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Sophia asks...

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Is there anything I can do about my dogs dog to dog problem? She gets over excited and starts pulling and barking when we pass by another dog on a walk.

Varya asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Other

We got a dog couple months ago, he's almost 7 months old husky. I primarily take care of him (feeding, walking,etc). In the beginning he was very submissive to my husband and afraid of him as he is a big tall guy but with time the dog was a lot more comfortable and didn't show any fear. Yesterday when I was at work my husband opened the crate to let the dog out and he wouldn't come out. Husband tried calling in different voices,tried waiting 30 mins, then he tried to grab him and pull him out, the dog started peeing inside the crate and then barked and bit my husband's hand (broke the skin). When i came home he acted like nothing happened and was playful with my husband later in the evening when i was with them but when i went to bed and my husband tried to take him out for a walk he wouldn't come out of the crate again,he barked which woke me up and i took him out. Today he didnt seem to have any issues. Don't understand what's happening....

Rosemary asks...

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Do you train dogs as service dogs; to perform tasks for a person with a disability to help overcome limitations resulting from the disability. Do you provide individual training to dogs to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability; tasks such as assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing non-violent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities, and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. If so, do you provide documentation of the training provided and the tasks the dog is able to perform? Thank you.

Josh asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise

Hi, rnSo I've been training my dog to be my service dog for psychiatric needs. She is certified and I have a doctors note - however she sometimes barks. Not excessively, but she will hear something and almost like she's startled or trying to protect me she will bark. She is hyper alert and sensitive which helps me in my needs, but when it comes to a small knock or hearing another dog or even noises I can't hear she'll do small "ruffs" its hard to describe. But not barks, but blowing air through her nose loudly. If I can't calm her down she might let out one loud bark. Sometimes she immediately barks which startles me more than I can handle. Its hard to teach her to bark on command and then quiet because its not excessive (except at home when we have visitors or when we leave her in the car alone) she does it randomly and I have anxiety and this increases my anxiety a lot. If she's with me in public I'm crossing my fingers that she won't bark, and I shouldn't have to worry about that. Please - I really want her to be able to accompany me to places because when she is calm and paying attention to me she helps me - its literally the barking that I am just at the end of my rope with and why I don't take her with me to places. Should I teach her to speak and then quiet? Should she wear a bark collar (except that gives her a few barks and I can't have that) - I need her to realize that when she's wearing her vest - there is no barking or even "ruffing." She needs to be 100% quiet. I don't know if this is even possible, but she is a very smart dog and Id be willing to work with her, I just want to make sure Im doing the right thing. My goal is to bring her with me to college in a couple years, so I'd like to get this under control - but Ive tried the bark collar. I've tried teacher her to speak - but if thats your suggestion I can try to teach her to speak for me more than I have put time in. (I feel contradictory teaching her to speak because it seems Im rewarding her for behavior I don't want.) She's smart and she knows she's not supposed to bark, it almost seems like she startles herself when she barks. Even with being strict with her and telling her "quiet" its really frustrating and Ive started giving up hope that she will be able to be accompany me as my service dog. Any suggestions?

Alexa asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Other

Hi, We rescued Penny 2 years ago. Lately she has been waking up so early for breakfast. She cries and barks every morning at 6:30am. She cries and barks and goes nuts for her dinner around 3pm. How do I get her on a different schedule. Her barking is out of control as well.

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