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Expert Advice: Advanced Training Could Dogs Help Detect COVID-19?
As states begin to open and the demand to test and screen for COVID-19 grows, researchers are enlisting all the help they can get — including dogs. Led by Cynthia M. Otto, director of the Working Dog Center at UPenn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, eight Labrador Retrievers are being trained to sniff out the coronavirus. Training […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dogs-help-detect-covid-19/ | May 14, 2020
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Canine Health Foundation Infectious Disease Fact Sheets – a Tool for Breeders
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) provides educational resources and tools for dog breeders as part of its mission to advance the health of all dogs. To help responsible breeders utilize the latest canine health information in their breeding and rearing plans and share that information with their puppy buyers, CHF provides infectious disease facts […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-canine-health-foundation-infectious-disease-fact-sheets-tool-breeders/ | May 8, 2020
Expert Advice: Training Any Dog Earn a Virtual Trick Dog Title — Even Puppies!
Editor's Note: Beginning June 1, 2020, dogs under the age of four months may not receive a title for AKC Trick Dog or Canine Good Citizen in order to emphasize AKC STAR Puppy and socialization. Once puppies reach four months old, they are free to participate in Trick Dog! What's a dog to do while waiting […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/any-dog-earn-a-virtual-trick-dog-title-even-puppies/ | May 8, 2020
Expert Advice: Training Training Dogs to be Comfortable Around People in Face Masks
From the Lone Ranger to Zorro, we know good guys can wear masks. But just try convincing your dog of that. As controlling the spread of the coronavirus becomes a paramount concern, the federal government has recommended – and some states have mandated – wearing face masks in public. While we humans have acclimated to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/mask-force-training-dogs-to-be-comfortable-around-people-wearing-face-masks/ | May 6, 2020
Clubs & Delegates Whats New in GR April 2020
What’s New from AKC Government Relations  We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. We know you are washing your hands, wearing your mask, and keeping a safe distance from others, but we have heard many people worry about whether their beloved dogs could catch or spread the […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/newsletters/taking-command/whats-new-gr-april-2020/ | April 30, 2020
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Expert Advice: Health Prepare a Care Plan for Your Dogs in the COVID-19 Age  
During this age of COVID-19, you practice social distancing and abide by stay at home regulations. But even with all safety measures, you should be prepared if the worst happens and you become ill or hospitalized.  Create a plan and designate caretakers so your dogs are supported if your family and you are unable to do so. Being […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/prepare-care-plan-dogs-covid-19-age/ | April 27, 2020
Expert Advice: Training Steps to Take Now to Prevent Separation Stress 
If you're like many people around the world, you have been ordered to stay-at-home due to COVID-19 While most dogs are thrilled to have their owners home all day, every day, it's important to remember that one day we will go back to our normal schedules.   And for most folks, that includes working and schooling away from the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/steps-take-now-prevent-separation-stress/ | April 27, 2020
Expert Advice: News Three Dogs Awarded Paw of Courage During COVID-19 Pandemic
The AKC Paw of Courage is an award given to show appreciation for the work that dogs do in the service of humankind. This award recognizes dogs who serve their communities, making great impacts in the lives of their human counterparts. Paw of Courage awards can be presented to Police K-9s, Military Working Dogs, Therapy Dogs, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/three-dogs-awarded-paw-courage-covid-19/ | April 21, 2020
Expert Advice: Health How to Visit the Vet Safely in the COVID-19 Era
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has drastically changed lives and requires a rethinking of even the most basic everyday tasks. That includes taking your dog to the vet—an essential service that many dog owners are wondering how to access safely in the COVID-19 era. But living in the age of COVID-19 doesn't […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-visit-the-vet-safely-in-the-covid-19-era/ | April 16, 2020
Expert Advice: News Lend a Paw: Sled Dogs Deliver Medicine, Therapy Dogs Go Virtual, & More
It’s well known that dogs increase happiness, reduce stress levels, and improve overall health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, dogs have been a source of relief: whether they’re cuddling on the couch beside us, in cute online videos, or in refreshingly positive news headlines. We’ve rounded up the most positive dog-related stories from the week of March 30-April […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/lend-a-paw-therapy-dogs-go-virtual-and-more-during-covid-19-pandemic/ | April 6, 2020

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