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Mykelanne asks...

This question is about: Hyperactivity Pulling on the Lead

We just adopted our puppy a month ago. First I wanna say he is the sweetest loving dog. He follows me around and sleeps at my feet. He has lots of energy but can get a little too playful. rnWe have had 3 incidents now where he plays to rough with my toddlers. He grabs at their coats and start to play tug. I am right there and stop it but it keeps happening. The first time he tore my daughter tutu dress right as I got to him. Another time he grabbed the jacket hood causing my daughter to fall. Now this time he got both kids hoods causing both to fall. He has never bitten the kids themselves or showed any other aggressive behavior just their clothes. He is fine around other dogs.. just sniffs and leaves. Even if they bark at him ,he just walks away. He is very tolerant of the toddlers poking and pulling him. rnI am just upset he gets to overly playful and might cause an injury to the little ones. He could care less if they play with his food or take a toy. We are starting training classes this weekend even before these playful incidents. rnI guess my questions are 1.is this normal behavior for an untrained dog? 2. Should I be worried that there is hidden aggression because he is a shelter dog and we don't know his history? 3. Besides the training classes, what else can I do to prevent overly playful incidents?

Jonathan asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Separation Anxiety Toileting

Runtlee is a special needs dog I do know that the vet says she can only see about 2 feet infront of her and she's not very balanced. She don't eat very much at all but my vet says it is ok even though she is all skin and bones. I take her outside all the time and she will go outside but as soon as she comes in she will find a place and either pee or poop. I tried crating her at night and she even does her business in her crate. I'm needing to know what on earth should I do to teach her to just go outside instead of both. She is an amazingly great dog she cuddles with me all the time and we have a great bond so I would never get rid of her but I just want help with her bathroom manner

Snezana asks...

This question is about: Other

Please for advice about the purchase of a dog. rnOur Bady (labrador retriever) died last month. He was 14 years old. We are very sad, but we decided to get a new dog, labrador too. My husband and I live alone, and we want to get a new puppy Labrador. We have a house on the outskirts and large enclosed backyard. Please consult us where to leave a puppy when we are at work (he/she will be alone almost 9 hours). Should we leave him/she inside of house, or outside? We are afraid that somebody can steal him/her from backyard... Should we enclose a part of the yard just for him/ she? We dont wont him/she to be sad... rnAnd please, help us to decide of gender of a new puppy. Bady was a black boy, so we know how it looks like to have a male dog, but we love girls too. I am sorry about my English, we are from little town in Serbia, and we do not have the ability to ask questions in our country...rnThank you in advance for your response,rnSnezana

Kristina asks...

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

Oscar has become very aggressive to other dogs and people when we take him for a walk. We think that it's because he wasn't socialized properly as a puppy (our fault). How do we get him to not be so agressive?

Cynthia asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise

If I get up to move in the room he starts barking and runs and grabs his blanket or anything you can get and shakes it and growls and he barks excessively when people come and go

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