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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Great Indoor Games To Play With Your Dog
There’s nothing worse than a rainy day, for both you and your pup. But even though you’re stuck inside, you can still engage in meaningful activities with your dog that can stimulate him mentally and physically. So, next time there’s inclement weather, don’t let it spoil your fun. Try out these games and activities to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/great-indoor-games-to-play-with-your-dog/ | February 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Training The Ins and Outs of Potty Pad Training
For all the joy and excitement of bringing home a new puppy, potty training can be enough to make you wonder what you were thinking. In fact, one of the most popular questions on The AKC GoodDog! Helpline is how to potty train a puppy. The goal of potty training is simple, but the details […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-ins-and-outs-of-potty-pad-training/ | February 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Introduce Your Puppy to His New Home
Bringing home a new puppy is incredibly exciting. But there’s so much to do to make your puppy’s transition a success. From puppy proofing your house to purchasing chew toys, to starting potty training on the right foot, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. To put you on track and ensure a happy dog for years […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-introduce-your-puppy-to-his-new-home/ | January 31, 2019
German shepherd puppy playing fetch outside
Expert Advice: Advanced Training How to Teach a Dog to Fetch or Retrieve
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Erin Rakosky tells us how to get any dog interested in picking up and retrieving toys. Fetch is a great game to play with your dog and also a good way to exercise your pet. Some dogs naturally pick up fetch while others may have no interest. Some dogs like the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-teach-a-dog-to-fetch-or-retrieve/ | January 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Fun, Cognitive Training Games To Make Your Dog Smarter
There are lots of objectives when it comes to training your dog, but beyond the obvious skill and relationship building aspects to training, another advantage is that it challenges your dog and ultimately makes him smarter. And who says it can't be fun? Beyond basic obedience training, there are also plenty of fun games for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/fun-cognitive-training-games-for-dogs/ | January 23, 2019
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Expert Advice: Fitness How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Every Day?
If you own a dog, you have probably found yourself wondering “How much exercise does a dog need every day?” Depending on your schedule, that question might sometimes sound more like “How much exercise does a dog really need every day?” As with people, the answer varies from dog to dog and is dependent on […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-much-exercise-does-dog-need/ | January 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories It’s Cold Outside! The Perfect Dog Sweaters for Your Pup
Just as we humans get cold in chilly weather, your dog may, too. And while Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, other northern breeds, and dogs with dense coats may be just fine in winter, short-haired, small, and light-bodied breeds could use an extra layer of protection. Old or infirm dogs may not tolerate the cold well, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-sweaters/ | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Health Testing for a Stronger Breed
Whether you're buying for the show ring or to serve as a companion, health screenings are among the key factors potential owners should consider before choosing a puppy. Increasingly, breeders are turning to health testing to ensure they are doing all they can to create strong matches between dogs that result in healthier puppies. The Canine […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/health-testing-for-a-stronger-breed/ | October 9, 2018
Boy teaching his Sealyham Terrier puppy to come
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Teach Your Puppy These 5 Basic Commands
Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-puppy-these-5-basic-commands/ | September 25, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 71 Unique Dog Names for Girls and Boys
We've all heard 'em: Buddy. Charlie. Abby. While stereotypical names do truly represent some pups out there, they're not for everyone. If you're looking for unique dog names in 2018, we've got you covered! One way to add a personal touch to the process is by taking your interests into account. Also, instead of naming […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/unique-dog-names/ | September 1, 2018

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