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Andrea 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 Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead

She does not listen to instructions when we try to train her she doesn't listen to the command no and when she's outside in her area she gets wild

Joe asks...

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Hi,rnrnI have been friends with my girlfriend for 16 years now, but only started dating about six months ago after she became single. She and her ex had adopted a mixed breed puppy named Sasha from a Last Chance shelter and the dog now splits time between both of their houses. Any time I enter my girlfriend's house, Sasha starts barking and hides behind my girlfriend, tail between her legs. I am told that this behavior only happens when it's me that walks in. The barking stops when I greet her, but she remains timid the entire time I am there, avoiding getting close to me. However, if we sit down on a couch or bed then Sasha comes and lays with me, allows me to pet her, and even licks me.rnrnSometimes my girlfriend will bring Sasha to my house when she comes over. Sasha usually will hide under the table for a bit, but once we are settled on the couch will be quite friendly to me. Even if it is just me on the couch, I can call her name and she will come and lay on top of me or next to me. Once I leave the couch though she doesn't want me to get close. She doesn't like to eat dry food at my house, but will eat wet food. Sometimes she takes treats from me, and other times she doesn't. At bedtime, she will cuddle up between me and my girlfriend on the bed. I also have a cat in the house that keeps to herself, while my girlfriend also has two cats at her house.rnrnSasha will allow me to take her out for walks and appears to be comfortable with it as long as I keep her at a leash's length. If I stop to pet her she will quickly move away to the length the leash allows.rnrnPlease help! My girlfriend wants to spend time with both me and Sasha and gets upset that Sasha is uncomfortable around me. What can we do?rnrnThanks,rnJoe

Tony asks...

This question is about: Other

Hello,rnrnMy wife and I are having issues with leaving our dog home alone. She is making giant messes and knocking things over, its a miracle that nothing has been broken. She isn’t chewing or eliminating. After doing some reading, I don’t think it is separation anxiety. Nothing is directed at exits. I think she is just bored.rnI have been giving her treat puzzles on my way out of the house to lessen the event of leaving the house without her. That only seems to work for a short while, though. Either she is able to get the treats out in a short time and finishes them quickly or she can’t get them out easily enough and gives up. We have tried putting peanut butter in a kong and freezing it. She really liked that, but she also seems to have the runs from it. rnI got her a nylabone that she has only taken a slight interest in. She had a smoked animal bone that she loved, but she chewed it so much that she made her gums bleed. She has toys which she doesn’t care about unless we are using them to play with her. We take her out 3 times daily at least and try to get her running in that time. She isn’t trying to get out at all, she seems to be exploring. rnWe are running out of things to try. We know that we can’t get mad at her when we come home to a mess, but she doesn’t do anything while we are home even if she seems bored then. rnrnThanks,rnTony

Justin asks...

Hello just a general question. I'm a professional hockey player currently entering my second season pro. Ive wanted a pup for 3-4 years not but haven't Been sure if i could handle it. Ive done my fair share of research to make sure when i get one that it will be properly taken care of. I am gone a fair bit during the season about 41 games are away which means 80+ days on the road. Fortunately for me I am from the place that i was drafted to and my enitire family is based here. On top of having April-mid September off I was really just looking for your take on the matter

Albert asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management

All day all he wants to do is jump on people tug on their pants are shorts or shoes and bite consistently on the hands / arms. It's not aggressive and he does not growl I assume he's play biting but my family is filled the scars from our arms to our hands from his biting... if you try to ignore him he will follow you and start barking/talking to you until you give him attention. I know he is young but being the breed he is we don't want this to become a habit.. he has mild food aggression as well.

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