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Dog Training: house breaking, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. This actually sounds more like territory marking than a failure in house training. I am including basic house training information for you and would suggest you look into a product...

Dog Training: housebreaking, train your dog the easy way, response details
train your dog the easy way, response details, new furniture: Hello, Kim! I will refer you to a few blog posts which may help. If not, give me some more details and I may be able to give a more detailed response. Details such as: any other pets in the house? have you moved recently? new furniture? anything new...

Dog Training: Invisible fence training, untrained dog runs through electric fence
untrained dog runs through electric fence: Electronic invisible fences don t prevent any dog from crossing. There is a training routine to teach the dog to stay back and move away on the alert tone. It also sounds like the dog has not had any obedience training since you are chasing the dog and the...

Dog Training: jumping, knotted rope, rope toy
knotted rope, rope toy, small food: Hi Marcia He just needs training. he is a large, adolescent, active type and he is starting to realise he is big and strong! Teach him sit using small food treats, away from your other dog. when you have taught him this and he will respond to the...

Dog Training: Lazy Yorkie, male yorkie, separation anxiety
male yorkie, separation anxiety, dominance: I d have the vet take a look at him. Pups of that age are usually more energetic. You shouldn t let him spend too much time in your arms or on your lap. Get him a bed and teach him to lay there. Otherwise you could have separation anxiety and dominance issues...

Dog Training: Leo,my Cockapoo, unpleasant consequence, yard boundary
unpleasant consequence, yard boundary, electronic collar: Hello Brenda, To sum up your issues with Leo, he does not listen to you. He does not listen because he doesn t take your leadership seriously. The remedy is to start enforcing your commands. When he barks at guests, say, Thank you, now that s enough...

Dog Training: NEED HELP WITH TRAINING, untrained dog
untrained dog: I ve answered this many times. The dog needs obedience training and nothing for free program. That shuld have begun at age 4 mo, so the lack of training has the dog convinced that you work for it now. Obedience training and socialization gained fromthat...

Dog Training: nipping and barking, loose cannon, loaded gun
loose cannon, loaded gun, plastic container: Quite truthfully, I cringe when people say they want a dog to protect. A dog that is protection trained is the same as a loaded gun, although I know that is not what you are desiring. Still, unless a dog has extensive training, he can be a loose cannon...

Dog Training: Obsessed and frightened, jack russell terrier, strange obsession
jack russell terrier, strange obsession, obsessive compulsive disorder: Hello Andy, Your dog suffers from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Perhaps it was caused by abuse at the hands of his previous owners. Depending on his age, the prognosis can be good. The older he is the more difficult the problem is to rectify....

Dog Training: Older dog off-leash training, Recall, Leash
Recall, Leash, Off Leash: You are definitely on the right track with what you are doing thus far. I think this book would probably be helpful in your training: Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt. ISBN Number: 978-1-892694-17-1 There is some good information on teaching dogs...

Dog Training: overnight pooping, dog, training
dog, training, potty training: Why his behavior changed: When a dog s behavior changes, we need to look at what has changed around him as well as possibly inside him. Is he possibly sick? Is he stressed? If your dog is acting sluggish and different than normal, then it is possible...

Dog Training: Paper training, purina puppy chow, wee wee pads
purina puppy chow, wee wee pads, playtime: Hi Dave! It may help to put a piece or two of your puppy s poop on the pad where you want her to go - that will help her to know what it is for. Also, be sure to follow instructions on properly cleaning anywhere she has gone potty in the house (see cleaning...

Dog Training: Papertraining, purina puppy chow, wee wee pads
purina puppy chow, wee wee pads, pet training: You must train her to use the same spot every time and she must be supervised (keep her on the leash) at all times when she is in the greater part of the house. Introduce her to a small space at first and then gradually add more rooms. IF you want her to learn...

Dog Training: Papertraining, purina puppy chow, litter box training
purina puppy chow, litter box training, absorbent surface: Honestly, it s easier to just train a dog to go outside. Puppy Pads are unreliable for most people, the dog may also generalize things like area rugs and door mats (any absorbent surface) to pee on. Dogs naturally pee on the pads because they are absorbent...

Dog Training: Peeing in the house, vinegar and water, pack leadership
vinegar and water, pack leadership, unhappy camper: There s nothing you can do after he pees in the house but clean it up with a 50-50 vinegar and water solution. If you catch him at it, you can squirt him with the same solution (while he s in the act, not after) and it ll make him a very unhappy camper (they...

Dog Training: Potty Training Rescue Chihuahua, playtime, bedtime
playtime, bedtime, poop: Hi Alexis! First, be sure not to feed your dog anything within 3 hours of bedtime and take him out right before bedtime. When you take your dog outside, show him where you want him to eliminate by placing a towel or something with his urine and even a...

Dog Training: Puggle Separation Anxiety, patricia mcconnell, shop dogs
patricia mcconnell, shop dogs, separation anxiety: Unfortunately, your story is not uncommon among people who make the mistake of buying puppies from pet stores. These dogs come from large volume breeders (I use the term with reservation, and consider them puppy mills , despite what you may have been told...

Dog Training: Puppy gets aggressive/ready to attack when sleepy, nieces lap, firm foundation
nieces lap, firm foundation, mutt: When he growls, just carry on as if he s not. Don t punish or reward but make it clear that his growling is not going to change the way things have to be. In the case of the kids, however, they must learn to heed his warnings so he never learns to skip the...

Dog Training: Puppy Yelping, king charles cavalier, patricia mcconnell
king charles cavalier, patricia mcconnell, one mississippi: Meeting the dog s mother is not the only criterion for determining who is and is not a responsible breeder. Many backyard breeders are well meaning people, and some do a nice job of breeding for good temperament, sufficient that the dogs make nice pets,...

Dog Training: pee pad help, apartment building, roommates
apartment building, roommates, pee: If your dog is trained to go outside then the idea of going in the house is going to be absolutely scandalous to him. Think about it. How would you feel if someone expected you, as an adult, to go back to diapers. It d be pretty humiliating regardless of the...

Dog Training: pom chi, puppy chow, small dogs
puppy chow, small dogs, pet training: Small dogs don t eat much, but you really should have a vet look at him right away to make sure he s healthy. You also want to give him a better food, but it s best to mix his old food with the new food for a while, not just switch him all of a sudden. ...

Dog Training: pooping on furniture, jackie jackie, magnet
jackie jackie, magnet, puppy: Jackie, It is unlikely that you can get the smell out of the couch. Unfortunately, that means the couch has probably become a poop magnet. About the only solutions are to get a new couch and potty train the dogs or to keep the dogs out of the room with...

Dog Training: potty training nightmare, positive reinforcement, female yorkie
positive reinforcement, female yorkie, tile floor: Hello, Bo! Whichever method you choose (pads, litter box, newspaper, outside, etc), consistency on your part is the key. If you are gone 12 hours a day, you need to work really diligently mornings, evenings and weekends with your puppy to get her potty...

Dog Training: puppy hurling herself against doors, etc, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, lack of exercise: When she is out of control, you must crate her for her own protection until she calms down. See this article for tips on that: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7644-Detroit-Pet-Training-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Pet-Training-101-How-do-I-Teach-My-Dog-to-Love-His-Crate...

Dog Training: Ridgebacks, bengal cats, getting a puppy
bengal cats, getting a puppy, dogs and cats: The best advice I can give you to ensure peace between your dogs and cats is to make sure your cats have claws and don t interfere unless it looks like one of them is pinned. Adult cats can usually hold their own against dogs and they will decide what the...

Dog Training: rally training, border collie, clicker
border collie, clicker, eye contact: Hi Peggy This needs to be seen in order to understand why she is doing it, so your trainer will be the best person to help. Sorry, I don t know what rally training is! Maybe it is a different name in the UK. Obedience? Does it matter that she doesn...

Dog Training: regressed in toilet trained, behavior issues, mths
behavior issues, mths, puppy: Hi Kelly! This behavior is probably related to the new puppy. Often changes in a dogs life prompt behavior issues. You may need to go back to square one with potty training, as if she is a new puppy again - whatever worked the first time, or let me know...

Dog Training: Skittish/Growling Rescue Dog, domestic environment, self confidence
domestic environment, self confidence, calmness: Hello John, It sounds like you have a very fearful dog. This is one of the most difficult problems I encounter. It is not a problem of socialization but of lacking self confidence and direction. Fortunately, he was only 3 months old when you got him....

Dog Training: Socializing our Cockapoo, gentle breed, sensitive period
gentle breed, sensitive period, cockapoo: Hi Penny You must follow your vet s advice on this one with regards socialisation. Its great you are thinking about it as it is so vital.. It is a case of weighing up the risk of catching disease with the risk of undersocialisation on the puppy s future...

Dog Training: Socializing our Cockapoo, Socializing, Puppy Basic Start Training
Socializing, Puppy Basic Start Training: Yes, socializing will be beneficial for both pups. In addition to interacting with each other, it would be helpful to take them to Puppy Kindergarten for additional training and socializing opportunities. What you can do is meet at a neutral location near...

Dog Training: Submissive Urination, miniature american eskimo, submissive urination
miniature american eskimo, submissive urination, behaviorist: Maybe you need the help of a trainer or behaviorist to come to your home and work with you, your family, and your dog. If you give me your city, state and zip code, I can try to locate some names of trainers. I can send you some information on the jumping...

Dog Training: Sudden Peeing, shirlee kalstone, separation anxiety
shirlee kalstone, separation anxiety, behavior modification: First thing to consider is a possible urinary tract infection which can be confirmed or refuted by your vet. If no UTI, proceed with behavior modification. Is water left down all day? You might consider offering it a few times a day instead. Start taking him...

Dog Training: Teaching a tiny puppy to let go of something, hsmo, pound puppy
hsmo, pound puppy, tug of war: You could try a rattle can (a soda can filled with rocks or pennies) and shake it loudly. The second part of the training, though, is to give the dog something else, like a chew toy, when she lets go so she knows what is proper to chew on and what isn t...

Dog Training: Toilet Training, Staffy raising
Staffy raising: Wow, what a handfull to deal with. The Staffordshire terrier is usually a calm happy dog with a smile as wide as the pub bar. We wonder why the Staffy does not get along with its former mate? Potty training needs to be about every 2 hrs to start, and make...

Dog Training: Training, aggressive tendencies, ddfl
aggressive tendencies, ddfl, gun dogs: 1. Get him neutered; this is always recommended, for health reasons and to defray any aggressive tendencies. 2. I’m including a bunch of puppy information, some of which deals with nipping behavior 3. I’m personally not in favor of having a dog for “protection.”...

Dog Training: training, training dogs, pack leader
training dogs, pack leader, aggressive behavior: Hello Lisa, There is much debate among dog training professionals as to the validity of this theory. Myself.....I m a bottom line kind of guy and the bottom line is that for having mentally healthy, well behaved dogs, it works. In 30 years of training...

Dog Training: training an aggressive dog, resource guarding
resource guarding: At feeding time. Take her bowl and show it to her. Make her sit and watch while you fill it. Instead of putting it down, hand her the food bit by bit until it s gone, then take the bowl and put it away where she can t get to it. Don t leave toys out either....

Dog Training: training toy poodle on wee wee pad, toy poodle, wee wee
toy poodle, wee wee, poodle: Hello Tracy, You should train your pup to go on command. You should teach him a command like go potty by using it every time he goes and praising him while using the phrase consistently. Once he has learned what is expected, then you should be able...

Dog Training: Won't eat treats?, furniture
furniture: With enough repetition you can eventually get the dog to do off the leash what she does on the leash. You could also put a blanket on the couch and pull the blanket while she s laying on it. I m a big fan of a good butt shove with the old hand, personally....

Dog Training: whining and vocalising problems, whippet, 10 months
whippet, 10 months, agility: Have you tried just ignoring him completely? If you give him more attention it just encourages the behavior. Put your hands in your pockets, stare straight ahead and pretend there isn t a dog next to you. It will get worse before it gets better, but it should...

Dog Training: Yorkie crate training, crate training, housebreaking
crate training, housebreaking, poop: Hi, Lindsey, First of all, being crate trained means the dog will not eliminate in the crate; since you say she doesn t pee or poop in the crate, she IS crate trained. What she is NOT is housebroken. So, I m sending you some information on the housebreaking...

Dog Training: Yorkie is possesive, dog bits husband
dog bits husband: First, sorry to be slow, been sick with a bad bug for a week. Not the H1N1 flu. The dog is possessive. She thinks that because she is first in bed, your husband is an interloper and she wants him to stay out and not share the bed with you. So rule #1,...

Dog Training: Aggressive behavior, Professional, Dog
Professional, Dog, Trainer: Dear Elaine, Before I begin, I want to suggest that you are in contact with a professional dog trainer near you. You can find a professional trainer near you by visiting any of the following sites: http://www.tomrose.com/graduatesa.html http://www.apdt.com/po/ts/default.aspx...

Dog Training: aggression, toy fox terrier, chihuahua mix
toy fox terrier, chihuahua mix, fox terrier: If you have to spread them out due to money considerations, I d definitely take care of the puppy first. If he s neutered before he reaches full maturity it will be better for him all around. Beyond that, you should take your vet s advice. I don t know if...

Dog Training: Behavior changes, crate train, pet training
crate train, pet training, behavior changes: You need to crate train your dog. He needs to be crated when you aren t home and whole you re sleeping. Go to http://www.examiner.com/x-7644-Detroit-Pet-Training-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Pet-Training-101-How-do-I-Teach-My-Dog-to-Love-His-Crate for information on...

Dog Training: Biting, demanding dog
demanding dog: The dog is demanding your attention. Dogs are like two -year old kids. Mommy, mommy, mommy mommy mommy I want .... Obedience training makes you the leader and the dog the follower. When you complete that, the problem should go away. Obedience training includes...

Dog Training: barking, minor infraction, pack leadership
minor infraction, pack leadership, jack russel: If you must sell her go ahead, but putting her down for such a minor infraction seems a little extreme. Your step father needs to take over some of the care of the dog. He needs to walk and feed her and should do so occasionally when you are present. Also...

Dog Training: barking, male puppy, separation anxiety
male puppy, separation anxiety, crate training: Well, it depends what he s barking at and why. Without detailed information, I cautiously suggest crate training him and treating him for separation anxiety. http://www.thegooddogjournal.com/2008/11/crate-training-without-trauma.html and http://www.thegooddogjournal.com/2008/11/separation-anxiety.htm...

Dog Training: Going to the bathroom in basement at night, night question, chocolate lab
night question, chocolate lab, answer 7: It s not unusual for a dog to start using a place that he doesn t spend much time in as a bathroom. Your bedroom is a more unusual choice for a bathroom than the basement. I d put the kennel in your room and have him sleep in there. Visit http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7644-Detroit-Pet-Training-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Pet-Training-101-How-do-I-Teach-My-Dog-to-Love-His-Crate...

Dog Training: Chinese crested female, puppy mill, going potty
puppy mill, going potty, chinese crested: It sounds like she s not used to being outside at all. So you re going to have to get her used to the outside before you expect her to potty in it. I ve seen lots of puppy mill rescues who freak out at the sight of grass and I ve seen dogs who spent their...

Dog Training: Crate Problems, fenced back yard, poops
fenced back yard, poops, gunther: It sounds to me as if he s afraid to pee or poop in front of people. He may have been punished for doing so in the past. So you ll need to give him some privacy. Try looking away and ignoring him when you want him to go. Also, make sure his crate isn t too...

Dog Training: crate training, pee poop, puppy mill
pee poop, puppy mill, foster mom: Chances are that she was kept in a wire crate as a breeder, so you might want to consider leaving her in a large travel crate. If she doesn t soil the crate, it s fine to give her a bit of room to move around. There s a great book called I ll Be Home Soon...

Dog Training: Difficulty Housetraining, separation stress adopted dog
separation stress adopted dog: This sounds like stress issues. Gods don t forget much once obedience and crate trained. And that the dog does OK when you are there, says the dog is normal but when you leave, the dog has stress and the reaction is to go potty. You ll need to spend...

Dog Training: DOG URINATING, pack leadership, dominant behavior
pack leadership, dominant behavior, sheltie: Dogs do not lift their legs to urinate submissively. That is a dominant behavior. Submissive urinaters roll over and pee or dribble while they re wriggling. If your dog is lifting his leg, dominance is the issue and the answer is (mostly) in this article http://www.thegooddogjournal.com/2009/02/whos-boss-establishing-pack-leadership.html...

Dog Training: Dog afraid to go outside now, mini doxie, mini dachshund
mini doxie, mini dachshund, hot dogs: Since the hot dogs didn t work, try putting your Doxie on a long leash attached to her buckle collar. Run the leash through the dog door so you are outside and she is inside. Have a friend hold the door flap open so Doxie can see you through the exercise....

Dog Training: Dog decides to quit walking, dog won't walk
dog won't walk: By letting it be his time, he has learned he is in control and is training you to stop when he stops. I ve had dogs come in for training that had to be carried in and out and would not even walk a few steps with the owner, the dogs were the pack leaders and...

Dog Training: Dog Escaping from Adobe Fence, australian cattle dog, separation anxiety disorder
australian cattle dog, separation anxiety disorder, adobe wall: While I m not big on them for every situation, you might consider an invisible fence system like the one made by PetSafe. It s adjustable from 5-90 feet. I would highly recommend having help from a good trainer when you acclimate your dog to it, though! ...

Dog Training: Dog goes in the house even after going outside., labrador mix, separation anxiety
labrador mix, separation anxiety, piece of furniture: Clean the area Lucy likes to go in and block it off or cover it with a piece of furniture or at least a rug. Preferably an annoying scratchy one. Reasons? I m sure she has a reason. It s hard for me to say without observing the area and the situation. I...

Dog Training: Dog peeing and pooping on rug, rain reluctance
rain reluctance: A lot of dogs don t want to go out in the rain. So if you know it is going to rain, put hte dogs out until you are sure they went. Then again as soon as the rain is over. If its one of those day long drizzle forever rains, they need to go out period. Punishing...

Dog Training: Dog Rubbing on Couch, Rubbing on furniture
Rubbing on furniture: Start with a clean bill of health so you are certain there are no underlying causes contributing to your dog rubbing on the couch. You could find a cover to toss over the couch so you have a way to keep the couch clean. That would work for a new couch...

Dog Training: Dog Sleep Habits, professional, expert
professional, expert, dog: I understand your frustration. I have dealt with this type of behavior with one of my dogs as well. In fact, 4:00 am is the time he chose as well. One way I helped him overcome this is through some of the following: 1. First, evaluate if his barking...

Dog Training: Dogs Fighting, fighting in the street, actual blood
fighting in the street, actual blood, blood sisters: You have two options as I see it. A lot of behavior management, separations, control over toys and resources, constant muzzling, and always worrying about a family member or other person getting bit. There has obviously developed a clash of temperaments involving...

Dog Training: Dogs Fighting, false pregnancy, fighting in the street
false pregnancy, fighting in the street, estrus cycle: I am at a loss as to why your vet would give ovaban - a medication used for false pregnancy - in this case. Does your vet believe this is related to the estrus cycle? Were they taking the meds prior to this event at all, because ovaban can sometimes cause...

Dog Training: Dogs Fighting, seizures
seizures: The older dog may have had a seizure. It is fairly common these days for dogs to suffer various brain seizures similar to humans. My best advice would be to take the dogs to a vet and have them tested. Some afflictions cause paralysis, they fall over or...

Dog Training: Dogs Fighting, Dog Training, Leader
Dog Training, Leader, control: Make sure your dogs have a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Once you have that, you ll need to train them to behave in a manner that is acceptable to you. It may help you to have a trainer come to your home for some training or you could locate...

Dog Training: Dogs Fighting, fighting in the street, actual blood
fighting in the street, actual blood, blood sisters: I personally think you may be better off enlisting the help of a trainer to come to your home and observe what s going on. So much of a dog s manner of communication is body language and posture. Someone trained in observing and interpreting may be able...

Dog Training: Dogs Figthing, pack leadership, little dogs
pack leadership, little dogs, pack leader: It sounds to me as if they are trying to re-establish the heirarchy in the household. As one dog enters adulthood this is pretty common. Also if there are any new additions or if anyone has recently left the household it could trigger this sort of behavior...

Dog Training: my dog refuses to go on a walk, Professional, Expert
Professional, Expert, Dog: The question you are posing is an interesting one. It is very possible that something frightened him. It is also possible that he is afraid of the leash. If this is the case, then just clip the leash to his collar and let him roam around the house with...

Dog Training: My dog(s) poop and pee in the house and are sometimes destructive when I am gone, poop and pee, separation anxiety
poop and pee, separation anxiety, leash dog park: You may not like my answer, but I think you have way too many untrained dogs, and are expecting too much of them. It s hard enough to train one Weimaraner that is un-house trained at age 2, but then to have kept the puppies on top of that must have been really...

Dog Training: Two dogs can't get along, border collie mix, rawhide bones
border collie mix, rawhide bones, sheltie mix: Multi-dog households can often have problems related to mixed messages by the owner(s). Are you sure you are consistent in showing them the hierarchy of the house? Tasha s age...8 months...is adolescence so she will be feeling her oats and pushing the boundaries...

Dog Training: two dogs working out place in pack, slow learner, control behavior
slow learner, control behavior, two dogs: More activity, but stimulating activity. Like a Kong (and if that s too easy, suspend it from a string and enjoy the show) or smear some peanut butter on the bottom of a bowl and put the bowl upside down on a tile floor, or try putting her kibble inside an...

Dog Training: dropping the ball and coming to heel, obedience trial, time and patience
obedience trial, time and patience, string cheese: From what you say in your message, I see four main concerns: 1. Will not drop the ball 2. Will not walk to heel 3. Worry about snapping at young children 4. Walking off lead I will address each of these topics separately: 1. There are probably...

Dog Training: Elevated Food Bowl Strike, bernese mountain dog, vet school
bernese mountain dog, vet school, food bowl: This is outside my area of expertise, so I m not sure how you would force him to use the elevated food stand, other than just persistence. I will say, however, that lots of dogs eat from bowls on the floor instead of elevated, and do just fine. Choose your...

Dog Training: Frightened / Anxious, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers, Shy Dogs: First make sure your dog has a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. If that is okay, you may want to contact a local trainer to come work with you or find a local class that will help your dog work through these issues. Good Luck! http://www.OutlawChinooks.com...

Dog Training: Furniture / Begging / Anxious / Walking / Humping, Furniture, Begging
Furniture, Begging, Anxious: This information should get you started. From there, visit my web site to look up additional tips and information. http://www.OutlawChinooks.com http://RileyTrainingCenter.blogspot.com Good Luck! Leader of the Pack Do these sound like your...

Dog Training: Dog decides to quit walking, thyroid problem, thyroid
Dog Training: Dog decides to quit walking, thyroid problem, thyroid, vet

Dog Training: Rescue Basset Hound Afraid of Husband, puppy mill, rescue group
Dog Training: Rescue Basset Hound Afraid of Husband, puppy mill, rescue group, basset

Dog Training: German Shephard Agression, thyroid problems, invisible fence
thyroid problems, invisible fence, german shephard: Well, I will say that there are other things besides thyroid problems that may cause a dog to behave out of the ordinary, i. e. they can have something hurting them. If that was the only thing the vet checked, I don t feel that was a thorough exam. What...

Dog Training: GSD puppy care, german shepherd puppy, puppy care
german shepherd puppy, puppy care, long term health: The health question is better posed to a veterinarian who really knows about canine growth factors and certain breed tendencies, but as far as the gate...well, can you get a taller gate? If not, you might consider leaving her on leash on a tie-out in the kitchen,...

Dog Training: GSD, tracking, other jobs?, Puppy food, training
Puppy food, training, teething: 1. Dog Food. Large breed puppy foods are geared to the growth of large breed dogs. At this point, you are probably best to stick with a large breed puppy diet. The main goal of these diets is to allow proper growth of the body and supporting muscles and ligaments....

Dog Training: Housbreaking, minpin potty
minpin potty: Minpin, actually a terrier, is often harder to train because they are frequently hyper active. Any reasonable training program should work. Basically, the dog is taken out every two hours and wait till it goes, then a tiny treat and praise. In the morning,...

Dog Training: HouseBreaking, female puppy, housebreaking
female puppy, housebreaking, urine sample: Take in a urine sample to the vet to see if there s an infection going on. Otherwise, watch & confine and wait it out. Don t let her go in the house. Keep a close eye at all times when she s indoors so you can rush her out quick and give her treats when she...

Dog Training: Housebreaking, Professional, Dog
Professional, Dog, Trainer: I admire your seeking advice. With that said, I will admire you further when you follow through with all of these suggestions. :) It will be hard, but I hope that the following list of can help you. 1. Consistency is one of your biggest allies in...

Dog Training: Housebreaking, subtle cues, sleeping through the night
subtle cues, sleeping through the night, housetraining: Every dog is different, even within breeds, so don t be surprised about that. Some dogs do not communicate they need to toilet, so you have to look for subtle cues. But I don t think that applies to you yet. Your pup is only 3 months old. Housetraining for...

Dog Training: Housebreaking, whole nine yards, water restriction
whole nine yards, water restriction, learning curve: Unfortunately, once you paper train a dog, training them to go outside becomes more difficult. I suggest starting from scratch. Feeding schedule, water restriction, watch & confine, the whole nine yards. It doesn t matter what the feeding schedule is. Just...

Dog Training: help me with my dog, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: I m not certain if you mean an outdoor kennel run or an indoor kennel / dog crate, so I am making the bold assumption the kennel is an inside dog crate for now. As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. There are...

Dog Training: housebreaking a rescue dog, obedience training, separation anxiety
obedience training, separation anxiety, belly band: I m sure it s a frustrating problem considering you ve worked so hard it. If there is no urinary tract infection, then it seems that his accidents are related to his separation anxiety. Try again with a wire crate, put some treats and favorite toys inside,...

Dog Training: housetraining a poodle, male puppy, control water
male puppy, control water, water intake: It sounds like your youngest dog is marking, and the older one is marking on top of his. It can happen in multidog homes when there are always the battles over hierarchy. You don t say if the puppy is neutered; that usually solves the marking problem. Also,...

Dog Training: jumping at windows, male boxer, leslie nelson
male boxer, leslie nelson, barks: First, I d place a barrier over the windows to minimize his view. Next, train him to leave it and come , so that you can interrupt his barking (a few barks as an alert is fine, but you want him to know that he s done his job and you ll handle it from there)....

Dog Training: kennel training, little dogs, mini pin
little dogs, mini pin, kennel training: No, it s not too late. Little dogs can be tougher beyond the puppy years, but you just have to stay consistent. The process is too detailed to go into in this space, but the best book that I know on the subject is How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days by Shirlee...

Dog Training: Lab puppy biting other dogs, male rottweiler, male puppy
male rottweiler, male puppy, lab puppy: Running away and refusing to play is a correction. Your job is to prevent the pup from following the other dog. You could also try getting the pug a spiked collar that will be uncomfortable to mouth. Of course I am assuming he s biting at the scruff because...

Dog Training: Licking, Licking
Licking: First make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. There may be some underlying cause that you should be aware of. You will want to speak with a DVM that also has behavioral training too so they can determine why this is occurring if it...

Dog Training: Multi-dog household, one dog urinating on couch... not a seperation issue, dogs noses, puppy mill
dogs noses, puppy mill, invisible fence: Even if the site of an accident has been well cleaned dogs noses can still pick up the scent of past mishaps, so they will continue to look at that as a spot to go. She is not using this spot as a way of communicating an emotion to you, there could be a medical...

Dog Training: New Pomeranian, professional, expert
professional, expert, dog: Dear Cindy, Depending on the dog, it could take him up to six months, or even one year, to get fully acclimated to his new family. Therefore, the two best pieces of advice I have for you, in this situation, is to be patient with him all of the time and...

Dog Training: New puppy owner, separation anxiety in dogs, crate training for dogs
separation anxiety in dogs, crate training for dogs, shi tzu: Hello Raiza! Dogs typically prefer clean areas over dirty areas, so your Rocco may like to have his potty pad changed to a clean one every time he uses it. I would recommend trying it to see if it helps. I believe when you say cradle, you are referring...

Dog Training: naughty dogs, jack russels, naughty dogs
jack russels, naughty dogs, prong collar: A couple of ideas: Have your dogs wear a canine backpack, weighted down in the pockets with water bottles. Also, if they are on regular collars, or harnesses, these encourage pulling. I would suggest switching to a prong collar (not a choke or slip collar)...

Dog Training: Outside bathroom issue for 2 dogs, border collie mix, wet grass
border collie mix, wet grass, border collie: Here s a product that you can try: http://www.dogasaur.com/store/products/pee-post-3.html Less than $10, worth a try! You can also crate the younger one and take her out to YOUR preferred spots to toilet on leash and buckle collar. If she doesn t go...

Dog Training: Play or Aggression?, american bulldog, pain threshold
american bulldog, pain threshold, bull dogs: It sounds like your bull dog has not learned bite inhibition. Normally the other dogs she interacts with would teach her this by refusing to play when she bit too hard but pit bulls have been specifically bred to have a high threshold for pain. Of course,...

Dog Training: Playing or Fighting?, young dogs play rough
young dogs play rough: Sounds normal to me. Young dogs play fight as part of socialization and growing up. The JRT is properly responding by playing when it wants, and ignoring when it does not. The young dog should taper off as time passes and it learns the JRT is or is not willing...

Dog Training: Potty Training, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: First make certain your dogs have a clean bill of health from your DVM. Once you know they are healthy, get a really good enzyme cleaner like Petastic (formerly kown as Nature s Miracle) and clean the area to remove any smell and staining. You can rent a blacklight...

Dog Training: Potty Training and Biting, bitter apple spray, queensland heeler
bitter apple spray, queensland heeler, arms and legs: Put Bitter Apple spray on you, he ll soon find something more pleasant to bite. Just be sure to wash your hands before you eat and don t bite your nails or you ll be foaming at the mouth! (Yea, I tried it to see what it was like.) And make sure he has other...

Dog Training: Potty trainin, minipin, baby gate
minipin, baby gate, adequate time: Hi Holly! You need to be fair to the puppy so that they have adequate time out of the kennel also. You should keep him in a relatively confined area (like the living room with all other doors shut, or in the kitchen using a baby gate) when inside the house...

Dog Training: Potty training, maltipoos, pet training
maltipoos, pet training, running out of time: At 13 weeks you should get your pup out to socialize with other dogs as much as possible. You are running out of time. Make sure he sees lots of dogs of every shape and size ASAP. Look on Meetup.com for a dog playgroup. If you don t fix it now, it can still...

Dog Training: pee pad weening, crate train, sleeping dogs
crate train, sleeping dogs, morkie: Okay, crate train first using the tips in this article http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7644-Detroit-Pet-Training-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Pet-Training-101-How-do-I-Teach-My-Dog-to-Love-His-Crate Second... I don t suppose there s any way I can teach you to...

Dog Training: pooping in crate, pooping in crate, bowels
pooping in crate, bowels, pet store: Dogs don t poop as a way of showing spite; it might be that the crate is too big. Is it big enough for her to merely stand up and turn around? Or is big enough that she can walk to a corner to defecate and not have to lie near it? Does she poop during your...

Dog Training: pooping in the house, miniature dashund, pet training
miniature dashund, pet training, suppositories: She has somehow learned that it is bad to poop in front of you or perhaps people in general. I would tether her outside a bit and sort of hide around the corner and wait for her to poop and give her lots of treats. When she s inside you should keep her on...

Dog Training: potty trainining, crate train, husky mix
crate train, husky mix, obedience: Here are some documents pertaining to housetraining: http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/Housetraining.pdf http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/retrain-dog.pdf http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/crate-train.pdf http://www.hsmo.org/m_obedience/behavior/dogcrate.html...

Dog Training: puppy biting owner, Dog, Training
Dog, Training, Professional: Dear Chris, Thank you for your inquiry. This situation sounds serious, so Brenda s continued work with her trainer is essential. I have a few considerations that might be helpful to your friend. 1. If Brandy becomes more aggressive after the Alfa...

Dog Training: Rescue Basset Hound Afraid of Husband, gentle pets, physical stature
gentle pets, physical stature, puppy mill: 5 weeks is not a very long time to overcome what may have been a bad experience with certain men. Keep at it. Have everything positive come from your husband. He feeds her, keeps offering treats (ones that she can t resist), has control over any favorite toys,...

Dog Training: Seperation anxiety, lemon juice stops chewing, partner dog
lemon juice stops chewing, partner dog: Dogs get bored. Its not sepration anxiety, its I need something to do. This breed is very mentally active. it needs an activity any time it is awake. In absence of toys, puzzles, treats, it will find something to do (destroy, chew). In Europe its required,...

Dog Training: Siberian Huskies are untrainable?, siberian huskies, pet training
siberian huskies, pet training, anything that moves: Puppies are crazy, that s the way of it. You need to practice leave it and train him to walk nicely on a leash. It can be done, even though huskies were bred to pull but if you don t train him now you ll have a much harder time down the road This article...

Dog Training: Skitish Dog, horrible condition, beautiful animal
horrible condition, beautiful animal, yorkie: This dog needs some confidence and two things will give her that. First is a firm pack leader (that s you) and the second is some obedience training. If she is given direction on what is expected of her under various situations, she will be more confident...

Dog Training: Springer Spaniel Puppy, Puppy biting nipping training
Puppy biting nipping training: The most likely reason you pup is bringing in dirt and chewing / eating it is the activity is fun. Puppies love to chew and explore with their mouths. Sometimes their choices are not ours. Here are some additional tips and links for you. Exercise,...

Dog Training: shih-tzu misbehavior, anxiety, professional, expert
professional, expert, dog: Your question is a very complex one. Here are a few considerations: 1. Dogs view the world in the present. Therefore, if her behaviors are based on rage and anger, then that means that she must potty immediately after you leave. In this way, her...

Dog Training: spooked collie bitch, sudden reactions
sudden reactions: Lets try this. Make sure the Collie is on lead when you go. As soon as you sense a change in her emotion, stop and look around foir a trigger, image, sound, whatever. Also try another location to see if its strictly the part you are using vs an open area....

Dog Training: Toilet Training, litter tray, affiliate partner
litter tray, affiliate partner, spaniel: Hi Vickie, I offer this product called the Pee Post through an affiliate partner on my website: http://www.dogasaur.com/store/products/pee-post-3.html This is supposed to help dogs learn to go in a particular area. If you buy it, please be sure to...

Dog Training: Training our animal shelter dog, training book/DVD
training book/DVD: Y0ou can get a DVD and book about animal behavior and training including all the basic commands, how the dog learns and how to be a pack leader for $29.95 post paid from Westwind Kennels LLC, 5317 W 133rd, Crown Point, IN 46307. www.dogkennel.org The DVD shows...

Dog Training: training for public, training collar, snout
training collar, snout, distractions: You must practice leave it and come at home, every day, very often when there are few distractions. Then you can add distractions and continue to practice. You want those two things to be so ingrained that when you say those words she responds immediately...

Dog Training: UNIQUE Housebreaking Problem, bouvier des flanders, crate train
bouvier des flanders, crate train, strict food: Hi, Not too old to crate train. Invest in a crate just big enough for him to stand up in and turn around. Keep him on a strict food and water schedule (don t leave water down all day, just offer it to him when you think he might want it). Take him outside...

Dog Training: Urination/biting/not listening, Puppy biting nipping training submissive urination
Puppy biting nipping training submissive urination: Always start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Remember that dogs can count. If you always ask the dog to do something multiple times, they will wait for the appropriate number of requests to perform. Also, it can take up to 10-seconds...

Dog Training: weening my puppy off pee pads, potty training site change
potty training site change: Once a behavior has been trained/learned, it is difficult to unteach it. As long as teh pads are around the dow will use them, and in many cases go where the pads were because its been taught that is where it goes potty. You need to do a complete training...

Dog Training: wont sleep in crate, rubber mat, pet training
rubber mat, pet training, litterally: She may have been crate trained before, but chances are she was crated alongside other dogs or people and even if this isn t the case, she s in a new place and that means all bets are off. She s probably having some anxiety. You can go back to scratch crate...

Dog Training: my yorkie hates toddlers, adult dogs, pack member
adult dogs, pack member, neices: There s nothing you can do to *guarantee* that children will be safe with this dog. First, I would neuter him - reason being that he may be less aggressive in general toward other dogs, and possibly toward children he views as subordinate beings. Secondly,...

Dog Training: 6 month old min pin peeing in crate, urinary tract infection, peeing
urinary tract infection, peeing, wits: The crate might be too big for him. It should only be large enough for him to stand up, turn around and lie down. Also, restrict his water and offer only at times when you think he might be thirsty. No water after 6 or 7pm. Reward him when he goes outside...

Dog Training: Adopting 10 mo. old intact male black lab, barn cats, lab puppy
barn cats, lab puppy, indoor cats: First things first. It may be best to have the dog neutered before you introduce him to your animals - it reduces the chance of aggression between dogs. Also, if you do have to find him another home, he won t be used as a breeder. When it s time, you can...

Dog Training: Adult Dog Training, train your dog the easy way, clap your hands
train your dog the easy way, clap your hands, flea collar: Hi, Anna! Consistency is key in any dog training. If you want him to pee 3 times a day, you should keep a regular schedule on when you take him out. When you catch him going pee in the house clap your hands immediately to get his attention and take him...

Dog Training: Agressive behaviour, golden doodle, pack leadership
golden doodle, pack leadership, aggressive behavior: Your dog is challenging your husband for position of alpha male in the household. You and your husband must follow the guidelines in this article: http://www.thegooddogjournal.com/2009/02/whos-boss-establishing-pack-leadership.html And expect things to get...

Dog Training: Australian shepherd, obedience training, skyhoundz
obedience training, skyhoundz, waiting on a friend: Your dog does not have to wait until it s six months old to start obedience training. In fact, if you want to compete, and you have an Aussie, it s essential that you begin training and socializing your puppy very, very early. Go to this site, and click...

Dog Training: anxiety howling, separation anxiety, pet training
separation anxiety, pet training, smart girl: Crate training will give her a safe place to call her own and ease her anxiety as well as helping with housebreaking. However, if done improperly it will cause her anxiety to be worse, so follow the tips at http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7644-Detroit-Pet-Training-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Pet-Training-101-How-do-I-Teach-My-Dog-to-Love-His-Crate...

Dog Training: Blue nose pit (puppy), blue nose pit, adult dogs
blue nose pit, adult dogs, satisfactory answer: Talk to your vet if you re concerned. Just a phone call will give you a satisfactory answer. But in my experience, even adult dogs spend most of their time sleeping. Puppies take several naps throughout the day. As long as he IS spending some time playing,...

Dog Training: Cavalier king Charles Peeing Problem, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, patricia mcconnell: Unfortunately, you have to house train her as you would a young puppy, right from the get go so that you are certain she really is house trained (I suspect she may not be). I d like you to get a copy of Patricia McConnell s booklet, Way to Go . It s cheap,...

Dog Training: Chiwennie pooping on floor, doing the right thing, dachshund
doing the right thing, dachshund, garage door: First of all, you should not be punishing the dog, you should be training him. Punishment adds to his anxiety, which makes it MORE likely that he will feel the need to hide and poop when you aren t looking. It also disturbs your first dog, who has done nothing...

Dog Training: chihuahua who thinks she's a pitbull, chihuahua mix, double benefit
chihuahua mix, double benefit, wetting the bed: I would recommend a GOOD trainer for issue #1 as this is hard to fix in this space. She needs good leadership training (as do you, of course :-) and the only way to do that is to hire someone to go on walks with you and teach you the right way to handle her....

Dog Training: Dog going to bathroom inside, psychological standpoint, cocker spaniels
psychological standpoint, cocker spaniels, list of dogs: Cocker Spaniels tend to be very anal retentive dogs. They like things to be exactly how they expect them to be and not change. They like schedules, they like people to act in ways that they expect and they like dogs to speak proper doggie grammar, which is...

Dog Training: Dog behavior, miniature dachshunds, soft surfaces
miniature dachshunds, soft surfaces, problem thanks: First thing is to rule out a medical condition, like a urinary tract infection. If not, sometimes dogs have accidents on soft surfaces because it simply is a comfortable place to go. Other times it might be marking or dominance related...how is the relationship...

Dog Training: Dog growling/fear aggression, training
training: We call it the law of unintended consequences. Stop doing anything that makes the dog growl. When the dog growls, stop and put the toy away or walk away and not pay attention to the dog. The dog will learn that growling results in denial of wants. The classic...

Dog Training: Dog poops in house after going outside, miniture schnauzer, crate train
miniture schnauzer, crate train, behaivor: I generally suggest to people who adopt a dog from a rescue or shelter to proceed as if the dog were an 8 week old puppy. You should practice traditional housebreaking techniques. The dog may have been housebroken in his previous environment, but a new home...

Dog Training: disobedience, pack leadership, wits end
pack leadership, wits end, spaniel: Disobeying is a very general term so I m not entirely sure what the specific problem is. If she is running off when she should be coming it s because running off is more rewarding than coming. The trick is to make come positive 99% of the time so that that...

Dog Training: my dog keeps crying n howling, staffordshire bull terrier, household dogs
staffordshire bull terrier, household dogs, separation anxiety: I have no idea why, but any time a dog exhibits a sudden change in behavior, you should get a vet to rule out any physical cause. The second thing is to consider any recent changes in the household. Dogs are creatures of routine, so they like life to be...

Dog Training: My dog is going to get me kicked out of my apt., high anxiety, dogwalker
high anxiety, dogwalker, late evening: Hi Sam, I can understand the frustration. Know though, that stopping the barking with collars and other devices may put a band-aid on that issue, but another one may very well crop up (can you say, shredded furniture). 8-9 hours is a long time for your dog...

Dog Training: dog toilet training, bladder infection, crate train
bladder infection, crate train, toilet training: Have you had him checked by the vet to be sure there is no medical reason, such as a bladder infection? Is he neutered? Is he awake when this happens? The reason I ask is that females and males who have been altered can sometimes develop incontinence...

Dog Training: 6 month old min pin peeing in crate, min pins, dogs
Dog Training: 6 month old min pin peeing in crate, min pins, dogs, sleep

Dog Training: Housebreaking, miniature schnauzer, crate train
miniature schnauzer, crate train, train dogs: You are going to have to crate train her. I crate trained my dog at 3 years old and I crate train dogs of every age all the time. It is not too late but you must do it properly. Too many people just toss their dog in the crate and think if they ignore him...

Dog Training: Housetraining a Formerly Abused Dog, potty
potty: I would establish a regular schedule if you don t have one now. There is a lot of literature out there on potty training. Generally we follow the following: first AM, out, make sure the dog goes and provide praise and a tiny treat. feed the dog, back out...

Dog Training: Human interaction during excercise, boarding considerations
boarding considerations: There are kennels that put a boarding dog in the same small crate used for sick animals with near zero interaction, some that on closed days only have a person potty the dog outside once a day, all the way up to expensive spas ($50/day and more) where each...

Dog Training: help with sleeping habits, clap your hands, sleeping habits
clap your hands, sleeping habits, peeing: Hi Nida! For the chewing, check out this blog post: http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2009/03/16/how-to-stop-your-chewing-dog.aspx For the peeing, try taking your pup to the proper place to pee every hour or so. First, place a towel or something with the...

Dog Training: Lease training older dog, eye sight, pet training
eye sight, pet training, pitched voice: First clicker train her. You can find out how at http://www.examiner.com/x-7644-Detroit-Pet-Training-Examiner~y2009m5d21-Introducing-the-Clicker Then put her on a leash and start walking, chattering excitedly in a high pitched voice. When she walks with...

Dog Training: Leash Training and Training collars, small dog training
small dog training: Any dog can be trained. First, always say the dog s name first. To get a person s attention we first say their name Hey Bob, then ask or make a statement. Likewise, using the dog s name gets it s attention, then the command. I would not use the muzzlle....

Dog Training: Litter box training, litter box training, mini dachshund
litter box training, mini dachshund, shi tzu: I think that may be a good idea. She is being given too much freedom too soon at night. She is only 11 weeks old, and puppies can take several months to train before they are reliable. One thing you can also try is to take her to the litter box during the...

Dog Training: lab behavior problem, labrador puppy, lab puppy
labrador puppy, lab puppy, loving owners: Often people buy two dogs thinking that one dog will be better off by having a friend to play with. Often what happens is what you are seeing...competition for valuable resources, and conflict. Do you treat the dogs differently in any way? Special privileges...

Dog Training: leash walking, puppy classes, way to go home
puppy classes, way to go home, random places: Usually when a dog stops, I say just keep walking so they get the idea that you re in charge of this walk and not them. Using the clicker and praising her in an enthusiastic voice when she is walking nice is a good start. Periodically stopping and having her...

Dog Training: lhasa apso, biting behavior, puzzle toy, buster cube
puzzle toy, buster cube, lhasa apso: If you can t control the chaos, you will not be able to control the dog - they feed off of the atmosphere they are placed in. If you love the dog, and do not want to return it, find ways to manage so that he is not in the company of guests, and the interactions...

Dog Training: loner german sheperd, new dog, older dog
new dog, older dog: Its often difficult to mix a puppy with an older dog that is set in its ways. I suggest taking your current dog with you on the search for a companion. That way your dog has an opportunity to voice its opinion and you may find it likes another breed more...

Dog Training: Maltipoo litter box problem, negative stimulus, meat tenderizer
negative stimulus, meat tenderizer, cell batteries: Dogs love catboxes. The best way to keep the dog out of it is to move it to where the dog can t get it. You can booby trap it, but that s going to get the cat too. You could teach the dog to be afraid of balloons (by popping them and startling him with...

Dog Training: Maltipoo litter box problem, dog eats cat poop
dog eats cat poop: A majority of dogs like cat poop. Many will also eat other dog s and their own as well. Keep teh dog out and if you catch the dog, say NO! or Leave It. Do some simple obedience training on take it and leave it so the dog knows what you want. Regards,...

Dog Training: Nallah- Black Lab mix, attack dog training
attack dog training: The dog is expressing a learned response to danger. By stepping between you and a strange dog she is protecting you an placing herself in harms way. The body language you describe is a protection crouch and should tell the other dog to stay away or be ready...

Dog Training: Nasty Behavior, shitz tzu, incidences
shitz tzu, incidences, pup: Hi Carol! Check out this blog post on territory marking. http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2009/02/06/dog-territory-marking--how-to-stop-it.aspx Also, check out this one on properly cleaning where your dog has soiled in the house - a must if you don t want...

Dog Training: Naughty dog in house, handfull, alfie
handfull, alfie, bulldog: It just sounds like Alfie needs some real good exercise, the kind that leaves him panting and collapsed on the floor. A tired dog is less apt to offer bad behaviors. At that point you can start some basic obedience with him to get his mind focused. Select...

Dog Training: Needs help getting my puppy to pee outside, puppy nipping, bitting
puppy nipping, bitting, yelp: Do NOT tap the puppy on the nose. Here s a cheat sheet on nipping that I give my students: PUPPY NIPPING & GROWLING Puppies play rough, but people shouldn’t. If you want your dog to respect you when he’s grown, don’t roughhouse with him when...

Dog Training: OLD DOG WETTING, water down, livingroom
water down, livingroom, old dog: Well, I think I have more questions than answers. First thing to check for is an underlying medical condition, like a UTI that might be at the root of the issue. Assuming it s not, is water down all day? If so, you might consider it keeping it up and...

Dog Training: Pees before going potty, boxer mix, perfect match
boxer mix, perfect match, alpha male: Don t scold him, but DO let him see you cleaning up. In fact, be very careful never to get excited about anything, positive or negative. No Who wants to go out! Who wants to go out! Yea let s go let s go because that can get him excited and peeing. Also,...

Dog Training: Poop Nuggets, holistic diet, eagle pack
holistic diet, eagle pack, few suggestions: A few suggestions: Has his feeding schedule changed? I recommend a regularly scheduled feeding, once a day (for a Maltese), whenever you choose. Change to a holistic diet. Most vets usually don t prescribe them because they will buy and sell lower-quality...

Dog Training: PUPPY MOUTHING AND EXCESSIVE BARKING, obedience training, goldendoodle
obedience training, goldendoodle, excessive barking: It sounds like he is barking for attention and it sounds like you are giving him lots when he barks so he s continuing with it. You need to ignore this attention barking, even when it turns into a frenzy, and only give him attention when he is sitting nicely....

Dog Training: Puppy food aggression, dog food aggression, elbow dysplasia
dog food aggression, elbow dysplasia, pit bull mix: Your pup is starting to try to find her place in the pack and that means seeing if she can get away with dominant behavior. You can t let her get away with this or she will continue it. You need to make sure she understand that YOU are dominant by following...

Dog Training: pee pad training older dog, female yorkie, male yorkie
female yorkie, male yorkie, positive reinforcement: Hi Colleen! If you have any terrain outdoors that is not like grass so that it won t get your puppy wet and cold, you may want to try taking her there when it is cold outside. She will probably need a sweater if you choose this method. Or, if you want...

Dog Training: peeing, boxer mix, perfect match
boxer mix, perfect match, alpha male: I have a couple of suggestions. First, scolding (and/or punishment) does not help. It only serves to make the dog fearful. Second, I would immediately institute traditional housebreaking methods. I am sending you documents to help you along. (see below)...

Dog Training: peeing, boxer mix, perfect match
boxer mix, perfect match, alpha male: Hi Samuel! I have some suggestions for you to try. First, it is best not to use the crate for punishment since you don t want your dog to learn to dislike his crate. Also, when you catch him in the act of peeing inside, try clapping loudly to immediately...

Dog Training: peeing, boxer mix, perfect match
boxer mix, perfect match, alpha male: For one thing, stop scolding!!! A dog that has submissive urination or excitable urination gets worse with either too much excitement or with scolding or chaos. If you are training using correction, stop. Train with reward (Google clicker training...

Dog Training: potty training a 2 yr old puggle, full time job, good boy
full time job, good boy, young kids: Hello Amy! I think your best bet is to praise your dog when he does go poop (even on a walk) to let him know he is doing the right thing. That is good that you are telling him to go potty each time - continue to do that. It often takes several days...

Dog Training: Recent move and lapse in house training, cheap dog play toys
cheap dog play toys: Simple mutual affection, fetch with alternating tossers, simple agility items, low jumps, tunnel, tricks for treats, no tug of war. you want a win win play not a conpetitive play. If the dog gets overly excited stop. treat in a kong toy, for treats small...

Dog Training: my runaway dog, natural instincts
natural instincts: Why is the dog going to the farm - to fulfill its normal instincts to herd animals? Besides normal obedience, these dogs need lots of exercise, interactive play and a fence. A playmate would help keep his mind at home provided the two of them don t decide...

Dog Training: Is is seperation anxiety, squirt bottles, happy home
squirt bottles, happy home, bribes: Nida, I think a big part of it is his age. Coming into adolescence, he is going to be pretty active these next few months. You could invest in a crate, get him comfortable in it with a tasty stuffed Kong, and practice leaving the room for a few minutes at...

Dog Training: soft coated wheaton terrior adult, soft coated wheaton terrior, soft coated wheaton
soft coated wheaton terrior, soft coated wheaton, google: If he is still urinating in the home, and he is neutered, you should probably go back to house training 101 . If he is not neutered, you should consider it, although if he is exhibiting marking behavior at this age, and is neutered, there is a chance that...

Dog Training: Terrified Dog, french bulldog, men in my life
french bulldog, men in my life, peculiarity: It sounds like your bulldog was either not socialized to men well, or wasn t socialized to some peculiarity that your boyfriend has (that you may not even notice). Tell your boyfriend to ignore him completely for awhile. Have him just go about as if he is...

Dog Training: Training Dominance INTO my dog?, puppy and older dog
puppy and older dog: Actually the puppy is being puppy like and the older dog is a typical laid back personality dog. If the puppy has not been spayed, it should be done as soon as your vet says its OK. The puppy needs puppy training and follow that with obedience training. Puppys...

Dog Training: Training Recommends for a 1yr old Labradoodle, obedience schools, reflection image
obedience schools, reflection image, image in the mirror: Until you get that return call, I have one recommendation: Exercise. The kind that leaves him panting and collapsed on the floor in front of his water bowl. You have a live wire of energy in your house, and a tired dog is too pooped to bark and create a ruckus....

Dog Training: How to teach my dog to stop barking while herding?, australian cattle dog, obedience commands
australian cattle dog, obedience commands, border collie: I like what you have tried so far up to this point, and you are further along with your daily/weekly routines than 95% of all dog owners. It is my opinion that your conclusion is correct--I think it is in a Herding breed s nature to bark while working. If...

Dog Training: Unexplained Peeing, new furniture, pup
new furniture, pup, different places: Hi, Lori! Often when a pup relapses it is due to a change in his/her life. Are you in a new home? New furniture? Any new pets or people around? At any rate, you may have to just go back to square one in potty training until Fiona is back on track. ...

Dog Training: various dog training problems, border terrior, dirty paws
border terrior, dirty paws, pet training: You must crate train your dog. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7644-Detroit-Pet-Training-Examiner~y2009m7d29-Pet-Training-101-How-do-I-Teach-My-Dog-to-Love-His-Crate Make sure you train him like it explains in the article. Don t just put him in a crate...

Dog Training: Walking on leash, gentle leader, pet training
gentle leader, pet training, as2: Your dog is getting bossy. Take away his food if he hasn t finished it in 20 minutes. He ll soon learn to eat it now or never. For the walking, try clicker training him and click and treat him when he is walking nicely. When he stops walking keep going like...

Dog Training: weening off pee pads, clap your hands, morkie
clap your hands, morkie, best bet: Hello, Don! I wonder if you have tried putting his favorite toy or a Kong with treats or peanut butter inside the crate to occupy his mind there? I believe the crate or a gated off area where you can closely supervise puppy is your best bet until he is...

Dog Training: my wees everywhere, housebreaking problems, ddfl
housebreaking problems, ddfl, wees: The problem of him wetting when he s picked up or when you confront him is probably either an excitement or submissive peeing. This is different from basic housebreaking problems. A dog should NOT be punished when it has a housebreaking accident, but ESPECIALLY...

Dog Training: 2 year old beagle, separation anxiety, crate training
separation anxiety, crate training, third time: Crate training should be approached separate and before potty training. Here is another explanation of how to accomplish the crate training as explained to another dog owner: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dog-Training-3333/2010/1/House-Breaking-3.htm Normally...

Dog Training: 7 year old Dachshund lifting leg in house, mini dachshund, social maturity
mini dachshund, social maturity, petastic: This sounds like urine marking behavior and is probably due to the other dog having reached social maturity at age 2, so your older dog is letting him know that he thinks the territory belongs to him. I would put the older dog on a lead tethered to your waist,...

Dog Training: 8-9 week old Yorkie Yelping, lack of sleep, yelps
lack of sleep, yelps, yorkie: In order to give you constructive4 advise, I need to get more information from you: How old was the puppy when you got him? Where did you buy him from (Breeder, Petstore, etc) In what room is he crated at night? What type of crate? How LARGE is the...

Dog Training: Aggressive puppy, puppy training classes, aggressive puppy
puppy training classes, aggressive puppy, little puppy: What a cute baby! Thanks for attaching a picture so I can see the Problem Child =0) First of all, you re doing a great job not giving up socializing her. However, you may make this a bit harder on yourself than you have to. Usually any new dog/puppy...

Dog Training: Anxiety Behavior Challenge, Train, Trainer
Train, Trainer, Training: As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Here are some links that should offer additional information too. http://www.outlawchinooks.com/articles.html http://www.outlawchinooks.com/Pack_Leader.html http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_training_unintentional_reinforcement.html...

Dog Training: Australian Cattle Dog, australian cattle dog, basic obedience training
australian cattle dog, basic obedience training, cattle dog: Kathryn, You first need to establish control of your dog through basic obedience training. Once you have control over your dog you will need to do environmental socialization. Basically this involves getting the dog used to being around the animals and...

Dog Training: agresive behaviour to other animals, unruly dog
unruly dog: Your dog is in command, not you. Your dog needs to go to obedience school and also socialization classes. Get a baby gate and keep the dog confined to a room [kitchen] so it can t go pee on your bed or anything else, the dog does not respect you as leader....

Dog Training: agression around new people particlarly men, border collie, adult children
border collie, adult children, time at home: You are very welcome for the help and as I stated in the initial answer feel free to call if you want a more interactive answer. Due to the fact that training your dog really is about communication it is very difficult to just approach a single issue without...

Dog Training: Bruce- my Rottie, territorial aggression, social maturity
territorial aggression, social maturity, obedience training: Rottweilers, Dobermans, and German Shepherds often display territorial behavior. You most certainly do *not* know that he won t bite anyone. Even dogs that are normally friendly can view passersby as a threat. Because they normally disappear while he barks,...

Dog Training: a bad dog, hyper active
hyper active: This serious of an issue requires an on site dog trainer/behaviorist. Someone that can work directly with the dog. I also recommend you check with a local vet to see if there is a biological problem. Small breeds can be hyper active and require training...

Dog Training: beagle puppy potty training, positive reinforcement, dog crate
positive reinforcement, dog crate, specific place: Hello Chelsea! First, you should keep in mind that potty training a puppy is not usually accomplished right away - it takes time. Many puppies are not completely potty trained until they are 6 months old, some even a year old. But don t get discouraged...

Dog Training: biting daschund, aggresion, new apartment
aggresion, new apartment, mother in law problems: Honestly you have a bigger problem with your mother-in-law than you do the dog. There is no reason that the dog can t honor and respect both of you. It is only natural for the dog to want to sleep in the bed with someone if you let it but YOU decide where...

Dog Training: boxer puppy legs, skeletal development
skeletal development: Dogs have in early development cartiladge that later becomes bone. I am not expert in this breede to say if your dog is normal or not without photos or physical exam, so I would follow your vets advice. You might inquire if bandage braces would be appropriate...

Dog Training: Cavachon Puppy Training, hot water bottle, siamese cat
hot water bottle, siamese cat, little tent: No nine week old puppy is house trained, and no toy dog should ever be left outside alone! The danger is not only from escape, but from things like hawks, which can attack from the sky, and coyotes, which unless you are in the middle of NYC or something,...

Dog Training: Crate Training a Puppy, puppy, crate
puppy, crate, training: Whoever sold you this puppy did him, and you, an injustice. This pup is too young to have been removed from its mother. That shouldn t happen until the end of the seventh week, and in many states, it s illegal! Do not put a pup in your bed. Studies have...

Dog Training: Crazy Puppy, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: Always start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. I ve included some starter information below the links. This should help you to get some control with your new addition. Links: http://outlawchinooks.com/ http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html...

Dog Training: Dog aggresion a people risk?, rats and snakes, small dogs
rats and snakes, small dogs, mutts: Peter since we are dealing with a potentially dangerous behavior here I would not be doing any favors buy making a recommendation without formal, in person, evaluation of these dogs. I can however point out some facts that may help you decide. First lets...

Dog Training: Dog barking, mini dachshund, shock collar
mini dachshund, shock collar, shock collars: Most dogs aren t bothered by the sound one or get simply used to it - because that s all there is to, sound but no learning experience. If you want to use sounds, here s a great, fast and cheap solution: A metal can (NOT a soda can which is made of aluminum),...

Dog Training: Dog is house trained but pee's if we are gone for more than 4 hours, poop and pee, cleaning product
poop and pee, cleaning product, siberian husky: Consider feeding him earlier and withholding water sooner before you leave for the day. Also, buy a crate and keep him restricted to it, but see if you can have someone, like a dog walker, take him out for a walk while you are at work--8 hours is a fairly...

Dog Training: Dog Pooping, reflected emotions
reflected emotions: Homesick is our term for anxiety of leaving a familiar area to live in an unfamiliar area. Your your domicile may have had a dog previously and your dog may be marking to cover the scent. Second, the dog could just be trying to mark territory, and third...

Dog Training: Dog Pottying in the house at 4 & 7, positive reinforcement, good dogs
positive reinforcement, good dogs, kitchen floor: Hi Deanna! First, I believe positive reinforcement is more effective than discipline for dogs, so keep that in mind. When dogs forget that they are potty trained, you really need to just go back to basics and re-train them. Don t give them freedom to...

Dog Training: Dog Snarling, negative reinforcement, puppy training
negative reinforcement, puppy training, snarls: Adrienne, Your dogs behavior is not uncommon particularly within the breeds you have in combination here. However I must commend you for paying attention to it while so many would simply ignore it. Ignoring it will not stop the behavior nor will it limit...

Dog Training: Dog all of the sudden won't walk on leash and scared to be outside, leadership position, dachshund
leadership position, dachshund, yesterday and today: You should first understand that a dogs behavior is heavily controlled by its environment. Your dog s environment has changed dramatically because of your roommate s leaving. From the sounds of it your dog had placed both your roommate and her dog in a leadership...

Dog Training: Dog Training, fence traiing
fence traiing: You didn t mention if the dog has had obedience training. Start with that. Then develop a daily routine of walking the fence line. When the dog shows interest in crossing over (digging under) tel it no and keep on walking. As it encounters items of interest,...

Dog Training: Dog Training, Mastiff pup with old Colllie
Mastiff pup with old Colllie: You have two questions here. A, your mastiff needs obedience training. The Mastiff is also a protective herding breed, so it is following its inate hard wired behavior pattern. Your second question is bringing a new older dog and different breed into your...

Dog Training: dog distraction/deer carcass, deer carcasses, shock collars
deer carcasses, shock collars, obedience classes: I never recommend shock collars. Here s a site that explains why: http://www.hollysden.com/say-no-to-shock-collars.htm. The problem is not instinct, which every dog has. The problem is that your dog has not been trained a proper recall, one that has been...

Dog Training: my dog keeps peeing on my bed and couches., time thanks, paw
time thanks, paw, couches: I would restrict his access to those places, and go back to house training 101. Often, when dogs are newly re-homed, they are insecure and pee on things so that there is a comforting scent there, or to mark the new place as theirs. But, here s a page you...

Dog Training: Make my dog sleep in his own bed and not mine!, mini schnauzer, best place on earth
mini schnauzer, best place on earth, place on earth: Learn to clicker train! Here s a video of someone teaching her dog to go to mat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVGaslyGaGE The secret of having him stay on his mat, or bed, all night, is to do the training (crate him at night until you get some duration...

Dog Training: dog unexpected peeing, aussie shepherd, inappropriate elimination
aussie shepherd, inappropriate elimination, good girl: Do not praise her by saying she s a good girl or using that tone of voice. That only reinforces the behavior. Of course scolding her will only make her more nervous. It is best to try to control the situation as best you can, don t get excited about things...

Dog Training: dog that wets, male australian shepherd, aussie owners
male australian shepherd, aussie owners, border collies: Congratulations on your new, adopted dog! While Aussies and Border Collies are fierce herding dogs/performance dogs, they are much more sensitive to positive and negative stimulation than many may realize. I myself own an Aussie - and he reacts Emotional...

Dog Training: our dog wets with little stimulation, dummies book, border collie
dummies book, border collie, submissive behavior: This could very well be a problem he will grow out of but one suggestion when doing the go sit down command and you return him to his spot you should reward him with vocal and physical praise for getting there regardless how he got back there. To increase...

Dog Training: my dogs fight (follow up), bleeding gums, last fight
bleeding gums, last fight, st bernard: Even if they don t fight to the end one of those dogs might be fearful and anxious - is it really worth it? You may want to contact Collie rescue *before* something happens and the dog is unadoptable. It s possible that they may work things out, but if...

Dog Training: exercising dogs dogs with physical limitations, Exercise, Hydrotherapy
Exercise, Hydrotherapy: Check with your veterinarian about what all is going on with the dog s legs. Once you have an idea of where you are at, you can add in healthy exercise that your dog will be able to tolerate. You may also want to check into water therapy and massage in...

Dog Training: Fetch/Dominance?, dominant field, setting boundaries
dominant field, setting boundaries, good boy: It s more of a control thing (But in the dominant field, no doubt). The way to get rid of this behavior is to ignore it. That means YOU use his actions as an indicator that the game s over, turn around, walk away, ignore him. However, the best way of...

Dog Training: dog distraction/deer carcass, rhodesian ridgeback, labrador
Dog Training: dog distraction/deer carcass, rhodesian ridgeback, labrador, ginger

Dog Training: getting foods from table, black labrador, shock collar
black labrador, shock collar, conclusive research: Here is the excerpt from my booklet explaining how to deal with this. This common problem really allow for us to see the benefits of the ONE, TWO, GOOD DOG! protocol in quick immediate results. In dealing with this problem we are extinguishing an undesirable...

Dog Training: Good Idea or not, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: The trick training should be no problem for your dog. If she ever gets confused on one versus the other, just go back and reinforce the main training and then come back to the trick work after she has the main idea well in hand. Good for you to look at...

Dog Training: House Breaking, mini schnauzer, puppy training
mini schnauzer, puppy training, crate training: How large is the crate? Do you put blanket or pad in crate? Your crate should be only large enough for the dog to enter, tightly turn around and lay down. It should not be able to stand or squat and pee. The dog needs to be crate trained to begin with...

Dog Training: House Training, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Dog House Training: Make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian for your puppy. Once you know pup is healthy, you can start training in earnest. Here are some links to get you started: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/articles.html (Lots of good dog information...

Dog Training: House Training and Crate Training, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train: Dog - Potty Training Basics Going to the bathroom in the house is one of the biggest issues for new puppy owners. You can easily win the battle if you are consistent, patient, use supervision, utilize confinement and reward your pup with scrumptious treats....

Dog Training: House training, crate training, acceptable behavior
crate training, acceptable behavior, going to the bathroom: Scolding him for pooping is not going to teach him anything. Please review my other answers for the crate training process. Using this process will define in the dogs mind what is acceptable behavior as far as going to the bathroom and creat the right routine....

Dog Training: House training a dog to sit on a potty?, amusing story, old dog
amusing story, old dog, poop: Yeah... hmmm... I don t know the answer to that one, LOL. I can tell you that House Training doesn t mean eliminate IN the house, it means to not eliminate in the house. That s just the thing if you own a dog: It requires to pick up dog poop in the...

Dog Training: housebreaking for two, brussel griffon, two dogs
brussel griffon, two dogs, crate training: Peeing and pooping serves dogs as tools to mark territory. Getting two dogs from the same litter often come with set-backs as they compete with each other, especially if they re the same gender, meaning they mark territory to show each other who s boss......

Dog Training: Introducing two female dogs, pit bull puppy, female dogs
pit bull puppy, female dogs, two females: I doubt if you can get them to get along. When two females who are socially mature decide to dislike one another, it is no small matter. Leashes, when tight, can cause an insecure dog to feel aggressive. But, what I think you have here is a female Pit who...

Dog Training: inpossible Irish terrier, disobedient terrier
disobedient terrier: Your dog needs obedience training. The dog is clearly leading/controlling you. Second, the crateis not a punishment center, it is supposed to be a safety center for the dog. The crate is where it should sleep, eat, find treats, toys and other goodies. The...

Dog Training: Jack Russell Terrier, jack russel terrier, jack russell terrier
jack russel terrier, jack russell terrier, underground fence: What has occurred is that she has learned this behavior is acceptable because you allowed it and set no boundaries. An electronic collar will work if used properly. Your current approach of dealing with it by removing her after the fact and putting her in...

Dog Training: Losing control of 7 month old English Spaniel, outright control, maturation process
outright control, maturation process, behavior training: Joel, You are a good dog owner for recognizing the potential problems associated with your situation. I went through this exact same situation with a client four years ago. Same breed same issues. First off let me tell you that what is occurring is nothing...

Dog Training: leash tug of war, blue heeler mix, puppy socialization
blue heeler mix, puppy socialization, nylon leash: I sense that you may not have owned working herding breeds before. They often, even as young ones, display behaviors that, properly channeled, would help them do their jobs later in life. The first thing I would advise you to do is to stop thinking in...

Dog Training: Mini Pincher putty training, small dogs, cheerios
small dogs, cheerios, putty: If you have ever scolded him for missing his papers or having an accident inside, he may be unwilling to pee in front of you;-) So, you would want to change that behavior if you have. It is possible for small dogs with short coats to feel so cold that they...

Dog Training: Mini Schnauzer, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: As always, start with a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. A trainer is an excellent opportunity for both people and pets. If the training and/or classes aren t accomplishing what you hope they should, let your trainer know so you can get the...

Dog Training: one man dogs, Pack Leader
Pack Leader: Here s a good start for you. Leader of the Pack Do these sound like your dog? Plays catch me games? (With toys, your cell phone, when they need discipline, to entertain themselves, to avoid going in the crate?) Bites at your heels, pant leg, hands?...

Dog Training: my new dog, accidents, good luck
accidents, good luck, 15 minutes: You don t mention her age but I would forget about the newspapers. Start by feeding her on a specific schedule. Most dogs will have to defecate within 30 minutes of having eaten, so after feeding her take her for a long walk. Let her sniff around where other...

Dog Training: my new dog, nourishment, exceptions
nourishment, exceptions, insight: Hi Jeff, Sorry for answering so late but for some reason I didn t receive an alert about your post at all. I hope you don t mind me asking but - your post sounds familiar, have we discus this issue before? I can t seem to find anything on here but again,...

Dog Training: nipping dane, unacceptable behavior, allexperts
unacceptable behavior, allexperts, dog owner: Simple lack of environmental socialization. He is not asking to be petted with his approach he is asserting himself and exploring his position in the new pack environment created when the new member enters. With his age he is just becoming self confident...

Dog Training: Puppy Training, puppy training
puppy training: you are rewarding bad behavior. The dog gets nothing when it misbehaves. You are giving it attention, treats and toyus, so why not misbehave? Get a crate, and whenthe dog comes in put him in the crate, then let the dog out after it has calmed down. Use lemon...

Dog Training: Puppy Training, Biting, Nipping
Biting, Nipping, Leadership: Sounds like your pup has excess energy that he needs to burn off. Here are some starting tips and you can find more information at the following links: Links: http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html Articles http://outlawchinooks.com/dog_training_unintentional_reinforcement.html...

Dog Training: peeing in kennel and chewing, doggy daycare, dog chews
doggy daycare, dog chews, couple times: The dog is going to pee in the big kennel if he s left there long enough. Dogs make much more of an effort to hold it in a small kennel. The reason he is chewing everything is because he is bored and not getting enough exercise. They need to put him in a doggy...

Dog Training: How to potty train my 5 year old cocker spanial?, blood in the stool, crate training
blood in the stool, crate training, free time: I can t comment on the blood in the stool see a vet for that. The dog is not house trained. Adapt the following to your situation. Here s how I explained it to another person: You need to learn to use the process of crate training properly. You stated...

Dog Training: puppy potty training, australian shepherd puppy, miniature australian shepherd
australian shepherd puppy, miniature australian shepherd, obedience commands: There are different reasons why a dog eliminates in the house. He didn t forget, he is doing it now for a different reason: Marking territory - which is why he pees once you enter the house. I often read He s smart but he doesn t get this, doesn t seem...

Dog Training: puppy trainingon walks, puppy training
puppy training: The dog is training you. You need to follow two basic programs, no means no, and nothing in life is free. You need to motivate the dog to WANT to walk with you. that means it must see you as leader,not follower. I m goin g to guess you are just all over...

Dog Training: Sammy my dog, rawhide bones, stay at home mom
rawhide bones, stay at home mom, pig ears: Hi Jennifer, Sure thing, help s arrived. =0) Eating: There are a couple of things you can do to slow him down while he s eating. Find two or three small to medium sized river rocks, round, and place them in his dish, then pour the food in....

Dog Training: Spinone pup 3 1/2 mo, electronic fences, flat grass
electronic fences, flat grass, invisible fence: Speak to your veterinarian about whether you should keep epinephrine on hand. Most dog owners that I know keep benadryl in their dogs first aid kits (I think the dosage for dogs is 1mg per pound of body weight). My own vet has told me to use it as first...

Dog Training: Stubborn and Hyperactive Puppy, raising puppies, separation anxiety
raising puppies, separation anxiety, japanese spitz puppies: You said you adopted , but if you bought , your breeder took you for a ride, or you adopted from an ill informed shelter or rescue. I can tell by your comments that you are probably new to raising puppies, and the last thing a reputable breeder would have...

Dog Training: serious resource guarding, jean donaldson, rotten food
jean donaldson, rotten food, baseball field: The first thing you must do is stop chasing him or approaching him when he has a forbidden object - your safety is paramount. The best time to have addressed this would have been at age four months, when you first noticed the behavior, but it is possible...

Dog Training: trainning puppy leash walking, step dogs, survival instinct
step dogs, survival instinct, plastic utensils: Hi Karen! What your puppy expresses isn t anger but sheer panic and fear. She s only two month old and such leash restriction will trigger a survival instinct which makes her believe she s in severe danger, tied up, strangled. She s an infant, not able...

Dog Training: walking, american bulldog, bull dogs
american bulldog, bull dogs, lead training: You can find both my training booklet along with the lead on on my website at this address: http://invincibleservices.com/html/one__two_good_dog_.html If you do not wish to purchase the package then you can make your own string by going to the hardware or...

Dog Training: Yorkie fighting, litter mates, small dogs
litter mates, small dogs, typical behavior: What is their age? This is pretty typical behavior especially for litter mates and terriers. If they could get to the other dog they would demonstrate this behavior towards the other dog. You will need to use the ONE, TWO, GOOD DOG! protocol to disengage...

Dog Training: 12 year old English Bulldog, Senior, geriatric
Senior, geriatric, older dog: If this were my dog, I would take a trip to the veterinarian to rule out any health concerns. This behavior may be related to geriatric issues and your dog could be having some pain or discomfort. I ve included a couple of links to my site for additional...

Dog Training: Dog acting out with toddler, Training, Dog Training
Training, Dog Training, Leadership: This is potentially a very serious issue that needs to be addressed in person with a qualified trainer that can assist you. The garbage is an easy fix. Put it inside a cabinet or in a room with the door shut. Sometimes it is simpler to prevent the action...

Dog Training: Dog Park-barks at other dogs, Dog park, herding
Dog park, herding, barking: You are right on when thinking this is innate herding behavior. You can try to redirect your dog s attention and practice focusing on you, but this will likely be challenging in the dog park environment. You may want to find someone locally that teaches...

Dog Training: Dog Running Away, Fence, Fencing
Fence, Fencing, Boundary: The simplest and safest things is to install a fence so the dog can be outside and contained. Other options include Invisible Fence or similar brand which is a boundary system and requires you to train your dog to stay in the area. http://www.invisiblefence.com/...

Dog Training: Dog verses cat, mini aussie, predatory instincts
mini aussie, predatory instincts, puppy hood: I m curious if you got your other dogs as puppies, or if they already had experience with cats. If this dog is an adolescent or adult (over 4 months of age), it s harder to alter this behavior that it would have been in puppy hood. The fact that your other...

Dog Training: dog peeing, Senior, geriatric
Senior, geriatric, older dog: You should take your dog the veterinarian to get a senior dog checkup to see how the dog s overall health is doing and be sure there isn t an underlying cause. I ve included some additional senior dog information too. Good luck and let me know if you...

Dog Training: Two dogs interaction, Leadership, feeding
Leadership, feeding, playing: As always, start with a clean bill of health so you know your are working with training rather than health concerns. Play/Fight: Without seeing your dogs, it is difficult to give advice on what you are working with. Based on that, I would suggest the dogs...

Dog Training: fear based aggression, Shy, fear
Shy, fear, fear based aggression: Has the dog been examined and given a clean bill of health from a veterinarian? If not, that would be an excellent place to start. You want to be sure that you are not sealing with any underlying health concerns. It sounds like this dog may be under socialized...

Dog Training: Games - Training, Playing and Behavior, Games, retrieve
Games, retrieve, ball: Toys and games depend on the individual dog. Your Standard Poodle was originally meant to be a hunting dog, so his prey drive may be quite high. That being said, here are some fun games to play and some links to toys that may save your throwing arm too. I...

Dog Training: House Training and Crate Training, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: Make sure you are starting with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know there are no underlying health concerns. From there, you may want to start the house training process again and utilize a dog crate as part of your training. Good...

Dog Training: Housebreaking, cement floor, crate train
cement floor, crate train, dorkie: I suspect that her previous owner may have acquired this dog from a pet shop or unscrupulous breeder who did not make any attempt to start the puppy off right, and I m not surprised that you are having difficulties. A couple of things you may want to try......

Dog Training: house broken, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: First be sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Once you know there are no health concerns, you can work on reinforcing your training. If you are having some regression on the training, you ll want to work at teaching them the correct...

Dog Training: Jumper, Puppy, Sit
Puppy, Sit, Jumping: You are on the right path by helping your dog understand that SIT is preferred to jumping all over you. I like SIT as a default because most dogs learn it quickly. Redirecting your pup s attention is a great way to get him to understand what you like -- and...

Dog Training: Male Marking, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: Glad to see you have been to the DVM and have a clean bill of health. What you ll want to do is retrain via reinforcement that territorial marking is not okay in your home. I like that you are using the Nature s Miracle and the other product I like is...

Dog Training: Moving the dogs toilte, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: Hello David, thank you for asking. You are on the right track to get them to use a new toilet space. Treat this as if you were teaching them from the very beginning and use some yummy treats as reinforcers for using the new space. I ve pasted some information...

Dog Training: Pomeranian house training, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. I am including basic house training information for you and would suggest you look into a product called a belly band that can at least block some of the urine from hitting the...

Dog Training: potty in the house, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: Make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know you aren t dealing with any health concerns. If your dog is healthy, they can still backslide some on house training, so just keep at it until you have success. I ve pasted some...

Dog Training: schnug puppy, Puppy, Selecting
Puppy, Selecting, House Training: This is not a dog I am familiar with, but I am guessing this is a mix of Schnauzer and Poodle. I ve included some information and links on finding responsible breeders regardless of breed. Good luck! Links: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/articles.html...

Dog Training: my six month old lab won't go outside to relieve himself unless the door is open, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: Have you had the dog to the veterinarian for a check up? Make sure you have a clean bill of health first. Clean the furniture with an enzyme type cleaner like Petastic to remove the scent of former transgressions. Find a tasty reward for going to the...

Dog Training: Training Puppies, Training, Dog Training
Training, Dog Training, Leadership: In my classes, this would be difficult as the sessions build upon information throughout the class. You would likely be better off having them attend different classes. If you have additional questions let me know. Good Luck! Links: http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html...

Dog Training: About 1year old Training, blue tick hound, bad vibes
blue tick hound, bad vibes, two dogs: I would stop reprimanding him and not insist that your neighbor s dog be welcome in your house if he is inciting trouble with your dog. If your dog is still squatting to pee, and is neutered, that s not abnormal at all, and he may always do it. How a dog...

Dog Training: Black Lab puppy not grasping potty training, lab puppy, hard toys
lab puppy, hard toys, rubber toys: Here s a good article on house training: http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2001/housetrain.htm The key is constant supervision when puppy is indoors, and out of her crate. Also, if someone has been scolding the puppy for accidents, that may be part...

Dog Training: Border Collie, Training, Dog Training
Training, Dog Training, Leadership: Hi Zoe, thanks for asking your questions. First thing you always want to be sure to have is a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Once you know that the dog has no health concerns you can start addressing the behaviors. Border Collies are...

Dog Training: behavioral problems with Great Dane, Socialization, Leadership
Socialization, Leadership, Confidence: Start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. You want to rule out any health concerns that might affect the way the dog behaves. It sounds like she is most familiar with your father and therefore is most comfortable with him too. I would practice...

Dog Training: dog peeing, carpet pad, schnoodle
carpet pad, schnoodle, first option: He was probably insufficiently house trained and you didn t realize it. But, it s not impossible to house train an older dog, and getting rid of him should not be your first option, and I agree that you should consider your son s feelings, not to mention...

Dog Training: Are my dogs marking? Please help!, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: First thing you ll want to do is have the dogs checked out and get a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Once you know you aren t dealing with an underlying health concern you can start working on behavior and training. If you were take the simplest...

Dog Training: hyper and disobediant, working dogs, blue nose
working dogs, blue nose, prongs: He doesn t know better or he d be cooperating - dogs are not stubborn as a rule, they are just insufficiently trained. If you are repeating commands and he is not doing as you ask, I suspect it is because he either doesn t really know what they mean, or...

Dog Training: Introducing a pit bull to other dogs and people, pit bulls, ill intentions
pit bulls, ill intentions, safe from harm: If you aren t sure of your dog s intentions, don t put anyone, dog or human, at risk. Engage the services of an experienced trainer or behaviorist who is familiar with your breed. Generally, puppies experience the optimal socialization period at age 8-16...

Dog Training: Male Marking, dogs barking, leg lifts
dogs barking, leg lifts, workable solution: DAP is just a calming pheromone, and I m not aware of any impact on territory. It just tends to make dogs less anxious. Many times the marking does stop when the dogs become more familiar, so long as they decide that they like one another;-) I like that...

Dog Training: potty training, puppy training, tidbit
puppy training, tidbit, dunbar: The biggest thing is supervision. So, you watch the puppy all the time, whenever he is outside of his crate or gated area. If he starts sniffing, circling or squatting, you just quietly interrupt and say outside? and take him to the outdoor potty area....

Dog Training: potty training, Crate Training, House Training
Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training: Make sure you are starting with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know there are no underlying health concerns. From there, you may want to start the house training process again and utilize a dog crate as part of your training. Good...

Dog Training: problem jack russel, leslie nelson, jack russel
leslie nelson, jack russel, two dogs: Your dog is not a problem dog, he s just untrained. It isn t reasonable to expect a dog to understand that he must come to you, rather than running home, unless he has been trained to perform a proper recall. And, it s not a good idea to let an untrained...

Dog Training: shitzu sam, patio doors, shitzu
patio doors, shitzu, sam sam: He may not be completely house trained. You could take him out more frequently, but you should also supervise him diligently while he is loose in the house and watch for any signs, such as circling or sniffing, that suggest he may have to go again. Pups...

Dog Training: toilet training, enzymatic cleaner, water bowl
enzymatic cleaner, water bowl, door mat: I think it might be simpler to try to get her to use the yard, rather than the veranda. First, remove all odor from the forbidden area by cleaning with an enzymatic cleaner. Here, in the U.S.A. they are sold under the brand names Petastic, Nature s Miracle,...

Dog Training: Young Moodle Trouble, maltese poodle mix, submissive urination
maltese poodle mix, submissive urination, poodle: The reason your Maltese/Poodle mix is urinating, licking, and tail chasing is that he is an anxious dog. Here s a good article on submissive urination and how to deal with it: http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/submissive-uri.pdf Ignore the licking and turn...

Dog Training: My 3.5 yr old dog started soiling in his crate. Help!, separation anxiety
separation anxiety: Hello Chelsey, I can understand your distress. Perhaps what you ve been doing wrong is trying to treat the symptoms rather than the cause. Although I cannot make a completely accurate diagnosis without extensive Q & A, it would be my best guess that...

Dog Training: adopted 8 yr old Shih tzu nips @ daughter, Fearful dog
Fearful dog: HI Julie: Do you have any history on Anne? I am wondering if Anne has not got any experience with Children prior to coming to you. In the meantime, have your daughter approach sideways when moving towards Annie, a front on advance, is often perceived...

Dog Training: Dog and toddler, Service dog
Service dog: Hi JanaLee; Muzzling is not an option for a future service dog, and from your comments, I feel this particular Golden will not make the cut. Is the trainer a member of this company where you got the dog from, as I am surprised he would suggest a muzzle...

Dog Training: Dog and toddler, citizenship test, good citizenship
citizenship test, good citizenship, behavior issues: I would be very suspicious of this company, as it seems they are giving you advice that is very dangerous - muzzling a dog and forcing it to submit to pestering is a good way to make the dog more aggressive, not less. If it were me, I d keep my kids off the...

Dog Training: dog training, Training, Dog Training
Training, Dog Training, Leadership: With a young Cocker Spaniel dog like yours, you ll want to start with fun training activities that help the brain develop and help the dog to become socialized. Here are some links to get you started on the training process. http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html...

Dog Training: Fear of Outside, Fears
Fears: I would start with working near an open window. Remain clam and collected, do not use a sweet voice tone or pet, as this can reinforce the fear by rewarding that state of mind. There are some CD s available with everyday sounds, like car engines, horns,...

Dog Training: Peeing, 2 yr old peeing on bed
2 yr old peeing on bed: Hello Norma: Dogs Male and Female will pee to mark a territory or to cover an unfamiliar scent. I see from the photo she is a Weimaraner, and my concern here would be the separation from the family (you mention sleeps in garage), this breed is know to...

Dog Training: Puppy on a leash, stubborn mule, positive reinforcement
stubborn mule, positive reinforcement, veterinary society: He s just a baby, and this is very common in puppies. When he stops, let him have a look around, then lure him to come along with you by using a treat (maybe a tiny, tiny piece of chicken or cheese), as you say let s go. Gradually, he will lose his fear...

Dog Training: question about my Bishion, seperation anxiety
seperation anxiety: Hello Charlene: True Clinical Separation Anxiety is very rare in dogs, what is perceived as Separation Anxiety is actually where the dog belive itself to be the Pack Leader and stresses when the family or the one person they are fully in control of leaves...

Dog Training: Shih tzu toilet training, 1 year old potty training
1 year old potty training: Hi beverly: Have you tried Create training? It would seem as if this is now a pattern/habit, that may be left over from puppyhood. I would go back to basics with create training. Also remove the newspaper from the bathroom, if the standard toilet...

Dog Training: Skitish Dog, Shy, fear
Shy, fear, fear based aggression: You want to start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian to make certain your dog is healthy. If there are underlying concerns, those should be addressed first. I don t know where you live, but I would recommend you contact a local trainer/behaviorist...

Dog Training: small dog overprotective with wife, Over protection of wife
Over protection of wife: Hi Bill: It sounds as if your dog has taken ownership of your wife. This usually occurs when a dog sees it s self as pack leader (the Boss). Both yourself and your wife need to up the your levels of leadership. This can most easily be done by participating...

Dog Training: where to start? trainable?, Training, Dog Training
Training, Dog Training, Leadership: Start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know they are healthy and have no underlying concerns. Here s a link to my web site with all kinds of training information. There should be some good answers and suggestion there for you and...

Dog Training: how to train my puppy., american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: If you have a puppy class available, take him to class. If not, there are some free lessons at www.clickerlessons.com that can help you train his obedience cues. What he needs right now, before he is too much older, is off leash play with puppies or safe...

Dog Training: Animal training, learning about dogs, entry level salary
learning about dogs, entry level salary, animal trainer: According to you, what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a animal trainer? Advantages: helping people to have a nice companion dog, helping dogs stay in their homes rather than be relinquished to shelters due to behavior problems Disadvantages:...

Dog Training: aggression between new pup and older pup, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: Always make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. After that, you may want to find a good training school or private trainer to help you get the most out of your dogs. I ll include some information and links to help you get started....

Dog Training: Barking, Barking
Barking: First make certain your dog has a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. You ll also want to know why you dog is barking. Try and determine what is causing the barking. After that you ll need to condition him to not bark at things. The big key is...

Dog Training: Bischon-Shitzu agression towards strangers, vulnerable position, snarls
vulnerable position, snarls, outburst: The pooping is not a problem but a somewhat common occurrence with dogs and is not related to his outburst of aggression. It is more likely that his aggression is a by product of being allowed to react in this way and as he matures it will continue to escalate....

Dog Training: Biting Inhibition, jean donaldson, areas of interaction
jean donaldson, areas of interaction, male puppy: I ve just explained how to deal with his biting behavior. This will begin to establish you as the leader. You really need to invest in my booklet to get a total understanding of how to establish a good relationship with your dog and help it to learn what...

Dog Training: barking and aggression, small breed dogs, slip noose
small breed dogs, slip noose, verbal praise: The dog doesn t feel threatened it is simply doing what it knows works to get rid of unfamiliar guests in its environment. This is a very common problem with small breed dogs. Owners seldom take the physical steps necessary with smaller dog to establish...

Dog Training: become a dog trainer for special need people, service dogs
service dogs: There are a multitude of organizations that register helper dogs and trainers. Here are just three. Google Helper Dogs or Therapy Dogs or service dogs. You will find hundreds of listings. Choose one that addresses your interests and location. We happen to...

Dog Training: behavioral issue, corgi puppy, dogs head
corgi puppy, dogs head, rubber gloves: This is not an uncommon situation and generally starts in the whelping area as modeled by the mother as she keeps the area clean. I can t explain specifically what is motivating your dog to do this but obviously it enjoys the process or it wouldn t do it....

Dog Training: british bulldog, acceptable behaviors, british bulldog
acceptable behaviors, british bulldog, behavior problem: Basically what you are saying is your puppy is acting like a puppy? You need to establish yourself as the leader with your dog and deal with any issues that you do not like by teaching her what is acceptable and what isn t according to your rules. The eating...

Dog Training: chiauaua is going potty around house(instead of using litterbox) since new baby came home, petastic, new babies
petastic, new babies, litterbox: Dogs often regress in their house training when there are significant changes in the household, such as new babies, moving, divorce, death of another dog or person, etc. Be patient, and don t punish - you don t want your dog to associate your unpleasant demeanor...

Dog Training: crate training two dogs, crate train, crate training
crate train, crate training, everyday terms: Look through my other answers here and you will see some explanations of how to crate train without me having to re-explain it. It is important to understand that crate training and house/potty training are two separate processes. Crate training first--...

Dog Training: Dog Barks When Left Alone, separation anxiety in dog, boxer
separation anxiety in dog, boxer: Hello Kyle! Sometimes a ticking clock by your Boxer s crate, or some sort of white noise may help to calm him. Check out this blog post, and be sure to read the comments below it also. I hope you will find some things there to help. Separation Anxiety...

Dog Training: Dog Park - excessive barking and nipping, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: Always make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. I am not a big fan of dog parks for most dogs since they are not able to work with the constantly changing dynamics and can develop any number of bad habits. I ll include some...

Dog Training: dog howl and was sleeping, rapid eye movement, chow chow
rapid eye movement, chow chow, beagle mix: Sounds like your dog was having a R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)moment! A stage of sleep in which dreams occur. Probably nothing to be concerned about just a little dream. I ve had dogs that run, bark, growl and chew when they are dreaming. So relax and if...

Dog Training: dog who "mouths' and "paws", puppy training 130 pounds
puppy training 130 pounds: First, this is an active dog and needs a lot of physical and mental exercise. Second, being a water dog, she has a soft mouth for bringing back game or rescue work. To stop thje mouthing, get the plastic lemon juice bottle from a grocery and squirt it...

Dog Training: My dog is unexplicably affraid of a friends bongo., bongo drum, naid
bongo drum, naid, gun shots: Dogs are often fearful of very novel items, especially one that makes noise. To get your dog used to the bongos, you may want to read our cheat sheet on noise fears: Noise Fears Desensitizing Your Dog Whether you want your dog to become “immune”...

Dog Training: doggie, puppy behavior, table napkins
puppy behavior, table napkins, red juice: Yes this is normal puppy behavior but will become a habit that it will not grow out of unless you take specific action to teach the dog what is acceptable and what isn t. I would suggest purchasing a good training book or booklet that will fit your desired...

Dog Training: Fearfull rescue dog, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: Always make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. After that, you may want to find a good training school or private trainer to help you get the most out of your dogs. The phermones do help some dogs and combining that with training...

Dog Training: Dog Barks When Left Alone, dog separation anxiety, dog behaviorist
Dog Training: Dog Barks When Left Alone, dog separation anxiety, dog behaviorist, patience

Dog Training: heel and recal, ecollar, loose leash
ecollar, loose leash, 3 out of 7: I realize it is a difficult decision to make to use an e-collar but evidently you have been frustrated to the point of purchasing one so do not be afraid to use it. No matter what BS you read or hear elsewhere it is no more in-humane to use than using food...

Dog Training: howling, lonely heart dog
lonely heart dog: your dog is lonely. In a word he is pining for lost loves. He doesn t have the ability to understand why his human friends are gone. He needs more companionship, human or a similar dog for mental and physical well being. Regards, Henry Ruhwiedel Westwind...

Dog Training: Integration, pack leader, two dogs
pack leader, two dogs, short periods: How long have they been together? It could take a couple months or more for this to work itself out and even longer if you intervene and prevent them from working through it. Your approach sounds reasonable but you are probably making a mistake by separating...

Dog Training: Jack Russell, jack russells, bladders
jack russells, bladders, jack russell: How old are they? Usually puppies under the age of 4 month, especially small breeds as they have smaller bladders, are let out to go potty but NEVER at the same time, so you don t teach them it s OK to do so, forming a habit. Simply STAY IN BED! Get sleep,...

Dog Training: Jack Russell, jack russells, puppy owners
jack russells, puppy owners, adult dogs: Most healthy adult dogs are capable of going overnight without needing to go outside to the bathroom. If these dogs are still puppies, you may have a little more time until the overnight is feasible. http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html Dog - Potty...

Dog Training: Jack Russell, jack russells, sleeping through the night
jack russells, sleeping through the night, jack russell: Hello Tammy! You shouldn t have to let your dogs out in the middle of the night to go potty, nor should you feel guilty about it. Most dogs will have no trouble sleeping through the night without a potty break. I recommend that you don t feed them anything...

Dog Training: Jumping dog on door, follow up
follow up: OK, my response stands. The dog needs training, and follow the blockade process. Train the dog. You can have one person make the arrival noises that set the dog off, and a second person controlling hte dog on a lead. If a second person is not available, put...

Dog Training: How to keep dog from peeing/pooping when nobody is home, bed toys, boston terrier
bed toys, boston terrier, long periods: I wonder if the first owner was not honest with you, or if the dog was not left for such long periods with no potty breaks. In any case, discipline is not useful, it only serves to make the dog fearful of eliminating in front of people, hence you could...

Dog Training: At a loss!, fear of rain, rain and thunder
fear of rain, rain and thunder, environmental situation: Barring any medical causes this is most likely an environmental situation. You need to back track a little. Instead of just letting him out you need to make sure he defecates while he is out there. What has taken place is that he has some how identified...

Dog Training: new aggressive behavior in my mature yorkie, yorkie, aggressive behavior
yorkie, aggressive behavior, roommate: Do you mind if I ask you a few questions that could help me answer better? 1. Did your Yorkie have off leash experience playing with lots of unfamiliar other dogs when she was a puppy? 2. Did the new behavior start only after the cat arrived in the household?...

Dog Training: nosing, Poking, Behavior Modification
Poking, Behavior Modification, Riley Training Center: Always make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. I ll include some information and links to help you get started. The easiest way to stop the nosing is to give your dog a different activity to do when the poking begins. http://www.OutlawChinooks.com...

Dog Training: Potty problem, confinement time, puppy owners
confinement time, puppy owners, perfect weather: If your dog is going to the bathroom near the litter box, you could just lay out some newspaper or similar as an indoor alternative. Otherwise, try and get out for the walk even in less than perfect weather. Links: http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html...

Dog Training: Potty training adopted 1 yr old dog, dog potty outside
dog potty outside: Hi Ashley! It is fairly common for dogs to want to mark everything they see when you take them for walks. I believe if you follow my advice in this blog post, you will be on your way to success with getting your dog to potty outside. http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2010/02/08/my-dog-wont-pee-outside.aspx...

Dog Training: Potty training on leash, insufficient bowel discharge
insufficient bowel discharge: I would be concerned that the intestinal tract isn t working properly. I wouold first get a vet to check that the organs are working properly. Aside form that, lack of water, excess bulk in food (excess fiber) and foreign object blockages are at the head...

Dog Training: my pit bull is scared, shy dog
shy dog: First, you need to find a trainer that can watch the dog when it reacts badly to help identify the specific trigger. Normally obedience class also develops social skills. You did not mention how your dog did in class. There is an excellent video available...

Dog Training: potty training, Potty Training, Crate Training
Potty Training, Crate Training, House Training: First get a clean bill of health from your veterinarian to be certain there are not any issues. Here are some links to help you too: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_Potty_Training.html Potty Training http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_crate_training.html...

Dog Training: Rajapalayam dogs, Rajapalayam dogs
Rajapalayam dogs: I have not seen any of these dogs at shows in the United States. I would suggest contacting the various kennel clubs to see what the registration situation is and also to see what conformation shows are available to the breed. There is a program through...

Dog Training: re-training a re-homed pup, pad to crate training
pad to crate training: Pad training is useful in NYC or other places where it is difficult to walk the dog without soiling the walkway. Collect some of the poop and pplace it outside where you want the dog to go potty. Then begin a regular potty training routine. It should smell...

Dog Training: Scooby is scared of men, fear and fobias
fear and fobias: This breed of terrier is often a one person dog. My brother-in-law has one and the dog has the same issue. When I come around with my wife the dog runs to the corner and barks at me. once in a while it will settle down and take a treat from me if I sit on...

Dog Training: Shiapoo not potty trained at 1 yr 4 mo., shirlee kalstone, bedding materials
shirlee kalstone, bedding materials, toy poodle: A few suggestions: 1) Schedule his meals and water. Do not leave water down all the time for him, and only feed him twice a day at most, at the same times. Walk him outside after food and water, and you SHOULD reward him for going outside. Make sure the...

Dog Training: Skittish dog with anxiety and aggression., border collie mix, protective instinct
border collie mix, protective instinct, border collie: The ankle nipping is common for herding dogs. The best way to deal with skittish behavior caused by environmental issues is through submersion. My providing comfort to the dog while forcing it to accept gradually increased exposure to the situation that is...

Dog Training: scratching carpet, vets office, medicated shampoo
vets office, medicated shampoo, false pregnancy: The number of pups depends on the number of times she was covered by the male. You can find out for sure with an ultra sound or preg. test at a local vets office. Call around until you find the best price for this as they can very dramatically. I pay $60...

Dog Training: show quality in dogs, Show quality
Show quality: Here is a simplified answer to your question. If you would like more detail, let me know. Show and breeding quality dogs meet the breed standard for size, color, coat type, bone structure, head type, et cetera. Pet quality puppies are not deficient...

Dog Training: shy dog freezes on the leash, bernese mountain dog, obedience commands
bernese mountain dog, obedience commands, obedience training: If you noticed, you said Vet. Going to the Vet is often a very scary experience. I myself owned a Bernese Mountain Dog who would froze up quickly and wouldn t move, even peed on herself when we were to go somewhere. Ideas: Keep working with him in your...

Dog Training: snapping at air and pawing, dog in control
dog in control: Your dog is not convinced you are the leader and thinks he is. The pawing is getting you to react to him, and when you do, he wins, then he comes back and when you pay attention to him he wins again. Dobs are very person oriented dogs. I ve had 5 and two...

Dog Training: stop my germanshepherd puppy biting, bite
bite: You ll find I ve answered this a lot in past questions. First, the dog is still tething, and needs a hard chew toy. Second you need to train and reward good behavior and not reward bad behavior. If the dog gets attention for biting, it has been rewarded....

Dog Training: Training, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: The easiest way to teach your dog to use one area as a bathroom is to walk him over to it on the leash everytime. You can also lure him over to the area off leash with a treat. Once he is done, you can reward him and then let him off leash to play. Your challenge...

Dog Training: training my puppy, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: First start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. From there, you may want to contact a trainer or training center to help you get more out of your relationship with your dog. Here are some tips and links to get you started. http://www.OutlawChinooks.com...

Dog Training: uninterested potential therapy dog!!, therapy dogs, australian shepard
therapy dogs, australian shepard, kid stuff: If all she does is sleep, I would consult with the veterinarian. If the fosterer was shady, the dog might not have been given heartworm preventive, or she may be hypothyroid (exercise intolerance is a symptom). The failure to play with other dogs is normal...

Dog Training: 11 Mnth not lisening, obedience command, border collie
obedience command, border collie, distinct steps: Was your training class a treat based training method? What is occurring is that the dog was taught but never conditioned to respond to you obedience command. This is a very common occurrence with group lesson training programs that fail to ever teach...

Dog Training: Behavior and crating, outside potty after inside training
outside potty after inside training: I never suggest using pee pads as it allows the dog to go in side and can lead to the dog not wanting to go out. The dog is acting normally since he has been trained to go inside and not outside. You need to do the potty training outside from scratch (no...

Dog Training: Crate Training, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: It seems like you are on the right path. I ve included some information and links for you to help answer additional questions. http://www.outlawchinooks.com/index.htm http://www.outlawchinooks.com/articles.html http://rileytrainingcenter.blogspot.com/...

Dog Training: Crate Training, protective environments, chow mix
protective environments, chow mix, separation anxiety: Here is the excerpt from my booklet covering both crate training and using it for house training. ...the crate should be just large enough the dog can be put in or crawl inside.  It should not be able to comfortably turn around let alone stand up or jump...

Dog Training: Crate training, kennel cough, crate training
kennel cough, crate training, play pen: Hi Andrea! You really need to just do what works. Different puppies are ready at different times. For now you should continue to leave him for up to the 2 hours - as long as the results are positive. Then after a month or so, you may be able to extend...

Dog Training: Dog walking?, kibble, spray bottle
kibble, spray bottle, yahoo answers: Hello again Alex! I quick mist of water should not do any harm to the dog. You can try it and you will know almost immediately if it is going to be effective by the dog s response. If the spritz curtails his barking, by all means use it. Sometimes a...

Dog Training: Dog walking?, pacific time, hogan
pacific time, hogan, neighbors: If you look through my other answers here you will find information on these issues. Once you get the dog walking on a loose lead you will be able to deal with the barking very easily. If need further information you can call me or simply buy my booklet...

Dog Training: dog anxiety, long periods of time, unfamiliar place
long periods of time, unfamiliar place, house dog: Dogs are definitely products of their environment and habitual creatures. It sounds as though your dog has become accustomed to being indoors and as with most dogs doesn t care to change. You are correct in assuming you need to force the dog to accept...

Dog Training: dog behavior, puppy hood, behavior question
puppy hood, behavior question, person jumps: I think what you may not realize is that you can t socialize a dog that is beyond the socialization period of development - that happens in puppy hood, and if you miss it, the dog is often at a disadvantage for life. The most you can probably hope for is...

Dog Training: over excited play leads to aggression, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: First be certain that your dog is healthy by getting a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Have you taken her to any dog training classes? The socialization is always a good plan and often helps dogs work through those types of behaviors. I ve...

Dog Training: fear and house training, squeeze cheese, pit bull terrier
squeeze cheese, pit bull terrier, primary reinforcement: The first thing to do is build the bond - you have great instincts about that. Use food!!! It s a primary reinforcement, and she will learn that you are the source of her resources. So, instead of feeding her from a bowl, toss her kibble to her, then hand...

Dog Training: Headstrong Great Dane, obedience class, leslie nelson
obedience class, leslie nelson, 9 times out of 10: He simply isn t trained to come reliably, so for now, he doesn t belong off leash. The best system for recall training that I have found is Leslie Nelson s Really Reliable Recall - you can get the DVD at www.cleanrun.com. Hope it helps you train your dog...

Dog Training: Help!!!, night mare, wee wee pads
night mare, wee wee pads, yorkie: I think you should get him in to a class with a positive trainer really soon. You have multiple issues and need some guidance on an ongoing basis for a little bit. A lot of pet store dogs are a night mare to house train, but it can be done. The key is...

Dog Training: House trained dog is having accidents, frequent potty / accidents
frequent potty / accidents: A change in behavior may be difficult to trace to an origin. I have never recommended the use of pads because it frequently encourages the dog to think it can go anywhere in a house. That aside have you taken the dog to a vet to see if there is any biological...

Dog Training: Housebreaking a 14 month old beagle, image in the mirror, perfect in every way
image in the mirror, perfect in every way, crate training: Congratulations sounds like you have a very nice dog. I would recommend using a crate to potty train her. Here s how I explained it to another person: You need to learn to use the process of crate training properly. You stated your dog stays in the crate...

Dog Training: Hyper Pitt, happy when you get home
happy when you get home: The solution is fairly simple. YOu ve done part of the obedience tgraining, but you need about 2/3 more including socialization. Basic training in this area isthe sit stay come sit finish routine, where the dog has to sit and wait until called. This is called...

Dog Training: house training, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: First be sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. You want to be sure your dog doesn t have any underlying conditions. Hope this helps! http://www.outlawchinooks.com/index.htm http://www.outlawchinooks.com/articles.html http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_Potty_Training.html...

Dog Training: Inside to Outside Business, mini aussie, feces
mini aussie, feces, poo: To be honest, I would have started her outside in the first place, albeit in an area free from the urine or feces of other dogs. Aussies are really good at house training, but they can also be so good that they are difficult to convince that another place...

Dog Training: Lab on counter, shock collar, conclusive research
shock collar, conclusive research, undesirable behavior: Here is an excerpt from my booklet on this behavior. JUMPING UP OR/ TAKING THINGS FROM TABLE OR COUNTER This common problem really allow for us to see the benefits of the ONE, TWO, GOOD DOG! protocol in quick immediate results. In dealing with this...

Dog Training: Lab getting on counter, counter jumpers
counter jumpers: cover the counter with metal dog dishes or other stuff that will fall but not make a mess, and make a lot of noise. Whenthe dog jumps up, stuff goes crashing and the dog jumps down. After a few episodes the dog learns not to jump on the counter becuase it...

Dog Training: Leash fear, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: The first thing you want to do is make certain you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know there are no underlying concerns with your dog. Once you have that, you ll want to start working on behavior modification and training. The...

Dog Training: Obediance/house training, when all else fails, try training the basics
when all else fails, try training the basics: Your are in a mess. There is no consistancy to your reactions and training. Consistancy is the first rule of dog training. That means regular schedule, rules and the dog must obey. Get the potty training done first. That means outside on lead to the spot...

Dog Training: occaisional toy aggression, Dog Park, Resource Guarding
Dog Park, Resource Guarding: Always make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. I am not a big fan of dog parks for most dogs since they are not able to work with the constantly changing dynamics and can develop any number of bad habits. I ll include some...

Dog Training: Poop, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: Make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian and once you know there are no health concerns, you should be able to train your newer dog to work with your routine. If you have a morning routine for feeding and outside time, it may be...

Dog Training: Potty accidents in the house, cock a poo, evacuations
cock a poo, evacuations, pup: Keep more stringent to the schedule of putting her back in the crate and leave her longer if she does not go outside. You pick the spot not her. Control the situation and you will be successful. Sounds like you re part way there just back up a bit and move...

Dog Training: Potty Training my new Chihuahua, female chihuahua
female chihuahua: Summer: Check out this blog post for help in getting your pup to potty outside. http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2010/02/08/my-dog-wont-pee-outside.aspx And then check out this one to keep him from going inside the house. http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2009/10/07/stop-your-dog-from-peeing-inside.aspx...

Dog Training: Potty Training A Puppy, potty train a puppy, train your dog the easy way
potty train a puppy, train your dog the easy way, puppy training: Hello Peyton! Here are a few blog links to check out. Hope these help! http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2008/07/15/puppy-training--3-tips-the-experts-agree-on.aspx http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2008/09/13/house-train-your-dog-the-easy-way.aspx http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/categories/Housebreaking.aspx...

Dog Training: Puppy/biting, biting, nipping
biting, nipping: Hello Jenna! Check out this blog post on nipping. http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2010/02/09/stop-puppy-from-nipping-while-playing.aspx Remember consistency is key. Also, be sure she has chew toys that she can chew on. Puppies need something to chew...

Dog Training: Puppy outside chewing, standard poodle, cheerios
standard poodle, cheerios, poodle: Puppies investigate everything with their mouths. He s old enough to go to class and learn the leave it cue:-)) Avoid grabbing things out of his mouth, lest you make him guardy about his stuff. You can carry some tidbits with you (I use Cheerios because...

Dog Training: pooping in the house, housebreaking, potty training
housebreaking, potty training, corgi: Hi Shirley! Following is a link to my blog entries on dog potty training. Please check it out. Particularly the posts on stop your dog from peeing inside , cleaning dog pee and house train your dog the easy way. I like the bell training idea - that...

Dog Training: potty training-regression, wheaton terrier, vet check
wheaton terrier, vet check, bowel movements: Hello Lise! It sounds like your terrier was somehow prompted by the kennel experience to revert back to pre-potty trained behavior. Using the crate is probably a good start. You definitely do not want to give her run of the house if she is going potty...

Dog Training: puppy potty, shihzu, grassy places
shihzu, grassy places, standing in the rain: She s probably just confused by the carpet s similarity to grassy places. I usually recommend that people don t use pads, and that they train puppies right from the start to go outdoors, because what really needs to happen (because dogs don t generalize well)...

Dog Training: puppy skittish around children, physical maturity, old boston
physical maturity, old boston, boston terrier: If the dog is only 7 weeks old as stated then you are expecting a great deal from such a young dog. The dog has neither the mental or physical maturity to deal with this seemingly harsh environmental exposure. I applaud your awareness for the need for environmental...

Dog Training: Re-training Potty Trained Dog, change in potty routine
change in potty routine: Behavioral changes are often caused by changes in environment. Why is the dog reluctant to go outside? Is there a new dog in the neighborhood? Remember dogs hear much better than we do and the dog may be reacting to sounds that we can t hear. Begin a routine...

Dog Training: Remote Shock Collar, field training
field training: A safe and effective remote collar for field training runs about $200. The cheap ones lack range and are only useful for a few feet. The unit should have a variety of settings so the dog gets only a tickle feeling to cue it. You may want to use clicker training...

Dog Training: Riley - our 1 year old Wheaten Terrier, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: Make sure your dog doesn t have any underlying health concerns. Once you have a clean bill of health you can start training with earnest. This is likely a combination of moving and a little regression on house training skills on your dog s part due to...

Dog Training: Room mate's dog, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: Dogs are situational and she is probably is seeing time with you as one set of rules and time with your roommate as a different set of rules. Is your roommate interested in working on training her too? If so, that might be a great way for everyone involved...

Dog Training: Running Away, invisible fence
invisible fence: Do you mean she doesn t come when you call her or she runs away from the house when you let her outside alone? Some dogs instinct and desire to travel is very difficult to diffuse. You can go through a process of traditional boundary training but unless...

Dog Training: rough "play" when hiking with humans, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Once you know the dog has no underlying health concerns, you can start training. I like that you are exercising your dog on a regular basis and would encourage you to continue...

Dog Training: run away dog, training: rip off vs professional
training: rip off vs professional: Pet stores in my opion do a piss poor job of training. The local store $99 course doesn t teach much excpet to loosly walk, sit and down settle . A professional obedience course will teach 20-30 commands, and an expert class gets to 40-50 commands and high...

Dog Training: Service Dog Trainer, sue sternberg, university of illinois at urbana champaign
sue sternberg, university of illinois at urbana champaign, service dog training: Hi Wesley, The best thing you can do is find a good trainer who has a large toolbox , meaning a variety of methods to get the job done when training a dog. See if he/she will let you apprentice--the best way to improve yourself is to get as much hands-on...

Dog Training: Stopping dog from peeing on wee wee pad, wee wee pads, crate training
wee wee pads, crate training, norfolk terrier: You can do either, so long as you supervise the dog whenever he is in the house so that you prevent any accidents. So, either use a crate or tether him to you, so that he cannot go off to find a place to eliminate. While I crate train my dogs, my mom used...

Dog Training: watch dog!!!, in your face guard dog
in your face guard dog: Most dogs are naturally protective. This derives from their desire to protect the leader (owners) that provide all they desire in life: food, attention, exercise, brain exercise. Depending on the level of protection desired, you may need to train your dog...

Dog Training: 7 week old rottweiler, training
training: Training begins by understanding whatthe dog wants. Thus if you just give treats, attention, it learns it does not have to work to get what it wants. WIIFM what s in it for me? Thatis what the dog is asking. So reward comes after the dog works for what...

Dog Training: Aggression towards other dogs, puppy mill, pit bill
puppy mill, pit bill, social experiences: Some Pit Bulls simply are dog aggressive, and, often, that s more due to genetics than any failure of training. The fact that she probably received little to no early social experiences playing with other dogs does not bode well for her success at playing...

Dog Training: Aggressive behavior between two female pit bulls, Fighting Dogs, Leadership
Fighting Dogs, Leadership, Dogs: First you will want to have a clean bill of health on both dogs to be sure there are no underlying physical issues. Once you know they are healthy, then start working on behavior and training. Have you taken the dogs to training classes or had a trainer...

Dog Training: Aggressive cavalier king charles, obedience training needs to start at 6 months
obedience training needs to start at 6 months: Oliver has learned he can be the leader and tell others what to do. You need to be the leader and tell him what to do. That begins with obedience training, nothing in life is free [see my many other posts on this]. First he likely trained you, now he is...

Dog Training: Agility!, agility training
agility training: Any dog can learn and compete in agility. There are several sources of pre made equipment and you can make your own, mostly from PVC pipe. You do not have to get a certificate from a class to compete. Just attend any sponsored agility rally. We use agility...

Dog Training: Agressive Pitt/Hound mix, different dogs, small dogs
different dogs, small dogs, separation anxiety: You have a few issues, but the most important to deal with are the aggression issues and the separation issues. This is a dog that may never be ok with all other dogs, so if your lifestyle demands that, you probably adopted the wrong dog. Boxers tend to...

Dog Training: Agressive pitt/hound mix with separation anxiety, different dogs, separation anxiety
different dogs, separation anxiety, small dogs: Hello Kim! Dog aggression is not my area of expertise, but I found this website which appears to have some really good information on the topic http://www.k9aggression.com/Aggression-Treatment/management.html With regard to the separation anxiety, check...

Dog Training: adult matese dog, fearful dogs, long periods of time
fearful dogs, long periods of time, living room rug: A seven year old dog is fairly set in her ways. Being a rescue adds to the difficulty because you don t know if she has been abused and developed a deep seated fear of human contact. In a case like this I would suggest you can only experiment with different...

Dog Training: air bud, Zack,
Zack, , Air Bud: You ll find most of the info at this web site. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118570/ Zack was the dog s real life name. There were 6 movies and followed by a group of puppies in a 7th movie. I don t know off hand who supplied the dog. There are three large...

Dog Training: Bishon Fris - Cold Weather Potty Training, wet weather potty issues
wet weather potty issues: Have you followed a regular training plan? Potty first in the Am, then every 2 hrs, then at bed time. The crate should be just big enough for the dog to stand and turn around, lie down. Feed in the AM and potty directly after. Praise and a tiny treat when...

Dog Training: Border collie help, feeding the pups
feeding the pups: Smart little pups need a lot of mental and physical exercise. Generally they need 2-3 times the calories of a mature dog. Likely Myaia is teething and that is why she is chewing. Pups will do this to almost a year in many cases. She needs a healthy chew such...

Dog Training: going to the bathroom in the house, situation changes, going to the bathroom
situation changes, going to the bathroom, surprize: Sometimes, when a dog s living situation changes, his house training skills regress. So, go back to training him just as you did when he was little, and this should get better quickly. Because he is nine, I would also have him checked over by the vet, since...

Dog Training: Crate Training, potty- crate
potty- crate: At 15 weeks the dog still needs potty trips about every 2 hours. A normal reoutine is first Am, every 2 hours, last PM, and immediately before and after food. Praise and a tiny treat when the dog goes outside (on a leash). There are several inexpensive books...

Dog Training: Crate training problem, potty-crate
potty-crate: The longer you wait, the more trained it is to go in the crate. That makes it harder to untrain the dog later to train it to go outside only. Maybe a friend or neighbor can come over and help? Also, get some brain toys for the dog, keep the little mind...

Dog Training: MY DOG IS AGRESSIVE !, untrained dog problems
untrained dog problems: At age 3, the dog is now hard wired to be the boss and is demonstrating it. Starting at age 5 months, dogs need to be trained in behavior and socialization. If they don t then they learn to be truculant little brats. You need to begin obedience and socilization...

Dog Training: Dog, german shepherd mix, dog to dog aggression
german shepherd mix, dog to dog aggression, bully breeds: It sounds as though your dog has food related aggression. There are protocols you can use to reduce his aggression. I would suggest that you work with a behaviorist, but if you don t have one nearby, there is also a good book on the subject. It s called...

Dog Training: Dog barking when getting out of car or leaving house, separation anxiety
separation anxiety: Sounds like separation anxiety. I would stop taking the dog with the kids to school. The stress is adding to the symptoms. You need to desensitize the dog and that will take time and patience. The normal method is to get the dog interested in something else,...

Dog Training: Dog poops in house, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: As always, check that the dog has no underlying health concerns that are causing health concerns. Once you have the clean bill of health you ll know this is a training issue. Lots of my clients have used the indoor grass pads as well as newspapers, and...

Dog Training: digging, food puzzles, dog biscuits
food puzzles, dog biscuits, interactive toys: Digging is a hard habit to break. It usually starts from boredom and being left alone in the yard, so if you can minimize boredom, that helps. Exercise, and the use of interactive toys is helpful, as is feeding the dog from food puzzles, and if he is social,...

Dog Training: digging, milk bones, dog biscuits
milk bones, dog biscuits, german shepard: Probably not, but what you can do is provide a safe area for him to dig and train him to only use that spot. You have to be outside with the pup any time he s in the yard until he gets the hang of this. Make or buy a kiddie sandbox and fill it with sand....

Dog Training: dog aggression, fighting
fighting: As can happen, yo have two alpha dogs and one non alpha dog. Get soe lemon juice, the little plastic bottle that looks like a lemon. When the dog starts to fight, squirt it directly into the agressive dogs mouth and on the dog being attacked, around the neck...

Dog Training: air bud, air bud world pup, paul jasper
Dog Training: air bud, air bud world pup, paul jasper, bud world

Dog Training: MY DOG IS AGRESSIVE !, ticking time bomb, safety risk
Dog Training: MY DOG IS AGRESSIVE !, ticking time bomb, safety risk, neighbor

Dog Training: digging
Dog Training: digging

Dog Training: Housetraining Issues, chow mix, house dogs
chow mix, house dogs, couple suggestions: Hi Meg! It typically takes months (not days or weeks) to completely potty train a puppy, but you should see progress as time goes on. Here are a couple suggestions. Try taking him out on a leash, and keeping him right at the spot he should go (be sure...

Dog Training: head collar on dogs, dogs products, head collars
dogs products, head collars, head collar: Head collars are useful for dogs that pull while being walked on leash. They are not a substitute for proper training, but will make it easier to walk the dog while training is taking place. Head collars require some acclimation, though, as most dogs do...

Dog Training: house training an older dog, 18 mo Basset potty training
18 mo Basset potty training: If the dog had normally gone outside, a regular routine to potty trainthe dog should work. There are inexpensive books at pet stores that detail this quite well. If the dog was used to going on pads indoors, it much harder to train to go out because it is...

Dog Training: Indoor Dog: Inside mats for potty or outside for potty?, too cold for the Pug
too cold for the Pug: I can relate to cold weather in northern Alberta haveing been to Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grand Prairie etc on several drives to northern Yukon (Dempster hwy) or Alaska (Fairbanks) at various times of year. While in Fairbanks one year I was in a barracks...

Dog Training: Interaction, puppy and older dog
puppy and older dog: Outside is a huge chocolate cake, You take a nice big piece of chocolate cake inside. Suddenly you ar forced to give half or more of it to someone else in the house. Your older dog had the entire territory of the house to himself. Now an active little...

Dog Training: My Lhasa apso pup pees and poops in crate, potty training 4 mo old
potty training 4 mo old: Have you followed a regular training plan? Potty first in the Am, then every 2 hrs, then at bed time. The crate should be just big enough for the dog to stand and turn around, lie down. Feed in the AM and potty directly after. Praise and a tiny treat when...

Dog Training: My Naughty Puppy, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer, Dog Training: There are a number of step to take when training a young dog. I have included some basics about being a leader for you dog, and also have some links to additional articles for you. Good Luck! http://www.OutlawChinooks.com http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html...

Dog Training: New dog, toy follow up
toy follow up: There are puzzle toys more comcplex than a Kong ball. Use a dog cookie vs peanut butter so it sticks inside longer as pieces break off from the dogs effort. One toy looks like a board with holes, the treat is under the board and the dog has to figure out...

Dog Training: Pooping in back yard, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: One of the easiest methods to train a dog to go in a particular spot is to clip on a lead and always walk to the spot until the dog learns that is the area. I ve included a link to some additional articles on my web site for you to look through. Also pasted...

Dog Training: Possessive Agressive, retreiver plays keep away
retreiver plays keep away: Labs are retreivers, therefore, the hot button is somehting it can hold in its mouth as that is what it knows to do. Get it some dog items it can carry around, that also serve as mental stimulation (foodin a kong for example) a hard rubber ball. We train...

Dog Training: poop in the house, dog wants to potty inside not outside
dog wants to potty inside not outside: THank you for serving in Afganistan. You need to ask your husband what he did for potty with the dog while you were away. I would not be surprised that the dog may now be paper or pad trained. Besides the usual potty training info available in inexpensive...

Dog Training: How do i potty train my dog inside and outside, patricia mcconnell, doberman pinscher
patricia mcconnell, doberman pinscher, puppy class: I m not a big fan of training a Dobe to potty in a litter box. When your dog is full grown, he will be unlikely to aim accurately into such a small space, and training him to a litter box makes it harder to train him to go outside. Your puppy is way too...

Dog Training: potty training, House Train, Crate Train
House Train, Crate Train, Potty Train: First make certain your dog(s) have a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Once you know there are no health concerns you can work on training. Check on my site and my blog for additional tips and let me know if you would like more information....

Dog Training: potty training, potty training
potty training: If the dog is noisy while in the crate, put a blanket over it to make it darker to induce the dog to nap. You ll have to watch the dog and as soon as it begins to go in the crate, tell it no, let it outside immediately and make sure it goes outside. Praise...

Dog Training: puppy aggression, puppy nipping, move livestock
puppy nipping, move livestock, dogs and puppies: Puppy nipping is normal but should not be encouraged. This dog needs to get in to a good positive puppy class *yesterday* because off leash interaction with other puppies, early and often, is extremely useful (critical, in fact) in teaching bite inhibition...

Dog Training: Scared Red-nosed Pitbull, no trust
no trust: Your dog needs a lot of individual work, 2-3 hours per day in training, socialization and confidence building. You need to find a local trainer that can devote significant time to assist you. What you are experiencing is lack of trust from the dog. Trust...

Dog Training: Springer Pup is scared of me!, unapproachable pup
unapproachable pup: Some dogs fear men, others women (less so). You need to ignore the scared dog and let it work its way to you. In our book we detail, you cant make a dog love you, it has to trust you first. By playing and being active with the other dog, the frightened...

Dog Training: Sudden unexplained behaviour change, behavior changes
behavior changes: I think the clue lies with the opening statement that the dog was a bit standoffish before. This may have been a self confidence issue and a comfort zone. Now that the dog has been neutered its scent changes and it may think its the scent of another dog, not...

Dog Training: Swimming and Seperation Anxiety Issues, patricia mcconnell, seperation anxiety
patricia mcconnell, seperation anxiety, separation anxiety: True separation anxiety usually involves either destruction to the environment, or to the dog. Just tossing food around and making a mess might be a precursor, but is not the full blown issue. So, to prevent this from escalating, I suggest you purchase a...

Dog Training: Thunder, Thunder
Thunder: There are a number of good sites with counter conditioning tips, which I will link for you. http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/DogTip_FearOfThunder.php http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS245US24... Google Search...

Dog Training: Training pad misses!, poodle mix, pee puddle
poodle mix, pee puddle, shower curtain: Hi Dave! I believe your best bet would be to go ahead and train your pup to potty outside at this point. As your puppy grows, she will be able to hold it longer and longer. Once she reaches 9 months or up to a year she will probably be able to hold it...

Dog Training: Transitioning from Puppy Pads to Outside, the problem with potty pads
the problem with potty pads: The dog doesn t understand why it has to go outside after being trained to go inside. You need to make a spot withthe residue from one of the pads, so the dog has its own scent to cue it. Have you followed a regular training plan? Potty first in the AM,...

Dog Training: Can't toilet train 1 yr old Chiwawa, abused (caged) dog
abused (caged) dog: The dog has never learned how to be a dog. It is lacking in social skills and never learned normal body functions. The dog will take a lot of work starting with outside toilet training, socialization and doggy skills. Likely it needs to be around another dog...

Dog Training: toilet taining, carton box, breath smell
carton box, breath smell, toilet training: Toilet training: Please read my other answers here. I ve addressed this very question several times and do not feel it necessary to repeat myself again. As far as the other questions about her health that would best be answered by a vet who can see her in...

Dog Training: toilet training, serious illness
serious illness: I am not a veteranarian, but the symptoms you describe are serious. A dog that does not eat may have an intentinal blockage, intentinal worms, heart worms, pneumonia, and any number of other diseases. This dog needs serious vet care before it dies. regards...

Dog Training: toilet training, carton box, toilet training
carton box, toilet training, breath smell: Hello Mina! You should probably see the veterinarian again for the first item - I cannot help with that. For training your dog to use the toilet in a certain place, try this: When you use a towel to clean up her urine, place that towel (with her urine...

Dog Training: toilet trianing, poor teeth, carton box
poor teeth, carton box, kennel cough: Take her back to the vet - it s not normal for a dog to be lethargic, and if she is sneezing, she could possibly have kennel cough. But, the bad breath smell is of concern - dogs that have poor teeth can get bad infections and abscesses, just like people....

Dog Training: Urination and Whining issues, rawhide bone, going to the grocery store
rawhide bone, going to the grocery store, floor apartment: Hi Matthew! I believe the first thing to do is to take your dog back to the veterinarian to be sure her UTI is resolved and that there are no other health problems - be sure to tell the vet about the whining. It really sounds like whining due to pain,...

Dog Training: whinning shih tzu's, separation anxiety in dogs, shih tsu
separation anxiety in dogs, shih tsu, whinning: Hi Vera! This is somewhat outside my area of expertise, but I have a hunch that your shih tsu s may have separation anxiety issues. The throwing up may just be due to getting really anxious. Check out this blog post for more on separation anxiety: http://blog.gizmo2wizmo.com/2009/02/03/5-tips-to-remedy-separation-anxiety-in-dogs.aspx...

Dog Training: Adult Dog Defecating In Crate, baby rivalry
baby rivalry: Dogs can feel displaced when a baby arrives. It sees that the baby is receiving a lot of attention and thus similar to sibling rivalry in nature. Be sure to spend dedicated time with your dog, and spend time in play and affection periods so it does not feel...

Dog Training: annoying barking dogs, bark
bark: You need to obedience train the dogs. Part of that is socialization so the dog becomes accustomed to being around other dogs and people. You ll need the help of another person and find the trigger distance of when the dog barks. Then reward the dog for not...

Dog Training: Behavior Issues, anti bark training
anti bark training: YOur dog needs basic obedience and specific training. The latest issue of ADPT Chronicle has a good article on dealing with your specific problem of barking at the door. As with any desensitization training, you start by parking the dog. Then trigger the negative...

Dog Training: beagle fighting, sibling rivalry/parent off spring issues
sibling rivalry/parent off spring issues: parent dogs and cats often spurn their off spring when the pups/kitties grow up and become rivals. the parent dogs view the grown dogs as competition for attention food, shelter, etc. Its seldom a good idea to keep the off spring with the parents. The mother...

Dog Training: bladder issues in rescue pups, potty issues
potty issues: Potty training routines begin with a first AM, then every two hours, then just before bed time,plus immediately before and after eating. The dogs go out on lead and when the dog goes, you immediately give it a tiny reward. It is taught to go where you want...

Dog Training: Crating Two Dogs, dog crate
dog crate: If the dogs get along well, put the crates near each other. First, I would provide enough chew toys or rawhides for the current dog to keep occupied so it doesn t chew other stuff. Get some treat puzzle toys. Regards, Henry Ruhwiedel www.dogkennel.or...

Dog Training: Destructive Behavior, bored dog destroys
bored dog destroys: The dog needs positive mental and physical exercise. The dog is bored and looking for something to occupy its brain and move its muscles. Get it some chew proof toys, intelligent dog puzzles, food in a kong toy, etc. The dog needs 2-4 hrs of exercise, play,...

Dog Training: Dog barking SUDDENLY, desensitization
desensitization: In public the dog sees and scents the other dogs. At home there is no sight or scent to explai to her brain what is going on. When at home, try to provide the dog with the ability to see what is disturbing it. THis can be done with a friend and dog outside,...

Dog Training: Dog neutering, spay neuter, french bloodlines
spay neuter, french bloodlines, spayed and neutered: I am not an authority on early neuter, but here is a study you may want to read: http://www.avma.org/avmacollections/obesity_dogs/javma_224_3_380.pdf I can tell you that I see many shelter puppies in my classes that are neutered young, and have not noticed...

Dog Training: Dog on a property, field training
field training: Obedience training teaches the dog to come when called. You can also perimmiter walk, training the dog to stay on your side of the line. Animals by nature explore their territory for various reasons. Growing up on a farm as a kid, the farm dogs all roamed...

Dog Training: Dog running away, run away
run away: You didn t mention what if any training the dog has had. Standard obedience training includes teaching the dog to come when called and not run away. When you move to the 30 acres, you can teach perimiter walking but without proper obedience training there...

Dog Training: dog barking, barking
barking: What is the trigger to start the barking? Is it asking for attention, guarding, just a barky dog? When you figure out the trigger, then you can counter train the dog to not bark. As you found, most of the bark collars don t work. Most increase the barking....

Dog Training: dog body blocking new puppy, little pup, different dogs
little pup, different dogs, clicker trainer: I need a little more description, if you wouldn t mind. Can you tell me how the Lab is doing this by describing her body language more precisely? While she s doing this, what are her eyes, mouth ears and tail doing? Does she make contact with your little...

Dog Training: English Mastiff, OFF
OFF: As you have discovered, when you don t train a dog, it makes its own rules. You ll have to trainthe dog to make some other action when it wants in/out, so you could put in a bell and teach the dog to ring the bell. You might also consider a doggy door. For...

Dog Training: hi, puppy training
puppy training: You need to begin formal obedience training and socialization. Also potty training consists of first inthe AM, every two hours ON LEAD, immediately before and after meals and last thing at night. Its on lead so ou have the dog go potty in the same location...

Dog Training: housbreaking, potty training
potty training: some dogs get it in a few days, others a year or more. You can shorten the period bhy effective training methods. potty first AM, every 2 hours, immediatly before and after meals, and at bed time. Take the dog out on a lead, give it praise and reward (tiny...

Dog Training: invisible fence, invisible fence
invisible fence: most inivisible fences are ot meant to be run outside of a grassy area. You can use a small diameter PVC pipe and drill it just under the concrete for your wire. If you have expansion cracks across the drive, put the wire in the crack, then use liquid concrete...

Dog Training: When I'm not home, dog on couch, dog off furniture
dog on couch, dog off furniture: If you re gone, only way I can think of is preventing it physically. Closing bedroom door, or using a mat that is sold with little nubs on it so it s uncomfortable to lie on. You can also try getting a dog bed she likes and positioning it in the area of...

Dog Training: making outside dog not to come into my home, feral dog treatment
feral dog treatment: Thanks for being a pet rescue. Keep the door closed. The feral dogs (wild) have not been trained and are just following their instincts. If you want the dogs to be able to come into the house you have to potty and obedience train them. Also wild dogs likely...

Dog Training: Naughty Shihtzu's, carpet spray, positive reinforcement
carpet spray, positive reinforcement, depression pain: Punishment for house training issues, even if it s mild, can have the unwanted effect of having your dogs become afraid to pee in front of you, so, rather than realizing that you only want them to pee outside, they try to hide from you and pee indoors or out,...

Dog Training: Older Beagle Peeing in the House, geriatric symptoms
geriatric symptoms: THis is old enough that the dog could have early symptoms of bladder or kidney issues. The change in appitite also is a warning sign to look for biological issues. Dogs become geriatric in the last third of their normal life span, 14-16 for beagles. I would...

Dog Training: Puppy house training, cornor, crate training
cornor, crate training, rest of the night: Here s our house training protocol. As to the crate whining, you NEVER acknowledge a puppy in its crate unless it s time for a potty break, and then you take him out, reward him for going to the potty, and put him back in the crate, into which you have tossed...

Dog Training: Puppy trys to deflea us, lemon juice deters nipping/biting
lemon juice deters nipping/biting: The mouthing/nipping is a dominant sign. You rewarded the behavior when you said OW! Get some lemon juice. spread it oin your hand, not get a treat and hold it so the dog must touch your lemon taste flesh to get the treat. The dog will learn you do not taste...

Dog Training: persistent dog barking, mail person, american eskimo
mail person, american eskimo, barking collars: Unintentional Reinforcement Can your dog count? Why yes, she can! Think of the times you have asked your dog to do something and it takes three or four times before they actually do what you have asked. Is your dog stupid or stubborn? Probably not. Can...

Dog Training: my puppy, emma parsons, feisty fido
emma parsons, feisty fido, patricia mcconnell: Hi Jaizlyn, Usually when dogs seem overprotective or aggressive, it really isn t protectiveness that they are displaying. More than 80% of dogs that respond this way when they are on leash are doing so out of fear, not protectiveness. If your dog did not...

Dog Training: puppy tears up all training pads, smelly towels, squirt water
smelly towels, squirt water, baby diapers: First, she seems very mouthy, so I suspect that she has had little experience playing with other dogs. If you can get her in to a small breed puppy class, do so. Playing helps tire a pup out, and teaches them bite inhibition as well. If she is inside...

Dog Training: puppy training, rottweiler puppy, positive reinforcement
rottweiler puppy, positive reinforcement, puppy training: Hello Janaksha! This topic really is not my expertise, but I do have some advice for you. I would strongly urge against beating your puppy. Particularly with a Rottweiler, it may have the opposite effect of what you desire. Positive reinforcement always...

Dog Training: puppy training, beating bad dog
beating bad dog: First, stop beating the dog. That only creats fear and causes the dog to want to bite more. Second, the dog and you should be in obedience class where it is taught the correct behaviors. Training works by providing reward for correct behavior and no reward...

Dog Training: retrieving, fetch
fetch: First you teach the dog to come to you, various common obedience training steps do this. stay-return, stay come, stay come running recall. Then introduce the objects and have the dog carry them to you from the stay starting position. [bring, give drop] Then...

Dog Training: Scared, possibly abused puppy, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, parents place: You are doing the wrong things, quite innocently of course. Never chase or drag a scared dog - imagine being dragged yourself toward an object you find terrorizing. If you need to get him to the vet, please get a harness on him (he can wear it pretty constantly...

Dog Training: Skittish 12 week husky, patricia mcconnell, food bowls
patricia mcconnell, food bowls, social experience: Unfortunately, you may have inadvertently trapped her by putting her on the leash to show her it was ok. Dogs with limited social experience are often more frightened on leash than off (because they realize that they *can* escape the scary thing. The...

Dog Training: Strange Beagle Behavior, spouse afraid
spouse afraid: I currently have 7 Beagles. You are correct, if the dog senses that you harbor fear of your husband, the dog will also. We transmit our emotions that are sensed by the dog with multiple and often subtle cues we don t recognize but the dog does, This includes...

Dog Training: Submissive urination, abused dog submissive urination
abused dog submissive urination: Likely the dog was abused. Potty training includes not just taking hte dog to a location, but rewarding it when it goes. You have 3 seconds to reward the dog for good behavior before the relationship of action-reward is lost. The submissive urination is because...

Dog Training: seperation anxiety, separation anxiety in dogs, little angel
separation anxiety in dogs, little angel, defecate: Hi Erica! Separation anxiety can be really difficult for a dog to overcome, but it can be done. If you believe making an area outside for him will help, try it and see. Hopefully the woman who rescued your puppy is being honest about her experience to...

Dog Training: shy/scared 5 month old, lethargic puppy
lethargic puppy: By 5 months the dog should have completed socialization with its litter mates. Lacking that, you need to get the dog enrolled in an obedience class so it intercats with other dogs its own age. It sounds as the dog does not know what to do so it is passive....

Dog Training: soiling, winter potty
winter potty: Its not a toilet training problem, its a behavior problem. Get two crates and place them side by side so the dogs can be with each other but not loose to do naughty. The proximity should keepthe lab/collie quiet and the foxies from causing trouble. Use a standard...

Dog Training: training, basic training
basic training: Your dog has trained you well. You need to enrole in a formal obedience class. Besides the 40 or so standard commands, the class should also have socialization periods, and explain how to engage in learning play with your dog. This is covered in our book...

Dog Training: training a resue dog, dog trainer, 4 months
dog trainer, 4 months, pup: No, 4 months is really young! Dogs can be trained at any age. There is no problem separating the dogs, either. They will bounce back and adjust to their new family. Best to have littermates separated or else they will bond more closely to eachother than...

Dog Training: from wee wee pad to out doors, norma miller, female yorkie
norma miller, female yorkie, wee wee: Hello Norma! To get your yorkie to poop outside, you may want to initially try taking a used wee pad out to the spot where you want her to go. Then, once she gets the hang of it you can eventually remove the wee pad. See this blog post on the topic:...

Dog Training: Boston Terrier aggression, boston terrier, trainer search
boston terrier, trainer search, aggressive behavior: He may not like the dog park and may not be suited for it, too many dogs he does not know and he may prefer only dogs in his pack like the dog you mentioned. You can correct this on-leash behavior through training, but in a different way than you re doing...

Dog Training: basement stairs, stairs fear
stairs fear: training involves reward not force. While we don t know at this point WHY the dog doesn t want to go to the basement, you can entice the dog by putting small treats or toys on the steps that the dog eventually will attempt to reach. As the dog moves down praise...

Dog Training: bathroom issues, italian mastiff, down stairs
italian mastiff, down stairs, mastiff: Hello Amber! I wonder if your pup has some aversion to your basement, causing her to potty there? My best suggestion to remedy this is to keep the basement door closed, and find another place to keep her when someone comes to the door - perhaps her crate....

Dog Training: border collie, border collie, leslie nelson
border collie, leslie nelson, collie: Hi Mike, Good for you for not punishing your dog! Your instinct was right. The key to a good recall is to convince the dog that getting to you is better than anything else in the world. The method I use, very successfully, I might add, is Leslie Nelson...

Dog Training: boxers, litter mates vs siblings
litter mates vs siblings: There is no clear answer to that. If the litter mates get along well, good, but often they do not after growing. Introducing a different age puppy is also a proglem since they are in different stages of development and often that immediately makes the older...

Dog Training: How to break bad behavior, nip and take it, leave it
nip and take it, leave it: First, many professional trainers feel Cesar Milan often has bad advice and the show is edited for TV. see www.4pawsu.com. I know, I ve been in broadcasting over 45 years. You can cure nipping in 5 minutes or less using lemon juice or other vile tasting food....

Dog Training: Not so cute habits, puppy needs mental and physical stimulation
puppy needs mental and physical stimulation: Your smart hyper active dog needs training and significant level of physical and mental stimulation. Obedience and agility training will teach you to communicate so the dog understands what you want. The agility training will improve the hyper activity by...

Dog Training: Dog will is afraid to go outside, classical conditioning, loud noise
classical conditioning, loud noise, stimulus: I have no way of knowing what happened but, sometimes, dogs get this way because of a loud noise, a person who teased or frightened them while they were outside alone, or some other event. One thing that I always try is to use classical conditioning to change...

Dog Training: My Dogs, critteres control their environment
critteres control their environment: It basically sounds as the dogs have not had basic obedience training and are deciding on their own what to do and not do. Walking a brace of dogs should not be any more effort than a single dog. Dogs need to be trained while puppies so that when they mature....

Dog Training: Drama queen dog!, creaters, drama queen
creaters, drama queen, sook: Hello Kylea! I apologize for the delayed response - I ve had an unusual schedule lately. I don t know how to help you with a grieving puppy, but I can offer some advice for the peeing and pooping in the house. With regard to the grieving/crying - the...

Dog Training: dog runs away, shock collar for dogs, electric fence
shock collar for dogs, electric fence, barking collar: Hi Gregory! I wonder if you can tell me more about your situation so that I can best answer your question? How does your Poodle get out and run away? Do you turn him loose? Are you on acreage or what? Does he escape from inside somehow? How do you...

Dog Training: dog weeing on couch at night only, male boxers, weeing
male boxers, weeing, neutering: If the puppy was previously house trained, and has suddenly started this behavior, the first thing to do is take him to the veterinarian to rule out a urinary tract infection. Another possibility in a dog this age that was previously house trained, but is...

Dog Training: dogs attack kitten, sheltie mix, two dogs
sheltie mix, two dogs, whole rest: Dogs are often fine with cats they meet when they are puppies, but not with others. That s because dogs have a socialization period that closes after a certain period of time, and they are less likely to accept any novel situations after that. It s one reason...

Dog Training: English Mastiff Training, walking space
walking space: Excellent. The training area should be big enough you can take and slow walk, normal walk and fast walk [jog] with the dog, allow room for sit stay come and recall/running recall. For a Mastiff about 25 feet length, more is better. regards, Henry Ruhwiedel...

Dog Training: male dog marking while on walks, small dogs, zero degrees
Dog Training: male dog marking while on walks, small dogs, zero degrees, pee

Dog Training: House-Training, intestinal parasites, random places
intestinal parasites, random places, medical issue: There are a couple of reasons why this could be happening. It may be that he really doesn t know he s always supposed to poop outdoors. This often happens to dogs when they move, or change homes. There s also the possibility that he was caught in the act...

Dog Training: Housebreaking Issues..., potty routine
potty routine: Puppies generally get fed twice per day, in the Am and then late afternoon/early evening. A potty walk before and after each feeding gets teh dog to relate that food goes in, potty comes out. This sets a physical pattern in the dogs biology so it becomes accustomed...

Dog Training: introducing a runner, runner training
runner training: What are you trying to do on the runner? We use the thick rubber runners for training obedience and have the owners walk so they are both on the runner, and the dog is taught to not go on the bare concrete unless told. This gets the dog to stay with the owner...

Dog Training: Leaving dog alone, companionship
companionship: You need to become the dogs BFF, spend more time with the dog in play and just proximity. Consider yourself helping a loved one to get over the death of a family member, you are. Unless the cat is similar to my Philo T Farnsfowth, that thinks he is a dog,...