Any Good Citizens Out There?

15 May

As many of you know, the American Kennel Club has a program called the Canine Good Citizen program. It’s goal is to stress responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Lucy was certified as a Canine Good Citizen in 2010 – and it’s something of which we’re very proud.

Along with Bully Project, we have arranged to hold a public Canine Good Citizen testing event here in New York City! Coming up on June 2, 2012, you can have your dog (of any breed!) tested and certified to officially become a Canine Good Citizen all while benefiting Bully Project.

When I foster a dog, my goal with each one is to give them enough training to be able to pass the CGC test by the time they are adopted. Not only does it improve their behavior and manners, but it gives adopters a physical concept to hold on to – something that proves this dog is worth adopting.

So New York dog owners: what are you waiting for? Do you want to have the best dog on the block? To register in advance, please visit the Bully Project website and click on the Yellow Donate Button.


4 Responses to “Any Good Citizens Out There?”

  1. cafall May 15, 2012 at 10:50 AM #

    We did this with Sam a few years ago – it’s an amazing test! It not only gave us confidence in Sam, it made us very proud of what we had accomplished with him.


  2. Tucker's Mom May 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM #

    What a great idea! Both Tucker & Phoebe are Good Citizens, and it’s something we’re proud of, too. Obviously they don’t have the hugely unfair pit bull stereotype to overcome, but they are small dogs, and I can’t tell you how many times I have had people tell me that they thought all small dogs were “yappy, snappy, and incapable of learning anything.” We’re very happy to be able to prove those people wrong!

    • That Touch of Pit ... May 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM #

      That’s great about Tucker & Phoebe! Pitties are certainly not the only doggies out there dealing with unfair stereotypes – we also hear the “yappy, snappy” things about small dogs, and that’s totally unfair! We have small dogs in our lives too, and they’re all wonderful!


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