CGN Testing

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What is it?

The Canine Good Neigh­bour Pro­gram is a 12-step test, that when com­pleted suc­cess­fully, will ensure that one of our most favoured com­pan­ions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our com­mu­ni­ties right across the country. Canine Good Neigh­bours can be counted on to present good man­ners at home, in public places and in the pres­ence of other dogs.

The test is non-competitive and allows dog and han­dler to demon­strate con­fi­dence and con­trol in 12 steps. It assesses the han­dler and dog’s rela­tion­ship, together with the handler’s ability to con­trol the dog. Dogs are eval­u­ated on their ability to per­form basic exer­cises as well as their ability to demon­strate good man­ners in everyday situations.

The training pro­gram embraces both pure­bred and mixed-breed dogs and is fun, rewarding, and useful. It encour­ages owners to have a better and richer rela­tion­ship with their dogs. The pro­gram also enhances com­mu­nity aware­ness of respon­sible dog own­er­ship and the numerous ben­e­fits asso­ci­ated with dog ownership.

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Interested in taking the test?

If you would like to take the CGN test or a prep course for the CGN test, please let us know and we will try to make arrangements for a group.

Please contact: JoAnne Pringle | (905) 880-1770