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Brooke asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Other

Hi there,rnI'm concerned about my me and boyfriends dog Hercules. After Hercules turned three we started to install more rules and tried to teach him more obedience since before my boyfriend let him get away with everything such as sleeping in the bed, getting on the couch or chairs, jumping on people trying to give them kisses but also smacking them as well as us when he would greet us when we got home, and always pulled on the leash even when he would choke himself. But Hercules within the past couple of months has bitten (bad) both myself and my boyfriend over the same thing. You see, Hercules hadn't been neutered yet and liked to hump blankets and towels and rip them to shreds. We wanted for him to stop and would usually scold him. However, within the past couple of months, he has bitten both of us. My boyfriend had scolded and taken the blanket away and he bit him, where I scolded and went to grab him to move him away from the towels and he bit me. We have gotten him neutered within the past almost six weeks now but I am worried on what we ought to be doing with him. Because neither of us want to get rid of him, we love the little guy to death. And we've still kept up the obedience training, I've taught him many new tricks, he isn't allowed on the sofa and we put him in the kennel at night to keep him from getting on the bed, and I have been getting him to walk by my side or behind me on the leash which he has been doing very well at. But, this is all stuff that I've been doing from lots of researching online, I don't know everything nor am I any sort of a professional dog trainer. And one of the biggest things that I wanted to ask is do you think through proper training we will be able to correct his issues? And if so, in the future, when children are present, especially babies with all their toys, blankets, and towels, that he will still be able to behave and not possibly bite the child?

Bev asks...

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

My dog will not stop barking at the television and jumping back and forth in front of it?

Kimberly 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 Pulling on the Lead Other

I have a 3 year old Bernese mountain dog who is neutered. I have obviously made every mistake possible with him that I possibly could have made. I was his friend and not his master and now I have no control. He is aggressive not with me only bc I know his triggers and avoid them, but I cannot trust him around others. He is unpredictable and has acted out before and it has obviously registered that when he acts a certain way it scares someone and they quit. He has terrible allergies that no matter what I feed him (currently wellness salmon sweet potato grain free) I cannot seem to get rid of. He gets terrible ear infections and will not let me go anywhere near his ears to clean them or brush/groom him. As long as he is left alone and not on a leash he is fine by people but if they approach him to soon he gets iffy, and if he's on a leash he acts like he wants to eat people. He is however surprisingly enough good with other dogs and cats. I have no idea what to do with him anymore...I love him to death and I feel a immense amount of guilt because I feel like I have raised a monster bc I never established that master dog role and now weighing in at 122 lbs he is uncoot. I fear the worst will happen and that he will be put to sleep because I recently had my now 5 month old daughter and as she becomes Mobil I'm terrified of what could happen =(. I have tried to rehome him to someone with a huge yard who was weathly and wouldn't struggle buying 70 dollar bags of food or have the ability to provide plentiful vet care- and all attempts have failed. He is only happy with me. I'm at a loss on what to do. I don't want to cheat him out of the life he deserves--but I feel like I'm the worst factor in the situation and I'm starting to run out of options with a baby who is on the verge of crawling who may and probably will accidentally grab or crawl over his tail which is without a doubt his worst trigger of all. I want to get the help we both need but everything is so very expensive if it is reasonable I would gladly try it and give great reviews. would you please email me a quote of the services and if you think my case is one that even has a chance? Thanks so much. Emailing is best contact

Kelly asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Puppy Management Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

We rescued kathy about 7 months ago. Just recentley we rescued bella who is just a puppy. Kathy is not taking to the puppy very well. She has snapped twice and then won't acknowledge her. I have them seperated...and I crate bella during the day. How can I transition kathy from being mean to learning to get along with thw puppy?

Barbara asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging

he chews everything in sight. My biggest concern is eating my bushes and picking up rocks...not sure if he would swallow them. I always manage to get it away before it's too late. I do have a lot of rocks in my yard. In the summer, he was ripping out the grass and eating the chunks.rnThe vet gave me a cage muzzle, so today when I put it on, he was laying by my lilac bush and eating it through the muzzle.rnHow can I stop him before he eats something he shouldn't. He also eats rabbit droppings and mulch.

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