This week Madison learned that studying hard and doing her homework really pays off! The book she was using to study is an old family book handed down from past family dogs, kind of a bible of training for good and bad dogs. Thankfully, Madison studied the good dog section! On Monday Madison turned eight months old. Tuesday she showed the best Madison to the world!
Last Tuesday was the end of Madison’s first set of nose work classes. She will be posting more about that next week, but in the next session, she will start searching for odor and she can’t wait!
After nose work class, she had a quick dinner and then went to the last session of Obedience 1 at SPDTC. Madison has been doing well in class and has practiced a lot with Mom at home. Her Puppy Einstein class in the fall was a good foundation. For the final class, they played some games and held some competitions. Little Madison is so proud to announce that she had the best stay out of fourteen dogs! The trainer danced around her, tossed toys, rolled balls, squeaked squeakers, tossed a treat, and even waved a treat in front of Madison’s nose. It was tough, but she stayed down! Mom was thrilled, I said, “What is wrong with that girl?” Next week she will start her ten weeks of Obedience 2.
If that wasn’t enough for a young pup, Mom signed Madison up for her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test right after her obedience graduation. I passed my test on the first try, but I was seven years old. Bailie was too friendly on her first try, but she did pass the second time when she was thirteen months old. Mom knows Madison has social tendencies like Bailie, and not jumping on people could be the deal breaker.
To pass, a dog has to complete ten items by a certified CGC test person.
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and Staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distraction
- Supervised separation
The dog parent also has to read and agree to sign a pledge to care for their dog.
Madison did a real good job. Not giving the judge a kiss was the hardest part and she almost failed the test trying, but Mom caught her in time! The only issue was coming when called. She decided to hold her wait, but after Mom danced around like a fool, Madison finally got up and went over to Mom. Both of them were super happy to have passed! The CGC is an AKC title, so Madison is now Ethos Intel Inside CGC. I wonder what title she will try for next?
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
You are a great Caine citizen great job!!
We are proud of the little one.
Linda Tufvesson says
Good job, Madison and Joy. Well done!
Right now Mom and Madison are on a good roll. It’s a lot of fun for both of them.
2 Brown Dawgs says
Congratulations on Madison’s first title.
Thank you. We are proud of her!
Sparkle the PBGV says
Pawsome! Continued success with your education, little Madison. XOXO, Sparkle
She’s starting young like you did, Sparkle.
Congrats to Madison. She is growing into quite the cute, and smart dog.
She is very smart and really tries hard at all her activities.
Congrats Madison!!! to be the best is just fabulous… and your nose will lead you to the winners podium I’m sure!!!! Happy Good Furryday to you
Thank you. Madison is a good little hound.
Great job Madison!!
She is a great little hound!
Two French Bulldogs says
Congratulations Madison on your Good Stay. We knew you were a smarty pants
Lily & Edward
Mom was a nervous mess, but Madison managed to hold the stay. Impressive.
Way to go Madison, bravo sweetie!
She’s a good little puppy!
Knotty Toys for Good Dogs says
Way to go Madison! Wooftastic work!
We are all proud of her.
WooHoo..Madison is turning into a real scholar!!
She is a little miss smarty pants.
Rye is going to take the CGC this summer–we have to take a session of from obedience because of travel, so we have to wait until June to sign up for the CGC class and test. Barley passed it years ago on her first try, but Rye is a little anxious and doesn’t always want to be pet by strangers–she’s very good at sitting while I greet them, but she sometimes tries to hide if they try to pet her and sometimes she tries to hide when it’s time for the reaction to another dog part, too. I’m hoping that by the time that class ends, she’ll more comfortable with all of that! Good luck to Madison on the test!
We are too friendly with strange dogs and people which is the hard part for us. Madison got it on the first try, and we are really proud of her. She wanted to jump and kiss the evaluator in the face, but Mom was able to keep her from doing that.
Jan K says
I knew that Madison was going to be an over-achiever! Huge congratulations to her and your Mom for all their hard work paying off!
She has a lot of paws to follow, but she is up for the challenge. A smart little one.
Way to go, Madison!!!! You are such a good dog. And you already have letters after your name. Woo hoo!!!!!!!
We are really happy at how well she is doing with all her classes and things.
Maxwell Faraday & Allie says
Yay Madison! #1 out of 14? Woot!!!!
She’s a smart little cookie!
Melissa Clinton says
We are super duper proud of you, Madison!
Thank you. She works pretty hard at everything Mom has her doing. We are proud of her too.
Dolly the Doxie says
I would flunk that stay command with flying colors and mom says I need remedial Canine Good Citizen training. What does that mean? Love Dolly
You may do better than you think. I never got the training and passed no problem. With age comes intelligence.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Look at you Madison! You’re on a role Superstar!
She is our little puppy prodigy right now!