Responsible Dog Ownership Day Comes to Raleigh

Posted July 17, 2007 10:29 a.m. EDT
Updated July 26, 2007 8:55 a.m. EDT

— The American Kennel Club is busy planning its fifth annual celebration of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day which will be held in the Holshouser Building at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds on September 15, 2007.

The event will include many fun and educational activities for all dog lovers, including the ever popular "Meet the Breeds." There will be free Canine Good Citizen Tests (CGC), agility, rally, obedience, and flyball demonstrations, as well as fun activities for all participants.

Microchipping will also be available, courtesy of AKC Companion Animal Recovery for a $20 fee. Attendees can speak one-on-one with experienced dog breeders and trainers. Those looking to show their neighbors that their dog is a respectable member of society can take the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test – a 10-step test certification that rewards well-mannered, obedient dogs.

So,  whether you’re looking for tips on training, grooming and health or considering adding a precious pup to the family,  be sure to mark “AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day” on your calendar.

This month-long celebration involves hundreds of organizations around the country holding free events filled with fun and engaging activities for every dog owner.

For a full list of events, visit