Ask Dr. Diane: My Westie Pup Barks All Day!

Dear Dr. Diane, We have a 10-week-old female Westie who hates the crate and when we leave for work she barks (I think) all the time. At least my neighbors hear her barking from outside. When I come inside she is so shook up and barks uncontrollable. I bought a spray that is suppose calm […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Chi Is Aggressive to Big Dogs!

Dear Dr. Diane, I have a behavior question about my 2-year-old chihuahua. He is a great dog but one of his drawbacks is that he nips and is aggressive towards bigger dogs. He is only 6 pounds, and he enjoys playing with dogs around his size or dogs that are puppies because they play but […]

Ask Dr. Diane: Adopting a Mom and Her Pup?

Dear Dr. Diane, My husband and I and our three children are looking to adopt a puppy. We found a loving mom pup who is one year old and her four puppies. We are thinking about adopting the mom and one of her female pups. Would this be a good idea? I think it is […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Doxie Attacked My Setter!

Dear Dr. Diane, I have two Irish Setters and three rescue doxies. One of my doxies came from a puppy mill and she has aggressive issues with my female setter. She got into a bad fight with her – the doxie was taunting the setter and about the time we realized it was too late- […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Lab Ruins the Carpet When I’m Gone!

Dear Dr. Diane, I have a Lab mix, how can I get her to quit scratching the carpet?  She only does this when we are gone, never when we are home.  She has ruined some of our carpet by scratching hole in them. Thank you for your help, I can’t get new carpet until she […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Yorkie Resents My Boyfriend!

Dear Dr. Diane, I have three cats and two dogs, one a three-year-old Yorkie, and one a rescue from the shelter (two years old).  Recently, my boyfriend (and his two cats) moved in with us.  Over the past couple weeks, my Yorkie has begun to exhibit some strange behavior toward my boyfriend,  who has never […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Senior Dog Is Misbehaving!

I have a question about my lab-golden retriever mix who is 13 years old. In the last 4 or 5 months she has become defiant to things that we have done many times before. Like when we get her in the car we have to move her around a bit to get her in a […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Malamute Doesn’t Like Kids

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Dear Dr. Diane, I have an 8-month-old malamute. He’s a very good dog but I’m worried because it seems he doesn’t like kids except my 7-year-old daughter; she can do anything to him but if any other kids come into my house he gets very aggressive. I’m worried because I have a grand child due […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Husky Won’t Stay In His Dog House

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Hello Dr. Diane, I’ve found a husky who is I think is 5 months old but he refuses to stay inside a house I’ve built for him. He is strong. When we feels that we will leave him, he starts to act strangely making sounds and standing on his legs. Please help; I am hopeless:( […]

Ask Dr. Diane: My Dog Growls When Injured

Dear Dr. Diane, Occasionally, my 75-pound female lab, 8 years old, will have a minor injury. When I approach the sore area to investigate (for example, a small cut on the pad of her foot), she may growl at me as a warning that she hurts. What is the appropriate response to this? On one […]