Eyes

 

 

Since dogs do not have a spoken language, their thoughts are more like a sequence of images, much like a child before it learns to speak.

 

A common question among humans is, "Are dogs colorblind?" The answer is no, not exactly, meaning they do not only see in shades of only black and white. Studies have shown that dogs see in colors of various shades of blue and yellow. For example, a rainbow to a dog would be as follows: dark blue, light blue, light gray, light yellow, dark brownish yellow, and dark gray.

 

Purple and blue are both seen as shades of blue. Greenish-blue is viewed as a shade of gray. Red is seen as a black or dark gray. Orange, yellow and green all are seen to a dog as various shades of yellow. This means that, to a dog, bright orange toys are the same yellowish shade as the green grass. If you want your dog to clearly see his toys in the green grass you are better off giving the dog blue toys; if you have orange, yellow or green toys, the dog will be able to find them with his nose.

 

Dogs can see best at dusk and dawn. Their low-light vision is much better than a human’s, but their overall vision is not better. While a human’s vision is considered perfect at 20/20, a dog's vision is on average 20/75. Dogs cannot see as well at a distance as a human with normal eyes. Humans can also see things close up better than a dog can. On average, a human can see something clearly as close as 7 cm away, compared to a dog that sees things burry if they are closer than 33 cm away. Dogs can recognize objects better when they are moving and sometimes overlook the same object when it is still. Dogs see images on a TV screen, but most likely also see a rapidly flickering light, almost like a strobe light, in the picture; a human’s flicker resolution ability is about 55 Hz and a dog's is about 75 Hz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ears

 

 

Puppies are born deaf and cannot hear until they are about 21 days old. Their eyes are also closed. During this time they rely solely on scent to interpret their world. By the time their sense of hearing is completely developed they can hear about 4 times the distance of a human who has normal hearing. Dogs can hear higher pitched sounds that humans cannot hear. They often bark at vacuums because they hear a very loud annoying pitch to their motors.

 

Dogs detect sounds in the frequency range of approximately 67 - 45,000 Hz (varies with different breeds), compared to humans with the approximate range of 64 - 23,000 Hz. As humans and dogs get older they both lose the ability to hear certain frequencies.

 

Dogs have 18 or more muscles in their ears allowing them to be mobile, whereas a human has only 6 and can only move their ears slightly, if at all. Dogs with perked ears can usually hear better than dogs with hanging ears, especially if they can move their ears in the direction of the sound.

 

 

 

Energy

 

Animals can feel energy (in human words, emotions). It is a universal animal language. Have you ever been watching a group of wild animals out in the yard, perhaps a squirrel, rabbit and a deer all eating peacefully? Clearly these animals are not speaking words to one another asking if they all come in peace; somehow they all know that they are not going to harm one another. Or perhaps you know a dog that other dogs do not tend to like, or a cat that likes one dog but not another. Or perhaps you know of a person who dogs are prone to bark at. When I was a kid growing up I had a Lab mix who loved everyone. There was not a single person he didn't like, except for my uncle. When my uncle would come around he would bark at him. I later discovered that many dogs tended to bark at my uncle and as I got older I realized my uncle was a very tense, nervous person.

 

 

Dogs interpret human emotions such as worry, anxiety, fear, anger, pity and nervousness, as weaknesses and they do not listen to these emotions. Dogs listen best to someone who is calm but firm in their approach. They use their sense of energy to determine who should be the leader of their pack.  Them being with the strongest and most stable energy is the one they look to, be it themselves or another being around them. While you can hide your emotions from another human, you cannot hide them from a dog.

 

 

 

Written by Sharon Maguire © Dog Breed Info Center ®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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