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Kathy asks...This question is about:
I HAVE A 3 YRS OLD MALE WESTIE. HE IS VERY GOOD IN SO MANY WAYS. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN. HE BARKS AT THEM CONSTENTLY, AND I GET THE FEELING, HE IS UNSURE OF THEM, AND IS MORE AFRAID OF THEM. I AM NATURALLY AFRAID MY DOG MIGHT JUST BITE,BUT I REALLY THINK IT IS THE BARKING. MY DOG SITTER IS PREGNANT, AND WHEN WE GO AWAY, SHE AND HER HUSBAND STAY AT MY HOME. NOW THAT SHE WILL BE HAVING THE BABY SOON, I AM ANXIOUS HOW HE WILL BE WITH THE NEW BABY. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO BREAK THIS. HE IS NOT A RESCUE DOG, AND CAME TO US 8 WEEKS OLD. IT IS ONLY MY HUSBAND, ME AND WINSLOW THAT IS IN THIS UNIT. I TRY TO EXPOSE HIM TO CHILDREN, BUT I CAN SEE AT TIMES, HE IS UNSURE OF THEM, AND WANTS TO GO ANOTHER WAY WHEN WE WALK. ONE OTHER ISSUE I HAVE WITH HIM IS , IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO WALK, HE WILL PUT ALL FOURS ON, AND WILL NOT MOVE UNTIL HE IS READY.
Our dog is great except he hates our grown son. Whenever our son is at our home the dog goes into hiding in our bedroom. If they are together he growls and will snap at him. It makes for a embarrassing situation when my wife,who is closest to the dog, is sitting on our porch and my son arrives. The dog goes wild barking and carrying on. This has been going on for years.
Mary asks...This question is about:
My dog was attacked by a bigger dog and since then, Josey has been attacking large breed dogs, but has never attacked a small breed dog. Could this be because of her attack? What can we do to change this behavior?rnrnThanks Mary
Patrick asks...This question is about:
my 11 year old Blue Healer keeps attacking my two younger dogs. one is a Lab about 1 year old and the other is a Australian Sheppard about 4 moths old. there seem to be no physical reason for the attacks ( such as territory or food) however they are reoccurring i give them all about equal attention or at least try to however i am trying to train the younger ones. my question resides in why the older dog may be showing aggressive vengeful behavior toward the others. i have introduced them properly about 2 months ago when i got the Australian puppy and the same with the 1 year old puppy which i got around 3 months old at the time. so why is my older dog being aggressive toward them both? i need to know all possibilities!
Evelyn asks...This question is about:
Early in the morning after she first wakes up is when Mia is bad. She chews holes in the couch. Any other time of day she is good. We have a doggie door and have allowed her to be inside and out but think the only thing to do now is to lock her outside at night. During the day she is totally fine left alone inside and out. It is only first thing in the early morning hours when she is so destructive, any ideas please? She is our only dog. We have had two other labs that have never been so destructive. Is this behavior purely separation anxiety?