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Vanessa asks...This question is about:
My dog howls continuously day & night for no reason. How can I stop him? He also won't allow me to put a leash on him for walks. What can I do to get him familiar with a leash and preparing him for walks?
Bonnie asks...This question is about:
I need proof of passing an obedience class in order to live in an apartment complex that actually allows my dogs breed (which almost all do not allow). DO YOU OFFER A ONE-DAY OBEDIENCE CLASS OR SOMETHING SIMILAR WITH PROOF OF PASSING??
Peggy asks...This question is about:
Can you help me with my dogs urinating on furniture legs in the house? They are potty trained to go outside, but are marking inside.
Barbara asks...This question is about:
If you are outside in the yard Cooper out of the blue he will start jumping up biting you, if as if something takes over him, but the whole time his tail is wagging. He also, tries to go after our hand when sitting watching tv. We try to substitute a play toy when inside or I pick him up and hold him facing away till he calms down, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. When you are outside and he does it trying to get to stop just seems to get him more wound up. Episodes last less then five minutes and then he stops just as quickly as he started. He starting to get older and the bites are starting to leave marks. Any suggestions on how to curb this?
Becky asks...This question is about:
I have a 60 pound Black Lab mix named Bandit. He is such a sweet and loving dog. I adopted him from a Lab rescue when he was about 10 months old. I have worked on training him a lot at home, he used to attend a "daycare" 2 days a week, and he has been through basic dog training with a professional trainer. That being said, he goes crazy any time he sees another dog on his walks. I don't just mean he barks and pulls a little, he goes really crazy. He pulls, barks, growls, and lunges. If I let him sniff the other dog, he is as sweet as can be and all his bad behavior stops, but (rightfully so) most people don't want him getting anywhere near their dog. I have tried turning around when this behavior starts, but that doesn't stop him, he just turns his head and continues to growl and bark. I have tried telling him to "sit" and "watch me" which are commands he usually follows, but that doesn't work. I have tried bringing treats along to distract him, but that doesn't work. I have even tried spraying him with a little bitter apple spray, but he just keeps barking. I usually walk him with a harness because he used to pull a lot, that has helped with the pulling, but it doesn't control him at all when passing another dog. I recently purchased a choke collar to use, but it didn't do any good, and we have gone back to the harness. I know how important it is to walk him, but it is really embarrassing. I am not sure what more I can do, but this behavior has to stop. He is not an aggressive dog, he is actually very, very sweet, but this behavior makes him seem aggressive and it is scary. Your help is greatly appreciated. I love my dog with all my heart and want to give him the best life possible...and I know that includes a lot of walks!