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Martin asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger 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

We have a very nice dog but he loves to jump on people and have scratch all over our kitche. Love to play but at time seems to get to exited and attempt to bite. He has never bitten anyone...but have scratch the family (wife, sons and me). What should we do?

Ronna asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Toileting

We found 3 male dogs that were horribly abused. We have had them vetted,vaccinated and neutered. They are constantly fighting to the point that we have to muzzle them when we let them out of their pens. They have many issues do to the abuse they endured but are incredibly loving little guys. Please help us. We would like to keep them but they hate other dogs especially each other

Thomas asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety Toileting

My wife and I live a high rise apartment in busy part of downtown. About a month ago, we adopted a super sweet Catahula hound mix. At home, she's totally relaxed. For the first three weeks, she was sometimes hesitant on the street, but overall did very well. But within the last week she's developed a total fear/aversion for our neighborhood. We can get her outside, but once there, she drops to the ground and shakes. She's basically cut her peeing/pooping in half in the last week (2 pee's, 1 poop per day). This differs from when we take her somewhere in the car, where she thrives a places like the dog park that is not in our immediate neighborhood.rnrnIs taking her outside so often (4x/day) and exposing her to our loud neighborhood making things worse? Is there anything we can do to help her? How can I get her to go to the bathroom?!

Stacey asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

Dog was adopted from a shelter last week. Seems to have had some previous training with good leash manners and sitting when told. We also have a 5 year old girl, and 3 year old boy. He does not fetch or play with squeaky toys offered, but has played well with the kids otherwise. If me or my husband tries to discipline, or speak harshly to our daughter the dog will become defensive. It was to the point I thought he could have bitten me (the mother) the last time it happened. Is this an issue that I should take the dog back to the shelter to protect the rest of my family, or does our dog just need some training and reassuring? Please help!

William asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

Hello, I have an 11 month old pit bull terrier/ pointer mix. I got him from a shelter 4 months ago, and he was well behaved from the get go. I wanted him to be socialized so I started taking him to the dog park every day right away. It's a small one in my apartment complex, didn't want to start too big. rnAt first he was doing very well, playing with other puppies and leaving the older dogs alone when they didn't want to play.rnAt the same time I was doing a little obedience training (teaching sit, paw etc.) As well. rnThen he started getting snappy with a few dogs, and fought one. A passive, laid back great piranese, who he seemed fine with before. I tried having them play together 1 on 1, and he kept going to attack him so now I can't go to the dog park when he's there. rnAfter that there has been 3 or 4 dogs he just gets very aggressive with and I have to stop fights. A few of the times seemed to be possession aggression (if a dog tried to take his ball he would snap or if he saw another dog with a stick he would try to steal it and fight them if they didn't let him). It's strange because I can't quite seem to find the trigger, for example other times he will take a rope toy and run up to other dogs faces in hopes of a tug o war. rnAnyway,I don't want to constantly fear him attacking a dog, but I also want to socialize him. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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