Muzzle training a dog

Dear Critter Corner: We just had a visit with our vet and they recommended that we should muzzle train our dog.  I am not sure where to start or how to do this, do you have any suggestions? It is great to be proactive when working with our dogs and potential problem...

Resource guarding

Dear Critter Corner: I have noticed that when I give my pup a chew stick or other high-value item, he tends to go and hide from me while chewing on it.  The other night, I got close to where he was chewing on the stick and he growled at me.  I am not sure what to do,...

Barking dog

Dear Critter Corner: We feel that our once quiet pup has found his voice and is doing a lot of barking at home lately.  We have told him ‘no’ and ‘quiet’ but these do not seem to do the trick.  Is there anything we can do to get our quiet pup back?  This is a great...

Harness for dogs

Dear Critter Corner: Our dog has taken to pulling while we are on walks or just about anywhere! We have been looking at front attach harnesses and head halters to help but are very confused as to what is best. Can you tell us the difference between the two and give...

Socializing puppy

Dear Critter Corner: We are first time dog owners and just adopted a new puppy.  We keep hearing about how important socializing our puppy is but are not really sure what that means or the best ways to go about doing it.  Can you give us some pointers? Congratulations...

Keeping dog’s focus

Dear Critter Corner: With the warmer weather upon us, we have seen an increase in all sorts of outside critters like squirrels and birds which we love to watch.  Our dog also loves to watch these critters but will not give us the time of day once he is focused on...

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