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Kim asks...

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

Our dog was rescued in July of 2015. Charlie groomed once at my dad while he was petting him and Charlie was laying on our bed. Just recently again Charlie growled and now lunged up and broke skin on my dads nose. My dad was petting Charlie again. Both times my dad was wearing a hat . Why is he acting this way toward my father? rnrnCharlie also barks relentlessly at the track truck every time it comes around. Charlie tries to jump the block wall when he sees it come by.

Anna asks...

This question is about: Other

So my mom has my fog for a while and she got him used to eating table food, which i do not like. I want to know what i can do to get him from begging for table food. i give him regular dog food but he goes days with the same food in his bowl. Also, whenever someone is eating hell come up to them and try to steal their food.

Arch 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 dog has been known to often catch small game (rabbits, squirrels, etc) and when she has her kill, she has been aggressive towards other dogs that come near her - even when they're not trying to get her kill.rnrnShe has torn into another dog and I'm afraid that if she catches a small animal, and my son, who is a toddler, is walking in the yard, she could attack him. rnrnMy ex believes that because "he is my baby," that the dog will not attack. I have tried explaining that is not how dogs operate, but I'm looking for help. I'm terrified for the possibility that my son could be playing in the yard when she has a kill and he could be attacked for coming too close.rnrnAm I wrong in my assumption?

Julianne asks...

This question is about: Toileting

We have had Charli since she's been 13 weeks old (June 2015). She is well trained in obedience and has her CGC, but we are really struggling with housebreaking her. Actually she doesn't have any accidents in the house except on our carpeted stairs that go up to our second floor. I really don't feel that she pees on our steps because she has to go and we are failing to let her out. I believe it's something she just feels she needs to do. I have spoken to trainers, vets, and other dog owners and nothing is helping. We block of the steps with baby gates as much as possible and do our best to monitor her when she goes up and down them. Of course it's happening when the gate gets left open or we feel that she is getting better and let her have her have a little more leeway. I have had the carpets cleaned professionally a couple of times. I have used Nature's Miracle and white vinegar/warm water. Placed pee pads there to deter her from those spots. As dog owners, we are very frustrated and really struggling to keep our calm. She is an absolute great fit for our family. Her temperament in so mild, gentle, loving, and is so well mannered in all other ways, that it's so hard to believe that she continues to do this. . She interacts great with other dogs (we set up play dates), children (we have a 9 and 13 year old, and their friends), and adults. We have a 16 year old shitzu that she rarely interacts with because that our shitzu is old. We lost our other shitzu back in Feb. 2015. So we have had dogs for a while. Please, Please, Please help us!

Kelsey asks...

This question is about: Toileting

I have recently adopted Ranger from the pound. At first, he seemed to be learning things quickly. A few months later, he started peeing in the house, when normally he would be able to hold it until he was taken outside. More recently, he pees whenever my boyfriend goes near him or he is in trouble. I have speculated that he was once abused my a man, but my boyfriend tries to stay away from Ranger, but on occasion when I am working late, he needs to take him outside to go to the bathroom. Sometimes Ranger will also just pee in the middle of the living room, even after he has already gone out. I have heard about submissive peeing, but I don't think that this is what he's doing. Is there anything I can do?

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