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Expert Advice: Training The Power of Proper Socialization — Puppy Training Classes Pay Off
Most dog owners have no doubt heard about the importance of socializing their puppy. Proper socialization means providing positive experiences with as many new people, dogs, and situations as possible. It’s essential for developing a confident and well-adjusted adult dog that is comfortable with all life has to offer. Unfortunately, despite the significance, many people […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/puppy-training-classes/ | May 16, 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/fun-with-your-dog/tips-to-include-dog-in-wedding/ | March 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Basic Training Pros and Cons of a Dog Trainer Coming to Your Home vs. Going to Class
One of the first things most people think about when adding a dog to their family is getting him trained. After all, training will make your new best friend well behaved, whether he's a family pet or destined for the competition ring. You have a lot of choices when it comes to training these days, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/basic-training/pros-cons-dog-trainer-home-vs-class/ | March 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What If You Could Have a Conversation With Your Dog?
When you were growing up, did you ever wish you could talk to your dog? So many children dream of being a real-life Doctor Doolittle, interpreting their pet’s woofs and growls and being able to barkback. Although that seems like a childhood fantasy, thanks to rigorous scientific research and advanced technology that might become a reality within the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/dog-to-human-translator/ | February 27, 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/did-you-know/dog-sounds-meaning/ | February 21, 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/basic-training/ask-our-trainers-dealing-with-puppy-and-older-dog/ | February 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Indoor Potty Training for Puppies
There are so many good reasons to teach your puppy to go to the bathroom outside, but that is not always the most practical option. Particularly during the first few months with a young puppy, the constant trips outside during potty training may be too much of a challenge. Elderly or mobility-challenged owners may […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/puppy-training/indoor-potty-training-for-puppies/ | September 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization — Preparing 6-to-8 Week Old Puppies for New Homes
A few short weeks ago, it felt like you had all the time in the world with your new litter, but now it’s nearly time for your puppies to go home with their forever families. The 6-to-8-week period is especially critical for meeting as many people as possible and experiencing as many stimuli as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeding-tips-best-practices/puppy-socialization-preparing-6-8-week-new-homes/ | September 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding What Does Responsible Dog Ownership Mean? — Breeder Edition
In the whelping box: A breeder’s responsibility begins. Photo by Thru Marzena’s Lens. “People have forgotten this truth. But you mustn’t forget it,” the fox told the Little Prince. “You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” That clever canid in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous novella was uniquely qualified to lecture on the stewardship […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/responsible-breeding/responsible-dog-ownership-breeder-edition/ | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Irma Pet-Friendly Shelters
If you are anticipating Hurricane Irma hitting your area, here are resources to find pet-friendly shelters where you can seek refuge with your pets. Georgia Georgia Emergency Management - Hurricane Irma Check for updates on Hurricane Irma. Chatham County There will be no local shelters for pets during any category of hurricane. Most if not all […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/hurricane-irma-pet-friendly-shelters/ | September 7, 2017