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Expert Advice: News Great Pyrenees Reunited With Her Family After Three Years
A Minnesota dog was reunited with her family earlier this week after she had been missing for 985 days. The Great Pyrenees, Betty White, ventured into the woods of her owners' 13-acre property on Nov. 16, 2013 and failed to return home, devastating her family. We had the opportunity to connect with Betty White's owner, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/great-pyrenees-reunited-with-her-family-after-three-years/ | August 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog How to Have Fun and Beat the Heat With Your Dog This Summer
Did you know that the phrase "dog days of summer" actually has nothing to do with dogs? In ancient times, it referred to Sirius, the Dog Star, rising just before the sun. Happening in late July, this corresponded to the hottest time of the year. But for our purposes, we really are talking about your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-to-have-fun-and-beat-the-heat-with-your-dog-this-summer/ | August 2, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Summer Safety Tips For Dogs
Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for your dog. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips to keep your dog cool. Heat Hazards If your dog is outside on a hot day, make sure he has a shady spot to rest […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/summer-safety-tips-for-dogs/ | July 27, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Watch This Adorable Chow Chow Learn To Doggie Paddle
Teaching your dog to swim this summer? Well, this Chow Chow owner sure is. This guy holds his puppy while the dog tests out the water.   .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; } .video-container iframe, .video-container object, .video-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/watch-this-adorable-chow-chow-learn-to-doggie-paddle/ | June 30, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 5 Things All Pet Owners Should Know Before July 4
While breaking out the red, white, and blue, you should also make a few preparations to ensure your dog is safe and comfortable during the celebrations. Confirm your dog’s microchip information is up-to-date. More pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of year. If your pet is microchipped, take a moment […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/5-things-all-pet-owners-should-know-before-july-4/ | June 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Travel Dog Seat Belts: What You Need To Know To Keep Your Dog Safe
  Many dog owners take their dogs with them wherever they can -- whether it’s a day at the park or a week at the beach. No matter how long or short the drive is, though, it’s important to keep your dog safe in your car, just as you would any other passenger -- and, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dog-seat-belts-what-you-need-to-know-to-keep-your-dog-safe/ | June 15, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Keep Your Dog Cool With These Hot Weather Hacks
We all love summer, right? Warm breezes, days at the beach, country hikes, and city strolls under sunny skies. But imagine how much fun all of that would be if you had to do it in a fur coat and bare feet. That’s how dogs experience the good old summertime. So, as the mercury rises, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/keep-your-dog-cool-with-these-hot-weather-hacks/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Riding In The Car: An AKC Urban Dog Skill
AKC’s Urban Dog program teaches the skills a dog needs to live safely in a city -- no matter how big or small.   One of Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test items involves the dog riding safely in a car. To keep your dog safe in the car, follow these five basic tips. Secure […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/riding-in-car-urban-dog-skill/ | May 27, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny These Folks Just Opened Their Pool, Guess Who Was The First To Dive In?
While this spring hasn’t been as warm as recent years here in the Northeast, we’ve still had some pretty great weather and much needed rain. Luckily, though, Memorial Day is coming up soon. That means two things: delicious food (obviously) and pools are officially set to open. This Great Dane and her German Shorthaired Pointer BFF playing […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/these-folks-just-opened-their-pool/ | May 20, 2016
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick 4 Tips To Help Keep Your Dog Safe From Fleas And Ticks
Flea and tick seasons is almost in full swing, and these pests can cause serious problems for your pup. Fleas can cause severe itching and skin damage, and for every flea on your pet, there could be hundreds of eggs and larvae around your home. Ticks can hide almost anywhere, are difficult to eradicate, and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/4-tips-to-help-keep-your-dog-safe-from-fleas-and-ticks/ | March 15, 2016

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