Reunited in Alabama "Do you ever hear of or see those stories about pets who have been reunited with their families after crazy amounts of time missing all because of their microchips? I know the first thing you think is, "Well, that's just never gonna happen to me!" Or, "They probably make most of this up to sell microchips." Or, "My dog would never get lost, or be stolen." Let me tell you those are [...]
Names are very important to humans. We attach important meaning to them, whether our own names or the names of our dogs. But to a dog, a name is just a sound - and it’s up to the owner to make it a sound that the dog likes to hear. It’s easy to teach a puppy her name...
Cheyenne, Wyoming is now equipped with an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to any disaster scene that needs 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 the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. AKC Pet [...]
Does your dog inhale food like she has never been fed and may never get a chance to eat again? You might think that since mealtime is the highlight of her day she would savor the moment, but instinct prevents that. Her ancestors could not count on eating more...
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...