Dear Crabby, How do you potty train a puppy?

Dear Crabby, My daughter just brought home a cute little puppy. She is in college and lives at home still, so she said she would do all the work to raise it. However, she is gone all day and many evenings too. I end up cleaning up the dog's messes and am up to my ears in puppy poop! What do you recommend? Sincerely, Pushover Mom Dear Pushover Mom, I recommend that you kick your daughter and her dog out of the house. However, most parents that I say this to are not ready to do this … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should We Get a Puppy?

Dear Crabby, My kids keep begging me for a puppy. Problem is they go to school all day, my husband works, and I'll be the one to take care of it full-time. That means I'll be the one taking it outside in the wet dreary weather, drying muddy paws, and cleaning up after it. I need a creative solution. Do you have any advice? Sincerely, Tina Tucker-Dout Dear Mrs. Tucker-Dout, If your solutions are anything like Mrs. Crabby's, it will involve you putting the dog in the garage or … [Read more...]