Does my dog want a dog friend?

Dear Miss Behavin’: We are out of the house often, and thought it would be nice to get a doggie friend for our Poodle, Terry, to keep him company. How do we go about finding him the right pal? While it may seem obvious, a good place to start is to consider whether or...

Finding the perfect dog for your lifestyle

Dear Miss Behavin’: Our kids have been begging for a dog, and we’ve finally decided it’s a good time. This will be our first dog, how do we find the perfect match? Once you’ve decided to start the search for the right dog for you, there are lots of factors to...

Tips on dealing with excited puppy who accidentally piddles

Dear Miss Behavin’: My six month old puppy Josie is getting used to being alone for short periods, and all is going well, but sometimes when I come back, she runs right up to me and piddles at me feet. Why is this happening? It sounds like Josie is simply so excited...

Training your dog to not eat so fast

Dear Miss Behavin’: We got a sweet new puppy, Flower, last week who has quite the appetite. A few times, she’s eaten her meals so quickly that they come right back up! How do we slow her down? First of all, congratulations on your new puppy! It’s good that she has a...

Tips for keeping dog entertained while you’re out of the house

Dear Miss Behavin’: We adopted a new dog on Friday and had a great weekend going for walks and getting to know each other. All was well until we came home from work Monday to a destroyed house! Dusty got into the trash, chewed up some throw pillows, pooped on the...

Introducing dog to neighborhood kids

Dear Miss Behavin’: I just moved to a new neighborhood where there are lots of families. My dog Poppy is really sweet with people but isn’t so sure about all of the little kids. They of course want to pet and play with her but she is hesitant. How can I help her warm...

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