Is there a way to give a dog a safe indoor place away from a cat? [more inside]
I was sort of bitten by a dog tonight. I'm morbidly afraid of shots. How necessary is it that I see a doctor? [more inside]
Why doesn't my puppy make a sound? [more inside]
Help me find a loving, caring kennel in Los Angeles. [more inside]
My next door neighbours have a puppy that I believe is being abused and neglected. It breaks my heart to see this. My first instinct is to call the Humanes Society, but I'm not sure if it will result in anything. [more inside]
When is it safe for my puppy to explore the world outside of our house and yard? [more inside]
What's the best dog for someone who's allergic to dander? [more inside]
Back in 1996, Heather and I visited our friend Jason in Bourne End, northwest of London, and spent a few days in Lynton, in Devon. There was a funicular from Lynton to Lynmouth, and we used to take the train from Lynton down into town and wander around in search of scrumpy. As we got off the railway, at the mouth of the Lyn, we found ourselves on the west bank of the Lyn, and IIRC there was a building right about there with the best ever Victorian-latinate-lingo "please curb your dog" sign I've ever seen. [more inside]
Help me figure out who took this wonderful photo of a dog gazing out onto an open field! [more inside]
What is wrong with our dog? He's passing blood again - for the second time in two weeks. He went to the vet a week and a half ago; he had tests and x-rays; he's been on IVs of fluids & antibiotics. It seemed as though he was cured. Then, on Wednesday of this past week, it started up again. [more inside]
What is the best type of leash/collar/harness to control a large, unruly Pomeranian that likes to lunge and bark at people during walks?
I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
My Golden loves to chew but has a sensitive stomach. What can she chew that won't have a Super Colon Blow effect? [more inside]
What's a good way (read: low-hassle) to prove the whereabouts of my dog? [more inside]
I would like advice on how to deal with a dog who barks every time I enter or leave my apartment. Should I talk to him? Ignore him? [more inside]
Has anyone tried one of the electronic quick-finder dog nail trimmers (like this)? Are they worth the extra $10 or so? [more inside]
Doggy folk, your best guess about this breed/mix, please? Photos: 1, 2, 3. She is two years old, weighs around 27 pounds, and is about 17 inches tall. I don't know much more than that. I haven't met the young lady yet, so I can't tell you much about temperament, etc., except she's supposed to be very sweet, loves the loving, not barky. [more inside]
It's name my puppy time! [more inside]
Potty training for a dog who doesn't bark? [more inside]
Does house training a young dog work the same as house training a puppy? [more inside]
We want to get a new puppy and we are moving to a new house. Should we wait to introduce the puppy to the other pets once they are used to the new house, or make all the changes at the same time? [more inside]
Are there any vineyards between LA and SanFran which are dog-friendly? [more inside]
Hive mind, I have a dilemma. I love dogs and have since I was tiny. I long to own a dog the way some women long to have a baby (ick). I haven't had a dog companion since I was a kid, but I now have just about the best lifestyle I think I'm going to have: we own a home, will have a fenced-in yard (as soon as I can get the contractors to finish the fence; soon, I hope), and have plenty of love to lavish on a pup. But I want to provide the very best possible home, so I'm having some trouble with this decision. [more inside]
How can I train a deaf dachshund to Drop It -- without hand signals? [more inside]
Opal, our yellow Lab, tore her ACL and it was surgically repaired six weeks ago. The surgery was a success, and Opal is doing great except that she still refuses to use the leg that was operated on. I realize it will take time for her to trust the leg again, but what can we do to encourage her to use it normally? We're afraid the stress on her good leg will lead to another torn ACL. Opal thanks you all.
Does my dog have a hot spot? What should I do about it? [more inside]
This afternoon we took our 5 month old Boxer puppy to the local dog park for the first time. She got so excited as we approached, that she pulled and panted and pulled, then clearly fainted. What could be the apparent reason for this? [more inside]
We just got an adorable new puppy. We're ecstatic! The dog, however, seems less enthused... for the past two days, he has done almost nothing but sleep. He has yet to eat anything, and he has no desire to explore our apartment or walk outside. Why is this, and what can we do to help him adjust? [more inside]
Can I go inside to order at a coffee shop when I have a dog with me? [more inside]
Recommend a dog sitter in LA South Bay area? [more inside]
How can I help my freshly groomed (cut and bath) dog with her itchiness and inflammation around her privates? [more inside]
I want to make squeaky toys for my dog, but I can't find a source for squeakers. Can anyone help? [more inside]
Do I fix the dog, or fix the litterboxes? Or fix the cats, with some of that For-Bid stuff? [more inside]
WalkingDogFilter: Any experiences with three-dog leashes/couplers? I've seen several options online, but I'm looking for personal recommendations. Dogs are all about 15-20 pounds. Bonus for reducing tangling and/or pulling. Thanks!!!
To whom do I report suspected abuse of a service dog? [more inside]
Dogfilter: We need help training our dog to sleep in her kennel and not in our bed. How can we do this? [more inside]
Why does my dog giggle in his sleep? [more inside]
DogFilter: Help me and the dog get over our individual separation anxiety-type issues. [more inside]
Thinking about switching my 2005 Corolla hatchback for a 2007 Subaru Impreza sport wagon (non WRX version). Am I nuts? [more inside]
Should I apologize to my step-mother for a sarcastic response to a wacked out email she sent me. I don't feel like I should... also.. Can anyone offer ideas on how to write an apology letter that's not really an apology? [more inside]
I had to put my 13 year old pug to sleep last night. I'm just devastated. [more inside]
Dog-gone-paws-filter: I adopted a dog, and she's can't keep her paws to herself. She paws people to get their attention, and constantly jumps on people for the first few minutes of interaction. I've tried the tricks I used to train my other dog (ignoring them when they behave badly, grabbing their paws and scolding "no"), but it doesn't seem to work. Even the "a tired dog is a good dog" method doesn't decrease the pawsy-ness. My friends and family won't have anything to do with her cuz they have muddy-paw-print-on-clothes-phobia. Help! Aside from this one bad habit, she's a Good Dog (TM), and oh-so-eager to meet people.
Why are some black people afraid of my dog? [more inside]
I'm a dog walker in NYC and despite having stated that dogwalking is not a substitute for overnight care in the service agreement that I make owners sign, a customer is using 2 x 10 minute dog walks a day as care for her dog while she has been away for two nights. [more inside]
My US-born dog has a non-ISO compliant microchip (24pethealth). She's just moved to the UK. If she gets lost there, will the RSPCA etc be able to read her chip, or should we get her a new one? If we need a new one, what happens to the old one? Will this cause complications & confusion? [more inside]
Please help me survive the weekend with a friend's obnoxious dog! [more inside]
Can you keep a small dog in an apartment while being away up to 10 hours a day? [more inside]
I have a Shih Tzu puppy who is 10 weeks old. An elderly lady I know has an adult Shih Tzu (3 years old) that she is going to have part with due to her and her husband's failing health. She offered to give me the dog. Both dogs are females. Would the two dogs get along? Are there any major concerns I should have? I need to try to make a decision within the next couple of days. Thanks!