Crates are Forever – Not Just for Puppies
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb When talking with people whose dogs are regressing in housetraining or not sleeping as long as they could at night, our advice almost always includes using a crate. “Oh, we used one for a while, but we put it away/got rid of it!” is the usual response. They […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/crates-are-forever-not-just-for-puppies/ | November 30, 2015
Dogs Included in Football Fan Frenzy
Many football fans get their best dog buddies in on the cheer squad by outfitting them in canine football jerseys. Nancy Freitag of Hales Corners, WI, and her mixed-breed dog, Duke, don Green Bay Packer gear to send good luck vibes to their favorite team. Both Dukie and Duke are members of the AKC Canine […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/dogs-included-in-football-fan-frenzy/ | November 25, 2015
Where’s the Real Turkey?
Rocket is ready for Thanksgiving with his stuffed turkey toy, holiday bandana and pumpkin perch. The Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix will likely get a few hand-outs at the Thanksgiving meal prepared by his mom, Janet Hatfield of Boise, ID, but he will run those calories right off. Rocket is an accomplished agility competitor who loves […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/wheres-the-real-turkey/ | November 25, 2015
Ready to Hit the Road
Vera has on her riding “doggles,” cap and scarf, ready to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday – one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Her owner, Norman Price of Pasco, WA, says the Boxer-Lab mix loves to go on car rides because Vera, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/ready-to-hit-the-road/ | November 24, 2015
Hey Mom, You Can Make A Lot of Pie With This!
“Hey Mom, we can make a lot of pumpkin pie with this one!” is what Peaches seems to be saying about this pumpkin that is three times her size! The 8-year-old mixed-breed dog goes pumpkin picking with her owners, Alan & Joyce Krogh of St. Louis Park, MN. Peaches is a member of the AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/hey-mom-you-can-make-a-lot-of-pie-with-this/ | November 24, 2015
Put Your Dog’s Hunting Ability to the Test
Barn Hunt is a sport that dogs love. They get to put their incredible scent skills and hunting instincts to work. Dogs search for rats, safely enclosed in heavy pvc tubes and then hidden among hay bales. They must find the rat or rats, depending on the class level, within a certain time period and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/put-your-dogs-hunting-ability-to-the-test/ | November 20, 2015
Handling Vs. Petting – How to Make Sure Your Dog Enjoys Both
Jonah Moffitt THD CGCA is a certified therapy dog, pictured above, and so he is very accustomed to being petted by many people, as well as handled for examinations as he must be well-groomed and healthy to maintain his therapy dog status. Five-year-old Jonah is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program and holds […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/handling-vs-petting-how-to-make-sure-your-dog-enjoys-both/ | November 19, 2015
On the Road Again: RVing with Rudy
Rudy loves camping trips and dogs are becoming more and more popular with people who spend time in campers and RVs. Most camp grounds allow dogs, and some have even added dog park areas where dogs can run off leash and meet other camping canines. This past summer, Rudy and the Treynors of Fairview Park, […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/on-the-road-again-rving-with-rudy/ | November 17, 2015
One Happy Mud Puppy
Six-year-old Gianna loves nothing better than rolling around in the mud. The Dalmatian regularly spreads her muddy paw prints around the home of her owner, Paul Goulet of Cumberland, RI. While it might be aggravating to owners when their dogs come in covered in mud or other foul-smelling stuff, it makes perfect sense to the […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/one-happy-mud-puppy/ | November 17, 2015
Saved from a Dog Fighting Ring, Finn is Now a Canine Good Citizen
A little over one year since we adopted him, our dog Finn earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen title on Sept. 2, 2015. We adopted Finn from a rescue group in Florida called Plenty of Pit Bulls. Finn is one of many dogs rescued during what is now often referred to as the #367 case […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/saved-from-a-dog-fighting-ring-finn-is-now-a-canine-good-citizen/ | November 13, 2015

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