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Mande asks...This question is about:
We adopted Jaeger 6 weeks ago. Training is going great. He has the basic commands down. He can follow sit, stay, down, leave it, heel and we can keep him in a sit-stay while minimally distracted with no problems. He's not at all aggressive with us or our extended family. He barks at knocks on the door and the doorbell and not much else (we are working on that). We take him to the dog beach, the dog park, our local outdoor mall and PetSmart quite often and he does well. At the outdoor mall, he walks in a heel (leashed of course) at all times and rarely tugs the leash. That all sounds great, right? Here is the MAJOR problem we are having and we are pretty certain this came from his previous owners and it has our family very disheartened. He does not like people "of color." When I say this, I mean he jerks the leash, barks aggressively and will not hear commands. This breaks our hearts because this is the ONLY time he shows even a modicum of aggression and we ARE SADDENED that he does this. We don't have even the slightest idea how to tackle this problem, but it has to be addressed because we have many friends "of color" and this is not only disheartening to us, is downright embarrassing.
Steph asks...This question is about:
How can I get peanut to stop barking at every animal that walks by.
Silvia asks...This question is about:
Romeo is 10 months old and he is a gentle giant with every member of the house, and when I walk him he is friendly with the people, but he shows agresión with my neighbors kids, and he bite then once .. he didn't get blood or nothing but he growl at them and I'm scare .. I have to say that the kids hit the fence and scream at him when he is ooutside.. but I don't want the kids get hurt or get rid of my dog.
Marie asks...This question is about:
I have two dogs, male and female. They love to play. Their play is getting too rough for inside the house. When I put them out on the deck, they just sit by the door looking inside at me. When I put them back inside, they resume their rough play. My only solutions has been to separate them, but it feels like a circus all day, switching out dogs so that they can each have a turn being inside, plus taking their walks outside. Any suggestions?
Lela asks...This question is about:
Prissy wandered up at a friend's house in the country starving at 35 lbs. I brought her home at about 2 and a half years old. She now weighs 60 lbs and is healthy. When I first got her she was sweet to everyone, including other dogs. About 6 months later, a friend rented my upstairs and she has a 13 year old terrier mix, Ruthie. My friend was afraid to let Ruthie interact with Prissy after Priss jumped on her in response to Ruthie's growling at her.rnWe kept them apart after a couple of attempts to let them get to know each other and Priss jumping on her. Ruthie and my friend moved out 6 months ago. Ever since, Prissy is aggressive toward all other dogs except the ones in the neighborhood that she was friends with before Ruthie came. What can I do?