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Jesse asks...

This question is about: Other

My dog has a lot of good behaviors, but last weekend she let herself out of the house (I wasn't home) and a the chickens also got out. She killed one and it was gruesome. I have repaired the chicken run and I'm working with her and installing an electric shock fence so she can't go where they are. People keep telling me that once a dog tasted blood there is no hope to change the behavior. Is that true?

Roberto 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 Separation Anxiety Other

Very important, I will do my best to explain the situation at hand in as much detail as possible. rnI live in a household of 8 people, primarily with my girlfriend and her family. Her stepfather purchased a dog from the kettle a little over a year ago to keep him company before moving in with us. Once moved in the dog, of course, came too. Now everyone here in the house knows about the problems that can arise with shelter dog at times, but this particular issue I want to make light on and see the possible solutions on what I can do. Here I go:rnWe adopted a small puppy shortly after (another pitbull) They somewhat got along as the pup grew up and would share the same cage. It was routine and almost necessary. Part of the problem arises that since 80% of the household work, we had no proper time to train either dog. This started with the first dog using the bathroom inside followed by the pup. This was eventually curbed and we gave the pup away leaving us with, Mojo the current dog. One particular member of the household liked to be around the dog and praise it heavily despite taking no actual care of the dog (feeding, water, proper stimulation) mostly being there. This has led to the dog becoming attached to that family member.rnThis may be a case of the dog feeling possessive, I am not sure. Whenever left outside, the dog would be by the glass door, not going anywhere and barking very loudly until let inside. Recently she has started to whine and bark while in the cage which she has never done. The big part comes with this particular family member, any time she is around she tends to be more overprotective and territorial than usual and will attempt to nip or even bite people near her. Whenever anyone walks through the door she will bark and growl being nearly aggressive even after seeing a familiar face. rnI have proposed to give her away but it never seems to happen and it this point we just seem to deal with her, I and two others feed the dog and yet she presents aggressive behavior towards us as compared to that other family member. I fear she may attack someone one day, as all the conflicting personalities, improper training, stimulation, and undeserved rewards may have giving her a sense of dominance over the household.rnPlease help.

Beth asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Separation Anxiety

Ray is a rescue we have had for 4 years. He will bark when anyone enters or exits the house... even us at times. It's almost like he loudly expressing a don't go or where have you been. rnrnWe have tried ignoring him when we walk in ... could use some advice on what to try next. Ray is such a sweetie but this is getting out of handrnThanks for your help

Lasha asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Recall or not coming when called

Hello, my dog is two year old Mixed, metis. we live in capital in the apartment along with my wife and my cat, which i brought when my dog was 1 year old,now they are friends, me and my wife i think take care of them, we try to please our pets, now it's a month that we are in village in private house, animals are running in the yard. as evening comes the dog starts endless barking, she barks during hours, non stop, I forget to tell she is sterilized, A few days ago she first time ran,I ran after her,call her she didnt respond, continued running. after a long search i found her on the top of the little mountain,she was barking, I climbed there, it was difficult she dissipated, many hours later, at night, I heard her barking, followed voice and finally found her on the top of the house, i gave her food and that's how caught her, that day my wife went to capital, we left alone, I thought she run because of this, but she returned, i mean my wife. we are together but, today she run again, we tried to search with our car, everywhere, finally i heard her barking, went to that point, and she run to the side of our car, now she is with us in room, I don't know what to do, how to try to teach her not to run, because here are living many angry ugly people they might kill her, if she will appear on someones rooftop or in yard :( please give a advice what to do, how to prevent her escapes. i don't want to chain her.

Lasha asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Recall or not coming when called

Hello, my dog is two year old Mixed, metis. we live in capital in the apartment along with my wife and my cat, which i brought when my dog was 1 year old,now they are friends, me and my wife i think take care of them, we try to please our pets, now it's a month that we are in village in private house, animals are running in the yard. as evening comes the dog starts endless barking, she barks during hours, non stop, I forget to tell she is sterilized, A few days ago she first time ran,I ran after her,call her she didnt respond, continued running. after a long search i found her on the top of the little mountain,she was barking, I climbed there, it was difficult she dissipated, many hours later, at night, I heard her barking, followed voice and finally found her on the top of the house, i gave her food and that's how caught her, that day my wife went to capital, we left alone, I thought she run because of this, but she returned, i mean my wife. we are together but, today she run again, we tried to search with our car, everywhere, finally i heard her barking, went to that point, and she run to the side of our car, now she is with us in room, I don't know what to do, how to try to teach her not to run, because here are living many angry ugly people they might kill her, if she will appear on someones rooftop or in yard :( please give a advice what to do, how to prevent her escapes. i don't want to chain her.

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