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Esteemed K9's is excited to announce the soon arrival of Hellie von Mining to the States! This young lady is beautiful and has bloodlines to match her looks! She is sired by VA10 Germany BSZS 2015, VA3 Austria BSZS2015 Memphis vom Solebrunnen BH, AD, IPO 3 and a daughter of V Oprah von Aurelius IPO2.
Over the last 2 months we have been busy. That being said, Irok, Cinder, Landy and Aero all passed their AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification with flying colors! Our two youngest pups, Zorn and Hellie, need to wait until they are 1 year old to take their CGC test, and we are counting down the days until they turn turn one. Now it is on to training and preparing Irok, Landy and Aero for their BH (Begleithund - Obedience Dog) test.
Some may ask,"Why should I CGC test my dog.. and my answer would be, "Why not have your dog CGC certified? So, here are the requirements for passing the test:
It seems simple enough, right? Yet, quite a few dogs have problems with these tasks. It is something that each dog should know. How to behave in public settings, how to accept strangers on command, and acting alertly, but quietly towards other dogs. There is a time and place and as a handler, you must be able to let your dog know when the time and place is. If I were being approached by a stranger that I was afraid of, I would expect my dog to react in a negative way towards that stranger.. yet, when I act friendly towards someone, I would expect my dog to do the same. Simple? Not always. So, how do I get my dogs ready for a CGC test? We work from day one to socialize them to different situations, meeting strangers, and above all, give them positive reinforcement when they do something right. What happens in the first 8 weeks of your puppy or dogs life does make a difference. Puppies that have not been given the positive guidance at young ages can show timidness, aggression as well fear when put into situations when they are older.
So I CGC test my dog.. he/she passed.. now what? Easy, why not work towards a BH title? Stay tuned!