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Celebrating AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Celebrating AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

National Responsible Dog Ownership Day is September 17th!

Each year the AKC invites its more than 5,000 affiliated dog clubs, along with other pet-related organizations to host Responsible Dog Ownership Day to help educate the public in their communities about the responsibilities of dog ownership and help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets. These events typically consist of educations booths, action-packed dog demonstrations, activities to try out with your dog, microchipping, health clinics, and more. Owning a dog has endless pleasures and rewards, but all need a friendly reminder about the obligations we have to our pets in return.

Get Involved From Home

We encourage all responsible dog owners to take a pledge to follow the pet promise.

If your dog isn’t already a Canine Good Citizen, it’s time to start training! There are many ways you can train for CGC skills from home. Once your dog is ready, contact an evaluator and set up an in-person assessment.

Enrich your dog’s life by getting started in a new sport or activity from home. There are many AKC titles you can earn from your house.

Try out new training exercises and sports from the comfort and safety of your home:

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