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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 6 Ways to Save Money on Pet Expenses
We love our furry friends, but sometimes pet expenses can cause an unexpected dent in our wallets. Being unable to afford the cost of pet maintenance is one of the top three reasons dogs are relinquished to rescue networks, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy. But like most things, a little planning and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-to-save-money-on-pet-expenses/ | February 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Dog Dental Care: How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?
Your dog’s dental health is just as important as your own and should be one of the things you take care of on a daily basis, especially since it’s not something your pup can do for himself. As you think about your best friend’s dental care, have you ever wondered exactly how many teeth dogs […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-many-teeth-do-dogs-have/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Teach Your Puppy These 5 Basic Commands
Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-puppy-these-5-basic-commands/ | September 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner The Dos and Don’ts of Home Dog Grooming and Hygiene
I have a local professional groomer that my dog and I both adore. It’s cost prohibitive to take my dog as often as I would like, yet I’m intimidated to bathe, groom, and trim my dog's nails on my own. What are some ways I can manage my dog’s hygiene and grooming on my own? […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/dog-grooming-at-home/ | August 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Chewing on My Hand?
Janice M. writes, "My yellow Labrador Retriever pup is about 5 months old. Anytime I try to reward/pet him on the head or scratch behind his ears, he turns his head to chew on my hand. He does this with my husband and our 5-year-old. Our 5-year-old doesn't like to pet him because of the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/stop-dog-from-chewing/ | July 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Dog Myths Debunked: Do Dogs Need Dental Care?
Has anyone ever told you that dogs don't need dental care because they keep their teeth clean naturally by chewing? Unfortunately for our canine companions, this is not entirely true. Dental health is just as important for dogs as it is for humans. Luckily, keeping your pup's teeth clean is surprisingly simple. What You Should […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-myths-debunked-dog-dental-care/ | June 26, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health The Trouble With Toy Teeth
One of the most commonly recognized health issues of small breeds is dental disease. Find out why this problem is so prevalent in toys and what to do about it. My little dogs all have terrible breath. Why is this? This sour milk odor is usually a sign of dental disease, also called periodontal disease. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/the-trouble-with-toy-teeth/ | August 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 8 Yorkshire Terriers That Are Just Too Silly
Yorkshire Terriers may be small dogs...but they have BIG personalities. Not only are they sprightly, tomboyish, and affectionate, but they're also known for their fun, determined, and sometimes even bossy nature. Which means, if you know anything about the Yorkie, you know that they're bound to make you laugh. So without further ado, we […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/yorkshire-terriers-that-are-too-silly/ | July 21, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner Than a Human’s Mouth?
You’ve probably heard the expression “a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth" at least once in your life. Most of us have just accepted this as fact, when we think about it at all, but have you ever wondered if it is actually true? Here’s a hint: the answer is no. Apples and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-dogs-mouth-cleaner-than-humans/ | July 20, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny German Shepherd Puppies Versus Inanimate Household Objects
It's rumble time! These two German Shepherd pups are facing off against inanimate household objects (because those are the scariest). Watch as they go head to head against their object. Who will come out victorious? We're betting on the pups! First up, we have Nova the seven-week-old GSD pup. She's battling a door stop! […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/gsd-pups-vs-household-objects/ | June 27, 2017