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Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Treats: How to Choose the Right Treats for Your Dog
With so many choices out there, how do you choose the best dog treats for your pup? For most dogs, food rewards are the most convenient and effective way to influence your dog's behavior. Before choosing any dog treat, make sure to review the ingredients list. Always consult with a veterinarian if your dog has […] | July 16, 2019
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Expert Advice: Training Teach Your Dog to Ride in the Car: Prevent Anxiety and Motion Sickness
When you love your dog, you want to take your pet with you wherever you go. Even if it means driving in the car. Although many dogs look forward to riding in the car, other dogs dread the experience and whine, drool, or even vomit. This can be due to motion sickness, a previous bad event in […] | May 10, 2019
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How to Stop a Dog From Barking
Dogs bark. There's no denying the fact that barking is a natural reaction for most canines. But sometimes, dog barking can become a problem and annoyance. Oftentimes, owners respond to barking in ways that fail to address long-term behavior—for example by yelling, rewarding bad habits or inconsistently disciplining. When looking for a permanent solution, keep […] | May 3, 2019
Bichon Frise puppy chewing on a rug.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Bored Dogs: How to Recognize Doggy Boredom (and Help!)
Originally, different dog breeds were bred to have different jobs. Even companion breeds were meant to spend all day with their humans. But these days, most dogs get everything they want for free with no work involved. Plus, they spend hours alone while we go off to work or to run errands. So, do dogs […] | April 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Training How to Train at Home for AKC Rally
Do you enjoy teaching your dog commands and tricks? Then the sport of AKC Rally might be for you. In Rally, a dog and his handler move together through a course made up of 10-20 signs. Each sign displays a skill to perform such as turns or behaviors like sit, down, or stay. The dog […] | March 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Training 10 Tips to Practice Agility at Home with Your Dog
All agility champions start their journey somewhere. The exciting sport of canine agility owes its heritage to the equestrian world. Now, for the first time, AKC teams up with the presenters of the Longines Masters horse show to bring the AKC Agility Premier Cup presented by EEM to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, April […] | March 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Training It’s All Tricks Training: Preparing Your Puppy for Dog Agility
Through the tunnel, over the jumps, and around the weave poles – the canine obstacle course known as dog agility is fun to watch and even more fun to do. However, although both pure-bred and mixed breed dogs are welcome, they must be at least 15 months of age to compete. Should you wait until […] | March 26, 2019
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Expert Advice: Training The Importance of Teaching Your Puppy How to Be Alone
When you first get a puppy, there is so much to do to introduce him to his new home. From potty training to puppy-proofing, you might feel like your hands are full. But there is one critical step you don’t want to forget — teaching your pup how to enjoy being alone. Although it’s tempting […] | March 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Put on a Dog Harness
Some dog owners choose to use a harness rather than a collar on their dog to make him more comfortable or to reduce the chance that he will slip off the leash. There are three different types of harnesses to choose from, and they can each be tricky to put on. This step-by-step guide will give you […] | March 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Training How Your Dog Walker Might Be Undoing Your Training
Have you ever felt like you’re doing everything right in training your dog, but he’s not progressing? Sometimes, no matter how good we are at teaching our pups, other forces hinder our success. If your canine companion seems to do well for a bit and then backslides, or a problem behavior doesn’t seem to be going away […] | February 22, 2019

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