Good citizen tests.

There are three parts which must be passed to be awarded a collar tag.. Parts I and II., for which a certificate is awarded, can normally be obtained after an eight week course. Sections with a bracketed number after them are the same as the Kennel Club CGC test.
Part I.
1) Dog allows owner to groom and handle ears, eyes, mouth and paws. (7 + 8)
2) Owner can use the lead as a temporary collar while they remove the collar and show the examiner the dog�s ID tags. (2)
3) The dog sits and downs on command.
4) Dog and handler can walk for 10 paces on a loose lead.
5) The dog will return to the handler when called with no distractions. (9)
6) Owner can produce a plastic bag (poop bag) and describe its use. (1)
Part II
1) Dog allows petting from a stranger.
2) Dog greets a stranger without jumping up.
3) The dog stays in a sit or down for 30 seconds next to handler.
4) Dog and handler can walk on a loose lead including about turn and halt. (3)
5) The dog will return to the handler with sit in front, when called with no distractions.
6) Dog will ignore an offered treat if told by handler to “leave it”.
Part III
1) Dog allows stranger to handle ears, eyes, mouth and paws.
2) Dog and owner can pass through a door or gateway in a controlled manner. (4)
3) The dog stays in a sit or down on lead while the owner goes to a distance of 5 metres for 1 minute.(6)
4) Dog and handler can walk on a loose lead with distractions including joggers and passing other dogs.
5) The dog returns to the handlerto sit in front , despite distractions.
6) Dog remains calm while owner holds a conversation with another handler and their dog for one min (5).
Road safety tests beginners section.
Basic heel work pattern including three sits when the handler halts, and two about turns.
A novice recall with present (front) and a finish to heel.
A one minute sit stay
A two minute down stay both with handler five metres away.
Intermediate section.
Heel work both on and off lead includingfour sits at heel and about turns. An A recall  where the dog is called while the handlerwalks away and joins the handler in the heel position sitting when the handler stops. Dog and handler finish by about turning.
A two minute sit stay in sight handler 10m away.
A three minute down stay with handler out of dogs sight.
Advanced section.
Heel work both on and off the lead at normal, fast and slow pace with two downs on the movethe handler downs the dog without stopping,about turns passing the dog ,about turns again and picks up the dog into heel position as they pass.
A stop on recalla novice recall where the dog is stopped at a set position and then recalled as normal.The dog may be stopped in either the sit, stand or down as chosen by the handler.
A two minute sit stay with handler out of dogs sight.
A four minute down stay with handler out of dogs sight.
Strathclyde Road Safety Council produced the preceding beginners, intermediate and advanced road safety tests but I have adapted their qualifications for the senior advanced test which follows.
Senior advanced section.
Heelwork both on and off the lead at normal, fast and slow pace with sit, stand and down on the move, including two left about turns.
Novice recall
Advanced recall with handler changing of direction.
Drop on recall.
Distance control
A three minute sit stay with handler out of dogs sight.
A four minute down stay with handler out of dogs sight.
The dogs remain in each section one year before sitting the next test. There are two test nights a year,one in the spring and one in the autumn. Certificates are awarded to the dogs who pass. Dogs may only compete in a section for one year.

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