The Canine Good Neighbour Test (CGN Test) was developed by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) and is open to all dogs, regardless of breeding. The test requires you and your dog to complete 12 exercises which demonstrate your ability to control your dog and your dog’s ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations. Tests include exercises such as accepting a friendly stranger, politely accepting petting, walking through a door/gate, walking through a crowd, coming when called.
Passing the CGN shows that your dog can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. Beginner training classes at NYOC would be good preparation for the CGN. For more information on the actual CGN test, please visit the CKC website.