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Expert Advice: Travel Tips for Taking Your Dog Out on the Water
When it’s warm outside, humans tend to flock to the water. Whether swimming, boating, or lounging on a raft, it’s a great way to spend a day. If you own a dog, chances are you want to include him in your fun-filled activities. But canines and water don't always mix. Help keep your pup safe […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/tips-for-taking-your-dog-out-on-the-water/ | March 25, 2019
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Expert Advice: Home & Living How to Create an Indoor Playroom for Your Dog
As many pet owners know, a bored dog with energy to burn is often a naughty dog. One secret to a well-behaved pup is making sure he has enough appropriate mental and physical stimulation every day. Otherwise, he may find his own forms of entertainment, such as figuring out how the cupboard door works or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dog-playroom/ | January 17, 2019
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Expert Advice: Training These Common Training Mistakes Might Be Causing Your Dog to Disengage
You’ve gone to training classes, read books, and even watched videos. Yet your dog still seems to dislike training with you. This is usually around the time a pet owner will tell her dog trainer that her pup is stubborn, and therefore cannot be trained. However, in situations like this, an owner is often accidentally […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-training-mistakes/ | August 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Spoil Your Dog With These High-Tech Products
Most pet owners have probably said at one point or another that they prefer their dog over most people. Well, thanks to a plethora of high-tech products on the market, spoiling our pups has never been easier. Here are some cool items to check out. PETKIT Dog Bowl This digital, machine-washable feeding bowl has a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/spoil-your-dog-with-these-products/ | August 10, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 6 Things That Regularly Confuse the Heck out of Puppies
There's arguably nothing cuter than watching a puppy encounter certain things for the very first time. Our lives are full of objects that puppies find strange or downright scary. Here are six things that baffle puppies in the most adorable way. Vacuums It is most likely the noise of the vacuum that confounds puppies — […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-that-confuse-puppies/ | August 9, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Be Allergic to Cats?
If you're a dog owner, you're probably aware that canine companions, like humans, can be allergic to different types of food or things in the environment, such as grass or pollen. But what about being allergic to other animals, like cats? Can dogs be allergic to cats? The answer is yes. Veterinarian Dr. Robert Trimble, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-be-allergic-to-cats/ | July 27, 2018
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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 7 Activities to Do With a Dog That Loves Water
Some dogs seem to be part fish — happy to splash and play in water all day, if you let them. For these pups, there are plenty of activities that will keep them entertained. Check out seven examples below. Swimming: Most dogs that love water are happy to paddle around in a lake, creek, or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogs-that-like-water/ | July 18, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Tips for Keeping Your Dog Engaged During Training Sessions
Training should be a fun experience for you and your dog. He learns some new tricks, you learn how to communicate with him better, and the bond is strengthened on both ends of the leash. Training can also be very frustrating, especially if your dog is not interested in focusing on you. Here are some […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/keeping-dog-engaged-training/ | July 16, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Your Dog Could Benefit From a Training Walk With a Buddy
Everything is more fun with a friend! Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay focused when training your dog alone. However, there are some benefits to finding a partner who's also training her canine companion. Here are some ways "buddy walks” can help you and your dog. Motivation Just like with a workout partner, having […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-training-buddy-walk/ | July 9, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?
Most anyone who's ever come into contact with poison ivy knows the aftermath (i.e. an itchy rash) is not fun. But, can dogs get poison ivy? "Most veterinary dermatologists say no," says Dr. Sarah Nold, DVM, a Trupanion staff veterinarian. "If it does occur, it is uncommon." Dr. Hayley Adams, a veterinarian and board-certified diplomate […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-poison-ivy/ | July 6, 2018

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