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Expert Advice: General Health Spring Season Has Sprung
Heartworm, Fleas and TicksPrevent the spring blues for your dog. As with all medical issues, it is better to prevent problems than to have to treat them later. Check with your veterinarian for preventive recommendations against heartworm and fleas/ticks to keep your dog in good health. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal parasitic […] | May 6, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Proofing Goofs
It was a fiery tower of flame. Or so it must have appeared to the English Springer Spaniel whose body language made it crystal clear he was having no parts of this frightening sight. The incident took place many years ago at Canada’s prestigious “Show of Shows,” an annual event that pits the previous year’s […] | May 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Submissive & Excitement Urination? You Need S.T.A.R.
One of my friends has the sweetest little Siberian Husky puppy. He's 5 months old now. "What do I do?" she said. "When I take him for walks and we meet someone, he gets so excited he tinkles." Yes, that's my friend, and she said, 'tinkles.' We've given advice on how to handle this problem […] | May 4, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Working Dogs: The Blue-Collar Dog Breeds
The AKC Working Group contains the blue-collar, lunch-bucket bruisers of dogdom, those breeds that guard flocks and families, pull carts, haul freight, perform rescues, fight wars, and do other dirty work in the service of humankind. The size and strength of these big guys make it imperative that they be bred responsibly, not only for […] | May 3, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Reasons I’m Going to Buy a Purebred Dog
Why do I want a purebred dog? Because I want a puppy whose parents have been carefully selected for health—and who have gone through a series of genetic tests to ensure that the dog I get has the best possible chance of being healthy and well-adjusted. Because when looking for my puppy, I get to […] | May 1, 2015
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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Baby Steps for Baby Dogs
By Sarah A. Ferrell "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ... it was the spring of hope ... We had everything before us." Charles Dickens could have had the joys and fears of raising the best possible […] | April 27, 2015
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Expert Advice: Cleaning Spring-Cleaning Guide for Pet Owners
Spring Cleaning Your Home: It’s Your Dog’s Home Too Fling open the windows. Mop the floors. Dust everything from book shelves to fan blades. Spring cleaning is a great way to re-boot your living space, but don’t forget to include your dog’s space in the effort. When embarking on the annual spring-cleaning ritual, make sure […] | April 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Break up a Dogfight
Don’t become a victim in a dogfight. Keep in mind that aggressive dogs will attack anything in their fight zone during a confrontation. Let’s first focus on the wrong ways to stop a dogfight. Never reach in with your hands to separate two fighting dogs. The intense, violent nature of the fight may cause even […] | April 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Home In Full Bloom: Tips for Dog-Friendly Gardens
The beautiful flowers and plants that the spring season brings can be very dangerous to your four-legged friend if ingested.  A little extra planning can give you a garden that both you and your dog will love. Here are our dog-friendly gardening tips: Poisonous plants.  There are many common flowers and plants that are dangerous […] | April 21, 2015
Expert Advice: Government Relations Don’t Have Dog Park Yet? Start Your Own!
Below is just a basic overview. For more, visit the Government Relations page. Here are the steps on the road to making a community dog park a reality. Start with a core group of committed dog park activists Talk with other individuals who are concerned about the lack of off-leash spaces. This group may form […] | April 20, 2015

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