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.
A reliable recall, or “come when called,” might be the most important thing you teach your dog. It can also be hard to teach, usually because we unwittingly sabotage the effort. But it’s simple!
Reunited in Oklahoma "Our two-year-old boy, Quigley, got out of our yard when the gate was left open after the lawn was mowed. We didn’t discover it for about an hour after the Great Escape! We went into total panic mode! Our search involved three groups starting close and fanning out – but no luck. All I could think of was him getting hit by a car or that I would never see him again. [...]
Digging is actually a good outlet for your dog’s energy, so if there is a suitable spot (preferably shady) in your yard for it, set up a designated digging area. Learn some helpful tips for that digging dog!
It's National Wildlife Week! Learn and share a few fun and WILD microchipping facts! It's National Wildlife Week and we're WILD about microchipping! Did you know even the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service microchips animals for research and tracking? To share the wildlife graphics: Right click and save the graphic to your desktop. Then upload the graphic, along with the post associated with it, on your favorite social media network. BE SURE TO INCLUDE #AKCREUNITE WITH [...]
Aggression is one of the most common reasons pet owners seek professional help. But what really is aggression? Aggression is typically viewed as any threat to harm an individual whether this individual is human or another animal.
Linn County 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 owner’s safe in the aftermath of 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 Linn County [...]