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West Kootenay Kennel Club hosts Canine Good Neigbour Trail

The West Kootenay Kennel Club will be hosting a Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Trial on Sunday, February 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Castlegar Castlegar and District Complex.

The Canadian Kennel Club's Canine Good Neighbour Program is a
full Obedience Title, open to all dogs, both purebred and mixed-breed dogs, and aims to identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their canine partners throughout Canada.

This non-competitive test aspires to have dogs accepted as valued members of our communities.

Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.

Twelve tests are used to assess 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, including accepting a friendly stranger, coming when called, and reacting to distractions and other passing dogs.

Successful dogs will receive a Certificate from the Canadian Kennel Club.

The Canadian Kennel Club and the West Kootenay Kennel Club encourage all dog owners to participate in this program, ensuring that our beloved canines are welcome and respected members of our communities.


Owners who have a registered dog, must bring registration
papers to the trial so dogs can have his/her full name, with proper spelling on the CKC issued certificate with the title CGN after it.

Also, please bring vaccination information and your dog’s brush for the grooming section of the test.
Communities that requires dog licenses, owners must bring dog’s tag.
The cost for each participating dog is $25.

For more information please visit our website or email us: or or the Canadian Kennel Club website www.ckc.