Helping Your Dog to Enjoy the Car


Over on our DogTipper Facebook page, we’ve been having a big discussion about dogs and cars, sparked by this Dave Barry famous quote: Post by If you click on the comments link, you’ll see that many people had concerns that their dog didn’t like the car. The main reasons seemed to be: car sickness […]

Ask Paris: How Can I Tell People to Give My Dog Space?


Dear Paris, My dog is shy and doesn’t like children to rush up to him when we’re walking. I also don’t like adults–who should know better–instantly stopping and petting my dog. What’s the best way to exercise my dog but, at the same time, let other people know that my dog doesn’t want to greet […]

Ask Alecia: My Dog Bit a Child!


Dear Alecia, Our dog Maya, a 2-year old Bali dog, attacked a 6-year-old child this morning who was playing in our yard (his father is our gardener).  She jumped up on him, arms on his shoulders, and bit his face and neck.  Not a bad bite, but blood was drawn and clearly the kid was […]

Ask Alecia: My New Dog Is Jealous Of My Other Dogs!


Dear Alecia, I just adopted a one-year-old German shepherd. She’s a very sweet girl. Playful, doesn’t pull on the leash, and is very affectionate. However, I have 2 other dogs that she is ridiculously jealous of: a 10-month-old German shepherd and a 2-year-old American Eskimo. She’s showed more aggression towards the German shepherd. Mostly when […]

Ask Alecia: My Pup Shows Signs of Separation Anxiety!


Dear Alecia, My husband and I adopted a 5-month-old mixed breed puppy from the pound last week. Two days after we adopted him I had him at the vet’s office for shots and upset tummy issues. He tested negative for Parvo so they gave him meds (but no shots) and sent him home. The next […]

Ask Alecia: My Dog Plays Too Rough!


Dear Alecia, My family played rough with my lab when he was a puppy. I said no more. Now my dog is two. He wants to play rough. He pushes is toys in your lap, and gets almost aggressive. He is a sweet boy most of the time. How do I get him to stop? […]

Ask Alecia: My Older Dog Wants to Climb the Stairs at Night


Dear Alecia, My dog Mickey is a 9-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever. At night, Mickey sleeps either on the floor next to my bed or in his dog bed a few feet away. Mickey is a heavy dog and is getting up in age. That said, he recently began refusing to come upstairs to the bedroom, […]

Mikkel Becker Discusses Use of Thundershirt


We’ve written many times about our use of Thundershirt on Irie to help with her fear of thunder and fireworks. At Global Pet Expo, we attended a press conference about the company’s new name — now Thunderworks — and the use of the Thundershirt on fearful and anxious pets. Professional dog trainer Mikkel Becker, daughter […]

Ask Alecia: Barking Problems

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Today we’re bringing you the fifth and final part in the Hot Spot Tele-Training Series by Alecia Evans of Walk In Sync. Filled with tips from this holistic dog trainer, the series has included housetraining, loose leash walking, teaching your dog to come when called and separation anxiety. In this week’s call, we discuss a […]

Ask Alecia: My Husky Nips My Child!

Dear Alecia, My husband and I just adopted a 3-year-old husky named Dante. He is very lovable and gentle, and, although he is stubborn, we are working on his basic training, and he is doing much better. We adopted him because of how good he was with our two-year-old son, but since bringing him home, […]

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