Give Me Some Space! Train Your Dog to Back Off
By Aryn Hervel This training tip is brought to you by Aryn Hervel of Novato, CA. Aryn owns and runs Leaps & Hounds Dog Training, a behavior consulting and pet dog training business.  Aryn and her All-American Dog, MACH4 Crush, are one of the top AKC Agility teams in the AKC Canine Partners program, having […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/give-me-some-space-train-your-dog-to-back-off/ | April 7, 2015
First MACH8 in AKC Canine Partners program!
MACH8 Prince Doggie and Tacarra Andrade of Novi, MI, continue their winning ways – recently earning their eighth Master Agility Championship (the highest award in AKC Agility) – and maintaining Prince’s status as the top titled All-American Dog in AKC Agility! Prince completed the eighth MACH on March 14 at the Youngstown All-Breed Training Club […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/first-mach8-in-akc-canine-partners-program/ | April 7, 2015
Congratulations to the first All-American to Earn the VST Tracking Title!
Thirteen-year-old Maddie Dunn TD TDU VST and her owner Charlene Dunn of Arlington, TX, recently became the first Canine Partners team to earn the AKC Variable Surface Tracking title. Maddie also holds the Tracking Dog (TD) and the Tracking Dog Urban (TDU) titles. Charlene found Maddie in the streets of Arlington, almost 12 years ago […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/congratulations-to-the-first-all-american-to-earn-the-vst-tracking-title/ | April 7, 2015
Meet the First All-America CA
In observance of the fifth anniversary (April 1) of AKC Canine Partners dogs in competition, we are honoring some of the first top achievers in the program. AKC launched the Coursing Ability Test program on Feb. 1, 2011, and the first mixed-breed to earn a title in the fun sport did so less than a […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-the-first-all-america-ca/ | April 3, 2015
Look Back – First National All-American Winners
In observance of the fifth year anniversary on April 1, 2015, of AKC Canine Partners dogs in competition, we are looking back at some of the first major achievements in the program. The first mixed-breed dog to win at an AKC national competition was the tiny, adorable Tangle (shown on A-Frame in accompanying photo) who […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/look-back-first-national-all-american-winners/ | April 3, 2015
Meet the First All-American RAE
In observance of the fifth anniversary (April 1) of AKC Canine Partners dogs in competition, we are honoring some of the first top achievers in the program. Woodacre’s Court Jester UD RAE is the first All-American Dog to earn the AKC Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title which he achieved on Dec. 29, 2010 – just […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-the-first-all-american-rae/ | April 2, 2015
Meet the First All-American OTCH
In observance of the fifth anniversary (April 1) of AKC Canine Partners dogs in competition, we are honoring some of the first top achievers in the program. OTCH Twister is the record holder of firsts for All-American Dogs in AKC Obedience. He is the first Utility Dog (UD), first Utility Dog Excellent (UDX), first Obedience […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-the-first-all-american-otch/ | April 2, 2015
Meet the First All-American Dog to MACH
In observance of the fifth anniversary (April 1) of AKC Canine Partners dogs in competition, we are honoring some of the first top achievers in the program. The first All-American Dog to earn the AKC Master Agility Championship was Prince Doggie, owned by Tacarra Andrade and Michael Marshall of Novi, Mich. Prince achieved this feat on […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-the-first-all-american-dog-to-mach/ | April 2, 2015
Senior Dog Doing Last Agility Run Is Real Tearjerker
If you’ve ever watched a dog compete in agility, you can guess the unique bond it creates between a dog and the handler. Even the amateur observer can notice the way the dog looks up at his master for direction and later for approval after soaring through those tunnels, dodging through those weave poles, and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/senior-dog-doing-last-agility-run-is-real-tearjerker/ | April 1, 2015
Happy Anniversary to AKC Canine Partners!
Five years ago – on April 1, 2010 – the American Kennel Club opened competitions in AKC Agility, AKC Rally & AKC Obedience to mixed-breed dogs. Since that date, thousands of All-American Dogs have earned AKC titles and qualified and won in the AKC national events. Congratulations to all the winners in the program and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/happy-anniversary-to-akc-canine-partners/ | April 1, 2015

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