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Responsible Trainers vs. Misguided Laws—AKC Works with Dog Trainers to Address Restrictive Legislation
February 17, 2021 by AKC Government Relations
“COVID puppy.” A year ago, this term didn’t exist. As COVID-19 restrictions ease and American Kennel Club (AKC) events, club activities, and dog training classes resume, puppies and recently acquired adult dogs are venturing out after long months of safer-at-home restrictions.  
AKC clubs that offer training classes, private trainers, and dog training businesses are gearing up for a return to in-person classes where they will be dealing with dogs emerging from lockdown. However, recent legislative proposals could negatively affect the availability of dog training classes and limit training methodologies. 
In February’s AKC Gazette, AKC Government Relations provides an overview of legislation that affects dog trainers, emerging trends, and the problem of mandated training protocols. Click here to read the article and learn what experts say. 
Legislation can move fast—sometimes in just hours. Stay informed by subscribing to receive AKC legislative alerts by email. Opt-in to receive legislative alerts via text messaging by texting AKCGR to 50457 and clicking on the provided link. 
For more information, contact doglaw@akc.org or call 919-816-3720.
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