Owner Ignores Advice that Dog Can’t Compete and Takes Her All the Way to Rally Nationals
Owner Ignores Advice that Dog Can’t Compete and Takes Her All the Way to Rally Nationals When Lorena Padron spotted Tinker Bell in the Houston Humane Society shelter, the little dog immediately stood out. She was wagging her tail and doing her best to say “Look at me. I am so cute!” Lorena adopted Tinker […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/owner-ignores-advice-that-dog-cant-compete-and-takes-her-all-the-way-to-rally-nationals/ | April 20, 2016
Make Your Life Easier – Teach Your Dog Some Self-Control
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Breanne Long For your sake - and that of your canine companions, teaching self-control, also called impulse control, is an important aspect of dog ownership. Not only will it make your life easier, it makes for a calmer and more focused dog. If your dog dashes through doorways, starts into […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/make-your-life-easier-teach-your-dog-some-self-control/ | April 18, 2016
New Knees Bring CAX5 & Make Kai the Most Titled All-American Coursing Dog
Iyong Tapat Kaibigan CAX5 owned by Stephanie Markgraf of Locust Grove, VA Photo by Kate Renner Kai, a 5 year-old Catahoula Leopard dog mix, loves lure coursing. There is no other way the rescue dog would rather spend his time than chasing the lure around the field. His great skill at the sport had earned […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/new-knees-bring-cax5-make-kai-the-most-titled-all-american-coursing-dog/ | April 15, 2016
Former Street Pup Excels at Barn Hunt & Earns Championship
Tyson was approximately 12 weeks old when he joined Cindy’s family in July 2010. He was rescued off the streets of Detroit, found by a local rescue group, in a box labeled “Free Puppies” along with three others.  Cindy took Tyson to puppy class and progressed to basic obedience and early agility training. “At 18 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-street-pup-excels-at-barn-hunt-earns-championship/ | April 14, 2016
Former Shelter Dog Places in AKC Rally National Championship
Brittany adopted Sammy from the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa in the summer 2013. “Although sensitive, Sammy has a high drive and passion for learning,” Brittany said. “Her shy nature is always overtaken by her will to learn and compete.” Training helped Sammy gain confidence. Sammy now competes regularly in obedience, rally, agility, and barn […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-shelter-dog-places-in-akc-rally-national-championship/ | April 13, 2016
Nutmeg Earns Top Honor in AKC Rally
Nutmeg BN RAE owned by Sarah Kreps of Muncie, IN Sarah brought Nutmeg home when the pup was 8 weeks old and had no plans to compete with her new dog. But when the puppy turned a year old, they started taking classes in competition obedience and rally. Nutmeg did so well that they entered […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/nutmeg-earns-top-rally-honor/ | April 6, 2016
Agility is Answer to Easing Puppy’s Fears
PACH Beagle’s Josie MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX owned by Nancy Beagle of Midland, MI Josie is a 7 ½ year old “true All-American,” Nancy says.  “Her DNA results could only account for about 50% of her genetic makeup, but there is certainly a herding breed in there somewhere as demonstrated by her herding me […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/agility-is-answer-to-easing-puppys-fears/ | April 1, 2016
Multi-Talented Twins Share Love for Therapy Dog Service & Hunting
Multi-Talented Twins Share Love for Therapy Dog Service & Hunting Owned by Bonnie & Charles Bird of Bellingham, WA Jigi and Zuzu are All-American Dog twins, born on Bonnie's birthday and brought to their forever home on Charles’ birthday. They are both Grand Champion Barn Hunters and AKC Distinguished Therapy Dogs.  Jigi is additionally the […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/multi-talented-twins-share-love-for-therapy-dog-service-hunting/ | March 30, 2016
Puppy Socialization Session Results in New Partner & Sport
MACH Sir Tucker MXB MJG MXF MFB T2B3 CGC owned by Scott & Denise Beaumont of Granite Falls, WA In November 2010, Scott & Denise helped “socialize” a litter of 8-week-old Aussie mix puppies at Lil’ Waif Puppy Rescue, not intending to bring one home. “But Tucker chose us that day.  Thankfully he did,” Denise […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/puppy-socialization-session-results-in-new-partner-sport/ | March 29, 2016
Rescue Schnauzer Seems Born to Help Others As Therapy Dog
Guira’s Bella THDD CGCA CGCU & Eileen Guiry of Dover, DE Bella, a 10-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, was a rescue dog living in the Kent County SPCA shelter when Eileen Guiry of Dover, DE, adopted her. Eileen quickly recognized that Bella had the makings of an excellent therapy dog. “When I first got Bella, she was […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/rescue-schnauzer-seems-born-to-help-others-as-therapy-dog/ | March 25, 2016

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