Does Your Dog Need Glasses?
Collin, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, is borrowing his owner Barbara Harlow’s spectacles for some heavy duty reading material. In reality, dogs do not see as well as a human. Perfect human vision is 20/20 while a dog’s average vision is 20/75. Dogs can see best at dusk and dawn and can […] | May 27, 2015
Service Dog Means Peace of Mind for Owner
A service dog named Tatiana, a Labrador-Golden retriever mix, has been honored with hero’s awards for saving the life of her owner, Cristina Marie Saint-Blancard of Plantation, FL. Service dogs are specially trained dogs who are taught skills to assist people with special needs. This includes people with limited mobility or hearing loss. Service dogs […] | May 27, 2015
It’s Hard to Return to Work But Norbert Makes it Easier!
We all know it is difficult to return to routine after a long holiday weekend, but adorable Norbert, a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, would sure make it alot easier. Norbert helps his owner Cynthia Hill of Antioch, IL, in her office every day. Here, he is serving as a paper weight! Share photos […] | May 26, 2015
School Has Special Hero in Nola
Nola is a former honorable mention award winner in the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence. She makes school very special for many students at a New Jersey school. Since April 2012, Nola has served as the therapy dog for the Little Egg Harbor School District in the southernmost part of Ocean County, NJ. […] | May 26, 2015
This Top-Titled Girl Likes to Have Fun
Jbach's Little Piece of Heaven CD BN RAE CGCA owned by Justine Embach of Waterford, MI Justine adopted Abbey from a shelter in 2007 when the pup was about 12 weeks old. “Abby loves to work, but also has a goofy side, which you can see in her photo,” Justine said. Abbey started obedience training […] | May 26, 2015
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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | May 21, 2015

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