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Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Keep My Baby Safe Around the Dog?
Dee S. writes that she's concerned about how her dog is acting around her 6-month-old baby. "He mouths her feet, sniffs and licks her head, hands, and feet. He takes her socks off. Is he being protective or jealous?" AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Paisley Lunchick offers up some advice. It’s always an exciting time when a […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-our-trainers-dogs-and-babies/ | June 5, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Biting Me?
Sandra C. asked what to do about her young Australian Shepherd that likes to nip at her and sometimes bites hard enough to draw blood. AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Paisley Lunchick offers up some advice. Biting is a normal part of being a dog and serves a variety of functions. Some breeds, such as the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-our-trainers-how-to-stop-a-puppy-from-biting/ | May 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: My Dog Jumps on Visitors and Won’t Stay off the Counters
Judith C. of Connecticut wrote AKC for help with her German Shorthaired Pointer pup that loves jumping on people and the kitchen counter to steal food. Heather W. of Michigan said she is having the same issue with her pair of one-year-old Labrador Retrievers. Heather says, "We are constantly telling them to stay down and pushing them down. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-stop-a-dog-from-jumping/ | May 16, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: My Puppy Won’t Leave the Cat Alone
Sharon C. of Maine, asks: How can I teach my puppy not to latch onto my highly dog-friendly cat? He latches on and won’t let go unless I pick him up by his collar. Dogs and cats living together can be complicated. Even if your feline doesn’t seem to mind your puppy’s behavior, it is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dogs-and-cats-living-together/ | May 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Basic Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Help My Dog Handle Attack Trauma?
Meghan Hamlin of Braintree, Vt., asks: My Border Collie, Molly, was attacked by another dog on her walk earlier this week. Thankfully, she's not badly hurt and is being treated by the vet, but we are worried about the effect this could have on her. Is there anything we can do to help her get […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-attack-trauma/ | April 15, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: What’s the Best Way to Teach My Dog to Stay?
Susan S. wrote to ask what is the best way to teach her Field Spaniel puppy to stay. To teach your puppy “stay,” the most important thing to remember is to take it in baby steps. Too many owners make the mistake of turning it into an endurance contest: how long can the puppy stay […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/best-way-teach-dog-stay/ | April 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Teach My Dog to Walk Nicely on a Leash?
Mary Y. wrote about her German Shepherd Dog, Tank, that pulls her along when she tries to take him for a walk. “I have tried several different tactics, but he trots along, pulling me with him. I’m at a loss.” Walking at your side is a difficult thing for a dog to do. It takes […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-our-trainers-teach-dog-walk-nicely-leash/ | March 2, 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: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Stop My Puppy From Mouthing Rocks?
Bonnie Bailey of Alexandria, Va., asks: Gunny seeks out rocks to retrieve, bury, and chew. I am concerned that Gunny will swallow a small one (although most are too big) or crack a tooth. It's not possible to remove all the rocks in the yard, so I would like to train him away from […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-our-trainers-stop-puppy-mouthing-rocks/ | January 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Get My Puppy to Stop Nipping Me?
Ngan Dinh of Frisco, Texas, asks: My 3-1/2-month-old Toy Poodle likes to bite me, especially when he gets excited with a preferred toy or when he thinks I'm taking his toy away. (He also tries to bite and jump on people when he meets them because he gets overly excited.) Every time he bites me, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-our-trainers-how-do-i-get-my-puppy-to-stop-nipping-me/ | December 6, 2017