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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Responsible Breeders: A Commitment for the Dog’s Whole Life
By Cheri Rankin It all started when my daughter, Erin, wanted a "sled dog" for her fourth birthday (because she was enamored of sled-dog movies like Iron Will and Balto). I've been a dog lover all my life and had always had a dog growing up, but at that point we had not had a […] | March 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Cute Dogs Having Way Too Much Fun In The Snow.
Watch these cute dogs play in the snow. .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; } .video-container iframe, .video-container object, .video-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } | March 13, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 10 Winter Safety Steps for Dog Owners
A few simple measures can keep your dog safe and happy through the winter.   Avoid Thin Ice Too often we hear stories of dogs that had to be rescued from icy waters (and those are the lucky ones). It might look like fun to slide across that frozen pond, but ice can easily crack and your […] | March 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Breed Spotlight: Busting Five Myths About the Great Pyrenees
AKC Gazette breed column, Great Pyrenees: While other Pyrenees people may have a different list than mine of common myths about our breed, I believe that most of us have heard all of the following things said. So here is my list of the top five untrue things about Great Pyrenees that are commonly heard. […] | February 10, 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: Basic Training 7 Items Pet Owners Need for Training
Kathy Santo, a dog trainer and AKC Family Dog columnist, offers tips on what to buy for your dog, whether you're training for Canine Good Citizen or just brushing up on the basics. TreatsFind out what treats motivate your dog most, and stock up on 'em. Also, have a mix of "regular" treats and "high-value" treats—the […] | December 17, 2014
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Breed Spotlight: Sharing Life With a Chow Chow
AKC Gazette breed column—Our columnist for Chow Chows describes some of the ways that this smart and devoted breed makes a wonderful companion. There are many reasons for owning a Chow Chow. They are clean, quiet, beautiful, and intelligent. They are dedicated to their family and protective of each family member and the family’s belongings. Owning […] | December 15, 2014
Expert Advice: News The Incredible Story Behind The Viral Video Of A Young Girl Mushing
A video of a three-year-old girl dashing through the snow on a sled pulled by a two-dog team of Siberian Huskies has gone viral on social media. What on the surface seems to be a sweet video is actually a sneak peek into the life of a multigenerational mushing legacy. Featured in the video is […] | November 28, 2014
Expert Advice: News Indianapolis Passes New Law to Protect Pets in Cold Weather
If you live in Marion County, Indiana, letting your pet outside alone to go to the bathroom could now land you in the doghouse. Dog owners in Indianapolis and surrounding areas can now face a fine and even lose their pet if they’re caught leaving their dog outside in extreme weather. A revised city ordinance […] | November 7, 2014
Expert Advice: Feature For This Paralympic Athlete, Her Service Dog is Her Golden Medal
At only 33 years old, Christy Gardner has a lifetime of fighting behind her. But don't ever tell this national champion she's lost. Gardner, a double amputee, helped bring home a championship with the U.S. women’s sled hockey team, and she’s preparing to represent the United States at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio this September. […] | October 16, 2014

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