Bark Busters Dog Training Ask the Expert
You can filter these results to find questions related to behaviour problems of interest.
Kristina asks...This question is about:
Nacho is a rescue mixed Greyhuahua. I have own him over a year and he has a nasty habit of eating poo. I have tried no stool pills, making sure to pick up after him and my other dogs, changing his diet to a high quality dog food amicus. I have even gone to the extend to getting him on Prozac since I believe his poo eating habits are link to separation anxiety. I am at my wits end and don't know what else to do 😞 hopefully you guys can offer other suggestions to help eliminate this problem.
Sharon asks...This question is about:
My daughter just had a baby who is now three months old. Zeke is good with Logan but is now very snappy with her and her boyfriend. Just tonight she put back her recliner and zeke jumped up and bit her. Very concerned that he could do that to my grandson. Why is he doing this? Can this be fixed?
Our dog shows aggression towards cats. We hoped it had changed with his age but we just got a kitten and he gets so excited when he sees it, gets in its face and tries to bite it. rnWe desperately need help as daughter (3 years old) loves then both and I would hate for something to happen.
Ron asks...This question is about:
Over the last 5 months my dog has become increasingly aggressive. We noticed that he began attacking the front door whenever the mail comes through the mail slot, and he chews and shreds the mail also. At the same time, he has become increasingly more aggressive on walks, lunging, barking, growling and attempting to attack people. He is 100 lbs and solid muscle. We then realized (through the report of our neighbor and dog walker) that our temporary mail carrier was standing outside the front door/window and aggravating our dog. She would tap on the window with the mail, causing him to bark loudly and lunge at the window and door. She is African American with long hair. Now he goes absolutely bonkers when he sees any dark skinned person, or any person in a uniform! He becomes so enraged that he chokes himself to the point of passing out. ( I have had him to the neurologist and cardiologist, and we have ruled out any physical cause of these events). Prior to this, he followed commands, even with distractions, but now he does not. He charges out of the house, barking at people on the street. This dog is perfect in the house, he doesn't destroy anything, is house and crate trained, and is a big cuddly baby with us. However, I am very worried about this behavior, to the point where I am considering getting rid of him.rnrn I am attempting a treatment course with anti anxiety meds and am looking to get into a training program. Is this type of behavior amenable to training? I'm running out of options.
Jitka asks...This question is about:
We recently adopted this dog who was formerly abandoned. It is very hard to train him because he does not respond to toys or treats and doesn't know how to play. He also can get scared very easily. What can we do to help him?