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Siberian Husky being trained with a treat outdoors.
Expert Advice: News FDA Warns Dog Owners to Stop Feeding Pig Ear Dog Treats Over Salmonella Concerns
Do not feed any pig ear treats to your dog Both dogs and humans can get sick from handling or eating pig ear treats What to do if you think you or your dog has a Salmonella infection New concerns are surfacing about pig ear dog treats. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fda-warns-pig-ear-dog-treats-connected-salmonella/ | September 6, 2019
Dalmatian licking a treat off a stick.
Expert Advice: Nutrition Best Frozen DIY Dog Treats
When I was a child, I never ate an ice cream cone without giving the final bite to my dog. He loved sharing my cold treats, but I didn't realize it wasn't the best choice for his health. Ice cream can be hard for dogs to digest because milk and cream are the base of most ice […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/alternative-ice-cream-treats-dogs/ | July 29, 2019
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/best-dog-treats-choose-right-treats-dog/ | July 16, 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/training-games-to-teach-your-dog/ | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Owners
Question: Dear Dr. Klein, Halloween is right around the corner, and as an experienced veterinarian, I suspect you’ve seen all manners of Halloween hazards for dogs. I’ve heard that chocolate or candy containing artificial sweeteners can be dangerous for dogs. Can you please explain why these are dangerous and provide a list of other Halloween […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/halloween-safety-tips-for-dog-owners/ | October 3, 2018
Dalmatian licking a treat off a stick.
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 7 Fun and Safe Ways to Spoil Your Dog
One of the joys of owning a dog is being able to pamper him with treats and fun activities. If you're looking to give your canine companion some extra-special love and attention, here are seven ways to safely spoil him. 1. Give Your Dog a Frozen Treat on a Hot Day Just like us, dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-to-spoil-your-dog/ | August 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Does Your Dog Only Listen When a Treat Is Involved? Top Tips for Lure-and-Reward Training
Lure-and-reward training is a simple and relatively quick way to teach your dog new behaviors. It works for positions like down or movements such as heeling beside you. But despite its usefulness initially, people often struggle to wean their dog off the lure and onto a hand signal or verbal cue alone. If you’ve ever […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/lure-reward-training-dogs/ | July 12, 2018
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Expert Advice: Training The Right Treats Make the Best Reward: How to Choose
There are many ways to reward your dog for a job well done. Throwing a tennis ball might be great at the end of a long “stay,” or a romp in the backyard after practicing “wait” by the door. But food treats are often the most convenient and effective way to influence your dog’s behavior. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-training-treats/ | May 25, 2018
Samoyed puppies with apples
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Apples?
You know what they say: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But, can dogs eat apples? Yes, they can! And most canines love 'em, too. Are Apples Good for Dogs? Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and phosphorus, and they’re a safe way to satisfy your pet’s sweet tooth (as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-apples/ | June 21, 2016

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