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January 11, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs

Make Socializing Puppy A Priority

DEAR DIDI: My boyfriend and I are picking up an early Christmas present to ourselves this weekend; a 9 week old yellow lab! We are so excited to add this guy to our family. We have a small cat, but no kids at the moment and we want to make sure we do everything right by our new baby boy. We live in a two bedroom apartment, but we have a dog park within a five minute walk. He has his first set of shots and we have an appointment to get his second after Christmas. We know exercise is ...

December 07, 2015 | | Didi's Dogs

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What's In A (Pet's) Name?

November 16, 2015 | | Didi's Dogs

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What To Do About Fence Fighting?

November 03, 2015 | | Didi's Dogs

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Beware The Backyard Breeders

October 23, 2015 | | Didi's Dogs

Breaking The Cycle

DEAR DIDI: We have a six-month-old male pit that we rescued from the shelter about three months ago. He is such a wonderful and sweet dog that we love to death. We have one issue though. When my husband comes home from work at night our dog greets him at the door enthusiastically and then rolls over on his back and pees! He doesn't do this with me but also does it with our neighbor when he visits. We can't figure out where the problem is. My husband gets very angry and thinks the dog is growing up ...

July 30, 2014 | | Didi's Dogs

Didi’s Dogs – Balance Indoor, Outdoor Living

DEAR DIDI: Our blue nosed Pit Bull, Bruno, is the love of our life but we have one issue that just drives us crazy. We both work all day. We want Bruno to be able to enjoy our very large landscaped back yard during the day while we are at work. Instead, Bruno digs holes everywhere, which is costing us lots of money and time to fix. He digs up bushes, holes in the lawn, and has even dug up our sprinkler system at times! He has had excellent training courses, listens to commands beautifully and even won a blue ...

June 11, 2014 | Dierdra McElroy | Didi's Dogs

Didi’s Dogs – Thrill Of The Chase

DEAR DIDI: I have an eight-month old black lab. She has so much energy. We read your column faithfully and value your opinion. My son likes to play laser light with Sassy and she is nuts for the game. Our vet mentioned that laser light play isn't good for her eyes. What do you think? – Lathrop Dog Mommy

October 23, 2013 | Dierdra McElroy | Didi's Dogs

Didi’s Dogs - Dogs On A Diet?

DEAR DIDI: My dog gets annual checkups and is in good health. Recently my new trainer said my dog is overweight and outlined a diet and exercise program I should follow. I love my dog to death and don't know who to believe. My poor baby is always hungry.

September 11, 2013 | | Didi's Dogs

Didi’s Dogs – Dealing With Separation Anxiety

DEAR DIDI: My pug, Daisy, is seven months old. She is potty trained, listens most of the time, and I absolutely adore her. She has one big problem that could end up causing me to find a new home for her. I work nights and leave the apartment at 10 o'clock at night. This is when most of my neighbors are going to sleep. Daisy immediately goes into a screeching bark as soon as the front door closes. My neighbors are complaining and I don't know what to do. Does she need a friend? ‑ Pug Lover in Modesto

August 14, 2013 | | Didi's Dogs

Didi’s Dogs - How Best To Train?

DEAR DIDI: My 55-pound Boxer won't stop jumping on people. She is just so enthusiastic when we have guests that she can't help herself. I am worried that she will hurt someone someday. What can I do to help the situation? - Boxer Lover in Lathrop

July 10, 2013 | | Didi's Dogs

Didi’s Dogs - Protecting Pets From The Heat

DEAR DIDI: I noticed when I was walking my English Bulldog the other day he refused to stay on the sidewalk. Can you tell me about temperatures for walks and what I should watch for when I take her in the car? - Worried Mommy in Manteca

June 26, 2013 | | Didi's Dogs

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This is a new column, which will run periodically, focusing on pets and their problems. It is a question and answer format, covering a wide variety of topics.

June 12, 2013 | | Didi's Dogs


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Dog Guilt Doesn’t Equal Sorry

DEAR DIDI: Do dogs feel guilty for things they have done? Our boy sure looks like he KNOWS he has done something wrong when we ...

February 09, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs

Addressing Canine Possession Aggression

DEAR DIDI: We have a beautiful 8-month-old male bulldog. He is sweet and very sociable with our family and friends. However, he has one issue ...

January 26, 2016 | | Didi's Dogs


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