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Expert Advice: Basic Training Treats: The Rewards of Dog Training
Training with Treats Just about any dog can learn such basic commands as sit, come, and heel. Some can add a few others to their repertoire. Still others may be able to master surprisingly complex tricks. No matter what level of skill you’re aiming for, training your dog simply requires an investment of time, patience and, […] | May 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Studies Imitation: Doggy see, doggy do
Research Indicates that Some Dogs Can Emulate Their Owner’s ActionsSome dogs are copycats. Experiments indicate that some breeds are capable of emulating the actions of their owners. "Where did my dog learn that?" The next time you ask yourself that question, take a look in the mirror. A study published in “Proceedings of the Royal […] | April 27, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues My Dog Doesn’t Like To Eat
Ask AKC  Dear AKC: I brought home a 7-year-old spayed Whippet/Pit Bull mix. She is a beauty and very strong willed. Her biggest problem that my vet and trainer haven't been able to help me with is eating. She doesn't like to eat. I can't use food to train, etc. I haven't been able to find […] | April 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training Training Your Dog: The Power of the Reward
Capturing Your Dog's AttentionYou might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, as the cliché says, but you can teach almost any dog to obey basic commands, trainers and handlers agree. It's best to begin training a dog at the puppy stage. Start when the puppy is about seven weeks old and […] | April 20, 2015
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Aging Dogs
He's been your loving companion for a long time. He's still by your side, but he's not as frolicsome or attentive as he once was. It's inevitable -- your beloved pet is growing old. His needs are changing, and he will depend on you more than ever to keep him healthy and comfortable. Most dogs […] | April 10, 2015
Expert Advice: News Best Dogs for Apartments
Generally speaking, breeds such as the Shih Tzu, Pug and Bichon Frise make excellent companions for apartment and condominium dwellers. They function well in confined spaces and a walk in the neighborhood is usually enough exercise to make them happy. English Bulldogs and their cousins, the French Bulldog, also need relatively little exercise and love […] | April 9, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Doggy Diet Pills: Are They Safe?
Caution is Recommended with the Use of Any Diet Pill There is a diet pill that was developed specifically for dogs and it has been the only drug shown to be safe and effective. As with humans, various diet pills have been evaluated for their ability to decrease appetite or caloric absorption. These include herbal […] | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: Basic Training Keep Up with Your Dog’s Training Through the Winter
By Mary Burch, AKC Canine Good Citizen directorBrrr, it’s cold outside!  But that doesn’t mean all of the great training momentum you and your pup have built up over the past months has to come to a screeching halt. Even though it’s winter, your dog still needs the physical and mental stimulation that come from […] | February 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle There Is No Substitute for Good Breeding
AKC Gazette breed column, Chihuahuas—Don’t be in a hurry for that great one. It is far better for a breeder to move slowly toward an eventual goal by tackling one problem at a time, collecting virtues into the genotype and breeding away from faults through careful selection.We all start at the same place, but it […] | January 22, 2015
Expert Advice: Feature Time and My Dog: Thoughts on Aging
  AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—This little gem by veteran newspaperman Boyd Wright first appeared in our January 1996 issue. Time has snuck up on me. About halfway through this past year, I turned 67; a month later my Golden Retriever, Sky, turned 9. Recently, by the traditional rule of thumb of seven dog years to […] | January 20, 2015

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