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SubjectDate Asked
very fearful dog with barking problem12/9/2008
  Q: I have a very very scared dog. He acts fine around our family but when anyone comes over, he runs ...
  A: Nicole, what happens when you put him in another room or in his crate? Does he continue the barking? ...
My Aunt's Dog Rocky12/9/2008
  Q: My aunt has a rat terrier named Rocky. Rocky has a tendency of urinating all over my aunt's house. ...
  A: Johnny, how old is the dog? How long has your aunt had him and how long has he been going to the ...
Rockett12/8/2008
  Q: My Beagle has been going through some very strange behaviors. Recently my mom got another dog, three ...
  A: Mary, you are right. Rockett is 'acting out' because his position in the pack is being threatened by ...
Strange Question?12/2/2008
  Q: My husband and I have 2 1/2 year old female chihuahua/pomeranian mix who is the joy of our lives. ...
  A: Tara, I firmly believe that animals can see and sense things that we cannot. However, before jumping ...
Night restlessness and potty training12/1/2008
  Q: We got our little Maltese about 4 months ago and were told that she was 8 years old and was once a ...
  A: Courtney. It sounds as if your dog came from a puppymill or a backyard breeding operation. Poor ...
Dogs12/1/2008
  Q: I own two cats and a Westie, but my boyfriend and I want to add a Doberman puppy to the family. ...
  A: Emily, any dog has the potential to become a cat chaser/killer if the prey drive is strong enough ...
unusual situation11/25/2008
  Q: Thinking of getting 2 yr. old Lhasa. She has been living outside in a kennel as a breeder. So she ...
  A: Sandie, it really does depend on the individual dog. I would question any breeder who keeps Lhasa ...
"Come" Command11/25/2008
  Q: I have a four month old female yorkie. She is doing well with most all the commands I give her and ...
  A: Laurie, it is very, very important that you NEVER call your dog if there is a chance that your dog ...
great dane trainning11/25/2008
  Q: i bought a greatdane female dog she is 28 days old.when will i start training her.i want to train ...
  A: Arundas, I hope you are kidding about your puppy's age. If she is only 28 days old she is MUCH too ...
Roxie11/24/2008
  Q: Our one year old American Standard Bulldog female has suddenly started pooping and peeing in a ...
  A: It could very well be what your husband suspects, Cristina. I would suggest continuing to crate her ...
white boxer11/19/2008
  Q: we have heard that the white boxers has a lot of health problems, like loosing their hearing. have ...
  A: White boxers are not recognized by the AKC, because the breed standard stipulates that at least 2/3 ...
shadow chaser11/19/2008
  Q: She has just started picking up the habit of shadow chasing she chases shadows when she is walking ...
  A: Greg, this is something that needs to be stopped as soon as possible, because it sounds like it's ...
Blue heeler training/horses11/18/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old neutered male heeler, an outside dog, still on puppy chow. He is well-behaved ...
  A: Ruthie, you're going to have to enlist the help of someone else. That person should be the one ...
Dog Chewing11/18/2008
  Q: I have a rescued Australian Blue Healer. We have had him now for a year so he is two years old. He ...
  A: Deb. My question to you is this: When does he chew on the inappropriate things? Is it when you're at ...
Dog chews up backdoor11/12/2008
  Q: My 7 year old lab/shepherd mix has become quite anxious over the last few months. He likes to shred ...
  A: Sean, when did this problem start? Any changes to your routine or living arrangements around that ...
rescued abused golden11/12/2008
  Q: I am fostering a puppy mill stud, dept caged for six years then sent to auction--our rescue group ...
  A: If he came from a puppymill, then yes, it IS highly likely that he has some sort of medical ...
dog tries to kill cats in same household11/7/2008
  Q: I have just moved in with my boyfriend, I have three cats and he has a dalmation-mix, female, about ...
  A: Renata, the first thing you need to do is establish some pack order with this dog. She does not ...
housebreaking11/7/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old male Boston Terrier puppy that I got at 31/2 months. His breeder had never ...
  A: Susan. Have you read the information on my house training web page? Here's the link: ...
dog food11/7/2008
  Q: I WOULD LIKE TO SWITCH MY 9 MO. OLD RAT TERRIER PUPPY FROM BLUE BUFFALO PUPPY FOOD;TO BLUE BUFFALO ...
  A: Craig, that would be perfectly fine. Since rat terriers grow to be around 12 pounds (unless they are ...
Shih-Poo Mixed Breed11/6/2008
  Q: My mom works all day and so do I, but we came up with a schedule: morning she takes him out/play, ...
  A: Beloved. The first thing I would suggest would be to get him enrolled in a puppy obedience class. ...
Changing Behavior11/5/2008
  Q: I am the proud owner of a very well-behaved Brittany Spaniel mix named Klaus who is about 4. He is ...
  A: Shawn. It sounds like he's just trying to re-assess his place in your new pack. I would treat him as ...
Puppy won't come!11/4/2008
  Q: Help! My seven week old male boxer, Capone, seems to have little instinct to come to people. He's ...
  A: Promise. I wonder if maybe he did not have a lot of positive human contact at his breeder's. Most ...
shih tzu color/coat11/4/2008
  Q: My shih tzu is 7 months old today (11/4) When I first got him he was all black with a white ...
  A: He's a cutie, Linda! Generally, between 10 and 12 months is when they get their full adult coat, but ...
mother reluctant to nurse pups11/4/2008
  Q: our puppies are almost 3 weeks old, they look healthy. the mother seems to be getting reluctant to ...
  A: Tom, you should have increased her food intake just before she was due to have the puppies. Nursing ...
Dog behavior10/30/2008
  Q: I have a neutered cockapoo that is about 8-9yrs old.He is an inside dog and eats dry dog food. My ...
  A: Mickie, did you say that he does this with any food you give him, or only with the food you are ...
Bad Dog10/29/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old APBT. He is wonderful, or has been until this past week. He was completely ...
  A: Start back at square one with him, Jeanne. Since he behaved well before, it will not take him long ...
Housetraining Puppy10/29/2008
  Q: I looked at your website and I don't see anything about this - I have a daschund mix 4 month old ...
  A: If your goal is to train him to potty outside, then that's what you need to focus on. As stated on ...
chihuhua mentrual cycle10/28/2008
  Q: my Chihuahua got her first period and shes had it for almost two weeks now, um her vagina are is a ...
  A: Yes, Alex. However, in dogs, it is not called a menstrual cycle or 'period.' It is called estrus, or ...
my red healer10/27/2008
  Q: I have a red healer and he is three years old. He eats normal dog food and he is not neutered and he ...
  A: Logan, males can smell a female in heat for miles and miles, and they will stay with that female ...
puppy growling10/22/2008
  Q: I just got a shihtzu puppy a couple of weeks ago and he has started growling and trying to bite me ...
  A: Tiffany, does your puppy have four, healthy legs? If so, why pick him up? He can walk inside on his ...
Aggressive biting by three and a half month old puppy10/22/2008
  Q: We have a 14wk old border collie-lab mix,he is inside the house at night and in the garage with the ...
  A: I doubt that your puppy is being aggressive and 'attacking' you. What you're describing sounds just ...
potty training my shelter dog10/21/2008
  Q: Almost 3 weeks ago I got my dog from the Humane Society. She is a pointer mix, about 9 months old. ...
  A: Khrystel, have you read the information at http://housetraining.angelfire.com? If not, please do. ...
nervous piddling10/13/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old dog and ever since we got her she has been a nervous piddler. I can take her ...
  A: Jennifer, generally, submissive urination will stop on its own as long as you do not fuss at the dog ...
leash training10/13/2008
  Q: My jack russell,Rocky is 1o months old. I've had him 13 weeks and managed to house train him but I'm ...
  A: First, what kind of collar are you using, Rafael? Secondly, you need to teach him that as long as ...
Signs that my dog will soon go into labor.10/11/2008
  Q: I have a dog that ran away while she was in her first heat and then her breast started to grow and ...
  A: Not necessarily. The temperature drop happens within 24 hours of giving birth, and the dog will ...
Dog dropping dog food all over house10/10/2008
  Q: I have a boxer who is eighteen months old that when he eats, he takes a bite of dog food and takes ...
  A: Does he go back and eat the bite of food that he leaves under the table? I don't know of any way to ...
My rottweiler10/10/2008
  Q: My rottweiler is 3 years old and i have had no problem with him until now. I have 3 dogs in my house ...
  A: Autumn. What could be happening is that the Bullmastiff may be challenging your Rottie for pack ...
half trained puppy10/10/2008
  Q: I recently bought another maltese puppy who is about 5 months old and I have another one who is 1 ...
  A: Keeshia. It is highly likely that your puppy is so excited over being with your other dog that she ...
Dog Growling10/9/2008
  Q: We have a new dog in the family, not sure of the breed, but I've been told that she appears to be a ...
  A: Ronaldo. I'm sorry for the delay in answering your question. Your puppy sounds like one that has not ...
8 Month old Boxer Puppy10/9/2008
  Q: My Little Boxer puppy has what her vet calls puppy pimps. She has had a mild case mange but has been ...
  A: This is also called 'puppy crud,' if it is what I am thinking it is, based on your description. In ...
old dog with new attitude10/3/2008
  Q: Tessa is a 7 yr old lab/retriever/shep mix. I "borrowed" her 3 yrs ago for emotional support when ...
  A: Without seeing what started the initial disagreement, you cannot be certain that Tessa is the one ...
jack russell terrier growling10/2/2008
  Q: I have a male jack russell (neutered). We adopted him when he was a year old about six months ago. ...
  A: Yep. You need to start "Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF)" immediately. There is more than enough ...
puppy growls at men10/2/2008
  Q: I adopted a 7 month old puppy On May 10th of this year, he is loving with children and all women, ...
  A: Men can often have a very strong presence about them, which can cause some puppies and even adult ...
how often to bathe my puppy?10/2/2008
  Q: I am currently bathing my cairn terrier puppy about once a month... but we went to the dog park once ...
  A: I think the more important question is WHY did he smell bad after visiting the dog park, Jeff? What ...
how much to feed my Newfie puppy>\?10/1/2008
  Q: My Newfie is 13 weeks old. He weighs 30 lbs. He is very healthy. I am feeding him Purina Pro Plan ...
  A: Autumn, have you seen my dog food page? If not, here is the link: http://dogfoods.angelfire.com ...
chihuahua hates boyfriend.10/1/2008
  Q: .. I am so excited to hear back from you! I have a 4lb. chihuahua male that is neutered. He is 15 ...
  A: Katie, as I was telling another person just recently, chihuahuas are known for being one-person ...
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: Wow, Patti. Diver has lived all over the country, hasn't he?! When you say he's pee'd on the couch ...
Maltese Female in heat9/30/2008
  Q: How long does the heat cycle usually last in a female Maltese?
  A: A heat cycle can last from 2-3 weeks, to as long as 6-7 weeks, depending on the dog. The solution to ...
my Jack Russell9/30/2008
  Q: Is !00%pure organic coconut oil ok to use on a red bump that is on her lip. She is eating and ...
  A: Coconut oil is fine for them, but is not going to do anything about the bump on your one dog's lip. ...
grooming problem9/29/2008
  Q: Last year my mother brought our long-haired dauchshund to be groomed. He has always fought grooming ...
  A: Elisabeth, daily brushing will help keep his fur from becoming matted between visits to the groomer. ...
dachshund 3 yrs old producing milk.9/25/2008
  Q: Is my dachshund in any danger if she is producing milk? She is not pregnant.
  A: Are you certain it is milk, and that she does not have an infection? I would strongly suggest that ...
guard dog training9/24/2008
  Q: my pit bull is 8 months and is too kind to strangers someone broke into my house and she let them in ...
  A: No, not really, Nala. You see, the pit bull breed was originally bred NOT to be aggressive towards ...
poop9/24/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old pomeranian and she isn't completely house broken yet but thats not the problem. ...
  A: Shaunta, there is no such thing as a dog that is 'partially housebroken.' Either a dog IS, or it is ...
dog in heat9/24/2008
  Q: My boxer went into heat 3 weeks ago. Will she bleed for the entire 4-6 weeks? When is iy safe to ...
  A: Amy, some dogs will bleed for a week; others will bleed for several. However, there should be very ...
My little westie puppy9/23/2008
  Q: Please help, i have a beautiful little west highland terrier named Roxy, she is very lively and ...
  A: Julie. First, I have to ask you; has she been this way from day one, or is this something that she ...
Potty train a 5 months old small puppy9/23/2008
  Q: I have a 5 months old Maltese and Yorkie mix puppy. I have been crate train him to potty outside and ...
  A: Elaine. How long are you at work? If you are gone for more than 5 hours, then no, I would not ...
can't neuter9/23/2008
  Q: I've got a problem. I got a 2 year old pure breed male cocker spaniel field dog from my uncle. He is ...
  A: Bradley, I would do two things; first, I would contact the dog's veterinarian and ask his/her ...
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: Lygia, you can most certainly take him outside! What you don't want to do, however, is take him to ...
Jumper9/16/2008
  Q: we adopted our dog in June, she is 2 yr, loving, hyper & full of life. We were told she was sheperd ...
  A: Invisible fencing. You can purchase a system online or at many local stores. Get the kind with the ...
Housetraining and barking9/15/2008
  Q: I have three questions. One, my 13 month old dog Pepper has started pooping and peeing in the ...
  A: Pepper is a sweet looking little dog! I just love her face! How long has the pooping and peeing in ...
Bull Terrier.9/15/2008
  Q: I'd like to know if the BT lose lot of hair. I'm allergic(?) to dogs and cat, but I want one. ...
  A: Fred, all dogs shed, but it's usually not the >>hair<< that people are allergic to. It's the ...
Barking when let outside9/14/2008
  Q: My 11 yr. old, female St. Poodle and 5 yr. old male Yorkie-? (15 lbs.) bark at everything (except ...
  A: Are you asking me for help regarding the barking, or regarding coming back inside, or both, Maureen? ...
My minpin9/14/2008
  Q: How long is she in heat for?
  A: A heat cycle lasts approximately 4 weeks, but each individual dog is different. Some may go for only ...
shih tzu bathing9/13/2008
  Q: our 4 year old Shih Tzu just gave birth to 4 puppies last Sept. 8, 2008. I just wipe her with moist ...
  A: Why would you need to bathe her? There's really no need to, and I wouldn't want to risk making the ...
male dog9/12/2008
  Q: Kristen, I have 1yr old male boxer and Im having some difficulty with him and my husband getting ...
  A: It's probably not so much dominance as it is lack of respect, Beth. What you need to do is make the ...
My dog may possibly have a sprained paw.9/12/2008
  Q: My yorky came through our doggy door and started to limp. Now she is holding her right paw up and ...
  A: I'm not sure what time you sent this question to me, Angel, but could you give me an update? Has ...
halter for a Westie9/11/2008
  Q: I have a wonderful 3 year old Westie (terror) who is spoiled, but at my advanced I am no longer able ...
  A: Shigirl. Personally, I do not advise the use of halters or harnesses, for several reasons. Head ...
socializing puppy9/10/2008
  Q: I was wondering where I could socialize my puppy (he's 16 weeks of age). He's currently enrolled in ...
  A: Everywhere! Socialization does not mean JUST interacting with other dogs and/or people, though it's ...
My dog won't vomit9/10/2008
  Q: For about a month now my dog will cough a little, and then make a sound as if she is vomiting, but ...
  A: Margaret. Have you had her to a vet's yet? If not, I'd recommend you do so. She could have kennel ...
pug erection and excessive barking9/10/2008
  Q: i don't know if the two issues are connected. i have an 11 month old male pug approx 14 pounds. he ...
  A: Eisa. The first thing I would advise you to do is to stop feeding him so many meals a day. A dog's ...
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: Jessica, I cannot advise you on this subject. I would suggest that you speak to some of the already ...
dog urinating in crate9/9/2008
  Q: My 10 month old spayed Weimaraner has problems urinating in her crate while my husband and I are at ...
  A: How long ago was she spayed, Melody? Sometimes it can take a while for things to 'firm back up' in ...
Neutered dog peeing from inside crate to outside crate9/8/2008
  Q: I just recently adopted a 4 year old dog (shepherd mix) and while he seems to be housebroken inside ...
  A: Julie. How long is he in the crate for? Do you take him for a walk before you put him in the crate ...
Housetraining my beagle puppy8/27/2008
  Q: I have a 10 1/2 week old female beagle puppy. She does well with her training, always going poop ...
  A: Patrick, have you read my suggestions at http://housetraining.angelfire.com yet? You should never ...
Aussie Shephard afraid of noise8/27/2008
  Q: I have a 6yo male nutered Aussie. Our next door neighbors are building a house and the nail gun is ...
  A: So you would rather 'get rid of the dog' and dump his problems onto someone else to have to deal ...
submissive urination8/26/2008
  Q: I have a male German Shepherd who will be 2 years old in December, and he still does submissive ...
  A: Linda, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I think the reason the down command was the most ...
DOG PULLS ME OFF MY FEET!8/25/2008
  Q: I have an 8 month American Pit Bull Terrier who weighs 40kg's. he is the most sweet-natured and ...
  A: Harnesses are a bad idea for so many reasons, Lee. Stop and think about it; what do sled dogs and ...
breeding pugs8/25/2008
  Q: I have 2 female pugs. One is about 7 months old and the other 5 months old. My friend just got a 7 ...
  A: Crystal. Pugs should be at >>least<< 18 months old, and additionally, for females, no sooner than ...
Hyper Greeting at Door8/19/2008
  Q: My 8 month old mini-Schnauzer (re-homed with us for 1 month; first owner says she was too ...
  A: Marcia, she is still a puppy, and you've only had her a month. Whenever you come home, ignore her ...
POMERANIAN LION CUT8/19/2008
  Q: My dog is a Pomeranian, he is 3 yrs old and his diet has been really great up until now. I took my ...
  A: Sally, there could be several reasons your dog is acting the way he is. They might have nicked him ...
husky stealing food8/13/2008
  Q: we have a husky puppy who is six months, even though she has four meals of quality food a day, she ...
  A: Tracey, for the most part, this is pretty normal puppy behavior. I don't know when you got her, or ...
training with bells8/13/2008
  Q: My boyfriend and I just adopted welsh corgi/ Australian shepherd mix from SPCA. He's about 4 months ...
  A: Teach him to 'target' the bells first, away from the door and completely separate from potty-time. ...
Frisbee training8/13/2008
  Q: I AM THINKING ABOUT GETTING A GSD,DO YOU THINK THAT THIS ANIMAL COULD BE TRAINED TO CHASE,AND RETURN ...
  A: Eddie. You are not too far away from me. I am in the Asheville area of NC. Yes, most German ...
how much to feed a cairn terrier?8/12/2008
  Q: I was wondering how much I should feed him. Usually I feed him about a half a cup for each meal. And ...
  A: Jeff. What I usually do is go by the size that the puppy will be as an adult. Cairn terriers ...
I'm don't know what my dog is trying to say..8/12/2008
  Q: I have a neutered, 7 year old, mostly inside, dog. I only took him to the dog park twice one time he ...
  A: Melody, it sounds like your dog either did not receive proper socialization as a puppy, or has had ...
training a puppy mill rescue dog8/11/2008
  Q: We rescued a 4 year old female beagle five weeks ago from a puppy mill. She was obviously very ...
  A: Lynette, right now, I would not allow her outside off the leash at ALL. You are probably right when ...
My puppy won't eat.8/11/2008
  Q: I just recently adopted an Australian Shepherd/Collie mix. And he will not eat anything. And he only ...
  A: Andrea, sometimes dogs will go off their food when you first bring them home. It's usually just ...
heat8/7/2008
  Q: When a female dog is in heat and bleeding, does she have cramps and pain, like a human /female does. ...
  A: I do not think so, June. A human menstrual period is not the same as a bitch's heat. When we have a ...
dominance-aggression in puppy8/6/2008
  Q: Heyas Kristen, I have a big problem with my nearly 5 month old golden retriever pup. I admit that ...
  A: Oh my goodness! I can't believe you got him so young! That is probably a very big reason for many of ...
My dog has a swollen eye cover8/5/2008
  Q: The other day I noticed that his second eye lid was partially covering his eye and looks swollen. No ...
  A: Melissa. I'm not sure what you mean by 'second eye lid,' but if it's swollen like you say it is, ...
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: Some dogs take a little longer to adjust than others. Just take her on short frequent walks and keep ...
Medical History8/5/2008
  Q: I am talking with a breeder (not a puppy mill) about purchasing a black/rust min pin from blue and ...
  A: I would run, not walk, from this breeder, Amanda. Dobermans, as a breed, are susceptible to many ...
My 7 year old Shitz Shu7/29/2008
  Q: I have just adopted a 7 year old Shitz Shu from a rescue center, my dog is healthy and eats quite ...
  A: To start with, go at a pace that she is comfortable going. Make your walks at least 30min long right ...
dogs barking mad!7/29/2008
  Q: ) My dogs have been with me since puppies they are now 4 and 5 years old, the problem is when they ...
  A: Leah, are they barking to come back inside, or are they playing and barking at one another? Perhaps ...
Chihuahua7/29/2008
  Q: He's not neutered. I'm am going to start school soon and I'm going to be gone from 8:30 a.m. until ...
  A: Please read the information on my web page located at http://housetraining.angelfire.com regarding ...
my border collie is pregant!7/28/2008
  Q: heyy.I recently got a border collie dog named daisy. And i think she may be pregnant. my mom does ...
  A: Christine, I wonder if she may have intestinal worms. You need to take her to the vet to find out ...
hip dislocation7/26/2008
  Q: she has some bad cuts to one leg and problems with her other leg. we were not happy with the ...
  A: Sam, I would suggest that you speak to the first veterinary office and see if they will consider ...
Owner/dog relationships7/26/2008
  Q: I recently 3 weeks ago, adopted the cutiest Beagle from a divorce situation. I get the fact that ...
  A: How old is he, Michaela? What kind of crate are you using? Is it the same type and size of crate ...
new dog owner basic questions7/22/2008
  Q: I will be picking up my new family member (dog) Friday from my local Humane society. She is 6 year ...
  A: Adam, and kudos to you for adopting your new dog from the Humane Society, and especially one that ...
Another Puppy?7/17/2008
  Q: my family and i have a 9 year old female mutt she is neutered and is an indoor dog. To people she ...
  A: I cannot say, Emily. Dogs are like people in some ways; your dog may be one of those that can only ...
Housetraining Toy Breed7/17/2008
  Q: I have a male, 13 week, 2.5 pound maltipoo that I brought home at 9 weeks. I had him neutered last ...
  A: Let him drag the leash around when he is in the house, so he gets used to it. Use baby gates and/or ...
Jack Russell Terrior dominating our household7/16/2008
  Q: my husband and I recently acquired my step daughters male JRT 3 years old and female German Shepard ...
  A: Hope, he is viewing you as a possession, so the first thing you need to do is earn his respect. This ...
Beagle-Food7/15/2008
  Q: I have a 5 and half year old Beagle. The vet has told me that he has food allergies. No matter ...
  A: Amanda, have you read the information on my page about choosing a food for your dog? If not, I would ...
agression in 4 year old bullmastiff7/14/2008
  Q: We have a 4 year old bullmastif, Sampson who became aggressive with everyone outside our immediate ...
  A: Tricia, I would love to be able to help, but without seeing him in person, I cannot, in good faith, ...
My dog refuses to go to the bathroom7/14/2008
  Q: My boyfriend and I just adopted our second pug and he's slightly older. Our first pug was 6 months ...
  A: Just be persistent. He'll learn. If he has no other option than to potty on leash, he will ...
my older dog's behavior/problems7/11/2008
  Q: i hope you can help me. i have a beagle/basset mix, about 12 years old. she has been "fixed"(i ...
  A: Seth, it could be either of the things you suspect. She could be 'marking' because of the puppy, to ...
Pooping and peeing in the house7/10/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old Bull dog, which I have had for 6 months now and completely house broke. We have ...
  A: When did this first begin happening, Niki? Was there a thunderstorm or fireworks or something going ...
Dog aggression7/10/2008
  Q: I resuced a pit bull when he was about 7 or 8 weeks old.. He is now 3 y/o.. He has been fixed.. He ...
  A: Your dog is not going to start thinking your son is an animal, Kristen. C'mon; give him >>SOME<< ...
My Dogs' Sudden Violent Behavior7/9/2008
  Q: I have 2 male neutered golden retrievers that have been buddies and have stayed together in the same ...
  A: I cannot explain the behavior without seeing them in person, Shane. It could have been caused by ...
pug pigment and food/water bowls7/3/2008
  Q: I was told to get stainless steel bowls for my pug to reduce the loss of the black color in his ...
  A: Plastic bowls are not a good choice. Not only does plastic tend to harbor bacteria and absorb ...
dietary deficiency7/2/2008
  Q: my sister in law has been advised by the dog trainer whose class she attends to feed her 2 springer ...
  A: Actually, Becky, a raw diet is THE best diet to have a dog on, since they are, in fact, carnivores. ...
my dogs pulling habits7/2/2008
  Q: i have a 2 1/2 y/o pit bull boxer mix named Sammy. I adopted him from a human society about a year ...
  A: Nicole, Sammy clearly does not respect you. I would suggest that you consider enrolling in an ...
stealing food7/2/2008
  Q: our golden retriever,Teddy, is 1 yrs old,neutered , went 2 trainning classes at petsmart, he stays ...
  A: Karen, kids are unreliable when it comes to this. The best thing to do is to remove the dog from the ...
specific potty training7/1/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr old shepherd mix that is completely house trained. He hasn't had an accident since he ...
  A: Try a retractable leash or long line, and gradually shorten it over time, as he is comfortable. The ...
Potty training a Papillon7/1/2008
  Q: .. I know that Papillons are a very difficult breed to potty train. We own a papillon who just ...
  A: Since your work schedule really doesn't allow for crating her, I would suggest some other form of ...
Schnoodle walking - training7/1/2008
  Q: What is the best approach to take for training our schnoodle pup to walk with us. She is stubborn ...
  A: Let her drag the leash around the house & yard (supervised) for a while, until she is not worried or ...
Shitzu6/27/2008
  Q: First let me say...I was not raised with animals. I am not an animal person. We bought our two young ...
  A: Kim, have you read my page on house training? If not, I would encourage you to do so. It is located ...
housebreaking neutered dog6/26/2008
  Q: I have a 4yr old neutered male miniature poodle. He has been housebroke and was doing fine. Lately ...
  A: How long have you had the female? It may or may not matter, but is she spayed? If you have just ...
Dogs humping my dog all the time at the dog park6/26/2008
  Q: I have an almost 7 month old black lab who has been spayed since she was about 4.5 months (from the ...
  A: There is really nothing much you can do once the other dog is on top of your dog. You don't know if ...
question on puppy diet6/24/2008
  Q: My puppy has been at the vet for what they deemed a vaccine reaction. Her tummy has very upset and ...
  A: Oh I'm so sorry for your puppy, Stacy! It's very likely that her rear end is raw from having ...
potty training - signals6/20/2008
  Q: We have a 1-year old miniature dachshund named Whitney. We got her from a Dachshund Rescue about 6 ...
  A: To get her to start 'telling' you when she needs to go, you are going to have to stop taking her out ...
purchased timid 6 month old puppy6/18/2008
  Q: I purchased a 5lb, 6 month old, bischon/chinese crested, female puppy from a breeder. I went into ...
  A: You want to interact with her as much as possible, Donna. What a shame that her breeder kept her in ...
postpartum depression6/18/2008
  Q: i read someone else's blog about postpartum and saw that you answered part of it. you said they can ...
  A: I will admit that I know about as much as you do about postpartum depression in the canine. I do not ...
6 year old chow mix and 11 month old beagle puppy6/17/2008
  Q: My husband has a 6 year old mix (we believe he is Chow and some other mix, but not sure). We ...
  A: Sonja, the introduction process has to be a gradual one, especially with a dominant breed like a ...
7-year-old rescued poodle who is biting6/17/2008
  Q: We have a wonderful rescue facility here in Kansas City that several weeks ago received as a "drop ...
  A: Sandy, without seeing him in person, I cannot give accurate advice. I would strongly suggest that ...
9 month old Black Lab, urination6/17/2008
  Q: We just adopted a 9 month old Black Lab, female, spayed. She is a wonderful, mild, well manned dog. ...
  A: Colleen, the most important thing is that you must NOT scold her or make a big deal of it when she ...
Full Blooded6/12/2008
  Q: Is there a way to find out if my dog is full blooded or not?
  A: If you do not know who his parents are, then the chances are slim. Where did you get him from? How ...
training6/12/2008
  Q: My 16 week old Maltipoo unneutered male puppy Oliver is refusing to walk, eat, or leave his crate ...
  A: Marilyn, how long have you had him, and how long has he been acting this way? Is there a reason ...
Male dog6/11/2008
  Q: Theres a female dog across the road, who comes into season about every five months or so. And so Taz ...
  A: Neutering him would be the best thing, in your situation, Leonie. Not only will it curb his desires ...
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: Please read the information I have compiled at http://housetraining.angelfire.com. You will find the ...
Dominance6/10/2008
  Q: I have a 3 yr old Black lab rottie mix, he is well behaved when he is in the house or on a leash but ...
  A: Bethany, without seeing how you and your dog interact, I cannot tell you whether dominance plays a ...
Adopted Female Lab cross6/9/2008
  Q: we recently adopted a year old spayed lab/shepherd cross who first of all has grown up sleeping with ...
  A: The white goo could be an infection or allergies. Allergies would be my guess since you say the ...
dicipline6/9/2008
  Q: My dog has only been with me for 4 months and he is a mess . He's not only a wolf hybrid but he is ...
  A: JC, you have to remember that wolf hybrids can often retain quite a bit of their wildness, which can ...
Dog barking at night6/7/2008
  Q: I have two 12yr old daschunds - brother/sister same litter. Issie, the girl, is definitely the ...
  A: I normally do not suggest free-feeding, because it often leads to obese and/or food aggressive dogs, ...
Submissive dog6/7/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old cocker spaniel. He is neutered. He pees whenever we bend over to pet him, put ...
  A: An obedience class and exercise should definitely help to build his confidence, as long as the ...
Bladder Issue6/6/2008
  Q: I have a Chinese Crested that is about 1 year old. We've only had him for about 2 months and for ...
  A: When is he peeing in the crate? Is it while you are at home or away? Do you know how long he's in ...
symptoms after spaying6/6/2008
  Q: Our dog was spayed 10 days ago and soon after that starting humping our other female (and previously ...
  A: This is a dominance-related issue. It has nothing to do with either dog being spayed. The behavior ...
Puppy seems to be going backwards with housebreaking6/4/2008
  Q: I have an almost 4 mos. old Havanese. We crate him at night (he can go from 10:30pm-7am) and when ...
  A: Jan, is his potty area >>clean<<? If not, that may be the reason why he doesn't want to 'go' there ...
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 at ...
  A: ESS = English Springer Spaniel?? Have you tried walking him and letting him pee and poo >>right<< ...
peeing in the crate6/4/2008
  Q: Please help! We have had our 6 month old puppy for 1 1/2 weeks. We work so hard on house training ...
  A: Kyra, how long are you leaving her in the crate before she pees in it? You need to find out how long ...
nursing problems5/15/2008
  Q: we have a king charles spanel and she had an issue yesterday that she cramped up from lack of ...
  A: Mike, did you have a vet treat her? Usually, this problem occurs when the bitch has been given too ...
How to get puppy used to wearing a collar???5/7/2008
  Q: We just got a puppy 5 days ago. She is a six weeks old Dachshund/Australian shepherd mix. We're ...
  A: Melinda, you just have to let her wear it so she can get used to it. That's all. I wish you had ...
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: Joanna, I've already told you what I recommend you do - put the puppy back with her mother for ...
New Dog Interacting with Current Pets5/6/2008
  Q: We have two female keeshonds (age 6 and 1.5) who get along fine. This past weekend, we encountered ...
  A: Don, I would not allow the new dog to interact with your other dogs at all yet. She needs to bond ...
dogs5/5/2008
  Q: what dog would you recommend that doesn't shed, likes to swim and gets along with other dogs and a ...
  A: Peggy, all dogs shed to a certain degree. Some just shed more than others. A Cocker spaniel/poodle ...
golden retriever/lab mix puppy5/5/2008
  Q: ..yesterday i put a deposit on a golden/retriever/lab mix puppy. it is a female. my husband and i ...
  A: Emma, all dogs shed to some extent or the other. If you keep your dog brushed, the shedding will be ...
Playmates5/5/2008
  Q: I don't know too much about this but, can you have a female Shih Tzu and a male Terrier together as ...
  A: Lee, if you have the male dog neutered and the female dog spayed, there is absolutely no problem in ...
Two new puppies5/4/2008
  Q: We adopted a puppy a month ago and his training is going very well. We decided to get a new puppy ...
  A: Kris, I cannot give you advice on this because I cannot see exactly what is taking place. I would ...
dog not eating much and sleeps alot5/4/2008
  Q: My 10 month brittany seems to be off her food some and rests alot more in the last day or so. I took ...
  A: Mary, when did you apply the Frontline, and which one did you use (what color was on the box)? Some ...
Housebreaking5/4/2008
  Q: We just purchased a 10 month old Sheltie puppy and are having some problems with housebreaking. She ...
  A: Ashleigh, please take a look at the following page that I have put together about house training: ...
dog toilet training5/3/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old Staffy Cross pup. She is fed left overs with supper coat dry dog food. She keeps ...
  A: Darnell, first, I would suggest that you read the information at http://housetraining.angelfire.com ...
my dogs behaviour on walks5/2/2008
  Q: My dog is almost 2 years old,male yellow lab. I have tried every possible walking device. gentle ...
  A: I have a few questions for you before I can give advice. When you walk him, Danielle, are you ...
help with my dog please5/2/2008
  Q: My male dog wont stop spraying? he is a male chihuahua, he is 4 years old, his diet is purina inside ...
  A: Zara. I'm sorry you are having problems with your dog marking all over your house (cats spray; dogs ...
Dogs attacking puppy5/1/2008
  Q: We recently got a new puppy, she is a dobe and we have had her for over a week now. She is about 9 ...
  A: Erika, I cannot say what is causing your dogs to behave this way, or what is going on without ...
dog urine 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: Rahul, please read my page about house training, which is at http://housetraining.angelfire.com If ...
fur loss4/29/2008
  Q: hi i have gust rescued a lurcher type breed and it has a severe loss of fur can you help thanks
  A: Diane, of course I cannot tell you what is wrong with the dog just based on this 'description' of ...
dog gestation period4/28/2008
  Q: I think my dog is pregnant and is now the fifth week, there is some slightly reddish transparent ...
  A: qc, you said your vet does not have any 'apparatus' to check for pregnancy?! At 5 weeks along, it's ...
Dog licking4/25/2008
  Q: We have a 7 yr old Dachsund, and he is "obsessed" with licking everyone, but primarily on their ...
  A: Generally, Danny, when a dog tries to lick you on the chin/mouth, it is a sign of submission - he is ...
Jack russell training4/25/2008
  Q: Recently in the last 2 weeks he has started pissing all over the place it seems that all that ge has ...
  A: Candelle, is he squatting and peeing in the house, or is he cocking his leg? If he's cocking his ...
behavior when she sees people4/24/2008
  Q: I hope you can give some insight. I have a 1 yr old pit-chesap mix, she is spayed,dew claws ...
  A: Cathy. The problem with your dog is that she has never had her obedience training proofed around ...
Scared Pitbull4/24/2008
  Q: Kristen, I have a 5-year old pitbull mix named Casper. He eats Beneful in appropriate amounts (1/2 ...
  A: Jessica, you are on the right track, by attempting to expose him to what he is fearful of, but the ...
nightime soiling4/23/2008
  Q: Our German Shepherd,Dakota Wolf, is almost 9. We have had her over 6 years. She is spayed, spends ...
  A: When do you feed her in the evenings, and do you allow her free access to water all the time? It ...
dog food4/23/2008
  Q: is it bad if my dog doesnt eat dog food but loves to eat human food?
  A: Well, Diomarys, it depends on what your definition of 'human food' is. ;^) If your dog is only ...
joint pain relief for dog4/23/2008
  Q: I have a 9-yr. old female German Shepherd(Hannah), spayed, feed her 2 cups of Iams daily. She is ...
  A: Terri. I would not recommend giving Osteo Bi-Flex to your dog, because it contains several ...
GROWLING AND NIPPING4/22/2008
  Q: Pet: CHLOE i just got a new puppy who is female and she is now 7 weeks old i have had her a ...
  A: Oh my, Kris. At just 7 weeks of age, your puppy should not be exhibiting such dominant, possessive & ...
dog chewing holes in walls4/21/2008
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old Rat Terrier. She is a sweet dog, except for the issue of her chewing holes ...
  A: Kim, it's difficult to say whether your dog is being destructive because of anxiety, or simply ...
Dog Time4/20/2008
  Q: I have a question concerning the time I'll soon be spending with dog. On Monday, Tuesday and ...
  A: Wayne. Dogs are very adaptable, and will adjust to your routine fairly easily. My dogs stay alone at ...
spraying4/20/2008
  Q: I have a 4 year old yellow lab. He is purebred and came from a reputable breeder. Both mother and ...
  A: Sam, there really is no need to leave him intact, regardless of the problem you are having with him. ...
My husband and Daughter are allergic to the dog...4/18/2008
  Q: Cassius, who is just a great silly dog. the last seven months we realized that my husband and ...
  A: Tamika, you really need to find out exactly >>what<< your husband and daughter are allergic to. Is ...
maltese3/6/2008
  Q: i have a two year old maltese that is humping the kids toys and gets that excited he pees on them, ...
  A: Well, Angela, the first order of business would be to have him neutered if he is not already. Unless ...
NEUTERED Male Mix Barks Like Mad3/4/2008
  Q: My friend has a mixed Bull Terrier about 18 months old spayed. He is calm most of the time lying at ...
  A: Joan, female dogs are spayed and male dogs are neutered. ;^) At just 18 months, this dog is ...
15 week old puppy with demodectic mange2/29/2008
  Q: What kind of vitiams can you use to cure this kind of mange? Please e-mail back asap thanks... ...
  A: Holly, any vitamins that help boost the immune system are good, since demodectic mange is caused by ...
Aggrasive Yorkie2/28/2008
  Q: My dog is pure breed Yorkshire terrier, he is the most friendly dog he loves to play but recently he ...
  A: Reem. First, let me tell you that neutering and vaccinating do not have any effect on a dog's ...
My big dog wants to eat my little dog2/28/2008
  Q: I just rescued a small male (not neutered) eight month old mixed puppy and brought him home. I have ...
  A: Sherry, because of the seriousness of this situation (the Rottie could quickly and easily injure or ...
Regression with Potty Training2/27/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old female Cockapoo who was 99% potty trained. 1 week ago she was spayed. Now she ...
  A: Heidi, either a dog is potty trained or is not. Saying a dog is 99% potty trained is like saying you ...
German Shepherd Puppy2/26/2008
  Q: We just brought a 2 month old German Shepherd baby girl into our home and I'm so afraid of doing the ...
  A: Brook, there is nothing wrong with letting her have the run of the porch, but you need to give her a ...
6 month old rescue eliminating in crate2/26/2008
  Q: My name is Jessica and I came across your help section through a Google search. I am in desperate ...
  A: Jessica, first I want to thank you for giving me so much GOOD information. That helps me out ...
peekapoo puppy and older poodle2/25/2008
  Q: We have a 4 month peekapoo female , and 10 year old male miniature poodle... they are both about ...
  A: Sounds like your puppy doesn't have very good socialization skills, and could have a dominant ...
Resident dog and New Puppy2/25/2008
  Q: I have a 4 year old shepherd mix male and have brought home a 9 week old miniature poodle puppy. ...
  A: Carol, it's not uncommon for an older adult dog to not really LOVE playing with a young puppy. I ...
Bottlefeeding2/24/2008
  Q: I purchased a puppy yesterday from an individual. I took it to my vet immediately to make sure it ...
  A: I hope to goodness you have reported the person you got the puppy from to the authorities. It is ...
Golden Retriever sick2/24/2008
  Q: I have a golden retriever who is about 6-7 years old, he was a rescue dog so we are not sure of his ...
  A: Kim, what did the vet say was the matter? Did they run any kind of tests? I am unsure why they would ...
none2/23/2008
  Q: my sister has 2 dogs one nutered the other in season, her husband told her that the dogs mated and ...
  A: Joanne, just because the male dog was neutered doesn't mean he still can't 'perform.' It's entirely ...
female male fighting2/22/2008
  Q: I have a 5 yr old male english bull and a 3 year old pit/lab mix female. I have had these babies ...
  A: Debra, because of the seriousness of your situation I am not comfortable giving you advice. Without ...
puppy boxer2/21/2008
  Q: how old is the earliest to have her spayed......she is 11 weeks now, still working on potty trainng ...
  A: Lucille, you could have her spayed now if you wanted to. If you wait, I would recommend that you not ...
9 month old Bulldog that isnt geeting potty trained2/21/2008
  Q: I hope this works and I am willing to try anything. I bought a english bulldog from a breeder 3 ...
  A: "We figure maybe since we got her as an older puppy she spent her early years peeing in a crate with ...
Training Problem2/21/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old Lab. She is leash broke. Heels at ease and sits on command on leash. She ...
  A: Bill, there is no need to use a 'shock collar' for this problem. She's only 7 months old - still ...
Finding a perfect dog2/20/2008
  Q: First of all, thank you so much for helping me. I had been looking for a perfect dog for our family ...
  A: Cindy, any dog you get is going to have to be walked and exercised and trained, all of which can ...
Training2/19/2008
  Q: I have two dogs one is a 7-year old lab mix and the other is a 10 month old Rottweiler. I am ...
  A: Michelle, working one-on-one with a trainer, either at your house or at a facility, is going to be ...
shitzu chin puppy potty problem, not listed on your site2/19/2008
  Q: I have a nine week old shitzu-chin, she has been excellent about going to the bathroom outside, we ...
  A: Leah. When you say she pees on the bed, I'm going to assume you mean HER bed. This behavior could be ...
Dog urinating- lifting his leg2/18/2008
  Q: We have an Australian Shepard that is a little over a year old. He is fully house broken, so that's ...
  A: There is nothing you can do, Jessica. He may eventually start lifting his leg and he may not. You ...
Is my dog Pregnant?2/18/2008
  Q: My dog was on heat about 2 weeks ago so we kept her in the house most of the time because we did not ...
  A: was she around any intact male dogs during the month that she was in heat? If she was, then there is ...
aggression2/11/2008
  Q: I have a female boxer/mastiff dog. She is 1 1/2 years old.Not spayed.Indoor dog.I have 3 children ...
  A: Irene, in the house, you can teach her a 'place' command, where she is to go whenever she hears the ...
fear aggression in the house2/10/2008
  Q: We have a 1 1/2 year old lab/pit mix rescue that we got when she was 6 months old. When we got her ...
  A: Visitors to your home should completely ignore your dog. No looking at, talking to, or trying to ...
Housetrained dog- peeing/pooping in house, hard to walk2/9/2008
  Q: I'm a student living off campus at a two story house with five roommates. My roommate Steve adopted ...
  A: Christie. First I think it's a shame that your roommate is so irresponsible with his dog, and you ...
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: Amy, please take a look at my house training web page at http://housetraining.angelfire.com, and ...
housebreaking2/9/2008
  Q: I have a 14 week old male yorkie that I got two weeks ago. We have been crate & potty training since ...
  A: It sounds like he's become accustomed to soiling his sleeping area, Amy. First, please take a look ...
Unique Housebreaking Issue2/8/2008
  Q: ..I got my dog Dlyan (he's an affenpischer) when he was 9 months old, he's now 11 months. I work ...
  A: Having him neutered will keep him from wanting to 'mark' everywhere, Tara, but it will not stop the ...
heartguard2/8/2008
  Q: my dog was given heartguard when she was 2 weeks pregnant. Is it safe?
  A: Yes. Taken directly from the Merial website, "HEARTGARD Chewables have a wide margin of safety for ...
Jumping the Fence2/8/2008
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 year old black lab that jumps the fence. He is not neutered and is mostly an outside ...
  A: Ethan, the first thing I'd suggest would be to have him neutered. That will reduce his drive to ...
New dog2/7/2008
  Q: I just recently (less than a week ago) adopted a 2 yr old female English Bulldog, she will be 3 in ...
  A: Melinda, some dogs are more vocal than others when they play. Without observing them first-hand, I ...
Barking2/7/2008
  Q: I have a 1yr 2month old papllion. We have had him for 4 months he has been crate trained by the ...
  A: Brenda, what kind of bark collar are you using? If it's not working, perhaps you need to try a ...
Recent agression of one dog to another2/6/2008
  Q: I have 2 dogs, both spayed females around 2-3 years old. One is a Cane Corso the other is a Husky ...
  A: PLEASE have the Husky thoroughly evaluated by a vet, Patrick. It could be that there is something ...
Agressive bahaviour2/6/2008
  Q: I breed and show English Cockers, i currently have 1 male and 2 females, the problem is the entire ...
  A: It does sound like pack/possessive behavior, Lisa. I would recommend that you find a local trainer ...
Misbehavin' Maltapoo2/6/2008
  Q: Just in reading a couple of your other answers I can see at least one mistake I am making. My 15 ...
  A: I would keep him on a 'drag leash' and use the leash to correct him at the moment he opens his mouth ...
Multiple Dog Family2/5/2008
  Q: We already have 3 dogs and I want one more! But i'm not sure what age/gender would be the best fit. ...
  A: Michelle, the first thing you need to stop and think about is whether you have the time and money ...
MY Chihuahua mix2/4/2008
  Q: I have this Chihuahua mix, i have had him since he was 3 months old, He was castrated at that age ...
  A: Jennifer, have you spoken to the vet about his problem? Dripping as he walks is not normal, and ...
dogs eating mulch1/31/2008
  Q: We have three dogs, 2 Newfoundlands and a bichon mix. Last spring we moved into a new house with a ...
  A: Eating mulch can be dangerous. A piece could puncture their esphagus or digestive tract, cause a ...
bought 2 new puppies/is it a mistake1/31/2008
  Q: We just bought 2 new female basset pups on 1-20, they were born 12-05-07. We've just had them 10 ...
  A: "They seem to play/fight instead of playing or bonding with us." Ruth, that is precisely why it's ...
odd behavior1/30/2008
  Q: our dog is a 4 year old chow/corgie mix who has been 'fixed'. He is walked outside but othewise ...
  A: Kim, cophragia is very common, and is not really harmful, but IS pretty unsanitary, especially if ...
SEPARATION ANXIETY! LAST CHANCE!1/30/2008
  Q: Please help. My dog Luna is a pit bull whippet mix and is the love of my life. She's a rescue dog ...
  A: You didn't say when you go to work, but I would stop feeding her in the mornings, and feed her when ...
Bad Behavior in Car1/29/2008
  Q: My dog wants to go with me or my husband in automobile, however, he is sooo bad. He tries to climb ...
  A: Carol, this IS serious. I have a very strict rule about dogs in my vehicles. They MUST remain in the ...
Puppy Food1/28/2008
  Q: I just switched my 1/2 Shih Tzu 1/2 Bichon from Nutro Ultra puppy food to Innova Evo small bites ...
  A: Christy, how old is your puppy? Unless he's very young, you can probably start feeding him twice a ...
Shih Pooh1/28/2008
  Q: My 19 month old Shih Pooh is sneezing and licking her nose. She also when she gets excited she ...
  A: She probably has a cold. How long ago did you have her at the vet's? Did you specifically ask about ...
Potty Training1/28/2008
  Q: I got a 4 month old Boston Terrier yesterday and he is a very sweet pup. The person who had hime ...
  A: If he's already using the potty pads, there is nothing wrong with continuing to use them for however ...
Sick Boxer1/27/2008
  Q: We have a one a half year old male boxer. He was given to us, we have had him for almost three ...
  A: Tammy, if you suspect he has eaten something he shouldn't have, such as chocolate, he needs to be ...
barking dog at sitters1/27/2008
  Q: My daughter stays at sitters that have a great dane. I have been taking her there for weeks, and ...
  A: Jessica, your SISTER needs to take control of the dog and the situation. The dog should be leashed ...
escape artist1/26/2008
  Q: my dog is trying to dig under the fence,will lining the base inside with gravel stop her?
  A: Probably not, if that's >>all<< you do. Dogs can dig through gravel just as easily as dirt. You can ...
animal psychology1/26/2008
  Q: this is not a everyday question so if I'm wasting your time please forgive me but I'll give it a try ...
  A: Tony, I would imagine that most animals DO dream. All mammals dream, and birds also have periods of ...
mini schnauzer1/25/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old mini schnauzer who's been with me for almost 2 months now. My biggest problem ...
  A: Mart, spanking is never an appropriate way to discipline a dog. He needs to be taught some manners. ...
Is cat food dangerous for my dog1/25/2008
  Q: My neighbor told me that cat food is dangerous for my dog, I usually let my dog finish my cats bowl ...
  A: Judy, cat food is not 'dangerous' for your dog, but it >>can<< cause stomach upset and/or soft ...
Need help soon.1/24/2008
  Q: I have 8 Pit bulls, my female is 5 and I have 2 males that are around 1 also I have 5 puppies that ...
  A: Jolien, pit bulls are instinctively aggressive towards other dogs and often other animals as well. ...
Dogs1/24/2008
  Q: Our family dog has just died (Labrador retriever) and we are going to get another. We are looking ...
  A: Hunter, forgive me for taking so long. I replied to this yesterday, but I guess it did not go ...
Hip Replacement1/23/2008
  Q: My husband and I live in TN. We have three children (our dogs! I am trying to locate an ...
  A: Ashley, I'm sorry, but I don't think I can be of much help, other than giving you a link that might ...
pregnant miniature schanuzer, beatrice1/23/2008
  Q: she is 3 this month and mated on jan 8th, very healthy, lives in and out, we have 5 acres, she loves ...
  A: Jayne, many bitches become finicky eaters during pregnancy. The reason is because most dog foods are ...
humping and nursing1/22/2008
  Q: My 4 month old female bulldog has been nursing since i received her at 8 weeks and within the last ...
  A: Denise, I guess my question to you is why is your dog nursing, at 4 months old, or even when she was ...
house train bearded collie mix1/21/2008
  Q: I have a beared collie mix shes 7 months old and still has problems going outside. she'll go in the ...
  A: Amanda, are you standing over her while you're leashing her up? It could be that you are ...
marking in house1/21/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old puggle. I've had him for about a month. I also have a 2 year old pug. The ...
  A: Jen, sometimes dogs can become incontinent for a short while after being spayed or neutered. ...
my two Pekingese1/21/2008
  Q: I have two Pekingese males. One is 5 years old and the other is one year old. I am having a problem ...
  A: Sharon, you need to step it up and start really correcting the younger dog for attacking the older ...
Old Poodle with baby1/20/2008
  Q: I have a 10 year old male (neutered) toy poodle who has been my baby since he was born. Until ...
  A: Jeani, it could be due to his age (he may be developing dementia), or he could feel like his place ...
Very hyperactive chihuahua1/19/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old chihuahua, Petey. He is neutered, and a big guy at 8 pounds. He is a rescue and ...
  A: Exercise, exercise, exercise, Rose. Your dog isn't getting enough exercise, so he has no outlet for ...
Drinking Water1/18/2008
  Q: My wife and I recently added a third dog to the house. We alreay had an 11 and 6 year old French ...
  A: Getting another bowl was going to be my next suggestion, if using one of the bowls that came with ...
eating habits1/18/2008
  Q: a female staffie cros who was a year old yesterday, and a male chihuahua who is 8 months old. My ...
  A: Emma, stop offering them anything BUT their dog food, if that's what you want the to be eating. No ...
German Shorthaired puppy is Hungry1/17/2008
  Q: We feed our puppies human food which consists of Baked chicken, mixed veggies and cheese. We feed ...
  A: Some dogs will always act hungry, no matter HOW much food they are fed. However, I do not think you ...
my doxie sucks1/16/2008
  Q: I have a four year old male doxy and he sucks his sister's ears. Her ears have NO hair on them and ...
  A: You can use anything that will stay on, to wrap his ears with. Vetrap would work well, too. Just ...
House Training a Rescue Dog1/15/2008
  Q: My wife and I adopted a little mix breed dog last week. She is approximately 3 months old. We have ...
  A: James, take a look at my house training page, which is located at ...
Pink Raw Rash On My Dogs Nose1/15/2008
  Q: I have a a American White Shepard/Yellow Lab Mix, he was born very white and with a pink nose, ...
  A: You did not say how old he is, Maria, but it could be a number of things, from an allergic reaction, ...
BAD BEHAVIOR1/14/2008
  Q: OUR LITTLE DOG IS MIX SHIT-ZU AND RUSSELL TERRIER. SHE IS VERY AGGRESSIVE, WITH OUR CAT AND OTHER ...
  A: Doris, I am hesitant to give advice when it comes to aggression problems, because without being ...
6yold Shihtzu is afraid of other dogs1/14/2008
  Q: My 6yr old female Shihtzu is not happy with our new male Shihtzu 9wk old puppy. Up until last year ...
  A: They should eventually be fine together. Just give it time. Once the puppy has had his shots, you ...
nutrition/pain reliever questions1/13/2008
  Q: my dog's (walter) information: breed: basset hound age: 3 years weight: 43-48 pounds -inside ...
  A: I wouldn't give him any pain relievers if he is not showing any other signs of pain other than ...
aggressive dog1/13/2008
  Q: I have an aggressive dog when he is around other dogs. He is a pit bull. Beautiful dog. ...
  A: Maxine, you should be aware that pit bulls have been bred for their aggressiveness towards dogs and ...
two springers and two babies on the way1/12/2008
  Q: Kristen; I currently own two english springer spaniels the oldest is 3, fixed, and mostly an inside ...
  A: How do the dogs behave around your current children, and other people's children, Wesley? If they ...
Crate issue1/12/2008
  Q: 15 month Eng Springer Spaniel, inside dog who has been spayed suddenly is not happy going into her ...
  A: What kind of crate are you using? Could she have perhaps hurt herself somehow while in there? If ...
puppy biting1/12/2008
  Q: its only play biting but it still hurts, have you got ant tips how to get him to stop? many thanks ...
  A: Clare, one method that I've found works for just about every dog is to correct the biting by ...
Chihuahua1/11/2008
  Q: My chihuahua Coco recently finished her first menstrual (about a week and a half ago) and her ...
  A: Marcela, it is normal for the mammary glands to swell a bit when a dog is in heat. When you say 'she ...
"Un-housetraining" older dog1/11/2008
  Q: My 14 1/2 year old mixed breed dog has kidney failure and urinates frequently. She has been ...
  A: At her age, this might be more difficult than if she were a younger dog, but it's worth a shot. I'd ...
My Dog...1/11/2008
  Q: i have an akita-chow mix. and he is about 3-4 years old. and we had another dog along with this ...
  A: It can take a long as 6 months for the hormone levels to drop down to 'inactive' levels after a ...
bouvier behaviour1/10/2008
  Q: We have an eleven month old female Bouvier puppy that we have owned since she was 15 weeks old. ...
  A: Unless she is showing guarding behaviors towards people while out in public, I wouldn't worry too ...
My dog is whining at dogs but not all dogs?1/9/2008
  Q: I have 2 English Springer Spaniels, the eldest is 3 years old, in the past year my eldest has ...
  A: James, is your dog whining because he wants to play with the other dog (since you say he only does ...
training1/9/2008
  Q: We adopted our sheltie at the shelter. She had been retruned to the shelter twice. She is very ...
  A: Gail, the key is consistency. what do you DO when she refuses to drop her ball on command? You need ...
Aggressive Chiuahua mix1/9/2008
  Q: Well I have a bit of a problem. My small chiuahua bit my little brother because my little brother ...
  A: Ana, in my opinion, and you can take it for what it's worth, the dog was provoked into biting your ...
How are boxers in heat?1/7/2008
  Q: How long are boxers in Heat?
  A: Jerri, Boxers, like most every other breed, are in heat anywhere from 4-6 weeks, depending on the ...
What type of dog1/7/2008
  Q: I live in Atlanta, GA and have a english springer spaniel. He lives in a fenced in backyard and has ...
  A: Zimmy, I cannot tell you a specific breed of dog that will get along with your current dog. Every ...
Grooming1/7/2008
  Q: I have a Golden Retriever (runt we believe) who is gets heat rash. She has long thick fur and living ...
  A: Shan, I need to ask you a few questions before I can address your problem. 1. Who has diagnosed ...
dogs in heat1/6/2008
  Q: I have a yorkie and I think she might be in heat but she is not bleeding? So my ? is how long is a ...
  A: Janella, a female dog's heat cycle lasts about a month, from the first signs (swelling of the vulva ...
pet weight1/5/2008
  Q: I have a 10 week old female 1/2 chi and 1/2 poodle approximately how much will she weigh when full ...
  A: Daniel, according to the breed standards, a chihuahua should weigh no more than 6 pounds, and a toy ...
Mini Poodle Marking inside the house1/5/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old mini poodle that is totally toilet trained. However, he is marking all around ...
  A: Is he, and your other male dogs, neutered, Jo? If not, that would be the first thing I would ...
Our 7 month old Bernese cries at night1/4/2008
  Q: We have a 7 month old Berner that we got from the breeder 2 months ago. Two weeks ago she has began ...
  A: J.J. I know you don't want to hear this, but you're just going to have to ignore the crying, no ...
Switching to a new dog house1/4/2008
  Q: I have a 4 yr. old Terrier/Springer Span. Mix. By the time he was 2 he had chewed up his dog house ...
  A: The igloo type houses are nice. I like them, too. It >>is<< a bit strange that your older dog ...
good weight for labs1/4/2008
  Q: I have a black lab who is 1 1/2 years old. She weighs 88.6 lbs. She doesn't eat alot. She gets 1 ...
  A: Kim, 88 pounds >>is<< a bit heavy for a Lab, depending on her bloodline, but I cannot tell you ...
blisters around mouth my dog1/3/2008
  Q: what can that be
  A: Geo, I have no idea. You did not provide enough information for me to go on, and without seeing your ...
Peeing in Crate at 1 years old1/3/2008
  Q: I have a question about our 1 year old English Springer Spaniel. His name is Dallas and he was 1 ...
  A: Hmmmmm, it could be related to age (perhaps he's marking?), or he may be getting a bladder or ...
itching & sardines1/3/2008
  Q: We have an approximately two year old poodle, 9 lbs but 1/2" too tall to be a toy or so I am told. ...
  A: Nancy, I'm glad my suggestions re: using a leash during house training were helpful to you! That's ...
Fearful puppy12/31/2007
  Q: Yesterday we brought a 20 week old cockerpoo home. He had apparently been caged for the 1st 3 months ...
  A: Your puppy is exhibiting the classic signs of under socialization, Kevin. It sounds like he has had ...
food12/30/2007
  Q: i just got a puppy shes almost 6 weeks old she has also been bottle feed since she was 2 weeks old ...
  A: Lindsay, was she orphaned? Does she have any siblings? If so, she really ought to stay with them ...
house training12/30/2007
  Q: My puppy does not like to go outside, he doesn't like the grass I guess and wants to make a run to ...
  A: Deborah, you will just have to keep at it. He should pick up on what he's supposed to be doing soon. ...
dog...meet cat12/29/2007
  Q: I have a five yr. old cat, Maxi, who was found and raised by my 9 yr. old large shepherd. It was ...
  A: Caryle, it probably just needs a little more time. It sounds like you're doing everything 'right,' ...
Problems with puppy after leaving/playing with her.12/28/2007
  Q: In regards to your reply, below are the answers to your questions. Please help, because I feel that ...
  A: Elrica, have you read the house training page? I think the answers to your problem are pretty much ...
fearful puppy12/28/2007
  Q: I am a dog trainer, but I am struggling with a student of mine. He is a 5 month old Yorkie pup. He ...
  A: Oh dear, Melissa. I fear you are probably right. This pup probably did come from a puppymill, or at ...
Over-protective of crate12/28/2007
  Q: I started crate training my chihuahua about 3 months ago, he just recently turned 2 years old. He ...
  A: Put him on a leash, with a training collar, and tell him to sit before you even reach for the crate ...
potty training a 9 week puppy12/27/2007
  Q: Both my husband and I work full time. We have a 9 week old retriever/lab mix and she seems to pee ...
  A: Michelle. It is okay to take her out in your yard as long as other dogs do not have access to it. ...
puppie wont sleep alone12/27/2007
  Q: Ihave a nine week old Newfoundland puppie , during the day he is a good as gold but when it comes to ...
  A: Glenn, you are right; he's still a baby, and he just needs some time to settle in to his new life. ...
finding a business partner12/26/2007
  Q: I am looking to start some type of animal care business in the boston, ma area and need a business ...
  A: Well this is a first-time question, Pam! **laugh** The only thing I know to tell you to do is to ...
5 week old american bulldog 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: Stephanie, your dog will not 'act like a human' because of being separated from her littermates too ...
aging dog vs. younger dog12/26/2007
  Q: I HAVE 2 ENGLISH BULLS. MAX-MALE NUETERED 14 YRS OLD HAD SINCE HE WAS 8 MOS. ZELDA- FEMALE SPAYED 4 ...
  A: The first thing I'd do would be to take Max to the vet. It could be that he may have something ...
Problems with puppy after leaving/playing with her.12/19/2007
  Q: I am really concerned with how my 6 months old Schnauzer is behaving when I ignore her or leave her ...
  A: Elrica, shame on you for slapping your puppy. You're absolutely right that it doesn't work. She has ...
housetraining a new puppy12/18/2007
  Q: I understand that a puppy needs to be taken out every x number of hours according to its age. What ...
  A: MOST puppies can go through the night without needing to be taken out (as long as they are taken out ...
My dog has start to pee in the house.12/18/2007
  Q: My dog (silky/chihuahua cross) is nearly 16 years old and has started to wee in the house even ...
  A: I'm guessing this is due to her age, Andrea. Where is she 'going' at? Is she leaving her sleeping ...
pup eats everything12/17/2007
  Q: how can i stop my 9 month old min pin from eating EVERYTHING...dirt, geraniums, gloves, shoes, ...
  A: Gail, the short answer would be to keep things (gloves, shoes, paper, plastic, etc.) up out of his ...
Lhaso Apspo aggressive to strangers12/17/2007
  Q: I have an 14 month old Lhaso called Jagger (my wife and I are Rolling Stone's fans). He's our baby ...
  A: Mick (seriously? Considering you are a Stones fan? **hee hee!**), I believe that, since you are ...
a scary 6 month old min pin12/16/2007
  Q: I just purchased a 6 month old min pin from a breeder a week ago was told that she was the runt of ...
  A: She should, as long as you continue to take her out and about and spend time with her. You should ...
my 3 year female old pom12/15/2007
  Q: My pom had puppies 2 weeks ago and now she want eat. what can i give her until she sees the vet for ...
  A: Judy, you need to call your vet and talk to him/her, because of her recent health issues regarding ...
growling12/15/2007
  Q: I have a three year old cocker spaniel male.He is not desexed. Every time mums friends come over he ...
  A: How often do your mum's friends come over? Does he do this towards everyone he doesn't know, or just ...
Training an Older Dog12/14/2007
  Q: We have a 4 year old American Cocker Spaniel(female) that joined our family in early September this ...
  A: Is she spayed? If so, when was the procedure done? Often, just like in human females, when a dog is ...
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: Jaclyn, could it be that he is sensing that something is about to change and it's making him ...
Dog behavior change12/13/2007
  Q: Our family dog, Kato, has been with us for nearly 14 years. He has had dental surgery and arthritis ...
  A: Sharon, has anything about your daily routine changed, aside from the actual move itself? It's not ...
Dog growling at my four y.o. child12/13/2007
  Q: I read your advise on dog growling at youngest child which is helpful, however, my situation for ...
  A: What a predicament you're in, Shirley. Since the dog seems to be somewhat afraid of him, and doesn't ...
Boxer Puppy12/13/2007
  Q: How old should my Boxer puppy be before i take her away from her mom and feed her wet dog food?
  A: Puppies are generally weaned between 3 and 6 weeks of age, but they should stay with their ...
major housebreaking regression12/12/2007
  Q: i recently (2.5 months ago) rescued a now 16 month-old wheaten terrier named seamus. for the first ...
  A: Do you think he could be marking, Penney? He >>is<< at about the right age for that to be kicking ...
Potty Problems12/12/2007
  Q: I have a potty training problem with my adult dog. My cocker spaniel is 7 years old and was potty ...
  A: It actually sounds like the dog has developed a bit of separation anxiety since going to live with ...
2 dogs12/11/2007
  Q: will a Yorkiepoo and a Chihuahua get along!!! i have had my Chihuahua for a year and im getting my ...
  A: I cannot tell you how a dog that you do not have yet, nor have even seen, is going to behave, ...
my lab's chewing problem12/10/2007
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 yr. old black lab. She likes to chew most everything. However, she doesn't chew any ...
  A: Tera. You're right when you say she's probably bored while you're away. Have you tried Nylabones? If ...
behavior of my saint bernard12/9/2007
  Q: i have a one year old saint and she is very playful agressive toards people. everytime someone walks ...
  A: Keep up with the training. It sounds as if your dog does not respect you as the leader, so you ...
The sit command for an Older Dog12/8/2007
  Q: I have had a number of other dogs that I have given basic training to with no problem. Daisy is a ...
  A: Does she sit on her own at other times? Try giving the command when you see her start to sit on her ...
potty training12/8/2007
  Q: I have an English Bulldog Puppy that is about 5 months old. He eats about 4 cups of puppy food a ...
  A: If you think he's doing it in his sleep, then he >>could<< have a urinary tract or bladder ...
Urinary Issues12/7/2007
  Q: He had "bladder crystals" at 3 1/2 months old and was peeing blood for about three days. Had ...
  A: Jeannie, just going off of what you've told me here, it's difficult to say whether the problem was ...
Adult potty training12/7/2007
  Q: I have an adult dog that will refuse to go out side on the dirt(no grass) and as soon as we come in ...
  A: You are right that you should not yell or rub her face in it if your dog potties in the house. Good ...
House Training12/6/2007
  Q: Kristen i have a 6 year old Maltese Shit-zu. She is spoilt and does sleep with me. My problem is ...
  A: Sharon, as I mentioned on my profile page, I'm no longer answering general house training questions ...
I don't want to give up on this dog.12/6/2007
  Q: I hope you may be able to shed some light or perhaps advise on this issue. I'm afraid that I may ...
  A: Any dog that willfully and freely attacks his owners/family members is a dog that does not respect ...
dog12/6/2007
  Q: i just got a dog from a rescue center and have had him for 3 weeks he does not eat out of the bowls ...
  A: Bec, he will eventually eat when he gets hungry enough. You need to stop fussing over him at ...
Help! My dog won't stop humping!12/5/2007
  Q: I'm hoping you can help me and my 8yr old English bulldog Spike. He humped alot as a puppy but it ...
  A: Evan, you pretty much said it all when you said, "it's hard to discipline him, especially when ...
possible vicious begle puppy12/4/2007
  Q: .we did a search on the web and found your email address at allexperts.com. I hope you can help us ...
  A: Joe, I would recommend that you consider having her spayed sooner rather than later. Has she gone ...
Toilet training12/4/2007
  Q: I have a 45 day old lab pup. I've had it for a week now but now i am fed up of cleaning up his potty ...
  A: Teffy, please visit my web page on house training, which is located at ...
Training11/27/2007
  Q: I've read your information regarding housetraining but I need "HELP"!!! I have a 4month toy poodle ...
  A: Hope, it is certainly not too late to start training her to go outside to potty, or to use a pan. If ...
House training with a bell...11/27/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month year old weimaraner, and am having difficulty house training her. I had a private ...
  A: Don't ring the bell every time you take her outside. Ring it ONLY when you take her out to potty, ...
Dog House11/26/2007
  Q: I have 2 dogs. A 4.5 year old lab mix and a 2.5 year old lab mix. I am considering building a dog ...
  A: Age really doesn't have anything to do with whether or not they will use a dog house, Fred. Some ...
Can Bulldogs eat fruit11/26/2007
  Q: I have a 4 month old Valley Bulldog who has yet to be neutered. Currently, we feed him 2 cups of ...
  A: Yes, dogs can eat fruit. Grapes can be toxic, so you should not feed them (or raisins), but I do not ...
having two male chihuhua's11/26/2007
  Q: We currently have a two year old Chihuahua that we love more than anything. We have decided to to ...
  A: It totally depends on the dogs, Allison. I would strongly suggest that you have them both neutered, ...
aggresive bitch11/19/2007
  Q: I have 3 dogs 2 goldens mother and son and a cocker spaniel, the cocker is 5 and the other 2 are 7 ...
  A: Is the Cocker spayed? If not, you might consider doing it sooner than later. Intact bitches can be, ...
sick puppy11/19/2007
  Q: i just got a puppy a couple of weeks ago and it has been acting kind of weird in the last couple of ...
  A: Bertha, yes. I would recommend a visit to the vet ASAP. He could have a blockage, caused by the ...
muscle on your dogs11/18/2007
  Q: how do i get muscles on my dog he is 1year and 6months i would like to buy some muscle pills but i ...
  A: Skylier, you should not give your dog 'muscle pills.' In fact, I don't know of any that are approved ...
dog not listening anymore11/18/2007
  Q: I have a German Shepherd mixed with a Chow who is turning 4 years soon. He's an outside dog most of ...
  A: It's NEVER too late to begin training, Avarie. I think the brunt of your dog's problems stem from ...
Pooping in crate11/18/2007
  Q: I recently adopted a 4 month old german shepard female. Actually one week ago. She was purchased ...
  A: Oh dear, Ellen. You are going to have to really work with your dog, and you may never get her to ...
Potty training troubles11/17/2007
  Q: I have a 6mth old shihapoo. I have religiously tried to potty train this dog and nothing is working. ...
  A: Jen, please take a look at my page on housetraining, which is located at ...
Yorkie11/17/2007
  Q: My 6 month yorkie is spotting blood, is she in heat
  A: Linda, it's likely she is, but she may also have an infection. If you are not familiar with the ...
Panic attack/recent change in behaviour11/17/2007
  Q: My Jack Russell bitch Sparky (she is 6 years old) has recently changed her bedtime behavior. When my ...
  A: Alena, that is very strange behavior. Let me ask you this; how long has your partner been living ...
Schitzu11/16/2007
  Q: My inside, neutered 3 year old male schitzu is having serious ownership problems over his treats.I ...
  A: Sounds like he is trying to 'take over' as alpha, or already thinks he IS, Sue. I would recommend ...
doggy11/15/2007
  Q: my pup is around 6 months and she is potty trained. My wife and i have recently moved and randomly ...
  A: Jonah, it's hard to say based on your limited description of what is going on. It could be that ...
Too young to mate11/15/2007
  Q: I have an 7 month old female pitt bull and a 1 1/2 yr old male. She is in heat and I have tried to ...
  A: You are right that she is much too young to be bred. Having a litter of puppies at such a young age ...
Re-house breaking adult dog11/14/2007
  Q: I have visited your website and still have a question. I have a 3 year old male toy poodle. He is ...
  A: You may want to have the vet check him for an infection, Monica. If this behavior has just started, ...
hyperactive dog11/13/2007
  Q: Im writing to you because my sister has a very hyperactive dog and was wondering what to do to calm ...
  A: What an interesting mix your sister's dog is! I'd love to see a picture of her if you have one. My ...
8yr Rot hind end function11/13/2007
  Q: I have an 8yr old rot that quit using her hind end a month ago. My vet took x-rays and said she had ...
  A: Oh, Robert! How sad for your girl!! In addition to the medications, you may want to consider adding ...
Our Sheltie charges the door when bell rings11/13/2007
  Q: We have a five year old sheltie and he is wonderful 98% of the time. We only have a problem when ...
  A: Teach him to do something >>else<< when the doorbell rings. An example would be to train him to go ...
Eating11/11/2007
  Q: My 10 month old puppy eats EVERYTHING. He has eaten (not just chewed and spit out, but chewed and ...
  A: What breed is he, Dipa? How long has he been doing this? Do you play with him, take him for walks, ...
RE: Pitbull Behavior11/11/2007
  Q: my friend just got a pure breed pitbull and they raised him with other dogs. He is now about eight ...
  A: Tab, there is no 'special' way to train a pit bull, but you are right; your friend needs to consult ...
Fiber11/10/2007
  Q: I have a 8 yr. old Chow mix. He is having problems with his anal glands draining on their own and ...
  A: Kathy, yes, you can add Fibersure to your dog's food without hurting him, however, it could simply ...
dog family11/10/2007
  Q: i was walking by the road,i saw a family of dogs.there were 2 pups and three adult dogs.the three ...
  A: Khushi, wild, feral dogs can be dangerous. They are not like pet dogs, and often fear humans to the ...
Dog peeing on carpet11/9/2007
  Q: I have a mix of chihuaha and min pin, Addison is almost 3years old and honestly a very good dog. The ...
  A: Steph, have you spoken to your vet to see if the antibiotics might be causing her to have this ...
What breed do you think my dog is?11/9/2007
  Q: We adopted "Princess" a few weeks ago, and they said she was a border collie, but we have had border ...
  A: Just going by that one small photo, it's very difficult to say, Anya. She actually looks a LOT like ...
Help To Stop Howling Huskie11/8/2007
  Q: Our Huskie is a perfect dog when we are home, however, while we are at work she constantly howls & ...
  A: Huskies, like several other breeds, have strong pack drives. They do not like to be left alone. Have ...
Help me please11/7/2007
  Q: i have just gotten a little puppy on Halloween, and we think he's a german shepard and lab mix (we ...
  A: Janese, I cannot even begin to guess what breed he might be without seeing him, and even then, if ...
My min pin is biting11/7/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month min pin. We got him about 2 months ago. When we got him he had never been inside a ...
  A: Terra, it's doubtful that getting another dog is going to solve this one's problems. If he had had ...
Pad training once she's house broken11/6/2007
  Q: I have a 7-month old Cairn terrier mix; she weighs 6# and she's been spayed. She's trained to go ...
  A: If she's used to going potty outside, I would NOT recommend trying to re-train her to go on a pad ...
Sibling Dog Fighting/Aggression11/5/2007
  Q: my name is Jack, 18, and take residence in California. In my house, I have 6 dogs (1 Heinz 57 ...
  A: Jack, dogs have no concept of family, once they are weaned and go their separate ways. This is ...
Sleeping Patterns11/5/2007
  Q: I have an older female dog (she's 15. She's a mixed breed, doberman and german shepard. Her overall ...
  A: What if you allow her access to your bedroom, Karen? What if you crated her at night? It almost ...
shihpoo puppy11/5/2007
  Q: we had puppy for weekend to see if we wanted. when he lays down at night to sleep ususally after 30 ...
  A: That's not normal for a dog of any breed, Shelia, although it could be that he is having trouble ...
chihauhua11/4/2007
  Q: I have a 13 month old chi-nursing 3 week old puppies. She is great! Last night I noticed a swollen ...
  A: Janice, I think you need to call and find out for sure whether or not your dog can go back in with ...
Pekeapoo aggression11/4/2007
  Q: I think the mother was being overly pregnated. My two doberman died and were so gentle and loving ...
  A: Karen, first I want to say that I'm so sorry for your losses over the past year. I know that must be ...
My dogs don't get along at all!11/3/2007
  Q: We adopted Bella, a corgi mix, 4 yrs ago. She was 6 weeks old when we got her, and she has been ...
  A: Samantha, I'm sorry the lady at the rescue was so rude. That is uncalled for. >:^( Part of the ...
my Min Pin11/3/2007
  Q: do you know of any Min Pins for sale in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area I have a small Min Pin she ...
  A: Margaret, there are many, many min pins in the Baton Rouge area that are listed on Petfinder.com ...
Shitzu personality11/2/2007
  Q: I have added a second Shitzu to the family, I have had her since she was 8 weeks old...she is very ...
  A: The first thing I would recommend, Sherry, is to begin the "Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF)" ...
Older Dog Started Urinating on Floor11/1/2007
  Q: I have an 11 year old female lab mix. Within the last 2 months she's started urinating on the floor ...
  A: I assume the vet checked to make sure she did not have a urinary tract infection or stones, correct? ...
My Dog Won't Lick Me10/30/2007
  Q: Why does my Bullmastiff turn away when I ask for a kiss? Even if I hold his face close to mine he ...
  A: Rick, I'm not sure why your dog doesn't want to lick you on the face. Do you have facial hair? ...
Dog goes crazy10/29/2007
  Q: I have a 1 yr old female pit bull mix. I think she is mixed with manchester terrier because she ...
  A: Lisa, I would advise that you not allow your dog to be off leash in public, at least until you can ...
behavior10/29/2007
  Q: My name is Cherokee, i am 15 and i have a 6 month old German shepherd/lab/pitt mix named Chupie and ...
  A: Cherokee, without seeing him in person, I cannot give you safe advice. I would highly recommend that ...
Runt of the litter10/28/2007
  Q: My question is we just purchased a German Shorthair and the mother of the puppy didn't have enough ...
  A: Her size has nothing to do with her hunting ability, Jennifer, unless she has some physical health ...
Housesbreaking Older Spoiled Dogs10/27/2007
  Q: I have 2 Chihuahuas I have to admit the kids and I have spoiled them rotten. They are allowed to go ...
  A: Patti, I have answered probably a hundred or more questions on housebreaking, which is why I state ...
Chihuahua trouble10/26/2007
  Q: We have a neutered male Chihuahua who is about 7 months old now. We've had him since he was old ...
  A: Problem 1: This is easily solved by not letting him outside off leash. I have no idea why he runs ...
itching10/26/2007
  Q: we have a mixed lab and pit bull. he is 5 years old. the past 2 years he had bouts of itching his ...
  A: The brewer's yeast might actually be contributing to the problem, Jo Ann. Have you ever had a vet ...
Chomping and Hyper puppy10/25/2007
  Q: I have a 9 week old Jack Russell called Cid and he tends to attack peoples feet at random moments. ...
  A: You should not hit a dog of any breed, Sunyoung. His behavior is normal puppy play, but he needs to ...
New puppy and old dog10/24/2007
  Q: I have a 4 year old Chihuahua/Rat terrier mix he has always been very skittish and aggressive ...
  A: It sounds like he's pretty stressed over the new addition. I'm not sure why you would even want to ...
Dog Training10/24/2007
  Q: I adopted a 2 yr old female Rottie about 2 months ago from the local shelter. She was a stray and ...
  A: Erin, I would strongly suggest you get a prong collar to start using when you take her out. A size ...
My puppy Sage10/24/2007
  Q: My puppy has displayed unusual/odd behavior to similar degrees, on three occasions. I am hoping ...
  A: My, my, Kim. That >>is<< some strange doggy behavior! Without actually seeing her do it, it's hard ...
skiddish dog10/23/2007
  Q: i have a greyhound/irish wolfhound mix. she is basically still a pup, 8 months and 90lbs. i just ...
  A: Just keep taking her out and about, Bill, and do not 'reward' her fearful or insecure behaviors by ...
Dane puppy with demodectic mange10/23/2007
  Q: I read through your response to another person dealing with demodectic mange and am currently ...
  A: Sascha, giving the immune boosting vitamins I recommended to another user certainly won't hurt your ...
Training Dogs10/14/2007
  Q: We have a shitzu cross poodle. He is 1 year old and he is chasing our neighbours horses. He will not ...
  A: Don't let him out off leash and he cannot run away from you OR chase the horses, Chantelle. When you ...
Dog chasing Cat10/14/2007
  Q: I adopted an English Cocker Spaniel who is 5 and she chases our cat to the point the cat is now very ...
  A: At 5 years of age, it might be difficult, and especially since the cat is already afraid of her and ...
Grinding...10/14/2007
  Q: I have a 9 week old Shih Zu puppy who just recently started to grind her teeth. I've never heard of ...
  A: At 9 weeks, no, it's not a teething issue. Teething doesn't happen until sometime between 4 and 6 ...
jack russell pup, trying to get her to sleep10/13/2007
  Q: we have a 10wk old jack russell. we have her two weeks only. she has slept in our room on her bed ...
  A: Your pup's behavior is normal, Dympna. She is not used to being by herself yet. Try putting a radio ...
chihuahua testicle10/12/2007
  Q: kristen im elderly and cant afford vets but this chi is so dear to me i would borrow the money if ...
  A: Where was he stung? He might still be itchy from that. Since dogs cannot scratch their testicles ...
the fist dog>10/12/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old german shepeard mix with mastiff I have him since he was 3 weeks old because ...
  A: Neutering should help, Esther, but training is in order as well. I highly recommend the "Nothing in ...
Great Dane10/11/2007
  Q: I'm a dog trainer myself but have run into an issue I don't know quite how to solve. I recently ...
  A: Diane! Heeling can be one of the easiest, or most difficult things to teach a dog. Some dogs are ...
Lhasa licking/chewing legs10/11/2007
  Q: My lhasa apso licks and chews her feet and legs constantly. She often puts half or more of her back ...
  A: Nicole, it could be anything. She could have some kind of obsessive compulsive type disorder that ...
pad training10/11/2007
  Q: We just got 2 Hybrid Yo-chon's(Yorkie/Bichon)that are 9 weeks old(sisters) and I am pad training ...
  A: Martha, I am no longer answering housebreaking questions, as I said on my profile page, but if you ...
Cairn Terrier10/10/2007
  Q: My 5 year old terrier has started scratching and biting himself. Red skin and loss of hair from ...
  A: Sounds like an allergy to something, Suzanne, or it could be mange. The first thing I would do would ...
Muzzle10/10/2007
  Q: i have had a silver lab who was born may 7 2007, and i have had him for 5 months now he eats purina ...
  A: Nick, for the housebreaking issues, I'd suggest that you read through my many previous answers on ...
new dog biting boyfriend ( not dogs fault )10/10/2007
  Q: i have a dog that has been outside and not taken care of, i brought it into my home on Thursday... ...
  A: Kimberlee, you are right; your boyfriend should not have done what he did. His behavior was very ...
Started Nipping Some Guests10/9/2007
  Q: Our rescued (June 15, 2007)3 yr old nuetered Pit/lab mix (?) is very obedient and affectionate ...
  A: Sounds like he might have a bit of herding breed blood in him, Ian. The behavior you're describing ...
When a dog comes on heat10/9/2007
  Q: I have just rescued a dog from a bad home and have found that she is in season. She has been ...
  A: Dogs generally are considered to be 'in heat' beginning on the day that they start bleeding, and for ...
Aggressive Behavior10/8/2007
  Q: We (my husband, my 15-year-old son, & myself) have a one-year-old male Boston Terrier, Bandit. He ...
  A: Robyn, your dog is exhibiting behavior that tell me that he thinks that HE is the alpha (leader) of ...
self mutilation10/8/2007
  Q: i have a poodle that licks and chews on her feet her tail her legs . when i bath her it is slimy to ...
  A: Her licking and chewing is preventing her body from healing properly. She should NOT be bred. I ...
Shih Tzu puppy aggression10/7/2007
  Q: We have a 7 week old male Shih Tzu whom we have had for 1 week, over the last 2 days he has started ...
  A: Have you had him to the vet to rule out any pain that might be caused by picking him up? If not, ...
dog mating problem10/6/2007
  Q: I have a shitzsu bitch and she is first time in heat. My neighbour has a pitbull who she usually ...
  A: Tanu, if this is your dogs first heat, she is TOO YOUNG to be bred. She is still a baby herself. I ...
get along10/5/2007
  Q: i have 2 pit bulls ones about 2 years old and the other 3.they both get along with all other animals ...
  A: Keep them separated, Joe, or hire a professional trainer that has experience dealing with dog to dog ...
My puppy won't Poop10/4/2007
  Q: I feed my 7weeks old mini pin 3 times a day but for the past two days he won't pooh only wee.I am ...
  A: How long have you had him, Tasha? Does he >try< to poo and can't? If he is doing this, you need to ...
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: Brian, your dog is exhibiting marking behavior. Neutering will help, but the only way to truly ...
two puppies10/2/2007
  Q: My family recently got two Chihuahua/cairn terrier pups at the same time from the same litter. I ...
  A: You didn't say how old the puppies are now, but it certainly isn't going to hurt either of them to ...
chihuahua10/1/2007
  Q: My chihuahua has worn a spot near her tail from itching so much. He itching started a long time ago, ...
  A: Deana, have you always had her on Royal Canin? What supplement did the vet have her on? Do you ...
Hi I need need help in choosing the breed10/1/2007
  Q: I'm putting up this question from India. I am 20, male and I'm a dog lover. Recently I've been ...
  A: Srijan. You have asked some very good questions. First, I have to ask why you are wanting an ...
female pitbull aggression9/30/2007
  Q: my 9 month old female pitbull is always nipping on my 2 yr old male pitbull and she is very ...
  A: Clarissa, you should not be hitting her at all. My recommendation, since they have already 'gone at ...
Just need answers9/30/2007
  Q: I think my do is pregnant, if she is what are some signs? If I calculate correctly she should be 4 ...
  A: Tonya, Tonya, Tonya. Perhaps the most visible sign that a dog is pregnant is the fact that it gets ...
Best food for puppy9/29/2007
  Q: We just adopted a 6 month old female retriever/spaniel mix from the SPCA. She was spayed 1 week ago ...
  A: All Life Stages foods are fine, Ivette. I have >never< fed puppy food, and to be honest, many puppy ...
older dog peeing9/28/2007
  Q: I have a 13 year old mixed akita, lab. He has just begun to pee in the house. He gives no warning ...
  A: You are right, Robin. This is probably due to his age. Just like people, as dogs age, they sometimes ...
new behavior9/27/2007
  Q: My boyfriend has a 3 year old boxer. He has been potty trained for 2 years now and has never had any ...
  A: Sounds like marking behavior to me, Leslie, especially if he's cocking his leg. I cannot tell you ...
peeing in house9/27/2007
  Q: our 6 month old min pin has been potty trained to do his business in a litter box with wee wee pads, ...
  A: You could be inadvertently making the problem worse by reprimanding him in this situation, Gail. It ...
dog park collar biting9/26/2007
  Q: When I take my lab/pit mix to the dog park. She grabs the other dogs' collars. It seems a little ...
  A: It could be play, Pam, or it could be a form of dominance. Without being able to see her in person, ...
help9/24/2007
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old male yorkie who is 4 lbs. he is not neutered and he is an inside dog. It ...
  A: Getting him fixed would be a start, by helping to curb his need to mark territory. The main things I ...
Miniature SWchnauzer9/23/2007
  Q: We have a 15 mo old Schnauzer. She is small ( 11 pounds) and a real cutie, however, she will have ...
  A: I think the answer to this problem is for your husband to enroll with her in a basic obedience ...
Toilet Training9/22/2007
  Q: I've got a min pin, who is almost 2 years old. I just can't seem to toilet train him. We have moved ...
  A: Bree, yes, you are right; the problem is inconsistency. If you do not have one, get him a crate. It ...
Obsessed with feeding time9/20/2007
  Q: We have a 13 year old miniature schnauzer who is obsessed with feeding time. We feed him in the ...
  A: That is strange, Michelle. I wonder if maybe his 'internal clock' is messed up. Dogs, like people, ...
Maltese pup9/20/2007
  Q: I am considering buying a maltese puppy, and was wondering if they can go for walks outside without ...
  A: How funny, Alexandra! I *just* finished uploading a video showing how to teach your dog to come when ...
Dog litter box question9/19/2007
  Q: I have a big crate for him, one side is his bed and the other a litter box. When he is in the crate ...
  A: The carpet probably DOES resemble the towel to him, Evin. Putting a towel in the litter box was ...
new potty behaviour9/18/2007
  Q: I have a 16 yr old Jack Russell. Until recently he has never had a bowel movement in the house. For ...
  A: Pat, a dog that is 16 years old is akin to a 70-80 year old human. As you probably know, it's not ...
Training collar question9/17/2007
  Q: What kind of collar should be used for training purposes. Every place I read says training collar, ...
  A: Jake, it totally depends on your dog as to what type of collar is appropriate for training purposes. ...
Carefully Researched Jealousy Question9/17/2007
  Q: I would first like to begin by saying that i scoured the web for answers to my question and though i ...
  A: Bless you for taking in that poor puppy, Nelo! The behaviors that your older female is showing are ...
Lethargic Dog9/16/2007
  Q: We noticed that are dog seems quite lethargic. She has not lost her appetite, has not vomitted and ...
  A: How large is your dog? Unless it is a toy or small breed, I doubt one grape or a little bit of onion ...
Fear Biteing9/16/2007
  Q: I sold a 2yr old rat terrier 6wks ago to an elderly couple. She was fine with them here until they ...
  A: Rachel, without actually seeing the behavior, I cannot be certain that the dog is biting out of ...
timidity9/15/2007
  Q: Brownie is an Australian cattle dog mix, 3 years old, came from a shelter 6 months ago. She is ...
  A: At 3 years of age, it's going to be difficult, if not impossible, Susan. You see, puppies go through ...
puggles9/14/2007
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 yr. old male puggle. His 2 issues are his weight...All he wants to do is eat, ...
  A: No, Jane, his weight doesn't have anything to do with having his anal glands expressed. However, his ...
Older dog biting new puppy9/13/2007
  Q: I have a 7 year old female Doberman that is not spayed and we have had her since she was 6 weeks ...
  A: Sarah, the doberman could be acting this way for several reasons; either she senses something is not ...
housetraining9/12/2007
  Q: I also have a 5 month old Chorkie and training him has been very difficult.He used to pee on a pee ...
  A: Denise, please take a few minutes to read through my past answers on housetraining. Your dog is not ...
My Shitzu will only go to the bathroom outside of our yard9/12/2007
  Q: I got a 5 year old Shitzu a couple months a go. She will only go to the bathroom if I take her ...
  A: I'm afraid you're just going to have to wait her out, Cindy. Walk her around in your yard until she ...
crate training9/11/2007
  Q: We have a 3 year old male, neutered Boxer who was crate trained. Now we are thinking about getting ...
  A: Marci, I'm not sure what your concern about your current dog not being in a crate is. Do you know ...
labrador retreivers9/10/2007
  Q: ..my lab is a great guard dog and will be wary of strangers during walks as well...are they all like ...
  A: No, all dogs do not make good guard dogs, regardless of the breed. However, if you already have a ...
dog eats kids toys9/10/2007
  Q: I have an 11 months old Schnauzer that we had for 5 weeks, then went off to training school for 5 ...
  A: I read your comments, Fannie, and I know it isn't always as simple to do certain things when you ...
FLAKEY GOLDEN RETRIEVER9/9/2007
  Q: MY GOLDEN IS 2 1/2 YRS. HE HAS FLAKEY DRY SKIN, I'VE USED RELIEF SHAMPOO AND RINSE,FISH OIL PILL ...
  A: Danny, how long have you had him? Specifically what brand food do you feed, and for how long? What ...
My staffy keeps biting9/9/2007
  Q: we have just recently got a staffy pup who is about 5 months old but we already have another dog who ...
  A: Does the other dog not tell the puppy off? Really, there might not be much you *can* do if the older ...
dogs9/9/2007
  Q: I hope U can help me.I am a 12 year old girl and I don't have a dog currently.But I am a dog lover.I ...
  A: Khushi. A boston terrier is a good choice, as are several other breeds. Perhaps you could consider a ...
2 year old beagle9/8/2007
  Q: She is spayed and is mostly an outside dog. Nothing has changed in her daily routine or eating ...
  A: Can you install a doggie door and teach her to use it so she can let herself out at night? There's ...
dog crying9/8/2007
  Q: I have a six month old Siberian husky i have him in a pen, so he dose not wreck my back garden. the ...
  A: Phil, he cries and throws a tantrum because he's locked in a pen. Dogs, northern breeds especially, ...
2 year old Min Pin9/7/2007
  Q: I have a question about a 2 year old Min Pin that I just got. I picked her up on Sunday Sept 2 from ...
  A: I am assuming you are leaving the door of the crate open so that she can come out if she wants to, ...
My dog is declining9/6/2007
  Q: My dog is 7 yrs. old, a female Australian shepherd. We've had her since she was a puppy. She's ...
  A: In humans, NSAID drugs can cause stomach and esophageal ulcers, which can lead to bloody diarrhea ...
Loseing the battle for alpha dog with Toy Poodle9/5/2007
  Q: I am a rather sickly older woman with a 5 mo old Toy Poodle. I have had several dogs in my adult ...
  A: Robyn, what you have on your hands is a typical 5-month old puppy! I know that's not what you wanted ...
My choclate lab drinks pee9/5/2007
  Q: I have a 15 month old chocolate lab and a 7year old corgi mix but my lab constantly drinks the other ...
  A: I thought so. ;^) What he's doing is checking to see if your other dog is in heat (which is not ...
Bitting9/5/2007
  Q: ok so my dog sadi is about a year and a half and shes a yorkie and she eats when ever we just leave ...
  A: Katey, I have no idea why your dog would be chewing and licking on your blankets. How often do you ...
New puppy9/4/2007
  Q: I just got a new puppy (first dog) she is a lab, collie mix and about 4 months old... the first day ...
  A: Your couch must be pretty high up for a 4-month old lab/collie puppy to fit underneath, Roy! ...
dog not eating9/3/2007
  Q: i have 3 long haired Chihuahuas. daisey is 4 was overweight along with her sister who is 5. both ...
  A: It's very possible that the dogs are stressed over the new arrival, Lois, but 8 months is a long ...
Seperation Anxiety?9/3/2007
  Q: I just got a 8 1/2 week old Maltipoo (1/2 Maltese, 1/2 Poodle), inside dog, not yet spayed, eats dry ...
  A: Your puppy is behaving just like most puppies do when you try to crate train them, Melissa. It's ...
My Chocolate Lab won't go to the bathroom alone, what to do?9/3/2007
  Q: We adopted a 2 year old Chocolate Lab Mix three weeks ago. I think she is mixed with a Pointer, but ...
  A: Just like a puppy, it can take an adult dog that is adopted into a new family some time to feel ...
excessive licking of chops9/2/2007
  Q: our 2 yr old cocker spaniel, Rocky, just started having a kind of strange symptom. He occasionally ...
  A: That's funny, Nick; another person just asked me a question about *their* cocker spaniel having a ...
my dog is constantly licking his paws and the air9/2/2007
  Q: my dog is constantly licking. he is 7 years old and a cockerspaniel. he is on prozac because he ...
  A: Sounds like he may either be bored, have a neurological issue, or perhaps an allergy. How long has ...
two poodles urinating on our new couch.9/1/2007
  Q: I have 2 prescious 12 year old poodles who have developed the habit of urinating on new couch and ...
  A: Penny, I don't know of any product that works to keep pets away from certain areas, except for ...
My dog bit me. Should I be concerned?9/1/2007
  Q: My question is just a general one. My 4 year old neutered lab gave me a nip which broke the skin ...
  A: No, you don't have anything to worry about as far as rabies or anything like that. I would, however, ...
Shiba inus8/31/2007
  Q: I am interested in getting a Shiba Inu from a breeder,but one of my friends is trying to talk me out ...
  A: Your question is best directed to the breeders, Christina. A responsible breeder will not only tell ...
Crate training8/30/2007
  Q: Alright I couldn't find the answer to these questions hopefully, I didn't miss it. I have a two year ...
  A: I would recommend keeping Duke crated when you are not there, at least for the next few months, so ...
my yorkshire terrier8/30/2007
  Q: my yorkie had sex with a female shiz sue have these already been breed? hi is also only 10 months ...
  A: Michelle, yes, it's very possible that the female could have been bred by your puppy. This is one of ...
DIABETIC DOG8/29/2007
  Q: I HAVE 2 DOGS A LHASA AND A SHITZU. MY LHASA WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES A FEW MONTHS AGO. SHE ALSO ...
  A: I'm wondering if her health issues are not contributing to her peeing in the house, Anne. Have you ...
2 Year-Old Dog Chews when left alone8/28/2007
  Q: My 2-year old Border Collie mix has recently started chewing on EVERYTHING he can get into (even ...
  A: Obviously crating him would be the best solution, if there are boxes and things scattered about. ...
dog behaviour8/28/2007
  Q: he is neutered. the thing is he gets a bit snappy mostly at night and you can not even stroke him as ...
  A: The first thing I would recommend would be to get him off the furniture. He's becoming possessive of ...
male and female jack russell terriers8/28/2007
  Q: we have a 9 yr old male(sydney) and 4 yr old female(delilah). until recently, delilah has been a ...
  A: Without seeing them first hand, it's difficult to say what you should do, training-wise. I would ...
SENIOR DOG PEEING IN THE HOUSE8/14/2007
  Q: Our 15 year old spayed beagle now pees many times a week in the house. We have hardwood floors ...
  A: It does sound like she doesn't realize she needs to go potty until the last second - not really ...
new dog=fighting with my other dog8/14/2007
  Q: i have a 2 yr old border collie mix that i have bought in the pound. and he has ajusted to my family ...
  A: It sounds like they're just establishing rank between themselves, Renae. I would not allow either ...
snapping8/13/2007
  Q: We just adopted a lab/rottie mix, he is a nine yr old neutered male. He isn't aggressive but more ...
  A: You are right; this dog is spoiled and used to getting his own way. He's not too old for an ...
SPANIEL JUMPING OVER WALLS8/13/2007
  Q: I have 5 dogs : 1 Rottweiler, 1 Border Collie and 3 Spaniels! They are all male except 1 of the ...
  A: Is she actually jumping the wall, or climbing out, Jackie? You *could* put a string of electric wire ...
Female dobbermans fighting8/12/2007
  Q: My two female dobbermans age 4 ( not related) fight aggressively all the time. The situation now ...
  A: Judith, females often fight worse than males do. If your girls are not spayed, having them spayed ...
season8/12/2007
  Q: my bitch bulmastif cross boxer has been in season for three weeks, we are due to go on holiday in a ...
  A: Maria, bleeding is a natural part of the heat cycle. Unfortunately, that means you just have to deal ...
*HELP*8/11/2007
  Q: I have had my little yporkie since 2001. She is a girl, her name is Zoey. She has a major problem ...
  A: Jamie, in layman's terms, your dog is spoiled, and she views herself as the alpha, or leader, of ...
Behavior/aggression8/11/2007
  Q: I'm Megan and i was hoping you could give me advice or a suggestion on what to do. We have recently ...
  A: Megan, I would highly recommend that you hire a professional trainer/behaviorist, who has experience ...
dogs in heat8/10/2007
  Q: My 18 month old female Pit Bull came into heat for the first time Jan. 7, 2007. I figured her to ...
  A: Whoever told you that after a dog goes into heat the first time, they may never come in again does ...
My dog starting chewing on my walls8/9/2007
  Q: I have two dogs that are 3 years old and just within the last 2 weeks when we come home we find new ...
  A: Sounds like your dogs are bored, Jen. The first thing I'd recommend doing is putting them on an ...
pooping in crate8/9/2007
  Q: I have an 8 month old female bull mastiff who has in the last week taken to pooping in her kennel ...
  A: 11 hours is an awfully long time to make an 8 month old puppy (or an adult dog, either, for that ...
SHITZU PUPPY BITING8/8/2007
  Q: SHITZU PUPPY IS BITING AND I HAVE TRIED THE CAN WITH COINS AND A NEWSPAPER BUT HE JUST BARKS AT ME ...
  A: Carlos, how old is he, how long have you had him, and has he had any obedience training yet? Biting ...
6 Year Old Dog Pooping Accidents8/8/2007
  Q: First of all, let me tell you that I have spent the past hour reading through your past answers and ...
  A: It almost sounds like separation anxiety, Tricia, though it is strange that it would happen after so ...
puppy hates crate8/7/2007
  Q: We have a 15 week lab - she's super in every other way but she hates to go in her crate when we're ...
  A: Chris, what does she do if you put her in the crate, but remain at home? Do you give her any kinds ...
Dog chaos8/7/2007
  Q: I have a rather long question and a second shorter one. Hope that is ok. First, I have a almost 1 ...
  A: Both dogs are still very young, so the playfulness is normal. I would recommend that you only allow ...
agression8/7/2007
  Q: She is always wanting to bite my hands and feet, when i tell her no she barks and seems to get more ...
  A: Jessica, I doubt your puppy is showing aggression. What she is doing is simply normal puppy play. ...
Puppy collars8/6/2007
  Q: We just brought home our 2 month old Golden Retriever. She does not seem to like her collar. She ...
  A: She just needs to get used to it, Aileen. What kind of collar is it? From the sounds of it, it's a ...
housebreaking with other dogs and a doggie door8/5/2007
  Q: I recently adopted a Mexican Hairless, female dog. She is scared to death of everything and after a ...
  A: Crating is a wonderful way to keep a dog from peeing on your floors, Angie. If they are going to the ...
Helping to introduce a new puppy to our 3 1/2 year old Mini Dachshund8/5/2007
  Q: We have a 3 1/2 year old neutered male mini dachshund. He has been the only since we got him and is ...
  A: Donna, you will have to take things slowly with him. Keep the two dogs separated through the use of ...
PEEPEE PAD TRAINING NOT WORKING8/4/2007
  Q: MY 9 1/2 WEEK OLD BOY MALTEPOO STAYES IN THE UTILIY ROOM AT NIGHT.HE CAN FREELY MOVE AROUND AN AERA ...
  A: What is the problem with the housebreaking, Shannon? I don't understand. Would you *rather* he ...
Have a staff/mastiff/boxer mix puppy and want a chihuahua puppy8/4/2007
  Q: I have a male(neutered) 6mnth old boxer/staffordshire/mastiff mix(diet-science diet) and I now want ...
  A: If it were me, I probably wouldn't chance it. However, if you are diligent, you might be able to ...
PLEASE HELP ME!!8/3/2007
  Q: I have an almost four year old boxer named rukus who for the passed 3 years has been house ...
  A: Meghan, I'm so sorry about your fiancee. :^( Your dog's behavior very well could be a result of your ...
Runt of the litter8/2/2007
  Q: We have a puppy born April 13th. She is very small (I mean very small) compared to her other litter ...
  A: I think I figured out what you're asking. Are you asking if a female dog can become pregnant by more ...
Raising a Brother and Sister8/2/2007
  Q: My family dog (Yorkie) recently had a litter of 4 puppies 2 male 2 female. just a few days ago I ...
  A: Jesse, it's generally not a good idea to raise two puppies together, whether they are littermates or ...
The subject of Bandogs8/1/2007
  Q: I saw a post where you were stating that Swinford's Bandogs were developed from Neapolitan Mastiff ...
  A: You should have been able to respond to my answer to the other person, but I'm not sure how to tell ...
Keeps pooping/peeing in kennel7/31/2007
  Q: I have a one-year old Mini Greyhound who has issues with her kennel. She was purchased at a pet ...
  A: You are right; getting upset and scolding the dog after-the-fact does absolutely nothing except ...
Shih Tzu housebreaking regression7/29/2007
  Q: Pebbles is 15 mos old. She is spayed and is mostly inside. She is a calm and very well behaved ...
  A: When you catch her in the act of going potty in the house, you should make a sudden, loud noise to ...
old dog wandering7/29/2007
  Q: I have a weird situation. I have a 17 yr old terri-poo mix male. HIs name is Scruffy. We raised ...
  A: Honestly, it does sound like he's developing dementia, Eva. I don't think he knows he's wandering ...
Dogs in heat7/28/2007
  Q: My family owns two female boxers and one of them is in heat. We are concerned with the increased ...
  A: Keep them separated until the one dog is out of heat, Tyne. Then, if the aggressiveness persists, ...
Choose Puppy7/28/2007
  Q: I'm thinking of adopting a puppy, I have cunsulted with dog breeders and few knowledgable person and ...
  A: Srijan, I want to correct the information I gave to you regarding the Swinford Bandogge. This ...
Carpet Digger7/27/2007
  Q: My mixed breed terrier(size of a scottish terrier/golden retriever color and tail "fan"and floppy ...
  A: I don't think it has anything to do with keeping his nails cut, Jennifer. Without actually seeing ...
Sarcoptic Mange7/25/2007
  Q: I noticed you have a GSD in your profile. I now own my 4th GSD. Odette is a very well bred dog and ...
  A: Denise, I want to make sure what type of mange we're dealing with. Do you know for a fact that this ...
Desperate for leash training help for our "rescued" Doxie7/25/2007
  Q: We recently adopted a 4 1/2 year old Doxie from a breeder not realizing that she wasn't trained in ...
  A: Carol, that's awful that the people you got your dog from 'saved' her from a puppymill and then ...
Pomeranian7/24/2007
  Q: My husband and I just got a boy pom 8 months old for 4 days already. He's been very sweet with me ...
  A: Meya, personally, I think that you either need to cook for your dog, OR feed kibble, not do both. ...
housetraining7/23/2007
  Q: I've tried to read through most of your housetraining posts but there are just way to many. I read ...
  A: Many dogs, especially small ones, don't like the feel of the dog litter, and that's one reason they ...
Dog feeding7/22/2007
  Q: Please give me some guidelines on feeding a mixed Lab/Shepherd that weighs 59 pounds and is 2 years ...
  A: Barbara, it's good that you have gotten him off Purina Dog Chow. Dog Chow is one of the worst foods ...
Determining chihuaha puppies sex7/22/2007
  Q: I rencently purchased a "female" chihuahua puppy. I think my female might be a male. She humps my ...
  A: Kurinne, I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you say "her genitals protrude out." Could you ...
I hate my dog7/21/2007
  Q: I have a female wolf hybrid. She is a year and a half, spayed. She eats Iams large breed 5 cups a ...
  A: Diane, what things is she grabbing and running around with? Can you not just put these things out of ...
my dog is a big scaredy cat7/20/2007
  Q: I have a 2.5 yr old 70lb boxer/dane that is a wonderful creature. He is very mellow and calm in ...
  A: Just because a dog is submissive does not mean it was beaten or abused, Jeffrey. Some dogs are just ...
Introducing the new dog!7/20/2007
  Q: Last week we got a deer head chihuahua, Dolce, who is 12 weeks old. We have her on dry food, as ...
  A: Tippy, being a senior dog, is probably not going to warm up to the puppy, at least not in the way ...
Aggressive Greetings7/19/2007
  Q: I have 3 dogs (1 Weimeriner age 6 - neutered - inside dog, 2 Jack Russel Terriers - age 7 - neutered ...
  A: Teach your dogs a 'place' command, and use that command when people come over. When the doorbell ...
Springer Spaniel Leaking Urine7/19/2007
  Q: I am asking you a question on behalf of my parents who have an 8 year old Springer Spaniel.She is ...
  A: What has the vet said, so far? Piddling while asleep is not laziness. There is SOME reason for it. ...
Pitbull chokes himself on walks7/18/2007
  Q: Our pit/boxer Apollo weighs 75 lbs and is a nightmare to walk. He pulls so hard my husband gets a ...
  A: I hate choke collars with a passion, Jolyn. I'm not particularly fond of head halters for dogs, ...
My two dogs are fighting!7/17/2007
  Q: I am 19 years old and leave at home with my parents. I have a chiuahua/jack russel mix puppy that ...
  A: Are you sure they are fighting and not playing? I would recommend that you consult a local ...
3 1/2 yar Weimaraner7/16/2007
  Q: We just adopted a 3 1/2 year spayed female Weimaraner from a co worker that had gotten her from ...
  A: Exactly what issues are you needing help breaking? Putting her head on the table at dinner is easily ...
dog not eating food7/15/2007
  Q: she only eats her food if it is given to her by hand or if it is meat like chicken which humans ...
  A: Are you only feeding her wet food? I would recommend that you start feeding a dry food, because wet ...
bordercollie/lab mix7/15/2007
  Q: i have a 3 month old border collie/lab mix,she tries to bite me a lot and sometimes she would just ...
  A: She is being a normal, playful puppy, Willan. I recommend that you look into enrolling in an ...
Aggression7/13/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old pekingese who is an inside, unneutered dog. We also have another pekingese who ...
  A: Ashley, neutering is the first thing I'd recommend. There is a direct link between testosterone and ...
new born7/13/2007
  Q: WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO WHEN MY NEW BORN PUPPY IS BORN? SHOULD I TAKE THEM AWAY FROM THE MOM AND CLEAN ...
  A: Daisy, if there are dead puppies, you need to dispose of them as soon as possible. I'm not sure why ...
Leash training7/12/2007
  Q: I have a 7 week old dobe pup...she hates her leash! I know she is young, but I am trying to avoid ...
  A: Katie, I'm so glad you are responsible enough to realize that it's in her best interests to be ...
mama dogs7/12/2007
  Q: I have a 3 year old black lab who 11 days ago gave birth to 11 pups (first litter). For 11 days she ...
  A: Um, Beth, no. Trying to bury puppies is not normal. I'm not sure I fully understand what it is she's ...
housetraining7/11/2007
  Q: We've just adopted an 8-month female Bichon Frise/Poodle mix who was rescued fom a puppy mill. She ...
  A: Unfortunately, puppymill/pet store dogs have become accustomed to living in their own waste, so ...
Pressure Necrosis from Barking collar7/11/2007
  Q: I didn't read the directions that came with the petsafe barking collar and Shiloh (male 6 yr old ...
  A: Debra, your dog's neck is not burnt. Pressure necrosis is caused by the pressure of the two probes ...
My dog just wont learn.7/10/2007
  Q: Hey Kristen, I really need help. I have a dog which is a bit older than seven month, boy, and is a ...
  A: Poo eating is fairly common in puppies, and usually they outgrow it. The simplest way to keep him ...
Dog needs to go out in the middle of the night7/9/2007
  Q: 8 monthe ago we adopted a 2 yr old shep lab mix. She was very good about going potty when we got ...
  A: Are you sure she doesn't have an infection or anything that might be causing this issue? She might ...
my dog7/9/2007
  Q: I am getting a new dog and i was wondering which was better. a girl or a boy? Please do email me ...
  A: Well, MY experience has been that females are easier to housebreak, and not quite as 'dense' as ...
Chasing Cars7/8/2007
  Q: I have a beautiful border collie who has shown none of the usual "herding" instincts. So far he has ...
  A: Karen, perhaps the simplest solution would be to fence your property, or at least an area of it, to ...
Help! Dogs not getting along7/8/2007
  Q: My husband and I have recently moved to an acre property. We have a slight problem. We have a German ...
  A: Jo, I would NOT recommend putting them in the same yard, as it could be a recipe for disaster. This ...
rotti7/7/2007
  Q: I live in the bush we have no thermometer and we are not sure on the exact date she conceived. She ...
  A: Linda, without knowing when your dog became pregnant, it's hard to say whether or not she is ready ...
Dog recently started urinating inside7/6/2007
  Q: My wife and I have a 3 year old intact black German Shepherd. We got him from a family with several ...
  A: Is he marking, David? Marking is not a housebreaking issue, but can be a real pain just the same. ...
Spooked by Fireworks7/6/2007
  Q: My 5 yr old Ridgeback,was outside with me, a block away some people set off fireworks. Since that ...
  A: I'm afraid that you may have inadvertently made his behavior worse by petting him and talking to ...
Dog gnawing off other dog's hair7/6/2007
  Q: Kristen, I am having an issue with our five year old neutered lab / shep mix, Caymin. He is with us ...
  A: I wonder if the hair chewing isn't sort-of an obsessive compulsive behavior, Christina? I think it ...
Help. My dog is out of control!!!7/4/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old boxer mix and am having a lot of trouble with her biting me. Everytime we start ...
  A: Kate, I would recommend that you continue with the obedience classes. I also recommend that you try ...
Boxer - first heat7/3/2007
  Q: My boxer is nine months old - when could I expect her to go into her first heat? Apart from bleeding ...
  A: Fiona, I would keep a close eye on her for the next few weeks, because it should be any time now. ...
Getting along with neighbor dogs7/3/2007
  Q: We have a 5 year old pit bull that is well behaved generally but tends to be dog aggressive. He ...
  A: If your neighbors would be willing to correct their dog for instigating, and therefore stop HER ...
dog licking other dogs ears7/3/2007
  Q: Kristen I noticed in one of your responses about dogs licking others ears. We are dealing with this ...
  A: Sometimes dogs will lick each others' ears because there is *already* an infection there. Infections ...
basset hound7/2/2007
  Q: our puppy was born march 9th of this year... i was wondering how do you know when she is in heat.. ...
  A: If you don't want her to get caught by a stray dog, you have two options; keep her inside, and only ...
Shit tzu eating habits7/2/2007
  Q: I recently got a shit tzu. His previous owner gave me some pedigree puppy chow for him. He has not ...
  A: Stacey, it's common for dogs to not eat when they are stressed, and going from home to home can be ...
2 10 month old min pins7/1/2007
  Q: I have 2 10 months old min pins, that keep potting in the house, I have tried almost everything ...
  A: Good grief, Allena! Squirting a dog with water is not cruel, and your father-in-law would be laughed ...
11/2 year old dachsund and housebreaking7/1/2007
  Q: My son recently moved back home with his 1 1/2 year old female dachsund. She is a great dog and a ...
  A: Faith, the first thing you need to do is thoroughly clean the area that the dog keeps going to the ...
Potty Training6/28/2007
  Q: I have a Chihuahua pup that's 6 months. I've had her since 10 weeks. She is super hyperactive and ...
  A: Is she spayed yet, Anne? *Sometimes* spay surgery can cause bladder control issues afterwards, just ...
once paper trained..now not ?????6/28/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old male chihuahua. i paper trained him pretty quickly since crate training isnt ...
  A: It's not really 'normal,' Llona, but sometimes it does happen that pups and even adult dogs will ...
dog and medication6/27/2007
  Q: I have a 3 and a half year old part golden and part rotweiller. She weighs 120lbs. My question is ...
  A: Debi, call the vet. They will not charge you to answer this question. Darvocet is toxic to dogs, and ...
breed my dog6/27/2007
  Q: i have a 3 year old male boxer, hes had all his tests done and has papers too. well i breed him with ...
  A: No, Cheral, just because they are not interested does not mean she is pregnant. Actually, it's best ...
dog biting/nipping6/26/2007
  Q: I have a maltese/poodle, nuetered male who is 1yr and 5 months. He's always jumping up and down and ...
  A: If he still does it even when you tell him no in a stern voice, then he needs a little stronger ...
Rottwelier and children6/25/2007
  Q: I've heard stories of Rottweilers turning on people! A friend just got a Rott 10 months ago as a ...
  A: Shawn, as long as the dog is not showing aggressive tendencies, I don't think you have anything to ...
Potty training6/25/2007
  Q: I recently got a Maltese puppy. She is about 10-11 weeks old. I can not get her to stop pottying in ...
  A: She's still a baby, Jared. You need to stop putting her nose in it and spanking her, because that ...
Peddigree/registered?6/24/2007
  Q: I would like to get another labrador rertrereiver in about 2-3 years. I would like to get a papered ...
  A: Tara, a pedigree is simply a dog's family tree. Pedigree papers list the dog's parents, ...
RED ALERT!6/24/2007
  Q: Kristen, Thank you for your time in reading my letter. My wife and I have 2 dogs. A lab shepherd ...
  A: Jacques, first, let me just say that aggression towards other animals is completely different than ...
messing up walls6/23/2007
  Q: I have a 4 month old Boxer Lab mix the I got when he was 3 months and he puts holes in the wall with ...
  A: Of course there is. You can get an "X-Pen" (short for exercise pen) for him to stay in, in the ...
My boxer is too friendly6/23/2007
  Q: My boxer is one year old and he is extremely friendly with everybody he sees. Although this is ...
  A: Jo, you might be surprised at your dog's reaction to a stranger entering your home uninvited, once ...
Leash Aggression6/22/2007
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 yr old male Australian Shepherd Mix named Murphy. I adopted him when he was about 6 ...
  A: Well, Jamie, I'm thinking that his behavior is stemming from frustration of not being able to go and ...
Puppy - training6/21/2007
  Q: We have a black lab who is almost 4 months old. Things are going okay, but we are having a really ...
  A: Bobbie, keep looking into in-home training. I think that is the best thing you could be doing right ...
Odd Dog Walking Behavior6/21/2007
  Q: I adopted a Dachshund/Beagle mix appro. 2 years ago from a shelter. He is 3 years old, neutered, and ...
  A: Sierra, this really is strange. Does he do the same thing when you take him out to potty, or only ...
snapping, growling pekingese6/20/2007
  Q: The last month he has gotten somewhat aggressive. If he doesn't like something, he growls and bites. ...
  A: The first thing I would recommend doing is having him neutered, Lori. Testosterone is directly ...
potty training6/20/2007
  Q: help!! i have a 8 month old yorkie who will not use pads or paper. she will go on my carpet and ...
  A: Dee Dee, when you take her out to potty, take her on leash, so she learns that she is not out there ...
training min pin6/18/2007
  Q: I just got a min pin puppy last week he is 10 weeks old, I have him sleep in a kennel at night so he ...
  A: Natalie, it will take some time for him to adjust to his new surroundings. You can try leaving a ...
puppies6/18/2007
  Q: I HAVE A BLACK AND TAN COON HOUND THAT I BRED WITH A BLOOD HOUND BOTH ARE REGISTERED. WHILE THE ...
  A: No, Olivia. Lots of breeds can have black on their tongues. Just because a puppy or dog has or ...
dog that kills cats6/17/2007
  Q: our dog has killed 5 cats this year. i am beside my self on what to do. yesterday he killed a cat ...
  A: Audrey, you need to seek help from a professional dog trainer and/or behaviorist, if he tries to ...
barking6/16/2007
  Q: my daughter has 3 minpins and they are barkers. she has tried everything to stop this to no advail. ...
  A: Lollie, dogs CAN be debarked, but the procedure is painful and not always permanent, and it does not ...
Frightened Puppy6/16/2007
  Q: We just adopted a 9 week old lab/retriever/shepard mix. The problem is this puppy is afraid of just ...
  A: Brad, she is probably going through a fear period. It's fairly normal for puppies of that age, ...
agressive golden retreiver to dogs6/15/2007
  Q: I'm a dog owner from china. I have a male golden retreiver. Not like most friendly ones, my dog is ...
  A: Judy, you did not say how old the dog is now, but it can take up to 6 months for all the ...
2 aussie shepards and now a border collie6/15/2007
  Q: my husband and i adopted a female (roughly 1 year old) border collie from the shelter that i work at ...
  A: Bobbi, I appreciate you giving me so much info! I do want to say, though, that you may never really ...
My Female Jack Russell6/15/2007
  Q: My 1 year old Jack Russell just had her first litter of puppies and know she very different.My ...
  A: Yes, Amy, dogs can get postpartum issues, too. What I would do is treat her just like you would a ...
Jealous Dog6/14/2007
  Q: I have a 10lb. chihuahua/rat terrior mix named Zoe. She is fantastic with my boyfriend and I and ...
  A: Lynsey, your dog had every right to go after the other dog. Whenever you have other dogs over, you ...
My dog has a habit of killing animals6/14/2007
  Q: My dog, Kira, she's a mutt (but it looks like she has some blue heeler in her) about one and a half ...
  A: Janine, tying a dead animal around a dog's neck to make it stop killing them is an old farmer's ...
House training6/13/2007
  Q: I need your help! I have a 4 & 1/2 month old Lhasa Apso/Shih-Tzu mix puppy.I am traing her to those ...
  A: Put the pad in a shallow cat litter box, Cindy. When you cannot watch her, put her in a crate or ...
My 2 year old Yorkie6/13/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old Yorkie. We recently just got him and at first he was doing really well with not ...
  A: Ashley, you need to treat him the same as you would a puppy that was not housebroken. If you want ...
Chihuahua peeing on bed6/12/2007
  Q: Our chihuahua sleeps with me in the bed, and sometimes she'll just randomly pee when I start petting ...
  A: Yes, it definitely does sound like submissive urination. Often, this occurs in puppies, and if ...
behavior of my puppy6/11/2007
  Q: Ching is approximately 6 mo old. Inside dog, supposedly a JR (I have a 3 yr old JR) but I believe ...
  A: Patricia, I think you need to keep doing what you're doing to help desensitize her, but do not pick ...
Dogs eating habits6/11/2007
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year Cavalier King Charles and a 6 month old Puggle. It seems that every time my ...
  A: What kind of bowls are you using, Dan? Are they plastic? Metal? Ceramic? Have you tried a different ...
Demo Mange6/11/2007
  Q: I have a 22month old Bernese Mtn Dog who as demo mange,he is castrated and weighs about 57kg.The ...
  A: Susan, demodectic mange is caused by the demodectic mite, which inhabits the hair follicles of ALL ...
maltease6/10/2007
  Q: what are the signs of a pregant of a bitch.
  A: Melissa, if you do not know the answer to this question, you have no business owning an intact ...
separatation anxiety6/9/2007
  Q: I have 2 long haired miniature dachshunds. A male and a female named Teddy(6) and Tina(4). They seem ...
  A: Kristen! The housebreaking problems with Tina could be due to separation anxiety, or it could be due ...
shar pei on heat ???6/9/2007
  Q: is about 7 months old and has not yet come on heat i have been told that dogs come on heat at 4 ...
  A: Danielle, generally, larger breed dogs don't come into heat until later. Your girl should come into ...
Adopted lab marking house6/9/2007
  Q: I really need help. I adopted a 3 year lab from the animal shelter yesterday. They neutered him ...
  A: What do you mean he despises crates? Do you work? What do you do with him when you leave? Is that ...
Traffic phobia6/8/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old Bulldog who is gradually becoming more frightened of traffic rather than more ...
  A: Belinda, does it matter whether the cars are approaching from the front or from behind you? What ...
Dog Potty Training6/7/2007
  Q: We have a minature dashund that will be two years old Thanksgiving. Eats dry dog food and mostly ...
  A: David, dachshunds are notorious for being difficult to housebreak. It sounds like she was *trying* ...
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: Tanisha, I think your first mistake was letting him sleep with you when you brought him home. Now, ...
Heat cycle6/7/2007
  Q: I have a female miniature yorkie , a male german shepard and a male chow chow. The yorkie goes in ...
  A: Dawn, there are products out there that are supposed to mask the scent of a female in heat, but in ...
bad behavior6/6/2007
  Q: I have a yorkie that is aggressive towards the family, for some reason if you move your feet in a ...
  A: Tracie, the first thing I would suggest would be obedience training. IMMEDIATELY. You need to learn ...
can two beagle pups of the same age be an advantage or a nightmare6/5/2007
  Q: Myself and my partner are due to recieve a beagle pup (male) of 8wks into our family fold, but ...
  A: Russell, if you want the puppy to bond with you, then do not get more than one at the same time. ...
Digging6/5/2007
  Q: .I have a 5 year old mix breed currently on Science Hill J/D. I think she's chow, pit, shepard ...
  A: I wonder if she's digging to go after something, Jean. Are there stray dogs or cats in the area? ...
Retraining my dogs to potty on concrete in outdoor kennel6/4/2007
  Q: We just moved and installed a nice outdoor kennel for our two shelties to be able to go in and out ...
  A: You could try getting a small, plastic kiddie pool from your local K-mart or Wal-mart, and filling ...
puppy chewing6/4/2007
  Q: i have a 6 MO old terrier mix that i rescued. i give him plenty of toys and dog bones for chewing ...
  A: Crate him when you are gone, Julie. The crate should be just large enough to allow him to stand, ...
stomach bumps6/3/2007
  Q: this dog walked up to my house and i looked at his stomach and he had big bumps what is it and what ...
  A: Blake, this is not enough information. If you are concerned for this dog, take it to a vet. Bumps on ...
Puppy just got spayed, not lost potty training entirely6/3/2007
  Q: We have a 5 month old pure breed cairn terrier who was doing excellent potty training until about 5 ...
  A: Jessica, I would recommend that you call the vet that performed the surgery and tell them what is ...
remote dog collar6/3/2007
  Q: I would like your advice in the remote dog collar? I have a german shephered puppy 4 months old and ...
  A: Ghali, remote collars, when used correctly, are safe and will not hurt your dog, unless you leave it ...
2 male dogs6/1/2007
  Q: I have a 4 yr old male yorkie poo who is active. I have been given a 4 yr old male chihuahua/jack ...
  A: Jodi, I *would* recommend having your Yorkie-poo neutered, simply because he's a mixed-breed dog and ...
min pin biting6/1/2007
  Q: I bought a min pin 7 months ago . She was 8 weeks at the time. i brought her home to our family. My ...
  A: Gail, I do not think it's too late to work with your dog to stop this behavior. However, I do want ...
multiple, but I'll start with one5/31/2007
  Q: I'm wondering about nutrition to help with some healing. Taiko is a 6 year old Silky Terrier, his ...
  A: At this point, it's hard to say whether homeopathic 'treatments' will do anything, because of what ...
2 dogs male and female (mother/son)5/31/2007
  Q: My male is almost 2 years old and is continuously trying to mate with my female (almost 4 his ...
  A: Rachele, I would let the female dog put him in his place if she is trying to do so (you said they ...
biting and walking5/31/2007
  Q: I have a 9 week old Chocolate lab. We brought him home at 7 weeks, so it's been 2 weeks now. He is ...
  A: Actually, Amanda, I would not recommend taking him out for walks yet. He has not had all of his ...
Dog afraid of boyfriend5/30/2007
  Q: Kristen- I think my dog is afraid of my boyfriend. I've had Pedro, a three-year-old mutt from the ...
  A: Amy, I think you are probably right that your boyfriend was too heavy handed with little Pedro. If I ...
I need help on my beagle PLEASE5/29/2007
  Q: Well i have a couple questions and I'd appreciate if U are willing to answer them. well to start out ...
  A: Jasmin, about the barking when you leave, could you tell me what kind of anti-bark collar you tried, ...
House training a Westie5/25/2007
  Q: I have a Westie, Laddie, who will be six months old June 9th. I am crate training him, with not so ...
  A: Ken, you say you're retired - does that mean you're at home all day? Have you tried keeping him ...
Skiddish Lab5/24/2007
  Q: I have a 7mo old lab pup. He came from the shelter and was a bit skiddish when we got him but he ...
  A: I would start keeping him on a leash so he cannot hide, Suzanne. Don't force attention on him, but ...
pom boy5/24/2007
  Q: i have recently baught a pomeranian supposed 4 week old "PUPPY" but infact i have found out he is 5 ...
  A: Well, Charlotte, I'm glad he is not 4 weeks old, because that is WAY too young to be separated from ...
Puppy deworming5/23/2007
  Q: but I asked you a question a few days ago about my puppy that had diarrhea and was given a dewormer ...
  A: Typically, Bobbie, vomiting is the only side effect of Drontal. I did find that when dogs were given ...
housetraining5/23/2007
  Q: We have a 7 month old westie we've had for almost two months. He understands outside is where to ...
  A: Ok, so he's aware that he's doing it, and it's not happening due to over-excitement or submission. ...
puppy5/22/2007
  Q: we have a 8 week old Jack Russel and am wondering when we can take it out as normal for a walk etc: ...
  A: Chris, I would not recommend taking the puppy for walks, or out in public where other dogs may have ...
11 yr old greyhound housebreaking relapse5/16/2007
  Q: Our 11 year old greyhound has taken to not asking to go out. He was very good about this previously. ...
  A: At 11 years of age, your dog is considered a senior, Carolyn, and yes, dogs can become senile and ...
Puppy - diarrhea/food/crate training5/16/2007
  Q: We brought home our new addition on April 28th. She was 7-1/2 weeks old at that time (a beautiful ...
  A: The worms and dewormer probably have a lot to do with her loose stools, because her body is flushing ...
Golden puppy pees elsewhere despite being housebroken5/13/2007
  Q: my wife and I have trained our dog (a 5 month Golden of English and Australian origin) painstakingly ...
  A: The first thing I'd do would be to have the vet do a urine culture to rule out an infection or other ...
Leaking Urine5/11/2007
  Q: Two days ago I was given a Jack Russell who is approximately 2 years old. The previous owners could ...
  A: Tranita, it sounds like, rather than her having a problem 'leaking' urine, she has a problem with ...
Toy poodle diet5/11/2007
  Q: my toy poodle doesn't like to eat his dog food. he will just eat it if theirs sauce like gravy in ...
  A: Stephanie, what brand of food are you feeding him, and what kind of sauce or gravy are you using? My ...
Dog Training5/9/2007
  Q: We have just bought a Maltese x Bichon Puppy four days ago. She is about 8 weeks old and very cute. ...
  A: You may want to consider getting some puppy housetraining pads to put in the litter tray. They are ...
Puppy Crate Training5/8/2007
  Q: I have a 2-month-old shih-tsu and I'd like to start his potty training. He is currently setup with ...
  A: Jennifer, at his age, he will probably need to pee every 2-3 hours, so unless you want him to get ...
Our stuck up yorkie and scardy-cat5/7/2007
  Q: My family has had our 4-year old teacup yorkie (mostly indoor, on homemade rice and beef diet), ...
  A: Andrea, it's difficult to say what you should do, without actually being there. There are several ...
How can I stop my puppy from eating paper?5/6/2007
  Q: My 5 month old Shih Tzu loves to Eat Everything and Anything he finds in his reach. His favorite ...
  A: Angela, the simple answer is to keep paper out of his reach, and not let him out of your sight. A ...
potty training5/5/2007
  Q: In January, my family decided to get a house pet. Close friends of ours breed min pins. Mamma was ...
  A: I'm slightly concerned that your close friends may not be as responsible as they should. Before ...
Puppy is scared of my boyfriend.5/4/2007
  Q: I have a 3 month old Japanese Chin/Chihuahua mix. He is a very friendly puppy and full of energy. ...
  A: Wow. I can't believe his feet were so tender, Erin! I hope they heal up soon! I wonder if maybe ...
electric collars???5/3/2007
  Q: I have a 3 year old, male beagle who barks a lot! He barks when lmy other dog still has her bone ...
  A: You could try telling him "No bark," or whatever 'command' you want to use, and squirting him in the ...
anxiety in dogs5/2/2007
  Q: I have a 2 and a half year old Maltese. He gets panack attacks whenever it rains hard or it ...
  A: There are herbal products you could try, as well as the DAP plug-in diffuser (it's like a scented ...
Doggie tumour5/1/2007
  Q: I got a question for you.first i'll tel you about my dog. He is a pitbull,a n/m, 11 years old, a ...
  A: Brittany, I will first say that I am not a vet, so I cannot tell you what is wrong with your dog. ...
Recommended Dry Food for Small Dogs4/29/2007
  Q: Kristen, We have two 8-year Shih Tzus who are healthy. We do feed them dry food as well as meats ...
  A: Personally, I wouldn't recommend Nutro, because of what you're already feeding. Innova, along with ...
odd behavior4/26/2007
  Q: I have a 3 year old German Shepperd, I have had him for almost a year. Prior to acquiring him he ...
  A: Pam, German shepherds are herding dogs, and your dog is exhibiting herding behaviors. Have you ...
Behavior4/25/2007
  Q: I adopted a lab/beagle mix. He is 4 mos old. All he wants to do is "play bite". He is not mean at ...
  A: Your dog is probably teething, Dawn. This is normal puppy behavior. Try to always have a toy for him ...
nutrition4/22/2007
  Q: Cabe, My vet here in Mexico has a good reputation and clearly shows a genuine love of animals.He ...
  A: Purina Puppy Chow is one of the worst foods you can feed your dog. It has nothing to do with putting ...
Behavioral issue- pooping4/20/2007
  Q: I adopted a Jack Russell/Smooth Fox Terrier from the Humane Society in January, named Andy. He is ...
  A: It's normal for 3-4 month old puppies to chew. Heck, puppies of ALL ages chew! *laugh* It sounds ...
Bloody Stool4/19/2007
  Q: I have an 8 year old Lab/Shep and just yesterday she a bloody stool and it was very runny and green. ...
  A: Sarah, could she have gotten into something that upset her system? Could she have swallowed a piece ...
A very aggressive 6 week old puppy4/5/2007
  Q: Whilst out looking for one of our lost collies we happened upon several litters of 1 week old ...
  A: Is there any reason you cannot allow the other dogs to 'put her in her place' and discipline her? If ...
mayday!!! we need help with our new puppy4/4/2007
  Q: there. Hope you can help!! Forgive me if I ramble, but I haven't slept in a month... ...
  A: Amy, you are on the right track, you just need to keep it up! I see no reason why she can't go in ...
9 Month Old Chihuahua Brothers4/4/2007
  Q: I have read through your previous answers and they were great. I still need your assistance though. ...
  A: The sooner you can have them neutered, the better. The hormone testosterone has been linked to ...
puppy afraid of people-dogs4/3/2007
  Q: I justpurchased a SS puppy-at 4 months of age from a Kennel the puppie is now 6months old -and all ...
  A: Leonard, I'm sorry, but I don't know what kind of dog you have. What is a "SS"? Around the age of ...
Dog's Aggression toward other dogs4/3/2007
  Q: I own a yellow female lab who is a year and a half old now, but have had her since she was 8 weeks. ...
  A: Stefanie, I apologize for the tardy reply. I work for a CPA and this time of year is horribly busy ...
home made dog food4/2/2007
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 year old golden retriever. With all the dog food scare, I am interested in a basic ...
  A: Jane, I apologize for the tardy reply. I work for a CPA and this time of year is horribly busy for ...
MY 7 YR OLD PITT BULL4/2/2007
  Q: A FEW TIMES RECENTLY WHEN I HAVE SEEN MY DOGS URINE, IT SEEMS TO HAVE BLOOD IN IT. BUT IT ALSO SEEMS ...
  A: Your dog needs to see a vet, or you need to at least call your vet and explain what's going on and ...
house training4/2/2007
  Q: We have just taken in a 5 year old husky who has spent most of her life outside in a dog house. ...
  A: Catherine, I apologize for the tardy reply. I work for a CPA and this time of year is horribly busy ...
Beagle brothers fighting3/31/2007
  Q: We own two brother Beagles. They are 10 months old and have been together since birth. The last ...
  A: Sherry, I apologize for the tardy reply. I work for a CPA and this time of year is horribly busy for ...
Agressive behavior3/28/2007
  Q: Over the past 6 months, my 3 yr. old neutered male lab/border collie/chow mix has been exhibiting ...
  A: He may be able to be trained to stop the behavior, but you're going to have to start keeping him ...
6 year old female urinating inside3/28/2007
  Q: My dog is a mix breed, border collie, Maltese, shiz tu (spelling) and weighs 29 pounds, she has ...
  A: It's hard to say, Mindy. Are you sure that it's urine and not bile that she's throwing up during the ...
Nutro Natural Choice3/27/2007
  Q: I feed my 8 year old Lab/Shepherd Nutro's Natural Chioce dry dog food for seniours. (small bites) Is ...
  A: The foods that were involved in the recall were the cans and pouches of 'cuts and gravy' style. The ...
Traing my 3 year old yorkie!!3/27/2007
  Q: I am stuck and very confused!! I have a 3 year old male yorkie I have had since he was 8 weeks old. ...
  A: Have you considered putting him in a small doggie playpen during the day, rather than crating him? ...
potty training3/27/2007
  Q: I have a chihuahua who is almost 3. He is neutered. He will go potty outside but he will also go in ...
  A: Tiffany. The first thing I would do would be to remove the blanket out of the crate and see if he ...
Chihuahua eating feces3/26/2007
  Q: Lora, my fiance, and I have a female Chihuahua named Reesie about 8 months old. She has been ...
  A: Poo eating is largely a puppy thing, but it does need to be stopped unless you want it to continue. ...
My mama wants nothing to do with her puppys :0(3/26/2007
  Q: She had a hard birth she lost one I had to take her to the vet hospital and the vet helped her ...
  A: Yes, Lorrie, her age could definitely be a factor. I'm a bit upset that you would breed such a young ...
Pembroke Welsh Corgi3/25/2007
  Q: We have a 14 month old pembroke welsh corgi named Wyatt. He is very cuddly and loveable. He lives ...
  A: Most puppies will outgrow this behavior if it is ignored. I hope you haven't been scolding or ...
Help with leash training a fear biter?3/24/2007
  Q: Cabe, I have a 3 year old Rottie/Shepard mix, Max, who is having issues with (and everything to do ...
  A: Theresa, it would be dangerous for me to give advice regarding this issue over the internet, without ...
unusal dog/ trainning3/24/2007
  Q: my puppy seems to be strange she is an akc pomeranian 4 1/2 months old I have tried taking her ...
  A: Schar, I'm so sorry you're having so much trouble! At 4.5 months old, your dog should be able to go ...
maltese3/24/2007
  Q: i've had my maltese for 5 months now he'll be 11 mth in april and for the past week and a half he's ...
  A: Is he neutered, Carmen? If not, he is probably marking. He may also have an infection. I would ...
Potty Training3/23/2007
  Q: I adopted a sweet 6 yr old Pomeranian a week ago. This little girl has spent her life in a breeding ...
  A: Since she's not comfortable being outside, Jeannie, I would not try to teach her to potty outside ...
Best Brand Dog Food for Chihuahua3/22/2007
  Q: I have read your answer about best brand dog food, it was definately helpful!! Thanks. I have a 6 ...
  A: Honestly, Rexy, unless your dog has allergies to other meats, I would not recommend feeding him a ...
hair loss on snout3/22/2007
  Q: My dog "Cindy", 4 years old mixed breed rescued from being cast aside. Cindy ears Iams weight ...
  A: That is strange, Larry. I would have a vet check her out just to be sure it isn't mange or some ...
good dog food for westies3/22/2007
  Q: i was reading your article on good dog food. What would be the best kind of food for a west ...
  A: Kay, Cesar is one of the brands affected by the Menu Foods recall. I would stop feeding it ...
neutering3/21/2007
  Q: my golden is 7 months, will neutering him now affect his ultimate growth in size, mass, head size? ...
  A: Yes, Hunter, neutering a larger breed dog before it is fully mature (which should be at about 2 ...
Nipping3/21/2007
  Q: I have a 3 mo. old shih-chon. He is doing great in the crate, goes on paper when he does not get ...
  A: Pat, I think you may be inadvertently rewarding the nipping. He's nipping in order to get attention ...
mini pin3/20/2007
  Q: I have a mini pin that i was gvien by my inlaws a couple years ago...I love her dearly as i do all ...
  A: That is very strange. I honestly don't know why she is whining at your house. Have you consulted ...
Chihuahua and Maltese Potty Training Problems3/20/2007
  Q: !! We are desperate to get help on training our two doggies. Pooch is our Chihuahua mix (not sure ...
  A: Little doggies are no different than big doggies, when it comes to training. They should be treated ...
Solid Gold dog food?3/20/2007
  Q: you seem to understand alot that i don't. I was feeding my dog Nutro Ultra wet food mixed with nutro ...
  A: Solid Gold is an excellent dog food, Amanda. I used to feed it myself, until the store that carries ...
house breaking3/19/2007
  Q: I have an Italian Mastiff puppy (9 weeks), named Roni and have read some conflicting articles about ...
  A: The point of crate training is to teach the dog NOT to relieve himself in the crate, so anything ...
I'm having a hard time potty training my 6 month old dog3/18/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old cockapoo that I got from the pet store. He was at the store until he was ...
  A: I would recommend that you have the dog neutered first, Amy. His regression *could* be due to his ...
Multese party training3/18/2007
  Q: we bought a Maltese and trying to party train her to go on the puppy pad. But so far it has been 3 ...
  A: Tatyana. It's funny that you call it 'party' training, because it certainly is no party! You ...
Dog Insurance3/17/2007
  Q: Do you know of an insurance I could get where I don't have to pay first and get reimbursed later. ...
  A: None of the pet insurance companies are like that, Miguel. All of them require that you pay upfront ...
sisters started fighting3/16/2007
  Q: We have two 1 year old Chihuahua dachshund mixes that we got from friends when they were 8 wks. ...
  A: Angela. I have a feeling you've been inadvertently fueling the fire, so to speak, because our ...
Thunder panic3/15/2007
  Q: We have a 9 year old shepherd husky mix, with a small bit of wolf in his blood. He panics at the ...
  A: You could try desensitization techniques, but you would have to bring him in the house to do so. ...
teaching puppy the NO command3/15/2007
  Q: I was wondering whats the best way to teach my puppy the No command? Do I say it loudly? Do I look ...
  A: Generally, puppies need to stay with their littermates until at least 8 weeks of age so that they ...
Dog Help3/14/2007
  Q: I have a female dog her name is Moose she is about 10 months old and recently she has been having ...
  A: Dogs do not feel jealousy. Perhaps Moose is trying to bump your older dog down in rank, and take ...
Very Aggressive Dog!3/14/2007
  Q: I have had many dogs over the years and have loved all of them very much...but the one I have now ...
  A: First, I would recommend that you contact your vet and explain the issues you're having with Zack, ...
puppy potty3/13/2007
  Q: We got a Min-Pin about a month and a half ago. She is a little over 12 weeks old and refuses to go ...
  A: It sounds like you either got her from a pet store, or from a breeder that did not keep her area ...
Training a dog to ring a bell for potty3/9/2007
  Q: I am getting a sheltie. I understand that I can not train him right away to ring a bell to go ...
  A: Alis, for this you will need a bell that you can attach to the wall beside the door, that he can ...
My dog gets food off the counter top3/8/2007
  Q: I have a walker coonhound, boy, that is almost 4 years old (in May). He is for the most part a good ...
  A: If he's doing this while you're away from home, I would recommend that you either get him a crate, ...
Painkiller for dogs3/8/2007
  Q: I have a 6-7 month old pit bull-rott mix who got clipped by a car either late last night or this ...
  A: No, No, NO! You can NOT give a dog ibuprofin, and I'm not going to tell you the proper dosage of ...
Introducing 2 different households to each other3/7/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old SF Hovawart. I am currently in a relationship where things are getting more ...
  A: I'm totally against unmarried couples living together, Janette, but I guess the first thing you need ...
crying dog3/7/2007
  Q: my aunts dog gets the same toy all the time and whines why is that
  A: I have no idea, Angie. Maybe the dog wants your aunt to play with her, and is whining to get her to ...
Behavorial problem on Beagle3/6/2007
  Q: there: I own a Beagle, male, (his name is Bagel) and he is turning to 6 this May. We are ...
  A: Bagel the Beagle, eh? Cute!! He is probably crying out for several different reasons. The first ...
Puppy Food3/5/2007
  Q: I will be getting a 7-week-old cocker spaniel pup in a few weeks. I would like to know what food is ...
  A: I have no idea why 'chicken fat' would not be suitable for puppies, but either food is a good ...
Chi poodle3/3/2007
  Q: What kind of dog can I mate my Chi Poodle with. And how can I train her to go outside to use the ...
  A: You should not breed your chi-poodle at all, Lisa. There are already too many mixed breed dogs being ...
behavior3/2/2007
  Q: taken onto destroying things in the house. He has chewed shoes, coats, remotes, etc. He were ...
  A: These are classic signs of separation anxiety, Jennifer. You should be able to find LOTS of ...
Dogs Growling at 8 month old baby3/2/2007
  Q: My husband and I have two dogs we rescued from the pound. Zoe is 8 years old and is a Chow Retriever ...
  A: Anna, I do not think you need to rush and find a new home for your dogs just yet. They are simply ...
pet help2/26/2007
  Q: I have 2 dogs. 1. A siberian Husky purebreed 2. A mixed smaller dog Our husky had heartworms, we ...
  A: Joyel, the absolute best way to avoid this problem is to keep your dogs on heartworm prevention ...
my dog is pregnant2/25/2007
  Q: It is day 59 and this slimmy substance is coming out of her backend. Do you know what that is or ...
  A: She is nearing her due date, Zelda. What color is the discharge? Does it have an odor? How long has ...
Dog peeing inside.2/23/2007
  Q: I have a maltese/west highland white terrier x. She is approximately 6-7rs old. I adopted her from ...
  A: She is not doing this because she has to go to the bathroom; she is marking, Rebecca. I recommend ...
Dog Food2/19/2007
  Q: What do u think about wilderness blend foods from Merrick ?
  A: Merrick, in general, is a good brand of food. They do not use by-products, chemicals, or a lot of ...
cage training my dogs2/19/2007
  Q: Rat Terrier and a Australian sheep dog. my problem is that every night they both go potty in thier ...
  A: I have a few questions for you, first, Ben. 1. Are they in the same crate, or do they each have ...
dog dishes2/18/2007
  Q: Why should plastic food & water dishes NOT be used? Are metal better than ceramic?
  A: Excellent question, MaryAnn! Plastic food and water bowls should not be used for several reasons. ...
sporatic peeing and pooping in house2/17/2007
  Q: I have an adult boston terrier (who was a stray, so we don't know of his history) who is basically ...
  A: The first thing I would do would be to have a vet check him out to rule out any potential health ...
5yr old sister rivalry2/16/2007
  Q: My boyfriend and I have recently adopted (2) 5yr old Pugs that are suppose to be sisters named Misty ...
  A: What you're seeing is called 'displaced aggression.' Misty wants desperately to go after the ...
dog food2/14/2007
  Q: i was recently told by my vet that wet food is better for dogs than dry because dry food contains ...
  A: Oh my God, Jamie. If you weren't serious, this would be absolutely hilarious! You need to find a new ...
jack russel2/14/2007
  Q: I have a four year old male jack Russell When I take him for a walk he tries to attack all the ...
  A: Sarah, have you taken him to obedience classes? If not, I would recommend that, especially since he ...
My Pitbull Pees Inside2/13/2007
  Q: My american pitbull will be 2 in may, we have had him since he was 8 weeks. We got him potty ...
  A: What your dog is doing when he is in trouble is called 'submissive urination.' Usually it is a puppy ...
dogs and poop2/8/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old male black lab/bull terrier mix. He is a real good dog and seems very healthy. ...
  A: Most of the time, cophragia (stool eating) is a puppy problem that is eventually grown out of, but ...
housebreaking puppy2/8/2007
  Q: My shih-tzu(male) puppy knows to pee and poop outside, he goes everytime we are out side. He even ...
  A: It sounds like you're just letting him out in the yard to do his business, and then letting him in a ...
potty training2/8/2007
  Q: I just got a beagle puppy! I am very excited and she is as cute as a button! My problem is, ...
  A: If you are not currently taking her out on leash, that's the first thing I would recommend. Do you ...
I can't tell if my dog is in heat2/7/2007
  Q: I have a female malte-poodle mix, 13 months. I hear dogs go in heat around 8-9 months old. I can't ...
  A: Irene, because your dog is a small dog, it is likely that she has already gone through her first ...
bulldog2/6/2007
  Q: my brother has an old english bulldog, he is about 50-55 lbs and 8months old. he has been trained ...
  A: Your brother's dog is still very much a puppy, Megan, and all of his behaviors are normal puppy ...
fear of other dogs2/6/2007
  Q: When I take my 6 moth old american cocker bitch for walks, she looks as if she wants to play but ...
  A: Helen, have you considered enrolling her in a group obedience class? What I think you need to do is ...
BAD BEHAVIOR IN PUPPY2/5/2007
  Q: We have a 12 week old female Cavachon (Cavalier Spaniel/Bichon mix) who is crate trained and uses a ...
  A: Mendi! At just 12 weeks old, it's unlikely that your pup is being overly aggressive. The problem is ...
puppy pittbull-mix behavior2/5/2007
  Q: my pup is 7 almost 8 weeks old, he has good appetite and seem very healthy, but he never come when ...
  A: Herman, he is not lazy. A 7 week old puppy is still very much a baby. If you're expecting him to ...
help2/4/2007
  Q: when i throw a ball or a stick and tell him to fetch he fetches it but doesnt bring it to me and ...
  A: Simran, keep him on a long line (at least 20 feet long), so that you can use it to gently 'reel him ...
about to go...2/3/2007
  Q: "charlie" my 4 year old chihuaha normally uses his peepad. The former owner trained him. We have ...
  A: Ann, I'm sorry you feel you are at your wits end. However, you must be consistent in order for any ...
help2/3/2007
  Q: hey their my chocolate lab tyson is about 7 months old and is 22 inches tall how tall will he grow ...
  A: Arsh. It depends on his bloodlines as to just how big he'll get. The AKC standard for the Labrador ...
misbehaving chihuahua2/2/2007
  Q: I have had my chihuahua, Chico, since he was a puppy. Now, he'll be four on the 12th of this month. ...
  A: Chrysten, Chico does not know that it is wrong; he only knows that when you find a mess, you get mad ...
Baxter - Boston Terrier - Suckling1/31/2007
  Q: Someone gave us Baxter who is 4 months old. He is a pure bred Boston Terrier. We think he may have ...
  A: You may want to discuss this with a vet. I don't know what could be causing this (unless it's like ...
Intellagence in the german shepard1/31/2007
  Q: I am adding a german shepard to the family this summer and even thou I've read many things about ...
  A: Labrador retrievers and German shepherds are two totally different breeds that were created for two ...
Good dogs for kids1/31/2007
  Q: Are basset hounds good to have with kids? I am wanting a dog that is not high maintenance. What I ...
  A: Robyn, any dog can be good with kids providing the kids know how to properly behave around the dog. ...
Collars1/30/2007
  Q: I have been using the plastic buckle nylon collars on my three dogs but over the past three years ...
  A: Tara. Personally, I do not like collars with plastic buckles because they can break open too easily. ...
Marking around the house.1/29/2007
  Q: We have 4 Maltese dogs. All boys ages 1.5 - 9 years old. Recently our dogs started marking ...
  A: Dominique. What you may want to do is to keep them confined to the room you are in so you can ...
older dogs will not accept puppy1/28/2007
  Q: i would just like to know howw to make my german shepherd and collie cross accept my new labrador ...
  A: It's very hard to say without seeing their behavior exactly what you should do. I would recommend ...
3 year old pommeranian1/28/2007
  Q: I have a 3.5 year old Poomeranian that has recently began to pee in the house. We crate trained him ...
  A: Yes, Tom, many times dogs respond to stressful situations by regressing in house training. If I were ...
mama dog not giving milk1/26/2007
  Q: yeah I just had dog a rat terrier that is 2 or 3 years of age. she had puppies last night when we ...
  A: That is very unusual, Sandy. I would take her and the surviving pup to the vet ASAP. She could have ...
totally unobedient dachsund1/25/2007
  Q: My dogs name is jake he is a three month old dachsund puppy and refuses to poop or pee outside we ...
  A: Phyllis, dachshunds are notorious for being difficult to house break. At his age, he needs to be ...
fighting problems1/23/2007
  Q: I have 2 Presas and they r 2 and 1/2 and both males. They have always got along great, then ...
  A: Presas are slow maturing dogs, Micah. It could be that the older dog is trying to discipline the ...
Getting along with new dogs1/22/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old 35lb rat terrier (Daisy), and a 7 month old 11lb fox terrier mix, both females, ...
  A: Amy, I would recommend that you and the roommate immediately begin "Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF)" ...
PEEING IN THE HOUSE1/22/2007
  Q: I JUST MOVED IN AN APARTMENT ABOUT 8 MONTHS AGO WITH MY BOYFRIEND. AND FIRST SHE WAS VERY DEPRESSED ...
  A: I'm not sure why she is staying under the bed most of the time, Melissa, unless it's because of the ...
Retraining Dog Potty Problems1/20/2007
  Q: I have a bischon frize that is 4 yrs old that was not crate trained as a puppy and needless to say, ...
  A: I would treat him just as if he were a new puppy, Jen. Get him a crate that is large enough for him ...
Puppy loves to lick and mouth us when we pet her1/20/2007
  Q: Our 7-month-old, female papillon (Bella) is very sweet, never aggressive, and wants to play all day. ...
  A: Yes, Nadine, this is very common. You will have to be persistent with her because this is a natural ...
my pitbull lola1/19/2007
  Q: she might be pit, or sharpei, or lab mixed. Not sure. She tends to be a tad bit agressive towards ...
  A: You are right that your nervous and panicky behavior is not good for her behavior. You are sending ...
Demodectic Mange1/18/2007
  Q: You kindly answered my question a couple of days ago so now I am back. My Christmas puppy was just ...
  A: again, Georgiana. I'm sorry that your vet 'went off on' you. That's very unprofessional, and if it ...
Dog Food1/16/2007
  Q: What is your opinion on the nutritional quality of Life’s Abundance® Premium Health Food for Dogs? I ...
  A: Georgiana, and thank you for your kind words! I have debated for a while about adding Life's ...
Help!!! i have introduced a new puppy1/16/2007
  Q: Please help me out i have a 13 month American English bulldog (newly neutered about a month ago) he ...
  A: Your older puppy is trying to establish rank with the new puppy, Courtney. You can NOT give them ...
dry skin1/15/2007
  Q: I have a 2 yo lab and german shorthair mix. He is mainly as indoor dog. He weighs 87 pounds and is ...
  A: Dry skin is a common problem during the dry winter months, Melissa. There are medicated shampoos on ...
Male dog when female is in heat1/15/2007
  Q: I have a female chihuahua and a male terrier. Chihuahua is in heat and my male dog doesn't eat and ...
  A: If your male dog is not neutered, it is because he is feeling the urge to mate with the chihuahua. ...
switching dog food1/14/2007
  Q: Kristen, I have read your recommendations on dog food. I have two large dogs that any time I have ...
  A: Amy. Any time you change foods, there is going to be some degree of tummy upset and/or loose stools. ...
Boston terrier eatting dog poo!1/13/2007
  Q: Hey Kristen I hope you can help me. Of the three dogs I have my youngest a 9 month old boston ...
  A: Aside from picking up the poo from your yard and disposing of it, the only thing you can do to ...
female rottweiler1/12/2007
  Q: i just got a 9 mo. rottweiler, and she smells like she is going to start her period, she smells bad. ...
  A: Debbie, what kind of smell are you smelling? I've never noticed any dog smelling bad when going into ...
dog bruises1/11/2007
  Q: my son was playing with a dog good ruff play i thought but he ended up with bruises on his arms and ...
  A: Yes, bruises are a side effect of playing with a dog, Kelly. If you believe you can't get bruises ...
Housebreaking Puppy/working all day1/10/2007
  Q: We recently have added a new member to our family, a mix shihtzu/llaso apso. He is about 10weeks ...
  A: Crate training is an excellent way to housebreak a puppy, as well as being useful during the ...
new puppy and older dog1/9/2007
  Q: having problem with new puppy jumping and biting or nipping constantly at teddy ( older dog ),to a ...
  A: Luis, your puppy is behaving normally, and it sounds as if Teddy is as well. Do not scold him for ...
My dog1/9/2007
  Q: I just was wondering if you could help me with an ongoing problem my dog has? I have a German ...
  A: Usually this is a puppy problem that goes away by the time a dog is an adult. Really the only thing ...
Dogs barking!1/8/2007
  Q: we have 2 dogs, one is 'Bear', a 10 yr old male Border Collie x Kelpie who lives outside, just ...
  A: Unfortunately, Melanie, your dogs do not know whether someone coming down the driveway is a friend ...
dogs1/7/2007
  Q: whats a dog in ternal or exernally fertilized ?
  A: Iona, I don't understand your question completely, but dogs are like almost every other mammal in ...
help please1/6/2007
  Q: i have a 6 month old miniature poodle. we got him 2 months ago and have house trained him to go ...
  A: If he has to go badly enough, he will eventually go, Melissa. You may want to try leaving him with ...
Puppy behavior1/6/2007
  Q: We just got 2 adorable 4 month old puppies. We are trying to start training them but are not sure ...
  A: Ahh yes, aren't puppies fun, Angie!? Have you considered enrolling them in a puppy training class? ...
6 month yorkie is having trouble potty training1/5/2007
  Q: My 6 month yorkie is about 2.4lbs and when we got him at about 4 months he was crate trained and we ...
  A: It could be several things, April. Is the litter box too small for him? Where is it? Where is he ...
pit bull, 1st litter, too big for box1/5/2007
  Q: i am the foster parent for Taylor, she got pregnant the first time she came in to heat, i think it ...
  A: Do you know about when she is expected to deliver, Karen? Usually, the bitch's rectal temperature ...
Transition-old dog into new home1/4/2007
  Q: I will be relocating with my 9-year-old dog into a new home this month. As this is a rental home, I ...
  A: Karla, I wouldn't stress or worry about this, especially since the two issues you're worried about ...
Moving from outside to inside?1/4/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old daschund that we've been keeping outside with our 2 lab retrievers. We got him ...
  A: You shouldn't have a problem, Tracie. Forget about the fact that he's been living outside up until ...
apartment12/27/2006
  Q: my partner and i have talked about getting a dog. she has always been around dogs and other pets so ...
  A: It's hard to recommend breeds, Gabriel, as each individual dog is just that, an individual. For ...
Cocker Spaniel - a couple of problems12/27/2006
  Q: I have a 21 month old male cocker spaniel who is no longer entire. He is on a diet of James ...
  A: Cocker spaniels can often be wary and sometimes aggressive towards strangers. I would not allow him ...
My dog sleeping in my bed12/19/2006
  Q: He is on Science Diet skin sensitive. I dont think I will be able to leave him in the room due to ...
  A: Ahh, I was under the impression that just him being ON the bed was keeping your new beau awake; you ...
8 wk. old male chihuaha (Shnitzie)12/18/2006
  Q: We just purchased our first chihuahua. We have a few concerns and questions. He's doing Ok with the ...
  A: The leash problem is indeed a problem, though it is common for puppies who have never worn a leash ...
Siberian Husky eats everything!!12/16/2006
  Q: I have a 7 month old siberian husky puppy,I have had her since she was ten weeks old and I have just ...
  A: I would recommend that you get one of the plastic airline style crates with the metal door. There is ...
What is the best for our family?12/16/2006
  Q: This is the first time my family has had an interest in getting a puppy, however my husband and I ...
  A: "Our daughter was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocyphalus, Chiari, braces, wheel chair and walker" ...
Rescued adult female Shih Tzu urinating in house only!!!12/14/2006
  Q: I hope you can help me! About a month ago, I rescued two little dogs, one a male maltese mix, and ...
  A: Bless you, Cindy for rescuing and taking care of these two dogs! It takes a special kind of person ...
shih tzu12/13/2006
  Q: i have a 2 MO shih tuz first time dog owner i have him in a fence cage when im not around when he ...
  A: That's okay, Oscar; I was just a little confused. I understand now! I guess my first question is ...
my 10 week old cocker spaniel12/12/2006
  Q: I have a 10 week old cocker spaniel. I adopted him 2 weeks ago. He's from arkansas and i am from ...
  A: Marlisa, your puppy is exhibiting normal puppy behaviors. He doesn't know what "stop" means. He ...
I can't seem to potty train my rescued dog12/9/2006
  Q: I'm at my wits end. My dog is extremely resistant to potty training techniques. He will lift to ...
  A: Your dog's problem is not a housebreaking issue, Kelly. He is marking. This problem can be solved a ...
dog biting ankles12/8/2006
  Q: I am having a single but big problem with my dog that I hope you can help me with. I have been ...
  A: I had an American Eskimo dog for about two years (it actually belonged to my then-boyfriend). I ...
dominant behavior in 7 yr old english bull12/7/2006
  Q: my girlfriend took in a 7 yr old (give or take) english bull dog from a divorcing couple. he is ...
  A: Jon, and bless you for taking this boy in. He probably wouldn't have been able to find a home if ...
When should Puppies get there first shots12/7/2006
  Q: My wife took our new puppie, golden retriever, to the vet for his next round of shots (3rd round). ...
  A: Timothy, your vet is right; 5 weeks is too early to be giving shots to puppies, and they do no good ...
Need help with aggressive behavoir asap12/6/2006
  Q: My toddler son, 3.5 year old lab/beagle mix and I just flew home to spend the month of Dec with my ...
  A: You have several options, Lucie: 1. Don't allow your dog to be loose with your parents' dog if your ...
Dog Whelping Behavior12/6/2006
  Q: My dog just had puppies. After the birth of the puppies she did not want the puppies to nurse. ...
  A: Is this her first litter? I'm a bit concerned that the puppies did not nurse for 24 hours. That ...
9mo Housebreaking concerns12/5/2006
  Q: My 9 month old Schnoodle was crate trained and seemed to really catch on to potty training. Over ...
  A: Jay, use baby gates to confine her to the room you're in or use a 6 foot leash and keep her tethered ...
I need help with my 2 year old dog!12/5/2006
  Q: I have a 2 year old mini pincher that I got when he was about 1 from the shelter. He lived on a boat ...
  A: Amy. I think the simplest solution for you would be to get him a crate to stay in when you are not ...
Spaying my Boston Terrier11/30/2006
  Q: I am planning to have Hannah spayed shortly within a week or so. I was wondering should I get blood ...
  A: Tara. There are several benefits of spaying female dogs. Here is a short list of those benefits: * ...
Chewing on Dog bed11/30/2006
  Q: I am writing to you about my 1 year old male Weimaraner. I can't seem to get him to stop chewing on ...
  A: Tara, I have three words for you: Normal Puppy Behavior! *wink* Your dog is still very much a puppy ...
Pet Anxiety11/29/2006
  Q: I apopted a pup from a shelter at 4 months. She is now 11 months. We are having severe problems with ...
  A: If she cannot destroy anything or hurt herself in the laundry room, then I would say you're doing ...
Antisocial dog with other dogs11/28/2006
  Q: We adopted a beautiful toy poodle, approximate age is five years old, pure bread, female, from a ...
  A: Mark, and kudos on your adopting an older dog from a rescue! My first question is exactly what do ...
Jack Russell peeing everywhere11/28/2006
  Q: My son's Jack Russell is 6 month old. Two weeks ago he suddenly started peeing everywhere. He used ...
  A: Luda, is he neutered yet? If not, I would recommend making him an appointment as soon as possible. ...
hey11/27/2006
  Q: hey just wanted to ask my lab turns 6 months old on december 1st and wondered when do labs stop ...
  A: Labs and other large breed dogs usually continue to grow and fill out until they are 2 years of age. ...
fear aggresion11/27/2006
  Q: I have a 2 and 1/2 year old Beagle, a 12 yr old boxer and a 1 year old boxer. My beagle has had ...
  A: Keeley. When your dog becomes aggressive when near food or things she perceives as being 'hers,' she ...
shih tzu bad behavior11/27/2006
  Q: Kristen, I have a 1 year old shih tzu, Buffy. She is about 12 pounds. We have crate trained her and ...
  A: Chewing IS a puppy behavior, Jen, but it sounds like your dog's chewing behavior is due to ...
Toilet training a Dog11/22/2006
  Q: Three weeks ago my partner and i got a one year old terrier from a farm where he had been kept in a ...
  A: Vicky. Some dogs can be more difficult than others to house break. The first thing I would recommend ...
Excesive chewing11/21/2006
  Q: I have two female miniature schnauzers. My husband went back to work this summer, after being home ...
  A: Christena, this problem is going to be extremely difficult, if not impossible, without the use of a ...
kennel sleeping11/21/2006
  Q: We have a Schipperke (Skippy) that is approximately 2-3 yo. We've had him almost a year and he's a ...
  A: If you are at home all day, then there is certainly no reason you should keep him kenneled all day ...
housebreaking and crate training11/20/2006
  Q: I have a 7 month old Bugg (Boston Terrier/Pug mix) and I just got a 9 month old Pug over the weekend ...
  A: I see no problem with crating both of them while you are at work, Ana. They should have separate ...
ESCAPES THROUGH OPEN GATE AND WILL NOTLET ME CATCH HIM11/20/2006
  Q: I HAVE A 11 MONTH OLD YORKIE NAMED BUDDY. HE WILL NOT LET ME CATCH HIM WHEN HE GETS AWAY OR OFF HIS ...
  A: Helen, if he has not already been obedience trained (and it sounds like he hasn't! *grin*), I would ...
feeding11/19/2006
  Q: Our tiny Shi-Poo puppy (smallest in her litter) is 9 weeks old and weighed 2.1 lbs at 7 weeks. She ...
  A: Michelle! Three to four meals a day should be fine for her, but you are not feeding her enough, and ...
new Chow puppy questions11/19/2006
  Q: we have had our 12 week old chow for a week now, she was a stray and we adopted from the shelter. ...
  A: George, and congrats on your new addition! I got my oldest dog (a chow/pitbull mix) from the local ...
Sleeping arrangments - crate vs. garage11/18/2006
  Q: One week ago, we rescued a one year old Golden Retriever who was kept outside in a concrete yard her ...
  A: What your dog is doing when put in the crate is normal, for a dog or puppy of any age that is first ...
Jack Russell and Ducks and other pets11/18/2006
  Q: My parents recently got a 9 week on Jack Russell from family friends. It is his second day in the ...
  A: Erica, I would reinforce his fears of the ducks. Reinforcing fear is not normally something I ...
Outside11/17/2006
  Q: We have a 4 1/2 month old German Shepherd. We've had him for 2 weeks. He cam from a family that ...
  A: Man, can I relate to getting tired of going outside and standing until the puppy goes potty! I have ...
Dog Urinating in Crate11/17/2006
  Q: We recently adopted a 6 month old Great Dane puppy and are having some trouble with her urinating in ...
  A: It sounds like separation anxiety to me, Lou. First, I would make sure the crate isn't too large for ...
2 female jacks fighting11/17/2006
  Q: I HAVE 2 JACK RUSSELLS 1 5MOS AND 1 IS 10 MOS. I'VE HAD THE 10 MO. FOR 4MOS AND JUST GOT THE 5MO ...
  A: The first thing I would recommend is having them both spayed. Intact females tend to fight more than ...
housetraining confusion11/16/2006
  Q: I have a 6 month old chihuahua /mini pinscher mix. She is a very smart girl and she catches on to ...
  A: Kristen! I would recommend taking the pad outside with you and putting it on the ground. She already ...
training two dogs to play11/16/2006
  Q: I mean I would like to train both dogs to fetch and catch taking turns as I have not got a lot of ...
  A: I doubt you're going to be able to teach them to take turns, unless you can teach them both good, ...
house training11/15/2006
  Q: my shi-tzu is a year old and is not toilet trained properly she will go to the door and let you know ...
  A: I would recommend getting her a crate, Lisa, and keeping her in it when you are not at home and ...
new puppy, resident cat11/14/2006
  Q: Greetings! my boyfriend and i have just completed week 1 with our now 9 wk old Thai Ridgeback ...
  A: Oh boy, can I relate! I have a 17 month old German shepherd pup that I got at 5 months of age. I've ...
My new Shih-Poo11/14/2006
  Q: We have a 2 1/2 month shih-Poo named Lulu who will go outside but sometimes goes inside, pee and ...
  A: Lisa. The first thing I'd recommend if you haven't done it already is to buy her a crate. It should ...
My Jack Russel runs away and will not come when called11/14/2006
  Q: I have been having problems with my 8 month old Jack Russell Terrier. He gets into the garbage if ...
  A: For the garbage raiding, you have several choices: 1. You can block his access to the kitchen with ...
strange behavior.11/13/2006
  Q: I have two dogs. One female and one male. Both are fixed. We have had the female from puppyhood, ...
  A: It could be that your male has an infection or something going on and your female has picked up on ...
German Shepherd - training Regression11/12/2006
  Q: I adopted a 6 month old white German Shepherd from a shelter about 3.5 weeks ago. She had been ...
  A: That IS strange. It could be that she's just being stubborn and it's time to introduce some ...
my neighbors shepard11/11/2006
  Q: I am a military spouse and I am currently puppy sitting for my neighbor for 2 months. She has a 5 ...
  A: Eve. I would recommend going to http://www.yahoo.com or http://www.google.com and doing a search for ...
Weimeraner Crate Training11/10/2006
  Q: I have an 13 month old female Weimeraner. I can not get her crate trained. I have tried everything, ...
  A: Brian. I hope I am able to help you. First, how large is the crate, and do you put bedding material ...
Chewing11/9/2006
  Q: Mostly shows. And we have tried punishing her and giving her more attention and it doesnt seem to ...
  A: Do you mean she's been chewing on *shoes* Brandy? If so, then the most simple solution would be to ...
How to get a Chihuahua/Dachsunds mix to potty train11/9/2006
  Q: I have this a six month old mix, between a chihuahua and Dachsunds, but my mother and I have saw him ...
  A: First, Cheryl, is he free-fed or do you feed him only at certain times of the day? Do you take him ...
Major Barking Issue11/8/2006
  Q: Kristen, Hello! I have a 1 and a half year old female Beagle. She eats twice a day dry food and ...
  A: Penny. When you say the hair goes up on her back, does it go from her shoulders all the way to her ...
shy dog11/8/2006
  Q: I have a dutch shepherd that came from strong police working dogs he is 9 weeks old...However he ...
  A: Melvin. I thought I'd replied to this already, but when I logged back in this morning, it's still in ...
Border Collie is no Angel11/7/2006
  Q: I love my dog, but...UUGh! We can't get her to stop taking stuff outside! She is an indoor dog but ...
  A: Christy, the simplest solution would be to keep things out of her reach, of course, but she should ...
Resident dogs and new puppy11/6/2006
  Q: My boyfriend and I brought home a boxer pup at 7.5 weeks old (he is now 9.5 weeks old). He lives ...
  A: At this time, I think it's best that Oliver not be allowed to interact with Bruiser at all because ...
Beagle training lapse11/6/2006
  Q: We have a male beagle just over a year old. We got him from eight weeks old and have trained him ...
  A: Because he's urinating AND defecating during the night, I wouldn't suspect an infection right off ...
Moving11/6/2006
  Q: My dog and I are moving. I am concerned due to the fact he has lived with me in my current place ...
  A: The move shouldn't be too bad for him as long as you try to keep your current routine up once you ...
my dog HELP!!!11/5/2006
  Q: my dog is 3 yrs old a springer i have just brought a girl dog same breed i have had her for 2 weeks ...
  A: So you had the 3 year old Springer Spaniel, then brought home a female Springer Spaniel (you didn't ...
my dog is peeing in the house :-(11/5/2006
  Q: I have a 17 year old jack who lately is peeing in the house .He seems fine and has no signs of ...
  A: Kevin, is that a typo? Is your dog really 17 years old, or did you mean 17 months?! If he's 17 years ...
New Beagle Puppy Yesterday11/4/2006
  Q: I've read a a lot of your answers here, but I couldn't really find the answer I need. I really like ...
  A: Andrew. If your dog is younger than 2 months of age, then he has been taken from his mother too ...
Puppy Heat11/4/2006
  Q: My husband has a five year old boxer and my daughter has a one year old female boxer. Our female has ...
  A: Take her to the vet immediately. Your vet may be able to terminate the pregnancy with dexamethasone, ...
Puppy won't go to the bathroom outside..11/3/2006
  Q: i read your answer about taking the dog outside and then if he doesn't go bring him back in..we have ...
  A: When you take him outside to potty, you should put him on a leash and walk him around to keep him ...
potty training issues11/2/2006
  Q: I have had my male pitbull mix since he was 6 wks old. I got him from the Humane Society so they ...
  A: Lauren. My first question to you is, does he have a crate? If not, I would suggest getting him one. ...
Non barking small dog11/1/2006
  Q: I am looking for a small breed dog that isnt a big barker(like the boston terrier...my female doesnt ...
  A: Well, off the top of my head I can't think of many small dogs that don't bark much. Individual dogs ...
dachshund soiling her crate10/31/2006
  Q: Help! My 16 week old dachshund poops and pees in her crate and will not go on wee wee pads or ...
  A: Nora, and congrats on your new addition to the family! I have a few questions for you before I can ...
house breaking10/31/2006
  Q: Our daughter bought a 4 month old pug from a pet store. He has been used to just using his kennel ...
  A: This is one of the many reasons people should not buy puppies from pet stores, Jeanie. It can be ...
female boxer10/30/2006
  Q: I have a female boxer, she is going to be a yr old, how do i know when she is in heat and what are ...
  A: She could become more 'moody' and possibly even a bit aggressive as she comes into heat - similar to ...
older dog question!10/30/2006
  Q: I have a dog which is a German shepard/black lab mix named Rinty and is turning 15 in march-the ...
  A: You didn't answer the question of how long after you leave he continues to bark. I was wanting an ...
Housebreaking Problems10/29/2006
  Q: My husband and I have an 11 month old terrier mix who we adopted about 2 months ago. We take her on ...
  A: Jennifer. Her heat cycle *could* be contributing, but more than likely, it doesn't have anything to ...
Potty Training (& Nutrition)10/29/2006
  Q: I just bought a 4 month old beagle. I got her from a breeder and they flew her to us on Thursday, ...
  A: It sounds like the breeder is less than responsible, if she has her dogs on Purina Dog Chow, and the ...
dog bell training10/29/2006
  Q: I would like to start training my dogs, 6 months., to ring the bell for going potty outside. What ...
  A: What breed are your dogs, Liz? I would use the type of bell that some farmers put on the collars of ...
dog who eats the wall10/27/2006
  Q: Kristen... We have a wonderful chocolate lab that has a strange tendency to eat the wall in our ...
  A: Jill. Yes, hot pepper juice, or tabasco sauce often works very well for dogs who seem to like the ...
Doberman dandruff10/26/2006
  Q: I adopted a 7 year old, neutered 100 lb Dobie about 9 months ago. He is very healthy but has flaky ...
  A: Has he always had flaky skin, or is this something that happened after you got him? What kind of ...
Dog Food10/15/2006
  Q: Many of us in the dog owner community look to Allexperts not only for the well being of our own ...
  A: Iams has been under scrutiny for quite some time, but I do not have any information other than what ...
my dog's aggressive ways10/13/2006
  Q: my dog is almost three yrs. old, he is hound dog,red bone coon. He 120 pounds. Ultra made by nurto. ...
  A: Diana, I think that your dog thinks he is above everyone else and that is why he is showing ...
age and nuter10/13/2006
  Q: my yellow lab is ten yrs. old, and he seems to never stop thinking about sex. Is he to old to nuter ...
  A: William. No it is not too late to have him neutered as long as he is in good health. I suggest that ...
Problem barking10/12/2006
  Q: I have a 10 month old pomeranian Bambi. He is a sweetheart, and is very intelligent, but there are ...
  A: Natalya, have you taken him to obedience classes? If not, that would be an excellent starting point. ...
Barking Yorkie10/11/2006
  Q: Help. How can I get my 4 yr old male (neutered) yorkie from barking at animals on TV. Commericals ...
  A: Well, Gayle, you could try using a squirt bottle. Fill it with water and make sure it's set to ...
Marking in the house10/10/2006
  Q: How can I stop my 4yr old male (neutered) yorkie from marking in the house. He is not crated, has ...
  A: Basically, you have to treat him as if he were not housebroken. When you cannot watch him, he should ...
bathing10/10/2006
  Q: We are adopting a Chihuahua/terrior mix (long hair). She is 6 months old that was dropped off at ...
  A: Kim! Congrats on adopting the new puppy! There are literally hundreds of dog shampoos and coat ...
Question about training dog not to bark.10/9/2006
  Q: My dog, Gracie, is 10 years old, I have had her for 8 of those years. She is a mixed breed, probably ...
  A: It's very difficult without seeing the behavior in person to be able to give accurate advice, but ...
My golden retriever is too hyper !!!!10/8/2006
  Q: I hope you can help me. I ahve a Golden Retriever puppy and he is very friendly. But he definietly ...
  A: Ian, I think the obedience classes are a great idea, and they should help a great deal. You didn't ...
help with housebreaking10/7/2006
  Q: We have had our puppy for 2 weeks now, she is 4 months old. We are having a nightmare of a time ...
  A: You may have to continue to crate her when she cannot be watched until she is a year old or more. ...
Dog parks10/6/2006
  Q: I have a mixed breed, we aquired from a dog rescue, we got him at 4months old, he was found with his ...
  A: I do not think that taking your dog to a dog park is a good idea, Sue. You've already said he is ...
potty training dog in apartment10/6/2006
  Q: I have a couple of chihuahuas. One that I have had since he was five weeks old and on that I adopted ...
  A: When you take the dogs out (separately, or with each of you holding the leash of one dog) to potty, ...
Unusual dislike of another dog10/5/2006
  Q: I have a 7 year old Llasha Apso that I got two years ago from the pound so I don't know his history. ...
  A: If your dog has not had any obedience training, Lana, that would be my first suggestion. Second, I ...
Chow/Pit Agresion10/5/2006
  Q: I have a Chow/Pit mix 1 year and 2 months old male dog. I also have a 2 1/2 year old mix female dog. ...
  A: I highly recommend that you get him into an obedience class ASAP, Traci. If you can, try to find a ...
Potty Training10/4/2006
  Q: My husband I have a 1 year old puggle (pug and beagle mix) and he is an inside dog. We have already ...
  A: Michelle, you didn't say what time you come home. How long is your dog in the kennel from the time ...
House Training10/4/2006
  Q: I have a five year old Beagle bitch. She has not be nuited(sorry can't spell it but I'm sure you ...
  A: Diane. I have a few suggestions for you and Shiloh. The first suggestion would be to buy her a ...
FAMILY DOG10/3/2006
  Q: I AM LOOKING FOR A FAMILY DOG FOR MY 7 YEAR OLD HE WANTS A DOG REALLY BAD. I NEED ONE THAT ISNT TO ...
  A: Tammy. Labs are not known for being calm dogs. They are often called hyper because they tend to keep ...
Territorial/aggressiveness10/1/2006
  Q: I have a 2 year old white miniature schnauzer. He is a very sweet dog, but whenever he has a bone or ...
  A: Jennifer, and thanks for asking! First, let me just say that with aggression issues, it can be ...
not usung pee-pad after neutering10/1/2006
  Q: We have two 6 month old maltese, Lizzie and Sassy. They were both bought at the same time but are ...
  A: Antoinette, it is somewhat common for 'freshly-spayed' females to regress a bit in their ...
dog food9/28/2006
  Q: A couple months ago my boyfriend and I adopted a two year old black lab mix. We want to feed her a ...
  A: You are wise to think about switching your dog off Science Diet and onto something that's better for ...
Behavior problems9/26/2006
  Q: I have a mut she is part lab/german shepard/ bull mastif. She is 7 months old she eats Puppy ...
  A: Your puppy's behavior is completely normal, Amy. I recommend getting her a crate and keeping her in ...
Puppy Potty Training9/26/2006
  Q: I recently acquired 2 very sweet mixed breed puppies. They are about 7-8 weeks old. I know they are ...
  A: You didn't say what breed these puppies were, Amanda, but I would not be leaving 7-8 week old ...
house training9/20/2006
  Q: About 3 months ago we aquired a 1 1/2 yr old Shit zu female named Lucy. We already had a well ...
  A: The first thing I would do would be to thoroughly clean the floors with an enzymatic cleaner such as ...
Paper Training9/19/2006
  Q: I have an 11 weeks old pup. The weather has been nice and all of this time I have been taking him ...
  A: What breed of pup is he, Julie? The cold really doesn't bother most dogs. If he was doing well at ...
Peeing on carpet9/18/2006
  Q: I’m having a problem with a 6-year-old Norwich terrier peeing on the carpet. I purchased him a few ...
  A: Interesting, Steve. Excitement peeing is usually something that puppies do, and they usually grow ...
Two Samoyeds9/18/2006
  Q: we have TWO 14 weeks old Samoyed girls from the same litter. They are very kind natured and yes, ...
  A: The main reason you shouldn't get two puppies at the same time is because if left together, they ...
Why is my new/old dog not eating?9/18/2006
  Q: On Saturday, 9-16, I received a 1 1/2 year old pitbull dog from my uncle. He is a wonderful, loving ...
  A: Are you feeding him at certain times, or leaving the food out for him all the time? Same question ...
Designated waste area9/16/2006
  Q: I am looking for instructions/idea on building a specific area for my dog to do her business. ...
  A: All I'd do, Bill, would be to get some landscaping timbers or even cinder blocks or railroad ties, ...
Dobermans fears9/13/2006
  Q: I have a 6 year old Dobe with hypothyroidism. he is on tablets and his levels are stable. He is on a ...
  A: It sounds as if your dog was not properly socialized as a puppy, Wend. How long have you had him, ...
Litter box training a puppy9/12/2006
  Q: We have a 16-week-old female papillon that we are training to use a litter box (using Second Nature ...
  A: Nadine, I'm wondering what the reason for her pooping so many times at night might be. That's a ...
Separation Anxiety Problems9/10/2006
  Q: We adopted our dog(black lab mixed with maybe pitbull) from a shelter when she was about 5 months ...
  A: Kelly, your puppy *could* have been abused before you got her, or she could have simply never been ...
Anxiety/Jealousy9/9/2006
  Q: I have a 2 year old Chihuahua/Poodle that weighs about 6.5 lbs. named Macy. She has always been a ...
  A: Amy. Your case is certainly an odd one. It sounds as if your dog has a heightened sensitivity to ...
dog pooping and peeing in basement9/9/2006
  Q: My mainly inside dog, a 4 year old female Akita, Maddie, started pooping a short while back in our ...
  A: Tracy, and sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I was out of town this weekend and am still ...
Training my puppy to use the bathroom outside9/8/2006
  Q: I have a 7 month year old Mexican Hairless Pincher Mix. He is a rambunctious little thing that not ...
  A: Your puppy should be ok in his crate for the 6 hours during the day that you are not home, Jenessa. ...
Unwanted barking9/8/2006
  Q: We have a female miniature Yorkie, 7, named Cosette. We also have a male miniature Yorkie/Poodle ...
  A: Alison, you are absolutely correct in that dogs feed off of each other. I do have a few possible ...
hair lose9/7/2006
  Q: Roxy, she's about 1 yr. got at pound in Long Island. She's a mix, med. size lots of long silky wavy ...
  A: It's hard to say without actually seeing her, Maureen. Can you send me some pictures? My e-mail ...
Training a Beagle9/6/2006
  Q: I have a 9-month old Beagle. I have had her since she was 6 weeks old and started potty training ...
  A: I think you need to start crating her at night until she realizes that she needs to hold it during ...
Training a new puppy to be good with children9/5/2006
  Q: We have a mixed breed lab & a mixed breed huskey, both 8 yrs old & a new 6 week siberian huskey. The ...
  A: I don't think your idea is a bad one, Laura, providing your friends don't mind. I think it's a good ...
Pad Cut Open On Weegee's Foot9/4/2006
  Q: Your response was so fantastic to my question on the COC's, that I have another. My grandchildren ...
  A: Deborah, I would have a vet look at it just to make sure that there isn't anything *in* the wound. ...
Puppy runs away9/1/2006
  Q: I have a 14-week-old, female Papillon puppy. We enjoy her so much. We are litter-box training and ...
  A: Nadine! It sounds like you're doing excellent with the crate and litterbox training! Keep up the ...
English Bulldog exposing penis8/30/2006
  Q: Our 6 month old and neutered English Bulldog exposed his penis while sitting. Very gross! Is there a ...
  A: Mike, no, you cannot train your dog not to do that. It is completely normal. It may happen if he is ...
Behavior problem -- jumping on cars8/29/2006
  Q: My dog is a young black lab who is about 9 months old. She is not quite full-blooded. She is very ...
  A: Oh my, Karrie! What a problem you've got! Honestly, the only things I can think of that might get ...
Calcium Oxalate Crystals8/29/2006
  Q: I am sure the first part of my email to you was lost, so here I go again. Weegee is a 2 yr 4 month ...
  A: Ok. Now that I'm home, I'm going to do my best to answer all of your questions. You want to avoid ...
shedding8/28/2006
  Q: why does my long-haired white german shepherd shed excessively all year? Shouldn't he at least shed ...
  A: Double-coated dogs are known for being nearly all-year-round shedders. About the only thing you can ...
Chihuahua8/27/2006
  Q: I added them as comments, but do not see them posted. Please let me know. sarah
  A: I'm not sure what happened, Sarah, but I do not see your response. Allexperts has been undergoing ...
housebreaking8/26/2006
  Q: I would like to know the best way to housebreak a one year old puppy.
  A: Gary. I'm sorry I'm so late getting back to you. I've had an unexpectedly busy weekend and beginning ...
dog wakes up too early8/23/2006
  Q: My 5yr old cocker wakes up at 5:15am like clockwork. No matter how late we take him out the night ...
  A: Who needs an alarm clock when you have such a reliable pupper, Stephanie! ;^) I do know what you ...
Housebreaking a 10 week old puppy8/21/2006
  Q: We have a 10 week old black lab.He eats Pedigree puppy food two times a day.He spends most of his ...
  A: Christy. At 10 weeks of age, you are right when you say that 8 hours is too long to expect him to be ...
Chihuahua Potty Training8/18/2006
  Q: I have a 1 year old female chihuahu (4 1/2 lbs). Indoor, spaid, aggresive towards other dogs, yips ...
  A: Sarah, I'm so sorry you're having problems with your babies. I will do my very best to help you ...
Bark collars8/16/2006
  Q: I am reconsidering a barking collar for my labrador retreiver(almost 3 years old). I remember you ...
  A: Tara. In regards to your questions: 1. No, Innotek is not the best available, but it and Petsafe ...
Potty accidents8/15/2006
  Q: I I have a Maltepoo that's 14 months old. He's an inside dog and eats only dry kibble. Overall, he ...
  A: Tina, I do not think the problem is a housetraining issue; I think what he is doing is 'marking.' Is ...
Dog Urinating in Crate8/14/2006
  Q: We have a 7 month old puppy that is a Beagle/Blue Tic mix (she's looking more and more beagle-ish ...
  A: Jessica, I would recommend that you take her to a vet and make sure she does not have any sort of ...
pee pad training8/14/2006
  Q: I got a yorkshire/poodle mix about a week ago. She is 2 years old and has never really had any ...
  A: Phyllis. Until your baby is potty trained, you're going to have to confine her. Now, whether you ...
8yr Old Behavior Problems8/13/2006
  Q: Kristen, I have an 8 year old silky terrier that I have had ever since he was a puppy. I ...
  A: Joe, I think the problem is stemming from his separation anxiety issues, as well as having ...
schitzu has started biting8/12/2006
  Q: I have a 3 year old schitzu named Buddy. we have had him for 2 years now. He was always loving and ...
  A: I would recommend that you talk to your vet and have him checked out just to be sure that nothing is ...
Best breed of dog to have in-doors.8/10/2006
  Q: I am a single male 58 in a small 3 bedroom house. What type of small dog would you recommend that I ...
  A: Destino! Both chihuahuas and poodles do make good indoor dogs. However, there are a LOT of small ...
house training8/9/2006
  Q: I thought the six-month-old collie/shepherd puppy we brought home from the pound was housetrained ...
  A: Mary. Many dogs will appear to be housebroken until they experience carpet. It may be because carpet ...
marking8/9/2006
  Q: Me again! Just wanted to let you know our silkie is doing great. Still having some issues with ...
  A: When I take my dogs for a walk, I do not allow them to mark. With one of my dogs, this is very ...
Behavior problems8/7/2006
  Q: Lilly, my 19 month old English Springer loves to retrieve a ball but she doesn't understand that, in ...
  A: You need to teach her a 'release' command, Jim. Put a leash on her when you go outside (just let her ...
submissive urination8/4/2006
  Q: I have a three year old german shorthaired pointer that gets excited and squats and pees when ...
  A: Dennis, how long have you had the dog, and have you done anything as of yet to try and solve the ...
Crate Training8/4/2006
  Q: Our family has adopted a 2 year old male Shar Pei do. He was a champion show dog that the breeded ...
  A: Barb, have you spoken to his previous owner about this? Maybe he/she can give some insight as to ...
JRT fighting8/3/2006
  Q: We have two Jack Russell Terriers. They are both 5 years old, and they are both rescue dogs. We ...
  A: Weslyn, I do not think that you should have to get rid of one of the dogs to solve this problem. You ...
Harness versus Collar on Frenchie8/2/2006
  Q: My girlfriend Jen and I are getting a French Bulldog this weekend and we are bombarding the breeder ...
  A: Greg, harnesses DO tend to encourage a dog to pull against them. Think about it; what do sled and ...
Dog's leaking problem7/27/2006
  Q: I have a 1-year old spayed Pomeranian female. Last night, she was lying next to me and peed herself ...
  A: She may have an infection (bladder, uti, etc.). You need to take her to the vet and have them check ...
pink eyes on my white bulldogge7/26/2006
  Q: I just got 3 femele bulldogge pupies, they are mostly white. one all white. she seems to have eye ...
  A: Susana, it *could* be pigmentation of her skin (is she albino?) or it could be an infection, like ...
Best age to spay dog7/23/2006
  Q: We got a trainer in to show us how to fit the collar properly and how to use it. You asked what ...
  A: You're very welcome Deborah. I hope you have good results with her training. Spaying before the ...
Basenji behavior7/21/2006
  Q: We have a two almost three year old purebred female Basenji. We have had her since she was weened. ...
  A: I can't say whether or not this behavior change was due to her playing with your in-laws' Malinois ...
Yorkie puppy aggression7/20/2006
  Q: I have a 7 week old female Yorkie puppy that lives indoor with my 11 year old neutered Wheaton ...
  A: Gerette, your Wheaton is simply teaching the puppy some manners. Generally, puppies are left with ...
Dog bathroom area7/19/2006
  Q: We have two dogs that are mostly inside dogs. One is an 8 year old lab-dane mix, and the other is ...
  A: Anita. You most certainly can teach an old dog new tricks, but I would not recommend using the ...
prong v. choke collar7/18/2006
  Q: We got a dog (our first) from the animal shelter in March. She's now 6 months old (and weighs about ...
  A: Deborah, your dog's behavior is part of the reason I don't like dog parks. Dog parks can often ...
jealousy7/18/2006
  Q: It's me again. Thank you for your recent response regarding our silky terrier. We may have a ...
  A: I think it's more of a territorial issue than a jealousy issue, Shirley. Your dog is trying to make ...
Older Dog Peeing Inside7/17/2006
  Q: I have had my wolf/alaskan malamute for 15 yrs and we are unsure of his age b/c we got him from the ...
  A: Jennifer, you say you've had him for 15 years, but do not know how old he was when you got him. Was ...
growling and nippingis7/17/2006
  Q: niether of the dogs are neutered. the aggression with the queensland is about a month ago; there was ...
  A: Because of the aggression, I would recommend that you get both the dogs neutered as soon as ...
puppy allergic to hypoallergenic shampoo7/17/2006
  Q: I don't know if you would be able to answer my questions but I'm sending it to everyone here just ...
  A: Natalie, I'm so sorry you and your puppy are going through all of this! I've never heard of a puppy ...
silkie housebreaking7/16/2006
  Q: Our family just adopted a male silky terrier. His original owner passed away suddenly. We were ...
  A: I am glad you got him a crate for when you cannot watch him, Shirley. It sounds as if he is settling ...
Nutrition7/15/2006
  Q: I have a 2 yr old German Shepherd named Hero. He is very scrawny looking, his body shape is similar ...
  A: Josh. I'm very interested in your shepherd's condition. Is there any way you could e-mail me some ...
Dog pulling her hair out.7/14/2006
  Q: My dog is a Pekingese mix.She is about 3 years old and she eats Ol'Roy dog food.She is a outside and ...
  A: Fallon, it could be an allergy that is causing your dog to do what she is doing. Have you spoken ...
advanced training7/13/2006
  Q: i have a large lab type mutt who probably has some pointer and possibly some border collie. not ...
  A: It sounds like you're doing a wonderful job with Tobias so far, Jess! That's good because it makes ...
pomeranian problem7/12/2006
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 month old pomeranian (she was born on March 20th). I have owned her since she was ...
  A: What a very interesting setup you have for your pom, Juliet! I like it! I'm not fond of paper ...
Snippy Mini Schnauzer7/10/2006
  Q: We have a 3 year old Mini-schnauzer that is very sensitive about his feet. Whenever we touch his ...
  A: My mother-in-law's mini schnauzer is the same way, Brian. You want to get him used to having hs ...
dog not walk7/9/2006
  Q: i have a 5 month old male irish bull terrier,i've had him from a pup 7 weeks old.the trouble is when ...
  A: What a strange problem you have there, Phil! Have you tried anything other than picking him up and ...
9 week old puppy -- yard time7/9/2006
  Q: I've asked you a question before and you were helpful.................................... When is it ...
  A: As long as no other dogs or other animals have access to your yard, I'd say he is probably fine for ...
Nuisance Barking7/8/2006
  Q: I have 2 shelties who bark outside when we play ball with them. They are rarely left outside except ...
  A: Barb, I'm SO sorry you're going through this. Unfortunately, there are many people like your ...
2 1/2 year old Male Pekingese7/6/2006
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 yr old male pekingese who has several issues and aggression. I have read your ...
  A: Tabitha. Sorry for the delay; I've been a little under the weather this weekend. I took a look at ...
dog eats cats poo7/6/2006
  Q: My 1 yr old minature schnauzer constantly eats cats poo if we let him off the lead. his beard and ...
  A: Brenda. Where is he getting access to the cat poo that he's eating? If you can eliminate the source, ...
Shitzu7/5/2006
  Q: Is Shitzu a "yapper" I am 7 years old Thanks
  A: Kimberly. Very good question! Shih tsu dogs were created to be companions to humans, so a properly ...
bed peeing7/5/2006
  Q: My husband has a pug that we have had for several years, we have used her for breeding in the past, ...
  A: Tina, it sounds as if she does not respect that you (and your husband) are the leaders of the pack. ...
3 untrained 2 year old border collie7/5/2006
  Q: We have 3 untrained border collies, they were purchased 2 years ago for my step son by his ...
  A: Kathleen. I'm wondering, are these dogs going to stay with the grandmother or is the stepson going ...
sleep in the am6/30/2006
  Q: shitshu's - male/female (2) 10 years old- eat dry food and are indoor dogs I feel them about ...
  A: Louise. I'm assuming your friend is letting the dogs out sometime between 9:00 and 9:30pm to potty ...
Barking6/28/2006
  Q: We have a 3 year old female boxer and a 10 month old Chocolate Lab. They are both mainly indoor ...
  A: Jenn, have you talked with the trainer that was in charge of the class she just passed? If not, you ...
older dog becoming more agressive6/28/2006
  Q: I own 4 dogs and three cats. My older dog, Mia, is half chow and half shar-pei. She has always ...
  A: Leslie, could you detail a little more her behavior towards the cats? When does she try to attack ...
Dog rehabilitation6/27/2006
  Q: Kristen, I recently "rescued" a Husky from an apparent abusive homelife. She started hanging ...
  A: You've only invested 4 days, Glen. This dog has a lot of fear issues and those are not going to go ...
submissive wetting6/27/2006
  Q: I came across your website while searching the subject of "submissive wetting". I am considering ...
  A: Cindy. Submissive urination is a common problem with puppies, and if ignored, usually resolves ...
regulart feeding times...6/27/2006
  Q: I have a 3yr old male not nuetered dalmation (Bailey)..he is the last of 3 dogs I have had in the ...
  A: Margaret, what are you feeding him, how often are you feeding him, and how much at each feeding does ...
My dog is very overweight!6/26/2006
  Q: I have a Golden Retriever/Collie mix. We got her from the SPCA and when they found her, she was ...
  A: Amy. If your dog is a Golden/Collie mix, 60 pounds sounds like an appropriate weight for her to be. ...
Attack of the Yard6/24/2006
  Q: We have and indoor 5 year old cockapoo and recently she does not want to go outside to do her ...
  A: Zach, start taking her out on leash. If she seems to be afraid of the backyard, take her out in the ...
Behavior6/16/2006
  Q: My best friend is a 1 yr.old yellow field Lab named Max.He is fed 3 cups a day of Innova or ...
  A: Dick. I'm interested to hear exactly how you tried choke and prong collars and a harness, and what ...
Feeding and walking6/16/2006
  Q: I've been wondering about the best time to walk the dog (Norwich terrier) in relation to his feeding ...
  A: Steve, by "walk," are you meaning a brisk walk around the neighborhood, or a walk specifically for ...
my 2 dogs6/16/2006
  Q: My live in boyfriend has 2 dogs, one is a terrier mix and we believe the other to be a pit-lab mix. ...
  A: Melissa, I think the best thing for you, your children, AND the dogs would be to enroll in some ...
Foods poisonous to or bad for dogs6/11/2006
  Q: Simon here.At 46 after years of being a cat person I have my first dog- a friend's dog was going to ...
  A: What a cutie pie he is, Simon! I wouldn't give him too much cat food, because it is not good for ...
Picking a pupy........6/10/2006
  Q: ............One more question if you do not mind. We are the ones w/ the runt (maltipoo). We picked ...
  A: Actually, Gail, I do not approve of people purposely breeding mixed breed dogs when there are SO ...
old dog to new6/9/2006
  Q: I have a female, american staff terrior x pit bull mix, that's 9-10 years old,.. I was going to try ...
  A: Jacob, how does she behave towards other dogs in general? Pitties often tend to have some degree of ...
Nutrition/Best puppy food........6/8/2006
  Q: .... Quick question......What is the best pupy food out there??? Want to make sure my new pup ets ...
  A: I'm SO Sorry this has taken so long. It's a long story, though and I won't bother you with it. Here ...
Housebreaking Dogs, after other dogs move in.6/7/2006
  Q: Recently we moved in with my parents who own 2 small chihuahuas. We have 2 miniature pinchers. Our ...
  A: SMO, your dog is exhibiting marking behavior due to the move. If I were you, I would go back to the ...
my chihuahua6/7/2006
  Q: i have a 1 year old chihuahua and a 7 month old maltese. I let them in the back yard a couple of ...
  A: Just because he was "hanging out" doesn't mean that he mated, Jennifer (although he certainly ...
Pooping in designated area6/7/2006
  Q: I have a 5 yr old Border Collie who is going deaf. I want to teach him to poop and pee in a ...
  A: Stacy, I think a very good suggestion would be to put him on a schedule. If you currently leave food ...
House Training6/6/2006
  Q: I have one year old female miniature Dachshund. After 9 months of crate training we still cannot get ...
  A: Dachshunds are notorious for being difficult to housebreak, dkraft. I would recommend putting her on ...
Help!!!!!!!6/5/2006
  Q: I recently rescued a pitbull/chow mix. He is turning into a great pup. He loves my cats and dogs and ...
  A: LeBaron, I hope your pup turns out to be as great a dog as MY pitbull/chow mix. She has been the ...
Puppy peeing on all blankets/rugs/bedding6/4/2006
  Q: Kristen, We got a Westie puppy when she was 13 1/2 weeks old from a breeder and have been crate ...
  A: April. Your predicament with the pottying on bedding is not an uncommon one! MANY puppies will potty ...
Dog pitching a fit6/3/2006
  Q: I have a heniz-57 dog that is part Datsun and minature Collie. My dog is six years old and lives ...
  A: Ashley, it sounds as though your dog is experiencing separation anxiety, which could have been ...
house breaking6/1/2006
  Q: I have adopted a 4-5 month old beagle/daschund mix from a shelter. When I adopted him I was told he ...
  A: Oh dear, Kelly. You have a combination of two breeds that are notorious for being difficult to ...
tricks5/31/2006
  Q: how do i teach my dog to speak?
  A: Well, Evie, you may or may not be able to do it depending on your dog. Is your dog a natural barker? ...
My Lhasa Apso won't eat5/31/2006
  Q: I have an 18m onth old Lhasa Apso dog. We have only had him 5 months and don't know much about his ...
  A: Lisa. My first question is how much are you feeding him each day, and how much of that is he ...
dogs behavior after birth5/31/2006
  Q: if they are still alive with her behavior so out of controlwhat can i do to make sure the puppies ...
  A: Shanae, this is one of the reasons the average pet owner should not breed their dogs. Breeding can ...
nudering5/27/2006
  Q: I have a male dog and i heard that to get it to stop spraying that you would have to get it's ...
  A: Nicole. Yes, the conventional method of neutering involves removing the dog's testicles. The ...
Housebreaking my one and a half old Peek A Poo5/27/2006
  Q: My husband was home full time when we got our puppy who was three months old at the time. He was ...
  A: Devon, the first thing I would suggest is putting her on a strict feeding/watering schedule. Do not ...
Aggressive Behavior5/26/2006
  Q: We have three boxers, Lucy who is 7. Caesar who is 3 and a rescued boxer, Rufus who just turned ...
  A: Judy. You definately have a dog pack there! What I would recommend is immediately beginning the ...
yorkie puppy peeing in crate5/20/2006
  Q: I have an 11 week old male yorkie that we have had for 2 weeks today. he is very good with his ...
  A: Sandy and congrats on your new puppy! Yorkie puppies are so cute, aren't they?! Sounds like you are ...
leash aggression5/17/2006
  Q: My dog Wynton, is a 10-year old Australian Shepherd, who is being fed Nutro lamb and rice (when we ...
  A: You would not *believe* how common a problem this is, Gloria. Luckily, in your case, Wynton already ...
eating things5/17/2006
  Q: I have a malti poo she is almost 9 months. She digs holes if I leave her out in the yard for more ...
  A: If your dog is mostly inside, Cindy, then I wouldn't recommend shaving her completely down for ...
She started peeing!!!5/16/2006
  Q: We adopted a 3 month old dog last week. She is a very good and smart dog. We have her crate trained, ...
  A: Michelle. Submissive peeing is common in puppies, and most of the time, it's outgrown if ignored. ...
dog aggression5/14/2006
  Q: My dog Sopie is 22 mos old. She is a yorkie/poo. She is very smart and loves people. My problem is ...
  A: Oh my, Donna. You've got quite a little handful there! Your dog has been under the impression that ...
dog pooping in house5/12/2006
  Q: I need help. I have a 8 yr old female german shepard. about four-five month's ago she started to use ...
  A: First, Joe, have you spoken with your vet about this? Often, as dogs age, they begin to lose control ...
2 questions on rotties5/10/2006
  Q: Male that is 3 and female that is 1. My male we adopted 1yr ago and he has been doing very good ...
  A: Joelene. Generally, rottweilers are not bred until they are at least 2 years old, because x-rays, ...
I have a lab, Lucy and my...5/9/2006
  Q: I have a lab, Lucy and my parents have her littermate, Pepper. Both dogs have been spayed. Lucy ...
  A: How old are the girls, Haley? Often, aggression between females is worse than aggression between ...
Dry skin5/9/2006
  Q: I have a young adult blue healer/border collie cross who has very dry skin. He scratches and chews ...
  A: Laura. This is a common problem during the changing of seasons. Food can also play a role; what kind ...
older dog becoming aggressive5/8/2006
  Q: I have a nine year old male boxer. He is neutered. About a year and a half ago our female boxer ...
  A: Because of the snapping at a person, I would recommend that a vet look at him and maybe do some ...
Housebreaking5/8/2006
  Q: Both. He would eliminate indoors and not care what so ever. He did this as long as I had him. I kept ...
  A: Well, first, I would say do not get your next puppy from a pet store. Both of those problems are ...
my puppy bites a lott..!!5/7/2006
  Q: hey i have a labrador puppy which is about 6weeks old.He's perfectly healthy(touch wood!) and ...
  A: Namitta, you have a 6 week old puppy. His behavior is 100% completely normal, and also the reason ...
Freak outs on walks5/7/2006
  Q: My husband and I have a 3.5 year old black lab doberman mix (we think - we're guessing her breed ...
  A: Ami. What a fun one you have there! My dog acted very similarly to the way your Ruthy is acting now ...
Protein,Veggies, Fruit, Dairy for Dog??5/6/2006
  Q: I have a Tibetan Terrier, male age 5. He is a giant: 50 lbs.! Comes from a champion line, ...
  A: WOW. Fifty pounds? The breed standard says that Tibetan Terriers should weigh between 18 and 30 ...
About my J.R.5/5/2006
  Q: Hi , first i wanna thank you for your help . I bought a male Jack Russell , and i named him ( Romeo ...
  A: Talal. It sounds like you have one confused doggie, there! Is he neutered yet? If not, I would ...
Nilif Technique Questions and Biting5/5/2006
  Q: So i have a 10 month old teacup poodle that stays indoors mostly (in the future too, not just she ...
  A: It sounds like you're on the right track with her, Evan. I'll try to address your questions in ...
Bullmastiff pooping in crate5/4/2006
  Q: Kristen, we have a Bullmatiff puppy, age 9 months. Weighs about 115 pounds. Healthy. Is potty ...
  A: Maryam! You've got quite a big baby there, don't you?! I wonder, though, if he may be eating a bit ...
Dog Training5/2/2006
  Q: We recently adopted a Cur puppy. She's about 9 months old and listens very well when we are around. ...
  A: Monica, I think your problem is a combination of boredom, with some possible separation anxiety, ...
training two puppies5/1/2006
  Q: Three weeks ago I adopted two toy-poodle mix puppies from my humane society, The dad is a toy poodle ...
  A: Barbara. It's usually not the best idea to adopt two puppies or dogs at the same time because they ...
Potty Training4/30/2006
  Q: I read the answer that you gave to a women named sharon on her dachshund male. Well I have a female ...
  A: Kayla. Dachshunds can be notoriously difficult to housebreak, but I think part of your problem is ...
housetraining4/28/2006
  Q: I have a 12 weeks old beagle and finds it difficult to housetrain him.Since he hasn't complete his ...
  A: Sylvia. A 12 week old beagle puppy cannot be expected to go all night without needing to go potty. ...
Puppy Mill Rescue - Older Puppy - House Training - Eating Feces - Yuck!4/26/2006
  Q: We adopted a rescue goldendoodle three weeks ago from a puppy mill. The Vet believes she is ...
  A: Christine. Bless you for helping that dog. I hate and despise puppymills and pet stores that sell ...
German Shepard Training3/22/2006
  Q: I am in the proscess of getting a female German Shepard. I will probably get her from a breeder ...
  A: Walter. German Shepherds are wonderful dogs. I have a 9.5 month old right now, as a matter of fact. ...
Peeing in Crate3/21/2006
  Q: I have a 4 month old male Puggle who is an inside pup. We are having the hardest time potty training ...
  A: The first thing I would suggest would be to take out his blanket, Sundae. Some dogs will potty in ...
Snappy Dog3/18/2006
  Q: We've recently got a new dog. Ralph is an 8 year old border collie x terrier. He is beautiful and ...
  A: Katie. When exactly does he do the snapping? He could just be trying to 'herd' you or whoever he's ...
Beggining Clicker training3/18/2006
  Q: I have decded to attemp to clciker train both of my dogs(labrador retriever and Jack russell ...
  A: Tara. What exactly are you wanting to train your dogs to do with the clicker? You say they already ...
Problem with Boxer3/18/2006
  Q: I have a Boxer who will be two years old in June. She is a good dog and gets along with everyone in ...
  A: Jim. Your problem is a common one, but can be solved with some training. For this, you need to ...
Use of Scat Mats for perimeter training3/18/2006
  Q: I have two Pugs, Jack & Wesley, whom I absolutely adore. I've never been a fan of shock treatments ...
  A: Christina, using a Scat Mat for what you are wanting to use it for is precisely what they were made ...
potty training when working3/16/2006
  Q: I am planning on a new puppy in the first of May but one thing has changed since my last puppy... I ...
  A: Instead of getting a very young puppy, have you considered getting an older puppy or dog that is ...
Best food3/16/2006
  Q: I would like to know what are my choices in good dog food for my yellow lab. She is 10 months old ...
  A: Maria, it really makes no difference whether your dog lives mostly indoors or mostly outdoors as to ...
Maltese Excessive barking & afraid of dogs and people3/15/2006
  Q: I have a two year old maltese which has been very difficult to train. I have been her only owner ...
  A: LJ. You have quite the little terror on your hands, don't you?! I think her behavior around other ...
Dog peeing on bedskirts3/14/2006
  Q: I have a 5 year old male lab who, in the last 2 or 3 months, has started peeing on our bedskirts and ...
  A: Donna, has anything about your daily routine changed? Are the bedskirts or recliner new? Have you ...
Gentle Leader3/14/2006
  Q: My dog is a 4-year-old indoor Beagle/Parson Russell who loves to explore everything! I have worked ...
  A: Jeff, I'm not a fan of head halters for dogs because of many reasons. 1. You cannot use a head ...
Puppy Biting3/13/2006
  Q: I have a 10 month old male english cocker spaniel. He eats twice a day (1/2 cup in the morning and ...
  A: Anna, could you elaborate a bit for me? When is he biting you? Is he growling or bristling before he ...
behaviour3/11/2006
  Q: My name is Gabriel (originally from Israel)  and I live in Sedona Az with my wife and dog Ram (short ...
  A: Gabe. Pit bulls are wonderful dogs, aren't they?! I have a pit bull chow cross and she is the best ...
pooping in crate3/9/2006
  Q: have a 6 month old mini Daschund. She is in a crate that is sized for the smallest of dogs. She ...
  A: Dina, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this! Where did you get the dog from? A pet store? A ...
Cocker Spaniel Training3/9/2006
  Q: My mother-in-law adopted a cocker spaniel puppy, but found the dog was too much for her to keep (she ...
  A: A dog cannot necessarily "unlearn" a trick, Margaret, but you can change the behavior. How did you ...
Fearful Behavior3/9/2006
  Q: We have an almost 5 year old German Shorthaired Pointer, male, named Remi. We love him like a ...
  A: Teresa, I am so sorry that no one has offered you any advice, other than "Well I'd be afraid too." ...
Socializing an older dog3/8/2006
  Q: Starting Friday, we will be dogsitting my in-law's dog at our home for a week. He's a 6-7 year old ...
  A: Has he ever been to your house before? It could just be that he felt threatened by her being in his ...
anti-social behaviour3/7/2006
  Q: I own a German Shorthaired Pointer who is now almost 9 years old. He is walked twice daily, mostly ...
  A: Mairi, I'm SO sorry for taking so long! I did reply before now, but it didn't go through when I hit ...
Behavior3/7/2006
  Q: Where to begin??? Well, in August 2005, I got a dog from the local SPCA. She was already a year ...
  A: You definately have a problem child on your hands, Jody! I think most of her 'bad' behaviors come ...
training3/7/2006
  Q: i have two pups they are in different crates at night(TOY breed mix)how do i get them to stop going ...
  A: Well, Cathy, my first question would be how old are they? My next question would be where did you ...
dog problem3/6/2006
  Q: I have a serious problem with my dog who starts to bark exactly at 6am EVERY morning until we go ...
  A: Diana, my first question is how long have you had your dog? My second question is is she crate ...
introducing new dog to existing dog2/21/2006
  Q: My husband and I adopted a male JackRussell/Dachshund mix last July. He is now about 8 months old ...
  A: Jenny, and congratulations on your new addition(s)! You certainly are going to have your hands full ...
attention-seeking border collie2/21/2006
  Q: I have a 5 month, male Border Collie (he eats 3 times a day, 2 cups of Eagle Pack dog food and is ...
  A: Shelly, I commend you for owning such a high-energy breed. I have a working line German Shepherd ...
My dog jumps the fence...2/20/2006
  Q: I have a 9 month old husky/lab mix, Jack. He weights about 50lbs and eats Purina. He is mostly an ...
  A: Adam. I'm sory for taking so long to get back to you, but I've been a little under the weather and ...
Shih - Poo2/14/2006
  Q: I have a shih poo about 4 months old. I'm only feeding him dry dog food.How much food should I ...
  A: Korinne. Good questions! I have never heard that some dry dog food could potentially produce stones ...
bark collars2/12/2006
  Q: My lab and jack russell bark like mad if they are allowed outsdie, they bark at nothing.. mainly my ...
  A: Bark collars are what I was going to suggest. No, they are not inhumane. However, I would recommend ...
VPI pet insurance2/8/2006
  Q: Dear Kristen - Do you know of a better pet insurance than VPI?
  A: Short answer, Michael. Nope. VPI is what I use on all 4 of my critters, and in my opinion (and the ...
fighting the leash2/5/2006
  Q: we have a boxer/shepherd mix who is about two mo. old. we adopted her from the shelter. she is a ...
  A: Brick. Good questions! At just 2 months of age, your puppy is just now 8 weeks old. I hope you just ...
silky terrier behavior1/27/2006
  Q: I have an approximatly 8 year old silky terrier, Taffy. She is an indoor dog who loves her walks. ...
  A: I have a few questions that may help me to get to the root of Taffy's problem. How long is she left ...
husband ready to give dog away1/26/2006
  Q: I asked you some questions a couple of months ago about my yorkie/maltese mix. His name is Foster. ...
  A: Morgan, I appreciate you coming back to me again. It sounds like you DEFINATELY have a teenager on ...
Is dog diet causing aggresive behavior?1/25/2006
  Q: I rescued a chow mix this past summer. He seems pretty old... maybe 9 or 10 years (he's missing most ...
  A: Emmanuela. Good question! My first question to you would be what are you doing for his heartworms ...
Will my dog always be this jealous of my babies?1/23/2006
  Q: I own a 4 year old miniature pinscher. I have had her since birth. She is extremely smart and can ...
  A: Michele, it sounds as though she does not respect you as the leader, or alpha, of the pack. Your ...
dog eating feces1/23/2006
  Q: please help my dog is eating her own poop. I clean up 3x a week, she always seem to find the one i ...
  A: Paul. Many times, dogs start eating their own stool because their diet is lacking. Weight control ...
How to get him to go to the bathroom ON leash!?1/16/2006
  Q: My dog refuses to go to the bathroom on a leash. Our neighbours have complained and threatend to ...
  A: Mike. Yours is a common problem; there are many dogs that have trouble pottying while on leash. Many ...
Eating everything1/6/2006
  Q: my son and husband gave me a Beagle puppy for Xmas, 3months old about 7 lbs now. His diet only ...
  A: Mrs. Caswell, your puppy is entirely normal. Puppies, like human babies, put EVERYTHING in their ...
corgi nutrition1/5/2006
  Q: I think I've written to you before about my Pembroke Welsh Corgi's diet, because he is overweight ...
  A: Ericka! Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I just wanted to make sure I gave you ...
Pulling and Biting12/18/2005
  Q: I have a Newfoundland puppy (7 and a half months old). He lives indoors, but has lots of outdoor ...
  A: I take it you are in the UK, Lesley? If so, then your options are a *little* more limited when it ...
new baby12/7/2005
  Q: we are expecting in june what can ido to prepare my doberman rottie mix female of 11 years she has ...
  A: Well, perhaps the most important thing to remember is to not neglect her when the new baby arrives. ...
Vicious Dog next door12/4/2005
  Q: We have a vicious dog next door that keeps getting throught the fence and barking at me when I go in ...
  A: Al, if this dog is truly "vicious" and you fear that he may bite you (or your family members), then ...
Winter walks12/1/2005
  Q: I'm in canada we get cold winters, its 11 C today with the wind chill it was -28!Hi, I was walking ...
  A: Ok. That's not so bad then; still cold, but not quite as bad. -11 degrees Farenheit is the same as ...
Sleeping with our pet11/27/2005
  Q: We have a year old Yorkshire Terrier who thinks he is human. I have no doubt that if dogs ever take ...
  A: I'm going through crate training my German Shepherd puppy right now, so I can sympathize with you! ...
Dogs training tips11/21/2005
  Q: I recently owned a dog aged 8 months old and would like to have it trained . Previously, I tried to ...
  A: Well, Peter, I would be more than happy to help you, but I need more information. How much ...
The new beagle puppy11/20/2005
  Q: I have dug up some more questions for you :), Should the new puppy have some of its own toys? I ...
  A: Tara, I don't think having lots of toys will be a problem, unless your current dogs are possessive ...
Attack by Pit Bulls at park11/19/2005
  Q: My wife and I walk our dogs frequently. Always on a leash unless we take them to the local dog ...
  A: Ron, I am truly sorry you, your wife, and your dogs had to go through an experience like this. Be ...
Dogs and Music11/19/2005
  Q: Do you think certain types of music might appeal to dogs more than others?
  A: Not in the same sense that they would appeal to us, Mitchell. Dogs are keen judges of mood and ...
training my 8 month yorkie/maltese11/17/2005
  Q: I have a problem w/ my 8 mo. old Yorkie/Maltese mix. He loves going on walks with me and I walk him ...
  A: How funny! My boss' name is Foster! Morgan, it sounds like he views harness-putting-on time as a ...
Dog growling at my youngest child11/16/2005
  Q: We have a 9 month old border collie bitch,that eats and sleeps in the kitchen. She loves being ...
  A: It *could* be fear, but most likely it is dominance, as you suspect, Jonathan. It sounds as if you ...
Beagle with other dogs11/15/2005
  Q: I have spoken to yuo before, I have a black lab & a jack russle terrier, and was palnning on getting ...
  A: I don't think a beagle will have a hard time with your other dogs at all. I DO encourage you to do ...
Dog growling at little children11/14/2005
  Q: I have a 7 y.o. Golden Retriever I recently acquired through a rescue agency. He is an inside dog, ...
  A: Sasha, it would be best if you could find a good trainer in your area that has experience with ...
puppy pad training11/8/2005
  Q: I have basically house broken my beagle basset mix(bagle.) Now I work and do not like the idea of ...
  A: Josh, it doesn't sound like your pup is quite ready to be left uncrated, even in as small a space as ...
Dog Agression10/31/2005
  Q: I have an Austrailian Shepherd who is 14 months old. We feed him Eukanuba. He is mostly outdoor but ...
  A: "The problem is he attacks me (he bites me, he growls, he comes at me) when I try to put him outside ...
Dog tries to kill cats10/22/2005
  Q: I am very concerned. I have just recently adopted a German Shepherd mix from the local SPCA. His ...
  A: Honestly, I think the owners of the cats should be more responsible and keep their cats inside, or ...
Weird dog10/10/2005
  Q: My aunt has a mixed dog that she got when it was a puppy. My aunt never worked with the dog and now ...
  A: Tabatha, do you happen to know what breeds this dog is a mix of? Without being able to see the ...
corgi diet10/9/2005
  Q: Tanner is my 2 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I am looking for a definitive answer once and for all ...
  A: Ericka, good question, but there honestly IS no definitive answer to the question "how much should ...
dog urinates when sees leash10/7/2005
  Q: I am asking for my sister. She has a West Highland terrier, about 1.5 years old. She stays inside ...
  A: Jamie, and thanks for asking. Other than ignoring the behavior when it happens, has your sister ...
puppy feeding10/6/2005
  Q: I heard that it might be a good idea to put your (large breed) puppy on an adult dog food at about ...
  A: Good question, Marcus. It depends on the food as to whether you have to switch or not. There are a ...
dog aggression10/5/2005
  Q: I recently adopted Zoey, a year and a half old Pointer-Pit mix. She is only 35 lbs, and was kept in ...
  A: Colleen, your vet tech friend is pretty much correct in that dog aggression is something that is ...
puppy/resodent adult dog9/29/2005
  Q: We will be getting a new puppy this weekend, and we have a older lab mix (he was a rescue and think ...
  A: Lisa, and thanks for asking! First things first, when you bring your new puppy home, you should keep ...
dog training9/26/2005
  Q: My dog is a mutt, most probably a mix of Chow Chow, Husky and German Shepherd. He is about 2 year ...
  A: WARNING: This is a long reply When neutering a dog that has already reached sexual maturity, you ...
dog pulls too much when walked.9/19/2005
  Q: My Female black lab who is going to be 2 years this december, pulls when I walk her, I use a choke ...
  A: Personally, I do not recommend head halters very often because they are not really a training tool. ...
My dog is really terrified of everything.9/15/2005
  Q: I just asked you a question earlier and you gave me a great answer and I think it is really going to ...
  A: When did you get Ginger, Kristin? I'm thinking either she wasn't socialized as a puppy or something ...
Major behaiver problem!9/15/2005
  Q: I have two Shih Tzu's. My male dog Gizmo has a lot of behavier problems. He is pretty good when we ...
  A: Yep, sounds like you definitely have your hands full, Kristin! What you describe is a common problem ...
puppy feeding9/13/2005
  Q: I appreciate your expertise and your willingness to help others by sharing it. I have a four month ...
  A: Marcus, and thanks for asking! Good questions! The problem you're having with your vet is far from ...
Feeding My Dog9/13/2005
  Q: Someone told me about Iams and Purina being better for him that Pedigree and Ol'Roy. My question is ...
  A: Actually, Sherman, Iams, Purina, and Pedigree are all about the same. Ol' Roy is down there with the ...
jack russle terrier peeing in house.9/10/2005
  Q: My 11 month old male jack russle terreir has taken to spraying things in the house over the last 2/3 ...
  A: What he is doing is exhibiting marking behavior. It has nothing to do with being housebroken; what ...
Recue Dog heath/behavioral issues9/8/2005
  Q: I am so glad I found this site - I have so many questions for you... My husband and I recently ...
  A: Your poor pup! Bless you for taking him on! "Recently, just within the last week or so...he ...
puppy safety9/8/2005
  Q: we have a small terrior who is about to give birth to at least 6 puppies. we also have a large ...
  A: Yes, it is definately a cause for concern, Beth. Regardless of whether your other dog had shown ...
Dog Training9/4/2005
  Q: We have a small breed mut named Gypsi. A "Schiz-Zoo" and Terrier mix. She is 2 yrs and 4 mos old. ...
  A: Dave, and thanks for asking! My dog's name is Gypsy, too, but she's much bigger than a Shih-tzu. ...
Dog fighting9/3/2005
  Q: I have four dogs, all of who are un-castrated. They range in age from 5 to 2 years old. The second ...
  A: Kirsty. Wow. What you have on your hands is a dog pack. I doubt it's a medical problem. The ...
tearing up wee weepad8/30/2005
  Q: I have had my shitzpoo since 7 weeks old and she is now 14 weeks old. She stays in a puppy playpen ...
  A: It sounds as if she's bored, Amanda. It's also about time for her to begin teething. You need to ...
Containing a dog to certain rooms8/30/2005
  Q: I have a Siberian Husky. We just moved to a new home and I am trying to confine my dog to two of ...
  A: Well, Nicole, you have a few options. 1. Get one of those 'baby gates' that are really tall, so he ...
how to house break a puppy8/29/2005
  Q: I would like to know the best way to house break a puppy. I take her out as much as possible but she ...
  A: Angie, hi, and thanks for asking! Before I'm able to give you accurate advice, I need to know a few ...
Barking Incontrolably8/29/2005
  Q: My dog is a little dog, who barks uncontrollably. We tried a shock collar, but we felt it was too ...
  A: Lance, and thanks for asking! What brand of bark collar was the first one (not the sonic one)? How ...
dog won't stop chewing8/18/2005
  Q: our dog (mastif&lab) won't stop chewing up everything in sight. we thought that she would outgrow ...
  A: Patty, and thanks for asking! Did you know that dogs actually go through TWO teething phases? The ...
boxer puupies and a outsider8/16/2005
  Q: we recently sold all of them but 2 which we are going to give 1 to my sister in law and we were ...
  A: In all honesty, you should have kept the puppies together until they were 8 weeks old. It is during ...
Housebreaking8/15/2005
  Q: We have a nine-month old pit bull-hound mix named Sweetie. She has had all her shots, is in ...
  A: Hmm, Sandy, that's very odd. My first recommendation would be to make sure she doesn't have a ...
Shih Tzu Puppy8/14/2005
  Q: We just bought a Shih Tzu puppy the other day. This is my first Shih Tzu dog. I have had a shepherd ...
  A: How old is he? He is probably feeling alone when you put him in the crate, due to being used to ...
Training8/10/2005
  Q: I have a Long Hair Chihuahua and I can't seem to house break her. I have scolded her on many ...
  A: What I would suggest, Michael, is tethering her to you at all times when she is out of her crate. ...
dogs and cats8/8/2005
  Q: i have a dog and two cats and we have just adopted a new puppy, but the puppy barks at the cats and ...
  A: Courtney! First, do you have a crate for the puppy? If not, I suggest getting him one and beginning ...
Feeding My Dog8/5/2005
  Q: I have a dog that is just a little bigger than the dog off of Men In Black 1 and 2 with Will Smith, ...
  A: So, Sherman, you don't know what breed of dog yours is? Could you take a picture and e-mail it to me ...
Biting dog8/4/2005
  Q: Kristen. I'm writing about my 10 month old female puggle that is definately an alpha. She has ...
  A: Of course this is something I can help with, Bob! You don't even need a professional trainer for ...
Aggressive biting problem8/2/2005
  Q: My wife and I are at the end of our rope with our new 5 1/2-month-old American Cocker Spaniel. We ...
  A: Bruce and Marie, I will do my best to tell you what I think, but from reading over your post, I ...
Dog Aggression7/29/2005
  Q: Breed: Australian Shephard/Terrier/Lab Mix Age: 6 Years Diet: Science Diet Light Outside when we ...
  A: Trying again: Be prepared - this is going to be LONG Aussies are typically known for their ...
my dog gets carsick7/28/2005
  Q: The answer did not show at all---it only showed what you typed about the characters that appeared ...
  A: That is very weird. I have no idea what happened to the other reply, but it's a good thing I save ...
Dog Play7/24/2005
  Q: I have a collie/husky mix (approx 8 yrs old, he was a stray) that has been part of the family for 4 ...
  A: Sally, while this is normal behavior in puppies, he does need to be taught some self control and if ...
dog training7/14/2005
  Q: i have a boxer/golden retriever mix dog he is 5 months old, he spends most of his time inside with ...
  A: Congrats on already teaching him what you have, Yesenia! The play biting and nipping is completely ...
BARF7/13/2005
  Q: Any advice/comments on the BARF diet and raw bones!? Seems so risky Kate
  A: Any advice/comments on the BARF diet and raw bones!? Seems so risky - Kate Risky? Not really; ...
Eating plants!7/13/2005
  Q: Lacey is a Golden Ret./Lab puppy, about 7-8 months old. She loves to "eat" the plants I have just ...
  A: This is a common problem for puppy owners, Jennifer. There are a few simple things you could try. ...
mini fox terrier7/11/2005
  Q: I have a five month old mini fox terrier (male) that has urinating problems. Whenever I begin to ...
  A: Chris, what you describe is probably submissive urination and is nothing to be concerned about. He ...
Adult dogs and puppes-training question7/5/2005
  Q: I've had a mutt(beagle/spaniel mix, Rocky) for about 7 or 8 years now. Recently I adopted another ...
  A: Kim, this is normal puppy behavior. Generally, adult dogs give puppies a lot of leeway when they're ...
Electronic dog trainers - Do they work well?7/2/2005
  Q: Also, which ones would you recommend for a border collie medium size? thanks in advance. p.s. I ...
  A: Yes, Carlos, they are a wonderful training tool -- when used correctly. Incorrectly used, they can ...
chewing6/28/2005
  Q: we ahave 8-9 month black lab pup who right now isnt eating and chewing only certain shoes(people) ...
  A: Laura, his chewing is completely normal, as he is probably teething still. However, if he is not ...
Ball Crazy6/27/2005
  Q: My name is Angie, I have a Rough Collie, I am not sure of her age as I found her wondering the ...
  A: I thought I had answered this question already, but it must not have gone through. Grrrr. In a ...
yeast in ears6/24/2005
  Q: My Bitch has had cronic yeast ear infections since a puppy now just 2 years old. I have had her to ...
  A: Oh my, Carrie. I bet that is a horrible thing to have to deal with, for you AND her. I wonder if ...
Diet-Growling & bighting owner6/23/2005
  Q: I just asked 2 questions and forgot to mention his diet and another querie I have. He has ...
  A: If he were just growling when you touched him after he was asleep, I would say that it is most ...
Peeing inside house overnight6/23/2005
  Q: I have a cross Jack Russell/foxie 2 years old, given to us when he was 14months. He is very ...
  A: Did you mean that your dog is a Jack Russel/Doxie? I hope so, because I have no idea what a foxie ...
Is it too late?6/22/2005
  Q: Kristen, I have a four year old hound mix. He is a good dog but has never been trained to walk on ...
  A: I do not recommend bringing another dog into the household at this point in time. For one, you've ...
Domanice and vaccines6/21/2005
  Q: I was wondering as you said I will have occasinal spats between two male dogs will it be the same ...
  A: Yes, Tara, no matter which sex you get, there will still be occasional spats between the dogs. This ...
Pulling on leash harness vs head collar and walking multiple dogs6/18/2005
  Q: anyways I haven't gotten the other puppy yet but have now firmly decided to get a female or male lab ...
  A: Yes, I remember you, Tara! Personally, I do not recommend Gentle Leaders very often because they are ...
PUPPY TRAINING6/17/2005
  Q: My first Yorkie died last year, and I am about to get a new pup. We failed miserably in getting him ...
  A: The topic of dog food is a heated one amongst dog owners. Some people believe that dog food is dog ...
chihuahua potty training6/16/2005
  Q: I have a 6 year old chihuahua. He has been with my husband and I since he was 10 weeks old. As a ...
  A: Hmmm, Candice. This is tricky. The first thing I would ask would be whether he is using the bathroom ...
housebreaking method6/13/2005
  Q: I'm having some trouble with my 14 week labradoodle puppy with housebreaking. If I leave door open, ...
  A: Frances, your trainer needs to find a new profession. He clearly has no idea about dog behavior OR ...
Feeding6/13/2005
  Q: We are getting a baby (7-8 wks. old)female cocker spaniel and I want to know what you think about ...
  A: I would advise against free-feeding, Joni. Dogs that are fed in this manner often develop food-bowl ...
Aggressive greeting of strangers and play nipping6/12/2005
  Q: My name is Adrian, I am writing in concern of my German Shepherd/ Boxer mix. She is approx. 2 ...
  A: Adrian. Bless you for adopting your baby from a shelter. You are right in that the nipping is a ...
Beagle and children6/11/2005
  Q: We have a 3 1/2 month old male beagle. We have been having some troubles with him jumping on my 2 ...
  A: Chari. I have gotten a LOT of questions about beagles here lately! Keep in mind that your pup is ...
me again6/8/2005
  Q: I am still not sure about the next breed of dog I want and am keeping my options open, I'd really ...
  A: Rottweilers can be very good family pets. The reasons for ANY dog, no matter the breed, to become ...
adding anoth pup6/7/2005
  Q: I have decided to get another dog, I have a black lab (1 1/2 years old and spayed) and a jack russle ...
  A: I think your best bet is to have your Jack Russel neutered, as well as the new addition. ...
Urinating problems6/6/2005
  Q: I have 2 beagles (1 male 10 yrs. old and 1 female 11 yrs. old) Was just given a 2 yr. old pekinese. ...
  A: Wow, Dana. This morning I had three questions from beagle owners and they were all having trouble ...
beagle housebreaking6/6/2005
  Q: I have an inside 7 mon. beagle who is having housbreaking issues. I have tried internet sites but, ...
  A: Wow, Kylie. I had three questions this morning and they were all from beagle owners with ...
Aggression6/3/2005
  Q: My four year old Cocker Spaniel is becoming very agressive. She growls, and yesterday when I told ...
  A: Cassie, and thanks for writing. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of Cocker Spaniels, over- and ...
Doggy Dandruff5/29/2005
  Q: My family and I just adopted a shephard mix from the pound and we have noticed that she has very dry ...
  A: Adrian, and thanks for asking! Having battled with doggy dandruff myself with my own dog, I can ...
Re; 3 yr old English springer spaniel5/26/2005
  Q: Out dog is a indoor dog...however, when he is outside without us and he wants back in he scratches ...
  A: Well, Lori, you could put in a doggie door so he could let himself back in, or you could put a piece ...
best brand food for dog5/24/2005
  Q: I have a 2yr old chihuahua. She weighs 4 lbs.She stays inside all the time except for walks. I have ...
  A: Well, no wonder you have a hard time getting her to eat the foods you've tried! Apparently she knows ...
Difficulty with collar training5/17/2005
  Q: We have made the error of not putting a collar on our puppy when he was young. He is a german ...
  A: We have made the error of not putting a collar on our puppy when he was young. He is a german ...
I recently purchased a shih...5/16/2005
  Q: I recently purchased a shih tzu / pomeranian mix puppy. He's only 12 weeks old and just over 2 ...
  A: Holly, and thanks for asking! It's already been a crazy week, so I apologize for taking a couple of ...
Puppy Eating Trash5/9/2005
  Q: He is successfully crate trained/housebroken, and is such a friendly and loving dog. Our one ...
  A: Carly, & thanks for asking! Aren't puppies fun?! At six months old, he is probably teething, which ...
Picking the Proper Stud Dog?5/7/2005
  Q: I have owned such a nice female dog she is now in heat, vet checked her out as fine to breed. Now, I ...
  A: Anthony, and thanks for asking! Before I can give you an accurate answer, I need to know a few ...
Breeding5/5/2005
  Q: How do I breed my female in heat just starting now what day etc. When does she have puppies and how ...
  A: Marion, and thanks for asking! I would first like to know a few things, before I can answer your ...
Potty Training5/5/2005
  Q: I have a yorkshire terrior she is 9 weeks old and my problem is she is peeing in her cage. She has ...
  A: Wow, Nikki. I am very surprised the breeder let you take her at just 6 weeks old. A reputable, ...
Lab marking problems5/4/2005
  Q: We took in a stray lab that had been malnurished and beaten badly enough to terribly effect his ...
  A: Daniel, and thanks for asking! Bless you for taking in this poor boy and trying to do good by him. ...
training help5/3/2005
  Q: I have a four year old peek-a-poo who has started having accidents when left home alone. It's not ...
  A: Valerie, and thanks for asking! First, have him checked out by a vet to rule out a bladder ...
Sleeping Patterns4/25/2005
  Q: We have 14 month old Boxer/mix we adopted from a rescue leauge when he was 7 months old. He spent ...
  A: It sounds like you may need to go back to crating him at night for a little while, Kim. Put the ...
Droppings in the House4/20/2005
  Q: My pet beagle, Rusty has always been one to either urinate or 'the other way' inside, at night, when ...
  A: Kor. Thanks for asking! I have a few questions for you before I can get to answering your question. ...
re-crate training4/19/2005
  Q: We have a 3-year-old beagle (we've had him a year)who was a rescue. He's mostly an indoor dog (but ...
  A: Scott, and thanks for asking! I'm assuming you are leaving him crated during the day while you're at ...
Jumping up, barking, begging & biting4/18/2005
  Q: I have a black lab and a jack russle terrier, my lab is just over a year the russle is just about 6 ...
  A: Oh my, Tara. You have quite a handful! For the jumping up, there are a few things you could try. ...
Housebreaking4/12/2005
  Q: What I meant by cratetraining backfiring is that since she was in her crate either while we were ...
  A: I see. Here are some general rules for puppies that you may not have been aware of. 1. Puppies can ...
Dog Training4/12/2005
  Q: My 1 snd a half year old Jack Russel Terrier named Skipper is very obedient but there are two things ...
  A: First and foremost, Ash, you need to teach him what you want him to do when you tell him to come. ...
adult dog in new home4/11/2005
  Q: I just adopted a lab mix, 1 1/2 year old female, already fixed from another woman. She lived in a ...
  A: Maria, and thanks for asking! Sorry it's taken so long for me to respond but I work for a CPA and it ...
Pekingese Housebreaking4/10/2005
  Q: I have a new three month old Peke and am having troubel housebreaking. WE bought him from the pet ...
  A: Kimberly, and thanks for asking! The fact that you got the puppy from the pet store is probably the ...
Rottweiler Urinating in house4/8/2005
  Q: I have a six month old rottweiler. He has been urinating in the house and it seems to be getting ...
  A: and I'm so sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I work for an accounting firm and as you ...
training4/6/2005
  Q: I have a rotweiller a 2 year old female,with a good strong build and great temperment. She has been ...
  A: As you have said, Jay, rottweilers are natural protectors. They form a strong bond with their owners ...
behavorial problems3/31/2005
  Q: my fiancee just got a mixed puppy.i think it is coon hound,rottweiler, and border collie mix. it is ...
  A: Oh my, Amy. What a handful this new puppy is already! It sounds as if he weren't kept in a very ...
We have a 1 yr old Pom that...3/30/2005
  Q: We have a 1 yr old Pom that we adopted about 6 weeks ago. Our problem...she doesn't have any play ...
  A: Wow, Donna. It sounds as if whoever had your dog before you got her was a really good owner (sarcasm ...
puppy3/27/2005
  Q: First of all, Happy Easter. Now to my question. I have an 11 week old Doxie, a sweetheart if there ...
  A: I hope you had a happy Easter, Joan! Thanks for asking about your puppy. Dachshunds are noTORious ...
training3/26/2005
  Q: i have a golden retriever/blue merle collie, male, about 1 1/2 years old, diet:dry food with ...
  A: Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back in touch with you, but I only have access to a ...
Please help with barking...3/20/2005
  Q: Ms. Cabe, I have 2 Schipperkees, which I think translates to happy, barky little black dog! About 1 ...
  A: Wow, Elena. Some people are just nasty aren't they? Personally, I do not believe in debarking dogs ...
The clinging springer spaniel3/20/2005
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old female springer who is very sweet, inteligent and spoiled. I often take her ...
  A: If she weren't able to settle and destroyed things, I would say she has a bit of separation anxiety. ...
puppy feedings3/16/2005
  Q: i was just wonder how much should you feed an almost 6 wk old pomeranian puppy that is weaned... we ...
  A: Becca. I guess my first question would be why do you have a 5 week old puppy? Puppies need to stay ...
Training a 4 year old mutt3/14/2005
  Q: My dog is a 4 year old half pit bull/half German short haired pointer. He is an inside dog. We ...
  A: Lyn, and congrats on your upcoming baby! He probably doesn't think he is supposed to/allowed to ...
Too old to train?3/14/2005
  Q: I have two minpins: a female 9 years old, and a male 8 years old.They have never been obediance ...
  A: Jeanne! They are absolutely NOT too old to be trained. Granted, it may take longer for them to learn ...
Training German Shepard or Chiuaua3/12/2005
  Q: I'm thinking of getting a German Shepard or a Chiuaua what in your opinion is the easiest to train? ...
  A: Wow, Amanda; there's a big difference between Chihuahuas and German Shepherds! It's interesting that ...
Vicious beagle3/10/2005
  Q: We have a beagle that we found last Aug. He is about 1 year old or a little older. We decided to ...
  A: Lynn, the first thing I would do is have a veterinarian do some tests to determine whether he may ...
Potty Training3/9/2005
  Q: We have a two year old mixed male. We found him running down the highway. The vet seems to think ...
  A: Sharon. Thanks for asking! Dachshunds are notorious for being extremely difficult, and sometimes ...
dogs sensing approaching tornadoes3/8/2005
  Q: .this is a strange question, but i have heard that when a tornado is impending, dogs start to act in ...
  A: James. Thanks for asking! I do not live in an area that has tornadoes, so I have no first-hand ...
pekingese dog3/5/2005
  Q: I have a pekingese (male) 3 years old. he is very aggresive when it come to his food and treats he ...
  A: Patricia, and thanks for asking! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but I only have ...
cane labrador3/4/2005
  Q: vorrei avere dei consigli sulla sua nutrizione tipo di alimentazione, marca da preferire etc. il mio ...
  A: Perdoni la grammatica, ma ho dovuto utilizzare un traduttore per cambiare che cosa avete scritto in ...
dog training & the electric collar2/28/2005
  Q: I have a French Bulldog, Papi, who is almost 1 year old. He is mostly an inside dog but often goes ...
  A: Kristin, and thanks for asking! Electric collars can be a wonderful training tool, but as with any ...
Doggy runs away2/26/2005
  Q: I e-mailed you concerning my Malti-poo who runs away and I sent a follow-up answer but I have not ...
  A: Oh! No, I never received the follow-up answer, or I certainly would have gotten back to you sooner. ...
Dog pee kills grass2/25/2005
  Q: I have noticed that where our dog pees on the lawn the grass turns yellow and dies. What can I do ...
  A: Kari. I feel your pain, as I have the same problem with my dog occasionally. The reason for lawn ...
hello2/24/2005
  Q: My name is Lina. I am a student at University of Canterbury in New Zealand. I'm just wondering if ...
  A: Lina, and thanks for asking! Your question "How do you train the dogs?" is one that I cannot simply ...
Can you tell me how well a...2/23/2005
  Q: Can you tell me how well a male American Eskimo dogs will blend with a male mixed tabby/Simease cat? ...
  A: It depends on the two animals, to be completely honest. Your best bet would be to go to ...
Behavior2/20/2005
  Q: I have a German short-hair Pointer, who is very stubborn. He is 1 and 1/2 years old and is ...
  A: Kristen. Thanks for asking! I wonder if he may have a bladder or urinary tract infection, or even ...
alpha dogs2/20/2005
  Q: I am taking in another rescued dog. She is an alpha chow. Have another alpha chow. I am placing a ...
  A: I know exactly what you are dealing with. My dog (a pit bull/chow) is a dominant female as well. ...
Dog running away2/18/2005
  Q: We have a 3yr old Malti-poo and I can't seem to get him to quite making a run for it any time the ...
  A: Cynthia! K-mart sells a bark collar made by PetSafe that emits a high-pitched beep when the dog ...
Crate Trainnig2/15/2005
  Q: I recently got a Siberian Husky. She is great. My boyfriend and I got her two weeks ago. I've been ...
  A: Krista, and congrats on your puppy! I am a little confused by what you said about her crate. You ...
dogs and babies2/13/2005
  Q: both rescued, a english bulldog and australian cattledog--we have a small house and want to be ...
  A: Good question, Sunny, and kudos to you and your husband for not just ditching the dogs because ...
Leash agressive lab2/6/2005
  Q: 15 month old Bailey. Leash aggressive towards people who do not pay attention to him and dogs that ...
  A: Debbie. Aggression can be a frustrating and often difficult problem to work with. Believe me, I ...
Stop Scooby Barking!2/3/2005
  Q: Scooby is a crossbreed, age 3, I've had him nearly two years now, he's fed on Iams/Pedigree Mix,and ...
  A: Wow. Ok, Gill, so you've told me what all you've tried, but can you elaborate just a little more for ...
Raising beagle puppies outside1/28/2005
  Q: My question to you is we are in the process of getting 2 female beagle pups for hunting purposes. ...
  A: Maria, and thanks for asking! Yes, two twelve week old puppies are too young to stay outside. By ...
hurt puppy1/28/2005
  Q: we got an adorable black lhaso apso and he is only 7 weeks old and has been stepped on by my ...
  A: Paula, I understand your situation as far as money goes, but you really NEED to have a vet look at ...
barking1/27/2005
  Q: My dog is a pit bull mix about 2 years old. She is an inside dog with a little time out in the yard. ...
  A: Norman. I have a pit bull mix too, that rarely barks. My dog is pit bull and chow. Do you know what ...
Old dog losing control1/26/2005
  Q: I have a 14 year old golden retriever/german shepherd mix named Homer. Homer sleeps inside at ...
  A: Carina, and thanks for asking. I would have a vet check him out first and foremost to rule out any ...
dog training1/24/2005
  Q: I have a boxer mix puppy who is just over one year old. She is mostly indoor. She has a rather ...
  A: Whitney, it's doubtful she understands that peeing on the furniture is bad just because she seems to ...
preventive diet for calcium oxalate bladder stones1/23/2005
  Q: Our 14-yr.-old all-american dog had surgery to remove bladder stones of calcium oxalate. We were ...
  A: Lou. I'm sorry your vet wasn't very helpful. Here is some information I was able to find re: calcium ...
Great Dane/Black Lab!1/22/2005
  Q: Hey Kirsten, I am writing to you on behalf of my mother Yvonne, she has two dogs one is a ...
  A: He could just be excited, or it could be nervousness and anxiety causing him to whine and cry while ...
JAck Russell1/20/2005
  Q: I just got a 7 week old Jack Russell for CHristmas and I canot control him. I have read books, ...
  A: Kim, and thanks for asking! I do have a few questions for you before I can give you accurate ...
Chewing1/19/2005
  Q: I have a dog that i received from my friend in Tx. He is a strange mut, mixed of a german shepard ...
  A: Aki, do you know how old he is, or approximately how old? What sorts of things have you given him to ...
Dog training1/18/2005
  Q: We have a 6 yr old female German Shepherd/Alaskan Malamute mix. Aja is a great dog, very friendly ...
  A: Christine, it sounds like your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety, or it could be that she ...
dogs1/17/2005
  Q: why are dogs vocal cords different than ours? Can you send me a picture of a dogs and humans vocal ...
  A: Actually, Caroline, our vocal cords are not all that different. Allexperts.com will not allow me to ...
separation anxiety1/16/2005
  Q: We got our dog from a rescue. He was about six months old when we got him, and he is one year old ...
  A: You are probably right, Sarah, in that your dog most likely suffers from separation anxiety. Here ...
Dogs licking a person in the face and primarily on the lips1/11/2005
  Q: Dogs licking a person in the face and primarily on the lips. My children see no problem at all with ...
  A: I am in agreement with you in that I do not like a "licky dog", Brian. However, face-licking is ...
Dogs and Cats1/10/2005
  Q: We are looking to adopt a dog and have 3 cats living at home with us. Two are 13 year old male Maine ...
  A: Well, it really depends on the individual dog rather than the breed. My dog is a 60 pound pit ...
training a puppy1/6/2005
  Q: We have an 8 week old male schnoodle (half miniature poodle, half schnauzer). He is kept inside, ...
  A: Fay, and thanks for asking! Your puppy's behavior is completely normal for his age. He will ...
dogs1/4/2005
  Q: If someone is fearful of dogs because of a negative childhood experience will the negative vibe that ...
  A: Al, and thanks for asking! There is no definitive answer to your question; it all depends on the ...
Training1/3/2005
  Q: We found this dog about 5 months ago and were never able to find his owner. He had a collar on but ...
  A: Sharon, and kudos to you for taking the poor guy in, and having him microchipped and neutered. The ...
housetraing12/22/2004
  Q: We just adopted a 2 yr old doxie/chi mix. She only weighs 5 lbs and is very shy. The first problem ...
  A: Gale. Sorry for taking so long. I didn't realize I had this question waiting until today when I ...
feeding12/21/2004
  Q: Is it harmful to feed my year old lab and seven week old Jack rusell terrier nutro natural choice ...
  A: No, it isn't harmful, but if you're going to feed them canned food daily along with the dry food, ...
Jack rusle puppy12/20/2004
  Q: I picked up my russle puppy 3 days ago and everything is going well with him and my lab exept that ...
  A: Any and every time he is chewing on something inappropriate, be it your hands, your blankets, table ...
feeding new puppy12/17/2004
  Q: I bought a new puppy which i am about crazy for it does not respond to anything so far. it pees and ...
  A: Before I can accurately give you advice, I have a few questions for you first, Pamela: 1. How old ...
bathing my terrier.....12/16/2004
  Q: I am picking up my puppy tomarrow and am wondering how soon can I bath him as he smelt like pee when ...
  A: Oh, man, that's another not-so-good sign. :^S Puppies should NOT smell like urine or feces. This is ...
spaying12/15/2004
  Q: What does the spay surgey invole?
  A: Spay surgery involves removing the uterus and ovaries - very much like a hystorectomy in humans. The ...
BASSET HOUND12/13/2004
  Q: HOW DO I TRAIN MY DOG NOT TO RUN AWAY OR STAY WITH ME WHEN WE WALK NOT USING A LEASE
  A: Ted, you'll have to start out with a leash, then gradually work up to off-leash work. With hounds, ...
Training a puppy12/12/2004
  Q: I recently went to a puppy class - in order to socialize my dog ( Boxer puppy - 3 months old and 23 ...
  A: Personally, Debbie, I would not take a puppy to group classes. Group classes make training more ...
break bad habit12/11/2004
  Q: I have a male and female approxitmly 4 to 5 years old both weighing in around 55 to 60 lbs. They are ...
  A: Debbie, spanking them, sending them to their beds, and scolding them when you get home is not going ...
Hi Kristen, I have a problem...12/11/2004
  Q: I have a problem with people letting their dogs crap on my lawn. Are there any deterrents that will ...
  A: Doug, nothing is worse than living near irresponsible pet owners who let their dogs use the bathroom ...
Puppy supplys.........12/10/2004
  Q: I have gotten most of my supplys for my russle puppy and have made a list of what else I need, to be ...
  A: Everything sounds good. Personally *I* prefer the metal crates because they last longer and can't be ...
Jack russle ~follow up~12/9/2004
  Q: again, I have bought several toys for my russle puppy, I am now wondering thou if the toys I've ...
  A: Don't leave the puppy's toys lying around. Only get them out when you can play with him or supervise ...
old wise tale?12/9/2004
  Q: I was told that if your dogs mouth is a soild color its pure breed..... is this true?
  A: No. That is untrue. While some breeds (like the chow chow) are judged in the show ring according to ...
Jack russle terrier~follow up~12/7/2004
  Q: I will be picking up my Jack russle terrier pup in a few days and am wondering how long everyday ...
  A: Playing with the puppy for at least an hour a day (broken up into about 15 minute intervals) should ...
Unsocialized Puppy12/6/2004
  Q: I have a 7 and a half month old mini-pinshcer/chihuahua puppy named Bob. In his first 2 months of ...
  A: Jennifer, both min-pins and chihuahuas are KNOWN for being very protective over their space and ...
bathroom training12/5/2004
  Q: My sister and I found a stray. My mother let us keep the stray. It is about 5 months old and has ...
  A: First off, Natalie, how long have you actually had the pup? Some dogs take longer to housebreak than ...
Getting my jrt sooner then planned.....12/3/2004
  Q: I have found a litter of jack russle terriers that will be ready to go on the 16th of this month, ...
  A: Since you are dead-set in buying a puppy from a backyard breeder, all I can say is that I hope your ...
Jack russle terriers....12/1/2004
  Q: I was looking at the ads in my locle newspaper and there were several ads for jack russles, some ...
  A: Now, now, remember what I said about looking in the paper! Reputable breeders do not have to ...
Jack russle terrier puppy~follow up questions~11/30/2004
  Q: I have put together a list of what I'm going to need for the puppy, to be sure I'm not missing ...
  A: You've pretty much got everything covered, I think. Let me just elaborate a little, though: Collar ...
Puppy proofing~for a jack russle~11/29/2004
  Q: Seeing as my Jack russle will be allowed in the living room, kitchen, dinning area and my bed room I ...
  A: Firstly, you'll need to get a crate. Make sure it is only just big enough for a full grown jack ...
Hello, I am getting a jack...11/28/2004
  Q: I am getting a jack russle pup this coming spring and am wanting to feed it nutro natural choice ...
  A: Natural Choice Ultra is better than just regular Natural Choice, but if you're going to spend that ...
Top dry kibble now?11/23/2004
  Q: I have heard some of our good dog foods are no longer putting good ingredients in? I am confused as ...
  A: Well, Pam, what to feed can depend on many factors: your budget, whether your dog has any kind of ...
Puppy training11/16/2004
  Q: We got our puppy, Lacey, when she was three months old from an ad in the paper. We were told she was ...
  A: I just have a few questions for you, Jacob: 1) You said you got her when she was 3 months old, but ...
Longest lasting chew toy?11/14/2004
  Q: I've got a 9 month old border collie mix that loves to chew. We've yet to find a chew ...
  A: Aaaahh yes, I know exactly what you're talking about, Chris! My dog was a chewer as a puppy, too, ...
my dog11/12/2004
  Q: i have a dog i dont know what breed it is i was given this to me well i want to know why it allways ...
  A: Joe, and thanks for asking! Your dog is jumping on you and your kids for many reasons: 1) It is ...
My dog retaliates when my husband leaves town.11/11/2004
  Q: The two are very close but he travels for work and when he leaves she starts doing her business in ...
  A: It may be that the dog is suffering from separation anxiety when your husband leaves, Amy. Does ...
barking and growling dogs11/10/2004
  Q: I have 2 dogs, one a mut who is around 4 years old (rescued her off the street), and a yellow lab ...
  A: Meredith, and thanks for asking! My first question to you would be have the dogs had any kind of ...
my out of control dog11/3/2004
  Q: I am the proud owner of a 4 yr. old daschund. She is an inside dog and she eats purina dog food ...
  A: Wow, Danielle. I commend you. Many people would have just given up and taken her to a shelter by ...
feed11/2/2004
  Q: I am highly concerned to learn that food like Eukanuba is not to be fed to our dogs? Why? Iams also ...
  A: Pat, you got one right in your guesses, though you didn't say which one you thought was a store ...
Excessive Barking10/29/2004
  Q: I have a three year old poodle and I have had no luck in trying to stop him from excessive barking. ...
  A: I have a few questions for you, first off, Steve. 1) How long has the excessive barking been going ...
Diet & training10/28/2004
  Q: within a little over a month, It will be 6/8 weeks of age, I will be feeding it purina puppy chow, ...
  A: Those are very good questions. Jack Russell Terriers (now known as Parson Russell Terriers) are very ...
Puppy training10/26/2004
  Q: I just recently adopted 2 Dachshunds. One is 3 months, the other 7 weeks. We have a problem ...
  A: Honestly, rather than teaching them to go on the wee-wee pads in the house, you are better off ...
fear agression, in male rescued Boxer!10/25/2004
  Q: Ive had my Boxer for a year now and he is extremely agressive with other dogs, I try and make him ...
  A: Susie. Let me just say that I know EXACTLY what you're going through. My dog, a chow/pit bull mix, ...
Dog pension while on vacation10/22/2004
  Q: Any ideas on what I should be on the lookout for when I shop for a dog pension for my two dogs? My ...
  A: Grace! By "pension", I'm assuming you mean a boarding kennel? Or are you referring to a pet-sitter? ...
Puppy jumping up on t he furniture10/15/2004
  Q: I have a 4 months old Golden Doodle who is very full of energy. She does lots of biting and jumping ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. I wasn't able to get to a computer this weekend. It sounds as if you're on the ...
raunt of the litter10/14/2004
  Q: basset hound puppy inside puppy chow Are there any disadvantages to getting the raunt of a litter?
  A: Yes, Reenie. Puppies can be runts for many reasons. It could be simply that this puppy was attached ...

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I have been training for more than five years, and studying canine nutrition for more than six years. I have taken three online veterinary assistant classes given by the local community college, and received final grades in the high 90's for all three.

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