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Linda asks...This question is about:
My Border Collie, Abby, is afraid of everything. Unfortunately, her fear is usually expressed by barking and growling, especially when the object of her fear is a person. If we are outside and she sees someone, even if they are more than a block away, she will bark and pull at her leash. But if someone is closer to her and takes a step toward her she will hide behind me. She barks and growls at my great grandsons and has made them afraid of her. She doesn't listen to me telling her to stop. She barks if I or my husband sneeze, she barks when I answer the phone or when the oven timer goes off. Other things make her run for cover. I can't always even tell what triggers her response. She is beautiful and sweet and incredibly smart. I so want to be able to take her places with me, but it seems impossible. We did go to three levels of obedience and while she did very well as far as learning commands, etc., she never relaxed around the other dogs or people there.
Pamela asks...This question is about:
We can not seem to get Marshal paper trained, we have another dog that is. Marshal knows where to go but he will jump on the couch or where ever he pleases and just pee and poop, he even peed on me. ( we even had a tarp on couch with a sheet over it) he is a loving dog, he sleeps with us at night with no problem and goes on the paper at night. He knows where to go we just can't get him to do it all the time. we have been patient and not yell or spanked him, but show him what he did and where to go, we are lost.. he just wants to play.
Lori asks...This question is about:
How or where do I find a good and competent dog sitter ?
Bob asks...This question is about:
Abby nips at visitor's feet and ankles when they try to leave. She goes ballistic if she thinks someone is at the door, and will bite if we try to push her back. Have tried spraying with water from a squirt bottle to discourage, along with verbal NO!; she will back off then go into a furious angry frenzy and bite any closeby piece of furniture along with much barking and growling. Also shows territorial jealousy towards our 10 year old grandson. If she is near or with any other family member and he approaches she will growl at him and sometimes try to nip. However, at the dog park she socializes just fine, with other dogs and their owners. Rarely gets aggressive unless the dog play becomes rough. She is a rescue who was about a year old when we adopted her. Crazy strong chase instinct, so we need to keep our cat and Abby seperated by a gate. Goes nuts when she observes any creature outside through the window. In general, aside from above, she is very affectionate, well house trained, a great lap dog, wonderful personality. Could use some help. Thanks
Giulianna asks...This question is about:
I got Mylo when he was a few months old and until now, at the age of 2, he still has not learned to relieve himself outside or on the puppy pad. He, on occasion, pees on the pad but poops wherever he feels like. I like in an apartment with no backyard and I take him out regularly but he is usually afraid of going outside or walking freely for that matter and waits until he's back inside to go. This has become a problem since he's been stinking up the whole house and I haven't found a way to teach him to either stick to going outside and letting me know so I can take him out or using the pee pad which would make things easier than having to go around the whole housing looking to see if he peed or pooped somewhere.