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Blair asks...This question is about:
Remy is a crate trained and has been since 7 weeks. he had a broken leg when we got him. He recently started to eat his bed (3 weeks ago or so). I sprayed it with Bitter Apple and it stopped. I continued to spray where he was chewing every morning. That's been working for the past week or so. Today, I didn't spray because I forgot. He ate his bed again and peed in the bed. I think I need to exercise him more, but the weather has been so crappy the past few weeks. There aren't any health problems.
Ashleigh asks...This question is about:
Teddy has extreme anxiety. He is afraid of furniture moving, afraid to be held or confined, afraid of tools being used around him and many others. He also has extreme separation anxiety about our other dog leaving. He gets aggressive when put in the situations that make him fearful. We have been to the vet and were told to try the thunder shirt with no luck. Clipping his nails is a scary process because he does not want to be restrained.
Indi asks...This question is about:
I am training a friend's dog basic obedience. I've trained other dogs before, but she is the first shy/fearful dog I've worked with. We have sit down pat, so now I am working on lay down. She just isn't catching on to any technique I try. I've been using soft dog treats, real bacon, even peanut butter. But every time I hold the treat on the ground to lead her into the down position, she moves her head down but none of her body follows. She either pops her back end up or if she's not getting the treat she just looks away. If I push on her body or pull her leash gently down I can tell she gets nervous and just doesn't understand what I'm asking of her. The technique of making an arch with my legs and leading her under also just scares her. She really just rarely lays down in general. Any ideas on how to teach her lay down?rnThanks!
Laura asks...This question is about:
Do you work with separation anxiety? rnLilah is great in every way, except that she can't stand to be home alone very long by herself (and even complains when home with just my husband, but not me and my daughter). By long, I mean I've worked up to ten minutes. : (rnThe anxiety ratchets up over time, rather than starting out big and tapering off.
Heather asks...This question is about:
Do you have any tips to introducing a cat into the house.