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Suzy asks...This question is about:
Khloe is pad trained since 4 most. old. She has started peeing on the carpet in my bedroom as well as using her pad . She will go outside when I can take her, I have very bad knees and cannot walk her far or often so I depend on the pads, I never know when she goes because she doesn't like for me to watch her go, she also misses the pad sometimes when she poos. She is deliberately peeing on the carpet as she is not even close to it when she pees. She's very healthy and a pretty happy puppy, I don't know what else to do. I work 3 days a week and she is never kenneled . Khloe is a very smart little dog although afraid of storms she plays rough and is a sweet dog. I have had many dogs and I don't know what to do with her. Sometimes I want to find her a new home. Help!
Ginger asks...This question is about:
My dog nips at neighbors dogs. We have dog play dates 3-4 times a week. He doesn't bite. Nips. Sometimes he pulls the fur out of the bigger dog. The bought a Golden puppy, he will nip at him too. When he nips how do i correct him? Ive been grabbing snickers snout and say No Bite. Its not working. Help! John is my trainer. John, Help!
Allysa asks...This question is about:
Hi! I found a sweet young female pit bull about a week ago, and despite my best efforts no one has claimed her. I have fallen in love with her (along with everyone else) and I'm starting to think about possibly making the commitment to keep her. The only person who is opposed to this is one of my roommates. However, Luna is so well behaved that she can't say anything bad about her except for one quirky thing she does. I have learned through my research on pit bulls and through observing Luna that she is a high prey-drive dog. She gets very excited (not sure if it's aggression because i've never seen her get aggressive) around other dogs/cats/animals. She goes kind of crazy and wants to chase them. Another thing she does is obsessively sniff/stare/whine at underneath couches that don't touch the ground. It's like she thinks there's an animal under there. After a while she can sometimes start chewing/scratching at the bottom of the couch. She seems to do it mostly when she's starting to get anxious or when there's new people or a lot going on. This dog is extremely intelligent and responsive. I was wondering if you could give me tips on how to train her to control this behavior. rnOne last thing is that Luna is extremely attached to me. She is constantly at my heels no matter where I go in the house. She also can not be left alone even in another room without her crying and barking. This is a huge issue because I am a college student and I have classes several days a week for a couple of hours. I know that I can crate train her but I was wondering if you had any other tips for training her for separation anxiety.
Marylynne asks...This question is about:
My dog keeps peeing and pooping in the house. We tried crating but he kicked the panel out and ate a hole in the rug. We got him at 6 months he wasn't at all potty trained. What can we do so he knows he needs to not poop in the house ?
Erica asks...This question is about:
I am having trouble training my dog not to bite. It does not seem to be out of aggression. It has happened 3 times. Once time with my grandma, he had seen her before and we were just painting a room and he came up and nipped her ankle, but then 2 minutes later wanted her to pet him. the second time was about the same, but it was his first time meeting this person however he had already been around her for about an hr and she was simply walking by and he nipped at her ankle. He did growl at her after but then 15 min later went up to her to be petted. Lastly, I was not home and my sister brought home a friend who she let reilley smell and then went to take him outside where he went back and nipped at her butt. It is always a quick and release and never draws blood. It doesn't happen every time he meets someone new. I cant figure out what the trigger is to stop him. He does have separation anxiety and is very hyper dog but that has calmed down a bunch since getting him fixed.