The Canine Good Neighbour Test is a 12-step test to ensure your dog, is accepted as a valued member of the community right. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to show 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. 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.
You and Your Dog Must Must Complete these 12 Steps
- Accepting A Friendly Stranger
- Politely Accepts Petting
- Appearance and Grooming
- Out For A Walk
- Walking Through A Crowd
- Sit/Down On Command and Stay In Place
- Come When Called
- Reaction To A Passing Dog
- Reaction To Distractions
- Supervised Isolation
- Walking Through A Door/Gate
Those dog and handler teams earning a pass will be awarded a certificate recognizing the dog as a Canine Good Neighbour.