Helpful Hints & Needed Supplies

  • You are on under evaluation the ENTIRE time you’re on testing grounds. ANY aggression — before, during and after the test — is grounds for dismissal from the test and non-certification for CGC and/or therapy dog certification that day!!!!!! Give yourself and the other dogs around you PLENTY room. Also, do not “mill” about with dogs you do not know — you are asking for trouble!!!
  • No food, motivational toys or training collars are allowed during the test. Please remove treats, toys and/or treat pouches before entering the evaluation area.
  • Physical corrections (leash corrections, pulling up on the lead to make the dog sit) are NOT allowed at any time during the test.
  • Touching the dog’s body to force it into position (for example, pushing on the dog’s rear end to make it sit) is NOT allowed at any time during the test.
  • You may not block the leave it cookie with your body. The dog must walk over the cookie during the test.
  • Remember to be a responsible dog owner! Supplies will be available to clean up after your dog if you need one.

NEEDED SUPPLIES:

  1. Your dog’s rabies vaccination record. We will not be able to test any dog without this information.
  2. Your dog’s brush
  3. Appropriate collar:
    • The dog must be on a buckle, martingale or non-corrective harness
  4. A non-retractable leash. We recommend 4-6 foot leash made of nylon, cotton or leather.

NOTE: If you are unsure that the collar or harness you want to use is appropriate for the test, bring it as well as a buckle just in case you need to switch. We cannot test any dog that has on inappropriate equipment.