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Kelli asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety

We recently adopted piper from a shelter. She is 2 1/2. She is supper calm and sweet when we are home. But is destructive when we leave. We are working on kenneling her. But how can you break that habit so she can be left out during the day?

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How do I find the contact info for a certain trainer from your company? I am looking for Louis Escobar.

Tristin 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 Hyperactivity Other

Heidi is a very sweet dog who I've owned since she was 8 weeks old. We have 2 little girls in the house ages 10 and 8. She is great with them. They have brought one of their friends over who has not had much interaction with Heidi, but when she sees him or even heard his voice she constantly barks and has a lot of anexity. I thought maybe it is bc he is a little boy and she's not used to little boys that may be the problem. The other day, my fathers 2 granddaughters came around and she acted the same way as she did around the little boy. Heidi played with them when she was younger and had no problems, they were always very gentle with Heidi. This problem has became recent and has really shocked me I tried making her lay down so they could pet her, but she just goes nuts, barking, growling, and peeing out of nervousness. I don't know how to approach the problem anymore and I'm scared she may bite the children. Any suggestions of why she might be acting this way and how I could prevent this behavior? --->Thanks Tristin

Kirk asks...

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

We recently adopted a 3 year old pitbull from the pound. She is fine with humans but not dogs. We took her to a trainer but he put a pinch collar on her and when he yanked it hard she tried to bite the leash. I want to be clear, she bit the leash, she did not bite or try to bite the trainer. The trainer immediately said she was trying to dominate him and that he couldn't train her and that we should have her put down. The trainers total interaction with her was less than 5 minutes. Am I missing something here or was this trainer maybe just having a bad day?

Suzie asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

My oldest dog, an English Pointer, is thirteen years old. She has huge tumors all over her, but we feel that she wouldn't be able to survive surgery, especially since she is so old. She also had glaucoma which after numerous rounds of medication and drops never healed. Two years ago, we got a black lab. They used to fight frequently, as the lab would grow larger than her and want to become dominant. Now that they have that sorted out as to who is the alpha, she is afraid of him sometimes. If one of my family members attempts to pet her, she runs away because she thinks he will attack her. They tend to only get aggressive when the younger one is not getting the attention, and the older one is. The baby is always the one initiating the fight, and it's not a fun sight. The older one is too old to defend herself, so she screams at the top of her lungs. When both the dogs are in the house, they often chew on raw hide bones. For no apparent reason, the older dog will bark, and then the dogs will run and trade bones with one another. Today she was barking for no reason, so I took the bone from the younger one, and I walked over to give it to her. The younger dog jumped on her, growling, snarling, grabbed her by the scruff of her neck and began to shake her. She screams really loudly and begins to pee everywhere. I spanked the younger dog until he got off of her and made him go outside. Our older dog's eye is now dripping blood. (The one that had the infection) and she is trembling and keeping to herself. How do we keep the puppy from fighting over food and dominance!? We always separate them at meals, but it breaks my hearts every time he hurts her.rnPlease, PLEASE, help.rnI don't want them to hurt one another.

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