Laurel Leicht

Laurel Leicht

Laurel is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband, cat, and dog. She loves cuddling with her furry family members and taking advantage of off-leash hours in the park.

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How to Teach Your Dog to “Drop It!” on Demand

How to Teach Your Dog to “Drop It!” on Demand


Does your dog “sit” and “stay” like a champ but run the other way when you ask him to give up that toy in his mouth? Join the club. Once your pup has those basic commands down pat, it’s common to not spend as much time on teaching him to “drop it.” But this cue is crucial, says Robert

From Butt Dragging to Tail Chasing: Why Dogs Do Weird Things

From Butt Dragging to Tail Chasing: Why Dogs Do Weird Things


You're watching TV when all of a sudden your pup hops off the couch and scoots her butt across the floor. Did she seriously just rub her stinky butt all over your new rug?! From butt dragging to other bizarre behaviors (see: humping your leg, chowing down on their own poop), it's no secret that dogs do weird things.

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How to Teach Your Pup to “Come!” on Command

How to Teach Your Pup to “Come!” on Command


It’s an all too familiar scene: You’re at the dog park shouting at your pup to “come!” and… they totally ignore you and keep chasing a lab with a stick. Or, you’re standing in the doorway of your house begging your pup to come in from the backyard and…they just look at you like you have

How to Slow Down a Dog Who Eats Too Fast

How to Slow Down a Dog Who Eats Too Fast


How long does it take your pup to polish off a bowlful of food? A couple of minutes? A couple of seconds? When it comes to mealtime, a lot of dogs can’t help but wolf down their food—and that’s totally normal. In fact, it’s instinctual for dogs to eat quickly, says Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT, author

Why It’s Okay to Have Puppy Remorse—And What You Can Do About It

Why It’s Okay to Have Puppy Remorse—And What You Can Do About It


My then-boyfriend, now-husband, Russ, and I had been talking about getting a dog for a while. We already had a cat and wanted another furry animal to cuddle with—not to mention run with and play with at the park. So last spring, after living together for more than a year, we decided it was time to start looking.

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