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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Reasons To Get A Toller And 10 Reasons Not To Get A Toller
by: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club original by Peggy O'Connell & Laurie Geyer, edited by Amanda Crane.   Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not small Golden Retrievers. Tollers are intelligent, outgoing, and affectionate, but they are not for everyone. More than many breeds, Tollers like to stay busy and they are a mental […] | August 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Five Quick Tips for Leash Training Your Puppy or Dog
1. Be a tree. If your dog pulls on the leash, stop walking! Only continue walking once your dog has put slack in the leash. Consider a head halter or front-hook harness if your dog tends to pull. 2. Don't allow your dog to approach another dog without permission from the owner. Just because your […] | August 12, 2015
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Expert Advice: News AKC Event Updates
  Event Operations is committed to providing clubs and exhibitors regular communication regarding new, changed, and clarified rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Several items at the July 2015 Board meeting were approved that have an impact on clubs and we wanted to take this opportunity to notify and explain some of them to you. Junior […] | August 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Early Puppy Training Is an Important Foundation
Every holiday season, our family gathers for a celebration between Christmas and New Year. Several of our young grandchildren are between the ages of 5 and 8. In wintertime in Western Pennsylvania, a fire is often started in the fireplace during the late afternoon or evening hours. The young ones ask how a fire is […] | July 31, 2015
Expert Advice: Feature A Pembroke Welsh Corgi Who Does It All
Carol Donnelly acquired Belli on a co-ownership agreement with breeder Vicki Sandage, and thus started a wonderful journey where this Pembroke Welsh Corgi would become the breed’s first triple champion. Carol first started working with Belli in agility, introducing many of the elements of the sport in a puppy-friendly setting. Carol uses Frisbees to build speed, and […] | July 27, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle How to Find a Quality Golden Retriever Puppy
  Finding a quality Golden Retriever puppy can be a daunting task. Experienced Golden owners will agree on the two most important elements in searching for a pup: a reputable breeder, and a quality pedigree. Good breeders understand the importance of pedigree. They select their breeding stock using dogs with parents, grandparents, and other ancestors who […] | July 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? List of Unique Dog Breeds
For purposes of imposing a consistent format at dog shows, the AKC family of breeds is divided into seven groups. The hounds, terriers, and toy dogs each have their own group. The herding dogs that move livestock are grouped together, and so are the big working dogs that pull, protect, patrol, and do other heavy work. Likewise, sporting dogs, […] | July 16, 2015
Expert Advice: News Dogs Heel, Stay, and Wag Tails at Twin Ports Obedience and Rally Trials
A tail-wagging crowd of well-trained dogs showed their skills at the Twin Ports Dog Training Club’s three days of AKC rally and obedience trials at the Four Seasons Event Center in Carlton, Minnesota, Friday through Saturday, July 10–12. The fun began on Thursday evening, with “5 for 5” run-throughs, a casual get-together where owners can get in some […] | July 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Events Dog Lovers Enjoy “Summerfest” of Canine Events in Ventura, CA on July 4 Weekend
California’s Coolest ClusterOn the July 4 holiday weekend, with temperatures ranging between a high of 75 degrees and a low of 61 degrees, the El Camino Real Summerfest cluster of dog shows and obedience and rally trials made good on its promise as “California’s Coolest Cluster.” Beautiful Seaside Park in Ventura is the perfect venue for one […] | July 10, 2015
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Expert Advice: Events Ann Arbor Annual Dog Show – July 3rd – 5th, 2015
  Finishing touches are being applied to Monroe County Fairgrounds; Monroe, Michigan for the annual dog show, hosted this July holiday weekend by Ann Arbor Kennel Club. From Friday July 3rd through Sunday 5th more than two thousand dogs will compete in Conformation, Rally, Obedience and Barn Hunt. For the first time ever, Dock Diving […] | July 6, 2015

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