Congratulations to Tnt Instructor Jane Eskuri.
Jane is now an official evaluator for the Canadian Kennel Club’s Canine Good Neighbour program. Jane aced her test, passing with a 100% score.
What is a CGN You ask?
The CKC Canine Good Neighbour Program is based on the idea that “Good Dogs Make Good Neighbours”.
- To identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their canine partners throughout Canada.
- 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.
What will my Dog and I need to do?
The test is allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in a variety of commonly occurring situations. 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 obedience exercises (such as stay and come) as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.
Can All Dogs Participate?
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.
Shameless Plug: TNT Puppy and Polite Pooch classes are a great way to start training for a Canine Good Neighbour Test. At various times during the year we also hold an Advanced class that specifically covers the skills needed to pass the test. If you would like to be notified when the next advanced class is to be help please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to a wait list.