The C-BARQ (or Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire) is designed to provide a dog behaviourist or dog behaviour specialist with a standardised evaluation of temperament and behaviour. The C-BARQ compares your answers with over 40,000 records for more than 290 different breeds and mixed breeds of dogs.

As we start behaviour modification work, the C-BARQ allows us to measure our dog’s behaviour and ability to learn objectively.  It is very normal for owners to feel that their dog is far worse behaved than any others. 

By completing the questionnaire before the start of training and then again, in six months, we have a way to measure the changes that have come about. This measurement also helps me, as a professional dog behaviourist, to formally review the impact of my work to ensure I can continually improve and develop the most effective methods possible.  

The questionnaire takes around 15 minutes to complete, is confidential, and is entirely optional.


Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire

Only Complete the C-Barq Questionnaire if directed to do so by me.

How to complete a C-BARQ questionnaire.

Please go to the link below: (opens in a new window)

If you are new to the C-BARQ:
If you have not completed a C-BARQ before, for Activdogs or your vet, you will be asked to click on the “Sign Up Today” button and create a brief profile, a user name and password.

Next, please enter your dog by clicking on the “Add a Dog” box. You will be asked to choose from among several options regarding what type of dog you wish to add. Please select “Referred to this website by a veterinarian, trainer, or behaviour counsellor” and then click “Next.”

Please select Activdogs from the dropdown list of behaviourists (I am right at the top) and provide the access code. 

My (Activdogs) access code is: – 761810

You will then have access and can complete the C-BARQ questionnaire.

Once you have submitted the questionnaire, I will receive the results which I can share with you during our first session.

If you have any questions or problems accessing the questionnaire, please me know.