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Thanh asks...

This question is about: Toileting Other

hey, my name is Thanh...i have a 10 months old Male shihtzu, he have been to potty train to go in the PAD very well and never miss it, but seen last 2 week i take him to my mom house and he’s hanging out with my mom dog for about a week, and i do get some complaints from my mom thats hes peeing all over the house even she had his pad out, now coming back home his behaved is really bad, lately about almost 2 week 90% he potty every where, he even pee on my bed 2 time, and it never happened like this before, i do give him some smack in the But bc of him being bad...im really stressed out right now and i dont know why he’s acting like this now...please help me out with some different methods to train him back to how he’s used to be, Thank u very much

Joan asks...

This question is about: Other

She knows sit, heel, down, and speak, but she only knows the commands in my living room. I've tried re teaching them to her with distractions around but it's not helping. Any suggestions?

Robin asks...

This question is about: Other

Chloe is a long time diabetic alert dog for my husband. She is perfect in public but has started being hyper vigilant at home and in the car. We have the car situation under control and it is improving. At home she will charge at guests and bark both at the door and if they for instance get up and go to the bathroom and come back to the living room. This is even with friends she has known for a long time.

Jerome asks...

This question is about: Toileting

I have a 12 week old Border Collie/ American Eskimo mix puppy. We are currently potty training our puppy. When we take her out she usually goes potty and we give her a treat and praise her. But she still has accidents inside the house if we don't catch her in time. She shows no signs of having to go potty (circling, sniffing, etc.) sometimes, she just goes. It's a cold winter, so I know it will take a little longer. We have a doggy door that she knows how to get in and out of by herself. What I am asking is when should she start showing initiative to go out herself or at least start letting us know when she has to go out. From everything I read she should have been potty trained by now. I'm just hoping that the cold weather is what is slowing her progress. We are very diligent and I watch her like a hawk (so it's not like I'm ignoring her), but sometimes I just don't catch her in time. What can I do, if anything?

Emily asks...

This question is about: Puppy Management Other

Is it possible to overtrain a dog? I have a seven month old golden retriever mix (we think poodle, but very little and possibly something else) and my boyfriend and I generally work with her for about an hour per day on training before mealtimes with some structured walks and play scattered throughout the day. rnHowever my roommates are accusing me of overtraining her, with one saying that the dog will become disobedient if I work with her too much at this age. I don’t ask much of her - sit, shake, stand, stay, down, come, and we’re teaching her to heel as we live in a college town with lots of traffic. She goes out regularly and loves to lie on the couch while I’m in the kitchen, or to run off-leash at local dog parks, yet my roommate accuses me of breaking the dog’a spirit. Overall Izzy is a well-behaved dog, housebroken, and crate trained, with very few destructive behaviors. She is also spayed, if that makes a difference.rnIs it possible that I’m overdoing it?rnrnThank you so much for your help.

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