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As of January 1, 2013, Canine Good Citizen® will become an official AKC title that can appear on the title records of dogs registered or listed with AKC. Dog owners who complete the CGC as a Title process may list the suffix “CGC” after the dog’s name.
Since the program began in 1989, CGC™ has been considered an “award,” meaning that it has not been listed on a dog’s title record.
As a result of frequent, ongoing requests from dog owners and instructors for AKC to recognize CGC as a title, dog owners will have the option of having CGC added to their dog’s title record and appear as a part of the dog’s titled name.
We planned our recent cruise more than two years ago. Starting the first part of 2012, I contacted other trainers who live near (relative term) to where we’d be traveling (Copenhagen, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, England). Most of them I met on Facebook (I love Facebook). Because of other commitments, the only one I was able to meet in person was Denise O’Moore of Dublin, Ireland. We had a perfectly lovely time over a weekend.
Denise, Burt, and I toured Dublin on a Saturday and spent most of the day in Dublin’s Phoenix Park (www.Phoenix Park.ie), open to the public since 1747, on Sunday. Denise’s partner, Mike Ho, joined us on Sunday. There are pictures in the album on Facebook. As with many locals, Denise had never been through many of the tourist haunts we visited. She graciously explored with us, even on the few with which she was thoroughly familiar, like the Book of Kells.
Thanks, Denise and Mike, for a wonderful time and giving us a feel for the real Ireland.