Introduced Version



Introduced by: Reske


        A RESOLUTION recognizing the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program and supporting its effort to promote responsible dog ownership in Indiana.

    Whereas, Dogs play an important role in the lives of many Indiana citizens by serving as companions, therapy dogs, and assistance dogs;

    Whereas, It is recognized that dog-related problems are most often caused by irresponsible owners;

    Whereas, Responsible dog ownership is encouraged in Indiana, and responsible owners should properly control and provide adequate training for their dogs;

    Whereas, "Canine Good Citizen" programs identify and officially recognize those dogs who behave as members in good standing with the community;

    Whereas, The Canine Good Citizen Program, which was developed by the American Kennel Club, teaches pet owners that dogs should exhibit "good citizen" behaviors in the presence of other people and animals, both in the home and the community; and

    Whereas, With pet bites and animal trespassing concerns on the rise, there is a real need for dogs to remain well-behaved community members: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives encourages dog training programs and kennel clubs to provide training and education for community pet owners that result in dogs being "Canine Good Citizens."
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Phil Sample.


HR 1514/DI 84



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