Sirius, “The Dog Star,” the brightest in the constellation Canis Major, moves heliacally in the northern hemisphere’s late summer skies, leading the ancients to believe it contributed to the mid-year heat. As we head into the second week of September, these final “dog days of summer” still have the Valley Isle Kennel Club’s tongues lolling, and the group brings back to the Lahaina Cannery Mall its event, “Responsible Dog Ownership Day.” More than 12 breeds of trained pooches (including Belgian Sheepdog, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Australian Shepherd, Irish Wolf Hound, Chihuahua, Toy Fox Terrier and Miniature Poodle, and their humans, of course) will showcase their unique qualities throughout the afternoon. As the event name suggests, this is an opportunity to learn more about the Valley Isle Kennel Club and what you can do to be a more responsible canine owner. Call 661-5304 for more information. 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina.