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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
Expert Advice: Puppy Training The Ins and Outs of Potty Pad Training
For all the joy and excitement of bringing home a new puppy, potty training can be enough to make you wonder what you were thinking. In fact, one of the most popular questions on The AKC GoodDog! Helpline is how to potty train a puppy. The goal of potty training is simple, but the details […] | February 2, 2019
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Expert Advice: Advanced Training How to Teach a Dog to Fetch or Retrieve
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Erin Rakosky tells us how to get any dog interested in picking up and retrieving toys. Fetch is a great game to play with your dog and also a good way to exercise your pet. Some dogs naturally pick up fetch while others may have no interest. Some dogs like the […] | January 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Home & Living How to Create an Indoor Playroom for Your Dog
As many pet owners know, a bored dog with energy to burn is often a naughty dog. One secret to a well-behaved pup is making sure he has enough appropriate mental and physical stimulation every day. Otherwise, he may find his own forms of entertainment, such as figuring out how the cupboard door works or […] | January 17, 2019
Expert Advice: Training Training Your Dog to Be Your Running Companion
Running with your dog is a fun way to spend time together and helps keep both of you in tip-top shape. Plus, having a running buddy can be an important source of motivation. To train your dog to be the perfect running companion, check out the following tips. The Right Breed and Age Before you […] | January 17, 2019
Expert Advice: Training Four Lifesaving Training Games to Teach Your Dog
Training your dog to come when called is a lifesaving skill that owners must take the time to teach to puppies and older untrained dogs. But perfecting the response to this command doesn’t happen overnight, especially with easily spooked or distracted dogs. I teach these training games as a safeguard, in case a dog gets […] | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: News These AKC Trick Dog Performers Know the Benefits of Trick Training
Did you know you can earn titles for showing off fun tricks?  In fact, at the top level of AKC Trick Dog — AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer — you and your dog are required to perform a routine of tricks strung together into a story or script using at least five props. But do the performers get […] | December 13, 2018

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