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Chariti asks...This question is about:
Bear will bark and bite people. It can be on my property or just anywhere. I keep him at home because he cant be around people. He is fixed. He is fine with my family that lives with us and if he gets use to people. He is great with all other animals I own, just not people. How can I make him not bite people when he sees them?
Leiha asks...This question is about:
I just moved into a place with dogs so this is the first time my dog is living with other dogs in the house. He has just recently started showing signs of food aggression. I feed him in a closed off kitchen where he isn't really interested in his food (he used to be interested in food and would eat it right away) or will leave some behind. Once he is finished I put the bowl up and out of sight. I then open the kitchen up. The other dog will come around sniffing and my dog will show signs of aggression toward him, pushing him away from the area where the food was, nipping at him, etc. How do I stop this behavior? I've noticed it before when a dog would get a hold of his bone that he doesn't even chew on or enjoy. But because it is his, he is protective of it.
Ezekiel asks...This question is about:
My dog stays inside while we are home, but is put on a chain, for the time being, outside while we are away for long periods of time(usually work). Every morning I leave for work about an hour before my wife. My wife will get ready, and then bring Tex outside and put him on his chain. We have done this for a while. However, within the past two months or so, he has started hiding in a corner or behind a chair, and refusing to go outside. My wife has had to force him outside. Within the past week or so he has gotten significantly more aggressive. He will growl and snap at her if she reaches for his collar or spanks him for being disobedient. He does not act this way if I am home. My wife has become scared of him. What can we do?
Caren asks...This question is about:
My dog has been socialized since i got her as a puppy at daycares and dog parks. She does great in that setting and does ok meeting family and friends dogs if on their turf. She is leash aggressive towards dogs snd some people. I brought her to a trainer, we tried a few things and the only thing that has been working is bitter apple spray when she fixates or lunges. However today, she pulled out of my hand and attacked a dog walking by the house. Luckily everyone is ok, but she fixated and wouldn't listen. I had to rip her off the dog. What can i do to help her ? I dont want her thinking its her job to protect or attack.
Maddy asks...This question is about:
Parker has a couple of dominant aggressive y nfencies that atevonverning us more and more. While he is good at the dog park, in large crowds, with 90%ot dogs and humans, occasionally he encounters a dog that he we, unprovoked, tackle very aggressively. He also barks and growls at anyone who walks in the front door of the house that he doesn't immediately recognize. Lastly, while on walks, he doesn't mind other people and there dogs but if he spots a man walking alone anywhere near him, he runs up and barks aggressively. He has never bitten anyone. He doesn't really jump on people. If they move towards him, he backs off. But keeps barking. We use a vibrating collar when he is off leash. When he does show these bahviors we don't like, we say strongly "no" and he sometimes gets a pop on the nose when he's been particularly bad. We use a lot of positive reinforcement, when is in these situations and behaves as he should. When we are at home, we use a "timeout" as punishment. Other than these tendencies he listens quite well and we are very pleased with his behavior/demeanor. Just now sure the best way to reprimand him or what other things were doing (or not doing) that could be contributing to his sometimes-aggression.