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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Breed for the Total Dog: The Pitfalls of Overcorrecting
It seems to me we serious dog breeders are all in the same boat: continuing the effort to produce the canine specimen who best represents the standard of our breed. We study our written standards word for word, coming up with an interpretation of what it all means. Taking this knowledge and understanding to the […] | October 9, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Get Your Dog’s Attention with the Look Command
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Christie Canfield Getting your dog to do what you want requires you get his attention first. More than just his name, a specific command for a specific behavior will increase the likelihood that your dog will respond to you. Just as “sit” means put your rump on the floor; “look” […] | September 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Preparing for AKC Canine Good Citizen Teaches Useful Life Skills
AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Christie Canfield CPDT-KA is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and teaches CGC prep classes. Here, she gives some helpful hints for skills that will help your dog with the CGC evaluation and also for everyday manners. The AKC Canine Good Citizen title is a benchmark achievement in training your dog. […] | August 11, 2015

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