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Bingley
Expert Advice: News From Evacuation Centers to Hospitals, Therapy Dog Bingley’s Comfort Zone Has No Limits
When Bingley and owner Denise Fitzgerald wake up in the morning, he climbs on top of her, places a paw on each side of her neck, and pushes his little flat face against hers. After that greeting, the day just gets better and better for the Templeton, Calif., pair — and everyone they encounter. Bingley, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/feature/therapy-dog-bingley/ | May 11, 2018
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Expert Advice: Home & Living How to Create an Indoor Playroom for Your Dog (He’ll Thank You!)
As many pet owners know, a bored dog with energy to burn is often a naughty dog. One secret to a well-behaved pup is making sure he has enough appropriate mental and physical stimulation every day. Otherwise, he may find his own forms of entertainment, such as figuring out how the cupboard door works or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/home/dog-playroom/ | April 26, 2018
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Expert Advice: Agility Meet the Winners of the AKC National Agility Championship
The top agility canine athletes in the nation were crowned on March 25 from an overall entry of 917 dogs at the AKC National Agility Championship held in Reno, Nevada. “These dogs are true athletes, and it’s amazing to see them do what they do best,” said Carrie DeYoung, AKC Director of Agility. “Their performances […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/agility/meet-the-winners-of-the-akc-national-agility-championship/ | April 3, 2018
Agility Competition
Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch an Agility Competition 101: Prepare to Get Hooked on the Sport
A lot of dog owners may not be familiar with agility competitions, which see dogs navigate through an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Even for those who have heard of the sport, acting as a simple spectator can be a little intimidating. But in honor of the 2018 AKC National Agility Championship, which […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/agility/how-to-watch-an-agility-competition-101-prepare-to-get-hooked-on-the-sport/ | March 20, 2018
Expert Advice: News Survey Says: 9 Dog Agility Stats that Prove the Odds Are in Your Favor
The joy of four furry legs outstretched, flying like a superhero over a Bar Jump. The intense energy of a dog zig-zagging through a series of Weave Poles. The heart-stopping second that a dog stops at the edge of the Seesaw just before it tilts down. The exhilaration of a dog agility run simply has […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/events/9-dog-agility-stats-prove-odds-favor/ | March 16, 2018
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny A Celebration of Irish Dog Breeds in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we're celebrating some of the loveable breeds of Irish descent. Notable Irish breeds include the Irish Red and White Setter, the newest recognized breed of the bunch, as well as the Irish Setter and the Irish Water Spaniel, which share a special place in the AKC's history. They were […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cute-funny/9-irish-dogs/ | March 15, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Reno or Bust
At first glance, Razzberry the Bichon Frise and Henry the Spinone Italiano don’t appear to have much in common: Razzberry is a toaster-sized ball of snowy white hair with an unnatural hostility to leather footwear. Laidback Henry, by contrast, looks like the famous big dog Benji and swoons at the sight of beef jerky or pigeons. But what these […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/reno-or-bust/ | March 6, 2018
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Expert Advice: News From the Cockpit to Dog-Training Class, This Owner-Handler Blends Two Challenging Worlds​
Bonnet started as Horton's Novice A dog. The pair competed successfully all the way to a UDX title. The Norwegian Elkhound survived a stroke and was "truly a hero," showing her owner "what was important in life that I did not already know" he says. While he doesn’t have an iconic Superman "S" on his […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/feature/cockpit-to-dog-training-class-owner-handler-blends-two-worlds/ | February 20, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training 10 Tips to Practice Agility at Home with Your Dog
You may have seen agility on television or attended a local agility trial and thought it looked like a fun activity to do with your dog. You are not alone. Agility is one of fastest growing canine sports in the United States. It’s a great way to challenge both you and your dog, build your bond, and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/10-tips-to-practice-agility-at-home-with-your-dog/ | February 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Westminster Will Be Just One of Many Accomplishments For This Doberman
It’s been said that every dog-owner relationship is unique. Well, welcome to Chester and Steve Garcia’s world, which can best be summed up: better late than never. Westminster 2018 will be the pair’s first trip to America’s most iconic dog show, February 10-13, 2018, in New York City. And amazingly, they are the only entry […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/events/westminster-chester-the-doberman/ | February 5, 2018

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