What does an AKC award of OPEN -- D-ABSN mean? I looked it up on the AKC site and googled, but could not find that exact combination of letters.
ZM, ha-ha-ha! You're probably right, the dog I saw that had an "award" for ABSN probably completed the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. Who have guessed a poodle could be so smart?
Nah, I was playing around on the internet and ran across someone who had those alphabets after their poodle. D-ABSN could have meant Disqualified - Absent for a show, and stuck the word "Award" there for whatever reason.
More likely, however, is this. I found a site, the All Breed Socialization Network (link). Maybe their dog got an award from there for completing one of the programs.
Home cooked seems apt and is quite funny to me, but after taking a 2nd look I think it's a marketing strategy. Catchy name for their website, catchy idea for rehabilitating the wayward dog, nice pics heavy on Pitbull mixes, and did I see a presumably naughty poodle in the pack?... I would rather see a bare bones website that references widely acknowledged credentials rahter than home cooked "titles" and programs...