Presentations for your Class or Group
Invite a Canine Ambassador to make a presentation to your class or group today! Canine Ambassadors are AKC-affiliated club members who make classroom presentations to children about responsible dog ownership, canine safety and a wealth of other topics. The Canine Ambassador usually makes presentations with an AKC-registered purebred dog.
Ambassadors work with a teacher or youth group leader to tailor presentations to best meet the needs of the children. Presentations are made in classrooms, auditoriums or gymnasiums. Depending on weather conditions, Ambassadors may also hold outside presentations.
Common topics include:
- Safety around dogs: How to approach and greet a dog
- The different AKC breeds and what jobs they were bred to accomplish
- Basic care tips
- The importance of service, therapy and police dogs in the community
- The importance of basic obedience training
- Demonstrations of agility and/ or a conformation show
Presentations by Ambassadors often include a hands-on period that allows the children to properly meet and pet a dog.
Contact us to request a complimentary copy of a Canine Ambassador directory listing the Ambassadors in your state. Be sure to include your mailing address in your correspondence so the directory can be shipped to you.
Interested parties are also welcome to contact AKC-affiliated clubs in their area to request presentations by visiting the "Clubs" section of the AKC Website. Every AKC-affiliated club may not sponsor a Canine Ambassador, but most clubs participate in public education and may be able to assist you.