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Train my dog

How to create a well-mannered dog and become a responsible dog owner

Dog and friend

"Properly trained a man can be a dogs best friend" - Corey Ford

Dog training enables you to establish a closer bond with your dog while it learns good manners.  

You can start with puppy pre-school with your local veterinary clinic or join an 8 weeks training course with your local dog club to learn Canine Good Basics which is for dogs up to 12 months of age.

Dogs over 12 months of age can join the Canine Good Citizen program which rewards dogs that have the training to be reliable family members.


What is Canine Good Basics (CGB)?

CGB is a basic training programme that will enable you to have a trustworthy dog with nice manners.

Why train with Canine Good Basic?

Your dog learns valuable skills and develops the confidence to prepare them for everyday situations they may encounter in their life as a valued family member.

What is Canine Good Citizen (CGC)?

CGC training enables you to have dogs of any age that are respected members of the community and trained to be well mannered at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs and animals.

Why train with Canine Good Citizen?

Your Dog will gain formal recognition of its achievements and will be awarded a Certificate and the Title CGC F (Foundation), B (Bronze), S (Silver) or G (Gold).

You may benefit from reduced registration fees as some Local Authorities and Dog Control Services offer a registration discount for CGC Certified dogs.

Find your local Club or Trainer providing CGB & CGC

Dogs New Zealand has over 55 affiliated Obedience Clubs throughout New Zealand which offer a multitude of activities from training for competition to puppy socialisation.

Contact a Dog Training club near you.

If you enjoy obedience training, you can enter competitive Dog Trainig and test your skills to control the behaviour of your dog.


Click here to read about the Bluebridge Exclusive Dogs NZ member discount.