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Kody asks...This question is about:
My dog is house trained or so I thought, he has a problem pooping inside when left with my roommate while I'm at work. How do I fix this?
Donna asks...This question is about:
My dog aggressively barks and growls at anyone that has white hair (the elderly or for example my cousin who's hair is white-ish) also he does the same to white dogs! What would cause this and how do I correct this behavior. I've tried the treat approach but, he wants nothing to do with them.
Kaleigh asks...This question is about:
When I adopted my dog I knew she had problems with going potty in the house as he previous owners never house trained her. My husband and I worked long and hard on training her and she is so much better than she was when we first got her. She still has accidents because she doesn't quite understand how to ask to be taken out but they are rare and usually just because she gets to excited when she hasn't been taken out in a while (she is a small dog so it's understandable that this does happen and usually she doesn't greet us at the door if she knows she needs to pee) rnThere are two problems that have recently come about.rn1. Luma doesn't like to be taken out right when we get home, now matter how much she needs to go. (We usually take her out around 6 am and then not again until 12 and she still refuses to go out.) She will not only not come to the door like she usually does when it's time to potty but if we physically bring her outside she will just sit there and pull back on her leash and do nothingrnrn2. She has been boredom or attention peeing. Not sure which it is but usually right after begging for attention or right after I have stopped playing with her, she will just pee. For no reason. Just pee. Specifically today I took her out at 3 did both 1 and 2 and then came inside and sat on the couch to fold laundry. She napped for a bit next to me and then woke up around 3:45 and climbed into my lap and started begging to be pet by licking my hands. So I have her attention and played a bit with her for about 5-10 minutes and and then put her back next to me and Continued doing laundry. She then climbed back on to my lap for more attention, I didn't give her any then she immediately peed on me. Not much because she had just peed an hour earlier but I was absolutely shocked.rnrnrnMy possible thoughts as to why she might be acting like this is My husband and I were just gone for a week on our honeymoon and my sister watched her. My sister has two cats that she brought to the house so at night luma didn't get to sleep with people (she usually sleeps in our bed with us) and was closed in our room (only at night) my sister also sleeps in pretty late and I don't think she was being taken out as early as she is used to and I know she peed quite a bit in the house while she was being watched.
Justin asks...This question is about:
Hi, we just got a puppy named Roland and I was hoping you could help us with a small issue we are having. He has become really attached to our couch, to the point that when we enter our apartment from our walks he goes straight to the couch and will not come off of it, even when offered treats. I'm not concerned about him being on the couch, in fact I like the idea that he's there and that's his favorite place. But we cannot get him to play off of the couch and I do not want him to develop an attachment to the point that he becomes aggressive when we try to remove him from it. Any advice you could offer would be appreciated. Thank you!