Are you a responsible dog owner? Take the AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise!
1. I will never overlook my responsibilities for this living
being and recognize that my dog’s welfare is totally dependent on me.
I will always provide fresh water and quality food for my dog.
3. I will
socialize my dog via exposure to new people, places and other dogs.
will take pride in my dog's appearance with regular grooming.
5. I will
recognize the necessity of basic training by teaching my dog to reliably sit,
stay and come when called.
6. I will take my dog to the vet regularly
and keep all vaccinations current.
7. I will pick-up and properly
dispose of my dog's waste.
8. I will make sure my dog is regarded as an
AKC Canine Good Citizen® by being aware of my responsibilities to my neighbors
and to the community.
9. I will ensure that the proper amount of
exercise and mental stimulation appropriate for my dog’s age, breed and energy
level is provided.
10. I will ensure that my dog has some form of
identification (which may include collar tags, tattoo or microchip
11. I will adhere to local leash laws.
Post your name and
your dog's names in the comments if you are a responsible dog owner.
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