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Lynn asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Digging Pulling on the Lead

How do you bill? Hourly? By service? Weekend training? Li is a neutered male.

Lynn asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Digging Pulling on the Lead

How do you bill? Hourly? By service? Weekend training? Li is a neutered male.

Ashley asks...

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We rescued our dog, Jazmine, when she was 4 months old, but other then being malnourished, we don't know much about her past with the previous owner. During the first week after we adopted her, she was very skiddish and even afraid of the sound of dry food being poured into her dish. Since then she has adjusted quite nicely, and the vet says she's in great health!rnRecently Jazmine needed stitches on her leg and she seems to be irritated by the bandage- she keeps licking the spot right above the bandage, and it's becoming raw. Our vet checked the stitches/ bandage and said that everything was fine, the stitches are probably just itchy. They suggested we use VetraCare Pet Liquid Bandage. The problem is, she's terrified of even seeing the spray bottle, and all spray bottles in general (not including aerosol bottles such as hairspray). We never used a spray bottle when training her, so I can only imagine something happened with the previous owner causing her to be so scared. I have tried giving her treats immediately after spraying the liquid bandage (which is formulated to be no-sting), but that hasn't seemed to help. Are there any techniques I could use to help her become better adjusted to spray bottles?

Morgan asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Pulling on the Lead Other

Please help.rnMy dog Mushu is extremely fixated on chasing shadows and his toys. If his ball is out that's all he can think about nothing else matters except that ball, he'll continualy drop it at my feet. He would honestly chase his ball off a cliff. He would chase that ball even if he had no back legs, he will do anything to just chase the ball. If someone's standing behind him and I throw the ball he'll take out their legs he doesn't care about anything but the ball. He will not stop trying to get you to throw the ball. When his toys are not out he'll start to fixate on chasing shadows, he could chase shadows for hours. My other dogs will be playing together or playing with me and Mushu will be in a corner chasing a shadow. He chases lights, lasers, cars( he's tried jumping out of my car window to try and chase a car going to opposite way)and water. He loves swimming because he splashes and chases the splashes, he can swim for hours. I'm unsure if he would ever get out of the water if I didn't make him. But that's all he does is swim in circles, he gets to distracted by the whole swimming process to fetch a ball in the water. He is also fearful, of everything. But he try's to act tough, he barks and growls at pretty much any noise or any person and doesn't stop not matter how many times you tell him no or try and distract him(they are fearful barks and growls he would never bite someone, unless he thought I was threatened )He's obedient, except I've noticed that it takes a really really long time to teach him a trick or train him. It took him 4 months of everyday practice for him to fully under stand sit and lay down. He does good off leash. He's not very good on leash, when I tell him to heal or back up he does it then maybe 5 seconds later forgets and starts pulling again. I have to repeat my self every 10 seconds. He is a good boy, but he's hard to handle and can be very stress full. I know he doesn't think he has a problem, but he has a problem. I guess what I'm asking.. Is my dog "special"? I am very worried about his metal health, I need help and guidance to point me in the right direction on how to help my dog.rnHis breed is a Rednose pitbull, Rottweiler and American bulldog.

Rachel asks...

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Hello! I have a 6 month old aussie/border collie. We recently ran the household heaters to check them before winter hits and he totally freaked out. Ran/peed all over the house. We tried to show him there wasn't anything to be afraid of but he is now terrified of the entire house. He cowers by the doors and whines to be let out. When we go outside he then refuses to return into the house. At first I thought maybe the smell scared him (since they haven't been run since last winter they usually have a slight burning smell for the first 15 minutes) but we ran them while he was out of the house and he is still terrified of them.rnThey are electric, not gas, so I don't think its a carbon monoxide issue, but I have no clue what to do. We will need to use the heat, but I also want a happy puppy!rnWe tried acting normal, playing, giving treats for returning to the common areas of the home, and simply ignoring the behavior... not sure what else to do.

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