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Sarah asks...This question is about:
It's actually my boyfriend's dog, she's a dominant, spayed female purebred lab, about 75 pounds, who had puppies about two years ago and ever since has been aggressive with their other dog who is a spayed female chihuahua mix. These dogs played and got along very well before the puppies and had no issues. His family kept one of her puppies but now keep Marley separated from the chihuahua mix. Marley isn't around other dogs much, if at all, so we are unsure if it is only small dogs that she dislikes or if she would be aggressive with most dogs. I'm wanting to get a submissive neutered male dog as a companion for me, he's a lab mix about a year old, about 50 pounds and I want him to be able to go to my boyfriend's house and get along with his dogs when I go there. How should we approach an introduction?
Jean asks...This question is about:
I purchaed your service several months ago as Charlotte was afraid of people. She was rescued from under and abandonded car in downtown Nashville along with her two brothers. She loves other dogs but is still afaid of people. The concern now is that she is climbing the chain link fence and going into the yards next door. She always comes back but if she ever was frightened she might be gone. I have had chipped and she also had a collar with her name and addres. I need to know how to stop her from climbing the fence.
Jerry asks...This question is about:
When I take my dog for a walk by myself and make her heel, she does it perfectly, even off leash. However, when both my wife and I go for a walk with her, she constantly pulls on the leash even after I discipline her.rnrnJer
Caryl asks...This question is about:
My sweet and loving 4 year old Border Collie, Tess, was traumatized by the appearance of a hot air balloon in the beginning of April. Now she has become hyper vigilant to anything in the sky, including the sun, the moon, and especially airplanes.We have affectionately nicknamed her “Sky Patrol” but despite our attempt at humor, we believe that she has become quite distressed and anxious about anything in the sky, This also seems to have been generalized to anxiety during thunderstorms (which she was never sensitive to previously) and even to rain. Now, when it rains she runs and hides under the desk. We don’t know how to break her of this behavior and reassure her that everything is OK and we don’t want to reinforce the behavior either. Perhaps you can help!
Amanda asks...This question is about:
We have an 8-year old Siberian Husky, so we've been down the "puppy road" before, however this dog is a different story. She will not stop biting (aggressively). We have consulted with our vet and tried everything that we can think of (saying "ouch", ignoring, crating her, flicking her nose, holding her mouth (which we know is not good to do now), playing with her). If we do the common suggestion of "ouch" or ignore her, she comes at us harder and bites harder. Not sure what else to do.