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Expert Advice: News Dog from Michael Vick’s Fighting Ring Makes Huge Turnaround
To see him now, whippy tail wagging as he greets a group of children or takes a treat from his old pals at the waterfront, it’s hard to believe that he once cowered at the sight of a human hand. To see him now, as he zips from weaves to jump, to tunnel, to tire, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/from-vick-to-victory/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues What to Do When Your Dog is Freaking Out Over Fireworks
Is your dog firework-phobic? You’re not alone. More pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, and many more dogs have a miserable night filled with stress and anxiety. We’ve given you information on desensitizing your dog to fireworks, but that process takes some time and should be […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/what-to-do-when-your-dog-is-freaking-out-over-fireworks/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Dog Bring a Shoe While Greeting Me?
Any behavior has both genetic and learned components. The genetics operating in this case may be those governing willfulness (dominance,” if you will) and prey drive (modified by us humans to facilitate their prior use for herding cattle). The learning, or nurtural components, in this case could be positive or negative reinforcement. Let us suppose, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-my-dog-bring-a-shoe-while-greeting-me/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: General Health 5 Surprising Signs Your Pet Might Need to See a Vet
Our pets can't talk so it's difficult to know when they're feeling under the weather. If you're paying attention to your dog and watching for the more obvious signs of illness (not eating, not drinking, lethargy), you're already doing one thing right. But also watch for these five subtle signs of a possible medical issue: He’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/5-surprising-signs-your-pet-might-need-to-see-a-vet/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Reasons To Date a Girl With a Dog
Interested in a girl whose heart is already won by a certain furry four-legged man? Don't be jealous. His presence might have given her a leg up in the dating game. Here's why: 1. She’s responsible. No one wants to date a flake, but a girl with a dog has got at least some of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-reasons-to-date-a-girl-with-a-dog-p04/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: News [VIDEO]: Watch This Dog Run for the First Time in His Life
His name may be Derby—but until recently, he couldn’t run. Those days, however, are now over, thanks to advanced technology by a 3-D printing and imaging company. Derby, who was born with deformed front legs, was living in foster care with Tara Anderson, director of 3D Systems. Wanting to help the high-energy dog become more mobile, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/video-watch-this-dog-run-for-the-first-time-in-his-life/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Bark At Each Other?
The short answer is they’re communicating, but barking is only one part of the message—the rest is body language. A confident, dominant dog may bark at another dog approaching his property to advertise his presence and signal a warning—”Halt! Who goes there?” As he barks this message, head will be held high, his eyes directed […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-bark-at-each-other/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Dog Kick Her Back Legs Over Her Poop?
Many people think that when their dogs tear at the ground with their back feet after they have urinated or defecated that they're trying to cover up the mess, just as a cat might. This is not true. What the dog is doing when it scrapes frantically at the ground is symbolically marking the territory. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-my-dog-kick-her-back-legs-over-her-poop/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny How a Woman’s Kindness to a Dog Brought Her Home for Christmas
Tracy may have been down on her luck, but when she saw a dog owner in need, she put her own problems aside to help a stranger. That kindness earned her a ticket home to spend the holidays with her family. The woman, whose last name was not given, had moved from Ohio to North […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-a-womans-kindness-to-a-dog-brought-her-home-for-christmas/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: News Belgian Malinois Leads Cops in Major NYC Drug Bust
“I have the best job at the airport,” Officer S. Terri Giannetti, of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, likes to say. Of the 47,000,000 travelers likely to pass through John F. Kennedy International Airport this year, Giannetti says that “98 percent of them are just people going from point A to point B, and hoping […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/true-crime-k-9s-tery/ | January 1, 2009