This September, the American Kennel Club is celebrating the 10th anniversary of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Days. We encourage dog clubs, legislative liaisons, federations and other organizations to host events in their communities during that month to highlight the importance of responsible dog ownership. How can you help us celebrate?
Host your own event: All efforts are appreciated and welcomed, from hosting a public education table at a dog show or dog event to creating a day-long festival. The main AKC RDO Days web page includes many suggestions for events. The first 500 organizations that confirm event details by August 3, 2012 will receive a resource-filled packet that includes giveaways and brochures. To sign up to hold an event, and receive your resource packet and web listing, visit www.akc.org/rdod to create an account.
Find an event in your area: We encourage you to attend an event in your area with your dog! Many events offer Canine Good Citizen® testing, agility or rally demos, breed information booths, and more. You can also contact your local AKC club to see if you can participate in their event by hosting a legislative table. Visit http://www.akc.org/clubs/rdod/events/ to see what’s taking place in your state. We’ll continue to add events throughout the summer, so check back regularly!
Finally, Like Us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest AKC RDO Days news and information. Beginning in September, you'll also be able to participate in Virtual AKC RDO Days by sharing your "Acts" of responsible dog ownership.