|Canine Good Citizen test:
- A 10-step, pass-fail test to prove a dog's good manners and
an owner's sense of responsible dog ownership. Dogs must be licensed and well-groomed,
sociable to people and other dogs, and understand basic obedience commands. A dog that
fails any part of the test fails the whole test.
- Companion Dog, the first level of obedience titles
involving mastery of sit, heel, down, stay, and come commands in a variety of exercises.
To earn a CD, a dog and handler must achieve a qualifying score of 170 points (out of 200)
at three separate shows under three different judges. A CD is earned from the novice
- Companion Dog Excellent, the second level of obedience
titles adding jumping and retrieving to the CD level and requiring that all work be done
without a leash. The same three qualifying scores under three different judges are
required to earn the title. A CDX is earned from the open class.
- Utility dog, the third level of obedience titles adding
scent discrimination, directed retrieves, and directed jumps to the skills required. Dogs
must also earn three qualifying scores under different judges to earn a UD from the
- Obedience trial championship, earned by continuing to
compete at the open and utility levels and winning first or second place enough times to
amass 100 points.