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Lynda asks...This question is about:
my dog is really scared when military tanks at nearby training base begin firing. She stays so close to me and jerks each time, and they will be shooting day and night as the units start summer training. I need to know how to help her.
Summer asks...This question is about:
I have a 1 year old Sharpei/Lab mix. She has always been people and animal friendly. We went to dog parks, went on frequent walks, and she went almost everywhere with me. I had to leave her with a friend for a few weeks while I dealt with some family issues. This "friend" ended up mistreating my dog, Kilian, and leaving her outside. I had an appointment to get her spayed, well she went into her first heat while away from home and because she was left outside became pregnant. Since returning home, Kilian, has tried to attack the new puppy in the home, and any guests who come over, this has only worsened since having her litter. She becomes agitated and can't be calmed by any other means than putting her in her kennel. I am trying to find a trainer near me but they are all unreasonably priced. But I have to do something, today she was completely unprovoked and tried to attack my 3 year old nephew as he walked by her. It was like she got so worked up that she didn't even realize it was him. We yelled her name and she stopped, sniffed the air, realized it was him and walked over and gave him love. However, had we not been there things could have gone terribly wrong. I am at a loss, I don't know what to do. I love my dog and don't want anything to happen to her but I can't risk her biting someone either. She has basic obedience training and does listen when given a command, however, all it is going to take is me not getting her name out quick enough one time and she will have to be put down. I need help quickly, PLEASE!!!!!
Shawn asks...This question is about:
Bodhi is the third dog in my household. He is marking EVERYWHERE in the house. I have used some no more mark spray to help but he continues to mark. I don't find this to be the same as potty training..but maybe it is. I need help...he started marking on my brand new couch last week.
Sitara asks...This question is about:
How do I get Milo to stop getting aggressive with dogs that try to dominate or hump him? I wanted to get him to calm down on his jumping, barking and listen to staying around distractions.
Sydney asks...This question is about:
I adopted a goldendoodle after doing extensive research on the next breed of pup I purchased. Many sources say that theh are very interactive, enetergetic dogs, yet my 10 week old puppy is very skittish. He cowers down if I approach him too fast, he has zero interest in playing with my other dog, nor does he have an interest in playing with toys. I'm curious as to whether this is normal because he just lost his pack and is in a new environment. If not- how do I stop this? I've introduced him to several strangers and a few dogs so he should be pretty socialized.