Promoting Reading Engagement Through Our New AKC B.A.R.K Program (Be A Reading Kid)

Tales for tails: exceptional family members read for exceptional pooches

In honor of Read Across America Day on March 2, we have launched our AKC B.A.R.K Program (Be A Reading Kid).  What better time to share our love of reading and dogs through this new and exciting reading program for children of all ages!  This program aims to encourage children to read, specifically with a dog.  Children can read to their own dog or locate a dog in their area through an online database.  This is a great opportunity for children to feel more comfortable around dogs and form a special canine bond.  How does the program work?

  • Participants read a book of their choosing to a dog.
  • Parents submit the number of hours read, along with any other required information.
  • AKC Public Education tracks the information and provides incentives to participants to recognize them for hours read.

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