Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)
What is the CGN test?
The Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)
is an official test of the CKC. It is a certification that acknowledges
that a dog has good manners.
The CGN test provides proof that a dog has the basic skills to become a good therapy dog.
What is the CGN test like?
The CGN test includes 12 items:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger.
You can find detailed explanations for each test item here.
How can I prepare for the test?
You can start training your dog for the CGN certification by yourself or with a professional trainer. Clicker training is a great method to use while training for the test. Using the resources on this webpage in conjunction with reading relevant books that can be found in the therapy dogs recommended books section is a great start.
Where can I take the test?