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Expert Advice: Training With Giant Dogs Comes Giant Responsibility
Thinking about adding a giant dog to your life? There are many things to consider. Larger dogs will usually require more time spent training and grooming. Keep in mind housing and traveling — not all apartments or hotels allow dogs over a certain size. From the Anatolian Shepherd Dog to the Tibetan Mastiff and all […] | September 16, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Teaching Young Children to Respect Dogs
At every age, kids will have new questions about the family dog Let your children be helpers and take part in the training process Should you get a dog before adding kids? Or vice-versa? If you're starting here, make sure you read part 1 first. Just as dogs need to be trained, so do children. […] | September 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Introducing Your Dog to Your New Baby
Provide your dog the space – both mental and physical – to adjust to a new baby Reward dogs for behaving positively around your baby Many dogs, like people, just need an adjustment period I’ve had my share of litters – and not just canine ones. You see, I’m the mother of triplets. When Stephen, […] | September 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Training How AKC Canine Good Citizen Is Part of Being a Responsible Dog Owner
The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program is recommended for all dog owners Any dog of any age can earn their CGC Here's everything you need to know to get started Part of being a responsible dog owner is ensuring your dog is a polite member of society. And that includes preventing your dog from […] | September 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Training Alone Time for Dogs: How Much Is Too Much?
The amount of time dogs need to spend with humans varies depending on each individual pet A dog should spend no more than 6-8 hours alone during the day without a dog walker or dog daycare Recognize the signs of separation anxiety, which is a sign of stress when dogs are left alone Working humans, […] | September 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Basic Training Preparing your Dog for Back-to-School Time
Back-to-school transitions can be tough for many dogs who are used to spending all summer with their families Training is key — you can also keep your dog occupied with interactive toys and activities, which will help ease the adjustment Make time to exercise your dog and bond with your dog daily Consider taking your […] | August 26, 2019
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Could Handlers Potentially Impact the Success of Therapy Dog Sessions?
At a Glance: Researchers identified four distinct therapy dog handling styles: hands-off, permissive, authoritative, and authoritarian The new study suggests the dog's handler may impact the success therapy dog sessions Therapy dogs can have a tremendous impact on the people they interact with. From senior centers to hospitals to schools, these dogs bring joy and […] | August 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Competing in Sports with a “Challenging Dog”
In an ideal world, all dogs would be Canine Good Citizens, who are comfortable around other dogs and people in a variety of settings and can pursue any canine sport from Agility to Tracking. While this is a fantastic goal, it can sometimes feel out-of-reach — especially for many rescue dogs who might not have been […] | August 5, 2019
Expert Advice: News Remembering Chaser, the “Smartest Dog in the World”
Chaser the Border Collie—known by many as the smartest dog in the world—passed away on July 23rd, 2019 surrounded by loved ones in her hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Can Dogs Understand Nouns? At 15 years old, Chaser had a long and wonderful life, but her story began long before she was even born. After […] | August 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports From Show Champion to Service Dog: Clumber Spaniel Supports Veteran Owner
Step lively, stand and stay put, and allow the judge to scrutinize every inch of you. Shimmy the tail, act dignified and thoughtful, but exude enthusiasm. Such is the job of a show champion. Grand Champion Riley, a 5-year-old Clumber Spaniel bred by Sarah Beaird and Dennis FitzPatrick, is a top-10 champion who finds winning […] | July 22, 2019

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