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Post by Shisa on Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:13 pm

Our school is having a Good Canine Companion assessment on the 11th of October. I've entered Spike and Axel. It's similar to the Canine Good Citizen tests but with a few a few things added and left out.
Xan did his 2 years ago.
Loads of work to do and so little time to do it. I have to work on longer down stays and getting Axel to go over a jump away from me reliably. Great fun!
I'll enter Lequita in the next one as she's not ready yet.
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Post by Caryll on Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:38 pm

Good luck!

I think things like that are such a good idea!

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Re: Good Canine Companion

Post by Shisa on Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:14 pm

It's fun. Everyone gets a prize for entering and we have a party. That said scoring is very strict. If a dog doesn't do something you get a 'not ready' and you fail the test but your dog doesn't have to sit straight or walk tight like in formal Obedience.
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Post by Lorraine on Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Sounds like fun - good luck all.
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Re: Good Canine Companion

Post by tracyp on Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:01 pm

That does sound like fun for both you & the dogs. Best wishes & fingers crossed from us to the three of you.
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Post by Caroline on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:36 pm

It sounds like it will be a lot of fun for you all happy
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Re: Good Canine Companion

Post by Eleanor on Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:06 pm

Good luck! happy Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Re: Good Canine Companion

Post by Shisa on Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:08 am

Thank you.
It's good (and nice) to have something to work towards, specially the non-competitive people that just want a nice companion. It gives you something to measure yourself and your dogs progress against.
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Post by Eleanor on Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:13 am

And I bet the dogs will appreciate it, as well! happy
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Re: Good Canine Companion

Post by Shisa on Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:00 pm

Basically a week left till the test and Spike has decided that he prefers to jump back and forth over the jump; instead of going around.
He's so fast. I'm going to try running towards the jump at an angle so he is sort of pointing towards the end when he goes over.
If he doesn't do the jump correctly he fails the whole test sad

They're always coming up with clever little schemes these brats of mine.
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Post by Eleanor on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:07 pm

hug I'm sure you'll find a way that works for both of you! Good luck!
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Post by ella on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:45 pm

Good luck!

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Re: Good Canine Companion

Post by Shisa on Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:07 am

Eleanor wrote:hug I'm sure you'll find a way that works for both of you! Good luck!

I did laughing

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Post by Eleanor on Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:38 am

laughing Glad to hear it!
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Re: Good Canine Companion

Post by Shisa on Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:09 pm

So with Axel injured I'm taking Xan again. He scored 24/25 last time so he can enter again to get a perfect score. Cross you fingers as I've really neglected his training over the last few months because he's basically retired.
It'll be muscle memory and what we can squeeze in tomorrow and Saturday morning laughing
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Post by tracyp on Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:09 pm

Best of luck to you both. thumbs up
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