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Tanya asks...This question is about:
Skooter was my mom's dog. She was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in January. I have had Skooter for about 5 months prior to that because she was taking treatment. While he lived WITH mom, he was beginning to pee on things. Now I have him and he pees on everything... Little squirts everywhere. Over time, he has literally done a few thousand dollars of damage to our floor, furniture. We try to keep things covered. He is let out very regularly, but will immediately come in and lift his leg. We can be outside with him and every 10 minutes or so, he is lifting his leg outside also. Not much, but small little squirts. He also has (and had) a Jekyl and Hyde personality. You can look at him when he is in a mood and he will growl. You can be sitting beside him and move slightly and he will growl. He has even bit my husband when he was just getting up out of a chair. At other times, he can be lovey. But that's not often. I am so frustrated I don't know what to do. Our vet has checked him out and physically, there is nothing wrong. She suggested putting him down. He was mom's friend and loved him. I just can't do that. Please HELP US.
Kristina asks...This question is about:
My dogs get into vicious fights with any dogs they come into contact with. And they get into bad fights with each other if anything winds up on the floor that they want, including my 3 month old babies pacifiers. Is there a way to get that aggression toward other dogs out of them?
Sean asks...This question is about:
I was about to rescue a Siberian Husky from a shelter this morning. I was all set and ready to adopt until one sudden unexpected thing happened before i signed the papers. When a worker at the SPCA walked in with a small dog about 15lbs, the husky went nuts. He began to do anything he could to try and get to the smaller dog. Luckily he was on a leash so i was able to keep him from getting to the other dog. He never growled but only let out high pitched barks. He was going insane, he tried running and pulling as hard as he could to get to the dog. Is this an aggressive sign even though there was no growling? No one knows to much about this dog at the shelter. He is so sweet and friendly to humans and is not crazy energetic either. I couldn't tell if this was a sign of aggression or he just really wanted to play/meet the other dog. No one at the shelter knows what he is like around other dogs and I was uneasy to adopt him after seeing. Is this trainable because I cannot have a dog that wants to attack the neighborhood dogs while on a walk. The shelter is closed tomorrow and if i can find away from him to be trained out of this behavior, I would love to return to adopt him.
Joe asks...This question is about:
Severe separation anxietyrnOut of control barkingrnPeeing when left alonernPeeing when allowed to "free range" in the housernOccasional dog aggressionrn- My wife and I are expecting and Ivan is causing severe stress in my home. He is too emotionally high maintenance and is on his last leg. What can I do?
Keith asks...This question is about:
The only problem I have with my 75 pound dog is her pulling me when she sees a person she either knows from experience will pet her, or a stranger that she senses will pet her. When this happens unexpectedly she can pull me (I weigh about 250 pounds) off of my feet. She will usually stop if I shout at her to do so, but I would rather not depend on shouting.