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Pedro asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

He's a great dog, want him to learn basic commands and to protect. Don't want him aggressive

Pam asks...

My dog has suddenly, since her sibling died this Feb.'15, become aggressive towards other dogs. If they come up to her ,she will growl -then attack. She does not go after them but she would rather they keep their distance. My sister will be bringing her 2 little dogs to live with me over the winter and I need to nip this before they get here. Help please!

John 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

I am engaged to a woman that owns a Terrier named Kirby. I started coming to her place about 5 months ago. Kirby barks furiously whenever I come to the front door. He eventually calms down but can resume barking at any moment for obvious reasons, like food is being served to the humans, or less obvious reasons. (Perhaps he heard a sound outside). I have bonded with him quite a bit (or at least I think I have) but he has certain triggers that have made him bark furiously, and in one case his tooth made contact with my leg. The triggers seem to be me sitting on the couch when he's there, especially with his owner Joyce. Another trigger is moving toward the bed (which he thinks of as his sovereign. sacred place to be with Joyce.rnrnKeep in mind, these situations don't trigger him every time. He's very unpredictable in that way.rnrnWhat can be done about this incessant barking?

Brittney asks...

This question is about: Digging Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Separation Anxiety Other

My dog is submissive with me but dominant with other dogs. At the dog park she prances around like she owns the place and steps over the boundaries with other dogs. They will earn her by showing teeth or growling to leave them along but she will get in small fights. I have to remove her calmly from the situation and take her home. She is pretty selective but only if another dog seems to be a threat to her. I rescued her not too long ago and I noticed she cries and pants when I leave and she also drools a lot while at the dog park. I walk her a ton but I am kind of afraid to take her to the dog park to get all of her energy out. We have a yard but she won't play fetch or play with toys either. She digs holes. Help! Can't decide whether she is dog selective/dominant or if she is just highly anxious. When I get home she cries, howls, and jumps up to give me hugs. What do I do? I can't afford a dog trainer right now and I love her to pieces!

Danielle asks...

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

Our dog barks in the middle of the night.rnWe know he can hold his pee/poop, as he did when he was a puppy but now he is in the habit of going out twice in the middle of the night and doesn't stop barking until we let him out.rnHow do we break this habit??

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