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Michael asks...This question is about:
We just got our male Standard Poodle puppy, and he's been doing some humping. He's done it a couple times to my wife, and he keeps doing it to our three year old son (he doesn't do it to me at all). I understand that at this age it's not necessarily sexual or a dominance thing, but it's still not something we want him doing. What is the best way to get him to stop doing this? Do you think stopping him, telling him no, and redirecting will be all that is needed?
Kara asks...This question is about:
Hi, we just got a second puppy a few weeks ago as a companion for our resident 11 month old puppy, Kahlea. The new puppy is named Daisy and is only 11 weeks old. They seem to really enjoy each others company and Kahlea will tolerate pretty much anything that the little one wants to do to her. They take turns pinning each other and will even chew on the same bone together. We haven't seen any territorial traits or aggression at all from Kahlea which is great! My question, however, is about the baby, Daisy. She seems to want to dominate and sounds very aggressive while playing. She constantly is growling and making noises while they play but at the same time she seems completely happy with the play and always wants more. They will be playing great then she will suddenly let out some very mean sounding noises and appears to kind of attack the older puppy. The older one doesn't seem threatened at all but I want to make sure if this is normal puppy play (puppy crazies?) or something we need to be correcting quickly before she gets any bigger. Thanks in advance. I can also send videos of more helpful.
Clinton asks...This question is about:
I heard Jamie is no longer with BB. rnThis is very sad news. So now who will be replacing him?? If no one I'd like my $500 back.
Steve asks...This question is about:
He has so much energy, he never stops, he eats everything, shoes, balls, bushes, toys, etc. It is hard to have him in any social situation. Can this be fixed? He has been neutered. We love him but it is hard to live with him.
Gene asks...This question is about:
Hi, rnMy girlfriend rescued an adult dog a few years ago (long before we met). He is trained and a good dog and she lavishes tons of attention on him. Somewhere along the line Chico started urinating in the house in the middle of the night and that behavior was likely reinforced by my girlfriend's inabillity to walk him before bed due to a major illness (also before we met). Today, despite the fact that I consistently give the dog extensive walks directly before and after bed he still is urinating in my house in the middle of the night (especially when we have sex). Are these two seperate issues fueling the same behavior? How do I put a stop this? The dog is not ill nor bursting at the bladder. He doesn't go in the house during the day while people are watching him, so I know he knows the behavior is wrong. He's an adult dog, can he be crate (re)trained? Should I stop him from drinking water overnight? Your advise would be greatly appriciated.rnrnSincerely,rnGene