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Expert Advice: News Ohio Teen Raises Money For K-9 Bulletproof Vests
Corrine Woods, a 13-year-old from Chillicothe, Ohio, is going above and beyond to help the K-9 officers in her community. After hearing about a police dog that was wounded in Canton, Ohio, Woods saw a need and began working to fill it. She contacted Ross County Sheriff's Department and Chillicothe Police to find out if […] | June 29, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Nation’s Top Agility, Obedience and Rally Dogs to Compete for National Titles in Tulsa, Oklahoma
More than 1,600 talented purebred and mixed-breed canines will jump, heel and retrieve their way to Tulsa, Oklahoma March 18-20, 2016 for a series of Championship events hosted by the American Kennel Club. Over the three days, these top dogs will compete in the AKC National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and the AKC […] | March 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Junior Spotlight: A Competitor from the Last Frontier
Staying competitive out of state while competing in Alaska is not as easy as it may sound. Sixteen-year-old Junior Handler Destiny Lytle can confirm that. Growing up a resident of Palmer, Alaska, she’s had to deal with some extreme weather while still maintaining a high level of competitiveness. Destiny says that the average Alaskan sporting […] | January 19, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Top Dogs Crowned at AKC Obedience Classic and AKC Agility Invitational
The 2015 AKC Obedience Classic and the AKC Agility Invitational took place December 12-13, 2015 in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, demonstrating the highest level of training and teamwork between dog and handler. Obedience and agility competitions for junior handlers were held for the fifth year, and an AKC Rally® Junior competition was held […] | December 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training 3 Keys to Successful Dog Training
I think the three most important words to remember in dog training are consistency, patience, and fun. While many of us believe this, we sometimes forget to practice it. Consistency When you are training a behavior, you must consistently reward the behavior. If the behavior is new to the dog, you must immediately positively reinforce […] | October 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Teach Your Dog to Stand on Command
You should teach your dog to “stand” on a verbal cue, the same as you teach your dog to “sit” and “down.” You may not use “stand” as often as the “sit” and “down” commands, but it is extremely useful when you need your dog to hold a standing position. Standing is helpful when you […] | October 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Fun With Heeling – It’s Easy to Teach Your Dog to Walk Beside You
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Christie Canfield Teaching your puppy or older dog to heel can be easy and fun. Use this directed shaping technique to help your dog learn to love to walk beside you. Get a lot of yummy treats, cut up into small pieces. Start inside the house and walk around a […] | October 13, 2015
Expert Advice: Events Dog Events Across the U.S. This Labor Day Weekend
Looking for something fun to do this Labor Day weekend? Consider heading out to see beautiful and talented dogs of all kinds at a dog show, agility or obedience trial, herding test, lure coursing trial, earthdog test, or other canine event in your area. Below are just a few of the many AKC dog events […] | September 8, 2015
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Expert Advice: Events Dogs and Owners Enjoy Summer Obedience and Rally Trials in Minnesota
On Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, the weekend of AKC obedience and rally trials at On The Run! Canine Center in Ham Lake, Minnesota, arrived—and with it heat and humidity, as is typical for this time of year. But that didn’t stop local dog folks from showing up early to help set up and run the annual Cambridge […] | August 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Get the Ultimate Enjoyment Out of Dog Sports
Karen Powell of Frankfort, KY, has three rescued mixed-breed dogs that compete very successfully in AKC Agility, AKC Rally, and Barn Hunt: Stella CD RAE7 AXP AJP NFP RATN Biggie RAE2 MXP MJP XFP RATN Cody RAE MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB OFP T2BP RATO She started taking classes with her dogs in 2006 because of […] | August 21, 2015

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