Preparing for the PAT: Public Places & Transport

The Essentials for Public Places & Transport

I’m Ariza from PCC ATA Ubuntu Support, and in this video series, I’ll share my learnings to help you prepare for the PAT, increasing your chances of passing.


Public Places and Transport


  1. Appropriate Dog Behavior: Your dog shouldn’t exhibit excessive sniffing, drooling, excitability, or soliciting for food or attention. It’s vital to let them check their surroundings and feel safe. Teaching your dog to do this efficiently is crucial for their work mode.
  2. Non-nuisance Positioning: Ensure your dog is in a position that won’t bother or endanger the public, like under a chair in a café. Being aware of your surroundings helps you stay present.
  3. No Public Furniture: Your dog must not use public seating, such as on planes, trains, or in restaurants. Regardless of your dog’s health or home habits, health concerns dictate this rule.
  4. Advocating for Yourself and Your Dog: Inform the Assessor if you or your dog cannot use certain public transport due to medical/psychological reasons or lack of training. The Assessor must assess you on at least one form of public transport, such as buses, trains, trams, taxis, or ferries.
  5. Public Place Assessment: The Assessor must choose at least two public places, like bus stations, train stations, lifts, escalators, or travelators. Be aware of any organization preferences that may affect your training.
  6. Sit or Down for 5 Minutes: Your dog should maintain a sit or down position for at least 5 minutes when a public member approaches, regardless of appearance or age.


I hope you find this information helpful! Like, share, and comment if you do. I’ll be back next Tuesday with another video. The more likes, shares, and comments I receive, the more information I’ll provide.

PS: Feel free to ask questions; I’ll make videos answering them. See you next Tuesday!


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