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Nicholas asks...

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

My puppies are becoming extremely aggressive towards each other when they eat they draw blood from each other and I really want to know how to stop this behavior

Jamile asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Other

we recently got a boxer puppy, toby is being really aggressive and attacking him since day 1. we have been walking them together and letting them sniff each other, what can we do ?? help toby seems to go in for the kill when he bites puppy in face and tries to shake him around

Kelly asks...

This question is about: Toileting

I have A 9-year-old Yorkie poo who has been using A single flap doggie door for 6 years never a problem . We recently remodeled the house and moved the door from the sliding glass door to one built in the wall. This new one has 2 flaps and is more like A tube because it goes through the wall of the house. He ill not use this new door I have taped the flaps up to where it is just A hole. I have tried treats everything he just will not use it. My cats made the change just fine??? PLEASE help Husband says if he doesn't start we will have to find him A new home and he is my baby.

Rachael asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management Separation Anxiety

Hello.rnrnI have a Chinese Shar Pei who turned 12 weeks today. I received her when she was 8 weeks old and, during that time, I have not needed to work outside of the home and so she has become accustomed to being around me 24/7. She is crate trained (this is where she sleeps every night in my bedroom) as well as house trained.rnrnHowever, as of yesterday, I have set up an exercise pen attached to her crate so as to practice with her getting used to being alone. I provide a Kong filled with treats, a couple other toys, water, and pee pads. This has not been going well. She will bark and whine relentlessly. I need to make her comfortable with being alone for when I return to work and be away for 8 hours at a time, and yet she hates the arrangement and only wants someone with her.rnrnSo far, I've noticed that she has not used the pee pads. Yesterday, once she had been in the pen for five hours, I had to take her out so she could relieve herself because she'd been holding it the entire time due to only wanting to potty outside. Can something be done?rnrnShe also seems to absolutely IGNORE toys when inside her exercise pen. She'd rather be outside her pen to play with them and/or find things around the house to chew and play with (I've been trying to work on this via redirection but it's a hit or miss). What can I do to make her play with her toys inside the pen so as to lessen her boredom? I've reached over the pen and tried to play with her by making the toy enticing, but all she wants to do is get to me and hope i'll pet her/pick her up, ignoring the toy completely. She will only eat treats/chew on edible Nylabones when inside the pen and will ignore the other toys.rnrnShould I even be placing her in the exercise pen during the day and leaving her alone in order to become accustomed to being alone? I need to know I am doing the right thing. I do not want her to have separation anxiety and fear for when she grows older and has a problem with being alone, especially if neighbors complain of her barking.rnrnWhat should I do to help her enjoy being alone? She will try anything to be around me and my family, jumping and biting at baby gates and crying whenever left alone.rnrnPlease help.

Lila 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 Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks

My dog as been very aggressive lately. We moved into a smaller house, so I see her a lot more. Lately she has been running, jumping, growling, and barking at me when I go into the hallways or living room. She is mostly fine with my brother and dad but they're the more dominant ones and WILL hit her if she is aggressive (I do not agree with this). It's mostly me and my mom because I suppose she sees us as less dominant. When she does growl or jump I get a bit scared, where as my mom doesn't but she still does it equally to both of us (I do have a fear of aggressive dogs as I was bitten in the past). My dad says it's because I'm too timid and I need to show dominance, but I don't want to do that with fear. He suggested walking with her, and I'm currently trying that but it doesn't seem to be helping. I worry that she will snap and bite either me, or my mother.

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