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Mary asks...This question is about:
My dog is super playful and very hyper. She jumps on people constantly and loves to play. Her way of playing is jumping on me when I am on the couch, clawing me, nipping, and biting my hair and pulling it out of my hair tie. I am looking for a person to help my family with maeve and was wondering how your prices range?
Jacky asks...This question is about:
Rio was an outdoor kennel dog that we adopted from a less than reputable breeder. She's very sweet. No issues with aggression, but she is horrible in the house. Potty messes everywhere all the time. Want to break her of this but no matter how much we let her out she just goes in the house no matter what. We have her in her kennel in the garage and she's happy there but we want her in the house. Is it hopeless at this point to expect to change this behavior?
Jonna asks...This question is about:
I am looking/ for a trainer well trained in territorial aggression. He is very protective of me against anyone, however, I don't know the when triggers, as it does not happen all the time. I had a trainer come in and help us and my son can sit next to me, but there may be times he can't. He has attacked a few family members because they came too close to me and came in my room ( he never did that before).. He is unpredictable. He is a good dog other than that. I want to get rid of him, but I don't. We have had him since he was 10 weeks old so I guess it is my fault he is this way. Help please. He might do well on a farm with other dogs or a person who doesn't have friends.. I don't know
Audrey asks...This question is about:
My dog has always been great with kids (the youngest she'd interacted with being around 3). She's playful, loves to be pet, and could play fetch all day long. However, my husband and I had a baby last year and she's still struggling with my one-year-old daughter. She's great with her occasionally, like she'll let my daughter love on her if my husband and I are loving on her at the same time or she'll let her throw her toys if we're the ones actually throwing it for her. However, the majority of the time she growls any time my daughter is near (never snaps, just a low growl). My daughter will try to bring the dog toys and the dog will just snarl and avoid her or snatch the toys away quickly. She's always growled a little while playing with my husband and I, but it seems so much more aggressive towards my daughter. Could it just be due to her age and that she can't really communicate or play well with the dog yet? I'm at a loss of what to do and I'm so anxious about the growling all the time!
Gus asks...This question is about:
My girlfriend and I recently got a new puppy and are trying to train it to be the best it can be. This all starts with crate training. We have had somewhat mixed signals with this because people say to place the crate in a common area like the living room, but then they say it is best to put the crate in the bedroom while sleeping. What we were wondering is if this means we should be moving the crate around our home or just picking a single location and leaving it there?