i have a lot more to say on the subject of the CGC but this will do for now.
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three). The dog may show some interest in the strangers but should continue to walk with the handler, without evidence of over-exuberance, shyness or resentment. The handler may talk to the dog and encourage or praise the dog throughout the test. The dog should not jump on people in the crowd or strain on the leash.
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet. The dogs should show no more than casual interest in each other. Neither dog should go to the other dog or its handler.
here are two CGC tests on youtube that beautifully demonstrate how the testers can bend the rules so they can skew the results when they feel like it.
test #5 starts at 1:20. notice this tiny little dog walking in the middle of a moving wheel chair, a moving walker and a moving cane.
test #8 starts at 2:20. the havanese and handler stop, shake hands and then make a second pass.
test #5 begins at 2:40 and test #8 follows it immediately. notice how the pit bull weaves in and out of stationary people. maybe they are practicing "stand like a tree"?
in test #8 the pit bull and his handler greet another man and pit bull. notice how the two do not even get close enough to complete the required hand shake, yet the pit bull passed.
did you all hear the nutter in the crowd yell "make 'em proud!" in test #5 which should be renamed "reaction to act like a tree".
WHO HERE THINKS THE CGC TEST IS FAIRLY AND CONSISTENTLY EXECUTED?
i am extremely well read when it comes to the pit bull community and the ATTS and the CGC tests. many of them consider the CGC to be the easier of the two.
so, ryan, do you have video of your CGC test to share?