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Lily asks...This question is about:
Boomer has been very mouthy since we got him, but he has all of his adult teeth in now and still bites my husband and me when he wants to play and when he gets excited. It's not at all malicious and doesn't break the skin but I am pretty bruised up. What are some tricks we can try to get him to stop? We have tried sending him out of the room, ignoring him, pushing him to the ground and nothing really works. Thoughts?
Shirley asks...This question is about:
Buddy was dumped across from our house in 2010. He lived at a vacant house.He is a survivor. He went thru intense heat and a blizzard. He was obviously abused and was terrified of people. He was hit by a car during is time alone, I was unsure if he would bite since he was so afraid. I coached him off the road. I took food to the driveway where he was at and started feeding him everyday. I worked until I started feeding him outside of our garage after one full year he finally came up to me and well he is now our protector. Our best friend. I mean he would kill for us I think. lol. He has been neutered now but before we let him run loose but after an incident where a dog in heat which was his girlfriend, was trying to be mated by a german shepard male not from our area. The owner didn't even live around us just left her dog here while she walked by our house. He gave a warning to the sherman shepard by nipping at him according to the person who witnessed the attack. When the shepard staring fighting him with the help of the boxer they killed the sherman shepard. The vet said as bad as he was wounded, it would have been either our Buddy or her dog. I felt bad but she should not have left her dog in unfamiliar territory. Since then we have put in a fence with a dog door leading out into it from our garage. He no longer gets to run free. Now that you have probably more information than you need here is our issue. We have a 75 lb weimeraner that is 10, a border collie that is 45 lb which is 11 and a 9 year old mini schnauzer. Those three have their own fenced yard. We want to work them together so Buddy doesn't feel so alone and has playmates, however we see how they react with each other thru the fence and fear a bad ordeal. We want to get them to all get along. Then he could live with them . They have a heated and cooled garage space downstairs that leads out the a fenced area for them. Once when our weimeraner got out and ran towards him and he towards her she submitted immediately not a fight however we did not leave her out there to play. Our little schnauzer has been almost killed once by another large dog because she has big dog syndrome. Our only other mail is our border collie and we have no idea how that would work out. Buddy is 105 lbs so he is much larger and could do more damage quickly. He is the sweetest dog and I really want to make us all a family. Our goals we need help with immediately 1) is to calm the aggression with no sibling rivalry between the dogs so they can live happily together, 2) our border collie and schnauzer have taken up barking unnecessarily. 3rd) The weim & schnauzzer are digging to china over moles. Can you help us? do you come to our house?rnSorry for the long email ... wanting to be healthy happy family of 4
Bonnie asks...This question is about:
My frenchie has a few obsession. One being scratching the walls in the house. I like to believe she has an obsession of lizards. If she see a lizard outside the window or before coming in the house she runs around the house sniffing the walls and scratches. I have tried stopping her but putting her in her crate but it doesn't seem to work.rnAnother obsession she has is pulling. Seems like she wants to be in front of me vice beside me. rnWhen we have company over I have to put her away because she jumps on our guest until they acknowledge her. And last but not least if I left the door wide open she would run out instead of staying put. Occasionally she won't but half the time if you don't yell the word "no" or "stay" she will just run out. rnPlease advise. I need help.
Danielle asks...This question is about:
I have a baby on they way I am due in March. My dog has major seperation anxiety when I am away. And is afraid to go by anyone else. I am worried about how she is going to react when the baby comes. She has never been to obedience class and doesn't listen if you tell her to sit stay or lay down. Do you think it would be worth taking her to classes yet before the baby comes? With her already being a year old would she even listen in the class?
Cindy asks...This question is about:
I have a fearful barker towards people and dogs. He was a stray twice before I got him 10 months ago. How do I get him to calm down? In the house is easier than outside.