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Betty asks...

This question is about: Toileting

I got my dog from the shelter from the shelter 2 years ago and trained him to use papers he has done fine until a few months ago but now he uses the floor and some time in different rooms what can I do

Pamela asks...

This question is about: Toileting

I am not making progress getting our puppy potty trained. Example: I took her out to her "spot" at 11:45 and she went potty. She came back in the house and exactly 10 minutes later, she went potty and poop in the house. She does not seem to be getting the connection that you potty outside...She has a doggie door so she does have access to the outside.

Anthony asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management

My question is how can I stop my 7 month to pull the leash whenever he sees dogs, people and stop jumping on people.

David asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Toileting

What is the cost to get them to walk on a leash perfectly and ride in a car without jumping in the drivers seat ?

Sarah asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Separation Anxiety Toileting

My husband and I have two dogs. We have a female German Shepherd (SoCo) that's approximately 5 years old and our Lab, Ben. We had originally gotten Ben as a playmate for SoCo, and as company when we were out working. (In hindsight, a high energy dog like a Lab probably wasn't the best option to be left alone for potentially long periods, but our Shepherd got along so well with him and at any rate, I'm attached now, so I'd hate to have to get rid of him.) rnAnyway, he was a pound pup without much training, but he's smart and learned very quickly to ask to go outside if he needed to potty. I think having an already trained dog helped in that aspect. But he has, for quite some time now, developed very destructive behaviors. When we get home in the mornings (we work nights), the house is usually torn to shreds. Thankfully, he's never torn up anything as expensive as the furniture, but his number one go-to seems to be what's on the counters in the kitchen. He gets on the counters, all four paws (he's a jumper) and steals stuff from the countertops and the sink. I'll find torn up DVDs, plastic cups, even the salt and pepper shakers on the futon, and he has this strange habit of dragging our clothes and shoes from the bedroom to his bed in the living room, though he never tears those up. There will usually be several puddles of pee and a few piles of "messes" left for us as well. And I won't even get into the cat's litter box. Sometimes, when we come home, not a single thing will have been touched, but most of the time we come home to a disaster that I'm getting sick of cleaning up. We've tried crating him, and that works, but I just hate leaving him locked up. It feels inhumane to me. We've also tried baby gates, but since he can jump completely onto the counters, I'm sure you can imagine those don't hold him in. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that this behavior isn't exclusively when we're not home. He also does this during the day, when we're sleeping. He seems to know perfectly well that what he's doing is wrong since the first thing he does is hide with his tail tucked when he's destroyed the house, but it's not enough to stop him and we can't catch him in the act to reenforce his actions with discipline. I'm at a loss as to what to do, but, I'm tired of cleaning up all the time. Please, help!

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