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Photos by Marlena Sloss/The HeraldStephanie Buse of Jasper celebrates with her dog, Coach, after he passed the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program test in Jasper on Saturday. Buse is a second grade teacher at Jasper Elementary School and the test, which focuses on basics of good manners and obedience, will allow her to bring Coach into her classroom. Buse said she was relieved after passing the test because she had been training with Coach and preparing her students for his visits. 

 

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Ruth Bush of Celestine, left, tells her dog, Kastle, to stay while Aaron Terwiske evaluates Kastle during the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program test.

 

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Breiana Bateman, 17, of Jasper, left, and her dog, Moo, sit with Elisa Peters of Lamar and her dog, Oakli, while waiting to take the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program test.

 

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Elisa Peters of Lamar, left, and her dog, Oakli, are applauded by Ruth Bush of Celestine and evaluator Aaron Terwiske, right, after passing the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program test.