Class Descriptions

Foundation Classes

Some classes may not be offered every session

S.T.A.R Puppy Program

Class limit 8

Prerequisite

For puppies between 10 weeks and 5 months of ageOne handler allowed for each puppy during class time.

Class Overview

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppysm is an exciting new program teach you how to best communicate with your puppy, and you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. When you complete a basic training class (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator), your puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. 

Graduation

Meet S.T.A.R. Puppy requirements

Puppy Socialization

Class limit 6

Prerequisite

The Puppy Socialization class is for puppies age 3months to 6 months.

Class Description

It  is designed to help owners understand what each month of a puppies life means to the growth and well being to the puppies life.  Some of the goals of this class are: To learn how to:

  • read your puppies body language,
  • keep your puppy safe around adult dogs and other puppies,
  • teach puppies how to greet adults and children respectfully, and
  • deal with fearfulness in puppies.
Foundations for Dog Sports

Pre-requisite

Manners or consent of the instructor. Dogs must be able to work comfortably and quietly in proximity with other dogs.

Course Description

This class will teach skills necessary for the development and stabilization of some basic behaviors important for many canine performance sports: Sit, Down, Stay, Stand, Front, Heel, Come. Proofing exercises will be applied for each behavior to build increased duration, distance and resistance to distractions. Weekly activities will include exercises to improve team relationship, to increase attention, to build focus, to strengthen motivation.  Exercises for hind-end awareness and core strengthening will be introduced, as well as, methods for teaching targeting and platform behaviors.


Obedience

Some classes may not be offered every session

Open and Utility Skills

Class limit 8

Pre-requisite

Dog should be able to complete Novice exercises. 

Class Overview

This class is for refining obedience skills and building the foundation needed for competing in AKC obedience trials at the Open (Companion Dog Excellent-CDX title) and Utility (Utility Dog-UD title) levels. This class is tailored to meet the needs of the students enrolled. Skills for both level (i.e., drop on recall, retrieving, jumps, signals) are taught and/or refined. This course may be repeated if needed.

Manners Obedience

Class limit 8

Prerequisite

No prior class required. This class is for handlers and/or dogs with no prior obedience training.

Class Overview

This class has been designed for dogs and puppies 6 months and older just starting out in obedience. Dogs will be introduced to all basic commands such as; attention, loose leash walking, come, sit, down, and stay. General topics of household manners, socialization and problem behaviors will be discussed. This class is taught using positive reinforcement in a fun and successful way.  The AKC Canine Good Citizen test will be given on the last day of class and is not mandatory to take.

Graduation

To graduate this class your dog must pass a pup quiz including:  sit, down, loose leash walking pattern, 10 second sit stay, and, 10 second down stay.

Advanced Basic Obedience

Class limit 8

Prerequisite

Open to students who have successfully completed Manners Obedience, or Introduction to Rally class, and to experienced handlers with dogs that have a basic obedience level of training.  Dogs should be able to perform basic obedience exercises such as:  sit, down, stand, stay, come, and be able to walk on a loose leash; Knowing heeling is a plus!

Class Overview

This class will build on, and improve, the basic obedience skills that were taught in the Manners class, or an equivalent basic obedience class elsewhere.  This class will work towards preparing the dog and handler for the Beginner Novice (BN title) level.  This class may be repeated if needed.

Novice Obedience

Class limit 8

Prerequisite

Open to students who have completed the Advanced Basic Obedience class, to dogs with a Beginner Novice (BN) title, and to experienced handlers with dogs that are at the Beginner Novice level of training.  Dogs should be able to complete Beginner Novice Exercises.

Class Overview

This class will help students polish skills learned in the Advanced Basic Obedience class, and to progress in becoming a dog and handler “team.”  Students will be able to prepare for competing at the Companion Dog (Novice) level.  Training will include working on off- leash heeling and long sit and down stays.  This class may be repeated as needed.

Obedience-All Titling Levels

Class Overview

This class is for anyone who is training their dog to show for an obedience title, Beginner Novice or higher. Since dogs will be at a variety of levels in the class, exercises for all levels may be used depending on what level the participants are working at and what they are ready for. Both polishing existing skills and teaching new skills for higher levels will be included.


Rally

Some classes may not be offered every session 

Competition Rally Classes

Class limit 6

Class Overview

This course teaches the style of World Cynosport Rally (WCR – formerly APDT Rally), a rapidly growing sport which promotes positive relationships between dogs and handlers, based on trust and mutual respect. The sport of WCR encompasses obedience skills and exercises which are easily transferrable to other rally venues, as well as to other canine performance sports.  WCR exercises from Levels 1 – 3 will be taught, demonstrated, and discussed along with performance and scoring guidelines.  Students will be presented opportunities to practice WCR exercises, read course maps, run courses, and develop strategies to maximize their scores in competition.   In addition, for those students who may have an interest in competing in multiple venues, WCR exercises and rules will be compared and contrasted with those of AKC Rally.

Level 1 Rally Pre-requisite

Successful completion of Intro to Rally/Advanced Basic Obedience class or having earned an AKC Sub-Novice leg, or must pass a “test-in” based on AKC Sub-Novice skills.

Level 2 Rally Pre-requisite

Successful completion of Rally 1 class and showing advanced obedience skills and permission of the instructor.  Dogs may also join this class having earned a WCR Level 1 or AKC Novice Title and permission of the instructor.

Level 3 Rally Pre-requisite

Successful completion of Rally 2 class and showing advanced obedience skills, and permission of the instructor.  Dogs may also join this class having earned a WCR Level 2 and above, and/or AKC Advanced Title and above, and permission of the instructor.

Rally Pro

Pre-requisite: Level 3 title or permission of Training Director.

This class will provide opportunity for experienced handlers to practice and maintain skills at Level 3. BAD Rally Instructors and Assistants will alternate responsibilities for course selection and set-up. Class members will offer suggestions, and will collaborate on application of rules and interpretation of performance guidelines.

Advanced Rally

Class limit 6

Prerequisite

Teams must be competing at AKC Advanced or WCRL Level 2 or comparable Rally level in other venues. Dogs must be competent performing off-leash and at a distance from their handler, and must have a reliable recall.

Class Overview

This class is for dog/handler teams interested in strengthening Rally skills required for competing in AKC Excellent/Master Trials and/or WCRL Level 3 Trials. Participants will have the opportunity for practice and coaching on Excellent and Master AKC courses and Level 3 WCRL courses. Additional ring space is available for personal training activities, as needed for mastery of more complex Rally exercises.

Intermediate Rally

Class limit 6

Prerequisite

Dogs must demonstrate mastery of beginning Rally skills through successful completion of the Beginning Rally Class at BAD  OR must have earned a WCRL Level 1 leg or AKC Rally Novice leg AND permission of instructor.

Class Overview

The focus of this course is to develop confidence and fluency in previously learned fundamental Rally skills, and build the teamwork necessary for off leash performance. An expanded array Level 2 WCRL exercises and Intermediate and Advanced AKC exercises are introduced. Emphasis is on maintaining  the focus necessary for increasingly longer courses, and on the development of control skills required for jumping and working at a distance.

Beginner Rally

Class limit 6

Prerequisite

Dogs must demonstrate mastery of basic obedience skills through the completion of the Foundations for Performance Competition Class at BAD or an instructor "test- in", assessing proficiency in the basic exercises of on-leash heel, sit, stand, down, come, front and finish. Dogs must be able to work comfortably and quietly in proximity to other dogs.

Class Description

This course is an introduction to Rally Obedience, a sporting activity in which handler and dog perform a series of connected, on-leash obedience exercises on a timed course. The sport emphasizes the development of  a positive working relationship in a fun and interesting competitive environment. Basic Rally exercises from WCRL Introductory Level and Level 1, as well as AKC Novice will be taught. Performance and scoring guidelines from both venues will be taught for those selected exercises. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to read course maps and to run basic WCRL and AKC courses. Courses will test proficiency and speed in execution of a variety of turns and basic  exercises, demonstrating sit, stand, down, stay, front, and right and left finishes, while heeling on-leash.

Introduction to Rally

Class limit 6

Prerequisite

The successful completion of Star Puppy and/or Manners Obedience, or the equivalent basic obedience class, or with permission of the instructor.  Dogs MUST know sit, down, and a short stay.

Class Overview

This course teaches the style of World Cynosport Rally (WCR – formerly APDT Rally), a rapidly growing sport which promotes positive relationships between dogs and handlers, based on trust and mutual respect. The sport of WCR encompasses obedience skills and exercises which are easily transferrable to other rally venues, as well as to other canine performance sports. It is for people who have never done WRC Rally as most of the class time will be on learning the different signs in Level 1.

Students will learn how to do all the different signs in Level 1 Rally which are done on leash. Once students have learned all the signs we will run courses, and work on different skills to maximize their scores in competition.  They will be able to practice exercises, learn to read course maps, walk a course, learn about married signs, and different strategies that will work with their dog in order to be successful on a course. Students will learn how to register for WRC or AKC Rally and what the rules are in order to enter and show. We will also work on the different Obedience skills that are needed to be successful at this sport.


 

Agility Classes

Some classes may not be offered every session

Note:  All agility classes may be repeated until dog and handler have mastered all skills needed to graduate.

Introduction to Agility

Class Limit 8

Pre-requisite

The successful completion of Manners Obedience, or an equivalent basic obedience class elsewhere. All dogs must be able to work around other handlers and dogs on and off leash.  They must be able to stay in either a stand, sit or down until released by the handler (this is usually no more than 10 seconds).  They must also be able to come when called around distractions.

Class Overview

Prepares each dog with the basic skills they will need to enter into the world of agility.  This class will focus on the flatwork necessary to build skills in agility.  No agility equipment, other than tunnels and flat boards, will be used.  Dogs and handlers will learn shadowing, hand touches, targets and wrapping a pole.  Ladder and brick work will be used to help the dog develop rear end awareness.  Tunnel work and walking on flat boards will be introduced.  Off leash recalls to both sides of the handler will be worked on as well as start line stays.

Graduation Requirements

Dogs must be able to exhibit basic foundation skills mentioned above.

Basic I Agility (Contacts and Weaves)

Class limit 6

Pre-requisite

Introduction to Agility – ALL dogs must have a reliable recall and be able to work off leash in a room with other dogs and distractions.

Class Overview

Continue work from the Introduction to Agility class and to learn the proper execution of all contacts. Students will learn the 2x2 method of weaving

Contacts:  Dogs will be introduced to all contact equipment; A-frame, dog walk, and teeter, with focus on how to correctly perform contact bottoms. Targets will be used constantly so it is very important that dogs know this skill.

Weaves:  Introduce dogs to the 2x2 method of weaving, including finding weave entrances and successfully working through 6 weave poles; additional poles will be added as dogs become successful.

Proper jumping style will be introduced at the end of the session, after all of the contacts are being executed in the proper fashion.

Graduation

A-frame, teeter, and dog-walk will be successful at FULL height with confidence: emphasis will be on correctly performing contact bottoms. Dogs should be able to complete no less than 4 straight up poles for weaves.  Dogs should willingly be doing a sequence of 4 jumps in a straight line.

Basic II Agility (Foundations)

Class limit 6

Pre-requisite

The successful completion of Basic I Agility

Class Overview

Continue work from Basic I Agility classes; dogs will continue to practice all contacts, weaves and weave entrances, and proper jumping techniques.  Handling skills will be introduced and practiced as handlers learn to sequence jumps and contact equipment.  All agility equipment will be introduced and practiced.

Graduation

Handler and dog teams will be able to successfully complete ALL agility equipment.  Teams should be able to complete 6 upright weaves, and sequences of 4-6 obstacles.

Skills I

Class limit 6 

Pre-requisite

Successful completion of Basic II Agility 

Class Overview

Continue work from Basic II Agility.  Teams will continue to work on all contacts, enforcing correct performance of obstacle bottoms. Dogs will continue to work the table, chute, tunnels, and short jumping sequences. Targets will continue to be used throughout this class. Dogs will continue to work on weaves and finding weave entrances from various positions.

Graduation

Dogs and teams must be able to successfully complete all contacts with proper bottoms.  Teams must be able to complete short sequences of 6-8 obstacles with confidence.  Teams must also be able to perform 6 to 12 weaves successfully at least 80% of the time.

Skills II

Class limit 6

Pre-requisite

Successful completion of Skills I, or permission of the instructor.

Class Overview

This class is for those handlers interested in competing in Agility trials.   Through the use of short sequences, skills important to successful trialing will be focused on.

Graduation

Dogs will be able to do short sequences of 8-15 obstacles and perform 12 weaves successfully 80% of the time. Dogs and handlers will have some understanding of discrimination. Dogs will have a decent send to the tunnel.

Introduction to Competition Agility (Advanced Skills)

Class limit 6

Pre-requisite

The successful completion of Distance and Handling, and/or Skills II, or permission of the instructor.

Class Overview

This class is for those dog and handlers that are preparing to show at the Novice level (AKC/NADAC/ASCA) or Levels 1 and 2 (CPE) of agility.  Dogs must be able to successfully complete ALL contacts and equipment, and successfully complete 6 weave poles with various weave entrances This class is intended to improve handling skills in order to increase speed and efficiency on lower level courses.  Major emphasis will be placed on identifying handling techniques that will give the dog advance information and clear direction.

Competition Agility

Class limit 6 

Pre-requisite

The successful Completion of Introduction to Competition, AND be actively competing in agility, or at the discretion of the instructor.

Class Overview

This class is intended to improve handling skills in order to increase speed and efficiency on higher level courses.  Major emphasis will be placed on identifying handling techniques that will give the dog advance information and clear direction.  Skills practiced will be those needed to successfully compete in upper level classes.

NOTE:  This class is for those dog and handlers that are actively showing at the beginning levels of agility, and preparing to show at the Open Level and above (AKC/NADAC/ASCA) or Level 3 and above (CPE).  Dogs must be able to successfully complete ALLcontacts and equipment, including 12 weaves. Dogs must have earned at least one leg in Novice level agility, Completed CPE Level 1, or earned at least one leg in CPE Level 2.

Agility Course Work

Class limit 8

Pre-requisite

Successful completion of Distance and Handling and/or Introduction to Competition Agility class.  All dogs must be able to successfully complete ALL contacts and equipment, including 12 weaves, and be able to sequence at least 20 obstacles.

Class Overview

This class is to build confidence and skill in the dog and handler while running agility.  These courses will be full courses.  It’s a great class to build speed and confidence in your dog

Agility Distance and Handling

Class limit 8

Pre-requisite

The successful completion of Skills II Agility, or permission of the instructor.

Class Overview

Teams will begin working on refining handling skills while learning to work from a distance.  While not mandatory, this class is primarily for those teams who may be interested in trialing in agility. This class will work on all skills learned in previous classes with the main emphasis being on working at a distance from your dog.  Dogs will continue to gain the confidence needed to work at a distance.  Handlers will learn to cue their dog to drive to obstacles and layering will be emphasized and practiced.

Agility Course Work

Class limit 8

Pre-requisite

Successful completion of Distance and Handling and/or Introduction to Competition Agility class.  All dogs must be able to successfully complete ALL contacts and equipment, including 12 weaves, and be able to sequence at least 20 obstacles.

Class Overview

This class is to build confidence and skill in the dog and handler while running agility.  These courses will be full courses.  It’s a great class to build speed and confidence in your dog


Scent Classes

Some classes may not be offered every session 

Beginner Scent Work

Prerequisite

Open to dogs of all ages and abilities. No previous training is necessary.

Class Overview

This class is designed to start dogs on the path to nosework competition sponsored by National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). The first 6 weeks of class develop hunting techniques by allowing dogs to find food placed in one of a group of boxes. In the second 6 weeks, this food is paired with birch odor, the first of the NACSW target scents.

Graduation

Dog is freely and eagerly searching for paired food and odor.

Intermediate Scent – ORT Prep

Pre-requisite

Completion of the Basic Scentwork Class or approval of the instructor.

Class Overview

This class is designed to begin teaching dogs the skills needed to compete successfully in Odor Recognition Tests (ORT) and NW1 trials sponsored by National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). The class will learn searching techniques in the 4 NACSW elements (interiors, exteriors, containers, and vehicles). Practice ORTs will be run.

Graduation

Passing Odor Recognition Test (ORT)

Advanced Scent – NW Prep

Prerequisite

Successfully completing Intermediate Scent, or approval of the instructor

Class Overview

This class is designed to continue teaching dogs the skills needed to compete successfully in NW1 trials sponsored by National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). The class will continue searching techniques in the 4 NACSW elements (interiors, exteriors, containers, and vehicles). Practice NW 1 hides will be run.

Graduation

Successfully working at the NW 1 level in all 4 elements

Nosework Trial Prep (NW 1, NW 2)

Prerequisite

Successfully completing Advanced Scent, or approval of the instructor

Class Overview

This class is designed to continue teaching dogs the skills needed to compete successfully in NW 2 trials sponsored by National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Hides will become more challenging as the class continues mastering searching techniques in the 4 NACSW elements (interiors, exteriors, containers, and vehicles).

Graduation

Successful passing NW 2

Nosework Trial Prep (NW 3 and beyond)

Prerequisite

Dogs MUST have earned their NW 2, and be working at the NW 3 level or higher; approval of the instructor is required

Class Overview

This class is designed to continue teaching dogs the skills needed to compete successfully in NW 3 trials, and higher, sponsored by National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Hides will become more challenging as the class continues mastering searching techniques in the 4 NACSW elements (interiors, exteriors, containers, and vehicles).


Other Classes

Some classes may not be offered every session

Canine Disc Dog

Class Limit 8

Prerequisite

Successful completion of Manners Obedience, or similar basic obedience.  Dogs must also have drive for toys of any kind, a basic retrieve, and a strong recall.  Dogs MUST be able to work with distractions and stay focused on the handler. Handlers must stay focused on their own dog as some dogs may become protective of their own toys, or toys that are being used by classmates.

Class Overview

The sport of Canine Disc is a fast paced, enjoyable, and fun sport involving an incredible bond between you and your canine in which the sky is the limit.  Any breed can come and participate in class and learn techniques used for throwing the disc properly, placing the disc safely for your canine partner, and beginning some basics of body work and confidence building to eventually create a freestyle routine. We will base this class on the Hyperflite/Skyhoundz scoring system but will educate the students in all formats of play and what discs are best used for you and the format you decide to play in.  This class will prepare you for Novice Level competition, unless you are a repeat student.  The instructor will work with you at your level on each skill to advance your competition level as you are ready. No handler is too novice!

NOTE: There will be one class each session where the instructor works with handlers only; no dogs.  The instructor will inform you when that class will take place during the session.

Canine Musical Freestyle

Class Limit 10

Prerequisite

The successful completion of Manners Obedience, or a similar basic obedience class.  Dogs must have a strong recall, and eventually work off-leash around other dogs.  Aggressive dogs are restricted from class.

Class Overview

Canine Musical Freestyle is a fun and innovative sport using tricks, dance moves, props, toys, costumes and more showcasing the bond and skill of you and your dog.  This class will teach you basic moves and tricks while building on transitions and movements to help you create a routine that is comfortable for you and your dog.  We will explore props, music and routine design while we work to each handler and their dog's strengths. We will base this class on the World Canine Freestyle Organization (WCFO) rules and regulations, but will explore other venues in which you can compete.

Introduction to Flyball

Prerequisite

The successful completion of Manners Obedience class at BAD or equivalent class elsewhere.  This is a high energy class: all dogs must be under control around other dogs while off leash!

Class Overview

This class will introduce your dog to the world of Flyball.  The emphasis will be placed on retrieving a tennis ball, learning the “box” and passing another dog while retrieving. Small hurdle jumps will be introduced and practiced.

Advanced Flyball

Prerequisite

Successful completion of Introduction to Flyball, or permission of the instructor.  This is a high energy class: all dogs must be under control around other dogs while off leash!

Class Overview

This class continue building on skills learned in Introduction to Flyball.  Teams will continue practicing on box work, practice hurdles and lane work, and may participate in scrimmages.

Trick Training

Class Limit 6

Prerequisite

The successful completion of Manners Obedience, or a similar basic obedience class.

Class Overview

Trick training is a fun way to develop a positive relationship with your dog. Popular tricks such as wave, fetch, sit pretty, speak and play dead will create a starting point as we explore different ways to communicate with our best friend. Students will learn to reinforce their dog’s behaviors with rewards like treats, toys and praise. Clicker training will be covered, but the clicker itself will be optional.

Junior Tricks Class

Class Limit 6

Prerequisite

The successful completion of Manners Obedience, or a similar basic obedience class.

Class Overview

This class is for youngsters 11-18.  The class will follow the same overview for Trick Training but it is geared for the younger crowd.  This class is a great way for a child to bond with the family pet and learn valuable lessons on communication with a pet.

Canine Good Citizenship Prep Class –prepares dogs for the CGC Test

Prerequisite

No prior class required. This class is for handlers and/or dogs with no prior obedience training.

Class Overview

This class has been designed for dogs and puppies 6 months and older just starting out in obedience. Dogs will be introduced to all basic commands such as; attention, loose leash walking, come, sit, down, and stay. General topics of household manners, socialization and problem behaviors will be discussed. This class is taught using positive reinforcement in a fun and successful way.  The AKC Canine Good Citizen test will be given on the last day of class and is not mandatory to take.

Graduation

To graduate this class your dog must pass a pup quiz including:  sit, down, loose leash walking pattern, 10 second sit stay, and, 10 second down stay.

Advanced CGC – Community Canine℠

What is AKC Community Canine?

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.

The Setting

All skills on the test are tested on leash. The AKC Community Canine (CGCA) test may be done in a class, at shows, in pet stores or in the community. When the test is administered in community settings such as at a business or special event, evaluators must have the necessary approval of the business owners, etc.

While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a "crowd" of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog's skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the "walks through a crowd" test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.

Requirements

To earn the AKC Community Canine title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:

  1. Must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award or title on record at AKC.
  2. Must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how we create titles at AKC; we attach the titles to the dog's number. For more information on getting an AKC number, see: http://images.akc.org/cgc/number.pdf
AKC Urban CGC

Class Overview

AKC Urban CGC requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in an urban setting.

Age Requirements for Dogs

There is no age limit for dogs taking the AKC Urban CGC test. However, before taking the test, dogs must have a Canine Good Citizen test (either a certificate or title) on record at AKC.

AKC Urban CGC Test Items

  1. Exit/enter doorway with no pulling in dog-friendly buildings. Exit building to start test, additional Public buildings items are below.
  2. Walk through a crowd on a busy urban sidewalk.
    • People come toward the dog from 1-ft. away
    • Tolerate 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. (Dropped food, or cups, bags, cans, in which food was wrapped).
  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. Owner’s choice depending on transportation needs.
    • Enters/exits, remains under control during the ride. (Crate? Seatbelt?)
    • Small dog in bag for ride. (large dogs are not always permitted; know and abide by the Transit Policies in your area).
    • Dog friendly (enters/exits or allows to be put in/taken out) under control.

To pass the CGCU test, dogs must pass all 10 items of the test.

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