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Expert Advice: Advanced Training Cute Trick – Are You Telling the Truth? Cross Your Paws!
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Milena Barreto has taught her Standard Poodle, Phoebe, dozens of tricks, and they entertain with her repertoire during their therapy dog visits to hospitals and assisted living centers. Here she tells us how to teach a cute one: Cross Your Paws! This is an easy trick to teach your dog when […] | July 9, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? So You Think You Can Live With the World’s Smartest Dog?
They are the undisputed braniacs of the canine universe. Whether they’re chasing lost lambs on craggy Scottish hillsides, blasting through agility courses, giving the “eye” to a herd of cattle, or wowing readers and television viewers with thousand-word vocabularies, the Border Collie never fails to astound. Their busy, no-nonsense take on the world has been […] | July 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Teach Your Dog to Answer YES and NO
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Milena Barreto has taught her Standard Poodle, Phoebe, dozens of tricks and they often entertain as a therapy dog team at assisted living centers and hospitals. Here, she tells us how to teach one of the crowd favorites. What can be more rewarding than showing off that your dog is a […] | June 10, 2015
Teach Your Dog a New Trick: Under the Bridge
Expert Advice: Basic Training Teach Your Dog a New Trick: Under the Bridge
AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Milena Barreto has taught her Standard Poodle, Phoebe, dozens of tricks and the two often entertain on their therapy dog visits. Here, Milena tells us how to teach your dog to go Under the Bridge! This is a fun and easy trick to teach your dog. Your dog learns how to crawl under your upraised […] | June 8, 2015
Expert Advice: News Pappy Anniversary! Papillon Joins AKC Century Club
Papillon celebrates 100 years in AKC Stud Book In 1915 the AKC registered an itty-bitty dog named Joujou, its first Papillon. In the 10 decades since, the small breed with the big ears has beguiled American owners with its sunny personality and surprising athleticism. This year we welcome the Papillon, along with the Flat-Coated Retriever, as […] | June 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Entering Your First Agility Competition: Team Doggie’s Reflections & Suggestions
Tacarra Andrade of Novi, MI, and MACH8 Prince Doggie are the most titled team in the AKC Canine Partners program, holding eight AKC Master Agility Championships and having qualified for the AKC Agility Invitational and AKC National Agility Championships on multiple occasions. Princey is Tacarra’s first agility dog -- she had never heard of agility […] | May 27, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Training Shelter Dogs: Let’s Shake on That
If you want to improve your skills as a dog trainer, one way to do this is to get plenty of experience training dogs of all shapes and sizes. Since most of us are not in a position to have a house full of dogs of multiple breeds and sizes, a good way for trainers to […] | May 22, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Agencies for Dog Modeling
ASK AKC  Dear AKC: I have a cute yellow Labrador Retrievers and I want to try and get him into magazine ads or even TV commercials. He is definitely a sight to see. How can I get him into show business? -- Hollywood-Bound Hound in Houston Dear Hollywood: There are many different factors to consider besides just "being […] | May 18, 2015
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health What To Do When Your Old Dog Forgets Her House Training
Since Maggie entered into the phase of life known as senior, thoughts that I never dreamed I’d have keep floating through my mind, thoughts like: * I love my sponge mop, so, so much. * The world is a better place because of the existence of seven-foot-long, washable, waterproof hospital pads. * Whoever it was […] | May 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Have Fun Teaching Your Dog Fun Tricks
Five Fun Tricks You’ll Want to Show Off In just a few easy lessons, your dog can learn to be the life of the party. This manual covers “Sit Up,” “Speak,” and other crowd-pleasing tricks that never fail to delight. But trick training isn’t just for laughs. It’s a great way to spend quality time with […] | May 8, 2015

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