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Richard asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management Toileting Other

Two things, our rescued dog has sytematically peed in each of the sleeping spots of the three people in the house, just once each over the last three weeks. Is this marking territory or masking her scent in ours?rnrnAlso, she'll sit on my lap, put her paws on my shoulders and lick my face like mad. Is this a dominance pose or is it actually submissive?

Nikki asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management Toileting

I have a 6 week old labrador retriever that I've had since 4 weeks due to the mother not caring for the pups properly. I'm wanting to know is it too early to crate train her and have her use the bathroom outside and whats the proper way to do it?

Christian asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Separation Anxiety

My dog seems to have separation anxiety. When we leave her home alone, she tends to take something of ours to bring it to her bed, and/or chew on straps.rnrnThe worse part, the main reason for our question, is we've recently received complaints of our dog barking. Due to her chewing, we kennel her in the corner when we leave. While it's during daytime hours, it's my legal service animal, and I need to ensure I'm within boundaries of our lease of no grievances for the neighbors.rnrnNugget is trained to whimper in response to stress from Autistic stresses, my heart murmur, and also seems to do so if something else is off in my body (medication forgotten, etc).rnrnThere's times where it's impractical to bring her with me. I would get a shock collar, but I do not want to discourage her from informing me of something being wrong when I'm around, which I'm afraid might happens as she's verbal to inform us, including my wife know, even if I keep the collar on only when we're away.rnrnSo what is the best approach to get her to stop barking/howling from separation anxiety, that won't hinder her training to alert/respond if something's wrong?

Gissell asks...

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

Our dog bit a family member while in heat . Will neutering get rid of this agression or will always happen now that he attacked ?

Rachel asks...

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

immediately wanting to fight if another snaps at her or growls at her?rnShe doesnt seem to initiate the altercationto begin with, but she takes it to a MUCH more serious level without any warning. I now know and so as long as im present i know to react right when another dog acts like that and dont allow for any time for them to sort out the issue themselves, since i know this about her. Shes a pit/american bulldog mixand SUPER sweet most of the time, always wants to play and NEVER shown any aggression to people. Its just with other dogs, and somethjng ive noticed over the past 3 or 4 months, and in particular since getting into a dog fight with a neighbor dog last week. But now its a much bigger issue since shes been doing it with our other dog when our other dog growls over toys, which never used to turn into such an ordeal for them prior to the dog fight last week. otherwise my dogs get along great and hang out together playing most of the day. Im not even sure if i can leave them together when i go to work any more, and that is going to be a big problem come next week.

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