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Alexa asks...This question is about:
Hello,rnrnI have a young border collie mix female. Her and I have been together since she was 3 months old. I live by myself with her in an apartment, but I make sure she gets an hour+ exercise everyday. She is very attentive to me and there's no doubt that I am her person. rnShe's a pretty anxious and neurotic dog. She's fine with other dogs and people, although sometimes she gets leash reactive. If there's no lease, there's no problem. rnMy boyfriend recently got a 6 month old kitten. Collins has been around cats before and she has done fine with them, curious, tries to herd them, but never aggressive. Since she spends a lot of time at my boyfriends place, his apartment has become her territory as well. I've been trying to do everything they say about slow introductions, patience, positive reinforcement, calm introductions etc. 'My dog is not warming up to this cat. Not only is she not warming up to her, she's losing her mind. Every time I try and introduce them she barks super high pitched, gets extremely anxious and reactive, willrnNot calm down at all, and a couple times she's tried to lunge at her while the cat was in my arms. I have no idea what to do, or if there's hope making both animals cohabitable in this situation. rnSorry for the long drawn out question, I wanted to give you some background info.
Cindy asks...This question is about:
What can I do to help my puppy. He went to groomers and had to get shaved. Since then 3 days ago he is not playing, lifeless, sometimes hides under beds and furniture. Only wants to lie on couch next to me. Sometimes shakes like he's cold or scared. Doesn't want to eat. Will eventually eat and drink but not his regular feeding times. When I walk him he is fine and when we have visitors he acts peppy. He plays sometimes for a few minutes only. Doesn't want to drink either. I want my playful,happy,peppy puppy back. What should I do
Mary asks...This question is about:
After her companion dog passed away, Trix hhas become angry it seems. We got a puppy for her to play with at home and it was great for a while then....Trixie growls and bites now. Thet love each other very much, but why has Trixie started the bite thing now? Please help me, I don't know what to do for her. She has always had the sweetest personality, never ever has she even thought of being like this. Have I done something wrong?
Gabrielle asks...This question is about:
We live in an apartment in St Petersburg, Russia. We just got our little puppy and she seems to think that her kennel is the place to go to the bathroom. We take her out every couple of hours and let her run around this little yard for at least 30 minutes and she won't go so I bring her up and put her in her kennel and she almost immediately will go. You can tell she needs to go outside because she is whining and restless, but will refuse to go. We have taken her on long walks through parks and she still won't go. What should I do to make her not go in her kennel?
Alyson asks...This question is about:
My 5 year old ridgeback becomes aggressive towards our male 9 year old pug for no reason while she is in heat. Will separating her make her aggression worse and will spaying fix the problem along with discipline?