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Expert Advice: Puppy Training Keep Your Puppy Active and Out of Trouble With Stimulation and Exercise
In the search for something to do, a bored dog can become a destructive dog, digging up your garden or chewing on the furniture for example. This is especially true of puppies because they are curious, eager to learn about the world around them, and full of energy. Plus, they may not yet understand the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/keep-your-puppy-active-and-out-of-trouble-with-stimulation-and-exercise/ | May 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories K9 Sports Sack: Pros & Cons of This Must-Have Dog Backpack Carrier
Imagine this: You’re hiking up a mountain with your dog. You get halfway back down, and your dog just stops. He’s too tired to continue. What do you do? Or, how about another situation: You live in the city and want to take the subway with your dog. Your dog is too big and too […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/k9-sports-sack-review/ | March 13, 2019
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Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Potty Train a Puppy: A Comprehensive Guide for Success
Teaching your new puppy to potty at the right time and place is one of the most important first steps you can take for a long, happy life together. House soiling is among the top reasons why dogs lose their homes or end up in shelters. Few people are willing to put up with a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-potty-train-a-puppy/ | March 2, 2019
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Beggars Can’t Be Choosers: How to Stop Your Dog from Begging at the Table
When you sit down to eat dinner, does your dog try to get in on the action?  It's hard to resist sharing your meal with your dog when he looks up at you with those eyes, but begging can quickly become a problem.  To help owners teach their dog to kick the bad habit, the AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/beggars-cant-be-choosers-how-to-stop-your-dog-from-begging-at-the-table/ | September 6, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Your Adolescent Puppy and Changes to Expect
The most challenging time of raising a puppy is the adolescent period. Dogs become “teenagers” and seem to forget everything they have ever been taught. This period is individual to each dog, but it may begin when he's about eight months old and continue until he's two years old. Adolescence does not begin and end […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/adolescent-puppy-changes/ | August 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Travel The Complete Guide to Traveling With Your Dog
Taking your dog along can make the family vacation more fun for everyone, if you plan carefully. Here are some trip tips to make traveling with your dog enjoyable. Health And Safety Health Checks. Bring your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup before going on an extended trip. Make sure all his vaccinations are up-to-date; […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/complete-guide-to-traveling-with-your-dog/ | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Dog First Aid Kit Essentials
  Emergencies can strike at any time—whether you're at home, running errands around town, or traveling far and wide. When they do occur, you need to be prepared with a dog first aid kit, along with your human supplies. Keep your kit well stocked and contained in a bag or box. That way you'll be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-first-aid-kit-essentials/ | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Training Your Dog With Rewards And Positive Reinforcement
Positive reinforcement dog training, also referred to as force-free, reward-based, or clicker training, is a method that focuses on telling your dog when he is correct, instead of only pointing out what is incorrect. This is done through a marker for correctness and timing, paired with a reward that is reinforcing to the dog. The […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/training-your-dog-with-rewards-and-positive-reinforcement/ | August 2, 2016
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Expert Advice: Basic Training Tips for Communicating and Bonding With Your Pup
It’s important for dog owners to establish a human-canine relationship built on a strong foundation of mutual trust, patience, understanding, fairness, consistency, and love. So where do you begin? Spend Time With Your Puppy Aside from feeding (one of Purina® Pro Plan’s® 30 unique dry formulas is always a great choice!) and providing health care, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-communicate-and-bond-with-pup/ | August 2, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How To Prevent Your Dog From Stealing Food
Catch your dog with his nose on the counter? Some dogs are "counter-surfers," meaning they see what kind of food they can steal from any number of places, including right off your counter. When a dog tries to steal food, and he succeeds, he learns that he gets a reward, which only reinforces the behavior. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-prevent-your-dog-from-stealing-food/ | July 29, 2016

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