Improving dog’s manners outside of the home

Dear Miss Behavin’: My pup won’t listen to me once we are outside. While in the home he is great and won’t take his eyes off of me, the second we are out the door it is as though I don’t exist. Can you help? This is a problem that many owners face and an easy one to...

Holiday gift ideas for dogs

Dear Miss Behavin’: We are looking for some suggestions on types of toys to get for our pup this holiday. There is such a large variety and price range, I am not sure what is the best choice. Can you help? Of course, what a lucky pup! There is quite the variety out...

Dog’s first Thanksgiving

Dear Miss Behavin’: We will be having close family over this year for the Thanksgiving holiday.  This will be our pups first family gathering, what are some things we can do to ensure that the gathering goes well and he is on his best behavior?  What a great question...

Helping puppy to not bite so much

Dear Miss Behavin’: Our 4-month old pup has recently started biting a lot and I am not sure why. How do I get him to stop biting so much? It sounds like your puppy is getting his adult teeth which usually starts around 4 months. Increased biting is normal during this...

Positive muzzle training

Dear Miss Behavin’: We were told by our vet at our dogs last visit that he was very nervous and they needed to muzzle him. Is there anything we can do so that his future visits are not so stressful for him? What a great question and yes there are a few things you can...

Leash manners

Dear Miss Behavin’: Our dog gets very excited when we go to take him for a walk. He is jumpy and pulling on the leash before we get out the front door and this way for a good portion of the walk, making the walk unpleasant. Is there something we can do so that we...

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