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Andrew asks...

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

We have a wonderful rescued female pit mix, who is absolutely the most loving dog towards people of all ages and just lives for "human love". We have had her for 5 years and while she was never great with other dogs, we feel it is getting worse. We would like to get information on training her to be better behaved around other dogs. We walk her in the forest daily, off leash and swim her at a local lake. We don't like having to leash her up the second we see another dog. the larger the dog, the worse the problem, small dogs don't seem to bother her as much. rnrnWhen she get's into a "altercation" with another dog I can stop it with a slight slap on the but, and she get's it, and stops immediately. However this is not the correction method I want to employ and would like prevent the issue before it get's to that point.

Antonio asks...

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

My pitbull puppy (13 weeks) bites ALOT. He breaks skin EVERY time unless we get him on a toy but even then he sees the hand holding the toy and keeps going after it. We've tried everything we could think of (i.e.distracting with toys, time outs, teaching him to sit instead of bite, getting him exercise, yelping as if in pain, giving a firm NO, etc.) with no progress. How do we get him to stop? People tell me that it's normal for puppies to bite but he is super persistent, won't stop even after an hour and breaks skin. My hands are full of deeps scars and long teeth marks. He is my first dog, he is playful and I love him so much but I need him to stop biting and we just don't know what to do anymore. Please help me, I want him to be able to play with us without biting us and I want it to be under control before he gets bigger with the ability to cause real harm not just little DEEP tooth marks. Thank you

Kaeris asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Pulling on the Lead Toileting

A few.rnMy pup keeps biting the collar, and won't piss or shit. even when i look him in the eye and say no, he still continues. I try ignoring, but the leash never relaxes. when i try to pull the leash to walk, he lets himself drag. also, how do i house break if he refuses to go?

Michelle 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 Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

Toki is two-year-old un-neutered male, he's always been good with new dogs and the family dogs that he lives with. But about a week ago he started to regularly pick fights with not only stranger dogs, but dogs he's been friends with and lived with his whole life. He'll start lunging at them and growling, he'll then bite their neck or face and started thrashing them and he won't let go. Not only that but he'll continually try to go after them and attack them. It's out of nowhere an unprovoked from the other dogs, who used to be his friends. He attacks him so badly that he punched holes into their skin ripped them open and made them bleed all over. Now the dogs are afraid to come around him. We got him a muzzle so that he can play outside without hurting any of them. The muzzle fits him so that he can still open his mouth and drink water from his muzzle, but he still tries to pick fights with other dogs. When the fights break out we try to break them up calmly and separate the dogs so that they can all calm down we try not to punish him to harshly but rather just concentrate more on separating them and calming him and the other dog down. We also made an appointment to have him neutered but we don't know what to do otherwise.

Michelle 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 Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

Toki is two-year-old un-neutered male, he's always been good with new dogs and the family dogs that he lives with. But about a week ago he started to regularly pick fights with not only stranger dogs, but dogs he's been friends with and lived with his whole life. He'll start lunging at them and growling, he'll then bite their neck or face and started thrashing them and he won't let go. Not only that but he'll continually try to go after them and attack them. It's out of nowhere an unprovoked from the other dogs, who used to be his friends. He attacks him so badly that he punched holes into their skin ripped them open and made them bleed all over. Now the dogs are afraid to come around him. We got him a muzzle so that he can play outside without hurting any of them. The muzzle fits him so that he can still open his mouth and drink water from his muzzle, but he still tries to pick fights with other dogs. When the fights break out we try to break them up calmly and separate the dogs so that they can all calm down we try not to punish him to harshly but rather just concentrate more on separating them and calming him and the other dog down. We also made an appointment to have him neutered but we don't know what to do otherwise.

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