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Katherine asks...This question is about:
Molly is a rescue I got her second hand because the person in the family who adopted her had two elderly dogs who were blind and deaf and Molly they said was attacking them. I brought her into my home and she was great we have a great bond. I found Shiva my three year old pit in the bed of my truck when she was a puppy. Molly has episodes, like suddenly a switch goes off and she charges Shiva barking and attacking her. Has done it a handful of times, and Shiva never fought back would just submit and Molly would stop. Now however Shiva is fighting back. The past two times it has been serious, once drawing blood that required a vet visit. This last time there was also blood but no serious injuries. I am just looking for some advice on how to handle Molly; she is always the instigator and I just need to get a handle on it before one or both get seriously more hurt. Thank You.
Hope asks...This question is about:
Max is neutered and he was a rescue. I work at a boarding facility and he currently boards with us long-term until his owner's house is rebuilt. I have a few questions.rn1. He is becoming food aggressive, even towards his brother. We tested them and fed them together with leashes on and Max immediately went after his brother, we had to pull him away. The owner says he was never like that at home. I suggested it was because of the kennel atmosphere. He also lunges towards us if we make a move to remove his food or come close to him again while he is eating. How should we prevent food aggression? rn2. He is extremely interested in other dogs and has even pulled open another dog's cage. He is not aggressive towards them...yet. He is just overly interested and solely focuses on them, pulling with all his strength. Treats SOMETIMES are able to distract him. How can we get him to ignore other dogs and be comfortable just being around other dogs?rnrnThank you for your time.
Brad asks...This question is about:
My dog is a rescue and she is very very loving and gentle. She's not the greatest leash walker, however. She is a bit of a puller. Not terrible but enough to make the walks sometimes not so enjoyable. My question is, if a 5-10 minute training session a few times a day is all she can handle to start...well how do I walk her the rest of the time?! We still have to walk to get out some energy and sometimes to get to the park and be social! Is this walking undermining her training? Plz n Thanx.
Dan asks...This question is about:
My dog, Emily, has always been friendly and submissive to other dogs she meets at the dog park. Today, we encountered a female pitbull out on a walk and Emily barked and wanted to go after the pitbull. The pitbull was not barking and did not seem aggressive to me. Why would Emily all of sudden decide to be so aggressive to this dog?
Eddie asks...This question is about:
I just rescued a 2 year old pit bull female about a month ago I want to add her to my exiting dogs witch is a chow mix female 15 a golden retriever 11 and a female pit bull 6 the pit bull likes are golden and chow but she very aggressive outside of the home with other dogs do think there's anyway she would except the new pit bull?