Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 First Simple Goal: Explanation

Back in the spring, we signed up for a new homeowners insurance policy and, not a month later, they kicked us to the curb because they said we had a vicious dog on our property (as you all know, we don't; remind me to post the whole story later). Anyway, they dug their heels in and wouldn't relent because Custer is a Chow mix and Chows are on their list of "dangerous breeds". This makes me so mad for so many reasons, number one being that they have a list of dog breeds that are considered inherently dangerous. But, also, because Custer is the biggest people-loving dog that has ever graced this planet and is the best behaved of all my furkids (although they're all pretty darn sweet). I mean, look at this guy! He's made out of fur and gentleman.

Anyway, we didn't bother trying to reason with those jackasses and just moved on to an insurance company that doesn't have a dangerous breed list, but it's been in the back of my mind that I should get the Big Guy {CGC certified} just in case we have to deal with this kind of stupidity in the future. I looked over the {test "questions"} and I think he'd pass most of them with flying colors, but I know he could use some basic manners and listening help, especially when other dogs are around. So I found an obedience club that offers a 6-week course to help prepare dogs to take the CGC test. Classes start March 12th. Fingers crossed!

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