Important information about adopting a Husky

Dear Miss Behavin’: I’m looking to adopt my first dog. I see a lot of huskies in the shelter and they’re so pretty! What do I need to know about this breed before I take the plunge? Congratulations on your decision to adopt! You’re correct that many shelters see a...

Teaching dog to come when called

Dear Miss Behavin’: What is the best way to get my dog to come to me when I call him? That is a great question!  There are several things we can do to set our dogs up for a successful recall.  Here are a few suggestions that work to get everyone off on the right foot....

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...

Curbing kitten antics

Dear Miss Behavin’: Our two new kittens are really tearing up the house! We thought cats would be less destructive than a dog. What do we do? It’s common for people to think that their cats will be less maintenance than a dog. The truth is that as adults,...

Helping to overcome your dog’s barking and lunging at other dogs

Dear Miss Behavin’: How do I stop my dog from barking and lunging when he sees another dog when we are out? Unfortunately this is a common problem that many owners face.  The two most common reasons are frustration and fear.  Once you figure which one you are working...

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...

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