Trick Training Gets This Team Through Tricky Times
Penson’s Agile Archduck TKE owned by Sophie Penson of Marietta, GA   Sophie Penson is a junior in high school and Ducky is a rescued border collie mix who took to trick training naturally and amazes Sophie every day with how quickly she learns new things. “Ducky has absolutely changed my life and has gotten […] | October 12, 2020
This Trick Dog is a True Best Friend
Flopdoodle Chloe Bean TKE owned by Christina and Gary Jones of Cibolo, TX Christina and Gary adopted Chloe from a local city shelter on November 13, 2018. She weighed just over four pounds. After they brought her home and nursed her to health, she became a happy, healthy, 10-pound dog. Christina began teaching her basic […] | July 3, 2020
This Service Dog Makes Time for Therapy Dog Work
Tessa Mae Hammett THDD CGCA CGCU owned by Beverly Hammett of Starkville, MS Tessa Mae, 10 years old, was born to be a guide dog for blind handlers in California. Beverly had worked with Tessa’s original handler for eight years, until she was no longer able to work her or financially care for her. Beverly […] | June 19, 2020
AKC Canine Partners 10th Anniversary Series
With AKC Canine Partners from the Beginning: Teah OA OAJ OF THD and California’s Little Orphan Annie NA NAJ NF owned by Deborah Hoeflich of Morro Bay, CA Debby’s dog, Teah, has been part of the AKC Canine Partners program since it started 10 years ago. Before Canine Partners, “Teah was competing (in another venue), […] | June 3, 2020
Willa Gamage.TKE
Trick Training Brings out the Performer in This Once Shy Dog
Willa Do It Right CGC TKE owned by Michelle Gamage of Fork Union, VA                                                                                                 Willa is a 3-year-old All American Dog, otherwise known as “Shy Dog Willa.” She was adopted at 4 months old and was always shy around people. Using trick training to build confidence, Willa is now able to perform for crowds doing […] | May 20, 2020
AKC Canine Partners 10th Anniversary Series: Trailblazers
1st Versatile Companion Dog: Rodger Rowbinawitz VCD3 PUTD GO VER RAE MXP NF OFP CA FDCH & Sue Kotlarek of Romulus, MI The AKC Versatile Companion Dog program honors multi-talented dogs that earn titles in Obedience, Agility and Tracking – and a little dog named Rodger was the first All American Dog to earn levels […] | April 21, 2020
AKC Canine Partners 10th Anniversary Series: Trailblazers
1st AKC Masters Scent Work Dog: Reba’s Fancy Red Heart BN RI FDC CA FCAT ACT2 SWAE SWM SCME SIME SEME SHDE THDN CGCA CGCU TKI & Barbara Bumcrots of Maumee, OH When Barbara adopted Reba, she was 8 months old and already had two homes. They began working together right away in agility. “Reba […] | April 20, 2020
AKC Canine Partners 10th Anniversary Series: Trailblazers
First All-American Dog to Earn Fast CAT Title: Koda Dane Lincoln Mo Rausch CAX FCAT2 RATM CGC TKN & Jeanette Rausch of Mount Juliet, TN Koda was the first All-American Dog to earn the first-level AKC Fast CAT title of BCAT on May 14, 2016, at the Blue Grass Coursing Club test in Radcliff, KY, […] | April 17, 2020
AKC Canine Partners 10th Anniversary Series: Trailblazers
1st AKC Coursing Ability Excellent: Creek Ridge Found in a Pickle CAX RN & Terry Lane of Peachtree City, GA Pickle was just a small puppy sitting in the middle of a road when Terry spotted him, stopped, and saved his life. “He was ugly and had adolescent mange. A friend of ours saw the […] | April 16, 2020
AKC Canine Partners 10th Anniversary Series: Trailblazers
1st AKC Champion Tracker: CT Griffin Fielding & Maureen Fielding of N. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Griffin came into being through an accidental mating between a black German Shepherd female and a German Short-haired Pointer male. “He is a fine hunting dog with a strong work ethic, making him an excellent tracking dog,” Maureen said. […] | April 15, 2020

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