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Terence asks...

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

San-am is our neighbours' dog. He has the mindset of a puppy and the strength of a horse. When he meets anyone or any dog, his first idea is jump up and slobber, or possible sex partner?, respectively. Not aggressive, as he whimpers and/or runs away if a small dog gets aggressive with him. He's just a big, slobbery puppy who's kept outside and needs more interaction. I offered to train him. He's quickly learned heel, sit, and come. But that's only after he goes hyper to see me and a fight to get his harness on. Then he'll do that again to anyone new he meets. How can I get him calmed down faster to start with and then snapping to the "sit" or "no" commands when we want to curb the excitement and jumping up at new encounters? I'm in Japan, by the way, hence the odd ZIP code and phone number.

Jodie asks...

This question is about: Other

I recently took in my sisters femal pitbull and my male shih tzu is having a hard time adjusting. He growls, curls his lip and becomes very stiff whenever the pitbull is near him. I am not sure if this is a dominance, fear, territorial, or jealousy issue.

Michelle 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

We have 2 dogs with aggression and so much barking if some one comes to the door it terrible barking going crazy at the window. Is there any kind of training that can help them? We are desperate for help.

Hannah 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

I rescued Farrah in October, and have a privacy fence. The next door neighbors used to have 2 large dogs that jumped on the fence and would bark at her and she would do the same. They have moved now and there is now a new neighbor and dog that does not bark, or run and shows no aggression to Farrah at all, she still will bolt right to the fence and bark jump hair sticking up and even lunge and bite at the fence even when she's not out there, and when she is she just stands there while she goes crazy at her. I feel I have tried many different ways to get her away but she does not listen and is to preoccupied any suggestions?

Heather asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks

I adopted an American Staffordshire terrier boxer mix from the spca 5 years ago. I had a baby and just didn't want to risk the pitbull/baby situation so we moved to houston for my husband's job and my dog lives with my dad in dallas. I've never had any issues with the dog. He's been very sweet but I would like to keep it that way. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can make sure he stays a good dog? Would you be willing to see him? I had companion pet services go take him on walks but they threw his ball in a bee swarm and he ended up at the vet which cost me a fortune since I had to pet taxi him there and back.

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