September 27, 2012 Subscribe

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, plus ‘An Afternoon with the Pros’

More than 600 communities around the country celebrated AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day this month. Senior Editor Christi McDonald attended the flagship AKC RDO event at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, and she reports on the dozens of activities that AKC and local clubs and organizations presented to the community. Discover how much fun being responsible can be.

DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli reports on a special event – the AKC Registered Handlers Program recently held in conjunction with the Durham Kennel Club and Purina. “An Afternoon with the Professionals” offered junior handlers and those new to juniors an opportunity to step into the ring with a few of the nation’s top handlers. Find out how many kids participated, and hear what one enthusiastic attendee has to say about the event.

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Community Comes Out for Responsible Dog Ownership Days
By Christi McDonald

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds was the site for the 10th annual American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Days event on September 22, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. Hundreds of area residents attended the event, involving more than 70 local dog clubs, pet-related organizations, retailers and AKC departments. more

An Afternoon with the Professionals
By Kayla Bertagnolli

For the second year running, the American Kennel Club Registered Handlers Program, in conjunction with the Durham Kennel Club in Raleigh, N.C., and Purina, held a special event and learning opportunity just for junior handlers and anyone interested in becoming a junior called “An Afternoon with the Professionals.” more

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