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Expert Advice: Home 6 Tips for Puppy-Proofing Your Home to Keep Fido From Running Amok
Puppy-proofing should be one of the first things on any new dog parent's checklist. After all, puppies are curious creatures. They'll sniff, chew, and swallow things that interest them. Unfortunately, some of those things in your house might be harmful or poisonous to them. Therefore, make sure your home is puppy-proofed before the little one […] | December 18, 2017
Expert Advice: Travel Ask Our Trainers: Holiday Travel Tips
Terri A. of Florida asks how to get her newly adopted Poodle used to a carrier case, so he can fly with her to visit family over the holidays. Connie G. of Missouri asks for advice on her Shih Tzu that hates to travel and gets so stressed that he will not eat, sleep, or […] | December 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Home 4 Tips For a Safe and Stress-Free Holiday
Including your dog in festive holiday celebrations is all part of the fun of the season; however, your dog might not be feeling the same holiday spirit as you. At the end of the year, things don't look, sound, or even smell like they usually do, and that can cause canine confusion and anxiety. Problem […] | December 7, 2017
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Take Precautions to Prevent Kennel Cough
One dog with kennel cough can quickly lead to every dog in your kennel contracting the illness. Find out below what you can do to prevent an outbreak in your kennel or home. What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper-respiratory infection seen in dogs of all ages. Kennel cough is a […] | December 5, 2017
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Don’t Forget to Decorate Your Kennel for the Holidays!
Beautiful decorations are everywhere this time of the year, and your kennel shouldn't miss out on a chance to look festive. The dogs may not be concerned about how things look, but they'll certainly pick up on the holiday spirit that cheerful decorations generate in their humans! Whippet breeder Gail Boyd owns Town & Country […] | December 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How to Handle Resource Guarding During the Holidays
Is your dog possessive when you want to take something from her that she shouldn't have? Does she growl when someone gets near her food bowl? This is called "resource guarding." Some dogs display this type of behavior because they want to keep their "treasure" to themselves, but if it's hazardous or valuable, you need […] | December 4, 2017
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Expert Advice: Home 5 Ways the Holidays Could Harm Your Pets
The holidays are a happy time you spend with family ‚Äî and that usually includes furry, four-legged members, too! But get ready for a Yuletide bummer: You might not realize that many of your most cherished holiday traditions could actually harm your pets. Yikes! If you have a dog and want to keep him safe […] | December 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Keep Your Pups Safe: Learn About the Pet Poison Helpline & Holiday Dangers
Did you know that your puppy buyers can get a subscription to Pet Poison Helpline through their dog's AKC Reunite enrollment? It's true! Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control service available for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. Pet Poison Helpline has the ability […] | November 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Are Antlers Safe for Dogs?
Dogs love chewing on bones and antlers. This fact is reinforced in cartoons, the media, advertising, and even in our speech. Ever heard the expression, "like a dog with a bone"? On the surface, antlers seem like the perfect object for dogs to chew on. Antlers do not appear to splinter as easily as bones […] | November 2, 2017
Expert Advice: News Valley Fever: What You Should Know
The Great Dane Club of America recently held its national show in Phoenix, Ariz. on Oct. 14-20. Some human attendees have reported becoming ill with the flu since the show. There have also been some cases of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) reported in people attending the show. At this time, there have been no reports of […] | October 30, 2017

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