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Gary asks...This question is about:
Hi I am using a trainer now. He wants me to use a standard choke chain in training. We have met 5 or 6 times and Buddy has learned to sit. stay. down. no jumping on people but all that goes right out the window when we are out on our daily walks where we live ( condo) each and every time Buddy see's another dog or person he wants to meet and great them. He is a very social animal but I told this trainer I am not as concerned as making Buddy wait 5 mins at my front door to enter or anything like that,. I want him to listen to me on our walks. He will pull the choker so hard at times he will vomit and I do not want to injure my dog. I am seriously thinking about purchasing an electronic collar to correct him. I am wondering your opinion on this and also what your costs are. Thanks Gary ( Please e mail intead of call) Thanks again
Kristy asks...This question is about:
First off, both of my dogs are 5 years old, and have both been neutered for over 4 years. rnrnMy dog, Peanut, is an extremely exciteable, nervous dog. He is about 19 pounds. Whenever he sees other dogs he will start this screeching noise and trying to get to them, he has leash aggression tendencies and will go straight for the face of larger dogs when on the leash If I don't cross the street or take him to the side and let the other dog pass on a walk. At the dog park, If other dogs get into a fight or are playing rough, he will go insert himself into the fight even if he is some distance away. And finally, he will fight with my other dog, Chip at the drop of the hat if he's excited, for instance, if we are playing fetch and they both get to the ball at the same time, they might start fighting. If we are playing tag and Chip runs into him, he will start fighting, when someone is at the door and they are barking at the door he will start a fight. It culminated yesterday in the dogs getting into a fight at the door when the maintenance man was trying to get into the house while we weren't home. I did not know he was going to be coming by or they would have been crated. They scared the man away because their fight was so ferocious.rnrnOther than when he is aroused, they get along fine! I just want to know how to calm him down??? He's SO excitable and agitated, he just gets into so many unnecessary fights because he is so easy to trigger when he's excited? What do I do?
Joel asks...This question is about:
My kid's dog gets along with some dogs, but not others. She got along with a little male dog we had just fine. Unfortunately the other dog is no longer with us. There are now two puppies brought home, one male and one female, and the dog only gets along with the female puppy. Can anything be done to remedy this and have them all get along?
Cat asks...This question is about:
I recently adopted a 2 year old terrier and I also have a one year old daughter, he is very protective of his belongings... his dishes, his toys or bones and even his bed, my daughter tried to sit in his bed with him and I saw him try to snap at her. He has never done anything to me, only my daughter and cat. My cat who is about 12 years old went to get a drink of water and Rudy tried to block the way so he couldn't get by his food dish, and one day Rudy was eating and my cat Pumba came to get a drink at the dish right next to him and Pumba tried to smell what Rudy was eating and he almost attacked him. he also has gone to the bathroom right in front of me a few times, although I let him out multiple times a day! I was wondering what I can do to overcome his protection issues bc I know terriers are known to be like this, I've had one before. I don't want my daughter bitten, or should I just wait on a dog for a few years? Thoughts?
Tracie asks...This question is about:
Athena is our 7 month old pit bull. Not long after we rescued her, we took in another pit pup as well, Diesel, who is about a month younger than Athena. Athena has been perfectly fine with our other, older dogs until we brought Diesel home. She attacks him, and the attacks have gotten worse and more frequent. Athena is doesn't seem to have boundaries with the larger dogs, but isn't aggressive to them (she's in their faces 24/7.) However, with Diesel, she constantly is looking for a fight, stalking him every chance she gets until she can attack him. The attacks happen multiple times a day, even with us supervising. All it takes is a look, and it's "on." Diesel tries to ignore her, and even pees himself when she attacks him. What can we do to fix this? Athena and Diesel both do need to be fixed asap, which we are working on, but I'm worried that it's not a matter of being fixed, that she will not get along with him at all. We're at a loss, and don't know if it's best to rehome her, because we're worried once she gets older and bigger she'll do this to our larger dogs as well.