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Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by maryellen, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. k_lynn2004

    k_lynn2004 Puppy

    Is there anyone in the Sacramento area that someone can suggust for me to take my pit to classes with? I am going to be getting her Certified and would like to see how she does in a class first as I have trained her my self so she listens to me but not anyone else.
  2. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    I recently had Bronson and Lizzy both tested and they passed with flying colors!! :D

    Will be working our way through the rest next year. :)
  3. Beth L

    Beth L Little Dog

    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 19, 2010
  4. bringbackup

    bringbackup Big Dog

    I'm in Sacramento. I just took my dog to a CGC training workshop, and he's going for the test on Oct 23rd at the county shelter. CHAKO Pit Bull Rescue puts on a lot of training classes strictly for APBTs, so they are something to look at. Low cost too.

  5. Beth L

    Beth L Little Dog

  6. k_lynn2004

    k_lynn2004 Puppy

    Thank you everyone! You have been a great help, is the test really hard?
  7. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    Not if your dog is ready to go for it :) ;)
  8. shadowwolf

    shadowwolf Good Dog

    The test, with a good evaluator, is set up for success. A good evaluator is usually an obedience trainer and one with breed experience is a bonus. I do a lot of CGCs at AADR and ADBA shows. It's amazing how many 'game dog' people are getting with the program to promote a positive image and working their dogs.
  9. k_lynn2004

    k_lynn2004 Puppy

    So I took my dog yesterday to get a eval done to see if she would pass and was told she wouldnt because the lady throw a ball and told my pup to stay and she ran after it. I didnt know that was part of the test. Also she said I need to run my dog for 10 hours a day. She gets tired after a 1 1/2 hour walk has anyone heard of any of this?

  10. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    I'd say the lady you talked to was a dumbass! :no2:

    You can go to the AKC site and read EXACTLY how the test is conducted and what it takes to pass it.
  11. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Your dog has to be able to stay for the amount of time it takes for you to walk to the end of a 20ft lead and back (about 10 seconds). Same for the recall. While it would be a good idea to proof your stays with things like tennis balls being thrown, it's not required for the test.
  12. k_lynn2004

    k_lynn2004 Puppy

    I was thinking that but wanted to make sure. She made me fill like a bad mommy. I went and looked and what the test should of been and thats why I was concerned. I am taking her to a different place to have someone else eval her.
  13. luckilylovinlyfe

    luckilylovinlyfe Good Dog

    Hmmn eagle would fail 8 and 10 with flying colors :(
  14. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    LOL Not funny and funny all at the same time! :lol:
  15. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Uh.. no. Here is the list of items for the CGC test: AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

    Like LilianaLove said, you have to put them in a stay and walk the length of a 20' long line and then they must come when you call them. No ball throwing involved LOL, although both of mine would stay for that, so it should be something you work on.

    As for running 10hrs. a day, I really hope she was exaggerating because maybe your dog was super hyper? Because obviously no one is going to run their dog that much. I put Wilson on the treadmill for 20min. before his test so that he was a bit tired, but nothing more than that. He's a mellow, pretty lazy dog by nature though, so the amount of exercise depends on your dog.

    My tester made a mistake in that she didn't have us put our dogs on long lines for the recall.. I didn't know they were required at the time, but read later that they are. Actually, here is Wilson doing his sit/stay, down/stay, & recall during his CGC/TDI test:

  16. mavf32

    mavf32 Little Dog

    Great post! I will like to,eventually, get Kratos to pass his CGC.
  17. luckilylovinlyfe

    luckilylovinlyfe Good Dog

    Eagle is almost ready for this, i just need someone to help me pratice with the numbers that require a second person... and i refuse to pay 300+ for obedience training!!!
  18. Drgnrdr

    Drgnrdr Big Dog

    Okay gotta respond because there is some misunderstanding here and anyone just visiting needs to be sure they get the correct info
    This directly from the evaluators guide
    The 20-ft. line is used for safety. If the CGC test is indoors in a secure area, the Evaluator may choose to have the dog drag the leash or work off-lead in this exercise. Any time the test is given in an outdoor area, the Evaluator should keep in mind that the safety of the dog is critical. So if this was done outside and not in a secure area then yes the tester made a mistake, but as you can see they don't always have to be on a line they just must have the handler walk away casually 20 ft away and return casually. Also the come is not done when the stay is done, it's 2 sep things, the sit/down/ stay is done then they test the come command, evaluator can hold the leash (no stay wait or anything is required) just give the evaluator the leash and walk 10 ft away and the evaluator tells you to recall your dog, again if it's done outside the line should be on dog if indoors it's safe, no line required.
  19. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    My test was outdoors. I posted a video of it a few posts up. You can see exactly how my tester did it in that video. It was a somewhat enclosed area, but there were about 10 dogs lining the sides, so a leash would've been a good idea. Luckily, Wilson was fine without one, but still.
  20. Drgnrdr

    Drgnrdr Big Dog

    I see they are laying on a towel? that is not allowed in CGC don't know TDI test is allowed either they are suppose to down sit just on the floor or grass in a natural regular setting, no special accomadations, even dogs that ppl say don't sit (ie..greyhound for example) must do sit even if it's only for a second or 2. sit/down/stay are seperate from come, when you return from the stay, the evaluator tells you to release dog, to make sure dog doesnt release until told to do so, or "move out of place" or move forward until released. then we go to dog hold leash, (same 20 ft lead if still on dog for the previous part of test, stay,) handler walks 10 ft away and calls dog, you can again place them into a wait or stay if you'd like (and hold onto the 20 ft lead) but not required for "come" or recall, because the evaluator is not testing stay they are testing if the dog knows a recall word and will go to handler, they already tested stay.
    I have to look at TDI test again, I haven't helped with one in a while, need to check facts before I say no towel allowed in it, or how they rearrange it. I am only addressing CGC test.

    Drgnrdr: CPDT-KA/Accredited Instructor/CGC Eval./Pro member APDT/GSGSR member

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