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1/01 through 2/14/2015
Candlewood Agway - 860-354-9404
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

In-store Event

Your canines can be rewarded for their basic good manners through our AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program! 

Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC 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 are eligible to receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Many times, a dog who has achieved CGC recognition are eligible to receive special benefits, discounts and other advantages.   

Classes will take place at Candlewood Agway on Saturday mornings from 10am to 10:50am starting Saturday, January 10th, 2015 thru Saturday, February 14th, 2015. Cost $185. Class size is a max of 6 students. 

Course and Test Topics:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger.
  • Sitting politely for petting.
  • Calmness while walking on leash, with distractions.
  • Sit and down, with stay.
  • Coming when called, with distractions.
  • General calmness around dogs and other distractions.
  • Calmness when separated from owner.

 

Class Info:

This six week course is designed to develop the skills required to pass the CGC evaluation.  The first five weeks are dedicated to hands-on training and the final session students will be given the opportunity to pass and receive the CGC evaluation from a certified CGC evaluator.  Each class is an hour long.   

 

Requirements:

  • Canine Good Citizen is for dogs over 5 months.  
  • Completion of a basic obedience, positive-reinforcement course, is required.
  • Proof of rabies vaccination and health records that the dog is current on all vaccinations.
  • Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins.
  • All dogs must be non-aggressive toward other dogs and people.

Classes will be given by Donna Gleason CPDT, CDBC, MA. 

Any questions about the CGC program or to sign up for this class contact:

Donna Gleason (PH) 203-241 4449 (Email) gleasondonna@gmail.com

1/10 through 2/14/2015
Candlewood Agway - 860-354-9404
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

In-store Event

Bringing home a new puppy is truly one of life's joys. With some thoughtful steps and well-planned routines, you can assure that you and your pup get off to a good start. 

We are now offering classes through our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program at Candlewood Agway on Saturday morning's from 11am to 11:50am January 10th, 2015 thru February 14th, 2015. Cost $185. Class size is a max of 6 students. Classes will be given by Donna Gleason CPDT, CDBC, MA.

Course and Test Topics:

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)

Any questions about the CGC program or to sign up for this class contact:

Donna Gleason (PH) 203-241 4449 (Email) gleasondonna@gmail.com

2/05/2015
Raising Backyard Chickens Explained

Raising Backyard Chickens Explained

Community Event

Raising backyard chickens is becoming more and more popular. Join Bil Mikulewicz, a three year veteran in keeping chickens, in his talk "Backyard Chickens or One Man's Journey With a Bunch of Dumb Clucks" on Thursday, February 5th at 7pm at The Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road, Wilton, CT. Admission is free.

Bil will walk you through all the steps in getting and establishing a home for these fascinating and occasionally frustrating creatures. Bil will relate bits of history, humor, and draw on his experience to relate which matters are really important, perhaps even egg you on to start your own journey with these very interesting and unique animals. 

2/14 through 4/11/2015
VIP Pet Care Clinics

VIP Pet Care Clinics

In-store Event

Mark your calendars for our upcoming VIP Pet Care Clinic's. 

Candlewood Agway VIP Pet Care Clinic:

  • Saturday, February 14th from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Saturday, March 14th from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Saturday, April 11th from 1pm to 2:30pm

Torrington Agway VIP Pet Care Clinic:

  • Saturday, February 14th from 4pm to 5:30pm
  • Saturday, March 14th from 4pm to 5:30pm
  • Saturday, April 11th from 4pm to 5:30pm

Danbury Agway VIP Pet Care Clinic:

  • Saturday, February 7th from 9:30am to 11am
  • Saturday, March 7th from 9:30am to 11am
  • Saturday, April 4th from 9:30am to 11am

For more information visit https://www.vippetcare.com/find-a-clinic/clinic-prices/.

2/28 through 3/01/2015
Truckload Feed Sale

Truckload Feed Sale

In-store Event

Mark your calendars! We're having a Truckload Feed Sale sponsored by Southern States and Triple Crown at all locations Saturday, February 28th through Sunday, March 1st! 

3/21 through 3/22/2015
Chick Days

Chick Days

In-store Event

Stop by any one of our locations Saturday, March 21st through Sunday, March 22nd for Chick Days! 

For more information, please call your nearest Agway.