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Leo asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management

We have had our puppy for one week now and she was very quick to learn how to go on loose leash walks (she always stays to the left/she walks about 2 feet to the left and 1 foot behind me). In the last couple days she has been resisting walking in any direction that would take her further from our house.rnrnOver the last 2 days I have had to resort to picking her up and walking her a distance from our house and then she reverts to near perfect walking behavior on the way home.rnrnI have attempted to lure her with treats, I am considering bringing a toy but I don't think play and walking should be mixed together. She seemed to really enjoy walks prior to this behavior and still does enjoy them so long as we are walking home.rnrnI have had Airedales my entire life and they tend to be very smart and stubborn but I have managed to overcome difficulties in the past. The refusal to go on walks is new to me though and I'm stumped.

Melody asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

How long should it take for an older dog and a new puppy to get along before you have to let the new dog go?

Bethany asks...

This question is about: Other

Very shy rescue dog im fostering runs from me so i cant even put a collar on her. Once I can catch her we work on leash training but now she has become harder to catch. How do i gain her trust ?rnThx

Kaley asks...

This question is about: Hyperactivity Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Other

I am having huge problems between my dog and a new pet, a rabbit I got this past Friday. The rabbit, Amelia Earhart, is 4.5 months old. I also have a cat named Iris, the cat and the dog get along fine. In fact, when I got Iris, Cami, who has never had puppies, started lactating and nursed her. She did the same to my sister's cat, an abandoned kitten. She has been maternal and accepting of all kinds of pets. However, since bringing Amelia home she has acted horribly insecure, sometimes shaking, obsessively following the rabbit around - not being aggressive or trying to hurt her, but so intent on following as close as possible that she will trip over the rabbit if she comes to a sudden halt. She is driving me nuts. She also wants to go into the room with the rabbit cage when Amelia is inside and stare at her continually. Amelia doesn't seem distressed by the dog, but I am worried Cami's behavior is going to escalate. Today when Amelia started frolicking Cami would run after her, which eventually caused Iris to start in too, and honestly I have no idea what the cat's intentions were. Again, Cami was not "hunting", but she were being too wild. Cami is so fixated on Amelia that if you force her to sit still while the rabbit is loose the only way to compel her to look at anything other than it - or the direction she has gone - is to physically move her head. I find myself constantly speaking to her sternly, or actually raising my voice, and I do not want to live that way! I have also had to lock her in my room when Amelia is out to get any peace, which I know is not helpful in the long term. What can I do to alter her behavior? In retrospect I should probably have introduced them more carefully, but it never occurred to me that she would feel so insecure about a little rabbit!

Leslie asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Other

Ian barks and jumps,snaps at ankles when guests get up to leave, what is best way to deal with this? He also flips out with a high pitched screaming when seeing other dogs even though he lives with other dogs just fine?

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