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SubjectDate Asked
housetraining7/15/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old affenpinscher living in a one bedroom apartment with my girlfriend and I. We ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your Puppy, you, and your ...
help with my pup6/30/2012
  Q: I have a great dane puppy. He is 8 weeks old. I have had him for two weeks now and he has learned to ...
  A: It may just be outside, not the sun. Try taking him out later in the evening. Also talk to the vet ...
Buying a crate6/29/2012
  Q: I will be getting two shih tzu puppy's, both litter mates, both males, and was wondering what size ...
  A: I would recommend getting 2 small crates. Except for the space they take up, there is little ...
Book6/24/2012
  Q: Do you have a book to purchase?
  A: Here is a list put together by the professionals at a dog guide school for those caring for their ...
Feeding my 10 month old lab raw chicken6/21/2012
  Q: Is it ok to feed my 10 month old yellow lab raw chicken (bone in) as part of his diet? I am feeding ...
  A: Not in my opinion. Also be very careful to wash your hands after handling raw chicken. ...
Overprotective/Jealous Dog6/15/2012
  Q: Can you help I have a 6 yr old chocholate labrador which I rehomed 3 yrs ago. He is placid, ...
  A: Making changes in a 6 year old will be slow and difficult. You need to take charge. Start with an ...
How to stop puppy from peeing in bed6/15/2012
  Q: We have a little girl Pekingnese for about 1 month. She is 5 months now. We are still trying to ...
  A: I think you need to be using a crate. Housebreaking starts before you get home with the new ...
old dog hates new puppy6/8/2012
  Q: We recently (3 weeks ago) brought a new german shephard puppy(Lady) into our homestead. We have 2 ...
  A: I think you are fighting 2 problems. In some cases, 2 given dogs may never get along, most commonly ...
puppy shots6/2/2012
  Q: how old should my puppy be be for i give his first shots
  A: Most vets start at 6 weeks followed by several more the last of which should be after 12 weeks. It ...
Help please6/1/2012
  Q: About 2 weeks ago we adopted a long haired miniature dachshund from a family. They said the reason ...
  A: It could be the previous owners used harsh house breaking methods and he is afraid to eliminate in ...
my dogs hate each other5/27/2012
  Q: I have 4 dogs, a saloki mix, labrador, german shepard and a huskey. All get along except the saloki ...
  A: It is likely both were dominant in their litter and want to be dominant in your household. In rare ...
8wk old pup biting5/24/2012
  Q: 31 mt old,12 yr old please help have u got any suggestions x
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Teething Pup5/8/2012
  Q: I have a 5/6month old Boerboel male pup that was rescued at 7 weeks or so, since then he's been with ...
  A: I am surprised you are having trouble finding Nylabones and Kongs. All the stores have them here. ...
Dog peeing in garage5/5/2012
  Q: My 12 year old chow has started peeing on furniture and in the garage. My husband recently moved ...
  A: I would start with a vet check, but I am afraid he resents the new living arrangements and is ...
Additional info for my prior question5/4/2012
  Q: I forgot to note that he is on a very regular walking and feeding schedule. He is walked at 730am, ...
  A: The walking should help. Some people suggest it as a cure all, and it does help many problems. ...
8 month old rescue has crate-phobia5/4/2012
  Q: Please help. We adopted an 8 month old puppy from the Humane Society a week ago. He was described as ...
  A: The logical thing is to return him, but many of us are not emotionally able to do that. I think ...
Dog Allergies4/29/2012
  Q: Hey Doc, Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question, I really need some help! My ...
  A: Has your vet done any blood work to determine what he may be allergic to? You need to identify the ...
best age to purchase an akita4/27/2012
  Q: I am currently looking to purchase an Akita pup. What is the best age to purchase. After researching ...
  A: There is little doubt that 7 weeks is the very best time. It is widely supported by professionals ...
introducing a pug puppy to another dog4/22/2012
  Q: just recently we have brought a pug puppy. she is female and very curious of everything. we have ...
  A: I don't know that some of the rituals for introducing dogs do much good. I would start with both on ...
Too much?4/17/2012
  Q: I have a 4month old Boerboel (crossed maybe) male puppy rescued about 2 months ago very malnourished ...
  A: Walks are fine. At that age, he likely can out walk you. You are right to avoid running a jumping ...
older dog4/12/2012
  Q: I have a 9 year old German Shepherd, and he is getting skinny. Is this because he is getting older? ...
  A: Has he seen the vet recently? There could be a physical problem. Usually older dogs slow down and ...
undisciplined Bull Terrier4/1/2012
  Q: I have moved in with a guy I've known for 7 years. I have not seen him for 2 years in which time he ...
  A: There is a fairly easy solution to the jumping, just step backwards and let her fall to the floor. ...
dog wound3/19/2012
  Q: Three days ago my 4yr old husky was wounded while playing with our 5month old pit mix pup. The pup ...
  A: You could try working in some Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic. If you don't see any improvement ...
Potty Training Issue3/15/2012
  Q: We have a 7 month old havanese/poodle puppy at home and we are having just one issue that we can not ...
  A: I think you need to either go back to the pads or crate her. She has the idea it is OK to relieve ...
New puppy problems with older dog...3/13/2012
  Q: My family and I have a 2 year old mini Poodle named Sugar. She was a solo dog and very spoiled by ...
  A: The fighting sounds like play. One thing to watch for is if the smaller one escapes and stays under ...
GSD health2/17/2012
  Q: i got and Belgian Sheared and GSD mix male of 6 month but he seems very small to his age and very ...
  A: Cows' milk is hard for dogs to digest. You might try goats' if available. Better yet would be ...
aggresiveness2/13/2012
  Q: I have a 3 year old lab/doby mix. He is a rescue that we adopted at 9 months. I have 3 kids, 18yr, ...
  A: I do all I can to encourage rescue and help with problems with rescued dogs. This sounds too ...
2nd Dog2/9/2012
  Q: I have a beagle/bassest hound whose around 5yrs of age and was maybe looking into getting a second ...
  A: There are so many breeds and mixes out there it is hard to say. And even within each breed, each ...
Dog Health2/8/2012
  Q: Are dogs lactose intolerant, unable to properly digest milk and dairy products? My brother, owner ...
  A: It is widely accepted that dogs are lactose intolerant. Most dogs will drink milk given a chance. ...
Puppy bedtime2/5/2012
  Q: we have just recently gotten a puppy who is a couple of months old now, and we have started putting ...
  A: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What ...
Help with my best friend :)1/24/2012
  Q: I rescued my handsome boy in 2009 and named him Cash (after Johnny Cash). As far as they knew, he ...
  A: Nobody knows everything and I was tempted to pass up your question for lack of a good answer. The ...
benadryl (cetrizine dihydrochloride)1/23/2012
  Q: after umpteen visits to our non helpful expensive vets we noticed our dogs allergies have started to ...
  A: One reliable source says up to 2 mg per pound of body weight. Many others say 1 mg. What I see ...
Potting training1/17/2012
  Q: I have a female yorkie almost four months old. I am having a really hard time potty training her. ...
  A: I have never used newspapers believing they only cause more problems. You can use the same ...
potty training1/10/2012
  Q: I have a 8month year old yorkie and i have managed to train her in the day not to wee inside and she ...
  A: You could try crating her. That would reduce her activity and access to food and water. It is only ...
Teeth.1/6/2012
  Q: I'm not sure if this would be considered a medical question or not. My 4 1/2 year old chocolate lab ...
  A: Chewing is normal. Not having a full set of teeth past 7-8 months isn't. have you talked to the ...
male maltese dog attachment and behavior1/4/2012
  Q: I have a 3 year old male Maltese. He doesn't like me very well and barks whenever I leave the room ...
  A: You may need to spend more time with him. If you haven't obedience trained him, find a class that ...
Training abused puppy1/3/2012
  Q: I recently found a very sweet and loving puppy. I thinking she is between 4-6 months old and may be ...
  A: I would discard the pads. They only confuse the puppy. You can use the same techniques on older ...
Older dog biting puppy1/2/2012
  Q: How do I get my 9 year old lab to not bite my 6 week old puppy? The puppy wants to play and the ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
eating feses1/2/2012
  Q: my puppy is 9 months old and eats he feces what can i do to stopsxmrn
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
Housebreaking12/16/2011
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old schnoodle, live indoor with us. We bring him out at least once for walk ...
  A: I have never used pads and don't like the idea. What I have noticed is that outside dogs run their ...
Female lab-7 mo. old12/5/2011
  Q: Help! My 7 mo. female lab is driving us crazy.We live out in the country but have her in our fenced ...
  A: Unfortunately some problems don't have good solutions. This fall I had to replace some of the vinyl ...
First Time Owners12/5/2011
  Q: I want a dog. Oh MY! I can not even begin to explain how much i want an animal again!! last April ...
  A: That is a real problem in today's society. I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog ...
feeding11/28/2011
  Q: i have adopted 2 ( they said were toy minpins) one is female 6lbs other male 5lbs,, they were born ...
  A: In general there is little difference on how well dogs do on different foods. Dogs often do poorly ...
Puppy Crate Training...11/23/2011
  Q: I am in desperate need of some advice. I adopted a puppy from the local shelter about 2 weeks ago. ...
  A: I don't have a good answer to that problem, and most of the more reliable sources assure us dogs ...
border collie gets into trash11/22/2011
  Q: My dog is a border collie and every time my family and I leave the house… or better yet when any ONE ...
  A: That Lab was very atypical. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still ...
food allergies11/19/2011
  Q: First the background: I have 3 dogs youngest to oldest: Male Black Lab Retriever 1yr, Female Pit ...
  A: I think the Science Diet, Diamond, Iams, Eukanuba, and Purina 1 lamb and rice are all much the same. ...
puppy11/8/2011
  Q: i am looking for a puppy, but a little worried about the training aspects, as i have never had a dog ...
  A: All your better people, leaving out Cesar Milan, are moving to more positive methods. Finding a ...
YORKIE COMPANION11/7/2011
  Q: MY MOM HAS A 1 YEAR 6 MONTH OLD YORKIE. I HAVE A 10 YEAR OLD RAT TERRIER. WE SLOWLY GOT THEM ...
  A: It is possible all you need is a little more time for her hormones to settle. If things don't ...
Shy Mini Schnauzer11/5/2011
  Q: I just got her yesterday. She growls if anyone comes near her but want bark or bite. Shy sits in one ...
  A: Be generous with treats. Don't look her in the eye, let her see your teeth in a smile, or pat the ...
mini pen11/5/2011
  Q: I recently got a mini pin from a neighbor who is approximately 6-12 old. They neighbor had gotten ...
  A: It sounds like she has knocked around with nobody able to cope with her. Usually it is larger dogs ...
Training Border Collie puppy11/2/2011
  Q: I just got my Border Collie puppy a day ago. He is 4 months old and he is learning pretty fast, ...
  A: Obedience training a puppy requires more than an All experts answer. A good obedience class would ...
Scared 5 month old weimaraner10/25/2011
  Q: We bought a 5 month old weimaraner a few days ago, she came from a breeder and she put her on leash. ...
  A: I hate to say so, but I am afraid some pain now will mean less pain later. Early socialization, ...
getting puppy shots10/20/2011
  Q: at what age should a pup start getting there shots?
  A: Better breeders get their puppies' shots at 6 weeks so whne they go to their homes at 7-8 weeks they ...
Puppy Pads10/10/2011
  Q: my name is Samantha. i have an month old Bichon Frise. He is mostly house trained. a few accidents ...
  A: Yes you need to be concerned about that. It does seem to be working, and at only a month old, he ...
Puppy accidents10/8/2011
  Q: I have a 12 week old Chesapeake puppy. He is doing great in his crate never messes. Can hold himself ...
  A: Yes, I think that is typical for the age. I can't explain it, they just seem to do it. They do ...
Planning to get / buy Puppy.10/4/2011
  Q: We are planning to get / buy a Puppy in our house. Would like to get inputs from your side ...
  A: > 1. Which Breed we should go for viz Alsatian, Doberman, German Shepherd etc ? > That is hard to ...
messing in crate10/3/2011
  Q: I got my bouv at 9mos old from a "breeder", which when looking back may have been a puppy mill for ...
  A: This is a tough question and I don't have a solution I am sure will work. I am a big believer in ...
jealous dog10/3/2011
  Q: Good morning I hope you get this mail. We have a GSD who we were battling with domination of us ...
  A: Spay her if not already. It is no cure all, but a good first step. The key to most behavior ...
Dog is peeing/pooping in the house9/28/2011
  Q: y dog would run off all the time, so my friend suggested that I get him neutered, which I did. Now ...
  A: There are some questions I don't have a good answer to, but will try. It could be he mostly sleeps ...
Fear9/19/2011
  Q: The housekeeper brought a young dog, about 8 months old, he's probably German Shepherd and Husky ...
  A: It is quite possible you are the first man he has ever met, or a man abused him in the past. What ...
My miniature pinscher :)9/16/2011
  Q: I had a miniature pinscher of 8 months shes a girl and she is 15 pounds dats normal? She do not look ...
  A: Some times the size of Toy breeds varies. What you want to do is make sure she is the right weight ...
Min Pin Puppy potty training8/29/2011
  Q: I recently just got a 10 week old min pim. What is the best way and advice you can givoe for potty ...
  A: It would be better if you could work out a way to give her a mid day break. If you can't make it ...
Lab female problem8/29/2011
  Q: problem is one person giving me a free lab female but she is skinny. he saying no problem with ...
  A: She looks good to me. Compare her to http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Too ...
labrador 5 months8/28/2011
  Q: i m new in this so i need help 1 how much time grooming? 2 what to feed? and when ? and by how ...
  A: Some of those questions I an give good answer to and some not 1 Five minutes a day brushing it ...
housebreaking8/25/2011
  Q: we got it at 13 weeks old and was trained on a pee pad by breeder which I continued in the beginning ...
  A: Neutering him likely won't help housebreaking, but should discourage begining marking. I don't ...
golden retrievert care8/25/2011
  Q: D so tell me how to care of golden retriver tell me full detail age 3-4 months kci registerd micro ...
  A: That may be too much for an All Experts amswer. You need a book. Super Puppy, by Peter J. ...
rahul8/23/2011
  Q: i have a family so need to suit with family,care of us,secure us from anybody, and my house is small ...
  A: I like the Golden Retrievers as family pets. Perhaps I am making the mistake of judging the whole ...
Feeding and Walking8/20/2011
  Q: we just adopted a rescue dog this afternoon and she is a love. she is a shih tzu dandi dintmont ...
  A: While it is minutes for young young puppies it is much longer for adults and varies. After a half ...
Dogs peeing and pooping in house8/19/2011
  Q: My name is Tracey and I have 5 dogs. I have 3 chihuahas n 2 mini dachshunds. Neither one of my ...
  A: As old as they are, fixing the problem will be tough. Neutering is an essential first step. This ...
Lack of appetite8/15/2011
  Q: My 14 year old Collie has always had a lack of appetite, ever since we got her at 16 weeks. We have ...
  A: As a strong advocate of assuring a dog's long term health by ensuring a complete and balanced diet, ...
CRATE POOP8/8/2011
  Q: I am crate train my 16 week male rottweiler. I got him from a good breeder at 10 weeks and crated ...
  A: I have delayed answering this because I find such questions difficult. I have never the problem and ...
Health8/8/2011
  Q: My aunt has a great pyranese and she has it outside during the day for a couple of hours then she ...
  A: Dogs find the heat stressful. I think limiting the time outside in the heat would be better for the ...
Yorkie food8/7/2011
  Q: I have a 9 weeks puppy and I would like to know if should I leave the dog food out all the time or ...
  A: Leaving the food out all the time could result in him over eating. Over feeding can cause loose ...
Timid puppy7/28/2011
  Q: I've a rescue puppy and have had her for 5 months. She's now 7 months old. When we 1st got her, she ...
  A: This is a tough problem and I can understand why somebody else passed on it. How much did you ...
potty training when he was crate trained7/27/2011
  Q: We got a shelter puppy who was 5 mo. old He is an Alapso Alos Shitz suz mix. He was brought to the ...
  A: I am not sure some people would call what I am doing crate Training or not. Yes I have a crate, and ...
Jack Russell terriorist7/26/2011
  Q: My jack Russell is just over a year old. I got him as a puppy. He did very well with potty training ...
  A: This will be difficult. Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior problems is ...
housetraining/crate7/17/2011
  Q: I have a 9 month old cockapoo who has been pooping his crate and eating it now he even pees his ...
  A: That is a problem I have never had, or seen much discussion of by sources I have confidence in. I ...
New puppy terrified of our 10 month-old Lab7/17/2011
  Q: My family adopted a 9 week-old, female Great Dane puppy last week. She is doing great with all of ...
  A: I guess give her more time. We have frequently mixed ages of puppies and it has always gone well, ...
heat cycle behaviors7/16/2011
  Q: I have an 8 month old Golden Retriever and she is in heat. I know you stated that you do not answer ...
  A: Being in heat is quite disruptive to a females behavior. Yes, they urinate more. It may be a matter ...
leg injury7/14/2011
  Q: My puppy went outside this morning completely fine then when she came in about two hours later she ...
  A: I would call the vet in the morning if it is still bothering her. For now some plain old aspirin ...
doesnt eat her breakfast7/7/2011
  Q: hey how's it going? I have a 4 month old shiba inu and she won't eat her breakfast sometimes she'll ...
  A: Many dogs will wolf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more ...
great dane 8 months - hair loss7/5/2011
  Q: this is sangeetha from india. my pet angel(female) is having severe hair loss . daily she is ...
  A: Is the hair she is shedding very fine and wavy and the places it is coming out still covered with ...
Dog worms6/23/2011
  Q: I adopted a dog from the shelter and was not surprised to discover it has roundworms (vet did ...
  A: Do you have her on heart worm medicine? It is expensive, but necessary in much of the country. The ...
regression in potty training a female cockapoo6/21/2011
  Q: My female cockapoo puppy is 6 months old scheduled for being spayed next week...I've had her 2 ...
  A: You may have to crate her. Usually they won't foul a small crate. If you have to leave her more ...
temperature6/20/2011
  Q: what is the ideal temperature to keep baby pugs?
  A: I would keep the room about 25 degree Celsius letting the mother supply any more warmth needed. ...
Running away6/1/2011
  Q: I tell her to come but she won't. I get very unhappy. And I have a Rat terrier that runs with her ...
  A: "Come" needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people ...
Toilet duties5/31/2011
  Q: I have a Husky Malamute cross (called Sky)4 months old. I take her for her main long walk each ...
  A: Undoubtedly you started Sky in the garden and she has the fixed idea that is the proper place. Some ...
puppies5/25/2011
  Q: .. I had a litter of golden retriever puppies on 4/26/11 wondering at what age can they be taking ...
  A: Go with a female, one of each is the least likely combination for problems. I am disappointed any ...
puppy training5/25/2011
  Q: We got a new puppy about a month ago. She was 4 months old when we got her, and we're having a ...
  A: Exercise stimulates elimination. When you take her out, don't let her just sit there. Walk her ...
retraining bad potty habit5/22/2011
  Q: We got a 2 year old Siberian Husky 10 months ago. He brought with him a few bad habits. Spent some ...
  A: This may be difficult to correct. Try taking him on leash out to a far corner of the yard that you ...
9week old lad5/6/2011
  Q: good day i have a 9week old lab retriever pup ! he has had his first set of shots last week sat ...
  A: Yes, a sudden change in diet can lead to soft poops. He should firm up before long. For the ...
What next?5/3/2011
  Q: Im thinking of getting another dog, i already have a male and female, both neutered/spayed. What ...
  A: I would go with another male. The conventional wisdom is that 2 females are the least likely to get ...
Beagle Housebreaking5/2/2011
  Q: I have a female beagle that just turned 4 months a few days ago and we've had her for a little less ...
  A: What you are going tho have to do is extend the walks to where she can't hold it any longer. then ...
strange potty behaver4/27/2011
  Q: My 2 year old toy poodle has had pups and took great care of them.I have had her in my lap or in the ...
  A: There may not be a good solution to that. When the weather is bad, you could try taking her out and ...
must be watched to pee4/22/2011
  Q: My 18 week old female yellow lab will not go for a pee outside unless someone is watching her. When ...
  A: I don't have a good solution to this and maybe should have copped out with the out of my experience ...
Training two puppies4/22/2011
  Q: How do you recommend house training 2 eight week old puppies? Should they be in one crate or two?
  A: I suggest 2 crates. Separate halves of a divided one would be fine too. Part of the purpose of the ...
new dog seeks affection4/20/2011
  Q: Hi lab man I desperately need you're help I've had a black cockaspaniel for 5 years and I have ...
  A: 2 females can be difficult. Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with ...
Teacup Yorkie Poo4/19/2011
  Q: I just got my puppy on Saturday and he is 9 weeks old. He constantly whines if I put him down and ...
  A: When you have him out, walk him around. Exercise stimulates elimination. Keep him moving unless he ...
a dog afraid of everything4/19/2011
  Q: My 1,5 yrs old lab/berneze not neutered male had 2 traumatic experiences - a long ride in a plane ...
  A: Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
Puppy misbehaviour4/14/2011
  Q: We brought home a 5 weeks old german shepherd puppy a few days back and she's quite playful. (All ...
  A: She needed another few weeks for her siblings to teach her not to bite so hard. Yowling and denying ...
Boxer4/12/2011
  Q: I ran across a post you had about your boxer having a skin issue, hair falling out and spots. Mine ...
  A: I have answered such questions, but it wasn't my Boxer. I get very little feedback here and can't ...
Crate training not working!4/7/2011
  Q: I have a 4 month old American Bulldog puppy. This is not our first dog so we've tried all of the ...
  A: How old was she when you got her, and what conditions was she living in before you got her? Puppies ...
Knuckle bones4/6/2011
  Q: What's your opinion on knuckle bones (cooked, raw, or smoked) for dogs? Some say they can break ...
  A: Partly it has to do with the size and the size of the dog. Some dogs may crack their teeth. Even ...
Sleeping problems4/4/2011
  Q: We have a 7 week old Yorkshire Terrier. He is crying to hole night and will only sleep when he ...
  A: I like using a crate. Likely it will cry the first few nights in the crate. I have never had much ...
Chihuahua aggression3/31/2011
  Q: I have a 6 month old chihuahua that becomes aggressive if you fool with her while she is sleeping. ...
  A: Clearly she is in charge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's ...
dog bitng3/30/2011
  Q: I have a 3 month old lab puppy and when i let her out of her dog pen I can't walk she is between my ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
1 Year Old Male Toy Poodle - Marking and Destructive Habits3/30/2011
  Q: I have a male and female 1 year old Toy Poodle. The female was difficult to train and we had to ...
  A: Starting with what I am surest of. Take him out on leash. Walk, walk, walk. They can only walk ...
puppies3/30/2011
  Q: I am getting a puppy from a friend and they will be 6 weeks coming up, She said she is going to ask ...
  A: 6 weeks is borderline too early. Another week or 2 would be ideal. They should always be in their ...
Correct Weight3/27/2011
  Q: How can you tell if a longhaired dog (collie, old english sheepdog, etc.) is too fat or too thin ...
  A: I sometimes talk about being able to see a dogs ribs, but as explained in this link ...
puppies/ aggression3/21/2011
  Q: I have 2 16 week old puppies. They are sisters and are a cocker spaniel (mom) and (probably) border ...
  A: At that age I would doubt it is true fighting. Is the hair on their backs up, noses wrinkled, and ...
Not getting alone3/19/2011
  Q: Ok ..... Here's my question I have 4 dogs living in the house 1 that 13 in age (beck)1 that's around ...
  A: It sometimes doesn't work having too many females together. If any of them aren't spayed, or ...
Puppy biting the older dog3/14/2011
  Q: My 10 week old puppy is torturing my 8 year old. They were doing okay with the older dog telling ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
HELP!!3/14/2011
  Q: my sister and her boyfriend moved across country and they have a puppy bullmastiff that maybe full ...
  A: Are you sure they are fighting, or is it just rough play? Sometimes it is hard to tell. Fighting ...
Finding the right guard dog3/13/2011
  Q: First of all, I would like to thank you for this free service. Nowadays it is hard to find people ...
  A: In many cases my advice as a expert is to follow your heart. Get the Doberman. Some individuals ...
unneutured male vs neutured male3/13/2011
  Q: my 9 year old uneutured male keeps humping my 1 year old neutured male. i had my puppy neutured at ...
  A: I see no reason to keep an intact 9 year old. He is too old to be used as a stud. Responsible ...
Toilet training a cross Dachshund3/9/2011
  Q: My parents have acquired an 8 month old cross Dachshund/Jack Russell. We were told he was fully ...
  A: You can use the same techniques on older dogs as puppies. Biggest difference is the longer time ...
dog's behavior3/9/2011
  Q: I have an almost 2 yr Papichon and I believe she is on heat right now (she is not spayed yet) and ...
  A: Almost any behavior is to be expected. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of ...
Chocolate Lab/Border Collie Puppy3/7/2011
  Q: I am in dire need of help! I have a brand new 8 week old chocolate lab/border collie cross. After ...
  A: We have had many Lab puppies and never had trouble leaving them alone all day starting at 7 weeks. ...
Possive with toys and my other dog3/7/2011
  Q: I just got a 5 month old male Heeler/Australian Shepherd mix from a rescue.(Oscar) My other dog is ...
  A: This is true possessiveness, quick, short snaps, hackles raised, stiff legged, and not just ''Its ...
i need help getting my older dog to accept puppy3/6/2011
  Q: he is twice the size of her and has not tried to bite back but i dont know what to do. We have only ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Fear of men3/3/2011
  Q: I have a 10 week old female teddybear. She is skiddish around everyone except me and extremely ...
  A: It could be that she was mistreated by males, or more likely, never encountered any. At 10 weeks, ...
lab puppie3/2/2011
  Q: puppy (lab) will be 3 months old March 13, had puppy for about 3 weeks, he does nothing but bite ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
HELP2/22/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old yorkie/chihahua (LoBo)neutered male dog. He was raised for 2 years with a great ...
  A: I don't think muzzling the older dog until the puppy grows up is the solution. He will only resent ...
Puppy entering new house2/22/2011
  Q: I have a shepard husky mix who is 4 yrs old, and a month and half ago we brought a great dane pup ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
puppy training2/16/2011
  Q: we have a puppy, we've had her about 2 weeks now and are trying to teach her to pee and poo on the ...
  A: I don't like the pads and have never used them. They may a workable solution for people like you ...
How to retrain 10-year-old housebroken dog?2/12/2011
  Q: My 10-year-old spayed greyhound has been regularly urinating and also sometimes pooing on the carpet ...
  A: I am glad you checked with the vet. Often behavior changes in an older dog have physical causes. I ...
Meal-time routine2/8/2011
  Q: should I close my dog's crate door at meal times?
  A: If the dog is in the crate to keep it away from the table while you eat and you need to to keep it ...
shih tzu2/8/2011
  Q: I took my 12yearold shih tzu lucy to get groomed today she always shakes when she goes to get ...
  A: I would check around. I think my vet only charges $35 for an office visit. Larger cities have low ...
crate training2/7/2011
  Q: I have a 10 week old puppy who hates his crate.I have worked with him for two weeks on getting him ...
  A: How long are you leaving him at a time? I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left ...
sleeping without puppy2/7/2011
  Q: I have a 3 month old puppy that I cant seem to keep from wanting to sleep with me. Everytime I get ...
  A: This is a difficult issue. I don't know if I can solve it, but will at least try. I lean to the ...
Crate problems2/5/2011
  Q: I have a 7 month old boxer pit mix puppy. When my husband and I leave we put him in a plastic crate ...
  A: How long are you leaving him? I am a big believer in crates. They are the only solution for some ...
Lab 3 months ol1/31/2011
  Q: I was reading through some past questions/answers from you and it seems like you have great ...
  A: I think he is still a little young for obedience classes, but you should be working on him at home. ...
New puppy, Old dog1/31/2011
  Q: On the 30th of January I purchased a long haired female Chihuahua, she is 9 weeks old. I also have ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
dog cant seem to control poops1/24/2011
  Q: I just got a 6 month old dalmatian ( have owned one before) The first day she pooped 4-5 times in 2 ...
  A: If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should go better than that. ...
shih tzu bad behavioral1/22/2011
  Q: i have a 10 month old female shih tzu called Lola. (she is fertile). she was born in our house, and ...
  A: Such harsh measures will never work especially if applied after she has done something. Accidents ...
housebreaking1/22/2011
  Q: My girlfriend has 5 dogs, none of which are housebroken. Over the years, they have urinated on all ...
  A: Most of my experience is with one young puppy at a time, and likewise much of the information you ...
Cocker Spaniel Pup1/21/2011
  Q: I wonder if you could help me. I have recently bought a new cocker spaniel pup, called Coco (Bitch). ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
pupies1/20/2011
  Q: i was wondering if he is old enough to go for a long walk have been taking him on small walks for ...
  A: At 6 months, he should have most of his adult size, but his joints are still developing. You could ...
King Charles Cavalier Aggression1/19/2011
  Q: I have an 11 month old Cavalier. I got him from a hobby breeder out of state. I made sure that he ...
  A: Neutering him if not already will help. Have you obedience trained him? With somebody the right ...
Chihuahua training! HELP!! =)1/19/2011
  Q: Fantastic forum by the way, lots of useful hints and tips. We recently bought a 10 week old male ...
  A: Yes, regular feeding times help regulate the timing of bowel movements. Put down the dish with what ...
Obedience Classes1/17/2011
  Q: Which Obedience DVD/Book do you recommend or do you think a class is better? We have a 12 week old ...
  A: I have long been a fan of the Monks of New Skete, http://www.dogsbestfriend.com/ I am not sure they ...
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A DOGS EARS ARE BACK1/16/2011
  Q: I HAVE A 5 MONTH OLD LAB RETRIEVER AND WE HAVE GIVEN HER TO A TRAINER FOR OBEDIANCE---SHE HAS BEEN ...
  A: I don't like that. Labs don't do as much with their ears as erect ear breeds, but an excited, ...
bedding for old dog with bladder problems1/15/2011
  Q: Allie is out 13 year old German Shorthair Pointer. She is arthritic and has a very leaky bladder. ...
  A: Have you discussed Prolin or hormone replacement therapy for her with your vet? I don't think you ...
Two new 'puppies' in the house. HELP1/14/2011
  Q: In the household we have just acquired two new pups. One is a four week old Lab/Beagle mix and the ...
  A: I am a little surprised the Shih Tzu isn't better with the puppy. I must admit I have less ...
Crating at Night1/8/2011
  Q: We recently got a Dachshund puppy who was about 11 weeks old. He was used to being crated according ...
  A: At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to ...
Overly submissive with other dogs1/5/2011
  Q: My dog is a good sized boxer lab mix. He is great with other dogs, he plays well and is never ...
  A: Try building up his self confidence. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior ...
New puppy with older, timid dog1/1/2011
  Q: My wife and I have recently adopted a new Pit mix with an age of 3 months. I also have a 3 1/2 year ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Puppy in a classroom12/30/2010
  Q: I live alone and just got an 8 week old yorkie puppy. I teach at an elementary school and am unable ...
  A: As long as the school officials allow it, I see no problem. I have taken puppies with me while ...
maltese dog12/27/2010
  Q: My maltese dog is only 8 weeks and i started potty training him but he tries to eat his poop how can ...
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
Agressive Puppy12/26/2010
  Q: We just adopted a 2 month old chow chow Shepard mix. She is very aggressive and bites at everything, ...
  A: Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the ...
Unusual chewing on clothing12/24/2010
  Q: My dog Chloe, is a female red/blue heeler mix. She's generally well behaved except for the ...
  A: Spaying does help some behaviors and eliminates the hassle, mess, and risks of her seasons. I would ...
Behavior issues12/17/2010
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 month old female Border Collie that I got about 1 month ago. She's very smart and ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
dog odor12/14/2010
  Q: Please tell me what I can do for the odor my dog has which smells like "old, stinky cheese"!! I ...
  A: A healthy dogs shouldn't have an odor problem. I would almost suggest a different vet. Also, check ...
Aggressive Behavior of New Puppy12/14/2010
  Q: On Friday I received an 18-week-old german shepherd from the midwest as a gift. I was told the dog ...
  A: This is a difficult question to answer. Since the vet has seen her, I tend to accept her judgment. ...
Open feeding12/13/2010
  Q: Our fed our old chocolate lab twice a day. He lived and died for feeding time. We were slaves to ...
  A: Open feeding works well for many dogs, but many Labs will over eat. I really don't suggest it for ...
My dog eats sticks & berries outside12/12/2010
  Q: My 1 1/2 yr old Maltese 9lb rescue dog is a very healthy happy dog eating a good quality food that ...
  A: I grit my teeth a lot over what all our puppies find to eat out in the yard. Sticks, berries, ...
chorkie and housebreaking12/12/2010
  Q: We have a chorkie and we have had him about a year now. In the beginning he was doing well with ...
  A: If a year old intact male starts peeing inside, it is more likely a leadership issue. I don't buy ...
English Mastiff12/11/2010
  Q: I was walking my 1 year old english mastiff bitch in the park the other day, and a group of runners ...
  A: First you must remain calm and unafraid. She will sense your emotions and react to them. It could ...
7 years old black lab12/10/2010
  Q: Since it is so cold outside, he only love to eat, or sleep all day. He will keep asking for treat, ...
  A: I have an 8 year old black Lab that spends much of his day in his crate with the door open. Due to ...
change in dog toward child12/9/2010
  Q: We have a two year old German sheared mix. He is a rescue dog and was badly treated by children and ...
  A: The first thing I would do is have the vet rule out any physical problem. If not, there is no ...
Older dog avoiding new puppy12/5/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old female spayed rottweiler x who is a very spoilt family dog. Recently I brought ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
jealous puppy12/1/2010
  Q: My girlfriend and I recently adopted a puppy. He is four months old. He has always had puppy ...
  A: With time, he may become more accepting of the new dog. For now, you need to give him strong ...
Puppy crate and pee pad training11/30/2010
  Q: our 8 weeks old Golden Retriever puppy just came home from our breeder. I have read several books ...
  A: I respect both the Monks and Dunbar. And have my own ways. The only thing 2 better dog trainers ...
2 1/2 Year Old Shih Tzu11/29/2010
  Q: I've had my Shih Tzu since he was 8 weeks old. Brought him to puppy training class, and he did ...
  A: I doubt the ear infections have anything to do with it, although ear pain could make him irritable. ...
Lab/Rott Puppy is Aggressive11/29/2010
  Q: Our Lab/Rott 7 and 1/2 month old puppy is becoming very aggressive with snapping and jumping at us ...
  A: Continue working the obedience commands. Give him a good walk on leash every day. Your set the ...
7 week old lurcher pup11/24/2010
  Q: i have tryed putting paper down and showing her it, my friends have surggested rubbing her noies in ...
  A: I am appalled there are still people around suggesting abusive methods such as rubbing their nose in ...
re homed un trained year old labrador11/22/2010
  Q: We are taking on a year old Lab male that has lived in a garden for 7 months,had no training and is ...
  A: I too would like to see him in the house. I can help you manage him in the house. However, I ...
nosing11/19/2010
  Q: We rescued a black lab/whippet (best guess by vet & rescue) 7 months ago. She was taken from her ...
  A: Dominance is a subtle thing. Many dogs use that as a demand for attention. I would refuse to give ...
New Puppy Coming Soon!11/18/2010
  Q: We have only raised one dog from puppy-hood. All our other pooches were rescues. Since we're a bit ...
  A: Since my puppies mostly come from a dog guide scvhool, I always follow their proven methods. What ...
Housebreaking11/16/2010
  Q: I have 2 Chihuahuas from the same litter. They are approximately 6 months old now. The bigger of ...
  A: This is not housebreaking, but submissive urination. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can ...
fear in dogs11/16/2010
  Q: Tilly (Matilda) is a 1 year old boxer who is afraid of everyone!!!!!! She won't even go near people ...
  A: Many breeders insist on holding on to puppies past the 12 weeks when they accept new things best. ...
A New Pup11/16/2010
  Q: I am going to be getting a new pup for Christmas. I am hoping to get a baby Golden Girl Retriever. ...
  A: I really don't track my expenses, but it could be $500-$1000 for everything the first year. Much ...
F1b11/11/2010
  Q: f1b pup she is now 13weeks old had her form 8weeks old but she is not a happy pup will not have ...
  A: That is very unusual. At 8 weeks, puppies should be quick to accept new things and form new bonds. ...
leg humping11/9/2010
  Q: We have a 16 week old golden retriever male puppy who is starting to hump legs etc.. What does this ...
  A: All behaviors are controllable, some much easier that others. It is annoying, but not a major ...
new puppy11/8/2010
  Q: Have two king Charles cavalier bitches Daisy 4 Bella two,Bella timid one ,got new puppy last ...
  A: I think you need to combine keeping the puppy away from Bella when you can supervise them with ...
introducing a puppy11/8/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old Staffie bitch. She is very sumissive and has never had a fight in her life. She ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
house-breaking/training11/5/2010
  Q: My 6 month old puppy just isn't getting the idea! Is he too young to grasp the concept? I feel ...
  A: Your problem most likely is following the poor advice that abounds. At 6 months, a puppy should be ...
Leash pulling/Fear of outside11/2/2010
  Q: About a little over a month ago I adopted a lab/terrier mix who is 1yr and 4mo old. She is ...
  A: This is a tough question, perhaps I should just suggest a private trainer or behaviorist. It ...
traveling with pets10/30/2010
  Q: hai,i want to take my dogs from India to UK,so what all procedures to be done?do i need to take visa ...
  A: Your best source of information is the airline you will be flying on. They stay up to date on the ...
Female dogs fighting10/29/2010
  Q: My older female mixed breed has begun attacking my German Sheperd female. The sheperd is only ...
  A: As the younger dog matures, she may be challenging the older one for pack status. Some of it is ...
My YOrkie10/28/2010
  Q: Good afternoon Becky, I have a 2 year old Yorkie and he goes to banfield which i am not happy with. ...
  A: Puppies are given multiple shots, not because it takes them, but hoping to hit the window between ...
Lab Mix - Barking early morning10/22/2010
  Q: I have a 8 month old Lab Mix. She sleeps in a crate at night. She is trained and can go all night ...
  A: There may be an easy out if you can identify something happening then to wake her up. One of our ...
house training10/20/2010
  Q: just hoping for a little advice. We have a lurcher puppy, she will be 5 months this weekend. Not ...
  A: At 11 and 7, perhaps the boys could take more responsibility for watching her. You are correct ...
City Shitz Tzu Moves to the Suburbs10/19/2010
  Q: I just inherited a two year old shitz tzu, Miley, from my sister. My sister lives in New York and ...
  A: This is a difficult question. I can see why Shelly passed on it. I will do what I can. The first ...
Housebreaking an older puppy10/19/2010
  Q: My girlfriend an I just took in a 6 month old, mixed puppy. Based on my experience with wild ...
  A: Make sure while he is outside he walks around. Don't take him in as soon as he goes. Make sure he ...
New dog10/18/2010
  Q: My name is Makenzie and I got a new dog. She's a yorkie and I bought her online (kijiji aka eBay). ...
  A: Your vet should be able to give her the care she needs with the information you have. Puppies get a ...
Jumping towards cars10/15/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old German Shepherd who jumps towards each car as we're walking on leash. I ...
  A: That will be difficult to work out. Be pro active. Before the car gets close enough that she will ...
Raising two puppies10/11/2010
  Q: I have a 4month old maltese and have the opportunity to adopt a 2 month old borkie. They are both ...
  A: Usually a couple of dogs will settle in fine, especially such young ones. Some times there is ...
dog pooping on carpet10/8/2010
  Q: I have a maltese/poodle cross about 7 years old. In the last few years he has developed an annoying ...
  A: As you have seen, the spanking doesn't do any good. Any discipline when you don't catch the dog in ...
dog peeing all over!10/8/2010
  Q: We rescued a jack Russell a year ago, he is only now showing signs of being a puppy ie just starting ...
  A: I think you are right about the dominance. I would go ahead and neuter him. Some claim neutering ...
Wall Scratching Dilemma10/4/2010
  Q: I really need some help - or else I might be forced to give up my 7 1/2 month old Yorkie-Poo, ...
  A: Depending on how well she adapts to it, a crate may be an easy solution. Other dogs may not be as ...
vet care10/2/2010
  Q: I took my 87% wolf into the vet and it was suspected that she had eaten some bad salmon. After 3 ...
  A: Bad reactions to shots are rare, but can take different forms. Nobody knows everything. I really ...
dog9/21/2010
  Q: how old on average do dogs start cocking leg, also can you tell the difference between a ...
  A: Unless they are neutered, most males will start cocking their leg around a year old. I have heard ...
new puppy9/20/2010
  Q: My husband and I are getting a new puppy this week. I have never had a dog younger than 6 months, ...
  A: My kids don't listen to me, so smile, thank your mother in law, and do what the highly experienced ...
merging two people and 3 dogs9/17/2010
  Q: my fiancée and i are planning on moving in together shortly and he has 2 8 yr. old female ...
  A: Are they well bonded to him and accept him as leader? If so, he needs to make a big fuss over Cleo, ...
older dog submissive to puppy9/16/2010
  Q: I have an 11 year old cocker spaniel and for some unknown reason we thought she needed a live in ...
  A: You may have to settle for teaching the puppy to leave the older dog alone. The older dog may not ...
My new puppy9/16/2010
  Q: My family and I got a puppy from people I thought knew what they were doing. Well anyways We were ...
  A: Yes, a puppy taken away from its mother and litter before 6 weeks didn't have a chance to learn how ...
shots9/16/2010
  Q: I was wondering once a dog has had initial shots how often are they repeated.
  A: Most vets give boosters annually. Checking for antibodies instead, titers, may have science behind ...
pit bull pups very hyperactive9/12/2010
  Q: I have 2 pitbull pups approx 5 months old--brothers from same litter. They are very affectionate, ...
  A: It may be something they have to grow out of. Obedience training should help along with neutering ...
Change in potty behavior9/11/2010
  Q: I have been taking my dog who is now almost three with me just about everywhere including my ...
  A: I agree it is likely dominance. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
puppy biting9/10/2010
  Q: I recently brought home a 7.5 weeks old puppy. She's half jack russell terrier and half poodle. ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Puppy issuse9/6/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old staffordshire, and he eat his own poop,he don't listen, when you don't pay ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
My dog won't stop going to the bathroom indoors9/4/2010
  Q: My dog is home alone for about 10 hours a day. I have a dog walker that takes him out for 20mins in ...
  A: As long as he is getting a mid day break, you could crate him. Start out putting his toys in the ...
feeding8/31/2010
  Q: I have a 1 year old Pug. She will not eat dog food of any type. I make her chicken and rice to get ...
  A: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over ...
Shyloh8/31/2010
  Q: Shyloh is a 50 lb, 4 year old ?lab mix who seems to mimic some of my actions. She opens doors (not ...
  A: Undoing problems due to poor early socialization takes time and work and may never be completely ...
My beagle puppy is aggressive and waits to come in to eliminate.8/29/2010
  Q: i have an almost 5 month old female beagle,who hasn't been spayed yet. She is very good when she is ...
  A: Talk to your vet. May as well go ahead and spay her now. The trend is earlier than the traditional ...
training8/27/2010
  Q: Shyloh seems to mimic my actions such as opening doors, the fridge, microwave, dog crates, etc. How ...
  A: There are things like treat balls or Buster Cubes the dog has to work to release kibble. I haven't ...
Daily leash walks8/27/2010
  Q: How important is it (really) to take a dog out for daily leash walks throughout the neighborhood? (I ...
  A: A vigorous leash walk is a great way to burn off a puppy's energy. Being trained to walk on a leash ...
jrt bella8/27/2010
  Q: i have a 4 and a half month old jrt female and the last 2 days when i try to grab toilet paper or ...
  A: I have been around the net for 10 years on many forums. I have yet to see a good answer to digging. ...
dog collars8/25/2010
  Q: Labman -my dog lucky is a 25 mouths old basset hound puppy with a small head and big neck and over ...
  A: What is happening to the collars and harnesses? Do they break, or are they coming off? You may ...
DOG POOING ON DECK8/22/2010
  Q: we have a staffy who is 9, we got him at age 6. the problem is we have a deck that he sleeps on and ...
  A: At age 9, this is going to be tough to change. You may even have to use a private trainer. Take it ...
puppy self confidence8/19/2010
  Q: my 7 months old shitzu mix Yorkie named emma is always following me around. She never leaves my side ...
  A: Sometimes that is called a ''velcro dog''. I am not sure there is much you can do about it but hope ...
My dog is peeing on the female8/18/2010
  Q: My doberman (around 9 years old, neutered at birth by mother stepping on testes) has recently ...
  A: I often suggest a vet check for changes of behavior in older dogs, but hesitate this time. Has he ...
Dog Aggressive Chihuahua Dachsund Mix8/13/2010
  Q: I have a 1 yr. + mixed female. She does not like any dogs that we bring around, especially larger ...
  A: I don't know that the conventional techniques do much good, but meeting on neutral ground and ...
My lab puppy8/12/2010
  Q: I have a ten month old , neutered male chocolate lab. I love him but he is making it extremely ...
  A: Some dogs are very difficult, requiring constant corrections. He should eventually learn to leave ...
walking on a leash8/12/2010
  Q: I have 5 month old male neutered Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. He is affectionate, quick to learn ...
  A: If getting out in front and coaxing doesn't get a puppy moving, try dropping behind it and running ...
refuses to potty out side8/7/2010
  Q: I have a female min pin Chihuahua about 10months of age. Me and my girl friend have tried every ...
  A: Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When it finally has to ...
Walks/obedience?8/6/2010
  Q: I have a 2.5 year old black lab. He's a very sweet dog, which we adopted when he was 9 months old. ...
  A: Neutering him if not already may help. Unless he is part of a serious breeding program, there is ...
Bringing a puppy home to and adult dog8/5/2010
  Q: I am bringing a puppy home to my 14 yr old westie -Max. Max is very social and has never exhibited ...
  A: Ah, it is one thing to have another adult dog come to visit. It is another to have a sharp toothed ...
barking8/2/2010
  Q: Labman, We rescued our beautiful american foxhound almost 2 years ago. She is a really great dog ...
  A: Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the ...
new home8/2/2010
  Q: My husband and I have a wonderful 7 year old Pug. He is like an only child and seldom left alone ...
  A: I think rehoming is always difficult for dogs, but sometimes people come first. I am not going soft ...
housebreaking8/1/2010
  Q: We have a new mixed pug we picked up from a shelter. She is spayed and approximately one year old. ...
  A: I am not sure dogs see much difference between unused rooms and outside. Using either keeps their ...
Siberian+husky7/28/2010
  Q: How+much+should+a+male+fullblooded+siberian+husky+weigh+at+8+weeks%3F
  A: That is really going to vary which may be why the original expert didn't answer. Perhaps 8-12 ...
How to control acting out Labs7/26/2010
  Q: I have two black lab mixes both of which were rescue dogs from a shelter. The male is 6 and the ...
  A: Not all questions have a good answer. Being short of funds limits your options. Been there, done ...
dogs7/24/2010
  Q: but we now have BIGGER problems.whenever we eat food it falls on the floor and Lily(our pup)chows it ...
  A: Ah, it would be nice if you could learn to eat without dropping much on the floor, but accidents ...
new dog7/22/2010
  Q: My family adopted a 3 month old beagle mix three months ago (he is currently 6 months) and adopted a ...
  A: Usually a couple of young puppies are happy to engage in rough play. What you are describing sounds ...
Border Collie7/20/2010
  Q: We got our 6 month old border collie spayed a week ago and we've been having issue with it. She ...
  A: This question wasn't available to me until the evening of 20 July. By now it may be too late for ...
Year old Lab biting7/20/2010
  Q: I have a one year old chocolate lab. We have had him since he was a puppy. My question is that he ...
  A: Obedience training should help, but it may not be enough. The key to most behavior problems is ...
1 year old daschund7/19/2010
  Q: We recently got a one year old daschund, who was supposed to be house broken. It's been over one ...
  A: Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When it finally has to ...
good toys7/15/2010
  Q: hey i have a 7 month old pit-bull and she's a joy to have in the house and outside the house i have ...
  A: The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs will quickly chew up into pieces they could choke on ...
My Alsation dosn't like other dogs :(7/14/2010
  Q: i Bought my Alsation from the dogs home , they say she is 6 years old but the perviosue owner no ...
  A: Training is an excellent idea. For one thing, the trainer should be experienced enough to tell the ...
english springer settling at night7/13/2010
  Q: We have an english springer spaniel called fudge who is now about 8 years old. We have recently be ...
  A: I would start with a vet check. Such behavior changes are unusual without any cause. Otherwise try ...
new puppy7/13/2010
  Q: I have a cocker spaniel and my husband wants to get a bluetick. My dog doesn't usually like other ...
  A: Your dog will see the puppy as an invader, but as top dog, you have the right to bring new members ...
onyx and daisy7/8/2010
  Q: I have 2 shih tzu. both go to the bathroom in the house....and .... uh..eat it too (eeeewwww) HOW do ...
  A: You can use the same techniques on older dogs as puppies. Biggest difference is the longer time ...
Arthritis7/8/2010
  Q: My labrador dog 7 years old has developed sign of arthritis. During winters he faces problem in ...
  A: Arthritic is incurable. You can give a pain killer such as Meta Cam or Rymadyl. Here such ...
Change of coat colour7/7/2010
  Q: .is this normal? He is fawn and was neutered a month ago. Cheers
  A: Nobody knows everything, and the most reliable answers come from those that know and admit their ...
10 week old Pitbull Pup7/6/2010
  Q: I have a few questions =] Why does he keep chewing up his potty pad? I have supplied him with chew ...
  A: Why does he keep chewing up his potty pad? I have supplied him with chew toys galore, he has his own ...
8 week old puppy7/1/2010
  Q: Last night I gave her a little peice of ham that I wasn't going to eat. I purchased it from the ...
  A: it is unusual for a puppy to react that strongly to a little something different. If it didn't come ...
food for dogs6/30/2010
  Q: I have a 4 year old Japanese Chin who always ate wet dog food.A few weeks ago I gave him chicken,now ...
  A: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over ...
puppies behaviour6/29/2010
  Q: I’ve just brought home two 7 weeks old male schnoodle puppies (Salt&Pepper mini Schnauzer father + ...
  A: I am tempted not to answer at all since all that is outside my experience. 1 The keeper of the ...
new puppy6/25/2010
  Q: i have recently gotten a new puppy he was adopted and he is here in my home. during the day he is ...
  A: I would start over again without the pads and the garage. Much of housebreaking is not training ...
Schitzu question6/24/2010
  Q: I have a 1 year old schitzu that I bought when she was about 5 months old. I don't know if she did ...
  A: Yes, disgusting. The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog ...
Training boxers6/24/2010
  Q: Labman, I am a first time owner of a dog(boxer female). At present it is around 3 months old and ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
training question6/20/2010
  Q: I have a 10 week old blue heeler pup. He is doing great with much of his training. What I am having ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
10 week old puppy whining non-stop in crate6/19/2010
  Q: As mentioned I have a 10 week old Dachshund, we just got her 1 week ago. We put her in a crate at ...
  A: At that age, some puppies still need a middle of the night break. Give her a chance to use th ethe ...
House training my 10 week old puppy6/14/2010
  Q: my husband and I just picked up our 10 week old Dachshund puppy 2 days ago from the breeder. The ...
  A: It may be she used the paper at the breeder's because the breeder had the whole room covered with ...
8 month old golden not eating6/12/2010
  Q: My 8 month old golden has been eating very well 2 times a day every day.. then one morning he just ...
  A: If your vet has Saturday hours, call first thing tomorrow. At 8 months, he should have all his ...
LABADOR (MALE)6/11/2010
  Q: HOW OLD DOES A MALE LAB USUALLY GET THEIR LITTLE NUGGETS AS I CALL THEM (TESTICLES) ANSWER: My ...
  A: When we get out puppies at about 7 weeks, they have a full set of small teeth set close together. ...
How far along is my Annie?6/10/2010
  Q: My journey to finding a dog took 4 months I finally found the perfect one for me shes alittle over a ...
  A: I often don't answer such questions but am happy to help somebody giving a good home to a previously ...
Puppy 1st Period6/9/2010
  Q: Labman, I have an 10 month old mini schnauzer that started her first cycle this morning, how long ...
  A: Ha, my 9 month old Lab started a week age. I have been through this many times. The second and ...
Husky Under weight6/6/2010
  Q: Good evening, My question is towards my siberian husky who seems to be drastically losing weight ...
  A: If your vet is satisfied, leave well enough alone. No sense adding your dog to the common ...
potty training6/5/2010
  Q: i recently got a pug from a friend. i would guess that he is around two. he got him from the the ...
  A: I think the first thing is to get back with your friend and find out how he let the Pug relieve its ...
Chihuahua Behavior6/4/2010
  Q: I recently phoned my vet regarding my Chihuahua/dachshund mix, and they referred me to Animal ...
  A: One thing you need to remember is that dogs are very tied into their owner's state of mind. if you ...
my jack russell terrier is acting weird5/31/2010
  Q: Why is my dog acting weird? I have a female jack russel that just turned 1 a few weeks ago. She is ...
  A: Hot weather seems to wilt even dogs that spend most of their time inside. Another possibility is if ...
age of first heat5/31/2010
  Q: what is the average age a female dog experiences her first heat/season. thanks
  A: It is highly variable. I don't remember a number from a reliable source. Seldom before 6 months, ...
House breaking5/30/2010
  Q: My children found a small dog hiding under the neighbor's car. Vet says he is a intact Maltese mix. ...
  A: Sometimes it is hard to say what is happening. The easiest solution maybe to crate him at night and ...
obedience5/27/2010
  Q: My female chow/collie has stopped listening to me, when i call her to heal, she stands and stares. ...
  A: Find a good obedience class. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
doggie eliminating5/25/2010
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 yr old shih tzu, love him dearly. I recently acquired a 4 month old female shih tzu. ...
  A: The normal expectation would be the new dog would use the elimination area the rest of the pack ...
Housebreaking5/25/2010
  Q: We have a 5 month old miniature pinscher and I feel like she can't be housebroken. I am trying to ...
  A: Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When it finally has to ...
Fearful Dog5/25/2010
  Q: I have a 12 month old Jack Russell cross perhaps staffy and corgi in the mix too. She was extremely ...
  A: It is quite common for for dogs that are poorly bred and don't get the early socialization they need ...
Behavior change5/24/2010
  Q: and first, thank you for your service to us animal lovers! We are proud owners of 4 cats, 2 goats ...
  A: What has changed is him maturing. He has decided he is a big boy, in charge and free to do as he ...
7 month lab keeps going in the house5/24/2010
  Q: I have a 7 month old yellow lab(female) got her at 6 weeks old. I do not believe in creates,however ...
  A: How long are you leaving her shut up? I don't like to see a dog left over 4-5 hours. If you have ...
Dog Barking and Biting5/23/2010
  Q: Why does my dog bark in the morning? He almost barks at exactly 7 in the morning which is causing a ...
  A: I am sure something is cluing him that it is 7 AM. It could be something you have no contrl over ...
mini schnauzer5/17/2010
  Q: can a puppy become pregnant at 6 months? she has nipples that just came out about a week ago is ...
  A: More likely her body is responding to the hormones she is now producing as she goes through puberty. ...
first time dog owner5/16/2010
  Q: Brindle pitbull pup... Recently stopped nurseing from mother. About 3 months old.. What's the best ...
  A: Any of the common brands should do. I know Pro Plan, Iams, Purina, and Science Diet are good ...
Looking to buy5/15/2010
  Q: First of all thank you for taking the time to read this. My husband and I have a one year old son ...
  A: I like larger breeds with small children. A big sturdy dog dog copes with the tumbles and other ...
overwieght pit bull5/13/2010
  Q: i have a five year old red she is handicapped (amputated back right paw) and has severe allergies ...
  A: All I can suggest is less food. This may be a case for a light dog food. Cutting back on a regular ...
Housetraining5/9/2010
  Q: Almost 2 months ago, we purchased an 11 month old, 3.5lb Pomeranian from a reputable show breeder as ...
  A: Before letting her out of the kitchen, take her out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and ...
potty training & shyness5/5/2010
  Q: I have 4 dogs that are completely potty trained and only have an accident once in a "blue moon". We ...
  A: How old is he? If less than 7-8 weeks, he may only need a little more time. Otherwise, I would ...
heart worm5/4/2010
  Q: my husband and I had 6 dogs we fostered one from tx 8 months ago,we live in Washington state, the ...
  A: As I understand it, heartworms are spread strictly by mosquitoes. I have heard that heartworm is ...
7 week old rottweiler5/3/2010
  Q: i bought a rottweiler puppy 6 week old which is my first puppy.it has been one week since i bought ...
  A: The obedience training you are doing is one of the best ways to let her know you are the leader. ...
relapse-barking at night in crate5/2/2010
  Q: Our 2.5yr old dachshund has been sleeping in crate in family room since arrival at 4 months. In the ...
  A: She may have found the earthquake quite unsettling. Any after shocks would be difficult or her too. ...
grooming anxiety5/2/2010
  Q: I have a 9 year old poodle cross that I am attempting to groom myself due to low income. My dog ...
  A: Try Rescue Remedy. I think it is meant for people. Look for it in the natural food stores. I am a ...
Aggressive Chewing4/30/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old Lab puppy. I just picked him up from the vet after him having surgery because ...
  A: You may want to remove the blanket at night too. As he matures, he could start to chew it at night ...
house training the small and older dogd4/27/2010
  Q: I have had them all since puppy hood. and I have tried to wee pad train the and letter box train ...
  A: I have never used pads or litter boxes. You might be able to adapt my methods to them. They can be ...
housebreaking4/26/2010
  Q: i have 2 english mastiff pups they are both females 3 months old i let them go outside to use the ...
  A: Take them out on leash perhaps one at a time. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. ...
diggin beagle4/22/2010
  Q: I know beagles will dig but I am having a heck of a time keeping her out of my hibiscus shrubs.she ...
  A: I don't know the name of it, but there is stuff you can put on shrubs to protect them from dogs. I ...
Who is the leader? Me or dog?4/21/2010
  Q: We got a 15 mo old lab/pit mix (rescue) recently. Admittedly I'm still learning him (and him me) ...
  A: The dog world is quite divided on this subject now with many going to one extreme or the other. I ...
Rescued dog hates his kennel4/19/2010
  Q: My husband and I just rescued a husky/shepherd mix, the vet says he's about one year old, maybe a ...
  A: Rescue dogs sometimes have some baggage from the past. How long are you leaving him in the day ...
Food / Allergy question4/18/2010
  Q: I seem to have two problems going on here with my 11 month old Female Dobie.When I first got her at ...
  A: I think you need to take a look at the different ingredients in the foods. If you dog is allergic ...
My pups behaviour4/15/2010
  Q: Her name is Molly. She was 8 weeks at the time that i got her but is now 10 weeks old. She has ...
  A: It takes a while. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. ...
pitbull puppy4/15/2010
  Q: I just bought a male rednose pitbull without papers and i don't known how old he is but I do know ...
  A: He needs shots and likely heartworm medicine. I would get him to the vet for a check up. The vet ...
Puppy and housebreaking4/12/2010
  Q: I have a 10 month old puppy. X daschund and maltese. I have one problem, I can't get him to pee ...
  A: In the morning take him out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When ...
puppy concern4/2/2010
  Q: i just got a baby blue heeler and he is now 3 months 1 week old and about 3 weeks ago both of his ...
  A: I highly doubt playing with another dog will hurt. I have much more experience with German ...
Calcium deficiency for my german shephard4/2/2010
  Q: greetings Mr. Labman I have german shephard, DOB - 5 jan 2010, weight - 13 kilos, Name - Rex. 2 days ...
  A: What have you been feeding him? Most commercial dog foods contain as much or more calcium as a ...
toilet trianing4/2/2010
  Q: 1) that a medical issue please hello i got my dog 3 weeks ago from someone who dont want her ...
  A: It could be mostly being in a new home. Some dogs adjust much better than others. I would give her ...
training4/1/2010
  Q: I have a 16 week old basset hound puppy who doesn't like to listen when I tell him to come. How can ...
  A: It is the nature of hounds, including Bassets, to follow their nose. I wouldn't let one off lead ...
9-10 week old lab puppy3/28/2010
  Q: I was wondering what the best form of disciplining my puppy for biting is? Smack him on the nose, ...
  A: The best way is to deny your attention. Nothing works quickly. Young Labs, which I know best, and ...
New Puppy..pees everywhere!3/27/2010
  Q: almost a week ago i got a new puppy, he's an 11 week old lab and he is the cutest thing i've ever ...
  A: Activity stimulates elimination. Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold ...
Cage Training3/24/2010
  Q: We have just introduced a cage to our 3yr collie cross. we followed instructions and gradually got ...
  A: How long are you leaving him? I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over 4-5 ...
puppy with diarrhea and now rectal bleeding3/24/2010
  Q: My dog was neutered recently, and had 4 baby teeth extractions. he's in a pack of six dogs, all ...
  A: I don't claim to have much medical knowledge. I think you can wait until morning and your regular ...
My Maltipoo, Shelby3/22/2010
  Q: I have a malitipoo I got as a puppy. She is now 2 years old, is my little princess, and very well ...
  A: Perhaps your bed is too warm for her. Moving the kennel into the bed room sounds like a good idea. ...
Lab puppy sleeping at night3/20/2010
  Q: I have a 8-9 week old lab puppy who has been home for 8 days. He seems to be moving from one spot to ...
  A: He could be too hot. Try removing any bedding. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies ...
Going away3/17/2010
  Q: We are going away 4 a week. Other dog owners that we know want to look after our 7 mouths old Pushon ...
  A: I agree it would be wise for Lexi to meet Coley before committing to a week. Once past 3 years old, ...
Bark3/16/2010
  Q: Why does my 1yr old chihuahua terrier female bark only at my 16yr old son?
  A: It could be a leadership or pack rank issue. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Corgi Nervous3/14/2010
  Q: i have had my dog for almost a year now, i got her when she was 7 months old. she is very nervous ...
  A: Have people avoid making eye contact with her or letting their teeth show in a smile. Don't let ...
pooping in crate retraining3/13/2010
  Q: I have an 18 week old Havanese female that I got two weeks ago. She was paper trained by the ...
  A: I don't have much small breed experience, but will say people have more trouble with them. Could be ...
6 month mastiff x boxer3/13/2010
  Q: open feed, lamb %26 rice, morning stool starts firm gets looser during the day, by last stool at ...
  A: I am not sure there is much you can do. You could try a bland diet. If a dog is having trouble ...
New Puppy, Many Problems.3/11/2010
  Q: Hope you are having a great day so far. Okay, I have a Malchi...My Parent's neighbors Chihuahua got ...
  A: I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over 4-5 hours. If you can't make it ...
new puppy, depressed older dog3/11/2010
  Q: I recently got a new puppy, and my older dog is exhibiting signs of depression. Not eating, not ...
  A: The throwing up bile could be from not eating. The best thing to do is to lavish attention on it. ...
Hyper Dog3/10/2010
  Q: My Dog Oliver is a neutered one year old Pug x Boston Terrier. Now I know the breed is hyper but he ...
  A: This is a difficult question. I was tempted to hit the ''This is out of my experience button''. ...
Dog afarid of leash/Will not "come."3/9/2010
  Q: Our family has a Cockapoo named Bella, she's very sweet and loving. Were still potty training her ...
  A: Start with just the collar. Let her sniff it carefully before putting it on her. give her a day or ...
jack russell3/8/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month jack russell, he is very obedient at home and on walks, he knows the commands such ...
  A: It is quite possible to teach a dog to follow commands without it accepting your authority. You may ...
My male Chihuahua named Elvis hates me & wants to attack me when I am dressed up & wearing make-up, why???3/7/2010
  Q: I have two Chihuhuas a male & a female named Marilyn & Elvis......These two are not kept together & ...
  A: Neuter him is not already. Nothing will stop him from trying to mate with Marilyn if he gets a ...
My dog keeps peeing on my bed.3/4/2010
  Q: I have a 6 year old shihtzu that I've had since december, so a few months now. We spend loads of ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Walking on the leash3/3/2010
  Q: I have a 5 month goldendoodle and I walk her everyday from 30 minutes to an hour. When we meet ...
  A: At 5 months old you can go with the metal slip collar with the rings on each end. Put it on like ...
Housebreaking2/28/2010
  Q: So we got our dog from a petstore about a year ago. He's a malti-poo. Ever since we got him he has ...
  A: As you can see, putting his nose in it doesn't work. I think the key is longer walks. Try to ...
dog misbehaving and I am pregnant2/25/2010
  Q: So my do has been a very good guy, never urinated in the house after we houesbroke him. I am 37 ...
  A: There is no doubt dogs can sense pregnancy and it brings changes of behavior. Exactly what is ...
Introductions2/24/2010
  Q: I have a 5 month old beagle and a couple days ago introduced a 7 week old jack Russell to our home. ...
  A: It may take a little more time. Usually 2 young dogs enjoy rough housing. Perhaps the beagle is ...
Protective Over toys.2/22/2010
  Q: I recently just got a puppy to add to the family. I currently have a Boxer Bulldog cross age 10 and ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
timid maltese2/20/2010
  Q: I have rehomed a 2 yr old maltese. She know basis commands; sit, stay. However, she will only come ...
  A: As much as I like to encourage adoption, such dogs often come with baggage. what you are doing ...
My 6 month old Pit/Mastiff thinks he is the boss.2/19/2010
  Q: I got my Pit/Mastiff from the shelter about a month and a half ago. When i first got him he was good ...
  A: Who gets the best sleeping spots is very important to dogs. The key to most behavior problems is ...
potty training at pet store bought puppy2/16/2010
  Q: We have a 13 week old chihuahua that we bought from a pet store. We are crate training her. She'll ...
  A: This will be a tough problem to solve. It is not one I have personally encountered and solved or ...
bad doggy seperation anxiety2/15/2010
  Q: Help! We adopted a 3 year bluetick/catahoola mix. He is wonderful and oh so friendly. When we ...
  A: This is a difficult problem and may take time to solve. I am a big believer in crates, but hate to ...
poopy pup2/15/2010
  Q: So my dog is just plain confusing me. He is just about 2 years old. He will poop an pee outside ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
New Puppy2/14/2010
  Q: we just got our first puppy and I am kind of lost! We have a 10 year old Schipperkee/Chow mix that ...
  A: I don't like the pads and never use them. I like to start straight outside. Much of ...
Introducing lab puppy to pomeranian2/10/2010
  Q: I am trying to figure out if it would be ok to get a puppy. My 5 year pomeranian is not aggessive ...
  A: Chances are, the Pomeranian won't be interested in the rough play the Lab puppy will be. Once past ...
overbearing schnauzer2/10/2010
  Q: Our female schnauzer (6 yrs.) is very "king" of the roost with any other dog. We have a 10 yr. old ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
New Puppy in Home with Existing Pet2/8/2010
  Q: I have a 10 year old toy poodle/jack russell that is a member of our family. My daughter brought ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
female spayed staff/mastif 3yrs2/6/2010
  Q: I got Rusha from the pound 2yrs ago,she is a lovely girl very sweet and playful with my sons 16yrs ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
feeding my 8mth old chihuahua2/5/2010
  Q: I read one of your answers regarding this very topic and was surprised to learn that I had been ...
  A: Most Chihuahuas will eat all they need and more. Check ...
Frequent urination2/5/2010
  Q: I have a 6 month old Lab Mix that is frequently urinating in the house. He goes out on a regular ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Howling2/4/2010
  Q: Our 2 year old, female cockapoo howls from the minute we leave until the time we return. Is there ...
  A: At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to ...
potty/house training2/4/2010
  Q: I have a new puppy. He is between 8-12 weeks old (from the shelter so we aren't sure yet). We have ...
  A: It takes a while to pick up on the idea of going to the door. I think the pads only confuse things. ...
worried about training my puppies correctly2/3/2010
  Q: OK. I did the people thing and got two puppies from the same litter both males. Boxer and Sharpei ...
  A: Rough play is normal, but teeth marks aren't. Are you obedience training them? The key to most ...
chinook1/31/2010
  Q: I rescued a Chinook, he was either dropped off or ran away. He lived in the area for 6 months ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
walking distance for a 6 month old english pointer dog.1/31/2010
  Q: I have a 6 month old pointer dog. I am aware of the damage too long a walk can have on their ...
  A: That rule is common, but I don't know how valid it is. As long as you stick to unpaved surfaces and ...
skiddish & jumpy lab1/29/2010
  Q: we have a male yellow lab that is 18 months old. The problem is that he is very skiddish and jumpy. ...
  A: Neutering him will help, but it sounds more like poor early socialization. Was he 12 weeks or older ...
Our puppy has a few problems.1/29/2010
  Q: our family recently purchased a female cockapoo named Bella. While she is very very lovable, we've ...
  A: It sounds like a variation of submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can ...
Great Dane.1/28/2010
  Q: I have recently purchased a ten week old male Great Dane. When he first came home he was very laid ...
  A: Continue what you are doing. It may take a little while for it to sink in that you are in charge. ...
can i have a dobe?1/28/2010
  Q: I live in an apartment(it's big 130m)and i want a doberman.I go to school so now i don't have the ...
  A: I think you cam make it work for now. You do need to remember a dog is a 10-15 year commitment. ...
puppy attention seeking1/27/2010
  Q: I recently brought a puppy Jack Russell he is 17 weeks old now and I love him to bits...but as soon ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
dog food1/27/2010
  Q: can you recommend what kind or brand of dog food will i give my dog who has just given birth?
  A: While nursing, she should be on a puppy chow. As for the brand, any of the common brands should be ...
My Westie's agression1/27/2010
  Q: I've got a 1 yr old male Westie. He's normally very sweet and very easily trained. There is only ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Our dog is afraid of us1/21/2010
  Q: I hope you can help us. Our 10 month old shih-tzu poodle cross male - Quincy - is scared of us. ...
  A: I can suggest some confidence building and bonding exercises. They should help at least some. ...
Our dog is afraid of us1/21/2010
  Q: I hope you can help us. Our 10 month old shih-tzu poodle cross male - Quincy - is scared of us. ...
  A: The confidence building steps you take to solve the submissive wetting should help the other ...
puppy shots1/20/2010
  Q: i am 13 and i really want a shitzu,i live in jamaica,but my mom says she can't go to the vet so ...
  A: Read through http://www.avma.org/animal_health/brochures/canine_parvo/parvo_brochure.asp When ...
labrador puppy1/20/2010
  Q: we have a beautiful golden lab puppy but we are at our wits end wit him.He will not sleep all ...
  A: At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to ...
Saint bernard1/20/2010
  Q: Actually i bought a saint bernard puppy i never had a dog b4.... So m afraid about when he grow up ...
  A: If you start with a young puppy, how it turns out will largely depend on how you raise it. You need ...
potty training1/19/2010
  Q: I have a 10 week old afghan puppy. We are working on potty training in conjunction with crate ...
  A: Dogs don't seem to have read that part of the book. Puppies do seem to pee on their beds at times. ...
my 2 dogs are peing on my beds1/19/2010
  Q: is there anything i can do to prevent this i am always changing they are bischons and they arehe ...
  A: Neuter them if not already. It is no cure all, but is a big help. Keep them shut out of the bed ...
MY YORKIE PUPPY1/18/2010
  Q: I JUST GOT MY DOG .. SHE IS ALMOST 1 YEARS OLD.. SHE IS A YORKIE.. SHE IS PAPER TRAINED BUT SHE MADE ...
  A: I think paper training only confuses the dog and often leads to problems when you try to eliminate ...
My dog eats feces1/14/2010
  Q: I have a 75lb 7 month old Lab who eats his feces. He has been neutered on Dec 21st. He started ...
  A: Not all problems have an easy, quick solution. Work with your vet on the diarrhea. It is often ...
spaying older dogs1/13/2010
  Q: My dogs if around 4 years old is it still good to have her spayed?
  A: Yes. The fewer seasons a dog goes through, the less likely she is to develop cancer. It also ...
Marking1/12/2010
  Q: We recently got a pure bred Alapha Blue Blood Bull Dog....she is now about 5 months old. We got her ...
  A: I would say a dominance issue. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
two puppies1/11/2010
  Q: I have two Australian cattle dogs and Maya the 8 month female is not eating and is acting a little ...
  A: If she isn't spayed, she could be coming into season. If so, almost any behavior could be expected. ...
shedding1/10/2010
  Q: He has always shed a lot but now his fur is coming out in clumps everytime I touch him. I bathe him ...
  A: Labs shed a lot. The baths could be making it worse. I would cut them out. Try a wire slicker ...
Introducing a puppy to our 7 month old female labrador1/10/2010
  Q: We have a 7 month old Labrador bitch. My friend is temporarily living with us and had planned to get ...
  A: If you have been leaving a Lab loose in the house, you are lucky to have one that hasn't shredded ...
Overactive bladder1/9/2010
  Q: I have a Pit bull puppy that will not stop peeing in the house. If we take her outside she will use ...
  A: It is possible she has a UTI and needs to see the vet. When you have her out, you may need to walk ...
Younger dog won't leave older dog alone1/8/2010
  Q: I have two dogs: Kipper is 5 and I've had him from a puppy-he's altered. Two months ago I adopted ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
puppy in heat1/8/2010
  Q: I have a chiwawa who is 8 months old and she is in heat how long will it last and is there diapers ...
  A: The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don't take this ...
Young Dog Aggressive Towards New Puppy1/7/2010
  Q: My family has three dogs. Jack - Jack Russell who is the oldest at 9, Wolfy - Pomeranian who is 5 ...
  A: Obedience training helps all sorts of problems. You may also need to train the puppy to leave the ...
A few questions....1/7/2010
  Q: A few months ago, my mom agreed to take her friend's 5 month old puppy, a Jack Russel terrier named ...
  A: 1 Start over again with housebreaking and introduce a crate. This can be applied to older dogs too. ...
puppy wont listen1/6/2010
  Q: i have a 4 month old pitt boxer mix. buster is his name...he wont listen to a thing that i say its ...
  A: Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be ...
Aggressive Behavior1/4/2010
  Q: My 3 year old, female Cocker Spaniel is aggressive around children. She went after my 2 nephews at ...
  A: Spay her if not already. Then give her better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is ...
dogs behavior1/3/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month old boxer who is becoming kind of aggressive. He is the youngest. We also have a ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. Give him strong leadership. The key to most behavior problems is ...
Crate training1/3/2010
  Q: i have a 8 week old American Bulldog, that will not stop pooping/peeing in his crate. He has only ...
  A: I am not sure why some puppies do that although most don't. I blame poor care by the breeder. The ...
getting puupy to walk on a leash1/3/2010
  Q: We have had our english bulldog puppy for 4 weeks now. She is 15 weeks old and has made some ...
  A: You can use treats to keep her interested in being near you, but I don't like the bending over and ...
chihuahua pee's on bed1/2/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month old female Chihuahua, I feel like she is very smart. I have been litter training ...
  A: Yes keeping her off the bed is a way of showing your leadership. I strongly urge you never to ...
peeing on owner1/1/2010
  Q: I have 2 female and 2 male dachshunds. I raised all but 1 from a pup. The other is a rescue we got ...
  A: It maybe especially directed at Gunny, but he maybe serving notice you are his to everybody. It ...
New 7months puppy problems!12/31/2009
  Q: I have just bought a 7months old maltese. The first day I had him he did his buisness outside, the ...
  A: Are you feeding regular meals? A morning and early evening feeding should be all he needs. When he ...
my dog has gone mad12/30/2009
  Q: my dog saphire is nearly 17 months of age. She used to be a lovely friendly dog but just recently ...
  A: The first thing to do with many behavior problems is to have a good vet check. If she hasn't been ...
Cavalier king charles - getting bold12/28/2009
  Q: I have a beautiful cavalier king Charles puppy, she is 8 months old and I have had her since she was ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
labs and bones12/26/2009
  Q: My black lab is 8 months old. Is it a bad idea to give her a ham bone that we cut the meat from? ...
  A: Yes. The dog guide school we raise puppies for forbids all real bones. At 8 months her powerful ...
5 month old shih tzu12/26/2009
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 mth shih tzu (Sadie) during the day while I'm at work I keep her in a play pin with ...
  A: It probably has to do with her maturing. Laying a piece of expanded metal over it might stop her. ...
Puppy biting everything12/24/2009
  Q: Our puppy was born in July and came into our house towards the end of October. He was just neutered ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
are dogs tastes buds in there stomach12/24/2009
  Q: y are my dogs so picky they want there hotdogs cooked. the only treats they will eat are chicken ...
  A: Dogs taste buds are in their tongue like people. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen ...
puppy training12/23/2009
  Q: i have a puppy he is 8 weeks old we have had him for a week and a half. i put him in a crate when i ...
  A: I have tried to never leave a puppy more than 4-5 hours, which many people insist is too long. We ...
Bringing another puppy home12/22/2009
  Q: I have a 13 month old female Yorkie. She is a great dog (loves to play and go for walks) but at ...
  A: It does sound like things are going fairly well. I agree on being careful about leaving them alone ...
My Dog Ate chocolate12/21/2009
  Q: My mom had a candy cane filled with Hershey kisses under the bed. My dog got into them and ate a ...
  A: Chocolate usually works quite rapidly. It can be deadly, but it takes a lot. If she gets away with ...
dogs fighting each other12/19/2009
  Q: Recently they have started to fight with each other after they have had something to eat. We have ...
  A: Spay/neutering them should help. Good leadership on your part will too. The key to most behavior ...
puppy or dog12/19/2009
  Q: 1. My puppy or dog (Miniature Pinscher) always smell bads, I think that owning a dog or puppy is bad ...
  A: 1 Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it ...
New member....but who?12/16/2009
  Q: My husband and I are looking for another dog (I guess 4 kids and a dog isnt enough lol). We ...
  A: Your are right about the male. It may have a lot to do with her age. Once past 3 years old, many ...
Dog Food12/16/2009
  Q: My Miniature Pinscher is 5 years old now. Should I be feeding him dog food once a day for the rest ...
  A: Smaller dogs often do better on 2 meals a day. Some are OK on one. If he seems to be doing OK on ...
puppies12/15/2009
  Q: 1. Crates is hid dog house, right. How long should you put him his crate? 2. When does I start ...
  A: 1 At his age, he should do fine over night in the crate. It is also OK to leave him in the crate ...
Puppy and Dog12/12/2009
  Q: 1. Can you tell me everything about my Minature Pinscher? eg. He need dog food such Chow Food, you ...
  A: I can get you started, but that is more than this site is meant for. Note in the material below, I ...
Puppies or Dogs12/9/2009
  Q: 1. How do I keep my puppy or dog completely clean all the time, he keep dirty up my room? 2. What ...
  A: 1 Do you mean you are having trouble housebreaking him? Much of housebreaking is not training the ...
Strange behavior12/7/2009
  Q: Please help! I have a 6 month old Boston terrier, Felix, with a terrific disposition (as of yet he ...
  A: I am not sure what is happening. Most behavior problems need to start with a vet visit. Explain ...
Which Dog is the right for us?12/6/2009
  Q: Yes my family is looking for a dog but we are having troubles on which dog to select. Before I get ...
  A: I don't think there is any breed that would do well going 13 hours by itself. We never had problems ...
RE: Puppy Training12/5/2009
  Q: You could not have answered my question before because it is the first time I have ever asked you ...
  A: Something funny is happening. This link, http://www.allexperts.com/expertx.cgi# shows I gave this ...
My dog freaks out in his kennel!12/4/2009
  Q: I have a one year old Boxer/Shepherd mix male dog. I have had him since 8 weeks old. I made the ...
  A: I think he might do better if he got a mid daybreak. I don't have too much to back it except it is ...
Dog12/3/2009
  Q: 1. Then you cannot catch anything from a dog or puppy that could really killed you right? 2. What is ...
  A: There are some things like hook worm and ring worm you can catch from your puppy. They are not ...
Accidents in the Crate12/3/2009
  Q: Max, age 9 months Beagle, Male/neuter, We have had Max since he was five months old and staring him ...
  A: This is a very difficult problem that I have no experience with. I suspect the problem stems from ...
Puppy Training12/2/2009
  Q: I am wondering if you could please help me out. What would you suggest is the most effective method ...
  A: Puppies don't learn near as fast at 3 months as 2 months. Somebody either needs to be watching her ...
3rd Dog Dominant12/1/2009
  Q: I have 2 dogs, both adults and spayed/neutered. One male, one female. (They get along GREAT) I've ...
  A: The best thing is to make sure they know they are competing for the number 2 position. The key to ...
New dog11/30/2009
  Q: I'll be getting a new soon. I want to know how to potty train and teach tricks to my puppy. Any info ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
pup potty timing11/30/2009
  Q: how long after their feed and water do I let my pups of 1 year, toy poodles, remain inside before ...
  A: By the time dogs are a year old, they may go quite a while, perhaps even an hour or more. You ...
retraining dog potty habit11/30/2009
  Q: Our small mixed breed dog was a rescue animal. He was evidently trained to only poop when on a walk ...
  A: Try going out with him when you would usually walk him, but walk around the backyard without the ...
Why my dog keep messing inside the house11/27/2009
  Q: My dog is a pattersdale terrier x jack russell she is 7 months old. She won't do her business ...
  A: I am afraid the training you have done may not have been the best. The key to most behavior ...
pup11/25/2009
  Q: i have a question about play time. she doesn't like playing with anything apart from gloves we have ...
  A: Many dogs aren't interested in a slick, new Nylabone. I think they are putting the nubby texture on ...
Is my dog being a brat at the dog run or just a dog?11/23/2009
  Q: Ruby is my 13 month old husky/shiba inu mutt. I love her and boy, is she a sweetie. Since adopting ...
  A: Many younger dogs love rough play. His dog was likely having a great time. I claim to be able to ...
feeding my pekingnese11/23/2009
  Q: i have a 4 year old pekingnese bitch , she is an ex-show dog that was given to me 12 months ago. i ...
  A: The easiest way for a dog owner to assure their dog is getting the complete and balanced diet it ...
Scratching11/20/2009
  Q: My 8 month old puppy who is 11 lbs was given HYDROXYZINE HCL 10MG for his allergies and it worked. I ...
  A: The dose is up to 2 mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours. You might want to start with 10-15 ...
Dog acting out...I have no idea why...11/18/2009
  Q: My female dog, Juno has all of a sudden been acting out. She is almost 2 years old. We also have ...
  A: I don't see a good answer to this question. I would get her checked out by the vet. If she isn't ...
abused puppy11/17/2009
  Q: she was previously put in a bag and kicked to make here vicious and didn't work i was wondering if ...
  A: That is very unfortunate. Get a man to help you. Have him avoid eye contact with her, and not let ...
getting a new chihuahua puppy11/16/2009
  Q: im getting a 7 week old chihuahua in about 2 weeks and i have some questions about potty training, ...
  A: The feeding schedule sounds OK. I would like to see some sort of a mid day break. Could you have a ...
pitbul puppies11/16/2009
  Q: how long do pit bull puppies have to stay with their mother
  A: No puppy should ever leave its mother and litter mates before 6 weeks. The best time is 7=8 weeks. ...
A couple of lab questions11/15/2009
  Q: before I start I want to say that I used this site when we bought our first lab puppy nearly three ...
  A: These are tough questions, and I may not do as well as getting a new puppy started. 1 Have you ...
help me with my dog11/15/2009
  Q: okay i have had a golden reteriver well i have 2 but i onl have problems with the one she is not old ...
  A: 2 cups of food shouldn't benough to cause such a problem. I would carefully check to see if she is ...
Boxer puppy with hurt leg!11/15/2009
  Q: I have an almost 5 month old Boxer puppy of excellent health. However, for the past few days he has ...
  A: If it is still showing little signs of getting better tomorrow, better see the vet. Giving a dog ...
older dog not mixing with puppy.11/14/2009
  Q: we have a staffordshire bull terrior who is 14 years old bitch..and we have just had a 8 week old ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
back leg injury11/14/2009
  Q: Our dog fell down a ravine (sp) yesterday. She is an active border collie mix. When I came home ...
  A: Why always over the weekend? It sounds to me like it will be OK. I took my 8 week old into the ...
Potty training a peekapoo puppy11/13/2009
  Q: I have a full time job and it's 15 miles from my home, how can I potty train my puppy?
  A: It won't go well unless you find a way to give it a mid day break. Perhaps a neighbor or a ...
shiba inu is destroying our home!11/12/2009
  Q: my dad recently brought a shiba inu puppy into the family to keep our older siberian husky company, ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
Puppy Pee11/11/2009
  Q: Is it normal for a 10 week old lab puppy to go outside and pee and poop and then come back in and ...
  A: Maybe not normal, but is happens sometimes. Try walking around with it a little more before bring ...
Dog poophing in crate11/7/2009
  Q: What do i do!!!! i have a Yorkie he's 2 yrs old i have had him for about 1 yr 1/2 over all he has ...
  A: I would start with a visit to the vet. If the vet doesn't find anything, it could be a difficult ...
Housebreaking11/6/2009
  Q: In mid-September, I adopted a 11-lb., 2.5-year-old chihuahua mix (looks like a Jack Russell). She ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
questions about my pug11/6/2009
  Q: I have a female pug. I am not sure if she is in heat but her vagina is swollen. Should I be ...
  A: The swelling of the vulva is a early sign she is coming into heat. She should soon start a bloody ...
dashunds11/4/2009
  Q: My peanut tears up everything he get his teeth on.he only does this when you leave him in the house ...
  A: I am familiar with young Labs which tend to shred anything they can get their teeth on. They also ...
Lhasa Apso - pooping in the house.11/2/2009
  Q: I have a six month Lhasa that I have had about two months and he's been potty trained. We had a few ...
  A: I think it is a challenge to your leadership. Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior ...
potty training11/2/2009
  Q: I can not get my dog to get potty trained. Either pooping or peeing. She is a rescue dog and quite ...
  A: It may take more walking. Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so ...
PUPPY FEEDING11/1/2009
  Q: HY, MY NAME IS ALEX I WAS HOPING YOU CAN TEACH ME HOW TO FEED MY MONTH AND A HALF BLUE NOSE BULLY. I ...
  A: Dog foods are formulated to have what dogs need in them, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, and ...
paper training a 7 wk. old puppy10/31/2009
  Q: I have a 16 month old Chihuahua(Wooda) that is paper trained--kind of--, she thinks if one paw is on ...
  A: I have never tried paper training and I not surprised at such problems. Actually at 7 weeks, most ...
miniature schnauzer barking on walks10/30/2009
  Q: my 18 wek old miniature schnauzer barks at everyone when we are out on walks I have tried ...
  A: You should stay with a flat fabric or leather collar until your puppy is 5 months old. Then you can ...
Puppy from Pet Store Pooping in Kennel10/28/2009
  Q: We purchased a 4 month old Maltese puppy from a pet store. I had a larger crate and put him in it ...
  A: This will be tough problem to solve. He likely is continuing theway he has lived most of his 4 ...
My outdoor uniterested dog...10/27/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 7 month old (non neutered) mini dachshund named Walter. He is a sweet boy, and ...
  A: This is a difficult case. The best thing I can think of is more walks. They can only walk and hold ...
house training10/25/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old yorkie. I purchased him at 7 months old. I was told that he is crate trained ...
  A: It sounds like the seller mislead you. The immediate solution would be a grid in the crate. They ...
puppy eating mulch10/25/2009
  Q: I have a two year old chocolate lab which is a very well behaved dog and is actually helping me in ...
  A: I am really not sure it is harmful. I know cocoa hulls are supposed to bad, but not sure about ...
8 Month Old Puppy Problems10/23/2009
  Q: I have a 8 month old male yorkie-dachshund mix, he has been neutered, about a month ago, and is full ...
  A: Neutering isn't a cure all, and I have heard of other cases of behavior problems for a while. ...
New Puppy10/22/2009
  Q: I am writing because my husband and I recently purchased a 3mo. old Yorkshire terrier puppy and are ...
  A: I never crate a puppy when I am around to watch it. The object is to get it to go to the door, and ...
jack russell wont stop chewing10/22/2009
  Q: we have a 4 month old jack Russell who is extremely destructive. He is left in the house during the ...
  A: Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be ...
dog wont poop outside10/21/2009
  Q: we just adopted a 1 year old terrier mix from our local shelter. he has no problem going pee in the ...
  A: You are on the right track with running him around the back yard and lavishing praise on him when he ...
6 month Yorkieshire.10/19/2009
  Q: My daughter's father had bought her a Yorkieshire two months ago. When we first got her the very ...
  A: Missed shots are of little consequence unless the dog is exposed to something in the mean time. ...
Training a new puppy10/19/2009
  Q: I am considering getting a new puppy (small dog breed) . The dog my family has now thinks he is the ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
1 year old lap pooping in crate at night10/18/2009
  Q: I have one year old lab who has been sleeping in a crate at night since we first got him about a ...
  A: I would have the vet check him. However, I am afraid it may be a reaction to you being gone and her ...
Sheltie Behavior Problems10/16/2009
  Q: My friend has a Sheltie (not sure of age) who has begun chewing on all of her things while she's ...
  A: I usually suggest crating a chewer when you can't supervise it. A mousetrap is very effective in ...
Agressive New dog10/15/2009
  Q: 48 hours ago we adopted a 2 and a half year old female boxer from the county pound. She was found as ...
  A: I really hate to say this. We are slaughtering millions of dogs every year for lack of homes. She ...
nipping10/14/2009
  Q: I have a 3 month old female mini pin, she is constantly nipping at everything (Pants,feet,hands). ...
  A: Having been allowed to do it for so long, it may take a while to break it. Young Labs, which I know ...
Adult female still potties in the house...10/13/2009
  Q: I have a Min Pin mix female that is about 14 months old, her name is Zoe. I also own two other dogs ...
  A: I am not sure i have the answer to this. When you take her out at night, walk around. They can ...
1 year old dog going in the house10/12/2009
  Q: My Staffordshire Bull Terrier has recently turned 1 year old and has reverted to going to the toilet ...
  A: These things can be difficult. I would say it is a challenge to your leadership as she matures. ...
House Training Regression10/11/2009
  Q: I have two Yorkshire Terriers. One is a male that is about 7 months old and the other is a female ...
  A: This could be tough. I am not sure it is exactly spite, perhaps more leadership and claiming the ...
biting/growling10/11/2009
  Q: I adopted a one-year old Shepherd mix. Maybe Rhodesian Ridgeback. He is feisty and likes to try and ...
  A: Yes, I strongly suggest a good obedience course. A good obedience class or book is about you being ...
puppy10/10/2009
  Q: I got a puppy 1 week ago and I found worms in stool, I took him to vet and he gave him dewormer and ...
  A: You didn't say what you are feeding. While almost any puppy chow would be fine, the best thing is ...
leash biting10/10/2009
  Q: 6 month old black lab PROBLEM: walks jumping up biting leash near hand, I stop, ignore> he ...
  A: Try giving him a stern, ''his name, bad dog, drop!'' and make eye contact. Hold eye contact. First ...
peeing in house10/10/2009
  Q: Was wondering if you can help? I have a 10mth old Foxy / Border Collie. When we first got her she ...
  A: I have seen it, specifically the beanbag. I think it may be a form of marking. I don't know that ...
My 8 month maltipoo10/9/2009
  Q: I have an 8 month old maltipoo who exibits a couple of confusing behaviors. 1. She paces around ...
  A: Just as you look around the house as you walk through it, so a dog thoroughly inspects things. They ...
9month schnauzer10/8/2009
  Q: puppy has very swollen vulva and slight bloody discharge concerned never had female unsure if dog is ...
  A: It very much sounds like she is starting her heat cycle. I think it is much more important to keep ...
my dog10/8/2009
  Q: my one year old dog is chewing on everything near her when we are not home. how do i stop her from ...
  A: The best thing is a crate. Is the chewing something new or did you just get the dog? My best guess ...
Re: House Trainging10/7/2009
  Q: I've had a few dogs in my 52 years of age. Lost one (Shih-Tzu) to cancer a little over a year ago ...
  A: I was tempted not to answer since I always have used a crate and always go outside. Part of your ...
Agressive puppy10/7/2009
  Q: We have a 10week old black lab, we got her at 8weeks. I am at home with her all the time and have ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Feeding10/6/2009
  Q: Can I feed my 18-month old Japanese Chin cooked beef soup bones?
  A: Bones are controversial. My stand is that even if they don't splinter or are gnawed down to a ...
potty training/crate training a pet-store bought min pin10/5/2009
  Q: I have always heard people say not to buy a puppy from a pet store but I fell in love with a little ...
  A: I am much better at getting people off to a good start than correcting problems. At 3 months, ...
My beagle refuses to be housebroken10/4/2009
  Q: We rescued Bella, a six month old beagle, from death row about 2 weeks ago. She took to me ...
  A: It is much easier to do thing right than to undo problems later. I encourage people to rescue dogs ...
humping10/3/2009
  Q: I have a golden retriever who is seven years old. She is going through heat. But she keeps humping ...
  A: You can interrupt her with a sharp ''Ah, ah, ah!'' and try to divert her with a chew toy. Getting ...
Mating9/30/2009
  Q: is it possible for dogs to mate if the male is a bit smaller than the female?
  A: Most definitely. They will manage given any sort of a chance. The second and third weeks are when ...
HELP!9/30/2009
  Q: my husband and I just got a puppy; mini schnauzer. She is 3 months old and when we take her out she ...
  A: You may need to walk her longer. They can only walk and hold it so long. when it finally happens, ...
Potty training a 9 year old mini dauschaund9/23/2009
  Q: I have had many of dogs in my life and never had problem house training them. We bought Rockie as a ...
  A: I think many people have trouble housebreaking puppies because so much off the instructions they ...
Getting a new puppy.9/23/2009
  Q: I'm getting a new puppy on Friday and have some questions about proper potty training. I live in an ...
  A: If you can get outside reasonably quickly from your apartment, I would start with directly outside. ...
Dogs9/22/2009
  Q: 1. Tell me what can be great or the benefits that one can get from adoption center of a dog versus ...
  A: Welcome back. Your questions don't have exact answers. 1 By far the biggest advantage of ...
Miniature Dauchshund training9/21/2009
  Q: I've had my dog for awhile now. He just turned 2 years old a couple days ago, and we're still having ...
  A: Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When it finally has to ...
New puppy unsocialised with people9/19/2009
  Q: I got a Siberian Husky puppy a week ago today. She was 10 weeks old when she was gotten for me. I ...
  A: It is interesting. I am being beaten up on another site for insisting a puppy should be in its home ...
puppy training9/19/2009
  Q: We need your insight. We recently added a new member to the family, a now 3 month old female mini ...
  A: Nobody has all the answers, and I am afraid I am coming up a little short on this one. Some puppies ...
Jack9/18/2009
  Q: We adopted Jack a little over a month ago from our local shelter. He is about 1 year old, a shelter ...
  A: I encourage people to adopt, but unfortunately, sometimes dogs come with some baggage from their ...
aggressive puppy9/17/2009
  Q: . i have a 40 days old boxer puppy...its been just 10days that we have have got him home..he is a ...
  A: Some puppies are quicker to challenge their owners than others. You need to start teaching him ...
House Training9/16/2009
  Q: I have a 10 week GSD, I've been following guidelines in house training her which seems to be going ...
  A: Exercise stimulates elimination while rest retards it. When you take her out at night, walk her ...
Puppy9/14/2009
  Q: I have a golden retriever puppy, and she lives inside the garage because my parents think that she ...
  A: The garage is no place for a Golden. They are highly socialable and need plenty of attention. Dogs ...
puppy eating poop9/13/2009
  Q: My beautiful three month old shih tzu coco Chanel is eating her poop! I try and remove her poop as ...
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
Questions regarding my dog's health condition.9/11/2009
  Q: My dog is a Doberman aged 4.He weighs 31.8kg. He is having some skin problem and is feeling itchy ...
  A: Joint problems are too common. It could be genetic or poor feeding as a puppy. You could have a ...
Potty retraining9/9/2009
  Q: We have a 5 year old dauschund who is suffering from extreme allergies. We want to retrain her to ...
  A: You may want to try the pads made for the purpose. Ask for Wee Pads. You could even start by ...
age for puppy to swim9/7/2009
  Q: When is it OK to introduce our 9 week old yellow female lab to the water? We live on a tidal salt ...
  A: I would try to find a place where the water is still and has a shallow, sloping bottom and let her ...
Black Lab Hair loss9/5/2009
  Q: My puppy is 21 weeks old, I have taken her to the vet previously about this problem. She has what ...
  A: I have no confidence in Blue Buffalo or other premium foods. Their high ratings are based not on ...
puppies9/4/2009
  Q: Where can I get a free puppies?
  A: Most of the shelters, rescues, and www.petfinders.com charge an adoption fee. You could check your ...
when to train puppy to leash9/3/2009
  Q: We have an 8 week old female yellow lab. she is settling in well to her crate..is beginning to ring ...
  A: I think I clicked on the wrong thing. If you get a request for an email, ignore it. I start ...
Chewing Everything9/1/2009
  Q: We have a 4 month old Golden Retriever that chews on EVERYTHING. I have bought and sprayed Bitter ...
  A: Damaged possessions are the fault of whoever was watching the puppy. When you are watching it, ...
Dogs9/1/2009
  Q: 1. There is over 500 dog breeds? What is the number one dog to own? 2. For one person, how many ...
  A: I see this plus a couple of other questions in the question pool. To be fair, I should give others ...
How to handle a velcro dog8/30/2009
  Q: I have a 2 yr old female maltipoo. Just brought home a 1.5 yr old male cockapoo, who is a velcro ...
  A: Rehoming is traumatic to a dog. He may have been in a home with no other dogs. Indulge him with ...
Feeding8/30/2009
  Q: but i am having diffuculties feeding her..etc: i give her fresh meat everyday and kibble but she ...
  A: I would cut out the meat and switch to an adult kibble. Switching to an adult chow for the larger ...
Change in behavior8/30/2009
  Q: My Yorkshire Terrier, of 1 year old, has recently ended her first Heat period. Since ending this ...
  A: I would give her a little more time to settle back down from her heat. It is quite common for the ...
Puppy Potty Training8/29/2009
  Q: Our puppy is almost 4 months old and we have had her since she was 6 weeks. She is a Queensland ...
  A: That seems to be a little young to be challenging your leadership, but it could be. The key to most ...
Neutered Dog Humping8/29/2009
  Q: I neuter my dog within his first year. He had not humped before and did not hump after (he is now ...
  A: Neutering reduces humping not because it reduces interest in sex, but because it reduces interest in ...
labrador8/29/2009
  Q: but it seems like she is finding her feet and now is waking every hour wining and barking. we are ...
  A: This is a common problem. I have included what has worked for us for every one of at least a dozen ...
6 mo old Black Australian Shephard, Akita, Lab Mix? and Spay8/29/2009
  Q: She is 57 lbs at age 6 months. Although she has 3 week applications of Frontline Plus...she ...
  A: I am just not sure on the pill after surgery. When I have been late with heartworm rememdy, my vet ...
Potty Training8/28/2009
  Q: My English Bulldog just turned one year old this month. She has been potty trained for about 8 -9 ...
  A: I am not sure dogs understand the difference between outside and little used rooms. First, keep ...
biting aussie8/28/2009
  Q: We love to run our 15 month old aussie with our four wheeler. She loves to go through the woods. ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
st bernard8/27/2009
  Q: My vet told me i should wait until my St Bernard goes through a heat cycle before i get her spayed. ...
  A: I think the evidence for waiting is weak. However, in many cases it is just as well to go with your ...
My 2 yr old black's eating habits.8/26/2009
  Q: I have a 2yr old black lab. Her anme is Tula and she will be getting fixed next month. I feed here 2 ...
  A: Rapid eating is typical of Labs. There are not one, but 2 easy, tested, effective ways to control ...
House Training8/25/2009
  Q: I sent a question over a week ago; received no response. My question is about house training. I ...
  A: I am not sure what happened to your original question. When you send a question to somebody, it stay ...
Dominant Female8/25/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old female bull mastiff that I raised from a puppy and I have a 10 year old jack ...
  A: I would expect a male might make things worse. You hear many things based on guess work and few ...
min pin pregnancy8/24/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old min pin. she just finished her first heat about 2 1/2 weeks ago and I noticed ...
  A: Years ago I did take our first Lab to the vet. It was only a false pregnancy. If you were very ...
teaching come8/23/2009
  Q: How do you teach a dog to come on command?, we have tried and he stills runs off.
  A: "Come" needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people ...
Fighting dogs8/23/2009
  Q: I am about eight months pregnant, and my two male dogs have been fighting recently. Jackson, who is ...
  A: Yes, getting them fixed should help. It is less cruel than allowing the sexual frustration you are ...
boxer8/19/2009
  Q: I have a 14 month old male boxer. I have been feeding him eukanuba since he was 8 weeks old. Lately ...
  A: Boxers are one of the breeds that often refuse to eat enough to avoid being on the lean side. ...
uneven heartbeats8/19/2009
  Q: Okay. Well my dog is about 17 or 18.. I know it's old and he has lived a long life.. We refuse to ...
  A: Depending on the breed, it may not be the end. I had a 12 year old Lab get very sick. It was ...
puppy bowel movement8/18/2009
  Q: I have 2 new puppies, 8 and 1/2 wks old. I have had them for 16 days. 5 days ago, they started ...
  A: If the bowel movements are relatively soft, I would get back with your vet. The worming may not ...
Is my corgi puppy growing too much?8/18/2009
  Q: I have a 5 months old corgi, he seems to grow very fast since he came 2 months ago. He is 5 months ...
  A: it is quite normal to have most of the adult size by 5 months. His growth should be slowing and ...
shitzus8/17/2009
  Q: how old does my shitzu puppy need to be before I can let him in the garden he has had his first jab ...
  A: If your garden is fenced to keep sick dogs out, you can go ahead right from the first. The period ...
dog allergies8/16/2009
  Q: My dog has suddenly developed some sort of allergy. First, my cat started having problems about a ...
  A: mg is a measure by weight. Your directions are meant for the standard capsules that contain 25 mg. ...
My 11 week old male Lab8/15/2009
  Q: I have a 11 week old male choc lab. We have had him about 3 wks. Not all the time, but sometimes ...
  A: he is still too young to attend a class, but not to learn his place in the pack. The key to most ...
Dog peeing on my stuff!!8/15/2009
  Q: My problems is with my husband's dog. We recently got married,(8 months ago) and of course he ...
  A: She is trying to let this new interloper know where she stands in the pack. The key to most ...
Yorkie-poo8/14/2009
  Q: I just got my 4 month yorkie-poo on August 10,2009...the first day she barely ate..Her stomach is ...
  A: Iams is a fine food, the most common with the highly valuable service dogs. Those that bash it are ...
Dog Bark8/14/2009
  Q: Labman, i have German Shepherd dog 8 weeks old, he is very active and dont listen anybody except me ...
  A: Try acting upset when people come around. Perhaps recruit a friend the dog doesn't know. Make a ...
My Sib. Husky8/13/2009
  Q: Hey thanks I want to say thanks for you time first of all. My question is my husky is about a year ...
  A: Maybe exactly what you are. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and ...
Socialization and bolting8/13/2009
  Q: We are getting a new doodle puppy. Our 8 year old Golden (who is very smart and quite well trained) ...
  A: It is tough, but the best thing is to refuse to let people give your puppy any attention unless it ...
FOOD & TRAINING8/12/2009
  Q: I have a MaltiPoo she is 6 1/2 months old and I feed her Royal Cannin Puppy Food (33) I think. Is ...
  A: I would suggest a class. That would give her a chance to learn to stay on task around other dogs. ...
Puppy Freaking Out in her Crate8/12/2009
  Q: We have a 6 month old shepherd terrier mix (they think) that we rescued when she was 12 weeks old. ...
  A: Such a sudden change at that age is unusual. I am afraid I may not have a good answer. I would ...
Diarrhea-Puppy8/11/2009
  Q: So everything was going good until about 3 weeks ago my brother-in-law fed her some pieces of cooked ...
  A: For the diarrhea, I would go back to the the vet. Since it reoccurred, he may want to try a more ...
spay neuter8/11/2009
  Q: Hey i have beagle basset male 6 months old now..i wanna know when is the right time to spay ...
  A: In a case like this where opinion is so divided, I often say talk to your vet. I don't like trying ...
toilet training dog at night8/10/2009
  Q: she was rescued a year ago with no problems. She has recently started to defecate at night near to ...
  A: If her stools are soft, have the vet check her and clear up what is causing it. When she makes ...
Biting Shih Tzu8/10/2009
  Q: This is sort of a two part question, so here goes. I just adopted a 2 year old Shih Tzu from a ...
  A: The second part is easy. Most likely it is his anal glands or perhaps worms. The vet can take care ...
Glucosamine Tables - Administration8/9/2009
  Q: I have a 7 year old Male Lab that is beginning to get the typical cartilage clicks in his legs and ...
  A: An interesting question I haven't seen before. I had an older Lab I was giving glucosamine to. I ...
ITCHY PAWS IN DOG8/7/2009
  Q: My dog has been chewing and licking his paws for quite sometime - he has very bad allergies but the ...
  A: I never heard of it and many would be aghast at the idea of corn fixing an allergy problem. Try it. ...
What to feed my great dane8/5/2009
  Q: He will arrive next two weeks. I read a lot before I choose a big breed like dane. Every book says ...
  A: Most likely the best thing is to stick to what the breeder is feeding to 4 months if it is a dry ...
my new pup8/5/2009
  Q: i just literally "saved" a puppy that was about to be put to sleep. when i first brought him home he ...
  A: The best thing is to withhold food for 24 hours. Unless you knew what it was eating and carefully ...
potty training8/5/2009
  Q: I HAD PREVIOUSLY ASKED A QUESTION REGARDING MY SIBLING MORKEY PUPPIES (ANSWER POSTED 7/14/09)AND ...
  A: Smaller dogs may need 2 meals all of their life. Sahaha may do better if you walk her around when ...
walking a brittany8/5/2009
  Q: Should a Brittany walk on your right or your left when on the leash?
  A: Nearly everybody walks with their dog on the left. If you are using a slip collar, form it into a ...
saying goodbye is not pleasent8/5/2009
  Q: I have a yorkie maltese and he is three years old and a very good loving dog. We have a problem ...
  A: It could be leadership. Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior problems is ...
Puppy and work help8/4/2009
  Q: me and my girlfriend are about to pick up a german shepherd puppy on the weekend, she is going to be ...
  A: Even in a small fenced garden, I hate to see a puppy left more than 4-5 hours by itself. Outside, ...
feeding guide8/4/2009
  Q: I have a year old jack russell i have been feeding her with hills dried biscuits but she has got fed ...
  A: I can't say. I have no experience with it. All the lower priced foods including Hills get solidly ...
Nibbling and Biting human toes8/4/2009
  Q: I have a Shih-Tzu puppy 11 weeks old, female, who insists on going after my toes almost constantly ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
calcium depletion8/4/2009
  Q: I would like to know what I can use to put more calcium into her diet
  A: Low calcium is rare. Is this something a vet diagnosed? If so, did he suggest anything? Too much ...
Mini-Daschund Question8/3/2009
  Q: I got a rescus mini about 6 years ago. At that time she was 14 mo. old, quite aggressive, had been ...
  A: I would carefully crate her when you can't watch her. Accidents and damaged possessions are the ...
Jake8/2/2009
  Q: We have a 5mth old black lab(mix I think) who is a terror. We have a 12 year old dog and Jake tries ...
  A: Get him back from her as soon as possible. A few alpha rolls shouldn't traumatize him for life, but ...
carpet breaking my dog8/1/2009
  Q: I have a mature dog (11), she is housebroken. Recently I purchased an outdoor carpet for a dining ...
  A: Perhaps it would be easier to teach her to use another area than teach her not to use that area. ...
First period8/1/2009
  Q: I have a female miniature schnauzer puppy who is currently 8 months old. Recently, I notice specks ...
  A: Don't bathe her or let her swim, it can lead to infections. You can buy sanitary garments for dogs, ...
Great Pyrenese Puppy8/1/2009
  Q: We recently got a new great pyrenese puppy - he is now 7 wks old, and all he seems to do is eat, ...
  A: It may just be taking him a little to adjust. Usually they are very active for a while and then ...
best food7/31/2009
  Q: I have recently purchased a puppy, a Bichon, having just euthanizing a 7-year-old Bichon with ...
  A: You have to remember much of what you hear about dog food and nutrition comes from those selling ...
Dog eat Dog7/30/2009
  Q: HELP! I have a major problem with my dog and my moms new dog. My boyfriend and I rescued our female ...
  A: Don't feel guilty about the the way your introduced them. I know everyone says you should meet in ...
which breed?7/30/2009
  Q: For the past couple of months I've been looking into getting a second dog. Right now I have a 4 year ...
  A: Dogs are individuals. Go to www.akc.org and read the description of a JRT. Is that just like your ...
bacon grease7/30/2009
  Q: I have an 11 month old black female lab and she was spaded a few weeks ago and her appitite has ...
  A: I wouldn't. She may be eating less because she needs less. It is common for Labs to wolf down more ...
New Puppy7/29/2009
  Q: We have a 5 year old male toy poodle. He gets along great with other dogs. We bought a 6 week old ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
I cant walk my puppy7/29/2009
  Q: So I have 3month old male PitBull puppy and every day I want to take him for a walk but when I put ...
  A: If getting out in front and coaxing doesn't get a puppy moving, try dropping behind it and running ...
Training7/29/2009
  Q: Two weeks ago my boyfriend and I got a pit bull terrier and his about 5 or 6 weeks old,now. We were ...
  A: No stranger can train your dog to obey you. You must be trained. The key to most behavior problems ...
my 3 year old welsh corgi7/28/2009
  Q: I have 2 old cairn terriers, 12 and 15 (male and female) and I adopted my female welsh corgi when ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
8 month old lab puppy lacks stamina7/27/2009
  Q: I have an 8 month old chocolate lab (female) who doesn't seem to have the stamina one would expect. ...
  A: I would really talk it over with the vet. If she is overweight, that could be the problem. ...
biting and aggretion7/26/2009
  Q: i have a fantastic lovable 16 week old newfi. she has trained well allbeit slowly but has allways ...
  A: Your should be able to find an obedience class for her now or soon. The key to most behavior ...
season7/26/2009
  Q: I will soon be getting my first dog. A shih tzu puppy. We are going to get a girl so was wondering ...
  A: I am pleased you are planning ahead. it varies widely, but most female dogs have their first season ...
housebreaking puppy7/26/2009
  Q: We are having difficulty with a 10 week old female puppy. She just doesn't seem to understand how ...
  A: You could try treats. They don't need to be large or special. I often use the dog's regular kibble ...
Feeding a puppy Pomeranian7/26/2009
  Q: I would like to know how much a Pomeranian needs to be fed and how often per day. My 14 weeks old ...
  A: Evaluate him as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx ...
Pee Pad Training7/24/2009
  Q: I am trying to train my 3 month old schnoodle to use the pee pad. I have him confined in a small ...
  A: I have never liked the pads. Watch a dog outside. They run their nose along until they find th ...
Vicious Dogs next door7/23/2009
  Q: I had email from you today regarding my question last night about the 2 dogs next door and my ...
  A: Maybe I should have clicked on the ''This is out of my expertise'' button. Perhaps the 11 year old ...
i need a dog7/22/2009
  Q: i want a dog that can play with me and that is cheap. want dog should i get. i dont want one that ...
  A: As far as shedding goes, look into the ones with mor eof a fur than hair, Poodles, Schnauzers, ...
Barking7/22/2009
  Q: I have a small Spitz and a Pomeranian that bark at anything and everything. We have tried and tried ...
  A: Spay neuter them if not already. It is no cure all, but a big help. The key to most behavior ...
male dogs7/21/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old mastiff mix i recently adopted a 10month boerboel mastiff the tension and ...
  A: You may or may not be able. Neutering both if not already will help. Some 3 year olds would be ...
Old dog housetraining7/20/2009
  Q: I have a new 5 yr old Maltese that will not stop going in the house. He will ask to go out if we are ...
  A: As you have learned, harsh, abusive methods don't work. When you are around you need to keep a ...
pup7/20/2009
  Q: I have a 3and a 1/2 month old peekapoo,his name is Champ, he has been wormed and has had a 7 in 1 ...
  A: Parvo is very difficult to deal with. At best, shots take 2 weeks before giving any immunity. They ...
puppy housetraining.7/17/2009
  Q: I just recently got a five month old mini poodle, and I am attempting to house train her. I've tried ...
  A: The essence is taking her out at the right time and praising her when she eliminates outside. The ...
Dog pees while walks7/16/2009
  Q: My 8 month old beagle is for the most part potty trained. Yet he has started a new habit, peeing ...
  A: It could be an UTI or something. Have the vet check him. Otherwise, neuter him if not already. ...
out of the blue peeing and pooping on floor??7/15/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old shitzu/bison, male. He has been trained for a very long time now . We got ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
PUPPY SIBLINGS7/14/2009
  Q: THE KENNEL CLUB BOOK (CHARLOTTE SCHWARTZ) SAYS THAT A PUPPY MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE BIRTH PACK. IF ...
  A: Many advise against raising siblings together. You will need to take special steps to make sure ...
Dog growth7/12/2009
  Q: I have a six month old male Saluki Lab Mix. He is currently weighing 40 pounds. I am curious about ...
  A: My guess is that he will level off about 5--60 pounds before too long. Yes, they do vary. Ones ...
desructive chewing7/12/2009
  Q: I have a cross coliie labradour male dog who is 14months old who is stll chewing my shoes cigerttes ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
House training a 3 month old Saint Bernard pup7/11/2009
  Q: My husband and I just got a Saint Bernard puppy about a week ago and have been working on house ...
  A: For what you are doing, you should be getting better results. Have you talked to the vet about it? ...
Chihuahua Agression Problem7/10/2009
  Q: I've been having problems with my 11 month old female Chihuahua. She gets very angry with strangers ...
  A: You need to take control. Yes getting her spayed will help. The key to most behavior problems is ...
13wk puppy an elder dog7/10/2009
  Q: I have a minature poodle/llasa apso that is 15 1/2 years old and just got a 13week old blue heeler ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Introducing a new puppy to my current dog7/10/2009
  Q: I have a 4-1/2 year old German Shepherd who is very territorial. She doesn't do well with new ...
  A: Yes, getting her spayed should help. So should better leadership. The key to most behavior ...
puppy separation anxiety and peeing in crate7/9/2009
  Q: We are sorry, but Kristin wasn't able to answer yourI just recently got a five month old miniature ...
  A: I only crate puppies when I can't watch them. Crating her less may help. They need exercise to ...
pees in crate & lays in it7/8/2009
  Q: I have an 8 month old Great Dane and she is peeing in her crate and laying in it. She won't make a ...
  A: That isn't normal. You might get a second opinion from another vet. When she makes her last trip ...
toilet training7/8/2009
  Q: One week ago we adopted a chocolate labrador 7 and half months old called Lucy. Her previous owners ...
  A: If her instinct for cleanliness survived her neglect, a crate would be a big help at night and when ...
Potty Training7/8/2009
  Q: I adopted an 8-week old puppy from the shelter (perhaps shepherd/retriever mix) almost three months ...
  A: I used to wonder why so many people had trouble housebreaking puppies. Then I did a search on the ...
what is my dog?7/7/2009
  Q: i adopted a lab mix and i am wondering what mix is my dog, she has a curly tail and pointy nose and ...
  A: That is hard to say. Not all Labs look like the classic show Labs. Some are smaller with a pointy ...
puppy crate training help7/7/2009
  Q: She is a 14 wk old shih tzu. Last night she pooped in her crate. I will try tonight to partition ...
  A: Depending on its past care, a 14 week old can be difficult. It may have been conditioned to foul ...
Timid Lab Puppy7/7/2009
  Q: I have a 14 week old lab puppy I got 4 weeks ago. When we picked her out she was happy, outgoing, ...
  A: Puppies go through fear stages, usually a little later than that. If that is the problem, don't ...
hidding puppy7/6/2009
  Q: we just got a new 15 week old bullmastiff puppy a few days ago and it does not act right. When i ...
  A: It sounds like she has missed the critical socialization puppies must have before 12 weeks. The ...
patti7/6/2009
  Q: my puppy is 7weeks old and her poop went from normal to runny &yellow.
  A: Unless you changed the food suddenly, she may have picked up a parasite or even foraged something ...
Green Tripe?7/4/2009
  Q: I just started feeding my dog (11 month, pit terrier mix, neutered, up to date on medical care, ...
  A: Solid gold is one more over hyped premium dog food. Nearly everything you read about dog food has ...
new puppy6/25/2009
  Q: My wife would like to get a morkie puppy now, but we are leaving in 4 weeks for a 9-day vacation. ...
  A: Waiting might be better. If not, it would be important for your sister in law to follow the same ...
beagle/chia mix6/24/2009
  Q: Would this be a good mix to make a house pet
  A: That is hard to say. Dogs vary within a a breed so much to tell you anything. Some Beagles and ...
fighting6/23/2009
  Q: I have 4 dogs a jack Russell, husky, mutt, and a mutt/boxer. My husky [Fluffy} gets in fights with ...
  A: This may be more than can be sorted out over the internet. I would start with gettng any that ...
mily6/23/2009
  Q: i'v been trying to potty training mily (my yorkie in case u forget)i'v bought training pads,sticking ...
  A: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or ...
irish terrier scavenging6/23/2009
  Q: My sister has a 4 month irish terrier , she is having problems with him scavenging , can you help ? ...
  A: In the house? You need to combine making things unavailable, careful supervision, and a crate. A ...
Hi6/20/2009
  Q: my little yorkshire terrier puppy is getting hard to manage and i'm only 13 though my family does ...
  A: I think you need to find a good book and work on training it. Here is a list put together by the ...
allery6/19/2009
  Q: Can dogs (bull arab) get allergies - he is scratching at his nose / lips / mouth and sneezing
  A: Unfortunately allergies are all too common among dogs. They can be from food or other things. Some ...
Daschund6/19/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old daschund. He is a standard size and is not overweight. He weighs about 22-24 ...
  A: Dogs are quite aware of pregnancy and take their responsibilities seriously. It indeed could be the ...
Westie mix6/17/2009
  Q: I recently got Brutus. He is suppose to be around 2. His first owner was 85 and passed away. My ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
My chocolate Lab and my 8 year old daughter.6/17/2009
  Q: My family and I have a 6 month old chocolate lab. We have had him for about 2 months now. He ...
  A: It is obvious he doesn't see her as a higher ranking pack member. See ...
Bloodhound wont walk on leash6/16/2009
  Q: We got ms sue wrinkles from a kennel sue will walk with us and follow us but as soon as we put a ...
  A: This works great with 8 WEEK olds. If getting out in front and coaxing doesn't get a puppy moving, ...
Bulldog Behavior Problem6/16/2009
  Q: We have two bulldogs, one is a little over 1 yr old and the other is about 7 months old, both males. ...
  A: I would neuter both if not already. It reduces aggression. Otherwise, you can only expect more and ...
training6/16/2009
  Q: I have an approx 1 year 3 mth old what we believe to be a short haired belgian shepherd. This dog ...
  A: I frequently advise against ''safe rooms'' since they are hard to set up. I have even had a Lab ...
dog lapping6/16/2009
  Q: I have an 8 year old silky terrior who has started lapping on the carpet,couch.dog toys etc. He does ...
  A: It sounds like a compulsive thing. If you are feeding any but the cheapest commercial dog food it ...
Diabetic6/16/2009
  Q: My dog is 14 years old. In the last few weeks she has been having trouble with going in the house. ...
  A: If she is a larger breed, you may just want to make things as well for her as you can. A smaller ...
Westie6/15/2009
  Q: I have a westie that is 7 years old. very recently he has started urinating (occassionally) in my ...
  A: What else has changed? Does you boy have new friends? Perhaps even a girl visiting in his room? ...
Feeding6/15/2009
  Q: I have a black lab puppy that is 8 months old and weighs about 50 lbs. My first questions is, is she ...
  A: I don't know there is a accepted definition of medium and large breeds. Different people see Labs ...
Dog pooping6/15/2009
  Q: My Lhasa is 4 years old this July and has been house trained since he was 10 weeks old. Recently he ...
  A: A behavior change like is unlikely without some cause. Unless something has upset his routine, I ...
Castration6/9/2009
  Q: I would like to know if it is ok to put unfamiliar and uncastrated male dogs together or would they ...
  A: This is difficult to say. I don't think it would be a problem with many, especially younger ones. ...
New Dog Won't go potty.6/7/2009
  Q: My friend could no longer care for "Diesel" so I took him in friday night. He's a 4 year old 80 ...
  A: Some dogs get a fixed idea of th e''right'' place to go. Play around a little, grass, dirt, gravel ...
9 monthMini Pin Potty issue6/7/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month Male Mini Pin He is being very hard to potty train some days he is good others not. ...
  A: If the problem is going in the house when you aren't around, he may need the crate. It restricts ...
treats and potty6/6/2009
  Q: I have an 11 week old female Chihuahua that we have had for 3 weeks. Some days she is very good ...
  A: I wouldn't worry about the treats. Just use plenty of praise. Dogs don't read books. I ...
Puppy Feeding Problem6/6/2009
  Q: I have a 9 week old Dogue de Bordeaux puppy who will not feed. She has been home a week and I have ...
  A: It is almost unknown for a healthy dog to harm itself by not eating. In most cases of a dog not ...
aggression towards new puppy6/5/2009
  Q: I have 3 dogs. Mac is 7 and i've had him since a puppy. he is irish setter mix. when he sees the ...
  A: Mac may not the problem you think he may be. We frequently have a mixture of ages of dogs in the ...
Raise puppy6/4/2009
  Q: I`m going to get a puppy but it has no mom and my dog is vary bad with other dogs is she going to ...
  A: Young puppies have what is called puppy breath. It alerts adults to it being a puppy and usually ...
dog acting out6/4/2009
  Q: I have a mini dachshund who is almost 4 years old and for some reason she goes to the bathroom in ...
  A: If you are going to have a baby, it is very important that the dog understands where it fits in. ...
Puppy won't eat!6/4/2009
  Q: I am a first time dog owner, and I just bought a Maltese puppy. She is doing very well with house ...
  A: The rawhide could be the whole problem. Problems are more common from it in larger dogs, but she ...
Dog Sibling Rivalry6/3/2009
  Q: We just took in a male Jack Russell Mix Puppy (not neutered) that was left at our doorstep about two ...
  A: Dominance can be subtle and complicated. It is more than I can cover in an answer here. You really ...
Dominant dog issues6/2/2009
  Q: I have a 6 year old rottie/shepard mix, a male names rocky. We got him from a shelter when he was 8 ...
  A: A male will often put up with almost anything from a female. i don't know you can do too much about ...
Puppy at home alone6/2/2009
  Q: We bought a Dachshund at 6 weeks old-she is now 10 weeks old. We live in a penthouse apartment and ...
  A: Dogs are hardwired to expect to be with others. Starting at 6 weeks, she should adjust to being ...
pulling on dog walks6/1/2009
  Q: We have had a 7 year old australian shepherd for 6 years now after adopting her from a rescue. We ...
  A: At 7 years, this could be very tough to solve. A dog walker might be able to train her to walk for ...
6 mth old puppy6/1/2009
  Q: my puppy only eats cat food
  A: Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs and eating cat food won't give a growing puppy what ...
Introducing a new puppy to older dogs5/31/2009
  Q: We have a 4yr old male shipoo, a 3yr old female shipoo and now we have inherited a 9wk old male ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
pomerian dog5/31/2009
  Q: i hav a 3 year old pomerian dog.we adopted him when he was 1 year old so we were not able to give ...
  A: As you can see, beating him isn't working. This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest ...
Puppy aggression5/29/2009
  Q: My son took in a 3 month old pit bull puppy without knowing anything about the previous care/owner. ...
  A: Yes, spaying will help, but likely it will take more. It sounds like she may not have been properly ...
my 6 year old dog wont stop pooping in house5/28/2009
  Q: i have a 6 year old pitbull boxer she is a really nice dog but she always poops and pees on the ...
  A: You may want to walk her around before bringing her in. If she has just been laying around outside, ...
Our new adopted dog Hannah5/28/2009
  Q: My name is Chris and my husband and I have just adopted cute Hannah (mixed Poodle/Lapso)Hannah is 5 ...
  A: I am happy you provided so many details, but I am not sure I have a good answer. The rational thing ...
Training my puppy5/27/2009
  Q: I have a 9 weeks old cocker spaniel puppy and I am trying to my best on potty training.He knows ...
  A: At 9 weeks, you may still need to recognize when he needs to go out and take him out. I don't crate ...
House-broken dog erratically urinating in house5/27/2009
  Q: My wife and live with 2 cairn terriers and 1 house-cat. The terriers are about 1.5 years old each ...
  A: You may have to have a professional observe exactly what is going on. Perhaps you should start with ...
Dogs5/26/2009
  Q: Do all dogs and cats go to heaven?
  A: I have never seen any references in the Bible to it. Nor does it say they don't. I am not sure ...
german shepehrds5/25/2009
  Q: and i have a big closed yard but the ground is full with worms and insects. can you tell me if he ...
  A: If the yard is fenced and inaccessible to other dogs, there is less danger of it. In most places ...
re: lab side pain5/24/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old black lab female. Whom is exhibiting behavior that is not like her. First she ...
  A: It might be better to let the pain limit her activity togive it a chance to heal. Most of the OTC ...
New puppy and elderly dog5/23/2009
  Q: I have a 13 year old female dog, who is a cross between a Glen of Imaal terrier and a German ...
  A: Likely she won't like having a new puppy. Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to ...
dogs misbehaving! Please help5/21/2009
  Q: i have two german shepards one is a female and one is a male the female is a year and a half and ...
  A: Spay/neutering them will help if not already. They need better leadership. The key to most ...
Spike the Min Pin Puppy5/21/2009
  Q: I have a new min pin puppy named Spike that is 14 weeks old. I think he may be suffering from ...
  A: I have never had much luck with the old clock or radio tricks. What I do is lay down by the crate ...
Behaviour.5/21/2009
  Q: I have a rescued springer spaniel female ,unspayed. She has been with us for 2 weeks.She has started ...
  A: There are several things here. I would spay her and then work at building her confidence. Start ...
The circle of poop5/21/2009
  Q: My wife and I have just rescued a bichon/poodle mix and he is a great little dog. A happy guy. We ...
  A: I am not sure I have seen the exact circling you describe, but many dogs seem to need to move to ...
Potty training puppy and 1 year old mini Doxie5/21/2009
  Q: I have a 5 month old male Yorkie puppy who is going potty every where in our house. We also have a 1 ...
  A: Getting Teddy fixed will help. The lifting his leg in the den is marking. He will also need better ...
ShihTzu Puppy5/21/2009
  Q: We have a 18 month, 6lb, very sweet female Shih Tzu. She has an extremely nasty habit of chewing ...
  A: You need to combine carefully watching her with crating her when you can't. It is only natural that ...
Dog toilet training5/20/2009
  Q: I took possession of a three yearold male chihuahua recently and it went as it was supposed to on ...
  A: That is hard to say. I would neuter him if not already and obedience train him. The key to most ...
5 month old german shepherd potty problems5/20/2009
  Q: My 5 month old German shepherd has all of a sudden started pooping in her cage again when we are at ...
  A: If so, it may be tough to correct. If the stools seem to be softer than usual, she may have picked ...
Litter box training for small mix breed puppy5/20/2009
  Q: we have had our puppy for about two weeks, he is nine weeks old. He is part chihuahua, dachshund, ...
  A: I have never used the litter boxes and I am not sure they are a good idea. However, one may work ...
dry skin5/20/2009
  Q: We have a 2 yr old lab mix, he has dry skin and is always itching him self is there anything i can ...
  A: I have no experience with the truly low end stuff such as Old Roy and Shep. For all I know, they ...
How to train my dog to potty outside after using puppy pads5/20/2009
  Q: We take her out several times a day and all she will do is sniff the grass and then she comes in and ...
  A: I advise against pads to avoid this problem. Try taking the pads outside. You might first move ...
Dog food5/19/2009
  Q: I was wanting to know the best dog food brand to buy for my 7 week old Chihuahua puppy...? i have ...
  A: The dry foods are fine. They help clean the teeth of dogs that chew their food. You may want to ...
marking5/18/2009
  Q: My 6 year old pug began marking his territory around our house two years ago when we bought home a ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. Then give him better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is ...
house training and older dog5/18/2009
  Q: i have co0cker spaniel puppy we bought at the age of 16 weeks, she is pretty much house broken , she ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Switch to adult food?5/18/2009
  Q: My Golden Retriever is 7 months old. I was told that he should be switch to adult food. Is this ...
  A: No. Not all adult foods are suitable for large breed puppies. You must select one with less than ...
New 8 week old labrador puppy.5/18/2009
  Q: We have recently brought home an 8 week old choc brown lab puppy. I have two questions that I hope ...
  A: Puppies don't like being left alone. Try lying down next to the gate like you were sleeping there. ...
german shepherd5/17/2009
  Q: oh and he will be living outside his whole life. i live in new york.
  A: Physically he should survive, but dogs really need the companionship of living in the house. A ...
15 month old Yorkie...Anxiety Seperation????5/16/2009
  Q: I have a 15 month old Yorkie, and she has mastered the doggie door and loves the ability to go in ...
  A: This is a difficult problem. I doubt I have solution and maybe nobody does. You could try better ...
Basset black lab mix...5/16/2009
  Q: So I've been feeding my dog the same brand of dry dog food since we got him about 2 years ago and ...
  A: Allergies aren't that common. Go back to the original dry food, and try slowing down how fast he ...
fear aggression5/14/2009
  Q: I have a Border Collie (Name: Kayla) and she is aggressive. She is spayed and she is 1 and a half ...
  A: Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
New Puppy*5/14/2009
  Q: Someone gave me a puppy & I want to put her outside with my other 2 mature dogs, so that they can ...
  A: Dogs can pick up worms, parvo, and other diseases from other dogs stools or even fromn the ground ...
siezures5/14/2009
  Q: would a Labrador retriever mix have a seizure if it was laying in front of a space heater for to ...
  A: Seizures are a very troubling matter. Sometimes the vet can find a cause and prevent more. ...
introducing a new puppy5/13/2009
  Q: we have a 4 year old, male, neutered border collie. He isn't really a well behaved dog and can be ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Our new puppie will absolutly refuse to go out side5/13/2009
  Q: Well, we just got a new puppy. Great, but she wont stop peeing in the house. We let her out well ...
  A: One of the things that really helps with outside it to make the puppy walk around. They can only ...
New puppy behavior- restless and whining during the night5/12/2009
  Q: My husband is a police officer and two months ago while he was at work a call came over the radio ...
  A: I really don't have a good answer to this one. I guess it could be a reaction to the rabies shot. ...
need help5/12/2009
  Q: how do i get my puppy to go outside she wont go to the bathroom outside i take her for long walks ...
  A: If you take her out at the right time, you should be able to walk until she can't hold it any ...
licking5/11/2009
  Q: i have a two year old pit bull recently she's been licking everything not licking herself I'm ...
  A: Start with a vet check, explaining the problem. If that doesn't turn up anything, you can try to ...
Two dogs humping5/10/2009
  Q: I have two dogs, a 7 year old beagle and a 9 month old Samoyed. The problem is that they like to ...
  A: That is about dominance. Neutering them if not already will help. so will strong leadership on ...
housebreaking5/10/2009
  Q: I recently added a 11 week old boxer puppy to my family. His orginal home he was trained to a ...
  A: I have never used a litter box or a doggy door. I believe the best thing is to take the puppy out. ...
my dog does not want to eat his food5/8/2009
  Q: i have a 1 year old golden terrier mix i tried giving him different kinds of food like dry food and ...
  A: It is highly rare for any healthy dog, let along a Golden, not to eat all it needs. Could you be ...
housetraining5/7/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 3 year old chihuahua mix. She was spayed after a litter of pups. She was then in ...
  A: You need to build up her confidence to educe the nervous leakage. Start with obedience training. ...
Pain with my shihtzu5/4/2009
  Q: I have a 4 yr old shih-tzu. She recently was limping, and had pain in one foot. She licks her left ...
  A: Oooohhhh! Be sure the vet knows about the tick. Could be Lyme disease. Be careful with the ...
dogs5/3/2009
  Q: when you have a baby chihuahua can you taka the dog in a purse and take him everywhere?
  A: It has become fashionable to do so, but legally I think the law is the same as any other dog. It is ...
Two dogs not getting along well.5/2/2009
  Q: I have a 7 year old beagle that I owned for said years. He is usually shy about other dogs getting ...
  A: Some dogs are very eager eaters even if over fed. Kept lean as is healthy, and they inhale their ...
sores in face5/2/2009
  Q: I have adopted a miniature poodle from the shelter who has sores on her face. They will not heal ...
  A: keep working with your vet. Has he suggested one of those cones to keep her from scratching her ...
Heart worm pills5/1/2009
  Q: With all of the different heart worm medication on the market it is difficult at make a decision. ...
  A: Since usually you have to get the heartworm remedy from the vet along with a blood test, I usually ...
Housetraining a shelter dog4/30/2009
  Q: We have a 2 year old Terrier mix that we adopted a few weeks ago at our local shelter. We are crate ...
  A: Much of what you are doing is right. Keep walking him. They can only walk and hold it so long. A ...
HEAT CYCLE4/30/2009
  Q:
  A: Dogs vary widely in when they have their first heat cycle. It might not be until after a year old. ...
feeding4/29/2009
  Q: I have a bullmastiff mix with shepherd , I noticed that he does not chew has dogfood and he is ...
  A: Didn't inherit the Shepherd eating style. Are sure there isn't a little Lab in him? There are not ...
My pup and older dog don't like each other!4/29/2009
  Q: I have a nearly 10 year old kelpie cross and have recently introduced a 9 week old border collie. ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Aggressive puppy at night4/27/2009
  Q: I hope you can give me some guidance or suggestion for what to do with my puppy. Here is a little ...
  A: I am afraid he isn't accepting your leadership. It is possible for a dog to learn its obedience ...
House Training4/26/2009
  Q: My girlfriend and I have a 2 year old female pomeranian. Our problem is that she will tend to pee ...
  A: This may take several steps. Take her out and walk until she can't hold it any more. Lavish praise ...
cairn terrier and cats?4/26/2009
  Q: A couple of weeks ago I found a female Cairn terrier abandoned on a crossroad. I have a small ...
  A: Nobody can really say for sure. Starting them out together when very young improves the chances. ...
dog forgot that he is housebroken4/26/2009
  Q: my cockapoo is 1.5 years old...i adopted him @ 9 months. he was not housebroken. i thought the ...
  A: Start with a vet check. You can't train a physical problem away. If the vet finds nothing, it ...
2 yrs old lab4/25/2009
  Q: i have a 2 yrs old lab with lots of food allergies. though i'm not 100% sure what he is allergic to ...
  A: How much of the problem has the vet confirmed? Many people are quick to suggest any digestive ...
new puppies4/25/2009
  Q: I have a question that I am not sure you will be willing to answer or not. If you don't I will ...
  A: Yes I am negative about breeding, but beating up on you now won't undo anything. I do hope you get ...
My dog won't go into his crate anymore4/24/2009
  Q: We rescued our border collie/chow mix at 9 weeks from a shelter and had successfully kennel/crate ...
  A: Most dogs have all their adult teeth by 6-7 months and don't go through another teething stage at 10 ...
scratching for attention4/24/2009
  Q: I have a one and a half year old, golden retriever/yellow lab. She is fixed. She has this extremely ...
  A: This could be tough. Many Goldens are very solicitous of attention. Your son is already following ...
Very shy dog4/23/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old mixed breed dog that I have owned since birth. He is neutered and he is very ...
  A: Usually things like the cookout at that age help. Work with people. Keep yourself calm. He will ...
chewing carpet4/23/2009
  Q: Please help, I have 2 puppies both rescued so ages are approximate. Edward is a chihuahua / ...
  A: Crating them would eliminate the chewing and urinating, but it is best if they aren't left more than ...
Resident Dog acting out due to new Puppy?4/23/2009
  Q: Our dog Trixi has always been the perfect dog, well trained, follows commands to the letter... she ...
  A: Yes, your ideas sound good. Make sure she still get plenty of attention. Once past 3 years old, ...
Vet doesn't have an answer4/23/2009
  Q: My 9 yr old lab may have eaten grass that was just fertilized. Vet checked her & blood was ok, ...
  A: I hope my answer doesn't come too late to do any good. I don't know that there is much you can do ...
lab rivalry because of a new dog4/22/2009
  Q: I have a neutered, 4 year old, male, lab mix(Mccoy), who is fairly small in size (about 50lbs)and ...
  A: Nippiness is a problem I have solved. React like a littermate bitten too hard. Yelp, jerk you hand ...
sudden changes..4/21/2009
  Q: My 1.5 year old cavalier(male) has been both personally and professionally house and potty trained. ...
  A: A dog's personality is largely set by 12 weeks, but not mature until 3 years old. It never hurts to ...
Bulldog attraction to male dogs4/21/2009
  Q: Why does my male english bulldog try to have relations with my other male dog? Do male dogs put off ...
  A: When one dog mounts another of the same sex, it isn't about sex, but pack rank. Females do it too. ...
My Skittish Dog4/20/2009
  Q: I got a chihuahua that is a 9 month old male. He has spent his entire life in a cage at a pet shop. ...
  A: Early socialization is extremely important and its lack can never be completely compensated for. ...
Pup snapping4/19/2009
  Q: I hope this is in your line of expertise. I have a 9 month old beagle/basset hound mix male named ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Puppy Size4/19/2009
  Q: I have an eleven week old golden retriever/husky/german shepard mix. His father is a purebred golden ...
  A: Sounds like he is going to be a big boy. The vet was wise not to try to say just how big. Could be ...
Submissive/Excitement Urination4/17/2009
  Q: Last Sat. we adopted a male, 4 yr. old doxie from a rescue shelter in New Orleans. His foster mom ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
Westie Peeing in House4/17/2009
  Q: can you help? My 2 year old westie has started peeing at night (thru the night) even though he was ...
  A: I am not sure what is happening. I doubt it is physical, but if so, the vet will have to correct ...
I want a velcro/seartch and rescue dog4/16/2009
  Q: Hey, Id like to know the top 10 or more "velcro" dog breeds that are really smart and quick (above ...
  A: Hey, I am biased. I have an 8 month old male Golden that is as needy as is expected in a Golden. ...
half pug-shitzu.4/16/2009
  Q: i got this dog as a puppy and i didnt have any kids around,then i moved into a trailor park,and he ...
  A: dogs don't like moving. It completely upsets their routine for no reason they understand. Kids ...
Golden retiever "love"4/15/2009
  Q: Labman, I have a 2 yr old Goldn Retriever and a 45 yr old husband. It seems my GR has fallen in ...
  A: Male dogs don't have seasonal surges of hormones. They can be affected by a female in season ...
feeding4/15/2009
  Q: I have a cairn/Yorkie terrier who is a male and is 5 months old and weighs 6 1//2 lbs I would like ...
  A: I see no reason to add moist food. It is rare for a healthy dog not to eat all it needs. If his ...
dogs fighting4/15/2009
  Q: ok i have two females here both from different liters. they kinda tolerate each other and fight ...
  A: Even the most experienced dog owners sometimes fail in such cases. Spaying them if not already will ...
separation anxiety in young rescue dog4/15/2009
  Q: I just adopted (a week and a half ago) a female border mix rescue dog (recently spayed) - between 1 ...
  A: As strongly as I urge adoption, often you do have issues at first. Yes, go ahead and crate her. It ...
Lab Behavior4/15/2009
  Q: I have a sweet-natured Lab named Sadie. She is 16 months old. She is very well trained and well ...
  A: I don't see any obvious explanation. As with most behavior problems, you should have a vet check ...
Agressive Yorkie4/14/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old tea cup Yorkie. He is a male and has been neutered. The issue is he is very ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
picky eater4/14/2009
  Q: my two year old maltipoo eats very little and i am getting worried because he is very skinny. i am ...
  A: How skinny is very skinny? Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and ...
Help! My dog keeps peeing in my bed.4/13/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old cavalier king charles spaniel, he was completely house trained untill i had him ...
  A: I do see reports like yours once in a while. Long term, you will be better off for having neutered ...
second dog4/13/2009
  Q: I recently brought my dads dog home with me for a week to dog sit, but I am having a problem with my ...
  A: Good obedience training for both dogs might eventually correct the problem. A week is much too ...
penis erection? of a 4 month old akita4/13/2009
  Q: The day before yesterday we got a 4 month old Akita who grew up, supposedly, in a puppy mill. When ...
  A: The erection is common with some males and means little except he is learning how his body works. ...
feeding and training4/13/2009
  Q: I would like you to give me an idea of how much food-wet&dry i should give him(a 8 m/o ...
  A: Likely about 3-4 cups a day of a dry chow. If he chews his food, the dry will keep his teeth and ...
Housebreaking issues4/13/2009
  Q: Good Morning, We recently received a rescue pup who is bridging 6 months old. She is an Australian ...
  A: It sounds to me like she is claiming territory. This is quite difficult to deal with. Better ...
Weimaraner at 6 weeks weighs how much?4/13/2009
  Q: I just got a puppy from someone who made a mistake. She told me it's 9 weeks, but this puppy is ...
  A: While 6 weeks is borderline to bring home a puppy, she sounds even younger than that. If at all ...
puppy pees at commands only when inside4/13/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old cocker and we have been dealing with her excite peeing since the day we had ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
introducing puppy to dog4/13/2009
  Q: We will be adding a dachshund puppy to our family in 2 weeks. We currently have a 12-yr old doxie ...
  A: I doubt it makes much difference. We inflicted 6 new puppies on Aster between 10 and 15 years old. ...
recently adopted 8month old, male Whippet mix4/12/2009
  Q: I just recently adopted an 8 month old male whippet mix. He is a little under weight. He is a rescue ...
  A: If he is underweight, just feed him enough that he slowly fills out. Your dog definitely should be ...
My dog eat poop and is on Bil-jack4/12/2009
  Q: My dog just started eating her poop ( since she's been on Med's). She is 9 weeks old and she has a ...
  A: Don't know who you were expecting to answer, but they were wrong about a high quality food helping. ...
Jack Russles4/12/2009
  Q: How long do jack russles stay in heat
  A: The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don't take this ...
8 month old whippet mix: questions on feeding and elimination schedule4/11/2009
  Q: I just recently adopted an 8 month old male whippet mix. He is a little under weight. He is a rescue ...
  A: I think feed him morning and evening and take him out in about a half hour. Try to give him a mid ...
My labrador puppy!4/11/2009
  Q: I have a labrador puppy of 7 months! He is a golden labrador retriever and his attitude is knid of ...
  A: Some Labs are just naturally more stocky than others. It isn't healthy for any of them to be fat. ...
My Old Friend - When I need to let her go4/11/2009
  Q: I love my 17 yr. old female lab. I have had her since she was a pup. She eats with great ...
  A: This is a very tough decision. We went through it with a 15 year old Lab last fall. She had had ...
my dog has itchy bumps all over hi body4/11/2009
  Q: this happened in just 2 hrs. bumps all over his skin. he's a boxer and i cant get any proper ...
  A: Sounds like an allergic reaction. I hate to needlessly send you to an emergency vet, but it could ...
get permission for new dog4/10/2009
  Q: i have a dog but i don't take care of it now i want another on how do i get another dog
  A: I am a little confused by your question. Does somebody else now have your dog? If so, If you are ...
Papillon Litter Box Trained4/10/2009
  Q: I purchased a 7 month old Papillon in February from a breeder and was told she was litter box ...
  A: The litter box is nothing I ever wanted to try. I don't think dogs like to go exactly where they ...
My dog wont eat his food.4/10/2009
  Q: My dog wont eat his dog food but will eat anything else. I've changed his food a couple of times, ...
  A: Many dogs will wolf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more ...
Housebreaking4/10/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old chihuahua/fox terrier mix. I got her when she was 2 months. For the last 4 ...
  A: I have never used pads. I am not sure just what dogs are looking for when they select just the ...
Shihtzu dog that won't eat anything hard.4/10/2009
  Q: we just got a new Shihtzu from a rescue, she is 4 yrs old and adorable. Our problem is she will only ...
  A: I would have a vet check her. She could have problems with her teeth adding to the bad breath. ...
Housebreaking a 7 year old Mini Pinscher4/10/2009
  Q: I just adopted a wonderful little miniature pinscher girl from the local animal shelter. She is a ...
  A: If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch on. The ...
puppy being agressive to another dog4/10/2009
  Q: my Cotton de Tulear puppy female came last nigh after a long car trip of 12 hours. She is 10 weeks ...
  A: It is possible she just wants to play. If she is crouching down with her front legs, likely that is ...
Feeding the german Shepherd puppy4/10/2009
  Q: I dont know how to feed him. iam getting mad he is not growing properly.Please answer to this ...
  A: Feed the Pedigree. It is carefully formulated to give him the complete and balanced diet he needs. ...
du claws4/10/2009
  Q: healthy peek a poo, 16 mo. old, just had back du claws removed. Should she ware a cone, if so for ...
  A: It might be safer to use the cone, but you could see if she bothers it. One good way to asses how a ...
dog in heat4/10/2009
  Q: My boyfriend stays with me and has a blue heeler. I have never had a dog. can you tell me when she ...
  A: The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don't take this ...
weight gain and hair loss4/10/2009
  Q: I have a 3 yr old blue and tan mini pinscher and she has been putting on alot of weigh in the last ...
  A: If the hair loss started when you started the weight loss food, I have heard other such reports. You ...
Puppy Agression4/10/2009
  Q: I have a 4 month old Labrador cross Boxer and a 3 month old Boarder Collie cross, they have been ...
  A: Nobody else is answering this. It might be best if somebody with some experience saw them to sort ...
Demodex mites4/9/2009
  Q: We rescued a 12 pound mixed Chihuahua 3 months ago.Almost 2 weeks ago we noticed what appeared to be ...
  A: it looks like whoever you sent this question to originally passed it on to others. I will not try ...
rescue dog behavior4/8/2009
  Q: We recently adopted a dog who had spent 4 years in a puppy mill. She gets along with our other dogs ...
  A: This could be baggage from her past or an effort at pack leadership. The key to most behavior ...
puppy Training4/8/2009
  Q: I have a four month old Chihuahua pup. I have been using the puppy pads and works great for her to ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
Goldendoodle Pup4/7/2009
  Q: She is about 9 weeks old. She's a pretty quite dog most of the time but sometimes she seems to be ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Agressive French Bulldog4/7/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old neutered French Bulldog. He is very well-behaved, loves my children, and loves ...
  A: Moving is traumatic for a dog. Try to arrange for people new to him to give him treats. Are you ...
Miniature Schnauzer puppy4/7/2009
  Q: Greetings, This past Thursday we brought home a 3 1/2 month old, female Miniature Schnauzer and she ...
  A: I think you are doing very well. At her age, it may take longer to adjust than a younger puppy. ...
two sister pups4/7/2009
  Q: I have got two 10 week old bordercollie x kelpie sisters. Everybody keeps telling me that I was daft ...
  A: Occasionally a couple of dogs will each have such a drive for dominance they can't be kept together. ...
puppy litterbox training4/6/2009
  Q: Is it a good idea to litter train a puppy if you don't have a backyard? and then progress to ...
  A: Unless you have a lot of strange dogs around your backyard, I go with directly outside. You need to ...
narla4/5/2009
  Q: I have a siberian husky dog called narla, she is three years old, we rescued her about 3 months ago, ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Amusing Dog Bahaviour4/5/2009
  Q: I'm quite curious about a behaviour our dog, Bloo, exhibits. Bloo is - as far as we can tell - a ...
  A: I think he wants you to fight him for it or chase him. That is one of the favorite games of young ...
Dogs peeing on area rug4/4/2009
  Q: Please tell me how I can stop my dogs from peeing on the area rug or if there is a dog proof area ...
  A: You may need to take several steps. If the rug is washable, wash it using an enzyme odor ...
chewing4/4/2009
  Q: I have a concern about my 5 month old Aussie/Golden Retriever mix pupppy's chewing habits. She likes ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Male dogs secrets weird odor4/4/2009
  Q: My dog Dozzer is a male Great Dane/Doberman mix. He is a little over a year and every so often he ...
  A: Dogs' main sent glands are next to the anus. they do have some additional glands in the feet and ...
a few things my dog does4/3/2009
  Q: Let me tell you alittle about my dog chico! He's 2 and we resuced him 3 months ago for the humane ...
  A: "Come" needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people ...
my devil dog4/3/2009
  Q: he likes to dig up the backyard, steal things to chew lately a pair of shoes, he jumps all over ...
  A: Yes, go ahead and have him neutered. He will still need training, but it will go much better once ...
chewing on hands and feet4/2/2009
  Q: My 4 month old male cairn/yorkie terrier likes to go after our hands and feet. I have tried ...
  A: Neutering him will help, but it takes some specific training. Young Labs, which I know best, and ...
growling puppy4/2/2009
  Q: we have a 6 month old shih tzu puppy. about 2 weeks ago she began growling and then eventually ...
  A: As she is maturing, she is testing her limits. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Training4/1/2009
  Q: We have a Boxer that is about a year and a half old and he is stubborn. We have been trying to get ...
  A: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each ...
aggressive behavior4/1/2009
  Q: I have a 12 week old schnauzer puppy who bites me feet and legs constantly. He will bite other parts ...
  A: It isn't aggression, just normal puppy play. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend ...
What to get and What to teach4/1/2009
  Q: I'm only a teenager, but I have wanted a Boston Terrier puppy for a LONG time. My dad told me that I ...
  A: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What ...
puppy afraid3/31/2009
  Q: i have a 9 week old lab who seems to be very afraid of many things. if you are playing in the back ...
  A: How long have you had him and are you sure he is only 9 weeks? That behavior is more to be expected ...
my new boxer pup3/31/2009
  Q: i have a 3 yr old little girl and just got a boxer puppy he is now about 12 wks old.... but ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
non barking breeds3/30/2009
  Q: We are moving into a unit and want to get a dog, approx. 1 year old that doesn't bark. Is there ...
  A: Lab usually aren't problem barkers. Avoid terriers or hounds. One of the best sources for dogs ...
potty training3/30/2009
  Q: Trying to potty train a 10 week old shitzu-yorkie mix female pup. We have a wire crate and keep her ...
  A: I don't like pee pads. What you need to do is to leave the puppy confined in a small area. They ...
stray puppy peeing inside3/30/2009
  Q: One week ago while hiking I found an approx. 6 month old lab/border collie mix puppy. He took ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
small dog syndrome3/29/2009
  Q: ive been looking for the dog i want. i like small dogs, and finally decided on a ...
  A: What you really need to do is to take it seriously. It may be small, but it is still a dog. The ...
crate training3/29/2009
  Q: My mother has allowed me to get a dog in summer. It's March as I write this, I've decided to get a ...
  A: Well I have already given you part of what you need in your other question. You really don't want ...
aggressive barking and behavior3/29/2009
  Q: four year old boston terrier that barks uncontrolably when outside,not out of boredom,runs fences ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Dog chewing on pet bed3/29/2009
  Q: I have a pug, who is around two years old and she recently has developed the nasty habit of chewing ...
  A: You are correct about training her not to do something when you aren't around won't work. The only ...
housebreaking3/28/2009
  Q: HELP! We have a new sheltie pup. We got him at works. He is now works. My spouse and I work during ...
  A: If you are going to leave a young dog in the house, it needs a mid day break. If you or your spouse ...
feeding and how much3/27/2009
  Q: how much dog food do i give my 8 month shar-pei he weighs 45 pounds
  A: Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to ...
abt my new stray puppy3/27/2009
  Q: i found a stray puppy under my car...and i thought of keeping it.. we took it to the vet and he said ...
  A: Dogs get rabies by being bitten by a dog with rabies. Fortunately it is fairly rare, and as long as ...
Puppy = bad behvaior and jumps my fence!3/26/2009
  Q: Alright, I have a german shepherd mix (father unknown) and is very sweet... other than her attitude ...
  A: Smacking a dog usually is ineffective. There are better ways to discipline it. You are right about ...
My new dog Sally3/26/2009
  Q: My family and I recently got a dog. We rescued her from the Lake Norman Shelter. We have had Sally ...
  A: Being left alone is a stressful thing for a dog. Changing the routine would add to the stress. She ...
American bulldog and aggresion3/26/2009
  Q: We have a 10 month old Neutered American Bulldog. He has been a great puppy love him to death. ...
  A: How early did you socialize him to very many strangers? It is very important that it is done well ...
Mixing 3 year old Bichon with 3yr Lab3/26/2009
  Q: I currently have a 3 year Bischon--she is very dominant and jealous. We love her but she is not as ...
  A: I would hesitate to add another female to the home with her. If she isn't spayed, doing so might ...
My Male /dog3/25/2009
  Q: My male dog has not been neutered, he is two years old. He lives in a nice penned in yard, with ...
  A: As a general rule, it is best to spay/neuter any dog that isn't a serious candidate for breeding. ...
Housebreaking3/25/2009
  Q: I have one yr old female chihuahua (she has been fixed) who in the past couple months started peeing ...
  A: This may be a leadership problem, not housebreaking. The key to most behavior problems is ...
Dog gets excited and starts jumping up3/25/2009
  Q: I have a Lab Chow mix who is a sixteen months old male that is neutered, “Jefe” is a great companion ...
  A: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each ...
Dog Odors3/24/2009
  Q: My neighbor has two dogs that he keeps outdoors in a fence. The odors that come from his animals is ...
  A: If he is really cleaning up after them, there shouldn't be much odor. You could suggest a little ...
Selective aggression3/24/2009
  Q: My boyfriend and I adopted a husky/german shepherd mix 4 weeks ago and have found she is aggressive ...
  A: I think it is a matter of leadership. She sees him as being in charge and responsible for the other ...
introducing a new male dog into the household3/23/2009
  Q: I have a 1 & 1/2 yr non neutered male cocker spaniel and am fixing to bring home a 6 wk old male ...
  A: I would have somebody hold the cocker on a leash or tie it to something, and let the puppy approach ...
french bulldog has aggression towards certain dogs3/23/2009
  Q: I have a 12 month old not neutered french bulldog. Who is very social and loves to play with other ...
  A: Dogs don't see a whole lot of color, but surely can tell light and dark dogs apart. After all, a ...
Puppy Ice Cream3/23/2009
  Q: I have a 4.5 month old pug & a 5.5 month old french bulldog. I have been searching the internet to ...
  A: Yes, avoid regular ice cream due to the lactose. I would watch the yogurt at that age. Most puppy ...
BEHAVIOR3/22/2009
  Q: I HAVE HAD A Chihuahua FOR 1 1/2 YEARS. I LIVE ALONE AND WORK FULL TIME. I WAS RECENTLY OFF WORK ...
  A: Dogs don't like being by their selves all day. They are pack animals by nature and she enjoyed ...
What are the best foods to feed a chihuahua?3/21/2009
  Q: On March 18, I purchased a 7 week old male chihuahua. I tried feeding him Classic Entrees Gourmet ...
  A: Most puppies will happily eat anything they get, but some take a little while to adapt to their new ...
Rescued puppy3/21/2009
  Q: My husband and I adopted a puppy from a rescue. She is a shy dog- usually warms up to people, loves ...
  A: Often puppies, even ones from ''reputable breeders'' don't get the early socialization they need. ...
Many questions3/21/2009
  Q: I have a questions about the use of an E-collar and prong collar with regards to obedience puppy ...
  A: The prong and choke collars shouldn't be used before 4-5 months. The E-collar should never be used ...
Why is my puppy so lazy?3/21/2009
  Q: i got a pekingese puppy two days back. He is two months and 2 days old and he is so lazy. He sleep ...
  A: Your new puppy could just be needing more time to adjust. It would be a good idea to get him to the ...
My Yorki's behavior3/21/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old, 3lb yorki. His name is Brayden. He's very lovable and loves to play. He plays ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
housebreaking3/20/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old daschund who is very well potty trained. She goes on the pee pads while I am ...
  A: You may need to crate them. They should be able to go 4-5 hours in a crate. It is only natural ...
adult dog now urinating in home3/20/2009
  Q: Preta is 7 in May she is now acting strangely. She will pee and poo in our condo even when we ...
  A: I would start with a vet check. Has anything changed? Are you leaving her at alone more? I don't ...
area poop training3/19/2009
  Q: We own a month old German Shepherd. She is hyper, but sweet with the kids. We somewhat trained her ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
min pins3/18/2009
  Q: this is not spam. I am very close at buying a minpin. Looking at a companion for our dog and ...
  A: No ethical breeder would breed a dog that many times. Sounds like a puppy mill or a poorly informed ...
Puppy is a fussy eater3/18/2009
  Q: I am almost at wits end with our puppy. He has been eating well since we adopted him 4 months ago ...
  A: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over ...
2 girl dogs3/17/2009
  Q: I have 2 female dogs and when even 1 is left on a leash together they will attack each other until ...
  A: Usually any 2 dogs will get along fine. Often if they don't it is 2 females. If they were both ...
Trying to get my puppy to walk3/17/2009
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 month old yellow lab mix. He's perfect! He plays well, already pretty much ...
  A: One thing you can do is pick up a cheap leash and cut it down to about 2-3 feet. Put it on him and ...
14 week old lab has extreme biting problem,3/15/2009
  Q: We recently adopted a lab/pit mix puppy from our local shelter. When we brought him home, after a ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
my dog has latley benn going after3/15/2009
  Q: my dog has lately ben going after me while barking and growling when ever i get out of the ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
dog humps me3/15/2009
  Q: got a 5 yr old pitt-she is a momma's girl. very friendly with everyone, and likes to play alot. ...
  A: Why she picks you is hard to say. she is letting you know she is in charge. The key to most ...
nosing her food, and moving water dish3/14/2009
  Q: I have a 5 yr old pitt, (goofy) when i put food in her dish she moves the food around with her ...
  A: Why a dog does anything is mostly guess work. Try a tip resistant water dish that has an outer ...
One year old dog training3/14/2009
  Q: She is very hyper and we have trouble even getting her to sit still to clip her nails. When she ...
  A: I think more exercise is too often suggested, but this sounds like a case for it. Oh, the more you ...
My Dog Is Scared To Go For A Walk3/13/2009
  Q: I got a Samoyed Husky puppy over a week ago and I have been trying to get him to venture out of the ...
  A: At 12 weeks he is reaching the stag of life where he no longer accepts new experiences as well. It ...
Breathing prob3/13/2009
  Q: My Lab has a soft ball size (ba- nine) tumor on his chest. He has been fine for a long time. Now ...
  A: I would talk it over with your vet. it is has grown to where it is interfering with his breathing, ...
Can't break dog pooping in house3/12/2009
  Q: We have a 2 year old Schnoodle. He sleeps in crate at night and first thing in AM he goes out and ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
House Training3/12/2009
  Q: I have a 18 month old schnauzer that we got at the animal shelter when it was 1 year old. He will ...
  A: Following the same thing as with younger dogs for older dogs works too. Biggest difference is the ...
Puppy barking from separation anxiety3/11/2009
  Q: Our cockapoo is 4 months old and we got her 3 weeks ago. She is in a large pen alone for most of the ...
  A: Try filling a small Kong with peanut butter and giving it to her. Sne may be too busy licking it ...
Dog Housetraining3/11/2009
  Q: I have a 2.5 year old mini dachshund, named Tobe. I am now living with my boyfriend who lives in a ...
  A: You may need to start all over again like with a new puppy. This can be applied to older dogs too. ...
Dogs getting along3/11/2009
  Q: We have a 4 month old collie puppy who we bought home 4 weeks ago. We also have a 5 year old cross ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Bulldog humping3/11/2009
  Q: We have 3 dogs 1 male lab mix, 1 female daschund, and puppy english mastiffpuppy. We recently ...
  A: Neutering him should help it, along with obedience training. it sounds like it is about pack rank. ...
Choc Lab Puppy3/10/2009
  Q: Have two questions about our choc lab puppy who is 11 weeks old. We are having some success with ...
  A: At that age, it is very important to be out with the puppy. Sometimes they need to be forced to ...
Maltipoo3/10/2009
  Q: Our Maltipoo (Bruce Lee) will turn 8 months old this month and has developed a weird problem. He’s ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
Dog's weight?3/10/2009
  Q: I have a 6 1/2 year old female yellow lab. I actively play fetch with her every night and take ...
  A: Sounds good to me. If you need confirmation you are doing it right, see ...
itching3/10/2009
  Q: i have a patterdale cross terrier, for about a year now she has had problems with her anal glands ...
  A: This isn't a problem I have had success fixing, or have a reliable other source. Have you tried ...
Really bad Pomapoo!3/9/2009
  Q: I've had my little dog, for a little over a year. In that year I've worked with him on potty ...
  A: Getting him fixed should help. If his barking won't disturb anybody when you aren't around, go back ...
& month old Tibetan terrier aggressive w/ dogs3/9/2009
  Q: I have a four year old female TT and a 7 month old male..they get along fine and are wonderful with ...
  A: I would neuter him if not already and then obedience train him. The key to most behavior problems ...
Poop in Crate3/9/2009
  Q: My puppy has been doing well with eliminating outside and it's only been a week. Just today his ...
  A: One of the things that might help is to walk him around outside. They can't walk and hold it very ...
outdoor dog...is it ok??3/9/2009
  Q: hey i visited another Q&A website with a ton of answerers basically like wikianswers or similar to ...
  A: You shouldn't ask questions if you aren't ready to accept the answer. Dogs naturally want to be ...
Dog urinates on daughter's bed3/8/2009
  Q: I hope you can help me. We have a 7 month old bichon frise. Lately, she has begun to urinate on my ...
  A: This clearly is a leadership problem. Spaying her is not already would help. She understands your ...
Jack Russell with a Chihuahua3/8/2009
  Q: Our family has a eight year old male Jack Russell terrier..we are thinking of getting a ...
  A: I think it will be OK. Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, ...
big dogs & little dogs3/8/2009
  Q: I have two tiny un neutered f chihuahuas ages 5 and 7 who were raised with a lab who died last year ...
  A: It could work out fine, but will require supervision. The puppy will want to play, but will be too ...
chewing penis3/8/2009
  Q: Our one year old Smooth Fox Terrier starts licking his lower belly (as if irritated) and gets ...
  A: Sometimes it it is tough to figure out what is happening. have you tried Benadryl? You can give up ...
about my dog3/5/2009
  Q: How. Can. I teach my puppy. Pee in wee pads ?????
  A: I don't think wee pads are a good idea. It only confuses the dog if later you try to change to ...
Help Me With Chewing Problem!!!!3/4/2009
  Q: I have a 8 month old Pitbull terrier. She is small only 30 lbs. I have had her since she was 5 ...
  A: Dogs are wired differently than people. They take comfort being in a small protected place. It is ...
Potty training 2 pups - bro and sis3/4/2009
  Q: My wife and I recently adopted two 6-week old brother and sister pups from an ASPCA (adoption ...
  A: If it was possible, another week with the mother would have been better. Yes, they will eliminate ...
eating wastse3/4/2009
  Q: I have a shih tzu female and she eats the science diet dogfood the problem we are having is when she ...
  A: Nobody has a good answer to that. The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them ...
urinating and chewing3/4/2009
  Q: Our adopted dog,about 2yrs male poodle mix had been urinating and chewing when we leave the house. ...
  A: Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be ...
AGRESSION3/3/2009
  Q: Can a dog become aggressive when it is horny for a lack of better words. We have a 4 month old ...
  A: I doubt it is sexual. Getting him fixed still should help. As dogs mature, they occasionally ...
puppy eating plants3/2/2009
  Q: I don’t know if I should be asking this question elsewhere because it may pertain more to human ...
  A: People problems are difficult, and at one point I realized I had always questioned my parents' ...
Nuerotic chow-terrier3/2/2009
  Q: I have a four year old Chow/ Terrier mix. She is very sweet around me and people she knows very ...
  A: It all sounds like poor early socialization although Chows and some terriers are sometimes ...
Sudden Aggression3/2/2009
  Q: I have a mutt that is a year old. He is a character and is not very well behaved which I believe is ...
  A: If not neutered already, do so. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
puppy3/1/2009
  Q: can you please tell me when my puppie can av a bone and also when we can bath him thanx nikki xx
  A: At best real bones wear dogs' teeth down too quickly. You are much better off with Nylabones and ...
new puppy owner3/1/2009
  Q: i got a new 2 month old female not spayed pug puppy about 2 weeks ago. I am trying to paper train it ...
  A: Starting paper training only creates possible problems later. Best to take the puppy outside from ...
Dog food choices2/28/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old pit bull terrier mix breed male puppy. I have had him since he was 8 weeks old, ...
  A: It is really a shame people like you are victimized by the Starbucks crowd and their views of dog ...
Barking & Peeing2/28/2009
  Q: I have several questions I hope you can help me with. 1) I have a 4 year old Yorkie, Samantha, who ...
  A: There are some problems I have never really had or solved. Sometimes I can suggest something that ...
New Puppy2/27/2009
  Q: I recently adopted a puppy from a shelter that we were told was a black lab/chow mix. after going to ...
  A: It sounds like she has been through a lot, and may still be confused from the anesthetic. I would ...
Maltese x Chihuahua2/27/2009
  Q: I have a 2 yr old maltese chihuahua, and he is becoming snappish when he is in trouble, he is ...
  A: Avoid hitting him. it only leads to problems. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Upset Shih Tzu2/26/2009
  Q: My 2 year old Shih Tzu (Daisy) has always been very active and playful. She loved the company of ...
  A: Maybe better leadership and bonding would help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
conception2/26/2009
  Q: I have a mixed breed female dog she will be 2 years old this June. This is her third heat and a ...
  A: There is no way to tell until about a month. Then a vet or other experienced person can feel ...
going to the bathroom in the house2/26/2009
  Q: We have a 14 month old female rott.She has been housebroken since we got her thanks to the crate ...
  A: It could be something physical or she could be challenging your leadership. As with most behavior ...
New pup jealous of our other dog2/25/2009
  Q: WE have a 10 month old rotti x GSD and she is lovely who we have had for 8 months. We recently ...
  A: It doesn't sound like th eplaing is a problem. As for the attention, perhaps it is a matter of ...
drinks2/25/2009
  Q: how often should my dog have water?
  A: Usually you can give the the dog access to water any time you are around. You can also with hold ...
Separating the "wiener sisters"2/25/2009
  Q: My wife landed a new job in a city 300 miles from our home of 20 years. We don't have children but, ...
  A: I am sure this is a difficult time for all. Your wife disappeared an reappeared, and then you did. ...
2-3yrs old bishon mix2/24/2009
  Q: My neighbor has a small 2-3yr old female bishon mix. also a 1 yr. old lab mix. Lab mix behaves ...
  A: I am not so sure it is spite, but perhaps a leadership challenge. Spaying her if not already is the ...
Puppy and Dog2/24/2009
  Q: I've had a dog - a shih tzu for three years. He is my BABY and is spoiled ROTTEN - but he's a good ...
  A: Give him a little time and better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Severe separation anxiety problems2/23/2009
  Q: I have an 8 year old Coton De Tulear girl and the poor thing is having some real anxiety issues and ...
  A: This is a tough one. Maybe some of the confidence building and bonding exercises that I suggest for ...
greedy pup2/23/2009
  Q: why does our newly aquired 8 month old patterdale terrier eat her meal so quickly,also grab food ...
  A: Greedy eating is more common in some breeds than others. There are not one, but 2 easy, tested, ...
Dog in the rain...2/23/2009
  Q: i have a beautiful rottweiler, he's 9 months old. I'm worried about him because it's raining ...
  A: Aruuuuuuuugh! I once had a dog that laid in the same spot until he not only killed the grass, but ...
New Rescue Dog2/23/2009
  Q: I rescued a min-pin from the shelter 4 months ago. He has come a long way but I still have a ways ...
  A: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each ...
Introducing a new dog2/23/2009
  Q: I have recently (2 days) received a a 10 month old shitz female dog (from rescue) which I introduced ...
  A: Oooooooooooh! There are times when text on the net doesn't get it. If he has his tail in the air ...
cheese2/23/2009
  Q: I read in a book that cheese makes a dog's sight bad.Is it true?
  A: I highly doubt it. Too much cheese or any other high calcium food could wreck a growing puppy's ...
Housebreaking2/22/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old potcake dog that is neutered. We have had him for a month and haven't had much ...
  A: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or ...
we want our rottweiler to be protective of this house and our children2/22/2009
  Q: Dezel is 11 months old he is very much part of this family we love him very much. But I also got him ...
  A: Just being a Rottweiler goes a long ways. There are girls to hurt that don't have a Rottweiler ...
jumping2/22/2009
  Q: and Dezel still pulls so much during our walks
  A: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each ...
doggie door training2/22/2009
  Q: I have a 4 month old female yorkie, that is doggie door trained, that is she will go in and out, but ...
  A: I would start over again with housebreaking, taking her out on a leash. Make her walk around until ...
lab2/22/2009
  Q: i have a 3 month Labrador and he bites a lot i think hes playing but sometimes it hurts.Is this ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Pees and Poops Upstairs ALWAYS!2/21/2009
  Q: my family just got a new puppy about 8 months ago. He is potty trained, but we don't let him ...
  A: He may be claiming things. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's ...
my 8 week old is peeing all over the house2/20/2009
  Q: I need some advice , i have a 8 week old yellow lab she is still a baby yet when i got her from the ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
Boxer Puppy2/20/2009
  Q: I have an 8 old Boxer puppy who we got from a litter of 3. The problem we are having with her is ...
  A: I would get her to the vet tomorrow. Sometimes puppies pick up things and die quickly if not found ...
german shepard2/19/2009
  Q: My 2 year old german shepard dog will not stop urinating when my husband says HI or tries to talk to ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
puppy wont eat2/19/2009
  Q: I have a 16 week old Labrador who has stopped eating the only meal he is taking is first thing in ...
  A: If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something ...
help my puppy2/19/2009
  Q: How do i get my yorkie to stop urinating and digesting in the house. I can take her out side and she ...
  A: Try walking her around some more outside before coming back in. sometimes they need another chance ...
poop eating shih tzu2/19/2009
  Q: We have a 5 month old shih tzu, and have had him since a baby. He eats poop, fresh or old, whenever ...
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
Lhasapoo puppies2/18/2009
  Q: I am interested in purchasing a lhasapoo puppy. We have a 6 yr old Golden Retreiver that is somewhat ...
  A: I don't see much of a problem. I would be careful to get a puppy of the opposite sex as the current ...
My dog is terrified of his crate!2/18/2009
  Q: I recently acquired a black lab mix stray puppy, around 6 months old. When we first got him, we ...
  A: This is a tough question. Were it not for the possible travel, I might suggest forget the crate. ...
how much to feed2/18/2009
  Q: I have a 2 month old cairn/yorkie puppy male and he weights 3 lbs now according to the can it says ...
  A: At 2 months he still needs 3 meals a day for another couple of months. Your dog definitely should ...
walking my staffordshire bull terrier2/18/2009
  Q: I have a staffordshire bull 3 years of age i am having a problem walking him everytime i put his ...
  A: One gentle technique I like is to just stop when he pulls. He wants to go. If you refuse to walk as ...
Our newly adopted dog2/18/2009
  Q: We recently adopted a 3yr old lab/dalmation cross dog, who is as daft as a brush and great with the ...
  A: This is really hard to say. He is neutered? I would give him plenty of attention and perhaps ...
puppy dominance vs another puppy2/18/2009
  Q: I have a 5 month old female min pin and just got another female ig that is 9 weeks. The min pin ...
  A: Many puppies love rough play. Sometimes it is hard to tell. Mostly I look for one trying to escape ...
growling2/17/2009
  Q: please help i have a 2year old cairn terrier and a 7 month old shitzu they normally get on well but ...
  A: The 7 month old may have decided she is a big girl now and is challenging the 2 year old for ...
walking on a lease2/17/2009
  Q: I have two 5 month old newfoundland's I plan on taking to obedience classes. Stupid question do I ...
  A: A good class is about the owner learning to play the role of top dog. The only problem with only ...
puppy peeing everywhere2/16/2009
  Q: My 12 wk old beagle was peeing in her crate, So I think Bella' s crate might have been a little big ...
  A: If you just got her, she may have been shut up in a cage so long she learned she had to eliminate in ...
two new shih tzus2/16/2009
  Q: My grandmother and I "adopted" two shih tzu dogs from a woman that couldn't take care of them any ...
  A: How much to feed is one of the easier parts of your question. Your dog definitely should be ...
Irish Wolfhoud/Siberian Husky2/16/2009
  Q: I have a very small backyard and i was wondering which dog would be easier to maintain. A Husky or ...
  A: I know there are Huskies that can do OK with little space. Not sure about Irish Wolfhounds. Who ...
frequent urination2/16/2009
  Q: I am writing from Belgium, we have a 9 weeks old golden retriever puppy who proved to be so clever - ...
  A: Yes, it sounds like she has an infection. I am afraid it may take some antibiotics from the vet to ...
Our rotti is growling2/15/2009
  Q: Please help I adobted a 11 month old rotti over a month ago he is wonderful at first he adjusted ...
  A: Although getting him neuters seems to have created additional problems, in a month as things settle ...
Why does my puppy refuse to walk2/13/2009
  Q: I recently bought a four month old puppy from a family that lives on an acreage. Hes a Leonberger / ...
  A: It can be a little difficult sometimes with a dog that didn't have the socialization it needs when ...
Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome2/13/2009
  Q: My 13.5 yr old lab (Bruin) has CDS. He has been through all medical testing about his symptoms and ...
  A: This is not a question I have a lot of help for. Has the vet checked his vision? Sometimes it goes ...
Behavior?2/13/2009
  Q: I have a almost 6 month old Bichon Havanese male dog. He's getting neutered in a week. We live in ...
  A: Neutering may help. The rabbit could be a problem. Even after being neutered, he may thing he ...
house breaking my cockapoo2/12/2009
  Q: I have recently been given a 2 year old male cockapoo. he was never house broken, and goes poop in ...
  A: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or ...
Weeing in the house2/12/2009
  Q: I have a Jack russel cross who is about 5 years old. It all started about a yr ago he would start ...
  A: Many people swear by vinegar and water. Safe, effective, and right on hand. Neuter him is not ...
dominant puppy2/12/2009
  Q: We have a 7 year old Shih Tzu and have brought home a German Shepherd puppy. The puppy is playing ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Set back in paper training2/11/2009
  Q: I have two 19 week old yorkie-poo puppies. We decided to use training pads with the intention of ...
  A: That sounds a little young to be challenging your leadership, but could be. The key to most ...
agressive adult dog2/11/2009
  Q: I just got two 11wk old puppies, one male one female, I took them up to my parents house, they live ...
  A: While it is OK for her to let the puppy know their relative status, she must understand how she ...
Border Collie puppy behaviour2/11/2009
  Q: We are the proud owners of a 7wk old female Border Collie. We brought her home 4 days ago and she ...
  A: That does sound like a lot of sleep. Likely you should be in to the vet for a check up shots soon. ...
New Puppy2/10/2009
  Q: My boyfriend is going to get an English Bulldog Puppy, on the 28th(thats when it turns 8 weeks). And ...
  A: First of all, 7 weeks is ideal to bring home a new puppy. the period between 6-12 week sis very ...
collar and harnesses2/9/2009
  Q: I have a male 8 month old chihuahua. My question is why does he hate to have a collar put on him or ...
  A: If getting out in front and coaxing doesn't get a puppy moving, try dropping behind it and running ...
Two puppies2/9/2009
  Q: We just lost our wonderful rat terrier. Husband wants a JR, I'd like another rat, both female. ...
  A: There are cases where even the most experienced dog owners can't keep peace between 2 females. Like ...
great dane2/8/2009
  Q: I have an eight month old great dane who is just recently starting to be aggressive out on walks. ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. Obedience train him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Introducin a new dog to a fearful one...2/7/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old Chihuahua/ Rat terrier mix that does well with other dogs... We just purchased a ...
  A: Likely not much. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural ...
Getting a 1 year old Puggle2/7/2009
  Q: I'm hoping you'll be able to offer me some guidance. We are about to be the new owners of a 1.3 ...
  A: It is hard to say how she will adjust. I would start out taking her in the back yard on the leash, ...
honi2/7/2009
  Q: This is my miniature jack Russell's first time in heat. She seems so out of sink what can we do to ...
  A: I am not sure there is much to do at this time except watch her carefully. The second and third ...
Yorkie Puppy (cont.)2/7/2009
  Q: My six month old yorkie puppy will eat paper, batteries, tv remotes, shoes, articles of clothing, ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
housebreaking a stubborn puppy2/7/2009
  Q: i recently got a 5 month old Pomeranian puppy and he is very stubborn. i believe its fom ...
  A: Undoing past poor practice won't be easy. This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference ...
fighting dogs2/6/2009
  Q: I have two female dogs, one four year old (boxer-lab mix)at approx. 50 lbs. and one three year old ...
  A: This is a difficult question. In some cases, even the most experienced dog owners can't make 2 dogs ...
house breaking2/6/2009
  Q: hey i'm thinking about getting a new puppy pug i alredy had one but i moved away when it was still a ...
  A: I think part of the problems people having with housebreaking puppies is poor care by the breeder, ...
am i spoiling my puppy and how do i not2/6/2009
  Q: i am concerned i am spoiling my Chihuahua he constantly wants to be with me if he is seperated by me ...
  A: They do like a lot of attention at that age. I do hope he stayed with his litter until he was at ...
grass eating puppy2/5/2009
  Q: i just got 2 new puppies as of today feb. 5 they are 4 weeks and 4 days old. the mother would not ...
  A: I have very little experience with puppies that young. I think the grass will be Ok as long as they ...
Adult housetrained dog wetting in house2/5/2009
  Q: Our 6 year old rescue-schnoodle which we've had for 2 1/2 years has begun wetting/marking in house ...
  A: yes, I would consider crating both dogs when you are away. The Papillion may be having accidents ...
Lab puppy biting2/4/2009
  Q: Took our 5 month old chocolate male Lab to the vet recently. Had him neutered, a microchip put in, ...
  A: I really don't think so. It is common advice that when a dog is injured, to muzzle it no mater how ...
Dogs and Fleas2/4/2009
  Q: i am considering getting a pomeranian, but i am a little paranoid about fleas....how common is it ...
  A: Don't let fleas deny you the pleasure of a dog. If you have a flea problem, There are a number of ...
Separation anxiety2/4/2009
  Q: I have a year and half Yorkie mix who tears things up when I leave him alone. I have bought a crate ...
  A: if you start a dog out in a crate when it is young, they usually adjust OK. He may adjust before ...
marking2/4/2009
  Q: Since I brought in another male puppy, my 3 yr old yorkie is spraying every inch of the house. He is ...
  A: It will be hard to fix won't go away on its own. It is quite evident he thinks he is in charge. ...
anxiety separation2/4/2009
  Q: what can be done about anxiety separation
  A: That is a very difficult problem. Try building the dogs confidence. Start with obedience training. ...
6 mo black lab rescue pup good choice for submissive 2 yr old rescue pup?2/3/2009
  Q: I want to get a friend for my 2 year old rescue pup (female, Elkhound/Shepherd mix, we think, 35 ...
  A: The one thing I can say for sure is a male. Many puppies love rough play. Shepherds tend to be ...
Re-potty training2/2/2009
  Q: I have a 1 yr old dog. I've had him sense he was 7 weeks old. I got him potty trained no problems. ...
  A: I can't be sure what is happening. Certainly using your son's room suggests he is saying he ...
puppy training2/2/2009
  Q: we just got a gloden retriever puppy. 10 weeks old today. He is pooping in his kennel at night. I ...
  A: Make sure he walks around good on the last trip out at night to stimulate a bowel movement. It ...
Chocolate lab- behavior changes??2/2/2009
  Q: My 3 year old chocolate lab is treated like a prince. This is the main reason his behavior is ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
housetraining2/1/2009
  Q: My name is Justine and me and my husband Just got a new puppy. It is a 7 week old chihuahua. She is ...
  A: Perhaps it is excitement. Try taking her to her pad first. Then she may be able to hold it inn her ...
puppy food1/31/2009
  Q: what brand of puppy food should I be feeding my little pom? He is 8 weeks old and weights about 2#
  A: Quite often the best thing is to stick to what it is eating before. There are no good studies ...
Catahoulas1/30/2009
  Q: we have a male catahoula, he is about a year and a half...great dog never had a mess in the house ...
  A: Rolling over and exposing your belly can be a very submissive thing. He may have decided he is a ...
My puppy eats the mail1/30/2009
  Q: My 5 month puppy eats the mail. for the last 2 months I have not been able see any of my statements ...
  A: It is very difficult to teach any dog to behave when you aren't around. The best solution is to ...
2 puppies one lab the other lab/shepherd mix1/29/2009
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 month old female lab not spayed yet. she is very mouthy and bites everything as come ...
  A: Rough play is normal, but until he is quite a bit bigger, I would break it up when she grabs him by ...
Dogs in family pool1/29/2009
  Q: is it hygienic if my children swim in the family pool with our family dog? We have been enjoying ...
  A: Where did the suggestion come from? I read many things about dogs that I know are untrue. Many ...
chewing1/29/2009
  Q: i have 2 boxers, a 8 year old female. and a 11month old puppy,he is a handful. he is very good when ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
pomeranian1/29/2009
  Q: hey, i have a pom who is 3years old, the problem is we would take the pom out 3 times daily for a ...
  A: It sounds like a classic case of a dog challenging you for leadership. Neuter him if not already. ...
dog aggression1/28/2009
  Q: i have 3 dogs a yorkie she 15yr a yellow lab and a shish poodle in the past week and a half the lab ...
  A: This is a tough question. Dogs aren't mature until they are about 3 year old. As they mature, they ...
Crate Training a 3 yr old female pitt1/28/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 3 yr old female pitt a week and a half ago. She never was crate trained and I'm ...
  A: dog that has not been crated since it was little, may take some work. Start out just putting its ...
i adopted a new italian grey hound puppy1/27/2009
  Q: i was wondering if you could help me.i recently adopted my italian greyhound puppy three days ago ...
  A: Some of the help you asked for is is in this. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only ...
dog behaviour1/26/2009
  Q: i have a 6 month old lurcher, shes constantly trying to scavange food she'l eat absolutely anything! ...
  A: Perhaps she is part Lab. I am not sure what you can do except what you have been doing. spay her ...
MY OLDER DOGS AND MY NEW PUPPY1/26/2009
  Q: WE JUST GOT A PUPPY AND MY OLDER DOGS DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM THEY ARE GROWLING AT HIM ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
jumping on furniture and things1/26/2009
  Q: I have a five month old Labrador Retriever I have mastered the toilet issues and nearly the nipping ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
1st dogs aggression1/26/2009
  Q: He is a sweet large rescue dog. Shows no signs of abuse. We have an 11yr old lab/chow who is making ...
  A: What you are doing may be as good as anything. A male and female are the combination least likely ...
I have two Shi tzu puppies help me Please1/25/2009
  Q: I have Two Shitzu puppy one girl and one boy my girl pee's and poops on the newspaper but my little ...
  A: This is all going to be very difficult. You have not gotten off to a very good start. It is much ...
boxer skin disorder1/25/2009
  Q: My boxer experienced loosing hair on his back legs and I took him to the vet to only pay $200 for ...
  A: This is a very difficult question, and not one I have experience with. From all the reports I have ...
please help1/25/2009
  Q: My jack Russel female is 2-yrs-old and she has previously been abused by her first owner i have had ...
  A: At 2 years old, she is maturing and it will take a while to correct that, but not as long as if you ...
Dog Will Not Leave Cats Alone1/23/2009
  Q: We recently introduced our new 10 month old Rottie to our 2 two year old cats. The cats have learned ...
  A: It will take time, but you may need to give him a ''Leave it'' correction every time he starts to ...
Housetraining1/23/2009
  Q: I have had my 14 week old labrador puppy for 4 weeks now. I feel she is doing really well with her ...
  A: There could be several things going on here. If her stool is soft, take a sample and her to the ...
8 month old golden is not behaving1/22/2009
  Q: Riley is a golden retriever 8 months old has been a perfect dog since 6 months old he started to ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. Obedience train him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Potty Training my pit1/22/2009
  Q: I have a red nose pit and i ma trying to potty train her in the house but it is not going very well ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
lblack lab hit by a vehicle1/22/2009
  Q: my black lab 2years old got hit by a vehicle i was walking with her without a leach I heard the ...
  A: I am very sorry to hear that. I am afraid since the original person didn't answer, it may be too ...
New Chihuahua xxx1/21/2009
  Q: I am persuading my mum and dad to get me a dog, and i really like Chihuahuas!!! i am 13 years old ...
  A: You can find background information on any breed at www.akc.org. Be careful of sites you know ...
Behavioral Peeing1/20/2009
  Q: We have a 6 month old puppy that is potty trained. She knows to go to the door when she has to go ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Shihtzu1/20/2009
  Q: My dog Juliet is spending a lot of time scratching and biting herself. We have treated for hotspots ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
new puppy1/19/2009
  Q: we have a five year old male cockerspaniel and recently got a 8 week old female cockerspaniel ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
pitbulls1/19/2009
  Q: i would like to know why my pitbull pups are loosing there hair?? and how can i keep them in the ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
House training1/19/2009
  Q: I have a miniature pincher. I have tried everything to get him house trained. I have used ...
  A: Punitive methods don't work very well. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but ...
feeding an 8 week old westie1/18/2009
  Q: My friend just brought home a 2 month old Westland Terrier. The puppy would not eat the food the ...
  A: A half cup or less each of 3 times a day would be a good starting place. Your dog definitely should ...
Hyper-Active/fear in 5month old puppy1/17/2009
  Q: I got this adorable little Papillon puppy. She is 5 months old. I think she may be hyper-active. I ...
  A: It could be some baggage from her past. perhaps somebody else punished her for such. Give her time ...
Huskies1/15/2009
  Q: My wife and myself bought a husky from a friend in September. She is almost four months old now. We ...
  A: Most 4 month olds don't have their full adult coat. I don't think one should have to sleep outside ...
pregnancy1/15/2009
  Q: we have a 12 year old collie female. not spayed. we now have a 7 month old labrador male. it ...
  A: YES! The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don't take this ...
3 year old Westie1/14/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old Westie who has never had a problem being left alone. He was always very up beat, ...
  A: This could be tough. I can give you some confidence building and bonding exercises that should ...
Housebreaking my puppy!1/14/2009
  Q: I have a ten week old siberian husky that i've had for about a month. When we first got her, the ...
  A: A 10 week old may still be having some accidents, but should be doing better than you say. When you ...
Eating habits1/13/2009
  Q: When dogs will not eat the best dry food on the market what do you feed them? When dogs get ...
  A: It sounds to me like the dog is sick and needs to see a vet. There are few home remedies. It is ...
I can't get my dog potty trained1/12/2009
  Q: I have a dobermann pitt mixed who is a great dog however when I got him as a puppy I was a bit lazy ...
  A: That sounds more like marking than a housebreaking problem. Neuter him if not already. Having a ...
What breed is best for me??1/12/2009
  Q: I have grown up with dogs for all 28 years of my life. Most of my experience has been with the Chow ...
  A: Dogs vary so much within a breed, I hate to suggest one. I have had Labs that wanted nothing to do ...
8 week pup1/12/2009
  Q: I have an 8wk golden retriever,and if i dont catch her in time she eats her poo. I have had 3 ...
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
healthiest dog1/12/2009
  Q: I will be a first time dog owner. I am wondering, after hearing about hip dysplasia, tight knees?, ...
  A: I can't point to any specific breed. All the breeds are plagued with those putting a low priority ...
Fearful puppy1/11/2009
  Q: I have a 9 1/2 month old Bernese Mountain Dog. I got her when she was 3 months old and lately she ...
  A: There could be several thing going on including the fear stages puppies often go through at 4 and 10 ...
Sex of the dog1/11/2009
  Q: I want to purchase a Labrador.I would like to know what dog makes a good dog, is it a female or ...
  A: If you get the dog spay/neutered by 6 months it doesn't make too much difference. It really does ...
TRAINING POMERANIANS1/10/2009
  Q: I have two "Pomeranian-mixed" dogs...a male and a female they are from the same liter. They're about ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Chocolate Lab issues1/9/2009
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old male chocolate lab (fixed), his name is Raider. I am having trouble with ...
  A: Take him out just before bed time and make him walk around. That will bring on a bowel movement ...
Border Collie mix1/9/2009
  Q: I recently adopted a Border Collie mix from the SPCA. Lucy is the sweetest girl. She is fixed, does ...
  A: Likely she was crate trained in the past. I would continue to use it, just being careful to keep ...
lab growth1/8/2009
  Q: How do I know when my lab has stopped growing or will stop growing? Thanks
  A: Many of them sharply level off by 7-8 months. They may continue slowly growing even into their ...
Possessivness over toys1/8/2009
  Q: My Pit bull is an all around good dog, yet I had a problem with him in the past when I had another ...
  A: How old is your son? With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. ...
my puppy is in pain don't know why/ what to do1/7/2009
  Q: a week ago, I took my puppy to the vet for physical/diharea treatment, so the doctor their did a ...
  A: Vets can never be completely sure what is wrong with a dog and what treatment will work. This ...
Dog Bones1/6/2009
  Q: Are dog's bones fragile?
  A: How fragile a dogs bones are is going to vary with the size of the dog and its build. Some of your ...
dog weeing on outside patio area1/6/2009
  Q: I have a 8 month old male staffie pup. He is totally house trained, sleeps inside at night and has ...
  A: It is possible it is a leadership challenge. Neuter him if not already. Then take over as leader. ...
mating1/6/2009
  Q: Can my 6 month old male pomeranian get my 2 year old female pomeranian pregnant?
  A: Maybe, maybe not. Please don't take any chances. If you are going to keep intact dogs and even are ...
Best way to set puppy up for leaving at home when going to work1/4/2009
  Q: We have a 8 wk female lab retriver. We are making a decision on have to set her up for when we go ...
  A: I don't recommend using the pen. At 8 weeks old, she should be able to be left 4-5 hours at a time ...
Labrador-Retriever bad habit1/3/2009
  Q: I am hoping you may be able to help me. I adopted a Labrador-Retriever age (now) 19 months old 3 ...
  A: It is possible to train a dog to obey commands without training it to see you as the leader. Other ...
two boys1/2/2009
  Q: i don't know if you can help, but its worth a try right... i have two mixed boys... all different ...
  A: I don't understand. If they are in a crate, they shouldn't be able to trash the room. When you are ...
Chi behavior around other people & places1/2/2009
  Q: I read a previous question someone posted about their nervous Chi and how she would act around ...
  A: This is very typical small dog behavior. Neutering him if not already will help. Obedience train ...
5 year old dog peeing1/2/2009
  Q: We have a 6 year old Chow and Black lab mix that has been very good. But 3 months ago we brought ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed ...
my puppy1/2/2009
  Q: how much weeks whould you suggest to get my toy poodle from the mom for it to be fit and ...
  A: The timing is more critical to the mental development of a puppy than the physical. The ideal time ...
lateral luxating patella?12/31/2008
  Q: Our new Golden Retriever Jack came from a reputable breeder with all clearances on both sides. Jack ...
  A: There are some resessive genetic problems that can go several generations without showing up. The ...
Potty Training12/31/2008
  Q: I am the happy owner of a 8 week old terrier mix. She is so much fun and she does well with her ...
  A: I am surprised an 8 week old is reacting like that. I think the first thing is to build up her ...
Dog Growling12/31/2008
  Q: My 2 year old German Shepherd has started growling at little kids and I'm getting really worried and ...
  A: Yes, getting her fixed should help. Obedience training will too. The key to most behavior problems ...
My pup eats his poo12/30/2008
  Q: I just got a rottweiler puppy he is abt 8 wks old. He has a BM then eats it, What can I do to stop ...
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
A very different behaviour12/30/2008
  Q: My pet(Pomeranian female dog) is almost 9 years old. She used to be a very nice and very friendly ...
  A: I saw your original question in the answer pool after somebody else didn't feel they had a good ...
new dog12/30/2008
  Q: i got a new puppy french terrier and he doesn't seem to listen to me, he is peeing all over my ...
  A: This is a young puppy? What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists ...
Yorkie Puppy12/29/2008
  Q: We are crate training our 9 1/2 week Yorkie. He will not poop in his crate UNLESS we have left hime ...
  A: It could be the stress of being left alone. Try blocking off the crate just leaving room for him to ...
jealosy (new dog/established dog)12/28/2008
  Q: Our dog Madelynn (black lab) was 3 yrs old when we got Celia (full bred german shepherd) as a ...
  A: 2 females can be tough to make get along. As Celia reaches maturity at 3 years, it could get worse. ...
Puppy not eating12/28/2008
  Q: We have a 9 month old boy Jack Russell, Yorkie cross. He has also been neutered. He weighs 4.8 kg. ...
  A: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over ...
My Beagle is driving me crazy!12/27/2008
  Q: we've just got an 11 month old female beagle, so far she has been ripping up the carpet in the ...
  A: Sometimes older dogs come with baggage from their past homes. A good vet check may turn up a ...
New puppy12/27/2008
  Q: we just got a new puppy for christmas, a 2 month old GSD named Loboe. I am just worried how he ...
  A: Shepherds are often vocal and do a lot of whining. Hold you hand up in front of his face and tell ...
Puppy agression12/26/2008
  Q: My brothers 12 week old Shitz shu is growling, biting and jumping at peoples faces when he is picked ...
  A: Puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are ...
old dog meets new12/25/2008
  Q: i hope you can help me pllllllease. i have a 5 year old yorkshire terrier, he likes to greet othr ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
potty traning12/24/2008
  Q: what it the best why to potty train a puppy. i tired spanking him and saying no but it seems to not ...
  A: No spanking doesn't work. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for ...
New location, dog will not go to the bathroom12/23/2008
  Q: first thank you for your services. I have a 2 year old black lab mix female. She is about 45 lbs. ...
  A: I think the only thing is more walks. Let her stop and sniff posts or trees males might mark. ...
Yorkshire Terrier12/23/2008
  Q: Hey, Just wondering, do dogs with hair (e.g. poodle, yorkie) get fleas? Also, what are some ...
  A: All dogs get fleas. There are a number of highly effective flea remedies, mostly drops or tablets ...
crate training-- how long is too long?12/23/2008
  Q: I have an 11 week old chihuahua/yorkie mix boy. I've had him for about 3 weeks. I am having problems ...
  A: I agree that 9 hours is too long. It has worked fine for us when I could make it home for lunch. ...
yorkie12/23/2008
  Q: i have a 5 month old yorkie she is throwing up and when she dose it has worms in it she acts pretty ...
  A: You could try to match the worms and symptoms to the packages of remedies at a pet store. The ...
My dog changed his urinary Routine12/22/2008
  Q: My pup is now 6 months old he has always been trained to urinate on the training pads. Lately he ...
  A: It sounds to me like he is serving notice he is a big boy now. Neutering him will be a big help. ...
paper training12/22/2008
  Q: we have a "potty box" for our 10 week old Chihuahua / Corgi male puppy. We cut a hole in the side ...
  A: I see a lot of such problems. I would give up and go back to outside. If the snow is deep, clear ...
Interested in your opinion only12/21/2008
  Q: we recently took in a stray beagle and yesterday, he darted out the door and into the street, being ...
  A: I am very sorry that happened. I hate to see problems for somebody that takes in a dog needing a ...
Frontline & Dry Skin12/20/2008
  Q: I have a schnauzer almost two years old. He has dry skin and I have read that Frontline, which I ...
  A: What are you feeding him? If most of his calories are coming from a commercial dog chow, he should ...
cats with dogs12/19/2008
  Q: my family wants a dog, but we have two cats. One is kind of little about 1 and a half years old, and ...
  A: There are many breeds you could choose, Sheltie, Cocker Spaniel, Australian Shepherd, etc. No ...
Diarrhea, blood after stool...watery not thick and red.12/19/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old Bull Mastiff puppy. About two months ago he was diagnosed with Giarda and ...
  A: Try a bland diet for a week to firm him up. Bland recovery diet for dogs. 3 parts cooked rice, ...
dog loss12/18/2008
  Q: I have a 6 year old spayed female shih tzu, Lucy. She has been with us since she was a puppy. She ...
  A: While I can say yes, the stress of being left alone likely is the cause, I don't have a good answer ...
dog urination regression12/18/2008
  Q: My dog has never had an accident in the house and he is now going on 3 years old. However, last ...
  A: He is a big boy now and serving notice he is in charge. It is marking. Neuter him if not already. ...
New puppy12/18/2008
  Q: I am twelve years old, and have been around animals my whole life. I have always had at least one ...
  A: I often tell people to follow their heart in choosing a dog. Yes, some Huskies are vicious and a ...
Puppy thats afraid12/18/2008
  Q: Labman, We got a puppy 3 weeks ago today. He is a mini Australian Shepherd and 5 months old. We got ...
  A: I am not sure. 19 weeks is a terrible time for a puppy to go to a new home. Many well socialized ...
Housebreaking a westie12/17/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old westie puppy who i can't house train. I've tried crate training, leash ...
  A: This sounds familiar, but I don't see it in the questions I have answered. I still don't have the ...
Housebreaking12/17/2008
  Q: My name is Robyn and I am the proud new owner of a baby Boston Terrier. My husband and I purchased ...
  A: I have never used the mats. That is a common problem. I did see an idea recently about putting the ...
undecided12/17/2008
  Q: I would like to get a dog but really have no idea where to start. I grew up on an island with a lot ...
  A: It is hard to know where to start. www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on ...
puppy attitude12/16/2008
  Q: My girlfriend and I have a 7 month old (not yet spayed) Pitbull/Bull Mastiff mix. Both of us have ...
  A: It really does sound like she is challenging you for leadership. it will only get worse as she ...
Slipped Stifle my 1yr old Chihuahua12/16/2008
  Q: .I am linked on a question you answered another "best dog" :) owner. My pup also has Stifle, but ...
  A: I wasn't going to jump in and answer this until I saw the reference to Ibuprofen. Are you sure that ...
urination problems12/15/2008
  Q: We have a 14-week old puppy, a mix rescue dog. She's doing well with her housebreaking,letting us ...
  A: Scolding her will only make is worse. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by ...
Compatibility12/14/2008
  Q: I have a three year old female Yellow Lab. 2 nights ago we brought home a 4 month old female Cane ...
  A: This is more of an individual thing than the Lab/Corso issue. Once past 3 years old, many dogs ...
Does my dog need another shot?12/13/2008
  Q: I've had my dog since last year April & she got all her puppy shots including her rabies but I feel ...
  A: I think there is a trend toward fewer shots. It is hard for dog owners to find reliable information ...
Traumatized Pit Bull12/13/2008
  Q: "Delilah" is our 6 month old American Pit Bull puppy. We received her unexpectedly from a ...
  A: Fortunately you got her out of the abusive home while still young enough to make a difference Much ...
12 week old puppy12/12/2008
  Q: We adopted a 10 1/2 week old puppy 2 1/2 weeks ago. She is 3/4 cockapoo and 1/4 poodle, supposedly. ...
  A: How soon you can leave a puppy out of the crate largely depends on the puppy. As long as you ...
Shih tzu12/12/2008
  Q: This is my 1st puppy. He is a 8 week old shih tzu. I have been taking him out every two hours to ...
  A: When you take him out, after he goes, give him a little more time, walk him around and he may do ...
training technique???12/12/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old Lab that I have trained in all the basics however she has a bad habit of ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
Hello12/12/2008
  Q: Because we have before Persian cat and my daughter she was allergic for that Persian cat, so we want ...
  A: There are some breeds of dogs that don't have the skin dander that causes most of the dog allergy ...
Siberian Husky Biting Self12/12/2008
  Q: We have a two year old Sibe and she recently started biting at herself on each side of her back ...
  A: Maybe I should have left this question go, but likely nobody else has a good answer to it either. I ...
dog jumping fence12/12/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old Staffordshire/Lab that is neutered. He jumps our 4 ft. chain link fence mostly ...
  A: Once a dog learns it can jump a fence, I am afraid there is no training it out of it. You could ...
barking beagle12/11/2008
  Q: my neighbors on both sides hate dogs what can i do if he is a all the time barker regards john
  A: The best thing is to never leave him out after he starts barking. I always bring my dogs in as soon ...
neutering12/11/2008
  Q: I have a 5.5 month male american cocker spaniel. He's absolutely wonderful. We love him very much ...
  A: Yes, neutering is controversial. We have a terrible time in this country with more dogs than we ...
my Lhasa apso's behavior12/11/2008
  Q: he is pooping on the floor at night, even though he knows it is wrong and i let him out alot and ...
  A: Have you tried crating him at night? It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. ...
create traing two pups12/11/2008
  Q: My husband and I received two Alaskan Klee Kai (mini huskies) puppies on Sat and are create ...
  A: I agree, keep them is separate crates. One of the reasons crates work so well is restricting ...
HELP!12/10/2008
  Q: I have a yorkie who is 10 months old and we try to potty train him but he continues to go in the ...
  A: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or ...
Dog barks when left alone12/10/2008
  Q: I have a 5 months old golden retriever. He is a great dog, i'm training him a lot. he responds to ...
  A: I would go with the crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the ...
biting12/10/2008
  Q: I have a female 5 month old pembroke welsh corgi puppy that hasnt been spayed yet. shes generally ...
  A: You need to be very firm about this. It is quite clear she doesn't understand what her place is. ...
New Puppy with older dog12/10/2008
  Q: I have a year and a half old female golden retriever and we are thinking about getting another puppy ...
  A: My first suggestion is to not get another female. Occasionally, no matter what you do, the first ...
Fostering unsocialized 8 month old puppy12/9/2008
  Q: Once I gently "catch her", she seems to love to cuddle and sleep with me. However, she is yet to ...
  A: This likely has to do with poor early care. Such problems take time to solve and may never be ...
My dog is suddenly chewing on EVERYTHING!!12/9/2008
  Q: I have a female Boston Terrier, approximately 13 months old. She is not spayed. She has been ...
  A: The only real solution to the chewing may crating her. Once you crate her, you really need to give ...
What dog breed is right for us?12/9/2008
  Q: What dog breed is best for us? My new husband wants to adopt a new dog for the family. He is very ...
  A: With animal rescue experience, I would expect you not to fall into the trap of expecting all members ...
Older dog vs. newer dog getting older12/8/2008
  Q: I am a proud owner of two Labs. Babe, the blond, is the oldest; I actually found her at what I guess ...
  A: I would start with a good vet check up. Babe may be slowed by a physical problem and Marlee may be ...
my dog wants to eat my sisters beagle.12/6/2008
  Q: I have a pit bull mix with german shepard and my sister has brought her two beagles/boston terrier ...
  A: This can be tough. Are all of them spayed? Strong leadership on your part may help. The key to ...
housebreaking12/6/2008
  Q: our 8 month old female westie is still urinating in the house at least once a day. We have used a ...
  A: There could be a couple of problems. Try walking her around outside to stimulate her body to ...
Housetraining12/5/2008
  Q: I have 2 dogs one Jack Russel Mix who will be 2 years on Dec 10th and a Basenji mix who is 2. I ve ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
Concerned about My Morkie12/5/2008
  Q: I Just recently purchased an 8month old maltese/yorkie mix. When i was looking over his fur, i ...
  A: It could just be dirt, or flea feces. Check at the base of the tail. Also drop some of them is ...
introducing12/5/2008
  Q: bella( maltese x shitzu ) and i have recently bought a 7 week old pup, meka (jack russell x ) i ...
  A: Many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. ...
Greyhound and the cats *sigh12/4/2008
  Q: I just got a 9 year old greyhound ~never raced~ old owner was military. They started off in ...
  A: While many dogs are not like their descriptions, my book does say Greyhounds are implacable enemies ...
Labradoodle eating habits12/4/2008
  Q: I have a young labradoodle who has very bad eating habits. When she is at Doggy Day Care, ...
  A: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over ...
Yo-Chon feeding schedule12/3/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old male Yo-Chon puppy (Yorkie-Bichon Friese mix). The question I had was, when ...
  A: I think you can start phasing the mid day meal out. Just make it a little smaller and the other 2 ...
Question12/1/2008
  Q: I have an adorable 9 mo. Cocker Spaniel female, she is going through her first heat cycle. My ...
  A: You can expect all sorts of behavior problems whike she is in heat. Once she is finished, she ...
toilet training help!12/1/2008
  Q: I have just adopted a six month old male miniature schnauzer from a rescue centre..he had never ...
  A: Ever longer walks might work. I wonder if he is afraid to urinate in front of you. He may be ...
&; {/ /PUG QUESTION}11/30/2008
  Q: Labman, In 32 days (Yes, the countdown is neccersary) we will be getting a Pug puppy. I've been ...
  A: You can wear a collar on a Pug. It may take careful fitting not to restrict its neck or slip over ...
Old Dog New House11/30/2008
  Q: I have a mix from the humane society. I was told she was Part Husky and Shepard. She's always been ...
  A: This is a touch situation. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's ...
My lawn is a disaster!11/30/2008
  Q: My dog, a medium sized chow-shar pei mix, likes to tear up our lawn. I've looked all over the ...
  A: That is a common enough behavior I am surprised you haven't found a description of it. I doubt it ...
puppy11/30/2008
  Q: We just got a mini Australian Shepherd he's 19 weeks. There are two problems, 1. he won't poop ...
  A: Take the puppy out on leash. Walk, walk, walk until it can't hold it any longer and has to have a ...
House breaking my jack russell11/30/2008
  Q: I am having a really difficult time house breaking my jack russell terrier who is now 12 weeks old. ...
  A: One important but often negleced point is to make the puppy walk around outside until it goes. ...
Dog house training11/30/2008
  Q: We adopted a year and a half puggle (part beagle, part pug) from a no kill shelter that rescued him ...
  A: One of the problems with the home stay type courses is that the dog learns the commands, but the ...
biting JRT11/29/2008
  Q: Our pup is 1 year and will bite without warning. When he is startled, awake or asleep, he can turn ...
  A: I have been disappointed with many trainers. He needs to undersand you are in charge. The key to ...
aggressive behaviour11/29/2008
  Q: We recently adopted a 4 year old shih-tzu and when he comes in from outside we would like to wipe ...
  A: You must take over as the leaders. if you decide to wipe his feet, he needs to submit to it. The ...
Puppy Training11/29/2008
  Q: My puppy is a male.I have had him for about 3 weeks now and I have been having a lot of trouble ...
  A: One thing is you may need to walk him around more while you are out to stimulate his body. uch of ...
Need to know about a good guard dog breed.11/29/2008
  Q: I am very much interested in guarding dogs. I have already owned a female gsd, but to my bad luck ...
  A: You may be hearing so many different things because too many inexperienced people think all members ...
over weight dog11/28/2008
  Q: I have been feeding my dog a small tin of tuna in the morning, boiled chicken in the afternoon, and ...
  A: Do you have any idea how much protein, vitamins, minerals, fat, etc. is in that diet and how it ...
Nutrition & Health11/28/2008
  Q: I am new to owning small breeds, so bare with me ;) I am more familiar with Rottie issues, and am ...
  A: If Ginger will eat the dry Pro Plan, the problem is solved. I am quite familiar with it, having fed ...
mouthing; pawing, won't "drop it"11/27/2008
  Q: I have a 10 month old LARGE (92lbs) mix breed neutered male. He has learned sit, down, back (from ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
golden doodle11/26/2008
  Q: Elaine I have an English bulldog and he seems to think he can beat up every dog he sees what can i ...
  A: That is a difficult problem. neuter him if not already. Then take over as the leader. The key to ...
Scratching11/26/2008
  Q: We recently got a 6 month Rat Terrier. She was previously living in a farm, wild. When we had ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
New puppy on pension due to owner's vacation.11/25/2008
  Q: I'm really distressed because on a few days I will have to leave my australian cattle dog puppy on ...
  A: We sometimes keep puppies for friends or even have to leave our puppies with someone at times. ...
Dog Anxiety11/25/2008
  Q: I have a beautiful 1 year old English Bulldog. Her name is Delilah and she has ben apart of our ...
  A: I don't think there is a direct solution to your problems. As long as it is you having trouble ...
Weimaraner afraid to go for walks11/25/2008
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 year old, male neutered, Weimaraner. Recently when I take him for walks he will only ...
  A: I can't say what is happening. Such a change is not to be expected at his age. It could be ...
Cocker Spaniel11/24/2008
  Q: I have a female Cocker Spaniel and i am looking to get another dog my problem is she doesn't get ...
  A: Your best bet is a male of about any breed. I would look for something about as big or bigger that ...
7 y/o lab with our new puppy11/24/2008
  Q: I have a seven year old chocolate lab named Doctor Dog. He was fixed about a year ago. He spent ages ...
  A: I am afraid when you are around, you will have to supervise them carefully to make them leave each ...
Puppy with diarrhea11/23/2008
  Q: We just got our 11 week old English bulldog on Tuesday. She started with diarrhea on Thursday just ...
  A: Diarrhea is common and may or may not be a problem. It can be as simple as a sudden change of food ...
Housebreaking my yorkie puppy11/23/2008
  Q: We got our male yorkie Harley when he was 9 weeks old and have had him for two weeks now. We have ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
after my dog pees in the house11/22/2008
  Q: When my dog pees in the house what steps should i take to discipline her?
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
My dog only barks at me11/22/2008
  Q: We have a 10 month old lab mix and as soon as my husband leaves for work, she barks at me non-stop. ...
  A: Is she demanding attention? The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's ...
Puppy old enough to run?11/21/2008
  Q: I have a Greman Shepherd who is almost 4 months old, and I was wondering when he will be old enough ...
  A: You can let him run and play in a fenced yard, but wait until after he is a year old to take him ...
dog new habit11/21/2008
  Q: what may our dog be lacking when she has started licking carpet & laminate flooring?
  A: If most of her calories are coming from a commercial dog chow, likely it isn't diet related. If ...
Puppy peeing and pooing alot11/21/2008
  Q: We have a 14 week old female welsh terrier and have been crate training her since we got her at 8 ...
  A: It does sound like she needs to see the vet. How soon a dog is housebroken depends on how old it ...
How do I know??11/21/2008
  Q: How do I know if I REALLY want a pet dog? I have always, always wanted a pug. They are sooo cute. ...
  A: Dogs take up a lot more time and attention than a cat. Litter boxes don't work near as well with ...
can't we all get along!11/20/2008
  Q: I have a new puppy! Bella is a 12 week boxer/bulldog mix. She is more boxer than bulldog. We also ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Attention Barking and Gas11/20/2008
  Q: I actually have two questions (hopefully that is OK). :-) My dog (Moose) is a 5 month old male ...
  A: Make sure it has a den to live in. If you are not using a crate, buy one. The dog may be happier in ...
Urinating in crate11/20/2008
  Q: I have a new 9 week old puppy that I got from the Humane Society. With her previously being in a ...
  A: I have had no problem with even 7 week olds making it 4 hours. The problem may be her previous poor ...
Nipping/biting and jumping11/20/2008
  Q: I have a labrador puppy that has progressed from mouthing and nipping hands and arms to jumping up ...
  A: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each ...
housebreak a toy poodle11/19/2008
  Q: I am the owner of a toy poodle. She will be two years old in a few weeks. She was originally my ...
  A: This could be more of a leadership issue than housebreaking. The key to most behavior problems is ...
Milk11/18/2008
  Q: I have an 11 month of JRT female. She is a very finicky eater even though I cook turkey breast, ...
  A: I guess if you can find lactose free milk, it would be OK. If the dog never did eat very well, and ...
New Eskimo puppy11/17/2008
  Q: I just got my 10 week old American Eskimo puppy,she is really loving around all people but runs even ...
  A: It sounds like a form of submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it ...
Fire - my dog is afraid11/17/2008
  Q: We have a 6 year old female spayed shitz zu that came to live with us in July 2008. We also have a ...
  A: Don't coddle her or let it stress you. Either sends the wrong signals. Enthuse with your husband ...
howling / barking11/17/2008
  Q: the problem i am having is when i leave the house he goes mad and starts howling and barking to the ...
  A: Try a Kong stuffed with peanut butter and frozen. I think most Beagles are food motivated enough to ...
Older dog frightened of new puppy11/17/2008
  Q: We have just bought a 8 week year old female cocker (Molly). We introduced Molly to Patch slowly, ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Miniature Dachshund11/17/2008
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old female that has been spayed. She tends to bark when we leave her alone in ...
  A: Dogs are individuals, and one isn't always like others. One quick fix might be a Kong filled with ...
dog eating own feces11/16/2008
  Q: We recently adopted a 5 year old English Pointer. We have only heard her bark once in the two ...
  A: Some dogs just don't bark much. Try hanging a bell on the door right at the lower corner where they ...
Why do dogs pee in the house when i take her out very often?11/16/2008
  Q: I got a new rotwilare collie mix about 2 or 3 months ago and when I get home from school or a ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
Puppy Potty Trianing11/16/2008
  Q: My puppy is a male.I have had him for about 2 weeks now and I have been having a lot of ...
  A: Sometimes they find being outside too exciting and distracting to finish what you took them out for. ...
Dog Training11/15/2008
  Q: If you are reading this,thanks because this is an emergency.I have one dog,about one and a half ...
  A: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or ...
my puppy whines all the time11/15/2008
  Q: I got a new German Shepherd puppy. He will be 8 wks. on Nov 22. We have had him 6 days. He whines ...
  A: It is typical of Shepherds to be more vocal. Try to wait for even the shortest break in the whining ...
marking11/15/2008
  Q: I have two Boston terriers. A male who is about 6 years who was found as a stray and a female who ...
  A: This will be difficult. He is neutered? Likely you will have to use a crate when you can't watch ...
Yourkie bad behavior11/14/2008
  Q: I have my own Yourkie but she is awsome and trained. But i have a friend and his mom has a male ...
  A: It could be she is unknowingly sending signals that she doesn't accept his leadership. It sounds to ...
I dont think my dog is eating right11/14/2008
  Q: I have a boxer and she inhales her food. but since we got her spayed we cant keep any weight on ...
  A: This could be several things. Have you had the vet check a stool sample for worms or other ...
please help11/14/2008
  Q: i have a six month old black lab few days back i got a new cockerspanial puppy they get along well ...
  A: He sees her as marking his house. He of course, feels he has to show her. You need to let him know ...
carpet tearing and eating puppies11/13/2008
  Q: I am babysitting my dad's 2 golden pups. They are both under 9 months old. They are either digging ...
  A: I really don't think there is anything to give them to help if they swallow more than they can pass. ...
Chihuahua aggression11/13/2008
  Q: Greetings, I'm a single woman who recently rescued a 3y/o male Chihuahua. He is very loving and ...
  A: First make sure you greet the men as warmly as is appropiate. Have them bring treats. They need to ...
my new puppy11/13/2008
  Q: so i got my new two month old puppy about a week ago and i have not been able to get anywhere at all ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
Diet11/13/2008
  Q: I was wondering if you have any ideas on how to get my 4pd chihuahua (spelling) to eat better. He ...
  A: am not sure what happened to Shawn. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since ...
Puppy training11/13/2008
  Q: I recently got a male staffordshire bull terrier mix. He is not neutered yet but will be within a ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Basic puppy shots11/13/2008
  Q: I recently rescued an 8 week old staffordshire bull terrier mix puppy. I got him from a foster ...
  A: Walking the puppy is risky, but so important for his socialization, you must do it. You are right ...
dog coat11/13/2008
  Q: Our 1-1/2 yr old chihuahua got pregnant and her hair has gotten very dry and brittle and maybe even ...
  A: A pregnant or nursing dog needs a richer diet, usually puppy chow. If the Good Life offers a puppy ...
My dog has started acting out11/13/2008
  Q: We have a 2-year-old bloodhound and he just started acting out. Yesterday evening after we got done ...
  A: He is maturing and challenging you for leadership. Neutering if not already will help. The key ...
Skin Rash11/13/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old female American Staffordshire Pitbull, I took her to the vet about a month ago ...
  A: You may be disappointed with my answer. I think you need to go back to the vet again. The first ...
puppies removed from their mother11/12/2008
  Q: What are the effects of puppies being removed from their mother before 8 weeks
  A: There are arguments about that. My experience seems to confirm the scientific studies suggesting ...
aggressive puppy11/12/2008
  Q: I just got a 4 moths old miniature schnauzer female. She seems to be aggressive as she has tried to ...
  A: With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. In my area, clubs form ...
Pooping in crate11/12/2008
  Q: We have a 3 month old black lab mix, Zoe. We adopted her from the SPCA on a Saturday and borrowed a ...
  A: That is a difficult problem, and nobody has a good solution. Some books even deny it happens. I ...
Chihuahua Biting11/11/2008
  Q: I have a friend with a 2 year old Chihuahua that snaps alot, bites alot and growls alot when anybody ...
  A: It is tough to retrain a dog that has been allowed to get away with bad behavior for 2 years. The ...
Puppy hates crate all of a sudden11/11/2008
  Q: We have a 10 week old puppy that we've had in our home for a week and a half. Right from the ...
  A: Could she have had an accident in it. Try cleaning it good with an enzyme cleaner and wash the ...
boxers11/11/2008
  Q: we are getting a boxer puppy.we would like to know are they usally a good pet, and any health ...
  A: Boxers often make very good pets. Almost any puppy brought into a home with children at 7-8 weeks ...
Is now a good time to get a puppy?11/11/2008
  Q: I've been looking to get a new dog for quite a while now. I just recently moved back home and am ...
  A: Puppies can be very time intensive, and housebreaking goes best where you have quick access to ...
I've got new babies in my closet.11/10/2008
  Q: My baby just had babies. I want to change their bedding because it's quite nasty and a little wet so ...
  A: I am sure many of the questions I see on housebreaking problems stem from people failing to keep ...
flea problems11/10/2008
  Q: Can not get rid of fleas.I have sprayed my yard down with Bayor and put a bag of flea & tick control ...
  A: Get with your vet. He may want to start with Capstar to clear up the current infestation and then ...
Adult dog coughing up food in front of puppy11/10/2008
  Q: My adult male dog Rocky, is about 10 years old. We recently got a little puppy about 4 weeks ago ...
  A: I can think of 2 possibilities. He may be eating too rapidly due to the competition and coughing it ...
Giant schnauzer puppy with HORRIBLE gas11/10/2008
  Q: My husband recently got a ginat schnauzer puppy for my son to play with. This dog has HORRIBLE gas, ...
  A: I would try a different chow. I doubt the Beneful is a problem in general, but not all chows will ...
Westie peed on bed11/10/2008
  Q: My potty trained Westie has peed twice on my bedding. He does this on my husbands side of the bed. ...
  A: Exactly. Many homes are ruled by a 4 legged Napoleon. The key to most behavior problems is ...
cavalier king puppy,female, 6 weeks11/9/2008
  Q: We just got our new cavalier king spaniel on Friday. She is sleeping ,eating and playing well. I am ...
  A: That doesn't sound like a problem to me. You might mention it to the vet when you are in. Most ...
She eats everything, and i mean evrything!!!11/9/2008
  Q: I have a golden retriever who is 5 months and she is eating everything, things you cannot imagine ...
  A: She may be worse than many other dogs, but not that much. The worst part is some of that can upset ...
loose stools11/9/2008
  Q: I have a healthy 6 yr. old female Pekingese. We take daily walks; depending on the temperature ...
  A: Exercise stimulates elimination. Still, it shouldn't lead to loose stools. You might try putting ...
Black Lab and Momma11/9/2008
  Q: Hey there. I have three dogs: Gracie (Mom to the two others) who is half Akita half German ...
  A: Dogs have no sexual morals. As far as inbreeding goes, they are just following their instincts. ...
accidential peeing11/9/2008
  Q: My puppy is a beagle/boxer mix almost 7 months old now. We adopted her from the pound at 8 weeks and ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
humping11/8/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old collie mix that I just adopted as company for my golden. The new dog keeps ...
  A: I would stop it when either dog seems to have had enough and walks away. The humping is best ...
My Lhasa Apso hates eating anything11/8/2008
  Q: I have a 7 months old Lhasa Apso (female) dog. I bought this dog to my home when she was one month ...
  A: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over ...
my dog11/8/2008
  Q: i waant to know why my dog likes to eat cat food?
  A: Some dogs will eat anything available. In addition, they may be attracted by the stronger smell or ...
My year old black lab11/8/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old male black lab. I have a few problems with him that I just cant seem to change. ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
older female lab is getting mean with smaller dog11/7/2008
  Q: We have a yellow lab spayed female she is 8 years old. She is has been very gentle until lately. We ...
  A: This could be a tough one. The yorkie may be maturing and challenging the Lab, or even the Lab ...
Crate Training11/7/2008
  Q: New Basset puppy who is 7mo. I got him at 4mo of age. he is not housetrained yet. He goes to the ...
  A: I would talk to your vet. It is possible he has a UTI. Otherwise it could be a leadership issue, a ...
Aggression11/6/2008
  Q: My family own a 3 year old Black Lab. We adopted him from a rescue society 1 yr ago and he's ...
  A: This is a leadership problem. He thinks he is the pack leader and responsible to protect your wife, ...
10 MONTH OLD SHIH TZ NOW POOPING ON THE BED AFTER A MALE HAS VISITED11/6/2008
  Q: My ten month old male Shih Tzu/mixed w/Long Haired Dodson who has started pooping on the beds of ...
  A: This sounds like a leadership challenge. He is clearly telling you he is in charge and you had no ...
New puppy11/5/2008
  Q: Need some help. Just brought home a new 8 week old Chocolate Lab. Has been over a week now. We ...
  A: I am almost sure I already answered this question, but it doesn't show in my answered questions. ...
Why did he urinate at my sisters house?11/5/2008
  Q: I have a beloved 21/2, he will be 3y/o next month, Pug. He has yet to be nurtured,& is the ...
  A: You are right, it is all about domination. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things ...
Housebreaking Brussels Griffon11/5/2008
  Q: My 4 month old - Cooper is not doing well potty training. We tried a crate and he soiled it. we ...
  A: Taking a dog out when it doesn't need to go only confuses it. Concentrate on identifying when it ...
my boxer11/5/2008
  Q: some time she jumps in my bed an potties what can i do about that.
  A: That is a challenge to your leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things ...
Puppy won't come11/4/2008
  Q: Help! My seven week old male boxer, Capone, seems to have little instinct to come to people. He's ...
  A: "Come" needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people ...
3 male Aussies11/4/2008
  Q: I have 3 Aussies 1 is daddy he is 4, the other two are his sons, the daddy is always protecting one ...
  A: As dogs mature, it is quite common for ones of the same sex to challenge each other for pack leader. ...
Biting11/4/2008
  Q: I have an eight week female yellow lab that I just purchased from a breeder last week. I know that ...
  A: You may be dealing with a very strong willed, dominating puppy. They take a lot of work. The key ...
Barking at night in the crate11/3/2008
  Q: We just got a 3 1/2 month old hound a week ago. He has been wonderful and very sweet. We have used ...
  A: What I do is lay down by the crate like I was going to sleep there. Usually a puppy may fuss a ...
puppy pad training problems11/3/2008
  Q: i have a Chihuahua and daschund mix puppy. hes about 5 months old. we are pad training him inside ...
  A: I am not sure what the proboem is. Start with a visit to the vet. You can't fix a UTI with ...
Puppy biting - HELP11/3/2008
  Q: We have had a blue heeler cross for about 2 weeks now. (She looks and acts like full heeler.) I ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Female Min Pin is 9 monthes old11/3/2008
  Q: What is the % that she could get pregnant I 'm really freeak out i don't want her to become ...
  A: The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don't take this ...
foods11/2/2008
  Q: Are eggs okay for dogs? Just the yolk, just the white?
  A: If a dog is eating almost any of the commercial dog chows, it doesn't need anything else. adding ...
dog worms11/2/2008
  Q: what color are the worms and how do u now if the dog has worms
  A: Worms are usually white and different types are different sizes. some times a dog will be skinny ...
My labrador11/2/2008
  Q: I have a Labrador which is now 70 days old. My dog is having a major hair fall problem mainly on the ...
  A: The problem could be a number of things. I think it needs to see a vet. If he is eating mostly a ...
new puppy shitzu w/ 11yr old shitzu11/2/2008
  Q: we recently adopted a 3month old shitzu and have an 11yr old shitzu as well. we are wondering how is ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
rottweiller puppy11/2/2008
  Q: I have a rottweiller puppy(8 weeks old) and so far my only problem is that when I put a collar on ...
  A: Start with the collar. Go ahead and put it on in the house. If he collapses and won't move, go on ...
puppies11/2/2008
  Q: If my puppy has been dewormed twice should he still have worms? He he seven weeks old. How much ...
  A: The worm medicine used may not have been the most effective or right for the type of worms or ...
Watering Eye11/2/2008
  Q: #1 - I have a 15 week old Dachshund and her left eye is constantly watering and the white of the eye ...
  A: The vet should see the eye. Will you be in for shots soon? At that age, you still need to do ...
Fleas!11/1/2008
  Q: Please help me!! My little yourkie has fleas and I don't kow how to get rid of them! I tried using ...
  A: I am surprised the Frontline didn't do the job. How often are you bathing it? I don't think ...
Large old dog not getting along with new puppy.11/1/2008
  Q: My family has had a German Shepherd for 8 and a half years. He is a well socialized dog. He has been ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
transitioning off potty pads to outside11/1/2008
  Q: I have just gotten an 8 mo. old shih tzu. She was trained on potty pads. She is crate trained for ...
  A: Identify when she needs to go. It needs to go out the first thing in the morning, after eating, ...
pulling11/1/2008
  Q: How do I stop my dog (a 1 year old lab)from pulling when I walk him? I have had a trainer and she ...
  A: One gentle technique I like is to just stop when he pulls. He wants to go. If you move forward when ...
rotty in heat @10 months old10/31/2008
  Q: its my dog 1st heat and i want to know how long does the actual bleeding last and if it quits is ...
  A: The bleeding usually tapers off to very little by the third week. The second and third weeks are ...
Puppy training10/31/2008
  Q: We have a 7 month old, terrier cross puppy. He is a male puppy, and we have had him neutered. we ...
  A: I have very little experience with off lead dogs. Much of what I know about dogs, I have learned in ...
Liver/Kidney disease10/31/2008
  Q: I have a 6 year old Cocker Spaniel. Her stomach is bloated with fluid. The vet told me that she have ...
  A: Have you asked your vet about a suggested dog chow? Even a prescription diet might be a good ...
PomChi10/31/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year, 2 month old female Pomchi. I was curious as to whether or not there is something ...
  A: I have heard it is the iron in the water, and bottled water will prevent it. I can't promise it ...
Doggy Fears10/31/2008
  Q: .. We have a wonderful female Jack Russell Terrier that we adopted about 4 years ago from our local ...
  A: Perhaps some of the same confidence building techniques I suggest for submissive wetting will help. ...
itchy dog10/30/2008
  Q: I have a 2yr old 40lb Brittany. We recently acquired a 6lb puppy who has been chewing on his ear ...
  A: Don't confuse human and canine nutrition. Olive oil may be good for human hearts, but it only ...
Kitchen Dog10/30/2008
  Q: My husband and I got a shepherd/ridgeback mix from the shelter a few months ago. She is a good dog ...
  A: Yes, try the mousetraps. They are safe, and effective with some dogs. Others learn they only have ...
adopting a dog10/30/2008
  Q: We are adopting/rescuing a 1 year old male toy poodle from a private home. We plan to keep him ...
  A: Dogs are individuals and nobody can do more than speculate on future behavior. Most likely ...
housebreaking10/30/2008
  Q: I have an 11 week old shih-poo puppy. She has only peed outside twice since we have gotten her 4 ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
help10/30/2008
  Q: We just got a 8 week old german shepard and i need help with putting her to sleep at night, we put ...
  A: I use a crate and lie down next to itlike I was going to sleep there. What does a puppy need? A ...
Disgusting Behaviors10/29/2008
  Q: First, let me tell you that my dog has been vet checked and is not experiencing any health problems. ...
  A: Try the grid again, but make it higher so she can't reach it. Usually the best thing is to clean ...
Tearing up stuff while I'm at work!10/29/2008
  Q: since Max turned 6 months old, he's started tearing up things in my home. After completing our ...
  A: Most better trainers see training a dog not to do something when you aren't around as a lost causes. ...
15 mth old Std Poodle10/29/2008
  Q: All has been going well with that. But I have been concerned about some of his behavior. I have been ...
  A: At the dog park, try to find other owners of young dogs that are comfortable with rough play. It ...
yorkie urinating in the bed10/29/2008
  Q: Recently we carried Mitzi to the vet and found she had a bladder infection and received medication. ...
  A: You may or may not need more medication fromthe vet. It could be leadership. She is telling you ...
Cold Weather10/29/2008
  Q: Our neighbors dog is kept outside in the coldest weather, a black lab about 9 or 10, we have been ...
  A: What you are doing is a good thing. There may be other, better solutions, but I am not sure just ...
bad dog10/29/2008
  Q: Okay, my dog is stubborn as could be. We will try calling her into the house and she wont come, she ...
  A: I think you need to do more with the first one. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
hand shy, peeing boston terrier.10/28/2008
  Q: Hey, our boston is about 5 months old, we've had him for about 1 month. he is so hand shy its ...
  A: He may not have had the best care his first 4 months. This may take a while to work out. It is ...
Beagle about 6 mos old10/28/2008
  Q: My dog plays rough with other dogs. She keeps biting there ankles. Is there anything I should be ...
  A: As long as it is just play, it should be OK. Many dogs as they get older, lose interest in rough ...
puppy training help10/28/2008
  Q: What should I do in order to prevent these accidents? And also I think he has fleas how old does he ...
  A: I would take him to the vet for a check up. The vet will have Capstar, which will clear out the ...
jumping and how to stop it10/28/2008
  Q: i have a wonderful boxer who just loves life.i'am pretty good at training myself but this 1 has ...
  A: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each ...
my 8 week old min pin10/27/2008
  Q: I have had my min pin for 2 weeks now. He is 8 weeks old. I am in the process of crate training him. ...
  A: He should be able to go longer than that. Have you had him to the vet? He could have a bladder ...
recent adopted collie10/27/2008
  Q: We recently adopted a collie from a rescue. We have had her a little over 2 weeks and she still ...
  A: Some dogs have had a horrible life. What you are doing sounds good to me, keep it up and give her ...
Dogs and agression10/27/2008
  Q: I am getting a yorkie puppy but my oldest dog which is a black lab gets really jealous when I give ...
  A: Spay the Lab if not already. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
seperation issues10/27/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr old lab and last week he started a new behavior and I'm wondering what I can ...
  A: Dogs are hardwired to be part of a pack. It is very confusing for them to be left alone. Perhaps ...
Male Lab and Female Lab10/26/2008
  Q: We have a labrador called Lilly who is 14months who suffers with anxiety separation and we decided ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Advice on training 9wk old puppy for walks10/26/2008
  Q: We have a 9wk old male boxer puppy. Having had a boxer before, I understand the breed needs to be ...
  A: If getting out in front and coaxing doesn't get a puppy moving, try dropping behind it and running ...
Eating wood,10/26/2008
  Q: I have 2 wheaton terriors almost 3 years old and one of them has started to eat wood,ie sticks and ...
  A: As for the sticks, I would let him chew them and hope for the best. Usually they are old enough ...
How can I get my lab and my bichon frise get along?10/25/2008
  Q: I am getting a new lab (3 years), and I already have a bichon frise who is 10 years old and the ...
  A: I hope the new Lab is a male and not aggressive or dominant. If it is a strong willed female, ...
sheltie behavior10/25/2008
  Q: we acquire a sheltie after our first die after 15 years with us. this new puppy of 4 mo is so far ...
  A: It sounds like the breeder did a very poor job caring for her. Give her more time. Use treats to ...
9 month papillon10/25/2008
  Q: I just got a papillon Oct 13th he is nine months my question is how do I get his aggressiveness ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Injections10/24/2008
  Q: I have a chiwawa min pin mix who is up to date on his shots. I want to take him to my sisters house ...
  A: That depends on how old he is and if any of the shots have taken. Unless he is at least 4-5 months ...
bad behavior10/24/2008
  Q: i have a 2 year old chi poop. i also have a 10 year old son, and a 3 year old daughter. my dog like ...
  A: He is clearly letting everybody know he is in charge. The key to most behavior problems is ...
regressive behavior10/24/2008
  Q: my dog is 4 yrs old. about 2months ago we moved into a new home & about 3 weeks ago he has started ...
  A: Moving is tramatic to dogs. You may need to crate him. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young ...
doggie door training10/24/2008
  Q: We have a choco. lab that is 18 weeks old. unneutered male.we keep him in a kennel all day, i come ...
  A: I am afraid the kennel is the best answer. The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the ...
Marking territory?10/24/2008
  Q: I have a wonderful 5 month old male American Pitbull. I am at home with him everyday , all day and ...
  A: He is letting your partner know who is who. Neuter him if not already. Many vets will go ahead at ...
Lab/pit mix10/23/2008
  Q: I am considering adopting a lab/mix puppy from another state. I don't know much about this breed ...
  A: Pit Bulls don't deserve the reputation they have. I know many people that say their Pit Bull is a ...
9month old border collie10/23/2008
  Q: i have 5 older dogs the puppy wont allow them near her bed and she also growls and goes to bite me ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
female Lab puppy10/23/2008
  Q: We just adopted from a shelter (who was in foster care the entire time) a 4month old female lab. She ...
  A: People often blame the problems on some man abusing the puppy, but it is quite possible it is just a ...
Wild puppy!10/23/2008
  Q: About a month and a half ago we got a new family member from a rescue -- a now 4.5 month-old ...
  A: Keep the breakables out of the way. This is quite common. Here is a link to a picture of a couple ...
Housebreaking10/22/2008
  Q: We adopted a rescue dog 3 weeks ago and are having a problem with her pooping in the house. We ...
  A: One of the things to do is to make sure she walks around when she is out to stimulate her body. ...
Cocker Spaniel Agression10/22/2008
  Q: I had a golden cocker I had when he was 5 months and he's now 5 years old. Ever since I got him he ...
  A: I would have suggested neutering a younger dog. It won't hurt now, and may prevent cancer and some ...
house training and nipping10/22/2008
  Q: Have just adopted an abandoned puppy , five days ago. Seems about two mths old . He is happy to ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
Dog growling at 2 yr old daughter10/22/2008
  Q: I have a medium sized female black lab mix. We got it at a shelter as an older puppy (was told it ...
  A: This sounds like a leadership issue. Every time she makes you step over her or go around, she is ...
run away dog10/21/2008
  Q: we adopted a lovely one year old female weimaraner. we have had weims in the past and love the ...
  A: Most of what I know about dogs I have learned in a program that forbids letting dogs run loose. As ...
Pawing puppy10/21/2008
  Q: About three months ago I took in a 9 month old Golden Retriever puppy. He is a great dog except he ...
  A: It seems to me I already answered this or a very similar question, but I can't find any record of ...
4 mth JRT & 1 yr Mini Daschund10/21/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old Miniature Daschund who's name is Precious and she is quite snarly at times. When ...
  A: I think both need obedience training, but some courses, perhaps the one you took, are useless. The ...
periods of pup dog10/20/2008
  Q: how many days there will be bleeding for pom dog 1.5 years dog
  A: Usually the worst is over after 2 weeks. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of ...
fetching10/19/2008
  Q: i have a golden retriever, and I've tried and tried to get him to fetch, but he absolutely WILL NOT! ...
  A: Try making the dummy or ball a high value item. Talk enthusiastically and throw the ball up in the ...
Boston Terrier agression10/19/2008
  Q: We have had a rescue Boston Terrier for two months. He is fixed and very lovable with my Wife and I. ...
  A: I would continue the obedience lessons. A good instructor should be able to see what the dog is ...
new dog10/19/2008
  Q: i just rescued another dog from an abusive home who is a female bassit hound but the male doesnt ...
  A: We need many, many more people to give dogs good homes. Thank you. Give him plenty of attention, ...
pitbull disobedience10/19/2008
  Q: We (myself and my husband) were given a pitbull over 2 months ago and she is now 3 months old. We ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
won't mind10/15/2008
  Q: MY MOTHER IN LAW HAS A MINITURE AMERICAN ESKIMO. SHE HAS HAD HER SINCE SHE WAS 6 WEEKS OLD. SHE DID ...
  A: I would start with having the vet check the leg. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
dog10/11/2008
  Q: We were given a registered 3 year old shitz-shu about a month ago. After we had had her for about a ...
  A: Most behavior problems should start with a visit to the vet. If the vet visit doesn't help, try ...
Dog acting out10/10/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old hound mix (she's fixed) that I got from a shelter about six months ago. She ...
  A: She is letting you know she is in charge and didn't want the puppy. The key to most behavior ...
help with my mini pin!10/9/2008
  Q: we have a mini pin that is about 4 or 5 months old. she has been a great addition to our family, ...
  A: You need to start all over again like with a new puppy. Biggest difference is the longer time after ...
Puppy peeing on our other dog...10/8/2008
  Q: We just rescued a 16 week old husky female, she is fixed. We also have a 2 year old female husky ...
  A: I am sure she is letting the other dog know she is higher ranking. You need to remind her you are ...
Itchy Labradoodle10/8/2008
  Q: I bought an 8 month old Labradoodle a few months ago. She scratches herself non stop. The breeder ...
  A: Have you talked to the vet? Over feeding can also lead to problems. Your dog definitely should be ...
Adopt sibling puppies?10/8/2008
  Q: We were considering adopting 2 puppies who are siblings being fostered together. They are 4 months ...
  A: I am not as vehemently negative on this as others. If they have lived together for 4 months, they ...
Training and Breed question10/7/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old female mix breed. I think she is German Shepherd/Husky mix, but she has short - ...
  A: Even a highly experienced person can only guess at the breeds in a dog. Complicating things is ...
Sibling pups fighting10/7/2008
  Q: 3 weeks ago we adopted a male and female lab of 7 months. This is their 3rd home. We had them ...
  A: Are you sure it is really fighting, and not just play? Real fighting, especially a male attacking a ...
aggressive puppy10/7/2008
  Q: I have a 12 week old Japanese Chin, male. He is more aggressive then I am use to ( had a shih tzu ...
  A: It is a mistake not to obedience train small dogs. Looking him in the eye is a good techniques ans ...
4 year old dog going to the bathroom in the house10/6/2008
  Q: We have a 4 year old female boxer. Up until recently she has been very well trained. She is ...
  A: This is a tough one. better leadership may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
2 male dogs10/6/2008
  Q: how do I get my older male boxer to like my new male english mastif puppie
  A: How old is the Boxer? Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, ...
AGHHH10/6/2008
  Q: My friend just got a chihuahua.. yappy bitey puppy thing. It's about 12 weeks old. She is trying to ...
  A: One of the things it to make sure he walks around when he is outside. They can't walk and hold it ...
feeding 3 month old puppy10/5/2008
  Q: I am israeli ' currently on vacation in india I adopted a 3 month old dog I can only feed her human ...
  A: I hope you are returning soon, because it is difficult to prepare a good diet your self. Just some ...
bicyling my puppy10/5/2008
  Q: I was thinking of starting to either scooter or bicycle with my 5 month old cairn terrier... would ...
  A: That would be quite difficult to do and keep the puppy safe. First, you must not push it too hard. ...
pom pup10/5/2008
  Q: We just received a 3 month old tiny toy pom. She was playful all day and is finally trying to rest. ...
  A: Not really. I would see how she does for a day or 2. Usually it is a good idea to have a check up ...
easier ways to walk dogs?10/5/2008
  Q: Are there any easier ways to walk a 5 month old cairn terrier? Like.. bicycling or scootering? Just ...
  A: That would be quite difficult to do and keep the puppy safe. First, you must not push it too hard. ...
Dog Litter10/4/2008
  Q: My 5 1/2 month old chihuahua who has been pee pad training for 2 months now has a tendency to ...
  A: I have never used pads or litter. They may be a good choice for a small dog you have no choice but ...
Boxer puppy 7 weeks old10/3/2008
  Q: sometimes my 7 week boxer will snap at me it seems like he's playing but it seems like he tries to ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Puppy chews at night10/3/2008
  Q: My 7 month old cocker spaniel/lab cross. Has recently taken to chewing things at night. He is fine ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
My siddish new puppy10/3/2008
  Q: I just "inherited" a 10 wk old pitbull pup. He is really sweet but he is so skiddish. I have a 2 yr ...
  A: At 10 weeks they should still accept new people and environments. I would give him a little more ...
binging home a 2nd dog10/3/2008
  Q: I have a 2year old male pitbull and i want to bring in a 2 year 3year old female German shepherd ...
  A: It is hard to say. Much of it depends on the individual personality of the dogs. At that age most ...
new shih tzu puppy10/2/2008
  Q: We have a new (3 month old) shih-tzu puppy that we've had for a month now. He's doing really well ...
  A: 1 I would work at finding a back up for you roommate so he is never left more than 4-5 hours. Then ...
puppys and age10/2/2008
  Q: i have got a rescue dog (staff x)when i got her i was told she was 13teen weekes old what i wont to ...
  A: At 3 to 4 months they start getting their adult teeth, and it seems they spend every waking moment ...
fingers always in mouth10/2/2008
  Q: I have a 11 month old Rat Terrier male named Charley. He seems to always find a way to get my ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Eating sand10/1/2008
  Q: I have a dog (labrador) that scratches the grass away to get at the dirt under it and eats it. He ...
  A: If most of his diet is a commercial dog chow, likely he is getting everything he needs out of it. ...
dog jumping9/30/2008
  Q: how are you labman?i have a 1 yr. old boxer who's just a champ with people and life,loves it.i'am ...
  A: I can tell you how to keep him from jumping on you, but I can't tell you how to get everybody else ...
Introducing new Shitzu puppy to adult Shitzu9/30/2008
  Q: I am really concerned, we have a adult shitzu dog which we have had for many years, is name is ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Labradoodle crate size9/30/2008
  Q: We have a 45lb male labradoodle and we are trying out a bigger crate for him. He could stand and ...
  A: I start puppies in a 24'' crate and later move them up to a 36'' one. They take awhile to adjust. ...
Dog peeing9/30/2008
  Q: This is Diver's 3rd home....he was with a family in Seattle, then in a foster home for a few months ...
  A: Like most behavior problems, I would start with a good vet check, making sure the vet knows about ...
Chihuahua9/29/2008
  Q: I have 8 week old Chihuahua's a brother and sister and they bite each other until one of them cry's. ...
  A: I think what you are seeing is normal puppy behavior. You see a litter of puppies, and all the ones ...
Rescued lab mix9/29/2008
  Q: 3 weeks ago, I adopted a one-yr old yellow lab mix ( ? pitbull X). She received no training from ...
  A: The main difference between a 7 week old and a year old one is that the bad habit is even more ...
Puppy growling9/28/2008
  Q: We have a 9 month old female puppy. She is quite timid and a bit fearful of new situations. Our ...
  A: She may be taking on too much responsibility for protecting you. The key to most behavior problems ...
stop my dog from chewing9/25/2008
  Q: I have a dog that is a year old and i cant stop him from chewing on everything he has chew toys but ...
  A: When you are watching it, immediately correct it as soon as it goes for anything except its own ...
Re-Training a house broken dog9/25/2008
  Q: I have a Shih Tzu that is 2 1/2, we have a doggie door and he was completely house trained. We ...
  A: This may not be easy. Did you use an enzyme cleaner when you cleaned the carpet? You must get rid ...
My 1 yr old shephard mix9/24/2008
  Q: I adopted this puppy at 4 months, and she is now over a year. Why does she dig my yard and carpet? ...
  A: In hot weather, a dog may dig a hole outside to make a cool resting place. Other times they dig for ...
Husky9/24/2008
  Q: I read you were looking for a Husky mix in Illinois. I have 2 right now. Im with the rescue ...
  A: I am very sorry you have me confused with somebody else. I would certainly like to direct you to ...
Acting Out9/24/2008
  Q: I have a year old male rottie (not neutered) that was very well behaved until recently. He has ...
  A: It is quite clear he is unhappy with the changes and is letting you know he is in charge. The key ...
training two puppies9/24/2008
  Q: Just got two puppies last week from a friend. They are now 9 weeks old. We took a boy and a girl ...
  A: Two puppies at once is a real challenge. I would work at doing as much training separately as I ...
3 Months FemaleToy Chihuahua9/24/2008
  Q: I need to know what is the best possible pot training. I am always out of the house every day M-F ...
  A: I am afraid you may get nowhere if you leave the dog 8-9 hours by itself. If you can't make it back ...
dog ignoring command with growls9/23/2008
  Q: my 9 year old dog has decided to get on our beds while we are not home. when i tell him to get down ...
  A: Such a change in behavior is unusual at that age. Have the vet check him over including a senior ...
Crate training issues9/22/2008
  Q: I previously asked Shawn this question but the only answer I received from him, which was incorrect, ...
  A: Dogs that foul their crate are a tough problem. I think it stems from poor early care, often before ...
My schnauzer pees in his kennel9/22/2008
  Q: I have 9 month old schnauzer who is potty/kennel trained except for when he has temper tantrums (so ...
  A: I wouldn't call it a temper tantrum, but likely it is a protest. The solution is to give notice you ...
Potty training ; sleeping later in the am9/21/2008
  Q: We have brought home a 10 week old Doberman, male. We have had him for just a week. He seemed to do ...
  A: At 11 weeks, you still do do much of determining when he needs to go out. Going to the door himself ...
schnauzer9/21/2008
  Q: I have a 3 yr old miniature schnauzer. very healthy, but 2 months ago she developed the comedo ...
  A: I don't try to be knowledgeable about medical things. I would rather you rely on your vet for ...
Tasha has hunger problems9/20/2008
  Q: My dogs name is Tasha and she is a 3 year old Lab/Newfy/Collie mix. She thinks she has to eat all ...
  A: Labs are notorious for always being hungry. I think I finally understood them once on a visit to ...
help with potty training!9/20/2008
  Q: I just recently rescued a mini american eskimo from a dog shelter, and she's had an abusive past. ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
PUPPY9/19/2008
  Q: i have a 9 week old yellow lab who "sheaths" regularly...i dont know if this is normal or what ...
  A: All I can do is tell you it is normaland don't worry about it. Some males are much more prone to it ...
how to determine the age of my rescue dog9/19/2008
  Q: I recently adopted a young large breed dog from a canine rescue. They told me he is full grown and ...
  A: The larger the dog, the longer they grow. I think they all have their adult teeth by 6-7 months. I ...
Dog Behaviour9/19/2008
  Q: I sent a question and got this e-mail back. I was never answered. This was the first time I ever ...
  A: I am very sorry that happened. I think for technical reasons, we get duplicate questions at times. ...
my new puppy9/18/2008
  Q: Labman, I have a new puppy she is a lab mix. Here previous owners told me she was a lab shepard ...
  A: Yes, puppies are a lot of work. I think you need to continue to return at lunch to give her a ...
Chewing up pee pad9/18/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old Cockapoo/Lhasa Apso mix. He's quite intelligent, and picks things up very ...
  A: I have never used the pads, and don't think they are a good idea. Still, there may be a place for ...
Teething & house training9/18/2008
  Q: I have a 13wk old Great Dane which has been with me for only a wk now. He is doing well with house ...
  A: I am sure the tension in the house is leading to the housebreaking problems. Dogs pick up people's ...
dogs9/18/2008
  Q: i know some one thats got puppies but the mum and dad the the puppie have come from is brother and ...
  A: Mating close relatives concentrates the genes. It vastly increases the chances of inheriting the ...
puppy's health9/18/2008
  Q: my 4 mths old puppy has been coughing in the past week, but i only hear it in the morning. Also, i ...
  A: If the coughing doesn't clear up in a few days, you should take her to the vet. I am not ...
Yorkie potty train9/17/2008
  Q: I've had a yorkie now for 2 weeks, he is almost 12 weeks old. I have two issues, first I am trying ...
  A: I really don't recommend the pads or believe in keeping a puppy shut up. Yes, taking a puppy out ...
2 puppies9/17/2008
  Q: i have a 10 month old male neutered chinese crested who has been a dream!! we decided to get ...
  A: It is highly unusual for a male to actually hurt a female. Are you sure he isn't just playing? ...
licking9/17/2008
  Q: one of my dogs has licked another dog in three separate places one on his back bone the other two ...
  A: That isn't a common problem that I have successful experience correcting or even have read about or ...
barking9/16/2008
  Q: I have a pembroke welsh corgi she is 1 year 8 months old; we do not know how to discipline her when ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Choosing a new dog9/16/2008
  Q: What would be a good breed of dog for children under six years old (that isn't too big or furry)?
  A: I prefer larger dogs with children. A bigger dog will shrug off or see as play, a tumble that would ...
dashhounds9/15/2008
  Q: I have 3 dashhounds 1. cubby taylor- boy long haired 2. little lucy, girl, minishire 3. Zoie Heaven, ...
  A: It is going to be a long, tough job, and the older they are, the harder. If they aren't ...
Defecating on furniture9/15/2008
  Q: We have a 9 mo old neutered Eski-poo that has started to poop on furniture. So far, he has chosen ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
Black Puppy Labrador9/15/2008
  Q: my question is regarding a black Labrador, he is still a 4 month puppy but he is a very dominant dog ...
  A: I hate to see a puppy left for 10 hours. He is going to need a mid day break. If neither of you ...
Training of a puppy. (25 day years old)9/14/2008
  Q: I have a puppy of 25 days years old. Its a pointer & libray cross match. How can I train it for a ...
  A: The best possible thing is to return it to its mother and litter mates for another 3 weeks. it is ...
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppy9/14/2008
  Q: My boyfriend and I have 4 month old, 24lbs Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy. He gets fed Science Diet ...
  A: There is a tremendous amount of nonsense around on dog diets. Suppose you knew a breeder that bred ...
my 9wk old Boston9/13/2008
  Q: I have a new puppy he is 9wks old my family loves him very much but he has become very dangerous, i ...
  A: Likely he is just playing how he thinks the world wants to play. It is possible he was removed from ...
Diet9/12/2008
  Q: how often,how much and best food to feed my one year old jack russell dog
  A: A good place to start would be to twice a day give him a cup of dry chow. Your dog definitely should ...
Food choice for my puppy9/12/2008
  Q: I have a new puppy that I adopted from the Humane Society. As best as they know he is 3 months old ...
  A: Let me assure you that the Purina puppy chow is fine for your puppy. By going to a meat based chow, ...
Crate training9/11/2008
  Q: About 2 monthsh ago my husband and I adopted a 2 year old Pomeranian,/pekignese spayed dog (her name ...
  A: This is a very difficult problem to solve. Are you praising her when she urinates outside? Do not ...
Dog walking business9/9/2008
  Q: I am 11 years old and I am starting a dog walking business in my neighborhood. I need all the advice ...
  A: I wish I had better answer for you. Dog walking is a badly needed service. Too bad school will tie ...
2 year old Chinese Crested male9/9/2008
  Q: I have an opportunity to buy a 2 year old male Chinese Crested dog. I was told that he is crate ...
  A: How much homework have you done? I really have my doubts about somebody that keeps dogs without ...
socializing my yorkie-poo 15 week puppy9/8/2008
  Q: I have taken him to the dog park (small dog section) and it hasn't been a good experience. He ...
  A: I would try to find other owners of young, small dogs. Make sure they are getting the shots and ...
First Dog9/7/2008
  Q: I have gotten the okay from my parents to get my first dog!! But I was wondering what dog would be ...
  A: www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don't ...
schitzu puppy9/7/2008
  Q: I am getting a schitzu puppy from a co-worker in approximately 2 weeks. This is the first time that ...
  A: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What ...
New Puppy -- behavior problems9/7/2008
  Q: My question is in regards to our new dog, but I feel I should give you some background first. My ...
  A: You need to try to find other young dogs for Wrigley to play with. Once past 3 years old, many dogs ...
My Dogs fight9/6/2008
  Q: I have 2 male dogs and they fought so we separte them but they still growl and try to fight each ...
  A: Most people advise against having 2 dogs of the same sex. Females are worse than males, but in some ...
Skiddish Lab/Boxer(we think) mix9/4/2008
  Q: A few months ago my girlfriend and I rescued an adorable 7 month old tri-colored lab mix from ...
  A: Most likely, this is due to a lack of socialization before 12 weeks or a bad experience later. It ...
whippet9/3/2008
  Q: should i be feeding my whippet anything special because he has being throwing up lately
  A: I doubt the problem is the food if you are feeding a commercial dog chow and little else. Many ...
lab sisters9/3/2008
  Q: all of a sudden I have a serious problem with my 2 labs. They were dumped on us when they were just ...
  A: As they mature, they are becoming more competitive. Unfortunately sometimes there is no making 2 ...
Dog pooping on wood deck9/3/2008
  Q: I have a 8 year old Golden Retriever that has taken to pooping and peeing on our wood deck. For the ...
  A: It is unusual for an 8 year old to make a behavior change like that. Like most behavior problem, it ...
RE: Puppt Weight9/2/2008
  Q: We have an 8 month old english setter. At the present time he weighs 37.7 pounds. Is this a good ...
  A: That sounds low to me, but the real test is feeling his ribs. Your dog definitely should be ...
Female Yorkie Bad Behavior9/2/2008
  Q: My Yorkie, Shiloh, is 1 yrs old. She was fun and playful on up until about 3 weeks ago. Now she ...
  A: She clearly feels she is in charge and disapproves of the additional people in the house. She will ...
properly feeding my dog9/1/2008
  Q: I am a first time owner. I have had my miniature poodle for 1 month. He is only 1 year and 6mths. ...
  A: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over ...
Biting9/1/2008
  Q: My male dog is cairn/westie mix. Six years old, mine since a puppy. He is ALPA and very stubborn. ...
  A: Nothing will correct this deep seated problem very quickly. The yelp and leave is the most ...
lab not barking8/31/2008
  Q: i have a male yellow lab around 4 mnths.he is still chewing away things,when will he stop doing it? ...
  A: Labs are quite bad about chewing. Many of them will continue shredding everything they find until ...
new puppy behavior8/30/2008
  Q: Hey there, I've had my puppy for about 2 months. I got her house broken and she's very smart. When ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
younger dog biting older dog8/30/2008
  Q: i think it is jealousy but our younger dog 2 years old has bitten before not so bad but has just ...
  A: Likely the younger dog is exeerting its rank. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
My golden puppy8/29/2008
  Q: My golden retriever is about 5 months old. She is crate trained and she loves to play. She has had ...
  A: Some puppies are that way if you let them The key to most behavior problems is approaching things ...
Aggressive Yorkie8/28/2008
  Q: My Yorkie can be very aggressive to the point I am afraid at times. I've been bitten in the face a ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
outdoor dog- labrador retreiver?8/27/2008
  Q: As much as I love my labrador retriever and as long as I've had her(nearly 5 years) it seems this ...
  A: I would hate to see you do it. There is more than having a warm place to sleep. Dogs are social ...
outdoor living8/27/2008
  Q: We recently bought a 5 month old black female lab. She is very nice . Our yard is fenced and we ...
  A: Face the house away from the wind, and make sure she has plenty of fresh bedding. I fail to ...
My puppy and new kitten8/26/2008
  Q: Our puppy, Lil' Bit, was a stray and rescued by the person who gave her to us. We believe she is ...
  A: Lit' Bit clearly feels she is in charge and is letting you and the kitten know it. Spay her if not ...
puppy drinks too much water8/26/2008
  Q: I have a 15 week old mini pug and I just got him a week ago but I'm worried about his water intake. ...
  A: Sometimes you have limit how much water a puppy drinks. Try letting him have a half cup every 2 ...
Older dog and puppy8/25/2008
  Q: We have just bought a puppy. We also have an older dog who is 7 in our years and 49 in dog years. ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
lasapoodle8/25/2008
  Q: we have a mixed breed dog,lab collie hound,and are looking for a companion for her. we would like a ...
  A: You need to be careful of Poodle mixes. They may have their other parents coat and shed. If you ...
breeds8/23/2008
  Q: my husband and I are thinking about getting a dog, but not sure which type would suit our quiet ...
  A: www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don't ...
My pup is still going potty in the house.8/23/2008
  Q: She's about 9months now but shes still Very much a puppy! Ive been really trying to do potty ...
  A: When you have her out, walk her around a little more. Be sure and lavish praise on her when she ...
puppy8/22/2008
  Q: ive just got a 4 week old labrador as the mum cant cope and im feeding her lactol milk which is a ...
  A: It sounds like you are doing the best in an unfortunate situation. I would continue the Lactol ...
pugs bad habit8/22/2008
  Q: mam my pug puppy is 3 months he has a very bad habit of eating up his own litter immediately he does ...
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
urinating in house8/21/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old rottie/sheppard mix. He is usually a good dog, but once every 6 months to a ...
  A: The timing almost sounds right for a female upwind to be coming into season. That excites even ...
k.c.spaniel spaying8/21/2008
  Q: i have a 3 month old puppy,he seems to hump things,but i see no balls..(yet? )..has he been spayed ...
  A: If you look closely, you may see a slight swelling in the area now, or soon. The testicles will soon ...
Housebreaking8/20/2008
  Q: My girlfriend and I just bought at a Yorkie. he is just over 3 months old. It was puppy pad trained ...
  A: I agree outside is best, and he should be able to hold it until youmake it out now. They can't hold ...
coffee icecream?8/20/2008
  Q: My mother and I got a new chihuahua mixed with dochson puppy and my grandparents where trying to get ...
  A: As far as I know, coffee isn't a real problem. The less a dog gets other than its dog chow, the ...
Toy Fox Terrier8/19/2008
  Q: Sadie has mostly white hair with large black spots; she seems to have itchy skin but she does not ...
  A: Pull back the hair at the base of the tail. If you can see or feel gritty, reddish specks, she has ...
housebreaking a puppy8/19/2008
  Q: We are crating our 3 mo old Wheaten at night. Almost every morning we wake up to feces in her ...
  A: Do you make sure she walks around on her last trip outside? You could also try varying the time of ...
GSD loves sprinklers8/18/2008
  Q: We rescued a GSD from the shelter, she is a great dog but has only one problem. She loves to play in ...
  A: And I thought Labs were bad. Just goes to show how little you can count on by a dog's breed. ...
Puppy not too happy with me :(8/18/2008
  Q: about 3 weeks ago I bought a puppy labrador (her name is lucy), it was great at first, the puppy ...
  A: I sort of did that to Pepper. I got her Sunday, and Wednesday the vet gave me eye and ear drops for ...
Professinal traning8/18/2008
  Q: I have decied to get my 4 1/2 year old labrador retreiver professinally trained... it seems I can ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
peeing on other dog8/17/2008
  Q: why does our 14mo old male pee on our 5yr female? When Amanda squats to pee he will walk over and ...
  A: He is claiming her. She is accepting it. I would neuter him if not already, and obedience train ...
Pair of Rotties8/17/2008
  Q: my name is Mira and three weeks ago i took 2 four month old Rottweiler brothers. They are good fun, ...
  A: Yes there are times when you may need to settle them. Becoming vocal and quick, short snaps shows ...
Dogs and sleep8/17/2008
  Q: We have a very loved 7 month old Yorkie/bishon mix who is sleeping in our bed and would like to move ...
  A: If you plan on letting the puppy sleep with the kid, it may not be much of a problem. If not, I ...
Leash tug of war8/16/2008
  Q: I just adopted a lab/pit bull 1 year old mix from a rescue shelter. On the whole he is very well ...
  A: Some of what you have tried should work. Perhaps the secret is better leadership. The key to most ...
The best brand of dog food for a chihuahua8/16/2008
  Q: What is the best brand of dog food for a chihuahua? because I am thinking about getting a chihuahua ...
  A: I can't say what the best brand would be. The good thing is that it should do fine on most of the ...
Bitting8/15/2008
  Q: I have a new puppy that is 10 weeks old. She is a biter. Mostly when she is playing but she like to ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
jealousy8/14/2008
  Q: I have just taken in a 12wk old lurcher (Ebley) we have had her three weeks. I also have a 10 mnth ...
  A: If you are in a good training program, it should begin to help. The key to most behavior problems ...
Add a rescue dog to our Siberian Husky8/14/2008
  Q: We have a 1 year old female fixed Sibe and we are going to rescue a male dog that is a papillon/shih ...
  A: I don't see any problems. Usually a young male and female will settle in fairly well together. You ...
Aggressive puppy8/13/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month cairn terrier, when i visit my mothers as she has a 14 year old female cross breed ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
Should I get a puppy?8/13/2008
  Q: I am single, living alone, in a good-sized apartment. I have a full-time job-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ...
  A: No wonder you are confused. The net is a vast repository of disinformation on dogs. There is no ...
breeds8/13/2008
  Q: I am currently deciding on which type of dog to get. My choices were narrowed down to a jack Russell ...
  A: I don't recommend keeping any dog outside, or even leaving it outside all day. Dogs belong inside ...
english bulldog8/13/2008
  Q: I have an english bulldog. He is going to be 4 in september. He is losing his hair on his sides. ...
  A: I read about a lot of these things, but have little experience with them. I hate to put you through ...
puppy behavior8/13/2008
  Q: My 4 month old lab puppy will back up onto our older dogs head and sit down. He has done this since ...
  A: It could be a way of challenging the older dogs status. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the ...
destructive chewing8/11/2008
  Q: I have a 3 month old female Yorkie poodle mix who constantly chews. I have a crate for her, but I do ...
  A: These cases can be very difficult. I think much of the problem is caused by breeders that keep the ...
Housebreaking8/11/2008
  Q: How can I housebreak a beagle that is one year old?
  A: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or ...
gagging8/11/2008
  Q: my english bulldog threw up and now is gagging he is 11 weeks old
  A: I don't know if Bulldogs are as bad about gulping things down as Labs or not. If he doesn't settle ...
Chocolate lab puppy weight8/10/2008
  Q: We recently purchased a choc lab puppy. She is now 8 weeks old and weighs roughly 5 pounds. Everyone ...
  A: That sounds entirely out of the normal range. did you see the parents? Were they labs? What you ...
potty training8/10/2008
  Q: how would you get a puppy to stop going pee in your house?
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
Sore throat??8/10/2008
  Q: My dog is a cross lab and she has problems when she eats her dinner with the dry complete biscuits ...
  A: Many Labs eat too fast. Try slowing her down. There are not one, but 2 easy, tested, effective ...
house training8/10/2008
  Q: Ricky is a neutered 5 year old Yorkie. Someone gave him to us when he was about a year old. He was ...
  A: I would have a vet check. An adult dog should be able to go over night. I am afraid you will have ...
Going to the bathroom8/9/2008
  Q: My husband and I recently adopted a 2 year old yellow lab. When we take him on walks, he will always ...
  A: Take him out in the back yard on leash the first thing in the morning. Walk him around until he ...
Puppy bathroom habits8/8/2008
  Q: I have a 5 1/2 month-old puppy, mixed breed (shepherd/husky/lab/some kind of hound.) He was a rescue ...
  A: How much are you feeding him? There isn't any chow that is right for all dogs. I mostly feed Pro ...
submissive /shy won't respond8/8/2008
  Q: We just got an 18 wk old mini Australian Shepherd from a reputable breeder. We can't get him to get ...
  A: It sounds to me like a case of poor early socialization. Puppies are remarkably less accepting of ...
spooked dog8/8/2008
  Q: We adopted a dog from the pound- med size catahoula leopard and airdale mix. He was skiddish when ...
  A: I would start with having the vet check his eyesight. The vet may have some ideas for coping with ...
My Puppy And Adult Dog8/7/2008
  Q: i need to now how do i give love to my new puppy and my favorite adult dog and how can i get them to ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
chihuahua8/7/2008
  Q: We just bought a puppy Chihuahua she is 2 1/2 months and my question is should I carry the puppy to ...
  A: She should be old enough by now to walk outside herself. I you have far to go, perhaps you might ...
regressive 3 yr old8/5/2008
  Q: We have a gentle 3 year old boxer mix named Yobo. We recently brought home a 16 wk old American Bull ...
  A: It sounds like Yobo doesn't understand who is in charge. Perhaps over fed too. The key to most ...
new english bulldog8/5/2008
  Q: I just purchased a 3 year old spayed female english bulldog. I have had her for 2 days. she does ...
  A: That is all about pack status. Why she is selecting you is hard to say. The key to most behavior ...
I have a 5 month old Puppy who has always been afraid of people8/5/2008
  Q: I got my female puppy at about 7/8 weeks of age. She is a Sausage dog,mixed with an unknown breed. ...
  A: At 7-8 weeks, you should have been able to train it to do better. Perhaps you didn't take it out ...
my dog wont go potty at all !!!!8/5/2008
  Q: today is Tuesday and i adopted my dog on Thursday at about 6:00 pm she is two years old she is very ...
  A: Keep walking her. When she goes, lavish praise on her. In the past, she may have been punished for ...
Four year old lab wants nothing to do with puppy8/4/2008
  Q: How can I encourage the Four year old Lab to get along with the puppy that is six weeks old. We do ...
  A: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don't want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, ...
5 year old spayed female dog with new spayed female puppy8/3/2008
  Q: We just adopted a spayed female puppy (8 week olds) and we are concerned about the reaction of our 5 ...
  A: Many 5 year olds have no interest in puppies and their sharp little teeth and biting games. You ...
Bullmastiff puppy biting8/3/2008
  Q: she takes puppy classes and is coming along really well in most areas. Fully toilet trained, no ...
  A: The yelping and leaving is likely the best technique. Nothing works very quickly. Young Labs, ...
Please Help8/3/2008
  Q: I have had my dog Pai for over a year now. She is a pitbull mix. She is usually so loving and well ...
  A: If she isn't spayed already, go ahead and do it now. She could be maturing and challenging you for ...
5 year old chihuahua having behavior problems all of sudden8/3/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old chihuahua who up until recently has been a very well behaved dog. However over ...
  A: Have the vet check her. The problem likely is the changes in the household, but you can't train a ...
Lab afraid of crate8/3/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old Chocolate Lab. She was crate trained from the time we got her. Loved her crate. ...
  A: There could be several things that happened, some sort of a negative experience, or maybe you were ...
my chihuahua8/2/2008
  Q: im currently using training pads for my chihuahua.The first 3 days i bought the pads she was doing ...
  A: I really don't like the pads. Perhaps you need to change the pads more often. If at all possible, ...
Our new dog won't eliminate outside.8/2/2008
  Q: Last week we adopted a Catahoula Leopard Dog from a local shelter. She is four months old and full ...
  A: When you take her out, let her play, or walk her. Exercise stimulates elimination. They can only ...
Crate training and house breaking8/2/2008
  Q: We brought home a 2 1/2 month old chow puppy from the breeder's two weeks ago. Up until the past ...
  A: I am afraid you are just going to have to watch him better. When you are around you need to keep a ...
Dog bowel and sleeping habits8/2/2008
  Q: I have a very healthy dog (looks like a miniature Golden Retriever, 34 lbs.) who is fed twice a day ...
  A: This is a tough one. I have some success telling my old Lab ''Bad dog, Aster, down!" and making ...
separation anxiety?8/1/2008
  Q: We have a 10-year old Jack Russell Terrier and Pit Bull Mix. We recently got him ( 1-week yesterday) ...
  A: Perhaps it may depend on your dog. Some of invisible fences work, and work well. Four people on my ...
strange dog8/1/2008
  Q: I am a new dog owner. I got my dog from the humane society. She had been left somewhere i believe. ...
  A: I wouldn't be too concerned about the crawling hurting the stitches. If she hurt, likely she would ...
Maltipoo Accidents8/1/2008
  Q: I have had my maltipoo for about three months now, she was given to me by a lady who couldn't take ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
undesirable urination7/31/2008
  Q: Why has my 3 yr old male lab mix began urinating all over the house and on our 10 yr old female ...
  A: A vet visit is always a good idea with any behavior problem. In this case, likely he needs neuter ...
Getting a dog7/31/2008
  Q: My family and I are having a really difficult time finding a new dog. Our beloved German Shepard ...
  A: It is a real shame you are having trouble when we are slaughtering millions of dogs for lack of ...
Two puppies7/31/2008
  Q: We have rescued two young dogs within the last month. One is a 3 month old female (Jack Russel ...
  A: 2 puppies at once will be a lot of work, but it can be done. You will need to work at leadership ...
Chihuahua7/30/2008
  Q: I'm Getting a chihuahua, I want to house break it as soon as possible so I can let it sleep in a ...
  A: Take your dog seriously. Chihuahuas take themselves seriously, and if you don't too, they will take ...
Housebreaking new Lab Puppy7/30/2008
  Q: We're having a problem housebreaking our 8 week old Black Lab. We've had him for five days. We ...
  A: You may need to take a leash along outside and walk him around in the grass. Lavish praise on him ...
my dogs behavior7/30/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old Pit Bull mix. He out of the blue snapped at me and my husband when we tried to ...
  A: Get him neutered if not already. He certainly should never be used for breeding. The key to most ...
Dog has runny nose/ no appetite7/30/2008
  Q: My dog is a 2 yr. female pit bull. For the last couple of weeks she has seemed depressed. My son ...
  A: I would have the vet check her. If there isn't a physical problem, give her plenty of attention. I ...
missing dog found and housebroken no longer7/30/2008
  Q: Our 9 month old puppy went missing two and a half weeks ago. We was picked up by animal control ...
  A: If he doesn't settle down, I would get him to the vet before the weekend. You are quite right about ...
Poodle7/29/2008
  Q: I have recently gotten a minnie poodle from a pound. I brought her home and she was fine and stuff. ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Joey7/29/2008
  Q: My girlfriend and I adopted a 1.5 year old Black & Tan Coonhound Mix a few days ago. He is very well ...
  A: Dogs that spend too much of their life in a kennel, often are that way. It could be part of the ...
5 year old dog poops in the house7/29/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old chocolate lab. She often poops in the house and this has gone on for 5 years. ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
Leaving Pup alone?7/29/2008
  Q: shes 3 months of age turning 4 in a few weeks. I've had her for a month. Currently I'm taking a year ...
  A: No problem. Depending on our schedule, we have left 7 week olds as long as 4-5 hours at a time. We ...
rawhide7/28/2008
  Q: I already read some of your answers concerning this, but I still am concerned. We have a 9 week old ...
  A: Rawhide is one of the most dangerous dog chews there is. Once swallowed, it swells from the ...
German Shepard Too hot7/28/2008
  Q: I've noticed that my German Shepard (GS from now on) is getting too hot. He is a 6 year old dog and ...
  A: Keep him brushed. I find the wire slicker brushes work well. Check this picture, ...
afraid to go for walks7/28/2008
  Q: I just brought home a 3 month old Pekingese and he is terrified just to take a walk around the ...
  A: Is it too late to return him? He sounds like a victim of a backyard breeder or puppy mill that ...
not too sure what to do7/27/2008
  Q: WE used to always have one dog. She is 2 years old and neutered. She is a mix, i am not to sure what ...
  A: Better leadership on your part may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things ...
puppy bites level four7/26/2008
  Q: got a three month old Cane Corso yesterday. She has bit me three times in 24 hours. Deep bites, each ...
  A: If it was just normal puppy playfulness, I wouldn't worry about it. You would need to work on it, ...
ABOUT MY YORKIE7/26/2008
  Q: WE ARE GETTING A NEW 8WK OLD YORKIE PUP NAMED KUKU AND WE WANT THE BEST FOR HIMAND WE HAVE HAD OTHER ...
  A: Most dogs will thrive on most chows. In the past, I have suggested sticking to what the breeder was ...
Siberian huskies abnormal weight loss7/24/2008
  Q: I have a Siberian Husky. We got her from friends who had cats and she did not get a long with. She ...
  A: It is quite rare for a dog to need anything to make it gain weight. Many dogs insist on keeping ...
Aggressive Play/bladder control7/24/2008
  Q: Your Open QuestionShow me another » Should I stop allowing my 2 dogs to play aggressively? I have a ...
  A: We occasionally have similar problems when we have visitors with puppies that should know better. ...
husky peeping in house7/24/2008
  Q: i have a 10 year old husky and she has started peeing and popping in the house. We have had a lot of ...
  A: Stress often leads to elimination. It scared the .... With my one puppy, I always needed clean up ...
1 yr old Boxer teraing up items7/23/2008
  Q: We have a boxer that just turned one year old. She has been great, not tearing up any items. She has ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
i dont really know7/23/2008
  Q: my dog is 2 years old he is a bull mastiff male. its bad enough that i cant pin him down while ...
  A: The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs will quickly chew up into pieces they could choke on ...
Introducing Puppy to Puppy7/23/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old labrador pup she is a lovely natured dog and is been trained really well, she ...
  A: I don't think you have much to worry about now. With our own new puppy every year plus frequent ...
poodle7/22/2008
  Q: i have an miniature poodle. he is 3 months. should i train him too pee outside or inside
  A: Unless you are in an upper apartment or something with no quick access to outside, I firmly believe ...
my jack russell7/22/2008
  Q: Chloe is 2 years old. I don't know what is wrong with her. I've had her since 8 weeks and just ...
  A: I would start with a vet check, explaining the problem. If that doesn't turn up anything, maybe ...
Housetraining a puppy7/22/2008
  Q: I have a 16 week old Lhasa/Poodle mix. I got him from a breeder at 8 weeks. He is crate trained. ...
  A: I cover that in my standard advice. It doesn't sound like you need the rest. By the time most ...
door opens dog runs7/22/2008
  Q: When ever the front door is opened my Jack russel takes off. She goes anywhere and everywhere till ...
  A: With a little care, you can reduce such incidents by carefully only opening the door enough to fit ...
house training7/22/2008
  Q: I have been taking her outside 1/2 and 1 hour after eating both in morning and evening as well as ...
  A: I think for now, you need to crate her. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. ...
7 week old staffordshire bull terrier7/22/2008
  Q: I hope you can help with my query please. I have a 7 week old stafford of good stock. He is already ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
Suggestion for a quality vitamin?7/22/2008
  Q: Labman, I have an 11 month old Black and Tan Coonhound (rescue-non hunting) pup at home and I was ...
  A: If Innova is worth what you pay for it, not only does he not need any supplements, they are more ...
whimpering/ crying7/21/2008
  Q: ....she cries if we touch her she stops.....which was probably the wrong thing to do...as she is ...
  A: If you were better bonded to her and gave her better leadership it would help. The key to most ...
Housetraining Toy Breed7/21/2008
  Q: I have a 14 week old male, maltipoo that I adopted at 9 weeks. I had him neutered at 12 weeks as ...
  A: Much of what you are doing is just what I tell people. Perhaps you need to work with his schedule, ...
Basset Hound Female Puppy7/20/2008
  Q: ! I have a 7 month old Basset Hound female puppy, and was very surprised to find out she is in heat. ...
  A: The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. After that, The ...
visiting younger male dog7/20/2008
  Q: I am dog sitting for my adult son's 2 year old Bassett Hound. I have a couple of 12 year old chows. ...
  A: He needs to learn you are in charge, not him. This is a little different with somebody else's dog, ...
Another question re housetraining and also something to do for my Brittany7/20/2008
  Q: I have a 8 and 1/2 month-old Brittany Spaniel. He recently had a urinary bladder infection which ...
  A: You may want to reduce his access to water. When you come home, let him drink his fill and maybe ...
Crying Dog7/19/2008
  Q: We have a 6-month-old bichon and have had him for 2 months. He is house broken, calm and a pleasure ...
  A: This is a difficult question, and I was tempted to pass on it because i don't have a good answer. ...
7 month old male Pomeranian7/18/2008
  Q: A few days ago my male pomeranian got out of the fence and was missing for 2 days, On the second day ...
  A: It is quite common after puberty for a dog to challenge the owners' leadership. Peeing on the bed ...
My dog keeps pooping the the same spot every nite!7/18/2008
  Q: My husband and I left for vacation about 2 weeks ago, and the morning that we left, our dog pooped ...
  A: Clean the spot carefully with an enzyme cleaner or vinegar and water. When you are around you ...
what to do7/17/2008
  Q: I am going to be watching two three month old shih tzu poodle mixes for over a week and they are not ...
  A: In my experienmce I find even 7 week old puppies can go 4-5 hours if their activity is restricted. ...
Chicken Broth7/17/2008
  Q: I have a nine month old puggle, his name is Eduardo. I haven't been able to find the "right" food ...
  A: Chicken broth is as good as anything, and shouldn't have caused the bowel movement problem. It is ...
Ouch! Losing too much blood!7/16/2008
  Q: I'm sure you've answered this before but just wanted to be sure that I'm on te right track. My 3 ...
  A: It won't get better on its own, and chances are no private dog trainer has any better remedy than I ...
safe chew toys7/16/2008
  Q: I would like your recommendations for safe chew toys for aggressive chewing puppy, 6 months of age. ...
  A: You are wise not to trust the rawhide. The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs will ...
Older dog and new puppy7/16/2008
  Q: We have just bought home a 6 week old male 'Bitza' (half black lab, quarter miniature fox terrier ...
  A: The older the dog, the less likely it is to welcome a new puppy that has come to live in the house. ...
Dog changes7/15/2008
  Q: My dog has been shedding really badly. There is hair everywhere. He is a Pitt bull (Mix, not sure ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
tracking dog7/15/2008
  Q: I am writing a story about a German shepherd dog that is tracking a young girl. What would throw the ...
  A: Dogs' noses are very good at picking up the scent they are looking for even when other strong odors ...
2 boxers and rank question7/15/2008
  Q: im hoping you can give me the answer im searching for. i have 2 boxer dogs,a girl aged 2yrs and ...
  A: Everybody says make the second dog the opposite sex from the first. A male and female are more ...
8 mo shih tzu7/15/2008
  Q: ihave two shih tzus. one is four years old. one is 8 mo old. both are female. recently(one to two ...
  A: The 8 month old thinks she is a big girl now, and responsible for the safety of the pack. Time to ...
Labradors7/14/2008
  Q: Is it possible to raise a labrador retriever outside in the Canadian winter. If it is possible then ...
  A: Canada is a large country and some of it is colder than other parts. When you said raise, that ...
Feeding and Training7/13/2008
  Q: I just got a new Chihuahua puppy and he's 10 weeks old..I've never raised a puppy. I'm just ...
  A: Most brands of puppy chow would be fine unless it came from a breeder using food sensitive breeding ...
Puppy eating7/13/2008
  Q: We recently got a new puppy, he is about 4 months now. We are slightly concerned about how much he ...
  A: If his ribs are showing, see the vet. Likely he has been in for shots, and if he was too thin, the ...
housebreaking 5 year old dachsund7/13/2008
  Q: I picked up a 5 yr old female dachsund 2 days ago from a rescue organization that they took from a ...
  A: Outside dogs naturally choose an area away from where they sleep as a relief area. She should adopt ...
dog itchyness7/13/2008
  Q: my dog has been scratching constantly and now has bumps on its skin.It is one month and a week old. ...
  A: I would get at least one of them to the vet. it could be a number of things. The puppies are a ...
Puppy licking7/13/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old puppy and he is very loveable. He loves to lick my face and hands but he over ...
  A: Perhaps much like biting, jerk your hand away. Perhaps add a negative word like ''Yuck!''. What ...
help me7/12/2008
  Q: we recently got a puppy he is now 10 weeks old, were having trouble with him peeing in his cage. We ...
  A: He is too young to be left more than 4-5 hours except at night, and even then he may still need to ...
No subject7/11/2008
  Q: malty poo) is pregnant. It seems she just started her bleeding. She acts normal around the house but ...
  A: Most young females will have their first reproductive cycle between 6-12 months. The second and ...
Zeus St Bernard pup7/10/2008
  Q: He was fixed on 7/1/08 but now with my 2 yr old English Mastiff who out weights him by 100 lbs but ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
18mnth old cocker still not housebroken7/10/2008
  Q: we have a 7yr old female spayed cocker, and an 18mnth old male neutered cocker, he was neutered at ...
  A: You may have to crate him. At his age, he may not adjust to it well. A dog that has not been ...
pitbull in heat7/10/2008
  Q: my dog is in heat! but the guy i got her from said she was only 7 months! but a week after i got her ...
  A: Seven months is about the earliest they ever come in heat. This is part of the reason it is common ...
Dog aggression towards ONLY me...7/9/2008
  Q: I met my best friend's of 11 years dog today, at her house where there was a large group of people ...
  A: Some dogs are more sensitive to things than others. Stand tall, a toothy smile, and look somebody ...
Five week old puppy....and I have and know NOTHING about dogs. Help me?7/9/2008
  Q: Call me Rae. I'm 19 and have been looking into getting a puppy. My hubby is leaving to the air ...
  A: A month old puppy belongs with its mother and littermates. However, getting it away from somebody ...
A peeing from may end this adorable dog's life !7/8/2008
  Q: My neighbors have this dog who is a boxer/mastiff mix, male, about two years old. i believe he is ...
  A: It is called submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building ...
housebreaking/anexity7/8/2008
  Q: We have a 6 month old Italian Greyhound that we love very much. We had gotten him about 2 months ...
  A: Likely it is stress more than spite. These things are tough to correct. Try filling a Kong with ...
fear aggression7/8/2008
  Q: I have a 5 yr. old F Lhasa. She goes ballistic if another dog tries to come near her. She will not ...
  A: This will be tough. She has had 5 years of having her own way. it is time to claim your rightful ...
dog fighting7/8/2008
  Q: i have to dogs 1 is coming up to a year old and the other is three they fight alot as they are both ...
  A: Are you sure it is fighting, or just rough play? i don't knowif this linkwill work or not. If it ...
Pitbull moving in with a cat7/8/2008
  Q: my boyfriend and i just moved in together and he has a three year old pitbull (Duke). I have a 6 ...
  A: Nobody knows everything. I am afraid this is a tough problem and I have little experience with cats ...
Changing from "outdoor" potty breaks, to "indoor?'7/7/2008
  Q: We have a great little Mi-Ki four year old male. He came to us at 6 months trained on a potty pad. ...
  A: I have never done that, and can't say if it can be done. At 4 years old, he will be more difficult ...
new lab7/7/2008
  Q: About three weeks ago we lost our beloved Lab named Jesse. She was 12 and died suddenly due to ...
  A: I would get her into the vet along with any medical info you have on her. She just needs a good ...
7 week old Shih tzu puppy7/7/2008
  Q: Our new puppy barely has any teeth and isn't eating much of his Puppy Chow that I soak in water for ...
  A: Start with a half cup each of 3 times a day, or what the package says. Continue to add water to ...
He's peeing around the house again7/7/2008
  Q: I adopted this one year old dog from a friend after he went back home. The dog knew to go out to the ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
jumping and fighting leash7/7/2008
  Q: My college son came home with a 9 month old Lab. Zoey has a great personality, but she can be ...
  A: Our 10 month old has been a pain right along about jumping on people. We are using a head collar to ...
1 year old shichon7/6/2008
  Q: my one year old started peeing and pooping on my furniture..what can I do..and why is he now doing ...
  A: A vet check wouldn't hurt. Also discuss neutering him if not already. It really sounds to me ...
introduction of puppy to older dog7/6/2008
  Q: my parents have a 13 yr old male lasha apso dog and have just purchased a new puppy female same ...
  A: I wouldn't worry too much about the older dog making puppy aggressive. Many dogs don't welcome a ...
dog peeing7/4/2008
  Q: My 11 month old doxie has started peeing again in the house -much more in the last week or two-she ...
  A: If not spayed, it could be the flaky behavior signaling her season is about to start. Act quickly, ...
Chinese Crested7/4/2008
  Q: I HAVE ADOPTED A CHINESE CRESTED AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THEY LIKE SOFT FOOD OR DRY FOOD.
  A: While one might prefer soft food, dry food is better for them. Most dogs can be trained to eat all ...
Urinating on bed7/4/2008
  Q: I have a 4 year old male Basset Hound, which urinates on beds and against other objects. Let me give ...
  A: It's hard to break a dog of "marking" when it's habitual. Preventing your dog access to the areas ...
Introducing dogs to each other7/2/2008
  Q: Hey i have a yellow lab and he is 10 years old and he is very friendly and gets along with other ...
  A: It is hard to say. Visitors are one thing, and new residents another, and dogs seem to know the ...
My old dog doesn't like the new puppy!7/2/2008
  Q: We just got a 8 week old golden retriever puppy. We also have a two year old schnauzer/poodle mix ...
  A: Two years is a little young to lose interest in playing with puppies, but many older dogs want ...
added new puppy to house7/2/2008
  Q: We already owned a 3 year old black lab. We just brought a 14 week old yellow lab home. Both are ...
  A: Some dogs are obsessed with other dogs genitals. It is a dominance thing. A top dog has the right ...
stealing food7/2/2008
  Q: our golden retriever,Teddy, is 1 yrs old,neutered , went 2 trainning classes at petsmart, he stays ...
  A: It is difficult to train a dog not to do things when you aren't around. A mousetrap is very ...
yorkie puppy7/1/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old yorkie named Baxter. I regret to say I bought him from a pet store when he was ...
  A: There could be several issues here, stress leading to elimination and a challenge to your ...
My mini schnauzer bites me a lot!!6/30/2008
  Q: I own a mini schnauzer, he is a puppy 9 weeks old. And he already has developed he's teeth and bites ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
`Introducing a new pup to old dog6/30/2008
  Q: I have a new Shi tzu and the year old male Shitzu that i have will not accept the pup. Is there ...
  A: How old is he? By 3 years, many dogs want nothing to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and ...
lab/pitbull mix puppy playtime6/29/2008
  Q: I have a 13 week old mixed yellow lab/pitbull female and my question concerns how to play with her ...
  A: I don't see a problem with what you are doing. You do want to take the rope at the end of the play ...
Golden retriever aggresive behaviour6/27/2008
  Q: I've got a 9 month old golden retriever and a english bulldog.They love eachother eversince they ...
  A: He is maturing and may have decided it is time to let the bull dog know he is in charge. Neutering ...
barking at strangers when taking dog for a walk6/26/2008
  Q: i have a 6 month old male border collie, when i take him for a walk he pulls, i pull him back and he ...
  A: You should stay with a flat fabric or leather collar until your puppy is 5 months old. Then you can ...
My toy aussie is overprotective6/26/2008
  Q: I have a Toy Australian Shepherd and he is going to turn 3 in november. I know Shepherds usually ...
  A: This is common in herding dogs as they reach maturity at 3 years old. it may be too late to do too ...
what to feed my pitbull puppy6/26/2008
  Q: max is about to be 4 months in july what is the best food to feed him to keep his muscular ...
  A: Most well bred dogs will thrive on most dog chows. Some chows have what are more appetizing to us ...
8 month old terror6/26/2008
  Q: My pup, along with many others, was not taught to go to one spot to do 'Its Business'. I am a kid, ...
  A: Start all over on housebreaking. Note in my directions, I mention putting a bell on the door. That ...
puppy season6/25/2008
  Q: I have been waiting to get a dog for at least two years now (I wanted to graduate so I have the time ...
  A: I haven't seen any numbers on it, but I am sure there are always puppies available. Perhaps more ...
new puppy6/25/2008
  Q: Very healthy - She was on Iams puppy food. Stools were good. Last week on Thursday she had 9 week ...
  A: I have never fed Innova or other premium brnads. A well bred dog will do fine on either the Iams or ...
behavior6/25/2008
  Q: My dog has been eating bread left on the counter whenever she is left alone. She even ate it one ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
fighting dogs6/25/2008
  Q: We have two brothers aged 15 months. Lately the oldest brother (by a couple of minutes)has been ...
  A: I doubt the problem can be solved without neutering them. There is no reason to keep intact mixed ...
dog menustration pads6/24/2008
  Q: Ae there menustration pads for dogs. New owner and I don't have clue what to use with her. Help.
  A: Go to the pet store and ask for Seasonals. If they have another brand, fine. You might also check ...
Milk6/24/2008
  Q: I have a 2 month old pit bull puppy and I think he was just recently weaned from his mothers milk ...
  A: No. cows' milk contains lactose that dogs can't digest very well. I would put him on a common ...
Leash Training6/24/2008
  Q: How do you train a dog who never had a leash on?
  A: You should stay with a flat fabric or leather collar until your puppy is 5 months old. Then you can ...
Two questions about our springer spaniel6/24/2008
  Q: I have a couple of questions to ask about our 1 year old welsh springer spaniel. Firstly, his ...
  A: You caught me in the process of rethinking my position on dog chow. The dogs I see in real life are ...
urination problem6/24/2008
  Q: My 11 year old female Keeshond has recently been urinating on our family couch. She is not allowed ...
  A: It is very strange for a dog to do that at 11 years old. Can you think of any other changes to her ...
agressive behavior in our puppy6/24/2008
  Q: We have a 4 month old boxer/lab/rottie mix puppy, who is truly sweet natured, but agressive with ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Rottin dog teeth6/23/2008
  Q: My dogs teeth are starting to rot (green), shes only seven and suppose to live for 20 years. I'm not ...
  A: For dogs that chew their food, a dry kibble helps with the teeth. There is a product, Science Diet ...
my Brussels Griffon puppy6/23/2008
  Q: I have a question about my Brussels Griffon puppy. Ralphie is about 6 months old now and the 3rd ...
  A: This is a difficult problem, and i doubt is is speciic to Brussels Griffions. i figure it is likely ...
Agression towards men with food6/23/2008
  Q: I have a redbone coonhound who is about 1 1/2 I got her from a shelter about a year ago. Whenever I ...
  A: As much as i like to see people adopt dogs from shelters, sadly sometimes they come with baggage, ...
8 mo Feist/Cocker mix6/23/2008
  Q: Greetings. I didn't see this addressed in your past answers and if I missed it, forgive the ...
  A: Even with some sort of a physical problem, she may be able to hold it the 4-5 hours in the bathroom. ...
blue heeler dog6/22/2008
  Q: is playing tug or war bad
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
datsuns-potty traing6/22/2008
  Q: i have adopted two dachshunds,i was told they were trained to use puppy pads,well they do not even ...
  A: Older dogs can be trained. It may take some time. Biggest difference is the longer time after ...
Yorkie acting out, please help!6/21/2008
  Q: and thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question. I have recently moved from FL ...
  A: I am not sure which of 2 approaches to take on this. You could say he is 4 years old and has been ...
TESTICLES ON A LAB6/20/2008
  Q: I HAVE READ UP ON THIS AND CHECK MANY WEB SITES AND HAVE RECIEVED A FEW ANSWERS OTHER THAN WHAT THE ...
  A: If he has developed a good bulge back there at 5 months, he is no worse than slightly behind. Give ...
how much is too much exercise?6/20/2008
  Q: My best friend's name is Cooper. He is a 4-5 year old neutered pit mix (we think) and weighs in at a ...
  A: He just sounds like a real dog. As long as you don't see to be pushing him, likely he knows when to ...
mixed matis/st.bernard 3mon girl pup6/19/2008
  Q: I have no idea what i have gotten myself into here. But she is so cute. How can i teach her how ...
  A: About the same as you would a young puppy. Biggest difference with slightly older puppies, is the ...
15 month old Chocolate Lab6/19/2008
  Q: Good Morning, We have a 15 month old Choco. lab. He his crate trained, recently though he has ...
  A: it is possible he has foraged something that upset his digestion or picked up a bug. If he hasn't ...
bitting6/18/2008
  Q: I'm a teenage parent to a dashound terrier mix. He just turned one this past month, and he just ...
  A: As dogs mature, they tend to challenge your leadership. Neuter him if not already. The key to most ...
protective, aggresive, or jealousy6/17/2008
  Q: I recently got a new roommate who has 2 large dogs. Both of them are large adult mixed breeds. One ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
dog for adoption6/17/2008
  Q: I am looking to adopt a dog. I already have a few pets. I have rabbits, birds and a guinea pig. They ...
  A: Certainly youwant to avoid a terrier, Greyhound, Husky, or other breeds with a high prey drive. How ...
crating at night?6/17/2008
  Q: I have a mix italian greyhound/ chichuahua who is about 1 year and a couple months, we think. We ...
  A: A dog that has not been crated since it was little, may take some work. Start out just putting its ...
Puppy pawing and submissive urination6/17/2008
  Q: We have a 12 month old Boston Terrier named Lily that is very very hyper and loves to ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. The ...
potty training6/17/2008
  Q: what is the most effective way to housebreak a shitzu puppy..she is 9 weeks old...thank you
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
peeing/humping6/17/2008
  Q: I have 1-1/2 yr old Norwich Terrier, she has taken some time to get potty trained. She does great at ...
  A: However much good spaying does, it is no cure all. Urination can either be a sign of submission or ...
dog food6/16/2008
  Q: I have a dog who has allergies (an English Setter) and I am also getting a new sheltie puppy. I want ...
  A: For reasons I don't know, your question was made available to others to answer. I have more real ...
pacing cairn terrier6/16/2008
  Q: we have an 18 month cairn terrier. we recently had him neutered after a problem with his testicles, ...
  A: As his hormone levels drop, he may continue to improve. However, as he matures, he may become more ...
Housebreaking puppy & puppy eating his poo6/16/2008
  Q: I have a 10 wk old, male, Shih Poo that is not yet neutered, and is in the process of being ...
  A: Puppies don't suddenly catch on, but accidents slowly become less frequent. The best solution to ...
19 month Am/En Bulldog potty training6/15/2008
  Q: I have a 19 mo. am/en bulldog (Bella)I've had for 3 months and she will not tell us when she has to ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Some of what you need to look for is ...
eating and feeding6/15/2008
  Q: my pitbull puppy 9mo. wont eat
  A: My dog won't eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly ...
i have a question6/15/2008
  Q: i had my dog for about 2 months and in the begriming she never had any nervous behavior. she has ...
  A: I am not sure if it is a problem or not. Some confidence building and bonding might help. Start ...
My puppy keeps bumping her head6/14/2008
  Q: I recently brought home an 8 week old yorkie mixed with corgi and fox terrier. She is paper trained ...
  A: Puppies are quite active and often take hard knocks in stride. From all the times one has slammed ...
nippie & whining boarder collie mix6/14/2008
  Q: We have a new boarder collie mix puppy who is 6 months old. She is very sweet most of the time but ...
  A: Continue what you are doing on the nipping, perhaps even walking away when she persists. At the ...
Smart Mutt Pooping in Crate, VERY early riser6/14/2008
  Q: We got Tucker, a rescued chiuahua/terrier mix, from the shelter 5 wks. ago. Potty trained, great ...
  A: It may be more stress than spite. Pushing back his last meal of the day might push back the bowel ...
Pumpkin seed oil, have you heard of this6/14/2008
  Q: I recently had an experience and wanted to know if you have ever heard this happening yourself. My ...
  A: I don't know what happened to Kristen, but your question is now available to others. I highly doubt ...
Puppy peeing in crate6/13/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old shih tzu puppy who is peeing in her crate when left alone. She is house ...
  A: You can cope with lying in it by using a grid in the bottom. They are available with the crates, but ...
labrador6/13/2008
  Q: My lab, (which we adopted from a shelter 3 years ago) is terrific but has an irritating habit of ...
  A: Although he is healthy, he may still itch. I would bathe him less, rinse him very well, and perhaps ...
training puppies6/13/2008
  Q: I will be getting two shih tzu puppies in 5 weeks, they will be nine weeks old. Can you give me ...
  A: As far as obedience training goes, only work one at a time. If that wasn't what you were thinking ...
problem with JRT6/12/2008
  Q: I have an adorable 8 year old male Jack Russell Terrier. He was neutered before he was a year old. ...
  A: It is hard to say. You could try one. Boiler plate Perhaps it may depend on your dog. Some of ...
excercise6/12/2008
  Q: what amount of daily excercise would you reccommend for an eleven week old yellow lab (female) ?
  A: As long she isn't crated too much of the time, she should get plenty of exercise just playing in the ...
adult dogs urniating in house6/11/2008
  Q: I currently have a 4 year old Shih Tzu, a 4 year old Shih Tzu mix raised together from puppies, and ...
  A: If any of them aren't spay/neutered, that may help. You can't add a third dog without having at ...
unneutered dog upsets neutered dog6/11/2008
  Q: The neighborhood park is a leashed dog only park but someone would bring their unneutured beagle off ...
  A: There is no reasoning with obnoxious people that break the rules. I would complain to animal ...
7 week old puppy pees soooo much6/11/2008
  Q: I have a 7 week old female white lab puppy. I am a student and I am with her 24/7. I take her out ...
  A: You should be taking her to the vet for shots soon. Talk to the vet about the drinking and peeing. ...
I just got a dog that wasn't trained right6/11/2008
  Q: My friend has never had a dog before but she has lots of cats. She trained the pup as a cat more ...
  A: Try walking him around outside. At that age, they can only hold it and walk so long. Walk, walk, ...
I just got a dog that wasn't trained right6/11/2008
  Q: My friend has never had a dog before but she has lots of cats. She trained the pup as a cat more ...
  A: Try walking him around when you take him out. They can only walk and hold it so long. If ...
1.5 yrs old Pom behavior6/11/2008
  Q: I have a couple issues with my 1.5 yr old Pom, she is crate trained due to our work schedules. she ...
  A: There could be physical issues for the drinking and fouling the house. Start with a vet check, ...
Introducing puppy to older dog6/10/2008
  Q: I had read many articles and tips on how to introduce a new puppy(toy poodle- male - now 4months ...
  A: It may be she doesn't want to play with him or she is trying to tell him he is biting too hard. ...
urinating in crate6/10/2008
  Q: We adopted a dachshund mix 1 month ago. He is completely house trained and has never had an ...
  A: I wouldn't count on him outgrowing it. It could be the stress of being left alone in the crate or ...
crating 2 puppies6/10/2008
  Q: My wife and I are thinking of getting a second female 8 month old yellow lab puppy to keep the other ...
  A: I would go with 2 separate crates. Putting them side by side would allow them some company. One ...
lump on dog's back6/9/2008
  Q: my dog recently got a lump on his back. he's a chocolate lab and he's 9-years-old, so i figured it ...
  A: I am uncomfortable answering medical questions like this. If it is cancer, I doubt a few days ...
How Do I Make An Old Dog Happy?6/9/2008
  Q: I have a 13 year old labrador retriever. We know she is not going to live much longer. She sleeps ...
  A: Ah, my 14 year old has cancer in her jaw. She still enjoys a leisurely walk around the block with ...
Heartworm6/9/2008
  Q: How soon can I start my Minature Schnauzer on heartworm medicine?
  A: Right away. I get my puppies at 7 weeks and give them their first dose of Heartgard+ the first of ...
Digging6/9/2008
  Q: We recently adopted a spayed lab shepherd cross, she is one year old. She was always an indoor dog ...
  A: Neither I nor anybody else seems to have a good answer on the digging. Line the fence with rock or ...
Lab puppy6/8/2008
  Q: Do you still give advice about Lab puppies? We just got a yellow Lap puppy yesterday. I have ...
  A: Yes of course. I may have been behind a little the last couple of days, but have caught up today. ...
Please help!! Cant cope with new puppy!6/8/2008
  Q: Please help me with a massive undertaking I have taken on. My son (age 16yrs) has always wanted a ...
  A: Since puppies are a lot of work and time consuming, i suggest people adopt an older dog. Perhaps ...
SCARED POOCHED6/8/2008
  Q: mY DGHRT HAS ADOPED A MIXED TERRIER. wE HAVE HAD HER FOR A YEAR NOW AND SHE IS AFRAID OF EVERY SOUND ...
  A: There is no underestimating the importance of early socialiation. Damage done before 12 weeks is ...
Toilet Training6/7/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old male toy poodle. It seemed he had taken to toilet training well asking to go ...
  A: He is letting you know he is a big boy now and taking charge. Neuter him if not already. If you ...
RE 4 week old puppy6/7/2008
  Q: We just got a puppy he is only 4 weeks old. I know that he was too young to leave his mother but if ...
  A: When you have him outside try walking him around petting him. Both may stimulate elimination. And ...
my dog and the aloe vera plant6/6/2008
  Q: my name is Dawn and I have a question about my dog. To start off with I don't know what type of ...
  A: Aloe Vera isn't on my list of poisonous plants. Many other common houseplants are. It is hard to ...
Hidding behavior6/6/2008
  Q: I own two Miniature Schnauzer. One the male and one the female. The male I have had for a longer ...
  A: Could be a couple of things. If she is past 6 months, it could be some of flaky behavior prior to ...
Puppy Aggression6/6/2008
  Q: We have a female Mini Goldendoodle that is 5 months old She has not been spayed yet. She in general ...
  A: It sounds like a classic case of a dog not accepting the owner's leadership. I would have her ...
Spayed female dog6/5/2008
  Q: I recently had my 5 month old puppy spayed. She's the 1st dog I've ever had. I'd like to know if ...
  A: The ovaries, uterus, and all are gone. No more mess or flaky behavior as well as no puppies. No ...
5month old lab wont eat.6/5/2008
  Q: good day, this is my first dog.. a lab (spice) she's 5 months old... she usually eat a lot... i ...
  A: You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it ...
Rescued Dog6/5/2008
  Q: I just rescued a 3 or 4 year old Chihuahua mix from the local humane society. For just being ...
  A: I do all I can to encourage adoption. Unfortunately rescued dogs often come with baggage from their ...
Dominant bitch6/5/2008
  Q: Why does my 3 year old rehomed collie/cross bitch occasionally try to mount other dogs? Is it just ...
  A: Yes she is likely just letting them know who is who. Although spaying help, it isn't the complete ...
Adopted dog too dominant!6/4/2008
  Q: I have a three year old Golden Retriever (Toby) that I have raised since he was about ten weeks old. ...
  A: There are cases where 2 dogs of the same sex never do settle down and even the most experienced one ...
Whining and crying dog..Help!6/4/2008
  Q: "Sam is a 6 yr old adopted male ESS and I have had him for about 4 months. It was love and connect ...
  A: The problem with the car may be stress. Dogs will eliminate when stressed. With my one lab puppy I ...
puppy6/4/2008
  Q: i have a 12 weeks old maltais and he just had a diarrhea problem last night and today i dont know ...
  A: Many things can cause diarrhea, from parvo, which without immediate, expensive care will quickly ...
papillon puppy6/4/2008
  Q: My papillon puppy is about 10 weeks old. When i first got him he was very sweet and listen pretty ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Children's fear of new lab puppy6/3/2008
  Q: We purchased a seven week old yellow lab two weeks ago. He is a wonderful puppy and eager to please ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Crate whimpering and crying6/3/2008
  Q: I have just recently purchased a yorkie poo puppy that is 7 weeks old. I got him from a breeder so ...
  A: I have never had much luck with the old clock or radio tricks. What I do is lay down by the crate ...
crate training6/3/2008
  Q: I have a 13 week old Cane Corso pup. When I got him at 11 weeks he had round worm, hook worm, and ...
  A: How long are you leaving him? If it is over 4-5 hours, it may be too long. See if you can find a ...
True to his breed...6/3/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old English Lab. I have had big dogs all of my life,but none of them showed much ...
  A: This is going to be difficult. I don't see how a dog allowed to roam a farm can be kept from ...
Pomeranian training6/2/2008
  Q: my Pomeranian is one and half years old. I got one problem,every time when my friend or some other ...
  A: He may not have been exposed to enough people before he was 12 weeks old. This is a very common ...
Lab6/2/2008
  Q: I have two labs, ages 6 and 4 and two children, ages 3 years and 21 months. Our chocolate lab, who ...
  A: Start with a visit to the the vet explaining the change in b3ehavior. Have her spayed if not ...
New Puppy6/1/2008
  Q: In a few days I will be getting my first puppy. I have two other dogs at home but they were rescue ...
  A: I don't think you can go wrong with any of the common brands of dry puppy chow. While the large ...
bladder or kindney problems with west hightland terriers6/1/2008
  Q: my mom and dad have a 5 month old westie, my dad had to go into the hospital, and my mom had to put ...
  A: I really can't say if it is behavioral or a kidney or bladder problem. Much of your logic sounds ...
Dog Bite6/1/2008
  Q: I was bitten several days ago by my neighbors dog (a female mixed breed tan lab). The neighbors got ...
  A: Doing anything about somebody else's dog is a tough people problem. Likely you won't get very far ...
INTRODUCING A PUPPY6/1/2008
  Q: WE RECENTLY LOST OUR BELOVED 10 YEAR OLD MALE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. WE HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD FEMALE GOLDEN ...
  A: Have the older dog restrained, on leash, or on a tie down. Let the puppy approach it. At 4 years ...
Bloodhouse ears5/31/2008
  Q: My 2-year old Bloodhound Sadie, like every bloodhound, drags her ears into EVERYTHING! The most ...
  A: Let me take a stab at this. Could you find a deep, narrow water dish her ears would stay on the ...
Adopted 1yr/F Shitzu who hates our 9mo/F English Bulldog5/31/2008
  Q: I recently adopted a female Shitzu (Pepper) approx 1 year old from a nearby humane society. She is a ...
  A: This is a tough one and not an area I have training or successful experience to draw from. Nobody ...
Boxer Sporadically Goes Crazy On Family Members5/31/2008
  Q: i live in a family with 3 kids ( 16, 12, 10 years old). Our boxer is 7 months old today. He is a ...
  A: The first step is a visit to the vet. Discuss the problem and have a complete physical done. Also ...
My Lab puppy, biting and barking5/31/2008
  Q: My 5 month old lab puppy loves to bite my husband. She's being playful but very rough. She makes him ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
new puppy5/31/2008
  Q: we have a 6 month old lurcher pup who is almost house trained but seams to spend about 2 to 4 ...
  A: If she is squatting and no pee, likely she has a UTI and needs antibiotics from the vet. Repeated ...
Mini dachshund problem5/30/2008
  Q: I have 3 month old mini dachshund, we got him at 7 weeks old. He was on beneful when we got him and ...
  A: A 3 month should have had several vet visits. If you haven't discussed this with the vet, do so at ...
Mother eats alll her young5/30/2008
  Q: I need some advice.Yesterday my female bitch was in labour.The first two pups were born and she ate ...
  A: This is a good illustration of the problems that can come up in breeding. It is very difficult to ...
black lab5/30/2008
  Q: well i have a female dog. her name is angel.everytime i take her outside she seems to disobey me ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
fruits for dog5/29/2008
  Q: Is papaya good for dog's ? We have a labredor 1 year old she is about 75 pounds. Yesterday ...
  A: Even something that is OK can cause digestive upsets if introduced suddenly. The safest thing is ...
height seeking5/29/2008
  Q: I volunteer walking dogs at a local shelter. There is a black lab, male, 1 year old, neutered that ...
  A: How long has he been neutered? If recently, you can hope he improves as his hormones are depleted. ...
husky5/29/2008
  Q: I have a 8 week old husky, she has just recenlty started to sleep all night but she does wake up ...
  A: At that age their bladders are not quite big enough to make it all night. For the next week or two, ...
Obedience5/29/2008
  Q: My shih tzu is a year old. She is very loving, the problem I have is when I approach her or tell ...
  A: "Come" needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people ...
Too submissive?5/29/2008
  Q: My 5 months old female dachshund urinates when anybody pets her, even right after she went outside. ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
dog markings in house5/29/2008
  Q: How long does it take for dog urine to disapate to the point where another dog would not smell it in ...
  A: It could be a long time. The carpet needs to be cleaned using an enzyme cleaner either using a ...
Shiba Inu Overweight5/29/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old Shiba Inu and I adopted him when he was about 4 years old. I had adopted him out ...
  A: I am a little disappointed in the vets. If you can, more exercise would be good, although the ...
Puppy Sickness5/28/2008
  Q: I just brought two four week old puppies home on Sunday. The breeders (one a vet tech) said they ...
  A: Now that this question is available to me, I hope it isn't too late. Unless you may have upset them ...
My dogs eating habits5/28/2008
  Q: All my dog will eat is cabbage,brocli and cauliflower. Is that healthy for my dog? I have tried yo ...
  A: Those are very short in the protein and fat dogs need. It is very difficult to assure your dog a ...
dog5/28/2008
  Q: i have a westies and im crate trainin, I take him out first thing in the moring and when i get home ...
  A: I wish you would have given more details. If he is a little older, it is possible he is doing it on ...
dashound5/28/2008
  Q: My dog is about 4 years old i notice that he hasn't pooped in a couple of days is there anything i ...
  A: I'm sorry, but the vet may be the only answer. Otherwise, wait it out and hope for the best. He ...
RE: Nighttime walking5/28/2008
  Q: My 5 mos. pocket beagle is having problems walking outside at night. For some reason she is spooked ...
  A: I would start with a vet's visit, explaining the problem. It could also be a fear period that many ...
outdoor dogs X25/28/2008
  Q: My Labrador retriever and jack Russell terrier absolutely love the outdoors and ask to go out a ...
  A: Many dogs do fine outside, but some are problems. I feel the best thing is to crate them and give ...
puppy afraid of grass ?5/28/2008
  Q: I have a 8 week old Chinese Crested, we are trying to crate train him .. but when we take him out ...
  A: Usually 8 week olds do much better than that accepting strange new things such as grass. Try ...
when should pups leave mom5/28/2008
  Q: We have just bought a puppy and the breeder says she never keeps them longer than 6-weeks. We were ...
  A: 6 weeks is the very earliest. Past 10-12 is bad. I have had good luck with puppies as young as 45 ...
housebreaking5/27/2008
  Q: I have a 4 1/2mo. Yorkie (b. 1/12/08). I brought him home at 9 wks. I use a crate at night and ...
  A: I feel many housebreaking problems are caused by poor care by the breeder, poor technique, and ...
neutering older dogs5/27/2008
  Q: I found my dog, Jaadhu, (who seems like he could be a mix of black lab and Australian shepherd) ...
  A: I don't know that it is a problem to neuter an older dog. Responsible breeding programs retire and ...
Potty training on the third floor.5/27/2008
  Q: I have a 13 week old min pin. He seems to be getting the concept of peeing outside but pooping is a ...
  A: Your best chance to get him to finish is to walk him around. Exercise stimulates the body. They ...
New Puppy Corgi - Friend for Current Corgi5/27/2008
  Q: We have a 3 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Fox. Fox is the greatest thing that has ever ...
  A: This is a tough question. It is hard to get inside those furry little heads. At 3 years old, he is ...
Aleve given to lab5/27/2008
  Q: We recently adopted a 11 yr old lab, she has problems with her hips and i gave her a total of 3 ...
  A: Since the original person you asked didn't answer, likely all is well now or you had to seek care ...
new dog afraid of boyfriend5/26/2008
  Q: I just rescued a 6-8mo. old Australian Cattle Hound/ Lab mix from the SPCA. She got along great ...
  A: I really do all I can to encourage adopting older dogs. Unfortunately, sometimes they come with ...
2 different dogs5/26/2008
  Q: Okay i got a new dog and i already have a 4 year old female pitbull. The new dog that i have is a ...
  A: A 4 year old female may or may not be interested in playing with a puppy and its biting games. If ...
Question5/26/2008
  Q: Hey,I just got a male Malamute puppy,about 4 weeks old.Hes adorable!He just seems to be missing his ...
  A: Puppies need to stay with their mother and litter mates until at least 6 weeks old. Before that ...
Golden Retriever Testicles5/25/2008
  Q: My 11-month old golden still has not developed his testicles. They still have not gone down. When ...
  A: Has your dog had regular vet care? They are long overdue to descend. The vet should have discussed ...
pimple on male dogs penis5/25/2008
  Q: Our Blue Staffashire terrier has a pimple sort of looks like a blister on his penis. What should we ...
  A: I guess you have had a few days. I am not sure why yours is one of a dozen or more questions in the ...
Chihuahua training5/24/2008
  Q: Me and my girlriend have a 7 month old female Chihuahua that we keep in our apartment. We don't ...
  A: If she isn't spayed, it could be part of the flaky behavior preceding her season. I would ...
dog eats his own poop5/24/2008
  Q: I have a fantastic 8lb poodle who grew up in a condo. He is almost 2 years old. We have had him for ...
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
Potty Training5/24/2008
  Q: My family and I just adopted a 10 month old yorkie. Her previous owners lived in a small apartment ...
  A: Mike has apparently quit and his questions were dumped into the question pool. Normally you would ...
introducing new puppy5/24/2008
  Q: We have a female Mini Schnauzer,1 1/2yrs. and a male Mini Schnauzer 1yr. We just brought home a 6 ...
  A: It is quite evident the male thinks he is in charge. Neuter him if not already and then obedience ...
aggressive behavior5/24/2008
  Q: We rescued a 11 month old pit bull in January. He has recently become aggressive with people who are ...
  A: This could well be routine taking more responsibility for the pack as he matures. Neutering him if ...
Old dog, new habit.5/23/2008
  Q: I have a almost 9 year old Rottweiler mix that has been eating EVERYTHING lately. We have had her ...
  A: I am a strong advocate of the crate, but I am not sure a 9 year old would adjust well. Have you ...
Fearful dog5/23/2008
  Q: I have adopted a 1 1/2 yr.old dog (husky/chow/retriever mix) from the shelter. A little background: ...
  A: Normally you would get an answer sooner from whoever you originally asked. You need to avoid ...
introducing new pup5/23/2008
  Q: We currently own two boxers and will soon be bringing home a new puppy (a 2 pd maltese). What is the ...
  A: I don't know that anything you can do makes much difference. We have introduced new puppies to ...
loss of appetite5/23/2008
  Q: i have a4yr old golden labrador bitch she has not been eating her food of late, just once in two ...
  A: You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it ...
I have a 4 month male doberman....5/22/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month male doberman, we just got him but he seems to be scared all the time. he likes ...
  A: It is difficult to undo poor early socialization. If he was largely confined to a kennel early in ...
Growling at child5/22/2008
  Q: How do I get my 6yo. female Springer Spaniel to stop growling at my 16mo. son? Mandee (dog) will go ...
  A: Children and dogs do need careful supervision. We have both a 9 month old Lab and a grandson born a ...
potty training5/22/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old Lhasapoo, Como that has potty accidents in the house sometimes. I take him out ...
  A: With the accidents becoming more frequent with the new puppy, they could be deliberates, a way of ...
waking up too early5/21/2008
  Q: i have a 15 week old shorkie, shitzu yorkie mix. she really is a great dog. we have had her for 19 ...
  A: There are questions I don't have the answer to and maybe nobody really has a good one. At that age, ...
poodle peeing5/21/2008
  Q: when someone new is around or there is a new place why dose this dog want to pee even tho she just ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
New Lab Puppy5/20/2008
  Q: We just acquired a new labrador puppy from a local shelter today, he was about to be euthanized so ...
  A: Although yours is a good detailed question, I missed Lucky's age. It may not be that important ...
St. Bernard puppy5/20/2008
  Q: I have a female St. Bernard puppy. She just turned 4 months and weighs 47 pounds. I keep in touch ...
  A: It is common for puppies to be over fed, and common for litter mates to vary in size. The only time ...
trained dog urinating inside5/20/2008
  Q: My dog is one and a half years old, she is cross between King Charles and Poodle. I wouldn’t say she ...
  A: Yes, start with a vet check. More likely it has to do with the move, the weather, and her maturing, ...
trained dog urinating inside5/20/2008
  Q: My dog is one and a half years old, she is cross between King Charles and Poodle. I wouldn’t say she ...
  A: All sorts of things could be going on here. Yes, start with a vet visit. It doesn't sound medical, ...
rottie health5/20/2008
  Q: I HAVE A ROTTIE ABOUT A YR AND A HAL OLD. HES IS PERFECT WEIGHT BUT HE HAS A LIMP IN THE LEFT FRONT ...
  A: When you say he is the perfect weight, is that by a chart, or by checking his ribs? Your dog ...
min pin5/20/2008
  Q: and has 0 training and has been allowed to do pretty much what ever she wants. want to know if it ...
  A: The biggest difference with is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to ...
min pin5/20/2008
  Q: and has 0 training and has been allowed to do pretty much what ever she wants. want to know if it ...
  A: If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch on. The ...
humping problems5/20/2008
  Q: okay i just got a new 5 month old male puppy and he wont stop humping me or my fixed female cat. is ...
  A: May as well get him neutered now. It is no cure all, but very important in this case. He is old ...
humping problems5/20/2008
  Q: okay i just got my dog, hes 5 months old and he wont stop humping me or my fixed female cat... its ...
  A: He is old enough to be neutered is not already. That is the first step. Follow up with obedience ...
separation?5/19/2008
  Q: My dog is a 6 month old st. bernard/ black lab cross. We have a small porch area that is his kennel. ...
  A: I don't recommend leaving a dog outside while you are away or asleep. When unattended, the best ...
Dog - Operation5/19/2008
  Q: My dog is going to be spayed next month, but as we had a foreign vet, I couldnt understand her ...
  A: It is bad enough we have to put up with that, and now our dogs. Anesthetizing a dog is never ...
All Over Hair Loss in Bulldog5/19/2008
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old fawn brindle bulldog, named George. Since we've had him we've had a series ...
  A: What are you feeding? He should be on a common brand of dry dog chow. There is no other way to ...
pomeranian mix, 1 yr old, anxious peeing5/19/2008
  Q: our 1 yr old male, neutered, pom/mix dog is very sweet & wants to please, but he dribbles pee, ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
Pug's anxiety and owners guilt5/19/2008
  Q: I am the proud owner of a seven month old Pug who can be a delight when she feels like it. We love ...
  A: Dogs aren't loners by nature. Many of the social aspects of the wolf pack remains. If they can't ...
dogs nail5/19/2008
  Q: the entire thing, and it has begun to bleed, what can i do to help shes in a lot of pain and why do ...
  A: I am sorry you didn't get a timely answer. For you or others in the future, you can slow the ...
Chain collars5/19/2008
  Q: My question is I was wondering are there any adjustable chain collars out there? I really was ...
  A: I am not sure what you want. The prong or pinch collar is adjustable to limit how tight it gets, ...
Shih-Tzu Training5/19/2008
  Q: In my house we have two Shih-Tzu's. One's a 5 year old, and the other a new 1 year old. We don't ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in ...
fence jumping5/18/2008
  Q: I have 2 mixed breeds of about 4 - 6 years old. They ave been used to a large garden enclosed by a 6 ...
  A: wish I could reassure you, but I can't. If they can't see through the wall, they would have no ...
rescue dog has extreme fears5/18/2008
  Q: My husband and I have just adopted a rescue dog. She is 2-3 years old, altered female, yorkie & ...
  A: I don't have that much experience with rescues either. I can give you some confidence building ...
My dog is acting really strange5/17/2008
  Q: My dog has been acting a bit weird lately. Usually when i put her outside to go to the bathroom, she ...
  A: Yes, strange. I have had a problem with yellow jackets nesting in my garage foundation. She may be ...
behavior5/17/2008
  Q: I have 2 rottweiler dogs and they still chew on everything including sticks isn't that bad for them ...
  A: While wood is on the list of no nos, I have seldom heard of a problem with dogs eating sticks. My ...
how old is my orphaned puppy...what is right for him?5/16/2008
  Q: I just rescued a cocker spaniel yesterday. I am not sure of its age, when i look at its gums you ...
  A: I think your are right. By 4 weeks it should have its teeth and be ready to eat puppy chow softened ...
split personality5/16/2008
  Q: We adopted Jake from a shelter 2 weeks ago. He's 9 months old and we're not sure what breed he is ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
New Sheltie Puppy -- TONS of Questions!5/16/2008
  Q: I'm awaiting a puppy by the end of the month and would like to get some answers to a few questions ...
  A: You will need somebody with more Sheltie experience than me to answer on the ears. Perhaps I will ...
licking urine5/16/2008
  Q: I have a Shizu and she been having an upset stomah and has been pooping skwerty bloody poop. We ...
  A: Perhaps whoever you sent this to originally sent it to the question pool because they couldn't give ...
Dog Scared of certain people5/15/2008
  Q: I just adopted a one year old black lab/mix from our local animal rescue about 5 months ago. He is ...
  A: I encourage people to adopt and will do whatever I can to help with past baggage and other problems. ...
catfood5/15/2008
  Q: i'vr recently gotten two rat terrier puppies. i already have two older cats. they hace discoved the ...
  A: Try to find a place for the cat food the puppies can get to. Dogs and cats have different ...
My pup won't stop peeing in the house5/14/2008
  Q: We have a Border Collie, her name is Montana. She is 6 months old and is fixed. She is a ...
  A: A healthy 6 months old should be making it over night. Start with a vet exam, explaining the ...
lab and shitsu puppies5/14/2008
  Q: I have a shitsu who is 20 months old and we are thinking about getting a labrador retriever puppy. ...
  A: Most young dogs enjoy playing with other young dogs. It gets rough at times, but even different ...
old dashshund drinks pug puppys urine5/13/2008
  Q: What is wrong with a 9 year old dog that mounts the pug and drinks the pugs urine
  A: The mounting is telling the pug that the other dog outranks it. Likely the same with the urine. ...
Housebreaking5/13/2008
  Q: Our nine month old cocker can hold it in for hours when she's home alone. But when we're home, even ...
  A: Try longer walks and if she has a bowel movement, lavish praise on her. They can only walk and hold ...
training5/13/2008
  Q: I just got a six month old Japanese Chin and I ad him two days Now And I don't know how to train ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
new puppy fears (his)5/12/2008
  Q: I have a 3 month old yorkie/poodle mix. We've had him about 3 weeks and he's great.He's almost ...
  A: Chances are whoever had his mother didn't understand the importance of introducing the puppies to ...
Fearful Dog5/12/2008
  Q: I allowed my children to get a puppy last November. She was at the pound because someone had dumped ...
  A: Early socialization, before 12 weeks, is extremely important. Undoing poor socialization later is ...
new puppy5/12/2008
  Q: we have just got a new puppy,chihuahua, 9 weeks old, We have 2 shelties that are 2 years old and ...
  A: Many older dogs just aren't interested in puppy play. I would support the older dogs and work at ...
housebreaking5/12/2008
  Q: I have an ll month old Yorkshire Terrier. I started with crate training as a puppy and he has done ...
  A: Dogs aren't mature until they are 3 years old. As they mature, they keep challenging your ...
adopting 2 puppies (litter mates)5/11/2008
  Q: My question is this, I keep hearing different things about what ages are appropriate for adoption. ...
  A: Try the Monks of New Skete, The Art of Raising a Puppy. It discusses the different stages of ...
urinating in the home5/11/2008
  Q: I have adopted a 9 month Yorkie. The old owner assured me the dog was potty trained. I have had ...
  A: This sounds like a leadership problem. You are letting them walk over you. Start by spay/neutering ...
Grooming and Mounting Behavior5/11/2008
  Q: I have a rescued pitbull. She's 2 years old, and was quite obviously overbred, judging by the her ...
  A: Almost any behavior can be expected when a female is in heat. Everything you describe is typical. ...
Early Morning Wake up Call5/10/2008
  Q: How do I stop my dog from barking at 6am at the weekend? She is a 5 month old Golden Retriever and ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
10 month old biting 13 year dog5/10/2008
  Q: We have 3 yorkies, 13, 8 and 10 months. The two older are males and neutered, the 10 month old is a ...
  A: I would start with getting her spayed. If you were thinking of breeding her, she has proven herself ...
Puppy5/10/2008
  Q: We picked up our Welsh Corgi puppy a week ago. She will not eat out of a bowl. I have tried 3 ...
  A: Well, I guess you could try the picky eater technique. My standard answer on that includes some ...
Aggressive puppy5/9/2008
  Q: I am a proud mama to 11 wk old Jack, a pug-boston terrier mix. He is the cutest little thing ever ...
  A: He doesn't sound out of the normal range to me, but your vet has seen him and more other puppies ...
my boxer puppy got diarrhea5/9/2008
  Q: I have got a boxer puppy he is 8 weeks old on 11th May. We brought him home last sunday the 4th May. ...
  A: There are a number of causes of diarrhea, some of which go away on their own in a day or 2 and some ...
How to get puppy used to wearing a collar?5/7/2008
  Q: We have a six week old female Dachshund/Australian Shepherd mix puppy. I put a collar on her ...
  A: Usually at 6 weeks they adjust to new things very well. Is it loose enough to get a couple of ...
worms??? anD nightmares???5/7/2008
  Q: I have a month old pup and shes a female kiwiray is her name and shes an ascal .I'm kind worried ...
  A: Except for the food, I answered most of your questions in a different question last night. It is ...
Need Advice - Getting a sibling - concerns5/7/2008
  Q: I've been searching the web to get advice about getting a second dog, and I need serious advice. I ...
  A: I hate to give ''Well it depends'' answers. It is hard to say how he will react to a new dog moving ...
Beagle- afraid or dominating?5/7/2008
  Q: I just adopted a 7 yr old male beagle. I have two other dogs that he seems to have adjusted to ...
  A: This is a serious problem. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's ...
bowel movements...5/6/2008
  Q: shes a female and she cry while sleeping and cant concentrate on sleeping too much. she always cry ...
  A: Very young puppies need their mother licking their back to eliminate. Try stroking her back with ...
chow chow5/6/2008
  Q: I am thinking about getting a chow chow and I am in the process of informing myself about the breed. ...
  A: 1 While typical members of any breed do tend to share certain traits, it is not near as important ...
Housetraining5/6/2008
  Q: I have a one year old female yorkie and a three month old male yorkie. We have an area set up in ...
  A: That is a common problem, but my training and experience has little more to offer you than the ...
potty train for potty pads to grass5/5/2008
  Q: i have a mini doxie 11 weeks of age that i am trying to train from potty pads to going outside. i ...
  A: Watch her, not the clock. Then take her out when she seems to need to go. Walk her around. They ...
Dog acting crazy5/5/2008
  Q: My Jack Russell just decided all of a sudden that he doesn't want to go up the stairs anymore. He ...
  A: How old is he? Puppies go through fear stages about 4 months and 8 months. If he is older, he may ...
New Maltese5/5/2008
  Q: I just received my new Maltese about 2 days ago. I am very excited about having him. He is a year ...
  A: While I am trained and experienced with dogs that don't eat, I suggest looking elsewhere on the ...
playing fetch with my doberman dog5/5/2008
  Q: hi I'm try to teach my 4 year old Doberman to play fetch but she wont even run after the ...
  A: It seems hard to believe, but I see other such questions. Try a tennis ball. Most dogs love them. ...
Swelling remedies5/5/2008
  Q: I think my 10-year old siberian husky was bitten by something earlier today and her face is swollen ...
  A: Try some Benadryl, up to 2mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours. I think the standard capsules ...
help with my male dog5/5/2008
  Q: My male dog wont stop spraying? he is a male chihuahua, he is 4 years old, his diet is purina inside ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
my dog has loose stool5/4/2008
  Q: I recently changed my 12 month puppy from puppy food chicken and rice to adult dog food lamb and ...
  A: Any sudden change in diet can lead to loose stools. If he doesn't firm up before long try a bland ...
Rowdy 3 1/2 month old LhasaPoo5/4/2008
  Q: I recently adopted a Lhasapoo who was bought at a pet shop after which, the owners decided they ...
  A: Puppies have mostly known their litter mates that were just as eager as they were to play rough ...
medicine5/4/2008
  Q: I HAVE A FULL BLOODED MALE POMERANIAN DOG. HE WILL BE 2 IN JULY.HE HAS NEVER BEEN NEUTERED. HE HAS ...
  A: You can find Benadryl or store brand equivalents everywhere. Give up to 2 mg per pound of body ...
introducing a new puppy to house and we already have a dog5/3/2008
  Q: we have recently purchased a new labrador puppy AND we have brought it home to meet our half x ...
  A: What I would do is keep him on leash and let her approach him. Do you best to keep him quiet and ...
goldendoodle5/3/2008
  Q: We picked up our 6 month old male, neutered goldendoodle puppy on Thursday night (two days ago). He ...
  A: Usually getting out in front of a puppy and coaxing it, slapping your thighs, will get it moving. ...
Potty Training5/2/2008
  Q: I have a mix dog (shih apso)who is about 4 years old. I have been trying very hard to house break ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it ...
humans and mange5/2/2008
  Q: my rromates got has mange and I will be going to spend time with my pairents and they have animals ...
  A: I would be very careful to only take freshly laundered clothes, ones folded where the roommate's dog ...
Dog pen5/2/2008
  Q: I just adopted a 9 month old white shepherd. He had very little training and attention before, but ...
  A: I hate to a dog left by itself all day anywhere. I suggest crating the dog and giving it a mid day ...
Socialization5/2/2008
  Q: We have an English Labrador who's almost 1 year old, 85 lbs, and he's really well behaved. We have ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Two shih zhu puppies5/2/2008
  Q: My fiance and I bought TWO SIBLING 8 week shih zhu puppies, one is male and the other is female. ...
  A: As long as you are around for the naps, I would let them nap together. While rough play is normal, ...
Puppy, inconsistant with pooping5/1/2008
  Q: I have a 7+ month Shih Tzu / Yorkie mix, male, not neutered but soon will be, Question....I got him ...
  A: It is hard to say just what is happening. When you do take him out, make sure he walks around. ...
neuting brothers5/1/2008
  Q: i have 2 akita crossed with gsd puppies they are coming uo to 6 months old, thay are brothers and ...
  A: A couple big putty knives work well on bowel movements. Just slide one under it while holding it ...
Dog with Allergies5/1/2008
  Q: My sister has a dog mixed breed with Lab in her. She has her on steroids because of her allergies ...
  A: Usually it is best to work with the vet. It is expensive, but they can do blood tests and find the ...
PUPPYS LAST SET OF SHOTS5/1/2008
  Q: DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO TAKE MY DOG OUT OF THE HOUSE AFTER HIS LAST SET OF SHOTS?
  A: It is a tough choice, take the puppy out and one sniff the wrong place brings on a life threatening ...
introducing dogs question4/30/2008
  Q: I have a 1.5 yro chihauhau that is very timid but not aggressive (princess). My boyfriend has a 1 yr ...
  A: This is a tough problem and I can't promise success. Gender is a huge factor, and 2 females is the ...
training inside and out4/30/2008
  Q: I am going to be the brand new owner of a 9 week old chorkie puppy in two days. I have never owned a ...
  A: I really don't like wee pads. Unless you are in an upper floor apartment with no quick access to ...
Dogs in heat4/30/2008
  Q: can you tell me what signs and how long this process is? Our new lab has swollen, bled and is now ...
  A: Once heavy dripping starts, it will continue for about 3 weeks, slowly tapering off to very little. ...
socialization4/30/2008
  Q: I own a Basenji mix. She is very sweet but a bit shy. I have tried since she was a puppy to get ...
  A: One of the things you need to do is build her confidence in both you and herself. Start with ...
mini dachshund separation anxiety4/30/2008
  Q: We recently got a 12 week old mini dachshund. He has been with us for just less than a week. We ...
  A: Such problems are much easier to prevent than fix. A puppy that was never left alone before it was ...
Chihuahua housbreaking...4/29/2008
  Q: My girlfriend just received a 10 week old Chihuahua puppy and we need help housebreaking it. I watch ...
  A: As long as the puppy isn't left more than 4-5 hours by itself, and everybody is on the same page, it ...
dog urine and potte traning4/29/2008
  Q: i have a 4 month old male dog of lasa apso breed, i have tried several things to tach him where to ...
  A: Sitting in it afterwards is unusual. Start by taking him to the vet and explaining the problem. I ...
German Shep/Lab4/28/2008
  Q: I recently rescued a 7 week old lab who was brought to me from a woman who had found her standing ...
  A: Any of the common brands of dry puppy chow should be fine. It would be best to stick to the same ...
puppy housebreaking4/28/2008
  Q: I recently brought home a westie (8 days) and am having difficulty with housebreaking. I have been ...
  A: I don't like the litter box or the X-pen. I would crate her, and if you can't make it back within ...
New Puppy's4/28/2008
  Q: I have just bought two springer spaniel puppies and could do with some advice as I bring them home ...
  A: I really don't like puppies being left outside unattended. The dog guide school we raise puppies ...
second pup4/28/2008
  Q: we have a six month old lab which is three quart lab and qaurt spaniel, he is awesome dog...i am ...
  A: This should go fine. With both dogs fixed by 6 months, you shouldn't have problems. A male and a ...
Compatibility4/27/2008
  Q: My partner and I have an 8 mos female toy poodle who is very active. We were thinking of adopting a ...
  A: Compatibility has more to do with individual differences and early socialization than with the ...
pooping and peeing in crate4/27/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old male min pin.He is not yet neutered. From the day I brought him home I have ...
  A: This is a problem overnight? Unless he has a physical probable, he should easily go overnight. ...
chi4/23/2008
  Q: have a 7 month old male chihuahua that does not listen to me when I call him. He runs away and ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Lab Puppy4/23/2008
  Q: I recently (about 6 weeks ago) got a Lab puppy. He was about 6 months old when we got him, so he is ...
  A: That happens, even if the books deny it. I have never had the problem, or seen any suggestions that ...
7yrs malamois, spayed4/23/2008
  Q: Can i retrain her so that she does nt use the entire yard as a potty ? If so, how? i tried once ...
  A: I guess you could try what I do with a young puppy. I have never tried to retrain a 7 year old, and ...
best dog for going for long walks4/23/2008
  Q: I want to get a dog that loves going for long walks & for long bike rides. Any suggestions?
  A: I think almost any of the larger breeds should do. www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed ...
2 yr old Shih tzu spoiling carpet suddenly4/22/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old shih tzu female. She was always very good with doing her business on her pads ...
  A: Dogs aren't mature until 3 years old. As they mature, they often challenge their owners' ...
Feeding Problems4/22/2008
  Q: We have a new female collie. We have had her about 6 weeks and she is 1 1/2 years old. We also ...
  A: Yeah, the 15 minutes drill. You may be over feeding it. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good ...
lulu & tanner4/21/2008
  Q: My question is about our two dogs. We adopted Tanner from a dental student in town and she has ...
  A: You have had her to the vet to clear up the UTI? Butt sniffing and bumping are very complex ...
up my behind4/21/2008
  Q: my wonderful 4 year old (? humane society adopted) female spayed lab/maybe husky breed pup follows ...
  A: Dogs are very social. They instinctively want to be part of a pack like wolves. It could be in the ...
Puppy Pees in Crate or on Bedding4/21/2008
  Q: We have an almost 5 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback who has been peeing in her crate since we first ...
  A: How old was she when you got her? Likely the problems stem from poor care by the breeder. I see ...
Follow up Question about Crating my new Pup4/21/2008
  Q: I have included my original question/Expert Answer to provide more info.... Is this really "Crate" ...
  A: This is a little confusing. I just added a comment to the original answer, but I don't think you ...
mastiff pup4/21/2008
  Q: i have a 6 month old french mastiff i also have 3 children who she gets on fine with most of the ...
  A: What he is going to have to do is yelp, jerk his hand away and walk off every time she does it. ...
poodle scratching4/20/2008
  Q: I have 2 poodles, not related to each other, both males...the one scratches ALOT. He has little ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
7 month old Akita/Lab mix4/19/2008
  Q: Sticking to a strict diet of good puppy food and dehydrated chicken for snacks and training. Is ...
  A: While carrots are widely recommended, it is mostly by those recommending other untested things. I ...
my dogs itchyness4/19/2008
  Q: My dog is a labrador, he is a male and 17 months old. He is neutered. He has been itchying a lot and ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
cavapoo 4 months old spayed4/19/2008
  Q: I am trying to crate train. It seems that I have done all the right things but my dog is still going ...
  A: Take him out on leash. Walk, walk, walk; they can only walk and hold it so long. When nature has ...
weird dog behavior4/18/2008
  Q: i also have a daughter aged 2 and recenlty i have noticed him following her around a lot and staring ...
  A: They say dogs have the mental capacity of a 2 year old. He may see her catching up to him and ...
new dog (food and poty training)4/17/2008
  Q: I am going to get a three month old dog tomorrow. i would like to know what food is good for him. ...
  A: Don't give him cows' milk. Dogs can't digest the lactose in it. You should be feeding a puppy chow ...
5 year old german shepherd4/17/2008
  Q: I have a gsd who until recently has been a very obedient and loving animal. About two months ago ...
  A: There are some cases where even the most experienced dog owners can't keep peace between to dogs, ...
heat tolerance4/17/2008
  Q: I have a havanese and was wondering if keeping a long coat helps them adjust to heat or would it be ...
  A: I don't know that there is any solid answer to that question. Many people have opinions, but no ...
siblings4/16/2008
  Q: i recently rescued a dachshund (Olivia). the woman giving up Olivia said that she just got her 3 ...
  A: Many people, including me, are very concerned that we are slaughtering millions of dogs every year ...
Aggression at Dinner Time4/15/2008
  Q: Basically he is very possessive over his food & will growl & snap at anyone who approaches him ...
  A: A few years ago I would have suggested getting tough. Along with much of the dog world, I am moving ...
What breed of dog?4/15/2008
  Q: I'm at a loss as to what kind of dog I should get-and I'll give you background info I'm 26 and ...
  A: www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don't ...
Introducing my new puppy4/15/2008
  Q: I live in the country about a quarter mile from an outdoor trading center and I come across a lot ...
  A: It sounds like even if your puppy accepts the dominance of the other dog, it may not be good enough ...
help4/15/2008
  Q: I have been living with my mother-in-law for 9 months who refuses to crate train my yorkie or let ...
  A: The biggest difference in housebreaking an older dog is the longer time after eating or drinking ...
feeding my pup4/15/2008
  Q: i have a 7 week old pitbull puppy and would like to know how many times a day to feed him. A can of ...
  A: That sounds close. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You ...
feeding limited food in area4/15/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month male lab retriever. When should I start feeding him adult food and how much of it ...
  A: I know Purina is OK. Pedigree may produce smaller, firmer stools than it. I would have thought the ...
New Dog4/14/2008
  Q: I'm looking for an indoor dog to adopt soon. I would like to know what species fit my ...
  A: www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don't ...
whining puppy!!!4/14/2008
  Q: I just got a new boxer puppy about a week ago. He is about nine weeks old. I keep him in a crate ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
My puppy won't let me clean his ears!4/14/2008
  Q: I just got a boxer puppy that is now 5 months old. He has a bad yeast infection in one of his ears, ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
20 month old Cockapoo4/14/2008
  Q: I have a male cockapoo who is very energetic and loving.I have taken him to dog obedience class when ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
puppy biting4/13/2008
  Q: I have an 8-month-old Tibetan Terrier female, spayed. She's had basic obedience, done pretty well, ...
  A: I have never used them, but the bells work very well for many people. Go ahead and try them. ...
2yr old german shep pooping in house?4/13/2008
  Q: we have been crate training since tucker was a puppy and have decided to give him a chance to be ...
  A: The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes, it feels safe in its den. ...
neutering4/12/2008
  Q: I was told that it may not be safe to get my male dog (4 YRS OLD) NEUTERED. is THIS TRUE? what IS ...
  A: While there is some evidence that the typical 6 months is too early, there is no reason not to ...
potty training4/12/2008
  Q: i have a question for you. I have an 11 month old hound mix who is still having potty accidents at ...
  A: I don't like schedules. You need to learn to read her, take her out when she needs to go, perhaps ...
Aggressive Puppy?4/11/2008
  Q: My husband and I recently acquired a new puppy. She is a Chihuahua, Dashund, Pug & Beagle mix and ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
DOG WONT STOP PEEING4/11/2008
  Q: My husband and I just got a dog about a month ago. he is a 1 yr old doushound boy. He has been ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
my dog4/11/2008
  Q: !!!!!! HELP
  A: I am not sure society as a whole does a good job preparing people for dog ownership. Yeah, you ...
my dog won't eat4/11/2008
  Q: she is a cavalier king Charles spaniel and is quit small compared to the other dogs. she hasn't ...
  A: My dog won't eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly ...
has my dog been neutered4/11/2008
  Q: i am crazy about him.my question is .he is 2years old when he was 6months old i had him neutered. ...
  A: I have seen reports of the vet not removing an undecended testicle when the dog was ''neutered''. ...
I need to adopt out my dog4/10/2008
  Q: I've been all over the internet trying to find a safe place to give my dog. I live in Killeen TX and ...
  A: Have you tried breed rescues, http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm Some of them will take ...
Increasing dominate behavior4/10/2008
  Q: I have recently acquired a 1 year old female shepard/ chow mix from a rescue shelter. The animal ...
  A: She is spayed? While you may have trained her to follow obedience commands, have you taught her you ...
excessive bowel movements4/10/2008
  Q: first let me say thax for reading my question im lost but truley in love with my dog. i have a 5lb ...
  A: Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to ...
agression4/9/2008
  Q: I have 3dogs, Sadie who is 2yrs, Max is a Year, their baby Jake who is 4months. This was an accident ...
  A: Perhaps Max is having vision problems. If you hold a ball or a treat in front of him, does his eyes ...
i dont know who to ask4/9/2008
  Q: I have a almost 6 year old Beagle/bassedhound/cockerspainel mixed dog. And I came home yesterday, ...
  A: Whatever it is, a vet may or may not be able to or need to do something about it. I think you to ...
chihuahua urination problem4/9/2008
  Q: I have a year old male Chihuahua that is not neutered yet. In the past 7 months I have went through ...
  A: Get him neutered now. Such behavior problems end any though of ever breeding him. Obedience ...
puppy wants nothing to do with me4/9/2008
  Q: 2 weeks ago i got a lab puppy--she will play with me during the night if my foot or hand goes off ...
  A: Undoing poor socialization after 12 weeks is slow and difficult. Be generous with treats and praise ...
Potty-training 2 dogs in multi-dog household4/8/2008
  Q: We have a total of 8 dogs in our large house. We are both retired and at home most of the time. A ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on those dogs. Use closed doors or gates to keep ...
eating habit4/8/2008
  Q: We had a Tri color collie years ago that did this same thing,The "new" dog was never around the old ...
  A: Perhaps I shouldn't have stepped up to answer this since I don't have a good answer. Yeah, ...
Socializing4/8/2008
  Q: My fiancee has two dogs,a female Italian Greyhound and a male medium sized mixed breed, both about 6 ...
  A: An excellent idea to start to work on this now. I would hope all the dogs are obedience trained. ...
Itchy Puppy4/8/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old JRT female puppy. She is all white. Her skin is very pink. I have tried ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
maltese4/8/2008
  Q: when do maltese dog first come in heat?
  A: I am not sure why you asked. The responsible thing for pet owners is to get them spayed at 6 months ...
destructive pup4/7/2008
  Q: she is almost seven months old. She is fully housetrained, yet every time I have to leave her at ...
  A: It is amazing how many people, that think they are qualified to give dog advice, don't realize that ...
Dog problem4/7/2008
  Q: I have a German shepard lab mix. i got him almost a year ago from a shelter that he lived at for the ...
  A: This is a tough one. It must be his Shepherd side strongly bonding to you. Start with obedience ...
HELLP! me and my 2yr old Italian grayhound4/7/2008
  Q: i need help understanding what i need to do to house train my IG. i have trained lots of different ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
frontline4/7/2008
  Q: I am convinced my 4 year old boxer suffered from head tremors as a result of a front line ...
  A: That is quite possible. They are rare, but every product has bad reactions. I have just started my ...
care4/7/2008
  Q: I had 2 questions: 1-what to do/not to do in order not drawing attention of unattended dogs 2-what ...
  A: Unattended dogs are a big problem. Best thing is to pay them as little attention as you can. Don't ...
bonding4/7/2008
  Q: i recently got a little staffie he is 11 weeks old named trigger, i was moving into my house the ...
  A: That isn't the best. Give him plenty of attention, taking him for walks, brushing him, feeding him, ...
agressive behavior in Shitz shu4/7/2008
  Q: We have a male shitz shu just turning a year old. He is left alone about 5-6 hours alone mon-fri. ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Dog goes nuts when under bed/attacks people4/7/2008
  Q: I have a 18 month non neutered silkey poo. He just started doing this I would say within the past ...
  A: As dogs mature, they sometimes challenge the owners for leadership. This is more likely with ...
behavior4/7/2008
  Q: i have three male dogs (2) boxers 1 is 5yrs and the other is 6 mnths and a weimie he is 7yrs. the ...
  A: Better leadership on your part may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things ...
Miniature pinscher who is afraid of men4/6/2008
  Q: We are fostering a one year old miniature pinscher whose old owners we think abused her and ...
  A: Expect this to take time. It could be due to either abuse on the part of a man earlier, or just a ...
black lab4/6/2008
  Q: my question is about when black labs get their "period". My dog is 8 months old and has started ...
  A: I can't understand why you have waited until now to check on this. That is around the usual age for ...
putty training4/6/2008
  Q: How to teach my dog on putty training
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
dog4/6/2008
  Q: y is my dog started digging in the carpets blankets, wutever she can an i mean like cray. she is ...
  A: You leave out some details. If she is between 6-12 months and unspayed, it may be part of the flaky ...
Feeding and Bowels Movement4/4/2008
  Q: Peppa is a 1 yr old male terrier mix (mutt) very muscular and strong. He has been neutered. Peppa ...
  A: There could be a couple of things going on. In some cases, dogs need a little exercise to stimulate ...
feeding a puppy4/4/2008
  Q: i have a male labrador puppy two months old. i have been feeding him a cup of royal canin dog food ...
  A: Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs, Shepherds, and Goldens. ...
dog growls4/3/2008
  Q: My newly purchased Rhodesian Ridgeback was 7 months when I bought him, he is now 11months old. He is ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
pitbulls4/3/2008
  Q: how can i figure out what type of pitbull i have, or if its even full blooded without paying a vet.
  A: I am not sure that even DNA testing can verify a dog is a pure bred. Pit bulls really are several ...
Teddy Bear Puppy4/3/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old teddy bear puppy that absolutely goes nuts when put in a crate to sleep at ...
  A: He may be too spoiled now for what works for me with new puppies. What I do is lay down by the ...
5 month old pup refuses to go outside4/2/2008
  Q: we have a new pup (our 2nd teckel, 1st one is housebroken at 6 months, she could hold it in till we ...
  A: Biggest difference between a young puppy as I detail below and and older puppy is the longer time ...
Carrots4/1/2008
  Q: are baby carrots a good treat to give my 7 month old lab dog occassionally?
  A: I wouldn't. I am afraid they are just about right to choke on. I am very conservative on what I ...
shih tzu4/1/2008
  Q: I think my dog is having her period. How often will she get it and how long does the cycle last?
  A: It lasts several weeks with the second and third weeks being the biggest risk of accidental ...
Dogs skin4/1/2008
  Q: yes, I have a small female 6 yr.old terrier,she has blackish color under her arms,and she chews or ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
Difficulty with new dog3/31/2008
  Q: he has been with us about 2 weeks. I love him, he has a good disposition. But the problem is he is ...
  A: Much of what you are doing is right. The praise and treats yesterday were exactly the correct ...
border collie3/31/2008
  Q: We have a 3 month old border collie who does not recognize her name,will not come when called ...
  A: One way is to observe how she reacts to noises behind her. See how hard you have to stomp you foot ...
Stray Puppies3/30/2008
  Q: Rescued two stray puppies that have had no human contact, they have both been to the vet for a total ...
  A: You may be fighting a losing battle now. Poor early socilization is tough to overcome. Give them ...
dogs fighthing3/30/2008
  Q: we have 2 yorkies (one both male) is 5 1/2 (the father) the other is 1(his son) they have been ...
  A: As the younger one matures, it is quite likely it will challenge both the older dog and you for ...
dog mange3/29/2008
  Q: How can I treat mange over the counter? Unfortunately, right now I cannot afford to take my og to ...
  A: Mange comes in 2 forms, Demodectic and Sarcoptic. I am not sure either yields to OTC medicine. ...
potty training problem for an older dog!!!3/27/2008
  Q: my family recently rescued a female dalmatian through our local petstore. I don't know what ...
  A: I hope I can help make it a success. Although I strongly encourage adoption, I recognize there are ...
lab/husky mix3/27/2008
  Q: Where do I go to get a lab/husky mix? i was hoping there was some place close to Illinois to get ...
  A: Very good for you. I would start by checking with rescues of both breeds. Many of them have mixes ...
My 3 year old lab3/27/2008
  Q: We have owned our lab since he was a pup and he was trained to go to the bathroom in a particular ...
  A: Sounds like now that he is mature, that he thinks he is in charge and can eliminate wherever he ...
rickets3/26/2008
  Q: i bought a german shepherd when it was 27days old.it is now 3months old.the problem is i have kept ...
  A: You really didn't give enough information for anybody to help. While dog nutrition is fairly well ...
Aggressive Jack Russell Terrier3/26/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old neutered JRT who is aggressive with my other dogs. I just put him on Clomicalm ...
  A: I don't self medicate my dogs and don't advise others to. I doubt any OTC products work. ...
puppies3/26/2008
  Q: I have a 14 wk old american bulldog pup, he is very good, getting on well with his training, goes ...
  A: Sometimes it is tough to tell just what is happening. Rough play is normal and it is unusual for a ...
new puppy needs training3/26/2008
  Q: we brought her home today and ever since then shes been peeing all over the carpet and she pooped ...
  A: Starting with the food. Forget what the breeder said about the hard and soft. I see many questions ...
Puppy training3/25/2008
  Q: Just got a Boston Terrier at almost 4 months old. He is crate trained but doesn't have his last ...
  A: Parvo is a real threat. One sniff at the wrong time where a sick dog eliminated in the last 6 ...
Dog bite3/25/2008
  Q: I have a German Shepherd that was bit by a Rottweiler and it looks like it bit his shoulder it looks ...
  A: I would clean it with peroxide and then try to work in an antibiotic cream, Neosporin, Triple ...
3 different dogs.3/25/2008
  Q: I have two small dogs about the size of a miniature pincher. They have been together for the past ...
  A: This can work, although consider a female if possible. It will require good leadership on your ...
Swollen dog Vagina3/24/2008
  Q: My dog is red and swollen around her vagina, and won't stop licking and biting the area
  A: If she is past 6 months, likely she is coming into heat. A week after she starts discharging blood, ...
my puppy doesnt like me..or is afraid of me3/24/2008
  Q: I moved from GA to CA and my fiancee bought me a 10 week old golden retriever 3 days after I got ...
  A: That is strange. At 10 weeks, it still should have been receptive to new people and and accepting ...
dog food orijen3/23/2008
  Q: i have been receiving conflicting opinions on orijen.i have a 6 1/2 month old lab 38.6 lbs i am ...
  A: The percentage protein in a dog chow is highly misleading. Those chows using lower quality proteins ...
Cricket, 8mths-1.8 lbs. female chihuahua3/22/2008
  Q: I have been trying to train my pup with a harness and leash in our yard and trying the sit, come ...
  A: Don't wait. The longer you put off, the harder it will be. This sounds to me like the common case ...
puppy pit bull3/21/2008
  Q: I have a 2 month old puppy american pit bull terrier, and today he's been throwing up, at first it ...
  A: It is hard to say. Sometimes they forage undigestiables and are fine once they are out of their ...
eating poop3/21/2008
  Q: We've recently rescued a dog which had been mistreated and starved. Her ribs and hip bones were very ...
  A: Yeah, the pumpkin, the best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog ...
New puppy hates husband3/21/2008
  Q: We brought home a new puppy a week ago who is a Staffordshire Bull Terrior, she's approx 17 weeks ...
  A: While it is possible she was mistreated by a man in the past, it is far more likely she simply ...
urinating dog3/20/2008
  Q: Help!!!! I have a female 8 year old Terror/cockapoo mix breed, she is neutered. Her name is Pacey ...
  A: Likely she claiming the new house. It is hard to retrain an 8 year old. You might see what some of ...
Puppy peeing in the house after we take him out3/20/2008
  Q: My girlfriend and I have a 13wk old male bull terrier. We take him out often and he goes to the ...
  A: At that age, he may just find being outside too exciting to finish urinating. Try walking him ...
Housebreaking a one year old puppy3/20/2008
  Q: He was almost housebroken (only pooing accidents every so often) when suddenly he reverted back to ...
  A: I would start with a vet check. There is no training away a physical problem. It could be ...
Housetraining my puppy3/19/2008
  Q: I just got a puppy about 2-3 weeks ago. She will be 12 weeks this Friday. I seem to be having a ...
  A: The going is going to be quite slow if you are leaving it for 10 hours. I you can't make it back, ...
regress in housebreaking3/19/2008
  Q: My puppy is 11 months old and just got spayed this past Friday. Prior to the spaying, she almost ...
  A: My vet says he is using a new, safer anesthetic. Dogs are less likely to have a bad reaction to it, ...
dogs licking3/18/2008
  Q: i have a 3 year old jack russell and an 18 month old labrador. Recently i've noticed the jack ...
  A: While most likely it is hormonal, it wouldn't hurt to have them both checked. Dogs' personalities ...
dog breed3/18/2008
  Q: I was wondering how husky and shepherd mix would be. Would they shed a lot and are they a good dog ...
  A: Most dogs with the regular hair like coat shed. I can remember joking with my wife. We kept a Husky ...
17 week old german sheperd puppies3/17/2008
  Q: one male one female 17 week pups eat their feces. How do I correct this behavior?
  A: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You ...
Housebreaking3/17/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old Border Collie/Lab mix and she is doing very well not going in her crate. I but ...
  A: It happens sometimes especially with the easier to manage dogs. By the time most dogs are about 3 ...
Pug won't poop!3/17/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old female pug that we purchased from a breeder. Before we bought the pug, I did a ...
  A: What you are doing should work if she didn't spend too long in the kennel. It will take some work ...
Breeding3/17/2008
  Q: I have a male yorkie-poo and one of my friends has a female yorkie.I was wondering if I can breed ...
  A: You can, but please get them fixed instead. We have far too many people breeding and allowing ...
dog going to the bathroom in new home3/17/2008
  Q: i have two rotties, one is almost 5 years old and the other will be three in july (sammy). we got ...
  A: Throughally cleaning the house with a carpet steamer using a pet odor enzyme additive might help. ...
Help with big dog and little dog3/16/2008
  Q: My boyfriend has a 4 mth old wiemerhiner and I have a year old schnauzer. We try to let them play ...
  A: I don't know that there is too much more to do than keep a close eye on things, settling them when ...
male dog3/15/2008
  Q: when can my male dog breed , its a puggle and i want to know when will it start to try to mount my ...
  A: While mounting behavior may start as a young puppy, usually they aren't sexually mature until after ...
1 yr old female rott.3/15/2008
  Q: We recently got the 1 yr old female rott,- not spayed and she had worms when we first got her. ive ...
  A: There could be several issues here. Worm medicine often does cause digestive upset. She could just ...
rat terrier pup3/15/2008
  Q: he vomits yellow bile he has had all his shots deworm pick eater
  A: Most of my training and experience is with larger dogs that do just fine on one meal a day. I have ...
recent growling and barking3/15/2008
  Q: We have a 7month old Jake russell named ricki he is a great dog we have had him since he was just ...
  A: Moving is traumatic to dogs. If he isn't neutered, I would do so now. It is no cure all, but a big ...
Training my Maltipoo3/14/2008
  Q: I have a six month old maltipoo. She is very sweet, but the housebreaking is not going well. ...
  A: While I strongly believe in using the crate, it should mainly be for when you can't watch the dog. ...
adopting an older dog3/14/2008
  Q: We are adopting a rescue shit zu, approximately 8 years old and deaf. They told us the dog is house ...
  A: While better housebreaking systems rely on commands, as you say, he can't hear them. As my puppies ...
Dog bath3/13/2008
  Q: How come we can't give our dog bath everyday?
  A: Bathing dogs strips off the natural oils their skin needs. Usually there is no good reason to bathe ...
puppy pooping in crate3/13/2008
  Q: We rescued a puppy (part black lab and german shephard) 3 weeks ago from the humane society. She is ...
  A: I see the term separation anxiety as so much psycho babble. Giving it a fancy name helps gloss over ...
Add this to my " Pomeranian " question!!3/12/2008
  Q: I just read one of your past responses... I also have 6 cats ( yes, I AM crazy!!) And I have noticed ...
  A: It shouldn't. It would be possible for him to pick up other things from it. I am afraid he is sick ...
small to medium breeds3/12/2008
  Q: Can you tell me what would be a good pet for us? We live on the shores of Lake Champlain (Champ ...
  A: www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don't ...
dog3/11/2008
  Q: i just got 6 WEEK PUPPY AND WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH HER?
  A: Years ago, I put an answer together to a similar question. Like many of my answers, I have saved ...
What do I do?3/11/2008
  Q: My little 7 1/2 month old pug just started her first heat, I am watching my friends dogs, one is a 2 ...
  A: No. Do you have any idea how many questions I see from people that thought this or that was safe? ...
Urination3/11/2008
  Q: but when I have her out of crate she is urinating every 15 to 20 min could she have a uti? I have ...
  A: That sounds quite likely, especially if she is straining and dribbling. If anything, the Shepherds ...
soiling puppy crate3/11/2008
  Q: I take my pup out every hour on the hour from 5am - 11pm. She still poops in her crate EVERY night. ...
  A: I hate to say this, but you may have to make a trip out in the middle of the night for a while. One ...
Mini Pincher pain in the rear3/11/2008
  Q: I have a 3 month old min pin and shes a total brat. She refuses to go potty outside then comes into ...
  A: You may need to walk her around a little outside, or even go until she can't hold it any longer. ...
behavior/boxer3/11/2008
  Q: I recently adopted a boxer that is 12months. he is so loving and awesome. but as soon as I leave ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Training3/10/2008
  Q: I got a new 13 week old puppy a week ago..so he is not 14 weeks old..well he is not eating like I ...
  A: It mostly sounds good. The 1/2 cup of food sounds low to me, but could be right depending on how ...
haley my dog3/10/2008
  Q: i just got haley 4 days ago female lab 4 yrs old spade. she is a leash puller and virtually ...
  A: Start with the metal slip collar with the rings on each end. Put it on like this for the usual dog ...
My 7 month 80lb Boxador, Jack.3/9/2008
  Q: Today my puppy Jack bit me...out of fear I think. He was playing in the yard with my boys todays, ...
  A: This sounds like a hormone induced test of leadership. The key to most behavior problems is ...
Puppy Excitement3/9/2008
  Q: We have a 7 month old mini dachshund ,she does fine with my wife. When I walk by or go to pet ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
New Puppy Amongst Two other Dogs3/9/2008
  Q: Good Morning, Just want to warn you that this might be lengthy. Last week I got an 11 month old ...
  A: I think dogs differentiate more between their bladder nd bowels than we do. I see many questions ...
cockapoo3/9/2008
  Q: trying to dematt dog and she justs bites and won't let me comb her ..don't know how I. can do ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Dog eating drywall3/9/2008
  Q: On occasion, my yellow lab has ate dry wall in our basement. Can you tell me what the side effects ...
  A: As far as I know, drywall isn't harmful to dogs. It should fall apart in ones stomach, providing no ...
Puppy Behaviour3/7/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old puppy which is a cross between a husky and terrier. She seems to have a loving ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
considering a dog adoption, but some bad habits3/6/2008
  Q: i am considering adopting a 5-yr old spayed "mutt" about 25 lb. she seems very sweet, but she ...
  A: For some questions, my head says one thing, and my heart says another. First of all, you might see ...
boston terriers3/5/2008
  Q: my son has a new boston terrier puppy and is so attached to he and his 8 yr old daughter that he ...
  A: Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
puppy training3/5/2008
  Q: I have two puppies. A female four months old and a male three months old. We got the male ten days ...
  A: It could be he finds being outside too exciting to waste time completely emptying his bladder. Stay ...
pomerianian3/3/2008
  Q: i think my male pomeranian is in heat he just tends to hump lol how do i know for sure if i should ...
  A: There aren't any species where the males have reproductive cycles similar to females. Just as ...
My 4 month dog3/3/2008
  Q: I bought my son a miniature australian shepard and he is up to date with all his shots and ...
  A: There are several different types of worms. No one treatment will clear them all out, and in some ...
aggressive play2/28/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old female spayed Great Dane that I adopted from a shelter about 2 months ago. I am ...
  A: I don't know if better leadership would make enough difference or not. The key to most behavior ...
Bichon Frise2/28/2008
  Q: We have a very strong willed Bichon who is now 4 months old, we have had issues with her however we ...
  A: I think your vet understand her better than the puppy club. Such behavior is common among strong ...
Puppy Hates Crate2/28/2008
  Q: I just got a Bernese Mt. Dog puppy and she is about 11 weeks old. We are having problems with her ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
Boxerpuppies2/28/2008
  Q: My boyfriend and i have recently taken home 2 adorable boxer puppies 1 and male the other a female ...
  A: While it will mean taking special care, I don't think this has to be a disaster. Giving them plenty ...
training2/27/2008
  Q: my question is on training. i have a 6 month female staffy named lara and a 3 month bull arab named ...
  A: A dog can learn its commands without learning you are in charge. The key to most behavior problems ...
Urinating on the couch2/26/2008
  Q: Our two beagle puppies are 5 months old and were doing well at housebreaking. They share a wire ...
  A: The spay/neutering is an important step, but may not be enough. They needs stronger leadership. ...
Sheltie chewing and pulling up carpeting2/26/2008
  Q: I have a sheltie that is 2-1/2 years old. He is a male and we purchased him from a breeder at ...
  A: Let me take a stab at this. It is sort of a tough question, and I can see why the original expert ...
i cant get my 5 1/2 month old shih tzu to potty train help!!!!!2/26/2008
  Q: hey, its just me bety trying to get some help and advise as what to do with my dog cause if it keeps ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it ...
Change in Golden's Behavior2/25/2008
  Q: I have a 14 month old female Golden. She has been trained and has been great learning most things. ...
  A: She is maturing, and may be less satisfied to quietly stay home all day. I never have such problems ...
training2/24/2008
  Q: Our Bichon Frisee was doing great going outside and even asking to go out but for the last week, she ...
  A: I think it is a challenge to your status, but start with a vet visit. Spay her if not already. It ...
Three Dogs...so many problems!!2/24/2008
  Q: I have three dogs here at my home, and seven people. My mother is on the verge of selling my dogs, ...
  A: I don't know if I left this for somebody else if you would get a better answer or any at all. I ...
Adult dog only messes in house2/24/2008
  Q: I have just got a 3yr old male pom not neutered, He will go out for long walks but never does his ...
  A: Likely the problem is largely a matter of who is in charge, often genetic. The first step is to ...
compatability issues2/23/2008
  Q: We have a 3 and a half year old black lab that we've had since he was a puppy. 2 days ago we ...
  A: Sometimes even the most experienced dog owners fail in making 2 dogs of the same sex get along. If ...
feedings per day, and when to let ouside2/23/2008
  Q: Good morning, I have a Black 10 month old female lab ( no other animals ) I was wondering how often ...
  A: I would switch to giving her 3 cups of dry, adult dog chow once a day, and very little of the rest ...
Question2/22/2008
  Q: how are you going? My boyfriend owns a maltese shitzu dog and he is one year old. He feeds him only ...
  A: I know hard working dog guides do just fine on one meal a day. Many people have strong opinions on ...
Dacshunds swim?2/20/2008
  Q: Did you ever find your answer to whether these dogs can swim? We are considering this dog but we, ...
  A: I am afraid I still don't have any info on that. Check www.akc.org and some of the sites they link ...
shit-zu becoming cross2/20/2008
  Q: How can I get my female shit-zu to be friendly. She is afraid of all people except family. Now she ...
  A: This is typical of puppies that didn't see many people before they were 12 weeks old. It can even ...
house breaking2/19/2008
  Q: We tried the crate method in the early stages and he was going in the crate and every morning it was ...
  A: This could be tough. If a puppy is shut up anywhere too long, it is forced to relieve itself. ...
obedience2/18/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old yellow lab and a 3 year old choc. lab. I bought a new house, and since the move ...
  A: In addition to the new house, the 2 year old is maturing and often as they do, they will challenge ...
Puppy Toy2/18/2008
  Q: we just adopted a 10 week old puppy. they said she was a terrier mix. we gave her a stuffed animal ...
  A: Only the very best breeders are careful to give puppies plenty of room to withdraw from where that ...
Food issue2/17/2008
  Q: I have had my 7 month old lab for about 1 1/2 months. The breeder had her on Purina One, which I ...
  A: Making a sudden switch is very apt to create the very sort of problem you are having. Where did you ...
defiant urinating2/16/2008
  Q: I have the most wonderful 7.5 yr old shih tzu. 'Baby' She is a spoiled rotten little brat that ...
  A: Better a long question than a short one the leaves me guessing, and perhaps not giving a good ...
dalmations flatulance and anal itching2/16/2008
  Q: I am having extreme difficulty trying to find the right food and remedy for my Dalmation's anal ...
  A: I don't have any figures specific to Dalmatians, but many breeds have individuals with those ...
second dog2/16/2008
  Q: ..We have an 8 month old female, spayed Aussie and her half sister has a litter of puppies. We ...
  A: The conventional wisdom is to go with opposite sexes, and 2 females are the most likely to be a ...
seperation anxiety/grooming2/16/2008
  Q: I have a female silky terrier/maltese mix, she has long hair like a silky but does not shed or seem ...
  A: I would talk to the groomer first, but I think the hair would eventually grow back. I am afraid ...
obsessive licking2/16/2008
  Q: I have a male chihuahua and a female akita\american bulldog mix. My chihuahua was calm, loving, and ...
  A: If he isn't neutered, do so. It is no cure all, but should be a big help in this case. Spaying her ...
POTTY TRAINING2/15/2008
  Q: ITAKE HER OUT SIDE AND SHE COME BACK IN AND GOES IN THE HOUSE . SHOULD I HAVE A DAILY WATER AND ...
  A: Try to watch her and figure out when she needs to go. Then take her out and walk her around. They ...
stray and Sadie2/15/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old Jack Russell/Sht-zu mix, Sadie, that I have had since she was 7 weeks. About a ...
  A: The biggest difference in housebreaking a dog is the longer time after eating or drinking before ...
Dog whinning2/15/2008
  Q: We just recently adopted a 2 year old male golden retriver/lab he is not fixed yet. He was a stray ...
  A: ''Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup's middle, ...
ODD BEHAVIOR2/14/2008
  Q: My 6 yr old dog has begun scratching the carpet severely, where it attaches to the metal 'grid'. She ...
  A: Try cleaning the edge of the carpet thoroughly. It could be there is something spilled there. ...
litter box training2/14/2008
  Q: Our 6 mo. old female chihuahua almost always uses her litter box to urinate. When she is confined ...
  A: There are several things you need to be doing that should help. I am going to ask you to read ...
second dog?2/14/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old Jack Russell. Recently we moved from an apartment to a large house with a full ...
  A: There are so many nice older dogs needing a home, that I would really suggest getting one rather ...
5 year old pom/chihua2/13/2008
  Q: Recently, our dog has been growling and biting us whenever she is nudged or bumped in our bed. What ...
  A: I would start with a vet check up to make sure she doesn't have any tender spots you are hurting. 5 ...
Raising 2 puppies2/13/2008
  Q: My sister, brother-in-law, and I are raising 2 lab mix sisters. They are about 4 months old now. How ...
  A: Although I am staunch advocate of crating, I never think dogs need to be in a crate when somebody is ...
unhousebroken 17 mo. dachsie2/13/2008
  Q: I have religiously gone through the steps of housebreaking my dachsie Lucy since she was five weeks ...
  A: With it being recent, it sounds like your little girl thinks she is big enough to challenge you for ...
my 5 year old mix breed2/13/2008
  Q: Greetings, background: M/5 y/o- parents were both papered breeds: M/rottweiler, F/Golden ...
  A: Better a long question than a short one I end up giving the wrong answer to for lack of details. It ...
licking2/13/2008
  Q: My husband and I were given a male beagle/dachshund mix puppy about 6 months ago. He's so cute and ...
  A: Some dogs lick much more than others. Usually once I get my Lab puppies not to bite, I give up and ...
Female dogs2/13/2008
  Q: A friend and i just recently moved in with eachother into a trailer. I my self have 2 German ...
  A: My first question has to be are Jasmine and Haezele spayed? It is no cure all, but I doubt you will ...
Question about my male dog2/13/2008
  Q: I have a 5 1/2 yr old jack russell mix male dog and when we first got him the adoption agency we got ...
  A: There are several things going on here likely not including an incomplete fix. It is quite common ...
raising my 4 papillons2/13/2008
  Q: I have 4 papillons. one is spayed 4 year old female; one is neutered 3 year old male; one is spayed ...
  A: With them all being spay/neutered, this could work. It will take strong leadership on your part. ...
beagle housebreaking2/12/2008
  Q: I know you must get a lot of housebreaking questions but I haven't found an answer to this question ...
  A: In some ways, a 2 month old learns quicker than a 3 month old, and it is easier to predict when they ...
i need help with my Rott2/12/2008
  Q: We have a 2 year old Rott pure breed and we just recently moved into another house. For some reason ...
  A: How long has this been going on? Moving is traumatic to a dog. He may simply be claiming the new ...
Puppy Training2/12/2008
  Q: I have recently adopted a 11 wk old minpin pom cross. He loves his crate and stays in it all night ...
  A: It may be the stress of being shut up by himself, or could have been an accident. Being careful to ...
Boston Terrior's having trouble with housebreaking2/11/2008
  Q: I have two Boston Terrior's one of which is 8-9 and the other is about 1 1/2. They both seem to ...
  A: They may be marking, or when one has an accident, the other may feel it needs to over mark it. Try ...
shedding2/11/2008
  Q: i have a 10 month female boxer that seems to shed endlessly. is there any way to best handle the ...
  A: Since Boxers are so short haired, I don't think a trim will help. Baths tend to cause more harm ...
dogs2/10/2008
  Q: do dogs have clean mouths?
  A: I think sometime I saw some figures on the bacterial count in a dog mouth and it was quite high. ...
mini pin puppy2/10/2008
  Q: We just brought home our nine week puppy yesterday. He isn't eating or playing. All he wants to do ...
  A: It is hard to say how any one puppy reacts to its new home. At the first sign of diarrhea, get him ...
Stop barking2/10/2008
  Q: We have a new puppy who is 6 months old now. He is from a shelter and is a lab/beagle/doberman mix. ...
  A: It is confused about who is in charge. It is quite possible it is used to being in charge, and ...
labrador grooming help2/10/2008
  Q: My Labrador is brown, but the base of her hair has started to get white. What can I do to prevent ...
  A: It is natural for a dog to turn white as it ages, but it mostly the face starting around the end of ...
Chihuahua2/9/2008
  Q: I have a three year old male Chihuahua. He seems to mark everything everywhere. He gets a lot of ...
  A: Neutering is an important tool in solving the marking, but it is no cure all. You also need to give ...
pom2/9/2008
  Q: my 7 yr POM got parvo @ 4months old from eating cat dropings,today I saw her eating it again.should ...
  A: Since she survived parvo, she should be immune for life. Even if not, if she has had her annual ...
New puppy2/9/2008
  Q: I have a few questions if you don't mind. I just bought a 1/2 Shih-Tzu, 1/2 Bichon, who I named ...
  A: You are right, walking her is highly effective in getting dogs to eliminate. Praise her lavishly ...
House training2/9/2008
  Q: I have a 7 1/2 month 1st generation male cockapoo who was neutered at 6 mos. He's crate trained and ...
  A: I think part of the problem is letting the clock rather than the puppy's body determine when to take ...
first shoots2/9/2008
  Q: I have a Black Lab 5 mounts can he have shots?
  A: Yes, normally the breeder gives the first shots at 6 weeks and the dog owner follows up with more. ...
feeding2/9/2008
  Q: I want to know how much to feed my 6mo. old Dobie. I followed the label instructions for quality ...
  A: Do his ribs show? There was an extensive discussion of weight in a recent newsletter from a service ...
Jack Russell Terrier2/8/2008
  Q: I have a 12yr old Jack Russell ( Chanc)and a friend of mine has a minature pinscher (Harley) that is ...
  A: 12 shouldn't be that old for a fairly small dog. I have seen instances of adding a new dog ...
Chocolte lab2/8/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old chocolate lab. he is big as can be and he is the sweetest dog that you will meet ...
  A: Dogs vary so much within a breed, even among litter mates. Some field Labs are as hyper as any ...
biting recue lab mix2/7/2008
  Q: We have adopted a 1 year old lab mix and he has a problem when he walks, he bites my ankles and when ...
  A: It is possible he is a more difficult dog than many. The key to most behavior problems is ...
blind 18 month old samoyed2/7/2008
  Q: We are thinking of taking in a akc champion who was just diagnosed with juvenile cataracts. Thats ...
  A: Dogs cope fairly well with blindness. This link was given to me some years ago by a friend whose ...
My dog is chewing the hair off his hide quarters2/7/2008
  Q: I have a 12 month old lab retriever mix and she has just started chewing the hair off of her hide ...
  A: It could be several things. If you are lucky, it is only anal glands. That can be at least ...
puppy pen2/7/2008
  Q: I bought a puppy pen and I put 2 pads. I had my yorkie for 5 months and still not trained. He barks ...
  A: This could be partly a leadership issue. It varies, but likely your vet would be willing to neuter ...
Puppy won't go potty2/7/2008
  Q: I just got a 13 week old husky and he is adorable! Problem is when he first got home he peed and ...
  A: It seems surprising, but a 13 week old can be past the age when it will quickly accept new routines. ...
Lab/Collie cross2/6/2008
  Q: My 9 month old puppy is 3st8lb, is this a healthy weight and if not what weight should he be. ...
  A: I can tell you how to tell yourself. Neither I, nor anybody else that hasn't felt the dog's ribs ...
6 month old lab2/6/2008
  Q: My 6 month old lab is pretty much housebroken, except for when someone comes over and she gets ...
  A: Try making her walk around when she makes her last trip outside at bed time. that will stimulate ...
Dog eating all the time!2/6/2008
  Q: 3 weeks ago my husband and I decided to adopt a 2 year old female black lab "Lexi". Her owners had ...
  A: It is not limited to Labs, or even large dogs, but some dogs are always hungry, and will steal food ...
buddy2/5/2008
  Q: how can i stop my dog from jumping on the kitchen counter when food is left out (example cookies, ...
  A: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from ...
Crazy Barking2/5/2008
  Q: my dog Benji ferociously barks at my neighbor when he works outside in the garden. In the beginning, ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
potty train2/4/2008
  Q: I have 12 weeks old yorkie and she like to sit on the potty pad instead of doing her business. She ...
  A: I really don't like the pads and don't suggest their use. I guess what you could do is watcher ...
help my puppy will not let us sleep any more2/4/2008
  Q: we just bought a shih tzu puppy he is 3 months old we love him but not at night time he will ...
  A: I think you need to start all over again, and use a crate. He should easily be able to go over ...
Getting my dog to use the dog door when he wants to, not when I tell him to2/4/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old lab and we have a new dog door. He has no problem in using the door however will ...
  A: A 5 year old may not learn anything new quickly. If you continue to work with him using it when you ...
1year old Pomapoo1/30/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old male pomapoo that will take anything with in his reach out the doggie door and ...
  A: While neutering is a powerful tool, it is not a cure all. The only thing it is 100% effective for ...
pit bull puppy1/30/2008
  Q: I have a 5 week old pit bull and a Chihuahua which play tug of war and ruff house a lot causing the ...
  A: I don't see it being a problem. Meaness or aggression is intolerable in a dog guide. The puppies ...
POTTY TRAINING/BITING1/28/2008
  Q: people have told me to use cage others say paper. Also he is now chewing on everything including my ...
  A: Your eventual goal is to have him go the door when he needs to go out? Skip the papers and use the ...
mounting1/28/2008
  Q: I would just like to know if we can do anything to stop this as my pup is very frightened and has ...
  A: The younger dog is failing to signal the older one it submits to it. The older one is mounting it ...
please help1/28/2008
  Q: as top dog but only seems to tolerate my he has a tendency to growl when we call his name while he ...
  A: I don't understand, obedience trainig is essential. You can work out of a book. The key to most ...
lab puppy thats a year old still puppy biting1/28/2008
  Q: What do you do to stop a year old lab from still biting like a puppy. And what to do when people ...
  A: While it takes time to teach a puppy not to bite or jump up on you, it is even harder teaching them ...
dog bad havior1/28/2008
  Q: did something that totally took me out of place. he killed my cockatail and then ate her. Why would ...
  A: I am very sorry that happened. It is an overused expression, but this is a true case of it being in ...
Relapse in Housebreaking1/27/2008
  Q: Our lab is 5.5 months. He is very healthy and the appropriate weight. He is housebroken (has been ...
  A: It could be the rain, a digestive upset, or a challenge to your leadership. See the vet if any sign ...
fearful dog barking1/27/2008
  Q: My daughter stays at sitters that have a great dane. I have been taking her there for weeks, and ...
  A: Good idea, just what I would have suggested. They don't need to be large or rich. Great Danes ...
About my staffy1/26/2008
  Q: I have a 4yr old staffy, she is normally happy and wagging her tail. But today she seems really ...
  A: I think you know she needs to see a vet. It is possible it is just some sort of a pulled muscle or ...
two dogs not getting along1/26/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old Lab and a 7 month old mix breed. The two were getting along great until about 1 ...
  A: Many 7 year old dogs want nothing to with puppies and their sharp little teeth. The mix would ...
my new puooy1/26/2008
  Q: I am soon going to be buying a 12 week old maltese puppy.COuld you please tell me when and how often ...
  A: Most of your questions can better be answer by your local vet. Your vet knows local conditions and ...
dog growling1/26/2008
  Q: I owe a 2 year old unaltered male pit bull. Who as a puppy went through obedience training in a ...
  A: While I am sure the female in heat has destabilized him, he still has another year until he is ...
dogs1/26/2008
  Q: do dogs eat better in the same room as other dogs
  A: Quite often a dog will bolt its food down as fast as it can if there is another dog around. Dogs ...
Leash Training1/25/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old golden mix and he's wonderful in every aspect EXCEPT walking on a leash. He's ...
  A: Start with a good 6' leather leash and a sturdy slip collar, the metal chain ones with the rings on ...
12 Week old Puppy/Crate training1/25/2008
  Q: I have read enough on the internet to understand the vast majority in thinking that crate training ...
  A: I put the answers to your questions and many others in a list years ago. She should still adjust ...
two dominant dogs1/25/2008
  Q: I recently got a new puppy. He is a German Shepherd that is about 3 months old now. I also have a ...
  A: I am sure what you are seeing is just normal puppy play. We fight that constantly with an older dog ...
humping1/25/2008
  Q: I have a 13 year old male mini schnauzer and a 1 1/2 year old female neutered shih tzu. Yesterday ...
  A: Do they get groomed regularly? Could have they used something new on her that he is finding ...
2 Female Dogs "Mating"1/24/2008
  Q: I have two female dogs - one I've had since she was 8mos (lab/pit bull mix spayed at 1.5 years old) ...
  A: With a female in heat, you have to accept almost anything as normal. More than anything else, as ...
Dog food question1/24/2008
  Q: We have an 8 month old labramut (some type of lab mix, but we're not sure what she's mixed with) who ...
  A: I don't like your report on BilJac. If food is sticking to her teeth, it could lead to bad breath, ...
bell training1/24/2008
  Q: I have a small (under 2 lbs) yorkie female. She is 5 months now and I am wondering about bell ...
  A: That is in my standard suggestions for housebreaking. Take her to the door when she needs to go out ...
Two 5 month old puppies1/24/2008
  Q: I have 2 questions. I have 2 female bulldog puppy sisters. They are no longer sleeping in their ...
  A: 1 It could be a UTI, have the vet check them. It really sounds like a who is in charge issue. The ...
potty training a 2 year old dashund1/24/2008
  Q: I have had this 2 year old dashund for a week. She is crate trained, however it appears she is not ...
  A: This could be a leadership thing rather than housebreaking. She may also be claiming the house as ...
aggressive dog1/24/2008
  Q: i have a neutered shep, malamute mix he is 4 yrs old.. he has always been a really good dog up until ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
My dog ate a pear1/23/2008
  Q: I was just wondering if you knew how poisonois pears were to dogs?... My Shih Tzu got a hold of a ...
  A: Euh, that isn't much dog. I don't have a clue on pears, but apple seeds are toxic. You have ...
Needy puppy1/23/2008
  Q: My wife and I have recently purchased a lab from a breeder. We bought "Champ" from the stud's ...
  A: At 8 weeks he should be quick to adjust to new things. If they kept the litter together, losing the ...
lab going crazy on me1/23/2008
  Q: We have beautiful yellow Labrador Have had him since 8 weeks.He is now 14 months old an 97 ponds. ...
  A: It is hard to say just what is going on here. Dogs tend to make leadership challenges until they ...
Lab Puppy ate Almonds and Cheese in foil1/23/2008
  Q: Our 11 Mos Lab Pup ate about 2 oz cheese in small foil <1/4 oz wrapper and about 3 oz salted ...
  A: Almonds are bad too. You may or may not try to get ahold of the vet. Try giving him a table spoon ...
12 week old yorkie1/22/2008
  Q: I have an adorable 12 week old yorkie, we got her at 8 weeks and the potty training isn't going so ...
  A: While the crate is a great tool for housebreaking a puppy, the puppy learns nothing while in it. ...
Pocket Beagles Crate behavior1/22/2008
  Q: We have a pocket beagle that weighs only 6 pounds at 16 weeks. She is only supposed to get 7 ...
  A: You may not find me much help. I don't think it works very well to leave a puppy all day by itself. ...
my first dog1/22/2008
  Q: I am going to be rescuing my first dog from a shelter in a few weeks.She's a adult Lhasa apso. I ...
  A: The experts here do have the option of refusing to answer because the the question is too involved. ...
Tantrums1/22/2008
  Q: I own 2 Mini American Eskimo Dogs, one 21 weeks the other 14 weeks. The older dog is a model dog ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
House breaking1/22/2008
  Q: I have two male dogs. One is a two year old, not neutered (yet) Yellow Lab and the other is a 6 ...
  A: I will not promise that it will. In some cases, it quickly fixes the problem. You may also need to ...
beagle pees on soft things1/22/2008
  Q: hoping for some tips.We adopted an 8 wk old beagle from a shelter. He'd been bred for hunting by ...
  A: Usually at 8 weeks they adjust to new patterns fairly quickly. One thing that will help is making ...
FEEDING MY POMERIANIN1/22/2008
  Q: I FEED MY POM PEDIGREE SMALL BITES, I GIRND THEM UP AND MIX WITH BROILED CHICKEN AND BROILED ...
  A: Why are you adding the other stuff? The Pedigree should provide her with exactly the complete and ...
two dogs living together1/21/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old king Charles and i have just got a 11 week old of the same breed. my 1 year is ...
  A: Give him a little time and maybe better leadership. Work at building his confidence. Start with ...
puppy aggression1/21/2008
  Q: I got a male pup a week ago who is a husky/shepherd rottweiller mix (the father is a big rottweiller ...
  A: You are correct, you need to work on this, perhaps more of the same. The key to most behavior ...
Lab Puppy problems1/21/2008
  Q: We have a 5 month male yellow lab puppy. He seems to be very difficult to train. I have raised ...
  A: Some Labs are difficult. After a string of easy puppies, we are struggling with our 5 month old ...
Out of Control Doberman1/21/2008
  Q: My six month old dobie male is out of control. He has just been enrolled in his second round of ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
whimpering puppy1/21/2008
  Q: We just adopted a beautiful chiwienie who is 5 months old (male/neutered) four days ago. When we ...
  A: I have had very good luck with laying down next to the crate until the puppy settles down and goes ...
Minature Schnauzer Puppy1/21/2008
  Q: I am unable to speak & trying to train our new puppy. Any tips that would work best? She knows if I ...
  A: There are several problems here. I know assistance dogs for the hearing and speech impared are ...
innova dry puppy food1/21/2008
  Q: why dont u mention innova in ur top dog foods i agree wit ur choices i bought a pug puppy and i want ...
  A: I am sorry, but you must have seen somebody else's list. I don't have a list of top dog chows and ...
boil on my dog1/20/2008
  Q: my dog has a boil or at least that's what i think it is it is round it stands out and its red any ...
  A: I would likely run my dog to the vet. I think I spend more on their medical care than my own. ...
my lab...1/20/2008
  Q: I HAVE 2 LAB'S. THEY JUST TURNED A YEAR IN DECEMBER AND THEY ARE BROTHER AND SISTER. MY QUESTION ...
  A: I don't think it should be a problem. The little mix, that we had when our kids were little, killed ...
nipping1/20/2008
  Q: I have a 13 week old Coton de Tulear male. He is overall very sweet and gentle. He doesn't nip a ...
  A: Hummm, that is interesting. I have the privilege of training by some of the top professionals. ...
dog and extension cord1/20/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old (ish) border collie shepherd mix. She chewed up an extension cord 2 days ago, ...
  A: I am glad you didn't let my profile and instructions put you off completely. They are really meant ...
Phoebe our new rescue1/19/2008
  Q: and she is having a problem with marking in my kids rooms. I have tried to take her out, she doesn't ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
weight1/19/2008
  Q: what weight should my german shephard puppy be at 3andhalf months he is always straving he is ...
  A: Nobody can give you a weight for him. I can give you a link to a system for determining his body ...
Dog Licking1/19/2008
  Q: I have a 5 yr old Bichon who has to sleep in my room at night due to separation anxiety issues. He ...
  A: I don't know of such a thing, and I am afraid it would be abusive, worse than the collar. I think ...
how could i get my dogs to like each other1/19/2008
  Q: i we had two dogs both shitzu male and female they got along great, but the female past away 3 weeks ...
  A: Perhaps not very much. How old is he? Many dogs once they mature at 3 years old aren't interested ...
anxiety1/18/2008
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 year old corgi x. I got him at 8 weeks he was fine but had a bad experience at the ...
  A: I can't say why he is acting that way or how to change it. To solve the soiling the house problem, ...
toy poodle grooming problems1/18/2008
  Q: My toy poodle is 19 months old and has been getting groomed since he was old enough to go. We moved ...
  A: Since the groomers at Petco aren't concerned at losing your business, perhaps ask them about a ...
old dog acting up1/18/2008
  Q: I have a 13 year old lab sharp pei mix who has been fixed since she was like six months old, Ive had ...
  A: Such a behavior change has a cause. Unless you can think of some big change, how long she is left ...
Housebreaking a 1 year old1/18/2008
  Q: I recently bought a 1 year old Affin Pinscher from a shelter. He is a male named Clyde. After ...
  A: He is neutered as most dogs from the shelter? It could still be a leadership thing. The key to most ...
Crate chewing1/18/2008
  Q: My dog has developed an interesting habit of chewing the bars of his crate when we are not home. ...
  A: That is not a problem I have had. Of course, I use plastic crates with fewer bars to chew. Partly ...
housebreaking1/17/2008
  Q: i have 3 yr old male shih tsu who is trained to go on papers but will only go outside occasionally. ...
  A: As long as you are leaving him by himself all day, I highly doubt you can train him not to use the ...
house training1/16/2008
  Q: I have a Boston terrier (9wks old) and he is going to the bath room in the crate. The crate is only ...
  A: At least he is still young enough you have a chance. Puppies that the breeder forced to live in ...
barking/whining at night1/16/2008
  Q: My 12 week old yorkie has barked/whinned every night since we got him.He is in a crate and keeps us ...
  A: I don't know if what works for me starting with the first night with a 7 week old will work for you ...
New Dog's Eating Habits1/16/2008
  Q: I recently adopted an 8 month old Shepard mix who was rescued by the Health Dept. I tried several ...
  A: Shepherds are notorious for being picky, light eaters. Sometimes you even have to learn to live ...
limit to number of dogs under one roof?1/16/2008
  Q: ..actually my three are spayed/neutered and I want to get into breeding small scale(NOT for money!) ...
  A: I think most regulation of limits on dogs is locally based. Your best source of info might be the ...
Springer Spaniel puppie1/15/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old springer spaniel and he doesn't seem to have grown in the pas few months. How ...
  A: Likely she hasn't grown that much, and won't get much bigger. No 2 people seem to have the same ...
Dog Food1/15/2008
  Q: I have read conflicting information regarding what I should be feeding my yorkie. The pet store ...
  A: So how many of those you asked were selling what they suggested? My standard advice is to stick ...
Rescue Dog Potty Training1/15/2008
  Q: Hey Folks, I asked one of the other experts about the following question and they sent me to their ...
  A: I hope I can be more helpful with it. ''Everybody'' suggests crates because they work well with ...
espilac/new puppy1/15/2008
  Q: Yesterday I found a lab mix puppy estimated to be 4 wks old. She ate Purina puppy chow moistened ...
  A: At 4 weeks, she should be eating the moistened puppy chow. I am not sure if she needs more. Don't ...
Please help!!!!1/15/2008
  Q: I have a boxer and he is about 1 1/2. He has this terrible habit of getting into the garbage...and I ...
  A: From one of my newsletters: Counter Surfing Does your Foster Puppy counter surf; constantly ...
Black Lab Puppy diet1/15/2008
  Q: We got her when she was 6 weeks (young I know, but it was a rescue case) and she was eating Purina ...
  A: I know of no other subject than dog chow, where so many people have such strong opinions with no ...
lab nail injury1/15/2008
  Q: my lab came in last night with 2 bleeding feet and 4 missing nails--we bandaged them and stopped the ...
  A: Check her gums. If they are white, she may have internal bleeding. If nice and pink, she may not ...
cage training1/14/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old black lab. She has been fine in her cage up until a week ago. She now breaks ...
  A: You could try a tie down, just a short chain secured at one end and a snap at the other. The ...
HELP ME!!!1/14/2008
  Q: Ok, i have a black lab and he is very hyper, he is so hyper that i cant walk him without being ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
10 week black lab Layla1/14/2008
  Q: We are crate training our pup. We just took her home 2 days ago and she already loves her crate. ...
  A: She should be able to go all night before too long. You may need to keep getting up if she doesn't ...
Over Weight Black Lab1/14/2008
  Q: I have a female Black Lab who is 6 years old. She weighs in at 89 lbs which makes her overweight. ...
  A: In warmer weather, swimming is great for weakened joints. Before bad weather set in I was walking ...
NEIGHBORS DOG1/14/2008
  Q: NEIGHBOR WALKS HER DOG BY MY MAILBOX EVERY DAY AND IT POOPS-I'VE ASK HER TO PICK UP AFTER HIM OR ...
  A: That lady is totally out of line. There is no reason you should have to put up with that. Some ...
shitsu/maltese male 3 year old eating habits1/14/2008
  Q: my dog Max was adopted at 1 yr old from the shelter-he is the most precious, loving dog I have every ...
  A: You are right to be concerned about his health. If hot dogs are too much of his diet, it could ruin ...
Foods to help dog gain weight1/14/2008
  Q: Cindi, I am sure that you usually have questions about nutrition and dogs that are overweight. Well, ...
  A: Adding green beans is a common trick to fill up a dog that needs to lose weight. Even then, it may ...
dogs1/13/2008
  Q: I have two questions: Do flea collars kill ticks also? And: Is it bad for a dog to wear a cat flea ...
  A: I think some brands may be better than others for ticks. Cats and dogs are different. Usually you ...
dogs1/13/2008
  Q: what can you feed a dog to make them broader or stockier?
  A: As dogs mature, they naturally fill out more. The only real change you can make to their ...
Stool1/13/2008
  Q: we just got our puppy today on the same day that he had his first set of shots. He hasn't eaten ...
  A: That sounds excessive, but he has had a big day, and may need a little time to adjust. Offer him ...
house breaking/training guidelines1/13/2008
  Q: I just need some guidelines on training a puppy. We are first time owners and not sure how to go ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
dog leg pains1/12/2008
  Q: Can you give a female great dane a advil pill if it has leg pains ?
  A: NO, never! All the modern pain killers destroy the dogs' liver. The only thing you can give them ...
Our 2 year old dog1/12/2008
  Q: She is a 2 year old carin terrier mix and we have a dog door. She goes outside to poop everyday and ...
  A: Take her to the vet Monday, it could be a bladder infection or something. For the rest of the ...
Food1/12/2008
  Q: I have an 15 month old American Eskimo named Rocky Balboa. He is my FIRST dog that I am taking care ...
  A: If anything you may be feeding him too much. The only real way to know is to check his ribs, see ...
boxer 8yrs male1/12/2008
  Q: not like a normal erection. help
  A: Why do these things have to happen on a weekend? Keep an eye on him. If he is able to urinate, I ...
Post Op Spayed Maltese1/12/2008
  Q: My 18 month old Maltese was spayed this week. She has hidden all week and shakes constantly. I am ...
  A: Don't worry. I have never heard of a long term problem. Not even with all the dogs I see in the ...
Hair Loss1/12/2008
  Q: I own a 3 and a half year old, bitch 'Border Collie' called 'Bobbie', a 15 month old 'Red Setter' ...
  A: This is sort of a difficult question which is perhaps why somebody passed it on to the question ...
Dog food, and Behavior problems1/12/2008
  Q: My name is Brad. I have a full blooded Jack Russell Terrier male, that will turn 2 on April 1st. I ...
  A: Disregard anything else whoever told you he would grow out of it said too. As he approaches ...
housetraining regression1/12/2008
  Q: I have an 8-month old Corgi. I got him when he was 12 weeks old, and he housetrained relatively ...
  A: Are you familiar with teenagers rebelling against their parents? I think that is what you are ...
Can dogs masterbate?1/12/2008
  Q: I know this seems awefully strange, as I went through a large amount of previous posts and I have ...
  A: Usually explaining why a dog does anything is speculative. So it is hard to say if she has gone ...
My dog is not eating his food, throwing up1/12/2008
  Q: My 1 year old dog has been not eating his food, and throwing up at night the past couple days. He ...
  A: Try this for a couple of days: If a dog is having trouble keeping anything down or continuing ...
good buddy for our golden1/11/2008
  Q: We have been thinking about getting a second dog. We currently have a nearly 7 year old golden ...
  A: Yes go with the female. That avoids 2 dominate males competing with each other. the male and ...
older dog deficating on floor1/11/2008
  Q: I have a 12 year old lab and a 6 month old german shepard. The lab has now started to go to the ...
  A: Why dogs do anything is speculative. Start with a vet visit if the Lab hasn't been in recently. It ...
My dog's loss of appetite1/11/2008
  Q: I read a post from you regarding someone else's dog's loss of appetite and part of the answer was ...
  A: Your question was moved to the question pool. I am in complete disagreement with the original ...
pitbull problem!1/11/2008
  Q: ok my red nose pitbull has alot goin on with him! he is about 2 yrs.. very high energy.. dont listen ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
pumpkin1/11/2008
  Q: My dog has a problem with new food and I read something about including pumpkin in her diet. She is ...
  A: Pumpkin helps by absorbing the liquid in the system and adds fiber to help firm the stool. It's used ...
rescued labrador1/10/2008
  Q: I recently(about a week ago) rescued a full blooded lab retriever and upon bringing him home i ...
  A: I know nothing of the polydactyl problem. I might only suggest some of the Lab links at ...
Wireless or invisable fence1/10/2008
  Q: We have 2 male rat terriers, 1.5 years old, that spend much time indoors, but often are let out to ...
  A: Perhaps it may depend on your dog. Some of invisible fences work, and work well. Four people on my ...
My dog suddenly doesn't like his food1/10/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old Blk Lab / St. Bernard cross and he is normally a voracious eater. He is ...
  A: I hope you have heard from your vet and had him examined. I wish I would have found your question ...
dogs in heat1/10/2008
  Q: i have a chuiaua girl that is five and i moved in with a girl that has a male chuiau and my girl dog ...
  A: Both male and female dogs have a strong instinct to mate. If you have an intact male and intact ...
Dry and Flakey skin1/10/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old english springer and from time to time he gets very dry and and flakey skin, can ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
protein1/9/2008
  Q: I currently have 2 dogs in my home: My 5 yr old Border Collie Black Lab St Bernard-Riley, and our ...
  A: A crate for when you aren't around and attentivenes when you are will solve both housebreaking and ...
New puppy w/est young dog1/9/2008
  Q: Is it normal for young male dog (12mos)to eat & drink & take all toys away from new female puppy ...
  A: While most young dogs enjoy another one to play with, they often don't like sharing their toys and ...
house breaking1/9/2008
  Q: In mid September we got a morkie puppy. He is six months old right now and he still isn't house ...
  A: I really prefer teaching dogs to go outside, but pads work for some people. Certainly they ...
male vs. female dogs1/9/2008
  Q: I currently have a 25lb mix female dog. She's 1 1/2 yrs old, and is very docile and submissive. Does ...
  A: If the female you have is fairly submissive, the odds are better that you shouldn't have the severe ...
My 15th month old Boxer1/9/2008
  Q: My name is Cindy Fisher and I have a 15 month old neutered Boxer. He has become finicky with his ...
  A: I thought I answered this, but it is not in my list of answered questions. My dog won't eat. ...
facial scabs1/9/2008
  Q: My dog, Ginger, is an outside dog. We've had her for about 4, maybe 5 years. We had found her on the ...
  A: You might try washing it off with tepid water and applying triple antibiotic to it. I am cleaning ...
Help1/9/2008
  Q: I have a chihuahua she was born 6/25/07, when I got her they told me that was was potty trained on ...
  A: She may just not understand that isn't the right place to go, or it could be a leadership thing. ...
Dog food and behavior problems1/9/2008
  Q: My name is Brad. I have a full blooded Jack Russell Terrier male, that will turn 2 on April 1st. I ...
  A: I have no reliable source on when to switch small breed puppies to adult chow. The instructions I ...
obedience training or reading first1/8/2008
  Q: I will be receiving a 5 month old catahoula puppy from a rescue in a few weeks. When I receive him, ...
  A: Unfortuately you have lost the week your question laid in the question pool. Get a book and read ...
collar for puppy for obedience training1/8/2008
  Q: I will be receiving a 5 month old catahoula puppy from a rescue in GA soon. I would like to have a ...
  A: If your dog is at least 4 - 5 months old, start with a good 6' leather leash and a sturdy slip ...
Puppy Aggression1/8/2008
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 year old Jack Russell mix/mutt that was rescued from a well-known shelter. We ...
  A: It sounds to me like poor breeding, and will be tough to change at 4 1/4 years. Have you discussed ...
Human Food?1/8/2008
  Q: I know that dogs should not eat human food but i was wondering what human foods can they eat and ...
  A: I wish I had a link to a good list. Only in recent years it was found that grapes and raisins can ...
3 mth old choc lab1/7/2008
  Q: I have a new 3 mth choc lab puppy and was wondering what I can do to further reduce his nightly ...
  A: He will do fine without food or water after 7 PM. A 3 month old shouldn't having any trouble going ...
puppy lapso1/7/2008
  Q: we are feeding puppy 2 times a day 1/2 container of ceasear chicken 80z. is that enough? when should ...
  A: I would switch over to a dry chicken based puppy chow. The dry chows are better for their teeth and ...
chihiahua's1/7/2008
  Q: I have an adult male 6 years old. I recently acquired a male at 8 weeks old given to me this past ...
  A: Some puppies are just more difficult that others. After a long string of easy puppies, the one we ...
training1/7/2008
  Q: I just got an 11 week old teacup yorkie yesterday morning and I have been trying to train him to go ...
  A: I really don't like the pads, but if you are going to make them work, it will take more than a day ...
My Three Dogs1/7/2008
  Q: Where do I begin.... I have two IG's and a Minpin. Over a year ago we lost our 6 year old Minpin ...
  A: Try adding pineapple juice, canned pumpkin, Deter, or forbid. You need to be the alpha. The key ...
dog spats1/7/2008
  Q: I have a 4 year old lab pit mix and a 9 month old shepherd, retriever ? chow mix. Haley (lab) is ...
  A: Two females can be a problem, but usually OK as long as one of them is submissive. It is possible ...
Chocolate lab.1/7/2008
  Q: dog info: Age, 5 years old. Sex, female. And yes she is spayed. My lab has been licking her paws ...
  A: ''My lab has been licking her paws a lot. I'm not sure if it is normal.'' It could be an allergy, ...
marking in the house1/7/2008
  Q: We have a 10 month old mini pin and are having the hardest time stopping him from marking in the ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. It is no cure all, but a big help in these cases. It also reduces his ...
Puppy questions1/7/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old germ shep/lab/retriver mix and he is a maniac. I can't get him to stop jumping ...
  A: The sooner you neuter him the better. It is no cure all, but a big help. Consistently is very ...
peek-a-poo pup excessive peeing accidents1/7/2008
  Q: we have a 3 month old female peek-a-poo who is peeing excessively. we can take her for a walk ...
  A: Something strange has happened with your question. I don't know why I am getting it with somebody ...
litter box training1/6/2008
  Q: I have 14 week old male and female daushund puppies that were a surprise christmas gift. They came ...
  A: I have had very good luck leaving young puppies 4-5 hours in a crate. If you can't make it back to ...
House training and feeding1/6/2008
  Q: I just got a new puppy from the breeder and she is about 3 months old. The breeder was litter ...
  A: One trick is to walk the dog around while you have it outside. As you noticed, they have trouble ...
Rottweiller Behavior1/6/2008
  Q: My grown son is about to return home to live. He has a 2 year old fiercely that is not very well ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
schipperke1/6/2008
  Q: my 4 year old schipperke surprised me when she had 5 puppies since when i adopted her they said she ...
  A: See what your vet says. I hope she will be able to jump again. Unfortunately too often the help ...
itchy puppy...1/6/2008
  Q: I have a 4.5 month old Jack Russell Terrier. I got him at 8 weeks. When I brought him home he had a ...
  A: This is a toughie. No wonder it is still in the question pool. Are you feeding him a common brand ...
Salivating dog1/5/2008
  Q: Today,my husband fed our 2 year old lab some lasagna, soon after eating it, he began smacking his ...
  A: I hope by now he is fine. Anything is possible, but I doubt he will be cutting any more teeth. I ...
Turning over wastebasket1/5/2008
  Q: My 11 year old poodle has recently begun turning over the wastebasket. He also goes into the ...
  A: This is strange, I open a question pool question and find an answer from somebody else. I agree a ...
dogs1/5/2008
  Q: i have 2 min pins males,neutered. very gentle,well behaved, never fight, one is 10 yrs.the other 3 ...
  A: I think it should. The stronger leadership you are giving them, the less likely there will be ...
RE: Austrain Shepards1/4/2008
  Q: I was wondering what other kinds of jobs can an Austrian Shepard do besides herding. I don't have ...
  A: Since I don't have the bests of answers, perhaps I should have left your question in the question ...
loose teeth1/4/2008
  Q: Jan 4/2008 I have a Pom/Scottie cross (looks like Chihuahua), was 8 1/2 years old, born in August ...
  A: I would continue the tooth brushing, it should only help. I would eliminate the soft food and ...
my 4-month-old humping chow1/4/2008
  Q: . it's me again.. i just discovered (as in not 5-minutes ago) that my chow is a humper.. I was about ...
  A: I do hope you are planning on neutering him when the vet says it is time. The key to most ...
my dog is to WILD1/3/2008
  Q: my dog is just to wild we go out side to play with it and it gets to hyper it bites till it makes ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
my itchy wired hair mixe terrier1/3/2008
  Q: we adopted het about3 years ago from the local human society but for about a year now she bites her ...
  A: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily ...
Chihuahua care1/3/2008
  Q: Dlee, Thank you for your time. I have a little 1 year old Chihuahua. I have a hard time getting ...
  A: My dog won't eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly ...
Peeing in Crate1/3/2008
  Q: I have a question about our 1 year old English Springer Spaniel. His name is Dallas and he was 1 ...
  A: I have recently decided to spend more time answering questions at All Experts. I found yours ...
dog humping new female puppy1/3/2008
  Q: The problem is the male dog will not stop humping the pup from morning till night if i let him. How ...
  A: If he isn't neutered, doing so will be a big help. it could also be a leadership problem. The key ...
Revenge of a Yorkie- Bad Behavior1/2/2008
  Q: If you could help me... Thank you in advance... I have an almost 2yr old yorkie named ...
  A: There are a number of things going on. Yes she knows you are pregnant and is behaving differently ...
New german shepherd puppy1/2/2008
  Q: we have just brought a new German shepherd puppy and he is 11 weeks old now. we got him at 8 weeks ...
  A: The problem will not go away on its own in time. Obedience lessons will help as well as the walks. ...
Dry Skin1/2/2008
  Q: I have two 2-year old Black Labs that have not been fixed and are both indoor pets. Just recently, ...
  A: I have recently decided to spend more time answering questions at All Experts. I found yours ...
lab mix continues to get aggressive and destroys blinds, window sills only when left alone.1/2/2008
  Q: my lab mix continues to be aggressive by tearing my blinds, tearing up window sills, and the ...
  A: That is much more likely boredom and stress than aggression. What you need to do is crate her. ...
7 week old Weimaraner and Wisconsin Winters1/2/2008
  Q: Dlee, I have a seven and a half week old Weimaraner who weights eleven pounds. I live in Wisconsin ...
  A: I hope you did go ahead and take her out. It is very important that they get out into the world ...
runt of the litter1/2/2008
  Q: We were recently given a 9 week old German Shepard puppy who was the runt of a large litter, and was ...
  A: If she is just small, it shouldn't be a problem. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, ...
cockapoo puppy potty training when i'm at work for 8 hrs?1/2/2008
  Q: my sister recently purchased a cockapoo puppy(girl) 9 weeks old. She and her husband work and their ...
  A: I have never had any problems leaving puppies 4-5 hours, but that sounds like too long. Can they ...
how can two old dogs get along1/1/2008
  Q: i have rat terier and lab and flatcoat retriever that don't get along at all
  A: Better leadership on your part may help as much as anything. The key to most behavior problems is ...
lab + min pin?1/1/2008
  Q: my boyfriend and I rescued our black lab mix, Hunter in june of last year. Hunter is now 8 months ...
  A: Likely she will want nothing to do with him. He won't happy she doesn't want to play, but he can go ...
chow question12/30/2007
  Q: . i was just guing to ask about my 4-month-old chow named King... he just doest seem to learn to ...
  A: If at all possible, I would switch to going outside. At 4 months, you have a little longer to take ...
New Lab puppy12/30/2007
  Q: We picked up a new lab puppy Fri 21st December and by the 23rd she was in hospital with diarreha and ...
  A: I would start to cut back on both the water and roo mince. Normally a lab puppy that won't eat more ...
get dog off bed12/29/2007
  Q: My dog is six and has slept on my bed scince she was a puppuy. I have tried evry thing to get her ...
  A: At 6 years old, this could be tough. You have to take over as top dog. The key to most behavior ...
rotti ate all the toys12/29/2007
  Q: My new rotti (she is 19mo old)thta I just brought home the day after xmas,ate ALL the other rottis ...
  A: Unfortunately yes, indigestible can block the intestines and require surgery. I think this can wait ...
9 year old Black Lab12/28/2007
  Q: My 9 year old black lab has been shedding like CRAZY! This is not normal for him to shed this much, ...
  A: Beyond feeding a decent chow, and not too much of it and bathing a dog seldom if ever, I have little ...
boston terriers aggresion12/28/2007
  Q: we have two Boston terriers a male 3 1/2 years and a female 8 months the male is very aggressive and ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Wood Chewing Lab12/27/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old Lab Male who has a wood chewing habit. I have tried hot sauce on the wood ...
  A: All that wood chewing is no better for him than your furniture. I would suggest crating him when ...
please help12/27/2007
  Q: hey i got a German Sheppard he is only 6 months old when i got him when we gave him food he started ...
  A: As you are finding out, hitting a dog doesn't work very well. The key to most behavior problems is ...
Puppy Peeing12/26/2007
  Q: I have a new 13 week old puppy that we've had for a week. Last night she peeped in her sleep while ...
  A: I would keep an eye on her as far as the peeing in the crate. It could have just been the ...
grass12/26/2007
  Q: I have a 9 week old lab who has decided that she LOVES grass. She is eating it by the mouthful, ...
  A: As long as she doesn't spit it up in the house, maybe let her go. Some dogs just seem to eat a lot ...
Dalmation mix12/26/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old female Dalmatian Pit mix. She is not currently fixed, however, she is going to ...
  A: Spaying her should be a big help. It may take some time for her hormones to wear off. Also get ...
5 week old american bulldog/lab mix12/26/2007
  Q: We brought home a new puppy. Just a baby. Only 5 weeks old. I am worried that she will not learn ...
  A: I am glad you appreciate the importance of continuing dog socialization. This is tough. Even the ...
westies fighting12/25/2007
  Q: I have two male westies that are littermates. They turned a year old on Christmas eve. Since they ...
  A: It sounds to me like normal play, not aggression. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Gabriella12/25/2007
  Q: I have two new puppies, Gabriella I brought home two weeks ago, she is a sweet thing, but she does ...
  A: You didn't say how old she is, or was when you got her. The period between 6-12 weeks is very ...
peeing in her own bed12/24/2007
  Q: I have a 21month old english bulldog female. Her name is Tulah and she will pee in her own bed. ...
  A: There are some dogs that will pee in your bed just to show you who is who. Spay her is not already. ...
Kenel Dogs12/22/2007
  Q: You see, we just got this dog (6 months old) and were afraid that she'll never be able to not be ...
  A: I have not actually read the noted behaviorists Fuller and Scott or Pfaffenburger, but have read ...
puppy barking12/21/2007
  Q: I have a 6month old West German Shepherd. He barks excessively at my next door neighbors - ...
  A: One of the best responses to barking is to bring the dog in. The key to most behavior problems is ...
tail chsing12/21/2007
  Q: i have a 3 month old puppy who has recently started chsing his tail. He has white marking all over ...
  A: While a white tipped tail is common, many dogs chase their tail that don't have white tipped tails. ...
shy dog12/20/2007
  Q: I have a 9 month old spayed female yorkie who is very reserved when i take her out. I thought i had ...
  A: Few people understand the importance of socialization as well as you do. Were you able to start ...
Miniature Daschund puppy12/20/2007
  Q: We just purchased a Miniature Daschund and will be picking him up next week. I am becoming fearful ...
  A: How old is he? If he is past 8-10 weeks, I would look elsewhere unless the breeder can give you ...
Foul smelling gas and diahrea12/19/2007
  Q: I have a male shipoo who just turned one in October he has had diahrea yesterday and this morning ...
  A: The diarrhea and gas could be from an indigestible he helped himself to or a bug. The scooting is ...
dog12/19/2007
  Q: my Rottweiler seems to be underweight, she is fussy and never eats the same food for more then ...
  A: Maybe you will find me worse than the vets. As long as they haven't found a problem, pick a common ...
food12/19/2007
  Q: We just adopted a 1 year old lab/golden retriver. She has been spayed, wormed, given rabies. She is ...
  A: The Pedigree is likely as good as anything. Unless it is what the shelter was feeding, the problem ...
Sudden change in behavior12/18/2007
  Q: We have a Boston Terrier who we rescued 6 months ago. He just turned 3 on Dec 7 (two weeks ago)and ...
  A: How dare you change anything in his house? He needs reeducated. The key to most behavior problems ...
dog12/18/2007
  Q: Female,spayed. The family told me they just left food out all day for her but she hasn't touched ...
  A: Being rehomed is traumatic for a dog. Give her a few more days. Give her plenty of attention, but ...
Going to the bathroom in the house12/18/2007
  Q: I have a shitzu who is about 6 or 7 we are not really sure his age. My boyfriend found him in the ...
  A: it sounds like a challenge to your leadership to me, but I would start with a vet visit. Make an ...
my puggle pees in HER bed but no where else12/18/2007
  Q: We got a female puggle about 4 months ago. She is 6 months old. She is potty trained...actually ...
  A: I really don't have a good answer to this. I doubt anybody else would. I guess it could be a ...
spanked dog. no play12/17/2007
  Q: i lost my temper and hit my dog (first time) the other day and feel awful. i completely agree with ...
  A: I wouldn't have expected that. One of the great things about dogs is how quick they are to forgive. ...
aggresive12/17/2007
  Q: We just adopted a rescue dog yesterday, papillion mix, 6- 8 yrs old, spayed. She becomes vicious if ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
peanut butter and dogs12/16/2007
  Q: does peanut butter help a dog in any way or is it just something to give the dog for fun? because i ...
  A: A little peanut butter won't hurt a dog. It is a standard trick to put some in a Kong to keep a dog ...
weight of my puppy12/16/2007
  Q: How much should a Papillion (10 weeks old)weigh? Also how should she progress in weight
  A: I can't say. I can give you a link to a system for telling if she weights what she should, ...
LOSS IN HAIR12/16/2007
  Q: I HAVE A 3 MONTH OLD AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER SHE IS NOW STARTING TO LOSS HER HAIR AND HAS RED DRY ...
  A: If what ever the breeder was feeding isn't a regular dry dog chow and nothing else, I would switch ...
catahoula puppy12/14/2007
  Q: our catahoula is 3 months old. he peed in our house about 5 times max during his first month and ...
  A: Maybe you have already found a solution elsewhere. It never hurts to check with the vet, but this ...
catahoula puppy12/14/2007
  Q: our catahoula is 3 months old. he peed in our house about 5 times max during his first month and ...
  A: 3 months seems a little young to be doing that just to show you that he is in charge and you can't ...
Rottweiler Puppy aggressive12/13/2007
  Q: My Rottweiler is 75 days old now. I tried taking him out for a walk on a leash, but he refuses to. ...
  A: Walking on lead is a basic. Usually getting out in front and coaxing, slapping your thighs is ...
Timid/Shy 6 month old standard poodle12/13/2007
  Q: We recently received a 6 month old standard poodle as a gift. She's a sweet dog- very loyal and ...
  A: I have been heavily involved in producing dogs comfortable around strangers for a long time. It ...
9 week old puggle12/12/2007
  Q: Okay I have a 9 week old puggle she weighs 3.25 lbs. and I have had her since the December 1st . ...
  A: Being by itself is not natural for a puppy. When left by themselves, something is wrong, they are ...
New puppy with current dog12/12/2007
  Q: We have an 11-month old shepherd/husky. My daughter has just adopted a stray little puppy. Both are ...
  A: I would like to see a vet visit, but maybe in your case you should give her a little more time. Try ...
Potty train12/12/2007
  Q: My Min Schnauzer is 6 months old. I have semi-potty trained her, but she still has accidents in the ...
  A: One thing is to make sure she moves around on her last trip outside to stimulate elimination. ...
Time Away12/12/2007
  Q: I'm looking at getting a new dog (probably German Shepherd) but am concerned about the time away ...
  A: Perhaps I am worse yet. I hate to see a dog left more than 4-5 hours at a time. Nothing wrong with ...
leash training12/11/2007
  Q: Hi I have a 1/2 pitbull 1/2 akita mix who is 3 yrs old However I dread walking him because he pulls ...
  A: Start with a good 6' leather leash and a sturdy slip collar, the metal chain ones with the rings on ...
beagle housebreaking lapse12/11/2007
  Q: My beagle, Maggie, is about two years old. I adopted her last winter, and housebreaking was very ...
  A: Most behavior problems call for a vet check. Peeing on the bed at 2 years old does suggest it is ...
Fearful Dog12/10/2007
  Q: I have a 7 mo old APBT that is fearful of things while on the leash. Let me give you a backround of ...
  A: He missed some vital socialization time while down with parvo. It is tough to make up time missed ...
agression towards dogs12/10/2007
  Q: In my home I have 8 year old retriever mix, 3 year old chow mix, 2 year old Pyrenees mix (Deja) and ...
  A: Are all your dogs spay/neutered? It can make a big difference. Even if so, the gender can make a ...
teacup pomeranian12/10/2007
  Q: my mother has just recently gotten a new puppy. it is a teacup Pomeranian and it is only 8 weeks ...
  A: She may just be being a puppy. They usually need to urinate after a nap. Much of housebreaking ...
My 1 year old beagle poops in her cage12/10/2007
  Q: I am unemployed and stay home with her most all the time, but when I do leave, she acts out and ...
  A: This is a difficult problem, and most of the people writing books never seem to have heard of it. I ...
is my dog pregnant????12/9/2007
  Q: i have an aprox. 2 year old lab. i got her over 3 weeks ago from a rescue centre. she has not being ...
  A: It is tough to say. Occasionally shelters do let people adopt a pregnant dog. Best thing is to ...
Dog behavior and condition12/9/2007
  Q: She is about 6 months old and has developed an area of small bumps on her back. I know that I need ...
  A: I am sorry I mislead you. What I meant was that I would suggest taking medical problems to a local ...
older dog and new puppy12/9/2007
  Q: My son brought home a puppy that he saw thrown out of a car. This was a week ago. We have a dog (Rat ...
  A: It could take a long time. He is old enough he may have lost interest in puppy biting games. More ...
aggressive puppy?12/8/2007
  Q: I have a 10 wk. old male cockapoo puppy. When he is playing or sniffing around and I pick him up, he ...
  A: Try this: ''Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your ...
lab skin12/8/2007
  Q: My chocolate lab is 3 .She has developed spots on her back and around the top of her hips .She has ...
  A: Sounds like diet problems. I personally have seen thousands of Labs eating Pro Plan and none of ...
scared nervous dog12/7/2007
  Q: I just got a dog 2 days ago. She has been with owner i got her from for almost 2 yrs the dog is ...
  A: Give her a few days to adjust. Unless carefully exposed to strangers when still very young, a dog ...
4 month rottie is tubborn about house training12/7/2007
  Q: I have a 4month rottie, we just purchased about 3 weeks ago. She is wonderful EXCEPT she is being ...
  A: In addition to the usually things, try walking her around outside. You can also play fetch. ...
do dogs experience panic attacks?12/7/2007
  Q: My 8 year old silky terrier who I adopted after my parents died, had some type of attack last night ...
  A: I don't know that they have the sort of panic attacks that people do. They can be badly frightened ...
Advice on my Shit Zu puppy12/6/2007
  Q: We have a Shit Zu puppy that is 3 1/2 months old. I also have three kids. When we first brought ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
puppy questions..12/6/2007
  Q: we are bringing home a 7 week old english springer spaniel in a few weeks. I have a few questions ...
  A: Sounds like it should work. We have done well leaving a young as a 7 week old puppy 4-5 hours at a ...
how to stop my dog from running in the house12/5/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month old rottweiler and she is constantly running and jumping everywhere, How can I get ...
  A: I don't see more exercise and a 3 hour walk every day as the solution to every problem. I do think ...
kennel training12/5/2007
  Q: how can i stop my 5 month old pit puppy from peeing and taking a dump in the kennel while im at work ...
  A: This is a difficult problem. More so if you are leaving him more than 4-5 hours, or if he was left ...
my sibe12/4/2007
  Q: I have a four year old siberian husky female that I just finished house training. She hasn't ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
shih tzu12/4/2007
  Q: i have had a shit tzu for 3 days and does not want to eat his food. he only eats treat,which we do ...
  A: I am sorry I am running so far behind. I would try to get him to the vet if he still hasn't started ...
New Dog12/4/2007
  Q: We just got a new dog (Yorkie). She is over a year old and having major anxiety/depression issues. ...
  A: At that age, dogs still adjust to new situations better than when they are older. Less so if they ...
excessive licking12/4/2007
  Q: i just adopted a dog from a shelter 2 months ago. He seems to be in good health overall. When I ...
  A: Sounds like a hot spot. So much for the benefits of Nutro. With most of such problems I see here, ...
Males marking12/3/2007
  Q: I have three shith tzu's. Ali is 3, Snookie is two both female and Thor who just turned one. Thor ...
  A: Getting him fixed should help. You also may need to give your dogs better leadership. The key to ...
unsocialized dog12/2/2007
  Q: We adopted a 7 month old Australian Cattle dog/Dalmation mix who had been abandoned in a cemetary at ...
  A: A dog that has little human contact between 6-12 weeks may never be as comfortable with people as it ...
puppy found out he can hike his leg12/2/2007
  Q: My puppy, shih tzu was house trained until he found out that he can hike his leg. Know I'm finding ...
  A: Neuter him if not already. It is no cure all, but no sense fighting this problem in an intact dog. ...
Response12/1/2007
  Q: I need a little guidance. See, about three years ago, I was fortunate enough to be selected by a ...
  A: Ah, I wish I had the electronic goodies and knew how to put up a video of my 14 year old Lab ...
Introducing new puppy12/1/2007
  Q: I have a 9 week old Min Pin, however I'm due to move back home with my parents for a while who have ...
  A: Does the puppy still have its ammonia like puppy breath? If so, it should go better. We frequently ...
Dogs12/1/2007
  Q: I am willing to buy a shittzu/cockapoo cross. Will this dog shed, and are cockerspaniel active ...
  A: Nobody that knows much about dogs will give you a firm answer on your questions. I can say that ...
socializing12/1/2007
  Q: Ok, I have a dogo argentino female who is 9 months and very large 110 lbs. She is such a sweet dog, ...
  A: I can't say based what you have said. Here is a link to a picture of a couple of young dogs in ...
pomeranian12/1/2007
  Q: my dog is really old.. 15 years old... and she has alot of things wrong with her but theres one ...
  A: The vet can advise you that you should, but it is your decision. I think it should based on if you ...
housetraining11/30/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old chi. She was given to me a week ago totally house trained. At least that is ...
  A: I am not sure how much information you need, so I will just paste in everything and make sure you ...
dog biting11/30/2007
  Q: how can i stop my 11 month westie running at my wife or me and biting at our ankles when we leave ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
My 10 week old Maltese11/30/2007
  Q: I bought my puppy 1 week ago. She is my first puppy ever. When I bought her the pet store told ...
  A: I think she should be eating more. Did you get a record of shots and other medical care she has ...
Bony ridge on top of dog’s head11/30/2007
  Q: We have a 9yo neutered black lab/beagle mix, Columbo. We’ve had him since he was 8 months old. He ...
  A: I checked my 14 year old Lab. The ridge has a name, stoll or something. Aster's is no more ...
Bored Dog11/30/2007
  Q: I have a thirteen month old dog, male nuetered, Blue Heeler Cross who is extremly bored during the ...
  A: Dogs are pack animals and not meant to stay all day by themselves. Some dogs react more poorly to ...
Bernese Mountain Dog Problem Behaviors11/29/2007
  Q: I have a 5-month old Bernese Mountain dog who is currently in training (puppy kindergarten), but I ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Housebreaking and Socializing Rescued Beagle11/29/2007
  Q: I have two problems. One is housebreaking and the other is to socialize my dog. My dog is about 2 ...
  A: Undoing problems from poor early socialization is tough, and the older the dog is, the harder. ...
dogs11/29/2007
  Q: do Miniature English bulldogs get along well with puggles?
  A: Early socialization and individual personalities are much more important than the breeds. Put them ...
Nursing mom11/28/2007
  Q: I have a rescue dog with a litter of 8 pups about 4 weeks old, her milk has started drying up. ...
  A: I am not sure. You are feeding her a puppy chow? You could buy some milk replacer. Puppies can't ...
Naughty Pomeranian!11/28/2007
  Q: We have a 18 month old male pomeranian. He's very mischievous, but we've managed to stop most of his ...
  A: It sounds like he has found a way to get some attention out of you. Dogs favorite game is chase. ...
scared, shy of strangers 3 month old puppy11/28/2007
  Q: I just got a female chow/golden/shephard mix from the pound. She was only there for 3 days. She was ...
  A: It may be less of a problem of being abused, and more just a lack of being exposed to strangers. ...
Bedding for nursing dog11/28/2007
  Q: I have a great Pyrenees that has six new puppies. I want to put her and the pups back in the ...
  A: The traditional straw should be fine. All the people I know keep their dog and litter in the ...
Our dogs dont like to be left alone.11/27/2007
  Q: I am very trouble and concerned with our very loveable and over zealous dogs. We have had Kasey ...
  A: You must crate them. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your ...
second puppy11/27/2007
  Q: i have a 3 month old male maltipoo (maltese poodle mix). We have had him for one month. My husband ...
  A: Although 2 dogs of the same sex can be a problem, litter mates precludes getting the highest ranking ...
puppy bathing11/27/2007
  Q: I have 2 shits zhu puppies both 7 weeks old.I tried bathing one of them a day or so ago and it was ...
  A: I have to admit, I am on the fringe when it comes to bathing dogs. At that age you may be smelling ...
new puppy11/27/2007
  Q: I just brought a new puppy, 13 weekw old, home and he is very nervous, how can I help him be more ...
  A: A 13 week old puppy that has spend it whole life in a kennel or even a pet store cage will find you ...
pom in heat11/26/2007
  Q: i believe my pom is in heat? her thing is swollen. is this normal? how long does this last. and she ...
  A: The swelling of the vulva is the first stage of the heat cycle. A bloody discharge should start in ...
New puppy - Mini Daschund11/26/2007
  Q: Our 13 week old puppy is good about going on command outside, but won't go to the door or ring the ...
  A: It is not about taking the dog out often, but at the right time. Then, once out there, making sure ...
Yellow Lab Shedding11/26/2007
  Q: Is it normal for a yellow lab to shed in the winter? As it gets colder in Idaho this winter, our ...
  A: Although they go through a major shed spring and fall, they shed year around. I would think the ...
Older Dog and Puppy11/25/2007
  Q: I have a 6 yr old spayed female Doberman from rescue since she was 4 mos old and has been our only ...
  A: We frequently have a mix of ages of dogs either in our home or when we go elsewhere. In many cases, ...
Plz help me11/25/2007
  Q: My 3 month old beagle puppy acts strangely recently. I would like to know whether she is sick or ...
  A: Sounds to me like a poorly socialized puppy. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
housetraining my new boxer puppy11/24/2007
  Q: I just got a new boxer puppy, 6 weeks old. We are working on crate training and housebreaking, but ...
  A: Taking her out when she needs to go out, and using exercise to stimulate elimination should solve ...
Pomeranian11/24/2007
  Q: We have a Pomeranian puppy and we are going through potty training. We've decided that we would ...
  A: Please plan to keep your dog in the house with you. Dogs are pack animals. They want to be with ...
Chihuahua problems11/24/2007
  Q: I have both a male and female chihuahua, for some reason my male is just going crazy trying to mate ...
  A: If he isn't neutered, do so. Get her spayed. There is no good reason to keep intact dogs unless ...
possible parvo exposure11/24/2007
  Q: "We had a thanksgiving guest show up with their 3 dogs yesterday. They explained that they are ...
  A: Read http://www.avma.org/communications/brochures/canine_parvo/parvo_brochure.asp and ...
new puppy11/22/2007
  Q: just bought a Tibetan terrier....she has been in the home one month...she is 12 weeks...she bites, ...
  A: ''Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup's middle, ...
Introducing puppies to older dog11/22/2007
  Q: We have just brought home the 2nd of the new puppies we have adopted. They are sisters we brought ...
  A: True aggression in young puppies is rare. More likely what you are seeing is just the common rough ...
biting11/22/2007
  Q: I have a 7month old black lab puppy. We got him from the rescue when he was 4 months. He came to ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Shih Tzu barking in crate11/21/2007
  Q: I just got a 12 wk old Shih tzu, my first pet ever,,,, I come home every 4hrs to take it out and ...
  A: The dog may not bark long once it realizes you are gone. You might check with your neighbors or ...
4 month old French Bulldog - pees in crate and licks it up11/21/2007
  Q: .. About 3 weeks ago, my husband and I got a French Bulldog (from a breeder) named Oscar. He is ...
  A: Undoing the results of poor care by the breeder is hard. One thing you can do is put a grid in the ...
potty train11/20/2007
  Q: hey, i just go a min pin a week and a half ago...he is about 2 and a 1/2 months...sometimes he goes ...
  A: Maybe try more than one pad so he can have one end on each one. Housebreaking starts before you ...
peeing on Christmas tree11/20/2007
  Q: Our cockerspaniel is almost a year old and we have an artificial Christmas tree. He's been peeing ...
  A: This sounds like marking, which is a different problem than housebreaking. Neuter him if not ...
foot sensitive dog11/20/2007
  Q: I have an 8-9month old female (spayed) lab/aussie shepherd mix named Gracie that my husband & I are ...
  A: She may have had some bad toe nail trimming experience. Try this: ''Elevation for small puppies: ...
Trained dog peeing in crate11/20/2007
  Q: My 7 year old cocker spaniel has a peeing problem. She had a full blood exam and they found nothing ...
  A: Are you the same one that posted this elsewhere, ''I recently changed my dogs food from Precise ...
4 month old German Shepherd WILL NOT potty train11/20/2007
  Q: Hey, I've been reading through some of your answers, and I thought I should ask you for advice on ...
  A: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it ...
8 Week Old Lab-Crate Training11/19/2007
  Q: We just got an 8 week old yellow lab about a week ago. We have a crate that has a partition and ...
  A: Try taking the water up about 7 PM. When you make that last trip outside, make sure she walks ...
Puppy biting11/19/2007
  Q: I have a 10 week old puppy (English Staffordshire bull terrier). She seems to be learning quickly ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
My Standard Poodle Puppy11/19/2007
  Q: I recently asked about my puppy having potty problems in his kennel after my work schedule changed. ...
  A: I find it difficult to refer back to old questions here. I am sure I cautioned you on leaving him ...
Behavior11/19/2007
  Q: I have a 3 year old minature male dachshun. He has not been neutered. We recently got a female ...
  A: I would have a vet examine her. It certainly sounds like she is coming into season. I guess it ...
peeing when touched11/19/2007
  Q: I rescued a male Maltese. I love him! But Ok I cant touch him! When I try to pet him or discipline. ...
  A: I do all I can to encourage adoption and make extra efforts to help in cases like this. If this ...
10 Month Old Bullmastiff11/19/2007
  Q: I was wondering if you might be able to give some advice on 2 things that my husband and I have ...
  A: The best solution is to crate it when you can't watch it. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young ...
2 terrier poodle puppies11/19/2007
  Q: I, like many others I am sure, went to get 6 week old terrier poodle mix, and came home with 2. I ...
  A: Only step in when the play get very rough. The yelps are part of learning the limits of play. ...
pomeranian and Boxer11/19/2007
  Q: I have a 1yr old pomeranian and my son just bought a 4 month old boxer...will they be able to get ...
  A: As the Boxer grows, it should adjust to the Pomeranian's protests when it gets too rough. Although ...
sleeping11/18/2007
  Q: She has been sleeping all day she gets up for a few minutes and then goes back to sleep. She is ...
  A: Quite often a 3 year old dog will flop down for a snooze unless otherwise stimulated. Picking up ...
obsessive puppy11/18/2007
  Q: I have an 8month old female toy rat terrier who is obsessed with light reflections and shadows. She ...
  A: I don't have much of an answer. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
Crate training in a multidog home11/18/2007
  Q: I recently have decided it best to start to crate train our 8 month old Shepard/Boxer mix due to a ...
  A: I don't see a problem. We crate our puppy, but our older dog is left on a short chain, just as she ...
2 week old mini fox terrier11/17/2007
  Q: I am just wondering if its okay to give my three two week old puppies a wash as we are hand raising ...
  A: Yes, but be sure and dry them good and keep them warm. Why are you letting them foul themselves? ...
Puppy Socialisation11/16/2007
  Q: Having recently lost our much loved 18 year old Border Terrier, Griff, we resolved never to have ...
  A: Two females is the combination most likely to have problems with when the dogs are older. If you ...
vacation leaving pup at home11/16/2007
  Q: I am investigating different pet sitting services since my usual cageless boarding location does not ...
  A: I am sure you are aware the less a young puppy is exposed to poorly cared for dogs, the better. A ...
puppy lab bowel movement cycle11/16/2007
  Q: I am a new puppy owner. My lab puppy is 12 weeks and was doing quite well with regard to being ...
  A: Find a new vet. Overfeeding a young Lab is one of the worst things you can do for its joints. ...
my dogs don't eat anything!!11/16/2007
  Q: I am very curious about why my two dogs aren't eating. They are Miniature Poodles X Maltese Terrier. ...
  A: My dog won't eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly ...
doggy11/15/2007
  Q: My dog is a chocolate lab pup round 6 months. we have recently moved and she is peeing at the door ...
  A: Usually with an infection you will see frequent straining and dribbling. If she hasn't had her ...
Potty Training Issues11/15/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month male miniature Cocker. We have had him for almost two months now. We create the ...
  A: If he goes to theback door, and you don't let him out, it is your fault, a neglect, not an accident. ...
dog excessive want for food11/15/2007
  Q: nine year old neutered male lab/beagle. very muscular dog, very strong and rather heavy. he never ...
  A: That behavior is quite typical of Labs, and maybe Beagles too. Tonight about 6:30 I asked my wife if ...
chocolate labs11/14/2007
  Q: I'm searching for a chocolate lab puppy for the spring of 08.My friend has a choc. lab who I'm in ...
  A: I can't give a good answer to your question. I am going to direct you to a web site put up by a Lab ...
Fighting dogs11/14/2007
  Q: I want to start by saying that I know this is very serious and I will be talking to my vet, but I ...
  A: In some cases where you have 2 dogs of the same sex, both with a high drive for dominance, even the ...
growling11/14/2007
  Q: I have a 3m old AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD pup, and he is very aggressive when he is eating his food or ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
How long is too long in a crate?11/14/2007
  Q: I've had a male beagle puppy a little over a week now, he's 9 weeks old and I spent all of last week ...
  A: I have routinely left puppy after puppy starting as young as 7 weeks 4-5 hours in the crate with no ...
My Standard Poodle puppy11/13/2007
  Q: I have a 4 month old standard poodle puppy that is suddenly pooping and peeing in his kennel. I ...
  A: This is a difficult issue. I think much of the problem comes from being confined too long when ...
sleepless nights11/13/2007
  Q: I have two one year old Labradoodles. Seems from very early age they would wake up in the middle of ...
  A: They may not adjust to it well now, but you could crate them at night. A dog that has not been ...
re housebreaking my mini11/13/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old male mini schnauzer. We got him when he was a few months old from pet store. I ...
  A: You may not be giving him the leadership he needs. It is quite common for dogs to repeatedly ...
Lab goes nuts in the car11/13/2007
  Q: My girlfriend has a 4 year old black lab. Whenever we take her dog to the dog bark the dog starts ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
introducing new dog11/12/2007
  Q: We have a 1 yr old German Shepherd, and we wanted to get another shepherd. We found a 3.5 yr old ...
  A: I am a little surprised that he plays like that at hs age. I guess the males aren't as quick to ...
Potty Training11/8/2007
  Q: I have just gotten a 9 month old Yorkie and she has not come to me house broken!!! HELP ME...I have ...
  A: I really don't like the pads. Maybe if you watch her carefully, you can make it work. Much of ...
puppy aggression11/8/2007
  Q: I have a 4 month old puppy. He is a Rottweiler Hisky Mix. I never believed people when they said ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
I feed my dog and cat human food.11/8/2007
  Q: I feed my cat and my dog both human food. Will that hurt my animals if i keep doing it?
  A: Yes. Not only does such a diet fail to give the complete and balanced diet dogs and cats need, it ...
my dog won't play11/8/2007
  Q: I've had my female spayed 2.5 year old lab mix for 6 months. She's high energy, so I take her on ...
  A: Many dogs as they get a little older lose interest in playing with other dogs. She is a little ...
New Pit Bull Puppy11/8/2007
  Q: My boyfriend and I just got a baby pit bull he is about 4 weeks old. What would you suggest for the ...
  A: At 4 weeks old, a puppy is barely old enough to be weaned and should be with its mother and litter ...
Puppy biting older Dog11/6/2007
  Q: I have a 11 week old Pug/Jack Russell mix(Jake). He is adorable to me, but so much to my 12 year ...
  A: I am fighting the same thing. I have 2 yellow Labs, Aster, a 14 year old, and Xanthe, a 9 week old. ...
boxer11/5/2007
  Q: I have recently rescued a 2.5 yr. boxer.I had the usual problem of him jumping up on my wife and I ...
  A: Try holding your hand up in front of him and saying ''No, quiet!'' in a firm, but not loud voice. ...
help with huskies11/5/2007
  Q: I'm a new husky owner. I have a 1 year old Siberian who seems to be pretty lonely. We have a large ...
  A: When it comes to tethering dogs, I am not one of the fanatics at ...
New puppy11/4/2007
  Q: I have a couple of questions. I just got a puppy pit bull a little over a week ago, she is 13-14 ...
  A: It is perfectly OK to have different rules for different dogs, being more restrictive to the younger ...
SPAYED DOG HUMPING11/4/2007
  Q: MY DOG WAS SPAYED AT 6 MONTHS AND LATELY WHEN WE ARE PLAYING SHE JUMPS ON MY ARM AND HOLDS TIGHT AND ...
  A: Much of the humping is about dominance, not sex. Spay/neutering reduces it, but doesn't eliminate ...
antiinflammatory11/4/2007
  Q: What is the best antiinflammatory for my 7 yo male lab who suffers from joint/muscle ...
  A: Don't give him Ibuprofen or any other modern OTC pain killer unless prescribed by the vet. They can ...
My older puppy keeps attacking my new puppy.11/4/2007
  Q: We had 2 toy fox terriers. One, Camilla, aged 1 year, and the second, Pancho, aged 8 months. ...
  A: I am a little surprised at that. Perhaps you aren't dominant enough. The key to most behavior ...
my dogs just started shaking and stopped for a few secons11/4/2007
  Q: for almost 1 minute, my dog could not balance herself due to her body shaking and her stomach area ...
  A: It sounds like some sort of a seizure. Sometimes a dog will have one, but be OK and never again. ...
My Dog wont eat11/2/2007
  Q: I have to hand feed my dog he is a little over a year old there are some days he likes what I feed ...
  A: Most likely you are over feeding it. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, ...
KILLER DOG!11/2/2007
  Q: MY PEKINESE IS 3 AND IS SO MEAN HE WONT LET US PICK UP OUR OWN CLOTHES, HE BITES US OVER NOTHING, ...
  A: This sounds like a tough case. He is neutered? It is all too common for owners not to take small ...
breed male or female ?11/2/2007
  Q: may question is witch is the better the male or female I do not plan on breeding
  A: It is far more important to select a well bred one and socialize correctly than which sex it is. Be ...
eating poop to hid it while in a cage11/1/2007
  Q: I rescued a 10 month old toy manchester terrier in June. The reason she was rescued is because the ...
  A: Nobody ever solved any problem by punishing a dog after it did something. Unless you actually catch ...
Older dog stop playing with puppy.10/31/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old lab/shephard mix and a 6-month old rottweiler. We have had the the puppy for 3 ...
  A: By the time many dogs are 6 years old, they lose interest in puppy biting games. The Rottweiler may ...
puppy urinating10/30/2007
  Q: My 4 mos old female puppy seems to be completely house trained. She goes to the door when she needs ...
  A: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog's confidence up. Start ...
Problem housebreaking Lab10/30/2007
  Q: We recently adopted a 2yr old Lab/Weimeraner mix from a rescue. Beautiful loving dog. Great with the ...
  A: There are so many nice dogs needing homes. Too bad so many of them come with baggage from their ...
Chewing Trees10/29/2007
  Q: I have 2 9 month old Siberian pups and I can't seem to get them to stop chewing on new trees I have ...
  A: I am afraid you will have to find heavier protection. I have seen a fairly heavy plastic that coils ...
Urinating outside of Crate10/29/2007
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old rescued boxer mix. He is crate trained and has been in a crate since I ...
  A: He is neutered? He may need better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching ...
Housetraining puppy10/29/2007
  Q: About five days ago my husband and I brought home an 11 week Olde English Bulldog. We already have a ...
  A: I just don't think it is going to work leaving an 11 week old 6-7 hours at a time. You really need ...
using puppy pads10/29/2007
  Q: I have a Yorkshire terrier and she is about 13 weeks old and I’m trying to train her to use the ...
  A: It is no wonder such abusive methods isn't working. I don't like the idea of pads, but using the ...
Mixed Signal10/29/2007
  Q: My daughter's 10 month old puppy gives mixed signals when greeting people. Coming in from outside ...
  A: She needs better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the ...
exercise10/28/2007
  Q: I have a six month old German shepherd bitch.how long should i exercise her for.when we meet dogs ...
  A: If a walk is all the exercise a dog gets, it should be at least an hour. It sounds like she needs ...
Limping10/27/2007
  Q: Rusty is a 7 year old Rott/Chow/Lab mixed. Somewhat overweight. Thurs night he started limping off ...
  A: This could be a number of things, even as simple as a pulled muscle. Whey don't you get him into ...
bully concussion10/26/2007
  Q: My wife and I have an 11 week old English bulldog and sometimes her energy level gets pretty ...
  A: Dog do seem to be able to take a lot, much more that I can. I once was almost knocked out when my ...
BITING10/25/2007
  Q: my yorkie/ papillon mix female is 2 months old i have had her about a week and she seems to bite and ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
pooping in crate10/25/2007
  Q: we just got a 8 month old male husky from another family a week ago. They decided they didnt want ...
  A: The pooping in the crate is a difficult issue usually cause by past poor care. He should be able to ...
growling pet10/24/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old sheltie. She seems to growl constantly when you touch her or pet her. The only ...
  A: It sounds like a leadership problem, but talk to the vet too. The key to most behavior problems ...
Bringing home a new dog10/23/2007
  Q: I have a 7 year old yellow lab, rex. He acts like he is 2-3 yrs old. He is well trained and such a ...
  A: I doubt Rex will be pleased. These things go better if you are giving the older dog the right ...
scared boxer10/23/2007
  Q: it seems to be getting worse and no matter what i try to do to comfort him and try telling him its ...
  A: This may sound counter intuitive, but telling him it is OK is exactly the wrong thing to do and may ...
Lab puppies10/22/2007
  Q: We have two lab puppies - a chocolate one that was 25 weeks on Sat. and a yellow that was 23 weeks ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
crying at night10/22/2007
  Q: when it is bed time i give him a hot water bottle in his bed give a chew bone and leave the radio on ...
  A: That's in my list. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its ...
Potty Training and sleeping at night10/21/2007
  Q: I have just bought a new puppy a 9 week old female Border collie/ Alaskan sled dog mix. I have ...
  A: Unless you constantly watch the puppy, you will always have a few accidents. The more attentive, ...
dominant10/20/2007
  Q: my sister has a 8 month st bernard and i have a 12 week newfoundland the problem is the saint ...
  A: Perhaps a little of each. I just saw a bunch of this. today I sent a 15 month old Lab away to ...
Food exchange for puppies10/20/2007
  Q: Labman- I have had labs all my life. The one I had for 14 years died a few months back. I bought a ...
  A: There is a strong consensus on an early switch to adult chow. How early? That varies, anywhere ...
My JRT10/20/2007
  Q: I have a Jack Russell Terrier named Cid. He is about 11 weeks old now. I am begining to think that ...
  A: Start obedience training. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each ...
2 questions - pooping/play biting10/20/2007
  Q: I hope you can help me. We're taking our 8-month old Yorkie-poo to training in a couple weeks, but ...
  A: Watch him outside. He will walk along with his nose to the ground until he finds the right spot, ...
border collie10/19/2007
  Q: I have a 2 yr old Border Collie "Wyatt" he loves going to my husbands work and loves all the guys ...
  A: OK, I am running behind. So how is Rick and Wyatt today? I am remembering my Prince. He would ...
training my dog10/19/2007
  Q: i just adopted a long hair chihuahua and she is 2 yrs old but was never potty trained and its real ...
  A: This material can be used with an older dog such as yours. Biggest difference is the longer time ...
my dog keeps peeing on my bed10/19/2007
  Q: i have a chihuihu/jackrussel male dog hes almost 1 year old about 2-3 times a month he pees on my ...
  A: Most such cases I do suggest letting the vet make sure it isn't a UTI or something. However, this ...
collars10/18/2007
  Q: I normaly walk my 75/80 pound lab with a gentle leader head collar but for the past few months shes ...
  A: Those are the collars of choice for the service dog school we are raising our second puppy for. The ...
pups not getting along10/18/2007
  Q: My husband and I got a siberian husky puppy about 3 months ago, but he seemed so lonely with no one ...
  A: Better dog trainers seldom yell at a dog. When you catch it doing something it shouldn't, give it a ...
Housebreaking an already paper trained dog10/17/2007
  Q: I have a new male maltipoo (maltese/poodle mix) that was trained by the breeder to do his business ...
  A: The older a puppy is when you get it, the harder it is undoing any poor training and care by the ...
From pads to crate10/17/2007
  Q: I have a 10 week old French Bulldog that I picked up less than a week ago. She was puppy pad ...
  A: Your home is a complete, new environment for her. I see no problem with her adjusting to going ...
Introducing new dogs10/17/2007
  Q: I have always been a dog lover and have always wanted to have multiple dogs. I currently have a ...
  A: I am sorry I am running behind. Too late now for most of your question. If the new dog was a ...
jelousy10/17/2007
  Q: She has always been great until my son and i moved back with my parents she is my parents dog so was ...
  A: Dealing with a 9 year old that has been allowed to be in charge all its life will be tough. Either ...
Bath10/16/2007
  Q: I have a shower in my bathroom. Is it okay to take a shower with my dog in it? I am afraid that he ...
  A: I wouldn't, or at least not very often. Of course, I seldom if ever give a dog a bath. For most ...
Shitzu scratching10/16/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month Shitzu that just recently started to get very hyper and scratches on us. It seems ...
  A: This is likely a matter of maturing. You may need to be giving her stronger leadership. The key to ...
Bernese Mountain Puppy10/16/2007
  Q: my family just got a new puppy this past summer, a bernese mountain dog and she is now 9 months old. ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
Pets not getting along10/15/2007
  Q: I have a 2-1/2 year old male Toy Fox Terrier and a 6 month old female Lab/Samoyed mix. The Lab mix ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
urinating for spite?10/14/2007
  Q: I have a 4-year-old female mini schnauzer I adopted a year ago. Until now she has been a PERFECT ...
  A: It could be stress or just not being able to go all day. Being loose in the house and more active ...
Beagle Puppy!10/13/2007
  Q: I have a 11 weeks old male beagle. He's been very aggressive and loves to bite. He bites and chews ...
  A: All of those problems are common and with some work and good technique, can be solved. Some puppies ...
my husky10/13/2007
  Q: i have 7weeks old female siberian husky. just wanted to know if it is natural to my husky that have ...
  A: It could be a low grade infection. Did you get a record of any shots? You might call the vet's ...
Barking and Tearing up carpet10/12/2007
  Q: My dog is a lab/collie mix she is 6 months is not nuetered yet next month last nigght she tore up my ...
  A: You might better move up having her spayed. Her hormones could be churning and by next month, she ...
sleep problems10/12/2007
  Q: We have an 8 yr old black lab, an 11 year old lab mix and a 1 year old lab/husky(?-shelter's best ...
  A: If there was an easy solution, you would have thought of it and not asked me. Where they sleep can ...
female packs10/11/2007
  Q: Our 14 yr old female Shep-Chow passed away 2 months ago. I have a 7 yr old son and 8 yr old female ...
  A: All the experts say 2 females is the combination most likely to cause problems with a male, female ...
mini dingo treat10/11/2007
  Q: I have a cattle dog and he is 50 lbs. I just noticed when I gave him those mini dingo treat, he ...
  A: I am not familiar with them. If they are a rawhide like material and very big, maybe the size of ...
Min-pin puppy10/10/2007
  Q: We rescued a male min-pin, he's about 8 or 9 wks. old and he's a sweetheart. We are first time ...
  A: The very most important thing is giving good leadership to the dog. Dogs see all the people and ...
Adding a 3rd Dog10/10/2007
  Q: we have 2 JRT's, both girls just over 1 year old and we'd like to get a male to join our pack. The ...
  A: I don't expect it to be a big problem. It is possible that with a male around the females, will ...
buying longer distance?10/9/2007
  Q: The problem is he is 2 1/2 hurs away he would bring the choosen puppy to within 35/45 minutes from ...
  A: I am a little leery of it, but really don't see that big of a problem. Much of housebreaking is not ...
dog pooping in house10/9/2007
  Q: We adopted a 9 month old Boston Terrier. She has several problems, including wild jumping on us, but ...
  A: It will take a little work, but you should be able to. The amount of time outside is less important ...
dog jelousy10/8/2007
  Q: i just got a new puppy Shiatsu she is 6 weeks old. my other dog is a 5 year old chocolate lab. i ...
  A: Do give the older dog plenty of time, brushing, walks, fetch, butt and belly rubs, whatever she ...
Crate and potty training10/8/2007
  Q: Barney is my 5 month old pug (just last week he was neutered) - I got him at 2 months. Almost ...
  A: That is strange. The vet did do a complete physical before neutering? I would think one would put ...
positive influence dogs can bring to people?10/8/2007
  Q: my name is Seong Cheon, and I am a reporter for magazine called Jayplay. I have been writing an ...
  A: Many positive influences are well know, the drop in blood pressure when petting a dog, etc. One ...
puppy feeding problem10/8/2007
  Q: she has NO problem with letting me around her while she's eating will let me sit next to her and ...
  A: She needs some discipline, and it will take some doing. If you haven't obedience trained her, you ...
Dog wont eat10/8/2007
  Q: Your question was I have a 10 year old Sharpa,Shepard<chow mix. We have taken her to the vet, had ...
  A: If the dog is under the care of a vet, there is likely little I can add. Surely if it was a matter ...
how can i tell how old my dog is?10/8/2007
  Q: I found my dog it was abandoned, and i decided to take her in, but I would really like to know how ...
  A: It is really hard to say. The teeth, the whitening of the muzzle, general body shape, excess skin ...
potty training10/7/2007
  Q: I've had my female golden retriever for six or seven weeks now, and she's still going in the house ...
  A: You may lack good advice. Let me fix that. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but ...
My mums 2 female dogs fight when i visit, why is this?10/6/2007
  Q: Please can you help me? My mum has a yorkie called honey and a pekinese called lucy, they are both ...
  A: Likely your mum has made the common mistake of allowing the dogs to run the home. The key to most ...
can my dog eat cooked bones10/4/2007
  Q: my family and i keep arguing about wether dogs can eat cooked bones... i no that you shouldn't give ...
  A: Dog experts are like your family, having varied, strong opinions. I have seen people post to dog ...
chocolate10/4/2007
  Q: Labman. I've always thought giving chocolate to a dog was like giving arsenic to a human--but ...
  A: Chocolate in large doses is toxic to dogs and it is cumulative, many small doses eventually kill. ...
Aggresive snapping10/4/2007
  Q: I am the proud owner of a 14 week old mixed-breed female. Her mum was a terrier (she looked like a ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
2 1/2 year old vizsla showing aggression10/3/2007
  Q: . my 2 1/2 yr old Vizsal Edgrr just recently started showing aggression.First he is not nutered . ...
  A: Yes neutering should make a big difference. It would be my first recommendation in this case. You ...
8 month old Yorkie won't eliminate outside10/3/2007
  Q: I just recently got an 8 month old Yorkie and have been trying to housebreak him. I take him out ...
  A: It would be good if you have some extra time over the weekend. When you think he needs to go out, ...
new Puppy and older dog10/3/2007
  Q: I got a 3 month old Havanese 2 1/2 weeks ago and I have an 8 1/2 year old collie/Retriever mix. I ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
my dog keeps jumping the fence10/3/2007
  Q: my dog pepper who is 10 month old Pit Lab mix. she's black, very playful, and loves people. I ...
  A: I think jumping a fence is a learned behavior. They may be a little young for it, but having ...
external parasite10/3/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old black lab and noticed something on her very upper chest, between her front legs. ...
  A: It seems to me I vaguely remember something about flies laying eggs in open wounds and hatching. ...
3 month puppy vomited out no where10/2/2007
  Q: My 3 month puppy was making a funny sound, and made whine. When I looked he vomitted some yellow ...
  A: I am sorry I didn't get to your question sooner. 3 month olds frequently forage indigestibles. ...
My old chihuahua is having a hard time adjusting to new puppy.10/2/2007
  Q: I have a 12 yr old chihuahua.He has a phobia to slippery floors so I usually carry him to our couch ...
  A: Treat the older dog like the sofa cushion or other things the puppy shouldn't chew. As soon as the ...
Dog is scared of grass, help!10/2/2007
  Q: My 4 month old pitbull seems to be afraid to relieve himself on the grass. He always ends up going ...
  A: Don't force him. 4 months can be a bad time for fears. Do you have a sidewalk or patio in your ...
2 yr old Male Chihuahua10/2/2007
  Q: I have a 2 yr old male Chihuahua that has recently started peeing in the house again. He is intact ...
  A: Neutering will definitely help. In some cases, it is all it takes. Better leadership should help ...
Pooch barks alot! especially when he's jealous10/1/2007
  Q: I adopted Pooch(5yr old pomeranian), from a friend of a friend(he was 2yrs old at the time.) Pooch ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
10 wk female Shih Tzu puppy10/1/2007
  Q: Is it the best policy to crate train puppies, especially for night time sleeping? She's been ...
  A: Try taking the water dish up at 7 PM. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making ...
dog in heat9/30/2007
  Q: My large toy poodle has gone in heat before her surgery date of Oct.9. My stray friend we found has ...
  A: I hope you made it through the night. The only home remedy I would suggest is lots of exercise, ...
Zeus' ribs poke out9/30/2007
  Q: our mini dachshund, Zeus, is 3 months old. we have had him for 6 weeks now. when we first got him we ...
  A: I have little to say except get back with the vet. You might also let the breeder know. An ethical ...
labrador menstration9/29/2007
  Q: can you tell me when a female begins menstrating. We have a one year old that started bleeding ...
  A: Usually between 7 and 12 months. It really upsets me that people fail to either get their dogs ...
Puppy nightime barking limits?9/28/2007
  Q: We got a lab/pit(?) mix at the shelter about 2 weeks ago. He's about 11 weeks old. He's taking ...
  A: I have had great luck with the lying on the floor next to the crate technique. In fact, it is the ...
House Breaking Gone Wrong?9/27/2007
  Q: Tucker: 10 month old Yorkie/Maltese/male/neutered. Tucker was doing great at going outside to play ...
  A: I am sure this relates to his maturing and a challenge to your leadership. Neutering greatly ...
training dogs9/27/2007
  Q: my dog also wen tido is eating a treat he growls and my brother thinks that is funny and keeps doing ...
  A: "Come" needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people ...
My APBT pup's behavior.9/27/2007
  Q: My 12 week old male pup is lazy,doesnt wanna go for walks,he pulls me back,I think there are loose ...
  A: If there is a problem, perhaps the vet will find it. it is rare for a dog not to eat all it needs. ...
Puppy hates walking9/27/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old chocolate labrador who hates walking. He has never been very keen, but ...
  A: Have you talked to the vet? He should be in about now for rabies and neutering. What are you ...
digging shihtzu9/27/2007
  Q: i recently moved into a property with a back yard. i have a 10 year old shihtzu. She comes inside at ...
  A: A lot of other people would like such a answer too. I don't have one, and in almost 8 years on dog ...
behavior9/26/2007
  Q: I have a male Jack Russel mix ,9 months old not neutered. He gets into everything,tears paper,toilet ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
How far is to far?9/25/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month old GSD, he is 60 pds. We are walking 1 mile in the AM and 1 in the evening. We ...
  A: That doesn't sound like it is too far, but is is best not to push a dog too far until it is a year ...
Will my dog forget me?9/25/2007
  Q: I adopted a dog at 5 months of age and my son and I cared and loved him for 4 months until we had to ...
  A: I think so. In the dog guide program we volunteer for, dogs get shuffled around sometimes. Of ...
Nipping9/24/2007
  Q: We have a 10 week old border collie. She is doing really well but we do have a lot of problems with ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
pottie training a yorkie pup9/23/2007
  Q: i have a 13 week old yorkie i have had for 3 days. i have always had bigger dogs so paper training ...
  A: In general, I don't recommend paper training, it only confuses dogs. I would only suggest it if you ...
Dog wetting in house9/23/2007
  Q: We recently got a German Shepard/Retreiver. She is 17 months old, spayed, & is house trained. ...
  A: That could be submissive wetting or just excitement. It may go away once she is more comfortable ...
bitch in season9/22/2007
  Q: I rescued a female cross staff/lab back on the 1st September . she is a lovely, sweet and playful ...
  A: Some females bleed a lot more than others. After 2 weeks, it should be tapering off. If you don't ...
pugs9/22/2007
  Q: i want to buy a pug puppy but before buying i want to know whether pugs are healthy?
  A: ALL breeds have problems with sickly dogs bred by backyard breeders and puppy mills. It is even a ...
my male dog licks pee9/21/2007
  Q: We just got a 5 month old female Pug, my 9 year old male miniature schnauzer licks her pee every ...
  A: It is a bit disgusting, but I don't think it is very harmful. If you can't control him, that ...
Puppy Eating Problem9/20/2007
  Q: My puppy is a 7 week old Border Collie mix we got from a rescue society. She has been weaned about 2 ...
  A: That sounds unusual. Perhaps it is due to late weaning. I wouldn't worry for another few days. ...
Introducing "new" dog to "old" dog?9/20/2007
  Q: This is my 2nd attempt to bring another dog into the home (we lost our best friend in January & my ...
  A: Are you committed to the Puggle? I think going to a younger dog may be a mistake. Up until they ...
Little dog, Big dog9/20/2007
  Q: So i have this 6 year old Chihuahua, and shes all about attention. My mom and I love her to death, ...
  A: Get a male. A male will tolerate much more from a female than another female would or the male ...
SAMSON9/19/2007
  Q: I HAVE A CHOW/LAB MIX THAT I RESCUED 10 MONTHS AGO FROM THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY STREET. I HAVE BEEN A ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
New dog doesn't like my son9/18/2007
  Q: We recently got a one year old female fixed papillon/ terrier/spaniel dog for our family (and ...
  A: It sounds like she had problems with somebody similar to him in the past. One quick way to change ...
indoors housebreakig9/18/2007
  Q: I have two male maltese that are 5 months old. I am crate training them to potty indoors. I trying ...
  A: Substitute the pads for my outdoor spot. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but ...
my 8 month old pup9/17/2007
  Q: I adopted a mutt from the shelter- he's a blue-tick hound, black lab, pitbull mix. (named Blue)We've ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Registration & Behavior.9/17/2007
  Q: I just bought a 3 month old pom from a local pet shop. I plan on breeding her when she is of age, ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
Blood in stool9/16/2007
  Q: I feed my puppy raw eggs, evaporated milk, and dry puppy food mix in the morning; and I feed him ...
  A: Were it not for the blood in the stool, I would just suggest phasing out everything except the dry ...
Dobey changing9/13/2007
  Q: I have a 7 year old female Doberman that is not spayed and we have had her since she was 6 weeks ...
  A: Better leadership on your part might help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things ...
New Puppy9/13/2007
  Q: We have resently given my 17 yr daughter a Chihuahua/Yorkie mix puppy. The father is a Yorkie 8lbs ...
  A: Too much is made of breeds. Members of a breed aren't peas in a pod. Even litter mates are often ...
chewing9/12/2007
  Q: My 6 month old female german shepherd (not spaided yet) is chewing up everything in the backyard. ...
  A: Interesting. I have 2 very similar questions in a row that I don't have a good answer for. Rather ...
Yellow eyes on Blond Lab9/12/2007
  Q: My 4 month old male purebred blond lab had wierd yellow eyed. He is really big and bulky and has ...
  A: Both the yellow eyes and pink nose are genetic variations and may or may not mean inbreeding. The ...
5 month old Maltese9/12/2007
  Q: We have a Maltese puppy who turned 5 months old on September 1, 2007. She is such a sweet little ...
  A: At 5 months, she is maturing, her hormones are beginning to flow. She has decided she is a big girl ...
english bulldog is vomiting and has diarrhea9/11/2007
  Q: I own a 10 month old english bulldog and when I woke up this morning I found out that he had ...
  A: That is all too common that they get into something and get sick. Usually once they clear ...
Segre¬ eating9/11/2007
  Q: 00 since i got her in vet bills only and they still have not said anything about her Serge's pleas ...
  A: Milk really isn't good for dogs. It contains lactose which they can't digest. Let me post some ...
Chihuahua Puppy Untrainable? Surely not.9/11/2007
  Q: We've had the Chihuahua for approximately 2mos., and he is 21 weeks old. I have owned and trained ...
  A: Some dogs are just harder to train than others. Proper treatment before you get them is very ...
bark collars9/10/2007
  Q: Do bark collars work on labs?...I'm looking at one in a month or so that gives a mild shock I've ...
  A: I just don't like bark collars. They seem abusive to me and the stories I hear about dogs becoming ...
Lab tail issue?9/10/2007
  Q: ..honestly but I'm broke and so are all family members right now and i'm too young to take out a ...
  A: I am thinking it could either have something to do with the worming or anal gland problems. You ...
dog eats my kids toys (mostly stuffed animals)9/10/2007
  Q: I have a 11 month old Schnauzer (mini) We had him for 5 weeks, then he was off to training school ...
  A: Unfortunately even the best trained puppy will still chew anything left where it can find it. It ...
Our new puppy behavior9/6/2007
  Q: We just adopt a chow/lab mix that has been living in our vet's kennel for the past 4 months because ...
  A: I don't know about Chows, but that is quit typical of Labs. There isn't much you can do about it. ...
Dogs that won't eat9/6/2007
  Q: recently we brought into our house a new four month old male puppy (cockapoo)and he joined the ...
  A: I think she is just upset about the new addition and trying to be the pack leader and force you to ...
puppy eats everything in house when alone9/6/2007
  Q: I have a 9 month old dane female not spayed. when i leave her alone she will eat things like the ...
  A: It may take more work now than when she was little, but you need to crate her. It is only natural ...
vaccines9/5/2007
  Q:
  A: It may be Canadian regulations forbid it. The veterinarians may have lobbied a law through so it ...
backyard9/5/2007
  Q: I have a 9 year old pom and 6 year old lab beagle mix. We moved into a new house 3 months ago. The ...
  A: That is strange. I can't pull an old answer out of my stock of material for this one. I think you ...
Puppy biting9/5/2007
  Q: We have an 8-month-old mutt -- the animal league told us she's part hound, part lab, but who knows ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
heartworm preventive9/4/2007
  Q: she is about 4 weeks. I also have a german shepard male that has heartworm and is being treated ...
  A: Did you really mean 4 weeks? Many puppies are hardly weaned by then. At least having the German ...
Housetraining a skiddish dog9/4/2007
  Q: I have a Chaweenie who is almost six months old. I got her from my in-laws who didn't want her ...
  A: You have 2 problems, housebreaking and what is called submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually ...
dog versus puppy8/30/2007
  Q: i have a 6 year old beagle/terrier mix.she is very protective when in the house and only allows ...
  A: It is normal for a dog to resent bringing another dog into the home. The funny thing is, we ...
Housebreaking8/28/2007
  Q: I have a 3 yr old Chihuahua. He has not been neutered. We have attempted to have him neutered ...
  A: This could be more of a leadership issue that anything else. The key to most behavior problems is ...
our lab just ate an ABALONE!8/28/2007
  Q: My two year female lab just got to our ice chest with live red abalone from yesterday and pulled out ...
  A: Dogs are susceptible to food poisoning although less than we are. There are those that insist dogs ...
EARS8/28/2007
  Q: Why would a Boston Terrier's ear tips curl back? He is 8 weeks old and his ears have not been ...
  A: If I was sure you would have gotten a better answer instead of a worse one, I would have sent your ...
Micro puppy nutrition8/27/2007
  Q: I have a new 16 oz. yorkiepoo who is 6 weeks old. Our older chihuahua eats leans browned hamburger ...
  A: I wouldn't suggest any of that. Too much calcium is bad too, and the ratio to phosphorus is ...
Housetraining a Shih Tzu rescue pup8/27/2007
  Q: I recently adopted a Shih Tzu puppy, about 4.5 months old. We've had her for two weeks and she's ...
  A: One of the easiest dogs I ever housebroke was about that age, but he was living outside and able to ...
puppy discipline8/27/2007
  Q: My puppy is a 5 month old beagle I've had him since he was 7 weeks old. His name is shadow. ...
  A: You are right, spanking a dog only creates fear. When you are around you need to keep a close eye ...
potty training8/26/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old girl chihuhua and she uses the bathroom inside the house on everything.. When ...
  A: It would have been easier 6 months ago. Bad habits are hard to break. The following material can ...
Not going outside to pee8/26/2007
  Q: I got a rescue dog a little while ago, and we got her house trained and she was doing really good. ...
  A: Wait until you think is it time for her to go. Perhaps when she went to the door and then refused ...
My Pitbull Pup8/24/2007
  Q: i have a 13 week old pup named Monoxide..and I am the only one he listens too(and thats even rare. ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
buying a puppy8/24/2007
  Q: I am looking at getting a new puppy. We live on a farm and have had numerous dogs over the years. ...
  A: You might consider an Australian Shepherd. Pick one from working dog lines. They should be able to ...
dog licking other dog8/24/2007
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old English Cocker Spaniel that I got as a 9 week old pup. About a month ago, I ...
  A: I am sorry I forgot that. Usually it is a sign of submission for a dog to lick the others lips. ...
housetraining problems with yorkie8/23/2007
  Q: Help! My daughter has a yorkie puppy that has been impossible to housetrain. We've read books and ...
  A: Housebreaking a younger puppy that had good previous care is easier. It is possible you are just ...
Housetraining Puppy8/22/2007
  Q: I have an 9 week old male bichon/shitzu mix. I also currently have a 1 1/2 yr old female pug. I am ...
  A: Usually a sure sign they are urinating is standing still. Otherwise if they are awake, they are ...
My saint Bernard Brutus8/22/2007
  Q: He is a year and a half old..I also have a rottweiler..our problem is we cant ever take him anywhere ...
  A: Part of the solution is being in charge. ''You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading ...
training to fetch8/21/2007
  Q: I have an argentine dogo/ lab mix that is 5 months old. She is a beautiful dog and has a great ...
  A: Perhaps try to find a higher value toy. Be careful. The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs ...
NEW DOBERMAN8/21/2007
  Q: I was left a 4 year old spayed female Doberman from a deceased family member. The animal was crate ...
  A: I doubt she has forgotten her commands. She may have lost all trust in anybody except her lost ...
New Puppy8/20/2007
  Q: I was wondering if my 8 month old english bulldog, would not get along with my new 10 week old puppy ...
  A: Normally at those ages, they are happy to have somebody to play puppy games with. Not only do we ...
Scared Dog8/20/2007
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 year old spayed sheltie/shepherd mix dog and we just moved to the city (Silver ...
  A: Start by remaining calm yourself and try to avoid letting yourself be stressed. Your dog will take ...
stubborn puppy8/20/2007
  Q: I have a 9 mo old westie. She was doing good w/ training but now she cant hold the pee in her crate ...
  A: I would start with a visit to the vet. If there isn't any physical problem, likely it is a ...
why is he so mad8/19/2007
  Q: We had an F-english bull and M- chihuahua. Everytime when the bulldog comes close the the ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
wheezing "attacks"8/19/2007
  Q: i recently rescued a 3 yr old yellow lab, lucy. she has recently been spayed and seems to be ...
  A: I would keep an eye on her, and if you see a pattern of such incidents, check some time when she is ...
puppy with concussion won't eat8/19/2007
  Q: We took our 7 wk old puppy to the vet and were told she had a concussion, they treated her and kept ...
  A: It shouldn't hurt her to go a few days without eating. I would continue to make her regular chow ...
New puppy home adjustment!8/18/2007
  Q: I am getting a 5 month old Chihuahua, and I was wondering if you can tell me, how long it usually ...
  A: If the people that have him now won't be needing them, try to get his bed, crate, dishes, collar or ...
1 yr old poops in house.8/18/2007
  Q: My one year old Redbone Coonhound started pooping in the house around Christmas. We moved into this ...
  A: This could be more of a leadership issue than housebreaking. The key to most behavior problems is ...
New lab puppy questions8/17/2007
  Q: I just got a 3-month old lab puppy about a week ago. I've been trying to crate train ...
  A: At 3 1/2 months, you puppy should easily be able to go 4-5 hours in the day time and over night in ...
Mouthing / Light Nipping8/17/2007
  Q: I have a quick question. We have a lot of dogs (3 are mine and 4 are my parents. We go out walking ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Puppy Questions8/17/2007
  Q: I have an 8 week old female Beagle puppy. I had a couple questions about dicipline when she is bad. ...
  A: Puppies are more puppies than bad. The current trend in dog training is away from punishment. ...
my maltese8/17/2007
  Q: My maltese puppy wants to eat her poop? She also will run away from you as fast as she can when you ...
  A: The best solution is to clean up the stools before she has a chance. You could try food additives ...
Which breed of Dog do I choose8/17/2007
  Q: Hope you had a nice day! I stay in an apartment and would like to know which would be the best breed ...
  A: Choosing a dog is a very personal thing. You need to actually see a variety. You could drop in on ...
Travelling8/16/2007
  Q: My King Charles Cavalier is 18 months old and has always gone in the car wherever we go. We had an ...
  A: He is young and I hope he will readjust. You could try short trips, perhaps just around the block, ...
potty pads or trained to "go" outside?8/16/2007
  Q: i recently got a yorkshire terrier, she is almost 4 months old. i work 6 hours a day and i go to ...
  A: It would be better to stick to outside only, but I am not sure a 4 month old can go 6 hours. It may ...
Sampson8/15/2007
  Q: I have a 4 month old male neutered American Bulldog. He has been to obedience training and is a very ...
  A: I think much of it has to do with poor early care. Having been forced to live in a small space, ...
Puppy Training8/15/2007
  Q: We just adopted a 9-10 week old puppy. We are trying to get he used to walking on a leash but she is ...
  A: The younger the puppy, the easier it is to teach it things such as walking on lead. When I pick up ...
3rd dog8/14/2007
  Q: I own a 1 yrold JRT neutered and a 9mo old female Rottweiler spayed. If I was to at some point ...
  A: I am not going to make any breed recommendations. Your Rottweiler may be submissive, but I am not ...
my bitch poos in the house when i leave her8/14/2007
  Q: I hope you can help me my three years old jack Russell bitch, who was a rescue dog, which we have ...
  A: This maybe a tough one. I really think your are right, such problems are stress, not spite. I am ...
Weimi/Lab is great, but chews only when left8/14/2007
  Q: I got him when he was suppose to be 8 month old (neutered etc) but believe he was no more than 5 ...
  A: You would be surprised how many times I am trying to answer a question not knowing the age, sex, or ...
training8/14/2007
  Q: i wanted to know whats the best way of training my 10week old pup toilet training when he goes in ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
Jack Russell Confusion!8/14/2007
  Q: My family and i just got a new Jack Russell/Beagle puppy just a bit over 8 weeks, named Harely. BUT ...
  A: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What ...
Blue Heeler Aggression.8/14/2007
  Q: We have a full blood Blue Heeler named Baby. She is 3 years old. Recently, she bit a neighbor on ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
New lab puppy questions8/13/2007
  Q: we just got an 11-week old lab mix puppy three days ago. We are trying to crate train / housebreak ...
  A: You may need to place the puppy in the crate for some time yet. Be gentle, but firm. Follow its ...
Sadie8/13/2007
  Q: I have a labradooble spayed female puppy that is around 7mo old and is the most hyper dog you will ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
defecation behavioral issue8/13/2007
  Q: my 7 year old neutered male lab has recently and consistently been defecating on his beds. We've ...
  A: I find such a behavior problem surprising in a 7 year old. Start with a vet checkup. If that ...
AGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN MY PUPPY8/12/2007
  Q: We purchased a black lab mix from a shelter. He was found wandering the streets by a police officer ...
  A: We are slaughtering millions of dogs every year for lack of homes. The logical thing is to let him ...
playfighting puppies8/12/2007
  Q: They are about 12 weeks old. They love to play fight with each other and I wonder if I should allow ...
  A: Enjoy yourself. Once in a while things may get out of hand and require a time out. What does a ...
A PARTICULAR TYPE OF BARKING8/12/2007
  Q: LABMAN, ONE OF MY DOGS, SOPHIE, A TERRIER MIX FOUND AS A PUPPY ON THE STREETS, HAS A HABIT OF ...
  A: I think it is possible she is missing him and is trying to once again bring him back. My usual cure ...
House vs Training Pads vs Outside8/11/2007
  Q: I just got 2 retrievers maybe a week or two and am having a few problems training them to use the ...
  A: I think you need to start over again. It will work better if you don't leave them more than 4-5 ...
Barking Dog8/11/2007
  Q: I purchased two dachshund puppies. The girl is six months and the boy five months. They have ...
  A: Dogs frequently have personality changes as they mature. Spaying her if not already should help. ...
Cockapoo eats poo!8/10/2007
  Q: I have an 11-month old Cockapoo. We got her at the age of 7 months, she is spayed. We are walking ...
  A: The usual remedies of cleaning up or food additives won't work in this case. I can only suggest ...
Breaking in a new puppy with a old puppy8/10/2007
  Q: We have a 10 month cocker spaniel female and just got an 8 week old golden retriever female. Last ...
  A: It sounds like your 10 month old has a strong dominance drive. Expect trouble as the new puppy ...
training info please!8/10/2007
  Q: I've just adopited a golden shepherd. the shelter i got him from thinks he is a german shepherd, he ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
our dogs are suddenly fighting8/8/2007
  Q: We have a new puppy 8 months old and also a 10 year old both females. The puppy is a collie and ...
  A: This is a tough question, and not one I have experience in. Perhaps I should have passed it on to ...
my dog bites the leash8/7/2007
  Q: How can I get my dog to stop biting the leash when I put it on him to go for a walk. He walked fine ...
  A: For a long time, this was part of my standard advice for dogs that pulled on lead: Easier dogs will ...
Keeping us awake at night.8/7/2007
  Q: I have a 5month old Black lab mix that we adopted from a pet rescue place. My problem is we have ...
  A: You could try laying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep there. I find that ...
House Training7/31/2007
  Q: I keep having problems with my puppy, Darcey, getting house trained. She is about 8 months old ...
  A: I am afraid you must go back to crating her when you can't watch her. She won't be able to go as ...
Puppy doesn't like us7/31/2007
  Q: Well we just bought a new puppy two weeks ago, and because I couldn't get home for enough time ...
  A: Maybe some of this will help: ''Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your ...
Problems...7/31/2007
  Q: I have a Shih Tzu that is 5 years old. He was very easy to house train, however within the last ...
  A: 5 years is a little old to be starting that sort of a thing. Has anything changed, perhaps more of ...
puppies keep barking7/31/2007
  Q: 10 days ago, i bought a 8 weeks old golden retriever. at first, i didn't put her on her crater, ...
  A: Bring her and the crate in. One of the big advantages of the crate is keeping the puppy and your ...
Dog Not Eating7/30/2007
  Q: We have 4 labs - 2 yellow (9 mths), 1 chocolate (1 yrs and 4mths) 1 black lab/hound mix (about 3 yrs ...
  A: Read through this and get back to me. It does sound to me like behavior problem, not one for the ...
training a puppy to use a dog bed7/30/2007
  Q: We have a 13 week puppy, mixed breed, spayed smart as a whip already trained to command of sit, ...
  A: It is hard to train a a dog to do anything when you aren't there. When I am home and the dogs are ...
stray puppy7/30/2007
  Q: Two days ago we found a puppy on the street. Adopted her. She's very cute. I have several questions ...
  A: I would trust the vet on the age. Are the teeth tightly spaced? When they come in, they are. Then ...
troublesome boxer7/29/2007
  Q: only when out walking on the lead she goes crazy when other dogs re in sight and she cannot play, ...
  A: I would suggest a head collar and better leadership. The leading brands are Promise, Haltie, and ...
constant scratching, oily skin7/29/2007
  Q: I have 2 wire fox terriers that are littermates. While one is relatively normal(Pokey), the other ...
  A: Since I don't have a good idea, perhaps I should have left this in the question pool. The different ...
Sleepless in Fla7/29/2007
  Q: We have a 9 week old soft coated wheaten terrier who has been in our house 5 days. I know that is ...
  A: I have had very good luck with lying down by the crate. Are you using a crate? One might give her ...
aggressive chihuahua7/28/2007
  Q: We have a year old male chihuahua, who after having a chow try to attack him in our yard, has become ...
  A: Neuter him if not already, and then obedience train him. he key to most behavior problems is ...
Potty Training7/28/2007
  Q: We have just moved and my two adult chihuahua's are peeing everywhere but on their puppy pads. I ...
  A: There could be a number of things going on here starting with the older dogs are, the more poorly ...
cancer7/27/2007
  Q: what should you do if your dog has cancer? can the dog be treated for? over all what would be the ...
  A: Unless the cancer has spread too much or the dog is old and near the end of its life, the tumors can ...
Bringing home a new puppy7/27/2007
  Q: We are about to get a new female maltipoo puppy and currently have a 2 year old male pomeranian ...
  A: The conventional advice is to introduce them at a neutral site. I don't know that that does much ...
life7/26/2007
  Q: what is the life expenctacy of a chihuahua?
  A: One of the great things about the smaller dogs is their longer life span. With good care you can ...
My new puppy.7/26/2007
  Q: my name is Amy and I currently have a 5 year old miniature red daschund. She is about 90% potty ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
house training7/26/2007
  Q: I have a min-dach,6months old,and she is house train,she use a training pad she want go any where ...
  A: They can only walk and hold it so long. When you think she should have to go, perhaps after waking ...
my dogs licking problem7/26/2007
  Q: my almost ten year old pure bread Shih Tzu has a licking problem. he would lick himself till his ...
  A: I certainly wasn't the one that recommended the veggie diet, and I am not surprised it made things ...
Another "rescue dog" that is untrained--Help!7/25/2007
  Q: Please help us --We have adopted a 4 1/2 yr. old Doxie from a breeder 4 months ago (after her litter ...
  A: Sometimes it is difficult to get puppies moving on leash. I have had very good luck with dropping ...
New Puppy7/25/2007
  Q: I have a 12-week old (suppose to be 100% poodle)male puppy that I purchased from a private owner. I ...
  A: I am sorry but there is no real way, even with DNA testing, to tell if a dog is a purebred. Dogs ...
Puppy Question7/24/2007
  Q: my boyfriend and I got a lab/husky mix puppy from the pound about a month and a half ago. She id ...
  A: Some of them will do that. It may be worse if she had poor early care and was not able to keep ...
housebreaking7/24/2007
  Q: I have an 11 month Min Pin that keeps going to the bathroom in my house and in his crate. He is ...
  A: I struggle with questions on fouling the crate. I have never had the problem, and all my resources ...
Separation Anxiety in our dog! Help!7/23/2007
  Q: We have a 2 year old female neutered mixed breed. 27lb. part Jack Russell, that we know. We rescued ...
  A: Benadryl is for allergies and itching. I doubt it would calm a dog. Have you obedience trained ...
separation of 2 dogs7/23/2007
  Q: we have recently had to separate our 2 dogs (been together 4 years). the remaining dog will soon be ...
  A: Certainly this is going to be tough for him. If you can't make it home to give him a mid day break, ...
Kidney/Liver disease and Diet7/22/2007
  Q: My 15 year old Dachshund became a victim of tainted dog food 5 months ago. Luckily tested and ...
  A: This is a very special case. Any common dog diet is rich in fat to provide the essential fatty ...
I can't leave my dog alone7/22/2007
  Q: I have a two years old female Neapolitan Mastiff her name is Antonia. I just came to the US five ...
  A: You brought her with you? You have disrupted her life plus I am sure the plane ride was a terrible ...
1 year old and 7 year old golden scratches NO STOP7/21/2007
  Q: We have two goldens that seem to scratch all the time and are shedding like crazy. They have been ...
  A: I have no evidence that Pro Plan is much better than anything else. I have personally seen ...
aggression in 9 week old puppy7/21/2007
  Q: What should I do? We adopted a 9 week old Havanese last week. She is growling at us and our other ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Dog Food7/20/2007
  Q: I have an over weight dog and my doctor wants me to switch Hill's Prescription R/D dog food? I've ...
  A: Likely Iams has a weight loss version of your current chow. I doubt very much it will make any ...
barking labrador pup7/20/2007
  Q: My pup is 8months old and has beeen castrated. He tries to get our attention by barking at us and ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
rabies vaccine7/20/2007
  Q: My puppy is currently six weeks old, how old does he need to be before he can get his rabies ...
  A: I think seldom before 4 months, and the weight of the scientific evidence is 6 months. Your local ...
Aiming outside the crate7/19/2007
  Q: My male Rottweiler at 15mo. and in tact, has started to eliminate in his crate during the night. He ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
peeing and pooping7/19/2007
  Q: i've been having trouble to get my dog to stop peeing and pooping in the house but i don't wanna ...
  A: If this doesn't cover what you need, post a follow up with more details. Much of housebreaking is ...
Hand-Shy Puppy7/19/2007
  Q: I have a nine week old puppy (maltese) who seems to be afraid of being petted. He is fine with ...
  A: That is not normal, and suggests past abuse. Don't push him too hard. Go ahead and let others pet ...
Our dog is obssessed with my mom!7/19/2007
  Q: We adopted our 5-year old jack russell from the shelter about 2 months ago. In the beginning, my mom ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Dog Playing7/19/2007
  Q: Isabelle--6 months, neuter, goldendoodle Macy---5 years, neuter, golden retriever both female ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
running away7/19/2007
  Q: My puppy loves to play outside. When we come in the house he gets excited and runs out. He will ...
  A: Chase is puppies very favorite game. We have frequent visitors. I can't grow grass around the base ...
chewing problem7/19/2007
  Q: I have a new dog, she's a yellow lab. She chews things she is not suppose to sometimes, I tell her ...
  A: Have you had a Lab before? They should come with warning labels. Find and read Marley and Me. I ...
2 dogs 1 keeps licking others head7/18/2007
  Q: has recently started to lick the older ones top of the head 5yrs any ideas why?
  A: As I just said on another site, why is often speculative. It may be the 3 year old is now mature ...
puppy aggression7/18/2007
  Q: We recently adopted a 9 month old male German shepherd puppy.when we brought him he was playful with ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Crate Training7/18/2007
  Q: We have a 4mos old cairn terrier "Ollie" that did GREAT when we first brought him home at 10wks old. ...
  A: I don't understand where the idea comes from of leaving the puppy in crate so much. I guess it is ...
UTI in a boxer puppy7/18/2007
  Q: My 4 month old boxer/bull mastiff mix puppy is having frequent UTI. This is her second one in less ...
  A: I once had the same thing with a Lab. My vet put her on Science C/D and that was her last ...
Training new puppy7/18/2007
  Q: We just bought a 14 week old female puppy - she's 1/2 Llasa and 1/2 Shih tzu. I haven't had a puppy ...
  A: It can be very difficult to correct problems caused by forcing a puppy to live in its filth. It can ...
Empathy7/18/2007
  Q: Recently, I made a discovery about my Labrador-Newfie-cross puppy (4 mos.) and I am wondering if you ...
  A: I am trying to remember what I have seen of dogs grooming one another. Mutual grooming is a real ...
6 month lab mix housebreaking problems7/18/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month female nonspayed lab mix and I am having a hard time housebreaking. I only got her ...
  A: One of the easiest dogs I ever housebroke was one that spent his first 5 months living outside. ...
Petrified GS7/17/2007
  Q: German Shepard - paranoid of me when we are alone, loves me to death when others are there. If we ...
  A: I am not sure dogs understand we do things accidentally. Not that they never hurt us accidentally. ...
Yellow Lab - Coat Changing Colors?7/17/2007
  Q: I have an eight month old lab and she is shedding, my question is her face seems to be getting dark, ...
  A: It is natural for a yellow Lab to darken in its first year, but black? I think I would call the ...
Question on daschund and pinscher7/17/2007
  Q: I am planning on buying a miniature daschund and I was wondering how well they get along with other ...
  A: I doubt it would be a problem. Too many people, including those with enough experience to know ...
mouth ulcers7/17/2007
  Q: my Maltese Shiatsu 2 year old has had bad breath for 6mths and 1mth ago he was treated with ...
  A: Does the vet know about the drinking water? That could mean diabetes. It sounds to me like it is ...
Jumping7/17/2007
  Q: I have a 6 1/2 month old yellow lab male(not altered). His main problem is that he jumps on people ...
  A: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him ...
discipline7/16/2007
  Q: How would you disicpline a dog Who chewed your furniture or personal belongings?
  A: Unless you catch a dog in the act, any punishment is useless and will only confuse the dog. Most of ...
Stairs7/15/2007
  Q: My 45 pound, 8 month old Labradoodle came to me a few days ago. He is very good tempered, but he ...
  A: At 45 pounds, he is past being comfortable to carry, and should be big enough to climb the steps ...
aggressive puppy behaviour7/15/2007
  Q: I have recently purchased an 8 wk male mini poodle pup from a reputable breeder where I live. I have ...
  A: Are you only seeing the behavior problem when you try to groom him? You might try having the ...
Making sure "who's the boss."7/15/2007
  Q: Labman My four-month-old Lab-Newfie cross is, as you might expect, a beautiful animal, but which is ...
  A: I am not sure it is that bad, but I don't think it will help get to where she drops something ...
Puppy -- UTI?7/15/2007
  Q: We have an 11 week old (almost 12) Bichon Frise Puppy. I'm not sure if she has a UTI or not. When ...
  A: UTI's are very common in puppies. If it is one, you will need antibiotics from the vet. May as well ...
licking7/15/2007
  Q: My dog has started to lick his hind quarter excessively. It is to the point where his backside is ...
  A: It sounds like it could be an intestinal blockage. I hope your vet has Saturday hours, because with ...
biting puppy7/15/2007
  Q: I just got a 3 month year old golden retriever days ago. i understand that puppies bite often, but ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Allergies/dermatitis7/15/2007
  Q: My 5 yeard old Lakeland Terrier is having some allergie or dermatitis which is making her very ...
  A: Veterinarians often start with a simple remedy that is likely to work. The first thing they try may ...
Eating Grass7/14/2007
  Q: I just got a bearded collie, and he just loves chewing and eating grass which is fine, but about a ...
  A: I would think after a few days the lawn food would have worked its way down to the ground, certainly ...
Crate Training Puppy7/13/2007
  Q: I have a 3 months old Papillion mix dog. I am having trouble with crate training her. Ever since I ...
  A: She may be following a pattern of behavior forced into before you got her. Following unsuccessful ...
English bulldog7/12/2007
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old female spayed bull dog who repetedly urinates in her bed. I take her out ...
  A: Have you discussed this with the vet? If the vet doesn't have any answers, I think it is a pack ...
New 7 week old puppy advice to train!7/12/2007
  Q: I need advice on how to train and what to do with a first puppy.7 weeks old male and he's a shi ...
  A: Try feeding a half cup each of 3 times a day, adjusting it to maintain ideal body condition. See ...
My 7 month newfie keeps doing it in the house7/12/2007
  Q: I just bought a 7 months newfie and I have had her for a week and half. I have had dogs before and ...
  A: Punishing the dog afterwards is almost useless. You need to start all over. This can be applied ...
How Laboradors act7/12/2007
  Q: Does a female dog follow you more than a male dog?(laboradors). Will a female sleep with you more ...
  A: I would say the males are more affectionate and enjoy cuddling more. There is more difference from ...
Dog Chewing7/12/2007
  Q: I have two dogs. One is a Pom-Pap who is two years and trained. The other is a Cocker-Retreiver ...
  A: I wouldn't count on him reducing how much he chews until 2-3 years old. Chewing is a problem. I ...
separation anxiety!7/12/2007
  Q: please help, we bought a 7 week old german short haired pointer pup on tues 10/07/07 and the first ...
  A: Try a Kong with peanut butter in the crate. Also at that age, he may need a middle of the night ...
Problems with my 3 month old Golden Retriever7/12/2007
  Q: I'm sure you get these questions all the time... but I'm curious to see if you can help me... My ...
  A: This is a big problem. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about ...
5 month old puppy gone crazy7/11/2007
  Q: my 5 month old Black Lab mix girl puppy (will be spayed at 6 months) has been quite a handful ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Puppy and food excitement7/11/2007
  Q: I have a 12 wk old Weimaraner that acts like he has never eaten before at each feeding. My wife and ...
  A: Most Labs and Goldens are that way too. I would start obedience training right away. He is too ...
Adding a 2nd puppy7/11/2007
  Q: My wife and I recently brought a home a new female Beagle puppy. She is about 8-9 weeks old and is ...
  A: It is hard to say how much of a problem you will have. What I have heard is that 2 puppies so close ...
My 1 year old beagle7/11/2007
  Q: By the age of 4 months, my dog was potty trained. I have a doggie door that leads to a fenced in ...
  A: This really sounds like a pack status problem. Is she spayed? If not do so. It is getting close ...
adult dogs pooping habits7/11/2007
  Q: Me &my boyfriend just got this dog. shes an adult one year old. and the people we got her from you ...
  A: I am not sure what is happening in some cases. I have had very little such experience with my own ...
Cody the LhasaPoo7/11/2007
  Q: . We're considering getting this dog, he's a LhasaPoo, (poodle and lhasa apso) and he's three mts ...
  A: Well, my daughter has a Lhasa/Min Pin. I tend to look at similarities among breeds and the ...
Schnoodle Puppy Biting7/11/2007
  Q: My husband and I are first time dog owners. We have a 19 week old schnoodle puppy, with more ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
male cockapoos7/10/2007
  Q: The fighting was real. There was a cut ear. ANSWER: This is highly unusual, out of my experience ...
  A: Perhaps before trying a professional, you might work at building up his confidence. Start with ...
sudden act of fears7/9/2007
  Q: my friends rescued a 1 year old female blk lab her name be royal.upon arrival i went down and ...
  A: Kids plus an unattended dog can be a big problem. If so, I would put her in a crate inside the ...
Dog barking7/9/2007
  Q: We have a relatively new addition to our family. He is a 15 month old mix (mostly retriever, small ...
  A: I don't like the bark collars. I have heard some terrible stories about dogs becoming neurotic from ...
TWO MALE COCKAPOO'S7/9/2007
  Q: I HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED TWO MALE COCKAPOOS(LITTERMATES) THE PROBLEM I AM HAVING IS THE FIGHTING ...
  A: Is it real fighting, or just rough play? Was the skin torn, or just a puppy tooth lost? I have ...
Random Change In Poop7/8/2007
  Q: My 1.5 year old poodle has had some odd feces the past 24 hours. We feed her cooked food ...
  A: It is quite possible you are failing to give her the complete and balanced diet she needs. The lack ...
liesi7/8/2007
  Q: My dog died while I was on vacation l week ago, The clinic said she had pancreatitis and was in late ...
  A: I am not sure you should blame yourself too much. I am certainly disappointed the vet didn't follow ...
Pomeranian7/7/2007
  Q: I just had my pomeranian spayed 4 days ago & everytime she has a bowel movement she screams like ...
  A: I don't have that much personal experience in the area, but it certainly isn't common. I would call ...
shitzu itching7/4/2007
  Q: My shitzu is 1 year old. He can't stop itching. He is so loved & pampered. His name is Joey. He's ...
  A: Perhaps too well. How often are you bathing him? I follow this regimen for my dogs and seldom have ...
leaving our shih tzu7/4/2007
  Q: we've gotten a shih tzu @ 9wks, and is now 12 wks. She is almost housetrained, does well in a crate ...
  A: Exercise stimulates bowel movements. Try walking her around after she eats. She will be older by ...
dog poops in crate all the time7/4/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old cockapoo dog. Ever since we got him he always poops and pees in his kennel. We ...
  A: I haven't had the problem or seen many other suggestions. I think it may be in the breeding and ...
chihuahua weight gain7/3/2007
  Q: my chi is almost 15 months old and she just can't seem to gain weight!! I keep hearing how easily ...
  A: You have tried just feeding her more and she won't eat it? My dog won't eat. You need to know ...
itching7/3/2007
  Q: my yorkshire terrier,6 yrs wt about 12 lbs keeps scratching his neck a lot.frontline for fleas ...
  A: That should be fine. Frontline only stops fleas. Check at the base of his tail by pulling the fur ...
wild pupps7/3/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old husky-German shephard mix and a 10 month old pitt bull. They fight ...
  A: I guess the longest any of our guests stayed was 2 weeks. They never stopped the whole time. They ...
7 weeks old mix Terrier7/3/2007
  Q: He is a very little seven weeks old terrier. How many times a day should I feed him
  A: 3 times a day until 3-4 months old, and then once a day after 6 months. What does a puppy need? ...
dog strange eating habits7/2/2007
  Q: I have a 13 year old cross collie, I would say for the majority of his life he has a strange eating ...
  A: I am not sure there is a good explanation for that common behavior. I am only surprised he is still ...
jealous dog?7/2/2007
  Q: I have a 4 yr old Shitzau who has started pooping in the house. It seems like this mostly happens ...
  A: It sounds it is a deliberate behavior. Still, a vet check won't hurt. Discuss neutering if not ...
2 male dogs7/2/2007
  Q: I currently have two dogs and am getting a third. I have a female shelti that's not going to be a ...
  A: The sooner you get the Lab mix neutered the better. It takes a while for the existing hormones to ...
I think my dog has ear mites...7/2/2007
  Q: My dog, Cody he is a in house dog. He does not involve with other pets. But his ears really bother ...
  A: I nearly always advise going to the vet. Smell the ear. If it stinks, likely it is infected and ...
not eating puppy7/1/2007
  Q: We have a brand new tea cup chiauahua, he has eaten very little since we have brought him home and ...
  A: I hope you haven't violated the good practice of leaving the puppies with their mother until after 6 ...
NEW DOG ALWAYS HAS PENIS OUT7/1/2007
  Q: WE GOT A RESCUED DOG TWO DAYS AGO. HE IS ABOUT TWO YEARS OLD. HE ALSWAYS 90% OF THE TIME HAS HIS ...
  A: Neutering will help, but isn't a cure all. At 4-H the other night, I was noticing the one male ...
housebreaking7/1/2007
  Q: We adopted a puppy 3 months ago, boxer/lab mix, 1 1/2 years old. We had a dog door from our last ...
  A: This occasionally happens. Besides teaching her to go to the door, you need to be doing some other ...
new puppy sleeping problems7/1/2007
  Q: We have got a 7 1/2 week old labrador. We have had her for 4 nights and she has cried CONSTANTLY. ...
  A: That is a common problem and we have gone through some horrendous nights. Our puppy, us, and even ...
Walking two dogs- leash pull6/30/2007
  Q: I recently rescued two one year old labs. They are great dogs. They walk almost perfectly by ...
  A: I have never done well walking 2 dogs at once. They seem to know you can't use you usually ...
Fly larvae and dogs6/30/2007
  Q: We found lots of flies and fly larvae in our home, can this harm our dogs, they are indoor dogs, we ...
  A: I don't know of flies being a problem. I think they will lay eggs in an open wound, but not attack ...
13 week old Lab and Water6/30/2007
  Q: We are the proud new parents of a 13 week old yellow lab named Amie. She has been with us for 4 ...
  A: Check this link, http://www.avma.org/communications/brochures/canine_parvo/parvo_brochure.asp My ...
Rhodesian Ridgeback, poo in crate6/30/2007
  Q: I have a ~3 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback, who is doing very well with obedience and potty training. ...
  A: I never have had the problem and don't understand it. It comes up here and other sites. I think it ...
differance between english and american labs6/29/2007
  Q: Hello I was wondering what teh differeance is between english and american labrador retievers?
  A: I don't know the origin of many of the dogs I see. I do know there are lines of what are known a ...
sick snauzher6/29/2007
  Q: my saucer is fever few day ago, after visit the vet, he look like O.K.'d but now he will vomit after ...
  A: Try this diet: If a dog is having trouble keeping anything down or continuing diarrhea try this ...
My dog pees on people's feet! HELP!!6/29/2007
  Q: We have a female year old, unspayed, lab-shepherd mix. She's very well trained not to pee in the ...
  A: Saying why a dog does something is speculative. With her doing it to people she knows, but hasn't ...
pups in first season6/28/2007
  Q: im looking for some advice on my 8 month old old tyme bulldog she started her first season around 10 ...
  A: That is not normal. Better have her see the vet. Why haven't you had her spayed? their is no good ...
acting out6/28/2007
  Q: I have a male 14month old pom,named Poppie. I also recently adopted a female 11 week old welsh ...
  A: Get him neutered if not already. Spay her when the vet says it is the right time. Begin obedience ...
paper training not working anymore6/28/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old male chihuahua. i paper trained him pretty quickly since crate training isnt ...
  A: I can't say how common. I occasionally see similar questions, but hear nothing from those it is ...
Maltese6/27/2007
  Q: I recently purchased a maltese pup-he is little over 3 monts old. For some reason he is persistent ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
Why did our Dog kill 2 pups6/27/2007
  Q: In the last 2 days our dog has badly hurt 2 of her 10 pups causing us to have to put them down. ...
  A: I love dogs and am willing to give hours and hours answering questions from owners that will help ...
Help with Crate training6/27/2007
  Q: My family just got a 8 week old Siberian Husky puppy. She has been excellent so far when it comes to ...
  A: I think it may be stress. Give her a little more play time to tire her out more. More help here: ...
help with my puppies6/27/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month boxer female and a 9 month siberian husky male. What should I do when she goes into ...
  A: Obviously you keep them apart. I have no idea what you have available. Whatever, count on them ...
howling in crate6/26/2007
  Q: Two months ago I rescued a Basenji mix. She is now about seven months old and has been a champ with ...
  A: I have never had a puppy that couldn't go 5 hours well before 7 months. Yours could be different. ...
trying to get male dogs to like each other6/26/2007
  Q: we just got another boy Chihuahua who is 7 weeks old, we have only had him for a couple days. my ...
  A: Could be several things. The 4 year old could just be beyond puppy biting games an not be ...
8 week old puppy6/25/2007
  Q: how soon can i put flea medicine on my puppy
  A: As soon as the directions say. The Revolution I use can be started at 6 weeks. Bonus info: What ...
Inside urination6/25/2007
  Q: We adopted a 7 year old, healthy and well-trained Brittany Spaniel from the original owner about 6 ...
  A: Somebody here once asked me ''What does a puppy need?''. Since then, I have given the list to ...
peddigree6/24/2007
  Q: I would like to get a papered registered puppy this time and was wondering if you might be able to ...
  A: I know much more about how to train and care for a dog than the registration. I will give you the ...
dirarrhea6/24/2007
  Q: i have a year old black lab that starting with vitimans for pups and also brewers yeast for her ...
  A: Sorry I am behind on answering questions. If she is still loose, see if she firms up on this diet ...
Yard Potty6/24/2007
  Q: I have a 3 month old Chesapeake Bay Retriever who is an outside dog. She's getting in the habit of ...
  A: I don't believe in leaving a dog outside, and I don't believe in letting them run loose. The best ...
Puppy behaviour: Growling6/23/2007
  Q: She has a problem i was wondering if you have some advice for me, when i pick her up she growls at ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
my puppy6/23/2007
  Q: i have a six week old black lab,cocker spaniel mix.he bites alot and piss everwhere.what can i do to ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
PUPPY 6 MONTHS6/23/2007
  Q: WHEN I TALK OUT MY PUP LOLLIE FOR A WALK, AND WHEN WERE IN AN AREA I CAN LET HER OFF I DO BUT LATELY ...
  A: Dogs' favorite game is chase. A stick or a ball makes it even more fun. Grab it an run while the ...
shots6/23/2007
  Q: Im really scared to take him out because I'm not sure at how many months or after what dose of shots ...
  A: It is very important to get him out in the next month around the people, dogs, kids, and anything ...
litter box training my pup6/22/2007
  Q: When i first got him, he was 14 weeks old, so I had him for about a month now I've been training him ...
  A: I have never trained a dog inside, but expect the methods I use outside, should work inside too. As ...
intoducing two different breeds6/21/2007
  Q: we are thinking about getting a pit-bull/boxer 5 yr old female. I already have a 1/2 yr old doxie ...
  A: This may or may not work. My daughter has a 5 year old Min Pin/Lhasa mix. It has had to put up ...
Insomnia6/21/2007
  Q: About a week ago my husband and I welcomed a new member to our family, a 8 week old male Yorkie ...
  A: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What ...
puppie help6/21/2007
  Q: I just brought home a six week old retriever/lab puppie today. She has not yet had shots or wormed. ...
  A: It could be as simple as introducing a strange new food. Still, an early vet visit would be best, ...
puppy biting older dogs6/19/2007
  Q: We have two therapy dogs: GOLDEN RETs 7 and 2. My son adopted a stray lab/shepherd mix, now 5 months ...
  A: The 7 year old is behaving just as I would expect. I am a little surprised the year old isn't ...
MY DOG DIAMOND6/19/2007
  Q: MY DOG IS JUST BARELY GETTIN ON HER MENTRUAL AND I TRY TO PUT A PAD ON UNDERWARE BUT AS SOON AS I ...
  A: You can buy dog garments meant to hold pads. Usually they work fine. I will even give you a link ...
ill dog6/19/2007
  Q: I know what is wrong with my dog, he has colitis. I was wondering if there is anyone that would love ...
  A: Colitis is a nasty disease. My friends dog guide had it about 5 years ago. The dog guide school ...
dog siblings6/18/2007
  Q: if two dog siblings have been together for 7 months and have been separated will they die from ...
  A: They certainly will miss each other, but that young, dogs adjust fairly well. If you are having ...
Need help picking a breed for my family6/18/2007
  Q: My family's looking to buy a dog and so I'm trying to do my part of the research. I'm 19 but I'm a ...
  A: Choosing a dog is a very personal thing. You need to actually see a variety. You could drop in on ...
New Puppy6/18/2007
  Q: Hey Labman, My wife and I are proud owners of Daisy a purebred Beagle 3yrs old and Naty a ...
  A: Usually a 2 year old is still happy to play with a puppy. She could be resenting a new comer. I ...
Black Lab / Blue Heeler mix puppy6/18/2007
  Q: I understand that dog personalities are as different as humans but I was curious about how much ...
  A: I would guess 50%. Not only do dogs vary within a breed, they even vary within a litter. I see many ...
5 month springer6/17/2007
  Q: We have a 5 month old very loving male springer spaniel. except when he takes something that not ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Lab/Saniel Mix Puppy Health Concerns6/16/2007
  Q: I just received a 9 week old black Lab/spaniel mix puppy for Father's Day ! Although I have had a ...
  A: Not that I know of. If anything, it should be free of the problems of inbreeding. here is some ...
Male dog urinating on female dog6/16/2007
  Q: Our 3 year old male French Brittany spaniel has begun urinating on our 6 year old female cocker ...
  A: If she hasn't been spayed yet, she will be producing more hormones as she matures possibly coming ...
When is best to have a female lab puppy fixed what age?6/16/2007
  Q: I have a 16 week old black lab puppy and a two part question should I have her fixed and if so at ...
  A: All but the very best dogs that are worth considering as breeding stock should be spay/neutered. ...
Dogs getting along?6/16/2007
  Q: We just brought home a 4 1/2 month old Shi-poo about 5 days ago and I had a question regarding his ...
  A: No that is not normal behavior. It sounds like what might be expected of a dog removed from its ...
Destroying Pee Paper6/16/2007
  Q: We have 2 puppies, both are coming up to 4 months old. Here is our problem. We have a tiny house ...
  A: I think the best solution is to crate the dogs when your aren't around. It is only natural that a ...
House Training6/15/2007
  Q: I have a border collie bitch who is nearly 5 months old. She has been doing really well with her ...
  A: I suspect there is a physical change behind it. The solution to such problems should always start ...
shitzu puppie6/15/2007
  Q: i have been given a 8/9month old shitzu puppy, which i adore and so do my children, but he has a ...
  A: You can reduce it by more frequent trip outside to urinate. it is more likely to happen on a full ...
sick dog6/15/2007
  Q: I have a small breed dog that will not play now. He is afraid of storms. He is laying on the couch ...
  A: Are these separate issue? If he is sick and not eating, he needs to see a vet. Often it is ...
Older housebroken dog urinating inside6/14/2007
  Q: I recently moved in with my girlfriend who has a 12 year old Pekingese. The dog was house broken for ...
  A: This is a difficult problem, and may not have a good solution. 12 years olds are very set in their ...
black lab puppy vomiting and lethargic6/14/2007
  Q: I fed my 5 month old black lab puppy a chicken sausage in pork casing, and since then, he throws up ...
  A: He could have bolted down a large piece that is blocking his digestive tract. Young Labs are very ...
Puppy6/14/2007
  Q: My 8 wk old boxer puppy had her shots on Saturday afternoon. She had heart worms and they ...
  A: The medication shouldn't cause the problem. There are a number of other possibilities, including a ...
Pooping in his kennel6/13/2007
  Q: I have a six month old black lab who can no longer stay in the backyard while we are at work because ...
  A: I am afraid 6-8 hours are too long to leave a dog in a crate. Even if he could hold it, the stress ...
training and nutrients6/13/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old lab that was outside playing/working. He came inside for a while and ended up ...
  A: I would stick to plain water. It is a good idea to wet dogs down before outside activity in hot ...
Pup continusly pawing and licking other dogs6/13/2007
  Q: I have an issue at home with one of our 3 dogs. In the last 4 months we have acquired a new lab x ...
  A: This always is a problem with puppies and older dogs. Puppies always want to play, and most dogs ...
Therapy / Companion Dog6/13/2007
  Q: my daughter needs a therapy / companion dog as she has a very high heart rate. I have been told by ...
  A: Try contacting some of these organizations: http://www.iaadp.org http://www.caninecompanions.org/ ...
spaying6/13/2007
  Q: I just got my puppy spayed today, and she is acting super weird. I have had her since she was ...
  A: I am sorry I am a little behind on answering questions. I am sure the problem is due to pain and ...
my 8 week old husky and 6 month old beagle6/12/2007
  Q: I have had Shadow my almost 7th month old beagle since he was 10 weeks. We just got a 8 week old ...
  A: Butt sniffing is a very complicated behavior. The presenting ones butt to be sniffed sounds like a ...
Introduction of puppy to older dog6/12/2007
  Q: I was just wondering if you could advise me . We have just got a new puppy (female) 9 weeks old & ...
  A: For the last 3-4 we have had an older dog plus a series of younger puppies. When I feed them the ...
Labrador & Golden Retriever6/11/2007
  Q: since you have been in a similar situation as I am in at the moment, I wondered if you could help. ...
  A: We see a lot of older/younger puppies. Problems are few, but you do need to keep a close eye on ...
spaying6/10/2007
  Q: can dogs be spayed while they r in heat
  A: Yes, but it is much more difficult and trouble prone. Many vets avoid doing it. If you dog isn't ...
aggresive behavior6/10/2007
  Q: My 8 month old lab/hound recently has been showing some aggresive behavior. Recently I purchased a ...
  A: It is common for dogs to challenge their owners any time in the first 3 years as they mature. The ...
puppy growling6/9/2007
  Q: I have a puppy in my home that is a 6 month old mixed breed black lab/pit bull female. My husband ...
  A: I will do all I can to help you make this work. I encourage people to adopt, but often the dog ...
House broken dog no more6/8/2007
  Q: My 3 year old yellow lab has been house broken since he was 12 weeks old. For the past 4 months he ...
  A: That sounds like a leadership challenge. Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior ...
Our puppy and crate training6/8/2007
  Q: My g/f and I recently adopted an 8 week old Newfoundland mix from the local shelter. We have been ...
  A: I am sure I answered this once. Maybe it got lost. Try taking the water up sooner and more ...
my 10 mth old boxer6/8/2007
  Q: I have a 10 mth old male boxer named Winston, he is up to date with his vaccines & heartworm meds ...
  A: Sorry I am running behind. My answer may not do any good now. You could have tried a couple of the ...
Puppy6/7/2007
  Q: I am thinking of getting a lab puppy, but I work full time. I do not have anywhere to put the dog ...
  A: Puppies just don't work for people that do. If you have no way of giving it a mid day break and for ...
agressive pup6/7/2007
  Q: my 6 year old golden retreiver has been acting agressive and peeing and pooping in the house (which ...
  A: The first step is definitely a trip to the vet. It is unusual to see a change in behavior like that ...
sleeping habits6/7/2007
  Q: I have a 3 month old yorkie and I have had him for about a month. I was told when I first got him ...
  A: I have never had much luck with the old clock or radio tricks. What I do is lay down by the crate ...
2 year old Male poops and pees to greet us!!6/7/2007
  Q: My dog was trained at PetsMart. We were very consistent. We have the vibrating collar to remind him ...
  A: He may be maturing and feel it is time to challenge you for leadership, or at least be allowed with ...
my dogs6/6/2007
  Q: i have 3 dog a pom 3 months a Chihuahua one year and a blacklab choe mix 5 years old. all of which ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Training my shitzu6/6/2007
  Q: I recently moved and took my parents shitzu with me. He is potty trained and will be 4 in October, ...
  A: It seems you already have the solution, crate him. The dog may be happier in its den than loose in ...
My lab and her weight issues6/5/2007
  Q: My 3 year old spayed Labrador reteriver is getting overweight yet agin she is still on Authroity ...
  A: I can only advise less food or more exercise. She is mature now, perhaps less active, and may need ...
my baby chihuahua6/5/2007
  Q: Ok so I have three other dogs, but have never dealt with 6 week old babies before, which is how old ...
  A: It is often more about dominance, than sex. Many dogs do it, including females. The key to most ...
puppy and dog play6/5/2007
  Q: I have a one and a half year old dog who is very playful. When other dogs come over to the house, ...
  A: No go ahead and let them play as long the little one seems to be enjoying it. Even occasional yelps ...
Crate Training Problems6/5/2007
  Q: I recently read a question someone asked about their Great Dane puppy eliminating in his crate. We ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
Dogs and the garage?6/4/2007
  Q: We just bought a new home, and we don't have a fence right now for the dogs and cats, so we put them ...
  A: I hate to think of a dog and a cat in an unairconditioned garage all summer. I am not sure about ...
pads on boston terrier's floor6/4/2007
  Q: I have a 4 year old boston terrier. Recently (4 weeks ago) he started slipping/slding on the newly ...
  A: Is this the same floor he has walked on all his life? If so, something must have changed. Usually ...
soft dogs6/3/2007
  Q: we have 2 american bull dogs 1 of them barks if someone comes near the gate but once person no ...
  A: That is a highly specialized area that I have little experience in. With all the public hysteria ...
What dog should I get?6/3/2007
  Q: I am 10 years old and I'm thinking of getting a puppy. Now I already have a English Black Lab and he ...
  A: Already owning a Lab, you know how much a short haired dog can shed, and most long haired ones are ...
4 old german shpherd6/3/2007
  Q: I do have a 4 months german shepherd puppy, I am feeding her a puppy hcow large breed formula, her ...
  A: Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs, Shepherds, and Goldens. ...
PUPPY (10wks)6/3/2007
  Q: We are picking up a new Pomeranian puppy at the airport on Mon. We have a 3yr old cat, he is a good ...
  A: You might also check with a cat expert. I can't help you select one. I would start by keeping ...
3yr old Lab protective of 6month old mix!6/2/2007
  Q: Scout, our 3 year old lab, was everything BUT aggressive. She is very submissive, loving, and ...
  A: This is a tough one. At age 3, she is mature and ready to take a major role protecting the rest of ...
Agressive after dinner6/1/2007
  Q: I have a beagle-shepherd mix, 14 months old. I have had him for 4 weeks now. He is a loving, ...
  A: I am at a loss to explain just why he is doing that. I do have an answer, strong leadership on your ...
Puppy's peeing gets more often in the evening5/31/2007
  Q: Our Jack Russell puppy is five months old. (We also have a 7-yr.-old Jack Russell). We have been ...
  A: Elimination is highly related to exercise. I have found that if I grab my puppy that has been ...
Dog behavior5/31/2007
  Q: I have a 15 mnth old GSD bitch (not spayed). Like other dogs she does not like to be bathed and does ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
Introducing new puppy5/31/2007
  Q: I've recently introduced a 9 week old Husky to my 9 month old Weimaraner. The Weimaraner likes to ...
  A: This needs careful monitoring. Rough, aggressive play is quite common among young puppies. We had ...
Chihuahua problems, need help!5/31/2007
  Q: I have recently adopted a one year old male Chi from a shelter. He is not housebroken so if I cannot ...
  A: I will start with my general advice on housebreaking. Much of housebreaking is not training the ...
Familly is getting a dog, shedding........5/31/2007
  Q: My family has a minor dog fur allergy, but doesn't like any of the toy dogs (don't shed). The family ...
  A: No problem. It usually isn't the hair, but the skin dander. You want a big dog, how about a ...
Stinky Silky Pup5/30/2007
  Q: Labman I have a Silky Terrier Pup who is 10 weeks old. Lulu is eating well and is full of energy ...
  A: At that age she may still have puppy breath, a natural thing that blessedly will go away in a month. ...
Housetraining male dog5/30/2007
  Q: I just got a poodle, approx 7 months old, male. He raises his leg in the house. I have been keeping ...
  A: The problem isn't housebreaking, but dominance. Neutering him is not already is your best chance. ...
new puppy5/30/2007
  Q: well 2 days ago we adopted a new pup, we located her from a litter and around here her breed doesn't ...
  A: Has she had any shots at all? If not, I would get her to a vet this week. In the mean time, pick ...
my boxers5/29/2007
  Q: I have two lovely boxers, a bitch and a dog which are two years old. they both have lovely ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
a older mourning dog5/23/2007
  Q: I just put my beagle to sleep who was 12 years old after having cancer a few weeks ago. The problem ...
  A: That is a tough situation. I am afraid she is in no shape to tolerate a puppy now. Most older dogs ...
my new dog doesn't get along with the other two dogs5/22/2007
  Q: Recently, I found a small white female terrier in my neighborhood. She had a collar, but no tag, ...
  A: This could be difficult. Your dogs are old enough to be set in their ways and not ready to have ...
Shitzu puppy 9 weeks old5/22/2007
  Q: We hae a 9 week old shitzu who is biting fingers toes etc all the time and growling at you. She has ...
  A: You have a number of issues here, and I think you need to start with who is in charge. The key to ...
housebreaking5/22/2007
  Q: my 10 month cock apoo was paper trained-then he started going all over the house. I had him ...
  A: You need to start over again following this the best you can. This can be applied to older dogs ...
Puppy5/21/2007
  Q: We have an almost 11-week-old black lab. We are having fun with her and she is a quick learner. Has ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
housebreaking issue...5/21/2007
  Q: Our first dog (bulmastif/rotti) 7months old and we believe she was brought up in a backyard only and ...
  A: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or ...
re: possible deaf boxer5/21/2007
  Q: I have just purchased a 12 week old solid white boxer female puppy with blue eyes, when I purchased ...
  A: Hearing problems are common in Boxers. My old Lab has lost much of her hearing. She still responds ...
Shitzu Potty Training5/20/2007
  Q: Soon I will be a new owner of a male shitzu puppy. I'm wondering about his temperament and what type ...
  A: It sounds like you may have taken one of the most important steps in selecting a puppy, meeting the ...
Paw Usage5/20/2007
  Q: This is a behavior quirk, not a problem , I think. Grace is a shelter GWP that we got when she was 6 ...
  A: It is more common to nuzzle under your elbow for attention. I am not sure the dogs realize I might ...
outdoor kenneling5/20/2007
  Q: Hey, I have a labardor retereiver she goes nuts whenver someone walks through the alley behind our ...
  A: This is hard to say. Usually Labs aren't problem barkers. I have usually brought mine in at the ...
Neutering - stop marking?5/20/2007
  Q: I was given a 2 year old male Maltipoo. He started marking about 6 months ago. The previous owner ...
  A: If you neuter him and obedience train him, it should stop the marking and help make him a much nicer ...
Puppy healing/biting...5/19/2007
  Q: Last week we brought home Queensland Healer puppy. What training technique can I use to stop the ...
  A: You need to establish your place as the leader, not something to herd. The key to most behavior ...
Leaving a dog at home5/18/2007
  Q: My partner & I are great lovers of animals, we already have homed 2 cats and are interested in ...
  A: I have been around the dog world a long time and I find many people have very strong opinions on ...
I think my dog was poisened5/17/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old doberman/rot mix ( well actually I have three dogs ) her shots are up to date ...
  A: I am afraid I can't say. A dog that sick should have gone to the vet. The vet may still be able to ...
Puppy Weary of Walks5/15/2007
  Q: I have an 11 week old lab puppy mix. He took to crate training wonderfully and listens to me nearly ...
  A: It is easy to tire out a little puppy. We recently dragged a 2 month old Golden to a convention. ...
Male dog behavior5/14/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old Shidzu(Shih Tzu). He was supposedly neutered at one of those Saturday specials ...
  A: Unfortunately neutering is not a cure all for problem behaviors. Some including humping, marking in ...
golden blockhead lab 15 months5/10/2007
  Q: Our lab is a male and he is shedding his hair a lot.I am picking up his hair every day. Is this ...
  A: See http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/knitanewaster.jpg The brush in the picture is a wire ...
Housebreaking and biting5/8/2007
  Q: I adopted a lab/beagle. He is about 4mos old. He constantly wants to bite at EVERYTHING. I give ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
I'm looking for a dog..5/8/2007
  Q: Okay, so I know this isn't probably something you get allot, but I'm looking for a good pet dog. I ...
  A: A Golden might work fine for you. I think the retrievers need to both be able to lie quietly until ...
in heat?5/7/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month old mini dashound, she has this smell as if she had her period but i have not seen ...
  A: Five months is clear out of the usual range of the first heat. More likely it is some sort of ...
puppy-p-p5/5/2007
  Q: with her 4 so there were 6 of them all show dogs-my friends had the 2 best dogs, well when she came ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
best ways to get my puppy to stop nipping5/5/2007
  Q: I have just brought a new Jack Russel Terrier about a week ago. She is 9 weeks old and I have ...
  A: You are on the right track, it just takes time after time. Young Labs, which I know best, and other ...
Australian Shepherd5/4/2007
  Q: I recently about 2 weeks ago adopted a 15 week old Australian Shepherd from my local Humane Society. ...
  A: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of ...
No sleep5/3/2007
  Q: We have a new 6 month old German Sheppard that will not sleep all night.We have tried a couple ...
  A: This is not a common problem or one I have experience solving. Are you crating her? If not, it is ...
agressive puppy?5/2/2007
  Q: I have a 3 month old female rott/chow. I don't know if it's just because she's a puppy but out of ...
  A: You're right, I am going to say obedience training. However, I will agree that unfortunately in far ...
Getting My Chihuahua To Use A Dog Litter5/2/2007
  Q: I am about to become a new dog owner this weekend and I need to know what steps I should take in ...
  A: I don't recommend using dog litter, but treating it the same as the outside spot I suggest should ...
adult females in heat and urinating in house5/1/2007
  Q: I have two female dogs- a 3 year old cocker spaniel and a similar aged mongrel. They are both fully ...
  A: Pick up some ''Seasonals'' or other brand of doggy sanitary garments. Almost any behavior can be ...
Flicka, 9 week old cow dog.4/30/2007
  Q: We suspect abuse to our 9 week old pup from our Alztimer's patient. We have witnessed alot of it ...
  A: Many experts say never leave a child and a dog alone together. It sounds like you will need to do ...
american mastiff puppy4/26/2007
  Q: i have a nine week old american mastiff puppy. he is very sweet and very, very attached to me after ...
  A: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything ...
Eating Poop4/25/2007
  Q: I have a 6 1/2 week old Shitzu that is pooping in her crate and eating it while I'm at work. How ...
  A: It is spelled Shih Tzu. You can't expect a 6 week old to go all day without relief. If you can't ...
nipping4/25/2007
  Q: My sister recently adopted a 18 month old golden retrieve from a friend. The dog has always been ...
  A: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see ...
miniture daschund4/25/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old male mini dacshund, I absolutley adore! I've been reading all these horror ...
  A: I am not sure just what you can do. I have seen steps or ramps for little dogs to get up and down ...
shih tzu4/24/2007
  Q: i have a 16 week old male shih tzu everyone once in a while he will make a noise of what sounds like ...
  A: You might wait and see how he is doing. It is hard to tell from your description if it is a real ...
Puppy4/22/2007
  Q: Yesterday we just bought a 10 week old beagle and basset hound mix and noticed today that she has a ...
  A: At that age you need to be running them to the vet for shots all the time. I would ask the vet next ...
Barking4/20/2007
  Q: I have a Poodle Pomeranian, she always barks when she hears someone outside our door. I have tried ...
  A: Recycled from my answer on another site: The truth is, Labs usually don't bark that much and I ...
9 week weimaraner sick4/20/2007
  Q: I have a 9 week weimaraner and he just got his shots last week and for the past 2 days if that his ...
  A: I would call the vet. The grapes could be the problem. I will leave it to the vet to decide if the ...
Min-Pin4/17/2007
  Q: On Feb. 25, 2007 I purchased a four month old min pin. He is a sweetheart of a pup but is a little ...
  A: I doubt it was an accident. He is challenging you fro leadership. The key to most behavior ...
dominance/ humping4/16/2007
  Q: we have a 20 month old pit bull mix. he is not neutered (yet). we just rescued a unknown aged, not ...
  A: The sooner you get him neutered, the better. It is no cure all, and takes a while before fully ...
Help!4/16/2007
  Q: Labman, please help. I adopted a rat terrier from a breeder and dicovered that nearly everything ...
  A: I am not sure what you are doing. Going out with him and praising him as you say are good. Another ...
puppys4/14/2007
  Q: how to teach dogs to stop peeing on the flour and pee in its cage or the dog litter box
  A: The last thing you want the dog to do is relieve itself in its cage. You want to come home to a ...
Puppy Aggression4/14/2007
  Q: I have been reading a lot about dominance and types of aggression, and need a little more advice to ...
  A: You are correct that this is a problem you need to deal with. You need a general program of her ...
Housebreaking my Chorkie4/13/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month old Chorkie (half chihuaua and yorkshire terrier). He's a good dog, I've already ...
  A: You need to learn its schedule and to recognize when it needs to go out. Read through this ...
dogs4/13/2007
  Q: how long can dogs live for in human years?
  A: 20 years is about the most any live, and those will be well cared for, smaller dogs. A boxer may be ...
My 3 dogs & behavior4/13/2007
  Q: Training my 3 dogs to like eachother. Question Hi, my name is Race, I had a question regarding ...
  A: There is no easy answer. Are you sure they aren't getting along? Here is a link to a picture of a ...
diet4/12/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old English Springer Spaniel (40lbs.). I feed him Science Diet small bite puppy ...
  A: I wouldn't worry about it. The large breed puppy chow isn't as rich as the regular. The truth is, ...
dogs...behavior and gas!!4/12/2007
  Q: I have a 2 pronged question for you...something in all my years raising dogs, I've never come ...
  A: I don't know I have a good answer to either question. You might try a different type of food. Not ...
Bad aim with potty pads4/12/2007
  Q: I have a three year-old male chihuahua named Little Paw. When we first got him, we trained him to ...
  A: Maybe your fire hydrant would work, or something big enough to give him a target. Maybe a jar with ...
Housebreaking4/10/2007
  Q: We just got a pomapoo,3 days ago, 12 weeks old, got him from a person who had hordes of puppies so ...
  A: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your ...
HAM BONE?4/10/2007
  Q: I am wondering if it is okay for my 3 month old sheltie to chew on a hambone. I gave it to him and ...
  A: As much as dogs love real bones, it just isn't worth it. Anything that comes apart in pieces can be ...
Saint Bernard dog4/9/2007
  Q: I have a male Saint Bernard dog, 14 months old and he is not aggressive with any of the family ...
  A: GET HIM NEUTERED! Do you realize the misery of slaughtering 10,000,000 dogs a year for lack of ...
housebreaking4/9/2007
  Q: Ok i have a 2 year old Chihuahua that i have worked with since i got her when she was 6 weeks old on ...
  A: Go back to the crate. Try not to leave her more than 4-5 hours. If you can't make it back, try to ...
problems with pottytraining my 3 month old dog!!!4/9/2007
  Q: I just got a new puppy, well he is 3 months old, about 2-3 weeks ago. He was used to being outside ...
  A: Usually a dog that lived outside is fairly easy. They already understand not fouling their living ...
LABS GONE WILD4/8/2007
  Q: WE HAVE A BLACK LAB WHO IS 7 YEARS OLD.WE HAVE A YELLOW LAB WHO IS 18 MONTHS OLD.UP UNTIL 3 DAYS AGO ...
  A: Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the ...
dog in heat4/8/2007
  Q: I have a spayed 4 year old male boston terrier. this afternoon she is laying, sleeping and every ...
  A: It is possible, and she may have been injured. Perhaps you should have a vet check her. It is best ...
beaGLE QUESTION4/6/2007
  Q: MY 5 YEAR OLD HElthy dog p/nut tumbled down 2 stairs yeasterday.. i noticed a slight limp that went ...
  A: I would give him some aspirin, buffered aspirin is best. Not any of the newer stuff, plain old ...
my new lab & my first daugter4/5/2007
  Q: I now have two dogs, one I have had since she was 8 weeks old. I now have a lab I kind of adopted 2 ...
  A: I am sorry I can't say how long a Lab can swim. Some of them are very strong willed, and add in ...
my new chihuahua4/4/2007
  Q: My husband bought me a chihuahua from a breeder for our 23rd anniversary this past April Fool's Day ...
  A: Who knows what baggage he came with? Give him some time and don't be afraid to use some treats. ...
sleeping4/3/2007
  Q: I have a 7 week old lab that does not sleep during the night. We play with him all day until he is ...
  A: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What ...
Potty Training4/3/2007
  Q: I have a mini poodle who is seven months old. We have successfully been able to potty train our ...
  A: Perhaps if you pick through this,you will find a detail that will help. Much of housebreaking is ...
male black lab 18 mons4/3/2007
  Q: Im freaking out about all this dog food recall, i have a black male lab that will be 2 in Oct, ive ...
  A: This is all a big mess. So far as I know, all the dangerous products were the canned and moist ...
my Saint bernard dog4/3/2007
  Q: . I have a male saint Bernard dog 14 month old ,his is not Aggressive at all on our family members ...
  A: Yes, castration or the less accurate but more common term neutering will help the problems. It is ...
My puppy won't go outside, but will wait until inside or inside her crate.4/2/2007
  Q: I got a 2 1/2 month old yorkie at the pet store and I have had her for a week, and she has not once ...
  A: Abused dogs are hard to straighten out. One thing you must do is make her move around outside until ...
dog4/1/2007
  Q: I have just adopted a 12 week old puppy who weighs 20lbs. He is a mix between a great Pyrenees and ...
  A: My guess is 25