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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Teach Your Puppy These 5 Basic Commands
Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-puppy-these-5-basic-commands/ | September 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Chewing on My Hand?
Janice M. writes, "My yellow Labrador Retriever pup is about 5 months old. Anytime I try to reward/pet him on the head or scratch behind his ears, he turns his head to chew on my hand. He does this with my husband and our 5-year-old. Our 5-year-old doesn't like to pet him because of the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/stop-dog-from-chewing/ | July 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Mastitis in Nursing Mother Dogs
Mastitis in dogs is not as common as in other species, such as cattle, but if left unchecked, the condition can lead to life-threatening consequences. To ensure the health of nursing dogs, breeders should be aware of the signs and management options. Karen Von Dollen, DVM, of NC State College of Veterinary Medicine offers suggestions […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/mastitis-in-nursing-mother-dogs/ | June 15, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding What to Expect When You Collect
There are many advantages to sperm collection. The ability to ship semen across the country and internationally can help promote genetic diversity within a breed. Sperm can be kept frozen for years beyond the life of a dog and used when the right female breeding opportunity comes along. Stacey Hathaway and Stephanie Parker are registered […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/what-to-expect-when-you-collect/ | March 8, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: Dealing With Multi-Generations of Canines in Your Household
Joanna B. wrote that her daughter’s 10-month-old Labrador Retriever loves to get in the face of her adult Coton de Tulear, which responds by growling and snapping. The result is that the Lab puppy tries even harder to get close to the Coton. It’s very common for families to bring home a new puppy when […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-our-trainers-dealing-with-puppy-and-older-dog/ | February 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding What Is the Best Age to Send Puppies to Their New Homes?
As a dog breeder, one of your many decisions is when to send your puppies home to their new owners. There are many factors that go into deciding that "perfect" age, and opinions vary on the topic. Most veterinarians and breeders agree that 7-to-8 weeks of age is the prime time for a puppy to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/best-age-send-puppies-to-new-homes/ | January 10, 2018