CRKA Educational Programs

Having your child feel safe around dogs as well as knowing how to meet and greet a new furry friend is an important task to be taught and not to be taken lightly. 

The CDC(Center of Diease Control) estimates that over 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog each with 1/2 of those being children.  This number can be easily lowered by preventive measures such as teaching children how to act around dogs and by having responsible dog owners who train and socialize their dogs. 

The CRKA K9Ambassdors program is available for presentations or demonstrations through out the metro area. We bring in well socialized and trained dogs to teach children how to act around dogs, what to do if they are approached by strange or stray dogs and how to properly meet and greet a dog.

Our other mission is to talk to dog owners about being responsible for their pet including training, socializing and being your dog's best advocate. 

In the past 5 years through programs such as the Hitaga Halloween Trail and Linn County FFA's Ag in the Park, we have have taught over 3000 children how to be safe around dogs!

Please contact Cindy at to receive more information on K9Ambassadors or to schedule a presentation. 
The Cedar Rapids Kennel Association meets during most months of the year. At several of these meetings the CRKA sponsors an educational presentation from local veternarians or animal organizations. Visitors are always welcome to attend any of the educational presentations in order to expand their knowledge about the pets they own and love. For a listing of the upcoming presentations, please contact a CRKA member.

Most of these presentations are held the last Wednesday of the month at the Ambroz Recreation Center
at 2000 Mt Vernon Rd in Cedar Rapids IA unless otherwise noted.


The Cedar Rapids Kennel Assocation (CRKA) is a not for profit member club of The American Kennel Club (AKC)
that has been in the Cedar Rapids area for over 75 years. CRKA's mission as set out in its constitution is:
• To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs.
• To conduct events for which the club is eligible to hold under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.