Showing content tagged with: puppies
Expert Advice: Fitness How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Every Day?
If you own a dog, you have probably found yourself wondering “How much exercise does a dog need every day?” Depending on your schedule, that question might sometimes sound more like “How much exercise does a dog really need every day?” As with people, the answer varies from dog to dog and is dependent on […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-much-exercise-does-dog-need/ | January 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories It’s Cold Outside! The Perfect Dog Sweaters for Your Pup
Just as we humans get cold in chilly weather, your dog may, too. And while Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, other northern breeds, and dogs with dense coats may be just fine in winter, short-haired, small, and light-bodied breeds could use an extra layer of protection. Old or infirm dogs may not tolerate the cold well, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-sweaters/ | January 14, 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/ | January 10, 2019
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