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Jennifer asks...This question is about:
I have a shed in my back yard with about a foot gap under it. My puppy is only 7 weeks and is not fully trained. He doesn't always come when called yet. I don't want him going under the shed. I don't want him getting hurt under there, chewing on something he's not supposed to or getting stuck as he get's older. He is a mini Aussie. Currently, when he gets under there we say NO sternly as he goes under, coax him out, pick him up and carry him inside, making outside play time OVER. Is this right, because he's usually pretty quick at learning and he doesn't seem to show any signs of understanding we don't want him under the shed.rnrnrnThanks, rnJenn
Breanna asks...This question is about:
Hello! I am fostering a new 9 week old golden retriever little girl. She has been with us for 2 days now and as expected my older chocolate lab really doesn't care to much about her! He doesn't really interact with many dogs. He will let the puppy jump on him and walk around with him, play with his tail, etc and never says much. I've been praising him for playing with her and just keeping my attention focused on him but I worry that he may hurt her if he snaps at her? How much should I let them resolve their new sibling rivalry and how much should I intervene?
Tanner asks...This question is about:
We haven't had our puppy for very long but has been doing very well for the most part. We have a crate for him and he will occasionally take his naps in there on his own when we are home and leave the door open and seems to have no issue sleeping in it as long as he can see us. When we leave for work or put him in there for bed we cover the crate with a blanket and put him in. The second we do so he completely freaks out and starts barking, howling, and crying for hours on end. He will also start biting at the crate and pawing at sides. It sounds like he is in pain when he is like this I am worried that he will end up hurting himself and make his relationship with us turn bad. How do we correct the way he has been acting?
Robert asks...This question is about:
Our female German Shepherd does not want to leave the immediate area of our house. We want to take her for long walks but she won't budge.rnTreats don't work. And also, when we do get to walk her, she will not heel, tried everything.
Tricia asks...This question is about:
Our 15 week old puppy bites our older dog Maverick (1 1/2 years old and also a Boston terrier) on the face, neck, and throat while they play. All seems well until we take a closer look at Maverick after the fact and he has a smattering of bloody scratches and bite marks all over his throat, neck, and near his mouth. This doesn't seem normal. But the play doesn't seem particularly aggressive. Any thoughts?