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Flagship AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Flagship AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019 — Raleigh, NC

The 17th annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDO) will be held at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dogs and their owners are invited to come enjoy a free day of demonstrations, giveaways, games, Meet the Breeds and more. Hundreds of area dogs and their owners will get a chance to try out a mini agility course at AKC’s My Dog Can Do That! and achieve the AKC Canine Good Citizen title.

2019 Demonstration & Program Schedule

10:15 am – Agility

10:45 am – Herding

11:15 am – Flyball

11:45 am – Children’s Safety Program – How to Greet a Dog

12 pm – Conformation Dog Show Handling – Presented by Owner-Handlers Association

12:30pm – Herding

1 pm – Raleigh Police K9 Team

1:30 pm – Canine Fitness Program – presented by 6 Hairy Legs

My Dog Can Do That will take place from 10:45 am to 1:30 pm


Win Prizes and Have Fun with Your Dogs at the RDO K-9 Games!

2019 Games Schedule

10:15 am – Puppy Push-up Contest

11:00 am – Peanut Butter Clean-up Contest

11:45 am – Treat Catching Contest

12:45 pm – Loose Leash Walking Relay

1:30 pm – Simon Says

AKC Pet Insurance, administered by PetPartners, Inc., returns this year as the presenting sponsor of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.   

On-Site Vendors include: 

Sound Pet Animal Rescue
The Barking Bedlie LLC
Bakie’s Doggie Boutique
Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort
Unleashed: The Dog and Cat Store
Susie Q Collars


Other Event Sponsors Include:

Great Dane Sponsor:



Labrador Retriever Sponsor:




Chihuahua Sponsors: