Managing Your Lunging & Barking Dog: A 3-Week Reboot to Get You on the Right Track
This training tip is brought to us by Brian Burton, a co-founder of Instinct Dog Behavior & Training LLC in New York City. He’s currently a master’s candidate in Animal Behavior at Hunter College (CUNY) and is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Brian’s rescue mixed-breed dog, Sammy, is […] | December 23, 2015
Waiting for Santa
Missy and Oscar are on Santa watch, scanning the horizon to make sure they don't miss any presents on the way. The two All-American Dogs make their home with Mary Kemphues of Lewisburg, OH. When they are not on holiday break, Missy and Oscar, both members of the AKC Canine Partners program, are competitors in […] | December 23, 2015
In Memory of Tank: A Gentle Giant Who Comforted Many Children
Finding Tank was the most unexpected event. My husband, Pete, and I recently lost our beloved German Shepherd Dog, Wolf, to old age.  He was the dog that brought us together as a search team and then a married couple.  His passing left a huge hole in our lives and our pack. I hadn’t even […] | December 22, 2015
Last Minute Holiday Shopping – Don’t Forget Your Canine Partner!
Ember loves going shopping with her owners Craig and Jamie Gahring of Sapulpa, OK. In fact, she is happy to ride along in the shopping cart and on a recent holiday, she tried out her new bed before she took it home! Ember is a 6-year-old mixed-breed dog who is a member of the AKC […] | December 22, 2015
It’s Time to Break Out the Canine Antlers
Canine reindeer are in our midst these days as the holiday season inspires many dog owners to break out canine antlers in many styles. Chewie is proudly sporting his white set supplied by owner Jana Tuchin of Houston, TX. Gabi, modeling a red sequined pair of antlers, has put on her pouty face in protest. Gabi lives […] | December 18, 2015
Congratulations to CP Junior Handlers
Several junior handlers and their All-American Dogs excelled in classes at the AKC Juniors Agility Competition and the AKC Juniors Classic obedience and rally competition held Dec. 11-12 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational. Pictured is Clara Selle and her rescue dog, Selle's Charming Aristocrat CD BN CGC, who won one […] | December 17, 2015
Teach Your Dog to Look Left & Right
This is a fun and easy trick to teach your dog from the AKC GoodDog! Helpline team. Have your dog sit by your side (either left or right side) and hold a treat in the hand next to the dog. Place your treat hand on the side of your dog’s face and move your hand […] | December 16, 2015
A Magical Quest: Patience Results in Obedience Title
It didn’t sound that hard – Beginner Novice Obedience.  After all, we already had our AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC Rally Novice titles!  And this is an optional title, meant to give dogs experience before the regular Novice Obedience class.  Our trainer walked us through the steps, saying, “I think Magic can do this, […] | December 16, 2015
The Road to Orlando: AKC Obedience Classic All-American Dog Contenders
Three dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program are entered in the 2015 AKC Obedience Classic that takes place Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 12-13, in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and AKC Agility Invitational. There will be competition at every level of obedience: Novice, Open, Utility and Masters for dogs that qualified for […] | December 9, 2015
The Road to Orlando: Meet the AKC Agility Invitational Contenders
This is the final profile in a series on the six top mixed-breed dogs that received the invitations to compete in the 2015 AKC Agility Invitational. The annual event takes place Dec. 11-13 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championships in conformation and the AKC Obedience Classic. Mixed-breed dogs, known as All-American Dogs, […] | December 8, 2015

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