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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Stop My Puppy From Attacking My Legs and Clothes?
Sabrina M. writes, "I have run into a problem with my puppy that I have not had before. My 11-week-old female is going into attack mode: growling, grabbing clothes, and biting legs. I have tried multiple techniques to stop it. We are currently using timeouts. Do you have any other techniques that might work? We […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/aggressive-puppy-biting-ask-our-trainers/ | August 7, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Molly and Michael Nye of M&M Bloodhounds
Molly and Michael Nye, of M&M Bloodhounds, live just outside of Charlotte, N.C. Bloodhound fanciers for close to 20 years, they are members of the American Bloodhound Club, regional Bloodhound clubs, and local all-breed and obedience clubs. They are AKC Breeders of Merit, American Bloodhound Club Breeders of Merit, and they both hold offices and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-breeding/breeder-spotlight-molly-michael-nye-mm-bloodhounds/ | July 12, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Get Your Brood Bitch in Top Shape to Give Birth
To raise strong, healthy puppies, you need a strong, healthy brood bitch. As a breeder, you choose your potential brood bitch carefully, probably earning conformation and/or performance titles with her and making sure she has all the health and genetic testing recommended for the breed. Extensive research goes into choosing a worthy sire that has […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/breeding-brood-bitch/ | July 11, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Dog From Chewing Things Around the House?
Cynthia S. writes, "My adult Great Dane has been exhibiting a few behavior problems. She's chewing things around the house that are not edible, but only does it when we are gone. She's great at playing outside unleashed until it's time to come in, then she takes off running and I have to chase her […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/common-behavior-issues/how-to-stop-a-dog-from-chewing/ | July 10, 2018
puppy peeing
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Peeing on the Rug?
Kay R. writes, "I have tile throughout the first floor of my house and a few throw rugs. My puppy always wants to pee on those rugs. I have taken them all up, but want to put them back. Any suggestions?" It is very normal for puppies to do this; they naturally prefer to eliminate […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/ask-our-trainers-how-to-stop-puppy-from-peeing-on-rug/ | July 3, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara and David Miller of White Hart Cardigans
Barbara and David Miller, who live in Gig Harbor, Wash., bought their first Cardigan Welsh Corgis 12 years ago and began breeding them six years ago. "Cardis prefer cool, damp weather, and our home in Washington suits them," Barbara says. "Our motto is 'Cardigan Welsh Corgis for home, work, and play.' We strive to breed […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-breeding/breeder-spotlight-barbara-david-miller-white-hart-cardigans/ | June 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: My Puppy Won’t Leave the Cat Alone
Sharon C. of Maine, asks: How can I teach my puppy not to latch onto my highly dog-friendly cat? He latches on and won’t let go unless I pick him up by his collar. Dogs and cats living together can be complicated. Even if your feline doesn’t seem to mind your puppy’s behavior, it is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/dogs-and-cats-living-together/ | May 2, 2018
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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Cathy Lewandowski of SoftMaple Curly-Coated Retrievers
Each month, the American Kennel Club (AKC) profiles breeders to hear how they got started and learn about their breeding program and experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with Cathy Lewandowski of SoftMaple Curly-Coated Retrievers in Croghan, N.Y. Lewandowski is an AKC Breeder of Merit who has produced versatile, top-winning dogs. Lewandowski's love for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-breeding/breeder-spotlight-cathy-lewandowski-softmaple-curly-coated-retrievers/ | April 13, 2018
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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: What’s the Best Way to Teach My Dog to Stay?
Susan S. wrote to ask what is the best way to teach her Field Spaniel puppy to stay. To teach your puppy “stay,” the most important thing to remember is to take it in baby steps. Too many owners make the mistake of turning it into an endurance contest: how long can the puppy stay […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/best-way-teach-dog-stay/ | April 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Pack a Puppy Kit for New Puppy Buyers
Sending puppies to their new home with a “new puppy kit,” which includes a selection of useful items for the dog, is a thoughtful way to help puppy buyers get off to the best possible start with their new friend. Even if this is not the buyer’s first puppy, a carefully curated kit ensures he […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeding-tips-best-practices/pack-puppy-kit-new-puppy-buyers/ | March 7, 2018

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