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Emily asks...This question is about:
My dog is generally well behaved and very gentle around kids, but often when playing he gets too excited and hurts us accidentally: scratches or getting mouthy. The problem is he doesn’t seem to understand that playing stopped because he did something wrong. I haven’t seen him react much to anyone’s pain or sadness. We’ve only had him for 6 months or so, and when we first adopted him I was on a medication that messed with my mood a lot. The first few days he was home I spent most of it sobbing while petting him or hiding in my room. Things are much better now and I like to consider myself his favorite human. My question is, did I confuse him by crying while not actually upset early on, why doesn’t he seem to recognize emotions or react if he does notice, and how do we get him to understand he hurt us?
David asks...This question is about:
About 2 yrs ago, Chase began acting extremely aggressive towards motorcycles and cars that sound like motorcycles. Luckily this has happened only while driving in the car. As far as know he has never been scared/ of otherwise traumatized by a motorcycle. rnI have had Chase since he was 10 wks old,he is now 61/2 yrs old and I am going to have him trained as a service dog for me but i would like to have this problem cleared up first. rnSecondly while he used to come immediately upon recall he has been very slow in responding.
Danielle asks...This question is about:
My pup has very bad separation anxiety. I tried to let her free roam in my room, I left for 10 minutes and she tore up the carpet, peed on my bed and pooped on the floor. I got her a soft kennel crate to help with anxiety. She will cry,bark, and growl for a while when I put her in it. I have things I have to do during the day and I'm worried that she will harm herself trying to get out of the kennel whilst I'm gone. I'd appreciate any advice. Thank you!
Joann asks...This question is about:
He snaps at me and anybody that comes over what do I do
Karen asks...This question is about:
I have an 11 yr old male Briard mix, a 1yr 8 month old female Bearded Collie, and a 9 month old male Poodle. Bailey the Beardie is the boss. Most of the time, she is fine with everything, but sometimes she is completely unpredictable. She will go after the youngest for no reason at all. He never knows if she wants to play (which they usually do all day long), or if she will attack him. I've noticed this often happens in the morning ( I don't think she is a morning dog), but not necessarily. I am getting on edge. I am a dog person, and am good at reading body language but staying on top of this and predicting this is getting exhausting. Help!