I’m excited about receiving my AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator credential in January. Just in case you were wondering, AKC stands for American Kennel Club. They are the entity who developed and award people with their dogs a certificate after successful passing of the AKC CGC test. I decided in pursuing the evaluator credential after going through the Therapy Dog training class with Paws with Love. Bernie earned his CGC and I thought, I understand the ways in teaching the behaviors necessary for the exam and I’ve successfully instilled the training with Bernie, so let’s apply! I can now, in addition to the AKC CGC, I can ‘officially’ test people and their pups on the AKC Community Canine and AKC Urban Canine.
I’m also happy in sharing I’ve become a member of Paws with Love (Paws With Love) and have offered my dog training services for their group classes. You can even see a picture of Bernie and my graduating Therapy Dog class 🙂 Their classes begin tonight, so I can’t wait sharing my experiences with group training!