12 - 16 week Training Experience
- Training will be completed by 16 weeks of age
- Training : Sit, sit wait, sit stay, stay wait come, sit wait. Sit will be 1 minute +
- Down, down wait, down stay (Down, stay- will be 1 Hour +)
- Hand signal, down wait release on command
- Stand, stand stay, stand for examination (on lead stay for groomer,vet, owner, etc. )
- House trained, crate trained, pen trained to mind and be quiet
- Stay in crate all night without messing it or crying. 11 pm to 6:30 am
- Prepared for freedom in your home, taught not to touch "leave it"
- "OFF" not to jump on humans, furniture or up on things like the counter.
- "Leave it" taught not to touch, sniff, look at or bother" someone or something
- Mind -perfect manners, children and elderly plus other animals -NO jumping
- Heel. Heel 6" from my leg on a loose lead. Heel from motion.
- Lets go! Walk politely on a loose lead, beside me any direction anywhere.
- Heel speeds-fast, normal, slow, steps
- figure 8 heeling in any direction trained
- Loose lead manners training for casual outings including potty
- breaks on lead. Potty's on command.
- XI. All 3 regular puppy baby dog vaccines completed including rabies when old enough
- Trained in English. (German, by request) A training video and manual will accompany. Adoption cost will include all of his shots completed including rabies and worming.
- * we will only do Advance levels on dogs we have tested or bred and whom have completed the previous levels with us
Your pup MUST have passed a AKC CGC to be considered for CGCA.
Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the CGCA title.
- Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control while the owner:
- sits at the registration table and fills out paperwork, or,
- if the test is done in the community, dog waits while the owner sits and has a snack or visits with another person (e.g., at a park)
- Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring) -- does not pull.
- left turn
- right turn
- fast and slow pace
- Walks on loose leash through a crowd:
- at a show or in class, this item is tested in a real crowd, not in a ring
- in the community, dog walks on sidewalk, through a crowd at a community fair, park, on a trail, through a busy hallway, etc.
- Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull.
This item may be tested along with #3 if there are dogs in the crowd, etc.
- at a show or class, dog walks by dogs waiting in the crowd--dogs 2 ft. apart
- in the community, dog walks by other dogs on a trail, sidewalk, in a hallway, etc.
- Sit -- stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).
Owners and dogs are in an informal circle/square while owners have a conversation.
Dogs are all on the owner's left side, on leash; 3 ft. apart. (At least 30 seconds)
- Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it.
"May I pet your dog?" (Item is placed on floor/ground before the person pets the dog)
- "Leave it." Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, "Leave it."
This can be food placed by the evaluator on the floor or ground in a food dish with a wire cover as in Rally.
- Down or sit stay -- distance (owner's choice).
Dog is on 20--ft line, owner walks away with back to dog, picks up an item (e.g., backpack, training bag, clipboard, folder etc.) placed on the floor/chair/ground by the evaluator and returns to the dog.
- Recall with distractions present (coming when called). Handler goes out 20--ft. **(off center) and calls dog.
Dog is on the 20--ft. line from #8 above.
- Dog will sit or stand stay (owner's choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway. Owner calls dog through door when ready.
Owner may also choose to:
- send the dog through first and have the dog wait for the owner, or
- the owner may choose to have the dog go through the doorway at the owner's side.
Doorway or gate can be real or simulated with ring gates, two chairs, or a natural passageway (e.g., entrance to trail) in the community.