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Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Dog From Chewing Things Around the House?
Cynthia S. writes, "My adult Great Dane has been exhibiting a few behavior problems. She's chewing things around the house that are not edible, but only does it when we are gone. She's great at playing outside unleashed until it's time to come in, then she takes off running and I have to chase her […] | July 10, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Your Dog Could Benefit From a Training Walk With a Buddy
Everything is more fun with a friend! Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay focused when training your dog alone. However, there are some benefits to finding a partner who's also training her canine companion. Here are some ways "buddy walks” can help you and your dog. Motivation Just like with a workout partner, having […] | July 9, 2018
premack principle
Expert Advice: Training Understanding the Premack Principle in Dog Training
Your mother may not have had an advanced psychology degree, but when she told you to eat your vegetables in order to get dessert, she was on to something. Her advice was based on the Premack Principle, a rule proposed by psychologist David Premack, which states that high-probability behaviors, like eating dessert, will reinforce low-probability […] | July 5, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Puppy From Peeing on the Rug?
Kay R. writes, "I have tile throughout the first floor of my house and a few throw rugs. My puppy always wants to pee on those rugs. I have taken them all up, but want to put them back. Any suggestions?" It is very normal for puppies to do this; they naturally prefer to eliminate […] | July 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues 6 Ways to Help a Dog That’s Afraid of Fireworks
A fear of fireworks is common among dogs. In fact, more canine companions get lost during the Fourth of July holiday than any other time of year due, in part, to local firework displays and pet owners getting distracted at family gatherings, among other things. But there are ways to help your pup overcome his fear. Here […] | July 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Basic Training How to Teach Your Dog to Shake Hands
Want to teach your pup to shake hands? Luckily, this trick is easy for dogs to learn and will wow friends and family. There are two methods you can use to train your canine companion to shake. Method 1: Wait him out Hold out your empty hand, palm up, at a height close to your […] | June 28, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Best Careers for People Who Love Dogs (Where Do We Apply?)
Dogs bring so much joy to our lives. Imagine working around them every day and getting paid for it! If you love dogs, chances are you have wondered how you can turn that passion into a living. Does the idea of a job with perks like unlimited tail wags and kisses from countless canine companions […] | June 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Stop My Dog From Barking at the TV?
Pam H. writes, "My dog will continually bark at the TV when he sees any type of animal on the screen. He will not stop barking and will not listen to me when I say 'no bark.' What do I do to make him stop barking?" Barking can be very natural for dogs, especially when […] | June 26, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Ask Our Trainers: How and When Should I Begin Training My Two Littermate Puppies?
William T. writes, "I have two puppies (littermates that are 4 months old). At what age should I start training them to sit and stay, and can I teach them together or would it be better to teach them separately?" You’re in a tricky situation! It is difficult to train and properly socialize two puppies […] | June 19, 2018
Expert Advice: News AKCLive! June 20: Dr. Mary Burch, Director of AKC’s Family Dog Program, Answers Your Questions
Things were a little different on the June 20 episode of AKCLive! This week's installment was a call-in show with Dr. Mary Burch, Director of AKC's Family Dog Program. She was in the studio to talk about AKC's Canine Good Citizen program and dog behavior. We took questions from local dog owners as well as […] | June 19, 2018

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