Make a New Year’s Resolution for Better Fitness for You – and Your Dog!
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb Have you ever made a resolution to start exercising? Of course you have! Are you one of the many people who found it difficult to stick with this resolution? Be honest. It can be a hard resolution to keep. However, if you involve your dog, you’ll have a […] | January 15, 2016
Rescue Dog Achieves Top Honors in Coursing & Barn Hunt
Emmy is 11 years old, and was adopted from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT, in 2008.  At the time, she was an insecure dog who knew very little about being a dog and generally seemed to lack any sense of purpose.  Eventually, she followed another dog in the family into agility classes. It […] | January 13, 2016
Former Shelter Dog Has Served Community as Search & Rescue Dog
Rebel is a former shelter dog who now serves his community as a search and rescue dog and a certified therapy dog. He was honored for his amazing contributions with an Honorable Mention award in the 2015 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) in the category of Search and Rescue. He has participated […] | January 12, 2016
Yogi Tells the Story of the Road to Therapy Dog
I am Yogi and I am 9 and half years old. When I was born, I looked like a bear and I was smart. My Daddy said "I was smarter than the average bear." My Daddy named me Yogi. When I was about 3 months old, Daddy took me to a group obedience training class. […] | January 11, 2016
Rescued After Horrific Abuse, Pup Becomes Service Dog & Rescues Owner
Timber received an Honorable Mention award in the 2015 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) in the category of Service Dog. His owner, Morgan Master, a veterinary technician of Equinunk, PA, tells the story of how Timber went from being a victim of horrible act to becoming a service dog who saved her […] | January 8, 2016
Watch A Top All-American Dog in Rally
Sammy CD RAE2 was once a homeless dog, wandering the streets of New York City. But he now has a wonderful home with dog trainer Brian Burton and a successful career as a top performer in AKC Rally and Obedience through the AKC Canine Partners program. In this video, you can see Sammy in action […] | January 6, 2016
Rex Defies Old Injury to Earn Barn Hunt Championship & More
RATCHX Rex Von McKinney Rausch BCAT CGC owned by Jeanette Rausch of Mount Juliet, TN Eight-year-old Rex was once a stud dog at a kennel that was shut down by the authorities. “I stumbled across his photo online and fell in love with him so I reached out to the organization to arrange meeting him […] | January 3, 2016
Make Next Year Your Dog’s Best Ever: 5 Great Dog Training Resolutions
Make Next Year Your Dog’s Best Ever: 5 Great Dog Training Resolutions AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Breanne Long says don’t forget your dog when you are making your New Year’s resolutions for 2016, like try something new and fun with your dog. Kurtis of Kingfisher CAX DJ RATN CGC, (pictured) a member of the AKC […] | December 31, 2015
Congratulations to 13-Year-Old Champion Tracker Maddie!
CT Griffin Fielding, owned by Maureen Fielding of Canada, has also earned the championship title in AKC Tracking. AKC opened tracking events to dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program on Jan. 1, 2014. Charlene found now 13-year-old Maddie in the streets of Arlington, TX, 12 years ago.  The vet estimated her to be about […] | December 29, 2015
One Owner: Three Rescue Dog Success Stories
Dogs were never a member of my household. Work and travel were always interfering. That was until February 2004 when Buster J. Brown found me deep in the woods of Mississippi. Buster was my first dog, ever. Buster had been living in the woods for some time. No collar, no microchip; he was sick, hungry, […] | December 28, 2015

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