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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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Expert Advice: Health Are Rawhide Chews Dangerous for Your Dog?
When it comes to choosing the right dog chews, the options are seemingly limitless. You've likely heard that rawhide chews are particularly bad for dogs, filled with awful chemicals and waiting to be lodged into your pup's intestine. But is this really the case? Are rawhide chews safe for dogs, or are they delicious death […] | October 4, 2017
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Expert Advice: Health Are Tennis Balls Safe for Dogs?
Tennis balls are the quintessential modern dog toy. My dog can sniff them out of roadside ditches, and nothing gives her as much joy as chasing after them in a wide open field. However, tennis balls are a special toy in our household, reserved for supervised playtime. This is because, while they are undeniably one […] | October 3, 2017
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Expert Advice: Travel ​Dog Road-Trip Safety Tips for a Fun and Safe Car Trip With Your Dog
Getting ready to take your dog on a car trip? Before you hit the open road, there are a few things you can do to make sure your dog is safe in the car. That way, you can crack the windows, feel the breeze, and enjoy the scenery, knowing your dog is safe and sound. […] | October 2, 2017
Expert Advice: News What Dog Owners Should Know to Prepare for Hurricane Irma
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and in anticipation of Hurricane Irma hitting Florida and beyond, the AKC wants to make sure that both humans and animals are given the tools necessary to stay as safe as possible during natural disasters. Here is some useful information on disaster preparedness and response, how you can help, […] | September 6, 2017
Expert Advice: News Everything Dog Lovers Need to Know About Hurricane Harvey
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here is some useful information on disaster preparedness and response, how you can help, and what AKC is doing for dogs and people in need.  Please check back, as we are constantly updating this page with the most up-to-date information and […] | August 30, 2017

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