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Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Peeing on the Rug?
Kay R. writes, "I have tile throughout the first floor of my house and a few throw rugs. My puppy always wants to pee on those rugs. I have taken them all up, but want to put them back. Any suggestions?" It is very normal for puppies to do this; they naturally prefer to eliminate […] | July 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How and When Should I Begin Training My Two Littermate Puppies?
William T. writes, "I have two puppies (littermates that are 4 months old). At what age should I start training them to sit and stay, and can I teach them together or would it be better to teach them separately?" You’re in a tricky situation! It is difficult to train and properly socialize two puppies […] | June 19, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? How to Convince Your Parents to Get a Dog: Tips for a Successful Conversation
"The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother — and they'll settle for a puppy every time." That one-liner by Winston Pendelton is one way to convince mom and dad to get a dog. However, if you really want to add a canine companion to your family, there are […] | June 15, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Choosing the Best Homes for Your Puppies
As a breeder, it may feel like you are extending your family with each puppy that moves on to a new owner. Finding the perfect home, however, can be tricky. Knowing the right questions to ask and picking up on warning signs can ensure a happy life for every puppy in your litter. Interviews: Asking […] | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health Spaying and Neutering Your Puppy or Adult Dog: Questions and Answers
Spaying and neutering your puppy or dog: We answer some of the most common questions pet owners have about these surgeries. | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Biting Me?
Sandra C. asked what to do about her young Australian Shepherd that likes to nip at her and sometimes bites hard enough to draw blood. AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Paisley Lunchick offers up some advice. Biting is a normal part of being a dog and serves a variety of functions. Some breeds, such as the […] | May 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training The Power of Proper Socialization — Puppy Training Classes Pay Off
Most dog owners have no doubt heard about the importance of socializing their puppy. Proper socialization means providing positive experiences with as many new people, dogs, and situations as possible. It’s essential for developing a confident and well-adjusted adult dog that is comfortable with all life has to offer. Unfortunately, despite the significance, many people […] | May 16, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy These Sweet Pics of Mama Dogs With Their Pups
Ah, Mother’s Day! A time for Sunday brunch, homemade macaroni bracelets, endless greeting cards, and colorful bouquets. Here at the AKC, we're celebrating canine moms and their pups. There may not be gifts or fancy meals involved, but dogs show their love for one another in dozens of adorable ways. | May 13, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: My Puppy Won’t Leave the Cat Alone
Sharon C. of Maine, asks: How can I teach my puppy not to latch onto my highly dog-friendly cat? He latches on and won’t let go unless I pick him up by his collar. Dogs and cats living together can be complicated. Even if your feline doesn’t seem to mind your puppy’s behavior, it is […] | May 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 9 Bloodhound Videos to Rejuvenate Your Soul After a Long Work Week
Bloodhounds are born to follow a scent. Their noses are so keen that they're often utilized by police and search and rescue groups for their ability to follow a trail long after it’s gone cold. According to the American Bloodhound Club, there is even a bumper sticker floating around that says, “Support a Bloodhound, get […] | April 27, 2018

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