Canine Good Neighbour Program
The purpose of
the Canine Good Neighbour Program test is to ensure that one of our most
favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of the
community. Canine Good Neighbours can be
counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the
presence of other dogs.
embraces both purebred and mixed-breed dogs and has been created to assist
canine owners combat anti-dog sentiments which often target dogs as a
whole. Additionally, the program
enhances community awareness of responsible dog ownership and the benefits
associated with dog ownership.
Neighbour training is fun, rewarding, and useful. It can enable owners to achieve a better
relationship with their dogs.
The test is not
a competition calling for precision performance by the handler and dog. Rather, it assesses the handler and dogís
relationship together with the handlerís ability to control the dog.
evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability
to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.
Kennel Club encourages all dog owners to participate in this program, thereby
ensuring that our beloved canines are welcomed and respected members of our
At K-9 Country Inn our course will explain the exercises, what the judge will be looking for iduring the evaulation and preparing you for the test.