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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Big Dog, Big City: How to Make House Training Work
The first moment I met my 8-week-old Leonberger puppy, Miss Emily von Alpensee, she took one look at me and peed on the floor. I used that opportunity to open a conversation with the breeder about housetraining. "Oh, it's easy," the breeder said. "Leonbergers get it very quickly. As soon as you see the puppy […] | November 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization Starts With the Breeder
Socializing puppies has traditionally been considered the responsibility of the new owner. Breeders instruct their puppy buyers to take the puppies to classes and make sure they are exposed to a variety of people and situations. But research shows that encouraging a stable temperament can start even before puppies are born. Breeders can do a […] | November 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Distemper in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Distemper is one of the most serious diseases your dog can get. It is also one of the most preventable. Here are the facts, symptoms, treatment options, and prevention methods that every dog owner needs to know about distemper. What Is Canine Distemper? Canine distemper should sound familiar to you if your dog is up-to-date […] | November 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Bald and Beautiful American Hairless Terrier
The American Hairless Terrier (AHT) is a small-to-medium-sized terrier that is intelligent and curious. These active and trainable dogs are completely hairless, although some can have whiskers and eyebrows. Here are some fun facts about this truly American dog. 1. The American Hairless Terrier is directly descended from the Rat Terrier, a dog that was […] | November 10, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Don’t Let Dog Begging Ruin Thanksgiving
Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us, with its fantastic food and mouthwatering aromas. Most of us look forward to the special dinner that is the highlight of the day. But will your begging canine detract from the occasion? Begging is a full-time job for many dogs, and while owners complain about it, […] | November 4, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Meet the Neapolitan Mastiff – Formidable With Intruders, Loyal and Loving With Family
The Neapolitan Mastiff (also known as the Neo or Mastino) is a huge, heavy-boned dog with awe-inspiring features. These members of the Working Group are enormous, and the average male weighs 150 pounds, but the bigger the better. There is no other breed that looks quite like the Neo, and they can be distinguished from […] | October 31, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Guide Dogs
You've probably seen a guide dog out and about, but you may have misconceptions about the incredible work these dogs do. Here are a few things you may not know. 1. Guide dogs are very carefully paired with their handlers. Everything from a person’s lifestyle, hobbies, activity level, family, living arrangements, and other pets go […] | October 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Orlando Dog Training Club Holds Successful RDO Day Event
  The Orlando Dog Training Club (ODTC) hosted a successful AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day event at the downtown Orlando public library last month. The club kicked off the seminar with an introduction to selecting a breeder and the right puppy to the more than 145 people in attendance. ODTC also spoke about AKC’s Canine […] | October 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Felicity Springers: Beautiful Inside and Out
Dog show ribbons and event titles are major accomplishments that dog owners and breeders proudly acknowledge when talking about their kennels. But for one breeder with many title-decorated dogs, there’s something else that keeps her in the game. “The single biggest achievement that just makes me happier than happy... is the people who have my […] | October 26, 2016
Four brown Labrador Retriever puppies outside
Expert Advice: Puppy Health What Every Puppy Owner Needs to Know About Parvo in Puppies
The last thing any new puppy owner or dog breeder wants to hear is a diagnosis of parvo. Parvo in puppies is unfortunately a common disease with deadly consequences, which is why it is important for anyone dealing with puppies on a regular basis to be aware of the symptoms of parvo and what to […] | October 24, 2016

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