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Expert Advice: News AKC Veterinary Outreach Program
The AKC Veterinary Outreach Program welcomes the veterinary community to the AKC website. Did you know that the AKC is the only registry for purebred dogs that routinely inspects breeders using its registry, and eliminates from the registry those who do not meet AKC standards for humane care and canine welfare? Did you know that […] | June 17, 2014
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues 5 Tips For a Hyperactive Dog
By Mary Burch, Ph.D., AKC's Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy Director, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist It’s one of the most commonly reported behavioral concerns of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy dog owners. The complaint is that the dog is “hyper” or “too active.” In most cases, the problem is really that the […] | May 20, 2014
Expert Advice: Advanced Training The Importance of Respecting the Rights of Disabled People
Passing the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is a worthy goal and a significant accomplishment for pet owners.  Well-socialized dogs with basic obedience training are more apt to live out their lives in loving homes, and are less likely to be rehomed or surrendered to shelters. Passing the CGC test does not give dogs the right to go […] | January 28, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training When Should You Start Training Your Puppy?
It used to be that trainers and veterinarians recommended that puppies begin training classes as soon as they were old enough to have all of their vaccines and boosters. What this meant was that some puppies didn't get to class until they already had behavioral issues and were headed down the path to a problem […] | January 15, 2014
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Empty Nesters: Adding a Dog to Your Life
A very attractive 50-something year old woman took her seat beside me on the plane. Within a few minutes, she looked at the carry-on bag under my seat and said, "What's in the bag?" I thought it was an odd question, but I replied. "A sandwich and some books." She began to laugh. "I'm so […] | January 13, 2014
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Supervising Puppy Play Sessions
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is the American Kennel Club’s popular puppy training program. STAR is an acronym that stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner, all the things every puppy needs to get started on the right paw in life. Socialization means letting your puppy interact with other people and dogs. While there are […] | November 18, 2013
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How Do You Raise a Confident Puppy?
Getting a new puppy is extremely exciting, but it comes with major responsibilities. Making sure your puppy is confident and secure is a big part in having a happy dog.  The American Kennel Club offers the following tips to help new owners build their puppy’s confidence and raise an easygoing dog. Among them: Meet new […] | June 17, 2013
Expert Advice: News Issue Analysis: Dispelling the Myths of Cropped Ears, Docked Tails, Dewclaws, and Debarking
  Purebred dogs are purpose-bred dogs and come in all shapes and sizes. The characteristics that make each of these dogs unique also help them perform the function for which they were bred. The physical appearance of the dogs illustrates this, and is also an important part of the breed’s history. For example, the thick […] | May 22, 2013
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog How To Host a Puppy Playdate
How To Host a Puppy Playdate   By Kathy Santo   One of the best ways to socialize your puppy is to host regular get-togethers with four-legged guests. Here are seven ground rules that should be set in place before the parties (yes, plural) get underway. 1. Stick to quiet guests. At least initially. This […] | May 7, 2013
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Dog Toys: Play Time with a Purpose
Dog Toys: Play Time with a Purpose   We've all seen a puppy or adult dog playing with toys and having a great time doing so.  Did you know, however, that different types of toys actually teach your dog different skills and help him develop?  They provide mental stimulation and exercise, help teach instructional commands […] | April 19, 2013

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