Bringing home

  • Puppy-proof house

    Puppy-proof house

    I'll be bringing a puppy home soon — how should I prepare or "puppy-proof" my house?

  • Dog whining when we eat?

    Dog whining when we eat?

    Question: My dog whines whenever I sit down to eat — what can I do? Answer: This is a common problem. Your dog wants attention and gets it by whining. (It may not be positive attention, but it’s attention nonetheless.) Promise yourself that you are going to spend two weeks actively working on this problem. […]

  • Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to be home alone

    Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to be home alone

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on how to prevent separation anxiety

  • Dog meets baby

    Dog meets baby

    The birth of a baby is a wonderful event for your human family. To make it an equally joyous occasion for your dog, you need to give him some special attention to help him cope. Since they are pack animals and follow a strict hierarchy in their lives, having a strange new member of the […]

  • How to prevent accidental poisonings

    How to prevent accidental poisonings

    For parents of small children, using caution when handling and storing potentially poisonous substances becomes second nature. After all, you don’t want your little ones eating or drinking something that could make them sick. The same should be true of your dog. There are a number of different types of poisonous substances that your dog […]