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Canine Partners Three Quick Canine Cool Down Tips
1. Cool off with the hose! Many dogs love to chase and bite at the water from a garden hose. Just make sure your dog doesn’t drink too much or overexert himself playing this game. Karma, a 9-year-old mixed-breed, loves playing with the hose in her backyard in Hermitage, TN, with her owner Rebecca Lynch, […]http://akc.org/canine-partners/three-quick-canine-cool-down-tips/ | August 5, 2015
Canine Partners Teach Your Dog to Give You a Hug!
This trick tip is brought to you by AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Milena Barreto. Milena and her Standard Poodle, Phoebe, are a therapy dog team and entertain many people with their large repertoire of tricks. Here, Milena tells us how to get your dog to give you a hug on cue! Playing outside with your […]http://akc.org/canine-partners/teach-your-dog-to-give-you-a-hug/ | May 20, 2015
Canine Partners Take Your Small Dog With You on Bike Rides
AKC Canine Partners member Kimberwulf, a Poodle-Shih Tzu mix, loves going for a bike ride with her mom, Patty Buckels of Apache Junction, AZ. She wears her protective glasses and sun visor and is ready to relax in the basket that secures to Patty's handlebars. Such baskets are a great way for your small dog […]http://akc.org/canine-partners/take-your-small-dog-with-you-on-bike-rides/ | September 24, 2015
Canine Partners Stray Puppy Found on Walk Becomes Multi-Titled Performer
One day in April of 2010, I was walking past a cemetery with my Standard Rat Terrier, Lucky, when a puppy came from behind a house across the street and began following us. Despite my efforts to shoo her off, she followed us for about three blocks. When she nearly got hit by a car, […]http://akc.org/canine-partners/stray-puppy-found-on-walk-becomes-multi-titled-performer/ | August 4, 2015
Canine Partners Skylar Overcame Back Injury to Earn Agility Honor
MACH Sweet Skylar MXB MJS owned by Lynn Van Vleet of Rockford, IL Skylar was 3 months old when Lynn brought her home. “She was a very happy and energetic puppy. I decided to take her to obedience classes and she achieved her AKC Canine Good Citizen award,” Lynn said. “I knew she had a lot […]http://akc.org/canine-partners/skylar-overcame-back-injury-to-earn-agility-honor/ | June 29, 2015
Canine Partners Pogo Discovers Rally is Fun!
Pogo was adopted by Wendy from an animal shelter on April 2, 2010, when he was 4 months of age, and they started agility training three months later. Wendy said she resisted any formal obedience training, thinking it was too strict and tedious, but after much encouragement from her trainer, she finally decided to try […]http://akc.org/canine-partners/pogo-discovers-rally-is-fun/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 10 Things We All Want to Say To Our Dogs
1. When it gets really cold out or when I've just managed to find that optimal position on the couch, I sometimes kind of wish you could take yourself out. Is that wrong? If only you had thumbs. 2. What does your dog food taste like anyway? I've been a split second away from taking a bite […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-things-all-dog-owners-think/ | July 18, 2014
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 10 Inarguable Signs You Like Dogs More Than People
Dogs are great. They are playful, friendly, snuggly, and quite entertaining. People, on the other hand, aren't always quite as fabulous. If you happen to agree, then this is for you… 1. Your dog eats better than you do—no grains, no GMOs, no preservatives. Only the best for them. What time does Subway open again? […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-signs-you-like-dogs-more-than-people/ | January 13, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Common Canine Diseases
Conscientious Owners Can Keep Their Dogs Disease-Free Many common canine diseases can be prevented or treated with available vaccines. Dogs are susceptible to many diseases transmitted by contact with infected dogs or wildlife. Here are the common canine diseases: Rabies — Transmitted by bites from infected animals. Symptoms can include seizures, paralysis, aggression and lack […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/health/common-canine-diseases/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Where Have All the Doberman Breeders Gone?
When I was looking for my first Doberman, I went to the local dog shows and saw which dogs appealed to me. At that time there were over 80 Dobermans entered at all the big shows in the Pacific Northwest. I talked to the people there and got the names of breeders. The people were […]http://akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/where-have-all-the-doberman-breeders-gone/ | April 24, 2015