Reunited in Colorado "While helping a friend at her 88-year-old mother's house, my 2-year-old German Shepherd decided to test his skills as an escape artist. We had taken my friend's mom out to lunch to celebrate her birthday and left Ernie in the backyard, where he has spent ample time previously. Unfortunately, on this day, he decided to push up the bolt that holds in one side of a large wooden gate door. He then [...]
Payne County, Oklahoma is now equipped with an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to any disaster scenes that need assistance sheltering pets. AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in response to natural or civil disasters, joined forces with local American Kennel Club dog clubs and dog lovers to present an emergency trailer to officials from the Payne County [...]
Is your dog possessive when you want to take something from them that they shouldn’t have? Do they growl when someone gets near their food bowl? Some dogs display this type of behavior because they want to keep “their treasure” to themselves.
Dogs chase because it is hardwired into many of them. Some breeds have a strong herding instinct, and others have a strong prey drive. These dogs can’t resist chasing anything that walks, runs or rolls, but it can be a dangerous habit.
Howling is a sustained noise that carries a long way so it’s the perfect way for dogs to communicate over long distances with other dogs. In the wild, it’s usually a night time activity. Maybe dogs feel lonely then and are trying to communicate to other dogs.
There are a million things you can buy to pamper your new puppy with, but more valuable than any fancy collar, plush toy, or monogrammed dog sofa, is appropriate socialization - and lots of it. If you got your puppy from a responsible breeder, the social...
Reunited in Tennessee "Good afternoon to everyone at AKC Reunite. I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks to everyone on your team. I applied to Reunite about 2 years ago, and in that time one of my best friends and teammate Jake has been reunited with me on 5 separate occasions. Jake is a 4-year-old service dog who works in the HABIT service program at The University Of Tennessee Knoxville. Part [...]
Xylitol provides many human health benefits, making it a common active or inactive ingredient in your medicine cabinet, pantry, and purse. Take special care and keep these potentially toxic products away from your pets!
Before you can stop excessive barking, you’ve got to figure out why it is happening. Unusual activity can be stressful for a dog. While you may be annoyed by her barking, she is telling you that she’s not sure about everything that’s going on.
Your puppy does not mean to hurt you when he nips, but those baby teeth are sharp. But the good news is that there are ways you can play with your new pup that encourage the behavior you want while giving him a healthy outlet for his energy.