Meet Master Agility Champion – Pepsi
MACH Pepsi RE MXB MJB NJP MXF T2B3 Pepsi was in an animal shelter where Mette Bryans of Eureka, CA, volunteered to temperament test dogs. “Pepsi put up with everything on the temperament test, but it was with an expression that clearly said, ‘You are pushing my buttons.’  As I  finished making notes, Pepsi jumped […] | April 14, 2015
Meet AKC Obedience Trial Champion – Sophie
Meet OTCH Sophie Sparkle Gypsy All the dogs in the shelter clamored to be seen – barking and jumping against their kennel doors. But Julie Kirkland kept coming back to the dog that seemed more interested in watching than getting attention. “As my husband and I were walking through the facility looking at the adoptable […] | April 13, 2015
Meet AKC Coursing Ability Superstar – Vera
Meet Vera the Dragon Slayer CAX2 Vera is a 3 year old Boxer mix that Norman Price of Kennewick, WA, adopted from a rescue group in July 2011. “But the truth is she rescued me. She is my best friend and I love her very much,” he said. Norman was told that a family found […] | April 13, 2015
Meet Master Agility Champion – Maeby
Meet MACH Maeby MXB MJS NF T2B Maeby was abandoned as an 8-week-old puppy in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Missouri. “Fortunately for both of us, my friends discovered her among the cars, and Maeby eventually ended up at home with me,” said Maeby’s owner, Beth Ostrander, of Wildwood, MO. “After a little bit of […] | April 13, 2015
Meet Sasi – AKC Obedience & Coursing Stand-Out
Sasi, formally known as Sassafras Armfield Hahn UD CAX, has achieved the most advanced level of AKC Obedience – the Utility Dog title – and also the top title in AKC Coursing Ability – the Coursing Ability Excellent title for 25 passes. Her owners, Steve & Anne Hahn of Towson, MD, say they are very […] | April 10, 2015
Meet an AKC Preferred Agility Champion – Peanut
Peanut, known formally as PACH Peanut Bee RN AX AXJ MXP4 MXPB MJP7 MJPS PAX, started life as an abandoned puppy and had many fears as a result. But thanks to the love and support of his adopter, Erin Tolchin of Fayetteville, NY, he has conquered his fears and earned an AKC Agility championship and […] | April 10, 2015
Meet Master Agility Champion – Turbo
MACH Turbo MXB MJS had a rough start in life, but thanks to his adopter Rita Drewry of Lebanon, OH, he loves life now and is an AKC agility champion! Turbo was rescued from an abusive home when he was 6 months old and taken to the Clark County Shelter in Springfield, OH.  He went […] | April 10, 2015
Meet AKC Rally Stand-Out: Snoopy
Snoopy, formally known as Legends Tally Ho RAE BN CD OA OAJ CGC, and his owner Lisa Walk of Cato, NY, have achieved the top AKC Rally title of Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) with many top scores. In addition, the team has earned AKC Obedience titles, AKC Agility titles and the AKC Canine Good Citizen […] | April 9, 2015
Meet AKC Utility Dog – Miss Kate
Katie and her owner Debra White of Palatine, IL, have achieved the advanced level AKC Obedience title of Utility Dog (UD) as well as AKC Rally Excellent and AKC Agility titles! Debra met Katie at an adoption fair and the then 6-month-old puppy moved in with her the next day. The herding dog mix had […] | April 9, 2015
Four-Pawed Jaws: When your Dog Chomps Treats….And Your Fingers!
Some dogs regularly chomp on fingers while taking their treats. Some only do it when they are excited or all revved up.  Either way, taking things gently in the mouth is a learned skill for some dogs, especially when they are excited! If your dog is a regular “Jaws,” he needs to learn that fingers […] | April 9, 2015

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