Canine Good Neighbour Program
Dogs Make Good Neighbours...
To identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their canine partners
To 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
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.
The Canadian Kennel Club encourages all dog owners to participate in the program,
ensuring that our beloved canines are welcome and respected members of our communities.