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Dogs: dog
Hello Henry Im wondering what breed of best friend you have and what size and age he/she is? How long have you had your friend? Its very sad that your folks dont want your buddy inside as yes you re correct, you should have your dog inside with you as much...

Dogs: Feeding
Hi Jackie, We feed our dogs twice a day, at breakfast and dinner time. Some people feed only once a day. But we find that a dogs metabolism and if you are supplementing/medicating are better served using the twice a day plan. If your dog is suffering...

Dogs: large breed dogs
Hi Dale, The breed of dog that s often called a Russian Bear dog is also called the Caucasian Shepherd Dog or the Caucasian Ovcharka. It was bred originally bred for bear hunting, as the name implies, but it s also used as a guard dog in Russian prisons....

Dogs: my 2dogs died, short haired dogs, loving dogs
short haired dogs, loving dogs, cold temperatures: Hi Alex, I m very sorry to hear of your recent loss. I don t know what you mean when you say: they were both very wet when we found them. Could it have been so hot that they died. Dogs don t sweat, so if they were overheated they would not get sweaty....

Dogs: getting a 2nd dog, border collie mix, spaniel mix
border collie mix, spaniel mix, border collie: depending upon the time you haave put into training your border collie mix. a second dog can be a good thing or a nightmare. consider any poroblem you are have with your current dog. multiplied by two. before you get another dog, but the choice is yours....

Dogs: 2x7 year old spaniel X's (sisters) I new Jack Russell X puppy 6 weeks, dogs noses, field spaniels
dogs noses, field spaniels, 2 girls: Many dogs once they are past about 3 years old want nothing to do with puppies and their sharp little teeth and biting games. I can see the fear too if an older dog has not had regular contact with puppies. They will see him as an unwelcome intruder. Be...

Dogs: 3 1/2 yar Weimaraner, obedience class, american bulldog
obedience class, american bulldog, terrier mix: Exactly what issues are you needing help breaking? Putting her head on the table at dinner is easily solved by either putting her in her crate, gating her out of the room, or putting her in a down-stay while you eat. Have you considered enrolling in a...

Dogs: 3.5 months Lab, lessor extent, closet shelving
lessor extent, closet shelving, lab puppy: Dogs instinctively like to keep themselves clean. Unfortunately sometimes they are forced to live in their filth when young and lose their instinct for cleanliness. Their new owners then have a problem teaching them to be clean. My Labs of course, sleep...

Dogs: 3-day old puppy stopped nursing, wasting time, puppy
wasting time, puppy, puppies: Oh grow up, your dog needs a vet, I failed to answer because I would have thought you would have knew that. Very strange someone wasting time on a site when you should really be at the vet. This is what happens when people who dont have a clue breed...

Dogs: i have 3 dogs, dogs neutered, obedience program
dogs neutered, obedience program, energetic dogs: Are your dogs neutered? That needs to be done immediately if it hasn t already. You have two terrier breeds crossed that are both highly energetic dogs. He needs to have a job and a purpose. You need to walk your dogs twice per day LONG walks. Make sure they...

Dogs: My 3 dogs & behavior, silky terrior, obedience class
silky terrior, obedience class, natural instincts: There is no easy answer. Are you sure they aren t getting along? Here is a link to a picture of a couple of dogs having a great time together, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/gretchenandellaplaying.jpg If you are seeing quick, sharp snaps, backs...

Dogs: 3 inch circular bruise w/scab, warm compresses, elizabethan collar
warm compresses, elizabethan collar, bullmastiff: Hi Darrin, Yes that sounds like a hot spot. You can get some over-the-counter medication just for hot spots. You don t want her to keep irritating it as it just makes the hot spot worse and can make it spread. You can purchase an Elizabethan collar, at...

Dogs: 3 mo aol Weaten, thyroid imbalance, shelley davis
thyroid imbalance, shelley davis, playful puppy: Dear Anatoliy, Thank you for writing to me about your new Wheaten Terrier. There are various reasons that could be causing this condition and I could send you a long list, but my concern is that she is so young and having this happen to her at such a...

Dogs: 3 month old English Bulldog Peeing everywhrere, peeing, bad habits
peeing, bad habits, english bulldog: You don t say where he was when you went away. It is so easy for animals to get into bad habits or confused. Here is what I would do. I would take him out, and when he comes back in put him on a leash and attach it to your belt. This way you have the...

Dogs: My 3 month old puggel, obedience school, long walks
obedience school, long walks, whinning: What you may want to try is to confine her to a room and put papers down,sometimes when Crate training doesn t work,paper training is often the way to go Once she goes on the papers,then slowly she may go outside esp if you put the papers near the doo...

Dogs: 3 month old yorkie poo, yorkie poo, chicken bones
yorkie poo, chicken bones, soft stool: Hi Melinda, He probably needs to be dewormed again. Puppies usually have to have that done a few times before all of the parasites are gone. Take a sample of the stool to your Vet and have them check it under a microscope for worms. The bones shouldn t...

Dogs: 3 month old yorkie with bee sting, bee sting, honey bee
bee sting, honey bee, emergency clinic: Check her leg and foot for another stinger. She could have been stung by more than one bee. I would keep an eagle eye on her tonight and get her into the emergency clinic if you see any change for the worse. In fact, I would put a call into them and tell them...

Dogs: 3 month old yorkie, health food store, homeopathic pharmacy
health food store, homeopathic pharmacy, thuja: Hi Beth, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet and suffering Yorkie puppy. She is probably suffering from vaccinosis. The remedy Thuja, has proven to be one of the most important remedies for vaccine related disease and reactions. Thuja,...

Dogs: 3 month puppy vomited out no where, funny sound, fevers
funny sound, fevers, 3 month: I am sorry I didn t get to your question sooner. 3 month olds frequently forage indigestibles. Often they are OK after throwing up. If she is still vomiting, I would call the vet. What ever you do, don t get caught over the weekend with a puppy that takes...

Dogs: 3 months old puppy, doberman puppy, tug of war
doberman puppy, tug of war, professional trainer: I m sorry my answer took so long, but I just recieved your e-mail. To train a dog to become more protective, you will need professional help from a professional trainer. This will cost money, and is up to you if you are interested in changing that behavior....

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, border collies, obedience class
border collies, obedience class, border collie: You are right to take it easy. Border Collies likely are a little suspicious of strangers. If your step son trained them, this is more a matter of training you. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank...

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, border collies, little tug
border collies, little tug, border collie: Hi Kathleen; I think you are on the right track. since they are not used to a leash, I would take my time. I rushed one dog that had never had a leash on. I put it on him and said Heel and gave it a little tug, and traumatized the dog. It scared him to...

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, border collies, border collie
border collies, border collie, cool of the evening: Hi, Kathleen. I m wondering, are these dogs going to stay with the grandmother or is the stepson going to ever get them? Why on earth would she have bought two dogs for someone who was only going to be around for a few months? Please don t interpret what I...

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, head halters, border collies
head halters, border collies, border collie: Hi kathleen, First off, get rid of the choke chain, last thing they need is to be dominated to get them to do something. Get them Halti brand Head Halters as they are more humane and easier to get the dog to do what you want. Second, you need to separate...

Dogs: My 3 week old Papillon - Not Feeding, Etc., papillon puppies, heart and lung sounds
papillon puppies, heart and lung sounds, esbilac: Hi Clarissa, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. It sounds like your puppy wasn t not doing well. Did he make it? He could have been having some internal problems that you don t know about. As far as size of the puppies, yesif one parent is smaller...

Dogs: 3 week old yorkie mix, flat dish, puppy food
flat dish, puppy food, couple questions: Hi Anna, Soak puppy food in a flat dish with warm water until it gets soggy. Put their noses in it everytime it is time to eat. That will stimulate them to eat. They should start eating right away. Those that don t eat should still get the bottle. As...

Dogs: my 3 year female old pom, pedigree puppy, puppy food
pedigree puppy, puppy food, calicum: Judy, you need to call your vet and talk to him/her, because of her recent health issues regarding the whelping. There is really no reason for you to be giving the mother milk of any kind. That alone could be the reason she doesn t want to eat the food you...

Dogs: 3 year old just Adopted English Bulldog -- Licks and bites the air..????, weird habit, english bulldog
weird habit, english bulldog, leather couch: It s probably just a weird habit-there a product called bitter apple and if you can t find that brand there are others,and what it does makes things taste bad so they won t lick or chew things as for biting the air that is very weird and it be flies or...

Dogs: 3 year old adopted Yorkie Bites my husband, tinkles, nice boy
tinkles, nice boy, poops: Hi Laura; Well, they are just likt 2 legged kids. Give them an inch, and they will see how much more they can get. He reminds me of a little dog I came across when I was in Real Estate. I was showing a house to a lady, and when we opened the patio door,...

Dogs: 3 year old chihuaha/miniature pinscher, kennel cough, miniature pinscher
kennel cough, miniature pinscher, spayed: Hi Denise, Yes, it sounds like kennel cough. It will go away on its own, but I think it runs about a three week course. It could also be a reaction from the tubing that was put in her throat when she was spayed. If I were you, I would call the Vet to...

Dogs: 3 year old pommeranian, pommeranian, baby gates
pommeranian, baby gates, closing doors: Yes, Tom, many times dogs respond to stressful situations by regressing in house training. If I were you, I would go back and treat him as if he were not housebroken. Crate him when you are not home, so he cannot pee on anything while you re gone. While you...

Dogs: 3 year old Silky that keeps pooping in the house, puppy housebreaking, vet check
puppy housebreaking, vet check, full blood: Hi Lisa, Thank you for writing to me about your 3 yr. old Silky. I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been overwhelmed with rescue work recently. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you notice a change in behavior is it always...

Dogs: 3 year old urinating, little critter, paws
little critter, paws, rats: Hi Herbert; Neutering him will help some, but this little critter is claiming that child for himself. He is marking his territory, and since he is marking what is hers, he is telling the world she belongs to him. Is he affectionate with the child, or does...

Dogs: 3 yo Chihuahua, vet visit, fur baby
vet visit, fur baby, loss of appetite: Hello Chris. I m sorry to hear about the problem your little Chi is having, but I really think that the best think to do is to have her examined by a vet. A couple of things I could tell you however, if she doesn t seem to be in pain otherwise or has...

Dogs: 360's, anal sacs, hi chris
anal sacs, hi chris, basset hound: Hi Chris, Does she spin around on her butt? If so, she is either scratching or her anal sacs may be full and she is trying to relieve the pressure. Normally if it is their anal sacs though, they tend to scoot on the floor instead of spin, but she could be...

Dogs: our 3month old pup won't eat, nutricare dog food, vet visit
nutricare dog food, vet visit, puppy food: Hi Tamika :-) I am sorry hun but it sounds like she needs a Vet visit. Puppies when ill, there condition can spiral out of control rapidly and become much worse because they have a lot immune system and are not as strong as Adult Dogs. The weight loss...

Dogs: 3rd dog, obedience class, pack members
obedience class, pack members, toy breed: I am not going to make any breed recommendations. Your Rottweiler may be submissive, but I am not sure other members of the breed are. I see many Labs, and although some things are common, in other ways, they have been very different. I see the same thing...

Dogs: a 3rd dog possible to add, american staffordshire terriers, shiba inus
american staffordshire terriers, shiba inus, female rottweiler: Well I think a really good idea would be to go to your shelter,and talk to the staff and explain to them what you are looking for,they usually know the dogs really well and can give you a good match up-the shelter is the best place to go if you are unsure...

Dogs: Getting a 3rd dog, jack russel terrier, female chihuahua
jack russel terrier, female chihuahua, border collie: It is hard to say... he might be a bit too much for a chihuahua. But sometimes those smaller dogs think they are 500# dogs, so who knows? I would try to locate a smaller bitch or two for him to interact with before I actually brought one home and then discovered...

Dogs: 3yr basenji urinating in crate, sofa pillow, puppy mills
sofa pillow, puppy mills, separation anxiety: I m going to ask a good friend who is very knowledgable on these matters. I will followup when I get her answer. Got her answer. Thanks Tracy. Well you know these people never like my answers but.... (And I do like Basenji s) My questions would...

Dogs: 3yr Old Yorkie won't eat, proper blood sugar, necessary amino acids
proper blood sugar, necessary amino acids, low blood sugar: Hi Coy, The jerking, and getting stiff you ve described sounds like your dog is having seizures. Stiffness, sudden shaking (that can be violent, but doesn t have to be) and muscle twitching or slight shaking of a limb are all symptoms of a seizure. ...

Dogs: 3yr old Lab protective of 6month old mix!, professional dog trainer, obedience class
professional dog trainer, obedience class, natural instincts: This is a tough one. At age 3, she is mature and ready to take a major role protecting the rest of the pack. Certainly better leadership on your part may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs...

Dogs: My 4 1/2 yr old cocker spaniel..., cocker spaniel, case god
cocker spaniel, case god, left eye: Hi Patti, Could she have injured her eye? The hair loss and red eye sound like a recent injury. I would keep an eye on it, and if it gets worse or infected, take her to a vet. It may not be anything, but watch it just in case. God Bless, Beck...

Dogs: My 4.5 month old puppy is very aggressive at feeding time!, food cupboard, border collie
food cupboard, border collie, leather shoes: One thing that you can do is to only put part of his meal in the dish. Then when he is finished, take the bowl and add more. He will begin to associate having you touch his bowl with getting more food. Keep working on the obedience. Take a look at...

Dogs: 4 dogs in 2 months, drink alot, healthy dogs
drink alot, healthy dogs, hind legs: Boy, I haven t a clue what is going on with your dogs, but if it isn t some sort or virus or bacteria, I would say that they have gotten into something. It is time to get your dog into your vet for a thorough examination (ASAP!), and if she doesn t make it,...

Dogs: 4 Month old Yorkie Pees & Poos inside my house, mental breakdown, poos
mental breakdown, poos, yorkie: Well you can try keeping him outside longer,the crate usually work but there are rare cases(like yours) that doesn t In that case the only thing you can do is keep him out until he at least pees then back in the crate he goes,and keep him in the crate at...

Dogs: 4 mo Old Beagle Mix / panting, beagle poodle mix, kennel cough
beagle poodle mix, kennel cough, jadine: Hi Jadine and thanks for your question. How long has it been since he has had kennel cough? It could be a bit of left over congestion that is bothering him. If you had to wake him up, it s probably nothing to worry about. It could be he was dreaming...

Dogs: 4 month affenpinscher, pet store puppies, puppy mills
pet store puppies, puppy mills, exercise pen: Pet store puppies come from puppy mills and are generally raised in elevated wire pens or other small areas that they must eliminate in. When they get to the pet shop, they are once again in small areas that they must eliminate in. Your puppy has no idea that...

Dogs: 4 month old American Bulldon and mastiff mix, bloat, mastiff
bloat, mastiff, pup: With large breeds it s better to feed three or four small to mid sized meals as too much food at once can cause bloat I would start off by giving him 4 meals about 2 cups per meal-then if you want you can give him 3 meals at about 2 1/2 cups per mea...

Dogs: 4 month old French Bulldog - pees in crate and licks it up, closet shelving, french bulldog
closet shelving, french bulldog, plastic bottom: Undoing the results of poor care by the breeder is hard. One thing you can do is put a grid in the bottom of the crate. It keeps the puppy up out of the urine. Skip the bedding. At first it gets wet, and later it can be chewed into choking hazards. A wire...

Dogs: 4 month old German Shepherd WILL NOT potty train, fire plugs, brisk pace
fire plugs, brisk pace, lavish praise: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer desk. If you catch it in the act, give it a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and...

Dogs: 4 month old labrador retriever doesn't like to eat, pet store puppy, labrador retriever
pet store puppy, labrador retriever, dietary factor: It s wonderful that you are taking care of this puppy and care so much. I couldn t agree with you more re the pet store issue, however he s here so let s try to deal with his issues. Both her vet and you are right. Dogs often use eating as a power play just...

Dogs: 4 month old puggle, puggles, backyard breeder
puggles, backyard breeder, rescue groups: Hi Tammy A Puggle isa basically an mixed breed dog, mixed deliberately, because people are suddenly deciding they want Designerr Dogs . these are the dog that we who work with the rescue groups strive to save and find good homes for. People get these...

Dogs: 4 month old puppy, doberman puppy, flea allergy
doberman puppy, flea allergy, cabbage family: I don t know what horlicks is, so I have no idea if he could be allergic to that. For one thing, stop giving him milk. After they are weaned from their mother s milk, they don t need milk anymore. Cow s milk can give them diarrhea, or can constipate them....

Dogs: 4 month old puppy, lunchtime, puppy
lunchtime, puppy, coming home: As long as someone is coming home at lunchtime to let her outside and play with her for a bit, it is not inhumane at all. She will evolve into a pattern of sleeping in her crate while you are gone, but I guarantee that the evenings will be wild G . Kare...

Dogs: my 4 month old puppy..., kind of virus, bland diet
kind of virus, bland diet, upset stomach: It s possible it was a one time episode - that something upset his stomach and he won t have any more problems. However, if he is the type of puppy that eats things he could also have an obstruction. If he can t keep down water then I would take him to your...

Dogs: 4 month old puppy too rough with new puppy, male cairn terrier, puppy training
male cairn terrier, puppy training, class leader: Everything you are doing sounds good so far, the new pup needs a little growing time. Putting frodo on leash is great, separating them is also good, for awhile. Tell Frodo no when he gets too rough. Go to a different trainer, also, one who doesn t have...

Dogs: 4 month old puppy aggression, australian shepherd puppies, territorial aggression
australian shepherd puppies, territorial aggression, ingrained habit: Hi Michelle, It sounds like your puppies are displaying territorial aggression. Territorial aggression usually begins as a puppy approaches sexual maturity. It s probably more the fault of just one of your pups, the other one just follows the leader. They...

Dogs: 4 month-old puppy, diarrhea fever, eye inflammation
diarrhea fever, eye inflammation, environmental contaminants: Hi Karon, Just so you don t worry about distemper, the early symptoms of distemper include fever, loss of appetite, and mild eye inflammation that may only last a day or two. Symptoms become more serious and noticeable as the disease progresses. Many dogs...

Dogs: 4 month puppy, obedience class, pack members
obedience class, pack members, dog life: The behavior sounds like what is called fear biting. This is where a dog if fearful of strangers and bites before the threatening person has a chance to do anything. I can t understand a dog behaving that way toward somebody that lives with it. I am not...

Dogs: 4 month rottie is tubborn about house training, closet shelving, going potty
closet shelving, going potty, wire grid: In addition to the usually things, try walking her around outside. You can also play fetch. Exercise stimulates the body. When active, they can only hold it so long. Although at her age, they don t have to go as often, the timing is harder. Much of...

Dogs: 4 months old german shpherd, german shepherd puppy, corn gluten meal
german shepherd puppy, corn gluten meal, puppy chow: Hi Ghali, Less expensive dog foods can contain cheaper ingredients like corn, and use them as filler . It s cheaper for the manufacturer to use corn than it is to use meat in their food. It s true that some dogs have trouble digesting corn based foods,...

Dogs: 4 old german shpherd, german shepherd puppy, puppy chow
german shepherd puppy, puppy chow, vet staff: Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs, Shepherds, and Goldens. They provided all the medical care for most of them the first year. At the end of it, they did a complete physical including hip X-rays on all of them. They...

Dogs: 4 Shitsu dogs have suddently lost front teeth, shitsu dogs, natural dog food
shitsu dogs, natural dog food, mold problem: It could be some sort of oral bacterial infection that has spread to all of them; I assume they drink out from the same water source. Take them to the vet to see if he can determine the problem. Possibly an antibiotic will prevent them from losing any more...

Dogs: 4 year out mix, house dogs, toy boxes
house dogs, toy boxes, chiuaua: Amy, Is he neutered, it sounds like he is marking his territory. When he is in the house, keep him on a leash as much as possible so you can correct him. When you have to be out of sight, put him in a crate. Take him out oftern. Do not let him have the...

Dogs: 4 year old female Shepherd, jack russell terrier, sweet potatoe
jack russell terrier, sweet potatoe, buffalo fish: hello i am sorry to hear your dog has allergies two of my dogs do and they are on blue Buffalo Fish and sweet potatoe kibble they Hated it at first as well but they got used to it and now it eat readily twice a day without any fuse. Since changing them to...

Dogs: 4 yr old min pin due june 12th- pregnancy questions, pregnancy questions, little dogs
pregnancy questions, little dogs, minpin: Glenda, My friend s minpin had anywhere from 1 to 5. With little dogs make sure you hold them on the nipple if they don t seem to be able to do it themselves. You will have to do this until they are able to suckle on their own. Get her a box and some clean...

Dogs: 4 yr old-needs to be potty trained, deck railing, fenced back yard
deck railing, fenced back yard, patio chairs: Hi jen, sorry for delay there was a problem on all experts and I couldn t sign on I would definitely confine him until he is house broken. Remember, dogs need to be house broken in each room. They must learn to keep their den clean. when you are not...

Dogs: my 4 yr old shih tzu, bowel movement, pimple
bowel movement, pimple, shih tzu: Hi Helen, That is unusual to have such a severe reaction to seeing as stranger. It makes me wonder if something was coming on anyway, and her fear accelaterated it. If she continues, she should be checked. Same goes for the pimple you found. It may be a...

Dogs: 4yr old german shepherd, male german shepherd, german sheperd
male german shepherd, german sheperd, pale yellow: Sandra, Your new puppy is not the cause of this. You need to take your male to his veterinarian. When there is red coloring to any bodily secretions, it is an indication that there it is either blood, or there is blood in the leakage. Please have him seen...

Dogs: 5 day old puppy, threds, loose strings
threds, loose strings, milk replacement: The puppies should be kept together and kept warm using a heating pad set on low to medium draped over the side of the box or basket there in(this way they can Not pee on it). You need to feed them milk replacement powder warmed to body temp tested but dropping...

Dogs: 5 month old Lab just spayed, lab puppy, chief reason
lab puppy, chief reason, digestive systems: Jennifer, Keeping a Lab puppy calm.... would it be rude for me to laugh a little bit? : ) I have a Lab myself, she turned 2 in November, and I can t honestly tell you that they calm down when they get older. They re lots of fun though, right? The chief...

Dogs: 5 month old Maltese, maltese puppy, little puppy
maltese puppy, little puppy, crate training: At 5 months, she is maturing, her hormones are beginning to flow. She has decided she is a big girl now and is testing you. I suggest checking with the vet on how soon to spay her. He may want to wait another month. For now, start giving her strong leadership....

Dogs: 5 month old puppy gone crazy, mini poodle, poodle mix
mini poodle, poodle mix, adult teeth: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: My 5 month old Shih Tzu is sick..., collapsing trachea, soft palette
collapsing trachea, soft palette, medical procedures: Hi Lisa and thanks for your question. You may want to have him vetted and check for an elongated soft palette or collapsing trachea. Either of these conditions can cause these types of problems. Both can be helped with medical procedures, but they can...

Dogs: 5 month springer, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, bitter apple: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: I have a 5 mth old Pekingese girl and she urinated and had a bowel movement in bed...., puppy chow, arthritis problems
puppy chow, arthritis problems, kidney infection: Hi Brandie; I am not certain of what you are asking. Did she go in your bed, and is this what you are asking about, or how many times she went? Going in your bed would probably be because she can t get down, or is having these bowel movements and peeing...

Dogs: I Have a 5 pound min pin, puppy food, calcium supplement
puppy food, calcium supplement, eclampsia: Hi Rhonda, 5 pounds is small, the biggest thing you have to watch for is that she doesn t have complications while in labor. If she seems to be having a problem delivering a pup, do not hesitate getting her to a vet because if a pup gets stuck, it can kill...

Dogs: 5 week old american bulldog mix, obedience classes, how to raise a puppy
obedience classes, how to raise a puppy, nilif: Boy, this is really too young to have brought this puppy home, and your fears are very valid. She needs to be around other dogs/puppies, however, she really shouldn t be before she has had any inoculations. If you have any good friends, relatives, or neighbors...

Dogs: 5 week old american bulldog/lab mix, dog socialization, xanthe
dog socialization, xanthe, life threatening diseases: I am glad you appreciate the importance of continuing dog socialization. This is tough. Even the best shot programs leave a window where a puppy is vulnerable to parvo and other life threatening diseases. You need to find other people you can trust to give...

Dogs: 5 week old american bulldog mix, adult dogs, dog spayed
adult dogs, dog spayed, parvo: Stephanie, your dog will not act like a human because of being separated from her littermates too early. However, you will have to really work on socializing her around other dogs so that she can learn good interacting skills and not end up being a dog that...

Dogs: I have a ~5 year old English Springer Spaniel, jumping fences, hip dysplasia
jumping fences, hip dysplasia, english springer spaniel: Hi Donna, I don t know why you think your dog isn t in pain. The fact she s walking oddly, is your proof that she IS in pain. Dog s don t lie. It might be hip dysplasia, or it could be something else. Anything I could tell you would be nothing more...

Dogs: 5 year old German Sheperd Peeing, bladder infection, kidney infection
bladder infection, kidney infection, german sheperd: Not all vet s would rip you off or jerk your chain. Sounds like she has a kidney or bladder infection which could kill her fairly quickly Call your local humane society, dog rescue etc. Usually they can put you in touch with a low cost vet to make sure your...

Dogs: My almost 5 year old jack russell terrier, jack russell terrier, clear liquids
jack russell terrier, clear liquids, heart worm: Hi Kathy, I m sorry to hear that Pixie isn t feeling well. The first course of action when your dog is throwing up, is to withhold food for 12-24 hours, so that his irritated digestive track can have a rest. Offer only limited quantities of water after...

Dogs: 5 yr old American Bulldog peeing and pooping in house, obedience class, american bulldog
obedience class, american bulldog, pack members: Usually by 5 years, a dog is settled into a behavior pattern, good or bad. Perhaps a female in season upwind has set him off. Is he neutered? It is no cure all, but a big help in cases like this. The only other thing I can suggest is better leadership...

Dogs: 5 yr old boxer-grinding teeth, obedience commands, grinding teeth
obedience commands, grinding teeth, bad habit: Hi Dorothy, Well, there was a dental problem, so it s good you had your dog examined. If after she heals form the extraction, and if the x-rays are inconclusive, but your dog continues to grind her teeth you can safely assume that the grinding is a bad...

Dogs: 5 yr old boxer, moving to florida, boxer
moving to florida, boxer, positive reaction: Hi Judy; You will probably have to housebreak him again, so he learns what is acceptable there, and the new house rules. Just go about it like you wuld any age dog you are needing to housebreak. When he starts to go, take him to here he is supposed to do...

Dogs: 5months male boxer, pet store puppies, demodectic mange
pet store puppies, demodectic mange, commercial dog food: Hi Lily, Demodectic mange is not contagious to children (that would be sarcoptic mange) so you don t have any worries there. Demodectic mange can, unfortunately, be a chronic condition, and the fact that your puppy came from Pet World USA does not bode...

Dogs: 5yr old sister rivalry, behaviorist, pugs
behaviorist, pugs, bossy: What you re seeing is called displaced aggression. Misty wants desperately to go after the squirrel or other dog, or whatever, but she cannot do so because of the leash, so she goes after Trixie because she s the next closest thing. The same thing can happen...

Dogs: My 6 and a half months old chihuahua acts frightened, down position, proccess
down position, proccess, livingroom: Hi Rexy, Thank you for getting back to me. I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. Here in the USA, we have had a country wide problem with contamined dog food. Many dogs are dying or ill in the hospital. I have been helping people...

Dogs: 6 Month Old Lab Behaviour, lab puppy, acting this way
lab puppy, acting this way, dog trainer: Hello Ilya! I am sorry to say that I am not a dog trainer. You really need to ask a trainer these questions. My dogs are spoiled and not very well trained, I might add..LOL. Please look for an expert that has dog training experience. Good luck! God...

Dogs: 6 mo. lab/pit/boxer mix, runny poo, boxer mix
runny poo, boxer mix, female puppy: Could be coccidia. Which is a parasite,and they should ve checked her when they did a stool sample. Might not have though. If that s what it is they will likely prescribe albon and metronidazole. It ll clear up pretty quickly. With the other behavior that...

Dogs: 6 mo. lhasa opsa, squirt bottle, spoonfull
squirt bottle, spoonfull, thick blanket: Thanks for your question. This is going to sound really weird but it works. Open her mouth and put a spoonfull of peanutbutter on her tounge. It makes there mouth very sticky and they cant really bark. Plus she will learn that if she keeps barking then...

Dogs: 6 month female beagle, natures miracle, female beagle
natures miracle, female beagle, beagle 2: Hi Tara; As far as the gluttony, I have found this a lot in mostly the runts of the litter. The bigger kids push them away from the table and they have to struggle to get their share, and often become gluttonous eaters. Obviously you have to put down just...

Dogs: 6 month lab mix housebreaking problems, housebreaking problems, hardest time
housebreaking problems, hardest time, spare bedroom: One of the easiest dogs I ever housebroke was one that spent his first 5 months living outside. Dogs naturally want to withdraw from their living area to eliminate. I just had to teach him the spare bedroom wasn t the right place. You must understand that...

Dogs: 6 month old english bulldog vomiting, old english bulldog, white rice
old english bulldog, white rice, bullies: Hi Loren I would have your girl vet checked. There are several physical problems that could cause your girl s symptoms. And it does sound to me like a physical problem. GERD is common in bullies as are brachial and pharyngeal problems. Let me know what you...

Dogs: My 6 month old female Pom, adult coat, ius
adult coat, ius, sasha: Hi Cathy, Is she spayed? If not, that can explain her ugly fur stage (hormones) also, she should blow out her puppy coat by a year of age and get her adult coat it at that time. This all depends on if she is spayed or not though because it can also be governed...

Dogs: 6 month old puppy won't go to the bathroom outside, cocker spaniel mix, cocker spaniel
cocker spaniel mix, cocker spaniel, real situation: The more details you post, the less likely I am to suggest something you are already doing. Still, I do need to go over some details. Choose a command and spot you want it to use. When you go out, take it to the spot and give it the command in a firm, but...

Dogs: 6 month old shih tzu, peeing in the house, inappropriate urination, little puppy
inappropriate urination, little puppy, bladder infection: That really is an individual thing, and a lot depends on the dog s intelligence and the owner s persistence in training. I once had a three-month-old bitch at my parent s house for the first time, and she went to the front door, wanting to go outside....

Dogs: 6 month yellow lab, proper puppy, puppy training
proper puppy, puppy training, bite inhibition: Hi Laurie, Thank you for writing to me about your Labbie puppy. The nipping and biting that your puppy is engaging in is referred to as mouthing. Almost all puppies mouth, its how they explore. Dog s mouths are like our hands. Before puppy training,...

Dogs: 6 month yorkie is having trouble potty training, trouble potty, clap your hands
trouble potty, clap your hands, puppy training: Hello again, April. You might want to get some puppy training pads from K-mart or the pet store and use them in the litterbox rather than just paper. They are scented to attract the puppy to potty on them, so they may help with his missing the box. When...

Dogs: 6 Week Old Pomeranian Mix, smallest dogs, puppy food
smallest dogs, puppy food, tiny holes: Hello, I have not yet raised a puppy that was so small my smallest dogs were 4 to 4 1/2 pounds when I brought them home. But basicly you want to keep a tiny puppy in close contact with you...a tny puppy can fit anywere so you don t want to loose her within...

Dogs: 6 week old puppy, puppy food, nutrional value
puppy food, nutrional value, control customers: Hi Steven, She could be impacted, but that kind of diet would give her diarrhea, I would think, rather than stop her up. I would take a good puppy food, mix it with cottage cheese and some canned food. Mix it up real good and feed. Later you can go to...

Dogs: my 6 week old springer spaniel, vet asap, flint river ranch
vet asap, flint river ranch, health exam: You should be feeding your puppy whatever his breeder told you to feed him as you don t want to change his diet and upset his digestive system. He can gradually be switched over to a different, or better, diet in a few weeks, if you choose. I highly recommend...

Dogs: 6 weeks old puppies, cindy lou, potty paper
cindy lou, potty paper, lunch hour: Hello Fran, You can leave them for anywhere from 6 to up to 8 hours, however, being that they are 6 weeks old they will become hungry before that time. Usually you would feed a puppy from 5 to 12 weeks of age at least 4 set times a day. And then there are...

Dogs: 6 wk old lab pup, lab pup, puppy food
lab pup, puppy food, pelvic muscles: 6 weeks old is very young for a puppy to be taken from its mother. It isnt recommended to wean large breeds like labs until at least eight weeks, preferably ten (thats the breeders fault though not yours). he should still be being fed every four - six hours...

Dogs: 6 wk old lab pup, lab pup, old clock
lab pup, old clock, period of play: These are all common questions. I paste in old material rather than use FAQ s Likely they will cry the first few nights in the crate. I have never had much luck with the old clock or radio tricks. What I do is lay down by the crate like I was going...

Dogs: 6-wk old min. schnauzer, paper train, how to raise a puppy
paper train, how to raise a puppy, food suggestions: A six-week-old puppy is MUCH too young to leave its mother! One shouldn t bring a puppy home until it is 8-9 weeks of age as it needs that time with its mother and littermates to learn to speak dog and to learn how to inhibit its bite. Get the book, How...

Dogs: 6 Year Old Dog Pooping Accidents, separation anxiety, thin side
separation anxiety, thin side, going to the bathroom: It almost sounds like separation anxiety, Tricia, though it is strange that it would happen after so long. Has anything about your routine changed? Anything new going on in the household? Have you changed her food recently, or has she always been on Pedigree?...

Dogs: I have a 6 year old boxer/pit..., dogs head, pit bulls
dogs head, pit bulls, head collar: Once a dog is 6 years old, it is hard to change its personality. This is even more so if you are fighting an inborn trail. Pit Bulls were bred to friendly to people, but aggressive to other dogs. People tend to panic at the mention of Pit Bulls. He will...

Dogs: 6 year old cockapoo male suddenly urinating on bed, obedience training, cockapoo
obedience training, cockapoo, whay: Hi Cindee; He didn t just urinate ion the bed, he marked it as HIS territory. Whay has this little would-be dictator gotten away with urinating in the house for this long? He has been pretty much running things his way so far, and he just decided to take...

Dogs: 6 year old female urinating inside, border collie, shiz tu
border collie, shiz tu, back porch: It s hard to say, Mindy. Are you sure that it s urine and not bile that she s throwing up during the night? They look very similar. If it s urine, it could be that she is still smelling the odor of the urine that is already in the floor. What if you block...

Dogs: 6 year old lab, rice dog food, dangerous diseases
rice dog food, dangerous diseases, chocolate lab: Sometimes dogs lose hair from poor nutrition, Sometimes from allergies, some dogs are highly allergic to cheese and other dairy products, if the dog has allergies I recommend that you feed him lamb and rice dog food and no table foods, I would have a blood...

Dogs: 6 year old peek-mix peeing on the carpet, housebreaking your dog, bladder infection
housebreaking your dog, bladder infection, nilif: First, have your vet examine her to make sure that there are no health issues like a bladder infection or stones. If that checks out okay, then you need to start housebreaking your dog from the beginning just as if you just brought an 8-week-old puppy into...

Dogs: 6 year old schnauzer losing weight, miniature schnauzers, heart worm
miniature schnauzers, heart worm, organ functions: Now here is a question for you. Are you sure that your schnauzer is too thin? I find that most people keep too much weight on their schnauzers and think that is the way they should look. I once told a woman, now a friend of mine, that her schnauzer was a bit...

Dogs: 6 yr mini schnauzer, zinc deficency, phosphorus copper
zinc deficency, phosphorus copper, veterinary dermatologist: Hi Lilly and thanks for your question. There is a condition that is predominantly present with Schnauzers and is called Schnauzer comedone syndrome. It is a skin condition that causes black-head like bumps (kind of like pimples). This could be part of the...

Dogs: 6 yr old, 3.10 lb female yorkie, hills prescription diet, potty paper
hills prescription diet, potty paper, wet foods: Don t apologize. This is the way to get back to me :) If she s not vomiting anymore and everything else is normal, take that food away from her! It s a hard thing to do but as I said earlier she will eat!! Wait until mid to late afternoon to even offer her...

Dogs: 6 yr Tibetan Spaniel with bare black spot on tail, shih tsu, tibetan spaniel
shih tsu, tibetan spaniel, hind quarters: Hi Angela. My little silver and grey Shih Tsu has a spot on his hind quarters that was infected and the hair eventually grew back solid black. We now think it gives him character! I suspect something similar happened to Boomer. Skin infections will cause...

Dogs: 65 days now, length of time, chihuahua
length of time, chihuahua, vet: 61-63 days is the most common length of time for pregnancy, but they can go 65 days. You might want to count your days again just to be sure.... I say that because once I had miscounted for one of my dogs G If nothing happens in the next day or so, contact...

Dogs: 6mo old adopted Mini-Schnauzer, nasty weather, high heaven
nasty weather, high heaven, mini schnauzer: While unpleasant with the nasty weather we have been having, you MUST go outside with him. Carry him off that deck, if necessary, and take him over to the spot you would prefer that he use. You must stay with him until he potties, and then you can praise him...

Dogs: 6mo. toy chihuahua, chronic ear infection, lymph drainage
chronic ear infection, lymph drainage, sinus infections: The lymph nodes under the jaw (usually at the junction of the jaw and throat, not actually at the chin area) collect lymph drainage from the head region. When they are inflamed it is a good idea to look for problems in this region. Chronic ear infection, tooth...

Dogs: 6mth Yorkshire Terrier losing hair on hind quarters, hind quarters, holistic diet
hind quarters, holistic diet, cindy lou: Hello Lori, you have every right to be concerned, I would probably treat the puppy for mites/sarcoptic mange. What you describe can happen with mites, even complete hair loss. It is very simple to treat, use Adams flea dip for one and wash everything the...

Dogs: about my 7 month chinhuahua, bladder problem, bladder infection
bladder problem, bladder infection, belly bands: It sounds like he is marking, and neutering might help that if you do it soon. First though, I would have him examined by your veterinarian to make sure that he doesn t have a bladder infection. Then clean up all the areas he has urinated so that there is...

Dogs: My 7 month newfie keeps doing it in the house, closet shelving, closing doors
closet shelving, closing doors, wire grid: Punishing the dog afterwards is almost useless. You need to start all over. This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living where...

Dogs: 7 month old female lab seems to think she's a male & cat chasing is costing me a fortune, puppy behaviour, obedience training
puppy behaviour, obedience training, vet bills: Dear Lyn, Thanks for the questions. Happy New Year. I m glad you wrote to me! I can help. You ve already mentioned the main solution, she needs professional obedience training . I would take the word professional out of that sentence. You don t have...

Dogs: 7 month old male yorkie, leash train, baby steps
leash train, baby steps, runnaway train: It works much better to start at 7 weeks. Now try letting him drag the leash around in the house, or even a short length of rope to get used to it. Once he starts to accept it, put the leash on. Follow his name with the command Heel! and start forward....

Dogs: is my 7 month old male terrier sick or sad?, bitch in heat, look at the girl
bitch in heat, look at the girl, two dogs: I don t think the vomiting and diarrhea are pertinent to the problem.... just a coincidence. However, I strongly suspect that the new bitch might be in season, as your male s behavior is very typical for a male with a bitch in heat in his vicinity. Take...

Dogs: 7 month old male Miniature schnauzer has rash like condition, miniature schnauzer, skin infections
miniature schnauzer, skin infections, groomers: Sometimes skin infections can take weeks to get rid of, so its possible that s why it hasn t cleared up yet. If he s licking himself excessively, that can be contributing to his problem as well. When it comes to skin infections, generally speaking you want...

Dogs: 7-month springer not eating, pistachio nut, green leaves
pistachio nut, green leaves, english springer: Hello Susan it seems he has an upset tummy...dfogs rutinely eat grass or lettuce if ioffered when feeling under the weather, as long as he has his shots and is behaving almost noraml dispite not eatring he should be fine by tomarrow and eating if not I would...

Dogs: 7 week old boxer health info, american boxer club, boxer web
american boxer club, boxer web, raw organ: Hi Dawn. I m a big fan of the boxer personality, too, but it s certainly true that they have a lot of genetic health issues, heart disease being one of the main ones. The best resource for boxer health is the American Boxer Club. Their web site outlines...

Dogs: 7 week old Chihuahua, congenital birth defect, long haired chihuahua
congenital birth defect, long haired chihuahua, puppy health: Hi Chantal, The big problem with puppy health guarantees , is that it s not like returning a pair of socks! Of course you ve come to love the puppy, and can t simply hand her back to the breeder for another one! The breeder seems to be acting a little...

Dogs: 7 week old puppy vomiting, plz help., milk bones, breed puppy
milk bones, breed puppy, puppy food: Hi Shelley :-) It is possible the milk bones selection have made her vomit. Some Dogs are very sensitive to milk products and it causes them to vomit. It is similar to a Human being allergic to Chicken which causes that person to Vomit. Take your Dog...

Dogs: My 7 week old shitzu, metal bowls, plastic bowls
metal bowls, plastic bowls, puppy food: The bowls may either be too big or she doesn t like metal bowls if that s your your using-some dogs will only eat out of a ceramic bowl Also it may take 5 or so days before the puppy feels up to eating as it takes time for them to settle in and they don...

Dogs: 7 week old toy fox terrior vomiting, toy fox terrier, fox terrior
toy fox terrier, fox terrior, stomach irritation: Hi Wendy, You didn t say which anti-inflammatory drug your dog was taking, but I can tell you that stomach irritation can be a side effect of anti-inflammatory medications in general. You should contact your vet and tell him or her that your dog doesn...

Dogs: 7 weeks old mix Terrier, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, sturdy stuff: 3 times a day until 3-4 months old, and then once a day after 6 months. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in...

Dogs: 7 wk old female pomeranian, pedigree canned food, deadly virus
pedigree canned food, deadly virus, responsible breeders: Changing her food can definitely account for the vomiting and the diarrhea, but since your puppy has never been vaccinated (responsible breeders start their puppies with the necessary vaccines), I strongly recommend taking your puppy to the vet to rule out...

Dogs: 7 wk pom pup sick, blood sugar levels, karo syrup
blood sugar levels, karo syrup, high carb food: Shanna, I m so sorry to hear about your problems with your new Pom pup. Unfortunately, hypoglycemia is more common in toy breeds and can be very serious. It can also be hereditary, so I would mention this to the breeder and make sure that they were not...

Dogs: MY 7 YR OLD PITT BULL, pitt bull, urine culture
pitt bull, urine culture, money problems: Your dog needs to see a vet, or you need to at least call your vet and explain what s going on and see what he/she thinks, Yolanda. He could have an infection, which doesn t require a series of tests, as you put it. All the vet should have to do is a urine...

Dogs: 7 year old golden retriever from puppy farm, puppy farm, puppy mill
puppy farm, puppy mill, hind quarters: Well that is typical of dogs that have never been around people or in a house-some dogs are like that even if they are well looked after,but only stay outside or in a kennel I think it ll mostly take allot of time ans patience to have her come out of her...

Dogs: 7-year old golden ret. acts like a bad puppy, dogs and puppies, playful puppy
dogs and puppies, playful puppy, bad puppy: Hi Grace, SIT is the foundation for all obedience. All other commands, learning and control branch from this one simple exercise. Even for those who don t care to teach formal obedience, SIT will still be a valuable tool. Consider what happens...

Dogs: My 7 year old lab keeps attacking my 7 week old puppy lab, vet emergency, dominant dogs
vet emergency, dominant dogs, websits: Frankly, some dogs just do not get along well with puppies. I think you should return the puppy before your male kills him. That bit about ignoring dog interaction has to do with two dogs settling their dominance issues on their own. It does not apply to...

Dogs: 70 lb. German Shepherd Pup.. What should I expect?, puppy socialization classes, omega fish oils
puppy socialization classes, omega fish oils, male german shepherd: Ok one more word of advice. If you don t have him on large breed puppy food put him on that now. Take him off as soon as he hits nine months and put him on adult food. Also watch for bloat. these big, deep chested guys are notorious for it. Make sure he has...

Dogs: 7mo old pup not eating, chicken soup for the dog lover, canned mackerel
chicken soup for the dog lover, canned mackerel, dry dog foods: Hi Teresa, There are some holistic remedies you can try for loss of appetite. They are: Aromatherapy - two essential oils, rose and vetiver, act very quickly to restore appetite. You can put a few drops of either one on a bandanna and tie it around his...

Dogs: 7mo. Pom's Bad Behaviors, puppy housebreaking tips, bitter apple spray
puppy housebreaking tips, bitter apple spray, plant doors: Hello! Yes, you definetly have a problem. It does sound like a marking thing, and that is very common when there is more than one male in the household. They are making their identity known, and marking things makes it his . It s going to be hard to...

Dogs: 7month old in heat, border collie mix, chest x ray
border collie mix, chest x ray, overpopulation problem: Hi Angie, Thanks for writing to me. It does seem that your female was in heat and may have been inpregnated. I would suggest that you call your vet in the morning and see if they can spay her immediately or if there is a morning after pill? It would...

Dogs: 7month old rottweiler male and a 5 year old staffie male together, staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler
staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler, food bowls: Hello, well the Rotty is almost sexually matured now if not already and if they are not fighting as of yet I don t think there will be much of a problem..if they do really start to get into fights thou having them both Neutered will sort everything out..Two...

Dogs: 7month old rottweiler male and a 5 year old staffie male together, staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler
staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler, sexual maturity: Hi Corinne; I recommend you have the Royttie neutered right away, unless the blood line is such that to breed him would be improving the breed. Neutering not only cures a lot of the problems that having more than one un-neutered male can come up. If the...

Dogs: 7wk old shitzu, shitzu puppy, closet shelving
shitzu puppy, closet shelving, crate training: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home,...

Dogs: 7yr old Jack Russell on siezure medication, gluten free diets, canine epilepsy
gluten free diets, canine epilepsy, symes: You need to talk to your veterinarian about this as the medication may have to be changed or adjusted. Here is an article written by John B. Symes, DVM, (DogtorJ.) that you might find interesting, titled Idiopathic Epilepsy - The Dietary Solution http://dogtorj.tripod.com/id21.html...

Dogs: my 8 lb puppy, enver, peace of mind
enver, peace of mind, good health: Hello. First let me say I am sorry for the loss of your puppy and second let me ask why you gave the puppy this? what type of puppy did you have? was it in good health...why was this given to it? and I say yes this could kill the dog maybe it was allergic...

Dogs: 8 Month Old Lab, acting this way, random things
acting this way, random things, messes: Hi Llya; I wouldn t put any weights on his back. At his age, this would most likely cause some deformation,and cause severe ack problems later on in life. I hope you didn t see that on The Dog Whisperer. I would hate to think he would recommend such a thing....

Dogs: 8 Month Old Lab, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: My 8 Month old Dog, Samuel...., vet clinics, blastomycosis
vet clinics, blastomycosis, humane association: Hi Amanda, Your dog s current condition probably isn t at all related to mange he was recently treated for. Mange doesn t cause lethargy or vomiting. The unresponsive behavior is what concerns me the most. When a dog is conscious, but unresponsive it...

Dogs: 8 mo old male yellow lab, obedience class, adult teeth
obedience class, adult teeth, pack structure: He has been that way ever since he was a puppy? The sooner you start, the easier it is. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a...

Dogs: Is my 8 month female pit on heat?, female pit, heat cycle
female pit, heat cycle, vulva: Hi Kevin, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also...

Dogs: My 8 month female pitbull, puppy food, heat cycle
puppy food, heat cycle, eclampsia: Hi Kevin, You can get a shot within 3 days of the breeding to prevent her from getting pregnant. Otherwise, there is really nothing else you can do. a dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. A dog s heat cycle breaks down in the following...

Dogs: 8 month Maltese, cindy lou, swelling of the vulva
cindy lou, swelling of the vulva, vaginal area: Hello Britanie, what I can tell you is that the vulva is usually 3 times it s normal size. If breeding is to occur this enlargement makes it easier for the male to penetrate. Here is what you experience when a dog goes into heat. You may notice a slight...

Dogs: 8 month old pom, male dogs, altaria
male dogs, altaria, estrus: Hi Altaria and thanks for your question. Could your pup possibly be in heat (estrus)? Has she been spayed? If not, then I would say she is in heat and you should be very careful about her being around male dogs. If she has been fixed, then it is possible...

Dogs: my 8 month old pup, blue tick hound, lilac bush
blue tick hound, lilac bush, furniture cushions: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: 8 month old Yorkie won't eliminate outside, yorkie, kitchen floor
yorkie, kitchen floor, housebreaking: It would be good if you have some extra time over the weekend. When you think he needs to go out, tae him out. Walk him around. Keep going except give him plenty of time to sniff around. Give him a command for eliminating at each stop. At 8 months, it...

Dogs: 8 month old yorkie in season, cindi, yorkie
cindi, yorkie, fairchild: Tonya If you check my profile Diane Fairchild and Cindi Bass are the same person. Diane being my middle name and Fairchild my maiden name. When I first started on this site my husband wasn t thrilled about me using my name on such a public site, He since...

Dogs: 8 month westie mixed shitzu, irritable bowel disease, precious pup
irritable bowel disease, precious pup, shelley davis: Dear Jazmin, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. This is an unfortuate situation in that someone gave you a dog that had intestional problems without telling you what was causing them. There are many things that can cause diarrhea but pooping...

Dogs: 8 Week Old Lab-Crate Training, crate training, poop
crate training, poop, pee: Try taking the water up about 7 PM. When you make that last trip outside, make sure she walks around until she does something. The movement is very important in stimulating elimination. When she barks in the middle of the nigh, respond as quickly as you...

Dogs: 8 week Lab is scared, anxiety reaction, extreme fear
anxiety reaction, extreme fear, key way: Hi Christoper, Thank you for your question and choosing me to answer it at AllExperts. Most dogs can be made to enjoy the crate and feel secure in it. However, your dog is in what is called, developmentally, a sensitive Fear Period. At this time, I would...

Dogs: 8 week old Chihuahua pup, puppy boy, canned dog food
puppy boy, canned dog food, chihuahua puppy: Hi Denice! He is still just a baby! I think you may want to make his food a little more enticing. Whenever I get a new baby, I mix up a good dry puppy food, with some cottage cheese and some canned dog food. Mix all of this together and put in a container....

Dogs: my 8 week old husky and 6 month old beagle, household dogs, obedience class
household dogs, obedience class, dominant behavior: Butt sniffing is a very complicated behavior. The presenting ones butt to be sniffed sounds like a way of showing ones higher rank. We have usually had good results putting different aged puppies together. However, usually it is a visit, and somehow they...

Dogs: 8 week old puppy, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, sturdy stuff: As soon as the directions say. The Revolution I use can be started at 6 weeks. Bonus info: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others,...

Dogs: 8 wk old Lab puppy w/diarrhea and vomiting, lab puppy, laura murphy
lab puppy, laura murphy, bowel movement: Hi Raquel, An 8-week old puppy can get very sick very fast. You should definitely have him seen as soon as possible. Depending on the situation in which he was raised, he could have worms or other parasites. If it were an adult dog, it wouldn t be quite...

Dogs: 8 wk. old male chihuaha (Shnitzie), leash problem, hand shakes
leash problem, hand shakes, chihuaha: The leash problem is indeed a problem, though it is common for puppies who have never worn a leash before to fight it. Try just letting him drag it around when he s in the house; don t try to take him for walks or anything with it just yet. When he s not paying...

Dogs: My 8 year old dog has started chewing the fence, health food stores, rescue remedy
health food stores, rescue remedy, kong toy: Well there are a few things you can do First try using a tie out for him,have the rope long enough to go all around the yard,just short of the fence Another you can try is to get a toy called a Kong toy(can be bought at most pet stores)and stuff it...

Dogs: 8 year old female dog behaving strangely, bichon frise, passing phase
bichon frise, passing phase, erratic behavior: Hi there. we tell people all the time to do a test when they are pregnant to know how the dog will be with a new child. Unfortunately, i can not help you from here and there is only one way to fix this. You need to hire a behaviorist with a good reputation...

Dogs: 8 year old shepherd mis losing hair in clumps, vet treatments, bug invasion
vet treatments, bug invasion, vet visit: Jill Look for flea dirt, at the base of her tail, the center of her shoulders (withers) behind her ears, on her tummy under her chin and throat area. It ll look like little black specks of dirt. If it s there you have fleas. Bathe her in dawn dishwashing...

Dogs: 8-year-old Yorkie/shih tzu wheezing, long term solution, piriton
long term solution, piriton, chest infection: Quite perplexing. I m sorry, but the only suggestion I can provide is that you at least call your vet and get a consultation. It doesn t cost to talk through the phone to him/her, and it may be very helpful. Also, if possible, try to find another veterinarian...

Dogs: 8 yr old lab w/ incontinence after anal sacs removed, anal sacs, neosporin
anal sacs, neosporin, petsmart: Hi Lora; did your vet not give you ointment to put on the wound? I have had better luck with Bag Balm than with Neosporin for wounds. Petsmart carries it now, and probably Petco does. Otherwise you can get it at any feed store. What it is for is cows...

Dogs: 8wk old puppy, anxiety problems, potty training
anxiety problems, potty training, puppy: Hi Linda, The good thing about your situation is that puppies imprint from birth until about 4-6 months of age, so they can still imprint with good behaviors even if they have been taken away too young. The big thing they tend to not learn is to keep their...

Dogs: why is my 8wk pitbull so lazy?, match box, click sound
match box, click sound, clicker: Dear Kahla Thank you for your question. Your dog is only very young at the moment and sleeping & eating is going to be the main thing she is going to do! You will see her activity level’s increase as she grows! I would advise you introduce 3/4...

Dogs: 8yr Old Behavior Problems, tile flooring, separation anxiety
tile flooring, separation anxiety, bill of health: Joe, I think the problem is stemming from his separation anxiety issues, as well as having food/water left available to him at all times. He has no structured schedule. I would recommend that you stop free feeding him and establish a feeding schedule. Feed...

Dogs: 8yr.old husky/akita, vet visit, cushing s syndrome
vet visit, cushing s syndrome, inflamed skin: Hi Gloria, There are actually many conditions who s symptoms include itching inflamed skin and hair loss. Your dog could be suffering with conditions such as Demodectic mange, Cushing s Syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism), a contact allergy, fleas, ringworm,...

Dogs: 8yr Rot hind end function, pinched nerve, open wounds
pinched nerve, open wounds, hind end: Oh, Robert! How sad for your girl!! In addition to the medications, you may want to consider adding fish oil and vitamin E to her diet. Fish oil, which works in conjunction with vitamin E, has anti-inflammatory properties that may help with the arthritis....

Dogs: 8yr Rottweiler, urinary tract infections, internal organs
urinary tract infections, internal organs, sugar content: Hi Des, Dogs with diabetes are prone to develop urinary tract infections, and that could most certainly cause blood in the dog s urine, or to drip from his penis. The sugar content of urine in a diabetic dog provides a breeding ground for bacteria once...

Dogs: 9 dead puppies..., dead puppies, spayed
dead puppies, spayed, to have puppies: HI Cissy! This is just so sad. Since she is very timid and scared all the time, it could very well be signs of abuse. Did you get her from a shelter? Many times, abused dogs are brought in and they have no way of telling what the background is. The best...

Dogs: 9 Month Old Chihuahua Brothers, meat tenderizer, hormone testosterone
meat tenderizer, hormone testosterone, pad holder: The sooner you can have them neutered, the better. The hormone testosterone has been linked to aggression, and once the dogs have reached sexual maturity (which they may already have done, being that they are a small breed), it can take up to 6 months for...

Dogs: 9 mnth min pin going in house, dogs and cats, grassy spot
dogs and cats, grassy spot, puddles: It is never easy fixing things that weren t done right. Going out with him is right. This is material mean for younger puppies, what I am doing now with my 2 month old. Choose a command and spot you want it to use. The less accessible to strays, the...

Dogs: 9 month old bichon frise with dark reddish brown discharge from rectum, doggie diapers, reddish brown spots
doggie diapers, reddish brown spots, puppy food: Hi Kathy, I was in Bichon rescue for years and loved the little furbabies. It sounds to me like Daisy is in heat. If it gets too messy, many people find the little doggie diapers helpful during this time. Laura Murphy Pets by Nature www.petsbynature.co...

Dogs: 9 month old Chihuahua, pain meds, money is a problem
pain meds, money is a problem, baby teeth: HI Arlene! I don t see anything wrong with helping it along. Give her some hard things to chew on, like chew bones and treats, it might help loosen it. If you can manually loosen it, go for it. I wouldn t give her any pain meds though, as you don t want...

Dogs: my 9 month old shih tzu, terrible slaughter, unwanted dogs
terrible slaughter, unwanted dogs, shih tzu: I would see the vet. I have to ask, why isn t he neutered yet? Did you do an exhaustive research to make sure you were buying a dog with the potential to be selected as breeding stock? Are you sure such problems aren t common in either his mother s or father...

Dogs: My 9 month old Westie, negative signals, westie
negative signals, westie, habit: Michael, What is your reaction when she does this. Do you feel distressed or giving out negative signals. She is submitting. A dog will urinate when they submit to another. Is there a difference in her reactions to men vs women? nancy get back to...

Dogs: 9 week old Min Pin, housebreaking, litter box
housebreaking, litter box, firecracker: What do YOU want to do with her? I want mine to potty outside, so I start housebreaking at five weeks of age. When they are old enough (as yours is), I crate-train them and continue with the housebreaking. While I can see the advantage of a litter box...

Dogs: 9 week old puggle, baby gate, real solution
baby gate, real solution, little house: Damaged possessions are the fault of whoever was watching the puppy. When you are watching it, immediately correct it as soon as it goes for anything except its own toys. In a quiet, but firm voice Bad dog, its name drop! . Gently remove what ever and...

Dogs: 9 week old puppy -- yard time, titer test, standard poodle
titer test, standard poodle, mom dad: As long as no other dogs or other animals have access to your yard, I d say he is probably fine for a couple of hours per day outside (not necessarily all at once). At just 9 weeks, though, he has not had his shots, and is still succeptible to diseases like...

Dogs: 9 week weimaraner sick, pork chop, excessive wear
pork chop, excessive wear, weimaraner: I would call the vet. The grapes could be the problem. I will leave it to the vet to decide if the only problem is going to be the diarrhea and the danger is over. For some puppies, that could have been enough to kill it. Pork chop bones are not good...

Dogs: 9 wk old schnauzer, kennel cough, miniature schnauzer
kennel cough, miniature schnauzer, bacterial infections: It sounds like kennel cough. You should probably talk to the vet about this to confirm, and maybe he can offer some ideas which might help her a bit... although nothing can really help kennel cough; one mostly just has to wait it out. Watch to make sure she...

Dogs: 9 YEAR OLD LAB, alkaline phosphatase, exercise tolerance
alkaline phosphatase, exercise tolerance, adrenal glands: Hi Larz, I m not a vetrinarian, so I can only offer suggestions about your dog s condition. It sounds as though your dog might have Cushing s Disease, which is also called is hyperadrenocorticism. Two small glands called the adrenal glands, which lay...

Dogs: 9 Year Old Labrador Retriever Will Not Eat Hard Dog Food, female labrador retriever, canned dog food
female labrador retriever, canned dog food, dog biscuits: Hello this can be a big problem...it will cause plaqe coated teeth and eventually tooth loss....tooth loss is much more common in dogs few soft diets. The simplest way to get her to eat dry food and when you want her to is do this: Each day twice daily works...

Dogs: 9 year old Black Lab, average life span, thyroid problem
average life span, thyroid problem, thyroid problems: Beyond feeding a decent chow, and not too much of it and bathing a dog seldom if ever, I have little in the way of answer for your question. Even if I could say yes, that is a thyroid problem, I couldn t give you the medicine the dog would need. You need...

Dogs: 9 yr old bassett hound peeing in house, separation anxiety, living quarters
separation anxiety, living quarters, bassett hound: Dear heather, Thanks for the question. Since the behavior is associated with his stays at the other house, then I believe the stays are stressing him or causing him to have a lapse in house training. Sudden changes in routine or living quarters are...

Dogs: 9 yr old boxer trying to attack new puppy., old boston, muzzle
old boston, muzzle, leashes: She is probably trying to dominate the puppy,a trick that usually works is this:let the boxer play with the puppy in the yard,but put a muzzle on the boxer,so she can t hurt the puppy,and she will soon realize the puppy isn t going to hurt her and eventually...

Dogs: 9 yr. old dachshund, household routine, obedience class
household routine, obedience class, obedience classes: Hi there, There are a couple of things which come to mind: Has there been a change in your dog s daily activity routine? Such as a daily playtime which has been omitted, or have you had a change in your household routine that your dog is reacting to?...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, veterinarian care, replacement surgeries
veterinarian care, replacement surgeries, stray dogs: Usually Shelters will not adopt to anyone that can t properly care for an animal, if their is no one else that is willing to share in the responsibility of caring for an animal than you should make sure that you notify the local shelter and inform them not...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, replacement surgeries, litter boxes
replacement surgeries, litter boxes, boxes etc: No problem. Perhaps even a caged mammal would be OK. Rabbits can be house trained to use litter boxes etc. Just explain that dogs are hard work. Take a LOT of time and energy, and if not given exercise and stimulation won t develope into well adjusted...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, shelley davis, replacement surgeries
shelley davis, replacement surgeries, having a pet: Dear Jim, Thank you for writing to me about your 90 yr old father who wants to adopt a dog. God bless him for wanting to embrace life at his age! That s probably how he made it this far to begin with! :) My suggestion is to find him a senior dog that...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, replacement surgeries, gold fish
replacement surgeries, gold fish, guineapig: No a dog isn t suitable maybe twenty years ago it was but now its not a dog will bond strongly to its owner and it will chances are outlive him the dogs heart will be broken when hes master passes... instead try something that lives in a cage like a guineapig...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, replacement surgeries, shi tzu
replacement surgeries, shi tzu, hip replacement: Well he could get a small non active breed,like a shi tzu,Pekinese,pug,Chihuahua or Maltese Those breeds don t need much exercise,so if he s looking for a dog,those are the breeds to go for,they are also not strong so they won t over power him at al...

Dogs: 99 % sure she's pregnant, german shep, puppy food
german shep, puppy food, teats: Thanks for your question. What you should do for her is make her a bedded area where she likes to lay down. A nesting area for her to feel comforable. Start feeding her purinea puppy food this is great for the milk and will not make it so hard for the...

Dogs: 9mo Housebreaking concerns, baby gates, enzymatic cleaner
baby gates, enzymatic cleaner, foot leash: Jay, use baby gates to confine her to the room you re in or use a 6 foot leash and keep her tethered to you at all times when she s out of her crate. That way, you will be able to notice when she is showing signs of needing to go, and you can say Need to...

Dogs: 9yr old Rottie/Lab is spade but now is bleeding, kidney infection, bladder infection
kidney infection, bladder infection, female organs: Again, if your dog is spayed, she cannot be in heat. It s just not possible as all of her female organs should have been removed. If she has a kidney or bladder infection she may be a bit droopy, may pee in small amounts frequently, may have a fever or may...

Dogs: Abandoned mommy dog, feeding puppies, hip bones
feeding puppies, hip bones, earth god: Hi Juliet! Bless your heart for rescuing this dog. She was obviously starving, and trying to keep her puppies fed! You didn t say, are the pups still nursing? If so, then let nature take it s course. She will feed them and when they are weaned her nipples...

Dogs: Abby, grand mal seizures, third eyelids
grand mal seizures, third eyelids, ciprofloaxin: HI Debby, We each have to make our own decision regarding the welfare of our pets. In my opinion, if your dog is not leading a life that is pain-free and happy, then it may be time to let her go. I know this is very hard but we have to come to the point...

Dogs: Abby, behavior tip, time means that
behavior tip, time means that, adult dogs: Hi Amanda, Congratulations on getting your dog! With adult dogs, just like with a puppy, you need to supervise 100% of the time when they are indoors, until the habit of waiting to relieve themselves outside is firmly established. Since some dogs, like...

Dogs: Abnormal Shedding, rhodesian ridgeback, quality fish
rhodesian ridgeback, quality fish, metal horse: I have never know a Ridgeback to shed that severely. I am not sure what is causing it. Be careful not to brush burn him with too much brushing. As far as wet grooming, I wouldn t use a rake of any kind. Get whats known as a Zoom Groom. It is a rubber curry...

Dogs: Absolutely DO NOT LIKE IT!!, light sweater, groomers
light sweater, groomers, yorkie: Hello yes or course you can get his hari cut if you get it done short you might need a light sweater for him for walks or if your home is cooler then most but for sure you can get it cut a full out cut will last longer then a trim and he wont have to be bothered...

Dogs: Abused/ Kennel bound Rescued pup training, wits end, lost cause
wits end, lost cause, pup: Well sometimes it may take up to a month to get used to being in a house when they have always been in a kennel Having said that,there is a trick that you can try-first what you can try is to slowly reach out and give her a treat,but for the first few times...

Dogs: Abused Maltese, rabbit water, puppy mill
rabbit water, puppy mill, water container: Well what would actually help her it dog training,but it would be a good idea to call around and explain to them how your little dog is like and her history,as there are trainers around that deal with nervous dogs and training them can make them confiden...

Dogs: Abused puppy, chow mix, puppy
chow mix, puppy, vet: What you can try and do is to coax her out of her cage with a small treat and lots and lots of praise-you may still have to use a leash for a while but as soon as she comes out to you,give her a small treat By doing so,you are showing her that you aren...

Dogs: Accidental Breeding, bone defects, bullmastiff
bone defects, bullmastiff, brucellosis: Hey Carrie. First off, I always try to deter people from breeding their dogs. I have seen the dogs sitting in shelters desperately waiting on homes. Even though this litter will be mutts, you can breed her to another mastiff later on & get a purebred litter....

Dogs: Accidental breeding, early pregnancy, may31
early pregnancy, may31, heat cycle: Lindy, There is something out there that is very expensive, that shows early pregnancy. I believe it is not accepted here yet. If the thirty first is around the 12/13 day of her heat cycle, she is probably pregnant. If you are never going to breed her,...

Dogs: Accidents, bladder infection, wherewithall
bladder infection, wherewithall, evening activities: Much of this is because she is still a puppy. However, if her potty habits have changed, I would have a urinalysis done on her to be sure that she doesn t have a bladder infection. Most dogs need to be taught to bark at the door, or otherwise indicate...

Dogs: Accidents on owner's bed, offshore oil rig, household routine
offshore oil rig, household routine, walking pneumonia: Hi Megan, Where does the bassett sleep? It sounds like she senses your boyfriend being sick. Someone being sick in the house does raise the tension level in the house, even though we may not notice it, the animals do. Thats why animals always act different...

Dogs: Acid Reflux, acid reflux, terrier poodle mix
acid reflux, terrier poodle mix, digestion system: Dear Cindy Thank you for your question. I am not sure whether dogs can suffer from acid reflux. Does he do this after he has eaten? If so, I would recommend that you moisten your dogs diet, feed at least 2 meals a day, and raise your dog meal off the...

Dogs: No Action with my Lab, progesterone, puppies
progesterone, puppies, vet: I have had at least one bitch who refused to be bred her entire breeding life, and another who wanted to pick her own mate. (The first male ignored her as if she wasn t in season, the second she tried to kill, and the third she solicited, and was bred by......

Dogs: ADD, good companions, train dogs
good companions, train dogs, usualy: Now are you looking for a certain breed of dog,or a dog that is trained to help your son? If your looking for a breed of dog,usualy labs are very good with kids and will tolerate alot of things Now for dogs trained for this I found some websites that...

Dogs: JUST ADDED A NEW PUPPY, puppy pen, male dogs
puppy pen, male dogs, female dogs: Hello, Offen people with multiple dogs have multiple male dogs without problems but both should be neutered for this to work well. If you give them some time say 6 weeks you will be able to see if they are going to get along well or not...I have two female...

Dogs: Adding a 2nd puppy, obedience train, beagle puppy
obedience train, beagle puppy, vet visit: It is hard to say how much of a problem you will have. What I have heard is that 2 puppies so close together in age will bond to each other and tend to be poorly socialized to people and other dogs. The other thing is that 2 females is the combination most...

Dogs: Adding a 3rd Dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, male dogs: I don t expect it to be a big problem. It is possible that with a male around the females, will become more competitive. Nip that in the bud by giving them good leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

Dogs: Adding a Basset to the family, basset hound, heart and home
basset hound, heart and home, new best friend: Hi Mike, Thank you for writing to me about your Basset Hound. I am so pleased that you are opening your heart and home to another one and giving your dog a chance for a new best friend. In answer to your first question, Bassets do mix very well. They...

Dogs: Adding a cat to our two large lab puppy family., introducing dogs and cats, introducing cats to dogs
introducing dogs and cats, introducing cats to dogs, dogs and cats: Hi Brittnie, A kitten would be easy to introduce, as long it s an outgoing and social kitten (of about 8 weeks in age). Being a baby, it would be most accepting of your dogs. You can also find cats that are already socialized to dogs. One really good...

Dogs: Adding a new dog to the household, puppy dogs, chow mix
puppy dogs, chow mix, getting a new puppy: Hi Chris, Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Dogs have a complex social order that is often ignored, or unseen by their human owners. Just as your Lab mix had to come to an understanding when you first brought home the Chihuahua, so the does the...

Dogs: Adding new dog, jack russell terrier, shelley davis
jack russell terrier, shelley davis, positive reinforcement: Hi, Thanks for writing to me. I would think that life would be easiest for all if you picked out a submissive female. I would also suggest that you work on your Jack Russell s aggressiveness. If you establish yourself as the pack leader, your JR...

Dogs: Adding a new puppy with an old dog, introducing two dogs, male puppy
introducing two dogs, male puppy, quiet dogs: Hi Kathryn, In the two dog households I ve known that have had problems with fighting between dogs, they have overwhelmingly been two female dog homes. It doesn t seem to matter that the dogs were spayed. You might want to consider a male puppy. Older...

Dogs: Adding a puppie to the family, male pitbull, puppie
male pitbull, puppie, pitbulls: Hi Jamie, I don t recommend bring two pitbulls in together unless you are such a powerful leader that they won t fight. But that is a rarity and a whole bunch of work. Why not a female? Spay her early and you will have a peaceful home instead of a working...

Dogs: Adding a Second dog to the family, behavioral signs, dog trainer
behavioral signs, dog trainer, right decision: Hi there. Sounds like you need a dog trainer to help you calm your dog down. i can not help you from here unfortunately, but i can tell you that adding another dog may cause problems. Many people get a second dog for a playmate for their dog or other reasons...

Dogs: Adding second male puppy - same breed, male puppy, male dogs
male puppy, male dogs, two females: Dear Dianne, Thanks for the questions. In general, opposite sex, canine playmates get along better than same sex playmates. That does not mean that two females or two males can t be the best of friends, it s just that the majority of reported and documented,...

Dogs: Adjustment to another dog in the home, obedience class, sheltie mix
obedience class, sheltie mix, two dogs: This is such a great question! First of all, don t treat him better than the other dog, you are simply reinforcing his idea that he IS probably better and he will continue to resent the new dog. Think of it as your spouse suddenly brings home another spouse....

Dogs: Adopted Daschund only potties in crate, potties, food intake
potties, food intake, puppy: Well that is very unusual,as crates usual work to stop the dog from house soiling Another method you could try are puppy pads or paper training to start off with,so he will know one spot to go,then you can start placing her outside when he starts sniffing...

Dogs: Adopted Dog/4th day eating little to no food, vet visit, science diet
vet visit, science diet, beef broth: Well usually it just takes time,in fact sometimes it can take up to ten days for a dog to settle in enough to eat-you might want to try to hand feed her a bit,but you don t want to baby her too much or she ll always want that the best thing is to just wait...

Dogs: Adopted dog suddenly misbehaving, upstairs bathroom, jack russell
upstairs bathroom, jack russell, sofas: Well you have to make sure he knows you are in charge,now that he is comfortable in his home he may now think he is in charge As soon as he jumps up on the sofa,take him off and say off loud and firm,and when he goes in rooms you don t want him in,take...

Dogs: Adopted dogs physical appearence, prolapsed uterus, female boxer
prolapsed uterus, female boxer, long nipples: Hi Jessica, It s natural and normal for a female dog to develop the rather stretched out features you ve described. It may get a little better with time (you didn t say when she had the litter) but the majority of stretching will remain, there is little...

Dogs: Adopted lab marking house, roommate works, room mate
roommate works, room mate, belly band: Dyan, as I said, just putting the band on him will not solve the behavior - all it will do is protect your home from being peed all over. You STILL have to keep an eye on him and correct him as soon as you see him start to lift his leg on something - just...

Dogs: Adopted Pup not eating, male puppy, bill of health
male puppy, bill of health, dogfood: Well usually it just takes time,in fact sometimes it can take up to ten days for a dog to settle in enough to eat-you might want to try to hand feed him a bit,but you don t want to baby her too much or she ll always want that the best thing is to just wait...

Dogs: Adopted a rescue dog, funky mood, craving attention
funky mood, craving attention, chicken and rice: Dee, I appreciate your understanding and again, I apologize. Let s do this in numerical order so I don t miss something :) 1. When I bathed her, she shed what I thought to be a great deal of hair, is this normal? She also has this odor and oily skin[fur]...

Dogs: Adopted toy poodle, toy poodle, free feeds
toy poodle, free feeds, soft food: The best thing to do is to give her some time,it often takes a month or longer for a dog to adjust into a new home Another good idea is to look into dog obedience-as that often builds confidence-I had a dog that was like yours and training turned her right...

Dogs: Adopting 3 year old .... to housebreak?, washroom, harrier
washroom, harrier, pee: It might be a good idea to have the crate closer to the door,and to take him out a little more often And it is normal for males to pee a lot when outside-as well as having to go,males also mark but get him fixed and it will reduce that problem,and it...

Dogs: Adopting a puppy, adopting a puppy, stray rescue
adopting a puppy, stray rescue, adoption fee: It is quite normal for a dog past the age of 3 not to like a new puppy. Yes, do the long walk. Also see if the worker will meet you somewhere other than your house initially, even down the block might help. I am not completely convinced the neutral ground...

Dogs: Adopting a Senior Chihuahua that's not neutered, female chihuahua, male dogs
female chihuahua, male dogs, rescue folks: Hi Tina, She will swell and have a bloody discharge when in heat. Chihuahuas don t bleed much, but she would be constantly licking herself. If you have had her three years, I think you would have noticed. Sounds like she s been spayed to me! Keep in mind...

Dogs: Adoption of an older Dog, sensitive periods, heritable traits
sensitive periods, heritable traits, socialization: Hi Jeanette, Thanks for choosing me to answer your question here at AllExperts. Your dachshund has not been with you very long and may still be getting used to his surroundings and the new environment. Also, his history and genetics could figure in...

Dogs: Adult adopted dog pooped in crate, siberian husky mix, short periods
siberian husky mix, short periods, tuesday morning: It could be stress,and she could be marking her crate to keep the cat away(which she may see as a threat )if that is the case a good idea would be to pet the cat with a blanket or towel and have the dog sniff it or even play with it while petting her so...

Dogs: Adult Dog Potty Training, local animal, animal shelter
local animal, animal shelter, humane society: Hi Dana It s really frustrating isn t it? just remember that it is for her as well, since she can t tell you what s wrong. Don t give up on her. Go back to crating her, but crate her PERIOD unless she is eating or outside pottying, being walked, or having...

Dogs: Adult Dog Rebellion, little dog, pomeranian
little dog, pomeranian, poodle: Hi, 10 hours is too long for a small dog to hold it. Put puppy pads down for her to use during the day, also do not let her have access to all the house until she is housebroken. confine her to a space where she can be watched and corrected. OR put...

Dogs: Adult Dog with Terrible Breath and Strict Dry Food Diet, kibbles and bits, quality dog food
kibbles and bits, quality dog food, dry dog food: Blue is very very good. Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers soul is good but very high in protein. Nutro is pretty good. Enhance is very good. Anything that doesn t have by products, wheat and soy. Type in Dog Food Comparison Chart in your search engine that ll...

Dogs: Adult dogs and puppes-training question, adult dogs, two dogs
adult dogs, two dogs, front yard: No. As I said in my previous answer to you, your older dog should put the younger dog in her place as she gets a little older herself (and more capable of understanding a correction, instead of interpreting it as play or whatever). Play fighting is fine, and...

Dogs: Adult Female Pooped on, delicious morsel, supper dish
delicious morsel, supper dish, taking the pills: Hi sue; The pooping was, I think, a spite thing. Don t have a clue what she got mad at him for, but do think she was getting back at him. Maybe on the blankets and not the sheets because she knows YOU wash the sheets, and she wasn t being mean to YOU. ...

Dogs: Adult Male/Female Puppy, anxiety problem, female puppy
anxiety problem, female puppy, animal massage: Hi Michael; Is the JR neutered? If not, that will hlp the aggression some. Training is most effective. If he has been trained, and this has not cured the aggression, then it may be an anxiety problem. Most aggression seems to be just a mean dog, but usually...

Dogs: Adult potty training, potties, end result
potties, end result, good job: Well, if she jumps out of an x-pen and over a baby gate (they make tall ones, by the way), then I guess you have no other choice but to crate her. So I would suggest that you get a very large wire crate to keep her in during the day when you are not at home....

Dogs: Adult training, animal behaviorist, immediate family members
animal behaviorist, immediate family members, dirty teeth: Since this behavior has been allowed to continue for so long, it will probably be very hard to correct. I would suggest that you get the name of a good animal behaviorist from your veterinarian and also get your dog into obedience classes at a good training...

Dogs: Advice on what dog to get, litter owner, obedience training
litter owner, obedience training, heat cycle: I would definitely get a female and either have her spayed or separate her during the heat cycle. Two male pitbulls and two mastiffs may become aggressive with each other when they reach around two years old. As far as the breed to get, it depends on your...

Dogs: Advice on elderly dog, rough collie, breathing problem
rough collie, breathing problem, cuddly toys: Thanks for your question. As large dogs get older that is when you start noticing all these problems. One thing I can say is just from what you wrote me I can tell that Megan has lived a wonderful life. VERY RARELY do you every hear of a large breed such...

Dogs: Advice on my Shit Zu puppy, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: Advice on Training new puppy, mini dachshund puppy, adult teeth
mini dachshund puppy, adult teeth, unacceptable behavior: I am not sure you worded the question the way you wanted. To retrain from a paper inside, to outside, take the paper outside, a used one is best. When he uses the paper outside, praise him. Make sure he knows he is the best little dog there is. Eventually,...

Dogs: Affenpinscher Training, closet shelving, crate train
closet shelving, crate train, crat: Good for you thinking ahead. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our...

Dogs: AGE & POSTURE, posture, boxer
posture, boxer, boxers: Hi Teresa, Your boxer is approx. 42-60 years of age. It varies when comparing it to dog years, depending on the breed of dog. As far as his posturing, he has his back to you because he trusts you and knows that you will not endanger him or harm him in anyway,...

Dogs: VERY AGGRESSIVE MALE PITBULL, male pitbull, gentle dogs
male pitbull, gentle dogs, aggressive dogs: Hi Christine; This is a nervous dog, possible scarred by treatment he recieved before you got him. The only thing I can suggest is massage. I have turned very aggressive dogs into gentle dogs with it, many times, some that had been aggressive for years....

Dogs: AGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN MY PUPPY, separation anxiety, dog trainers
separation anxiety, dog trainers, lunges: We are slaughtering millions of dogs every year for lack of homes. The logical thing is to let him be one of them. But we have hearts as well as brains. I understand why you would hate that. I do not have a proven, successful method to solve his problems....

Dogs: Age when a Border Collie puppy becomes an adult, collie puppy, border collie
collie puppy, border collie, approximate age: A border collie is relatively full-grown, height-wise at approximately a year old. They may continue to fill out slightly until 18 months old and may grow an inch or so in this time. Mentally they are still a puppy until two years of age and require dedicated...

Dogs: Age, puppy personality, dogage
puppy personality, dogage, adult formula: Hi Pratik; I oput my diogs on adult formula food when they are 9 or 10 monyhs old, but they are now fully adult then. They are considered adult at about one year old. The have their height then, or just about, but they will fill out in heft more, and some...

Dogs: Aged dogs, sad day, spleen
sad day, spleen, good luck: A person who lost a dog should NOT get another dog untill 6 months or a year have passed. The person should get over the dog, and feel ready to have another dog that she won t compare to her previous dog. You should get a dog after your wife has gotten over...

Dogs: Aggresive beagles, female beagle, squirt bottle
female beagle, squirt bottle, beagles: Hi Meredith, Dog play can seem like all out war, but if neither of your dogs have gotten hurt, that s a pretty good sign that they re playing, no matter how convincing the growls may sound. Just let them be, they are having fun and playing like dogs...

Dogs: Aggresive behaviour with respect to food, moving the dish, savage beast
moving the dish, savage beast, gillion: Hi Samuel I feed sometimes out or a total of 9 German Shepherds, i will feed often 5 at a time, telling each one when I set down the food bowels which one is Gillion s, Gino s, etc. They know my english and know I amd the BOSS AND LEADER so they listen for...

Dogs: Aggresive pup, temperament testing, rotties
temperament testing, rotties, food bowl: Your instincts are totally correct! NO WAY should this puppy go into a home with small children!!! Many years ago I used to be involved in puppy temperament testing. http://www.workingdogs.com/testing_volhard.htm One day we did a litter of rotties, and...

Dogs: Aggresive snapping, natural instincts, battle of wills
natural instincts, battle of wills, silky coat: Thank you for adopting. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: Aggression, consistant methods, signs and signals
consistant methods, signs and signals, cocker spaniel: Hi Cassie, Thank you for contacting me regarding your Cocker Spaniel and some aggression issues you are experiencing with her. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I have had a computer melt down for the past several days. I have no information...

Dogs: Aggression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, husky mix: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: Aggression, little dictator, chow mix
little dictator, chow mix, little butt: Hi Dee; I have heard of this a lot , with the younger dogs being more aggressive to an older dog, and sort of taking over the station of alpha dog in the pack. I suspect this is what it is. My little Lasha has always been a little dictator to our Australian...

Dogs: Aggression, tricky strategy, unwanted behaviors
tricky strategy, unwanted behaviors, canine behavior: Dear Carley, If you are unable to post a follow-up, you can post a new question tomorrow. I am in other categories as well- Canine Behavior, and Dog Training. Thanks Dear Carley, Thanks for the interesting question. Correcting a dog for aggression is...

Dogs: Aggression, dog to dog aggression, testosterone and aggression
dog to dog aggression, testosterone and aggression, male dogs: Ashley, neutering is the first thing I d recommend. There is a direct link between testosterone and aggression in male dogs. Neutering will not solve the problem completely, but it will help. Then, I would suggest that you consult with a local trainer...

Dogs: Aggression, aggressive behavior in dogs, absolute cure
aggressive behavior in dogs, absolute cure, chocolate lab: Dear Tammy, Thank you for writing to me about your chocolate Lab. I apologize for the delay in responding. Often a dog doesn t suddenly become aggressive. In many cases the signs of aggression were already present but weren t noticed until they progressed...

Dogs: Aggression issues, supervised control, dog crating
supervised control, dog crating, spray bottles: Hi Kelley, You have a problem. Rocky is 8 1/2 years old, mental equivalency is that of a 72-80 year old man, who is basically set in his ways. A dog will start urinating in a room when they are upset about changes in a household, this can be a new child,...

Dogs: Aggression in a puppy, roxy doxie, chewie
roxy doxie, chewie, spaz: Hi Laci; Had the same problem with a little Lhasa puppy we rescued. He was 8 weeks old when he tried to kil out year old australian Shelherd. Not as serious as it sounds. I hear an awful growling, and went into the room they were in. Rowdy, The aussie was...

Dogs: Aggression towards other dogs, small munsterlander pointer, cocker spaniels
small munsterlander pointer, cocker spaniels, reason dogs: Hi Sarah; I can tell by the way you write you are a good pet owner, and I can sense your confusion. Sometimes these things happen for no apparent reason. Dogs can be nervous, and have anxiety problems that there is no apparent reason for. For handling...

Dogs: Aggression, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel
cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel, first few days: The NILIF program works wonderfully with submissive dogs as well - it actually helps boost their confidence and self-esteem because you are clearly taking charge. A submissive dog wants to know that you are the leader, or alpha, and by utilizing the NILIF...

Dogs: Aggressive 10 week old puppy, top of the stairs, little puppy
top of the stairs, little puppy, dear charlotte: Hi Margaret I think there is already a little separation anxiety. Could be he was separated from his mother too soon. Some people think if they keep puppies away from their motherexcept when they are feeding, that they adjust better when they go to new...

Dogs: Aggressive 10 week old puppy, jack russell terrier, dear charlotte
jack russell terrier, dear charlotte, bad bone: Hi Margaret; Yes, the abuse from the other dogs where he was, especially when he is so young, would traumatize him. He is attacking the Jack Russell to show him he is dangerous, and you had better not pick on me . He is making himself the alpha dog, so...

Dogs: Aggressive Basset Hound, aggressive behaviour, basset hound
aggressive behaviour, basset hound, first few years: First and foremost, you are not punishing your dog by kicking him outside in the dark or locking him in a room by himself, you are abusing him. Dogs do not think like humans and he has no idea why you re doing any of those things. The first thing you need...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior, indoor dogs, male dogs
indoor dogs, male dogs, waterhose: Hi, Judy. You definately have a dog pack there! What I would recommend is immediately beginning the Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF) program with all three of your dogs. Is Lucy spayed? I would recommend getting that done ASAP as well, because she could very...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior, obedience trainer, alpha leader
obedience trainer, alpha leader, boston terrier: Robyn, your dog is exhibiting behavior that tell me that he thinks that HE is the alpha (leader) of the pack (your family). I would highly recommend that you begin using Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF) techniques with him immediately. Everyone in your family...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior in Dog, basic obedience training, obedience class
basic obedience training, obedience class, pack animals: Hi Kendall; I don t know the shar Pei breed that well, so I am not familiar with their traits, so I will just answer about dogs in general. The first possibility that pops to mind, is, since nobody teases this pup, and it is just family members, he is establishing...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior-Golden Retriever, behavior classes, leash area
behavior classes, leash area, hand signals: Aggression isn t common in Goldens, but dogs don t read and follow breed descriptions. It is quite evident he doesn t understand who is the pack leader. It sounds like both the classes you took were useless ones about the dog sitting, not you being top dog....

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior by our Mini-Schnauzer, obedience classes, happy puppy
obedience classes, happy puppy, puppy training: Your dog could be going through a secondary fear period, although it is usually later than this (like closer to 18-months), but I have had it as early as teething time in one litter, so there definitely can be some variation as to timing. Your dog is also...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior, knee replacement surgery, early warning signs
knee replacement surgery, early warning signs, aggression problem: Hi Sue, Thank you for writing to me regarding an aggression problem with your dog. I read the history you presented and I am picking up something that would indicate early warning signs of aggression that may have been present before your operation....

Dogs: Aggressive behavior, aggressive behavior in dogs, miniature daschund
aggressive behavior in dogs, miniature daschund, aggression in dogs: Hi Lavonda, Thank you for writing to me about your Daschund s aggressive behavior. I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your patience. Often a dog doesn t suddenly become aggressive. In many cases the signs of aggression were already...

Dogs: Aggressive behavior in 5 month old dog, aggression problem, having puppies
aggression problem, having puppies, female puppy: Hi Karen, Yes it is an old wives tale that a dog will calm down when they get fixed. It does not change them at all, just prevents them from having puppies. It sounds like she is playing. Is she growling in a playing mode (jumping around, putting her front...

Dogs: Aggressive behavior, bach flower essences, laura murphy
bach flower essences, laura murphy, custom blend: Hi Amber. I have had a lot of success with Bach Flower Essences for emotional issues such as this. There are 38 different essences and each works on a different trait. If it were me, I d make up a custom blend of the following: Beech, Holly, Rock Water,...

Dogs: Aggressive behaviour, resuce dogs, apple of his eye
resuce dogs, apple of his eye, leash park: Hi Kristin, Yours is a complex and serious problem. About 6 months ago, Cooper was moving into full bloom adolescence and that coupled with being attacked, exacerbated what was likely a propensity towards dominant behavior. You are right to remove...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: What you are describing sounds like a true problem behavior, rather than teaching puppies people don t play the biting games puppies do. If it is genetic, it will only get worse as she ages. I am sure if the rescue thought they could correct the problem,...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Hi Bruce, I am sorry to hear about your circumstances, and I do understand where you are coming from. I get these calls all the time in my own dog training business. Unfortunately, you are right on all counts. Any dog who shows any signs of aggression...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Well,unfortunatly-putting her down might be the best thing you can do,for her as well,as even if you find a shelter/rescue that will take her in,she may stay there for many months or even years This probably is not what you wanted to hear-but at this point...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Please do give him to the rescue group that is willing to take him. At that age, it is one of two things. Either there is a hidden health problem that would require possibly extensive and costly testing, or it is just plain a spoiled brat that has decided...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Hi ..i am so sorry for the things you are going through..unfortunately i am unaware of the rescues in your area. You need to find a no-kill shelter. I am sorry i cant help you further.. I do think a great behaviorist is the way to save this dog. thanks and...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Bruce and Marie, I will do my best to tell you what I think, but from reading over your post, I think you have already made up your mind as to what you want to do and I don t think that anything I (or anyone else) have to say is going to make a difference....

Dogs: Aggressive Dog, toy american eskimo, spinning his wheels
toy american eskimo, spinning his wheels, different dogs: Thansks for your question. Whats happening here is that he is being protective of you. As if to say this is my human you cant come near. What you need to do is work with him with a friend who has a dog. Put him on a leash and have a hot dog with you cut...

Dogs: Very Aggressive Dog!, walker hound, hunting dog
walker hound, hunting dog, center of attention: First, I would recommend that you contact your vet and explain the issues you re having with Zack, and see if the vet thinks there might be some sort of imbalance or health problem that may be attributing to the problem. Once any health issues are ruled...

Dogs: Aggressive Dog, baby puppy, aggressive dogs
baby puppy, aggressive dogs, little dogs: Hi Charlotte; I need more information. Are you talking about owning one of these so-called aggressive breeds, or what to do if you are confronted by one, or have a friend who has one. The answers would be very different in each case, and I need to know...

Dogs: Aggressive dog behavior, wire haired fox terrier, animal behaviorist
wire haired fox terrier, animal behaviorist, haired fox terrier: Hi Stacey; Well, I get flack everytime I say anything about animal behaviorists being legitimate, so I will not say that. There is NO qualified school to teach people to become animal behaviorists. there are schools, but most Veterinarians ( the ones who...

Dogs: Aggressive Greetings, jack russel terriers, doorbell rings
jack russel terriers, doorbell rings, invisible fence: Teach your dogs a place command, and use that command when people come over. When the doorbell rings, that should be the cue to your dogs to go to their place, whether it s their crates, or individual dog beds, or simply into another room. Your guests can...

Dogs: Aggressive golden, golden retriever rescue, gentle leader
golden retriever rescue, gentle leader, dear liz: Dear Liz Thank you for your question. The halti has been designed to help heel training and owner control when your dog is out. With this in mind I would not thinking that the halti would the way that he felt positioned in ‘your pack’. Could it...

Dogs: Aggressive greeting of strangers and play nipping, cough suppressant, dicural
cough suppressant, dicural, boxer mix: Hi, Adrian. Bless you for adopting your baby from a shelter. You are right in that the nipping is a natural trait of herding dogs, however, it can be controlled to an extent. I would not trust this dog off-leash ever, for the simple fact that you will not...

Dogs: Aggressive Lab, dog behaviorist, chocolate lab
dog behaviorist, chocolate lab, going to the bathroom: Lisa..putting a muzzle on your dog will not help in the long run. It may turn her mean. She will not like it and will feel singled out. You need to hire a dog behaviorist for this and they could probably help you with the housebreaking too. The dog will not...

Dogs: Aggressive Miniature Poodle, miniature poodle, obedience class
miniature poodle, obedience class, evil reputation: Many people fail to take small dogs seriously. They take themselves seriously. Without proper training, many of them turn into the nasty dogs that give small dogs their evil reputation. It is confused about who is in charge. It is quite possible it is used...

Dogs: Aggressive Parson Russell, parson russell terrier, nilif
parson russell terrier, nilif, wags: Hi Elsa and thanks for your question. You should probably consider the methods in which you are training him (or should I say, he is training you). There is a program that has worked wonderfully with dogs such as Hurley. It s called Nothing in Life is Free...

Dogs: Aggressive Pekingese, obedience classes, going in circles
obedience classes, going in circles, sweet personality: This might possibly be a form of seizure or even OCD. Ask your vet if that is a possibility. You might videotape this for them to see, too. Failing something physical, it could just be stress due to the change in households. Get him into obedience classes...

Dogs: Aggressive Puppy..., aggressive puppy, deep wound
aggressive puppy, deep wound, cockapoo: Dear Kimberly, Thanks for the question. I m so glad you asked it! I can help. I haven t met Duncan, but my guess is that all his behaviors (even the shyness) are the result of how you choose to interact with him. Since your friends also get involved in...

Dogs: Aggressive puppy???, pit bull puppy, aggressive puppy
pit bull puppy, aggressive puppy, puppy classes: Hello..first of all.....the breed has nothing to do with anything....i am pretty sure it is partly that the dog was seperated from his mom so young.,.,.they learn alot between the ages of 5 weeks and 8 weeks from the mom. Training will be good, but not treat...

Dogs: Aggressive puppy, aggressive puppy, obedience class
aggressive puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: Aggressive Tendencies in older dog, aggressive tendencies, neighbor boy
aggressive tendencies, neighbor boy, chow mix: Dear Jackie, Thanks for the question. Here s a quote from my website - Most dogs that exhibit fearful or aggressive responses perceive threats when there are none. In order to help a dog with this problem, the dog s inaccurate perception of danger associated...

Dogs: Aggressive Yorkie, potty problems, small dogs
potty problems, small dogs, professional trainer: HI Rita! I don t know why anyone would want a male dog that is NOT neutered. (not knocking your daughter, please understand).They want to pee on everything and that is part of the reason he is so agressive. Another reason is that he thinks he is protecting...

Dogs: Aggressive, delicate situation, guide dog
delicate situation, guide dog, time training: Hi Marciela, Thanks for your question. Has your Chihuahua been around other dogs perhaps in a park setting or somewhere other than your house? If not I would start there. One reason why some dogs are not more dog friendly is because they haven t been...

Dogs: Aggressiveness, resuce dogs, apple of his eye
resuce dogs, apple of his eye, leash park: Well first of all,it s good that you decided not to take him to the pff leash park after the attack,as you don t want to go through that again There s trainers that specialize in certain behavoural problems such as this,but the vet may also have some advice...

Dogs: Agility Refusal Question, food toy, medical question
food toy, medical question, x ray: If this is a new problem it is probably an injury/pain issue. I would get her checked by a vet before you try again. He may wish to x-ray her back and hips in order to determine there is no damage. other than that - maybe you are just going too quickly...

Dogs: Aging Dog Behavior, old dogs, female dogs
old dogs, female dogs, bedroom floor: Nesting is very common in many dogs as they try to fluff their bedding before lying down... even if that bedding is carpeting or a wooden floor. It can get very annoying with some dogs as they dig and dig, and here, particularly when I am trying to sleep...

Dogs: Aging Dog - Dental problems, organ failure, bad teeth
organ failure, bad teeth, dental problems: Hi Liza, Yes, you can use Orajel on your dog until he can be seen by your vet. Even though your dog is a mature 13 years, after he s had his dental work done (which might be an extraction and a cleaning) you should start brushing your dog s teeth. This...

Dogs: Aging dog question, vomit 4, steam inhalation
vomit 4, steam inhalation, herbal expectorant: Hi Catherine, About the only negative thing you can say about dogs, is that they have such sort lives. There are a lot of possible causes of the gagging/retching behavior, it would help me if you could get back to me with some more info. The questions...

Dogs: Agression, aggression problem, sausage dog
aggression problem, sausage dog, alsatian: Dear Robyn, Thank you for writing to me about the aggression problem surrounding your neighborhood and dogs. From the point of view of the sausage dog as well as the innocent cow who was terrorized, your dogs are in deep trouble. They have become a...

Dogs: Agression, animal behaviorist, obedience classes
animal behaviorist, obedience classes, dogs and children: Since she is a rescue, I assume you have no record of her history. I agree that I probably would not trust her around children also. Dogs and children are both just too quick, and it wouldn t be worth the risk. Her behavior does sound like it might be...

Dogs: Agression, cloie, cassie
cloie, cassie, housework: Well what you can do is have the maid give cloie a little treat everytime she sees her(but not when she is acting aggressive if you can help it) And same with the Gardener and Cassie,that usually works,as they start to see these people as good instead of ba...

Dogs: Agression, positive reinforcement, professional trainer
positive reinforcement, professional trainer, old dog: Hi Keith. It is almost impossible for a 5 month old dog to be aggressive. I am thinking you may be misunderstanding growling and biting for this...it does not mean aggression. At any rate...what you are doing so far is bad..very bad. Never ever use the crate...

Dogs: Agressive Biting, long hair chihuahua, knee jerk reaction
long hair chihuahua, knee jerk reaction, gnawing problem: Hi Jarred; The looking ashamed and coming back to apologize makes me thing the biting is more of a knee jerk reaction, rather than anger. Dogs can have nervous breakdowns too, and this may be what happened to him. That was a traumatic experience for him....

Dogs: Agressive Biting, long hair chihuahua, fur coats
long hair chihuahua, fur coats, chihuahua mix: There are people that claim dogs are just little people in fur coats. They are wrong. Dogs are dogs, and need to be treated like wolves, not people. What ever he is, he shares 95% of his DNA with the East Asian wolf. Dogs see all the people and dogs in...

Dogs: Agressive behavior, chow mix, unneutered males
chow mix, unneutered males, border collie: He may be able to be trained to stop the behavior, but you re going to have to start keeping him leashed until the problem is cured. It could be that because you ve been letting him run off leash, he thinks that the whole area where he runs is HIS territory,...

Dogs: Agressive behavior, rednose pit bulls, male dogs
rednose pit bulls, male dogs, physical interaction: Dear Mona Thank you for your question. What you are seeing is intra dog aggression. It is quite common to see a change in your female’s behaviour when she comes into season. When she is ready to be mated you will see her personality change, and she...

Dogs: Agressive boxer behaviour, obedience classes, two dogs
obedience classes, two dogs, aggressive behaviour: I would get her into on-going obedience classes and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with her. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm I say this so that she will understand that YOU are the Alpha and she is not, and she will listen to you if you should tell...

Dogs: Very Agressive Dog ! !, lab puppy, little holes
lab puppy, little holes, walker hound: Hi Barbara; Dogs, like children, do what they can get away with. Zack learned a long time ago that he can get away with being the alpha, especially now that your husband is gone. He probably does feel he needs to be more protective of you, but he also knows...

Dogs: Agressive after dinner, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: I am at a loss to explain just why he is doing that. I do have an answer, strong leadership on your part. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack...

Dogs: Agressive dog, domesticated wolves, miniature poodle
domesticated wolves, miniature poodle, obedience classes: Yes, it makes all the difference in the world. Dogs are pretty much domesticated wolves, not our babies. Spoiling and catering to a dog just makes it think that it is greater than it is, and it will try to take over leadership of its pack (its human family)....

Dogs: Agressive growling/snapping, obedience class, weekend group
obedience class, weekend group, mster: Hi Matt; First, you need a good basic obedience class. Petsmart and Petco have weekend group classes. These are best, in my opinion. I prefer to train in a group class, rather than one on one training. In a group class, the owner handles the dog st the...

Dogs: Agressive Male Golden, aggressive behavior in dogs, aggression in dogs
aggressive behavior in dogs, aggression in dogs, inflammation of the brain: Hi Sandy, Thank you for writing to me about your 5 year old Golden Retriever s recent aggressive behavior. I ve been overwhelmed with emergency rescue work which is why my response has been delayed. I do apologize. POSSIBLE MEDICAL CAUSES OF AGGRESSION:...

Dogs: Agressive mom dogs, lab puppies, husky mix
lab puppies, husky mix, real reason: It may be that she is just moving them out of the way-unless she is attacking them I wouldn t worry about it,dogs move there puppies all the time,it s pretty natural A lot of times there s no real reason to move them,they just do-i have dealt with puppies...

Dogs: Agressive pit bull, canine behavior specialist, red nose pit bull
canine behavior specialist, red nose pit bull, rage syndrome: Hi Misty, It is hard to say if this could be a case of Rage syndrome, but it definitely is something wrong. It sounds like something might have snapped in her, mentally. Your mother really needs to get her evaluated by a professional canine behavior specialist...

Dogs: Agressive Rescue Dog, obedience classes, nilif
obedience classes, nilif, prong collar: What advice does the trainer give you in regard to this? It sounds to me like you might need a different trainer. This dog needs to be in on-going obedience classes, and MUST be worked with daily. At the same time, you MUST practice Nothing in Life is...

Dogs: Agressive rescuded dog, female dogs, spca
female dogs, spca, agression: You can stop this by appointing a dominant dog over the other dog. Usually the storngest dog is the dominant one. You do that by feeding the dominant dog first, calling her first, petting her first... Whenever your dogs bite eachother you have to hold the...

Dogs: Agressiveness in one of my dogs, toy poodles, 2 legs
toy poodles, 2 legs, agressiveness: Hi Patricia; I am afraid my daughter would just have to go ahead and have her fit. It was her responsibility to train her dog, and she shouldn t expect someone else to put up with her mistakes. I am dogmatic about this, it is a parent s responsibility to...

Dogs: Aiming outside the crate, male rottweiler, obedience class
male rottweiler, obedience class, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: Air travel w/ my Boston, organ failure, clomicalm
organ failure, clomicalm, boston terrier: Hi Lisa How frightened do you think your dog will be? I m not very much in favor of drugging animals to travel. There are all natural things that you can get at the pet store to calm and soothe him. There s also melatonin which is a naturally produced chemical...

Dogs: AKC REGISTRATION, boston terrier puppy, akc rules
boston terrier puppy, akc rules, akc papers: Hi Larry, yes you should report the breeder to the AKC as it is a violation to sell puppies as AKC registered and then not have the papers. By AKC rules, they have to hand over papers when you hand them the money. Also, you do have legal ramifications because...

Dogs: AKC register, akc registration, litter owner
akc registration, litter owner, breed competition: Hi Donna, Limited registration means that the dog is registered, but no litters produced by that dog are eligible for registration. Limited registration helps breeders protect their breeding programs. If breeders do not want puppies used for breeding purposes,...

Dogs: AKC vs. CKC, continental kennel club, canadian kennel club
continental kennel club, canadian kennel club, american kennel club: That depends on which CKC you are referring to. The Canadian Kennel Club is a reputable dog registry, on a par with the American Kennel Club. The Continental Kennel Club, however, is not. It is one of those numerous pseudo-registries formed after so many...

Dogs: AKC vs CKC, akc performance events, continental kennel club
akc performance events, continental kennel club, canadian kennel club: No, he can only be AKC-registered if his parents were. He can, however, get an ILP number (indefinite listing privilege) with AKC in order to be shown in AKC performance events (obedience, rally, agility, earthdog); he must be neutered for that. I am assuming...

Dogs: AKC vs CKC, canadian kennel club, american kennel club
canadian kennel club, american kennel club, kennel clubs: Hi Gloria, I would think that you d have your choice of registering the puppies with either the AKC, or CKC, but I could be wrong. The best way to get your question answered would be to contact one or both of the two kennel clubs. Their contact info...

Dogs: Akita breed, akita breed, man dogs
akita breed, man dogs, family dogs: I ve just done some quick reading up on Akitas, and I guess I would have to say that I think you would be better off passing this by, simply because of your grandchild. This is an adult dog, and now that he is older, any shaping you do with him is going to...

Dogs: Akita Compatibility, female akita, west highland terrier
female akita, west highland terrier, male dogs: Bobbie, Believe it or not I have heard several times that smaller male dogs are a good match for female Akitas. My friend has a west highland terrier and someone else I know has a shih tzu. But the shihtzu did get injured during play so I would go with...

Dogs: My Akita is chewing on her pads of her feet, omega 6 fatty acids, witch hazel
omega 6 fatty acids, witch hazel, akita dog: Hi Valerie, Prednisone has to be prescribed by the vet, it s not available over the counter. It s actually a pretty powerful drug, which though effective, should be used to get the itching under control, and then it s use tapered off. To use Prednisone,...

Dogs: Akita Sudden Behavior Change, family memebers, signs of nervousness
family memebers, signs of nervousness, acre of land: Hi, yep thats what happened, the bottle rockets will do it, especially with an older dog. Their senses react a lot more differently than a younger dog because they are starting to become more aware that their bodies can not react as fast to danger so they...

Dogs: Akita, female akita, google
female akita, google, akita: Hello Alma and thanks for yor question. Akita s are great watch dogs but not the best around other animals. If she will work for a reward, that s a plus, but you still have to get past your fear of her being around other dogs. She will pick up on your...

Dogs: Alergies, eagle pet products, carbohydrate diet
eagle pet products, carbohydrate diet, dinovite: I am not sure what your question is since there isn t one. Dinovite is a dog food supplement with some amazing (and a bit outrageous) claims. http://www.dinovite.com/ I myself have never used it; I prefer to feed a quality kibble that contains those ingredients...

Dogs: Allergies, toy fox terrier, puggle
toy fox terrier, puggle, fox terrier: Hi Chris, Your safest bet would be one of the poodles. (not labradoodle) but I believe bichon frise is another. Also Chinese crested, hairless chihuahua, hairless toy fox terrier. definitely not a puggle. There are also some crossbreds that are hypo allergenic...

Dogs: Allergies?, benedryl, hair follicle
benedryl, hair follicle, benadryl: Hey Sylvie. This doesn t sound like an allergy. Good for giving her the Benadryl though. I would recommend a trip to the vet for an exam. This could be an infected hair follicle, a cyst, a mass, etc. It kinda concerns me that it came up so fast. I think a...

Dogs: Allergies/dermatitis, brown dots, lakeland terrier
brown dots, lakeland terrier, food allergies: Veterinarians often start with a simple remedy that is likely to work. The first thing they try may not. When that happens, you need to go back. Yes, it could be food allergies. Often it is the main ingredient that the dog is allergic to. So if you...

Dogs: Allergies to dogs., laborador retriever, allergies to dogs
laborador retriever, allergies to dogs, allergic to cats: Hi, I believe he will be allergic. The Irish terrier and most of the wire coated terrier breeds donot have the undercoat that labs, and bassets have. so tell you son in law to up the claritin before he visits. Also getting your dog a good bath and blow...

Dogs: Allergies in dogs, cortisone shots, claratine
cortisone shots, claratine, cortisone: I use Reactine on both of my dogs and it seems to work pretty well-you would have to call your vet for dosage as it goes by weight,Alegra and Claratine are also the same thing Also sometimes it s the food-food with a lot of corn in it can cause allergies,so...

Dogs: Allergies to dogs..., american water spaniels, poodle breeds
american water spaniels, poodle breeds, allergies to dogs: This is a common question and i thank you for waiting over the weekend. As most people will know there are the three poodle breeds:toy, miniature, and standard. These dogs i find are some of the most if not THE most intelligent breeds. Although they often...

Dogs: Allergies, american kennel club, bichon frise
american kennel club, bichon frise, breed of dogs: Hi Jake, There are a variety of dogs that are considered Hypo-allergenic . Some of them are Italian Greyhounds, Mexican Hairless, Bichon Frise s, Poodle s, Labradoodle s (poodle labrador crosses). You can check with the American Kennel Club online to find...

Dogs: Allergy, skin mites, stomach area
skin mites, stomach area, anti inflammatory medications: Hi Misi, Skin conditions are amongst the hardest chronic ailment to treat in dogs. You can safely apply 100% Aloe Vera gel on your dog s stomach. It is a natural wound-healing agent, that has antiseptic and moisturizer properties. It will also help with...

Dogs: Allergy, flax seed oil, oatmeal baths
flax seed oil, oatmeal baths, benzoyl peroxide: Hello Allen, Wow are you an exceptional owner to have given Tiffany so much attention and care. I am a firm believer that skin conditions are best treated internally. I have a golden retriever customer who had the worst skin condition I had ever seen, and...

Dogs: Allergy, flax seed oil, oatmeal baths
flax seed oil, oatmeal baths, benzoyl peroxide: Hi Allen; Letters like this make me so mad I could scream! Not at the person that writes the letter, but at the STUPID so-called veterinarian who is treating their animal. I say so-called, because I don t think these people who advise such idiocy are really...

Dogs: Allergy, flax seed oil, oatmeal baths
flax seed oil, oatmeal baths, benzoyl peroxide: Allen, have you had her tested for dermodectic mange? This is something a dog gets from its mother and is often misdiagnoised for skin infections, dry skin and etc. If you have not, you should have this test ran. Most vets don t even think to do it. So...

Dogs: Allergy, skin mites, stomach area
skin mites, stomach area, anti inflammatory medications: Hi Misi, Since you ve already been in touch with your vet, I d suggest you contact the doctor again and let him/her know that the Benadryl is no longer working. This might be significant to the doctor who may know of another treatment worth trying. It...

Dogs: "Allowed" substances, animal nutritionists, dear madam
animal nutritionists, dear madam, vitamin pills: Dog nutrition is one of the most controversial subjects among dog people. Some are adamant that dogs should be fed a high-quality kibble only (I am one of these), some prefer BARF (or raw food... a handful cook the meat because of possible contamination),...

Dogs: Allowing a dog to lick a person in the face, human feces, cat poop
human feces, cat poop, private areas: Hi Brian; Not an urban legend. Dogs mouths are infinitely cleaner than A human s, however, it is not a sterile vessel. There are some variables. Is the dog healthy, and bot what a dog will eat, but what the dog DOES eat. does the doh have access to a litterbox/...

Dogs: Allowing a dog to lick a person in the face, cat poop, eating poop
cat poop, eating poop, private areas: I am sorry, but I do not know the truth of the urban legend - I have heard several times, though, about people having a wound that wouldn t heal (on a leg or arm) and the dog licking it finally healed it. A dog can lick their own wound to heal it, but,...

Dogs: Allowing dogs to lick a person in the face, cat poop, black nose
cat poop, black nose, private areas: Hi Brian, I have to confess I grew up being licked to death by my dog, and my children have too. We seem no worse for wear. As far as a dog s mouth being cleaner, naw, I don t think that s so. I am not a vet, however. I do think we just get different diseases,...

Dogs: will they Get Along?, puppy obedience classes, german shepard mix
puppy obedience classes, german shepard mix, behavior tip: Marissa, Breed has little to do with whether or not two dogs will get along. I have a Labrador and a German Shepherd who are the best of friends. Sex can have a little bit more to do with it - males and females tend to get along better than males and males,...

Dogs: Alpha dog problems?, karin wells, raising a puppy
karin wells, raising a puppy, family gatherings: KAREN YOU HAVE TAKEN ON SOMEBODYS ELSES PROBLEM WITH THIS DOG NOT BROUGHT UP PROPERLY FROM A PUPPY. HOW SAD FOR IT IS NOT THE DOGS FAULT EVEN THOUGH NOW IT IS AND UP TO A HUMAN TO CORRECT IT OR PUT HIM DOWN FORVER. DUE TO HUMAN ERROR OF IGNORANCE IN RAISING...

Dogs: Alpha female behaviour?, female behaviour, rescue dogs
female behaviour, rescue dogs, minatures: Yes, the older female is trying to show the younger one that she is more alpha. It really is better to let them decide for themselves who is higher on the dog totem pole as they sort out their pack order because, if you keep interfering, this behavior could...

Dogs: Alternative diets, beef tallow, laura murphy
beef tallow, laura murphy, wrong person: Labman, I don t know what you re even talking about. I really do not appreciate the tone of your email and have never critized anyone s answers on this website. In fact, I have never responded to or even looked at anyone else s answers period. I think...

Dogs: Altitude, altitude sickness, best bet
altitude sickness, best bet, weekend break: Hi Byrol I would certainly consult with a vet about this for I have no idea what could happen this high in breathing, etc. Since I never have plans to travel only to Germany maybe, I think a vet might be your best bet now. Please do not go until u find...

Dogs: American Bulldog, absess, american bulldog
absess, american bulldog, apointment: Hi Ashley; I would have her examined right away. It could be anything from an absess that just isn t tender to touch yet, to a harmless tumor, to a life threatening cancer. A tumor would nt necessarily be painful to the touch. I would advise you to make...

Dogs: American Bulldog, apple cider vinegar, vinegar rinse
apple cider vinegar, vinegar rinse, google search: Hello Latonya and thanks for your question. Please describe the aggression (ie:people aggression, food aggression, animal aggression, etc). The small bumps could be from a food sensitivity or a contact allergy, but it s hard to say since I can t see...

Dogs: American Bulldog - pregnant and whining, uterine inertia, sudden depression
uterine inertia, sudden depression, black discharge: Hi Marcy, I can t say why the dog is crying, to be on the safe side, since unborn puppies are involved, an examination by your vet would be a good idea. Although most dogs deliver without need for assistance, your vet should be called if any of the following...

Dogs: American Bulldog, kind of dogs, litter mates
kind of dogs, litter mates, eye certification: I am not familiar with that many breeds and have little to base an answer on specifically on the American Bull Dog. What I am in a position to say is that there are many fine dogs within any breed. I have no idea how many posts I have read in dog forums...

Dogs: American bulldog, american bulldog, female boxer
american bulldog, female boxer, obedience classes: Hi Robert Be very careful doing an alpha role unless you are a VERY experienced owner/trainer. Your dog is feeling threatened and could easily escalate into a fear biter. He doesn t feel confident in himself or in you as a leader. It happens sometimes, sometimes...

Dogs: American bulldog sexual maturity, chlorophil, american bulldog
chlorophil, american bulldog, sexual maturity: Usually the rule of thumb is this. a week in. a week standing for breeding and a week going out. Most breeders will try around the 13th day to get the first breeding. Not all dogs have read the rule book., so that is definitely give or take. Give her a couple...

Dogs: American bulldog with sudden bumps, residential phone number, emergency phone number
residential phone number, emergency phone number, shelley davis: Hi Tara, Thank you for writing to me about your American Bulldog. Since he is only 6 months old, I am going to assume that he s recently been vaccinated? If so, this may be a reaction to the vaccinations and would require a homeopathic vet s assistance....

Dogs: American Pitbull skin problems, gold bond medicated powder, swedish meatball
gold bond medicated powder, swedish meatball, american pitbull: Hi, You did not mention what you are feeding, but I would increase the amount of fat in his diet. I would also get him on a good vitamin and mineral pill each day. The minerals will help coat conditioning, however, it takes about 4 months before you will...

Dogs: American pitbull rescued dog, american pitbull, foot fence
american pitbull, foot fence, electric fence: All those ideas are great all of them I would recomend,it s personal preference what you use Well a six foot fence it usualy what i would recomend for a pitbull,or any large breed as well,as that height is too high for dogs to bother climbing I don t...

Dogs: American pittbull, getting a puppy, puppy food
getting a puppy, puppy food, appetite changes: Hi Tyrone, Congratulations on getting a puppy! There s actually a lot more to puppy care than choosing the right food. I ll tell you a little bit about some of the other things you should be aware of, after I tell you about what kind of diet to feed...

Dogs: AmStaff Itchy feet, american staffordshire terrier, burns hills
american staffordshire terrier, burns hills, free diets: Hi Larry I would advise for your dog to be tested for allergies, to find out the route of the problem. Have you looked into gluten or wheaten gluten free diets to help towards your dog allergy. Diet’s with cereal in the ingredients tends to contribute...

Dogs: ANAL GLANDS, anal glands, kidney bean
anal glands, kidney bean, anal sacs: Hi Michael, I responded to this question the other day. Here is my response again: If your dog is scooting there has to be a reason. Look for feces stuck to the hair or the evidence of tapeworms or roundworms. If you find neither then it s time to have...

Dogs: ANAL GLANDS, anal glands, bacterial invasion
anal glands, bacterial invasion, kidney bean: Hi Michael, If your pet is scooting there has to be a reason. Look for feces stuck to the hair or the evidence of tapeworms or roundworms. If you find neither then it s time to have your veterinarian check the anal sacs. Anal sac problems are extremely...

Dogs: ANIMAL NUTRITION, cod liver oil, pet food companies
cod liver oil, pet food companies, veterinary nutritionist: Hi Amber and thanks so much for your question. I will be composing a thorough answer for you. There are a few things I could suggest and want my answer to include all your options. Please be patient with me and my crazy schedule. I should have a detailed...

Dogs: Anal Bruising/ Tenderness, anal glands, cindy lou
anal glands, cindy lou, anal gland: Hello Frani, Wow what a bad experience for him. It could be either clipper irritation, from using a blade to close or actually nicking his rear. This could be treated with Vaseline, or anything that would sooth the irritation. If you think it might be something...

Dogs: Anal glands, anal glands, vet bill
anal glands, vet bill, cindy lou: Hello Ingrid, Absolutely take her to the vet. I have seen dogs scoot on the carpet, lick that area, but never have problems walking because of annals being improperly expressed. Now if she is walking, sitting, walking, sitting, then maybe her anus area might...

Dogs: Anal glands, anal glands, anal sacs
anal glands, anal sacs, cindy lou: Hello Angie, I will try to explain this for you. Imagine your dogs anus as a clock. the anal glands sit at the numbers 5 and 7. if you hold the tail up in one hand and gently slide your thumb and first finger up and down both sides of the anus you might...

Dogs: Anal itching!, anal glands, minimal price
anal glands, minimal price, captian: Hi Maria, If you are sure there are not worms,then it may be a impacted anal glands. Your Vet can relieve the pressure that may be causing his discomfort at a very minimal price. He can show you how to keep check on this common problem. God Bless,...

Dogs: Anal sac removal., anal glands, fecal incontinence
anal glands, fecal incontinence, loose stools: Hi Patrick, Although anal gland removal is a fairly simple procedure, complications such as fecal incontinence can occur. However, since your dog had surgery only 4 days ago, she’s undoubtedly be a little sore in that area, and not willing to clench...

Dogs: Animal Aggresion, cockapoo, temperment
cockapoo, temperment, pit bull: Well,usualy there isn t alot you can do for dog on dog agresstion,other then to make sure your dog is on leash at all times,and if you see an off leash dog,warn them that your dog doesn t like other dogs and to leash it One thing you can try is this,bring...

Dogs: Animal Behavior as it relates to the weather, scent hounds, prey species
scent hounds, prey species, paper animals: I don t mind if you quote me :) I hope that my answer has helped and you seem to have a good head on your shoulders. How I make my money is as a pet groomer/animal nutritional consultant (mostly companion animals), but do some behavior consults (but not...

Dogs: Animal field, vet medicine, time natalie
vet medicine, time natalie, vet office: I actually find your question funny. When i was a young person i found the same problem. I wanted to be an architect but i fell in love with animals. I actually went to school to be an architet. I took a job on building a vet office and one thing led to...

Dogs: Animal field, time natalie, cindy lou
time natalie, cindy lou, animal field: Hello Natalie, There is an up and coming interest in all natural foods for pets. I kmow I go to a speciality store just to buy my pets food. You could help develp these types of foods and educate people on the beneifts of them. Just one idea. Good Luck,...

Dogs: Annoying puppy whimpering, toy poodle puppy, living quarters
toy poodle puppy, living quarters, lack of sleep: Jennifer, Bless his littel heart, he wants to be with you guys! I can see that this is a problem for ALL of you. He wants to be in bed with you, and you guys just want a good nights sleep. There are several things you can try. Put him in an area where...

Dogs: Annual shots, vaccine protocols, vaccination schedules
vaccine protocols, vaccination schedules, rabies shots: Hi Mike, There have been changes in vaccine protocols, the once yearly boosters should now be given every three years. You should discuss the new protocol with your vet, so that you don t over vaccinate your dog. When possible, give individual vaccines,...

Dogs: Antisocial dog with other dogs, illogical statement, pat on the back
illogical statement, pat on the back, earshot: *laugh* I m glad it wasn t just me that didn t quite understand that last sentence! I can relate to sometimes having my brain only firing on one cylinder, though, so no worries! I can t think of anything else to add right now, but if you start trying anything...

Dogs: Anxiety in dogs, massage music, thyroid problem
massage music, thyroid problem, severe anxiety: Hi Laura, This is a very big problem that does not have any easy solutions and behavioral therapy would be very very time consuming and not have 100% chance of even working. I would recommend that you got a book on the T- Touch, which is massage therapy...

Dogs: Anxiety/Jealousy, ant poison, yelps
ant poison, yelps, hypochondriac: Hello, Amy. Your case is certainly an odd one. It sounds as if your dog has a heightened sensitivity to touch, OR she knows that by acting this way, she gets cooed over and loved on because you think you ve hurt her. I could not find any information online...

Dogs: Anxiety, anxiety attacks, separation anxiety
anxiety attacks, separation anxiety, jack russell: Hi Pamela. I think first of all that you should have your dog checked by a vet, just to be certain there is nothing else going on. Secondly, your dog lacks in some self esteem possibly and could benefit from a behaviorist/trainer. I am sorry i can not help...

Dogs: Anxious dog when left at home alone, puppy, good luck
puppy, good luck, nancy: You may need to have a local trainer come to see your dog for an evaluation. In the meantime. You dont need to seperate the dogs..put your dog in a crate next to the puppy..it wont bother the puppy at all that way. you are doing everything else you can. good...

Dogs: Anxious rescued Doberman, breed champion, dog behaviorists
breed champion, dog behaviorists, dobes: Well what is often done for anxiety for dogs is the same in people,they are often medicated which does help a lot,but it can only be done by a vet Also there are dog behaviorists that specialize in dogs with anxiety,and they can come to your house and watch...

Dogs: My APBT pup's behavior., male pup, loose dogs
male pup, loose dogs, dry food: If there is a problem, perhaps the vet will find it. it is rare for a dog not to eat all it needs. Evaluate him using this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Have the vet confirm what you find. I think you will find he is eating...

Dogs: Arthiritis, arthritis medications, torn ligament
arthritis medications, torn ligament, hip dysplasia: Hi Kailee, I don t know if Sarah has already responded to you or not - I saw your question in the main question pool for dogs and it didn t mark if it had been answered or not, so I wanted to be sure you got some help. I can understand your situation completely...

Dogs: Arthritis, chinese sharpei, animal chiropractor
chinese sharpei, animal chiropractor, chiropractic adjustments: Hi Marty, Yes, it sure sounds like arthritis, but there are plenty of things to do. Many products are available which contain glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM, among others. You ll need to try them to find what works best. Be careful about the...

Dogs: ASAP-pink eye, warm compresses, corneal ulcers
warm compresses, corneal ulcers, eye diseases: Hi Amber, Pink eye, or Conjunctivitis as it s known needs to be treated by your vet. All cases of conjunctivitis should be treated at once, so please don t put off going to the doctor. Normally conjunctivitis is not life threatening, however, in advanced...

Dogs: Aspirin for my 3lb chihuahua, glucosamine chondroitin, baby aspirin
glucosamine chondroitin, baby aspirin, flyer link: Hi Stacey, Baby aspirin is generally considered safe for most dogs, but you have to be very careful when giving it to very small dogs like your chihuahua. It can be toxic and you could reach dangerous levels in anything more than about 1/4 of a tablet....

Dogs: Aspirin dosage for Arthritis, german shepherd mix, maximum dosage
german shepherd mix, maximum dosage, rimadyl: Hi Ricki, Because of the fact he was throwing up, I would discuss the amount of aspirin with a vet because aspirin is hard on the stomach so a vet probably wouldn t want you maxing out on it if he is already showing signs of stomach sensitivity to drugs. ...

Dogs: Assie bull not in 1st heat yet?, blatant signs, heat cycle
blatant signs, heat cycle, 9 months: Hi Minh, some dogs can have a silent heat when they are young which means they don t show a lot of blatant signs of heat for their first heat cycle. Normally if you haven t seen signs of your dog coming in heat by 12 months of age, then I recommend that you...

Dogs: Athritis, shetland sheep dog, pain relief medication
shetland sheep dog, pain relief medication, glucosamine and chondroitin: Hi Lisa, The signs and symptoms of arthritis in dogs are joint pain. Symptoms of arthritis in dogs are: Decreased activity. Slow to lie down or get up. Limping or stiffness after activity. Trouble running. Reluctant to climbing stairs or jump up....

Dogs: Attack by Pit Bulls at park, pitt bull dogs, pit bulls
pitt bull dogs, pit bulls, blood hound: Ron, I am truly sorry you, your wife, and your dogs had to go through an experience like this. Be very careful when taking your dogs out now, because they *might* become defensive towards other dogs as a result of being attacked. I would recommend getting...

Dogs: Attack of the Yard, cockapoo, front yard
cockapoo, front yard, back door: Zach, start taking her out on leash. If she seems to be afraid of the backyard, take her out in the front yard instead for a while. Do it on leash so you can ensure that she does, in fact, potty, and also so you can immediately praise her once she s finished...

Dogs: Attacking puppies, golden retriever pups, wolf hybrid
golden retriever pups, wolf hybrid, prey drive: No need to worry-Siberians are actualy known for being animal aggressive,and I knew of one that killed a couple of cats,they have a a VERY high prey drive though,and are also known to kill sheep if let lose Now what you can do,is muzzle him and let him...

Dogs: Attacking vac. cleaner, little dog, corgi
little dog, corgi, water bottle: What you can do is when ever you vacuum have a water bottle ready when when she attacks it,sprays it in her face and say leave it loud and firm,after a couple of weeks it seems to cure the dog,and if she goes back to it,use the bottle again for however long...

Dogs: Attempt at dominance?, stainless steel pan, puppy mill
stainless steel pan, puppy mill, leash park: It could actually just be that he wants to play with the other dog-that is rather common for one dog to stand over a sleeping dog,just waiting for him to wake up so they can play!!! While it is possible he might be trying to dominate the other dog,if that...

Dogs: Attempted to rescue puppies, wooden deck, puppies
wooden deck, puppies, abandon: Well it won t hurt to put them out first thing in the morning,and it also depends on the age of the puppies,if they are very young,they could starve without there mother,but if they are over 5 weeks-but either way it would be a good idea to buy puppy milk,you...

Dogs: AUSSIE PUPPY, shelley davis, sweet puppy
shelley davis, sweet puppy, pet store: Hi Daphny, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet puppy. Sometimes a pet store will recommend a general deworming medicine without considering the needs of a specific dog. When you bring you dog to a vet for worm and parasite problems, they check...

Dogs: Aussie socialization, jack russell terrier, post surgery recovery
jack russell terrier, post surgery recovery, hip dysplasia: Hi Kristen I have 2 australian shepherd mixes. I have never experienced problems with them hgewtting used to other dogs. I don t like muzzles of any kind. I would think they might make them feel at risk, and further the socializing problems. Maybe a...

Dogs: Aussie Terrier ate a Sparrow, bloody stools, skylar
bloody stools, skylar, intestines: Hi Amy, It s actually natural for a dog to eat it s prey (bones and all), it s just that as a house pet we humans find it disturbing. Watch your dog for signs of a possible problem, such as loose or bloody stools or vomiting. If one of the birds bones...

Dogs: Australian Cattle Dog, australian cattle dog, cattle dog
australian cattle dog, cattle dog, behaviourist: With a dog showing signs of aggression the only advice I can safely give you is to seek a professional behaviourist s help as this is extremely dangerous and needs to be stopped now. Best of luck with your dog, I hope you find a good professional who is...

Dogs: Australian Dingo, dingo breeders, australian dingo
dingo breeders, australian dingo, cattle dog: Hi, WEll Josh, you have stumped me. I even searched the web and couldn t find a breeder. I did learn, though, that dingos are not good with children and that they cannot tolerate high temperatures. I am grateful for your question. I learned more as...

Dogs: Australian Dingo, australian cattle dog, dingo breeders
australian cattle dog, dingo breeders, australian dingo: Dingos are wild animals. So maybe you would think twice before aquiring one. I don t know any breeders myself, as like I said they are wild animals. They do stem from ferel dogs, but they cannot be trusted. If you want a dog like the dingo, an Australian...

Dogs: Australian Shepard, australian shepard, unbearable situation
australian shepard, unbearable situation, unwanted behavior: Hi Hugh, I am sorry that this has become an unbearable situation for you. Has the dog had any type of training to maybe try and curb this unwanted behavior. I am not sure what organizations may be of use to you since I do not know where you live. Please...

Dogs: Australian Shepherd, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: Autoimmune skin disease/pemphigus, auto immune disease, vet visits
auto immune disease, vet visits, raw diet: Dear Lee, Thank you for writing to me about your greyhound. My heart goes out to you regarding her condition. My previous dog had an auto immune disease and I know how it can ravage the body and effect the quality of life. There are so many questions...

Dogs: aaggressuve behavour between my rescued papillon//chihuahua, behavour, little dog
behavour, little dog, snout: What is a good trick is to bring our dog over to your son s house(not the other way around)and put a muzzle on your dog(and the other one if you feel better)that way she can get used to him,and a lot of times once they become in charge(and since she will be...

Dogs: abnormal urine color, health food store, shelley davis
health food store, shelley davis, bladder infection: Dear Tanisha, Thank you for writing to me about your darling puppy. The red color in your dog s urine is likely blood, indicating a potentially serious, even life threatening condition. My advice is don t walk, but run, to your vet! In the meantime,...

Dogs: abused dog/fear of men, psychological fitness, laddie
psychological fitness, laddie, first moves: Hi Tami; How I would love to see people who abuse children and animals moved to their own little island where they could never have a chance to harm a trusting innocent being. I would love to see a law that required people to pass a psychological fitness...

Dogs: abused dog, animal warden, legal authorization
animal warden, legal authorization, rescue groups: Hi Jesse; You don t say what the name of your town is, but the Humane society may have not been answering the phone because of the weekend and the 4th. Try them again, or go to the National Hdqt website. www.spca.org They would be able to advise you...

Dogs: abused male 1 year old papillion, short periods, papillion
short periods, papillion, collars and leashes: What you can do is this-put the leash and collar on around the house,let him drap it around the house,for short periods until he gets used to it,then hold the leash and follow him around the house or even the yard,again until he gets used to it,then start...

Dogs: abused puppy, dog trainers, puppy
dog trainers, puppy, walks: Well what you can do is slowly introduce her to people you know,and have them slowly pet her,and you can also take her out on small walks,to get her used to getting out Also there are dog trainers that deal with abused/scared dogs if you need extra hel...

Dogs: abused rescue afraid of everything, belgian malinios, loose stools
belgian malinios, loose stools, kibble: Well what you try that is close to what you are doing is to pet her when she takes a treat,as a praise you letting you touch her,then when she s used to you doing that,try the same thing with a couple of friends Something else that might work is once she...

Dogs: accicental pregnancy, feral cat, kittens
feral cat, kittens, oponion: There is always a chance that the bitch is not pregnant, but the easiest (and safest) way to terminate a pregnancy is to spay the bitch. Pregnancy can usually be determined around 20-24 days by a veterinarian. Several years ago, a semi-feral cat took up...

Dogs: accidental breeding, neopar, vet visit
neopar, vet visit, stud fee: Shame on him for trying to make money on a breeding at all. If he raises those pups as he should he won t make anything. Deworming should begin at two weeks and repeat every two weeks for duration that he has the pups. Vaccinations should begin with Neopar...

Dogs: accidently interbreeding, genetic faults, hip dysplasia
genetic faults, hip dysplasia, stafforshire: Hi Sam, it takes more than 2 minutes for dogs to breed. They have to tie to be able to breed (they connect together) and that normally lasts about 15-30 minutes. If she got bred to her son, the puppies could have genetic faults due to inbreeding, but it...

Dogs: accidents after housebreaking, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, happy puppy: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: acting scared, american eskimo, sign of stress
american eskimo, sign of stress, tho: Hi Barbara, I m guessing that something happened between him and the 5 year old. The panting is a sign of stress, so whatever happened really stressed him. I would just keep an eye on him and make sure that he doesn t act negatively around the child. If...

Dogs: acting out, welsh corgie, obedience class
welsh corgie, obedience class, furniture carpet: Get him neutered if not already. Spay her when the vet says it is the right time. Begin obedience training with both. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Dogs: adaptation to a baby, expecting a baby, marwan
expecting a baby, marwan, new baby: Hey, Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to get Ruby used to idea of a new baby. On the good side, dogs have a great sense of what is going around, and Ruby will realize that your expecting a baby when your pregnant. Also, Boxers are great with children,...

Dogs: added a third dog, other two having trouble, mighty mite, boxer mix
mighty mite, boxer mix, spoiled brat: Hi Heather; Could Clover feel left out, and be a little jealous of Izzy? When she attacks, grab her up, chew her little butt out and trell her she is bad and has to go to time out. Time out at my house is a half hour in the small hallway bathroom. No toys,...

Dogs: adding #3, jack russle, pack of dogs
jack russle, pack of dogs, two females: Hi Asks, I would definately go for a younger pup than to bring in an adult with already as established adult with you. Your slowly accumulately a PACK of dogs and one is going to become the Dominant one. Your going to have to be Totally in charge every...

Dogs: adding anoth pup, jack russle, border collie
jack russle, border collie, cumputer: I see. First thing I would say to you is to STAY AWAY from breeders that advertise in the paper, and those that you ve looked up on the computer. Responsible, reputable breeders do not need to advertise like that in order to find homes for their puppies because...

Dogs: adding dog # 3, jack russle terrier, parent dogs
jack russle terrier, parent dogs, big dogs: Hello! Yes, I remember you. I thought you were going to get another lab...lol. I love chihuahuas because they are intensely loyal to their owner, are very hearty dogs and a just the right size to fit on your lap while you re watching tv! Oh yeah... they...

Dogs: adding a dog, breed of dogs, kennel cage
breed of dogs, kennel cage, best bet: My best bet would be to go to your local shelter and explain to them what you are looking for in a dog,as they may already know of some dogs that will meet your match-and most dogs are adults so thats a plus Age,Gender and breed aren t important-it s more...

Dogs: adding a new puppy, border collie, first few days
border collie, first few days, anwser: I still think it best and safe to have all pets fixed so as not to make an terrotorial. Less likely anyhow.? Putting two of any breed together makes for being a big BOSS on your part. I know~~~~~~ Be careful and I feel no harm done, but I would get them...

Dogs: adding a new puppy, jack russle, border collie
jack russle, border collie, neutral place: Hello..this is really not a question that i can answer with 100% certainty since every dog is different and every household situation is different. But my bet would be that a third dog, either male or female, would casue a problem. These two dogs will want...

Dogs: adding another puppy, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, cock a poo: Hi Susan; That little lady has a dominancy problem, either because of her nature, or because she has been allowed to get away with it. I have found the Tellington touch methiod of animal massage very effective to stop aggression. some dogs have very nervous...

Dogs: adding a puppy, jack russle, border collie
jack russle, border collie, agressiveness: Hello.... Yes, you definetly need to have your new puppy neutered, and you really need to have your Jack Russell neutered too. It will take away the agressiveness that will surely show up when you more than one male in the house. It will also help with...

Dogs: adding a second dog, american cocker spaniels, cocker spaniels
american cocker spaniels, cocker spaniels, basset hound: Hello, Labrador retrievers love other dogs and cats and are very friendly with kids as well. American cocker spaniels also are good with other dogs. Almost any dog can be raised with other dogs/cats and like them I ve two very dog aggressive dogs under the...

Dogs: Another addition to our family, cavalier king charles, male boxers
cavalier king charles, male boxers, miniature poodle: Hi, Yes I think it would be different if you got a pup ONLY if the pup is a female. Male boxers do not get along with other male dogs. They are too protective. So If you like boxers then get a female, If you want something smaller, I would STILL STICK...

Dogs: About to adopt 2 yr. old Boxer., bull mastiff, month and a half
bull mastiff, month and a half, bear hug: Well,there are tools that help stop the dog from pulling,the best for a dog that size is something called a prong collar or a pinch collar,now it looks worse then it is,it has spikes that dig into the dog s neck when he pulls,but to the dog it reminds them...

Dogs: About to adopt 2 yr old Boxer, bull mastiff, month and a half
bull mastiff, month and a half, bear hug: Hi Michele; wish I could get hold of that little delinquent and walk him. LOL Good for you, standing your ground and showing him you are the alpha. When he doesn t want to cooperate with you, chew his butt out, and nag. I don t care if they weigh 300 pounds....

Dogs: adopt or buy, internal medicine specialist, auto immune disease
internal medicine specialist, auto immune disease, martin luther kings birthday: First of all I would like to say that I m sorry for your loss. Since this isn t a question with a wrong/right answer, I ll will just offer my opinion if I was in your place. I think adopting a puppy is a very good choice, 2 of my dogs are adopted. However,...

Dogs: Should I adopt this dog?, mini doxie, foster kids
mini doxie, foster kids, t break: Hi Jeanine; there are some things to consider here. 7 years old is a senior dog. I am not sure what the normal life expectance of a Dachshund is, but that is a little up in years, so you have the prospect of not that many years before you lose him, as well...

Dogs: adopted a 1 yo sheltie from OK, metal bowls, metal taste
metal bowls, metal taste, plane rides: I know it is tempting to want to feed him treats,but it can actually make the problem worse,as he will not want dog food if he knows when he doesn t eat his food,he will get treats instead What you can try though is to try hand feeding his food,and sometimes,believe...

Dogs: adopted 2 year old, funky mood, craving attention
funky mood, craving attention, chicken and rice: I think you are a wonderful home for this dog. Keep in mind every dog is different. I have two from the same litter. One is energetic and playful and the other one just wants to lay around and do nothing...it has been like this for 2 yrs..good luck nanc...

Dogs: adopted dog, rabies vaccination, cynthia hart
rabies vaccination, cynthia hart, dog license: Hi Cynthia! When you say you adopted him, was it from a rescue agency or animal shelter? If so, he definetley should be neutered! Castration is the only way to fix a dog. The sac may be visible, but if there are balls then he is a whole male.It wouldn...

Dogs: My adopted Greyhound chews the bottom of his feet, greyhound pets, signs of fleas
greyhound pets, signs of fleas, nerve damage: Thank you for adopting that sweet boy! You are obviously great parents! Truthfully, I would highly suggest that you take him to your vet. It could be something that the vet can cure, or, it could be some nerve damage on the bottom of his feet from so...

Dogs: adopted "housetrained" dog peeing, pit bull mix, vertical objects
pit bull mix, vertical objects, exit doors: Hi Nikki, It s possible that your new dog is really housebroken, as you were told he was. The problem might not be a house training issue at all, the dog might be marking since you have another dog in your home. A dog who is marking generally deposits...

Dogs: adopted puppymill dog from Humane society, dog obedience class, pressence
dog obedience class, pressence, smokie: Yes training classes will help also what you can do is have your son petting her at the same time as you,do this for a while over and over and slowly stop petting halfway,then when she accepts that,see if she will let your son pet her,also have your son...

Dogs: adopted stray pup, dry dog food, pet taxi
dry dog food, pet taxi, molars: 8 weeks sounds about right. She wont be very big if this is her weight just now. I wouldnt ever ever leave a dog outside. Teach her basic obedience which you will find here. http://home.att.net/~vlea/Basic_Dog_Obedience.htm http://www.perfectpaws.com/whytr.html...

Dogs: adopting older dog, wheaton terrier, mature dogs
wheaton terrier, mature dogs, ground hog: Hi April, I think it s a great idea to adopt an adult dog for your mother! There are so many wonderful older dogs in need of a home. The big bonus in adopting an adult dog, is that you d be adopting a dog who s personality and temperament is already...

Dogs: adopting a puppy from a puppy mill, puppy mill dogs, adopting a puppy
puppy mill dogs, adopting a puppy, natural instinct: Hi, there are a lot of big issues when it comes to puppy mill dogs. One is that they are very hard to house train because the enviornment they came from is normally very dirty. Within the 1st 4 months of a puppy s life is the stage they call the imprinting...

Dogs: adopting a shelter dog, husky type, adult dogs
husky type, adult dogs, herding dogs: A puppy vs an adult it really all depends on what you are looking for,but puppies are a lot more work as you have to house train them,but the upside is they are too young to had any bad habit form Adult dogs are often trained and you know what there personality...

Dogs: adult dog lets puppy dominate, rowdy rowdy, collie mix
rowdy rowdy, collie mix, little gentleman: Hi Vicki; Your Fluffy is like our Rowdy. When Rowdy was a year old, our son brought me a 6 week old Lhasa mix, and Rowdy took over that puppy like he was it s mother. When we had the little tyrant a week or so, he sttacked Rowdy. Rowdy was sitting there...

Dogs: adult dog in new home, puupies, small apartment
puupies, small apartment, sheltered life: Hi, Maria, and thanks for asking! Sorry it s taken so long for me to respond but I work for a CPA and it is tax season after all! I haven t even had time to breathe, it feels like! It sounds as if Ally has led a very sheltered life, and was not properly...

Dogs: adult dog training, underground fence, golden retreiver
underground fence, golden retreiver, training collar: Well, you ll need to start over. Keep her on lease all the time. Put a training collar( choke chain) on her. When she is out in the yard have her on a long line. A light piece of rope or leather that is attached to her that your holding. Every once in a while(...

Dogs: adult dogs pooping habits, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, table scraps: I am not sure what is happening in some cases. I have had very little such experience with my own dogs. I think much of it has to do with stress. Easily to believe if the dog was abused. Shepherds may be slower to shake off such problems too. One...

Dogs: adult females in heat and urinating in house, cocker spaniel, adult females
cocker spaniel, adult females, female dogs: Pick up some Seasonals or other brand of doggy sanitary garments. Almost any behavior can be considered normal. Please take care not to let them get accidentally bred. If you are a rational, responsible person, you will get them both spayed as...

Dogs: adult puppy mill resucue, puppy mill, cairn terrier
puppy mill, cairn terrier, dining room: Well what you can try and do,is to keep her outside until she does everything,and praise when she does,then repeat every couple of hours Since you don t want to crate her all day,you can still just crate her at night and when you are out Another thing...

Dogs: advanced training, border collie, rice diet
border collie, rice diet, decent job: It sounds like you re doing a wonderful job with Tobias so far, Jess! That s good because it makes my job easier! ;^) I appreciate all the background info you gave me. With me, you can never give too much info. The problem is when people just write something...

Dogs: advice, tiny dogs, testosterone levels
tiny dogs, testosterone levels, pomeranians: It is unclear to me as to which male has been neutered. If the one who is growling is intact, he should be neutered ASAP as that might help, but it could take weeks or even months for the testosterone levels to drop. However, since you have four tiny dogs,...

Dogs: Any advice on breed and where to find a good breeder or rescued adult, bouvier des flandres, stay at home mom
bouvier des flandres, stay at home mom, colored fur: Hi Cynthia- GSP s are wonderful animals! After owning labs all my life and then getting into the GSP s, I wouldn t ever own a different breed...in fact, we have 6 of them in the house with us and our 4 kids! You are correct in that they need attention...

Dogs: Any advice? My dog has a sore on his leg., bitter apple, google
bitter apple, google, generic brand: Hi Bianca! You could try putting neosporin on it. You can buy this over the counter and Walmart even has a generic brand. You may have a problem keeping in on him though because he will probably try to lick it off. You could buy some gauze and bandage tape...

Dogs: Your advice, basic obedience training, obedience trial
basic obedience training, obedience trial, picket fence: You say she is sitting there like she is about to run outside. Does she ever actually run outside? If she doesn t TRY to run out, she may just be showing you she would like to go out, and hopes you allow her to. If she is acually running out, then that is...

Dogs: at what aeg is it safe t take my jack russell terrie puppys for walks, strange dogs, dog socialization
strange dogs, dog socialization, puppys: I would wait until a week after their first inoculation before taking them out in public, and I wouldn t take them anywhere where they are around strange dogs, such as dog parks, etc., until they have received all of their shots. If you have some friends...

Dogs: afraid to go for a walk, training dogs, household items
training dogs, household items, tid bits: Most of what you are doing is right. I would have started the walks as soon as you got her. One down side to that is the danger of parvo and other disease. Even the best immunization programs have windows a puppy can be fatally infected. It is possible...

Dogs: age, pit bull mix, obedience classes
pit bull mix, obedience classes, big dogs: Humping is a sign of dominance. It sounds like you are really going to have your hands full! Get her into on-going obedience classes as soon as possible before she is too large to work with easily. As to age, a veterinarian *might* be able to tell, but...

Dogs: what age should a dog stop having puppies?, min pin puppies, having puppies
min pin puppies, having puppies, old person: Most of us retire our bitches by the age of 5-6 because there is an increased risk for problems after that age. A 9-year-old (small) dog is roughly the equivalent of a 52-year-old person; personally, I wouldn t be wanting to be birthin no babies at that age!...

Dogs: age for dogs to come into heat, chiwawa, spayed
chiwawa, spayed, olt: Hi Judy; This is a good time to have her spayed, before she has her first season. Depending on the dog, it can be anywhere from 5 or 6 months on. So, she could come into season anytime now. Much healthier for her if she is spayed before her first season....

Dogs: age and nuter, low cost spay neuter clinic, low cost spay neuter
low cost spay neuter clinic, low cost spay neuter, thinking about sex: Hello, William. No it is not too late to have him neutered as long as he is in good health. I suggest that you speak with your vet about it and see what he/she thinks. You might also ask if there is a low cost spay/neuter clinic in your area that you can use,...

Dogs: At what age does the Papillon's ears remain erect, true statement, papillons
true statement, papillons, papillon: While I am not that familiar with Papillons, that is probably a true statement for the majority of them. It seems to be a given for most breeds that during teething those with upright ears will have them drop at that time, while those whose ears fold over...

Dogs: age, small breed dogs, beagle
small breed dogs, beagle, tumors: Hi Corinne! It s hard to say, some dogs live longer than others. Small breed dogs live longer than larger breeds/ There is no way I can predict how long your dog will live. When older dogs start getting tumors, unfortunately they keep coming back. If I...

Dogs: aged Bichon, reminder card, old dogs
reminder card, old dogs, hi mary: Hi Mary Ann I m sorry to hear of your dog s bad reaction to the DHLPP booster shot. Just like the vaccines which people get, there is always a chance of a bad reaction, though rare. I d imagine that since your dog is 13 that she s had many DHLPP shots...

Dogs: aggresive, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: aggresive behavior, intestinal blockages, rawhide bone
intestinal blockages, rawhide bone, obedience class: It is common for dogs to challenge their owners any time in the first 3 years as they mature. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each...

Dogs: aggresive behaviour when doorbell rings, doorbell rings, lb lab
doorbell rings, lb lab, scratches: Well what you do is when he jumps up on someone,tell them to knee him in the chest and say off and keep on doing that until he doesn t jump anymore,it won t hurt him,but he could really hurt someone and you could wind up in court also when someone is...

Dogs: aggresive bitch, cocker spaniel, two females
cocker spaniel, two females, intact males: Is the Cocker spayed? If not, you might consider doing it sooner than later. Intact bitches can be, well, bitches , and when they get into it, often fight worse than two intact males. Is either female in season right now? If so, I hope you re keeping...

Dogs: aggresive dog, labrador retreiver, back fence
labrador retreiver, back fence, meter man: Hello Claire, Well some dogs just dont like certin people it cant really be forced on them. But if you get him to give yuor dog treats...her favortie ones, feed him and take a walk with him a few times a week he should soon relize that this man means no harm...

Dogs: aggresive dog, chow mix, obedience training
chow mix, obedience training, true member: You are well on your way to a very very dangerous situation. As a matter of fact you re already in it. Chows are a unique breed, we used to own them and love them very much. Your dog needs to remember that he is a dog. He is NOT a member of your family, he...

Dogs: aggresive dog, vet record, daycare
vet record, daycare, neiborhood: Thanks for your question. You know it would be differnet if you moved in next to them but beings that its the other way around that kind of makes me mad to think that they would move into a neiborhood with a daycare next door. Well how high is the fence...

Dogs: aggression, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems: Dear Dave It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that your dog is aggressive. But lets not look at this one behavior that could have been inadvertently rewarded when he was younger....

Dogs: aggression, positive reinforcement, food toys
positive reinforcement, food toys, leadership position: Hi Helen, Aggression is a serious issue, particularly with a young child in the home. I understand your concerns. It appears from what you wrote that your GR is doing something called resource guarding. Dogs can guard resources that they consider...

Dogs: aggression in 9 week old puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, minor variations: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: aggression in dogs towards other dog, staffordshire bull terrier, aggression in dogs
staffordshire bull terrier, aggression in dogs, phantom pregnancy: Hi. Use a water pistol, when the playing starts to go nasty. This dog may benefit from being neutered. Also of course, bitches do get more aggressive towards other bitches when they are on heat. There isnt much you can do about this hormonal behaviour,...

Dogs: aggression in newly adopted puppy towards our dog, best health care, mind mom
best health care, mind mom, little critters: Hi Karen; This is the way I am. My dogs are taught the rules, and they mind! I am sweet to them, pamper them, give them the best health care, food, and living conditions. I do not allow ANYBODY to hit one of my dogs, and those little critters BETTER mind...

Dogs: aggression toward other dogs, temperament test, bad habit
temperament test, bad habit, leadership role: Hi Alana, What has happened is that when you brought Charlie into the situation, you put Ally back in the pack situation she was in at the shelter, so she is now reverting back to pack behavior. She wants to be leader of the pack (she is probably dominate)...

Dogs: aggression toward other dogs, dr jekyll mr hyde, dog behavior problems
dr jekyll mr hyde, dog behavior problems, james webster: Dear Teresa Hargett It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. I will give you the best source, I know of, to help you answer your question. You need to be aware of the three main causes of dog behavior...