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Celeste asks...This question is about:
We got Zena at 3 months old, we were told she was house broke. She seemed to be because she always went to the door when she needed out for telling first 3 days. After that she started peeing in the house some. We figure it was just a new home new family. We finally got it under control however she will spontaneously pee in the house for no reason that we can figure out. She will go weeks even a month inbetween peeing in the house but when she does its usually on her sleeping areas. Our bed (where she sleeps), the. Ouch where she often sleeps. We even had a dog bed for her bit she kept peeing on it so we took it away. She gets lots of attention and affection. In fact most of telling time she does this within 20 minutes of getting a lot of attention but I don't think it's getting excited and not being able to hold it because she does it usually after she settles down and it's not leaking she will walk over to her picked spot squat and full fledged pee. We have shown her and scolded her, we have caged her, we have tethere her outside. I don't know why she is doing this and if we can't correct it she will have to be an outside dog and we really don't want that. She is a part of the family. She does have severe separation anxiety but this doesn't happen when she separated but in front of us.
Jim asks...This question is about:
Ginger has grown up with Molly (a Manchester Terrier) since we adopted her in April of 2015 at 5 months old. She has started attacking her. The last time we had to take Molly to the ER at midnight and she is now really skiterish and my wife is afraid it will happen again. We brought in a trainer who said she is not aggressive but Molly has suffered from it. The last day they were together loving on each other and when my wife and the dogs went to bed Ginger walked over to Molly and attacked her. We are ready to return her to the place we rescued her.
Steffany asks...This question is about:
I have a rescue who actually loves her crate we put her in for feeding, when we leave the house to run an errand, or if shes in trouble. There are even times she goes in without command just to hangout. The trouble is if you try to pet her or reach your hand in the crate when she is in there she will stare at you with an aggressive snarl and start to shake with what looks like anxiety. My question is do I leave her be in the kennel. Or do I try and correct her behavior in anyway. rnrnWe also had a lot of issues with her and her 2 brothers. Trent a 5 year old puggle and Whiskey a 4 year old pug. Both are very well mannered and very kind. The pug is very submissive but the puggle does have some alpha tendencies. rnShe used to get in a fights with them at least once a week and it would be pretty bad because she is so much bigger then them. Now they only get in little fights about once a month now that shes gotten older. But she has such aggressive tendencies i'm scared to take her to the dog park or anywhere there is a chance another dog will be there so she is only social with her siblings. rnThe other day I did take her to the dog park on a leash. There were two other dogs and she was laying next to the water bowl and when another dog tried to take a drink she tried to nip at her it didn't end up being a fight but it could have if she wasn't leashed and if we weren't there to correct her. rnrnPlease help I love her to much to give her up. But i'm worried about the well being of other dogs or humans although she has never been aggressive with a human other then the kennel thing
McKenzie asks...This question is about:
My dog is amazing! She is so smart, well behaved and listens to me very well at home, but her problem is with strangers and stranger dogs. I have had her since she was a puppy so I know there is no problems of abuse or neglect in the past that could be contributing to her aggression to others, but I need to figure out why she has these problems and how to correct them. I want to be able to take her to a dog park or out to events with me, but I am always in fear that she may bite someone. She has never shown even the slightest aggression toward myself or anyone she has known since a puppy its just new people and dogs. She also has had a problem with pulling on her leash in the past, but this has stopped since I bought a Gentle Leader collar. Please help.
Kelli asks...This question is about:
Bella's the smallest of my 3 dogs. Her resource Harding is becoming an issue. If she is eating and my other pit Caine tries to eat also before she is done she will chase him away, and growl and snarls at him. She doesn't do this to max, mind he is 120lbs and she is only 40. Also if I give them treats, if she finishes before Caine does she will chase him away from his treat and once again growl and snarl. Caine cries so pitifully when this happens. I will take his treat away from her, give it back to him and remove Bella to another room. When it comes to toys though she usually engages max and Caine both to play with her, where as when she was younger she would guard them as well.