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Stephanie asks...This question is about:
I have only had River 3 days. She came from a breeder. She was raised in an outside kennel. I have tried to located a trainer near me but cant find one as I live in a very rural farm area. River is gaurding her crate, her toys and her food from my 5 year old Bordeaux who is trying hard to be good and not remove Rivers head. Layla really wants to play and be friends and River is not entertaining the idea. Heres whats happening. If Layla walks thru the room where the crate is River will run at her growling, snapping and barking. If Layla is laying by me and River comes up she will get right in Layla's face and growl with teeth showing. If Layla gets up to walk away and avoid the conflict River will follow her and touch her and act like shes biting her without actually biting her and she is doing this in a very sneaking silent way. I have had heelers all of my adult life and raised many pups. I have never encountered one like this and I am at a loss please advise me as to what to do.
Brittany asks...This question is about:
Hi, I have a 2 year old yorkie. My concern is that she may have bladder issues. I noticed whenever she gets frightened or too excited, she pees in little spurts around the house. Lately, she has been unloading her bladder. Me and my fiance take her out 2-3 times a day, and walk her every other night. We feed her one Caesar container splitting it in two: one in the morning, and one later in the day. We also mix a handful of dry food with her first consumption. Her water bowl is usually filled once or twice a day, depending how much she drinks. Usually when she would scare pee, we would rub her to make her feel better, but since she has been unloading it completely, we put her outside and tell her to go potty. Any suggestions? We are thinking of getting her doggy diapers because we have wooden floors and she can't keep peeing like this. Thanks!
Emily asks...This question is about:
My 9 month old siberian husky was attacked by another dog at a dog park a few weeks ago. Being so young I hoped that he would bounce back. We would like to continue socializing him with other dogs but I'm afraid this experience has made fearful and slightly aggressive toward strange dogs. How can I help him adjust and show him other dogs aren't like the dog that attacked him? Any advice would be great, thanks!
Casie asks...This question is about:
I'm actually inquiring about my boyfriends dog. he has a 6 yr. old greyhound/pit mix and is the sweetest lady behind closed doors. She does however have some anxiety issues which I can't seem to work out with her. I've tried exercise, play, dominance, comforting, treats even. But when she sees a strange person or another animal, she flies off the handle. She doesn't bite, she just acts like she will. What I have noticed is that she scrounges for food ALL THE TIME. So, I looked into it today and found out that according to the calorie content per cup of food she eats, is only 282 cal./cup and is fed 2 1/4 cup twice a day. Come to find out that it isn't enough calories to support her very active ways ( its the greyhound need to run at top speed all day). I snuck her an extra cup of food this afternoon to see what would happen. Low and behold! she seems relaxed for once. No excessive barking, responds to commands, no scrounging or nosing around, the world is right for the girl. My question is: if she isn't getting the proper amount of food in a day, will underfeeding make her anxious and aggressive? I know it would me. sorry for the long statement and thank you for your help.
Judy asks...This question is about:
How can I train Toby as a service dog for a seriously depressed family member.