1 – Exit/enter doorway with no pulling in dog-friendly buildings. Exit building to start test, additional Public buildings items are below.
2 – Walk through a crowd on a busy urban sidewalk.
People come toward the dog from 1-ft. away
Tolerate distractions (people wearing hats, coats, men, women, etc).
3 – Appropriate reaction to city distractions. This includes movement, noises, and walking on a variety of surfaces. Examples:
Noises: horns, sirens, construction noise, etc.
Moving objects: skateboard, bike, carts, person running
Surfaces: concrete, grass, grates, plastic tarp, wet sidewalk
4 – Crossing street: Stop at corner, stand or sit to wait and cross with no pulling (on leash, with owner). Crosses street under control.
5 – Ignore food on sidewalk. (Dropped food, or cups, bags, cans, in which food was wrapped).
6 – Person walks up and pets the dog. May be carrying an item such as a small dog in a bag, a computer bag, etc. Person does not put the bag down to pet the dog.
7 – Public Building (that is dog friendly). Walks under control in building (slick surface, carpeted floor). Down stay (3 min) in lobby or outdoor area, or waits while owner has a meal or snack.
8 – Stairs, steps, or elevator under control.
Steps (at least 3 – up and down)
Elevator (Enters under control, exits, rides under control)
9 – Housetrained for apartment, condo, city living. Owner may verify this item. Evaluator may also observe in public buildings, or have observed in training classes.
10 – Transportation. Owner’s choice depending on transportation needs.
Car. Enters/exits, remains under control during the ride. (Crate? Seatbelt?)
Subway. Small dog in bag for ride. (large dogs are not always permitted; know and abide by the Transit Policies in your area).
Dog friendly (enters/exits or allows to be put in/taken out) under control.