Connecticut Dog Club Inc. works with the community to promote responsible dog
ownership and educate the public about AKC events and services for the general
We are available
to assist you in many ways from distributing flyers and brochures, putting on
demonstrations, and presenting programs to schools and youth groups, to simply
answering questions you may have about acquiring a new dog or improving your
relationship with a dog who is already a member of your family.
Although most AKC
events involve purebred dogs, our public education program extends to all
breeds, including All American mixed breeds.
Click on the links
below to learn more.
Does your community have a fair or an extravaganza
scheduled in the near future? NCDC
is available to host a table or booth with information about selecting and
buying the right dog, training your dog, dog health, and the many activities
that you can participate in with your dog.
All of our volunteer dogs have been trained to work with
the public and have passed their Canine Good Citizenship evaluation.
Live Dog Demonstrations
our club we have many years experience in a variety of dog sports and
activities, including obedience, tracking, RallyO, agility, carting, sledding,
and weight-pulling. We would love
to demonstrate these sports to your organization.
Dogs in action are always a crowd pleaser!
Demonstration at the Bridgewater Fair
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:
around dogs: How to approach and greet a dog
different AKC breeds and what jobs they were bred to accomplish
importance of service, therapy and police dogs in the community
importance of basic obedience training
of agility and/ or a conformation show
Ambassadors often include a hands-on period that allows the children to properly
meet and pet a dog. Our presentations are based on two programs, Best
Friends and Safety Around Dogs,
created by AKC specifically for children in grades K-6:
program builds on a child’s natural love of dogs and explores the concept of
responsibility by discussing the realities involved in owning a dog—from
feeding and grooming to training and veterinary care. It includes a video and activity sheets.
Safety Around Dogs
This program ties in nicely with Stranger Danger programs.
Our Canine Ambassadors would love to visit your youth group. All of our dogs have current vaccinations
and have passed the Canine Good Citizenship evaluation.
Many of our dogs are also registered Therapy Dogs and have experience working
with children with disabilities.
Canine Good Citizenship
CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward
dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that
stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. It
is open to all breeds, including All American mixed breeds.
Dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American
NCDC has several members who are certified to administer the
CGC evaluation. Check our Calendar
of Events to find a test date, or contact us to schedule an evaluation at your event.
I would like to take a moment to thank all the people who turned out for the club’s CGC test on Tuesday June 25th, 2013.
I would also like to congratulate the following people and their dog’s who passed. Joe Allegrini and his pals, Maisy, Rocko, Kari, Ezzy and not to be forgotten Cowboy. Billie Pontonand Ten-sing, Claudia Reed and her two dogs Tee-A and Misty. Jean Bouteiller and Moonsong Small Wonder, Vicki Palinkas, and Grace, Kristine Dyson and Orso, Cathy Coursen and Wylee, Tatum Marino and Tia, Brooke Nicholas and Bubba, Maryann Beauchene and Seamus, Eugene Ptachcinsky and Russell, Kelly Healy and Shiner, Cathy Washburn and Buddy, Ashley Padden and Maya, John Noreika and Mae, Deborah Carr and Logan, Jackie Squeglia and Brim, and last but not least Todd and Kim DeDominicis and Yogi.
We had lots of very well behaved dogs and their partners attend.
I would also like to thank the club for sponsoring such a worthy test of skills for both dogs and companions. This is a small part of what dogs and their owners should be doing.
Jane Palinkas CGC Evaluator
To learn more about our Public Education programs or schedule an event, contact
one of our PE coordinators:
JoAnn or Jane at