At some point in the near future I'd like to get Pit his CGC, but I'm concerned about the requirements and was wondering if anyone could share their experiences. Pit's manners are perfectly acceptable; he will sit, down, stay, come, greet dogs nicely and pass through crowds with no issues. He is, however, very shy when people go to touch him, and that appears to be a disqualification. I've been working on his shyness his whole life, and we're still not very far along. He just doesn't like to be touched or interacted with unless he's had time to become comfortable with that person (could be minutes, hours, or weeks before that happens) and from the sound of it, there isn't time to get comfortable with the person doing the test. I don't know how to get him to accept a stranger touching his feet without cowering or petting his head without wincing and ducking away. How strict are the CGC testers when it comes to shyness in your experience? Edit: Also, are treats allowed during the test? I'm assuming no, but it would certainly help things!