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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick How to Remove a Tick from Your Dog
Removing a tick from your dog, or worse — ticks — may not be pleasant, but it’s important to do it promptly and correctly. Once you know how to remove a tick, it will be a fairly easy process. Because they can carry infectious organisms, every year ticks infect thousands of animals and people with […] | May 24, 2019
Two Chinese Shar-Pei puppies wrestling in the grass outdoors.
Expert Advice: Basic Training Are They Playing or Fighting? A Guide to Evaluating Rough Pup Play
If two dogs are wrestling and it seems too rough to you, with all that growling and snarling, body-slamming, and biting of each other’s necks, should you intervene? How can you tell if dogs are playing or fighting? This is normal dog play. Puppies play with their littermates constantly. From around two weeks, when their […] | May 9, 2019
Labrador retriever puppy sitting in the grass howling.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How to Stop a Dog From Barking
Dogs bark. There's no denying the fact that barking is a natural reaction for most canines. But sometimes, dog barking can become a problem and annoyance. Oftentimes, owners respond to barking in ways that fail to address long-term behavior—for example by yelling, rewarding bad habits or inconsistently disciplining. When looking for a permanent solution, keep […] | May 3, 2019
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Quiz: What’s Your Dog’s Love Language?
For most dog owners, there is nothing more important than loving and celebrating your pet. Have you ever wondered about your dog's love language? The concept of love languages has been around for more than two decades and subscribes to the belief that there are five definitive ways to express and experience love. They include words […] | April 5, 2019
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Expert Advice: Grooming Dog Shedding: What to Expect And How to Manage It
Some dogs, like Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, and Pekingese tend to shed a lot. Others, like Dachshunds, Poodles, and Border Terriers seem to be almost shed-free. There are reasons why some dogs shed and others don't shed at all. But how do you deal with dog shedding? Different dog breeds shed in different amounts: Some shed seasonally, […] | April 3, 2019
Expert Advice: News Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2018 (2019)
AKC registration continues to expand for the sixth year in a row. The most popular dog breeds of 2018 were released on March 20, 2019, according to AKC registration statistics. Registration is not only beneficial for your dog, but for dogs everywhere. The American Kennel Club and its affiliates have donated over $38 million to canine […] | March 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Rally 12-year-old Schipperke Wins AKC Rally National Championship
Senior dogs really can do it all. On Friday, March 15, Carol Davis and her 12-year-old Schipperke, Misty, won the 2019 AKC Rally National Championship. "I can't tell you how good it feels," Davis says. "The past three years, we've always placed second. Today we got first." Davis says she plans to celebrate with her cheering section […] | March 15, 2019
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Top 100 Girl Dog Names
Choosing a name for your dog requires a little luck and inspiration and a lot of thought. After all, this is a word you'll frequently be saying for years to come. Like girl baby names, dog names trend in popularity. You don't meet many toddlers names Ethel, nor dogs named Fido these days. Popular culture is always […] | March 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch the 2019 AKC Rally, Obedience, and Agility National Championships
You won't want to miss these three days of jam-packed action. The AKC Agility, Obedience, and Rally National Championships take place March 15 - 17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Central Park at Expo Square. Tune in all three days by going to AKC.TV in your browser on any device or by downloading the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV. […] | March 14, 2019
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Top 100 Boy Dog Names
[dog-name-finder] While naming your male dog may not have the same lifetime significance as naming a baby boy, it's a name you and your dog will be living with for a long time, so it deserves some thought. A good name can actually enhance your dog's responsiveness and improve communication between you. For instance, dogs […] | March 13, 2019

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