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Marilyn asks...This question is about:
Our dog, Happy, is 7 -8 most old and has been neutered. He is 99% housebroken, but is always at the door wanting to go out of which 75% are false alarms. He is curious and loves it outside. He jumps on the door and is non-stop motion. How can we break him of these false alarms and teach him he is going to do his business. We do take him for a walk once or twice a day too.
Cheri asks...This question is about:
We recently removed a rug from our den. The dog refuses to walk on the floor.if we put her on it she cowers in fear. We've tried enticing with treats, we've sat the floor with her and have no success. Right now she's in the doorway of the kitchen whining... It's been going on for 6 weeks and we are the end of our patience. Help!!!'
Kailen asks...This question is about:
Please i really need help!! i just brought home a 5 month old puppy. she is every good. she isnt the problem, the problem is with my other dog that ive had for 13 years. the 1st day i brought the puppy home he was great with her they played and cuddled. the 2nd day is when i noticed the change. he has become every fearful and hides and shakes almost all day now and its been about 3 days now. i got this puppy for him to have a friend because i just recently moved out of a house that had another dog that he got along great with and he was lonely at my new place without a friend. so my question is what do i do to make him more comfortable and confident? what can i do to make him not scare of the new puppy and get that 1st day back? the only problem i do have with the puppy so far is i dont know how to make her leave him alone. shes constantly in his face when hes not hiding.
Michelle asks...This question is about:
My roommate got a puppy and he's not active enough. He also puts her in her cage at 8 pm and doesn't let her out until am or after. When she's out of her cage she's super crazy hyper and bites and nips. She seems to have super anxiety. Every time I'm around he's on the couch or in his room. It's bothering me because I think his inactivity and long caging is causing mental trauma to the dog. Is there any advice to give me to help this dog?
Madison asks...This question is about:
Chip is neutered, very friendly to dogs and humans alike, only (I think) appropriately wary of new things, and not a fan of thunder. We have a small off-leash dog park here and Chip welcomes all dogs very nicely, plays with any who will play with him, and has never even hinted at aggression or guarding. There are two dogs (both about his size) whose favourite "move" is to bite at his neck--and every other dog's too. I'm sure this is started as play, but I honestly don't know if that's all there is to it or, most importantly, what's the intervention to redirect to NOT biting his neck. I'd be willing to just get used to slobber all over his head and neck (it'll take me a minute, but I will), however, when this happens, Chip's hackles stand up and he runs away...rather than what I'd call his usual "chase me" run. The other two dogs are relentless and I just take Chip out. Both dogs are young (a year-ish) and both their owners are new to dogs. So there's an awkward, if not tense, moment between the humans too, because all I want to do is help redirect the dogs, but when I say, "easy" and step in, the other owners worry I'm upset that my dog's being hurt. I'm not; HE'S not. And we're talking about it. What we really need to know is:rn- is this simply play? if no blood, no injury, no yelping? rn- but why then does Chip seem "upset?" Am I misinterpreting this?rn- what is the human behaviour to stop this particular play (as messy and upsetting as it is to all the humans at least)? how do we cut out neck biting?