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Bryan asks...This question is about:
My pup is a very vivid dreamer it seems, whimpering, growling, as well as a lot of movement. Well the problem is she scratched herself pretty bad next to her eye and im worried now about her hurting herself again. Any recommendations?
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My dog only gets to go outside without his harness on if we are unloading groceries. He tends to sit in our driveway or wander around the front yard and go the bathroom, and then he comes back inside. Today though he saw our neighbor's golden retriever, Boston, and he ran at him and jumped him and almost bit him. I am not sure what to do about his behavior, how long to ignore him or not reinforce him with treats or attention. I don't know how quickly dogs forget or when he won't understand why I'm mad at him anymore. He's usually really sweet and has /never/ shown aggression or attacked another animal before, but it was obvious in the way he was barking and snarling as he ran at Boston that it was not play or friendly behavior. I can't believe my usually terrific, sweet, lazy dog attacked another dog today and I have been so upset about it I don't know what to do.
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Hello we just got a pit mix named lily she's a little hyper active when meeting our cat so she scares her how to we calm her down enough to introduce them
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I have been experiencing some issues with my dog’s protectiveness recently and I’m hoping to gain an understanding of what I can do to help. Some background, an ex-boyfriend rescued him 3.5 years ago right before I came into the picture and that ex-boyfriend tended to use slaps/physical responses as punishment. I connected with this dog and eventually got a 2nd dog, who is younger and very fearful/shy and he loves her dearly and is very careful with her. Eventually, as my ex’s and my relationship worsened, I’ve noticed a tendency for Ryder to get very protective of me. Since that ex has left the picture and it’s just me, Ryder and my other dog, he’s exhibiting more of these behaviors towards other dogs, bearing his teeth and growling when they come near me. I socialize him regularly and I’ve worked with trying to get him used to other dogs. He is very good with other dogs usually and the dogs he doesn’t like seems very random except for the commonality that he places himself between that New dog and me/my other dog, Reese. I’m trying to figure out how to break this habit because I think he’s highly stressed during those moments and during interactions with new dogs. Also, we regularly stay with other dogs and he has a number of dogs he loves. The only other time he exhibits aggression is pretty standard: 1) when he has a treat or bone he likes (I worked with him and mouth play and he’s much better) or 2) puppies jumping in his face.