It’s the Weekend – Let’s Hit the Pool!
Sipper is ready for weekend warm weather fun with his shades and beach towel, in this cute photo sent in by his owner Wendy Marcus. If you and your canine buddy are heading for the outdoors, make sure your dog gets protection from the sun, the same as you. Dogs can get sunburned, especially short-haired […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/its-the-weekend-lets-hit-the-pool/ | May 29, 2015
Ten Pounds of Pure Speed
Diva NJP CAX owned by Debra Lajoie of Buda, TX “The zing of the string transforms Diva from a mild-mannered terrier mix into 10 pounds of speedy courser,” Debra says. Diva is crazy for AKC Coursing Ability Tests. She earned her first coursing ribbon on Dec. 1, 2012. Less than two years later, the little […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/ten-pounds-of-pure-speed/ | May 29, 2015
So You Want to Have a Therapy Dog? Here’s Some Helpful Info
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Elizabeth Sandling teaches therapy dog classes and is a long-time therapy team volunteer with her Shetland Sheepdogs, Sandy and Nivy. Here she gives owners some helpful tips on becoming a therapy dog team with their canine partner. Why Volunteer As a Therapy Dog Team: Therapy dogs provide affection, support, and comfort […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/so-you-want-to-have-a-therapy-dog-heres-some-helpful-info/ | May 29, 2015
An Agility Champion at Age 14!
PACH Rylee G. RN MXPB MJP6 MJPS PAX owned by Molly Gorecki of Green Bay, WI Rylee earned her Preferred Agility Championship at age 14, showing that senior dogs can still perform and like to stay active. Molly says of Rylee: “What can I say about my first agility dog Rylee? She has changed by […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/an-agility-champion-at-age-14/ | May 28, 2015
This Dog Knows the Tricks of the Trade!
AKC Canine Partners member Faust holds the title of Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD) through the Do More With Your Dog! program. Faust’s owner Jennifer McLean, a Louisiana resident, has taught Faust dozens of tricks and does not plan to stop adding on skills until he achieves the most advanced title of Expert Trick Dog and […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-dog-knows-the-tricks-of-the-trade/ | May 28, 2015
Spring Fever – Dogs Can Have It Too
Cammie, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, is loving spring time, relaxing in this beautiful field of yellow, in this photo submitted by her owner Laura Lang. Dogs and people love getting outside and enjoying the warmer weather and beautiful sites in spring, but don’t forget that dogs can be impacted by pollen […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/spring-fever-dogs-can-have-it-too/ | May 28, 2015
Meet a Gremlin-Ewok Mix Who Loves Agility
MACH Jinx Falkenburg McLean MXB MJB owned by Adrienne McLean of Richardson, TX Jinx was rescued as a small puppy and had obviously been feral for some amount of time, Adrienne said. “I call her a gremlin-ewok mix, and people seem to get it instantly. She's smart, but is sometimes hard to motivate. Food matters […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-gremlin-ewok-mix-who-loves-agility/ | May 27, 2015
Does Your Dog Need Glasses?
Collin, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, is borrowing his owner Barbara Harlow’s spectacles for some heavy duty reading material. In reality, dogs do not see as well as a human. Perfect human vision is 20/20 while a dog’s average vision is 20/75. Dogs can see best at dusk and dawn and can […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/does-your-dog-need-glasses/ | May 27, 2015
Service Dog Means Peace of Mind for Owner
A service dog named Tatiana, a Labrador-Golden retriever mix, has been honored with hero’s awards for saving the life of her owner, Cristina Marie Saint-Blancard of Plantation, FL. Service dogs are specially trained dogs who are taught skills to assist people with special needs. This includes people with limited mobility or hearing loss. Service dogs […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/service-dog-means-peace-of-mind-for-owner/ | May 27, 2015
It’s Hard to Return to Work But Norbert Makes it Easier!
We all know it is difficult to return to routine after a long holiday weekend, but adorable Norbert, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, would sure make it alot easier. Norbert helps his owner Cynthia Hill of Antioch, IL, in her office every day. Here, he is serving as a paper weight! Share photos […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/its-hard-to-return-to-work-but-norbert-makes-it-easier/ | May 26, 2015