Canine Ambassadors contribute to their clubs’ and/or AKC’s public education efforts by making presentations to groups of children in classrooms or other venues. Canine Ambassadors bring their AKC-registered, PAL or AKC Canine Partner dog to the presentation.
It is important to carefully consider whether your dog is a good fit for this program. This program is best suited for dogs that are comfortable in and around large groups of both adults and children of all ages.
Once you decide you want to become a Canine Ambassador, complete the online sign-up form.
There are two paths for acceptance into the AKC Canine Ambassador Program.
|If you ARE a Member of an AKC Member Club or an AKC Licensed Club||If you Are NOT a Member of an AKC Member Club or AKC Licensed Club|
Please note that if you are a member of an AKC Member Club or an AKC Licensed Club, you must follow those requirements, including the submission of a letter of recommendation from a current club officer.
If you have questions about either path of acceptance into the AKC Canine Ambassador Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will add your name to a state-by-state directory of Ambassadors and send you tips on how to get started. The AKC Canine Ambassador directories can help you establish contact with people interested in the program.
“If I can help educate children and make them comfortable around dogs, it’s worth the time spent and even better when they want to learn to handle and train dogs.”
Amy Rogers, English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association