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Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Dog Is Right For Me?
Congratulations on making the exciting decision to bring a puppy or dog into your home. Whether your new addition will be your first dog or another in a long line of family pets and whether you’re looking for a new purebred puppy or an older rescue dog, we at the American Kennel Club hope to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/what-dog-is-right-for-me/ | November 6, 2015
Expert Advice: Grooming Why Do Wet Dogs Smell So Bad?
We’ve all had this experience—a summer day, a drive to the lake, and a refreshing dip for your and your four-footed pal in the clear cool water. Then there’s the agonizing drive home, as you try to keep your eyes on the road, even as you are about to pass out from the smell of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/wet-dogs-smell-bad/ | July 31, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Westie Do That?
The digging, the barking, the chasing: Welcome to Westie world. Don’t panic. There’s no need to sign him up for couch time with an expensive Park Avenue shrink. All you have to do is take a moment to consider what has been genetically hardwired into the spunky little critter. Once you know what drives your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-westie-do-that/ | July 6, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training The Canine Witching Hour: I’m So Tired, Why is My Dog Raring to Go?
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb addresses a frequent question from dog owners. At the end of the day, when you are ready to crash, why is my dog driving me crazy? It is a time that has been dubbed the “Canine Witching Hour.” It’s been a long day. Work was crazy. You’ve been to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-canine-witching-hour-im-so-tired-why-is-my-dog-raring-to-go/ | June 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Does Your Dog Get Mad at You?
A Tip from the AKC GoodDog! Helpline Humans are busy. We work; we go to school; we have families to take care of, errands to run, social lives to maintain, and hobbies to enjoy. Sometimes your dog takes a backseat to the rest of your life. Is that why he's suddenly chewing up the furniture […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/get-mad-at-youthink-your-dog-is-mad-at-you-its-more-likely-that-hes-bored-heres-why-from-akcs-dog-training-experts/ | June 25, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Howl?
We have all heard our dogs howl and wondered why they are, all of the sudden, channeling their inner wolf. In all reality, while we don’t quite understand it, howling is your dog’s way of communicating outside of barking and shrieking. There are several reasons why your dog may be howling. And while you may find it annoying or […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-howl/ | June 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Does Your Dog Greet You with a Body Slam?
To put this in to practice don’t push your dog away if she jumps on you, rather, stand up, don’t make eye contact. If she still won’t stop jumping, then you need to turn away. The minute her paws hit the ground pat her and tell her she’s good. If she jumps again, repeat the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-jump-owners/ | May 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Why Does My Yorkie Bark At Bedtime?
We get a lot of questions from dog owners each week asking why do their dogs behave in certain ways. One of the most common questions we get is 'why does my dog bark so often or all the time?' There could be lots of reasons why this might be happening, sometimes it is that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/yorkie-terrier-dog-bark/ | May 18, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Why Is My Dog Staring at the Wall?
Walking into a room to find your dog staring at the wall is a little disconcerting, to say the least. Is there something in the wall? Is there a ghost? Is your dog sick? This particular odd behavior inspires a lot of questions, but the answers might surprise you. Let’s take a look at […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dog-staring-at-wall/ | May 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Why Does My Female Dog Mark?
Location Can Indicate Urine-Marking by Female Dogs Female dogs also engage in urine-marking. However, the behavior could be an indication of anxiety. You may be surprised to know marking behavior is not solely in the male province. Females may also engage in this behavior, especially intact bitches in heat. Even spayed females may urine-mark from […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/female-dog-mark-urinate-behavior-scent/ | April 27, 2015