Our dog goes through cycles of at first liking a crate and then not tolerating it at all--whining, scratching, growling, and moaning. When Sparky's unhappy, nobody sleeps. I'm out of ideas and I'm looking for new things to try. [more inside]
We had a new grass lawn put in at the start of the year. Before long, it had developed yellow spots: pic 1
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has been brought in for questioning. She did not confess, only licking the detective on advise of counsel.
1) Is she likely the real culprit?
2) What remedies are available? If it is her, I'd like to note that the whole point of the lawn was so that she could do her business out there. We'll get her a potty pad and encourage her not to go on the grass, but I'm doubtful that she'll always go where we want. [more inside]
What do we do with our dog, Sparky? We just got an 18 month old miniature poodle, about 15 lbs, not (yet) fixed. She is extremely timid: she came from a backyard breeder who didn't care for her well. She grew up with other dogs and an unknown amount of interaction with people (but we think not enough since she wasn't being groomed). We don't know much else about her past. Tonight we're faced with a difficult choice between a night of wailing or her fouling our bed... [more inside]
Is our lifestyle appropriate for a golden doodle? We'd like to get a golden doodle puppy, but we need to make sure that we can give apuppy/young dog enough exercise. [more inside]