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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: 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
The Busy Person’s Guide to Dog Training
Expert Advice: Basic Training The Busy Person’s Guide to Dog Training
Don’t think you have time to dedicate to training your dog? Think again. After your dog has been socialized and taught the basic commands, just 15 minutes a day should maintain your pet’s good behaviors. Here are three times even the busiest person can squeeze in a training session or two: While You’re Watching T.V. […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Basic Training Should You Paper or Pad Train Your Dog?
The answer? Why not! If you live in a city or another area that doesn’t have easy access to the outdoors, paper-training is an easy and effective way to housebreak your puppy. Here's how: To start, you’ll need newspapers and an old vinyl shower curtain, or puppy training pads. Choose a room with a floor that is easily wiped clean, […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Build a Great Relationship With Your New Puppy — Four Training Strategies
By LeAnn Miller You just got home with your gorgeous fluff of a pup, and you have grand visions of competing in one or more of the many canine events available. Or maybe you’d like a wonderful housepet who has great manners. How to get started? Following are some strategies to help you build your […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 6 Best Apartment Dogs
Attention, city slickers! You, too, can own a happy, adjusted dog—even in the smallest, highest studio space. These six breeds do great as apartment dogs—to them, a tiny space is more than enough as long as they receive the proper amount of exercise and socialization.  GreyhoundThey may be known for their speed while running, but Greyhounds are […] | January 1, 2009
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Does the AKC Like Mixed Breeds?
We have nearly 250,000 ways of saying, “Yes, we do!” That’s how many dogs have been enrolled in the AKC Canine Partners mixed-breed program since 2009. AKC Canine Partners enables mixes to vie for AKC titles alongside purebreds. The program’s ongoing popularity proves without a doubt that not only does the AKC like mixed-breeds, but […] | January 1, 2009

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