The American Kennel Club is launching a new initiative designed to promote dog training and encourage more dog owners to pursue dog sports with their canine companions.
The AKC® GoodDog!SM Helpline will offer telephone support to new dog owners. Trainers will staff the phone line and offer advice on teaching good manners and basic obedience. They also will relay the importance of taking their dog to a training club for a group class so their new puppy or dog gets the benefit of socialization and working with a dog training professional.
Callers will be directed to the AKC Training Club directory on the AKC website.
The GoodDog! Helpline is launching in April and will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. ET Saturday. Owners subscribe to the service, which is good for the life of the dog, at a cost of $79.99. There will be special promotional pricing for owners at the time of on-line AKC registration.
The AKC GoodDog! Helpline is another way that the American Kennel Club promotes responsible dog ownership and contributes to helping dogs be good citizens in their homes and communities.