Tonight marks another accomplishment in the books for Turbo and I as we continue our journey to become a service dog and handler team. Because I did not get Turbo as a puppy I felt it was important to ensure I took great care in ensuring he was a sound a safe dog. So on November 14, 2020, Turbo took and pass two AKC temperament tests with two different judges. This test gave me the piece of mine that Turbo would never behave in an aggressive manager if he was surprised in public.
Then tonight after a few weeks of practice Turbo took and passed his Canine Good Citizen (CGC). In this test Turbo has to complete 10 different tasks they included: 1 Accepting a friendly stranger, 2 Sitting politely for petting, 3 Appearing and grooming (someone checking him over), 4 Out for a walk, 5 Walking though a Crowd, 6 Sit and Down on Command and Staying in place, 7 Come when called (recall), 8 Reaction to another dog, 9 Reaction to distraction, and 10 Supervised separation. My boy passed with flying colors and I am so very proud of him.
I am hoping to get his Rally Obedience title soon and also get his Therapy Dog title as well. None of this is required for Service Dogs but it has built his confidence in me as we work together toward these goals and I being prior Army really just like having goals to achieve.