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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel resting its head on the kitchen table begging.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Beggars Can’t Be Choosers: How to Stop Your Dog from Begging at the Table
Feeding your dog in a separate room than you dine in can help prevent begging Teach your dogs basic obedience commands to help discourage impulse-based behaviors Reward your dog for good behavior When you sit down for mealtimes, if you end up with a furry beggar at your feet giving you those big puppy-dog eyes, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/beggars-cant-be-choosers-how-to-stop-your-dog-from-begging-at-the-table/ | August 22, 2019
Vizsla puppy laying on the couch.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health When Does My Puppy Finish Growing?
Some puppies continue growing up until 24 months Larger dog breeds take longer to reach full adult size than smaller breeds Puppies require the right amount of food and exercise (not too much or too little) to stay healthy Puppies seem to grow up so fast. One day, they're little balls of furry cuteness and, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/when-does-my-puppy-finish-growing/ | August 16, 2019
A very young Weimaraner puppy yawning and sleepy.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health How to Make Sure Your Puppy Gets Enough Sleep
Although puppies are little bundles of energy, they usually sleep 18-20 hours a day. One minute your puppy may be a miniature tornado, and the next he’s fallen soundly asleep, almost mid-dash. Sleep is essential to healthy growth, contributing to the necessary development of his central nervous system, brain, immune system, and muscles. All of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-much-do-puppies-sleep/ | August 15, 2019
two puppies cause mess in house
Expert Advice: Preparing For Puppy Puppy-Proofing Tips For Your Home And Yard
Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and joined the exciting and sometimes chaotic world of dog ownership. By now, you’ve probably done some research and have an understanding of how to care for your new puppy. Your house is going to be the place where your dog spends the majority of his life, so it’s vitally […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/puppy-information/puppy-proofing-tips-for-your-home-and-yard/ | August 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Quizzes Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog?
Inspired to learn more about sports for dogs? Competing in canine sports together can improve your dog’s fitness level, sharpen his mental acuity, and improve his bond with you. And by competing in sports with your dog, you’ll see the same benefits. Take this 10-question quiz to determine which AKC event might be the best […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/which-sport-should-you-do-with-your-dog/ | July 29, 2019
Chocolate Labrador retriever puppy eating the spilled dog food on the floor outside his dish.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Feeding Fundamentals
Walk down the dog food aisle of any large pet-supply store, or peruse the shelves at a boutique pet-food shop, and you can quickly become overwhelmed. This is especially true for puppy owners, and probably even more so for first-time puppy owners. When did it get so complicated? Back in the day, dog food options […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-feeding-fundamentals/ | July 15, 2019
potty train
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Potty Train a Puppy: A Comprehensive Guide for Success
Teaching your new puppy to potty at the right time and place is one of the most important first steps you can take for a long, happy life together. House soiling is among the top reasons why dogs lose their homes or end up in shelters. Few people are willing to put up with a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-potty-train-a-puppy/ | March 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It
Of all the repulsive habits our canine companions have — drinking from the toilet, rolling in swamp muck, licking their butts — nothing tops the disgusting practice of eating poop. Their motivation may not be to gross us humans out, but it certainly does. So much so, in fact, that poop eating is often a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dogs-eat-poop/ | March 1, 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
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Introduce Your Puppy to His New Home
Bringing home a new puppy is incredibly exciting. But there’s so much to do to make your puppy’s transition a success. From puppy proofing your house to purchasing chew toys, to starting potty training on the right foot, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. To put you on track and ensure a happy dog for years […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-introduce-your-puppy-to-his-new-home/ | January 31, 2019

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