Thankfully, the evaluators weren't that picky. Cabana did attempt to meet the other dog, but she sat when I asked her to. Her loose leash walking wasn't as loose as it should have been, but I think the evaluators know it's hard to keep the dogs from being too excited in a new, dog-filled environment and are somewhat lenient.
I TRIED to get to the test location early, but I couldn't find the address. I drove back and forth on the road and even called my husband to look it up online for me (I don't have a smart phone). Finally, I found the location in the nick of time, just had a minute to relieve Cabana before walking into the dog-filled training center. Thank goodness Cabana still knows how to relieve on command, especially since eliminating during the test is immediate failure.
Treats are not allowed during the test, so I didn't bring a single treat with me. Not a smart move, considering that Cabana is so used to getting treats for good behavior. There were 10 other dogs in the room, also taking the test, and we sat in the only available spot, next to a big handsome male black lab. Of course, Cabana was DYING to meet the hunk, but I couldn't let her. I sat down and had Cabana down-stay in front of me. But she kept looking up at me and groaning, expecting a treat for being so good about not meeting the big black lab.
Most importantly, I also thought it meant that Cabana would get a cute CGC pin to attach to her therapy dog jacket. But the pin they gave us only has the name of the training facility on it. I looked on the AKC website, though, and saw that we can buy our own CGC pin, so I guess that's what we'll do.