CGC Distractions for Sporting Dogs

In the CGC test, the ‘reaction to distractions’ test item usually involves someone dropping a pan or pulling a cart by the dog that is being tested.

For sporting dogs, there are many distractions and unique to working in the field. Recognizing this and wanting their CGC /CGCA tests to be practical, the Navesink River Hunting Retriever Club conducted testing at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Are in New Egypt, NJ. The evaluator was AKC CGC Evaluator Linda Sperco.

Despite the distractions of birds flying, guns shooting and whistles blowing, all of the dogs passed their tests.  Pictured in the photo are the teams that took the CGC test:  Natalie Donnelly & Lodi, Shelley Leidner & Archer, Bob Arthur & Chili, Sadie and Maggie.  Missing from the picture are CGCA teams Sal Giordano & Storm, Joe Quinn & Blue.

America's most popular dog breed the Labrador Retriever is a member of the sporting dog group.

Find a dog trainer near your location and take the Canine Good Citizen test for your dog. You can find out more about the CGC and search for a CGC Evaluator in your area by exploring this section of our website.

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