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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How Can I Get My Dog To Behave Quietly At Home?
Ask AKC Dear AKC: We have a ten-month-old puppy that we got when he was three-months-old from the local shelter. He has a lot of energy and when he runs around the house he knocks things over and jumps on the kids. I keep him out in the garage most of the day now because he […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/get-dog-to-behave-quietly/ | May 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Puppy Pointers: Tips for Selecting a Canine Companion
The decision to bring a puppy into your life should be made only after the careful consideration of many factors. But that decision is just the beginning. Now comes the process of finding him. It can be joyous, nerve-wracking, time-consuming, and exhilarating. It can also be a little overwhelming. We’re here to walk you through […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/puppy-tips-selecting-canine-companion/ | May 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Raising a Healthy Dog Begins with Proper Puppy Diet
Raising a healthy dog takes more thought than just dropping some kibble in a bowl. Good food and sound nutrition habits set your puppy on the path to a long and healthy life Find out the nutritional needs for each stage of a growing pup plus what you should never do (and what you should […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/healthy-dog-puppy-diet-nutrition-feeding/ | May 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Should We Have Our Puppy Neutered?
ASK AKC Dear AKC: We have a 22 month-old Bernese Mountain Dog and we just adopted a 7-month-old Standard Poodle from the shelter. He was not well taken care of by his previous owner since he is 22 inches tall and only weighs 23 pounds. He is not neutered. We have had the puppy for four […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/should-puppy-be-neutered/ | April 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health When Will My Dog’s Permanent Teeth Come In?
ASK AKC Dear AKC: I have a four month old Golden Retriever who, it seems, was born with a mouth full of razor sharp puppy teeth. A lot of people tell me the teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth at three and four months old. This hasn't happened. When does this normally take place? -- […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-permanent-teeth/ | April 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Puppy Lemon Laws
Many states have some version of a puppy “lemon law” that requires sellers to provide certain guarantees for the puppies they sell. Such a law usually sets forth certain remedial action that the seller must take in particular cases. Usually the law provides for remedies if a puppy is found to be ill or carrying […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/puppy-lemon-laws/ | April 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Break up a Dogfight
Don’t become a victim in a dogfight. Keep in mind that aggressive dogs will attack anything in their fight zone during a confrontation. Let’s first focus on the wrong ways to stop a dogfight. Never reach in with your hands to separate two fighting dogs. The intense, violent nature of the fight may cause even […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/stopping-dog-fight-confrontation-fighting-dogs/ | April 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? New Puppy Checklist: Everything You’ll Need for Your New Puppy
Go shopping before you welcome a new puppy into your home. New dog owners should realize that a puppy requires a lot of care and attention. It’s best to make a shopping list and head to a pet store before you bring your new puppy home. Here are some basics you’ll need for your new […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/puppy-shopping-list-needs-care-preparations/ | April 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Home Preparing for a New Puppy
Caring for the New Family DogAs the owner of a new puppy, you can expect the loveable little creature to: Chew the leather handle on your guitar case, the plastic lever on your home office chair, and the wooden leg of your walnut veneer coffee table. Whimper at the side of your bed at 7:15 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/preparing-new-puppy/ | April 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Tips on Preventing Ear Infections in Your Dog
Canine ear infections are very common and certain breeds (dogs with long hanging ears) are predisposed to them. One in five dogs suffers from ear disease. The problem is more common during the warm months, when ear infections are reported to be 10 to 15 percent of all patients brought to veterinary hospitals. Ear infections […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/tips-preventing-ear-infections/ | April 1, 2015