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Pat asks...This question is about:
Bailey is pee pad trained and NEVER had an accident. We spend 3 months in Florida each winter. This winter after arriving home she has urinated about 4-5 times on a rug . . a couple of times on a rug about 4 inches from her pee pad and some times in our bedroom. I have removed the rug by her pee pad and have closed the door to our bedroom. Nothing is different. It's only my husband and I in the home and routines have never changed. I took her to the vet with a urine sample and she's medically fine. HELP
Miranda asks...This question is about:
I adopted Sam a year and a half ago. He seems to get very nervous whenever we leave the house. He has to be crated due to having accidents in the house when left out. He shakes anytime he thinks he is going in his crate and while he is in his crate, he often poops and pees even when just left for a short time. We will take him outside and he won't go potty and then we put him in his crate and he immediately poops in it before we even leave. His anxiety seems to come from being left alone, not just the crate.
Robyn asks...This question is about:
My dog Finn used to love playing fetch with tennis balls in the little dog park behind our building. Now he keeps pushing the tennis balls out of the fence where they are out of his reach. He will then whimper and bark till he gets them back. Unfortunately I have to go get them. Is he trying to get me to play fetch instead? Why does he do this to himself?
Toby asks...This question is about:
My dog pees everywhere in the house and seemingly right when I'm not around. It's really me and my families' fault for not giving him proper potty training when he was still little, and we kind of just lived with the problem. Right now I live with my dog in the second story of an apartment which is (unfortunately) covered mostly in carpet. Due to time constrains, I can only take my dog out twice a day for around 40 min each. How can I train my dog to potty in a designated spot in the house or what other methods of potty training are there?
Cooper asks...This question is about:
I adopted Chica in June. When I did, they said she was great with other dogs. Recently, she's gone through some health issues and she's gone blind. My boyfriend has this big, friendly black lab and when we tried to get them to meet each other, Chica kind of snapped at the black lab. We tried giving Chica the black lab's scent, sniffing through the door, and sniffing through a baby gate so she could get accustomed to the smell, but she still seems nervous and she still barks and snaps. Is there anything I can do to make her more dog friendly?