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Debbi asks...This question is about:
We have interhousehold fighting with Daisy (11 months) and Peanut (3 years). Both are the aggressors, no particular trigger though bones and owners lap are a couple recognized stressors. The fights are very aggressive and has caused bleeding and owners to get bit trying to stop the fight. Once entangled it is difficult to get them to release their hold on the other dog. At this point it almost seems like fear aggression, as both dogs shake from time to time when in the others presence and the tension is building. Is this something you are able to help with?
Deanna asks...This question is about:
Out new puppy has been really great about potty training so far, and was even good in his kennel for the first 4 days/nights that we had him. He is already starting to go to the door when he has to go potty and has only has 4 accidents in the house since we got him a week ago, all of which have been caught and interrupted. For the past 3 nights in a row though, he has been peeing in his kennel at night without any warning. I make sure to pick up his food and water a few hours before bed and even set alarms for every two hours to take him outside at night. Tonight he was only in his crate after going pee outside for about an hour and a half before he had peed in his bed. How do I stop this behavior? What can I do so I can actually sleep again?
Shelby asks...This question is about:
When I had a roommate she had trained her dog how to use puppy pads but Bentley didn't understand the difference between a pad and carpet and kept peeing everywhere. Since living alone (for almost 3 months) we've tried to learn to use the bathroom outside. He will hold in his pee and poo for about 8 hours overnight, but during the day he won't hold it in. I keep him in the crate when I'm not at home and he will hold his pee in in there for about 6 hours, but will poo within 2. When I let him out of the crate however he will pee on the carpet in the hallway if I don't carry him, and even when we come back inside he will make a mistake again within the hour. When I'm home throughout the day he will pee inside about every 3 hours if I don't take him out (you can imagine how frustrating this is). I don't leave water out for him (a trainer advised me to give it to him 30 minutes before peeing), and when he goes outside I give him lots of praise and treats. I don't know what I'm doing wrong and I don't know how to fix it. How can I get him trained? It feels like he just won't learn or listen, or that he's just being spiteful. I think the poo in the crate is due to separation anxiety as he also will bark for more than an hour when I leave. Please help!
Michelle asks...This question is about:
How can o get my dog and another dog that have had a fight get along in the same house the other dog is a female also and a Shepard
Leslie asks...This question is about:
I adopted my seven-year-old english cocker spaniel, Lola, in April. She has a behavioral issue of peeing and pooping in my house at night on occasion. I give her ample opportunity to go outside. When we stay at my partner's house this behavior is even more consistent, even though I am vigilant about letting her outside. My partner has a cat and a dog and they all get along pretty well. Lola can come in from outside and then pee or poop. It feels like a power play of some kind. We want to stop this behavior but don't know how.