Dear Labby: Tip The Groomer?
I take my dog to a groomer. Am I supposed to tip? If so, what is the standard amount?
My Roommate Hates My Dog’s Farts, What Can I Do?
My Bulldog, Meatballs, is really gassy. The problem is that my roommate can't stand it.
My Friend Didn’t Adopt And I Want To Tell Her How I Feel About It
Recently, an friend bought a Yorkie from a breeder in the next state over. She is having a "puppy shower" and I don't want to attend. I'd like to be honest about why, but a mutual friend thinks I should just say I have other plans. What do you think?
Dear Labby: My Dog Ate My Money! What Should I Do?
One of our readers came home to find her dollar bills were chewed up and some were even swallowed by her dog. Dear Labby has some advice.
Dear Labby’s Advice: Smelly Dog — Or Insensitive Family?
I recently took my ten-year-old Poodle to my parents' house for Christmas. Thanks to old age, he has liver problems, stinky breath, and dermatitis. As you can imagine, Gerard smells. Horrifically.
Dear Labby: How Much Should I Let My Dog Sniff On Our Walks?
Our reader's dog stops to sniff everything on their walks. She wants to know when to let the nose go and when to keep moving. Dear Labby has some advice.
Dear Labby: Why Doesn’t My Dog Eat Without Me?
Our reader's dog won't eat unless she's right next to him during meal time. Dear Labby explains why and tells her what she can do to help her pup.
Dear Labby: Why Does My Dog Go Crazy After Taking A Bath?
Our reader's dog takes off around the house after bath time, and she wants to know if there's something she should do about it. Dear Labby responds.
Dear Labby: Why Does My Dog Carry His Food To The Other Room To Eat It?
Our reader noticed her dog takes his food out of his bowl and eats it on the living room rug. What's the deal? Dear Labby has some advice.
Dear Labby’s Answer To Treat-Dispensing Strangers
There's an elderly woman who brings her rescued Bulldog to the dog park every morning. The other dog parents love her - she's sweet and frail and doles out treats to any canine who approaches.
Dear Labby: My Dog Is A Halloween Scaredy Cat
I believe that endless doorbell ringing and a stream of kids would set her back significantly, I'm wondering if it is socially acceptable to let the porch go dark this year? If so, what do I tell my neighbors when they ask where we were?
Help — I Want A Dog So Bad But I Can’t Afford One
I'm trying to convince my parents to let me get my first dog. I
Dear Labby: I Have Two Dogs That Mostly Get Along, But Sometimes Have Bad Fights
There are things you can do to curb infighting between your dogs, prevent a fight from breaking out at all, and stop a fight that's already started.
Shedding Situation? Dear Labby’s Advice
Well, H.A.I.R., there are two kinds of people in this world. Those who expect you to open the fridge and help yourself to a seltzer, and those who deny others their lint removers.
Dear Labby: Why Is Cat Food Dangerous For My Dog?
A reader took his pup to his aunt's house over the holidays and made sure to keep the cat and dog food separate. But why is that so important? Dear Labby has the answer.
Dear Labby: Dog breath is coming between me and my pup
Reader wonders if her dog is offended by owner's refusal to accept kisses on the lips. But dog's severe halitosis could be a sign of larger health issues.
Dear Labby: I’m jealous of a Yorkshire Terrier
Dear Labby, When my uncle died, my elderly aunt was devastated. So she went out and adopted a Terrier with a very sad history. Groucho is a sweet dog, and I love that he makes her so happy, but my aunt has taken it too far. She spends all her time with him, pampers him, […]
Is owner responsible for his own barking dog?
Dear Labby, This morning I took my dogs for a leisurely walk down a street in our neighborhood. As we strolled, a German Shepherd in a yard across the street began barking loudly from behind a chain link fence. A moment or two later, a man stepped out the front door. The man called to […]
Dear Labby: I don’t love a friend’s Facebook photo
Dear Labby, An acquaintance of mine posted a picture on his Facebook page that I found a bit offensive. It showed his child riding the family dog like a horse, which I don’t think is fair to the medium-sized Lab (who didn’t look thrilled). I really want to post a comment, but I don’t know […]
Dear Labby: Kids are stressing out my rescue pup
Dear Labby, I have a rescued Chihuahua. Pepe wasn’t treated so well in his former home and now has some issues. Understandably, he can be a bit snappy when approached suddenly by a stranger. Because he’s so little, parents often let their kids rush up to him, hands in his face. No one has gotten […]