The Kennel Club spent a day engaging with local dog owners last
week as it attended a responsible dog ownership event in Strood,
Kent, held by Medway Council.
The Kennel Club Public Affairs team gave out freebies and offered
Strood's dog owners advice and guidance on picking up after dogs,
the benefits of identification such as microchipping and dog tags,
the importance of training and socialisation, the dangers of
leaving dogs in cars, and a variety of dog walkers' rights issues.
Also on hand on the day were the PDSA, who were offering free
veterinary 'MOTs' to local dogs, a canine behaviourist and dog
trainer offering advice to dog owners, a free microchipping
service, and an agility course designed for dogs and their owners
to try out the popular dog sport.
Denisa Delic, Kennel Club Public Affairs Officer, who attended the
event, said: "Medway Council's responsible dog ownership day was a
great opportunity to engage with local dog owners and to offer tips
and advice on how to be the best owners they can be.
"The weather was fantastic, which brought out lots of Strood's dog
lovers, and we enjoyed meeting some of the lovely local dogs.
"Throughout the summer, the Kennel Club will be involved in a
number of these types of events to promote responsible ownership,
and we would definitely recommend anyone who owns a dog or is
thinking of buying or rescuing a dog, to come along for a chat if
we are in your area!"
The Kennel Club, which campaigns to promote responsible dog
ownership, is offering local councils a helping hand in holding
these relaxed and enjoyable days, and will be attending as many of
them as possible to chat to people about all aspects of responsible
Local authorities which wish to organise their own community
engagement days to promote responsible dog ownership with the help
of the Kennel Club should contact Denisa Delic, Kennel Club Public
Affairs Officer, on 020 7518 1020, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.