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Q: How do I keep my male Chihuahua from marking my grandaughter’s toys that she leaves on the floor? — Kathy P. Thinkstock Andrea Arden, CPDT at Andrea Arden Dog Training in New York City, writes: If your dog is marking in the home then he isn’t housetrained, by definition. …

Q: How can I socialize my 2-year-old Lab mix, a spayed female, who got social experience as a puppy and went to training, but still doesn’t like other dogs — mainly ones she has never met?— Lindsey C. Maverick, an adoptable Lab at Brookline Labrador Rescue, prefers the company of …

Q: Any suggestions for introducing a new dog to my house? We have a male Bulldog and a female Mastiff, we will be bringing home a new female Bulldog this weekend. They are all around 5 years old and all spayed or neutered. All rescues, too. We want it to …

Q: How do we stop our 2-year-old adopted Vizsla-Collie-Lab mix from dragging out the blankets and tearing them apart? We have had her for three months and she is just a sweetheart otherwise! — Judith W. Thinkstock Andrea Arden, CPDT at Andrea Arden Dog Training in New York City, writes: …

January is National Train Your Dog Month. Check out our dog training videos. Q: My 4-month-old Lab-mix puppy bites everything — my kids, their clothes, our hands, my robes. Everything. We’ve got a wide variety of chew toys and edible bones, which she likes, but redirection only works about one …

Q: We have a 1-year-old Husky/Golden Retriever mix. She is very friendly but when we have guests over she barks and her hair stands up, like she’s being overly protective. It makes our visitors nervous. She didn’t start doing this until she felt more comfortable in our home after we …

Q: Help! I love having houseplants and I love having cats, but my cats won’t stop eating the plants. None of them are poisonous (I checked) but my cats are killing the plants and then throwing up. Any suggestions for how to deter them? Thanks! — Jamie H. Thinkstock Mychelle …

Q: How do I get my dog to stop biting when I try to give her a bath? It’s like she becomes a ferocious attack dog. — Jason S. Andrea Arden, CPDT at Andrea Arden Dog Training in New York City, writes: You can teach your dog to enjoy bath …

Q: Two weeks ago I adopted a 10-year-old Torti-Siamese cat. She will lie beside me in bed, come to me if I call her and let me pet her but she will not let me pick her up. And every time I move my hands around her she runs and …

Q: How do I keep my 7-month-old puppy from eating cat poop out of the litter box? — Jenny K. Thinkstock Andrea Arden, CPDT at Andrea Arden Dog Training in New York City, writes: People may find this habit hard to understand, but many dogs tend to indulge in eating …