Administrator & LOTR Addict
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
The part of the test with the strangers can be done with family, neighbors and friends as long as they will take direction from you. Remember that you can talk to your dog in the test and "help" them a lot.
The part with the dog does require working with a few other neutral dogs. I like the idea of a 4-H group, if there is one in your area. Some clubs also offer CGC practice classes or a practice session (in our area the practice sessions are normally about $10). Have you ever seen a CGC? If not, I would look for a test and go watch. You might be able to get suggestions from the people running the test about where you can go practice.
Even when you do that part where you greet someone with a dog you can keep your focus totally on your dog. You do not have to greet the other person head on and can ask your dog to sit keeping you and the other person between the two dogs.
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