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Kathy asks...This question is about:
My Nellie has started barking at shadows and light reflections. I've tried treats ,playing fetch and ignoring her. Nothing works! My daughter is moving in with her baby so we really need help ! KM
Mark asks...This question is about:
My Dog(s) just started living with a cat. One of them gets along just fine with the cat and generally ignores her completely. The other (Desdemona) will do nothing other than focus on the cat when she has access to her. Lucky she still listens to me when I am around, but she is never focused on me. I have put her in a kennel in the same room as the cat, I have kept her on a leash in the same room as the cat, and when those happen generally it's okay. She will not even take food or treats (including bacon or turkey meat) when the cat is around. Today she got into the room that the cat was in. My girlfriend came home to find her sitting next to the cat wagging her tail, and the cat soaking wet with streaks of blood on her (the cat). I am not sure how to go about integrating the dog and cat, I fear if this keeps up she might kill the cat. Back story Desdemona has killed small rodents in the back yard unsupervised (or at least brought corpses in), I just don't know how to take away the prey instinct in her.
Mona asks...This question is about:
My puppy has started lunging and biting at me at home and on walks. I attempt a no and sit, but without treats,I am unsuccessful. He does not snarl, growl or bear his teeth. He is trying to dominate me. It is becoming unmanageable and I don't know what to do.
Kristy asks...This question is about:
I have a 8 month old yorkie poo who has been fixed and house trained. My question is that he will lift his leg on someone but will not pee? Why is he doing this and how can I stop it.
Kat asks...This question is about:
I had a question regarding a dog with small acts of aggression. She has had two incidents where she has shown acts of aggression on another dog. She is a pitbull mix adopted from a rescue. The first incident her normal trainer said she was correcting the other dog because it was biting the other dogs in the dog park. She did not hurt the other dog she just would not let go. The second incident was the most concerning. She was at the dog park playing like normal until another owner with a golden retriever brought out a tug of war toy for them to play with. She was playing fine until another dog joined in and took the toy from her. She then tried to join in again and ended up biting the neck of the golden retriever. The problem was that she would not let go of the neck of the golden retriever. She was shaking her head like she normally does when she plays with her toys. I am concerned if she tries to do this to another dog or person. Do you think this is a sign of aggression or toy aggression? I also read it could be a sign of dominance. The golden retriever is 6 months old but very large. She has never shown any other signs of aggression but this one was very concerning. is this something thast can be corrected?