Good Luck to AKC National Agility Championship contenders!
There are 34 All-American Dogs entered in the 2015 AKC National Agility Championship that takes place Friday – Sunday, March 27-29. This year’s location is the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center in Reno, NV.  Get more information and keep up with results over the weekend at: /events/agility/national/ Here are the 2015 contenders, listed in alphabetical order […] | March 25, 2015
Street Dog Becomes Agility Competitor
with Family's Devotion   While her daughter took a tennis lesson, jogger Vicky Kaseorg put her wait time to good use with a run around the neighborhood. A lifelong animal lover, Vicky forced herself to look away when she spotted a skinny mud-covered dog lying in a parking lot. Surely some kind-hearted person would help, […] | March 24, 2015
Teaching Your Dog to Wait at the Door
Contributed to AKC Canine Partners by Kari Koulmentas “Wait at the door” differs from stay in that your dog will get to move forward after given permission.  It doesn’t matter if they sit, lie down, or stand as long as they don’t move forward without permission.  We first use the door as the prompt, but […] | March 24, 2015
Three Keys to Successful Dog Training
Contributed to AKC Canine Partners by Rexann Lemke Consistency, Patience, Fun – Remember those three words and you will develop a great relationship with your dog that leads to successful training. That is the advice of professional dog trainer Rexann Lemke who operates Rex’s Canine Training LLC in Wisconsin. Rexann is the owner, handler and […] | March 24, 2015
AKC Utility Dog: Wilbur
AKC Utility Dog (UD), Wonderful Wilbur UD and Sheila O’Brien of Richfield, MN Long-time obedience competitor Sheila O’Brien was looking for a German Shepherd Dog when she spotted a photo of a terrier-mix puppy on “He and his brother were from a kill shelter in Missouri. I wasn’t looking for a little dog but […] | March 23, 2015
AKC Rally Dog: Chok Dee
AKC Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE), Chok Dee CD BN RAE THD and Laura Manchester of Hillsdale, NY Chok Dee is a 9-year-old dog who started his life as a street dog in Bangkok, Thailand. When he was about a year old, a volunteer veterinarian from Boston came across him while helping a local rescue organization […] | March 23, 2015
AKC Tracking Dog: Kaija
  Sarah first saw Kaija, a 9 week old Bloodhound-Coonhound mix on Craigslist. “A young family had bought her and soon realized she was a true working breed with a LOT of energy.” Sarah adopted her and says, “Kaija was my wild child, so wild I didn't start formal training until she was 3 years […] | March 20, 2015
AKC Therapy Dog: Lexi
Debbie first saw Lexi as a puppy at an adoption event in front of a pet store. “We had just lost our previous dog to cancer and did not plan to get another one for a while. But Lexi captured our hearts with her happy face, easy-going attitude, and obvious intelligence.” Debbie started training Lexi […] | March 20, 2015
AKC Master Agility Champion: Chance
  In 2008, Diana was meeting a friend at a gas station near her home to follow her to a dog event. “Upon arriving, I saw a young, mixed breed dog sitting on the curb tied to a fire hydrant. My friend ran up to my car and was very upset. She said, ‘They left […] | March 20, 2015

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