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Amanda asks...This question is about:
My puppy is starting to take her toys and, sometimes, food to her potty pad (which, of course, she only uses 40% of the time)... What does this mean? Should I stop her from doing it? Will this effect her potty training? Thank you!
Dino asks...This question is about:
how do i keep him out of the household trash without moving it?
Alan asks...This question is about:
Sydney has some serious anxiety when I leave the house. She is Barking to the point of merngetting a 30 day notice.rnI must find a way to get her to stop barking when home alone...rnHELP....
Ryan asks...This question is about:
Ripley has been going to the dog park a few days a week since we got her (she was 6 months). A few months ago she was attacked by a dog and had her ear bitten through. She has been in a couple other skirmishes since and just today picked a fight with a really friendly collie. She has always gotten along well with dogs until recently. And even now, she plays with dogs but occasionally gets into fights. Is this fear aggression or could it be something else? And if so, what is the best way to manage it? I would love to be able to continue bringing her to the park. Thank you for any advice you may have.
Elizabeth asks...This question is about:
My name is Elizabeth - my husband Peyton and I recently got our first puppy Rocco, a French Bulldog, a little over a month ago. We noticed right away that he was a little growly and would growl when pet or picked up on occasion. We took him to the vet for a puppy check and he said we did not have anything to worry about. We took him to another vet for his vaccinations and to ask about the growling. They noticed his growling right away and said to consistently flip him on his back when he growls. Since then we have put him on his back after he growls until he gives up then ignore him for 5 to 10 minutes. I am emailing because this does not seem to be working. He just continues to growl and will even growl right after being on his back. This evening, after he had growled at my husband for petting him, my husband flipped him on his back when he snarled and bit him pretty bad - drawing blood. He will be a super sweet loving boy for a few days and then some days he will growl every time he is touched or picked up. We are so devastated and just dont know what to do - we search and search for the perfect puppy for a long time when we found Rocco. He has already learned several tricks, doesn't chew on anything but his toys, gets along great with our cat, and can just be a doll but I am so worried that he is aggressive. He is crate trained and we make him sit and do other tricks to get his food or on the couch. Is there anything we can do? Would any kind of training or class work for him? After the events of the evening I am worried he is aggressive or not the right fit for us. I would hate to have to get rid of him we LOVE him so much but his growling has caused so much stress and anxiety in our household. We just dont know what to do! WE don't know if he is fear-biting or if he has dominance issues or another problem - we are so lost and confused. :( Is it possible that he is just aggressive or is there something we can do. We're desperate. rnPlease let us know if you have any advice.rnThank you,rnElizabeth