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

Exit building to start test, additional Public buildings items are below.

  • 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).

  • 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

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

  • Ignore food on sidewalk. (Dropped food, or cups, bags, cans, in which food was wrapped).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stairs, steps, or elevator under control.

    • Steps (at least 3 - up and down)

    • Elevator (Enters under control, exits, rides under control)

  • Housetrained for apartment, condo, city living. Owner may verify this item. Evaluator may also observe in public buildings, or have observed in training classes.

  • Transportation. Owner’s choice depending on transportation needs.

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

    • Subway. 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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