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Expert Advice: Health Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs? There Are Quite a Few Risks Involved
In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular, so it's no surprise some dog owners want to try them out. Essential oils are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. Natural, however, doesn't always mean safe. There are serious risks […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/are-essential-oils-safe-for-dogs/ | April 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 12 Tips on How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding. Say YES to the Pet!
On the big day, it’s natural to want to be surrounded by friends and loved ones, and who’s more beloved than your dog? These days, when millennials are the largest segment of pet owners, many couples want to include the dog in their wedding. After all, when you promise to share your life together, you’re […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tips-to-include-dog-in-wedding/ | March 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living Is It Safe for Dogs to Play With Plastic Water Bottles?
It’s a mystery, but dogs love to bite into plastic water bottles and hear them crunch and crackle. “Many people give them to their dog to play with, and some store-bought toys even have them instead of stuffing,” says AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb. “Diving into a wading pool filled with them is an […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/safe-dogs-play-plastic-water-bottles/ | March 19, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living How to Prep Your House for a Pet Sitter
Leaving your pets in someone else’s care can be stressful for you and your dogs. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. This checklist will help you and your pet sitter work together to keep your dogs happy, healthy, and safe while you're away. Make sure your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/how-to-prep-house-for-pet-sitter/ | March 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living 9 Every Day Items You Might Forget About That Are Hazardous to Dogs
Anyone living with a baby or toddler knows to be vigilant about household safety hazards and takes steps to keep children safe. But as a dog owner, do you take the same care to protect your pets from common household objects? Try to see your environment from your dog’s point of view and determine what […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/items-you-might-forget-that-are-hazardous-to-dogs/ | March 5, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Hi-Tech Goes to the Dogs: 16 Tech Products for Your Dog
Technology plays a part in almost everything we do today, from communication to shopping, even our health and fitness. So it’s no surprise that technology has found its way into pet care. Smartphones, smart watches, smart homes . . . why not smart dog feeders, trackers, toys, and more? According to the American Pet Products […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tech-products-for-your-dog/ | February 23, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Can Dogs Predict Earthquakes?
Dogs are amazing creatures, and some of their skills seem almost supernatural. Of course, it isn’t magic that gives dogs their extra-special abilities; they are simply able to sense things outside human perception. For example, they can smell odors and hear high-pitched noises undetectable to us. Is it possible that those super senses can help them predict earthquakes, too? As far […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/can-dogs-predict-earthquakes/ | February 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Do Different Types of Dog Sounds Mean?
Dogs are surprisingly good at communicating with people, considering they can't speak. They use body language and vocalization to express their wants, needs, and fears, but sometimes it is hard to figure out what dog sounds actually mean. Some dogs have a wider range of vocalizations than others. Rottweilers "purr," Siberian Huskies"talk," Shiba Inu "scream," and Basenjis "yodel" instead of barking. For […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-sounds-meaning/ | February 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Health 7 Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Paws
Winter is here, and for those of us in more northern latitudes, that means rain, ice, snow, sleet, slush, mud and road salt. None of these conditions will stop your dog from wanting to frolic outdoors, which means you need to be prepared to clean off whatever they pick up on their paws before it […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/7-ways-clean-dogs-paws/ | February 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: Dealing With Multi-Generations of Canines in Your Household
Joanna B. wrote that her daughter’s 10-month-old Labrador Retriever loves to get in the face of her adult Coton de Tulear, which responds by growling and snapping. The result is that the Lab puppy tries even harder to get close to the Coton. It’s very common for families to bring home a new puppy when […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ask-our-trainers-dealing-with-puppy-and-older-dog/ | February 6, 2018