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Elizabeth asks...

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

Ingrid does well in her crate (we have a fabric "soft crate" with zippered doors) during the day, and we are working on potty training. We can tell when she's sniffing for a spot and scoop her up and take her outside. We will put her in her crate if she falls asleep outside of it and sometimes leave it open sometimes zipper her in. At night she does okay when we put her to sleep, but then she'll wake up whining about 2 hours later. I know that she needs to go potty at this point, but I don't want to let her out when she's whining. I also don't want to make her wait while I wait for her to stop whining because she'll end up having an accident in the crate. It's all I can do to scoop her up fast enough after unzipping her crate to get her outside to go. Is there a solution to this? She has had a couple pee accidents (we've had her home for only 3 days) in her crate but does pretty well for the most part. When I do let her out to take her to the bathroom at night she whines and greets me while I'm carrying her out like she hasn't seen us in a long time. rnrnWhen it's time to go back to sleep she does not want to-we bring her right back in from outside and put her in the crate and this is when she starts whining and barking (she has a piercing bark too!). We are trying very hard to let her bark/whine herself back to sleep, but sometimes she wakes up an hour later at it again, and I never know if she needs to go out again or what?

Morgan 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

I bring my Patterdale Terrier to work everyday, and he has reactive issues with some of the other dogs. He is confined to my cubicle with a puppy gate, and on occasion, he will lunge and bark aggressively at other dogs that walk by, but only certain dogs and only at certain times. The behavior is difficult to correct because it is so erratic and unpredictable. Any help on the matter would be wonderful!

Cass asks...

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

My 2 year old pit was bitten hard by another dog last summer. The other dog lived with us for 2 months and as an older dog generally responded aggressively towards my young pit' s playfully advances. We have a 7 yr old lab who is very tolerant with the little one. Anyway, since living with the dog who attacked him our pit has become pretty dog aggressive. For example if we see other dogs on our walks he lunges on the leash and barks loudly, if in the yard and he sees a dog he jumps on the fence and frantically runs around until they are well out of sight. He is not aggressive towards people or our lab. We live in a area where most people live in apartments, seeing other dogs on walks is a regular thing. Otherwise, he is well behaved for a young dog and endlessly sweet. I am not comfortable taking him to dog parks for socialization and the dog daycare won't take him. What can we do to help calm down his anxiety around other dogs?

Bonnie asks...

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

My dog barks very high pitch while spinning or running in circles when anyone stands up...only if I am there.if I'm gone my boyfriend says shees totally different

Thomia asks...

This question is about: Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety

Im getting a service dog a 1 year old male golden retriever. My dog really doesnt care about other dogs, he likes other dogs but hes older so he doesnt really play. Im worried that my older dog will be jealous because the service dog will get to go everywhere with me. Is there something special i should do when i bring the service dog home?

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