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Expert Advice: News Top Dogs Crowned at 2018 AKC Obedience Classic and AKC Agility Invitational
Hundreds of dogs from all over the United States and beyond met in Florida to weave between poles, sit on demand, and jump through obstacles. Only a few of these dogs came out on top as winners of the AKC Obedience Classic and AKC Agility Invitational at the 2018 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/2018-obedience-and-agility-winners/ | December 18, 2018
Expert Advice: Sports These 4 Obedience Teams Will Warm Your Heart
The individual journeys that dogs and their handlers take to the American Kennel Club Obedience Classic in Orlando follow a variety of paths. Whether their goal is to achieve a perfect performance or to build an enduring relationship, their hard work will be on display when they compete on December 15 & 16. All 243 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/these-4-obedience-teams-will-warm-your-heart/ | November 30, 2018
Sports & Events AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin – 2019
AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin returns to Orlando, Florida on December 14 & 15, 2019. Watch live on AKC.tv or your favorite device.
https://www.akc.org/sports/nationalchampionship/ | November 28, 2018
Expert Advice: Family Dog From Defiant Woman to Mother of Dog Obedience Training
If you are a pet owner who has taught your dog to sit, stay, heel, or perform any manner of tricks, you owe it all to Blanche Saunders. Poodle breeder Helen Whitehouse Walker became taken with the Obedience trials she saw conducted in England in the 1930s. She soon committed to establishing the practice in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/family-dog/broke-rules-taught-dogs-follow/ | November 12, 2018
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Expert Advice: News This 88-Year-Old Competitor Proves There Are No Age Limits When It Comes to Dog Sports
Donna Elizares is 88, yet she still embraces the mental and physical dynamics of dog-ring challenges. Since 1946, when she was a 16-year-old showing a Pekingese in conformation, Elizares, of Damascus, Ore., has competed in American Kennel Club (AKC) sports. She was inducted into the Papillon Club of America Hall of Fame in 2017 and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/88-year-old-competitor/ | September 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News AKCLive! August 22: Meet a Broadway Dog Trainer, Watch an Inspiring Junior Competitor, and More
We have an exciting line-up on the Aug. 22 episode of AKCLive! We visit with a trainer who works with dogs on Broadway. We meet a young man who has found success with his Standard Poodle in several AKC sports. We see what a walk through Times Square looks like from a dog's-eye view. AKCLive! […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akclive-aug-21-18/ | August 21, 2018
AKC National Obedience Championship
Expert Advice: Sports 9 Things to Know About the 2018 AKC National Obedience Championship Exhibitors
You can thank a poodle aficionado for obedience, one of the AKC’s oldest sporting events. It all began in the early 1930s when a breeder of Standard Poodles, Mrs. Helen Whitehouse Walker, wanted to prove that the breed typically famous for their fancy haircuts is both incredibly smart and highly trainable. To get the job […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-national-obedience-championship-survey/ | June 28, 2018
AKC Rally and Obedience
Expert Advice: Sports Two Rally and Obedience Competitors Talk Juggling Both at the AKC National Championships
When it comes to the dog sports of AKC Rally® and Obedience, both are thrilling sights to behold. Obedience is like a silent, choreographed routine in which the dogs show a willingness and enjoyment to be working with their handlers, who use very few verbal commands, creating a rather awe-inspiring presentation. Though many dogs have […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-rally-and-obedience-championships/ | June 19, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Understanding How Your Dog Sees the World Can Make You a Better Trainer
You may have seen deaf dogs responding to the hand signals of their owners, and perhaps, you use hand signals with your own dog. But no doubt, you do a lot of talking to your dog, too. Have you ever wondered which would be easier for him to understand, spoken words or visual cues? What is the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/understanding-your-dog-can-make-you-a-better-trainer/ | February 23, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Why You Need to See Obedience and Rally at the AKC National Championship
Obedience People and dogs have been companions and work partners for centuries. This requires teamwork, as well as the dog's ability and willingness to respond to directions and behave accordingly. Of course, the same could be said for the modern day; we all want our dogs to behave well in public places, in the presence […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/need-see-obedience-rally-akc-national-championship/ | November 30, 2017

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