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Diana asks...This question is about:
It seems that I have tried everything to get my Mauzer to curb his barking, He is almost frantic while barking. He barks at every noise. I have taken him for training to 2 different trainers and have applied all that I have learned. I have tried every trick that I've been taught to get him to stop barking. I have even been told that he needs a very loud noise to be made before I can even get his attention. A simple knock on our gate/door and he's off on this constant barking spree and I can not get him to stop. I have tried water spray bottles where he's most drenched after the incident, coins in cans, one word command of stop, etc. Please help. I am at the end of my rope with training this particular dog.
Brittany asks...This question is about:
I have gotten a 8month old mountain cur puppy today for free online and the guy said he was good with kids and he was shy at first well my 4 year old son went to go pet her and she bite him and she bite my husband I messaged the guy and told him about it but he said he couldn't take her back I don't know what to do
Spencer asks...This question is about:
Hi, I wanted to reach out and speak with an expert about what to expect and recommendations with my new dog. I recently adopted Kai, a slightly older than two years old Husky, who is an extremely sweet and loving girl, with a bit of an attitude problem. Kai has an issue with snapping at people when they reach for her toys in mouth or when pulling on her collar or harness, and I am extremely worried that one day she is going to bite someone with bad results. The first few days I had her actually, she ripped a pretty good bite into my hand, that still hasn't completely healed. I am hoping for some insight into this and how we can work on this aggression. She means well and the last thing I want is for someone to unknowingly trigger her and result in a bite. Also she gets pretty bad separation anxiety while we are working on crate training.
Judith asks...This question is about:
Jakey came to us at 3 months old from a rescue in Georgia. He had 6 weeks of puppy training at 4 months. Our kind of unique situation is that I'm a single, working mother, my daughter is 9 and my 94 year old mother lives with us. Jake's been crated since he's been with us. We want to offer him more freedom but must be mindful of his speed & strength around my mother. He gets walked at 6am, 12 noon, 5pm and 9pm. He is let out for play sessions in the evening, as well. I had begun to let Jake loose in the house after his weekend afternoon walks (our upstairs living room is gated off and all bedroom & bathroom doors are closed) so he can access my mother's downstairs living room (where he & his crate live so he has the company of my mother all day), the stairs up to our level, our kitchen and our hallway. Problem is, even after a walk, Jake started peeing on some occasions & pooping on others, in the hallway outside my daughter's bedroom when we let him up. Since he is normally just coming in from a walk, I figured he may be marking territory since he doesn't find his scent upstairs. I tried putting his old crate pad in that spot so he WOULD smell his scent & maybe not feel the need to mark. That didn't work. He pooped next to it. The last time I let him up after peeing & pooping outside, I stood the orange Sentry Stop That spray Can in the spot where he does his business & he wouldn't even go in that area. SO... my question is, is it safe to assume he won't relieve himself upstairs anymore? Is the Can an ok strategy or is there some other better method to give Jakey the freedom he deserves without that meaning bodily fluid cleaning for me? Thanks!
Logan asks...This question is about:
So I have 2 corgis. One female who is 3 years old and one male who is 10 months old. We got Louie the male at 9 weeks old and has been with us and our other dog Lola since. They got along when they were a puppy but the last couple months Louie has been aggressive towards Lola and they've been fighting constantly. Louie seems to be possessive towards me and growls towards lola if she gets close to me. What can I do to get the fighting to stop?