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Expert Advice: Lifestyle How CGC Preps Canines for Take Your Dog to Work Day
It's heartbreaking to leave your dog at home when you head off to work. Those sad eyes beg to come along. Well, on Take Your Dog to Work Day you can finally give in and spend your workday with your canine companion at your side. Every year, on the Friday following Father's Day, Take Your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tips-for-take-your-dog-to-work-day/ | June 13, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health Can All Dogs Swim? Safety and Training Tips for Dog Swimming
Does your dog run with excitement to every body of water in sight? Maybe you can’t walk past a creek or pond without your pup diving in. Or maybe your dog treats water like the enemy and will do anything to stay dry. Every dog is different and not all are born with a love […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-all-dogs-swim-safety-and-training-tips-for-dog-swimming/ | May 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 10 Things ONLY German Shepherd Dog Owners Will Understand
Some dog breeds have a firm and lasting hold on the public’s heart and consistently place in the top 10 of the ranking of most popular dogs. The strong and noble German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is one of these lasting favorites. In fact, for the past ten years the German Shepherd has been the number […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-things-only-german-shepherd-dog-owners-will-understand/ | May 17, 2019
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Expert Advice: Training Teach Your Dog to Ride in the Car: Prevent Anxiety and Motion Sickness
When you love your dog, you want to take your pet with you wherever you go. Even if it means driving in the car. Although many dogs look forward to riding in the car, other dogs dread the experience and whine, drool, or even vomit. This can be due to motion sickness, a previous bad event in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-trainers-get-dog-ride-car/ | May 10, 2019
Two Bull Terrier puppies wrestling in the grass.
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Keep Your Puppy Active and Out of Trouble With Stimulation and Exercise
In the search for something to do, a bored dog can become a destructive dog, digging up your garden or chewing on the furniture for example. This is especially true of puppies because they are curious, eager to learn about the world around them, and full of energy. Plus, they may not yet understand the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/keep-your-puppy-active-and-out-of-trouble-with-stimulation-and-exercise/ | May 7, 2019
Cairn Terrier running outdoors.
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Is Your Dog a Champion Earthdog?
Historically, small terriers and Dachshunds were used to find and drive away predators that destroyed livestock and compromised the food sources of early farmers. To do their job, these original earthdogs would chase quarry into their underground tunnels – a daunting mission that required persistence, bravery, intelligence, and independence. Today, small terriers and Dachshunds can […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/is-your-dog-a-champion-earthdog/ | April 24, 2019
Bichon Frise puppy chewing on a rug.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Bored Dogs: How to Recognize Doggy Boredom (and Help!)
Originally, different dog breeds were bred to have different jobs. Even companion breeds were meant to spend all day with their humans. But these days, most dogs get everything they want for free with no work involved. Plus, they spend hours alone while we go off to work or to run errands. So, do dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/bored-dogs-how-to-recognize-doggy-boredom-and-help/ | April 24, 2019
Curly Coated Retriever puppies sitting in the grass outdoors.
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Fun Facts About the Curly-Coated Retriever
The Curly-Coated Retriever (Curly) is a large-sized, sturdy, and elegant member of the Sporting Group. Here are seven fun facts about this smart and active dog. 1. Curly-Coated Retrievers are one of the oldest retriever breeds The Curly may look like a Labrador Retriever crossed with a Poodle, but he is a breed in his […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-fun-facts-about-the-curly-coated-retriever/ | April 18, 2019
west highland terrier westie dog with muddy face outdoors in nature
Expert Advice: Sports Earthdog 101 – Tap Into Your Small Terrier’s or Dachshund’s Instincts
Does your terrier or Dachshund love to dig in the dirt? Maybe he squirms his way into animal tunnels and comes out with a surprise in his mouth. What is he thinking? Well, there's a reason Dachshunds and small terriers are classified as earthdogs. Rather than trying to stop this “bad” behavior, channel the go-to-ground […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/earthdog-101-tap-into-your-small-terriers-or-dachshunds-heritage/ | April 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Facts About the Saluki—An Ancient Sighthound of Grace and Beauty
The sleek and graceful Saluki has hunted with mankind for thousands of years. Because the history of this ancient sighthound reaches back long before the invention of breed clubs and written breeding records, the breed's origin is veiled in mystery. Here are 10 interesting facts about the exotic Saluki. 1. The Saluki is one of the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-facts-about-the-salukia-sighthound-of-ancient-beauty/ | April 9, 2019

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