pet etiquette

  • Dear Labby: so what’s in a dog’s name?

    Dear Labby: so what’s in a dog’s name?

    Dear Labby, The only information my girlfriend and I ever got about our adopted Yorkshire Terrier is that someone brought him to the shelter after he was hit by a motorcycle. (He’s fine now.) We call him Harley. Recently, a friend told me we have a twisted sense of humor for giving the dog that […]

  • Dear Labby: Must I pay for friend’s doctor visit?

    Dear Labby: Must I pay for friend’s doctor visit?

    Dear Labby, My friend Glen came over to meet my newly adopted Heeler, Greta. When Glen reached down to pet her, Greta (who is still a little nervous) bit Glen on the arm without breaking skin. Glen is somewhat of a hypochondriac and went to the doctor later that week with an “achy arm.” The […]

  • Dear Labby: what’s in a dog’s name?

    Dear Labby: what’s in a dog’s name?

    Dear Labby, The only information my girlfriend and I ever got about our adopted Yorkshire Terrier is that someone brought him to the shelter after he was hit by a motorcycle. (He’s fine now.) We call him Harley. Recently, a friend told me we have a twisted sense of humor for giving the dog that […]

  • Granny slips scraps to the dog, complains of begging

    Granny slips scraps to the dog, complains of begging

    Dear Labby, My grandmother is staying with us for the next few months and she’s not very fluent in dog lingo. When she eats her breakfast of toast on the couch, my dog usually sits nearby to hunt for crumbs. My grandmother constantly gets upset saying that my dog is begging for food, and yet […]

  • Dog park etiquette in 10 easy tips

    Dog park etiquette in 10 easy tips

    Most of these etiquette tips are no-brainers, but you’d be surprised at how often basic dog park rules are violated — if not ignored. Here they are for your consideration: No aggressive dogs! Don’t bring an aggressive, dominant dog to the park. Dogs who continually challenge everyone, hackles and all, don’t need to be there. […]