March 2022 – Click here to Visit AKC’s Canine College – The Confident Puppy e-Learning Course!
The Confident Puppy course leverages broad expertise from the AKC Detection Dog Task Force and the Patriotic Puppy Program to help dog owners and enthusiasts raise resilient, well-socialized and confident dogs. The course provides a collection of educational resources for individual breeders, trainers, and puppy raisers.
The Confident Puppy e-Learning Course comprises seven sessions and was developed with AKC Public Education/Canine College staff, leveraging lessons and expertise developed by the DDTF and Patriotic Puppy Program for all dog owners to learn how to develop confident puppies capable of a future as a working dog.
To help raise puppies with the best chance of success as detection dogs, the course focuses on seven different areas that are key to the dog’s development. As you continue through this course, you’ll learn more about each of these areas, and why they’re important in developing a confident, bold dog that’s ready for the demands of detection training or simply to be an exceptional pet.
- August 2022 – AKC Patriotic Puppy Program Builds Confidence With New Course
- June 2022 – Now Available Online: Latest Detection Dog Webinar: 9 – 12 Month Puppies, Getting Started Right For Detection Work
- April 2022 – Webinar Examines the Impact of Pandemic on Detection Dog Industry (Blog & click link to view recording)
- March 2022 – Detection Dog Task Force Launches The Confident Puppy e-Learning Course (Blog & click link to view recording)
- January 19, 2022 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – Industry Experts Discuss Key Factors in Raising 6-9 Month Puppies for Detection (Blog & click link to view recording)
- November 2021 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – Recap and Recording: Dogs that Work Need Diets that Work (Blog & click link to view recording)
- September 2021 – Click here to view a promotional video of the Patriotic Puppy Program – https://akc.tv/watch/23/6733/collection-video/akc-ppp-promo
- August 31, 2021 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – Webinar Highlights Essential Qualities at 3 – 6 Months for Future Detection Dogs (Blog & click link to view recording)
- July 2021 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – Webinar Highlights Program Changes That Could Positively Impact Detection Dog Shortage (Blog & click link to view recording)
- June 2021 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – Getting Puppies Started Right for Detection: Experts Compare and Contrast Successful Approaches – Part 2 (Blog & click link to view recording)
- May 2021 – In-Person Seminar in Hillsborough NC – ‘Detection Dog Training Begins with a Responsible Breeder’. Please click here to view a post seminar blog about the event.
- April 1, 2021 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – “Exploring Issues, Challenges and Recommendations for Improving Government Acquisition of US-Bred Working Dogs”. (Blog & click link to view recording)
- Feb. 25, 2021 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – “So Your Dog Isn’t Cut Out for Explosives Detection? Here Are Other Opportunities.” Click here to view a recording
- January 6, 2021 – AKC DDTF Webinar Series – “Getting Puppies Started Right for Detection: Experts Compare and Contrast Successful Approaches.” Click here to view a recording
Other Educational Resources:
- Expert Advice and Insight – Browse blogs by subject matter below and in the left navigation. See below for the most recent blogs.