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Pamela asks...This question is about:
My neighbor has a sweet 1 1/2 yr. old female border collie. She comes and sits in the corner of their yard and stares at our house for hours and hours thru the fence. When I let my 2 dogs out (Pumpkin Female 11ys. & Cody male mix 7yrs.)they sometimes go to the corner of the yard and they all bark at each other then my dogs loose interest and walk away. The Border collie will stay in that corner for hours rain or shine until the owner come to get her with a leash. Now they put up a tarp so they can't see each other but she sits and stares at the tarp for hours. The owners say they are ready to get rid of her. The neighbor was told when they got her not to put her with other dogs. Why does she sit in the corner for hours?
Lauren asks...This question is about:
I am currently staying at my moms house which has four dogs. Three old pugs and one golden retriever mix. My dog Rollo attacked two of the pugs for trying to eat his food. The oldest pug would not let it go and began to taunt him, so Rollo attacked her again. I am concerned with the Golden retriever mix (sheba) and Rollo fighting. How can I prevent any more fighting from occurring?
Sarah asks...This question is about:
My pit bull pup will be a year old in two weeks. She is a typical pup.. Chewing, curious about stuff and gets excited. The two behaviors that I can but get control of at all are jumping up and nipping. When she comes in from outside she will run behind me and start jumping and nipping. She leaves bruises all over my arms and legs. She has tried me before while going after my feet. She is a good dog but I can't get a head of this. I've tried standing still and ignoring her which just leaves me in one spot for her to jump and nip and I've tried walking away which is how she has made me fall. I'm at my wits end and don't know what to do.
Mary asks...This question is about:
She will often hide when brought inside. Whenever we call her she runs the other way. Her favorite place is under the bed. We can coax her out if we lie flat on the floor and stroke her head but even then she is reluctant and crawls in fear. When we block her hiding places she will pace and whine. We have never hurt her in any way so I'm not sure why she's so scared of us. rnrnHow can we help her feel confident and safe in her home?
Dana asks...This question is about:
Grace is a 9 month old pitbull. We adopted her about 5 months ago, and last week she was in a dog fight/attack. She was home with our children, a baby sitter, the sitters dog, Grace's older "brother" Buddy (5), and cheeko (brother in law's 16 yr old dog). He is blind and deaf and alarm barks. They were fine for hours playing together until cheeko started doing his barking near the play structure (where the children where). The sitter believes grace nipped first (trying to correct his behavior/calm him down), but it eventually turned into an attack. Cheeko has a dozen puncture wounds. Grace had a bite mark and multiple scratches on her front as well as scratches/bite marks on her lower back. My husband doesn't want to give up on her but my first concern is for the children. Luckily they weren't injured. We don't know if it was a misunderstanding between the two, or if she was thinking she was protecting the children (because she is very protective over them and myself). Grace has been a very dominate dog since she came in the house, she very quickly because the boss of Buddy. She needs a referral, I need to know for the safety of the family, what she would need to help prevent any future issues. Or if I need to be in search of some mountain man that lives alone with no other animals, and might adopt her.