Posted 10:04 AM 2/12/2013 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
Q: We just adopted (2 days ago) a little dog that cowers at times. We plan to make an appointment, but what to do in the meantime?
A: Congratulations on your new adoption! Hattie is a lucky girl. Cowering can be normal behavior for a little dog and is quite common for dogs that have lived (More)
Posted 3:12 PM 5/16/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
Many of us expect our dogs to act as watch-dogs - barking enough to scare away potential intruders. Unfortunately, we seem to hear way more talk about unwanted barking than we do about useful barking. The incessantly barking dog is one of the greatest stresses between neighbors, and can be a very (More)
Posted 9:38 AM 12/29/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM. Animal Care Clinic
We have had several questions related to pet behavior on our KSBY Local Experts page. Pet owners have concerns about barking, biting, scratching, jumping, destructive behavior, animals getting into things, basic training and boundary training.
Most of these problems stem from trying to (More)
Posted 2:39 PM 8/17/2010 by Bonnie Markoff
Lindsay has just adopted Jasper, a crossbred dog who did not have a good life before coming to her home. Lindsay is worried he has separation anxiety and is curious about training methods.
Many dogs adopted as adults (and many raised from puppyhood) have behavior issues that can look like (More)
Posted 9:58 AM 12/28/2009 by By By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
You are probably eating more this month than usual. Do you find yourself grazing through Christmas goodies in the employee lunchroom or at parties? When food is easily available, we will eat even if we are not hungry.
The same is true for our pets. There are a few animals who manage their (More)
Posted 2:57 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
I just read a series of comments made by various dog trainers who had seen the movie Marley and Me. Some trainers felt this dog needed some basic obedience lessons and practical guidance. Some felt the dog suffered from (More)
Posted 2:56 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
If you have seen the movie Marley and Me you know it is about a beloved and wonderful, yet ill-behaved troublemaker of a dog. This is a common scenario and people often ask us how to "fix" a dog like Marley. (More)
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