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Joe asks...This question is about:
Bella is the greatest little dog with the best attitude and disposition. We have two other Boston’s Bella’ being the smallest. She absolutely loves people but when she encounters other dogs bigger then her, she goes after them with the force of a big dog. She will back down the biggest dog with her attitude and fuss. The Delma here is that I’m afraid to correct her because I’m worried that if I train her not to be agressive towards other dogs , the other dogs will bully her. On the other hand I feel one day she will get hurt bad picking fights with bigger dogs. In your opinion, should I correct this behavior and how would I go about correcting it?
Holly asks...This question is about:
I have a 2 year old lab who is the sweetest pup. She has never been aggressive toward other dogs or people, and she would never bite a sole. The issue we are having seems to be her being unpredictably overprotective. It has happened several times (on leash & off) where she will all of the sudden start barking ferociously towards one particular person. Many times it's someone who has been there the entire time we have. Other times it is someone who has approached us from afar. It is extremely unpredictable. It has also happened when we leave her with one of our families while we are out of town (who she has spent lots of time with), and someone comes over to their house. She will get protective and run up to them when the door opens and will not stop barking. Although we know she wouldn't actually hurt anyone, we're afraid one day someone she approaches won't know that and will react before we can call her off. How can we train her out of this habit when the behavior is so unpredictable?
Chris asks...This question is about:
Tucker has shown signs of resource guarding, specifically when at a dog park and there is a ball. If he has the ball and another dog comes near him, he immediately attacks the other dog. He is well behaved, calm and friendly all other times. rnrnDo you offer behavior therapy for this and if so do you find it to completely change the behavior of the dog?
Christina asks...This question is about:
I adopted my dog last month. We believe the guy who watched him for a month before us neglected him in his crate. So although he came crate trained, he seemed to have anxiety going in and we stopped making him use it. We leave it open in the backyard if he wants to go in while we are at work. At the most he is left 2x a week for 7 hours at a time. I play with him in the mornings and I try to walk him before, if not after work. I put toys and bones out there for him too. But still when I come home he has dug up the yard or he finds something new to chew that he isn't supposed to even when I thought I got rid of everything. Some of the things are dangerous like wiring for the house. I thought this was because he was bored being left for 7 hours which I understand. But then sometimes, I work from home and he likes to play outside. And even when he's been out there for less than an hour he will chew or dig something. I never catch him either, so I have no idea how to correct his behavior. Today I put a rock and a lemon peel in the spot that he digs. But I am more concerned about the chewing because I don't want him eating stuff that could be harmful to him!
Kristi asks...This question is about:
My neighbor has 2 annoying barking dogs rnMy neighbor doesn’t care that his dogs bark 24/7rnIs there anything I can do or buy that will train them not to bark