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Expert Advice: News One-By-One Military Dogs Abandoned in Kennel Are Reunited with Handlers
After three long years, U.S. Army Specialist Vance McFarland finally has his war dog back. McFarland hadn't seen Ikar, the tactical explosive detection dog (TEDD) he deployed to Afghanistan with, since 2012. Until last week, when the pair was reunited. While deployed, Ikar and McFarland searched for roadside bombs and IEDs. “We had a dangerous […] | August 24, 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
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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Denver, Famous “Guilty Dog,” Does Not Want to Take Her Medicine
Denver, who has become famous worldwide as “the guilty dog,” because of her odd expressions, is back, making people laugh with her reaction to the prospect of having medicine dripped into her ears. Videos of the yellow Labrador Retriever’s  face have gone beyond viral to positively epidemic. The first video, posted in March 2011, was […] | July 20, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Pup Culture: 50 Years Later, LBJ’s Still in the Doghouse
The most infamous moment in the long relationship between dogs and presidents occurred on an April morning in 1964. While walking on the White House grounds with a group of visitors and his Beagles Him and Her in tow, President Lyndon Baines Johnson decided to encourage Him to bark for his guests. To do this, […] | July 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Advice from the Breeder: Beverly Verna, Regency Miniature Schnauzers
As a breeder-owner-handler of Miniature Schnauzers for the last 37 years, I have been blessed to have been able to produce a dog with a very specific look that speaks to most as “Regency.” These dogs have done well. Some have been number-one in my breed, and one is the top winner in Miniature Schnauzer history. […] | July 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Fourth of July Tips
According to AKC Reunite, the American Kennel Club’s pet identification and recovery service, the Fourth of July contributes to an increase in the volume of missing pets. The sound of fireworks can cause dogs to panic and run away. To help dog owners keep their four-legged friends safe while having a fun this Independence Day, […] | July 1, 2015
Expert Advice: News Surf Dog Champs Are Never Bored
Fourth of July is the classic American holiday, packed with classic American traditions. Most of them involve food, fireworks, and free time. In Southern California, surfing is often as much a part of the long weekend as hotdogs and sunburn. We include our dogs in almost all of these pleasures, and for the group known […] | July 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Does Your Dog Get Mad at You?
A Tip from the AKC GoodDog! Helpline Humans are busy. We work; we go to school; we have families to take care of, errands to run, social lives to maintain, and hobbies to enjoy. Sometimes your dog takes a backseat to the rest of your life. Is that why he's suddenly chewing up the furniture […] | June 25, 2015
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Expert Advice: News A Father’s Day Tribute: The Springer Spaniel Sire Who Made History
We observe Father’s Day with a look at one of the most influential canine dads of all time, English Springer Spaniel Ch. Salilyn’s Aristocrat. “Risto” in 1967 Esteemed breeder and AKC judge Pat Trotter shared an appreciation of “Risto” in the March 2006 AKC Gazette. Here is an excerpt: “The English Springer Spaniel Ch. Salilyn’s Aristocrat may […] | June 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Conformation Being an Effective Show Chairman
By Betty-Anne Stenmark "Reprinted with permission from Dogs in Review and author Betty-Anne Stenmark, from the May 2015 issue of Dogs in Review magazine." Fifteen years ago I applied for a volunteer coordinator position at an animal shelter. Before my interview, I asked myself, "What do you know about being a volunteer coordinator?” Finally it dawned on me; I […] | June 19, 2015

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