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Training Spotlight: Helping to Ease Separation Anxiety

AKC Gazette breed column, Flat-Coated Retrievers: Keeping your departures and returns calm and controlled can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety. Some dogs are very prone to separation anxiety. Whining, barking, and/or destructiveness in the absence of the owner are

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Bring Your “A” Game to the Ring

AKC Gazette breed column, Leonbergers—A solid knowledge of exactly what strengths and weaknesses you and your dog bring to the show ring, as well as strategies for maximizing your assets, can play a huge part in sharpening your competitive edge.

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“Can My Dog Do That?” You’ll Never Know Till You Try

AKC Gazette breed column, Bearded Collies: Try something new with your dog in 2015 — there’s a veritable feast of canine activities out there that he’s likely to enjoy. I recently spent a pleasant afternoon cruising on Lake Ontario in

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Online Training — a New Resource for Dog Owners

AKC Gazette breed column, Giant Schnauzers—Online classes allow dog owners to participate on their own schedule and introduce new concepts in a low-distraction environment. Online training classes are the latest resource for dog owners, allowing access to trainers who are

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Teach Your Dog a Few Tricks!

AKC Gazette breed column—Teaching your dog a few simple tricks can have a lot of benefits, including some you might not have thought of. In our household we usually teach each of our dogs a parlor trick or two. Tricks

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Raising a Confident Canine: Socialization Tips For Your Pup

Socializing your puppy is extremely important and should start early on, as it sets the stage for your dog to feel happy and confident throughout its life.  It’s key to start exposing your puppy to new people, places, and situations

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From Puppy to “Good Dog!”: Early Steps Help Ensure Puppies Become Well-Mannered Adults

AKC Gazette breed column—An experienced dog trainer points out how puppy classes and early socialization help ensure a puppy will become a well-adjusted, well-mannered adult dog. As a professional dog trainer, I get calls every day from owners looking for

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