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Your puppy is susceptible to many diseases, especially prior to their last round of shots. Please do not take your puppy to places where a lot of other dogs have been, like pet stores, dog parks, and popular walking trails. We also recommend carrying your puppy in the vet's office to avoid contact with possibly contaminated floor surfaces.
Your puppy can catch a deadly virus, like Parvo, whenever they come into direct contact with the virus, not just the infected dog. Some viruses are hearty and can live on an infected dog, on a person’s shoe, on a rug, in the soil, in a kennel carrier, on a dog bed, at a dog wash, and the list goes on.
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Training your puppy is integral to creating a strong bond between the two of you, building trust and confidence, raising a well mannered dog who fits in well with society, and earning a reward. Yes, you read that right! Training your puppy can earn you a reward!
We believe that a well trained dog is happier and much more likely to stay in their home forever. That's why we encourage all of our puppy families to train their dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. If you pass the test before your puppy's first birthday, you will receive a $100 Visa or MasterCard gift card!
You can register your Bernedoodle with the AKC Canine Partners Program to earn the title, or simply take the CGC test without registration to earn the certificate. Here are the 10 test skills that are listed on the AKC website for the Canine Good Citizen title/certificate:
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sitting politely for petting
Appearance and grooming
Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
Walking through a crowd
Sit and down on command and staying in place
Coming when called
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to distraction
Your training journey doesn't have to end with the Canine Good Citizen test. The AKC offers a variety of titles, activities, and tests that you can work towards as a team.
Check out the AKC website for more details on the Canine Good Citizen test and other fun goals.
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