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Shawn asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management

when I ask my dog to go down (lay down) she only responds when I give her a treat without the treat she never goes down what should I do?

Chris asks...

This question is about: Toileting Other

I feel like when our puppy has an accident and we take her outside she sees it as a reward because she loves playing outside... thoughts?

Cecelia asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Other

just wondering what i can do to stop the bitting and jumping up on people and us. Worried he is going to hurt our granddaughter one of these times. Had him in puppy training but he did well with the training in that way but when it comes to bringing him home and working on the stuff like jumping and biting he doesn't do that at the training. Want to fix this before he gets to the point he can't be trained to not be like this. It is only when we have company not when its just us so kinda confused on how to get him to stop this.

Kim asks...

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

I read your column on "sibling rivalry" and fighting. How do we tell the difference between our dogs fighting and "playing"? Or isn't there a difference? Thank you!

Alberta asks...

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

Stella is usually very good with other dogs. She likes to play but she tends to get overly excited after about 40 minutes, and begins to grab on to the other dog/s neck. It never appears to be overly aggressive play, however, I intervene and play is stopped. She allows younger pups to pull on all of her body parts and never gets mad. She respects older dogs growls letting her know they do not want to play. She just walks away. Recently, in an outdoor area, she wanted to play with a family member's dog. She approached the small dog, and it begin to growl viciously, snarling showed it's teeth and may have tried to snap at Stella. At that point Stella put him down growling and she had to be pulled off of the dog. She dog ended up with a bite mark or scratch, tiny blood. Should I be worried about Stella's reaction to this little dog?

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