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 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/akc-honors-therapy-dogs-with-titles/ | 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.  […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teach-your-dog-to-go-to-its-place/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/teaching-hind-end-awareness-2-on-2-off-agility-foundation/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/sport-of-coursing-helps-shy-dog-gain-confidence/ | May 14, 2015
Afghanistan Pup Loving Life in US
Ally spends her days like a typical suburban canine. She watches for the squirrels and birds that wander into her yard. She plays with her favorite toy – a squeaky football. Occasionally she breaks into a run and makes speedy loops around her house, just to show those pesky squirrels that she could catch them […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/afghanistan-pup-loving-life-in-us/ | May 14, 2015
Cajun Overcomes Fears to Earn Top Obedience Title
Sweet & Sassy Cajun UD BN GN RN owned by Birgit Mantilla of Chicago, IL Cajun was born just over 11 years ago at Birgit’s home. She was one of 10 puppies in Birgit’s first foster litter from animal control.  “Even though I did all I was supposed to with Cajun (going to classes, socialization), […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/cajun-overcomes-fears-to-earn-top-obedience-title/ | May 13, 2015
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/tribute-to-a-canine-partners-trail-blazer/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-guide-to-toy-shopping-for-your-pup/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/once-stray-dog-now-obedience-rally-stand-out/ | 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/older-dogs-do-learn-new-tricks-popo-earned-mach-at-age-9/ | May 12, 2015

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