Each week’s winning team gets $10,000 and an additional $5,000 to donate to the animal charity of their choice. Tappan said he has chosen the Georgia Police K9 Foundation. In the last week, top competitors come back to the finale course to earn the title of “America’s Top Dog” and an extra $25,000.
You can get more of Mattis and Tappan on the popular Instagram page chronicling their adventures. The account has earned more than 43,000 followers and is mostly written in the voice of Mattis, referring to Tappan as SBA, or "Short Bald Alpha."
As Tappan put it: “Mattis makes me look better than I am.”
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