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Nicole asks...This question is about:
Levi is 30 pounds and aggressive towards most dogs, mostly males but females as well. He has strange body language in that he is very unpredictable- he can look very relaxed, wagging his tail, sniffing, and then he goes off. It's like he is tricking other dogs to be relaxed so that he can have the upper paw in a fight! Some dogs, he is perfectly cordial towards though! He was in the shelter for almost three years; I found his original owners (small world) who told me he killed their cat and that's why they gave him up. rnIt's sad because he's a great dog otherwise! For a senior dog, he seems to actually be in his prime physically and is extremely well mannered and playful inside the house with me. He is careful, although mostly uninterested with my six year old son and overall dislikes my fiancé. He mostly only loves me..
Shonda asks...This question is about:
Hi. I'm having problems with her barking(howling) every time she hears sirens. It wouldn't be so bad, but, she does it in the middle of the night and it is soooo loud & long. I have medical issues and I really need my rest especially at night. What can you suggest? I'm also having issues with her being aggressive towards our other animals for no apparent reason. At first, I thought it was because she wasn't spayed but we had her spayed to see if that would do the trick. It's been over a year now and she's started up again. What do think? Thanks, Shonda McNeff
Melissa asks...This question is about:
Peanut has been showing major aggression to his pack mates for awhile now. We rescue and foster pups in need and one of our rescues came to us at 6wks of age. Brutus is a Pitt Mastiff mix and they were fine when Brutus was smaller. Then one day out of the blue these two got into a horrible fight. Brutus got ahold of Peanut and didn't want to let go. We seperated them and controlled their time around each other. The fights continued to happen with Peanut starting it with a growl and then they would just attack each other. Now Brutus is kept in our basement with our son and has no contact with Peanut. Peanut is now starting fights with our foster Ace a Pitt. They are not as bad but still they happen. Tonight Peanut jumped on our oldest Boxer, whom he has been raised with since a puppy. He knows he has done wrong and shrinkes his head when spoken to after the fights. He interacts with numerous of our overnights when we transport and only fights with his pack. What if anything can we do to restore the harmony of our pack?
Chris asks...This question is about:
I have a dog who is selectively aggressive. When inside the home and he knows the person, well, he is friendly (but jumps). Outside the house, everyone is typically an enemy, all dogs except our other dog, is a target. Constant Barking, Biting, and Growling. Any advice (putting him down is not an option)
Carolyn asks...This question is about:
Would love some help.. My dog is skateboard/rollerblade reactive on-leash. (barking lunging etc. He's never bitten to break skin, but he is a cattle dog mix so he will nip fast moving things (me running for example). Tied up outside a store, they can go past with no reactivity. Any thoughts as to what could be causing this? Is it a form of leash aggression? Is he protecting me?