When your dog is getting ready to take it’s Canine Good Citizen test, tire it out. Go about an hour early to let the dog calm down.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Today is the birthday of Casmir Funk, born in 1884, he coined the term vitamin which means life amine, he thought all of the vitamins were amines at that time. He died in 1957 at age 73.
On this day in 1887, 2000 people were killed when an earthquake hit the French Riviera.
In 1998 tornadoes in Florida killed 42 people and damaged 2600 structures.
An avalanche in Austria killed 31 in Galtur
Here are the tests that a dog must pass in order to get the Canine Good Citizen award:
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sit politely for petting
Appearance and grooming
Walk on a loose lead
Walk through a crowd
Sit, Down and Stay on Command
Come when called
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to distraction
You cannot use pinch collars, slip collars are allowed.
You cannot use treats or toys
Your dog cannot eliminate, (that means pee or poop)
Your dog cannot growl or snarl at other people or dogs.
My tip for today is to practice these tests before and even after your test to insure that your dog is and remains a “Good Citizen”
On this day in 2011 185 people were killed after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand
2/22/1796 Quetelet Lambert astronomer pronounced (ket lay), He also worked on statistical measurements and found that chest measurements and heights of soldiers varied the same way as bullet holes about a bullseye, and the toss of dice. This produced a bell curve. From this he arrived at the average man. He died in 1874 at age 78
2/22/1824 Janssen Pierre astronomer He discovered a spectral line that led to the discovery of helium. He published an atlas of photographs of the sun. He died in 1907 at age 83
2/22/1857 Hertz Heinrich Rudolf physicist student of Helmholtz and Kirchoff. Studied electromagnetic waves but never saw the radio or the structure of the atom. He died at age 36. Chronic blood poisoning
2/22/1879 Bronsted Johannes chemist acid base theory of opposites. He died in 1947 at age 68