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Owner and yellow Labrador Retriever walking on the side of a street.
Expert Advice: Home & Living Tips on Finding the Perfect Dog Walker for Your Pup
Whether your dog is an active pup who requires a few miles of jogging each day or a couch potato, exercise and mental stimulation are important for all dogs. So, what happens if you work long hours, have an erratic schedule, or are physically unable to give your dog the required exercise? As a responsible […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/finding-a-dog-walker/ | July 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Choosing a Doggy Daycare for Your Pup
If you’re a dog owner who works long hours or has an unpredictable schedule, leaving your dog home alone for long stretches is trying for both you and your dog. In fact, “A dog that must endure long days (six or more hours) without appropriate exercise can suffer quite a bit of stress,” says Aïda […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/choosing-a-doggy-daycare/ | July 9, 2019
Bichon Frise puppy chewing on a rug.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Bored Dogs: How to Recognize Doggy Boredom (and Help!)
Originally, different dog breeds were bred to have different jobs. Even companion breeds were meant to spend all day with their humans. But these days, most dogs get everything they want for free with no work involved. Plus, they spend hours alone while we go off to work or to run errands. So, do dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/bored-dogs-how-to-recognize-doggy-boredom-and-help/ | April 24, 2019
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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

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