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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 31 Pictures of Puppies to Swoon Over When You’re Feeling Blue
Looking for cute images of puppies? We've got you covered! This slideshow of adorable dogs is sure to bring a smile to your face, no matter what mood you're in. After all, who doesn't want to be charmed by a bunch of squishable pup faces?! Interested in getting a puppy of your own? Determine which […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/images-of-puppies/ | August 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: Is Cayenne Pepper Safe to Use as a Chewing Deterrent?
Joann M. asks, "Is it harmful to make a paste of cayenne pepper and apply it to chair legs as a dog repellent?" We understand that puppy teething can be a challenge. Although cayenne pepper may not be harmful to your puppy if swallowed, it may cause irritation to his eyes if he accidentally rubs […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/cayenne-pepper-dog-repellent/ | August 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition How Many Times a Day Should a Dog Eat?
First-time dog owners (and even experienced dog owners) have a host of decisions to make when they bring home a new dog. From what to name their canine companion to what type of food to feed him, the list can feel overwhelming. One of the most common questions is: How many times a day should […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/how-many-times-a-day-should-a-dog-eat/ | August 15, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 6 Things That Regularly Confuse the Heck out of Puppies
There's arguably nothing cuter than watching a puppy encounter certain things for the very first time. Our lives are full of objects that puppies find strange or downright scary. Here are six things that baffle puppies in the most adorable way. Vacuums It is most likely the noise of the vacuum that confounds puppies — […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-that-confuse-puppies/ | August 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Stop My Puppy From Attacking My Legs and Clothes?
Sabrina M. writes, "I have run into a problem with my puppy that I have not had before. My 11-week-old female is going into attack mode: growling, grabbing clothes, and biting legs. I have tried multiple techniques to stop it. We are currently using timeouts. Do you have any other techniques that might work? We […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/aggressive-puppy-biting-ask-our-trainers/ | August 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Preventing Body Sensitivity — The Importance of Handling Exercises
Cuddling and petting your dog is fun for both of you, but when it comes time for grooming and other forms of handling, such as teeth brushing or checking for ticks, many dogs run for cover. One terrible coat mat or clipped nail quick, and your dog will decide the brush, or nail trimmer is an […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/preventing-body-sensitivity/ | August 3, 2018
Expert Advice: News Puppy Yoga Is a Real Thing and We’re Ready to Try It ASAP
Have you ever heard of puppy yoga? Unfortunately, it does not require training your canine companion to do downward-facing dog. It's actually just like a normal yoga class — except puppies roam free throughout the room, spreading joy and providing entertainment. (Sounds pretty amazing, right?) Although the pups are sometimes incorporated into simple yoga poses, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/puppy-yoga/ | July 31, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: Should I Train My Puppy By Himself?
Margaret P. writes, "We have two dogs and we are able to help take in a 4-month-old puppy. All of them are male. When training a puppy, is it okay to do it in the presence of the other dogs or should I make sure they are separated when training?" We applaud you for taking […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/training-a-puppy-ask-our-trainers/ | July 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Chewing on My Hand?
Janice M. writes, "My yellow Labrador Retriever pup is about 5 months old. Anytime I try to reward/pet him on the head or scratch behind his ears, he turns his head to chew on my hand. He does this with my husband and our 5-year-old. Our 5-year-old doesn't like to pet him because of the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/stop-dog-from-chewing/ | July 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Microchips: A Win-Win-Win for Puppy, Buyer, and Breeder
A microchip is universally helpful for puppy, pet owner, and you, the breeder. For the Puppy The immediate importance of pet identification (ID) is often overlooked. This is because pet owners know they will be keeping a watchful eye on their newest family member for successful house-training and to make sure the puppy does not […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/microchips-puppy-buyer-breeder/ | July 13, 2018