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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Project Posts! CGC with Blind/Deaf Dogs

I've had many requests for specifics about how to teach a blind and deaf dog various exercises, so we will begin with the Canine Good Citizen award from the AKC.  I will be posting about the various exercises required and then some tips on how to teach each one.  

Treasure and I would love for you to comment on our posts as you go along through the process, but most especially once you've earned your certificate!  It's a great accomplishment and can lead to other accomplishments (many therapy dog organizations use the CGC as part of their evaluations as well).  But most of all, it's a great way to have fun with your dog!  


  1. Thank you for sharing these - I will be using these techniques - I have a blind Catahoula Leopard Dog - double merle

  2. I have my second deaf dog - first was a deaf pit bull (RIP dear sweet Hudson) and now I have a mixed ACD/Aussie Shepherd. She is deaf and blind in one eye - limited vision in the other eye. We've been working on some basics - sit, stay, lie down, leave it, and she is catching on quick. She needs the mental stimulation so we will be following along. Thank you for everything you do to promote the deafies and otherwise challenged dogs!