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Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Do Different Types of Dog Sounds Mean?
Dogs are surprisingly good at communicating with people, considering they can't speak. They use body language and vocalization to express their wants, needs, and fears, but sometimes it is hard to figure out what dog sounds actually mean. Some dogs have a wider range of vocalizations than others. Rottweilers "purr," Siberian Huskies"talk," Shiba Inu "scream," and Basenjis "yodel" instead of barking. For […] | February 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: Dealing With Multi-Generations of Canines in Your Household
Joanna B. wrote that her daughter’s 10-month-old Labrador Retriever loves to get in the face of her adult Coton de Tulear, which responds by growling and snapping. The result is that the Lab puppy tries even harder to get close to the Coton. It’s very common for families to bring home a new puppy when […] | February 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Indoor Potty Training for Puppies
  There are so many good reasons to teach your puppy to go to the bathroom outside, but that is not always the most practical option. Particularly during the first few months with a young puppy, the constant trips outside during potty training may be too much of a challenge. Elderly or mobility-challenged owners may […] | September 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices ​Puppy Socialization — Preparing 6-to-8 Week Old Puppies for New Homes
  A few short weeks ago, it felt like you had all the time in the world with your new litter, but now it’s nearly time for your puppies to go home with their forever families. The 6-to-8-week period is especially critical for meeting as many people as possible and experiencing as many stimuli as […] | September 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding What Does Responsible Dog Ownership Mean? — Breeder Edition
In the whelping box: A breeder’s responsibility begins. Photo by Thru Marzena’s Lens.   “People have forgotten this truth. But you mustn’t forget it,” the fox told the Little Prince. “You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” That clever canid in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous novella was uniquely qualified to lecture on the stewardship […] | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Irma Pet-Friendly Shelters
If you are anticipating Hurricane Irma hitting your area, here are resources to find pet-friendly shelters where you can seek refuge with your pets. Georgia Georgia Emergency Management - Hurricane Irma Check for updates on Hurricane Irma. Chatham County There will be no local shelters for pets during any category of hurricane. Most if not all […] | September 7, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Harvey Pet-Friendly Shelters
If you have been affected by Hurricane Harvey or are anticipating the storm, here are resources to find pet-friendly shelters where you can seek refuge with your pets. Texas Bexar County - Hurricane Harvey There are designated shelter facilities around San Antonio. Many of the facilities include large warehouses that have been retrofitted as sleeping quarters […] | August 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Socialize Your Senior Dog
Adding a new pet to your family can be a balancing act, and if you already have a senior dog, the challenges can be even more significant. Older dogs can be set in their ways and less tolerant of the antics of a new dog or cat entering their household. Here are some tips to […] | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Basic Training Basic Obedience Training For Your Dog
Finding an obedience trainer for your dog seems simple. Google the nearest dog training school, call and sign up, right? Not so fast . . . There are many factors that go into choosing the right training school for you and your dog. Certainly distance is a consideration; however, convenience shouldn’t be the only factor […] | August 24, 2017
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Expert Advice: Conformation Looking Over the Gait: The Basics of Canine Movement
Movement involves every part of a dog’s construction, and because no two breeds move exactly alike, the study of movement can be a life’s work. Expert breeders and anatomists have written shelves full of books on the subject, and gifted photographers and filmmakers have documented canine locomotion in minute detail. Here, then, are just a […] | August 23, 2017

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