Canine Goof Citizen Award

August 2, 2009

That is not a typo.  Chase passed his CGC.  We had a lot of trouble keeping his front paws in the grass — and his nose out of it.  He’s just such a busy boy.  The CGC evaluator was in a puppy class with us so Chase thought it was old home week.  He really is a goof!  Lisa, the evaluator is active in the UKC club here which will be having shows this fall.  We’re going to get signed up/registered and try the weight pull.  Lisa wants us to try for a “Super Dog” designation — and here I thought I was the only one who believes Chase-man is a “Super Dog”.

More amazingly, he scored an 85 in Rally Novice.  We had some nose in the grass issues which resulted in some tight leash deductions — I wonder what they take off if you murder your dog in the ring?  Since we’ve not even completed the 6 week basic Rally Novice class, I was happy with the boy’s effort.  An amazing thing:  the rottweiler that preceded us in the class lifted his leg on one of the marker cones and CHASE DID NOT FOLLOW SUIT!

He has Rally class in a few hours (indoors) and will do very well, I’m sure.


  1. Kristine says:

    Congrats Chase-Man! He’ll be CH Chase, RN in no time flat!

  2. Carol says:

    Yahoo, Chase! Pretty soon the letters surrounding his name will be longer than the name! Not bad for a “Baddog”!

  3. Tony says:

    Being awarded Super Dog would surely have to be better than being designated a Canine Goof

    • myeye says:

      Tony, I was being a smart aleck. The American Kennel Club gives a Canine Good Citizen Award. The test includes many of the things you and your dog might encounter ona walk, e.g., a loud noise, a friendly stranger, being asked to lie down and stay and then to come, someone wandering around the dog with a walker, a 3-minute period where a stranger holds the dog and the owner goes out of sight. Chase is such a wild man that I was surprised he passed.

      • Tony says:

        Oh silly me, I thought it really was called a Canine Goof Citizen Award. I must admit I did think it was a strange award to give a dog.
        I guess it also raises, at least in my mind anyway, the old issue of why Goofy talks & wears clothes & walks upright while Pluto doesn’t

  4. C-Myste says:

    Hurray for Chase!

    I can think of a couple of siblings who are not such good citizens . . .

  5. Dawn says:

    Yeah for Chase! And for you too. If you try weight pulling let me know if you enjoy it. Magic seems to, and so do I. Magic cant go for super dog, but we really wanted to try for the ultra dog one. But there isnt much UKC agility near here at all- closest is over 3 hours. But we may some time next year.

  6. Janet says:

    Chase and Penni!

    Even more impressive doing on grass!

  7. Taryn says:

    Great Job, Chase! Congrats Penni!

  8. Lani says:

    Congratulations! And before graduation even…!

    The Cardis here agree that sniffing IS a lot of fun.

    In order to avoid sniff-a-thons, my rule of thumb for outdoor competitions is: Agility = yes (no time to sniff – running!); rally/obedience = no.

  9. Julie says:

    Hooray, Chase and Penni!

  10. Claire says:

    Congrats Chase & Penni!

  11. Kathy says:

    Hey Good Job! Now we have to call you “Baddog, CGC” I suppose!
    Way to go!

    It is much harder to do this in the grass! I was very thankful that it was a concrete surface when it was Denali’s turn last year!

  12. Keith & Jo says:

    Way too cool! All these letters after his name, soon will Dr. Chase, baddog VIP. I love it, great job!

  13. Kim Gibson says:

    Congrats to the both of you! May this be the first of many steps together.

  14. Holly says:

    How did I miss this? Congrats Chase!! What a good boy you are!