Chihuahua shaking itself

Dear Doctor: Shake-Out

Q. My dog does a full-body shake-out several times throughout the day. Could it be a sign of a neurological problem? Maye Oliver Los Gatos, California A....

Dear Doctor: Shaving caused a problem

Q. My dog had to be shaved around the neck area because he had so many burrs, and there was no other way to...
Some dogs keep going after their own tails to the point of utter exhaustion — yet they can’t stop.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

For some dogs it’s tail chasing to the point of exhaustion. For others, it’s continuous licking of the lower legs and feet — so...
Who’s walking whom?

Stopping an Undesirable Behavior

Has your dog ever gone faster than you wanted, tugging vigorously enough on the leash that it’s annoying — or even a bit dangerous?...
She’d be happier with a blanket thrown over the sides. The crate might also be a tad small for her comfort.

A Room of One’s Own

Call it the canine version of a man cave or a she shed. A dog views a crate as a place to retreat to...