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Stephanie asks...

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

Angus doesn't like strangers in the house. If not introduced properly, he will bite. He bit a neighbor teen who walked into our house and surprise the dog because the teen is a stranger to him. Angus has never ever been aggressive to us (including both my step sons). He is a good dog. We really don't want to get rid of him because he is a good dog. I have a variety of people telling me different things from training to putting him down. Any help would be appreciated.

Amanda asks...

This question is about: Toileting

How can i train her

Margie asks...

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

We have a barking problem. Everything that goes up or down the street. I have read a lot about this and she is a stressful barker. She is fearful of noises and protective too. Thunderstorms and fireworks anything that bangs. We have tried all the tools except shock collar which I would never use. My husband makes it worse by yelling. Any suggestions. Please

Broghan asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Separation Anxiety

Jack has a lot of separation anxiety.. I've talked to my vet about it and I've worked for months on trying her method of desensitizing him to triggers, I've even gotten to the point where I feel like the crazy dog mom spending money on an anti-anxiety vest. I don't know how to stop things like barking for 5 minutes overtime there is a doorbell on TV or the apartment next door makes a noise. He also follows me around the house, which is sweet, but I can tell its an anxiety symptom. I've been crating him for years now- starting when we first got him until he was potty trained- and starting up again when he began having accidents due to anxiety (after a family move). He does very well with the crate when I am home. As long as I'm around, he loves his crate! But as soon as I tell him "kennel Jack" he starts moving in slow motion. Its almost as if he thinks if he moves slowly enough, I'll forget that the needs to go to his crate. And no matter how much exercise he gets or how many times he goes to the bathroom before I leave, I always come home to the smell of urine. Am I making his anxiety worse by crating him while I'm gone? Am I doing the method wrong? Or is this kind of thing normal?

Terry asks...

This question is about: Toileting

When I leave the house for just a few hours, I crate my new dog. He's a 15 month old border terrier I just adopted.rnrnWhen I get home and let him out of the crate, he immediately pees on the floor. If I pick him up when I open the crate door and carry him outside, he pees on me before we get outside.rnrnHe's usually pretty good about not going potty in the house, except for when he just comes out of the crate. When he goes potty outside I praise him and give him a small treat.rnrnHow else do I train him to wait until he gets outside?

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