This afternoon Spock passed his CGC test at 6-3/4 y/o! (first try)
For six Saturdays, we've been attending CGC training class at our local PETCO (ex. UNLEASHED) pet store. "Dad Take The Picture, So I Can Get This Silly Hat Off"
Unlike the CGC test videos I've seen online, this training/test situation had plenty of added challenges. There were aisles full of cat & dog food/treats, a DIY dog wash in back of store and active customers with dogs roaming throughout. And to top that off, a Great Dane/small dog adoption event was setup in front of the store each Saturday!
The trainer, Kevin G., was excellent and alternate trainer Michelle performed the evaluation. Spock had everyone he met (including the test greetings) just lovin' on him. Of course, he just soaked up the affection!
I was so proud of him being such a good Dobe ambassador! I mentioned to the instructor before the final evaluation, as long as a lawn mower doesn't enter the store (pushed by squirrels), Spock should have it in the bag.
I would like to pursue a Therapy Dog certification next with Pet Partners, as Spock is a real people lover. https://petpartners.org/volunteer/become-a-handler/