Dear Labby

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 eat when she’s not home or when they pup is staying over with a sitter.

by DogTime
June 28th

Dear Labby: 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 is a pretty smelly dog.

by DogTime
December 18th

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.

by DogTime
April 13th, 2017

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, talks […]

by DogTime
July 5th, 2012

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 me: “Can […]

by DogTime
April 30th, 2012

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 this […]

by DogTime
April 4th, 2012

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 bit […]

by DogTime
November 9th, 2011

Dear Labby: Forwarded messages are clogging my in-box

Dear Labby,I love dogs, I have three. My extended family thinks I’m kooky, and I guess in a way, they’re right. Problem is, a good many of them think they’re doing me a favor by forwarding every dog-related joke, photo, video, or news item that comes their way. Once in a while, that’s fine. But […]

by DogTime
August 25th, 2011

Is owner responsible when his dog barks?

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 me: “Can […]

by DogTime
August 8th, 2011

Embarrassing shedding, what to do?

Dear Labby,I have a big sloppy Golden Retriever. He’s a great dog, but he sheds like crazy. Last week when my neighbor came by, she took one look at my blue couch and said, “Wow, do you still just have the one dog?” I don’t think she meant to be rude, the comment just slipped […]

by DogTime
May 10th, 2011
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