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Sang asks...This question is about:
My dog is quiet with me (barking only a 2 or 3 times), but barking more frequently (every 10-20 min) when with my parents. When Lady's with me, she isn't alerted much by noises outside but with my parents, she becomes more sensitive and barks at them. I think that it is possible to train my dog to bark minimally (not never), whereas my parents assume her barking in general is just "natural" and allow it. They let the dog as she pleases, and I am concerned that if we don't properly train her, it could get worse. Is training a dog to be quieter wrong?
Ryan asks...This question is about:
I have a roommate whose dog is a pug, he is not fixed and is 4 years old. He marks and pees on a lot of things in the house. My girlfriend brings her dog over a boston terrier who is 5 both males. Hes very well behaved but for some reason always tries to hump the pug. I'm trying to figure out a solution and if the marking and peeing has anything to do with it. Or is it natural that the boston terrier is humping the pug and I should just let it happen? As it's causing an uncomfortable divide, the peeing vs the humping i'm trying to find a solution or any appropriate information to handle the situation even with just knowledge of hey it happens. Thanks so much.
Dee asks...This question is about:
Hello, my Korean Jindo is a total love. But she was in a scuffle with a small dog. My jindo latched on to the dogs back of neck and wouldn't let go. It was pretty scary to say the least. After a 5 minute struggle Menchi let go. Luckily she didn't break the dogs skin. It was terrifying . Granted my dog was leashed and there dog was off leash and wondering in the street. My question is can she be trained not to do this ? Or is this her breed?
Jonathan asks...This question is about:
I lived in a home for the first 6 months of Merlin's life. I took him to petsmart a few times and the park to meet other dogs and other people. I never had any issues.rnrnI just recently moved to an apartment and Merlin has started barking and lunging and pulling on the leash at anything that moves. If he even sees a person, even if they are so far away I can barely see them he starts barking like crazy and pulling the leash.rnrnI should tell you that I am deaf myself so the solution needs to be something that both Merlin and I are comfortable with. Note that I don't want to walk up and talk to people that walk around the apartment. It's really hard to lipread strangers, especially in blinding sunlight.rnrnSo is there anything I can do or am I doomed to have this dog that goes crazy every time he sees a person?
Meris asks...This question is about:
Hi, my dog is named Jezebel and she's one year old. I had adopted her in March and she's a pretty good dog except for her aggression with other dogs.rnrnRecently I had her introduced to my other dog Rosie and Delilah because nobody was able to watch her and my dad said I could bring her and they were getting along fine until Rosie (pit bull mix) were playing tug of war and got into it, Jezebel had bit into her scruff and shook her like a rag doll. I got them apart properly but they both had cuts. The next time, was when they were outside and Jezebel jumped on Rosie, again Jezebel was trying to practically kill Rosie, again got them apart but my dad told me to let them outside beforehand but I had disagreed with my dad who said they can be together. I thought it was safer if I had just kept them seperate until i could watch better. And identify the type of aggression she was displaying. Jezebel had a hole in her lip and Rosie had a gash in her head.The third time was the worst, my dad yelled at me for Jezebel chewing up the carpet and I told him to calm down because it was tensioning up Jezebel. I was packing my stuff up and my dad was being loud and I saw Jezebel walk over to Rosie and stand over her, and Rosie growled and that's when Jezebel just went at her. Rosie now has a two inch deep gash in her neck. And Jezebel has practically nothing besides some scrapes. rnrnI love Jezebel, and from what I've noticed, from the beginning she was very very shy, towards people and then when I brought her home, she was very hyper active in which I wasn't surprised about. She was a young dog and that's exactly how Rosie was when we first got her. and they told me she was abandoned. When I took her to the dog park, she wasn't aggressive towards any other dogs, but when a fight breaks out, she tries to join in. And it's not until another dog jumps on her or tries to mount her (she's spayed)rnrnI've tried the gentle leader but she keeps breaking them, and somehow gets out of t, no matter what. I've tried to focusing her attention more of me than the pulling Pressure, but it hasn't worked. rnrnI bought her a muzzel, and I've been told it's only used for baths and what not, but she seems more responsive to me with it. I have not used the muzzel as discipline but as a way to introduce her to it, so she's not thinking its for punishment. I've watched a bunch of training videos for dogs like her and they've used the muzzel in a form to be safe and recognize the behavior she's displaying. Do note, I don't keep the muzzel on for more than 10 minutes. I have actually rarely used the muzzel. And I wanted advice on how to properly use when training her.rnrnShe knows how to sit, stay, come, and lay down but not when she's around other dogs. I am assertive and loud but it's very hard to grasp her attention with other people around her or other dogs. rnrnI believe she lacks a lot of social skills because she doesn't play with other dogs, she chases them but does it way to roughly and comes to me when they're chasing her but I try to walk away shen she brings them near me because I know what's she trying to do. And what she will do so when it does happen, I usually tend to walk around the park, keeping a close eye on her.rnrnI love Jezebel, she loves to cuddle, and play fetch. She sleeps with me every night, and she's pretty responsive when not around distractions but I want to be able to train her to be responsive to my commands with any scenario which isn't easy, and That's why I need help.rnrnShe has a problem with pulling on the leash, and again gentle leader hasn't worked on her. She also likes to jump on people but I've actually broke her mostly of that habit. rnrnIf you could give me any tips, it would be appreciated.rnrn-Meris