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Expert Advice: Puppy Health What Does It Mean When Your Puppy Sheds His Coat?
There is not much in this world cuter than a puppy. Besides their downy ears and ridiculous antics, part of their undeniable appeal is their soft puppy coats. Unfortunately for adoring owners, puppyhood doesn’t last forever. Loss of puppy coat is a normal part of your dog’s growth, but it can be alarming for first […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-does-it-mean-when-your-puppy-sheds-his-coat/ | July 29, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training The Right Toys at the Right Time for Your Puppy
Puppies love toys. During the puppy's period of rapid development, from 8-weeks-to-9-or-10-months-old, it's important to give him appropriate toys for his age. Breed may also play a role in what toys become his favorites: a hound will naturally enjoy anything he can chase after and carry; terriers are natural diggers and tuggers; and a gundog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-right-toys-at-the-right-time-for-your-puppy/ | July 29, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Here’s What That Funny Puppy Behavior Really Means
Puppies do the funniest things! Do they know they’re funny? Maybe not, but they are usually having fun. Dogs are especially playful animals; not every species actually engages in play. One thing is certain – dogs like to make their people happy. Here are a few things you may see that are perfectly normal and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/heres-what-that-funny-puppy-behavior-really-means/ | July 29, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How To Prevent Your Dog From Stealing Food
Catch your dog with his nose on the counter? Some dogs are "counter-surfers," meaning they see what kind of food they can steal from any number of places, including right off your counter. When a dog tries to steal food, and he succeeds, he learns that he gets a reward, which only reinforces the behavior. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-prevent-your-dog-from-stealing-food/ | July 29, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How To Help Your New Puppy Deal With Separation Anxiety
Imagine, if you can, being a little baby, cared for and safe with your parents and siblings. Then imagine being abruptly removed from everything you know and plopped down in a new place, with new people, new sounds, smells, and sights. Sounds pretty scary, doesn't it? That's how a new puppy feels when you bring […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-help-your-new-puppy-deal-with-separation-anxiety/ | July 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why You Should Keep in Contact With Your Breeder
Image courtesy of Penny Riddle, AKC Breeder of Merit Since you purchased your puppy from a responsible breeder, you've probably developed a relationship with him or her. After all, this person is an expert on the breed and on your puppy's specific bloodline. He or she planned the litter and raised the pups for the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-you-should-keep-in-contact-with-your-breeder/ | July 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Health How to Spot And Avoid A Sick Puppy
Your puppy's health is your responsibility and there are several easy steps you can incorporate into daily life to protect him and monitor his health. Some steps are more obvious than others, but by following these guidelines, you can ensure his good health and protect him from possible dangers. Set up regular appointments with your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-spot-and-avoid-a-sick-puppy/ | July 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How To Be Patient With Your New Puppy
Photo courtesy of Lori Toth, AKC Breeder of Merit There is so much you're trying to teach your new puppy, that it can feel overwhelming: house-training, sleeping through the night, not to nip, not to chew, and all the other household rules you've established. Add to that a puppy's natural curiosity and energy, and you […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-be-patient-with-your-new-puppy/ | July 28, 2016
Chocolate Labrador retriever puppy eating the spilled dog food on the floor outside his dish.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health How To Safely Change Your Puppy’s Food
Your puppy is rapidly developing his muscles, bones, cognitive abilities, and immune system and needs food that meets his nutritional requirements. That's why he should be fed a high-quality puppy food that will have the right balance of ingredients and nutritional density to aid his rapid growth. Your breeder may send you home with a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-safely-change-your-puppys-food/ | July 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training 8 Tips To Help Your New Puppy Adjust To His New Home
You've chosen a puppy, bought supplies, puppy-proofed your home, and established some household rules. Now it's time to bring your new puppy home. Of course you're excited and eager to start this new bond, but try to imagine what this is like for the puppy. He's just been taken from his mother, siblings, the only […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/8-tips-to-help-your-new-puppy-adjust-to-his-new-home/ | July 28, 2016

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