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Joe asks...This question is about:
I got Penny from the local animal shelter about 2-3 months ago. I was told she's about 1.5 years- years old. I got her microchipped, vaccinated, and spayed. From the very beginning, I was told she had a fear towards males. She had been at the pound since she was roughly 6-8months old. I figured she'd get over it. I'm the one who feeds her, walks/jogs her daily, never hit her or yelled. Still, she's afraid of me. She'll walk up to my wife and other females. But she won't get near me. The way I can get close to her is I let her inside the house, she'll jump on the couch, and won't move. So I'll sit next to her. From there I can put her collar on and take her for a 3 mile run. There's always some fight in her at first but she gets over it and once we start running, is the ONLY time she'll be with her tail up and wagging when I'm near her. There's times she'll freak out out of nowhere and panic. She'll try and escape. I have to completely stop, wait for it to pass, and slowly start jogging again. I have seen no change. Not sure what else to try. She won't eat treats...any treats that I give her. Once in a while she'll eat them when I completely leave. I figured she was physically abused by a male at some point in her life, she has a bump on her head that's protruding. Not sure if she got hit there at some point. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Lacey asks...This question is about:
I have two girl dogs who for the most part get along great however sometimes they get into fights randomly and it is so hard to get them to stop any advice on the best way to get them to stop when they both are acting like they don't want too
Jessica asks...This question is about:
Hello im jessica and im fifteen years old I have a siberian husky her name is julie I need help teaching her how to obey, not to jump, not to bite, how to walk on a leash and to be potty trained
Trisha asks...This question is about:
My dogs are driving us crazy with their constant playing/fighting. The lab wants to play all the time. The spaniel is okay with some playing, but quickly grows tired of it. Their playing very quickly escalates and becomes extremely rough: showing teeth, barking, loud growling, high pitched yelping from the spaniel, very rough, rolling around, running like crazy... It is so intense to the point that I've told my kids to stay away when that happens because I'm afraid they will accidentally get bit. Every time it happens I intervene and make them stop (which is difficult as they act like I don't exist when they are in the middle of it), but they go right at it again over and over. Our house is not very peaceful because of them. The lab continually tries to play with the spaniel and many times the spaniel just doesn't want to. The spaniel will growl and whine when the lab even comes near him. The lab just won't take the hint. Not sure how to make all this stop. Our neighbors just gave away one of their dogs due to the same problems. We are close to doing that, but I really want to try to avoid that as much as we can. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Kerri asks...This question is about:
so i adopted my baby a few days ago, he has been great and has started learning basic commands already!!! however today while i was playing ball with him, he dropped the ball towards my feet and when I said good boy, pet him , then went to bend down to grab the ball he snapped at my hand, i was just wondering if you had any techniques that might help him not do that