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Eliza asks...This question is about:
Hello, so whenever a child comes into my house my dog will go after them. He will bark and try to bite. I don’t know what to do. We have ended up just having to put him in the crate when people are over as of fear of him biting a young child. We want to be able to have him out and be a calm dog. He is very protective of me, and even if a family member like hugs me or anything he gets mad at them, he doesn’t actually bite any of our family just growels. He only tries to bite if it is someone who isn’t always at our house coming in.
Jackie asks...This question is about:
My dog has a stuffed animal we call his gf (for obvious reasons) and when we give him a treat, he always gets her and lays her down by the treat and watches her for a while. He then eats the treat after several minutes, but it seems like he's offering it to her and when she doesn't take it, he figures its okay to eat it himself. Any ideas?
Jen asks...This question is about:
We just recently got our dog from a breeder (so we're pretty positive he wasn't abused) and are going through potty training and obedience. But every time our dog goes to pee on the floor and we try to grab him to move him, he yelps and screams blue bloody murder like we're beating him! We don't spank or scruff him, we just say "no!" loudly and try to grab him to get him to the pad or the door. Is there a reason for this? How do we stop it? We're afraid our neighbors are going to think we're abusing him but we need to teach him right from wrong as well.
Naomi asks...This question is about:
We have 2 male dogs in the house, a 9 year old neutered boston and a almost 2 year old (now neutered) bullmastiff. A month ago an altercation occurred between the 2 which led to the big dog shaking the smaller one which required superficial sutures and puncture wounds. then today another fight insued in which more significant damage was done and our boston was very seriously injured. the boston does have little dog syndrome and is cranky, bossy, and fusses with the younger one. Our concern is that the bullmastiff now has zero tolerance and the next time he will kill the boston. not on purpose, but because he can. we love both dogs and don't want to lose them, but our only other option would be to find a new home for the bullmastiff.
Evan asks...This question is about:
My dog licks himself so much that he doesn't stop when told to. When he is licking himself super intensely, he snaps and even bites at anyone who touches him. How can I stop this behavior?