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Ask Crystal: Crate Training Troubleshooting Part 2

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I rescued an 8 to 10-month-old female. She is very loving and we have bonded…

Ask Crystal: Crate Training Troubleshooting

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, We've always had crate trained dogs with no problems. But now we have a 6 months…

Ask Crystal: Separation Anxiety

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page!   Dear Crystal, Do you have any helpful hints in regards to separation anxiety? My sweet…
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Summer Pet Tips

Staying Cool and Healthy All Summer! The dog days of summer are here! While any hot day can easily bring this phrase to mind, more importantly is making sure your dog and cat stay cool and healthy all summer long! Following are some tips…
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Ask Crystal: Road Trip Ready Dog

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, With the summer here, I really want to take a road trip with my dog. He throws…

Ask Crystal: Preparing for the Fourth of July

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I recently adopted a 1-year-old dog. I am wondering what I can do to prepare…

Ask Crystal: Should I Crate Train my Puppy?

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I recently adopted a puppy who is just as sweet as can be. She is extremely…
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Ask Crystal: Leash Pulling Pup

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I would like to take my dog out more now that the weather is warming up. The…
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Puppy Socialization: Pandemic Version, pt 2

Puppy Socialization During a Pandemic: What You Can Do In our last post we discussed what socialization is, the developmental periods as a puppy grows, and the importance of learning to read a dogs body language. Now on to ways to work…
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Ask Crystal: Selective Hearing

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  My dog seems to have selective hearing. He is always barking at things so…