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January 19, 2009 | By sebastian b. | 23

5 week old mix breed, going to be a large dog and has bad flea problems!

sebastian b.
Meghan M.

January 19, 2009

A: i am a groomer and what i suggest is using the blue liquid dawn dish soap...it kills the fleas and is also very safe to use on little puppies...Try it it works you will be glad you did!!!! Hope this helps!!

March 6, 2009 | By Mary J. | 15

hi,. we have two purebred shih-tzu pups 5 1/2 mths and 6 mths and we only give them dry puppy food. Is it okay to only give dry?

inga l.

March 6, 2009

A: Sure, why not?

November 2, 2008 | By Emmy T. | 15

Please tell me????!!!!!

Sean  C.

November 11, 2008

A: Crate train. Then stick to a schedule. As a young puppy and a puppy that's just learning they need a lot of patience from you and to be let out every few hours. Expect accidents and again be patient. There are some good books and videos that go into … more ›

June 28, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

My new dog will be going to “puppy kindergarten” before regular and advanced obedience training. How do I prepare?

Mary T.

July 12, 2010

A: Pre-K for puppies begins at home. Aside from the skills the dog (and you) will learn at all levels of obedience training, the real advantage is the opportunity for socialization with others — other dogs and their humans who care enough to give th… more ›

October 3, 2008 | By Ashley | 13

I have a 1 yr. old puppy and he's so hyper. Every time I go to play with him he jumps all over me and scratches the heck out of my arms and legs.


October 4, 2008

A: He is doing it to get attention out of you and any reaction IS attention in his eyes, so the best thing to do is cross your arms, turn around and ignore him. Also once you teach him to sit hten you can ask him to sit before you will greet/pet him. An… more ›

June 28, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

My otherwise brilliant puppy has never learned to sit. How can I add, “Sit” to his bag of tricks?

Mary T.

July 12, 2010

A: To teach your dog to sit, catch him doing something right — a useful human-management tactic — works even better with dogs. This is also called the induction method of dog training. For whatever reason your dog resists the “Sit” command, he … more ›

Q: Puppies

February 22, 2009 | By jennifer r. | 4

I am fostering week old puppies and they keep trying to suckle on each other (mom got hit by a car) and these were brought to the shelter. How do I get them to stop sucking on each others privates? I really don't want then going potty in their siblin… more ›

jennifer r.
Pam P.

February 22, 2009

A: I have a similar problem so I am interested in seeing what people say. I have 2 rescue dogs (brother and sister) that was also taken from mom too young and when playing they always bite onto each others privates sometimes sucking for a second but not… more ›

September 7, 2008 | By Niblets27 | 3

My 3 yorkies 2- 5 mos. old and a14 mos. old. They sleep with us at night on our bed with the door left a little bit open so they can go out and pee on thier pee pad.but every night while sleeping and quiet.. they seem to hear every little noise and… more ›


September 7, 2008

A: One of my 3 will wake me if she hears something unfamiliar, I'm glad she does, they probably calm down once they've done their "job" right? If my husband would say he thought he was going to get rid of anything of ours I would explain to him that th… more ›


April 14, 2010 | By Mary T. | 17

It's true: dogs are generally all that they appear to be — sweet, silly, funny and lifelong loving friends. Chances are, you wouldn’t be here reading this article if they weren’t. But dogs, and especially puppies, do come with issu… more ›

Puppy Love: What to Consider Before Getting a Dog

March 24, 2010 | By Mary T. | 30

NEW YORK — Springtime brings the promise of longer, brighter days, fading into gentler evenings. But the season also comes with an influx of stray and abandoned puppies and kittens, born in the warmer months. New York City animal she… more ›

Shelters Prepare for Kitten and Puppy Season

March 23, 2010 | By Mary T. | 30

Some new puppy owners believe that nothing is cuter than a fuzzy, wiggly tail, but those puppy dog eyes really seal the deal, melting hearts even as owners clean up the biggest of messes. To survive the classic puppy vices — chewing on shoes, yippi… more ›

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