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Jack asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety

Dog has separation anxiety. I can not leave the house, she will start to destroy it.

Kimberly 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 Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks

I've raised & trained 4 other Pitts since 1986 & all well behaved. Cody for some reason doesn't listen very well to not jumping on me & other people to come when I ask & when I say no & plays aggressive with other dogs. What am I doing wrong? Did I spoil him yes. But I also spoiled all the others. He also started chewing on my wood tables.

Stephanie asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Separation Anxiety

I am having a problem with my new dog that we just adopted from a kill shelter. Whenever we leave the house he does some really destructive chewing. And he just starting chewing when I am sleeping as well. My guess is that he has separation anxiety and also chews when he is bored. The hard thing about this is that he does not chew inappropriate things or destructively when I am with him, so I am NEVER able to catch him in the act! I have read several times on so many different websites that if you yell or correct the dog after the fact that he will not understand what he is being scolded for. Which means that I have not been able to properly correct him from the destructive chewing because I NEVER catch him in the act. I either find the mess when we get home or wake up with the mess. He is never chewing when I find the mess. I have also read that crating your dog will not help the situation so I am VERY CONFUSED as what to do. I just started using the no touch no talk and no eye contact when I get home and I am leaving him at rest in his bed - not excited - when we leave to be sure that he isn't left alone feeling anxious. He has nylabones and lots of toys to play with and we play catch outside as well. Please let me know any tips, it would be much appreciated. I am desperate!!!

Moon 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 Other

I have a problem with bringing two of my dogs in public. My 2 year old Pom has a lot of aggression and barks a lot when he sees other dogs. This scares me a lot especially when he does it to bigger dogs because I feel he provokes a fight with them and I don't want him hurt. I took him to a small dog park today and he instantly started fights with any dog that approached him, I ended up having to leave the dog park. Now with my 3 year old Chihuahua she's perfect for going on walks she doesn't bark at people nor dogs however, when someone or a dog approached her to pet her or play with her she becomes severely shy and tries running away or tries to get me to pick her up, she's been this way since she was a puppy. Is there anything thing I can do to so my dogs can be social and friendly?

Dawn asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Other

The dog I adopted , has not been socialized with people. She barks growls & even with treats she fixates on them. No bite just scared of ever thing. I can onlt get her to potty out side once a day she is scared. How to work with her around people to even touch her.. Aggression , but never bites !

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