As a state that is fighting extremely restrictive dog ordinance proposals, Kentucky has joined the...
As a state that is fighting extremely restrictive dog ordinance proposals, Kentucky has joined the growing list of states who have passed AKC Canine Good Citizen® resolutions. Kentucky's CGC resolution endorses the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and acknowledges that problems related to dogs are really problems about the need for responsible dog ownership.
Rep. Charles Miller, a long time supporter of educational programs, was the sponsor of Kentucky's CGC resolution. AKC dog fancier Connie Morris and John Fowler, President of the Greater Louisville Training Club, worked closely with Rep. Miller on the resolution.
"Kentucky's CGC resolution is important because it stresses the importance of responsible dog ownership," said CGC Director Mary Burch. "If dog owners would adhere to the CGC Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge, there would be no need for restrictive legislation anywhere."
"The American Kennel Club applauds Rep. Miller for thinking about dogs and their owners," said AKC Vice President of Communications Noreen Baxter. "We are extremely proud that Rep. Miller recognized the potential of the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program to promote responsible dog ownership in our communities. Reasonable ordinances that respect the rights of responsible dog owners and dog owner education programs are the combination that ensures we can all live happily with our dogs."