All-American Dog is First in Country to Earn Air Retrieve Excellent Honor
Rayne, a Belgian Malinois-Labrador mix, is the first dog in the country to earn the Air Retrieve Senior Excellent title from the North America Diving Dogs association (NADD). She achieved this “first” on April 15, 2016,  in Perry, GA, at a NADD competition held as part of the Peach Blossom Dog Show circuit. Air retrieve […] | April 29, 2016
Meet Gizmo the Wonderdoglet – Therapy Dog Extraordinaire
Adorable Gizmo’s motto is “Cuz we’re frens!” and that is precisely what he does – make friends around the country through his work as a therapy dog. Gizmo is a therapy dog with Paws For Friendship (PFF) Inc., and Jenifer says they "are grateful to share his love" at Eastern CT Health Network Hospitals, Manchester […] | April 28, 2016
Former Shelter Dog Overcomes Fears to Win Top Rally Title at Age 12
Jamie Ohman of Camillus, NY, tells us how her fearful rescue dog gained confidence and became the multi-titled Dancing Cavy’s Pain in the Butte RAE BN CA. Risa is my first dog.  I adopted her from a shelter when she was 2.5 years old, and I had dreams of competing with her in dog sports.  […] | April 27, 2016
Wanna-Be English Setter Earns Agility Championship at English Setter Trial
The rescue group, which focuses on English Setters, agreed to take her. When the transport driver arrived and asked for “the setter,” he was given Amber who was clearly not a setter. But the driver was true to his mission and took her any way. After a few months of fostering, Amber got posted to the A&B […] | April 21, 2016
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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | April 6, 2016

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