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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Home Alone 2: What to Do When Your Dog Barks While You Are Gone
You have just been told that while you are at work, your dog barks all day. At first you don’t want to believe it. But you know that if you were in your neighbor’s shoes, you wouldn’t want to listen to endless barking either. A big part of being a responsible dog owner is ensuring […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-barks-while-you-are-gone/ | October 30, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Leaving Their Calling Card – Curbing the Issue of Marking
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Erin Rakosky gives tips for preventing your dog from marking Marking is not relieving oneself – it is leaving small amounts of urine on items (trees, bushes, couch) to leave their “calling card” and to say “this is mine.” It seems natural for canines, but is very annoying to humans. This often […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/curbing-marking/ | October 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Prevent a Puppy From Biting
Dog-training expert and AKC Family Dog Training & Behavior columnist Kathy Santo offers the following tips on overcoming a common puppy problem: biting. Puppies’ mouths are filled with about 28 teeny-tiny razors that seem to be attracted to your fingers or toes. Although an annoying behavior, this is something that’s completely normal for teething, playful […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-prevent-puppy-biting/ | October 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Down! No! Off! Stop Jumping on Me
Even though it can be annoying to you and your guests, dogs jump on people because they're excited to greet them. Your first inclination is probably to yell “No – down!” at the dog and push them off you, but sometimes this can have the opposite effect of making the dog jump even harder. Even though […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/down-off-stop-jumping/ | October 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Are Two Puppies Better Than One? Think Twice
So you’re getting a puppy. Aww, look at how cute they are when they play together! Hey, why not get two? They’ll keep each other company while you’re at work! The kids will each have a dog. It won’t be much more trouble at all! Maybe this sounds reasonable, but usually, it’s much better for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/two-puppies-better/ | October 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Teething and Nipping; A Complete Survival Guide
Congratulations on your new puppy! Now that you have your new four-legged family member home with you, you may start to realize some of the challenges that come with a puppy, including how to survive teething and nipping. Puppies’ mouths are filled with about 28 teeny-tiny razors that seem to be attracted to your fingers […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-teething-and-nipping/ | October 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Puppies Want to Taste Everything – Dealing with the Canine Garbage Disposal
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb Many new puppy owners are alarmed when their pup explores the world by tasting every new thing they find. Grass, dirt, sticks, rocks, mulch – nothing is off limits! This is normal behavior. Many animal babies, humans and puppies included, put things in their mouths to find out […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppies-canine-garbage-disposal/ | October 6, 2015
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Puppy Names – Cute & Unique Dog Names
Below is a list of our top 150 puppy names, inspired by the thousands of dogs that have participated in AKC sports and events over the years. We hope one of these names helps you get off to the perfect start with your new pup! Good dog names are hard to come by. In the popular television series […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/puppy-names/ | September 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Pup Culture: “Alexander and Diogenes,” Landseer’s Little Joke on Us
Sir Edwin Landseer (1802–73) was Victorian England’s leading painter of canine subjects. He was said to be the Queen’s favorite artist, and to this day museums and private collectors treasure his works. But the amusing little dogatelle related here begins not in Victoria’s British Empire but in the Macedonian empire built in the fourth century […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/pup-culture-alexander-and-diogenes-landseers-little-joke-on-us/ | September 3, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Five Quick Tips for Leash Training Your Puppy or Dog
1. Be a tree. If your dog pulls on the leash, stop walking! Only continue walking once your dog has put slack in the leash. Consider a head halter or front-hook harness if your dog tends to pull. 2. Don't allow your dog to approach another dog without permission from the owner. Just because your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/five-quick-tips-for-better-leash-walking-manners/ | August 12, 2015

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