In December of 2018 Rain Jordan, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, a professional dog trainer published an article on her blog ( https://www.expertcanine.com/blog/ ) entitled The Controllers & The Controlled: Why I Don’t Do CGC Testing. I do not recall when I first read the post, but when I did, I was very impressed as I felt Rain brought up some excellent points for consideration. I have also had had concerns about the Canine Good Citizen test over the years as has Kate, Green Acres’ Operations Manager and my co-host on The Woof Meow Show. Kate and I recently addressed Rain’s article on the show on April 13th. You can listen to that show at this link Click to Listen to Podcast.
Rain heard our discussion on the show and informed me that her original post in December received quite a reaction and that she felt necessary to respond in a second post on January 5th of 2019. I read her response and told her I thought it was brilliant. Rain, thank you for speaking out for dogs.
You can find links to both of Rain’s post below; I encourage you to read both.
The Controllers & The Controlled: Why I Don’t Do CGC Testing – http://bit.ly/2Go5FMH
CGC Essay Addendum: For Dog Lovers & Their Dogs, Please Pay Careful Attention – http://bit.ly/2ICtj9F