What's Your Dog Problem?
Do you own or know someone who owns a problem dog? Share your story below and let us know what are the main issues you face with dogs in your life!
We have just introduced a new puppy to our pack, our first dog was a pug, she is now 8 yrs old. Then I rescued a 9 month old boxer who is the most amazing and loyal companion. She is now 7 years old. A couple of years ago we bought two cats and they were accepted without any problems at all. So, we now have a boxer puppy (male). He is now three months old - training started really well, he will sit for me, give me his paw and wait nicely for his food.
But, we are having problems.
When out on walks, Jessie, our older female boxer is so protective of the puppy that she warns other dogs to keep away from him. At meal times we have to separate the pug because she and the puppy fight over each others food. And now, our puppy has started 'nipping' me. This morning he bit the back of my leg, and just now whilst I was holding him he nipped my face.
I am beginning to think that he senses my disability and is taking advantage? I'm afraid that when he bit my face just now I just dropped him onto the floor and left in tears.
If I am honest - this behaviour frightens me. I have always considered myself to be very assertive with animals, and to date have been very proud of my dog handling skills. I'm afraid of being really bitten - I am on blood thinners and so a bite could be disastrous. I'm also worried that he could bite another person.
Our vet won't castrate him until he is six months old.
Thank you for taking the time to read this plea for help.
My dog is a rescue dog he is a bull mastiff, and very loyal and protective. I have no real problems, except one person that visits our home daily, he hates, barks at even tries to attack, he doesn't do this to children, people on the street, anyone but this person and I don't know what to do. any advice?
I have a 21/2 year old female pitbull we rescued from the animal shelter in may 2014 cannot walk her in public because she will go after other dogs and cats.We have tried everything but nothing works she is fine with other dogs in the home.We would love to take her out but cannot.Please help.
I have a 1 year & 6 month old Miniature American Eskimo puppy named Kato. I have owned him since he was 4 months old, I got him from a pet store. Since I've had him, he has developed several behavioral issues (that I probably let happen to be honest), and I have no clue how to stop it or teach him how. He will pee & poop in the house when we are not home or while we are sleeping. It doesn't matter how long he is left alone, I have seem him go threw a whole night (9:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.) without doing it, and I have seen him do it when he has been only left alone for 3 hours. During the day it is hard to crate him because we work long hours and leaving him outside is more of a hard option which leads to two more problems; Kato has VERY high anxiety issues and is a very high energy dog. He get's very excited every time I come home to where he barks in a high pitch and will not calm down for 10-15 minutes after the fact & tends to break something because he runs a marathon around the house & jumps on me & everything else. He also barks at EVERYTHING, if he hears some type of knock regardless if it comes from the door he goes nuts, he even barks at our friends who come over all the time and he does not stop. If someone is delivering food to our house, forget it, he goes off & we have tried everything to get him to stop but nothing works. If he sees someone walking pass the house or just our neighbors in their own backyard he goes nuts! He keeps going until we assure him 100 million times that the person is gone or it's ok or to just stop. He barks at everyone & everything. He used to play with my niece when he was younger but now barks at her constantly. He barks at other dogs. As a younger puppy he showed no signs of any of these issues. Now it's at a point where they have escalated & are some times too much to bear. I do not want to feel like my dog is a nuisance or overwhelming, but sadly it does at times. I don't mind that he barks because it is a very protective feeling, it's just doesn't stop no matter what or who. I would LOVE & could desperately use the advice, any advise that I can get & would be FOREVER grateful!
The dog owner who is close to losing her mind & does not want to be resentful towards her precious baby boy!!!!!!
My son has 3 dachshunds,Bella a nervous puppy mill rescue, Red a calm submissive therapy dog, and gunner a hyperactive dog that wants to attack rex at first he would attack randomly, but now it is every time he sees rec he goes into this attack mode. We don't know what to do...please help
I have a 6 month Rottweiler female dog, who is aggressive towards the family, she wants to play with us but she throws us down and bites us, im afraid she ll end up hurting my mother who's blind, I really, really,really need your help Cesar!
My middle daughter got a Black and Tan coon hound when she was 8 weeks old ( 2008-09), and due to unforeseen circumstances my daughter and the dog moved (2013) in with my husband, myself and our 2 chihuahuas, and my husband 80 lb lab/shep . When they first moved in we played the dog shuffle. Moose my daughters dog spent most of the day in my daughters room, and when we needed to let her out we'd put the lab/ shep ..Bronco in our room and did this for a months, until I inadvertently thought bronco was in our room and I let moose out, of course there was a dog fight, bronco let had to be stitched up and from then on i thought I was being more cautious, the last straw was my husband was coming out of our room and moose was in the living room and pushed past him to attack bronco again, thankfully there were 4of us to break up the fight. Shortly after that it was decided that moose needed to go somewhere else, that somewhere was with my oldest daughter and her husband in Colorado, where they have tried just about everything but moose has knocked my daughter down when there walking, they don't trust her at the dog park, she try's to attack every dog she sees, now she has started barking while their gone, they've already received one notice about the dog from their apartment complex.
She has also attacked her uncles dog that was just sitting on the floor minding her own business.
Moose's background she was attacked several times growing up, and we believe she was not treated well by my daughters boyfriend at the time.
They and we are all afraid that she will hurt or kill another dog, please help them if anyone can help them and moose it would be you.
I have a 2yr old pit bull rescue and he is just an amazing dog but he pulls so hard I can't walk him and he jumps on ppl and has personal boundaries issues how can I help him
I recently got a year old pomeranian pug mix from our animal shelter and he basically running our house. He doesn't listen to any commands even if I'm firm or nice he also has seperation anxiety he'll cry the second I leave the room. We also have a 5 year old chihuahua and they do not get along, they'll fight over just looking at each other. My pomapug always goes for my chi's neck and could easily kill him. I'd rather have them get along then have them separated or a death. I dont know what to do anymore
i have two pitt mixed dogs,my problem is my younger pitt bull/bull mastiff mix is too hyper when it comes to taking a command, i find myself having to tell her more then three times in order for her to get the hang of a simple command as "sit" or "down" , she gets hyper for anything let it be a door of any kind, she goes off with barking very loud if she doesn't get her way. i dont want to lose her cause i have had her since she was 8 weeks old but she just can't seem to learn anything. please help me, show me how to reach her in order to teach her n show her there is a calmer life.
husband and I have always been a two/three dog family. Last year one of
our neighbors moved out of his home, leaving all his pets behind with
no one to take care of them. There were a few cats and a small chihuahua
that had been neglected for years. Once we realized that no one was
feeding them, we started to feed the dog and cats. The cats were easy ~~
except for the surprise kittens.
The dog, that we have named Bobbie, had been roaming the neighborhood for months and was slowly starving to death. We began to feed her and slowly gained her trust, but she wouldn't come to us. Things came to a head when she was hit by a car and she lost one of her back legs. In our attempt to catch her, we discovered that she had a puppy. My husband finally caught Bobbie and we got her to the vet so that they could amputate the rest of her leg, but we still couldn't get the puppy to come to us. Once Bobbie got out of the hospital, we were able to catch the puppy and bring them both home.
Our problem is that our two dogs that we've had for years do no get along with Bobbie and her puppy. Bobbie is afraid of everything and it took weeks for her to to trust us. Our current situation is that Bobbie and her pup live in a large kennel in the front room while our original dogs, Django and Kaylee, are separated from them. The two times that we've tried to get them together have resulted in my husband getting bitten.
My question is: how do we get all of the dogs to get along with each other? I don't want to keep Bobbie and her pup in a cage forever and even though they get a lot of time outside of the cage, it requires planning to make sure no one gets hurt. Can you please tell me how to get these dogs to get along?
My friend is a foster for a local rescue. She rescued a pitbull mamma who had puppies who have since all been adopted. She is now living with the mom who is basically unadoptable due to aggression issues. She has attacked dogs and also has bitten people. My friend also has 3 dogs of her own so she is dealing with keeping them separated etc. To make matters worse one of her puppies have been returned due to aggression towards the adopters previous dog. This pup is only 9 months old too. The rescue is offering little help stating a trainer would probably recommend the mom to be put down. I am hoping for help for this wonderful person who has done so much to help these dogs. She fostered another pregnant pitbull before this one and successfully found wonderful homes for all of her babies. She ended up being a "foster failure" and kept her. Can Cesar help her out?
our meibours dog all ways rushes the fence when i put mine out,It sounds like they are killing each other,I have to drag her away from the fence and back in the house.They leave her out all day even when they are not home.
im having trouble with my dog. She's well trained and out of no where she stared to destroy the house and pee and poop everywhere and get into the trash. she's loved and every spoiled. I don't understand what's going on with her.
i have a 4yr. old dashaund/chuiahuah mix and i know for a fact nothing has scared her but she acts as though something has scared her to death. this has happened 3 times in the past month..she is just acting too weird and doing things she never ever does such as trying to jump up on tables and hiding in corners and making every step i make..its driving me crazy !!!!! what could be wrong ???
Hi, I have a 1 year old boxer who I think has separation anxiety. He is for the most part well behaved when he is in company but when left alone, he can be very mischievous and destructive. Someone is usually home with him probably 80% of the time, but like most dog owners, I cannot be with him 24/7.
I've tried keeping him in my house alone, but he always manages to escape one way or another. He'll jump out and break through our screen windows and if he can't find a way out, he barks non stop. And he's a pretty big dog so the barking can be very loud. And I've tried tying him up, but then he will bark on and off which bothers the neighbors (and rightfully so).
I'm waiting to get him neutered hoping this will help, but the humane society does not have an opening for another three months. And my only other option is a private vet but that'll cost be close to $500. Which is something I don't have right now. So if anyone has any suggestions on how to contain my boxer that would be very helpful.
I have 5 dogs. A female pit/dalmation mix (who is deaf), a female Belgian Malinois, a female Shih Tzu mix, a male min pin mix, and a male German Shephard/Husky mix. All of our dogs get along fine, except the pit and the malinois. We have to keep them separated at all times. The first chance they get, they fight. The fights are brutal and it takes forever to get them apart. It has not always been this way. Is there anything we can do to help them become friends again or to at least be near each other without wanting to kill one another?
Any advise is appreciated.
Hi! Out of our 4 dogs, the youngest (a French bulldog Morkie mix) is absolutely THE most obnoxious one. She just turned 1 but she's unlike any dog I've ever owned. When we go for walks (in a very busy city atmosphere, so lots of dogs) she naturally gets uber excited at the sight of another dog. Since she bites, it's easier (or so I thought) to keep her near me as the other dog passes by.
She goes ballistic but today was my breaking point, as she let out these SHRILL, banshee-like screams that were SO loud, they echoed!!! I got a crabby scowl from the "lady" who was walking by, as if I were beating my dog, though she could clearly see I wasn't! I have to say, embarrassment aside, it DID sound horrible & I've never heard her shriek & yelp THAT bad before?!! It baffles me, at how loud her yelps can be...like when she's in her crate & hears us coming home, you can hear her not only from outside, but a block down the street! She's not in pain & our other dogs seem as though they don't even hear her?!
I don't know what to do, as this screeching is not only loud but at a pitch so high, I'm surprised she hasn't broken glass. It's truly unnatural & done with quick, frantic yelps similar to when a dog is in SEVERE PAIN. She stops as soon as the dog passes by, eventually...or when she's let out of her crate....which she's hardly ever in for very long.
I thought maybe it was due to her age but even so, this is new to me & now has me wanting to avoid any public outings with her in tow. Any suggestions, please? HELP! Thank you so much.
I have a sort of strange problem with my dog. She is a 6 year old Chow/Pomeranian/Lhaso Apso mix who is generally very sweet and well-tempered. She used to tolerate kids very well and we used to joke that she didn't even understand how to bite (she has run towards dogs growling at her with her tail wagging). She also used to be immediately submissive at the dog park and had no aggressive tendencies.
Over the past year, she has started bullying the cats in the house (they will walk by her and she will pin them to a wall and growl and bark) and now she is randomly snappy at my son. She will come up and lay next to him, but then when he reaches out to pet her (not pull on her fur or anything, just pet), she will snap at him. Today she was lying on the couch and he walked up and stood next to her (not touching her and she saw him approach) and she scratched his face.
The idea of getting rid of my dog is heartbreaking since I have had her since she was a puppy and we have been through a lot together. However, i can't have her snapping at my son or the other kids at my mom's (we are living there temporarily and she does day care out of her home). For now she is locked in the back or in the back yard and I don't like that solution either.
I have tried exercising her more and that hasn't helped. Since her behavior seems so sporadic I am not sure how to address it moving forward. Sometimes she will lay next to him and let him pet her with no issues, other times he walks by her and she snaps. She isn't that old and has a clean bill of health (I thought maybe she was in physical pain and that was causing the behavior change, but it wasn't). Maybe she is stressed out since things have been so tense in the house, I'm not sure.
I want my dog back in the house with my family where she belongs and have my son and cats safe. Anybody have any ideas?
My problem is not just with this dog I own, it is with any dog I have owned or fostered. I always have issues with them being aggressive whether it be towards me, another dog, or someone else. I had a doberman I adopted from doberman rescue and after a year and a half of having him, $1,200 on training, I ended up having to surrender him back to the rescue as he bit my husband's finger and he had to have it sewn back on, and then started to nip my daughter, and finally myself. He never got along with my husband for some reason. I fostered a few bully breed dogs, again, always had issues with them respecting me, listening to me, and with aggression. Of course my husband did not have any of these problems. He is very "alpha" and we do not agree on how to train a dog. We do have a dog who is very laid back and easy going.
My current issue now is I got a English Great Dane from a horrible breeder I know now. She was 6 months old when we got her. Her and her brother were purchased and returned to the breeder as the man had a death in family and could no longer take care of them. She had a lot of marks on her, most are healed now and you cannot see. She also had whip worm which I found out 4 days after having her and was very malnourished and underweight. She lived on a farm next to the highway.
She is terrified of EVERYTHING! She was even scared of car rides and stairs. She is leash aggressive and reacts to any sound when outside; cars, dogs, planes, people, bicycles. She tries to go after other dogs, bicycles and sometimes people too. She is afraid of my husband and will hide when she hears him walking upstairs and he has never done anything to her. She almost died when she was spayed and has had a few UTI's and ear infections, along with a very sensitive stomach. I tried basic obedience classes with her but was not able to do them as she was too reactive and leash reactive to all the other dogs. I had a private trainer come in and help me with her and he is the one who told me she has no self-confidence. She now knows "sit", "crash", "heel", & "come". She does not always sit when I tell her to and when she does, she backs away before she will actually sit. The other commands it seems to be when she wants to listen to me, she will do them. My husband of course has no issue. She sometimes listens to my 10 yr old daughter. My husband says my daughter does not have any problems with her when she takes her out on leash (we do not have a fenced in back yard). I make her sit every time before I open the door to take her out. She seems to be not reacting as much with bicyclists and some people, however, just when I think she is fine, she reacts and nearly drags me into the street or I have fallen flat on my face. I try to remain calm and ignore the other dogs, people, or bicyclists, but she will still react. I am trying to teach her to "focus" where she watches me, but she is very stubborn, and seems to have a hard time grasping the concept. I eat before they eat and make the dogs wait to eat until I am done. The one word she does know is "kennel". I do not take her on walks as much as I should because of how she reacts and how strong she is. I try to run her up and down my driveway but I had surgery on my knee back in Dec 2013, so if my knee isn't hurting I will do this even though I am not supposed to in order to try to burn up her energy. She appears very aggressive if she is in her kennel and someone comes in the house, I am too afraid to let her out of the kennel if I know people are coming over for fear of what she may do.
Today my husband's employee accidentally let her out of the house and she bolted. She ran across a busy street and luckily did not get hit by the cars which fly down the streets in our neighborhood. She then spotted a lady walking a German Shepard and ran across the street and attacked him. She latched on to his leg and I was able to prior her mouth off his leg. I guess she ended up pulling some of his hair off him too and punctured his chest but just barely missed his muscle tissue. I of course had to pay the vet bill. I want to take her to the dog park but am too untrusting of her and how she will be with other dogs. She gets along fine with our other dog although he doesn't like to play with her as she plays too rough for him. He used to stand up to her, but now over the months of having her, he backs down. He is a neutered 6 year old weim.
I was talking to a neighbor and he came closer to me so he could hear and wasn't in the street. He had is 4 month old male bulldog on a leash and she did the puppy bow to him and then attacked him even when he went and laid on his back. No damage was done. She attacked this dog before the german shepard incident happened today. She was bit by my dad's bosten terrior on her lips and bleeding but she continued to want to play with him even though he wanted nothing to do with her; this includes my dad bringing him over another time after she was bit, again she wanted to play with him, and he wanted nothing to do with her.
I am at my wits end and feel very helpless as this seems to be a pattern with me and dogs. I have always been an animal lover and wanted to own my own rescue, but I seem to have issues with being the "pack leader". I am desperate and really need help as I do not know what to do. I am a sergeant in the military too so this just makes me feel even more worse that I cannot get her or a dog to listen and respect me. It is embarrassing! She is the neighborhood bully and people will cross the street to avoid her. Kids will run the other direction if they see her. She will sometimes be okay if someone pets her (I of course make her sit first and they ask permission), and when they stop, she tries to nip them. I really need Cesar's help. I rent the home we live in and if the landlord were to come over and want to come inside, I would end up having to get rid of her due to her appearing aggressive even when in the kennel. I also do not live in the best neighborhood as there happens to be drug deals going on a lot, and but it isn't the worst neighborhood either. Can Cesar please help rehabilitate me so I can rehabilitate my dog and help other dogs because I am obviously the problem. I am at a loss of what to do to help her. She is not a bad dog, she is just very scared and insecure and always on "alert" to every sound or thing she sees. Someone please help me, please?!
Hi my name is Cindy and I have a 5 year pitbull who likes to dominate other dogs when we go to dog parks and we get way too excited when we see a dog walking pass us as well. I've tried to control the situation by being calm and assertive but he won't snap out of it. I do try to walk him as much as possible and i've been trying to get him on a treadmill but he won't get on. He refuses to go on and another issue that I have is that he is really panicky when I try to cut his nails. I really do need some extra help with him because I don't feel like what I'm doing is not enough.
Hi I am a retired Philadelphia police officer and live in Philadelphia. I have 2 boxers Angel 10 and Thour 5. Love and spoil both my boxers. Angel seems to be calm, walking is an issue as of late she seems to be getting a little aggressive. Thor seems to also be calm at times, is afraid runs and shakes at the sign of strangers, walking is an issue, however when he gets into the yard (I have a big property) he turns into a monster and becomes extremely aggressive on me and others. If I turn my back on him he will attack and bite my ankles. He has bitten others who have gone out in the yard and I keep telling myself he wants to play. Neighbors dogs on both sides of me are also a challenge, he will run right into the fence just to get at them. I have tried some of Cesars tactics and Thor has just barked at me louder when I use it. I have also tried to calm him and "snap" him out of it while in the yard still unsuccessful. Throwing a ball has gotten me bitten at times also since he will not drop it. Walks are a challenge for both and I have even taken them to the park to socialize still I get nervous because I am not sure of their reaction to other dogs. I always get them to sniff butts etc. I am looking into adopting/rescuing another white boxer who is deaf, however I am not sure how to train a deaf dog since I have never had one, but I am up for the challenge.
I am seeing Cesar on November 16, 2014 in PA in a group setting, I am looking to get in on the Q&A and asking questions, my ultimate goal would be to bring Cesar to meet my Angel and Thour in person, so tired of getting my ankles & hands bitten.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated
Hi I am a retired police officer who live in Philadelphia, I have 2 boxers Angel 10 and Thor 5. My Angel is pretty docile and calm walking is an issue, however Thor is my challenge he seems to be calm in my home when it comes time to go out in the yard he turns into a monster as soon as I turn my back he will attack me or others, I keep telling myself he wants to play. He does become aggressive and has bitten and will not allow anyone to go out in the yard alone without me. I absolutely love my boxers and would really love to nip this attitude. I have tried to calm him or snap him out of it and I am still unsuccessful. Walking is another challenge and I have taken both of them to the park with other dogs to socialize them yet I still get nervous.
I am seeing Cesar on November 16, 2014 in PA in a group setting. Hopefully I can get in on the Q & A and seek some guidance. My ultimate goal, would be to have Cesar come to my home and meet my Thor and Angel. In addition I am looking into rescuing/adopting another white boxer who is deaf, which I am looking for guidance in training a deaf dog, never had one and reality don't know what to do when it comes to the dog being deaf, however, I am up for the challenge. I absolutely love and spoil my boxers.
Any and all help and guidance will be greatly appreciated.
Ever since our neighbours have started building a new house, my 3 year old Boxer has become soo anxious that she will jump the fence, dig under it, anything just to get away. It is soo bad now that even when there is nothing going on next door, she will still run away, even when im home and she knows im inside. Im soo worried and dont know how to stop her or help her.
Haven't heard anything about Mic. Still trying to work on the situation. Because Mic (23lbs.) (Irish Cocker Spaniel) can't see well, & when it is dark in the room it is even harder for him to see. I had asked my husband to make a sound Mic knows is him before he comes in, but he didn't. He had put Mic in earlier, and than barged into the room to get a tie. Of course Mic started barking and snarling when my husband came in. It was only after the light was turned on Mic realized he was snarling at my husband. I am trying to train both my husband & the dog! Any ideas? One idea is just to put Mic in the wash room in the morning so there isn't a problem to begin with. Make it comfortable for him so he can go back to sleep & my husband can have his "space". Might work! Will let you know what happens. I have been exercising Mic a lot through out the day, walking at least 3 miles. Am buying a backpack for his back to help him feel like he's working. He really likes to help. Hoping this might bring extra peace at home. Thanks for any ideas.( P.S. Mic loves everyone, especially my husband. But just needs help in this situation because he can't see too well.)
This is a question about how we can influence gentle play between our two dogs, We have a 3 year old female Boxer named Zoey and we also have a 5 month male old blue nose Pit Bull named Tank. They love each other however Zoey in our our opinion is too submissive to Tank. Zoey allows Tank to take away her toys, food and many times gets too rough and bites her while playing. Zoey rarely yelps when he bites her. She just puts up with his dominate behavior. My husband and I watch closely and if things gets too rough we stop the play session and its over. However, how do we get Zoey to stand up for herself?
My neighbor lets her dog out with out putting it on a leash/chain.. I'm afraid the dog is going to jump on my little girl and knock her down or even worse.. the neighbor is also my sister in law and we do not get along, her dad is the landlord and won't do anything about it, they tell me just to let it go and give it to the Lord.. is there something else I can do before it's too late.. I do have a security camera which has the dog going out with no leash/chain.
btw my sister in law has allowed her dog to knock my daughter down before with doing nothing but laugh about it. and now my daughter is terrified of dogs (besides the little one we have)
I don't want to have to get rid of my dog. My choices are give him up, be homeless again, or find someone who can help! My dog Trouble (that's his name) well let me put it this way. His name says it all! He can't be left alone. If he is left for just one minute he tears up the house! He gets into every thing. He has chewed up two mattresses a couch a chair and not to say what he chewed when he was teething if it is in his sight he ate it. And if I step outside for just one second he goes crazy. He barks, cries, and bangs on the door. And he is looking at me the whole time. I also walk him. He will be ok but out of nowhere he gets a burst of energy and runs around jerking me every where. And last I go a lot of miles every day was to much for him so I got a bike and trailer. He would ride in the trailer. He loved that part. But a few weeks ago we were hit by a car. Now he is afraid to ride in the trailer now. I can't leave him at home. How can I get him back in the trailer and not be scared? Please can any one help me. I don't want to be homeless again.
I have a 2 yr. old Irish Cocker Spaniel. Mic loved me right away when we got him at 4 mo. At the time I didn't realize he was almost blind. He had "cherry eyes" & when our vets operated on him they found large tumors behind his eyes. They were able to remove all the tumors, as well as the "cherry eyes". He now can see about 10 feet. At first he was aggressive towards everyone but me. I took him to professional training where he was trained with me for 6 months one on one. He now loves almost everyone. Children, people he has met a few times, etc. He is nuts about my husband. But there is one problem I don't know what to do with. My husband & I seldom let him in the bedroom, as he has his own little bed. When we do no problem. However, when my husband gets up in the morning at 4AM for work he puts our little dog in the bedroom so he(husband) can have his "own space" & our dog can keep sleeping. There is no problem unless my husband comes into the bedroom to get a shirt, etc. Then our dog growls at him and sometimes snaps. How can I correct this? Or "we".This makes my husband very angry. But I almost see he is setting Mic up for it. Do you have any ideas? We love Mic very much but I know my husband is frustrated.
One day my mother came home with an old racing greyhound who had already been at two homes before us. One was an old lady who couldn't keep up with the greyhound and the other family moved around a lot and couldn't keep the dog. She hadn't consulted my sister or me. The greyhound had become excessively violent attacking my sister and me to the point where I have a scar. My mom loves the dog and even when she was attacked she thinks that the dog is the sweetest thing in the world. She won't get rid of it. What should I do?
Marley is a 10.5 month old English Setter who is my 4th dog over many years. He also is my first dog that has not enjoyed car rides. He even thinks he is going for a ride, he turns on the drool water faucet. It is EXCESSIVE and makes me feel bad for him because I have always taken my dogs with me around town and on errands. I want him to get to enjoy this activity. He is now finally starting to hang his head out a little. What else can I try?
don t have a problem with dogs because I love them very much, but have problems with people who don t love dogs.
don t have a problem with dogs because I love them very much, but have problems with people who doesn t love dogs.
I have an nine month old blue pure Great Dane and I have a five month old mixed Great Dane and mastiff and feeding times are unbearable. My five month old will bark and growl and attack my nine month old while they are both eating two feet away in their own bowls. The five month old will eat the others food then go back to his own bowl. It's progressively getting worse, now to the point my nine month old will go meals back to back without eating and is scared to eat out of his own bowl. He backs away when the other one even looks up at him. My husband and I now have sit and watch them eat so the five month one won't attack the other one. We need help we've tried separating them, feeding them at different times, and farther away, but the nine month one still won't eat. He whines. Help please I'm running out of ideas and options :(.
i have a 11yr old miniature jack russell and she recently started licking the radiator by her bed so we moved her to the other side of the room and she`s started to lick the wall for 20 /30 mins and chewing the skirting . our two dogs sleep in the same room in separate beds and she started being aggressive with our other dog any ideas please
Hello. My name is Lori and I am in need of help as I am sure I am not alone. I have a Siberian Husky who I drove to Ohio for when he was only 6 weeks old. Now Saber is 1 and still can not be trained for my husband who is a wounded warrior. We have a 9yr old daughter who Saber attacks but I think he just really wants to play with her but ends up hurting her instead. He attacks my husband as well as anyone else who comes in or out of our home. I spent a lot of time with our Husky while I was pregnant and even took him to a trainer spent or should i say that I have wasted so much money on a trainer.... My son is now 8 months old and loves Saber but terrified that he will bit my son or hurt him badly. Saber is a great dog for me but the point of him and me driving to Ohio was for my husband who really needs him. I am completely tired and warn out of trying different things. If anyone out there has some real advice please ill be the first to take it and try it. I really want this dog to be all he can be for my husband please.
Hi. My name is Heaven. I live with my two lovely and beautiful pitbull girls. I have my 4 yr old Athena and 1 and a half old Bonzai. Bonzai is extremely submissive. My problem is she's too submissive that other dogs immediately attack her. Now she's fear aggressive and attacks ANY dog that she sees immediately . She fence fights all the time so it's impossible for me to take my girls on a walk and in the car if she sees another dog she loses it, she's jumped out of the car when I had the windows down . Bonzai used to love other dogs I worked at a boarding kennel and I would bring them with me to work and the girls would have a blast playing with everyone and Bonzai even had some best friends. I used to take them to the dog park bbut now I can't because she wants to start fights with everyone. My boyfriend has 4 dogs of his own but it's stressful for us because there's almost always a fight between someone and Bonzai. Also Bonzai loves people never had a problem with anyone until my brother moved in with me and now she's terrified of strangers, funny thing is though she's met my brother before and never used to be afraid of him until now. I can't get through to her and I don't know what to do to calm her down. So Bonzai is a menace outside of the house and inside a neurotic mess. I'm at a loss I really need some help.
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My name is Patti and I have a 4 year old pit bull. I was given coal when he was just days old due to the mother pushing him off for dead. He has turned out to be a beautiful dog and he is very intelligent. He knows his commands and has no annoying habits. He just has two major problems...
My problem with coal are..... 1) AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS CHILDREN - when he is around children he tries to herd or separate them from the adults, drools excessively and his jaw starts chattering uncontrollably. He hasn't bitten anyone because since this first event I do not allow him around children. However, I need to figure out how to fix it as we travel a lot and there are small children in every campground we go too. And 2)AGGESSIVE TO ALL DOGS - he is red zone aggressive and has bitten me several times when he cant get to them. I have tried everything from choke collars, harness, muzzle, collar vibration (shock collar) to get his attention when he gets in the zone, but nothing seems to phase him...not even treats. I also hired a dog trainer who says he was personally trained by Cesar. After watching him work with my dog I realized he was not personally trained by Cesar and I was out $400.00.
Coal seems to be getting more and more dominate. He is 4 and just started tearing up the ground every time he pees. He is protective of my vehicle and of certain people. Coal and I both were victims of a home invasion/assault by a family member. I was beaten and knocked unconscious and when I came too Coal was being choked. I do not know if this has had an affect on him as a result of the attack or if it is because of my mind frame due to the attack.
Any suggestions would be so helpful and I want my dog to live a happy social life. I know he has it in him to play with other dogs. I just need to learn how to teach him he can do it without attacking them.
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Hola!! Tengo un problema con mis dos perros, me mude con mi perro PUG a vivir con mi esposo y mi el tiene un Pitbull los dos perros tienen 1 año, pero al pitbull no quiere al PUG cuando salen a caminar el pitbull no es agresivo con el pug pero dentro de la casa es demasiado territorial el pitbull estaba dentro de la casa todo el tiempo ahora tiene que estar afuera me imagino que eso le molesta mas el pitbull es demasiado territorial, que puedo hacer para que se puedan llevar entre ellos? porfavor ayudame!!!!!!
I have a big big problem! I have a boxer/pit bull mix named Yoda. He is approximately a very very strong 4 year old and was a rescue! He was a great dog until he was attacked by another dog on a walk and since then he is out of control! No one wants to come over and my 8 year old son can't have friends over unless Yoda is locked up! He is aggressive towards anyone who comes to the house, other animals, mailman etc.... I'm so scared he will hurt someone and I can't have that on my mind! I'm constantly a nervous wreck with him! I've already spent thousands of dollars on training and so far nothings worked! Going for walks is extremely difficult expecially if other animals are on our route! Please help! I don't want to loose my dog or have someone seriously injured! The vet has recommended putting him down but I can't do it! He's my family! Any advice would be great! Thanks so much for your time!
ALOHA!!!! Please help! I have a beagle/hound mix named Maximus and I've had him since 2006. He was a wonderful dog and got along with everyone including other dogs. We have moved a couple of times over the years and twice since 06, he had been placed in Quarantine (Hawaii is a rabies free state). Ever since he was released from quarantine he has changed. Maximus barks at any strangers that approaches our house, as well at bark at all the cars driving by our house. And he growls heavily when we tell him to stop. He also likes to escape now. There was one incident where he bit my boyfriend from trying to capture him and now he is no longer allowed in our neighborhood. We keep him here in secret because we have no where to take him. It frustrates my whole family because no one wants him anymore except me and I will not allow anyone to give him up. I need help. Quarantine has changed a sweet loving dog into an aggravated hound. please help me :(
My name is Theresa and I despretly need your help! I had owned a jack Russell named Jackson since he was 10 weeks old, he learned how to sit stay and all the good stuff he should have but the the trouble began he wouldn't listen he started to bite when he was touched, I'm disabled I have a heart condition so sadly we re-homed him. A few days ago our dog pound called said he was found with my tags on I went to get him because I contacted the “new owner" and nothing they abandoned him he was in terrible shape anyways I need help if I can't get him to stop biting barking and to listen he may have to go but I'm afraid they will give him up to then the worst could happen I love my dog “jackson". PLEASE HELP US.
Hi i have a dog named rocky henisnsuper sweer but he has some issues my #1 issue is how he is over my 2 year old dont get me wrong i love that he is protective of her but i cant even have him in the room with ither people around just. A simple thing of someonr giving her a high five too play wrestling he will bite someone he does not like it so when someone is in the room with them bothenwe habe too tell them they can not make a movement that makes him think they are hitting her or harming her im scarred he will seriously hurt someone. Issue #2 i have a chorkie they get along but he doesnt realize how big he is so he is always hurting him and sometims he gets really rough wear he corners him and i have too pull him off my chorkie im scarred he is going too seriously injure him idk what to do too get him too calm down. Henis always runnung up too the fence at peopke amd barking at them not beimg agressive butnjust barks and thats a issue because with his size and breed the neighbors tell me if cant get him under control they are forced too call animal control on him. He also likes too j7mp threw are screened in porch he doesnt leave the yard but thats anither issue too wear people will call animal control on him i am in neeed of help im scarrred i will end up loosing my dog
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Hi, I have a 1yr. and 3no. old pit and sugar pia mix Trouble is his name. His name fits him well. I got him when he was 10 weeks old. At the time I was homeless. He went every where I went. He stayed at my side. We are now in a place. If I leave him at home he tears up every thing. The bed the couch any thing and every thing. Also if I go out side for a minute he hits the door and barks and cries till I go back in or bring him out. Also last I go a lot of miles every day. I had a wagon he rode in then I got a bike and trailer that he rode in. A month ago we were hit by a car. I can't get him back in the trailer now not even the wagon. I can't leave him at the house because if I do the house will not be standing when I get back. Please can you help us?
You mentioned that there is tension in the house... Dogs are very much like children....they act out when there is tension or fighting in the household. Usually this is in the form of aggressive behavior.
Its best to keep the tension or disturbance behind closed doors and at a minimum...
@Michelle Wolff I had SAME question but with 2 Boston Terriers. We have Dude, 8 years old, 22 lbs, who LOVES to play....2 days ago we brought home Marcie, 3, who is 15 pounds. She is sweet, but Dude just lets her take his toys, and he just mopes around. Totally NOT himself. Marcie is not mean, but her play style is more " in your face" and she growls a bit and gets right in there. We've only had Dude 1 year. He was raised by an elderly woman and is quite well mannered. Marcie is spayed, but she did have a litter of pups 45 mos ago. We love Marcie, but she is just little go-getter and Dude us just sad. We thought Dude would love a playmate, he does love other dogs....but she is just running him over in spite of his 7 pound advantage. Helllpppp!
@Naomi Flynn have you tried getting a crate to put him in while you are out.. my puppy chews on everything so when I am not home or go to bed then he is in his crate.