Selling the AKC – Programs for All

American Kennel Club Logo

My all-breed dog club recently held its all breed shows in Birch Run, Michigan. I am our Education Chair, and my duties include staffing an education table at our shows.  The AKC Public Education department is my usual conduit to AKC materials for the table, and they will send clubs a box of materials appropriate … Read moreSelling the AKC – Programs for All

Let’s Work Together: Collaborating with AKC Dog Clubs

five dog paws like hands in a circle

This is a summary of the webinar  presented by AKC Club Development which talked about clubs collaborating, not only with other AKC clubs, but other types of dog and community events and attractions. Guy Fisher, Manager of AKC Club Development was the lead presenter for this webinar.  Guy started off with some administrative best practices, … Read moreLet’s Work Together: Collaborating with AKC Dog Clubs

AKC Helps Dog Clubs Find Their Social Media Voice

I recently viewed the AKC’s webinar on “Finding Your Social Media Voice” which featured Brandi Hunter, the AKC’s Vice President of Public Relations and Communications. Ms. Hunter is clearly fluent in and enthusiastic about social media and covered a large amount of information in the hour scheduled.  I think I’ve got a fairly good grasp … Read moreAKC Helps Dog Clubs Find Their Social Media Voice

Building Better Websites for AKC Dog Clubs

pug dog with a laptop

The American Kennel Club launched a series of educational webinars earlier this year aimed at dog fanciers and clubs and I have been watching them with great interest.  I understand much of this content has been shared with the AKC delegate body, but I can’t say I had heard about these educational programs through my … Read moreBuilding Better Websites for AKC Dog Clubs

Promoting Michigan Dog Events, Products, and Services

The Michigan Canine Resource Guide is a unique publication targeted to dog owners in Michigan.   Beth Mitchell launched this guide to dog-related events, products, and services in Michigan in 2015 and it has steadily grown as more organizations and advertisers contribute. Beth was inspired by the Arizona Equine Resource Guide,  published by her sister who … Read morePromoting Michigan Dog Events, Products, and Services

Bedhead line extension: Pethead

I recently came across an article discussing Pethead grooming products in Pet Product News International magazine. Pethead is licensed to Skaffles LLC by Bedhead, which is an edgy brand of human hair products which features packaging with unusual shapes, colors and fonts.  This is the first time I’ve seen any human hair care or personal … Read moreBedhead line extension: Pethead

Motel 6 offers discounts to AKC dog owners

The AKC announced today a promotion with Motel 6 which offers a 10% discount off stays at Motel 6 and Studio 6 motels. The official rules state that this is limited to one pet per room, which is the standard policy for Motel 6.  I think it is actually one “small” pet, which my friend … Read moreMotel 6 offers discounts to AKC dog owners