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Emily asks...This question is about:
Hello, my boyfriend recently adopted Zoey from a shelter and is having a hard time bonding with her. She will not listen to him but will listen to me and gets excited to see me over him. He's not taking this the greatest as you would think his dog would like him since he is with her the most. Any suggestions? He's contemplating taking her back because he wants a dog that will bond and trust him. I think at this point he is so stressed about it that she is picking up on it and just making the situation worse. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Anne asks...This question is about:
Sammie is new to our house and we cannot keep her in our yard, as she goes to hunter neighbors house and won't come when we call
Lisa asks...This question is about:
We just adopted a 3 year old Sheltie. We adopted him from our son so we know that he has not been mistreated. He is fine with me. He is afraid of my husband to the point of hiding by couch and not coming out. My husband is soft spoken and easy going. We have had Tanner for 3 weeks. Going to try having my husband give a treat when he gets home and have him give the treats when he goes outside - already house broke but regressed a bit when he first came. Any other ideas to help him be comfortable with my husband?
Connie asks...This question is about:
Good afternoon,rnwe have a beagle which we adopted from the Animal orphanage about 5 years ago - we have gone through training with him but he still is not good with other dogs and sometimes people. Some people he just ignores others he tries to nip at. rnOther animals he is very aggressive with and they cannot be around him for our fear of him hurting them. rnwe love him and would love to have him interact with our children's dogs (Boston Terrier) but we tried that and he really tried to bit him.rnAny tips you could give me - we went through training with him once but this is behavior we cannot get him to stop. thanks for any advice you can give us.
Erica asks...This question is about:
Eli has had a nipping problem since he was a puppy. People told us its because he was teething, but now he has all of his adult teeth and its still going on. He doesn't bite hard, but he will bite frequently when we go to pet his back or head. He does not do it all the time, but recently it has become a way of getting attention. He will jump and bite at my backside to get me to play with him. I do not give into him. I make a stern "uhuh" and ignore him. However, he still persists for a couple seconds and then stops. It has been going on for about a month now and hasn't gotten any better. He also jumps and bites at my husbands hands. We ignore him when he does these things and sternly disapprove, but it doesn't seem to be working. I do not want to end up with a dog who bites someone else. Hes a really loving dog and I think he does it because hes excited, but it is obviously not okay. We have put him in classes, but none of the classes focused on biting and the trainer told us strategies we were already doing, that are not working. Any other strategies would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!