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Daniel asks...This question is about:
So I have had Maxwell for about 2 years and we used to always go to the dog park all the time. He loved running with the other dogs and always got along with them. Then we dog a new puppy, a Goldendoodle named Worf. He gets along with the new puppy just fine, they are great friends.rnrnThe issue is, when we got the new dog, Maxwell started showing aggression toward strange dogs. He isn't being aggressive with people or dogs he already knows it's just strange dogs. It has just gotten worse and worse over the past 6 months to the point that we can't take him to the dog park anymore because he will just pick a fight with another dogs. It always seems to start with humping which makes me think it's a dominance issue. Is this something that I need to take him to a behavioral class for? Or do we just need to make sure he feels dominant over the new puppy at home? I would like some advise. I would love to be able to take my dog to the park again. Thanks.
Alessandra asks...This question is about:
My dog recently was on a hike with my moms other dog when all of the sudden she turned and attacked my moms dog, leaving my moms dog with a huge wound that required stitches. We don't know what caused the fight but my moms dog is very mellow. About two years ago before my son turned one he lunged on her and she bit him in the face. The wound required stitches and he now has a scar right by his eye. Then this morning he attempted to hug her (he is 2.5) and she nipped him on the opposite eye. I don't know what to do. Her aggressive behavior has increased and I don't know if I can trust her. Any advice? Suggestions? We travel a lot, when my husband leaves for work we come down and stay at my parents then when he is home we go back up to our house in Humboldt county. At our house Trinity is the only dog and has lots of room to run. At my parents she is at a house with two other dogs the older one she picks on and gets in fights with a lot.
Katie asks...This question is about:
My girlfriend has 2 small dogs. Chuahua and Jack Russell, need them to get along with my large dog in order for us to move in together. Tips, advice?
Cassandra asks...This question is about:
Hi my names Cassandra and i have a PitBull mix named Gracie shes a year old. When we are at home she is always wanting to play.she loves kids! But Whenever i walk her and older people want to pet her or i have guest over she shys away and puts her tail between her legs. Even when she is around otherdogs she acts like that, i also have a german sheperd but they both get along great. How do i get her to play and not be so scared around people and other dogs? Thanks!
Alix asks...This question is about:
Good morning!rnrnWe have had our dog Ares for about three years now, and he's always been good about going to bed in his crate and sleeping through the night. For the past week or so, however, he has started barking and whimpering several times during the night. We have let him out, made sure he isn't sick, and put him back to bed, and then he instantly starts crying again. We know he wants attention and that giving it to him is only reinforcing his behavior, but the problem is that we live in an apartment, and I'm afraid his night barking and crying is disturbing our neighbors.rnrnI don't know why he's started doing this all of a sudden, but it's been very frustrating. What can we do to stop this behavior?rnrnThank you!