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Around the Rings: Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show

Sharon Hodgens-Wood, AKC Executive Field Representive for Obedience and Rally, was recently at the Land O’Lakes Kennel Club dog show in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she caught up with exhibitors around the obedience and rally rings: Sheridan Wilson of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota was very

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Do More With Your Dog in 2015! New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

Has your dog forgotten his manners or gained some holiday weight? If your New Year’s resolution includes making healthier choices, chances are your dog could benefit from the lifestyle change as well.  Start the year off right by resolving to

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Posted in Responsible Dog Ownership, socialization

Pantroversy! Should Women Wear Pants in the Ring?

AKC Gazette “Times Past”— In the January 14, 1973, New York Times, dog columnist Walter Fletcher asked fanciers a contentious question: Should women wear pants in the ring? Here are some responses. Jeanette Cross I’ve made a practice of wearing

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Posted in AKC Gazette, dog show, dog showing, dog shows, Dog Sports, Times Past

From Puppy to “Good Dog!”: Early Steps Help Ensure Puppies Become Well-Mannered Adults

AKC Gazette breed column—An experienced dog trainer points out how puppy classes and early socialization help ensure a puppy will become a well-adjusted, well-mannered adult dog. As a professional dog trainer, I get calls every day from owners looking for

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Posted in AKC Gazette, AKC Gazette breed columns, breeder, Breeders, dog breeder, Dog training, responsible breeder, Training, training puppies

Between Love and Mercy: When to Let Go

AKC Gazette breed column: A little dog named Tootsie teaches our columnist that sometimes life’s most difficult decision is death. Tootsie was my first Toy Fox Terrier, a tricolor with a heart-shaped spot on her side—surely a good sign, I

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60th Anniversary of First AKC Obedience Trial in Alaska

Happy anniversary, Dog Obedience Training Club of Anchorage, Inc.! The club, which was formed before Alaska even achieved statehood, is celebrating 60 years of AKC obedience trials this October. Vice President and Trial Chairperson Rose Munafo shared this great look back at

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Posted in Dog Sports

Power Cords: The Photo that Put the Rock in Komondorok

“Times Past,” AKC Gazette: Probably the most widely circulated image in the Gazette collection was the brainchild of photographer Joan Ludwidg (1914–2004), whose eye for the odd, the comic, the ironic was unmatched among her ringside peers.   The unidentified

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