The CKC Canine Good Neighbour Program CGN is a 12 step test that upon passing showcases that your dog is a well behaved companion capable of presenting good manners in public, around strangers & other dogs.
The CGN test is non competitive, and allows you and your dog to show confidence and control while navigating each of the 12 steps. The test assesses the dog and handlers relationship, and the handlers ability to control their dog.
The dog is evaluated on its ability to handle basic everyday exercises with good manners.
These are the 12 steps that you and your dog must pass:
This test is open to both purebred and mixed breed dogs. The program encourages responsible pet ownership and is an excellent goal to practice for as you ensure a well behaved canine citizen.
The test is a Pass/Fail and if you are not successful on the first attempt the evaluators give you valuable feedback for further training so that you can retake the test successfully.
CLICK HERE for the Canine Good Neighbour Handbook to learn more about the program.
I believe that every dog should take part in the training necessary to pass this evaluation. If shelters had a solid training program in place that prepared dogs to pass this program either before or after they were adopted, less dogs would be returned. If dog training schools, gave their students a solid goal to shoot for, it would instill more confidence and as a benchmark of their training progress... far more than a certificate of graduation from the training school.
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