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Cortney asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise

I have a dog and we live with my mom , we have since i got him at 8 week old. And about 6 months ago he started barking at me continuously if i am in our living room. I can walk into our hallway and shut the door, he immediately stops barking. I walk back into the living room and he immediately starts again. I am at a loss and i have absolutely no idea what to do. rnrnHe barks as loud as he can, and he only does it to me in the living room. And I am the only person in my household that he barks at like this .

Alexis asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Toileting Other

My dog will almost eat anything enough to make her through up and she’s aggressive half of the time she doesn’t know how to listen she poops and pees on the floor when she gets aggravated with us I take her out multiple times a day unless I’m at school then she’s in my room she will not pee or poop in my bedroom but she will in the living room

Chris asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety

Hi- We moved and its our pups first time in a new home, except for when we first brought him home. He is used to having a big yard to run around with a couple playmates at my in laws place where we lived before. But we struck out on our own in a larger home, but a much, much smaller yard space. He is potty trained and we walk him now each morning - leave him with my in laws during the day, then pick him up and give him two walks at night. All good so far. We are also in the process of "re-crate" training him..which is the topic here.. rnHe goes into the crate on demand and when I close the door and sit next to it, he licks the inside of the crate. Eventually that stops and he lies down and chills at which point I leave the room. He will invariably fall asleep in there. rnWe want to get to a point where we can start leaving him home alone. A doggie door is being installed for him. But for now, we want to crate him for an hour to run errands... but worry as he has bad separation anxiety. I leave him in there for an hour just puttering around the house and he is fine. rnBut when he is "free" and one of us leaves he has a minor fit and scratches the front door (a behavior we want to stop asap). rnSo the questions are two fold.. how long do you think it's ok to leave him in the crate alone? An hour? half hour? rnSecondly, how long in a new home would it be safe to wait before you leave him alone to roam on his own? He is really an independent guy, he is social, but at a dog park he just sits next to you- totally uninterested in other dogs. We are lucky to have my in-laws HUGE place to drop him while we are at work..they have three dogs and they all used to live together so they know each other :) but the drive there is majorly out of our way.. ok thanks for reading this novel!

Nancy asks...

This question is about: Toileting

Ginger was potty trained in an indoor dog litter box with fake grass. She did great until a few months ago. She has been pooping on the floor a few times a week and today she peed on the floor a lot. I love her to death. I am a widow and she is company for me but I can't take this anymore. I am in tears. Please help!! Her box is in the laundry room so when she goes on the floor I put her in there. Then she went on that floor! I don't know what else to do....

Kacey asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Recall or not coming when called

He is a very friendly pup off leash and on leash with dogs he knows, goes to daycare weekly and also goes on pack hikes. He has never shown any aggression in these places...however, when my husband and I walk him - he gets distracted by other dogs and if they are off leash or on leash and come over to him, especially males, he is reactive. It is hard to gauge if this is aggressive or not, because he sounds vicious but his tail is often wagging and he typically wants to play - we just don't want to chance it and have it be a bad situation. He also doesn't always come when called - this is outside and in our home. He is very well behaved for us in home, however, just doesn't always come. Also barks like crazy at the door or when strangers are walking into the house, little bit of stranger danger :) That is just a little bit of information, was hoping you could give me some more information on you and everything you offer.

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