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Melissa asks...This question is about:
We got our dog Tuesday from a "breeder" who kept her in a pen with paper on the floor and an open crate. (She is 6lbs) The first two nights we did the same at home and she went on the paper during the day and overnight. We took her out every 2 hours and right before bed. She barked/cried on and off all night. Last night I shut the door to the crate and she peed in the crate. I would like to crate train her for house training purposes but don't know what to do since she went in her crate. Help please!!
Karin asks...This question is about:
Dear Barkbusters, rnrn I have a six-year-old Shetland sheep dog who has been aggressive over food and toys with other dogs, but not with humans. He will even become aggressive with other dogs if they get tired and stop playing before he is tired. It seems he is always the last one to get tired by a longshot.rnrn He doesn't give any warning. He has not broken skin, but other dogs will cry. I always separate him and I'm not sure what would happen if I didn't. rnrn I thought he had aged out of it, as last week someone had introduced a ball ( when I always insist that there be no toys or food present when he is with another dog ) and he surprisingly played successfully with this dog, but he did take gently take the ball out of the other dogs mouth. rnrnBut today , he was playing with another puppy and again a ball was introduced and we suddenly realized he was attacking the puppy when we heard the puppy crying. The puppy was scared and stayed away in a corner for quite a while before coming out again.rnrn When Barclay was a puppy at puppy socialization classes at our rnVeterinarian's, the Veterinarian commented that he "had a temper. "rnrnThese attacks have only happened 5 to 10 times over the years, because I always insist on all food and objects being removed and watching carefully, however I have a problem when people think he seems harmless and throw a ball or something in without telling me.rnrn Hopefully having provided sufficient background information, I am wondering what would happen if I wasn't there to pull him away from the other dog. If he is fighting over a toy with a submissive dog that isn't fighting back, will he eventually just let go or will he go for the complete kill? He looks as though he would kill. rnrn I have consulted when he was young with local dog trainers who think that he would be OK with puppies, but that is not the case. I don't NEED him to play with other dogs and he is fine with simply walking beside other dogs. But I wonder if there is anything I could do to expand his life so that he could play without being a risk? It happens so fast. If I am watching and can anticipate something, the most I will see is a frown on his face and then I can tell that he might do something and I can stop it . rn Any advice would be appreciated. rnrn Thank you, rnKarin
Linda asks...This question is about:
My dog has what seems to be anxiety, whenever he is in an unfamiliar situation, he howls and barks, he becomes almost uncontrollable. When we take him on walks, he whimpers the whole time. He has recently become aggressive at home with the other dogs. Is there anyway to get him to relax in these situations or to get him used to them? We would love to take him places with us but we want him to comfortable.
Aaron asks...This question is about:
Just brought him home and he is not getting along with his father dog that he has been away from for over a year. He is growling and lunging in his kenal at the other dog. We are scared to let them both out at same time. Have not seen this type of agression befor and he was raised around other dogs.
Paige asks...This question is about:
Recently, (two months ago) we adopted two great danes around the same age as our mix (harley) theyve gotten along great the past two months. And today, they have all three gotten into three different fights approx 2 hours apart from the one before. No food, toys or bones were involved in any of the fights. And weve kept them seperate afterwords for about an hour. They go back to playing like normal, and then all choas begins and they fight again. Help! Why are they doing this, and what can be done to stop it.