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Expert Advice: Puppy Training From Puppy to “Good Dog!”: Early Steps Help Ensure Puppies Become Well-Mannered Adults
AKC Gazette breed column—An experienced dog trainer points out how puppy classes and early socialization help ensure a puppy will become a well-adjusted, well-mannered adult dog. As a professional dog trainer, I get calls every day from owners looking for help. The discussion starts with me asking how I can help them. If the caller […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/from-puppy-to-good-dog-early-strategies-help-ensure-puppies-become-well-man/ | November 12, 2014
Expert Advice: News Journalist Says She Gives Up Puppies When They’re Not Cute Anymore
A writer for the Daily Mail has caught the attention of dog lovers around the world after confessing in an article that she has given up four dogs in four years.Shona Sibary’s article, published last Friday, describes the writer giving away her Husky-mix, Juno, as her daughter sobbed. She admits, “Over the past four years I […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/journalist-says-she-gives-up-puppies-when-theyre-not-cute-anymore/ | July 21, 2014
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Expert Advice: Weight Management How to Tell if Your Dog Is In Shape or Overweight
Is your dog in shape? Learn how to tell from Dr. Andrea Tu, a vet at Park East Animal Hospital in New York City.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/how-to-tell-if-your-dog-is-in-shape-or-overweight/ | June 26, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Preventing Resource Guarding: The Protective Puppy
If you notice that your puppy is beginning to protect her toys, bed, balls, food, and other prized worldly possessions, she is starting to do what animal behaviorists call "resource guarding." As with many behavior problems, the best solution for resource guarding is prevention and doing early training to keep the behavior from happening in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/preventing-resource-guarding/ | March 5, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training When Should You Start Training Your Puppy?
It used to be that trainers and veterinarians recommended that puppies begin training classes as soon as they were old enough to have all of their vaccines and boosters. What this meant was that some puppies didn't get to class until they already had behavioral issues and were headed down the path to a problem […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/start-training-your-puppy/ | January 15, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training 5 Things You Should Know Before Starting to Train Your Puppy
Before you start training your puppy, there are a few things that you should know.Training is important. It helps you bond with your pooch and show her what’s expected of her. It will also help her feel more secure, as she will understand what you want from her.Training is based on reward and correction. Note […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/on-your-marks-get-set-train/ | January 9, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Bringing Home Puppy: How To Crate Train Your New Furry Friend!
Congratulations on your new puppy!  Once your bundle of joy is home, it’s a good idea to begin crate training.  Your puppy’s crate will essentially become its bedroom – a place to go rest when he needs to get away – as well as keep him safe when you’re not home.  Crate training takes time […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/bringing-home-puppy-how-to-crate-train-your-new-furry-friend/ | December 17, 2013
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Supervising Puppy Play Sessions
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is the American Kennel Club’s popular puppy training program. STAR is an acronym that stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner, all the things every puppy needs to get started on the right paw in life. Socialization means letting your puppy interact with other people and dogs. While there are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/supervising-puppy-play-sessions/ | November 18, 2013
Expert Advice: Grooming A 14-Day Guide to Bathing Your Puppy
Your dog can learn to love the bath in as little as two weeks. Here’s how: By Eve Adamson Day one: Sit on the bathroom floor (or wherever you will be bathing, next to the tub you will be using). Call your puppy. Give him a treat. Day two: Do it again. Day three: Put […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/a-14-day-guide-to-bathing-your-puppy/ | October 21, 2013
Expert Advice: General Health Tear Stains on Dogs
By Shawn Messonnier, DVM Does your dog have tear stains? Ever seen one with them? The American Kennel Club offers insights on removing these from your dog. Most conventional tear stain-removing agents can be effective, but usually they contain the antibiotics tylosin or tetracycline. These antibiotics have been shown at low dosages to decrease the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/canine-conditions-tear-stains-on-dogs/ | June 20, 2013

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