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A very young Weimaraner puppy yawning and sleepy.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health How to Make Sure Your Puppy Gets Enough Sleep
Although puppies are little bundles of energy, they usually sleep 18-20 hours a day. One minute your puppy may be a miniature tornado, and the next he’s fallen soundly asleep, almost mid-dash. Sleep is essential to healthy growth, contributing to the necessary development of his central nervous system, brain, immune system, and muscles. All of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-much-do-puppies-sleep/ | August 15, 2019
Expert Advice: News Meet Bria, the Four-Legged Copilot Flying the Friendly Skies
As a member of Air Unlimited's "flight crew," Bria has racked up more frequent-flier miles than the average traveler. The six-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever has been flying the friendly skies since she was just 14 weeks old. Her owners, Charles "Chick" Gregg — one of the airline's co-owners and pilots — along with his wife […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-four-legged-copilot-flying-friendly-skies/ | July 25, 2019
Boxer puppies playing with a big rubber ball.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding How to Socialize a Puppy — Creativity and Critical Timing Are Key
Nothing is more fun than introducing a litter of puppies to the world. Interactive playtime with balls, squeaky toys, climbing obstacles, and games of hide-and-seek helps puppies put a paw print forward on socialization. Add in children and adults of all ages, backyards and basements, carpet and concrete, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, and puppies will […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/how-to-socialize-a-puppy/ | July 18, 2019
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? 9 Chain Restaurants That Have Treats For Dogs, Too
No shirt, no shoes, no service — a phrase common across the food and beverage industry. But no dogs? That's a phrase that multiple chain restaurants don't have in their vocabulary. In fact, these nine restaurants offer everything from sweet biscuit treats to canine-friendly hamburger patties. Next time you visit one of the following chains, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/five-chain-restaurants-that-have-treats-for-dogs-too/ | June 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle How CGC Preps Canines for Take Your Dog to Work Day
It's heartbreaking to leave your dog at home when you head off to work. Those sad eyes beg to come along. Well, on Take Your Dog to Work Day you can finally give in and spend your workday with your canine companion at your side. Every year, on the Friday following Father's Day, Take Your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tips-for-take-your-dog-to-work-day/ | June 13, 2019
Couple with a young child walking a Siberian Husky.
Expert Advice: Studies Why Having a Dog is Actually Great for Your Social Life — and Mental Health
When Caroline Myers moved from New York City to Nashville a few years ago, meeting new people was a priority. "As a military spouse, moving to a new location is always a challenge," the 26-year-old social worker explains. Little did she know that Riley Tucker Myers, her Labrador Retriever, would play a major role in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dog-actually-great-social-life-mental-health/ | June 5, 2019
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Expert Advice: Health Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety
Just like humans, dogs experience anxiety. While unpleasant, it is a normal and also healthy emotion. Dog anxiety can affect all breeds, but may affect each individual dog differently. Although it is something that all dogs experience from time-to-time, if disproportionate levels of anxiety are left unchecked, a dog can develop an anxiety disorder. If left […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/treating-dog-anxiety/ | May 14, 2019
Two Chinese Shar-Pei puppies wrestling in the grass outdoors.
Expert Advice: Basic Training Are They Playing or Fighting? A Guide to Evaluating Rough Pup Play
If two dogs are wrestling and it seems too rough to you, with all that growling and snarling, body-slamming, and biting of each other’s necks, should you intervene? How can you tell if dogs are playing or fighting? This is normal dog play. Puppies play with their littermates constantly. From around two weeks, when their […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/are-they-playing-or-fighting/ | May 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Introduce Your Puppy to His New Home
Bringing home a new puppy is incredibly exciting. But there’s so much to do to make your puppy’s transition a success. From puppy proofing your house to purchasing chew toys, to starting potty training on the right foot, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. To put you on track and ensure a happy dog for years […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-introduce-your-puppy-to-his-new-home/ | January 31, 2019
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Terrier Group: Planet Earthdog
Among the marvels of human ingenuity is the way various breeds of dog were developed, mentally and physically, to tackle specific jobs. Consider the farmer’s eternal war against rodents and other burrowing mammals that devastate grain stores, raid henhouses, tear up fields, dig away riverbanks, and carry disease. As their number-one weapon in subterranean warfare, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/the-terrier-group-planet-earthdog/ | January 28, 2019

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