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Dog Training Blog

Featured Paws: Allison Skufca & Oakley

Featured Paws: Allison Skufca & Oakley

Sep 23rd 2022

Allison Skufca & Oakley Trainer & Handler // Agility Dog "After watching AKC competitions on TV, I had decided that I wanted to get involved in dog agility. I am a former athlete myself, playing soccer and basketball, and I train athletes as my full time job. I was lookin … read more
Featured Paws: Andrea Tampusari & Kane

Featured Paws: Andrea Tampusari & Kane

Sep 2nd 2022

Andrea Tampusari & Kane Handler // Psychiatric Service Dog @andreatampusari1 "My dog Kane has been trained to be my psychiatric  service, migraine alert, and mobility dog. He has been the love of my life since we picked him up at 10 weeks old. He’s an English cream golden ret … read more
Featured Paws: Mark Stape & Edie

Featured Paws: Mark Stape & Edie

Aug 19th 2022

Mark Stape & Edie Trainer & Handler // AKC Agility Dog "This is Edie, our 4 year old Spanish Water Dog. We just received our invite to the AKC agility invitational as the #1 Spanish Water Dog for the second year in a row. We did not make the trip last year due to the pandemic. We a … read more
Featured Paws: Andrea Minasian & Tempest

Featured Paws: Andrea Minasian & Tempest

Jul 29th 2022

Andrea Minasian & Tempest Dog Handler // Agility Dog "Tempest (K-Hill Force of Nature) proudly wears her J&J Leather Slip Lead when she competes at her agility trials. At our most recent trial, we had wonderful success! Tempest earned four first place ribbons, completed two ti … read more
Featured Paws: Cierra Garrison & Cody

Featured Paws: Cierra Garrison & Cody

Jul 15th 2022

Cierra Garrison & Cody Dog Handler // Agility Dog "This is Cody. He’s a 3 year old Border Collie with a heart full of energy! My pup, Cody, and I have recently joined an awesome agility dog community only to realize how much he seems to love it. Not only flying through jumps an … read more
How To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks

How To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks

Jun 30th 2022

Dogs And Fireworks: How To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks Fourth of July weekend can be scary, hectic, and a sensory overload for your dog(s). While exciting for us humans, this is a holiday that from a dog's perspective, is pure chaos. Not only is your dog unfamiliar with the intense excitement o … read more
Featured Paws: Cara Young & Ari

Featured Paws: Cara Young & Ari

Jun 23rd 2022

Cara Young & AriHandler // Working Dog@arithedutchie"Ari is a sweet, hardworking girl who is always ready to do her job. She loves to relax on the porch to cool down after a day full of working, training, and adventures."Their Gear: "Ari loves the K&H dog cot. Its elevated, so … read more
Featured Paws: Lorie Allen & Morgan

Featured Paws: Lorie Allen & Morgan

Jun 10th 2022

Lorie Allen & Morgan Dog Handler // Therapy Dog in Training "I first met Morgan when he was just 2 weeks old. I knew he was my special puppy because he was the only one who let me hold him and kiss his sweet face. He is now 8.5 months old and is becoming more consistent with his lea … read more
Featured Paws: Vicky Woodruff & Ellie

Featured Paws: Vicky Woodruff & Ellie

May 7th 2022

Vicky Woodruff & Ellie Handler // Obedience & Rally Dog "I have struggled with a medical condition for over 12 years and it has limited and impacted my independence. When I got Ellie all I saw was another adorable golden retriever. After all, we have raised them for years and my goals w … read more
Featured Paws: Heather Stark & "Dublin" Derry Delight

Featured Paws: Heather Stark & "Dublin" Derry Delight

Apr 22nd 2022

Heather Stark & Dublin Handler // Companion Dog "Dublin came to me after I had lost my service dog of 11 years. Although they were both the same Newfoundland breed, Dublin is very different from my first girl. Dublin came with heavy hair, a pedigree and more energy than I thoug … read more
Featured Paws: Emily Kan & Willow

Featured Paws: Emily Kan & Willow

Apr 15th 2022

Emily Kan & Willow Handler // Agility Dog @willow_thetoller "Willow is a 10-month old, female, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. She loves to hike, do  agility, and explore different terrains off-leash. Because Willow lives such an active lifestyle, we continually work on … read more
Featured Paws: Katie Kleven & Allie

Featured Paws: Katie Kleven & Allie

Mar 25th 2022

Katie Kleven & Allie Trainer // Therapy Dog "When I first laid eyes on Allie, she backed away and barked ferociously. Her temporary foster mom slowly brought her closer and gave me a bag of treats. I was picking her up as my first foster dog. Taking it personally that she was b … read more
Featured Paws: Kerry Amos & James

Featured Paws: Kerry Amos & James

Mar 18th 2022

Kerry Amos & James Handler // Tracking Dog @blackwhiteandlily"James is learning AKC Tracking. I have a service dog to mitigate my disabilities, but that doesn’t mean James can’t have a job too. This activity is something we can do as a team to rebuild our relationship."Their Gear: "Dal … read more
Featured Paws: Ben Balser & Luna Belle

Featured Paws: Ben Balser & Luna Belle

Mar 4th 2022

Ben Balser & Luna Belle Dog Trainer // Companion & Working Dog "I used to co-run a dog training business, but things have changed. I have lost two GSDs dealt with a very bad personal situation (outside of my control), which caused me to lose a lot in my life. I found Luna Belle at a she … read more
Featured Paws: Portia Purfey & Chaka

Featured Paws: Portia Purfey & Chaka

Feb 11th 2022

Portia Purfey & Chaka Jr. Handler // Agility Dog @3hillcountryhounds"Chaka is a 2 year old Miniature American Shepherd and Border Collie cross. He is my Novice A dog and I am his Junior Handler.He was a COVID puppy and has faced some challenges because of it. But, this past June Cha … read more
Featured Paws: Elizabeth Hirs & Nutmeg

Featured Paws: Elizabeth Hirs & Nutmeg

Feb 4th 2022

Elizabeth Hirs & NutmegHandler & Trainer // Therapy & Agility Dog@nutmegandhennessy"Nutmeg is a red merle Australian Shepherd, with his majestically floofy tail, and he’s my heart dog. I put huge amounts of time and research into finding the right breed for my lifestyle and go … read more
Featured Paws: Trina Copeland with Aurora & Alena

Featured Paws: Trina Copeland with Aurora & Alena

Dec 10th 2021

Trina Copeland with Aurora & Alena4-H Dog Project Leader // Competition & Therapy Dogs"I have been a 4-H Dog Project leader for 22 years. My two children both showed in 4-H Dog Project all ten years that they participated, and both won many awards at the State Fair Dog Show. My son was very … read more
Featured Paws: Maria Schaal & Birdie Lou

Featured Paws: Maria Schaal & Birdie Lou

Dec 2nd 2021

Maria Schaal & Birdie Lou Dog Trainer // Competition Dog "GCHB CH Chrishelle's Spectre CD BN RE MH "Birdie Lou" is a 3-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, who is a gentle "old soul." She is partially retired from AKC Conformation after earning her Bronze Championship (GCHB) with a Spo … read more
Featured Paws: Keara Richardson & Steele

Featured Paws: Keara Richardson & Steele

Nov 19th 2021

Keara Richardson & Steele Dog Trainer // Competition & Service Dog @Mister_Steele_Your_Girl "Steele is my task trained service dog, helping me get though life everyday. I couldn’t live as freely as I do, without him. He is my best friend and soulmate, in dog form. I am a … read more
Featured Paws: Robin Korotki & Hero

Featured Paws: Robin Korotki & Hero

Nov 12th 2021

Robin Korotki & Hero Handler // Competition & Therapy Dog "Hero is a 5 year old Bernese Mountain dog. He excels in obedience and rally obedience and had recently started agility, carting and tracking. He was the number one Bernese in the country for rally and … read more
Featured Paws: Mary Siero w/ Rudy Jr. & Ricky Bobby

Featured Paws: Mary Siero w/ Rudy Jr. & Ricky Bobby

Nov 5th 2021

Mary Siero w/ Rudy Jr. & Ricky BobbyHandler // Obedience Competitors"Rudy Junior (white) and Ricky Bobby were both adopted after being found as strays. They are really enjoying their new lives exploring the world of obedience trials. Rudy Junior was born deaf so having a hearing br … read more
Featured Paws: Judy Cherry & Fauna

Featured Paws: Judy Cherry & Fauna

Oct 29th 2021

Judy Cherry & Fauna Handler // Competition & Therapy Dog "I adopted Fauna in 2011. I was looking for a couch potato, but I got a live wire. Never had experience with dog training before, so I found a fabulous trainer who taught by positive methods. In doing so, she recognized this little … read more
Featured Paws: Brooke Pogue w/ Aniyu, Karma & Eva

Featured Paws: Brooke Pogue w/ Aniyu, Karma & Eva

Oct 22nd 2021

Brooke Pogue w/ Aniyu, Karma & Eva Handler & Trainer // Competition Dogs @coloradoadventuredogs "Meet Aniyu, Karma & Eva. My three best friends. Aniyu is my 7 month old Border Collie that is excelling in everything thrown at her. Karma is my retired 10 year old Border Colli … read more
Featured Paws: Tif Holmes w/ Japhy & Hazel

Featured Paws: Tif Holmes w/ Japhy & Hazel

Oct 15th 2021

Tif Holmes w/ Japhy & Hazel Handler & Trainer // Trail Dogs@lovedogs.blog "Dogs have been a huge part of my life since I was a kid. Specifically Pitbull-type dogs. When I decided to get my first dog as an adult, I adopted a Boxer because I thought that was the closest thing to a Pitbull, … read more
Featured Paws: Annie Harris & Dobby

Featured Paws: Annie Harris & Dobby

Sep 24th 2021

Annie Harris & Dobby Handler // Rescue & Competition Dog "I am Dobby’s 3rd rescue home after he was dumped by the side of the road with pneumonia at roughly 6 weeks old. A Good Samaritan saw him get dumped, and so they stopped. Initially they believed he was dead, but he whi … read more
Featured Paws: Diana Stromley & Ryn

Featured Paws: Diana Stromley & Ryn

Sep 17th 2021

Diana Stromley & Ryn Handler & Breeder // Competition & Assistance Dog "Ryn came to me in a rather strange way. Knowing that I was going to loose my very old English Cocker Spaniel (a pup from my last litter as a breeder and exhibitor) and my Gordon Setter on the same d … read more
Featured Paws: Cynthia Andresen & Branwen

Featured Paws: Cynthia Andresen & Branwen

Sep 7th 2021

Cynthia Andresen & BranwenHandler & Trainer // Service & Therapy Dogs"I am legally blind and have been all my life. In 1980 I met two dog trainers who encouraged me to get a dog. After some thought, I ended up choosing to get a sheltie, which subsequently opened the doors for me to … read more
Featured Paws: Sandra Owen & Teufel

Featured Paws: Sandra Owen & Teufel

Sep 2nd 2021

Sandra Owen & Teufel Handler // Competition & Therapy Dog @giantschnauzerteufel "My fun-loving working line Giant Schnauzer will be 2 years old this week, on September 2nd. He is a Therapy Dog that also competes; having titles in Obedience, Rally. Barn Hunt, Fast CAT … read more
Featured Paws: Kari Trexler & Beau

Featured Paws: Kari Trexler & Beau

Aug 27th 2021

Kari Trexler & BeauHandler // Foster Dog & Companion "I wasn’t planning on getting a dog when I did. But, as my best friend started fostering puppies I knew I would end up with one. I adopted the first puppy she fostered. Beau was 6 months old, had been returned to the rescue, waiting f … read more
Featured Paws: Marie Donahue & Pyxis

Featured Paws: Marie Donahue & Pyxis

Aug 20th 2021

Marie Donahue & Pyxis Trainer & Handler // AKC Sport Dog & Trick Dog "Meet Pyxis. She is my 10 month old Russian Toy. Even at her young age, she has already earned 16 titles in AKC and DMWYD Trick Dogs and AKC, C-Wags and CPE Scent work, and Barn hunt. She is the only Russian … read more
Featured Paws: Linda Kriegel & Midge

Featured Paws: Linda Kriegel & Midge

Aug 13th 2021

Linda Kriegel & Midge Trainer // Obedience & Agility "Midge was born in April of 2020, right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to all the restrictions, she was not able to get out and about as much as we would have liked. "Puppy school" classes were not an option, but rem … read more
Featured Paws: Maggie Pogue & Clare

Featured Paws: Maggie Pogue & Clare

Aug 6th 2021

Maggie Pogue & Clare Breeder & Trainer // Agility, Rally & Obedience, & Trick Dog "Clare comes from a long line of dogs that l have bred over the years. In fact, she is part of a 5th generation litter with my kennel name on them. Clare is also my "Novice A" dog, which … read more
Featured Paws: Mary with Ruddell & Lacy

Featured Paws: Mary with Ruddell & Lacy

Jul 30th 2021

Mary with Ruddell & Lacy Trainer & Handler // Rally Dogs "Rudy and Lacy enjoy competing in Rally events, and are working toward their RACH. They like to practice their jumping with the portable and easy to handle J&J Jump Set. Both are working toward th … read more
Featured Paws: Sara Carson with Hawkeye & Marvel

Featured Paws: Sara Carson with Hawkeye & Marvel

Jul 23rd 2021

Sara Carson with Hawkeye & Marvel Trainer & Handler // Trick Dogs @thesupercollies While the average dog owner may train their dogs to do simple tasks like sit, stay, lay down, heel, shake, and speak, Sara Carson never looked at dog training in that way. And, after years of exper … read more
Featured Paws: Justine Sahli & Ruthie

Featured Paws: Justine Sahli & Ruthie

Jul 16th 2021

Justine Sahli & Ruthie Trainer & Handler // Competition & Therapy Dog "As a dog trainer with physical challenges, I really wanted and needed a smart dog, but I wasn’t prepared for a Champion Trick Dog! J&J helped make that happen! Ruthie, AKC name: Justine’s Jillaroo Bor … read more
Featured Paws: Carol Lawrence & Echo

Featured Paws: Carol Lawrence & Echo

Jul 9th 2021

Carol Lawrence & Echo Trainer & Handler // Competition Dog "Echo is my “A” dog and he is a true character. We both ventured into agility training, obedience work, rally, dock diving and scent work about 2 years ago. J&J Dog Supplies has always had e … read more
Featured Paws: Kristina Frost & Nova

Featured Paws: Kristina Frost & Nova

Jul 2nd 2021

Kristina Frost & Nova Trainer & Handler // Rally & Obedience "Nova is a Jack Russel mix, meaning she is very hyperactive, but also intelligent. At an early age she started to show signs of being territorial, possessive, and protective of our home and yard. So when a baby came alon … read more
Featured Paws: Kevin Khalid & Hauss

Featured Paws: Kevin Khalid & Hauss

Jun 25th 2021

Kevin & Hauss Trainer & Handler // Companion Dog "Until you have a dog, it is hard to comprehend the meaning of man’s best friend. To me though, that’s exactly what my dog is. Hauss came to me as a neighborhood rescue, no one was quite sure of his birthday or breed. Re … read more
Featured Paws: Linda Gould & Blue

Featured Paws: Linda Gould & Blue

Jun 18th 2021

Linda Gould & Blue Trainer & Handler // Competition Dog (Trick Dog, Rally/Obedience, & Agility) "About 20 years ago I dabbled in Agility with another Aussie I had. We never technically competed, and then I moved and life got in the way. That dog has since passed, years a … read more
Featured Paws: Desirae Leach & Lola

Featured Paws: Desirae Leach & Lola

Jun 11th 2021

Desirae Leach & Lola Trainer & Handler // Service & Therapy Dog @dzsmg4 "Lola is the "grandpuppy" of my mother's mixed terrier (my mother also raised the parents). She was born November 2nd, 2019. At the time I had no interest in adding the responsibility of a dog to my daily r … read more
Featured Paws: Monica Gray & Buddy

Featured Paws: Monica Gray & Buddy

Jun 4th 2021

Monica Gray & Buddy Handler & Trainer // Obedience & Utility "I use your unpainted wooden ring gates every day in my front yard to work with, play with, and train Buddy. He just turned 8 yrs old and truly is my best friend. I have been handicapped since I got Buddy and he's lear … read more
Featured Paws: Mary Beville & Emma

Featured Paws: Mary Beville & Emma

May 26th 2021

Mary Beville & EmmaHandler // Companion & Working Dog "Emma came to us as a puppy, with the intention of being a companion to our rescue, Frankie. Both are large fluff balls, aka Newfoundland's. Although Emma was acquired to be more of a companion to Frankie, she has become th … read more
Featured Paws: Jenny Higgins & Grace

Featured Paws: Jenny Higgins & Grace

May 21st 2021

Jenny Higgins & Grace Trainer & Handler // Obedience & Agility Dog @lvenyr "Grace is my third Aussie. She was added to my family after the sudden loss of my 10 year old Aussie, whom died from a hemoabdomen liver mass. My first two participated in Agility,  … read more
Featured Paws: Jaime Simpson & Echo

Featured Paws: Jaime Simpson & Echo

May 14th 2021

Jaime Simpson & Echo Trainer & Handler // Service & Therapy Dog @embracingecho "Echo is my seizure and medical alert service dog! He alerts to seizures before they even happen so that I can take emergency medication and find a safe place. He also alerts for other medica … read more
Featured Paws: Suzie Hayes & Akira

Featured Paws: Suzie Hayes & Akira

May 7th 2021

Suzie Hayes & Akira Trainer & Handler // Rally & Obedience @derpy.duo "When we got Akira at 6.5 months old, off of a rehoming post on Facebook, we weren’t really looking for a sport dog. We just wanted another Husky, as we love high energy breeds and they match our lifes … read more
Featured Paws: Michele Kennedy & Stella

Featured Paws: Michele Kennedy & Stella

Apr 30th 2021

Michele Kennedy & Stella Handler // Obedience Trained & Emotional Support Dog "Having always had dogs, it was a strange feeling not having one for a few years. But, nearly 9 years ago, my husband and I decided to reach out to a breeder that we trusted from years prior. AKC certified and … read more
Featured Paws: Jose Rodriguez & Eichler

Featured Paws: Jose Rodriguez & Eichler

Apr 23rd 2021

Jose Rodriguez & Eichler Handler & Trainer // Competition Dog "Daveren’s Wolfgang Von Eichler CD RM RAE CAA DCAT SCN SIN SBN RATN CGCA TKN VHM VGPX, our boy Eichler, is a German Pinscher taking full advantage of all the great performance events now offered by national kennel club … read more
Featured Paws: Cheryl Fisher & Petra

Featured Paws: Cheryl Fisher & Petra

Apr 16th 2021

Cheryl Fisher & PetraNon-Profit Organizer & Trainer // Service Dog "I belong to an organization that considers service dogs so important that it is our international project. I began looking into the availability of service dogs in my home state, and was appalled to learn how far aw … read more