"PR" BrownStone Iditarod Koyuk, CGC, TT, WSD, CGCAI am please to announce that "PR" BrownStone Iditarod Koyuk, CGC, TT, WSD now has a new title: CGCA. Koyuk hasn't been in a formal obedience class for a couple of years but when the exam was offered, I figured she was ready to ace it. She is the first Chinook to earn the Canine Good Citizen Advanced title.
At one point, she had to wait while I walked away 20 feet, back and away 20' again past a slab of Red Barn beef pate' on the floor. Then she had to do a recall to me right past the pate', ignoring it as she went by. (When Trask's CGC class had practiced this exercise, he got the whole 1/2 loaf of pate' in his mouth and spit out the plastic wrapper before anyone could get to him. He also had two bully sticks in his mouth that were also on the floor as "distractions". To him, Recall had never been so great.) Fortunately his mom, Koyuk had better voice control for her exam.
The hardest (worst) part of the exam proved to be taking a group picture of the dogs that passed with their owners. Not only is the photography unflattering but in the group shot, no two humans or dogs were looking forward at the same time.