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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Separation anxiety in dogs goes beyond the occasional mournful whimper when you leave the house or the mysterious appearance, now and then, of a bedroom slipper under the kitchen table when you return. Unlike a little mischief when your dog is left alone, separation anxiety is the result of real stress. If your dog exhibits […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/separation-anxiety-in-dogs/ | June 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Howl?
We have all heard our dogs howl and wondered why they are, all of the sudden, channeling their inner wolf. In all reality, while we don’t quite understand it, howling is your dog’s way of communicating outside of barking and shrieking. There are several reasons why your dog may be howling. And while you may find it annoying or […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-howl/ | June 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Teething Pain? There’s a Toy to Help With That
We're always being asked about behavioral, training and anxiety issues. Commonly reported issues like destructive chewing, separation anxiety and puppy teething can all be mitigated or even eliminated with doggie toys. We have some solutions to help make your job easier, and we’ll be sharing some of these tried and tested puppy-focused solutions with you […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-teething-pain-toy/ | May 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues The Comings and Goings of Separation Anxiety
Natural Supplements as Treatment of Separation AnxietyMany veterinarians would tell you that separation anxiety is one of the most common behavioral problems they encounter. Holistic vets may suggest natural supplements as the remedy. Separation anxiety is seen in dogs of all breeds, but often in large, high-energy dogs that are confined to a small area […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-comings-and-goings-of-separation-anxiety/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Dietary Treatment for Dog Dementia: Food for Thought?
A New Diet Might Help a Senior Dog Stay Sharp Research has shown that antioxidant supplements can spark significant improvement in elderly dogs that display signs of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Is your senior dog driving you crazy by pacing around at night, barking at thin air, house-soiling, getting lost in the yard, demanding to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dietary-treatment-for-canine-alzheimers-food-for-thought/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Helping to Ease Your Flat Coated Retriever’s Separation Anxiety
The key to controlling separation anxiety in your Flat-Coated Retriever or any dog is to always leave the dog calmly, with a biscuit and a toy or something to do, and always return with calm control. Some dogs are very prone to separation anxiety. Whining, barking, or destructiveness in the absence of the owner are signs of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/flat-coated-retrievers-separation-anxiety/ | March 2, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health How to Help Your Dog Cope With the End-of-Summer Blues
As the dog days of summer draw to a close and you find yourself dreaming about the lazy pace of the season just past, you need only look down at your dog to see that he too might be pining for the recent days gone by. Loss of appetite, separation anxiety, night pacing, digging, barking, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-help-your-dog-cope-with-the-end-of-summer-blues/ | January 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Once Upon a Dog: General Patton and Willie
General George S. Patton Jr., the brilliant but endlessly controversial bad boy of World War II, was once paid a compliment by a British colleague: You would have made a great marshal for Napoleon, had you lived in the 18th century. Patton replied, But I did, dear boy, I did. Like his ivory-handled pistols and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/once-upon-a-dog-general-patton-and-willie/ | August 12, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How Do You Raise a Confident Puppy?
Getting a new puppy is extremely exciting, but it comes with major responsibilities. Making sure your puppy is confident and secure is a big part in having a happy dog. The American Kennel Club offers the following tips to help new owners build their puppy’s confidence and raise an easygoing dog. Among them: Meet new […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-do-you-raise-a-confident-puppy/ | June 17, 2013
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Dog Toys: Play Time with a Purpose
Dog Toys: Play Time with a Purpose We've all seen a puppy or adult dog playing with toys and having a great time doing so. Did you know, however, that different types of toys actually teach your dog different skills and help him develop? They provide mental stimulation and exercise, help teach instructional commands […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-toys-play-time-with-a-purpose/ | April 19, 2013