Ottawa Dog Show - May 24, 25, 26th 2024

Canine Good Neighbour

Good manners at home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs.


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What is a the Canine Good Neighbour Test?

The Canadian Kennel Club Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) program identifies and rewards responsible and caring owners and their canine partners. The purpose of the CGN test is to ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of the community.

Why Should Your Dog Take the Test?

Dogs who pass the Canine Good Neighbours test can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. CGN training is fun, rewarding, useful, and can enable owners to achieve a better relationship with their dogs.

The objectives of the CKC Canine Good Neighbour program are three-fold:

  1. To increase awareness and appreciation of dogs as valued, contributing members of society.
  2. To assist in teaching and promoting responsible dog ownership.
  3. To certify that dogs conduct themselves in a manner which is reliable and trustworthy in situations encountered in everyday living, be it around people, at home, in public, or in the presence of other dogs.

Which Dogs are Eligible to Take the Test?

The program embraces both purebred and mixed-breed dogs and has been created to assist canine owners in combatting anti-dog sentiment which often targets dogs as a whole. Additionally, the program enhances community awareness of responsible pet ownership and the benefits associated with dog ownership.

How Can I be a Good Spectator?

Everyone is welcome to come watch and if you stick around you will probably get to participate in the crowd exercise.