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Mickayla asks...This question is about:
Dog shakes when your punishing your other dog. Why? rnrnThe dog always hides in another room. Barely eats. rnrnI don't know how to make him get better. Sometimes attention isn't enough.
Lesli asks...This question is about:
I adopted Chuck a year ago he was 2, and I have had GrayC from 6 weeks old. They get along great. GrayC is my baby and after she got over the excitement of getting a brother for her Birthday...I have been noticing she really wants more one on one time with Mom. ( it's just me and my puppies ) She even gets mad at Chuck when she starts playing with me and he wants to join in. He doesn't really want to play with toys like she does but he just wants the attention. So my question is... Do I have to treat both the dogs the same? She is VERY high energy and extremely smart, we have been learning agility course. Chuck is smart but more laid back and only really wants to run and play if it's with her. He's pretty happy just laying around cuddling with me if possible , and has been taught by who ever had him before to always give up what ever he has in his mouth as soon as you touch it. She and I play tug of war alot (she will release as soon as I tell her to). I always feel guilt about spending more time with her. Is it ok to give her more attention?
Faith asks...This question is about:
my dog was running around in the snow when she cut her paw pad open and we wrapped it up but now last night she randomly got in a fight with my other dog which is a man and just now she growled at me and she has never done that before. Is she doing this because she is in pain and grumpy?
Jenna asks...This question is about:
The actual question relates to my roommate's dog...he is a 1 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This dog has an issue with both excitement and submission peeing. He also will randomly pee in the house when I am the one watching him and my roommate is gone. When I tell "No!" He proceeds to pee all the way to the door to go outside so I am then left with a huge mess to clean up. She leaves this dog most nights out of the week for periods of 10+ hours in his crate while she stays with her boyfriend. I have tried very hard to work with this dog and earn his trust, and we will go periods of time without him peeing and we get along fine, but then he will have a streak of peeing every day of the week. I have repeatedly told her she needs to work on training him, as she babies him and so much as hand feeds him if he refuses to eat. She lets him on all the furniture after I have made it clear I want no dogs on my furniture. She asks me to let him out at night and in the morning when she leaves for these extended periods of time, but it always ends in him peeing on the floor and I am tired of my rugs being ruined. I do not want to leave him in the crate for too long because that is animal abuse but she refuses to take care of her own animal unless it is convenient for her. Is there anything else I can do?
Celina asks...This question is about:
My dog is no longer listening to anyone in my family. When we got her, we trained her and until this last summer, she did pretty good. Now we can't get her to listen. She poops and pees in her bed at night and on the floor during the day, she takes food off of the counter if she is left alone for even a second, and she keeps biting and scratching on herself, which used to be a sign of her separation anxiety, but even with me around it has gotten worse.