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Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Dog Agility Equipment for Backyard Training and Just Plain Fun​
The AKC independently selected each product featured in this article. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. While we do our best to update links often, please note that prices and deals are subject to change. Whether you plan to compete or just want a fun, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-agility-equipment/ | April 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories Dog Stroller Guide: Our Picks for Small and Large Pets
The AKC independently selected each product featured in this article. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. While we do our best to update links often, please note that prices and deals are subject to change. If your dog is elderly, has lost some mobility, or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-stroller-guide-and-top-picks/ | March 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Put on a Dog Harness
Some dog owners choose to use a harness rather than a collar on their dog to make him more comfortable or to reduce the chance that he will slip off the leash. There are three different types of harnesses to choose from, and they can each be tricky to put on. This step-by-step guide will give you […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-put-on-a-dog-harness/ | March 6, 2019
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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Want to Get Happy? Walk the Dog
We all know that our dogs need walks. They need exercise, as well as mental stimulation, to be content and stable. Of course, it doesn’t hurt us to get some outdoor physical exercise, as well. So every day, we leash our dogs up and hit the pavement or the trail. But it isn’t just our […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/want-to-get-happy-walk-the-dog/ | February 18, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Great Indoor Games To Play With Your Dog
There’s nothing worse than a rainy day, for both you and your pup. But even though you’re stuck inside, you can still engage in meaningful activities with your dog that can stimulate him mentally and physically. So, next time there’s inclement weather, don’t let it spoil your fun. Try out these games and activities to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/great-indoor-games-to-play-with-your-dog/ | February 10, 2019
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia. These two words terrify large and giant breed dog owners, but the truth is hip dysplasia can happen to any size dog. This condition can drastically reduce a dog’s quality of life and is painful for owners to watch. The good news is that embracing the responsibilities of owning a large dog breed, and educating […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hip-dysplasia-in-dogs/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Zoomies: Why Your Dog Gets Hyper & Runs in Circles
Have you ever caught your dog running in circles at top speed around the backyard or house? I’m sure you wondered what he was doing. Was he stung by a bee, spooked by something, or had he turned into a wild animal? Chances are it was simply a case of the dog zoomies. According to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/what-are-zoomies/ | January 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Obesity: Why It’s Important To Manage Your Dog’s Weight
Plump puppies may be cute, but when it comes to canine health, lean is better. Still, as is true with humans, too many dogs are overweight, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). In its eighth annual survey of the girth of American pets, released in March 2015, the organization found that 53 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/fat-dogs-and-dog-obesity/ | January 22, 2019
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Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How to Provide Your Senior Dog With Proper Exercise
As our pets age, their mobility is likely going to decline. But this doesn’t mean our senior dogs don’t require any exercise. In fact, maintaining an active lifestyle will help decrease the onset of ailments, such as arthritis and muscle loss. Although your older dog might not be chasing the ball as fast or as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/provide-senior-dog-proper-exercise/ | January 18, 2019
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Expert Advice: Training Training Your Dog to Be Your Running Companion
Running with your dog is a fun way to spend time together and helps keep both of you in tip-top shape. Plus, having a running buddy can be an important source of motivation. To train your dog to be the perfect running companion, check out the following tips. The Right Breed and Age Before you […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-train-your-dog-to-run-with-you/ | January 17, 2019

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