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Old 09-04-2013, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Toughest part of canine good citizens test?

What was the toughest part of the test for your dog? I was reading through all the parts and I can't imagine my dog letting someone else do basic grooming on him. He can barely stand me brushing him!
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Our hardest part was leaving the dog with a stranger for 3 minutes and go out of site - the longest three minutes of my life. Of course the person holding the leash was a trusted person known by my trainer but that 3 minutes seemed to last forever - maybe even 30 minutes. Good luck with your training.
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Default I thought the 3 minute separation was going to be the hardest

In fact the week before the test, we failed it during practice.....my dog howled and lunged the entire time. But on test day she did it perfectly! Different 'stranger' that day and a whole different attitude. I was really worried about it and worked on it a lot.

The only other thing that we found difficult was the recall. The recall itself was fine, my dog has a near perfect recall off leash. But for the test it is done on a 20 foot line, my dog hates working on a long line. It gets all tangled up in her feet, no matter how carefully I try, and then she stops and tries to untangle herself. We had to work the most on that! Miraculously, she didn't get tangled on test day!
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Hands down for us...when I had to leave the room. He was convinced I was disappearing into the worm hole Everything else he did fine. Well, we had to work on passing another dog but he did it.
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Heidi doesn't have her CGC, but I took her to a one-time training class for it once. The hardest thing was the leaving her with a stranger, same as yours. The second thing we needed to work on was not reacting to another dog. I believe she could have passed with some work, but we just never got around to it. Now she's 12 and it doesn't seem like a priority. Good luck.
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Most of the dogs I test that fail, fail on either the passing another dog, or stay for recall.
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For us, it will be supervised separation. Our pup flips out when I get 10 feet away. Strong herding instinct.
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For us, it will be supervised separation. Our pup flips out when I get 10 feet away. Strong herding instinct.
Interesting statement. What makes you say it is herding instinct?
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I tested Rusty when he was 8 months & 12 months. I should test him again at 3 years old now that he's matured and has gained more confidence. Thank you for starting this thread
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Interesting statement. What makes you say it is herding instinct?
It's not separation anxiety. I can leave the house just fine. But when we walk around and I have to leave my husband to run to the trash, Zeus has a hard time handling that the pack separated. I talked to a trainer and breeder and both said that he thinks at that point, my husband is not doing his job at keeping me close and he needs to do that job. If he runs too far at the park, he stops and waits for us to catch up. He has been herding other dogs and ducks (ducks belong in the pond according to Zeus).

If this was separation anxiety than he would act this way at home and around the house.
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