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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: Noisy Pup

Dear Crystal,  My dog Charlie barks at dogs and people especially if he is looking out the patio door. As he has gotten older he tends to handle people better when they come to the house. I don't walk him a lot because of this. Any ideas?…
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Ask Crystal: Reactive Dog 101

Dear Crystal,  My dog pulls a lot and barks at most dogs.  He is a Pomeranian/ Spitz. How do I stop this?  Sincerely,  Barky Pup    Dear Barky, Reactivity is a very common problem in dogs and even yours truly…

Ask Crystal: Puppy Potty Training

Dear Crystal, Our 9-week-old Cocker Spaniel puppy stays in a crate at night. We have been getting up twice to take him outside to pee and poop. We put pee pads in his crate at night, but he still occasionally has an accident. We are sleep…
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Ask Crystal: Teaching a Puppy Manners

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 really need help. I have a 16-week-old lab/ hound. She keeps peeing and pooping…