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Henry asks...This question is about:
Are their any free spay or neutering programs going on or in the future.
Emily asks...This question is about:
My dog always carries a toy in her mouth whining and also mouths/bites us and guests with the toy in her mouth. It is really obnoxious and sometimes it can actually hurt. She won't let us take the toy to throw it to her. How do we get her to stop biting and/or mouthing with the toy in her mouth? Thank you.
Judy asks...This question is about:
Boomer hurt his rear paw about 3 weeks ago in the backyard, he is now afraid to go in the yard and in the grass in general. Also some strange behavior in our home, like not climbing stairs, whining and barking for attention. Please let me know if you think you can help.rnrnThanks,rnJudy Nelson
Linda asks...This question is about:
First thing. This is not my dog. It's my niece's dog, but I am worried by the dog's behavior. My niece has 4 children, ages 8, 6, 2 and 4 months. Bella is approximately 25 lbs, approximately 6 years old and spayed. She sleeps in bed with my niece and her husband, and they have a co - sleeper the baby sleeps in attached to their bed.rnBella is an aggressively friendly dog - when you walk in the door she jumps on you and hangs on to your waist. When you sit down, she will try to sit in your lap, or that failing, lay next to you with resting a part of her body on you. rnWhat is concerning me the most is Bella ' s protectiveness of the four month old especially, although she is protective to some degree of all the kids. Bella obsessively licks the baby's face, and lays next to her anytime the baby is on the floor. Bella has nipped people for trying to pick up the baby, or growled at them. Even her owners, their parents and the two older children. (Not me - she growled and showed her teeth once when I was petting her, so I told her NO! and ignored her. The bad behavior has stopped when she deals with me.)rnMy niece thinks Bella ' s behavior is adorable and shows how loving and protective and what a good dog she is. The excessive licking of the baby's face bothers her though, because the baby is at an age she has to be on the floor.rnI think Bella ' s a great dog but her behavior left uncorrected could cause her a problem or hurt someone. In fact, she has scratched and bruised the two year old ' s face with jumping, and has stepped all over the baby trying to get into people's laps when they're holding the baby.rnAny thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. rnSignedrnConcerned Grand Aunt
Karen asks...This question is about:
Hudson has always been a sweet dog, was with my granddaughter all last year at Texas state University. When returning this past week to a 5 bedroom home shared with 2 other pups about 6 months old... He has becomes aggressive, growls and snaps, randomly. He loves dog parks and has always been around other dogs. We need help to get him to stop. We figured he is just stressed with all the change, but my granddaughter doesn't know who to seek out for help.