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Casey asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Toileting

We have 4 month old husky, as well as two older dogs ages 12 and 10. They all get along great and the housebreaking of the puppy has been going well with just the occasional pee accident ~ 1 per week. The puppy is crated when we are away and the older dogs are gated separately in a room where they allowed on the couch in that room only . Within the last few days, the puppy has started peeing ON the couch in the room where the older dogs stay. It doesn't seem to be an accident but more of a covering of their scent - she also has been caught peeing on their dog beds but then laying on them. HELP! How do we break her of peeing on the furniture - this is a huge problem!

Lori asks...

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

my pup is very afraid of new people, and has nipped two people that tried to pet her.rnI would like help socializing . Can you tell me what the cost would be, if done at my home/neighborhood?

Mic asks...

This question is about: Hyperactivity Puppy Management Toileting

We have been potty training charley to ring a bell on the door when he needs to go to the bathroom. He figured that out, then started using it when he just wanted to go outside at all (aka constantly, and we live in an apartment, so I have to go out with him and go down 3 flights of stairs and then back up). So we started putting him in time out when he rang the bell but didn't actually go potty when we took him out. So then he figured that out. Now he rings the bell when he wants to go out, and just tinkles a little bit so I can't technically punish him, but he rings it every half hour, or if I'm lucky, every hour. What do I do?

Trisha asks...

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

Since about 1 year old, my daughters dog who I took care of for 10 months while I lived in an apartment with my daughter, has demonstrated nipping at people who are afraid of her. If someone approaches her with out reservation she is fine but if someone shows reservation, she has nipped at them. I took her to obedience training and the trainer thought it was resource aggression. I'm not sure that's it, cause she seems to do it only when the person she comes into contact with is apprehensive, like they are afraid. she recently nipped a 6year old boy Who was walking by my daughter on her walk with Journey. She didn't bite, Just nipped, left a small scratch like mark. When I sense someone being apprehensive, I tell her "leave it ", and she goes about her business, but I don't get why she feels the need to nip at others. She listens to my daughter better than me because I spoil her but since she did that while my daughter was walking her, I am thinking something else is the problem.

Jeanne asks...

I just watched, for the second time, one of your dog walkers/trainers abusing the dogs that he walks in Pastorius Park in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelpha. The first instance of abuse that I saw several months ago was when Michael Carr let the pack of dogs he was walking off leash run into the street and almost get hit by a car. He proceeded to scream and hit the dogs for doing so. I called him out on it, and he scurried away. This morning, he was again letting the dogs run off leash in Pastorius Park and began fighting with another dog nearby, terrifying a woman jogger running by. As the dogs cowered and wouldn't come to him, he hit two of them and leashed them, violently jerking the leash as a punishment. I don't know what kind of advertising you pay for, but it would seem that this kind is not what you want your business known for.rnrnI am going to report him and your company for abuse and cruelty for animals with the SPCA.

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