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ways to reduce separations anxiety in dogs

How to Ease Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Does your dog have separation anxiety? Try this list of 11 tips and tricks to help your pooch calm, relax, and enjoy being together... without all the stress...more
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Ask an Expert - How to Wean Off Treats

Ask Jennifer Messer Q: My new puppy only listens to me if I have a handful of treats. How do I wean her off treats so she’ll obey me regardless of what I have...more

Ask an Expert - Housetraining

Q: My 16-week-old puppy, Mabel, doesn’t seem to be picking up on the concept of indoors vs outdoors. How long should it take to housetrain a puppy? —Puddles in...more
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Ask an Expert - Chewing the wrong things

"My puppy, Sally, is chewing everything in sight. How can I get her to chew on the right thing (her chew toys) and not the wrong things (the table leg, my fingers)?" more
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Ask an Expert - Can you over-exercise a puppy?

Snooze time comes to roughly 18 to 20 hours per day. more
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Ask an Expert - Indoor Marking

Ask Jennifer Messer My Westie, Joey, is reliably housetrained when at home but the minute we go elsewhere— to work, my mom’s, a friends—he lifts his leg. How...more
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Ask an Expert - Losing bladder control

Q: My old girl, Tim-Tim, is losing bladder control and I’m wondering if I should train her to use an indoor potty system. Is it too late to teach an old dog...more
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Ask an Expert - Too submissive

Q: I’m worried my dog is overly submissive. She shows her belly to everyone and sometimes even piddles submissively. How can I boost her confidence? —Wet...more

Ask an Expert - Leash-pulling

"I’ve tried everything, but Zoe, my Husky/ Chow cross, continues to pull like a maniac when walking on leash. Please help!" more

Ask an Expert - Lagging behind

Q: My rescued Toy Poodle, Sally, drags behind me on walks. She’s only six and runs around in the house, so it’s not a mobility issue. What’s up with her...more

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