Pogo Discovers Rally is Fun!
Pogo was adopted by Wendy from an animal shelter on April 2, 2010, when he was 4 months of age, and they started agility training three months later. Wendy said she resisted any formal obedience training, thinking it was too strict and tedious, but after much encouragement from her trainer, she finally decided to try […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/pogo-discovers-rally-is-fun/ | June 8, 2016
Meet Finnick – A Dog Who Does It All!
Adriana adopted Finnick from the San Francisco SPCA in August 2014. “I was volunteering there at the time and was waiting for the right herding mix to show up, then there he was!,” Adriana said. “I wasn't interested in dog sports at first, but we took a rally class, which then led me to take […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-finnick-a-dog-who-does-it-all/ | June 7, 2016
Basic Obedience Class Leads to Competition Career for Rescue Pup
Jimenez’s Max CD RAE NAJ NAP NJP owned by Ana Jimenez of El Paso, TX In 2009, Ana went to a local animal rescue to adopt a dog. When she saw a little 5 month old terrier mix, she knew he was the one. “Shortly after I decided to take a training class with Max on basic […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/basic-obedience-class-leads-to-competition-career-for-rescue-pup/ | June 3, 2016
Truffle Loves to Track – All the Way to an AKC Title!
Cellier’s Truffle TD owned by Margaret and Thierry Cellier of N. Vancouver, BC, Canada Truffle is a five and half year old Thai Ridgeback mix who was rescued in California with her siblings when she was still a puppy. She was fostered in Canada and became a member of the Cellier family a couple of […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/truffle-loves-to-track-all-the-way-to-an-akc-title/ | June 1, 2016
This Dog Trots for Treats
MACH Trots for Treats MXB MJB XF T2B owned by Kristin Dujardin of Fishkill, NY Kristin adopted Patches, a Shetland Sheepdog mix, in August 2009. “He was 5 months old and quickly settled into our home, showing us just how much drive and energy a herding dog can have,” she said. “Agility quickly became his […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-dog-trots-for-treats/ | May 24, 2016
Jerry Overcomes Severe Illness to Earn Top Rally Title at age 10
Jerry RAE BN GN owned by Emily Kocon of St. Paul, MN Jerry was adopted from a small shelter in Minnesota back in 2006. He is my first competitive performance dog and he has taught me patience, diligence and humility. I started taking him to obedience classes just to learn the basics. We both enjoyed […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/jerry-overcomes-severe-illness-to-earn-top-rally-title-at-age-10/ | May 16, 2016
Kola Loves to Get the Bag!
Photo by Clark Kranz Kola is a rescue terrier mix whose favorite thing in life is lure coursing – a sport that allows dogs to release their prey drive. Dogs chase a lure – white trash bags – tied to a pulley system that moves it jerkily around a field. Most dogs love to chase […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/kola-loves-to-get-the-bag/ | May 12, 2016
Surrendered Pup Overcomes Fears to Earn Agility Championship
PACH Keno Ocb owned by Paula Maxwell of Harrisonburg, VA Paula was exiting her local shelter after an unsuccessful search for a new dog at the same time a man was entering with three puppies to surrender. She knew immediately that she wanted the smallest puppy that was “cuddly but fearful,” she said. “Right from […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/surrendered-pup-overcomes-fears-to-earn-agility-championship/ | May 11, 2016
Barney Earns Top AKC Therapy Dog Honor for 400-Plus Visits
Barney THDD CGC owned by Leah Kochi of Orange, CA I adopted Barney from a local shelter in 2008 when he was about 1 year old. Barney completed basic and advanced obedience training in 2009 to earn his AKC Canine Good Citizen title. After becoming a registered pet therapy team in 2009, we started visiting […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/barney-earns-top-akc-therapy-dog-honor-for-400-plus-visits/ | May 6, 2016
Given No Chance of Survival, Rescue Dobe Thrives & Becomes Sports Super Star
In 2002, I pulled a tiny, emaciated red female Doberman from a local shelter. She was just 13.5 weeks old, and had been in the shelter more than four weeks. Since I had a young male that was taking a lot of my time, I thought I would get her healthy, and find a great […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/given-no-chance-of-survival-rescue-dobe-thrives-becomes-sports-super-star/ | May 5, 2016