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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 either dumb or stubborn, and therefore cannot be trained. However, in situations like this, an owner […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-training-mistakes/ | August 22, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Expert Advice: Health Is Swimming Therapeutic for Senior Dogs?
Doctors and physical therapists often recommend swimming as a low-impact exercise for people recovering from injuries or as a way for older individuals to stay active. Swimming is said to be easy on our joints, while building up endurance and muscle strength. In fact, you work almost every muscle in your body when you swim, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/swimming-senior-dogs/ | July 5, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Best Careers for People Who Love Dogs (Where Do We Apply?)
Dogs bring so much joy to our lives. Imagine working around them every day and getting paid for it! If you love dogs, chances are you have wondered how you can turn that passion into a living. Does the idea of a job with perks like unlimited tail wags and kisses from countless canine companions […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/careers-with-dogs/ | June 27, 2018