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Trequon asks...This question is about:
How much are the sessions or package for the bootcamp or obedience training
Sharon asks...This question is about:
Hi there - We're hoping to get your advice on how to teach a new puppy to leave our adult dogs alone. We have a new puppy with a very spunky and dominant personality. She can be very sweet, but is more frequently very energetic, squirmy and a little crazy at times. Our two older dogs (8 & 11) are very calm and submissive. The puppy is almost constantly trying to play with them even though they have very little interest in playing with her. She will almost constantly and sometimes obsessively follow them around, nipping at their faces, jumping on them, bouncing and barking at them (in a playful way, but relentlessly). They generally try to ignore her (turning their heads away and walking away, but she usually follows) and sometimes they growl at her, but she ignores the growls and generally ignores us when we try to intervene, distract her with toys or herd her away from one dog (she just runs after the other dog). The puppy often bites one dog's face and ears so hard that the older dog yelps, but the puppy seems to see this as play instead of pain. If the older dogs seek refuge on the couch (where she can't quite reach them), she jumps at their paws and barks at them. When we tell her no, she stops momentarily, but then goes right back to tormenting one or the other; this often escalates until we put her in a time out in her play pen (she's quite calm in her play pen). We're concerned about these behaviors and don't know what to do. We often have to keep them separated in the house, but this doesn't seem realistic long-term. How can we help her learn to leave the older dogs alone? The puppy is very bossy with them in other ways, too. If the older dogs are drinking water, she will run up and push them out of the dish; if they're playing with a specific toy, she will immediately want only that toy and take it from them. Since the older dogs are so laid back and submissive, they don't fight back or reprimand her. When the puppy is acting this way, the older dogs begin to withdraw and seem miserable. Perhaps unrelated, while the puppy can be handled (picked up, her face, ears and paws touched) she does not seem to care or be responsive to pets or belly rubs, and she does not snuggle with any of us (she will struggle off your lap, even if she's half asleep, and move to an area of the couch where she's out of reach). She can be almost obsessed with the dogs and seems distinctly more dog oriented than people oriented. Is there anything we can do? Sorry for the small novel! Your thoughts and advice are appreciated!
Cherelle asks...This question is about:
I am still waiting to get a puppy to train as my non aggressive protective multipurpose service dog for my multiple disabilities and I cannot do anything for right now until I get help with finding a good multipurpose service dog trainer that’s willing and able to travel with an extra large size eight week old male puppy and stay in Kodiak Alaska for two years of the training program thanks for helping with my multiple disabilities and issues from Cherelle Barber
Betty asks...This question is about:
Our dog is so friendly when guests come I put him in the car when I had 9 ladies come one night. They walked by him in the garage and he barked. When I brought him in he was so aggressive even I was afraid of him.
Tiffany asks...This question is about:
My dog doesn't come when called. He'll stay a few steps ahead, almost like he's teasing me. Also, if he runs into someone that's scared of him he bullies them. He won't bite them but he'll lunge like he's going to then jump to the side. None of the dogs I raised from puppies will come when called so it's obviously something I'm doing wrong. Please help me train myself. Thanks