AKC CGC & Urban CGC Titles

FAQ

Why should I take the test?

The CGC, and Urban CGC is an entry level test that shows you have overall control of your dog. It is the pre-requisite to many other tests or titles if you wish to continue in that direction. It is also good to have in case of housing or insurance situations that need documentation of a well mannered dog.

Does my dog need to be registered with AKC?

No. The only instance you would need a registration is if you would like their AKC registered name to have a "CGC" at the end.

EXAMPLE: Kobe Von MSK9 CGC CGCU 

If I pass the CGC or urban CGC test, can I bring my dog into businesses as my ESA dog?

No. The only dog allowed into businesses are service dogs that provide a task for their one handler.

Am I allowed to have treats on me or my training collars?

Treats and toys are not allowed during the CGC or Urban CGC test, but you are allowed to verbally praise as much as you would like. Training collars are not allowed to be used during the test.

How is the test scored?

The test is a pass or fail. Aside from not completing the test items, a dog can fail if they jump on people, potty inside, show aggression, or show extreme anxiety/fear.

Are there any pre-requisites? 

There are no requirements for the CGC test however, you will need to have passed the CGC before testing the Urban CGC. Your CGC test can be from any evaluator. We typically hold a 5 week group class for the Urban CGC, where at the end of the 5 weeks you have the option of testing. Keep your eye out for the next class!

CGC Test Items

1. Exit/enter doorway with no pulling in dog-friendly buildings


With your dog next to you on a loose leash, you will walk your dog through an entrance and exit of a dog friendly building. Prepare for different entryway doors as some businesses have a push/pull door and some have sliding doors.




2. Walk through a crowd on a busy urban sidewalk.


Dog and owner will walk through a busy crowd on a loose leash. The evaluator is assesing how your dog tolerates distractions (people wearing hats, coats, men, women, etc).




3. Appropriate reaction to city distractions.


This includes movement, noises, and walking on a variety of surfaces. Examples: Noises: horns, sirens, construction noise, etc. Moving objects: skateboard, bike, carts, person running Surfaces: concrete, grass, grates, plastic tarp, wet sidewalk




4. Crossing street


Stop at corner, stand or sit to wait and cross with no pulling (on leash, with owner). Crosses street under control.




5. Ignore food on sidewalk


Evaluator will drop an enticing article that once held food. You and your dog will walk by it while your dog ignores the food. A dog that picks up the article will result in a fail.




6. Person walks up and pets the dog


May be carrying an item such as a small dog in a bag, a computer bag, etc. Person does not put the bag down to pet the dog.




7. Public Building (that is dog friendly).


Walks under control in building (slick surface, carpeted floor). Down stay (3 min) in lobby or outdoor area, or waits while owner has a meal or snack.




8. Stairs, steps, or elevator under control


Steps (at least 3 – up and down) Elevator (Enters under control, exits, rides under control)




9. Housetrained for apartment, condo, city living


Owner may verify this item. Evaluator may also observe in public buildings, or have observed in training classes.




10. Transportation


Car. Enters/exits, remains under control during the ride. (Crate? Seatbelt?)





Urban CGC Test Items

1. Exit/enter doorway with no pulling in dog-friendly buildings


With your dog next to you on a loose leash, you will walk your dog through an entrance and exit of a dog friendly building. Prepare for different entryway doors as some businesses have a push/pull door and some have sliding doors.




2. Walk through a crowd on a busy urban sidewalk.


Dog and owner will walk through a busy crowd on a loose leash. The evaluator is assesing how your dog tolerates distractions (people wearing hats, coats, men, women, etc).




3. Appropriate reaction to city distractions.


This includes movement, noises, and walking on a variety of surfaces. Examples: Noises: horns, sirens, construction noise, etc. Moving objects: skateboard, bike, carts, person running Surfaces: concrete, grass, grates, plastic tarp, wet sidewalk




4. Crossing street


Stop at corner, stand or sit to wait and cross with no pulling (on leash, with owner). Crosses street under control.




5. Ignore food on sidewalk


Evaluator will drop an enticing article that once held food. You and your dog will walk by it while your dog ignores the food. A dog that picks up the article will result in a fail.




6. Person walks up and pets the dog


May be carrying an item such as a small dog in a bag, a computer bag, etc. Person does not put the bag down to pet the dog.




7. Public Building (that is dog friendly).


Walks under control in building (slick surface, carpeted floor). Down stay (3 min) in lobby or outdoor area, or waits while owner has a meal or snack.




8. Stairs, steps, or elevator under control


Steps (at least 3 – up and down) Elevator (Enters under control, exits, rides under control)




9. Housetrained for apartment, condo, city living


Owner may verify this item. Evaluator may also observe in public buildings, or have observed in training classes.




10. Transportation


Car. Enters/exits, remains under control during the ride. (Crate? Seatbelt?)





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