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
Safety Around Dogs: National Bite Prevention Week
From the AKC GoodDog! Helpline Team Dogs are wonderful. They are family members and best friends, providing companionship and unconditional love. But dogs and people do not always speak the same language. It is important to educate yourself and your family about safety around dogs so you can recognize when a dog feels uncomfortable and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/safety-around-dogs-national-bite-prevention-week/ | May 19, 2015
This Police Dog Might Surprise You
Meet Officer Sammy of the Walnut Cove Police Department, Walnut Cove, NC Did you think all police dogs were German Shepherds or Belgian Malinois? Not so! A mixed-breed dog who was abandoned by his owner is a valued member of a police department in North Carolina. Officer Sammy was not always deemed law enforcement material. […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/this-police-dog-might-surprise-you/ | May 19, 2015
Have a Safe Holiday with Your Canine Partner
How are you spending the holiday weekend with your best buddy? This cute little mixed-breed guy, named Buddy, is sporting his red, white and blue bandana, in this photo shared by his owner Jeanette Templeton. Watch for more cute photos this week of our Canine Partner members in their patriotic gear. Learn how you and […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/have-a-safe-holiday-with-your-canine-partner/ | May 19, 2015
View a Top-Scoring Rally Performance
Phurba Tashi RAE AX OAJ RATCHX CGC, owned by Angela Carlson of Columbia City, OR, recently earned his AKC Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title – the top title in AKC Rally competition. Angela adopted Tashi in 2011 from All for Dog rescue organization in Bend, OR, as her first dog as an adult. “These past […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/view-a-top-scoring-rally-performance/ | May 19, 2015
Meet Xena – A Survivor Now Helping Her Young Owner
Xena, a rescue dog who is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program, is a honorable mention winner in the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence in the category of Exemplary Companion. She is owned by Linda Hickey of Johns Creek, GA. Xena has been nicknamed “the Warrior Puppy.” As a young puppy, she was […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-xena-a-survivor-now-helping-her-young-owner/ | May 19, 2015
Meet Master Agility Champion: Jack
  MACH Karen’s Jack MXB MJB owned by Karen Bick of Blue Grass, IA Karen Bick adopted Jack and his sister Jill from a shelter when they were about 3 months old. “I had an inkling that  Jack was destined to do big things after watching him climb up and over a baby gate on […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/meet-master-agility-champion-jack/ | May 18, 2015
Not Just for Cats – Dogs Nap Too
If it seems that your dog sleeps a lot, don't worry. It is natural. Most dogs sleep an average of 12 to 14 hours a day - puppies sleep even more! Unlike people, who mostly sleep in one large block of time, dogs spread their snoozing through the day in "dog naps." It seems that Rowdy […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/not-just-for-cats-dogs-nap-too/ | May 18, 2015

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