Enrichment Activities for Non-Traditional Pets

Dear Miss Behavin’: I’ve seen columns about enrichment for cats and dogs, but I have some unusual pets that I think would benefit from mental stimulation too. Any suggestions for enrichment for reptiles or birds? Absolutely, every animal could have a more enriched...

Suggestions for a good starter pet

Dear Miss Behavin’: We’re looking to adopt a pet! We aren’t sure what kind, and the kids are open to anything from a turtle to a dog. Our home is small, we’ll be first-time pet owners, and we’re often out of the house at least 8-10 hours a day. What’s a good starter...

Making a visit to the vet fun

Dear Miss Behavin’: Bringing our last dog to the vet was a serious ordeal. He hated going and always seemed to know when we were headed there instead of the park-not to mention the dramatics he put on once we arrived! We just got an eight week old puppy and we’d...

Crate training your dog

Dear Miss Behavin’: We just got a new dog and have been hearing a lot of talk about crate training. It’s not something we did with previous dogs, but it seems like it’s all the rage now. Should we be doing this with our dog? There are many reasons that crate training...

Keeping dog mentally stimulated

Daily News Columnist Dear Miss Behavin’: Our family dog is reaching her teen years and it seems like her body is tiring out faster than her adventurous heart. She gets fatigued quickly on our outings, but then seems bored once we’re back home. What can we do to keep...

Helping newly adopted dog adjust

Dear Miss Behavin’: I adopted my new dog Hank from the shelter this weekend and I’m so happy! The only problem is, he doesn’t seem to be settling into very quickly. How can I help him be more comfortable with us? Congratulations on the new family member! Try not to...

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