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Expert Advice: Basic Training What Never To Do If You See a Dogfight (and How to Break it Up Safely)
Two dogs got into a fight at the dog park yesterday. Afterward, everyone debated the safest way to separate fighting dogs. What do you recommend? Before we talk about the right ways to break up a dogfight, let’s first focus on the wrong ways:Never reach in with your hands to separate fighting dogs. The intense […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dogfights-the-dos-and-donts/ | 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 got […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/5-surprising-signs-your-pet-might-need-to-see-a-vet/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Puppy Training 6 Tips for Socializing Your Puppy
A well-socialized and secure puppy is a happy puppy. This means helping him early on to feel that the world is a fun and safe place to be—whether encountering other dogs, children, or strangers on the street. Ideally, your pup will be content in any setting, and even when you’re not home. Give him plenty […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/a-recipe-for-social-skills/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: News Why I Sold a Puppy to Miley Cyrus
Anyone who follows Miley Cyrus on Twitter or Instagram knows the singer adores her dogs. In fact, the recent death of one of them, an Alaskan Klee Kai named Floyd, broke the young celebrity’s heart so much that a bulk of her social media posts were dedicated to him. (Floyd was also memorialized with a concert tribute, a shrine, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/why-i-sold-a-puppy-to-miley-cyrus/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Touching Photo Shows Service Dog Assisting Bride on Wedding Day
It’s common for a bride to get a case of the wedding-day jitters. But this woman had the perfect bridesmaid to help her get through it: her service dog, Bella. Valerie Parrott suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, and Bella, a yellow Lab, is trained to comfort her during an episode.Just before this picture was taken by Maddie […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/touching-photo-shows-service-dog-assisting-bride-on-wedding-day/ | January 27, 2014
Expert Advice: General Health Six Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy
Cover these six basics in taking care of your puppy, and you can help him stay happy, healthy, and strong.Proper NutritionYour puppy needs a diet that is right for his age level. Premium brands often have higher-quality ingredients, so it might be worth springing for one. Your vet can help you choose the right food. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/six-keys-to-a-healthy-pup/ | July 2, 2014
Expert Advice: Fun Facts How the Sounds Dogs Make Reveal Their Emotions
Dogs communicate pleasure, happiness, excitement, and affiliation through their vocalizations. The most common sounds of pleasure are moans and sighs, although dogs also use whines and growls to communicate happiness.Low-pitched moans are very common in puppies and are signs of contentment. Puppies moan when they are in close contact to their littermates, their mother, or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-the-sounds-dogs-make-reveal-their-emotions/ | August 28, 2014
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 7 Reasons Why You Should Run With Your Dog
1. It helps your heart.  The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity) to promote heart health. Sure, a long walk each day after work can do the trick, too, but by increasing the intensity of the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/reasons-why-you-should-run-with-your-dog/ | September 22, 2014
Expert Advice: News Independence Day Special: Revolutionary Hound Dogs
George Washington was first President of the United States and the father of our country, but he also had another distinction—America’s first crazy dog man.When Washington wasn’t out leading revolutions and presiding over the birth a nation, the Virginia plantation owner was obsessed with his pack. Fox hunting was one of his greatest pleasures, and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/independence-day-special-george-washington/ | October 14, 2014
Expert Advice: Basic Training 7 Items Pet Owners Need for Training
Kathy Santo, a dog trainer and AKC Family Dog columnist, offers tips on what to buy for your dog, whether you're training for Canine Good Citizen or just brushing up on the basics. TreatsFind out what treats motivate your dog most, and stock up on 'em. Also, have a mix of "regular" treats and "high-value" treats—the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/7-items-pet-owners-need-for-training/ | December 17, 2014

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