Tribute to a Canine Partners Trail Blazer
AKC Canine Partners is re-printing this story that originally appeared in the spring 2012 issue of the Canine Partners News newsletter in loving memory of Magi, also known as MACH Magic Carpet Ride and who passed away at age 12 in 2013. photo by Karen Moureaux Magi was one of the first mixed-breeds to earn […] | May 13, 2015
A Guide to Toy Shopping for Your Pup
This article is brought to you by Christie Canfield of the AKC GoodDog! Helpline training team. The helpline is a seven-day-a-week telephone support line staffed by experienced dog trainers. It can be bewildering. Enter a pet supply shop to buy your dog a present and face aisle after aisle of different toys. Which one and […] | May 13, 2015
Once Stray Dog Now Obedience/Rally Stand-Out
Our Sweet Waally Waally Wabbitt CD BN PCD RAE owned by James & Barbara Roberts of Lakeland, FL Wabbitt wondered up to Jim and Bobbi while they were working out in their yard. His eyes were so infected that he could not see, and he was running into bushes and trees. “He was so very […] | May 12, 2015
Older Dogs Do Learn New Tricks: Popo Earned MACH at age 9!
AKC Master Agility Champion (MACH) Popo Yun-Mallan MXB MJS owned by Janet Yun of Houston, TX Popo was found as a stray and turned into one of Houston’s shelters, where Janet rescued him on Chinese New Year’s 2007 when he was about a year old.  “He is our first dog, and we knew instantly when […] | May 12, 2015
Therapy Dog Receives Hospital’s Top Volunteer Honors
Meet Maya Belle who has earned AKC’s top Therapy Dog title of THDD for making more than 400 visits to help others. She and her owner, Raymond Rauen of Livonia, MI, spend hours every week to cheer patients at St. Mary Mercy Hospital Since Maya Belle and Ray began volunteering at St. Mary Mercy Hospital […] | May 11, 2015
Rescue Dog Conquers Fears to Become Agility Champ
MACH African Queen MXS MJS OF CGC owned by MaryAnne Borowski of Millstone Township, NJ Zuri came into MaryAnne’s life in Monmouth County, NJ, after being transported there from a shelter in North Carolina. “As she grew we would often take long walks on the trails.  Everyone who saw her would comment on the ease […] | May 11, 2015
Junior Handler & Rescue Dog Rally To Success
Seventeen-year-old Linnea Corlette and her All-American Dog, Reece, won first place in the Rally Advanced class with a nearly perfect score of 99 at the AKC Juniors Classic. The annual national competition spotlights junior handlers working with their dogs in Obedience and Rally. The event was held in December in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with […] | May 8, 2015
Calling All Flyball Dogs!
The AKC recognizes three titles earned by dogs in competitions sanctioned by the North American Flyball Association (NAFA). Owners of flyball-titled dogs may apply to the AKC and request that their flyball title be added to their AKC permanent record. Flyball is one of the few team sports for dogs, and the sport is for […] | May 8, 2015
Quick Tip for Speedy Weave Poles
The weave poles are one of the toughest obstacles for agility dogs to master. In the AKC Novice class, dogs must complete six poles. When they advance to the intermediate Open and advanced Excellent levels, the number of  weave poles doubles to 12. In this training tip, professional dog trainer Michele Godlevski of Youngsville, NC, […] | May 8, 2015
Former Shelter Dog Excels at Search & Rescue
This article originally appeared in the AKC Canine Partners News newsletter. Chris Moore and her family were content with owning two small dogs until a crime stripped their security away. The family returned home one day to discover a theft had taken place. Their home had been broken into, but thankfully, their Miniature Dachshunds, Mocha […] | May 7, 2015

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