CGC Testing – What It Is & Why We Do It

The American Kennel Club began their Canine Good Citizen program in 1989 as a way to reward dogs who have proven good manners at home and in their communities. Since then, it has become the golden standard for all obedience courses. The Canine Good Citizen test, or CGC, contains 10 subjects that will simulate different day to[…]

7 Tips for Harnessing The High Energy Dog

Boundless energy is a thing of much envy, but if you have a dog with this “gift,” it can be pretty maddening. Hyperactivity (a diagnosis with a lot of gray area) is often more of a personality type than a breed or age of dog.  From the tiniest Chihuahua, to the most massive Great Dane,[…]

Leash Reactivity

Two more spots remain in this Sunday’s 10:30am Leash Reactivity course. Lungers, barkers, and dedicated pullers – this is your class! We’ll work on: Loose leash skills Desensitizing to distractions Reducing excitability Improving focus Reducing fearful/anxious reactions to other dogs. This is a 4 week class at Lofty Dog. Register: