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Jessica asks...This question is about:
Hi, when I got my dog as a puppy I lived in the country and was recovering from cancer. I moved back to my hometown Portland, into an apartment building and unfortunately I'm battling complications from my cancer transplant recovery. Moving him here was a shock, he had undersocialaton, leash aggression and has bitten 3 men. He loves to be off lead and the dog park but otherwise I don't know what to do. Petsmart obedience was a joke and I'm not feeling very well. Surgery soon will help! Today he growled and lunged at a toddler and all trainers are far too expensive that I've seen so far. He's my second Dal and I love him. I can't give up and want more than anything for him to be MY therapy dog and then share his joy with others. My hearts broken and I'm searching for answers.rnThank You,rnJessica
Matt asks...This question is about:
I've had my dog for about 10 months and his behavior hasn't changed since we got him. Best way to describe his behavior is that he acts like a stray: he's always begging for food, sniffing/licking the kitchen floor whenever someone's in the kitchen, drinks several bowls of water a day, and eats his food as fast as possible. I describe it like he's a stray because he acts like he never knows when he'll get his next bowl of food or water, so he has to eat/drink as much as he can whenever he has the chance. He's by no means "starving" either, as our vet says he's a healthy weight. rnrnWe've had his blood and urine tested and everything came up normal, so it's got to be his behavior. What can I do to curb this behavior?
Victoria asks...This question is about:
HI There, our puppy will not pee outside. I know potty training takes a while and there will be accidents but our puppy will not pee outside. He will only pee inside and not even on the pads. He will hold it and even after a very long walk he will wait until he comes back in the house and then go. He has even gone in his crate since he will not go outside and then hold it. We just want to stop this behavior so that he doesnt end up with an infection.
Terri asks...This question is about:
We have 3 dogs and Duke is our newest rescue. We have had him about 6 months. Whenever we leave the house he takes pillows, clothes, even decorative objects, outside and destroys them. Since he has 2 other dogs for companions we don't understand why he seems to have anxiety issues. We don't want to crate him, since the other 2 dogs have never been crated, but we are trying to find an answer. Any suggestions or recommendations?
James asks...This question is about:
I have a 3 year old female and a 4 month old male Black Mouth Cur. We've had Rosie for almost 2 years and Cash for about 4 months. They seem to get along but when they play, sometimes it's a little rough, and sometimes they whine and whimper with each other. It sounds really sad actually. Just wondering what that's about. Rosie is also a lot more Alpha now. She seems to have a natural protective instinct in her now, yet she's still very afraid of things.rnrnI'm also wondering how you feel about talking and excessively petting todogs. I seem to notice my parents talking to them a bit much and I wonder if it causes them anxiety. rnrnI also wonder about the dogs natural state. Are black mouth curs just stone faced? Rosie looks sad all the time. Is that real?