Puppy distracted on the walk

Dear Pawfessor Dion, I have a nine-month-old, 100 lb puppy who I walk every single day for the amount of time you recommend in your new book. My problem is he is getting to know a lot of people in my neighborhood and now every time I pass someone I know on a walk, he […]

Submissive urination problem

Dear Pawfessor, My daughter has a ten-month-old black cocker spaniel. She has a submissive urination problem, like all female cocker spaniels. My own cocker spaniel has outgrown this problem. However, my daughter’s cocker is getting worse. She has a six-year-old boy and four-year-old girl and a four-year-old viszla. My daughter’s cocker Ginny is now urinating […]

Dog problem: Puppy soiling crate

Question from Jesica Mcauliff: I have a 3-month-old pit bull/boxer mix puppy that my husband and I have been crate training. Lilly had been doing really well not soiling her crate, but recently she has been doing it everyday, even if she is only in there for a few hours. We have tried everything to […]

How do I handle other dogs at the dog park?

Dear Dion, I follow your advice on being a strong pack leader at the dog park. On the rare occasions that I take my dogs to the dog park, I notice humans not applying dog training discipline if their dogs get in a dog fight or potential dog fight. If I apply dog training discipline […]

Obsessive dog licking

Dear Pawfessor Dion, I have a 3-year-old toy Australian shepherd dog named Gina. She is an absolutely wonderful dog with a few challenges, one in particular that I need some advice on… obsessive licking. She is completely obsessed with licking all the time! My dog licks the air, your arms, your face, in your mouth, […]

A hyper Jack Russell Terrier

Dear Pawfessor, We have a four-month-old Jack Russell named Wetto. Our dog problem with him is taking him for dog walks. He is taking us for walk — even though we continuously stop and try to get him to walk next to us. He wants to smell everything and tries to run ahead. We also […]

Destructive in the crate

Pawfessor Dion, How can I stop my dogs from chewing whatever bedding we put in their crate? Loretta Hamann East Northport, NY Loretta, There’s so much we don’t know from your question. These are the questions I’d ask you. How old are your dogs? Are they spayed or neutered? How much exercise are they getting? […]

Aggressive dog with separation anxiety

Dog with separation anxiety growls at owner Hi Pawfessor Dion! My little Frankie is three years old. I have had him since he was born. I have never had a problem with his behavior until the past few months. It seems every time that I leave the house to go to work or go out […]

Dog not playing nice

How do I stop my one year old pit bull from being so rough while playing with other dogs? He is a gentle dog but very strong and has drawn blood of another dog from simply playing. He likes to grab the saggy jowls of his boxer friend. He hasn’t bitten people so far, however […]

How to handle a territorial dog

Dear Pawfessor, I would like to know how to properly handle a situation in which a territorial dog came after me when I was walking in my neighborhood. This situation arose yesterday when my cousin and I were walking. A dog who is usually confined behind a fence suddenly charged across the yard at us. […]

Speed eater

We have had issues with our 7-month old puppy, Philly, and her eating…she always seems nervous when she eats — tail tucked between her legs and she will consume her food very rapidly. She often eats her breakfast and within 10 minutes will throw it all up. We have taken her to our vet and […]

Dog afraid of telephone and other devices

Hello Pawfessor Dion, We have four dogs, no real behavior issues other than the smallest one has become very afraid of telephones. It started with cell phones, but now he runs outside if you so much as pick up a phone (we have a dog door and a pen), and it takes much coaxing to […]

Persistent dog anxiety and fear

Pawfessor Dion, I have a two-year-old Pomeranian who is afraid of everything; and so worried about things falling on him. Although since I’ve had him (about one year), nothing has fallen on him. He even approaches his food dish as if a snake will attack at any minute. Drinking water is the same, he is […]

Insecure On The Walk – (Student Question)

Dear Pawfessor Dion, I have a new Doberman named Burt. He’s a beautiful show quality dog from a long line of champions, just 12 weeks old and a wonderful dog, but when it comes to taking walks, his behavior is somewhat odd. When I leave the house he’ll walk for about a half block and […]

Puppy Is Impossible To Walk- (Student Question)

We have a 13 week old Springer, and it is impossible to take him for a walk. He will not leave the yard. My husband just tried to walk him, and the puppy was so upset that he threw up! Please help. My husband eventually wants him to be a bird dog! Thank you, Kristina […]