Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Grass Valley Dog Show, With K9 Officer Rüdiger

Day Two of the Grass Valley Dog Show -- 1168 dogs and only one Briard. Just walking around the show was fun; Chou Chou got a lot of attention. 

("Will somebody tell me why they took away my hair clip? I can't see anything!")

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Grass Valley Dog Show

This was Chou Chou's first show in more than a year. I am not trying to earn her championship; I just go for fun and because it's good socialization for her. 

This is the first time she has entered the Grass Valley show, although she attended once before. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Chou Chou Has A New AKC Title

September 3, 2016, at the Grass Valley Dog Show, Chou Chou Briard tested for the Advanced Canine Good Citizen title (also known as Community Canine). She earned the CGC on her first birthday, but I haven't seen the test for Advanced CGC offered until now. 

She had to pass 10 tasks; all involved being focused and obedient during distractions -- and at a dog show, there are a lot of distractions!

She took the test with 6 other dogs. She stood in line with them and waited her turn to perform each task. And she passed all 10. 

So now she has a new AKC title, CGCA, added after her name, along with her Advanced Therapy Dog (THDA) title. Good work, Chou!

("I have earned 4 titles! But AKC drops the CGC and the THD from my name when I earn the advanced titles. So unfair!")

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