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.
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
Canine Good Citizenship
is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners
at home and in the community.
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 Kennel
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.
To learn more about our
Public Education programs or schedule an event, contact one of our PE
or Jane at PublicEd@ncdcdog.org