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					                     NORTHWEST FLORIDA FOX HUNTERS ASSOCIATION
                    GREATER PANAMA CITY DOG FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION


Please indicate the class in which you wish to participate.

( ) AKC STAR Puppy Class Will begin the basic commands for obedience. Requirements to
attend. Dogs will need to be between 8 weeks of age and 1 year. For shelter animals whose age
is not known, an estimated age of 1 year or less will be accepted for testing purposes. Proof of
vaccination will required (shots need not be complete but the dog must have had at least one vet
visit prior to attending class). Owners must attend at least 6 weeks of class. We understand that
emergencies and health issues happen so we will have a way of making up missed tests. This
program evaluates not only the puppy but the responsibilities of the owners so attendance is
critical. All dogs are welcome to participate included purebred and mixed breeds. Additional
information on this program is included right after the application form.


( ) Basic/Canine Good Citizen: Teaching dogs good manners especially those that will participate
in therapy work. Preparation to test for the C.G.C. & Delta Society. Dogs in this class should have
a general understanding of the basic obedience commands. All dogs are welcome to participate
included purebred and mixed breeds. Additional information on the Canine Good Citizen program
is a the end of this document.


All Class fees are $40.00 for Club Members and $60.00 for Non-Club Members and require current
shot records, choke collars [martingale or cloth for toy breeds], buckle for C.G.C., 06’ regular leads,
treats, and water/water bowls.

                                       CLASS TIMES/DATES:

AKC STAR PUPPY CLASS TIME:                 SUNDAY 4:00 PM

BASIC/CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TIME: SUNDAYS 2:45PM

ALL CLASS DATES:         JUNE 28, JULY 12, 19, 26, AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23

TEST DATES FOR BOTH CLASSES WILL BE AUGUST 30TH STARTING AT 12:00 (Non-Class
members may test for the Canine Good Citizen, only, for a fee of $20)

LOCATION OF CLASSES:
              GREATER PANAMA CITY DOG FANCIERS CLUB HOUSE
                         4909 EAST 11TH STREET
                          SPRINGFIELD, FL 32401

For additional information: Melissa Frye 850/832-7976

PLEASE BRING YOUR SHOT RECORDS TO THE FIRST CLASS. PRE-REGISTRATION IS
PREFERRED AND WE ASK THAT YOU EITHER MAIL OR EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO US
BY JUNE 25. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 DOGS PER CLASS.
             NORTHWEST FLORIDA FOX HUNTERS ASSOCIATION
            GREATER PANAMA CITY DOG FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION




                         Application
                         Please print




Name of Handler: _________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ______________ cell: ____________________

E-mail Address: __________________________________________

Breed of Dog: ___________________Name of Dog_____________

Age of Dog: _________________________

Copy of Shot Record Enclosed:____________________________


Paid: _______________ Check #: ____________________________

Check which class you are attending:

( ) AKC STAR PUPPY CLASS
( ) Basic/Canine Good Citizen Class

Mail with check made out to:

The Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers’ Asso.
c/o Melissa Frye
8926 Kingswood Road
Soutport, FL 32409
850-832-7976
                      NORTHWEST FLORIDA FOX HUNTERS ASSOCIATION
                     GREATER PANAMA CITY DOG FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION

                               AKC STAR PUPPY CLASS
The AKC STAR Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a
good start. A key component of the AKC STAR Puppy Program is a responsible owner. You’ll attend at
least 6 weeks of training and the instructor will administer the STAR test at the end of the course. Upon
passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC for enrollment in the AKC STAR Puppy Program.
Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal. You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC
S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, you'll receive an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:
                               A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your
                              puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
                                              AKC Puppy Handbook
                     Discount to enroll in AKC Companion Animal Recovery Corporation
                                       Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter
Requirements to attend. Dogs will need to be between 8 weeks of age and 1 year. For shelter animals
whose age is not known, an estimated age of 1 year or less will be accepted for testing purposes. Proof of
vaccination will required (shots need not be complete but the dog must have had at least one vet visit prior
to attending class). Owners must attend at least 6 weeks of class. We understand that emergencies and
health issues happen so we will have a way of making up missed tests. This program evaluates not only
the puppy but the responsibilities of the owners so attendance is critical. .All dogs are welcome to
participate included purebred and mixed breeds.
What will you and your dog will be learning?!

                                        20 STEPS To Success:
                                     The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy TEST

OWNER BEHAVIORS:
      1.    Maintains puppy's health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)
      2.    Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge
      3.    Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
      4.    Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator
      5.    Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy
      6.    Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.

PUPPY BEHAVIORS:
      7.     Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class
      8.     Free of aggression toward other puppies in class
      9.     Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice
      10.    Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)
      11.    Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy

PRE-CANINE GOOD CITIZEN®
TEST BEHAVIORS
       12.   Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner
       13.   Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)
       14.   Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps)
       15.   Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away
       16.   Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure
       17.   Down on command-Owner may use a food lure
       18.   Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called
       19.   Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away
       20.   Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns)
                  NORTHWEST FLORIDA FOX HUNTERS ASSOCIATION
                 GREATER PANAMA CITY DOG FANCIERS’ ASSOCIATION

                       CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PROGRAM

Welcome to the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, CGC is
a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home
and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that
stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All
dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel
Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their
dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities
such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog
to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog.
Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid
obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have
good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the
company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and
a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your
dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility,
tracking, or performance events.

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing
programs in the American Kennel Club. There are many exciting applications of this
wonderful, entry level that go beyond the testing and certifying of dogs.

Many other countries (including England, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden,
Canada, and Finland) have developed CGC programs based on the AKC’s CGC
Program. A CGC Neighborhood Model has been established, police and animal control
agencies use CGC for dealing with dog problems in communities, some therapy dog
groups use the CGC as a partial screening tool, and some 4-H groups around the
country have been using the CGC as a beginning dog training program for children.

Who Can Participate?

All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in
the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program. Dogs must be old enough to have
received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines. Owners will sign the
Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a
veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule
for vaccines and other health care procedures.

There is no age limit for the CGC test. A dog is never too old to be a good citizen.
Puppies who have completed all immunizations and boosters may be tested, however,
because we know that behavior and temperament can change over time, when puppies
pass the CGC test, owners should have them re-tested as adults.

Some dogs who are entered in CGC tests will have completed CGC classes or basic
obedience classes. Owners who have trained their dogs themselves may also have their
dogs tested. Clubs and training programs in almost every city can provide CGC training
to owners and dogs who need to learn a few more skills before taking the test.

				
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