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Krista asks...This question is about:
Hello, i have a 1 year old great pyrenees/anatolian shephard named Zara. She is fixed currently but i am having many issues. She is very misbehaved with me, and only me. Not my boyfriend. She has attacked my other dog fender ( who is very loyal and good with me) for no obvious reasons, it happens randomly. One time it was over food, another she tried to attack when i gave Fender a bath with the door closed. She also likes to randomly try growling at him when i take hom inside from waking him to go potty. She also growled at my vet with me in the room, but without me she was fine. I feel like her episodes are so random. She also likes to try attacking my cat and is very uneasy with strangers, she constantly is barking and running to the door. She recently is starting to show more dislike for strangers by giving a nasty growl if they walk by the house. I sometimes feel i might have to get rid of her but i love her so much and want to help her feel safe with me. I have done about 3 training sessions with her and have little improvement. She doesnt listen well with me and im running out of options. I live in constant fear and stress because of her and i know she can sense that. If you can suggest anything that would be appreciated.
Cassi asks...This question is about:
My dog behaves well most the time but about once a day at some point he goes into what we call beast mode. He throws a tantrum of jumping on me repeatedly while biting me or throwing himself at my feet and biting my ankles. I cannot for the life of me stop him in any way other than if we happen to be inside putting him into his kennel. I figure usually it means he is tired and try to get him to nap but today he did it a few minutes after waking up from a nap. I don't know how to get him to particularly stop jumping on me and biting me. I try kneeing lightly in the chest and of course telling him no and down but he is relentless. The harder I try, the worst he gets.
Kate asks...This question is about:
I've raised my 8-year-old Clover since she was a puppy. She's always been extremely friendly with other dogs and people, but she's possessive of food and toys. Our older dog unfortunately passed around Christmas last year, making Clover the only dog, and we brought home a rescue of similar size and a very young puppy in February. I know that we've disrupted the 'pack' by bringing two new dogs home, but she has been aggressive directly towards the rescue. They got along okay at first, but the rescue was nervous and there was tension for the first week or so. Now, they get along sometimes, and then there are days where they go at each other and we physically have to separate them. It's no longer only over food and toys, but now for the attention of her owners and the puppy. Clover doesn't always begin the fights. Sometimes they seem to just look at the other the wrong way and it sets one of them off. It's created chaos and stress for the dogs and people in the house, and now the puppy is beginning to pickup on the behavior. How can I help the dogs to build trust and break the dogs, especially Clover, of their aggressive cycle.
Heather asks...This question is about:
my dog randomly starts flipping out, and biting things. he chews things he shouldn't be, and when he flips out, he barks at me, and sometimes bites until he realizes what hes biting. what do i do? and he jumps on guests too, its all new behavior.
Corey asks...This question is about:
Prudence is definitely an alpha female. She is becoming more and more food/treat/toy aggressive with the 3 other dogs in the house. If she perceives something to be hers, she will attack the other dog(s). She is not spayed yet. I am very concerned about her behavior, especially around other dogs. I am also expecting my first grandchild later this year and am fearful of her being around the baby. Do you have any suggestions?