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Annette asks...

This question is about: Pulling on the Lead

I had me dog trained by someone to walk on a leash perfectly, I ended up in the hospital, my daughter took her amd she came back knowing nothing. I really need her to walk on a leash nicely as we used to go for long walks all the time amd now its not enjoying at all.

Shiyane asks...

This question is about: Toileting

My dog will be 2 in June and I am having a difficult time potty training her. One of the reasons I think I am having a tough time is because we live with my boyfriends mother. And she thought it would be a good idea to start giving her treats every time we see her so her business outside. Which I thought was an awesome idea. But now we have been doing this for almost half a year and I’ve noticed that she is no longer giving her a treat when she goes potty, she is giving her treats EVERY time she goes outside. This could be around 4 times in just one morning and she will still give her a treat every time. I’ve tried to talk to her about trying to watch her and make sure she is getting treats only when she goes potty but I feel like she has started a habit for herself now and she does it every time. She also thought that while we were gone, since we are gone for work 9 hours for the day, that we put out a puppy pad by the door because she can’t hold her bladder that long. Again that is perfectly understandable but now instead of her only having one puppy pad by the backdoor we now have 5 scattered around the house and she said stated that “these are the places she goes most often”. Then throughout the day I will see the puppy pads filled with urine but she is still getting rewarded when she goes outside. It doesn’t seem to add up. I’ve tried to tell her we need to limit the puppy pads to just the door and punish her if she goes anywhere else but I do not think she is understanding. She rewards her for going on the puppy pads and will reward her for going outside when she has not done anything. I feel defeated and like she is not my dog anymore. Is there anything I can do to stop this? Should we take away treats all together and move the puppy pads out? Should we be more strict? Please let me know so I can try AGAIN to have this conversation with my mother in law. I feel like my Stella gets way too many treats in a day and it could be unhealthy for her and all I want is for her to be properly trained.

Marita asks...

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

Hello,rnrnWe adopted Bailey from a humane society 9 days ago. So far she is doing great, seems happy, getting plenty of excersise and is already learning sit. She was found as a stray in South Dakota do we are not sure of her past. She has started barking at males in our life (fathers, and uncles) when they get up out of a chair, sit down or leave. She doesn't do it every time it seems very random. When she is barking her tail is wagging as "happy" . In addition the next moment she might play with the male, she even let him play with her kae, feed treats etc. We aren't sure why this would happen?

Amy asks...

This question is about: Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Other

Hi, I recently adopted a dog from a shelter who came in with a pack of dogs from “a bad situation” (says the vet at the shelter). They estimate he is about a year. He’s a well-mannered dog, EXCEPT at mealtimes. When he knows it’s time for him to be fed, he starts jumping around on me making it impossible to assemble his food and set it down on the patio where he eats. Recently, my husband has his leash tied to a door knob outside to make it easier for me to feed him when he’s at work but this isn’t working. He’s still jumping around and flipping on his back because I believe he’s learned that if he’s not the fastest dog to the food, he doesn’t eat (which I’m sure was the case when he was a stray dog with a pack of others). I’m looking for solutions to correct this insane behavior before he hurts himself or me. Help!

Jessica asks...

This question is about: Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

I adopted a puppy (Finn, a mini Aussie Shepherd), a few months ago and my dog Gus (a mixed breed who is part aussie, part lab, and a few other things), is presenting jealous behavior.rnrnGus is generally a very easy going and happy-go-lucky dog. He loves everyone he meets and is always curious and playful with other dogs he's seen, so I didn't expect any issues bringing another dog into the home. rnrnGus and Finn play together and even eat out of the same bowl with no issue. rnrnHowever, Gus will not let Finn play with any of his toys and (the real issue) whenever Finn tries to get up on the couch with me, or on my bed when I'm in it, Gus barks and growls like crazy and runs Finn off. rn rnI feel like the new puppy isn't getting enough direct attention as a result, and I hate that Gus is feeling threatened by the situation. rnrnWhat can I do?

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