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Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™

The Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ Test is a certification program that tests dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed atmosphere. It identifies and rewards dogs that have the training and demeanour to be reliable family members as well as good-standing community members. It is open to all purebred and crossbred dogs

The purpose of the Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ Test is to ensure that our favourite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act with good manners in the home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs

Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ training is fun and useful. Through it, you and your dog will establish a closer bond and your dog will have the added benefit of knowing how to please you. The test of your dog's manners and training is not a competition and does NOT require that you and your dog perform with precision.

Who can participate?
All dogs over the age of 12 months of age.
Membership of the NZKC or member Club is not needed.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for the answers to more of your questions
Note: Clubs can log in to the site to view the club FAQ on their club page.

To obtain Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ Certificates, dogs must pass all tests set in each grade before attempting the next advanced up. Certificates are available from the New Zealand Kennel Club posted to the assessing club. Dogs will be registered onto a database.

Standard requirements for those wishing to be assessed for CGC.
Dogs must be over 12 months of age.
Dogs having been taught the following exercises may be eligible for assessment at a CGC registered club.
To get full information regarding the exercises and requirements contact your closest CGC registered Dog training club as listed on this page.

  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Food manners
  • Accepting Friendly Strangers
  • Walking in a controlled manner with distractions and through people
  • Stay tied
  • Control around other dogs
  • There will also be written questions for the owner.

Detail of the exercises at each level.

Care and Responsibility.


You can contact any of the participating Recognised CGC Training Providers to get started.

To find out when the next assessment day is in your area, click here.


Handler Assessment Sheets:
Foundation, Bronze, Silver & Gold

Assessment Day Summary Forms:
Foundation, Bronze, Silver & Gold

Progress Indicator Forms:
Foundation, Bronze, Silver & Gold

Complaints and Dispute Forms:
Complaints and Disputes Form


You are able to purchase a copy of the CGC Manual here

For any queries please contact the following:

Jan Voss - Secretary cgc@nzkc.org.nz

Rosemary Cleator cgc@nzkc.org.nz
(Chair CGC)


Check out what is available for to purchase with the CGC LOGO

Club Application

Qualified CGC Assessors

Clubs Download the Assessors contract here

Clubs Download the Assessors Record Book here

There is a $ fee payable to NZKC. Clubs may include an administration fee over and above this amount.

CGC Registration
New Zealand Kennel Club.
Private Bag 50903 PORIRUA

Any dog found to subsequently breach the standards, will be removed from the list and advertised that it has been. The NZKC have endorsed the Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ Scheme in full which was launched at the 2003 National Dog Show on Thursday 25th September.


Registrations are now officially open for the upcoming Canine Good Citizen Conference on 19th and 20th July to be based at the Marina Motor Lodge, Off State Highway 1, Paremata, Porirua.

Conference commences on Saturday at 9.30am and concludes at 3.30pm on Sunday. It is possible to attend either one or both days with the Saturday focus on Assessments and possible changes to the programme while Sunday is of particular value to those training CGC and holding classes. A final programme will be available soon.

This year we have also arranged a special guest Jen Hebden BVSc who is an accomplished tutor of Veterinary Nursing Studies at UCOL. She will host a session on first aid for dogs - with some hand's - on opportunity as well as theory - a good skill set that you can use to up-skill as an instructor or dog - owner to benefit your own dogs in case you ever encounter an emergency.

The cost for Club nominated delegates, and certified CGC trainers is of exceptional value at only $25 per day.

Accommodation is available at the venue at their cost - they also allow dogs in cars. The Committee is also able to assist with billeting or connecting those who would like to share accommodation in the area.

Please complete the online form by clicking on the link below.


Final registrations will close on 5th July 2014.

Direct any queries to cgc@nzkc.org.nz

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