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Tracy asks...

she is beginning to try and ride me and I would like to know why. I do tell her no that is bad but, it is only at night when we lay down to go to bed.

Nicolle 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 Hyperactivity Separation Anxiety

HELP!!!! My dog is too insecure, I got her when she was a puppy, and at the time I lived with my parents, since my grandfather passed away my grandma had to move in with us, so between taking care of my grandmother, school and job! I had to give my dog to my boyfriend so he took her in but raised her very differently, he let her sleep in the bed, she was never alone, always with him, when he went to the bathroom she went in with him, or when he watched tv he would let her lay on him, so she got used to being pampered and loved every second every day, anyways we got married, and I do believe dogs are family but there are many restrictions when it comes to the house, now she sleeps in her bed but in our room, can't jump on the couch but will get under his legs and lay down, can't get in the kitchen but will run around if she can't see him and cry until she does, when he goes in the bathroom she HAS to stay out, so she will stand by the door crying until he comes out, and if he goes out to take the trash she will start like fast pacing around the house looking for him crying and barking, but the bark is like a loud cry not barking like a regular bark. I'm currently expecting a baby, and I'm very afraid that she will continue with this separation anxiety and it will affect the baby or me if my husband has to go out, I really need help, sometimes is stressful to be here and shush her but she won't stop crying or barking, she's not aggressive with me or anything, but she WILL bark and growl at people even if they are around her for a while. She sometimes barks at me when I get close to my husband, hug him o kiss him, but I don't know what else to do, I don't want to seem like a bad person talking to her like with a hard attitude, and with all the care I'll have to take with my baby in may I won't have the patience to handle her cry o barking. I am afraid she will get jealous of the baby and bark at her or even growl when my husband is holding the baby. Please I need help!!!!

Chris asks...

This question is about: Toileting

So here is my problem, my wife and I got a GSP puppy about a month and a half ago. She is 14 weeks old now and WILL not stop going to the bathroom in her crate. Trust me, I know what everyone is thinking right now, but it gets complicated. Just to recap, when we first picked her up we immediately started crate training/house training her. We made her wire crate just big enough for her to turn around and we would let her out constantly. We would wake up in the middle of the night and let her out as well. After about a week of having her, she was great. She realized that outside is where she needed to go to the bathroom, and she would go to the door if we were playing with her inside to let us know she needed to get out and go to the bathroom. She also wouldn’t go to the bathroom in her crate (except for a few instances if we left her in her crate for too long, which we understood was our fault). All of the sudden 2 weeks ago, she started going to the bathroom every single time we would put her in her crate. rnMy wife and I both work, and we come let her out around lunch time each day to go the bathroom and to get some exercise. It was inevitable that we would start to find mistakes in her cage each time. She would pee and poop every time, and I’m not sure where the poop is even coming from because she poops after she eats every morning/night. rnWe started getting up at night again to let her out, and right after we would put her back in, she would be in her cage for no more than 2 hours and we would get up again and she would have poop and peed, so frustrating! rnI know she realizes she isn’t supposed to go to the bathroom in her cage because there have been times when she has started to cry when I come let her out and she is pawing at the cage and right when I open the cage she runs to the back door so she can go to the bathroom again. We were told by a trainer to take her towels out of her crate and not to have anything in there, because she might not mind her potty mistakes because the towels absorb just about everything (except for the poop) and she wouldn’t want to just lay in her pee. Well sure enough I tried that, and that didn’t help…just made the mess harder to clean up! rnWe took her to the vet for her next round of shots and the vet told us to make sure we just keep her in the crate over the weekend and let her out every hour. She did her checkup and assured us nothing was wrong with her, it’s just a behavioral problem. So on the weekend I gave that a try, I would leave her in her crate and take her out every hour. After taking her out and playing with her for a few minutes and letting her go to the bathroom, I put her back in her cage and went to go grab lunch. I came back 37 minutes later and she pooped everywhere! I don’t understand! rnThen the next day, my wife and I had her out of her cage all day and we played with her around the house, after we played with her for hours, we took her out to go to the bathroom, then we put her in her cage and went upstairs. We come down 20 minutes later and sure enough, poop again! rnEvery single time we put her in her cage she goes to the bathroom and I have NO IDEA of what to do. We have literally tried everything people have told us and I have read online. Please help!!!

Jean asks...

This question is about: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks

I need help in getting Bentley to stop jumping on guests when they arrive.

Cathy asks...

My dog will fetch a tennis ball and bring it back close to me but never to me. I have tried treats as rewards and she will do it sometimes but not often. I have to travel a few steps for the ball or sometimes she will not bring it back at all.

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