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2020 Virtual Flagship AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

2020 Virtual Flagship AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Each September, the American Kennel Club hosts AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day to educate first-time dog owners about the responsibilities of dog ownership and help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets. Owning a dog has endless rewards, but it’s important to be aware of the responsibilities that come along with it.

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of the exhibitors, volunteers, and attendees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, AKC’s flagship Responsible Dog Ownership day, sponsored by AKC Pet Insurance,  will be a virtual event in 2020!

2020 RDO Day Virtual Event

Date: Sept. 17, 2020

Where: Facebook (Click here to RSVP)

Time: 11 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. E.T.

11:00 AM
RDO Day Opening Ceremony!

12:00 PM
Ask the Expert: How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Facebook Live Q&A on Canine Partners Program & GoodDog Helpline

2:20 PM – 2:35 PM
Facebook Live Q&A on Canine Health & Nutrition Best Practices

2:40 PM – 2:55 PM
Facebook Live Q&A on How to Make Your Dog a Therapy Dog

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Facebook Live Q&A on AKC Sports and Getting Involved in Clubs

3:20 PM – 3:35 PM
Facebook Live Q&A on AKC Pet Insurance

Lakeland Terrier running across the dog walk in agility.

Get Involved From Home

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

Want to be featured in our RDO Day video? Download the Cinebody app and follow this link on your smartphone. You’ll be guided through the pet promise and will be able to submit videos of you and your dog directly to the app.

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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