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Stephanie 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 Digging Hyperactivity Separation Anxiety

how do a prevent my dog from tearing up my shoes, carpet and furniture?? he has plenty of toys and bones out to play with. he is good for about two weeks then he turns destructive while im away at work. also is it safe to put peanut butter inside a water bottle and let him try to get it out? trying to find inexpensive ways to keep him busy

Ed asks...

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

I recently acquired a 1 yr old male Bullmastiff. He has not yet been neutered. I'm trying to determine his temperament towards other people and dogs. I take him on walks daily and he appears to be cool with strangers, however he gets very excited when he sees other dogs by pulling on his leash. I'm not sure if this excitement is of playful nature or more of an aggressive nature. He doesn't show teeth or appear to be aggressive when around other dogs while walking but I still don't want to take a chance at his possibly being aggressive and allowing him to get too close to other dogs. rnI recently took him to a dog park, unleashed him in a section of a chain link fenced area separate but adjacent to the other part of the dog park that had several dogs. The dogs on the other side of the chain link fence approached my dog and they did "Fence running". It looked as if it was in a playful nature as they ran back and forth on either side of the chain link fence. The owner of the other dogs told me that this "fence running" was not good as it would develop aggression. I felt having a chain link between the dogs was better then letting my dog in the area with the other dogs not knowing how he might react with other dogs. I wanted to see his reaction with other dogs with the security of a chain link fence in between. Was this, or is this a good idea or is it true that doing this builds/develops aggresion?

Daniel asks...

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When dogs come up to him at the dog park to quickly rnHe puts his tail between his legs and runs rnHe's a very good guard dog and when I play with him rnHe can handle his own rnHe doesn't let me push him around rnrnIt's not he's timid he plays with the other dogs or me.rnI just want him to be able tornStand up for himself rnrnIs it because he's still a puppy or is it something else

Savannah asks...

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

My dog Wally has a food aggression when it comes to other dogs only. It's with his food and treats. We just got another dog, a female Great Dane puppy, and he amazing with her but when it comes to his food you can see him tense up and he will growl at her. How can I correct this behavior so he won't be so food aggressive.

Tracy asks...

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

He is a smart dog, he learns fast. Only problem I have is barking. It's non stop and it is driving me batty. I want to teach him the right way so any advice would be nice.....

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