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Expert Advice: Training 10 Tips to Practice Agility at Home with Your Dog
You’ve probably seen agility on television or perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to attend a local agility trial in person. No doubt you thought it looked like a fun activity to do with your dog. Well, it is! Dog agility is one of the fastest-growing canine sports in the United States because it’s exciting, challenging, and a […] | March 27, 2019
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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Puppy Love: Make Valentine’s Day Special for Your Dog
On Valentine’s Day, we give chocolate, teddy bears, and roses to our loved ones to show our appreciation and affection. But what about our favorite canine companions? Here are some tips on how you can show your four-legged Valentine some love. Give Your Pup a Gift Show your dog some love by giving him a Valentine's […] | February 4, 2019
Expert Advice: News How to Watch the Houston World Series of Dog Shows
Boston may have cinched the World Series, but Houston has the monopoly on its canine namesake: the Houston World Series of Dog Shows, held every July at the sprawling NRG Center. If you didn't brave the Texas summer heat to attend this year, don't sweat it. On Sunday, November 11, at noon ET, you can […] | November 7, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health Can Senior Dogs Get Alzheimer’s?
One of the most common questions owners ask veterinarians about their senior dogs is "Can senior dogs get Alzheimer's?" You may have noticed that your senior dog has started slowing down, or that she seems disoriented and anxious. Some of this is normal aging, but your dog could also have the canine equivalent of Alzheimer’s: […] | October 9, 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: News Former “America’s Got Talent” Finalist Sara Carson Introduces Us to “Doggy Dancing”
There’s dancing, and then there’s dancing. While the throbbing chaos of a mosh pit holds an allure for some, it’s hard to beat the crisply calibrated turns of a tango, or the daring dips of a foxtrot. The key to success, of course, is choreography. And it’s no different with the canine version. Doggy dancing […] | April 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Training Understanding How Your Dog Sees the World Can Make You a Better Trainer
You may have seen deaf dogs responding to the hand signals of their owners, and perhaps, you use hand signals with your own dog. But no doubt, you do a lot of talking to your dog, too. Have you ever wondered which would be easier for him to understand, spoken words or visual cues? What is the […] | February 23, 2018
Expert Advice: Feature What Does Responsible Dog Ownership Mean? — Trainer Edition
  I smelled the stench before I saw her, sort of like a landfill on a 92-degree day. A mottled gray and once-white shaggy blur ran down the hall into my arms, and I was in love, no matter what my nose told me. This cuter-than-a-teddy-bear puppy had darted into my boyfriend’s office when he […] | September 18, 2017
Expert Advice: Sports Dog Sports and Activities for Senior Dogs
Participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. Fortunately, there are many sports that are suited to dogs of […] | September 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Dogs Made for Millennials
  According to one study, about 75 percent of adults in their 30s own dogs, compared to only half of the general population. Some people have called dogs "the millennial baby." Among millennials who purchased homes in 2016, many more were motivated by their dogs than by their desire to have kids. Whether you plan […] | August 28, 2017

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