Sassy uncovers the dirt on digging dogs

Dear Sassy, How do I stop my dog from digging holes in the backyard? Dear Digger, Almost all dogs will dig on occasion. Certain dog breeds, such as Dachshund and Terriers, were bred to dig into burrows after rabbits and other small game. However, any dog breed can develop a digging habit for many reasons: Boredom, […]

Seven alternatives to punishment

Six-year old Bobby walks into the kitchen from playing soccer.  Bobby’s dad, Tom, had asked Bobby to take off his muddy shoes before entering the house.  Red Georgia mud dotted the new hallway and den carpet.  When Tom sees the footprints, he is furious about the mess and that Bobby had disobeyed him.   “Bobby,” Tom […]