The American Kennel Club Launches AKC Canine and Me Program
By Samantha Seymour Jul 28, 2020
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to continue their extensive commitment to education with the launch of the AKC Canine and Me program. This new virtual program was created by the AKC Education department in an effort to create ways to further involve young people in activities with their dogs.
The AKC Canine and Me program is available for teens 13 and older and young adults. Program participants will be provided with a brief introduction to each AKC sport and event and encouraged to try the beginning elements of that activity. Participants will need to record themselves and their dogs completing the skills and then upload their videos through the Cinebody app, where AKC Public Education staff can keep track of their progress.
“The goal of this program is to get teens and young adults outside and active with their canine companions while also teaching them the fundamental skills needed to get started in various AKC Sports,” said Ashley Jacot, Director of AKC Education. “We want to not only introduce new people to the wonderful world of AKC, but also get those already involved excited about all dog sports by making the experience easy and fun for both dog and owner.”
To learn more about the AKC Canine and Me program, visit: https://www.akc.org/public-education/akc-canine-and-me/