Why in the world is Doodlebug so exhausted, so very sleepy, and his mama grinning like a big silly goofus in this photo?
And take a close look at this photo. Does Doodlebug look any different to you? Perhaps a little wiser? A little more accomplished? More elite?
Still haven’t figured it out, eh? How about in this photo — notice anything special about our little Bug?
No, he didn’t just steal a ribbon that says CGC on it — although we wouldn’t put it past him — he actually took the Canine Good Citizen test and passed — with flying colors!
We have been training and practicing for months and months. He graduated from his CGC prep class this summer, after all, and he has been studying hard ever since!
We’re not gonna lie — the hardest test element for the Bug has always been the dog-dog passby. Being in close proximity to a dog he doesn’t already know gets him so excited that he has a hard time not jumping and pulling and vocalizing — none of which are allowed on the test. But he has been working his sweet little buns off, and yesterday his hard work — and mama’s — payed off. He was brilliant!
We came home, and his brother Chick could tell immediately that something was different about his baby brother the Bug. They got down into a huddle, and Chick insisted that Doodlebug tell him all about it. Didn’t you cheat just a little bit? What was your secret to not peeing during the test? But most of all, Chick was proud of his baby bro.
Doodlebug’s favorite part about being an official CGC? He can make his sweet snaggletooth face as much as he wants, and he’ll still have material proof that he’s no dummy!
More info on the Canine Good Citizen Test elements is available here.