3 Important Skills to Teach Future Therapy Dogs
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Elizabeth Sandling A therapy dog can bring much comfort and joy when visiting people in places such as retirement homes, nursing homes, hospitals, schools to help children with special needs, and visiting those who have experienced a stressful or crisis situation. A therapy dog's job is to make people feel […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/3-important-skills-to-teach-future-therapy-dogs/ | November 9, 2015
Let Me Just Update My Status…
Chubbs is an active therapy dog who brings smiles to many faces with his owner Alison Smith of Colonia Beach, VA, who escorts him on his visits. “The kids he reads with and the people he meets at the hospital enjoy keeping up with his many adventures on his Facebook page,” Alison said. One of […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/let-me-just-update-my-status/ | November 6, 2015
Owner Inherits Dog from her Dad & Earns Top Honor on Father’s Day
Speas’ Max A Million RAE NA NAJ NAP NJP NFP owned by Pat Speas of Cumberland, VA Max received the top honor in AKC Rally – the Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title - on June 21, 2015, at the Richmond (VA) Dog Obedience Club trial. His title came on a very appropriate day – Father’s […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/owner-inherits-dog-from-her-dad-earns-top-honor-on-fathers-day/ | November 5, 2015
Touching Story of the Rescue of a Dog from Thailand
Amelia rescued a mixed-breed dog from Thailand. As a YAP-K9(TM) Ambassador, Amelia learned about working dog careers and adjunct careers that support working dogs. YAP-K9 also teaches youth about empathy and compassion, and how to take initiative.YAP-K9 is the youth working dog program of Tails of Hope Foundation(TM), a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/touching-story-of-the-rescue-of-a-dog-from-thailand/ | November 5, 2015
Dogs Love Leaf Raking Day
What good is it to rake up a pile of leaves unless the dogs and kids can then jump in and mess it all up? Sara Layton of Sardinia, OH, shared this cute photo of her daughter Madison with her dogs, Motz and Bently, enjoying an autumn day in the leaf pile. Both Motz and Bently […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/dogs-love-leaf-raking-day/ | November 4, 2015
Watch this Cute Dog Make His Rally Debut
Ferris,a mixed-breed dog in the AKC Canine Partners community, went to his first AKC Rally trials in September and on his second try, he earned a score of 95 out of a possible perfect score of 100 in the Rally Novice A class for beginning handlers and dogs. Rally is a very fun sport in […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/watch-this-cute-dog-make-his-rally-debut/ | November 4, 2015
Working Ranch Dog Does Double Duty as Agility Champ
Photos by Erin Cyr of 4PawsPic.com Kinzee Doodle is a 7 year old Border Collie/Queensland Heeler mix, who is a true working dog. She serves as a herding and ranch dog at Back of the Moon Ranch in Jamestown, CA. Besides driving the horses out to pasture every morning, Kinzee’s other duties involve helping her […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/working-ranch-dog-does-double-duty-as-agility-champ/ | November 3, 2015
This Little Dog Knows How to Pull Her Weight
June is a cute little shaggy dog, but she also is strong for her size. June participates in weight pull, a canine sport in which dogs wear a special harness and pull a cart loaded with weight. Althought it is most popular with large carting breeds, sledding breeds, and bully breeds, all breeds,including mixed-breeds like […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-little-dog-knows-how-to-pull-her-weight/ | November 2, 2015
A Visit to a Special Haven Dedicated to Rescuing Dogs
Keeper loved playing with his ball in the beautiful creeks of Glen Highland Farm in upstate New York. The Border Collie – Samoyed mix spent a vacation with his owner Jean Cruise at the farm. Glen Highland is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of abandoned and unwanted Border Collies and Border Collie-mixes. The […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-visit-to-a-special-haven-dedicated-to-rescuing-dogs/ | November 2, 2015
A Memorial to a Great Agility Dog
Bubbles NA MXP3 MXPB MJP7 MJPG sadly passed away in January at the amazing age of 17 years. She was just two months shy of her 18th birthday, says owner Joan Blaha of Goleta, CA. Bubbles came into Joan’s life in 2000 after her original owner could no longer care for her so Joan took […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-memorial-to-a-great-agility-dog/ | October 30, 2015

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