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
Congratulations to a High in Trial Winning All-American Dog!
A big congratulations to Jasmine of Lindenbrook UD & Nan Daley of Woodside, CA, on a very prestigious win in AKC Obedience competition. Jasmine went High in Trial and High Combined Score at the Nor-Cal Keeshond Club all-breed obedience trial on Nov. 6 in Napa, CA. She scored 198.5 out of a possible perfect score […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/congratulations-to-a-high-in-trial-winning-all-american-dog/ | November 9, 2015
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

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