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Sara 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

Hello. I have a 11 year old cat and 14 year old beagle. We recently added a baby husky to our family. He was 8 weeks old when we got him from the breeder. The first week he was playful with my beagle, but left him alone when my dog growled "thats enough". We have now had Hank the baby husky for three weeks. He now leaps on, bites, latches onto, and attempts to bring my old beagle Banyan to the ground every chance he gets. Being old and weaker than Hank, Banyan does not defend himself and tell Hank no. Instead, Banyan yelps and screams and its as if that eggs on Hank even more. I intervene as soon as I see it happening and have resorted to keeping them separated in the house until Hanks sleepy. Only when Hank is sleepy will he leave Banyan alone. As far as Hank and my cat Ivy, he leaves her alone for the most part. Occasionally chasing her but never biting hard when he catches up. He moatly just barks at her for a minute than moves on. My biggest fear is that this is turning into aggression as Hank.gets older... please help! Im willing to do in home training. I live in St. Augustine.rnrnSara Denslow

Alyssa asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Hyperactivity Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

I actually have two questionsrnrn1) our dog is a hound shepherd mix as far as we know we think coonhound but he is primarily hound. I know that a lot of what he does is because he's a puppy but he's a REALLY aggressive player. He growls and nips and he will like coon other dogs in the park and he has never maliciously gone after another dog but he doesn't realize he needs to play differently with smaller dogs than he does with bigger dogs. What should I be doing in regards to him playing rough because he doesn't listen when he's focused on something and even when I pull him aside and let him cool off he'll still track the same dog I pulled him away from.rnrn2) i'm looking for the most effective way to leash train him. he will walk with me but if he catches a scent or realizes we're heading in the direction of a neighbors house that he frequently gets food at he pulls really hard. He knows sit stay and come but he's very very stubborn about It and if he doesn't want to listen he won't. I read somewhere that when leash training a hound you should be trying to keep their face off of the ground so I was going to try to use a face halti or a front clipping harness but I wanted to get a few opinions before I did so. It doesn't help that he is very high energy also.

Anngene 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 Other

I'm pretty sure Gracie is suffering from anxiety. She often runs and hides and sometimes I can pet her and sometimes I can see by the look in her eyes she is going to nip. She did bite but now it is more like a warning to leave her alone. It breaks my heart. Basically she is a good dog but her anxiety gives me anxiety and I can't show her the love I would like to because I don't trust her. I could be petting her and all of a sudden she'll jump and cruel and go hide, and I don't know why. Please give me some advice. I was told she needs meds but I am really hesitant about doing that. If there is some sort of training we can get for her, that would be great. She also barks a lot.rnAnything you can tell me would be appreciated.

Todd asks...

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

our two dogs bark at everything and anything from phantom shadows to people walking down the street, from one of us walking into the room or just any noise they are not sure of.

Tracy asks...

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

Our femal GSD is destructive when we are not home. We crate trained her since she was 10 wks old and about 5 months old she stated slobbering so badly in the crate there would be a puddle around the crate. She wasn't in the crate more than 6 hours, 4 days a week. Then she broke out. So after that and her nose being cut we started leaving her out. She has since destroyed our leather ottoman, tv tray table, curtains countless number of dvds which really worries us. . She has stopped counter surfing, mainly because there's nothing on them anymore. I've never had a dog do this, mainly because they've all loved their crates! We have another GSD,7 month male, that loves his crate! He is content in it as we have cameras in the house and can check in on them. I just don't know what to do anymore, she has toys, nylabones, a huge treat kong. I don't want her to hurt herself in the crate nor do I want my home destroyed!

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