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Miss Conduct

Canine conundrum

Dealing with dogs, addressing undertippers, and stopping guest-list snoopers.

> At a gathering at my brother’s, his own and other relatives’ big dogs were everywhere. My brother knows the dogs bother our 80-year-old parents (especially my mom, who has asthma), but I don’t think his wife does. Their place is small, so the dogs are all over you. What’s the etiquette when a host has guests who are uncomfortable with dogs?

C.M. / Westborough

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