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Carole asks...This question is about:
My dogs bark at my husband and won't stop. We end up putting them in the garage for a time out. Telling them to stop doesn't work. As soon as my husband leaves the house they stop. Help!
Zach asks...This question is about:
Our new puppy Luna hates being in her crate at night and will cry, bark, and howl for a while before calming down on her own, or by us laying outside of the crate (not letting her out) and talking/calming her. Is this ok to do? I don't want to be setting ourselves up for failure. Also ideally we would like to eventually move her crate to another room, how long should she stay in out room before we move her and what's the best way to transition her? I have no problem with letting Luna cry it out until she is tuckered out, but we live in a small apartment and I'm worried about disrupting the neighbors. Any advice would be wonderful.
Helen asks...This question is about:
I brought Charlie home in Sept. 2014 as a rescue dog. He will allow me, a female, to do anything I need or want to do. My husband, a very tall, slow moving, kind, forgiving soul has been bitten by Charlie numerous times since he was adopted. The biting draws blood, causes damage to my husband's shoes, and happens often with unknown provocation. Charlie's startle reflex is very strong, as is my husband's to sound, movement. Charlie will lie at my husband's feet to be rubbed and sometimes when my husband stops Charlie will growl. If my husband inadvertantly moves his feet Charlie will attack. Last night was the crowning blow for me as my husband's was stroking Charlie and Charlie brought blood to my husband's hand with a puncture wound and other topical wounds. My husband walks Charlie who growls and snaps causing my husband to now wear leather gloves when putting the harness on Charlie. Again, he never does any of this to me. With last night's episode I was sitting next to my husband in my chair and I took the remote control and had to constrain myself not to hit Charlie on the head. My husband was screaming and I was hollering "no" and finally hit Charlie on the backside with the remote at which time he turned to me and growled but I asserted myself physically and vocally and he turned & moved away. We both have adored this dog. I hold him in my arms as if he is a human baby and he falls fast asleep, and he has brought much pleasure into our lives but I am urging my husband to contact you for advice and gave him your card which he laid aside. I've tried to make my husband aware of how he would feel if the dog was doing this to me! We have tried to be understanding that perhaps in a former life Charlie was mistreated by some tall man. Charlie is good with any other male and/or female friends with whom we make contact or enter our home. Also, all children with whom he comes in contact! Do you have suggestions?
Renee asks...This question is about:
My dogs Are always barking at every little thing when one starts they all start. They do it at night if they here something. My husband is getting very frustrated and he wants to put collars on them but i dont want that for them. Any suggestions?
Jl asks...This question is about:
My dog attacks me when it is time to go out in the mornings and I try to put his leash on. He growls and snarls and snaps when I pick up the leash. He will come after me. Can't get near him. Only in the mornings.