Responsible Dog Ownership Day

September 12, 2018


Responsible Dog Ownership Day

The American Kennel Club (AKC) created Responsible Dog Ownership Day to educate the public in their own communities about what it means to be a responsible pet owner and how to enhance the relationships between dogs and their pet parents. It is observed annually as the third Saturday in September. This year, it is September 15. 

Many of us are dog owners, but what does it mean to be a responsible dog owner? And what can you do to celebrate responsible dog ownership? Here are some visual aids with adorable dogs to help you remember them. 

Here are 5 ways to celebrate with your dog, according to the AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise:

#1: Offer exercise opportunities. 

Proper Exercise

#2: Visit the veterinarian regularly.

5 vet visits

#3: Recognize the responsibility.

health and happiness

#4: Provide the proper mental simulation.

3 mental stimulation


#5: Have proper identification.

Proper identification

These are just 5 ways to be a responsible pet owner as you celebrate #ResponsibleDogOwnershipDay. What other ways can you celebrate? Post your ideas on our FaceBook page! To remind others of this day, share this post on your own social media sites to let everyone know you are a Responsible Pet Owner. Enjoy your dogs today and every day! 


 Read More Ideas to Keep Your Dog Active