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.
Cupid was entered in the Novice Division. This was his very first attempt to play Disc Dog someplace other than home. WOW, he did great! He placed 2nd in his division and receivded a beautiful Medal on a ribbon, just like the Olympics. Needless to say, we are totally excited about a possible long term new hobby. We had a great time!
Disc Dog is the more generic name for what is commonly called Frisbee Dog. In Disc Dog competitions, dogs and handler teams compete in events such as Toss and Fetch and Freestyle. Toss and Fetch is a throwing and catching event and Freestyle is a timed choreographed routine which includes vaults, flips, leaps while throwing and catching discs. The sport celebrates the bond between handler and dog, by allowing them to work together.
Many people begin their dog sport experience with Toss and Fetch and soon the Freestyle fever grabs hold and you are now throwing many different ways, having your dog jump off of you to grab hold of the frisbees. You are hooked!
So you ask, ‘what is Toss and Fetch and what is Freestyle'?