Each AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event is unique and provides demonstrations of dog activities such as AKC Rally®, Obedience and Agility, meet the breeds, microchip clinics, breed rescue information, legislation seminars, therapy dog/service dog demonstrations, health clinics, safety around dogs for kids, giveaways and other entertaining and educational activities. “We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to interact with the public and gain positive exposure for your club, breed and the AKC. Your participation will help this worthwhile program continue to gain momentum each year, benefiting dogs and dog owners everywhere,"
The DogSmith Dog Training & Pet Care Franchise encourages all animal lovers to participate and to sign and observe the AKC pet promise. Local DogSmith Dog Trainers will offer free puppy classes and Canine Good Citizen evaluations at RDO Day events. “It is a great way to show your friends how smart and well-behaved your dog can be,” says DogSmith founder, Niki Tudge. “The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is a 10-step evaluation designed to demonstrate a dog’s good manners and obedience. Our DogSmith puppy training classes are based on the AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility)
A List of AKC RDO Day events can be found at www.akc.org/