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Ask Crystal: Early Rising Dog Starts the Day on the Wrong Side of the Bed

Dear Crystal, My dog sleeps in her crate at night. She’s quiet through the night, but barks every morning at 6am. I take her outside to potty right before bed. She’s started this early morning barking in the last few weeks. At first,…
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Ask Crystal: Rainy Day Poo Blues

Dear Crystal, When we got our 10-week-old puppy almost 2 weeks ago it started raining. At our house, anyway, it rained till last Saturday. I would take my pup out almost every hour, but he simply would sit between my feet and not “do…
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Ask Crystal: When House Training Hits a Roadblock

Dear Crystal, I have a 5-month-old puppy that was doing great at housebreaking. The last month no matter what I do he refuses to use the bathroom outside. Even taking him when I know he needs to go. Even using crate training/housebreaking.…
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Ask Crystal: Trouble-Shooting Potty Pad Use

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! I had my Chihuahua spayed at 7 months old. Before that she used her potty pads every time. Then…