Champion Trick Dog Brings Cheer to Patients, Students
MACH2 Hailey MXS MJG MXF T2B THDD CGCA owned by Karen Profenna of New City, NY
Karen had never trained a dog beyond just the basic “sit” and “down” commands until her fiancé’ gave her Hailey as a present, and she knew she had to find something to keep the high-energy puppy entertained.
The Beagle-Boston Terrier mix now is a champion trick dog and a certified therapy dog, who makes about 200 visits a year to nursing homes, hospitals and schools. She recently qualified for the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD) title for making for than 400 visits to help others.
Hailey also is a very successful agility competitor who has earned two AKC Master Agility Championships (MACH2).
Mixed-breed dogs, like Hailey, participate in AKC events and programs through the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs.