Showing content tagged with: socialization

Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 8 Reasons We’re All Just Like the Bulldog
  The Bulldog may be known for his heavy, thick-set body and massive, short-faced head, but he's much more than a wrinkly face. As any Bulldog lover will tell you, this breed has a lovable, gentle disposition. The calm, courageous, and friendly Bulldog is also tons of fun and attitude. Sounds like an admirable dog, […] | July 20, 2017
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Pup: Socialization
  There are one million things you can buy to pamper your new puppy, but appropriate socialization — and lots of it — is more valuable than any fancy collar, plush toy or monogrammed dog sofa. If you got your puppy from a responsible breeder, the socializing will have already begun. From birth the litter […] | July 13, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Allan Unleashed: The Role of the Dedicated Dog Breeder: Custodian or Control Freak?
  Opinion: Nothing is more frustrating to a dedicated breeder-exhibitor than hearing that a wonderful owner with unlimited potential in the sport has purchased a dog from a commercial kennel. After all, your breed parent club works hard to update its website and offer a cornucopia of relevant information. You attend dog shows regularly, breed […] | July 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Puppy Socialization Starts with the Breeder — the 4-to-6-Week Period
  Socializing puppies has traditionally been considered the responsibility of the new owner. We instruct new owners to take the puppy to classes and make sure they are exposed to a variety of people and situations. But recent research shows that encouraging a stable temperament can start even before puppies are born. Breeders can do […] | July 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Lab’s Paintings Raise Funds for Animals in Need
  Long before Dagger entered the world, his life had been planned. The Labrador Retriever was born at the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) headquarters in California, the son of a carefully selected dam and sire, screened for excellent temperament and health. At 8 weeks, he headed to the East Coast to spend his first […] | June 28, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? ​Domestic Detection-Dog Breeding Program: It’s Costly, But Makes Plenty of “Scents”
Members of the P Litter puppies (Labrador Retrievers) move about on their first day of training at the center. The P Litter (TSA/Penn Vet Working Dog Center) was whelped by a foster family and began their training at 8 weeks of age. Each member of this litter is named after a victim of the 9/11 […] | June 28, 2017
Expert Advice: Basic Training AKC GoodDog! Helpline Offers Daily Support for New Puppy Owners
  The AKC GoodDog! Helpline (GDH) is a live telephone subscription service that offers training advice to new puppy owners. The helpline trainers have been giving helpful advice to new puppy owners for more than four years, and many satisfied owners have learned that good training goes well beyond puppyhood. For the happiest, most well-adjusted […] | June 12, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices AKC Breeder Spotlight: Jennifer Young-Hopkins of Y-Farms Kennels
  AKC Breeder Spotlight: Jennifer Young-Hopkins of Y-Farms Kennels Each month, the American Kennel Club (AKC) profiles breeders to hear about how they got started, their breeding program, and their experience with AKC Marketplace. We recently spoke with AKC Breeder of Merit Jennifer Young-Hopkins of Y-Farms Kennels in Zachary, La. Here, she answers questions about […] | June 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Puck: A Predator’s Nightmare and Impressive Young Show Dog
Puck poses for a photo in Wyoming en route to the 2016 Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty in Pleasanton, Calif. That 6,400 round-mile road trip was the longest time he has been away from home.   His Australian breeders named him Puck, since each puppy in his litter carries a moniker for […] | June 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature ​This Young Pug is a Crowd Pleaser — No Matter What the Number(s)
  Shari and Kevin Curran have a very busy lifestyle in rural Texas, but somehow a charismatic Pug, named Lionel, has managed to become the centerpiece of their lives. The couple, who live on 80 acres in Canton, Texas, 60 miles east of Dallas, own horses, miniature horses, a pot-bellied pig, alpaca goats, chickens, and, […] | May 31, 2017

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