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Tyler 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 Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Other

I'm training him to be a retriever and he has done great but I was reading a book I bought about dog training and I realized tht I've went to fast with him and he isn't 100 percent in the stuff I've thought him he is already doin great water retrieves or blind retrieves and everything and sit stays heels lays down all tht but in each area there's that 25 percent of the time tht he don't listen and I ant to get rid of tht how should I go about doin tht and he nips at my kids and me a lot and jumps on us alot

Karleen 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

We have just adopted Jackie from the Humane Society. They told us she had aggression towards other dogs and therefore had to keep her in the infirmary while she was in their possession. Upon bringing her home we have noticed she is very aggressive towards any animal that comes her way. She bites and barks and will try anything to take any animal down. However, she has no aggression what so ever with humans. We do not know her past and seeing as she is 4 years old is there still a chance that this can be broken? We have an older dog that we have to keep separate since she's so aggressive. Can obidence classes or anything at all help with this?

Karen 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

Our dog is showing aggressive/protective tendencies just towards a couple of select visitors (larger men). We've had multiple people into our home, most of which if she follows our cues, she warms up to quickly and is very friendly towards. But a couple of men, she will continue to growl at and despite our calm, friendly voices and the calm approach of our visitors, she maintains an aggressive posture and growls or even barks. And of course the pit in her then makes all of us nervous. She will sit and stay on command, but will not continue to stay in the presence of the visitor. Training outside of the home probably would not be effective as she is primarily reactive in our home (protective/territorial). Is this a behavior that can be corrected? (note: this is a rescue dog that we have had for about 2 1/2 months)

Jami asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety

It seems as though my dog has separation anxiety... in the last year she's started getting in the trash when we leave crying/howling? And yesterday defeated on my kitchen table ... I play music for her when we leave and even give her a special treat... we take her everywhere we can but when she's left at home her behavior is less than desirable what can i do?

Connor asks...

This question is about: Toileting

I live on the second floor of a high rise downtown. I have been told by countless people NOT to take my dog outside (he has had his first two rounds of vaccines) so I have been training him on puppy pads...my fear is that he will never learn to go to the bathroom outside. Should I start taking him outside and get rid of the puppy pads? What about the middle of the night (he gets up several times to go)..do I march him downstairs in the night? What do I do here?

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