Joey – Certifiably Good

As I said in an earlier post, it took four attempts for Joey to finally complete his beginner dog training class.  Once we mastered the beginning level, Joey and I went on and completed the intermediate and the advanced classes.

After two years of training and working with Joey, he was able to pass the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Certification exam.  I was so excited about Joey receiving the Canine Good Citizen Certification, I told everyone about it.  I said Joey is now “certifiably good.”

I took Joey to a nursing home in Decatur and he was able to make several of the residents happy.  He would snuggle against them and loved to be hugged.  He was always polite and gentile with the residents.

I am so impressed by how Joey went form a buck wild crazy dog to a Canine Good Citizen in just a matter of two years.  I am glad I never gave up on Joey.

Joey is no longer able to do some of the things he used to enjoy.  He used to run for hours, but now he can only run for a few minutes and then he sleeps for hours.

It doesn’t matter that Joey is getting older and has some health problems.  He will always have a home with me.

Joey – You are an awesome dog and I will always love you.