Showing content tagged with: socialization
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Creativity and Critical Timing Are Key to Puppy Socialization
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 seniors, backyards and basements, carpet and concrete, and puppies will be well on their way. Puppy socialization […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/how-to-socialize-a-puppy/ | July 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Your Dog Could Benefit From a Training Walk With a Buddy
Everything is more fun with a friend! Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay focused when training your dog alone. However, there are some benefits to finding a partner who's also training her canine companion. Here are some ways "buddy walks” can help you and your dog. Motivation Just like with a workout partner, having […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-training-buddy-walk/ | July 9, 2018
Expert Advice: How to... Dogs in the Office: How to Keep Your Pup and Your Co-Workers Comfortable and Happy
Over the last few years, several studies have shown the benefits of allowing dogs in the workplace. For example, it reduces stress and encourages communication between co-workers, among other things. But before your canine companion can become a constant presence at your desk, here are a few questions you should ask yourself. Is My Dog Office-Ready? […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/office-dog-tips/ | June 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Dog to Work
These days, it can feel like there are dogs everywhere you turn. About 68 percent of households in the U.S. own a pet, and 60.2 million of those pets are dogs. This statistic has resulted in an attitude shift. More and more public places are being deemed appropriate for pets — including the workplace. Primarily […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/bring-your-dog-to-work-pros-and-cons/ | June 22, 2018
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-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/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/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/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/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/ask-our-trainers-dealing-with-puppy-and-older-dog/ | February 6, 2018