Josie’s Journey

Do You & Your Dog Want to Become a Josie’s Journey Handler/Dog Team?

Posted by  //  May 2, 2023  //  Local Business

Often, we are asked about what the requirements are for a dog to be part of Josie’s Journey.  First, we want to know that your dog is friendly and loves people.  The minimum testing requirement for the dog is to obtain the Canine Good Citizenship Certification (CGC). Canine Good Citizenship also requires the handler to test with the dog, it’s a team effort.  Canine Good Citizenship lets us know that a dog has all the basic obedience skills, can follow commands and remain calm in a variety of environments and situations.  Josie’s Journey partners with B Good Dogs Training to help you with basic obedience skills as well as certifying dogs with the Canine Good Citizenship Certification.  Below you will find the CGC test items as well as the contact information for B Good Dogs.

Canine Good Citizen Test Items

  • Test 1 : Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Test 2 : Sitting politely for petting
  • Test 3 : Appearance and grooming
  • Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Test 5: Walking through a crowd
  • Test 6: Sit and down on cue and stay in place
  • Test 7: Coming when called
  • Test 8: Reaction to another dog
  • Test 9: Reaction to distraction
  • Test 10: Supervised separation

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Give us a call if you feel that you and your dog would meet the requirements, we would be happy to talk more about the process and answer any questions that you may have.  We are always looking to grow our team and would be so excited to meet you and your dog!

With loving paws,
The Josie’s Journey Team

Photo: Congratulations Sophie on successfully completing your Canine Good Citizenship refresher

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