Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Happy Birthday, Clancy!!!

 
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It's Clancy's first birthday and he has a LOT to celebrate. He passed his CGC class!!!!!(Translation......Canine Good Citizen class). This means he did 10 things he was supposed to do....sit when a stranger comes up to you, sit while a stranger pets him, grooms him....walks on a leash without pulling, doesn't sniff other dogs when we pass them in the street(without permission), sits and stays, down and stay, comes when called(ok --I thought he would flunk right about here...but he THRIVES on working in the classroom), can be left with a stranger for 5 minutes without barking, pulling, jumping or being a nuisance and plays well with other dogs....this is the first step in his becoming a therapy dog. They(dog trainers in my most recent classes with him) think that with his exuberant personality he is a good dog to go to visit in nursing homes (no fear of wheelchairs or so they think)....I'm still on the fence about that but so far so good!
He received a scarf(shown) and he had a birthday hat and a new stuffed, squeaky toy. All in all, a good day for him!

13 comments:

Andrea said...

Now that looks like one spoiled dog. So precious.

jan said...

What a very lucky dog to have an opportunity to learn to be a good dog.

Quintarantino said...

Give that lad a slice of cake...

Mamaw said...

Good Boy, Clancy! Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

Liz said...

You can see how proud he is, even though he would really, really like to jump on you and give you a big kiss.

Happy Birthday, Clancey.

Gooo-o-o-o-d boy!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

What a good dog!
That hat suits him.

MotherOf3Guys said...

Is there an award for the dog that drags the styrofoam around the kitchen in the least amount of time?
Happy Birthday Clancy!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...
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Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Hey congratulations, Clancy! :)
He is a nice dog. Our dogs don't do any of those ten things. :(

USAincognito said...

Congrats and happy birthday to your dog! :) Still working on the "come" thing with mine!! She thinks it is a game....til I grab her and scold her.

Ashley said...

Love the party hat! What a beautiful dog!

Max-e said...

I love labradors they are such nice natured dogs. Happy birthday Clancy

Sonia said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to Clancy. What a beautiful dog!