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Dexter asks...This question is about:
We recently adopted a 7 year old beagle named Max and introduced him to our home. We already have one female dog who is 5 and named Willow. Max, our beagle is severely obese. He currently weighs 57lbs, and should be around 25-30lbs, so he is on a diet. We have had him home for 3 weeks now, but we have a recent concerning issue that has recently come up. We feed the dogs on separate corners of the Kitchener the same time, and that has not been a problem, because we do not allow them to interact while eating. But, when either my 8yo daughter, wife or I are eating, both dogs will come beg. While that is not a habit I particularly like, it has not ever been a problem with Willow. But now Max will become aggressive toward Willow when we are eating. I believe it is a very real possibility that Max was fed table scraps by his pervious owner, and on top of that, he is on a very restrictive diet, and is always hungry. rnI am curious as to what we can do to either dissuade both of our dogs from begging, or how to train Max to stop his aggressive behavior over our our food when we are eating. Max has not shown any food guarding or aggressiveness with us when he is eating, or when we are playing with toys. He has shown Willow aggression on a couple of occasions when we are playing with multiple toys with both of them. I am most concerned about his aggression towards Willow when we are eating though.
Rebecca asks...This question is about:
My dog barks incessantly whenever she's in her crate and I leave the room or go to work. I always take her potty right before I put her in her crate and I never leave her in there unless I am going to work or I can't watch her (like bedtime at night or short periods to run errands during the day).
Samantha asks...This question is about:
How much is your training? I am a vet tech in my area and my dog has separation anxiety along with continuing to urinated and defecate in the house even though he knows to go outside. he also lacks basic obedience. he can sit but not for an extended period and will not stay. his recall is non existent. he also makes walks unpleasant as he pulls. Please help!
Bud And Barbara asks...This question is about:
Max is a rescue dog so we know nothing about his history, generally he is a very gentle dog, seems fine with women, a little unsure with men. Today my brother from out of town was here, who is an animal lover. Max barked when he came in, he had seen him for the first time yesterday, barked when he came in but was fine. When he left today he had 2 bags on the floor, when he reached down to pick them up, Max was standing next to him he tried to nip him, luckily he had a long sleeved shirt on, this scares me as we have 4 granddaughters.He never did this before, although he barks and sometimes growls at our younger son who is an adult. Please help, we love Max so much but this concerns us.
Brad asks...This question is about:
This adopted dog (we got her three weeks ago) is very friendly and loving toward everyone in the family except our younger son, who she barks at and growls at or just runs away from. He's 17, very gentle and has never done anything to this dog. What do we do?