AKC Canine Clubs are an after school program designed for students in grades K-8. AKC Canine Clubs can be hosted by a teacher or group leader in any school or youth organization. The goal of this club is for children to learn about dogs! We have provided all of the resources and lesson plans needed to make this a fun and educational program.
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About AKC Canine Clubs
The purpose of this club is to learn about dogs! Topics covered include:
- How to be a responsible dog owner.
- Jobs you could have that allow you to work with dogs.
- Learning about dog shows and other dog events.
- The types of dog show events.
- How to train a dog and why it is important.
- Jobs that dogs can do.
- How to choose the right dog for you.
AKC Canine Clubs are hosted by a teacher or group leader in any school or youth organization. This program is designed for students in grades K-8.
Club Leader Resources
This document is the perfect way to introduce students and parents to what the AKC Canine Club is all about.
The AKC Canine Club Outline provides the Club Leader a month-by-month breakdown of the topics that will be covered, allowing for pre-planning and resource gathering.
There are many people in your community who are knowledgeable about dogs and would love to come speak to your club. Learn more about how to invit them to visit your club and how AKC Public Education can assist.
Month 1 Lesson Plan: Introduction to Canine Club
Month 2 Lesson Plan: Responsible Dog Ownership
Month 3 Lesson Plan: Careers in Dogs
Month 4 Lesson Plan: Dog Shows and Events
Month 5 Lesson Plan: Dog Training
Month 6 Lesson Plan: Dogs with Jobs
Month 7 Lesson Plan: Choosing a Dog
Month 8 Lesson Plan: Field Trip
Month 9 Lesson Plan: Dog Project
Month 10 Lesson Plan: Celebration