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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Queen Elizabeth II’s love of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has made the breed a household name. But Pembrokes aren’t the only corgi that hails from Wales. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is another sturdy little herding breed from the same country. Although there are some obvious differences between these two affectionate and intelligent members of the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cardigan-welsh-corgi-pembroke-welsh-corgi/ | March 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Puppy Separation Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
When you’re raising a puppy, there can be a parade of behavioral issues that march through his—and your—life. Separation anxiety (SA) can be one of them. Understanding and recognizing SA will prepare you to do all you can to prevent the condition as well as to address it at the first signs. According to the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-separation-anxiety/ | March 13, 2019
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Expert Advice: Training The Importance of Teaching Your Puppy How to Be Alone
When you first get a puppy, there is so much to do to introduce him to his new home. From potty training to puppy-proofing, you might feel like your hands are full. But there is one critical step you don’t want to forget — teaching your pup how to enjoy being alone. Although it’s tempting […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/leaving-puppy-alone/ | March 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet Two Similar Yet Different Breeds: The English Cocker Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel is one of the world’s most beloved breeds. In fact, it ranks 29th in popularity out of the 193 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). But not far behind, in position 52, is the English Cocker Spaniel (ECS). These two members of the Sporting Group share the same early roots, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cocker-spaniel-vs-english-cocker-spaniel/ | March 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Tips for Getting Started in Dog Agility
If you’ve ever watched an agility competition, you know it’s basically a canine obstacle course. The dog must run through tunnels, leap over jumps, and weave through poles. But the dog isn’t working alone – this is a sport of exquisite teamwork. A successful run requires taking each obstacle in a certain order, and the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/agility-training-tips-competition/ | March 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Training How Your Dog Walker Might Be Undoing Your Training
Have you ever felt like you’re doing everything right in training your dog, but he’s not progressing? Sometimes, no matter how good we are at teaching our pups, other forces hinder our success. If your canine companion seems to do well for a bit and then backslides, or a problem behavior doesn’t seem to be going away […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-walker-might-undoing-training/ | February 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Basic Training 5 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Dog’s Walk
Your dog’s daily walk is likely one of the highlights of his day. Going for a walk can provide your dog with more than just a bathroom break. It can give him physical exercise, mental stimulation, and a chance to keep tabs on the neighborhood. How to train a dog to walk on a leash […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ways-you-might-be-ruining-your-dogs-walk/ | February 19, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch an Agility Competition 101: Prepare to Get Hooked on the Sport
Many dog owners may not be familiar with agility competitions, where dogs navigate through an obstacle course while racing against the clock. Even for those who have heard of the sport, acting as a simple spectator can be a little intimidating. But in honor of the AKC National Agility Championship March 15-17, 2019, we are here […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/how-to-watch-an-agility-competition-101-prepare-to-get-hooked-on-the-sport/ | February 15, 2019
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Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch AKC Rally: What You Should Know as a First-Time Spectator
The AKC Rally National Championship will take place on March 15 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tune in to AKC.TV, or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV to catch the live stream. On Friday, March 15, 2019, dogs from around the country will convene in Tulsa, Oklahoma to compete in the AKC Rally National Championship. The dogs and their […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/how-to-watch-akc-rally/ | February 14, 2019
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Expert Advice: Sports How to Watch a Dog Obedience Competition: Good Manners Are Fun!
The AKC National Obedience Championship will take place Saturday to Sunday, March 16 and 17, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tune in to AKC.TV, or download the AKC.TV app on Roku, Apple TV, or AmazonFireTV to catch the live stream. Some of the best obedience competitors in the world will be gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 16 and 17 2019, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/how-to-watch-a-dog-obedience-competition-good-manners-are-fun/ | February 14, 2019

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