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Expert Advice: Training CGC & Me: Celebrating Fiona, the Millionth Dog to Earn Canine Good Citizen Title
The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program has been the gold standard of behavior for all dogs — both purebred and mixed breeds — since 1989. Thirty years later, one million dogs have passed their CGC test! On August 14, 2019, the AKC recognizes the millionth CGC dog — Fiona the Bernese Mountain Dog, owned […] | August 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Crisis Response Canines Bring Comfort to El Paso & Dayton
On August 3 and 4, America fell victim to two unspeakable mass shootings: One in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, which claimed 22 lives, and a second on a lively street in Dayton, Ohio, which took nine lives. When news of the tragedies hit, John Hunt and his young Rottweiler Gunther got on a plane […] | August 12, 2019
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Dog Cognition: Dogs Are Even Smarter Than You Think
How much do you know about what goes on in your pup's head? Do you believe it's all pretty simple in there? Just thoughts about dinner, the cat next door, and more dinner? Think again. Dogs have been known to learn hundred of words, do arithmetic, and guess what people and other dogs are thinking. […] | August 12, 2019
Expert Advice: News Dog Badly Scorched in Fire Becomes Therapy Dog For Burn Victims
On Oct. 23, 2018, a fire broke out in Georgia. The family had time to get their kids out, but there was no time to go back in for Taka, their nine-year-old Shiba Inu. The fire burned the entire porch, causing the floor to collapse and Taka to fall through. Taka was able to run to […] | August 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Competing in Sports with a “Challenging Dog”
In an ideal world, all dogs would be Canine Good Citizens, who are comfortable around other dogs and people in a variety of settings and can pursue any canine sport from Agility to Tracking. While this is a fantastic goal, it can sometimes feel out-of-reach — especially for many rescue dogs who might not have been […] | August 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, Therapy Dogs: What’s the Difference?
Dogs have been aiding and working with humans since ancient times, in everything from farming to hunting to protection and more. Service dogs, emotional support animals, and therapy dogs all fulfill important roles in their aid to humans, but the terms are not interchangeable: each is specifically defined, both in terms of their jobs and […] | July 31, 2019
Expert Advice: News These Crisis Response Canines Bring Smiles to Anguished Survivors
Editor’s Note: The American Kennel Club has had a long history of inclusion across our sport for exhibitors and spectators from all walks of life. This month, it is with honor that we support the LGBTQ community by adding the rainbow to our logo in honor of Pride month and the humanity it stands for. […] | June 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 6 Summer Camps for Dogs and Their Owners
On a hot, balmy summer day many think back to attending summer camp. As a child, some long for this time of the year, filled with s'mores by the fire, ghost stories, and water-sports. Yet, summer camp usually meant pre-camp goodbyes to family, friends, and even the household pet. Imagine how much more fun summer […] | June 25, 2019
Boy teaching his Sealyham Terrier puppy to come
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Teach Your Puppy These 5 Basic Commands
Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to […] | September 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Navigating the Urban Jungle With Your Pup: Tips and Tricks
Dogs that live in the big city face different challenges from those that live in the country or suburbs. Heavy traffic, large crowds, and using public transit all require special skills and an unflappable attitude. Not to mention, every walk can hold new surprises, like an encounter with a bike messenger or a passing throng […] | March 22, 2018

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