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Megan asks...This question is about:
A few years ago we adopted a stray dog. He was a little older and has always had accidents in the house. We have a dog door and he knows how to use it. He seems to know he needs to go outside but continues to have accidents here and there. Sometimes he will get better and stop going inside for a few weeks and then it gets worse again. The other day I could tell he was looking for a spot to go. I followed him into my daughters room and he saw me and left. As soon as I left, he came back and peed on the carpet. These accidents are getting unbearable and truly impact the relationship we have with him. With a baby in the house now, this has got to stop. I don't know what to do.
Bethany asks...This question is about:
Hello, rnI have been training our German Shepherd when she was around 7-8weeks. She knows the sit, down, stay, and come commands, and when on the leash she knows to stop and is learning the heel command. I have only taken her out on the street four times, because she normally gets plenty of exercise when playing with our terrier. However, on this last walk a very brave small dog decided to charge us. Kiara ignored all of my commands and lunged at this dogs. I had to drag her away from the scene as she struggled to escape from her collar. I ultimately had to hold her in my arms to prevent her escaping and allow her to catch her breath. She did not calm down until we were safely back behind our fence. rnUnfortunately, I don't know how to train this behavior out of her. I can not risk taking her out on the street because we have a lot of dogs on our street, including a pit bull, that are left free to roam WITHOUT fences. rnIf you have any tips on how to correct this issue or how to handle this same situation when it next occurs they would be very greatly appreciated. rnThank you!
Robert asks...This question is about:
Hi,rnrnMy wife and I are in a bit of a quandary right now. We are going to adopt a standard goldendoodle pup at the end of this month. We went in yesterday to see the puppies and found out that the breeder also has a litter of mini goldendoodles that were born two weeks after ours. The thought came up of the possibility of adopting a puppy from the other litter also. Both of our families have owned dogs in the past and we both raised with dogs, but this would be our first dog or dogs together. We have a good understanding of training concepts and do plan to go to training classes either in a group or private. Have read both good and bad on adopting two dogs at the same time. Was hoping to get another opinion on the issue.rnrnThank you,rnBob
Loriene asks...This question is about:
How can I get my dog to stop pooping and peeing in his crate, when I go out temporarily? He is taken out to do his biz before he is put in crate. He also has problems in the car.
Isabella asks...This question is about:
My sister has a baby doll that makes noise and acts somewhat like an actual baby. Whenever she plays with is too close to our dog, he has a tendency to bite my sister. I believe he is just afraid of the doll, but my family thinks it's a sign of aggression and that we may need to get rid of him. He is never like this when the doll isn't around and is normally super loving. He used to have this problem with real babies, too, minus the biting, but after locking him out until the baby left, he stopped doing it. Should we use this method, or is there something else we should we do?