|10-14-2013 09:39 PM|
Berlin (WGSL) passed it at 14 months old.
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|10-14-2013 08:33 PM|
My lab/shep is a CGC on paper.. We took the test at an expo in January(he was almost 3), no obedience classes or training for the test.. He probably could have passed at 6 months, I swear he listened better back then!
I have a dream that my GSD can attempt it someday, he is 19 months, I've had him for 10.. and he's just starting to use his brain. I'm hoping by spring it's fully developed ;]
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|10-14-2013 06:27 PM|
|Chicagocanine||Oh I forgot to mention my GSD Bianca was West German showlines.|
|10-14-2013 06:18 PM|
So we did, and she did.
Gracie is half Eastern European, half Western, a large long-coat bitch. No, not that kind of bitch, a girl dog who's a real sweetie.
|10-14-2013 06:08 PM|
|Neko||It's hard to work on separation. Zeus only gets upset if I leave him in public, but totally fine at home or in the yard. bah =(|
|10-14-2013 05:37 PM|
|ponyfarm||Max..Czech lines. He passed at about one year. The separation was the most difficult. We worked on that in small doses each week. The person holding him was a young guy, and he loves young guys, so he passed. The other skills were easy-peasy!|
|10-14-2013 05:07 PM|
My Golden Retriever was about 1 1/2 when I rescued her (she was a stray, very shy/fearful). The obedience club we went to had beginners, intermediate, and advanced classes and IIRC each one was 10 weeks long. They gave the CGC test when you finished the intermediate class.
I can't remember how soon after I got her we started classes but it was pretty soon, and we did the beginners, then started intermediate the week after beginners class ended and then we took the CGC at the last intermediate class and she passed. So she took it after 2 training classes and she was about 2-ish years old. So I'd had her maybe 4-5 months I guess when we took the CGC. She probably could have passed it sooner but that was when they offered it so that's when we took it. She took/passed it again a year or so later because it was part of a therapy dog test we took.
My GSD was very leash reactive towards other dogs when I got her at 4 1/2 years old so we had to work a lot on that before we could take the CGC. She would have passed everything else but not the "reaction to another dog" section. So she didn't take it until she was around 5-6 I think I'd had her more than a year before I decided she was ready. She did great on the test, I had her do a down-stay when the other dog approached and she was fine.
I never took the CGC with my terrier because he would go nuts (bark continuously and pull on the leash until I came back to where he could actually reach me) if I handed the leash to someone and walked away from him. I was never able to "cure" him of that. If the person could distract him long enough for me to get out of sight he might not realize I was leaving, and if I was out of sight before he saw I had left then he wouldn't bark.
The funny thing is if I handed his leash to a friend or family member and had THEM walk away from ME, he was fine. It was just me walking away and him not being able to follow that he could not handle.
I'm not sure why he did that since he did not have any separation anxiety or anything, I think it was either that he was upset that I was going somewhere he couldn't go or else it had something to do with his past, I don't know what happened to him before I found him wandering the streets at 4-5 years old.
|10-14-2013 10:24 AM|
|Galathiel||I'm not EVEN gonna try for a while ... eh .. months.. (year?). Varik at 6 months is wayyy too distracted by other dogs. He's not good in class still if they are moving. He's getting a bit better about listening on leash, but has a lot of maturing to do. He's 75/25 DDR/WGWL.|
|10-14-2013 10:15 AM|
|Neko||Separation will be impossible for us...... sigh...|
|10-10-2013 02:33 PM|
|Msmaria||Dexter passed at 8 months. But we've had him in classes every week since 10 weeks old. Stay was not a problem as Dexter is not an active gsd, he's rather laid back. (if he's in stay too long, he rolls over into the "play dead" position). The one thing we had to work on, was the separation. He sticks to me like glue and even though we passed, I could tell he was stressed because he kept yawning. ( he's not a barker)|
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