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Kaylee 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

My springer is showing weird aggression problems!rnHe is suddenly growling at us in the morning when we let him out of his kennel, when he is eating ( which he had aggressive eating issues but I broke him from it when he was a puppy), he gets aggressive when we discipline which is just telling him no and to go to his kennel, Berklee is an Extremely Smart dog and we have in the future had trainers give us thier money back because they could not break him!! He has not actually bit me just snapped once!! We are thinking about having children so I need some help!!

Tania asks...

This question is about: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Other

Suki has come a long way from when we first got her at 4 months but I can not get her to stop jumping. She jumps out of excitement. My fear is that most non dog people are already scared of her because of her breed and then when she jumps to greet them they become more afraid. I hold her down and reward her when she doesn't jump but she still does. rnShe also like to counter surf!

Jacqui asks...

This question is about: Other

My dog will not come inside the house. He will scratch like crazy to come in and when you open the door he will walk away. It does not matter if it is raining our super cold. It is very frustrating. Any ideas on how to fix this.

Rod asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Separation Anxiety

Everytime my wife and I leave the house Macchi gets stressed and barks for at least the first hour we are gone.rnrnHow to we get him to relax and stop barking?

Alyssa asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management Separation Anxiety Other

Hello, rnMy puppy has done great on walks the first few days I've had her. She followed me and always stopped to do her business and we would go on with our walks with no problems. I always have training treats handy for positive reinforcement so my puppy knows what to expect. I keep her on a routine with eating (3 times a day), walking, playing, then sleep and I am very strict about keeping consistency, especially since I am also trying to crate train and house break her. rnI also have another dog (a 1 y/o yorkie-chihuahua mix) that lives in my house, but he was raised with my boyfriend before we moved in together. My boyfriend didn't do much training when the dog was a pup and has developed separation anxiety, is not very good about not pottying in the house, constantly barks, sleeps in our bed, and overall thinks he is in charge. I have been trying to take over re-training my boyfriend's dog when walking and other activities, trying to establish that I am in charge and he is not. I do short leash walking with him, but he still has bad habits of trying to go ahead of me, go in through the door before me, and tries to go in whatever direction he pleases. I tried taking both dogs out at the same time one day and it went fine, but now my puppy bucks, kicks, cries, and stops walking all together when we go out. I try grabbing the shortest part of her leash and gently pulling her in the direction I want her to go and reward her after she decides to continue walking, but this behavior is now constant every time we go on walks (even after she pottys). Is it possible that my puppy sees that the older dog is trying to do whatever he wants and thinks she can repeat the same behaviors? I'm trying very hard to train my puppy to be obedient and well behaved by myself until she is old enough to go to puppy kindergarten and obedience classes.

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