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Canine Good Neighbour Test – Sept. 9, 2012

July 17, 2012 − by Leslie − in Canine Good Neighbour Test, News, Ontario − No Comments

Date: Sunday September 9, 2012 from 10am—2pm
Location: Country Heritage Park -8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, Ontario  L9T 2Y3
Cost$30.00 payable to Rottweiler Club of Canada (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a dog rescue organization)

This event is part of the Rottweiler Club of Canada’s 2012 Canadian National Sieger Show


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.


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 everyday situations.


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.

The Test Includes: (additional information available on the CKC’s website at

TEST 1: Accepting a friendly stranger talking to the handler

TEST 2: Politely accepting petting by the friendly stranger

TEST 3: Allowing someone to examine the dog’s feet and ears and briefly brush the dog

TEST 4: Walking politely on a loose leash

TEST 5: Walking politely on a loose leash through a crowd

TEST 6: Sit/down on command and stay in place on a 6m line

TEST 7: Come when called on a 6m line

TEST 8: Calm down after a 10 second play session

TEST 9: Polite behaviour in the presence of another dog

TEST 10: Confidence around visual and auditory distractions

TEST 11: Being left alone with someone for 3 minutes with owner out of sight

TEST 12: Waiting for the handler to allow them through a gate/door

**The handler may speak to and encourage the dog throughout each exercise except the out of sight test.*

For more details on the individual test please view the Canine Good Neighbour Test info sheet

Required Equipment and Material:

  • Proof of vaccination certificate
  • Dog license
  • A leash not less than 2 feet and no more than 6 feet
  • Collar types – well fitting slip collar, buckle or martingale made of nylon or leather, choke chain on dead ring  (no prong or pinch collars)
  • A grooming tool (either comb or brush)
  • For CKC registered dogs please bring proof of registration.

To register:

on-line: (This event is part of the Rottweiler Club of Canada 2012 National Sieger Show).

Or Download an entry form 2012 CNSS-CGN info and entry form

or contact: Penny Costanzo, Show ChairpersonE-mail:
Telephone: 905-693-0660 (M-F, 9-5)  cell: 416-989-4359

We will take same day sign-up if spaces are available (which will be on a first come first served basis).

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