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Gayle asks...

This question is about: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Separation Anxiety Other

We adopted Molly a few weeks ago. She is 2 yrs old. Problem we are having is she is too attached to her daddy. (My husband) . He can't do anything without her climbing on him licking him, following him, etc. We thought it was cute to begin with. Now it's become very irritating. We tell her down. Stay. She will lay down but jump right back up. The only relief my husband gets is if we put her in her kennel. She will stare at him non stop..Until he lets her out. We've tried putting her in a different room. It works but not fair for her to be kenneled all the time. We take her for rides in the car play fetch and other things with her daily and take her to dog park as much as we can. She doesn't wear out from the same behavior. She's immediately back to jumping, climbing etc on him. What can we do?

Kristen asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

Hi, and thank you in advance for reading this! So, I moved in with my boyfriend about 6 months ago. He has a 2.5 year old male husky (Zero) and his dad has a 2 year old male boxer mix (Pinto). I moved in with my 3 year old female Pitbull (Lefty). So we now have 3 dogs each with completely different behavioral problems to work on, and although I’ve been working on Lefty’s problems since I adopted her a year ago, I’ve become overwhelmed with the other two, we plan on getting them all training, but don’t even know where to start. rnrnOur biggest problem at home is that Pinto has become very dominant, territorial, and aggressive towards the other male dog, Zero. Previously, Pinto was very submissive, rolled over on to his back whenever interacting with Zero, licked him constantly, and was always trying to initiate play. Pinto also becomes very distressed when separated from Zero. They have been raised together since they were puppies. Now, I feel like Pinto is terrorizing Zero, especially in the backyard and while eating. rnrnPinto will mark all over the house. He marks by where Zero eats, and it took some time for me to figure out that Zero was not eating because of this. He sometimes even marks the other dogs bowls before I have the chance to pick them up. Zero is a slow eater, and always watching his back while eating because Pinto will watch him and wait to steal his food. rnrnThe biggest problem, is that Pinto sometimes will not even allow Zero into the backyard. As soon as Zero walks down our porch steps, Pinto chases him back up. They haven’t hurt each other, but Pinto has displayed some pretty aggressive dominance behavior toward Zero. Pinto sometimes ‘stalks’ Zero if he’s far off in the yard, stares him down and then chases him until he is back up the steps. Pinto will not allow Zero to play with Lefty. If Zero is playing tug with Lefty, Pinto will run up, give him a scruff shake, and Zero will run off up the stairs. rnrnPinto has been neutered, Zero is still intact. I’m at a complete loss at where to start. Pinto used to be so submissive and he is suddenly so dominant and aggressive. I thought maybe this is because of my female dog, but Pinto is neutered. Pinto and Zero are best friends at times, all three play together on occasion, but those times are becoming few and far between as Pinto seems to have hijacked the yard. rnrnThanks for reading all of this, I know it was long. Thanks so much for any help you can offer!rnrn-Kristen

Sara asks...

This question is about: Toileting

We have been trying to house train Duncan for awhile now, and he was doing well going on the pee pads we have for him in our house. All of the sudden it seems that he is regressing and instead of going on the pads he's been lifting up his leg and peeing on the furniture instead, even where there is a mat right by him. We're not sure if this is him trying to assert dominance or what, but its getting very frustrating and it we constantly need someone to be watching him to try and prevent this. HELP!!

Sue asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety

Milo is a rescue. Was brought back twice by adopters for severe crate anxiety. We are open to letting him have most of the house, but he's jumping up 36" onto our island and it's dangerous to him. We used a security camera today to watch and he races back and forth between rooms. No destructive behavior, doesn't chew on anything, even when we're there, not even chew toys, but don't know how to stop this. Otherwise very well trained. We work at home but need to be able to leave him for up to 4 hours when we go out and not have him freak out.

Marilyn asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead

How to stop him from barking constantly jumping on people chewing digging and hyperactivity and pulling I am a wheelchair person

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