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Janet asks...This question is about:
I adopted 9 year old Jack Russel mix, Lucy, in May, I was told she was dog aggressive and had been working with her on that and there had been improvement, as long as I kept sever feet between us she no longer went ballistic. She had had a skin condition when she first came into rescue so I took her the same vet the rescue group used. First indication was when I took her to the vet and he told me he had to mussel her because she tried to bite him the last time he tried to put drops in her ears. I assumed it was due to her ears being painful. The rescue group gave me no indication she was a dog who might bite people. However, it seems the longer I have her the more likely she is to bite. My daughter (28) tried to look at her feet to see if her nails needed to be clipped and Lucy bite her (did not break skin) when I tried to pick Lucy up to get her away before she tried to bite again, she tried to bite me, I had my hand on her neck so she could not reach me. I immediately crated her for about 1/2 hour; when the door opened she did not immediately come out, when she did she was the quietest I had ever seen her. It was almost like she knew she had done something very wrong. (I know that is not likely but that is the best description of what I observed). She remained extremely quiet and submissive the rest of evening and the next morning, when I got home from work she was back to the happy dog I had fallen in love with. I do not want to have to give her up but I live in an apartment where she encounters children who want to pet her, I never worried before but now am fearful she might bite someone's child and she would be deemed a vicious dog. How can I help her become the sweet dog I know her to be and stop biting?
Laura asks...This question is about:
My dog has some aggression when it comes to sharing food, water, toys. Today we experienced an issue at a potential boarding place for aggression towards another dog. This is not a very common issue but something I would like fixed sooner rather than later. What would the process be like with you to help that? And what price range are we looking at?
Lyndsay asks...This question is about:
Duke and Bailey get along really well and play great together, but they really gang up on other dogs on walks and out in public when they are together. When they are alone, they do fine around other dogs. I really want to be able to take both of my dogs out in public at the same time, but I can’t have them being aggressive towards other dogs. Is there something I can do to stop this?
Joan & Robert asks...This question is about:
We have a Westie puppy who bites and growls at us all the time !!! We have had 3 other Westies at separate times (our last one lived 17 years). We have never had one who bites us every time we pick him up ! He bites me especially (mom) We don't know what to do - we hope you can help us - please. Sincerely, Joan and Bob Hamilton
Emilia asks...This question is about:
What is the pricing of your training? I am a non-profit worker and cannot afford a ton but my dog occasionally snaps and attacks other dogs. He bite the dog we live with badly and I'm not sure what to do.