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Liz asks...

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

Hi there- My dog is around my niece often, and she is one and a half years old. The dog loves to follow her around everywhere, often licking her face and wanting to be by her side at all times. Lately I have started to notice whenever someone will pick up my niece, the dog will nip at her. I don't understand why she will randomly just try to nip at her, especially when it is not provoked. There was another incident where I had my niece standing by my legs and the dog just walked up and nipped at her...It's not an aggressive nip, but still, it makes me nervous and feel bad that it happens. I don't know if it is a protective issue or what. Any advice would be appreciated to maybe understand why this happens, and the best way to stop it would be great. Thank you!

Kyndal asks...

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

Hello,rnrnI have a pit/lab mix that is six-years-old and was my mom's dog. She can no longer take care of her because my mom's fiancé is scared of dogs. If she can be trained properly, she will live with me and my boyfriend and his two English Bulldogs. She's so protective of me that she will lash out at my boyfriend and his dogs. She was good in the beginning with my boyfriend, until he started hitting her nose when she did stuff wrong (she's never been hit before), so now she lashes out. Any help is greatly appreciated. Can a six-year old dog be trained to be around other people, other dogs? Can you do training where the pit/lab mix and the two english bulldogs are together?rnrnThank you!rnKyndal Eppley

Lori asks...

This question is about: Other

How can I teach my dog to be a watchdog? Just to bark when someone is at the door.

Rosemary asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc

I have a pitbull puppy who is 12 weeks old. First off everything he sees he wants to chew from cables to my bed. Ive given him toys and even that doesnt stop him. Second, in three circumstances he has bitten me as i try to grab him. He also snaps and its annoying. What can i do?

Ashley asks...

This question is about: Toileting

My dog is crate and house trained and has been since she was a puppy. When I am in my apartment with her she rings the bells on the door to use the bathroom. Within the last two years I moved out of my parents home which had wood flooring to a carpeted apartment. If I leave her at home by herself, regardless of how long I leave her I come home to a peed on carpet. If I bring her to someone else's house who has carpet she pees on it even if she has just gone on a walked and peed like four times. Yet, when I visit my old home or friends who have wood flooring it doesn't seem to be an issue. (she does it while I'm there just not in sight) How do I get my dog to understand that the whole house is a no pee zone when I'm gone and that carpet is our friend who shouldn't be peed on?

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