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Expert Advice: Travel Dog Seat Belts: What You Need To Know To Keep Your Dog Safe
  Many dog owners take their dogs with them wherever they can -- whether it’s a day at the park or a week at the beach. No matter how long or short the drive is, though, it’s important to keep your dog safe in your car, just as you would any other passenger -- and, […] | June 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions What Is Leptospirosis And Should You Be Concerned?
Leptospirosis is a disease that affects dogs, as well as many other kinds of animals. The organism that causes leptospirosis is a spirochete bacteria and is found throughout the world. There are a very large number of Leptospira; about 230 of them have been identified. In the United States, Leptospirosis is in the environment because […] | June 14, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Keep Your Dog Cool With These Hot Weather Hacks
We all love summer, right? Warm breezes, days at the beach, country hikes, and city strolls under sunny skies. But imagine how much fun all of that would be if you had to do it in a fur coat and bare feet. That’s how dogs experience the good old summertime. So, as the mercury rises, […] | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health 10 Ways to Keep Your German Shepherd Dog Healthy
Courtesy of Annette Sackrider-Miller, AKC Breeder of Merit All dogs have their special health quirks and the German Shepherd Dog is no exception. While we can’t anticipate our dog's every need, there are a few helpful tips to keep your dog feeling his or her best. 1. Maintain a healthy weight. The breed standard says […] | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Riding In The Car: An AKC Urban Dog Skill
AKC’s Urban Dog program teaches the skills a dog needs to live safely in a city -- no matter how big or small.   One of Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test items involves the dog riding safely in a car. To keep your dog safe in the car, follow these five basic tips. Secure […] | May 27, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Why Do Dogs Pant?
If you’ve ever seen your dog panting in the summer, you know it’s because she’s trying to cool down. Or, if you have a breed such as a Pug or Bulldog, you’ve most likely seen your dog pant frequently. This heavy breathing is normal, due to their short snouts. However, there may be other, more […] | May 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Travel 18 Things You’ll Need If You Plan To Travel With Your Dog This Summer
Summer is vacation time and it's even better when our canine buddies can come along. After all, dogs love vacations, too. So, whether you're preparing for a long car ride, camping and hiking, a wide sandy beach, or a visit with old friends, here's some gear that will make traveling with your dog a lot […] | May 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny These Dogs Do Something ICE Cold When Their Owner “Isn’t Looking”
Scenario: It’s a hot and humid summer day. The only thing you’d like is a refreshing glass of icy cold water. You grab a glass and trot to the fridge, feeling overheated and sluggish, placing the glass under the ice maker to load your glass full of the cool cubes. But wait. There’s no ice...

 […] | May 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices How To Get Your Kennel Ready for Hot Weather
Summer officially arrives next month, but hot temperatures have already hit many areas of the country. Get your kennel ready for the warm weather and assure your dogs are comfortable and avoid heat stroke even on the hottest days. Clean and service your fans and air conditioners prior to using them.   Make sure your […] | May 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Samoyed’s Coat Can Handle a Range of Temperatures
How many times have we heard comments during the heat of summer such as “Boy, your dog must really get hot”? Fortunately Samoyeds, and Arctic breeds in general, have a number of ways of adapting to variations in temperature. The nature of a double coat, and the sheer abundance of coat, make for a very […] | April 25, 2016

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