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Jeremiah asks...This question is about:
Hello there. We had an incident at the dog park today where Peaches bit a woman on the thigh. What happened was there were two dogs fighting and while the woman was trying to separate them Peaches ran up and nipped her. She didn't instigate the fight but had to be there for it. This isn't the first time she has been aggressive but the first time she actually bit. Ever since we got a second dog she has been more aggressive at the dog park and has nipped at other dogs and people occasionally when she gets worked up. I need to get to work on this because she really is usually a pretty great dog and I want to be able to trust her. If you can give me any tips I'd greatly appreciate it. I want to start working with a trainer or classes but right now due to what happened today she is quarantined for 10 days and if there are some things I can start working on with her during that period I would really like to get started. Thank you so much and if you can recommend a trainer who is good with working with aggressive dogs I will get in touch with them. Thanks again!
Ed asks...This question is about:
We got Rex 3 months ago from the humane society to give our 9 year old female chihuawa named Roxy a companion. Rex is very lovable with my wife and I but is constantly barking at other dogs or people passing by. Rex has been very aggressive towards Roxy and will growl at her and has attacked her several times when she is not even doing anything to threaten him, she is frightened of Rex and has been very sad and shy. When visitors come to the house we constantly have to tell him to stop barking and nipping at their feet. We have tried to calm him down constantly but if it doesn't work we will put him in a room and shut the door until he calms down. I'm sad that Roxy is not herself and would like to know what we can do to train Rex to behave.
Taylor asks...This question is about:
I recently adopted my dog from a shelter. Turns out he seems to be mostly house broken already. He had an accident the first day we brought him home, but otherwise holds his bladder and bowels until outside. This would be great, but we live in a high-rise apartment in the city and want to use potty pads. My husband and I are physicians and if we get stuck in the hospital with an emergency, I need to know that Winston can void in the house if needed. I have not been able to get him to use potty pads, he simply will not void in the house. He has held it for 12+ hours without voiding, so there isn't much opportunity to correct his voiding to the way I want him to. I've tried walking him on a leash to his potty pads. I have tried sprinkling his pee on the pads. I have tried taking the pads outside and getting him to go on them, but he will sit on them and cry. I also recently bought an astro turf potty pads that my vet recommended, but he is not interested in them either. Any ideas on interesting him in the pads? Thank you!
Heather asks...This question is about:
i desperately need some help and advise. i have a 8 month old rotti, along with my 5 year old golden retriever, my rotti (vitani) has become very accustomed to her crate and hasn't soiled it in a long time, however i started leaving her out during the day to let her play and get energy out with the other dog while at work and she soils the house every day, she has a set schedule and I've been leaving her out for a few weeks now, why all the sudden can she not wait until i get home to go potty?
Gina asks...This question is about:
Tink has always frightened easily however it has never really interfered with her quality of life. This week I bought new couches and she is terrified of them, she shakes and shivers if I pick her up and hold her while sitting on them. She is now hiding in my room and will not come out for any reason I have to pick her up and bring her out. We have tried closing all of the doors to see if she'd come into the family room and she won't she just sits at the end of the hallway and shakes. Its soooo sad, she is huge part of my family and I'm really struggling watching her suffer like this. Before the couches came she was always by my side and now she only sees me when I go to bed.rnrnI'm at a loss and just don't know what to do to help her. Can you assist? She is like a child to me.