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  • Ask Our Trainers: Holiday Travel Tips
    on December 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Terri A. of Florida asks how to get her newly adopted Poodle used to a carrier case, so he can fly with her to visit family over the holidays. Connie G. of Missouri asks for advice on her Shih Tzu […]

  • 5 Tips for Pet Owners to Keep Their Neighbors Happy
    on December 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    From our partners at   Moving to a new home can be a stressful experience for pet owners. As your four-legged friend is getting used to your new environment, he might wander into a neighbor's yard or bark during the wee hours […]

  • For Rio and Her Owner, It's All About Teamwork and GoldenSoul Family
    on December 14, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Mom, Elizabeth Hoettels, and her best girl, Rio, are inseparable after work and on weekends. Photo courtesy Sweet Ventures by Nichole DuPont.   Picture this for a moment. You’re a military critical-care nurse, with a surgical team stationed in East Africa for several months, […]

  • Is Your Dog Right- or Left-Pawed?
    on December 14, 2017 at 1:20 am

      Think about which hand you write with or how you hold your fork. Are you a righty or a lefty? Now think about your dog. It may surprise you to learn that, just like humans favor using their right or left hand, many dogs […]

  • 150 French Names for Your Dog
    on December 13, 2017 at 2:25 am

      Some dog owners like to choose dog names that honor the breed’s country of origin. If you have a French breed, such as the Poodle, Briard, French Bulldog, or Dogue de Bordeaux, you have so many […]

  • Festive Dog Movies to Watch This Holiday Season
    on December 12, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    The holiday season is in full swing. And if you're a dog lover (which we're guessing you are), there's no better way to celebrate than curling up to a movie with a cup of cocoa and your canine by your side. […]

  • AKC Adopts Legislative Position Statement on Groomer Safety and Licensing
    on December 12, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    In the last several years, AKC has monitored an increasing number of proposals at the state and local level that are designed to license and regulate professional groomers and grooming salons. In some cases, proposals have been introduced in response to a tragic and […]

  • Taco, the Dalmatian, Supports Local Police Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Through AKC Sport
    on December 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Taco, the five-year-old Dalmatian, wakes up on the weekends full of energy and ready to run. This past weekend, Taco finished five successful runs hosted by the Tortoise and Hare Lure Coursing Club in Littlestown, PA, becoming American Kennel Club’s first dog to successfully complete 350 […]

  • Why You Need to See Trick Dog Demos at the AKC National Championship
    on December 11, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Most dog owners know the enjoyment and sense of accomplishment that comes from teaching their dog a trick or two. Trick training is fun for humans and dogs; dogs enjoy learning tricks and earning rewards for their success. And it’s […]

  • Protecting Your Pup's Joint Health Step-by-Step
    on December 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    This content is sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. Human athletic champions are known for saying, “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” This theory holds true for dog owners and their dogs, as […]

  • Why You Need to Meet the Breeds® at the AKC National Championship
    on December 11, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    There’s a special event at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, Fla. where the only competition may be for which dog breed you fall in love with first. AKC Meet the Breeds® gives dog lovers — adults and children, alike, […]

  • America Needs More Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Raised in Our Own Country to Keep Us Safe
    on December 8, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Recent congressional testimony reveals that the United States is relying heavily on foreign outsourcing to provide one of our most essential frontline defenses against terrorist attacks – highly specialized bomb-sniffing dogs used at airports, stadiums, political gatherings and other public venues. You may encounter […]

  • A Housecleaning Checklist for People Hosting Guests Who Have Pet Allergies
    on December 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    From our partners at   Pet allergies might not be a problem for you, but there's a decent chance one of your guests can't sit around dander without sneezing or coughing. And even if a dog is taken out of the house, it takes […]

  • Are Heated Beds Safe for Your Dog?
    on December 8, 2017 at 10:32 am

    As temperatures drop, most dog owners are looking to keep their pets warm and cozy by buying them heated beds. It’s especially important to keep your dog warm and comfortable as he gets older or if he has health conditions that may affect his comfort levels. The good thing is […]

  • 4 Tips For a Safe and Stress-Free Holiday
    on December 8, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Including your dog in festive holiday celebrations is all part of the fun of the season; however, your dog might not be feeling the same holiday spirit as you. At the end of the year, things don’t look, sound, or even smell lik […]

  • How to Watch the 2017 AKC National Championship
    on December 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      There are so many reasons why you need to be at the 2017 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. In addition to being able to meet more than 180 of the AKC-recognized breeds, there will be absolutely thrilling displays of […]

  • Ask Our Trainers: How Do I Get My Puppy to Stop Nipping Me?
    on December 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Ngan Dinh of Frisco, Texas, asks: My 3-1/2-month-old Toy Poodle likes to bite me, especially when he gets excited with a preferred toy or when he thinks I'm taking his toy away. (He also tries to bite and jump on people when […]

  • Duke Leaves a Memorable K-9 Paw Print on All Who Meet Him
    on December 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This is the fifth of a series of features on 2017's AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence Winners who will be honored Dec. 16-17 at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando.   You might call Duke an impact dog. […]

  • How to Fit Dog Training Into Your Busy Life
    on December 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      For most people, life is incredibly busy, and the time you have to spare for your beloved dog is limited. You want to spend that time playing with him, not training basic obedience. But without proper training, your dog isn’t happy, […]

  • Take Precautions to Prevent Kennel Cough
    on December 6, 2017 at 1:00 am

    One dog with kennel cough can quickly lead to every dog in your kennel contracting the illness. Find out below what you can do to prevent an outbreak in your kennel or home. What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel coug […]