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Austin asks...This question is about:
Belle is spayed, no UTI or other health problems, no known seperation anxiety. She continues to go in the house and her crate. I have another dog a couple months older who's completely house trained so I thought I knew what I was doing. I've tried everything, positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement (when caught in the act), crate training, taking her out before I leave, exercising her before I leave. She seems to just go if she has to if I'm not around regardless of being crated or not. Any help would be appreciated.
Rachel asks...This question is about:
My puppy is about 4 months old. Lately he's been showing some serious signs of aggression. This morning he woke me up with loving kisses and paws. He's very loving in the morning. He can kiss me for minutes and not stop. I took him downstairs to feed him and take him out and he was waging his tail and very good. We went outside where he peed and pooped. I picked up his poop and started to come back inside and he ran and followed me inside. Again he was waging his tail and looking to play. He started sniffing around and went into the pantry where his food is. He sat in the pantry next to his food. I didn't want him to stay in the pantry out of fear that he might stick his head in the bag and go to town! I grabbed his collar to move him out of the pantry and he growled aggressively and was trying to bite me. I had a very hard time trying to grab his collar. He rolled on his back and was trying to bite my hands as I fought to grab a hold of him to put him in his cage. I was yelling no at him and holding his beak closed to prevent from getting bit. Each time I let go he tried to attack me again if I grabbed his collar.rnHe started this behavior when we tried to get him in his cage at night if he was sleeping on the floor outside of his cage. He clearly didn't want anyone bothering him, but we couldn't leave him unattended. rnHow can he switch personalities so quickly and why does he act this way after he has eaten? He's so young and we can't tolerate this type of behavior as he gets older. What do we do?
Sky asks...This question is about:
I have a 4 year old Great Pyrenees and 10 month old Husky/timber wolf (50/50) and a English Great Dane puppy that is 4 months old. The Great Pyrenees is a rescue I have had for 2 days now. He is greatly under weight for a grown dog of the breed. He is 70lb should be 120-130lbs. I am looking for advice on what food features I need to look at for them. I go through 50lbs of dog food every 2 weeks.
Mike asks...This question is about:
maddie is a bolter. We have always kept her leashed. If she gets loose, she is gone on a mindless bolt. I taught her to sit and come. Then started trying short off leash moments in routine situations and she is able to keep collected. Having success and building to bigger situations and so far she is doing well. Mostly just going from the house to the yard and back. Then today I sat down in the yard to play and had a bag of treats. She was very excited about the freedom and play and I could almost see the switch flip, and she was on the bolt. I got lucky and a stranger down the road barked at her to "go home." That was enough for her to collect herself and responded to my call to "come." So now what? What's my next step. I'm afraid I will lose her.
Maurice asks...This question is about:
Good morning. I'm reaching out for recommendation and possibly dog training. My dog (min pin chihuahua mix) has been with me since he was 2 months old (he's now 3). My family members dog (Shih tzu Schnauzer mix age 3 who I am keeping while they are vacationing) is the other dog whom I considering keeping. For the most part, both dogs (males) get along when we are outdoors. The concern becomes when we are inside the house, my dog stays in my office and doesn't come out unless the other dog is in his crate. It's only been 4 days. Is this normal? Will my dog eventually come around? Or is this doomed?