Showing content tagged with: S.T.A.R. Puppy

Expert Advice: Basic Training Basic Obedience Training For Your Dog
Finding an obedience trainer for your dog seems simple. Google the nearest dog training school, call and sign up, right? Not so fast . . . There are many factors that go into choosing the right training school for you and your dog. Certainly distance is a consideration; however, convenience shouldn’t be the only factor […] | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Watch This Wonderful Westie Put on a Head-Tilting Show
This adorable Westie named Oggie is tilting his head back and forth. Why are head-tilts so cute?! We really don't know, but we love to see 'em. Looks like Oggie has perfected his, because we're just melting watching this video.   .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; } .video-container […] | April 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Basic Training The Benefits of AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Training Classes
You’ve brought your new puppy home, purchased the right food, a leash and collar, and all other the essentials you’ve been told you need. But what’s next? You’ve heard that it’s important to get your new dog off to a good start, but you’re not exactly sure what that means. Experienced dog owners can tell […] | March 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Lucy, the Medical Alert Service Dog & Agility Expert
Patti Stanley and 18-pound Lucy, her Miniature Poodle-Miniature Schnauzer mix, were the leaders in the Run for Music 5K in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., and were a tantalizing quarter mile from the finish line when Lucy stopped in her tracks and licked Stanley's leg. “She pulled me to the side of the road and refused to […] | October 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Free Online Classes Help Owners Teach Their Dogs to Do Tricks
Looking for a fun training project for dogs and owners? You might want to try out the “Do More With Your Dog” program created by famous Hollywood trainer and AKC competitor Kyra Sundance. This goal-oriented program creates a solid foundation of obedience in the format of learning simple tricks that owners keep track of and […] | August 31, 2015
Expert Advice: News Unbelievable! You Can’t Imagine What Was Inside These Dogs
Tiki, a black Labrador Retriever, has taken her stand in the never-ending controversy over what kind of food will dogs find most appetizing. Raw meat? Bones? Home-cooked meals or kibble? It’s none of the above, according to Tiki, as veterinarians from Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital, in Mars, Pennsylvania, discovered during a two-hour operation. Her vomiting, […] | July 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Puppy Socialization: Why, When, and How to Do It Right
Socializing your puppy is key to ensuring you'll have a happy, confident, and well-adjusted dog for life. Below, learn the best time to socialize your puppy, how to do it right, and why it's important.   When to Socialize Your Puppy From 7 weeks to 4 months of age, your puppy goes through a socialization […] | June 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Help! My Puppy Won’t Stop Nipping
It was a typical question sent to an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy instructor. “I need help, I just adopted a terrier puppy and he bites when he is playing. His teeth are like needles. How can I teach him not to bite?” It’s hard to believe how much those needle-like tiny teeth can hurt when a rambunctious […] | May 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Grooming 12 Steps to Dazzling Dog Teeth
If there is one area of canine grooming that is often overlooked, it is the dog's teeth. Most dog owners remember to brush the coat until it shines and to clip the nails so they don't click on the floor, but not everyone cares for their dog's teeth. Brushing is important because it cleans away […] | May 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Training Shelter Dogs: Let’s Shake on That
If you want to improve your skills as a dog trainer, one way to do this is to get plenty of experience training dogs of all shapes and sizes. Since most of us are not in a position to have a house full of dogs of multiple breeds and sizes, a good way for trainers to […] | May 22, 2015

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