• Talking dog: 'Problem' pooch may stem from owner's misbehavior

    Last month I had a particularly challenging client to work with, and as usual, I'm not describing the dog. More often than not, what we trainers are called out to work on is a "problem dog," a stubborn dog, a dog that just "won't listen." Usually 90 percent of the issue is the miscommunication between dog and owner and the inappropriate actions the owner has taken that create the problem.

  • Animal Island: Help me introduce new cat to my pets

    Q: I have three cats and a dog, all neutered males. I recently brought home a very friendly female feral cat (spayed, shots, etc.). She is about 6 or 7 years old. Two of my cats were feral rescues at 5 weeks old who are now 2. The other cat recently moved in about 8 months ago because some neighbors left him. He is about 6 or 7 years old. He still goes outside on occasion, because that's what he is used to. My black Lab is approaching 15.

  • Pet Vet: Dealing with an itchy problem

    Skin problems, particularly itchy skin problems, can be quite frustrating to deal with, both as a caretaker trying to help our companion, and as a veterinarian with the same goal.

  • Talking Dog: Training and treats can stop leash pulling

    Question: I have taught my dog Brutus to walk on a leash without pulling, which he does perfectly, but only on the way home from the park where he gets to run every day. On the way to the park, he pulls so hard that he retches, and I can hardly control him. I've put a harness on him so he doesn't choke himself, but it hasn't helped. -Brent

  • Animal Island: Dog doesn't get along with other canines

    Q: My 5-year-old Maltipoo is sweet and lovable, but when she sees another dog, she starts growling and whining. She barks at all breeds, from Yorkies to Great Danes. I would appreciate your advice on what to do when this happens and why she acts this way.

  • Miami Beach

    Miami Beach tentatively approves dog beach

    Dogs may soon be allowed on the sand in a designated area of North Beach.

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Miami Beach resident Beatrice Roy and Bill Couture, from Morningside, play with her dog Lexi during the Dog Day at the Beach event at North Shore Open Space Park in Miami Beach, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Scores of people and their canine companions turned out for the event, which served as a preview of an upcoming dog park at the site.

    Miami Beach

    Miami Beach may start weekly off-leash dog beach

    The proposed dog beach would be between 80th and 81st streets in North Beach.

  • Palmetto Bay

    Palmetto Bay may change barking-dog law

    Current rules say a police officer must witness violations, although the police chief said a videotape also would work.

  • South Miami-Dade

    Humane Society could lose contract to run spay-neuter clinic

    The county is considering at least one other provider to operate the South Dade clinic in Cutler Bay.

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