Which is Which: Therapy Dog or Service Dog?
AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Christie Canfield, who teaches therapy dog classes and works with service dogs, explains the difference in therapy dogs and service dogs. A question we are frequently asked at the AKC GoodDog! Helpline is 'Can I train my dog to be a therapy or service dog?' The difference is often confusing, yet the […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/which-is-which-therapy-dog-or-service-dog/ | July 7, 2015
Former Street Dog is Natural at Dog Sports
Medendorps HooDoo By Barribeau CD RAE2 NA OAJ NF CAA FMX owned by Billie Medendorp of Decatur, AL Daisy was an emaciated stray found wandering in a busy street before she was rescued and then adopted by the Medendorp family. “Daisy only weighed 13 pounds, had mange and was full of parasites,” Billie said. “With good […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-street-dog-is-natural-at-dog-sports/ | July 7, 2015
JoJo Takes the Plunge
JoJo, an All-American Dog or mixed-breed, works up the courage to jump in the pool for her favorite toy, with some encouragement from a human friend! Mixed-breeds are part of the American Kennel Club through the AKC Canine Partners program. For information, look here.https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/jojo-takes-the-plunge/ | July 6, 2015
Vacationing at the Beach with Your Buddy
Twelve-year-old Buddy loves spending vacation weeks by the sea shore in his favorite red, white & blue chair. The 12-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix looks forward to beach trips with his owner, Michelle Antonio of Benicia, CA. Taking your dog to the beach can be a great way to spend a beautiful summer day. However, as a responsible dog […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/vacationing-at-the-beach-with-your-buddy/ | July 6, 2015
Congrats to a New Urban Good Citizen!
Piper Mullen CGCA CGCU is only a year and a half old, but she already boasts two AKC titles that are a testimony to her great temperament and her owners’ dedication to training. On June 30, Piper passed the new AKC Canine Good Citizen Urban title, which tests dogs on skills that they need to […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/congrats-to-a-new-urban-good-citizen/ | July 6, 2015
Odie Says Agility is a Great Way To Spend the Holiday!
Little Miss Odie AX MXJ is a 10-year-old terrier mix who is still going strong competing in the most advanced level of AKC Agility - an exciting obstacle course for dogs. This weekend, she is showing her patriotic pride by running the course in her red, white and blue! Odie shares life and agility fun […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/odie-says-agility-is-a-great-way-to-spend-the-holiday/ | July 2, 2015
This Dog Loves to Play Ball
This Chinese Sharpei - Rhodesian Ridgeback mix entertains herself for hours, playing with her favorite red ball. This holiday weekend, spend some extra time with your best canine buddy at their favorite game!https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-dog-loves-to-play-ball/ | July 2, 2015
Ready for the Fourth Festivities? Keep Your Dog Safe from Fireworks
Scout is ready for Independence Day festivities with in his red, white and blue top hat! The adorable 2-year-old mixed-breed dog, who is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program, shares life with Sarah Rose Stewart of Jacksonville, FL, and holds the AKC Canine Good Citizen title! Holidays are a great to spend extra […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/ready-for-the-fourth-festivities-keep-your-dog-safe-from-fireworks/ | July 2, 2015
Therapy Dog Works Miracles at Psychiatric Hospital
Blazin Blue Golden Bear THD CGC, owned by Beverly Kozlowski and Patti Stitz, is a hard working therapy dog. His owner Beverly tells us of a special day when he made a big difference. The benefits that Blaze has made to veterans is indescribable. He meets with male and female, old and young veterans and sailors. Our […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/therapy-dog-works-miracles-at-psychiatric-hospital/ | July 1, 2015
Gator: Not the Fastest, But Definitely the Cutest
MACH Gator Zurborg MXB MJS owned by Laurie Zurborg of Trabuco Canyon, CA Gator was adopted by Laurie at 8 months of age. “He was severely ill and during recovery he stole my heart. He's been my soul mate ever since, sharing my pillow each night,” Laurie said. A long-time agility competitor, Laurie started training Gator […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/gator-not-the-fastest-but-definitely-the-cutest/ | June 30, 2015