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Lindsey asks...This question is about:
We adopted Bindi a few months ago, and she was really great with other dogs at first - always friendly, never aggressive, and backed away when other dogs snapped at the dog bark. She also didn't seem to know how to play, but she made a few dog friends in the neighborhood and slowly turned into a big player. Recently, she has started barking intensely at the dog park whenever a dog or dogs won't engage her. This tends to happen when two dogs are playing with each other and she wants in, or when a dog is playing fetch. She gets close to their faces and barks incessantly, and rather than back off if they make clear they aren't interested, she almost gets more intense. I try to intervene and pull her away and put her in timeout for a few minutes when this happens, but sometimes she fixates on a particular dog and will go right back to doing it. This behavior seems to be increasing in frequency over time, and since many dogs obviously react negatively to it, I'm worried about her getting into a fight. It doesn't seem to be aggression on her end, at least at first, but if the dog starts to go over her she doesn't back down.
Christina asks...This question is about:
Adopted Louie at 9 weeks old & he's been a absolute handful! One of the most energetic & frustrating pups I have ever seen. But our main problem is that he WILL NOT leave our 2 year old red nose pit (Molly) alone! He never gives her a break, follows her everywhere & is constantly trying to play with her. He is way too rough. Molly has wounds all over her legs from him biting her all of the time. It's his go-to place on her body. She gets very aggravated with him but never attacks him, she runs away from him instead. How can we get him to be less invasive & rough on her?
Kelsey asks...This question is about:
He is fully house trained and we just got him from a shelter a week ago. He recently started urinating on the table leg while we are gone.
Amanda asks...This question is about:
Hi, we just brought in a 10 week old male rescue puppy into our house. We already have a 6 month old Bluetick Coonhound who we rescued 3-4 months ago. She is very loving & has never met a stranger; however she is so aggressive with the new puppy. She knocks him down forcefully and when she goes to bite at him, it's in the neck area. I'm afraid she is going to seriously hurt him. She's been around other dogs and I've never had a problem with her until now.
Maria asks...This question is about:
Whenever my dog pees outside it's always in a bunch of tiny spurts, like he's just marking. No matter how often we go out, no matter how long or short, it's always like this. Then randomly sometimes there's just a lake in the house when we wake up. The vet says he's completely fine and doesn't really have an explanation for this. Why won't he just pee that much outside when we go? How do I fix this?