A Good Canine Citizen

Hoku took his Canine Good Citizen test today and passed with flying colors! (Cue the Rocky theme song!) We weren’t allowed to give him any treats during the testing, but he got plenty of his favorite cheddar cubes afterwards as a super reward for bringing his A-game. When we adopted him a year ago, he didn’t know any basic obedience commands and couldn’t even walk around the block without pulling and reacting to every little thing. We’re so proud of how far he’s come and today was just the icing on the cake! Hurray!

The CGC test consists of the following ten items:

1. Accepting a friendly stranger

2. Sitting politely for petting

3. Appearance and grooming

4. Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

5. Walking through a crowd

6. Sit and down on command and Staying in place

7. Coming when called

8. Reaction to another dog

9. Reaction to distraction

10. Supervised separation