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and he failed :( he passed every part but the meeting the dog part. It took him forever to sit and I had to give him multiple sit commands and when he finally did sit he stretched forward to smell the other dog so there was tension on the leash, but he never broke his sit once I told him to sit he stayed then after a while he ignored the other dog. this evaluator was really really tough and he had to be perfect in order for him to pass. We get to take it again for free in February. So from now until then we're meeting at least one dog every day that doesn't live in my complex. Other than that I'm really proud of my boy!!
 

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That sucks.:( You will get it next time.:) I am very happy to hear Dodger did so well with the other parts of the test.

I am still deciding whether or not to get the CGC for my dogs.

Good luck in Feb!
 

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he passed the other parts with flying colors. I knew the meeting the other dog part was going to be a problem. the dogs never touched and after a while he stopped and ignored the other dog. It probably would have helped if the other dog ignored him. They had me take that part twice too :( oh well we tried our hardest and just got a really strict evaluator
 

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Good job! 9 out of 10 isn't bad at all

Sounds like a tough judge. I thought as long as the dog was calm and didn't show anything more than mild interest you passed.
 

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In my book he passed. My friend said if I can get him to pass with this evaluator then I know he truly deserves it.
 

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Good job! 9 out of 10 isn't bad at all

Sounds like a tough judge. I thought as long as the dog was calm and didn't show anything more than mild interest you passed.
apparently not to her. He showed interest in the other dog, but he never broke his sit and he ignored it after a while :confused:
 

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I always thought it was ok to show a slight interest but that it. Anyway 9 out of 10 is great, and you know you will pass in two months. We passed in the pouring rain in Sept and honestly I think the evaluators were so ready to pack up they really rushed us through and passed us, they called it quits because of the weather, we were their last one. I wouldn't have passed us if I were the one doing the eval, so that being said I will retest him next fall....
 

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CGC is so subjective. I agree it sounds like you got a tough judge and maybe the evaluator didn't have the right dog if his dog didn't ignore Dodger.

Kudos on the hard work done! :)
 

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They actually used two dogs on me because their dog started it. Then they used the other dog and he was a lot better than the first time only took three comands for him to sit. It took him less time to ignore the other dog as well. Personally even though there was tension on the leash I would have passes him because he wasn't aggressive, he calmed down faster than the first time.
 

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At least they gave you another try, as they should have. I bet you can get it done in Feb. Keep practicing!
 

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In my book he passed. My friend said if I can get him to pass with this evaluator then I know he truly deserves it.
9/10 is a fine score and a couple months you'll sail through it!

Honestly, I wish all judges were as strict as this one(by the sounds of it). Make the certification worth something, rather than being the practically rubber stamp, as long as you pay, that some operate under.
 

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9/10 is a fine score and a couple months you'll sail through it!

Honestly, I wish all judges were as strict as this one(by the sounds of it). Make the certification worth something, rather than being the practically rubber stamp, as long as you pay, that some operate under.
And I agree that's why I'm going back to the same evaluator because she's tough and if I can get him to just ignore the other dog then he'll deserve it. The funny thing is is that I meet a bunch of dogs yesterday and he listened to me with all of them, but apparently he just wanted to be a flirt because both the dogs they used where female lol.
 

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It sounds to me like he did great. 9 out of 10 is terrific. I'm sure he will pass in February. Keep practicing.
 

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Yeah, I have to say that the tougher the judge, the more it means. You're going to nail it and good too.
 

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yes he will!! We're gonna re-take it in February and nail it! I'm going to be taking him around lot of other dogs in different places so he learns that he can't meet the other dog until I say it's ok and to ignore other dogs.
 

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I think you did have a tough judge and I think that you should have passed. Evenso, it will not hurt your boy one bit to do what you suggested and meet a dog every day until February. He will be rock solid around other dogs then.

It sounds like you and he did very well.
 

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I think you did have a tough judge and I think that you should have passed. Evenso, it will not hurt your boy one bit to do what you suggested and meet a dog every day until February. He will be rock solid around other dogs then.

It sounds like you and he did very well.
thank you Selzer. :)
 

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Sounds as though he'll nail it the next time around.:)

You are to be complimented for doing the training.:) Not everyone thinks that the CGC is very important or meaningful. What it tells me is that your dog has the intelligence (for that lack if a better word) to be trained and that he/she takes the training seriously and knows how to be a good citizen.:D What it should mean to other people is that a CGC dog is in control and knows how to behave him/herself.

I can't think of anything more annoying than an untrained dog.
 
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