Monthly Archives: April 2010

Proofing the Sit-Stay

Remember the owner from last week’s blog?  She said she tried to use a sit-stay to manage her dog’s behavior and it just didn’t work. “I told him ‘sit-stay’ and he walked away,” she said. The AKC Canine Good Citizen … Continue reading

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Teaching the Sit-Stay

I recently described for a frustrated dog owner who was having trouble with her dog how to manage the dog’s behavior by putting it in a brief sit-stay. She replied that she had tried this and this method simply did … Continue reading

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Meet A Special CGC and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Grad

For many dogs, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and CGC training is the first training in the beginning of an important career. These dogs work in jobs such as therapy dogs, service dogs, working police dogs, Search & Rescue dogs, and on … Continue reading

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Mixed Breed Dogs Can Now Compete in AKC Events

During the first weekend in April 2010, mixed breed dogs across the country jumped for joy in AKC Rally®, Obedience and Agility events. For the first time in the history of the American Kennel Club, mixed breeds are now eligible … Continue reading

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