Showing content tagged with: puppies

Expert Advice: Basic Training Who’s Walking Who? Tips to Teach Loose Leash Walking
Header photo by GDH Trainer Erin Rakosky. AKC GoodDog Helpline Trainer Erin Rakosky shares two of her favorite exercises for encouraging your dog to walk politely by your side – not pulling ahead, dragging you along on the walk! .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; } .video-container iframe, .video-container […] | June 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Grooming 12 Steps to Dazzling Dog Teeth
If there is one area of canine grooming that is often overlooked, it is the dog's teeth. Most dog owners remember to brush the coat until it shines and to clip the nails so they don't click on the floor, but not everyone cares for their dog's teeth. Brushing is important because it cleans away […] | May 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Teething Pain? There’s a Toy to Help With That
We're always being asked about behavioral, training and anxiety issues. Commonly reported issues like destructive chewing, separation anxiety and puppy teething can all be mitigated or even eliminated with doggie toys. We have some solutions to help make your job easier, and we’ll be sharing some of these tried and tested puppy-focused solutions with you […] | May 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Baby Steps: Socializing Shouldn’t Be Scary for Your Puppy
Is every attempt to "socialize" a puppy really good for him? Sometimes puppies are forced to endure unpleasant, emotionally damaging situations when their owners follow advice that was given with good intentions. To ensure that our pup receives every opportunity for optimal mental and physical development, we often need to stop, take a calming breath, […] | May 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Health Testing What Items Should Be Included In A Puppy Kit For New Owners?
ASK AKC Dear AKC: My Bulldog will soon be having her first litter. What should be included in a puppy kit for the new owners? -- Novice Breeder Needs  Dear Novice: A great way to insure a new puppy's continued success with their new family is to provide an abundance of resources for each new owner. As a longtime […] | May 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Travel Best Airline For Pet Travel
ASK AKC Dear AKC: I am having my new Golden Retriever puppy shipped from Minnesota to Philadelphia at the end of the month. Do you recommend a certain airline to book travel with? Most of the airlines allow pet travel but I want to ensure that my puppy is safe. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. […] | May 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Best Time to Bring a Puppy Home from the Kennel/Breeder
ASK AKC Dear AKC: I am considering buying a Chihuahua from a breeder who is letting the pups go at 6 weeks old. I have always heard that puppies should not be weaned until they are at least 8 weeks. Should I consider a different breeder? -- Early Arrivals Dear Early: Every breeder has their […] | May 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues My Dog Pees In Her Crate
Ask AKC   Dear AKC: I have a 4-month-old German Shepherd Dog. She is wonderful, loving, sweet, and does all that she can to please. However, we have a big problem. She is peeing in her crate every night. I read that by 4 months this should stop - it hasn't. She comes out in the […] | May 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Flea & Tick Prevention: 5 Reasons to Use Them This Summer
Spring has sprung and summer is peeking around the corner! As the chilly winter fades, the lure of the great outdoors calls to us and our family pets. Unfortunately, it also rings in the full-blown season of fleas, ticks and mosquitos. Let’s talk about the benefits of protecting our pets against these pesky parasites.   […] | May 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training New Dog Owners Must Avoid Mistakes in Puppy Rearing
A Few Puppy Don’tsHaving a new puppy is a lot like parenting. We need to find the line between being overprotective and providing the puppy with a safe environment to let his personality develop. A few of the don’ts about puppy rearing: Puppies love to play, but don’t get too rough. Be careful playing games […] | May 12, 2015

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