AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge:
I will be responsible for my dog’s health needs. These include:
- Routine veterinary care including check-ups and vaccines
- Adequate nutrition through proper diet; clean water at all times
- Daily exercise and regular bathing and grooming
I will be responsible for my dog’s safety
I will properly control my dog by providing fencing where appropriate, not letting my dog run loose and using a leash in public.
I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification when appropriate, which may include collar tags, tattoos, or microchip ID.
I will provide adequate supervision when my dog and children are together.
I will not allow my dog to infringe on the rights of others.
I will not allow my dog to run loose in the neighborhood.
I will not allow my dog to be a nuisance to others by barking while in the yard, in a hotel room, etc.
I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog’s waste in all public areas such as on the grounds of hotels, on sidewalks, parks, etc.
I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog’s waste in wilderness areas, on hiking trails, campgrounds and in off-leash parks.
I will be responsible for my dog’s quality of life.
I understand that basic training is beneficial to all dogs.
I will give my dog attention and playtime.
I understand that owning a dog is a commitment in time and caring.