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Mike & Vicki asks...This question is about:
I have Max & another Dog Sarge, A Male 3 year old German Shephard we rescued a little over a year ago from being starved, He is a good sweet dog that also needs basic training.rnMy problem is We want Sarge to come in the house but Max won't let him, We are hoping to find someone to train Max to let him be in the house with us, Max growls & will bite at him if he gets close to Mike or I, Sarge could eat Max but Max didn't get that Memo.....rnPlease let us know if you can help us & how where price etc....rnEmail gets to me faster.rnThank YournVickirnbeakirae60@hotmail.com
Ernie asks...This question is about:
why does my wife's dog act different with me when she's not home? but as soon as she gets home he jumps and scratches at her and does not stop until she sits and he jumps on her lap. I tried to stop that behavior but she allows him to do what he wants. this dog is hyper at night and sleeps on our bed I tried to move him but he attacks me sometimes. rnwhat do I do?
Marilyn asks...This question is about:
My brother and i got the year contract with Mike. But unfortunately my brother hasn't bothered doing the exercises he gave us. They lasted two weeks the most and everybody gave up. They started using the chain bags (Bah Bags) to play around and i don't know where my brother put them. I still try to do what the training exercise magazine says but it doesn't quite work when im the only one trying. Everybody else's result is to hit the dog (not brutally). My biggest worry is the bah bags. What can i do?
Ned asks...This question is about:
My dog barks while inside looking out and seeing most anything. She barks at anyone besides my wife and I who enters our home. When she is outside she shows agressive behavior towards other animals and pets as well as barking at anybody she sees. She is a well behaved dog inside with us. What can and should we do?rnThanks
Sarah asks...This question is about:
My question about Ruby deals with her aggression issues toward other dogs. Ruby is a purebred, spayed Shiba Inu that we got from a reputable breeder in January 2009, she was 13 weeks old at the time. She got along with our other Shiba (a Shiba mix rescued from our local shelter who is male and now 7ish) right away, even though he was slightly annoyed by the new puppy addition. We were told at the time we got Ruby that she hadn't been socialized much because the breeder had recently had a heart attack, but we didn't think much of it. As the years have passed she has given us many examples of worrisome aggressive behavior towards other dogs, particularly females- here are some:rnrnMy parents have a male miniature schnauzer, and he and Ruby do NOT get along. She will intentionally knock him over, snarl and growl at him, take his toys, and just generally avoids him. In her defense he is obnoxious and tries to "hump" her, so this is not my primary concern. rnrnA friend of mine got a female Corgi puppy and brought her to play with our dogs. Ruby either completely ignored her, growled at her, or tried to corner her. We had to separate them after multiple tries.rnrnIn general if we are out walking, or Ruby is loose in our fenced yard, and a female dog approaches, Ruby is AWFUL. Out walking she will strain on her leash, barking and snarling and biting at the air. In the yard (our neighbor has a female pit bull mix), she will run back and forth, biting at the fence, snarling and growling with her hackles raised. If a male dog approaches either out walking or at the fence, she is mostly indifferent.rnrnMost worrisome to me, though, is her behavior towards her "brother" at home. Indie (our Shiba mix who is near 7), is gentle and laid back with Ruby. She, in turn, tries to run his life. She will guard his food, not allowing him access to it, and sometimes eat his food. She will nip him, especially his tail, feet, and penis, when she wants to play with him and he's not indulging her. She takes any toy he touches and won't give it back. She often "won't allow" him to sleep next to her or near her, and if she's feeling particularly spunky she will kick him out of whatever spot he's chosen, even if it's in another room. She gets in his face and barks a loud, shrill yip when she wants him to back off, and occasionally bites at him while barking to get her way. Although she has never drawn blood, and they play well together, she rules Indie's life completely. rnrnOther issues- Ruby is fixated on water even though she has almost constant access to it, unless monitored she will drink until she makes herself sick, spitting up pools of water all over the place. When it rains she will patrol the yard drinking water from wherever she can, and on more than one occasion drank stagnant water resulting in a UTI. When it snows she gobbles up as much as she can before coming in. She is also destructive. Any toy that she is given is completely destroyed within minutes, and if it's Indie's toy, it's destroyed even faster. She can't be left out, or she will chew up electrical cords, furniture, garbage, or anything else she can find. The only other issue I can think of is that she has severe seasonal allergies that started when she was 2, and got progressively worse. She now receives monthly allergy shots and needs weekly hydrocortisone baths, but is doing much better. I have noticed when she is nearing needing her next bath or shot, her behavior is often much worse.rnrnWe have talked on and off about adding another dog to our family, but I don't feel comfortable doing that when Ruby is so obviously not ready.