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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Great Indoor Games To Play With Your Dog
There’s nothing worse than a rainy day, for both you and your pup. But even though you’re stuck inside, you can still engage in meaningful activities with your dog that can stimulate him mentally and physically. So, next time there’s inclement weather, don’t let it spoil your fun. Try out these games and activities to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/great-indoor-games-to-play-with-your-dog/ | February 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories Top 9 Dog Boots for Winter & Cold Weather
As winter continues, it's important to remember that our canine companions also need protection from harsh weather. Short-haired dogs and breeds that are susceptible to the cold may need a jacket or sweater outdoors. And no matter how hardy your dog is, his paws should be protected from snow, ice, salt, and deicers. Icy particles […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-boots-for-winter/ | January 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories 12 Dog Toys To Help Your Pup Beat Boredom
The AKC independently selected each product featured in this article. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. While we do our best to update links often, please note that prices and deals are subject to change.– Keeping your dog's mind active is important no matter the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/12-toys-to-help-your-dog-beat-the-winter-blues/ | January 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories It’s Cold Outside! The Perfect Dog Sweaters for Your Pup
Just as we humans get cold in chilly weather, your dog may, too. And while Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, other northern breeds, and dogs with dense coats may be just fine in winter, short-haired, small, and light-bodied breeds could use an extra layer of protection. Old or infirm dogs may not tolerate the cold well, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-sweaters/ | January 14, 2019
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Expert Advice: Health How Changes in Weather Can Affect Your Dog’s Mood
Have you ever noticed that your dog's mood shifts with the weather? Storms, heat, cold, and the changing seasons affect our dogs, just like they affect us. Understanding this behavior can help you prepare your canine companion for the forecast ahead. Changing Seasons When the temperature heats up, some dogs rejoice, while others seek out […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-changes-in-weather-can-affect-dogs/ | July 5, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health 7 Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Paws
Winter is here, and for those of us in more northern latitudes, that means rain, ice, snow, sleet, slush, mud and road salt. None of these conditions will stop your dog from wanting to frolic outdoors, which means you need to be prepared to clean off whatever they pick up on their paws before it […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/7-ways-clean-dogs-paws/ | February 20, 2018
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Expert Advice: Products & Accessories 21 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Dogs And The People Who Love Them
Valentine's Day is a great time to show some love. The day can be the most fun when you spread the love to everyone, including your four-legged friends! If you're feeling like spoiling your dog this February (and they probably deserve it), here some gift ideas that are sure to impress your pup. Treats Nuzzles […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/valentines-day-gifts-for-dogs-and-their-people/ | January 29, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Does My Dog Need a Winter Coat?
With unusually cold weather across much of the country, daily dog walks may be more uncomfortable than ever, for both human and canine. Even if you've never used a coat for your dog before, as you bundle yourself up to go outside, consider whether your dog needs some protection from the cold, as well. As […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/does-dog-need-winter-coat/ | January 16, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health Coconut Oil for Dogs: Is it Really Good for Them?
  Coconut oil has become a popular supplement for humans. It's thought to have benefits like boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss, working as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, and improving cognitive skills in patients with Alzheimer's. Used topically, coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and lip balm. But pet owners are asking: Is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-coconut-oil-good-for-dogs/ | August 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Goofy Swissy Has Been There, Done That, and Isn’t Fazed by Much of Anything
Nexpa and Holly Webb had a busy week at the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog of America National Specialty in Loveland, Colo., in September 2015. On this day — the Independent Specialty — she was awarded the second highest award for female champions in the ring in a field of over 100. During the week, the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/goofy-swissy-been-there-and-done-that/ | July 26, 2017

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