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M.b. asks...

a family member (male senior citizen) is thinking about adopting a dog. It would be a second dog in the family but would not be living with the other dog. The dog currently in the family is a 1 yr. neutered BT.rnWe are looking for a dog medium size, doesn't shed too much, that gets along with little children and other dogs and easy to train. Any suggestions?

Abby asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety Toileting

I actually have two dogs the same age that we got at the same time. They are brothers. One is been very successful in potty training and crate training. The other has been very difficult and consistently has accidents both in and out of the crate. We have tried multiple methods including crating together and separately, scolding and not scolding coming home early, letting them out when he whines versus letting him cry it out in the crate & sticking to a normal out of the house 8 hours a day. In the end one dog has been successful in the other has not in potty training and although he had some spurts of success nothing has stuck. We have recently made his crate smaller and kept him alone bathing him before we take him out if he has an accident. Very frustrated because he has been having significant accidents in his kennel daily again. Need help badly. Questioning potty training issue vs separation anxiety?

Louise asks...

This question is about: Other

My dog is a rescue, she came in as a stray and was agressive because she was afraid. I've had her for 4 months and she's come a long way. She's not afraid of everything and she doesn't snap at or shy away from strangers. She will still only let certain people pick her up, but the main thing is she won't let anyone walk her other than me. My roommate is one of those people who she will let pick her up (when I'm there) and gets very excited to see, but when I'm not there she will growl if my roommate tries to handle her in anyway (like put the harness on). She doesn't usually growl at my boyfriend (who doesn't live with me) but will still not want to go out with him.

Alexandra asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Other

I recently adopted Tanner from a shelter, he came in as a stray. Tanner is very smart and catches onto commands quickly. Unfortunately, he won't sit on command, instead he sits when he wants a treat; however, he does sit when he's near his puppy "wee wee pads". I reward him for using them and now I think he associates treats with the pads and rugs, but he won't sit anywhere else.rnrnHow can I get him to stop being stubborn and sit on command?

Lynne asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

Hi, my dog has recently become very stand offish to certain people. One of my roommates that he has known since he was a puppy (he is almost 2 now) he doesn't like her coming near him. He will show his teeth or low growl at her. He has never bitten anyone but he will growl at certain people. I am unsure how to deal with this as he was very socialized his whole life. It has only been going on for a month or two where he does not like being around certain people. He is extra friendly to some but, again will growl and show his teeth at others. We constantly have people coming in and out of the house and I am never sure who he is going to growl at and who he is going to he fine with!

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