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Regina asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Separation Anxiety

Jupiter is very anxious and barks whenever he feels afraid.....sounds, people, etc. What would be the best class or approach to breaking him of this habit?

Regina asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Separation Anxiety

Jupiter is very anxious and barks whenever he feels afraid.....sounds, people, etc. What would be the best class or approach to breaking him of this habit?

Regina asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Separation Anxiety

Jupiter is very anxious and barks whenever he feels afraid.....sounds, people, etc. What would be the best class or approach to breaking him of this habit?

Holley asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Other

Ok so my name is holley, Peyton is my boyfriends dog, we have been together for 1 year. When I met peyton i loved him! he's an amazing dog...FOR A SINGLE MAN. But I have a 3 year old, and me and my boyfriend just had our own son he is only 2 months old. So we have 2 boys. A toddler and a baby. My toddler eddy loves peyton as well, but peyton DOES NOT..have the same feelings towards eddy. There are a variety of things that he does that puts me on edge..he's nipped at him a few times..he actually bit his arm the other day. I'll explain exactly what he does, but first I want to start with the baby. His name is caleb, anyways caleb is 2 months old..and when we bring caleb, peyton licks him like crazy and sniffs everything..when i take caleb out of his carseat peyton puts his face is the carseat, like 10 times in a 10 minute period..obssessed with smelling and licking caleb.. and when we would walk down the drive way he would follow me int he stroller..at frist we thought he was being protective which is what it sounds like right? Wrong because my boyfriend (Donny) Was holding caleb and peyton as usual was all over him sniffing and licking him. and donny goes to show peyton caleb like put caleb closer to peyton..and i think peyton honestly thought caleb was food...he nipped at his foot like donny was giving him a treat! donny of course out of anger hit peyton, he just nipped our (at the time) 2 week old infant, of course he got angry at him. But I think he nips, becaus ehe doesnt have hands, liek his own way of grabbing, and i say that because of what he does with my other son eddy, the 3 year old. So with eddy, peyton use to be fine like almost a year ago. But since the baby came, he has been herding eddy, liek he's a sheep dog. Anytime eddy tries to come see me or donny or go to play with his toys, peyton will run up beside him and get infront of him AND STOP. And he will not let eddy go anywhere...like he's herding him..and sometimes when he can't catch up to eddy in time like if he reaches me or donny before peyton can stop him, he nips..and if he's trying to grab him but not hurt him? He's making me extremely nervous, being apitbull iv seen what they can do to a toddler. But that is not all that peyton does. He also will sit near eddy incase eddy tries to make a run for me or donny or wherever he wants to go peyton has to be right there making sure he doesnt get towhere he wants to go. So he sits next to eddy, and he wont look directly at eddy but he will like look at him with his perreiferell vision, you know? Like he's so worried he's keeping an eye on him but not really. You can tell eddy makes him extremely nervous now..peyton is ALWAYS on edge acting weird when we are there..ok and the other day like i said eddy reached me before peyton could get in front of him and stop him, so peyton went to nip to like grab him and he actually did bite his arm..i got pissed because donny and his mom are having a conversation, they didnt see it they just heard eddy crying and i'm like..HE JUST FRIGGIN BIT HIM!! And of course eddy is saying, peyton naughty peyton bit me! my boyfriend didn't even do anything about it. Peyton doesnt have a kennel. I mean all the warning signs are there i feel like it's only a matter of time before he really hurts eddy. So what do I do as a mother you know? i need to protect my children, so i put my foot down, i told donny i dont want my kids there until he gets a kennel for peyton becaus ei dont like him harrassing and herding eddy. Another thing he does which i think is VERY peculiar is, obviously dogs dont like kids in their face, but he will walk up to eddy, put his face directly in eddys face, and then growl because he does not like it..Like what the hell...then donny says its eddys fault for being in his face..but its not true. eddy comes up to me and rests his head ont he arm rest of my chair and peyton comes upand puts his face in eddys face and growls. and that's not the only time he growls at him either..he constantly is growl at him..and one time peyton was eating one of his bones and there was another bone and eddy wanted to give himt he other one so he went to go pick up the other bone and peyton growled and tried to nip at him, and it wasnt even the bone he was eating you know? it was a few feet away from himn eddy just wanted to give it to him..so he has food aggression sortof , only towards eddy. but with all the nipping n growling hes been doing and nervously anxiously following eddy around and herding him, i just dont feel safe. I want to know what it is..peyton is staying with donnys parents and donny lives with me, so i think its because peyton feels like we took donny away from him..but me eddy and donny have been like this for a year now, but it wasnt until 2 months ago when CALEB was born, that he started to act like this towards eddy. so that is why its really confusing,.they got along pretty good before caleb started coming with us to visit. He never has his ears back though..he does put them UP but he doesn't put them back...but i feel like all other signs are there and i need to protect my child and donny and his mom think im over reacting..like dogs should NOT act that ay towards children! it just isnt right..he's trying to be dominant of eddy..a defensless 3 year old! wheneve rim there i cant even take a break i follow eddy if he goes out of site because i know at any moment eddy could do something and peyton will lose it on him! any help or advice or input on whats going on, why peyton is doing this? what i should do as a mom? Should i make him get a kennel for peyton? OBviously peyton is jealous of the new baby but WHY is he acting out to eddy, the 3 year old, who he use to get along good with. He may be protective over caleb but that doesnt understand why he tried to bite his foot when donny was trying to show him to peyton. It's just confusing to me..i tihnk i have puzzle pieces but its not complete i dont really know WHY peyton is doing this.

Deborah asks...

This question is about: Other

We rescued a bullmastiff people didn't want just under a year they said we have an English bulldog make 6yrs and an American bulldog 1 1/2 yr female . Best way to help them get along ?? We are putting them together slowly but female bulldog only seems to tolerate a short time then they fight I don't want to send the bullmastiff back where she was she was neglected but I live with my son and others are his I don't know what to do

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