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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: 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
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
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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
Expert Advice: News Dog from Michael Vick’s Fighting Ring Makes Huge Turnaround
​To see him now, whippy tail wagging as he greets a group of children or takes a treat from his old pals at the waterfront, it’s hard to believe that he once cowered at the sight of a human hand. To see him now, as he zips from weaves to jump, to tunnel, to tire, […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Basic Training What Never To Do If You See a Dogfight (and How to Break it Up Safely)
Two dogs got into a fight at the dog park yesterday. Afterward, everyone debated the safest way to separate fighting dogs. What do you recommend? Before we talk about the right ways to break up a dogfight, let’s first focus on the wrong ways:Never reach in with your hands to separate fighting dogs. The intense […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Five Ways to Help Your Dog Cope With Time Away from You
You and your dog, you’re like peas in a pod, BFFs, buddies, soul mates.He walks beside you in a perfect heel, gazing up at your face. He hangs on your every word and responds to any command with drill-team precision.He’s the perfect canine companion, except when you have to leave him. Then he becomes a […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Breeds with Really Cool Nicknames
Long before smushface" and "wigglebutt" became the ubiquitous dog monikers, these seven breeds were given nicknames crafted specifically for them.  the Clown Prince of Dogs At various times devotees of at least a dozen different breeds have claimed this title for their dogs. But to our knowledge only one group of fanciers has incorporated canine clowning […] | January 1, 2009
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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Five Things Puppy Owners Should Never Do
Raising a puppy can be challenging for a new owner (or even an experienced one!). We need to find the line between being overprotective and providing the puppy with a safe environment to let his personality develop.A few of the don’ts about puppy rearing: Puppies love to play, but don’t get too rough. Be careful […] | January 1, 2009

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