CGC, Advanced CGC & Trick Dog Tests

Paws in Motion will be holding Canine Good Citizen Tests, Advanced CGC Tests & Trick Dog Tests

When: Sunday, August 20th starting at 9:30 am (see more info below regarding the schedule.)
Who: Open to any dog*
Where:  Paws in Motion, 8935 SW 129th Street, Miami FL  33176
Cost: CGC & Advanced CGC Tests: $20 Test, $20 Review or $35 for both ($5 discount for Paws in Motion CGC class graduates)
Trick Dog Titles: $15 for first Test, $10 each subsequent level on the same day ($5 discount for CGC Title holders)
*AKC registration is required for the Advanced CGC title and for Trick Dog Title(s) to be recorded by the AKC.  Application for registration can be done after the test(s).  Mixed breeds may be registered as Canine Partners.
Read below for more information on the test requirements.

Please reserve your testing spot(s) by either emailing or using this link to sign up.

9:30 am Check-in for CGC Review Participants
9:30 am Check-in for first group of Trick Dog Test Participants (this group must already have their CGC title.)
approx 10:30 am CGC Testing starts for Review Participants
to follow: Advanced CGC Testing
to follow: Trick Dog Testing
Trick Dog Training sessions may be available after 11:30 am.
If there is a lot of interest in these tests, we may schedule folks in one to two hour blocks so that you won’t have to wait all day for your turn to be tested.  We also welcome volunteers that may wish to help out and learn more about the tests.
Canine Good Citizen Test, Advanced CGC Test & Trick Dog Tests
Sunday August 20th, 9:30 am: Canine Good Citizen Review & CGC Test
If there’s time & interest, we will also offer a Community Canine Test following the CGC Test.
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Review at 9:30 pm followed by a CGC Certification Test performed by an AKC approved evaluator.
Cost $20 for the Test (fee does not include the $8 AKC fee to record your CGC title) or $35 for both a review & the test.
Graduates of Paws in Motion’s CGC/Therapy Skills class will receive a $5 discount off the test. (So Test & Review would be $30 for grads.)
If your dog needs a little time to acclimate or if you are unsure of the CGC exercises, the review would be very beneficial to you so you can practice for a bit before being tested.
Test Description:  There are 10 separate tests in the CGC.
1-Accepting a friendly stranger
2-Sitting politely for petting
3-Appearance & Grooming
4-Walking on a loose leash
5-Walking through a crowd
6-Sit & Down on command/Stay in place
7-Come when called
8-Reaction to another dog
9-Reactions to distractions
10-Supervised Separation
For more information on the CGC test visit AKC’s website
Sunday August 20th, following the CGC Tests:
If there’s interest and enough, we will also offer a Community Canine Test (aka Advanced CGC Test)
There are pre-requisites to earn the CGCA title. The dog must:
 1) be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) AND,
 2) already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record.  The CGC and CGCA tests cannot be earned on the same day.  

Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the CGCA title. 

1. Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control
2. Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring)–does not pull. 
3. Walks on loose leash through a crowd
4. Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull. 
5. Sit–stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).
6. Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it.
7. “Leave it.” Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.”
8. Down or sit stay–distance (owner’s choice).
9. Recall with distractions present (coming when called). Handler goes out 20–ft. (off center) and calls dog.
10. Dog will sit or stand stay (owner’s choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway. Owner calls dog through door when ready.

For more info on the Community Canine Test visit:
Sunday August 20th, before or after the CGC & Adv CGC Tests:
Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Level Tests
Cost: $15 for first Test, $10 each subsequent level on the same day ($5 discount for CGC Title holders)
The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG (TKI)
The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.

The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 5 tricks from the Advanced list.

Please reserve your testing spot(s) by either emailing or using this link to sign up.

We will have the following props available: Jump, Tunnel, Table/Platform, Balance Beam, Seesaw, Weave Poles.  Be prepared to bring any other required props for your tricks.
We will send you more information regarding the Trick Dog Testing details & schedule once you have signed up.
You can learn more about the required tricks here –
If there is interest, we may also be holding Trick Training Sessions while other dogs are being tested in the building.  This is a good option for those folks needing a little help to train one or two more tricks so that your dog can do enough of the tricks to pass the Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate and/or Advanced levels.  Dogs that will be good candidates for these sessions will be those that already have a substantial amount of training in Obedience, Rally, Agility or Tricks and just need a couple more tricks to pass to the next level.  Contact us for more information regarding price and availability.
Regards, Tracy
Tracy Hanna

Paws in Motion


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