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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Health Testing for a Stronger Breed
Whether you're buying for the show ring or to serve as a companion, health screenings are among the key factors potential owners should consider before choosing a puppy. Increasingly, breeders are turning to health testing to ensure they are doing all they can to create strong matches between dogs that result in healthier puppies. The Canine […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/health-testing-for-a-stronger-breed/ | October 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Teach Your Puppy These 5 Basic Commands
Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-puppy-these-5-basic-commands/ | September 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Names 71 Unique Dog Names for Girls and Boys
We've all heard 'em: Buddy. Charlie. Abby. While stereotypical names do truly represent some pups out there, they're not for everyone. If you're looking for unique dog names in 2018, we've got you covered! One way to add a personal touch to the process is by taking your interests into account. Also, instead of naming […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/unique-dog-names/ | September 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Dog Breeding for Beginners: What You Should Know
Planning a litter of puppies? Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, Ph.D, DACT, professor of small animal reproduction at the University of Minnesota, answers frequently asked questions from breeders preparing to breed that promising next litter. How Often Do Dogs Go Into Heat? Bitches should have an obvious heat cycle by 24 months of age. Although […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/dog-breeding-tips-for-beginners/ | August 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 31 Pictures of Puppies to Swoon Over When You’re Feeling Blue
Looking for cute images of puppies? We've got you covered! This slideshow of adorable dogs is sure to bring a smile to your face, no matter what mood you're in. After all, who doesn't want to be charmed by a bunch of squishable pup faces?! Interested in getting a puppy of your own? Determine which […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/images-of-puppies/ | August 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: Is Cayenne Pepper Safe to Use as a Chewing Deterrent?
Joann M. asks, "Is it harmful to make a paste of cayenne pepper and apply it to chair legs as a dog repellent?" We understand that puppy teething can be a challenge. Although cayenne pepper may not be harmful to your puppy if swallowed, it may cause irritation to his eyes if he accidentally rubs […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/cayenne-pepper-dog-repellent/ | August 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition How Many Times a Day Should a Dog Eat?
First-time dog owners (and even experienced dog owners) have a host of decisions to make when they bring home a new dog. From what to name their canine companion to what type of food to feed him, the list can feel overwhelming. One of the most common questions is: How many times a day should […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/how-many-times-a-day-should-a-dog-eat/ | August 15, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 6 Things That Regularly Confuse the Heck out of Puppies
There's arguably nothing cuter than watching a puppy encounter certain things for the very first time. Our lives are full of objects that puppies find strange or downright scary. Here are six things that baffle puppies in the most adorable way. Vacuums It is most likely the noise of the vacuum that confounds puppies — […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-that-confuse-puppies/ | August 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Stop My Puppy From Attacking My Legs and Clothes?
Sabrina M. writes, "I have run into a problem with my puppy that I have not had before. My 11-week-old female is going into attack mode: growling, grabbing clothes, and biting legs. I have tried multiple techniques to stop it. We are currently using timeouts. Do you have any other techniques that might work? We […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/aggressive-puppy-biting-ask-our-trainers/ | August 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Preventing Body Sensitivity — The Importance of Handling Exercises
Cuddling and petting your dog is fun for both of you, but when it comes time for grooming and other forms of handling, such as teeth brushing, checking for ticks, and nail trimming, many dogs run for cover. One terrible coat mat or a clipped nail quick, and your dog will decide the brush or […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/preventing-body-sensitivity/ | August 3, 2018