SHOP CANINE GOOD NEIGHBOUR
Canine Good NeighbourAdult Canine Good Neighbour
In these classes we apply/practice/hone skills that you already have. It is not a class for beginners! The lessons are stand-alone, meaning that you can register for each lesson individually rather than a series.
Pre-requisites: Dog is at least 6 months old, friendly to humans, has previously attended an indoor group class, is able to comfortably work in close proximity to other dogs and is well-practiced with skills such as sit, down, coming when called and loose-leash walking around distractions.
The topics can be attended in any order. They are stand-alone lessons. While not required, once you are well-practiced and comfortable, their are Canine Good Neighbour Test offered periodically in the Calgary area.
Lesson 1: Accepting A Friendly Stranger, Walking Through A Crowd, Reaction To A Passing Dog
Lesson 2: Politely Accepts Petting, Sit/Down On Cue and Stay In Place, Reaction To Distractions
Lesson 3: Appearance and Grooming, Come When Called, Supervised Isolation
Lesson 4: Out For A Walk, Praise/Interaction, Walking Through A Door/Gate
Room size: 2500 square feet
Teams: Maximum of 6
Class Length: 45-60 minutes
Parking: in front of building or on the street
What to bring: treat pouch filled with pea-sized treats
More about the Canine Good Neighbour program from the CKC website:
The 12-step 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.