Activities to do with your dog when it’s too hot outside

Dear Miss Behavin’: I don’t want my dogs to overdo it in the heat this week. What are some things they can do that are fun but safe on hot days? Kudos for being mindful of your dog’s well-being in the heat! It’s easy for dogs to overdo it on hot days. There are a...

Packing for vacation with your dog

Dear Miss Behavin’ We booked a last minute dog-friendly getaway for Memorial Day weekend and we’re bringing our dog, Willy. What sort of things do you pack for your dog?  Hooray for a dog friendly vacation! There are a few things you might not think of that will make...

Advice on curtailing your dog’s barking when you’re not home

Dear Miss Behavin’: Our neighbor recently left a nice note in our mailbox letting us know that our dog, Bruiser, has been barking during the day when we’re gone. We had no idea! How can we work on this if we aren’t home?  First of all, it was kind of your neighbor to...

High value treats

Dear Miss Behavin’: I’m working on my dog’s reactivity on walks and someone mentioned using “high value treats.” What are they and how can I utilize them? Let’s say you have a bad habit of rushing out the door in the mornings. You find yourself flustered and most days...

Helping dog overcome fear of men

Dear Miss Behavin’: Our new family member, Bosco, is scared of my husband and will bark and run from him. He’s a young dog, so we’d like to help him learn to trust and be comfortable with my husband and men in general. Any tips? Although it might be difficult to...

Advice for potty times during bad weather

Dear Miss Behavin’: During the recent rain storms, my dog has refused to leave his bed to go outside and potty. I know he has to go, but he just won’t budge. How can I help him overcome this? Billie the Boston here, filling in for Miss Behavin’ today. I used to be...

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