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My dog is housebroken, but he just started peeing in the house again. What do I do?

I have a 2 year old german shepherd. I house trained him as a puppy and for the past year he hasn't had any accidents. A week ago, I found a puddle in the house and it has happened every day since then. What is going on? Does he... more


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How much should I pay a pet sitter?

I'm going to hire a pet sitter to stay at my house and take care of my dog and cat while I'm on vacation. How much does it usually cost to have someone come and stay for a week to pet sit?


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Is it true that you shouldn't bother a dog when he/she's sleeping?

We just got a new dog (our first) and my husband keeps telling the kids not to touch her when she's sleeping. It made me think of the expression "let sleeping dogs lie." I know that expression's not really about dogs, but is it true that you shouldn... more


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How much does it cost to board a dog for a weekend usually?

I am going on a weekend trip. How much would it be to board my dog at a kennel vs. hiring a pet sitter?


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How long does it take to potty train a puppy?

We have a new puppy. I have been trying to potty train her for about a month, and I know she is a puppy and will still have accidents, but I just don't feel like she is making any progress. How long does potty training usually take?


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Why are my gold fish hanging out at the bottom of my tank?

My goldfish keep gathering in the bottom corner of my fish tank. If I tap on the glass they will move and then come back to the corner. Why are they doing this? What does it mean?


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why is having your dog in a crate all day bad for the dog?

My mother who has become very stubborn after her recent stokes thinks that Its okay to leave the dog in her crate all day. She thinks crate training the dog consist of only allowing the dog to be out of the cage when we take her outside and then putting... more


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Housesitting and pet care for two weeks, how much to pay?

I have a housesitting position for two weeks. The employer has three dogs and two cats that he would like cared for as well. They are allowing me to stay in their home, but how much should I charge on top of that?