Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Prep Class
Start Date: Saturday November 16, 1pm
Location: Dundas West
Duration: 5 classes (November 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14)
Maximum number of students: 5 dogs and their handlers (Sorry! Sold Out. We will schedule again for 2014)
Instructor: Katie Hood (KPA CTP)
Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Skills at When Hounds Fly. Dogs with equivalent training at other facilities may be accepted at our discretion, but all dogs must be clicker savvy. Please note: This class is not appropriate if your dog exhibits excessive fearful or aggressive behaviour. Please see our Behaviour Modification page for information on private lessons to address fear or aggression.
When Hounds Fly is pleased to announce the launch of our Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Preparatory Class. This five week course is designed to familiarize you with the twelve exercises a dog must perform at a CGN examination to get their CGN title, and give you the training plans needed for you and your dog to ace the exam.
Students completing this class are not required to book an examination, but are strongly encouraged to do so!
The CGN Test is an evaluation that is designed to reward responsible dog owners with well-mannered dogs with a title and certificate from the Canadian Kennel Club. The CGN test helps promote responsible pet ownership and tests their ability to behave amongst people and other dogs in the public. All dogs, regardless of breed or pedigree (mixed dogs are welcome!) over the age of 6 months are welcome to take the exam.
Additionally, the exercises in CGN are similar to those required for therapy dog work, so passing this exam is great start to many other titles and certifications to follow.
Exercises to be Tested:
- Accept a Friendly Stranger
- Politely Accepts Petting
- Accepts Grooming and Examination
- Walk Politely on a Loose Leash
- Walk Through a Crowd
- Sit/Down on Cue / Stay 6 Meters
- Come When Called
- Calm Down After Play
- Reaction to Passing Dog
- Reaction to Distractions (strollers, joggers, noises)
- Supervised Isolation (Handler leaves dog)
- Walking through Doorways/Gates