Junior Handler Spotlight: Kayla Braden
By Gary N. Sadler It may be hard to imagine, but at 14, Kayla is an "old hand" when it comes to training and running pointing dogs in AKC Hunting Tests. Around dogs all of her life, Kayla was introduced at age six to German Shorthaired Pointers by her Grandmother, Stacie Smith. At seven, Kayla […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/junior-handler-spotlight-kayla-braden/ | April 23, 2015
You Can’t Judge a Dog By His Coat: From Hunting to Herding, This All-American Dog Holds His Own
This article originally appeared in the summer 2013 issue of the AKC Canine Partners News. Since that time, Diesel, now 4 years old, has added many other achievements, including earning the top AKC Rally title of Rally Advanced Excellent. His full name is now Tennessee Diesel Smoke CD BN GN RAE CGCA. The pointers and […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/from-hunting-to-herding-this-all-american-dog-holds-his-own/ | April 23, 2015
Teach Your Dog To Leave Counters Alone
This training tip is provided by Melissa Roton of Villa Rica, Ga. She is an obedience instructor, German Shepherd breeder, dog rescuer – and proud owner of pitbull-mix Gabriel. We all have counter surfers to some degree. The difference is in how and what the dogs are taught. First, a “paws off” command helps give […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teach-your-dog-to-leave-counters-alone/ | April 23, 2015
Meet Preferred Agility Champion – Gregory
PACH Gregory OA OAJ MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX owned by Dr. Dana Hoyt DVM of Medford, OR Dana first met Gregory when she was in veterinary school. He was of the school’s dog colony that the students used for practicing medical techniques. “The school would acquire ‘unadoptable’ dogs from humane societies and once their […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-preferred-agility-champion-gregory/ | April 22, 2015
Teach Your Dog to Back-Up
Sheila Dempsey of West Virginia, owner and trainer of multi-talented All-American Dog - He's A PatchWork Puppy CD BN GN RAE OAP OJP OFP (also known as Patches) tells us how to teach your dog to Back Up – one of the exercises required at the AKC Rally Excellent level and one that many Rally […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teach-your-dog-to-back-up/ | April 22, 2015
Meet A Former Street Dog – Now a Two-Time Agility Champ!
MACH Maxman MXB MJS OF T2B owned by Pat McGowan of Ortonville, MI Pat shared her story of how Max came into her life and became an agility superstar: “Max was a little street dog, living in a poor urban area, who was rescued and turned into the shelter I volunteer at. Having absolutely no […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-former-street-dog-now-a-two-time-agility-champ/ | April 21, 2015
Teach A Trick — It’s Fun for Your Dog and You!
This training tip is brought to us by Karen Profenna of New City, NY. Karen is a Certified Trick Dog Trainer, and owner of AKC Canine Partner enrollee, Hailey, who is a Trick Dog Champion and AKC Master Agility Champion. Karen tells us tips on teaching tricks and goes into detail on how to teach […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teach-a-trick-its-fun-for-your-dog-and-you/ | April 21, 2015
Cleo – A Miracle Dog & Top Rally Achiever
Cleo overcame a serious medical condition as a puppy and has gone on to earn the top AKC Rally title of Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) and also AKC Obedience titles. Meet Cleo The Miracle Dog CD BN RAE CGCA, owned, handled and trained by Rose Ann Reggiano of Sandy Hook, CT Cleo is a 10-year-old […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/cleo-a-miracle-dog-top-rally-achiever/ | April 20, 2015
Meet AKC Master Agility Champion: Cinder
Cinder’s owner, trainer and handler Barbara Minnich of Georgetown, IN, tells the story of how she met Cinder (formally known as MACH Minnich’s Cinder RN MXB MJB NF) and how they became an agility team: “I found Cinder in a school parking lot sitting all by herself. We connected immediately but it wasn’t long before I […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-akc-master-agility-champion-cinder/ | April 20, 2015
Meet A Therapy Dog Extraordinaire!
Zoe the Therapy Dog THDD, owned by Diane Bykowski of Scottsdale, AZ, has earned the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD) honor for making more than 400 visits to help people. Zoe was a stray found on the streets of south Phoenix, but is now a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs Inc. She is a […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-a-therapy-dog-extraordinaire/ | April 20, 2015