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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Responsible Breeders Reach Out With a Positive Approach to Fight Anti-breeder Sentiment
As a dog trainer and an instructor for puppy socialization classes, I can’t help but notice that almost all of the purebred puppies I see (and many popular purposely-bred mixes) are not from good local breeders but were purchased through the Internet. It’s actually quite astonishing: On a whim, anyone can Google a breed, click […] | November 3, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Family Dog Photo Contest: Time To Fall Back
Saturday marked Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the U.S. Originally conceived as a way to save resources and better utilize the sunlight of the increasingly shorter days, it was first adopted in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson. Every year, we remind ourselves to “fall back” in autumn and “spring ahead” into Standard Time once winter […] | November 2, 2015
Expert Advice: News Meet Bailey: The Ghost-Hunting Dog of Savannah
Visitors and residents of Savannah, Georgia, who are hoping to catch a glimpse of something (or someone) otherworldly are getting a little help from a rather intuitive Golden Retriever. Bailey The Ghost Hunting Dog of Savannah accompanies his owner, Melynda Ware-Loomis, as she leads walking ghost tours of what is considered by some to be […] | October 27, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Are Two Puppies Better Than One? Think Twice
So you’re getting a puppy. Aww, look at how cute they are when they play together! Hey, why not get two? They’ll keep each other company while you’re at work! The kids will each have a dog. It won’t be much more trouble at all! Maybe this sounds reasonable, but usually, it’s much better for […] | October 19, 2015
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Expert Advice: Advanced Training Training Your Dog to Be a Therapy Dog
Training Your Dog to Be a Therapy Dog The AKC GoodDog! Helpline receives frequent inquiries about how to train dogs for therapy work. GDH Trainer Christie Canfield conducts therapy visits with her dog and also teaches therapy dog classes. She tells us the “who, what, when and how” of making a therapy dog. Because of […] | October 5, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Five Amazing Ways Friends Helped Me Survive the Death of My Dog
Writer James Thurber called it “this most inconsolable of sorrows,” the grief that comes with the loss of a beloved four-legged companion. In the months leading up to end for my 15-year-old Labrador Retriever, Maggie, I braced myself for a deep paralyzing misery. I had pulled her from a shelter 14 years earlier. She was […] | September 9, 2015
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Puppy Names – Cute & Unique Dog Names
Below is a list of our top 150 puppy names, inspired by the thousands of dogs that have participated in AKC sports and events over the years. We hope one of these names helps you get off to the perfect start with your new pup! Good dog names are hard to come by. In the popular television series […] | September 8, 2015
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Perks of Being a City Dog
City slickers are used the grime and the crime that comes with their territory, but when they have a dog by their side, it make the concrete jungle seem just a little more friendly. And the dog can benefit, too. Here’s why: He gets more exercise (and so do you): This subject is often the […] | September 3, 2015
Expert Advice: Feature This ‘Iranian princess’ has found joy and trust in her new surroundings
“She’s my Iranian princess,” says a 23-year-old smiling Angelina Johnson, while cuddling 72-pound Honey, an Anatolian Shepherd mix, following an obedience class. “She has blossomed into my best friend and partner,” adds Johnson, a 23-year-old Washington state resident who adopted the dog from Saving Great Animals, a Seattle-based pet-rescue organization, in February.  Originally named Hannah, […] | September 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why the Dogs Saved From Michael Vick’s Fighting Ring Are the Ones Made of Steel
In 2007, football star Michael Vick plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges for running a dogfighting ring out of his “Bad Newz Kennels” in Virginia. Fifty-one dogs were rescued during a raid, and many were rehabilitated. He served 18 months in jail, and then continued on with this professional life, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles […] | August 28, 2015

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