Bring Your Dog to AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days

Looking for a fun event to attend with your dog? Look no further than AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days, hosted by the AKC each September. Hundreds of events will be held across the country and you and your dog are invited to attend!

Festivities include activities like Canine Good Citizen testing, contests for Best Dressed or Best Trick, Parades of Dogs, microchip clinics and much more.


Click here to find an event to attend in your area. If you’re a canine organization that would like to take part in RDO Days, we still have room available. Register your AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days event here. Groups that host an event get a free kit of giveaways as well as a listing on the AKC website. 


Here’s a sample of events already registered to take part in AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days:

Obedience Club of Daytona – Sept. 7th in Daytona Beach, Florida: OCOD’s annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day will focus on the past, current and future relationship between humans and canines, with a strong emphasis on education about responsible dog ownership, both for adults and children.  Breed-specific rescue groups, service dog groups and a local AKC breed club will be on-site and visitors will also be able to enjoy obedience, agility and canine freestyle dancing demos!

Northern Cascades Saluki Fanciers – Sept. 14th in Olympia, Washington: Club members will have their Salukis available in a local park for people to meet and greet. They’ll be educating people about the breed and responsible dog ownership.

Jaxon Kennel Club – Sept. 14th in Jackson, Michigan: Bring your dog to the Jaxon Kennel Club event. There will be a Parade of Dogs, a free rabies clinic (first 75 dogs) and My Dog Can Do That!, where you and your dog can try out basic agility and rally obstacles.

MYNE Training and Boarding Facility – Sept. 22nd in Argyle, New York: Bring your dog for an all-pet parade (costumes optional), Blessing of the Animals, obedience demonstrations, AKC Canine Good Citizen testing, TDI therapy dog testing, meet the breeds, and service dog demonstrations. Other activities are still being planned and added!

Tyler Obedience Training Club – Sept. 25th in Tyler, Texas: TOTC’s RDO Day will be held at the East Texas State Fair. Every 30 minutes, Tyler Obedience Training Club members will demonstrate agility plus basic and advanced obedience and end with several members showing their dogs doing tricks. Club members will then meet and greet with spectators and explain how they can teach their own dogs similar behaviors and tricks.

We hope you’ll join the American Kennel Club and hundreds of local dog-loving organizations in celebrating responsible dog ownership this September!