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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
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Dog Lover’s Travel Guide
Maybe it’s a work-related excursion or simply a leisurely adventure, but there’s no doubt every dog owner who needs to travel has debated whether to take the dog or leave him home. Whether the journey is across town or across the country, if you decide to take your dog, here is some information that will […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-lovers-travel-guide/ | January 29, 2018
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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/6-tips-keep-fido-from-running-amok/ | 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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/ask-our-trainers-holiday-travel-tips/ | 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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/4-tips-safe-stress-free-holiday/ | December 7, 2017
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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/decorate-your-kennel-for-the-holidays/ | December 5, 2017
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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/take-precautions-to-prevent-kennel-cough/ | December 5, 2017