Training Tips: Canine Good Citizen Test Training | Dog Behavior & Training | DogBoy’s DogVlog

– Hello, I'm Whitney, I'm one of the certified trainers
here at DogBoy's Dog Ranch and we are here with Jen
our Training Manager, and today we will be
demonstrating the ten test items for the canine good citizen test. – So the canine good citizen
exam is designed to test ten different skills, so
showing that the dog has good manners in the community, can perform some basic
behaviors like sit, down, stay, coming when called,
being okay with grooming or being handled by a
stranger, things like that. So if the dog can pass all
those ten different test items then they become certified
as canine good citizen which is really cool.

And this is Sam, he's gonna
be our assistant for test one and he's a Pyrenees. – All right so a few things to
know before we start the test is that treats are not
allowed during the test, so you can use your voice and you can praise your dogs through it just no treats are
allowed during the test. So item number one is
accepting a friendly stranger, I'm going to walk over
to Jen, shake her hand, exchange a few words and
then turn and walk away.

What I'm expecting from
Sam is for him to have attention on his handler or
just casually looking around. He is allowed to look at me
and mildly engage with me as long as he doesn't jump on me or have any negative reaction. Hello how are you? – Hello, good. – I love your dog. – Oh thanks. – Oh he's great. So Sam definitely passed
test item number one and so we're going to move
right into test item number two which is sitting politely for petting. And all I'm expecting him from that is having no negative reactions
towards me reaching towards him and touching his head and body.

– Good boy Sam, yes. – Hello, may I please pet your dog? – Yeah definitely. – (speaking softly) Hi bud. – Say hi Sam, Good boy. – (speaking softly) Good job. So Sam did great, so we're
moving on to item number three which is appearance and grooming, so this is just making sure
that he has no negative reaction towards a brush or being brushed,
and to check to make sure that his nails are nice and
trimmed and his ears are clean that he allows me to
touch his paws and ears. – So Sam is laying down right now which is totally acceptable
for this test item, as his handler I can get
him into any position that he feels comfortable in
and I'm allowed to help him feel comfortable, so I can
help hold him or pet him or keep him calm while the
evaluator is doing the test. – (speaking softly) Alright hi Sam – Good boy Sam – (speaking softly) have a
look what you think, yeah? – Yeah – Oh we love it, (speaking
softly) good job. – That's a good boy.

– (speaking softly) yeah. – Good boy bud. – (speaking softly) Good job, oh good boy – Good job. – Oh yeah So Sam did fantastic and we'll
move on to the next test item which is out for a walk. This item is testing
loose leash walking skills and making sure that the handler can keep their dog right next to them. Go ahead and start walking. – Come on Sam. – So turn right. – Good boy. – Turn left. – Good boy Sam. – Can you turn around. – Yeah good job Sam keep coming. – And stop. – Stop, sit. – That was beautiful. – Good. – Sam did great, now
moving on to step five which is going to be
walking through a crowd.

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So Sam just has to loose leash walk through a crowd of people
and have no reaction, not wanting to jump on them
or be too interested in them. – Good boy Sam come here,
(lips smacking) good job good job Sam, lets go this
way, good boy (lips smacking) good boy, you wanna come
over here? (lips smacking) come on Sammy, good boy,
you're getting sleepy, come here Sam, good job. – Good, that was perfect. – Good so good. – Sam did awesome so we are
moving on to the next one which is sit and down on cue
and then staying in place.

Right, whenever you're ready. – Okay, Sam Sit, good boy come
here (lips smacking) good job – And down. – Down, good good boy – And lets see a stay in
place, if you could take – Stay. – some steps away from him. Perfect, and then come right back. – Good boy. – Wonderful. So Samwise did great, a
good thing to keep in mind that during the test your dog does need to hold a 20 foot stay so make sure you practice that.

The next test item that
we're going to be working on is going to be a 10 foot recall. Whenever you're ready. – Sam come, good boy Sam keep coming, yeah so good. – Perfect. – Good boy. – So Samwise did great, we're moving on to the next
test item which is going to be a reaction to another dog. I'm gonna be using Charlie and I'll just walk
Charlie right up to Jen, shake Jen's hand and
then turn and walk away. What I'm expecting is for
Sam to not jump on Charlie or act negatively towards Charlie at all.

– Hi – Hello – Sam stay, good. – (speaking softly) Good boy – Good boy. – (speaking softly) Good job. So Samwise did great, we're moving on to test item number nine which is going to be
reaction to distraction. I'm going to use this
metal bowl and drop it, as well as using a walker
around Sam just to make sure that he doesn't have any
extreme reactions to the items. So I'm gonna start with dropping the bowl. Perfect reaction there.

Now Grandma Whitney coming through – Good boy Sam, what's that? What is that? – Perfect. So Samwise did fantastic and
moving on to last test item which is going to be a three
minute supervised separation. So I'm not gonna make
you sit here and watch me for three minutes so I'm
just going to show you what it's going to look like I'm going to hold on to Sam's
leash and Sam's handler Jen is going to exit the room
and as long as he stays calm and isn't panicking while
she's gone for three minutes then he passes. – Okay, here you go, Sam stay. Good job Sam. – Good job. Congratulations Sam, you're
a canine good citizen. – [Both] Yay – Good job – Good boy So Samwise did fantastic at showing off his canine
good citizen skills, if you're ever interested in the CGC test, you can contact any of our trainers and we do sometimes have
CGC classes going on.

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