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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Bug Off: Tips on Keeping Critters Away from Your Dog
Spring is here and warmer weather and longer days are on their way.  Unfortunately, so are pesky bugs.  Critters like fleas, ticks and mosquitos are not only irritating for your dog but they can be harmful too.  Fleas are itchy and can cause your dog’s skin to become irritated or damaged.  Ticks can cause Lyme […] | April 12, 2013
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Confident Canine: Early Socialization Tips for your Puppy
Exposing your puppy to new people, places and situations early on is important, as it sets the stage in helping your dog feel confident with new experiences throughout his life. Early socialization can begin as soon as you bring your puppy home. To help your little canine feel comfortable and self-assured in social situations, the […] | April 3, 2013
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Help! My Dog Is Hyperactive
It's one of the most commonly reported behavioral concerns of 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 dog owner needs some education and the dog may need a more suitable daily schedule and exercise plan. […] | January 28, 2011
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 6 Strange Ways to Stay Fit With Your Dog
We all know that exercising is good for humans and dogs, but so much of it is so repetitive and boring that it becomes a chore. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here some alternatives to help you and your four-footed pal reach your fitness goals. Follow the Bouncing Paws Trampolines are not just […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: News Canine Influenza Virus Notice
  This notice is being sent out to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the Canine Influenza Virus to help prevent the spread of the virus to healthy (unexposed) dogs. The information provided is not intended to alarm dog owners and handlers. There are recently confirmed cases of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 strain) that […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny The Komondor Is the King of the Hungarian Livestock Guarding Dogs
Originating in Hungary hundreds of years ago, the brave and muscular Komondor’s job was to guard flocks of sheep or other livestock from predators, such as wolves or coyotes. The distinctive white corded coat of this member of the Working Group makes him particularly suited to his guarding duties. The color allows him to blend […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Should Your Dog Attend Holiday Parties?
'Tis the season for holiday gatherings! But before decking those halls, make sure you have a plan for your pet. To decide if your dog should be around for dinner parties and gift-giving events, first ask yourself the following: Is she well-socialized and fully trained? If you have a fearful, shy, or cranked-up puppy or dog, […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Puppy Training 6 Tips for Socializing Your Puppy
A well-socialized and secure puppy is a happy puppy. This means helping him early on to feel that the world is a fun and safe place to be—whether encountering other dogs, children, or strangers on the street. Ideally, your pup will be content in any setting, and even when you’re not home. Give him plenty […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Dog-Lovers
It's that time of year again! Whether or not you are getting human kisses or puppy kisses this Valentine's Day, everyone deserves to be showered in love and awesome presents. We did some digging and found the best gifts the internet has to offer for dogs and the humans who love them. For those who want […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny It’s a Dog’s Life — Lived to the Fullest
By Dorice StancherTime flies, and the years pass so quickly, especially in dog years. Is there any one of us who hasn’t let out a sigh upon realizing that their dog is no longer a puppy, and fast advancing into adulthood and finally the “golden years”? Whether you are a breeder, competitor, or pet owner, […] | January 1, 2009

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