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. […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | May 18, 2015
AKC Honors Therapy Dogs with Titles
A visiting dog did her best, but she could not raise the 10-year-old’s spirits. “He looked at Kacey and was just lying there and petting her head a bit while she had her head on the bedside,” Kacey’s owner John Smead recalled. Then the boy’s mother began reading Kacey’s “bio” card that shows her picture […] | May 15, 2015
Teach Your Dog to ‘Go to its Place!’
This training tip is supplied by dog trainer Julie Norman Jenkins, training director at Paws4Ever in Mebane, N.C., and captain of top-winning flyball team, Fur Fun. In addition to flyball, Jenkins is an accomplished competitor in agility, freestyle, and disc dog. “Go to place” is an extremely useful behavior for the family dog to learn.  […] | May 15, 2015
Teaching Hind End Awareness & 2-On-2-Off Agility Foundation
This training tip addresses foundation training for the 2-on-2-off position for agility contact obstacles and is brought to us by Erin Rakosky, who is part of the AKC GoodDog! Helpline training team. The Good Dog Helpline is a telephone training service that provides support to dog owners with questions about basic training and behavior. Erin […] | May 14, 2015
Sport of Coursing Helps Shy Dog Gain Confidence
Hula Lula CAX  owned by Susan Lewis of Wildomar, CA Hula Lula is a mixed-breed that was adopted from a local shelter when she was about 3 months old. She was born at the shelter and came from a very large litter. “She is a very sweet girl but shy,” Susan said. “I try to […] | May 14, 2015

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