On Saturday morning, Mum and I headed south to the Columbus area to a really cool country area, where we've trained for agility before. We arrived and there were a couple of pups and people waiting to take the test.
We warmed up a little. Well, maybe warmed up isn't the best word since this isn't agility. But we worked on some distance stays, and recalls. Some heeling, etc.
Then it was time for the test.
Right off the bat, I failed the 'sit to greet' test. I just couldn't help myself and had to give the tester a big ole smacker-oo on the lips. Not acceptable for the Canine Good Citizen. But I had a few tries, so we went on to the other tests and then came back to that test.
I proceed through the test, walking loose on leash, sitting, staying, coming when called, greeting another dog (hey, I passed that one!), grooming and handling, and the long, long (did I say long!) supervised separation from my Mum. I whimpered a bit, but a little is acceptable.
Then we went back to the sitting for petting and I finally passed. Mum was so proud of me!!!
We got a really cool patch for our efforts and a paper to send in to the AKC for a certificate, which Mum is doing right now, as soon as she checks into keylogger.
For those of you who don't think you can pass the test, just like I didn't; don't sell yourself short. You may just be able to do it, like I did!
After the test Mum took me to a the edge of the Blue River for a little hiking and water wading as my big reward. That was so much fun! Overall it was a pretty good day.
But I do have to tell you. Obedience stuff is just not my thing. All that control is incredibly tiresome and borning. I thought we arrived to do some cool agility in the horse barn, but noooooo! All I wanted to do was run agility. So Mum promised we would do some this afternoon in the backyard. Thank Mum!!! That's the reward I was looking for!
Here's a little vid of my test: