Showing content tagged with: puppies
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Creativity and Critical Timing Are Key to Puppy Socialization
Nothing is more fun than introducing a litter of puppies to the world. Interactive playtime with balls, squeaky toys, climbing obstacles, and games of hide-and-seek helps puppies put a paw print forward on socialization. Add in children and seniors, backyards and basements, carpet and concrete, and puppies will be well on their way. Puppy socialization […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeding-tips-best-practices/how-to-socialize-a-puppy/ | July 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Chewing on My Hand?
Janice M. writes, "My yellow Labrador Retriever pup is about 5 months old. Anytime I try to reward/pet him on the head or scratch behind his ears, he turns his head to chew on my hand. He does this with my husband and our 5-year-old. Our 5-year-old doesn't like to pet him because of the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/common-behavior-issues/stop-dog-from-chewing/ | July 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Microchips: A Win-Win-Win for Puppy, Buyer, and Breeder
A microchip is universally helpful for puppy, pet owner, and you, the breeder. For the Puppy The immediate importance of pet identification (ID) is often overlooked. This is because pet owners know they will be keeping a watchful eye on their newest family member for successful house-training and to make sure the puppy does not […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-breeding/microchips-puppy-buyer-breeder/ | July 13, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Peeing on the Rug?
Kay R. writes, "I have tile throughout the first floor of my house and a few throw rugs. My puppy always wants to pee on those rugs. I have taken them all up, but want to put them back. Any suggestions?" It is very normal for puppies to do this; they naturally prefer to eliminate […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/ask-our-trainers-how-to-stop-puppy-from-peeing-on-rug/ | July 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How and When Should I Begin Training My Two Littermate Puppies?
William T. writes, "I have two puppies (littermates that are 4 months old). At what age should I start training them to sit and stay, and can I teach them together or would it be better to teach them separately?" You’re in a tricky situation! It is difficult to train and properly socialize two puppies […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/ask-our-trainers-training-two-puppies/ | June 19, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? How to Convince Your Parents to Get a Dog: Tips for a Successful Conversation
"The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother — and they'll settle for a puppy every time." That one-liner by Winston Pendelton is one way to convince mom and dad to get a dog. However, if you really want to add a canine companion to your family, there are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/how-to-convince-your-parents-to-get-a-dog/ | June 15, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Choosing the Best Homes for Your Puppies
As a breeder, it may feel like you are extending your family with each puppy that moves on to a new owner. Finding the perfect home, however, can be tricky. Knowing the right questions to ask and picking up on warning signs can ensure a happy life for every puppy in your litter. Interviews: Asking […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeding-tips-best-practices/finding-homes-for-puppies/ | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health Spaying and Neutering Your Puppy or Adult Dog: Questions and Answers
If you’ve recently welcomed a new puppy or dog into your life, you might be wondering whether you should have your canine companion spayed or neutered. Below are answers to some of the most common questions people have about these surgeries. What is the difference between spay and neuter? Spaying. A “spay,” or ovariohysterectomy, is a […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/general-health/spaying-and-neutering-your-dog-faqs/ | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Training The Importance of Teaching Your Puppy How to Be Alone
From potty training to puppy proofing to establishing the rules of the house, your hands are full when you bring home a new puppy. But there is one step you don’t want to forget — teaching your pup how to enjoy being alone. Otherwise, he might develop problem behavior whenever you go out, like chewing […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/leaving-puppy-alone/ | May 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Biting Me?
Sandra C. asked what to do about her young Australian Shepherd that likes to nip at her and sometimes bites hard enough to draw blood. AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Paisley Lunchick offers up some advice. Biting is a normal part of being a dog and serves a variety of functions. Some breeds, such as the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/common-behavior-issues/ask-our-trainers-how-to-stop-a-puppy-from-biting/ | May 22, 2018