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Ask the Dog Guide: Dogs Growl at Unruly Toddler

March 5th, 2010

Question: I have a seven year old black lab and a three and a half year old Australian Terrier who are great with my grandsons, one being two and a half years old. However, both will give warning growls to the toddler who is extraordinarily bent on doing his own thing. He has been told […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Scooting Dog

January 22nd, 2010

Question: What does it mean when I see my dog slide across the floor on her bottom. Is there a medical reason for this? Should I be concerned? Answer: The primary reason dogs display this “scooting” behavior is anal sac troubles. Most often, it’s nothing serious and a quick visit to the vet to express […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Holiday Tip For Dog Walker

December 8th, 2009

Question: I work long hours and have a daily dog walker that helps me care for my active, 1 year-old Bearded Collie. She is reliable and I know my dog loves her! I’d like to leave her a tip for the holidays, but have no idea what the “proper” amount would be. Can you help? […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Using Treats During Training

September 8th, 2009

Question: I am the owner of a 12 week-old mixed breed puppy and I’ve heard that if I use treats during training that she’ll always be looking for a treat. How can I train her without using treats forever? Answer: Congratulations on your new puppy and THANK YOU for asking this question! When you are […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Unstoppable Doggy Smell?

July 31st, 2009

Question: How do I control the odor coming from my dog even after she had her bath? She is a Basset Hound/Beagle mix. Answer: Having a stinky dog is no fun, but I can guarantee that your dog probably isn’t too happy either! If she has an offensive odor that won’t go away with a […]

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