Interested in learning training and grooming tips from the pros? Looking for a new canine family member? Or want to start competing in AKC events? Then be sure to mark "AKC®
Responsible Dog Ownership Days" on your calendar. This month-long celebration includes hundreds of fun, free events held around the country for all current and future dog owners.
Each AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event is unique, but many include AKC Rally®
demonstrations (at some events, you can try, too!); Canine Good Citizen®
(CGC) testing; AKC CAR microchip clinics
; safety around dogs for kids programs like The Dog Listener
; giveaways, face painting, food and more!
Find an event in your area on the AKC RDO Day website.
AKC will celebrate its own flagship AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. If you live in the Raleigh area, bring your dog to try Agility or AKC Rally®
with the help of trainers at My Dog Can Do That, shop local vendors, watch demos of herding and flyball, and pick up a free goodie bag! Learn more
and RSVP on Facebook
Can't make it to an event? Participate online!
Sign the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Promise
You can help us mark the RDO anniversary milestone by assisting us in reaching 10,000 signatures on the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Promise. Sign it here
Virtual AKC RDO Days
Make sure you've liked us on Facebook
to participate in Virtual AKC RDO Days! You'll be able to pick up tips, receive a special online badge and share how you're a responsible dog owner all throughout September!
Organizations interested in hosting an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days event should contact the AKC at email@example.com
or visit here
Our thanks go to sponsors Motel 6
, Cosequin at Rescue Pet Supply
and The Hartford
for their support of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days.