The Honeymoon Period with a New Puppy or Adult Dog

We have all heard the term ‘The Honeymoon Period’ used to describe the first, happy months of a relationship. Everyone is on their best behavior and feeling giddy and optimistic about the future. Of course, this time of what seems to be limitless joy and no issues usually comes...
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Terrier Telephone Terror

Marta from Long Island sent me an email today asking how to stop her five year old West Highland White Terrier from sabotaging her social life by barking up a storm whenever she holds a phone to her ear. Connor had been crowned with the title of Sir Barksalot...
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Is Your Dog a Jumping Bean?

There are so many doggie ‘misdeeds’ that are unintentionally taught by people. Of these, one of the most commonly complained about is jumping up on people to say hello. There is a wide variety of dog jumping styles; the least egregious is the little dog who trots over and...
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How to Deal with Dog Growling When Asked to Get Off the Bed

It is no surprise that people are distraught and perplexed when their otherwise lovely dog behaves in ways they deem egregious, specifically when they growl at or bite people. A gentleman with a 3 year-old Jack Russell Terrier, Lido, contacted me regarding his dog’s tendency to growl at him....
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Is Your Dog a Pushy Pants?

Two things happened recently that made me think of pushy dogs. First, I went to a conference this weekend that included a buffet lunch (I suspect at least some of you can already see where this analogy is going). Secondly, I was driving into work today and had to...
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Is Your Dog’s Digging in the Yard a Drag?

Digging is a normal and natural behavior for dogs. Wolves and wild dogs dig to bury food as a reserve, to chase small animals, to find cool earth to lie in and a safe place to birth their pups, and as a way to mark territory by scenting the...
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