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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Early Puppy Training Is an Important Foundation
Every holiday season, our family gathers for a celebration between Christmas and New Year. Several of our young grandchildren are between the ages of 5 and 8. In wintertime in Western Pennsylvania, a fire is often started in the fireplace during the late afternoon or evening hours. The young ones ask how a fire is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/early-puppy-training-foundation/ | July 31, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle How to Find a Quality Golden Retriever Puppy
Finding a quality Golden Retriever puppy can be a daunting task. Experienced Golden owners will agree on the two most important elements in searching for a pup: a reputable breeder, and a quality pedigree. Good breeders understand the importance of pedigree. They select their breeding stock using dogs with parents, grandparents, and other ancestors who […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/find-golden-retriever-puppy/ | July 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training When Crate Training Goes Wrong – My Puppy is Soiling his Crate!
Many owners use a crate to assist in house-training their puppy. Crates are excellent tools for house-training, as well as for giving your dog a safe place to relax throughout their life. However, some puppies have accidents inside their crate - the very problem you're trying to avoid by using the crate! It's a common […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/when-crate-training-goes-wrong/ | July 22, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Tips for Getting your Dog to Come to You – Every Time You Call!
“Come” is the most important word that you will teach your dog, and if it is trained using positive reinforcement and play, you are more likely to have a successful, reliable recall. Maintaining a solid recall is a lifelong training effort that includes enthusiasm, consistency, and most importantly, rewards – lots and lots of rewards! […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/tips-dog-come-call1/ | July 22, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions How to Prevent Tear Stains on Your Dog’s Face
With white-coated breeds such as Bichons Frises, many at some point in their life will develop those very distracting, ugly, red-brownish tear stains underneath their eyes, around their muzzles, and in between their toes. The cause can be related to health issues, shape of the eye, blocked tear-ducts, puppy teething, ear infection, allergies (either food or environmental), […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/tear-stains/ | July 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Teaching A Dog To Swim: Canine Swimming Lesson 101
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Breanne Long shares some tips on introducing your dog to the water so they have a positive experience and learn to love to swim. Many breeds are natural-born swimmers. Many retrievers and spaniels will swim with little encouragement, but dogs with body types less suited to swimming, like Bulldogs, may need more […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teaching-a-dog-to-swim-canine-swimming-lesson-101/ | June 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization: Does Gender Matter?
Every litter is a new and exciting adventure. The months of research into pedigrees, rereading notes on dogs that appear in various pedigrees and evaluating their influences, have come to fruition, and the future is now in the whelping box. The genetics are set; now the puppy socialization begins. Handling puppies daily from day one […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/on-socializing-puppies-does-gender-matter/ | June 11, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Health Concerns
New dog owners should take the time to learn the signs of potential health problems that might develop as a puppy matures into an adult dog. Here are some of the conditions to watch for: Allergies In dogs, allergies often show up as skin conditions, itchy ears, head-shaking, scratching, or bald or raw spots, though […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-health-concerns/ | June 10, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Three Reasons to Microchip Your Dog
If you haven’t yet microchipped your dog, hear us out. There’s a reason this process, which involves implanting a rice-sized chip between a pet’s shoulder blades, is so popular and highly recommended by veterinarians, breeders, and animal-rescue organizations. In fact, it’s even become law in Ireland, England, and Scotland for all dogs to be microchipped. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/three-reasons-to-microchip-your-dog/ | June 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Puppy Socialization: Why, When, and How to Do It Right
Socializing your puppy is key to ensuring you'll have a happy, confident, and well-adjusted dog for life. Below, learn the best time to socialize your puppy, how to do it right, and why it's important. When to Socialize Your Puppy From 7 weeks to 4 months of age, your puppy goes through a socialization […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-socialization/ | June 4, 2015