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Milo asks...This question is about:
Hi there!rnrnShort version: Why is my partner's dog sleeping on/against me at night instead of him? Is it dominance or care?rnrnThe details: My partner adopted his German Shepherd a year before we met and they were immediately inseparable. When I came on the scene, doggie was great at soon accepting me as the second daddy. rnrnWhenever my partner and I would stay over each other's homes, doggie would always either sleep in his own bed by my partner's side or sleep against/on my partner.rnrnMy partner and I just moved in together (in a place new to both of us). Since the first night for these past 3 weeks, doggie always sleeps on or against me. Not his bed, not against my partner, only me. If I move away in the night, he gets up and repositions himself so he's back against me.rnrnIf it matters to know, all three of us are male. My partner continues to be the primary caregiver to doggie, but doggie in turn sees me taking care of my partner. (e.g. Forbidding them both from the bed so I can wash the sheets and make the bed.) Doggie is a really submissive animal in general.rnrnSo what's going on in his head?
Jacqui asks...This question is about:
Having a difficult time house breaking her. Doing the cage thing but she uses the bathroom in the cage and then stands at the front until we come home or wake up in the mornings.rnAlso, when she gets excited she urinates, even if she just went to the bathroom.
Tracy asks...This question is about:
Snoop is an adult (probably around 5+ years old). He is a rescue. Two workers have accidentally let him outside recently in two different occasions. He goes completely crazy when he gets loose. He acts like he doesn't hear or see us. He runs as fast as he can and foams at the mouth. The first time my son caught him about 2 miles away. The last time it was in the middle of the day and he ran in the road the entire time. He burned his pads completely raw & I was able to grab him when he slowed down. Do you have any suggestions?
Karen asks...This question is about:
She was a stray and is not house trained. I have tried to get her to pee and go on pee pads which she sometimes does but she still pees on the floor and if I'm not watching carpets. rnrnMy work and child schedule changes every day and every week so that I can't get her on a definite schedule. I don't have time to let her out first thing in the morning and afters she eats. I need a schedule of when to take her out and when to put her in a crate or have her tied to me.
Courtney asks...This question is about:
She is house trained, but unless we keep my son's room blocked off she will go potty in there. I know it is probably a dominance issue, but it seems like no matter how long we keep her away from his room, as soo, as she ki,'s out it isn't blocked, she will squeeze out some poop. She's sneaky about it too. When we find it and call her name (both Angry and calm) she will crawl to us, she knows what she did was wrong but she continues to do it