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Amber asks...

This question is about: Recall or not coming when called

Hi. I got my dog from the pound and the only problem we have with her is the fact when there is a distraction she does not listen. Mainly when I let her outside she will start chasing bugs or if the neighbors dog is out she takes off and ignores me. When there are no distractions she listens fine. It also seems like I have to raise my voice to get her to obey as well.

Emily asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Other

My 9 year old Alpha female Lab has been "attacking/putting in place" her granddaughter puppie who's 6 months. We have Bailey(9) Brandy(6) Rebel(6 month), grandma, mama, baby. Bailey has attacked Brandy many times, but now she's turning on the puppy. To the point her cheeks and face are getting scratched and scarred. The Rebel is literally crying in fear when I go outside to see what's going on, always a little nip or blood spot somewhere. I'm getting sick of it! She's a spunky little girl and Bailey is still very playful herself, why does she turn on her so quickly and have to hurt her. And why doesn't Rebels mom, Brandy, step in or help her daughter out?

Lauren asks...

This question is about: Toileting

Rue is fairly well potty trained and has been for some time. We have a doggy door. I say 'fairly' because every now and again when it rains or we are at a new place she may have an accident. rnrnFive days ago she got stung by a wasp outside and had a severe allergic reaction. She got a steroid shot form the vet and had to take Benadryl for three days after. Since then she is scared to walk on the grass. She will now only go to the bathroom in the house. I take her out on a leash in the front and back yard and she acts very scared to even set foot on the grass. Please help! I don’t know how to get her to potty outside again!

Carolyn asks...

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

Jax is a great dog and very well-trained. The only hurdle we have with him is being able to let him stay in the house alone without being crated. He has chewed furniture as well as drywall and we would like to find a way to get him away from this and be able to let him enjoy the freedom of the house while we are away at work. As a side training, we would like for him to come when called when we are outside playing. Is this something we would be able to accomplish? He tends to learn very quickly - we just haven't been able to master this.

Tammy asks...

This question is about: Recall or not coming when called Toileting

I am at the end of my rope. Bingo refuses to be potty trained. He will pee outside but I can have him out for an hour and he will come in and poop on the floor. I have tried every training method I could find and nothing works. He is not stupid because he can perform all kinds of tricks. He just refuses to be potty trained. I am very close to dropping him off at our local shelter because I just can't deal with it anymore. I have had him since he was 10 weeks old. I just don't know what else to do. Thanks

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