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Expert Advice: Puppy Training It’s All Tricks Training: Preparing Your Puppy for Dog Agility
Through the tunnel, over the jumps, and around the weave poles – the canine obstacle course known as dog agility is fun to watch and even more fun to do. However, although both pure-bred and mixed breed dogs are welcome, they must be at least 15 months of age to compete. Should you wait until […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/tricks-training-preparing-puppy-for-agility/ | March 26, 2019
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Top 100 Girl Dog Names
Choosing a name for your female dog requires a little luck and inspiration and a lot of thought. After all, this is a word you'll frequently be saying for years to come. Like baby names, dog names trend in popularity. You don't meet many toddlers names Ethel, nor girl dogs named Lassie these days. Top 10 Girl […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-100-girl-dog-names/ | March 14, 2019
Three English Springer Spaniel puppies propped over a blue fence with a bright blue sky in the background.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Top 100 Boy Dog Names
While naming your male dog may not have the same lifetime significance as naming a baby boy, it's a name you and your dog will be living with for a long time, so it deserves some thought. A good dog name can actually enhance his responsiveness and improve communication between you. How to Choose the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/top-100-boy-dog-names/ | March 13, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Puppy Separation Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
When you’re raising a puppy, there can be a parade of behavioral issues that march through his—and your—life. Separation anxiety (SA) can be one of them. Understanding and recognizing SA will prepare you to do all you can to prevent the condition as well as to address it at the first signs. According to the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-separation-anxiety/ | March 13, 2019
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping They All Look Alike! Tips for Identifying Look-Alike Puppies
How on earth does a breeder distinguish look-alike puppies in a litter? In breeds that are all the same color, or have only slight color variations without unique markings, it can seem impossible. To track puppies’ growth and manage care, it’s critical to be able to tell them apart from each other. AKC asked these Breeders of Merit what they do to keep track of their babies.  Oksana Fagenboym, Rocknrolla Poodles On new-born puppies, I […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/look-alike-tips-identifying-look-alike-puppies/ | March 13, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Your Puppy’s First Vet Visit – What To Expect
Finally, it’s the exciting day you’ve been anticipating for months, maybe even years. Your new puppy is ready to come home with you. You’ve gotten your crate, food, and other supplies, you’ve chosen a place for training and socialization, and you’re ready to start an amazing adventure with a little ball of fluff who is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppys-first-vet-visit/ | March 12, 2019
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Expert Advice: Training The Importance of Teaching Your Puppy How to Be Alone
When you first get a puppy, there is so much to do to introduce him to his new home. From potty training to puppy-proofing, you might feel like your hands are full. But there is one critical step you don’t want to forget — teaching your pup how to enjoy being alone. Although it’s tempting […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/leaving-puppy-alone/ | March 8, 2019
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Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Potty Train a Puppy: A Comprehensive Guide for Success
Teaching your new puppy to potty at the right time and place is one of the most important first steps you can take for a long, happy life together. House soiling is among the top reasons why dogs lose their homes or end up in shelters. Few people are willing to put up with a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-potty-train-a-puppy/ | March 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It
Of all the repulsive habits our canine companions have — drinking from the toilet, rolling in swamp muck, licking their butts — nothing tops the disgusting practice of eating poop. Their motivation may not be to gross us humans out, but it certainly does. So much so, in fact, that poop eating is often a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dogs-eat-poop/ | March 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 6 Ways to Save Money on Pet Expenses
We love our furry friends, but sometimes pet expenses can cause an unexpected dent in our wallets. Being unable to afford the cost of pet maintenance is one of the top three reasons dogs are relinquished to rescue networks, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy. But like most things, a little planning and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-to-save-money-on-pet-expenses/ | February 27, 2019

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