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Expert Advice: General Health Dog First Aid Kit Essentials
  Emergencies can strike at any time—whether you're at home, running errands around town, or traveling far and wide. When they do occur, you need to be prepared with a dog first aid kit, along with your human supplies. Keep your kit well stocked and contained in a bag or box. That way you'll be […] | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Establish a Routine and Boundaries With Your Puppy
Puppies present a variety of challenges as they develop. First, they’re sweet babies, following us around, looking to us for every cue. Then, just when you think you’ve got a handle on house-training, basic obedience commands, and confidence building (in both of you), baby teeth and brains seem to go right out the window, simultaneously. […] | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny See These German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies Take On A Baseball Bat
Want to know how to make a game of baseball better? Add some German Shorthaired Pointer puppies, of course! These pups are doing what pups do best; they're playing and running around together. Watch them romp around with a foam baseball bat, having a grand 'ol time.   .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: […] | August 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training ​Is it Safe to Let Puppies Play Rough?
I got a new puppy and am constantly being told not to let him do things he likes to do, like tussle with other puppies, play tug-of-war, eat treats, and jump on the furniture. Is this true? I don’t want him to get hurt, but he needs to enjoy life! Puppies roughhoused long before they […] | August 5, 2016
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed
If you’ve always wanted to own a dog but you cannot deal with tumbleweeds of dog hair around your home, or if allergies have always held you back, worry no more. We’ve compiled this list of the best dog breeds to own that don’t shed. Some dog breeds have hypoallergenic coats that produce much less […] | August 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Fun Dog Tricks You’ll Love To Show Off
Has your dog mastered the basics? If he has, it's time to check out these fun tricks. Once you've got them down, you'll be dying to show them off. And don't forget, teaching your dog tricks is a great way to build upon and reinforce his skills. They are also good exercise and an invaluable […] | August 3, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Training Your Dog With Rewards And Positive Reinforcement
Positive reinforcement dog training, also referred to as force-free, reward-based, or clicker training, is a method that focuses on telling your dog when he is correct, instead of only pointing out what is incorrect. This is done through a marker for correctness and timing, paired with a reward that is reinforcing to the dog. The […] | August 2, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How To Curb Unwanted Dog Behaviors
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb gives some advice on working with your dog and trying to stop those bad behaviors. When trying to change a dog’s behavior, owners often give up after the first unsuccessful attempt. Changing behaviors, such as jumping on people, tugging on walks, barking for attention or counter surfing, can take […] | August 2, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Tips for Communicating and Bonding With Your Pup
It’s important for dog owners to establish a human-canine relationship built on a strong foundation of mutual trust, patience, understanding, fairness, consistency, and love. So where do you begin? Spend Time With Your Puppy Aside from feeding (one of Purina® Pro Plan’s® 30 unique dry formulas is always a great choice!) and providing health care, […] | August 2, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Teaching Your Puppy To Listen
Most dog owners have experienced those frustrating moments when, despite all the training and practice, their dog simply doesn't listen to them. As you and your puppy get to know each other, it's important to remember that listening is a two-way-street: he's learning what you expect just as you're learning to tune into his signals. […] | August 1, 2016

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