Introducing your resident dog to a new dog

Dear Critter Corner: We have recently adopted a new puppy and during the initial introductions our resident dog seemed to enjoy the puppy but now our resident dog is growling at the puppy.  Do you have any suggestions on what we should do? Congratulations on your new...

Dog refusing to walk

Dear Critter Corner: We adopted a new pup a few months ago, I have noticed while on walks he will sometimes put the brakes on and refuse to walk.  It seems to have gotten worse and he is refusing to walk more often.  Are there any tips you can give me to help me be...

Teaching dog “leave it”

Dear Critter Corner: We just adopted a new puppy and I am worried about him getting into our holiday decorations around the house.  Are there any tips you can give me to help this holiday be less stressful for all? This is a great time to work on teaching your pup a...

Preparing excited dog for guests

Dear Critter Corner: We will be having guests over for the holidays and they are bringing their new pup with them.  Do you have any suggestions for introducing our pup to our guests’ pup?   There are a few things you can do to help make the introduction and visit...

Keeping dog away from kitchen counters

Dear Critter Corner: Our pup recently discovered that he is tall enough to reach the counter and unfortunately has been rewarded a few times by stealing food.  I am concerned with the holidays around the corner and the food that will be out when guests are around. ...

Dog’s first Halloween

Dear Critter Corner: This will be our pup’s first Halloween; do you have any suggestions on how to help prepare so that we have a safe and stress-free Halloween? There are several things we can look at to make sure the night goes well for all involved.  Here are a few...

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