|Dino | AKC Companion Dog|
|Dino is the ultimate athlete and loves to compete. On December 29, 2010 he was the first ever mixed-breed dog to earn the elite Rally Advanced Excellence title through the American Kennel Club.
A short-legged Corgie-Australian Cattle Dog mix, Dino’s racking up titles faster than most people can blink! On top of multiple titles in Rally, he earned the coveted Mixed Breed Champion title through the Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America. Dino’s also earned his AKC Companion Dog title and is working on his AKC Companion Dog Excellent title. Recently, he took fourth place in a Companion Dog show beating out many seasoned dogs and their handlers.
Dino also excels at lure coursing and as a pet detective. On the job, he’s a scent specific trained tracking dog. His forte is in tracking particular animals in urban and suburban environments. But, when duty calls, he’ll track a scent through large herds of cows or goats too.
Dino credits his person Jackie Phillips and Grateful Dogs Rescue for his wonderful new life. At nine months old, Dino was surrendered to San Francisco Animal Care and Control by an owner who just didn’t have time for him. After a few months of dedicated training, Dino passed the American Temperament Test. Now, he devotes everyday to making his human Jackie proud and reaffirming her decision to adopt him in 2006. You can read more about Dino’s triumphs at http://dinostraining.blogspot.com/