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When your puppy eats your sofa

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader has a not-uncommon problem: A sofa-eating puppy. I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to help her out with some tips. Q: My 4-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy ate my sofa. Literally! What can I do? I can’t afford to buy much more new furniture. A: Congratulations — you have a normal puppy! That’s […]

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When cats act like they might attack

Tuesday, Apr 25th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A reader wrote asking me what to do about her cat, who has been hissing and twitching her tail when strangers come into the home. I asked my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to share her thoughts. Q: My cat is aggressive to people who come into our home, whether it’s workers or guests. She crouches, […]

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How to keep your cat from jumping on the table while you’re eating

Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

So, what do you do if your cat demands you let him join you not just at the table, but on it, during meals? That was the question a reader asked, and I turned it over to my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, for an answer! Q: Our 10-year-old cat has recently begun demanding table food. […]

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Live Q&A: How to set your dog up for success and safety when playing with other dogs

Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have questions about how to set your dog up for success when playing with other dogs, dog park safety, and general dog safety, etiquette, and behavior? Please join my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, and Beneful Dream Dog Park Project and pet safety expert Arden Moore for a live Q&A on my Facebook page […]

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How dog parks create joy for dogs and owners

Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was in St. Louis recently, shooting some pet owner education videos with the folks at Purina as part of my ongoing partnership with them. We were chatting about some of the experiences that have led me to value the human-animal bond so profoundly, and I got around to telling them about the dog park […]

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