Intermediate Obedience Class

 

Intermedate Class
Intermedate Class
If you have attended our Puppy Kindergarten or our Beginning Obedience class then you are ready to move on to the Intermediate Class.

This class will polish that puppy or beginning dog and take you from puppy to perfect!

The goal of this 8 week class is to have you ready to take the AKC CGC® (Canine Good Citizen) test, which will prove to the world what a great and well mannered dog you have.

Of course all dogs are welcome to take the CGC® test regardless of being purebred or a mixed breed.

Our CGC® tests are also open to the public, so if you have trained elsewhere and need to take the test just contact Wendy at info@gsldtc.com for the date and time of the next test. The test requirements are listed below.

CGC Graduates May 2015
CGC Graduates May 2015

Class Sign-up Information   Download Registration Form   Map & Directions to Classes

Part of CGC Test
Part of CGC Test

Down in CGC Test
Down in CGC Test

CGC Test
CGC Test

CGC Graduates
CGC Graduates

 

The CGC® TEST consists of 10 skills needed by all well-mannered dogs:

All of the exercises are done on a leash. Click on each test for more details!

 

The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.

The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.

The dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.

The handler/dog team will take a short “walk” to show that the dog is in control while walking on a leash.

The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three) to demonstrate that the dog can move about politely in
pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places.

The dog will respond to the handler’s commands to 1) sit, 2) down and will 3) remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers).

The dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.

To demonstrate that the dog can behave politely around other dogs, two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet.

To demonstrate the dog is confident when faced with common distracting situations, the evaluator will select and present two distractions. Examples of distractions include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a jogger run in front of the dog, or dropping a crutch or cane.

This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, “Would you like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes.