I’m sure we all agree that everyday is a commitment when it involves our pets.
To celebrate “Responsible Dog Ownership Day”, I have put together some various articles on pet dental health, AKC events, Canine Good Citizenship, an article from Modern Dog Magazine, an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, information on puppy mills and more. At the end of the post, you will find “third party” information on purchasing this featured tee in addition to others which promote spaying and neutering.
American Kennel Club info:
Ellen DeGeneres chats about her pets in People Magazine:
For the Love of Dogs – Dog Daycare and Grooming, Spring Grove, IL
Modern Dog Magazine writes:
Competency Testing for Pet Owners
England considers screening potential dog parents
By Melissa Barr
Proposed legislation in England is attempting to make it mandatory for prospective dog lovers to pay for and undergo “competency testing” to ensure that they are fit for responsible puppy parenthood. In an attempt to regulate the ownership of “dangerous dog breeds”, the government hopes to cut down on the number of dog attacks, but concerns have been raised from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and responsible dog owners. Critics of the plan are concerned that responsible owners would be penalized, while the irresponsible ones would just ignore the legislation, and a spokesperson from the RSPCA said, “We would not support anything that would hit sensible owners while failing to police those who are a danger”.
The proposed legislation also suggests necessary micro-chipping and insurance coverage as well.
Pet Smile Month says:
The Humane Society of the United States says “Say no to Puppy Mills”:
The Westport Coalition Against Puppy Mills wants us to:
More from the Westport Coalition Against Puppy Mills:
Once it passes the CGC test, your dog is certified as a well-behaved animal in the community and in home environments. Many training schools offer CGC training, and a good number of specialty dog clubs offer the certificate. But before you sign up, you should first learn a bit about this certification.
The CGC is a program developed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to recognize and reward “responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.” In addition to receiving a from the AKC, the dog is automatically recorded in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen archive.
To receive a CGC certificate, your dog must pass a 10-part test.
If your dog passes these tests, it is eligible to receive a Canine Good Citizen certificate from the American Kennel Club. The cost of entering this program is minimal, though you should check on the current rates before you decide. You can find the location of trainers and evaluators nearby by contacting the AKC.
Where to purchase spay and neuter tees:
Use the code SCHOOL and receive 20% off! A percentage of every sale goes to rescue organizations.
Let’s be responsible for our pets everyday! Always pick up after your pets!
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