All Day, tests start 30 minutes after conclusion of Meeting
TEMPERAMENT TESTING – THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
NOTE: Minimum 18 Month Age Requirement
Time ½ hour after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting to 5:00PM
This temperament test is authorized and supervised by the American Temperament Test Society, Inc.
Learn more about ATTS and the Temperament Evaluation at the www.atts.org
There is a complete description of the test and a FAQ page on the site.
The ATTS Temperament Test focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability,
shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its
handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat. The test is designed for the betterment of all
breeds of dogs and takes into consideration each breed’s inherent tendencies. The test simulates a
casual walk through a park or neighborhood where everyday life situations are encountered. During this
walk, the dog experiences visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Neutral, friendly and threatening situations
are encountered, calling into play the dog’s ability to distinguish between non-threatening situations and
those calling for watchful and protective reactions.
Dogs must be at least 18 months old to enter this test. The test takes about eight to 12 minutes to
complete. The dog is on a loose six-foot (6’) lead and three ATTS trained evaluators score the dog.
Majority rules. Failure on any part of the test is recognized when a dog shows panic, strong avoidance
without recovery or unprovoked aggression. The handler is not allowed to talk to the dog, give
commands, or give corrections.
Pre-registration is recommended as we cannot guarantee you a time slot if you don’t preregister.
A separate form is required for each dog being tested. Day of entry is subject to availability, day
of entry fee is $40. Payment will be refunded if space is not available.
Any questions, please contact Patti Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN, CGCA AND THERAPY DOG INTERNATIONAL TEST
Primary Evaluator: Becky Campbell
Single event entry fee is $15.00 for CGC, CGCA & TDI
CGC or CGCA with TDI modifications add $10 ($25 total)
AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® (CGC)
The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program, started in 1989, is a certification program that is
designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good
Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic
good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the
American Kennel Club. Both purebred and mixed breed dogs are eligible for the certificate. See www.
akc.org/events/cgc for more information.
AKC COMMUNITY CANINE (CGCA)
The AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of the Canine Good Citizen Program. As with CGC,
the AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC
Community Canine Title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC.
The Canine Good Citizen tests are simulation of real world skills. The AKC Community Canine is
to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting. To earn the AKC Community title, dogs must meet the
following two requirements: (1) Must already have a Canine Good Citizen Title on record at AKC.
(2) Must have an AKC number. (AKC registration, PAL number or AKC partners number). The test
requirements can be reviewed by going to the AKC site.
THERAPY DOG ASSESSMENT - THERAPY DOG’S INTERNATIONAL
NOTE: Minimum 12 Month Age Requirement
TDI’s canine membership includes both purebred dogs and mixed breed dogs. All dogs are tested
and evaluated for Therapy Dog work by Certified TDI Evaluators. The TDI test is based upon the AKC’s
CGC test, and also includes the evaluation of the dog’s behavior around people with the use of some
type of service equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.). See wwwtdi-dog.org for more information.
Testing will be performed by Becky Campbell. The CGC/CGCA/TDI test is usually given as a combined
test, meaning that you are being tested for BOTH CGC and TDI certification. You may elect to do just
CGC or modifications will be added to the test to qualify for Therapy Dog Certification. A dog must
be at least one year old to be tested for TDI. If the dog has previously passed the CGC, then proof
must be provided before the TDI test can be given. If you have any questions, please contact Becky
Campbell at email@example.com.
Your dog must be wearing a well-fitted buckle collar (no chain or prong collars) or harness to
participate in the testing.
NEW AKC TITLE – TRICK DOG NOVICE TESTING – 1ST ANNUAL
For those of you that like to have fun with your Mastiffs, AKC is offering a new title program – the AKC
Trick Dog. There are 4 levels – Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Performer. For the very first time,
Novice testing will be available for $10. For those of you attending the REMC Specialty on Monday, a
few “tricks of the trade” will be offered at the afternoon seminar. More information is available on the
specialty and AKC websites.