Teen Never Gives Up on Shy Rescue Pup – Now Winning Agility Ribbons
Meet teenager Sayward Kemp of Morgantown, WV, and her Beagle-mix, Keira, who compete in agility. We know you will enjoy the story of how Sayward committed to never giving up on her formerly scared, shy rescue puppy. It takes less than a minute for Sayward Kemp to run Keira through an agility course. The 18-year-old […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teen-never-gives-up-on-shy-rescue-pup-now-winning-agility-ribbons/ | May 22, 2015
Happy Memorial Day Weekend from AKC Canine Partners!
Jaxie Duval, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, reminds everyone of the importance of Memorial Day in this beautiful portrait submitted by his mom Jeannie Duval of Manchester, NH. Share your dog's best photos in the Photo Gallery that appears in every AKC Canine Partners newsletter - sent quarterly to all owners of […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/happy-memorial-day-weekend-from-akc-canine-partners/ | May 22, 2015
Getting Dressed Up for the Holiday – Keep These Tips in Mind
Sasha is ready for the upcoming patriotic holiday in her red, white and blue dress and matching ribbons in this cute photo of this Canine Partners enrollee submitted by her owner Denise Daughtery. Note that Sasha is playing it safe by wearing her collar and identification tags too. It’s fun to get your dog dressed up for […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/getting-dressed-up-for-the-holiday-keep-these-tips-in-mind/ | May 22, 2015
Dogs Have Feelings Too – Book Strives to Improve Child-Dog Relationships
Dogs Have Feelings Too – New Book Strives to Improve Child-Dog Relationships We recently spoke with certified dog trainer and behaviorist Michelle Godlevski of Raleigh, NC, about her new book, Dogs Have Feelings Too. Michelle wrote the children’s book to teach youngsters to recognize dog body language and to promote empathy in children on how […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/dogs-have-feelings-too-book-strives-to-improve-child-dog-relationships/ | May 21, 2015
Millie Salutes Veterans
Millie and her Therapy Dog International Chapter 256 salute military veterans and support them year-round in the Clearwater, FL, community. Around the country, therapy dogs bring cheer to veterans through visits to hospitals and assisted living centers. Many therapy dogs provide comfort to veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Remember to thank […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/millie-salutes-veterans/ | May 21, 2015
Dog Rescued from Thailand Excels in AKC Sport
Woodacre’s Soidog Mali CAX (“June”) owned by Jackie Phillips of San Leandro, CA Jackie adopted June from Soi Dog Foundation, a Thailand rescue group, in February 2012. “She is a dog meat trade survivor and was on a large flatbed truck with 350 other dogs stuffed into tiny cages, bound for Vietnam,” Jackie said. “The […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/dog-rescued-from-thailand-excels-in-akc-sport/ | May 21, 2015
Remember Canine Water Safety This Holiday Weekend
The majority of dogs can swim and they love it, like Zoey, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, who is modeling her life jacket as she captains owner Paula Harting’s kayak. But not all dogs are natural swimmers and some dogs hate to get wet! If you plan to head to the beach, […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/remember-canine-water-safety-this-holiday-weekend/ | May 21, 2015
Let Your Dog Join in Holiday Fun
Many people have a long weekend ahead and extra time on their hands – so make sure you spend some of it with your best canine buddy. Dogs love to be with their owners and getting extra attention is the best treat for them. Tucker, a member of the AKC Canine Partners program, is showing […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/let-your-dog-join-in-holiday-fun/ | May 20, 2015
Teach Your Dog to Give You a Hug!
This trick tip is brought to you by AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Milena Barreto. Milena and her Standard Poodle, Phoebe, are a therapy dog team and entertain many people with their large repertoire of tricks. Here, Milena tells us how to get your dog to give you a hug on cue! Playing outside with your […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teach-your-dog-to-give-you-a-hug/ | May 20, 2015
Teach Your Dog to Catch a Disc!
Heidi’s Bella RA THDD loves to play disc and is quite accomplished at her favorite past time, as you can see by the photo of her graceful leap to make that catch. Bella’s owner, Heidi Armstrong of Austin, TX, taught Bella to retrieve, starting with a tennis ball when Bella was just a puppy. Bella […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teach-your-dog-to-catch-a-disc/ | May 20, 2015