Bing the (potentially) good neighbor hits up summer school

While some of his peers drink on patio’s and hit up beaches to scout out the hotties to celebrate summer,  the academically inclined Bing has eschewed these activities in favor of re entering the classroom. Just so you don’t get the wrong impression Bing is not one of those guys who is doing summer school because he failed a class and needs to catch up. Quite the opposite; Bing passed his foundation clicker obedience class and has decided to embark on even more challenging academic pursuits.

For the next 6 weeks Bing will be enrolled in Canine Good Neighbor prep classes and will take his CGN test to become certified before the end of the summer.The CGN test  tests the dogs ability to behave amongst people and other dogs in  public and those who pass are rewarded with a certificate and the letters CGN after there names.Thus if Bing passes he will no long be just Bing but will instead officially be crowned BING, CGN or more formally Bullies In Need presents Binghamton Big Head the IV, CGN. 

In order to pass his test we will be practicing the following 12 exercises that dogs must perform during the CGN test:

  1. Accept a Friendly Stranger
  2. Politely Accepts Petting
  3. Accepts Grooming and Examination
  4. Walk Politely on a Loose Leash
  5. Walk Through a Crowd
  6. Sit/Down on Cue / Stay 6 Meters
  7. Come When Called
  8. Calm Down After Play
  9. Reaction to Passing Dog
  10. Reaction to Distractions (strollers, joggers, noises)
  11. Supervised Isolation (Handler leaves dog)
  12. Walking through Doorways/Gates

Bing will be studying and practicing hard for the next few weeks leading up to his CGN test please everyone wish us luck!

In other news. It is hot again so walks look like THIS:

and this

and frog legs (I love when he does this)