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Dog Training: Agression, primary drives, food and toy competition
primary drives, food and toy competition: When you scold dog #1 and dog #2 joins in, dog #2 needs to be told to but out you are the boss, not gang up. The pack leader defends and controls the rest of the pack. The dogs should not be fed together. I have a very docile Greyhound (typical of the breed)...

Dog Training: Agression, Resource Guarding, Alaskan Malamute
Resource Guarding, Alaskan Malamute: As always recommended, make sure your animals have a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Once you have the clean bill of health, I would strongly recommend that you contact a trainer that is familiar with working dogs, sled dogs and Malamutes to...

Dog Training: aggression, spayed females, shi tzu
spayed females, shi tzu, low thyroid: Your best bet would be finding a good trainer near you to help work with her. TTouch could also calm her and get her to accept handling www.ttouch.com And I would have the vet run some bloodwork, checking for low thyroid (ask for a 6 panel test, not just a...

Dog Training: agility training, agility training, dogwalk
agility training, dogwalk, cpdt: Are you planning to do it for fun - or actually compete? If you are wanting to participate in the sport, I d strongly suggest you find a good teacher, who has been successful at the upper levels of the sport. There are a whole lot of handling strategies which...

Dog Training: agression behavior in my 1 yr. old female lab, aggression problems, behaviourist
aggression problems, behaviourist, cat food: Hi Denise I am sorry, i can t help with serious aggression problems in this format - it needs to been fully assessed by a qualified behaviourist who can help you discover why she is behaving like this and help to modify her behaviour. It is vital you...

Dog Training: attached yorkie pup, little dogs, toy dogs
little dogs, toy dogs, deborah wood: You will probably make your problem worse by letting him sleep in bed, by constant efforts to soothe him to sleep, or by telling him quiet . It often takes pups more than a few nights to settle in, but they only do so if they are completely ignored at night...

Dog Training: Barking at other dogs, puppy kindergarten, fearful dogs
puppy kindergarten, fearful dogs, social dogs: Dog day care is supposed to help social dogs continue to socialize. However, the optimal socialization period for puppies is between the ages of 8-16 weeks, which is why many veterinarians now urge puppy owners to attend puppy kindergarten early. That way,...

Dog Training: Behavior correction for a submissive peer?, Submissive Urination
Submissive Urination: The first thing you must do is make certain the dog is healthy by taking him in for a check up at the veterinarian. If he passes with a clean bill of health, then there are some additional things that you can try. Also, look at what food you are feeding...

Dog Training: Biting Problem and deworming during vaccination??, squeaky toy, deworming
squeaky toy, deworming, yelp: I would give her something TO bite. Puppies explore with their mouths. She should learn that biting someones flesh is wrong, but biting on a toy is ok. Hold something that you think she would like to bite, such as a stuffed toy, and praise her for doing...

Dog Training: barking 3 year old dog, Barking, Anxiety
Barking, Anxiety, Dachshund: As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Dachshunds can be quite vocal. Your dog may be reacting to sounds around him that are unfamiliar, he may be concerned about being alone and barking to self soothe, or he may have...

Dog Training: barking, minute intervals, set ups
minute intervals, set ups, excessive barking: Here s some good information about excessive barking - be sure to also check the link in there on teaching bark/be quiet. http://www.clickertraining.com/node/1125 Do your training when she s not totally over-the-top, and when she knows some behaviors...

Dog Training: barking, leslie mcdevitt, puppy class
leslie mcdevitt, puppy class, hind legs: Here s a great article on excessive barking. http://www.clickertraining.com/node/1125 Be sure to also check the link in there on teaching bark/be quiet. I suspect he s just excited and a little frustrated when walking on leash. It s common, and really common...

Dog Training: beagle escape artist, separation anxiety, pack animals
separation anxiety, pack animals, degree of separation: Obviously leaving him outside isn t working. When you arent there he is rehearsing a lot of behavior you don t want, and of course if you don t see it happen, you can t influence the behaviors. He may be bored, he may simply be responding to the environment...

Dog Training: biting, german shepard puppy, breed puppies
german shepard puppy, breed puppies, rough games: This is such a common complaint from owners of young pups, and German Shepherds are a very oral breed. Puppies can t pick things up with their hands to examine them, so they use their mouths to find out about their world. Biting is also part of how they...

Dog Training: Our boys are fighting!, different kinds of dogs, human companions
different kinds of dogs, human companions, kinds of dogs: Liz, when it comes to dealing with aggression, the safest thing I can recommend is to find a local trainer who has experience with dog to dog aggression and who can work with you one on one, preferably at your home. There are just too many variables, and if...

Dog Training: Chow chows, chow chows, two dogs
chow chows, two dogs, cpdt: It s normal for dogs to feed off each other s excitement a bit. I teach my dogs that we never go forward unless the leash is loose. Going with a pulling dog rewards the behavior (and of course, you have to be sure you aren t pulling on the dog. I would work...

Dog Training: cratetraining/nighttime, potty time, nighttime
potty time, nighttime, time period: When you take a dog out in the middle of the night, it s best to go out quietly, praise softly when the dog does her business, and then quietly put her back into her crate without any play, or attention. Dogs learn very quickly how to manipulate their owners...

Dog Training: crying when alone, kong toy, splashing water
kong toy, splashing water, negative attention: Stephanie, I think maybe your routine is messing him up. He should be in the crate only when you are unable to watch him, and at his age, he needs to be taken out and given an opportunity to use the bathroom at LEAST once every 4 hours. He may or may not...

Dog Training: Daschund Whining, cpdt, patio furniture
cpdt, patio furniture, spayed: I d go out with her. Many dogs don t like to spend extended periods of time away from their people. And unsupervised time outside can lead to a number of issues such as digging, and barking. Also be sure that you don t spend too much time petting and stroking...

Dog Training: DOG GOING INHOUSE, crate training, freedom
crate training, freedom: Go back to crate training. Then give him one room at a time, if he keeps clean, expand his freedom. If you are home, he stays in the same room with you. If you are gone, he is in the crate. If you catch him in the act, reprimand him, but try to prevent...

Dog Training: Dog to Dog aggression, different point of view, dog to dog aggression
different point of view, dog to dog aggression, cpdt: When you say she attacked the Lab, did she do damage? Break skin? Send him to the vet? Or did she just shout and spit at him. Displays may look very scary but not be actual aggression. And like humans, dogs can have very different senses of personal space,...

Dog Training: Dog Pooping, bowels, pet products
bowels, pet products, collie: Take him to the vet, Lyn. I honestly do not think he is doing this on purpose; I believe it has to do with him getting on in age. Just like elderly people, dogs can lose control of their bladder and bowels as they age. There are certain medications that can...

Dog Training: Dog peeing on New BBQ Grill, aversion training
aversion training: You need to be with the dog when it goes out and enforce where it goes. Get something to make a loud noise (bike horn, big pots, etc) and every time the dog goes near the BBQ,(aversion training) make the loud noise. Swatting the dog does not help. Reward the...

Dog Training: My Dog pees about 1x a week in the house..., german shepard mix, water dish
german shepard mix, water dish, separation anxiety: Do you control his water intake or leave it available to him 24/7, Matt? You might try picking up his water dish at around 7 or 8, so that he cannot load up on water just before bed. Also, take him out on a leash once or twice - perhaps 30 minutes before,...

Dog Training: Dog pees when they know they've done something they shouldn't have..., obedience course, dog pees
obedience course, dog pees, shih tzu: It is submissive urination. A dog will do this to another higher-ranking dog to signify submission, it is also fearful, but they are just trying to show they are not a threat to you and are submissive. She is not secure in her pack order. Her confidence...

Dog Training: Dog suddenly acting agressive toward our other dog, alpha eyes
alpha eyes: Dogs watch our eyes more than any other facial feature to read our body language. You can add verbal or other cues as needed. Placing yourself between the two dogs tells both of them you are the boss and facing the aggressor forces them to either put up...

Dog Training: Dog suddenly acting agressive toward our other dog, obedience course, water bowl
obedience course, water bowl, alpha status: Dominance between dogs can change and shift, and it appears Casey is now the dominant one. I think you have the right idea, YOU should be the boss, and not allow one dog to bully the other or compete for resources or attention. Casey should be corrected...

Dog Training: Dog Training, jack russell terrier, small animals
jack russell terrier, small animals, furries: Hi Neil You are right to be concerned, it is not uncommon for dogs to kill cats and other small furries. Remember what terreirs were bred for; exactly that. It is a problem which you are very unlikely to overcome completely -the best you can hope for...

Dog Training: Dog tackling, Long distance control, come
Long distance control, come, distance recall: Your dog has some really interesting breeds -- all of which are high drive and intelligent. What you may want to do is train your dog to come to you from various distances and with a variety of distractions. This may be best accomplished with the assistance...

Dog Training: daschund potty training, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: Firts make sure your dog has a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Once that is done, you can move on and get him trained to go to the bathroom where you want him too. The same basics apply to adult dogs when potty training as do to pups, so I...

Dog Training: dog howling when i leave him, anxiety problems, cocker spaniel
anxiety problems, cocker spaniel, separation anxiety: The dog is 14 years old, and did not have this problem before? I would try to find a dog day care or someone to watch him during the day while you re gone. There may also be medications from your vet that will help, such as anti-anxiety. A 14 year old dog...

Dog Training: dog new house training., Conditoning to new area
Conditoning to new area: This may be as simple as the flooring or amount of light being the cause of the problem. Have you tried something as simple as feeding the dog inside near where you want him to sleep? That might help clear this concern up rather quickly. You may want to...

Dog Training: How to get my dog to play, buster cube, interactive toy
buster cube, interactive toy, basset hound: Some dogs never learned to play as youngsters, and others have no particular interest in playing once they reach adulthood. You may want her to play, but it isn t necessarily abnormal that she doesn t want to. One thing you can try is to provide her with...

Dog Training: My dog is pooping in a different area, patio area, mind and body
patio area, mind and body, 11 years: Depending on what breed the dog is, 11 years old can be fairly old. For example, some breeds life expectancy is only 8-10 years. Dogs do change as they age, just like humans do. Their mind and body slows down, and they can have different habits, or be confused....

Dog Training: my dog pukes after he eats, sensitive stomach, old boston
sensitive stomach, old boston, boston terrier: Hi Belle I m afraid this indicates a medical problem and a vet needs to see Cowboy. It maybe he has a sensitive stomach or is intolerant or allergic to some of the ingredients. Have you tried hypoallergenic varieties? Is he putting on weight? if he...

Dog Training: dog training, jack russell terrier, leslie mcdevitt
jack russell terrier, leslie mcdevitt, cpdt: Your concerns are valid. I know people with JRTs who would never own a cat because they realize their dogs see cats as prey . Think about what JRTs are bred to do - they are tenacious terriers who hunt small (and sometimes not so small) fast-moving animals....

Dog Training: dog walking, patricia mcconnell, boxer mix
patricia mcconnell, boxer mix, rescue source: Hi Gerry. The first thing is to give her some time to develop a trust in you. Next, when she gets scared, you may want to try enticing her to take a step by offering a tiny treat, something like a bit of liverwurst or cheese perhaps. It takes some dogs...

Dog Training: dogs and cars, dogs claws, leash laws
dogs claws, leash laws, cpdt: Honestly a dog who is not under the owner s control (and it sounds like this one isn t) shouldn t be off leash in public places. What if it was a kid on a bicycle instead of an adult in a car? Sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Sandy Case BFA MEd CPDT...

Dog Training: dogs wetting everywhere, biological washing powder, adequate exercise
biological washing powder, adequate exercise, comfy bed: Hi It really depends on the dog and the household - are there lots of visitors or other dogs coming and going? Is he confident generally? Is it mainly around doorways? Does he do it at specific times (such as after a change in routine or when stressed)....

Dog Training: i dont know what to do, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: From my web site: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_Potty_Training.html House Train http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_crate_training.html Crate Train Dog - Potty Training Basics Going to the bathroom in the house is one of the biggest issues for...

Dog Training: Electric Dog fence and anxious dog., Fence and boundary training
Fence and boundary training: Because this is a specific training issue, I think you would be better off having a trainer come to your home and work with you and the dog to teach her boundaries and acceptable behavior to people walking past. You should be able to find someone through...

Dog Training: an excited urinater, excitement urination, tail wags
excitement urination, tail wags, belly band: I doubt if neutering would help that. Training might help calm him and give him self control so he s not so over-the-top excited all the time. You could try a belly band (changing it when damp of course) to save the floors and rugs, and I d recommend a thorough...

Dog Training: Fearful Dog, negative experience, terrier mix
negative experience, terrier mix, critical period: Don t force a scared dog to interact with the object of her fear. Let her take her time getting used to men. They should not stare at her, thrust a hand out, or loom over her. They should remain seated, let her come up and sniff on her own, and when she...

Dog Training: Fencing a dog, collar follow up
collar follow up: Except for some one of products, such as Kennel Odor Eliminator, I rarely recommend any specific product. Anyone can Google research products and then pick a product that meets their needs. My suggestion might be based on criteria that are similar or different...

Dog Training: potty pad training and hand feeding, dry dog food, google search
Dog Training: potty pad training and hand feeding, dry dog food, google search, two dogs

Dog Training: German Shepherd - Fly Snapping Behaviors, Fly Snapping Behvaiors
Fly Snapping Behvaiors: I am going to refer you to your veterinarian for this as there are a number of health concerns that may be causing this behavior. Good Luck! Here s a link to Google with the descriptors your provided. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS245US245&q=german+shepherd+snapping+at+imaginary+flie...

Dog Training: GSD/agression towards other dogs, down position, bark collar
down position, bark collar, hackles: Sure, at some point you have to use other dogs while you train a dog who is dog-aggressive. It is good to have short interactions always on-leash, like you mentioned. Not every other dog is going to be good for this, so just make sure the other dog is safe...

Dog Training: GSD rescue training, leash park, positive reinforcement
leash park, positive reinforcement, good shape: Hello, Gary. I believe the problem is that she knows she can get away with it when at the dog park, and basically she s giving you the finger. Don t worry; it happens to us all at some point or another! What does she normally do whenever you turn and...

Dog Training: HELP... peeing and pooping in house, mini poodle, poor dogs
mini poodle, poor dogs, intelligent problem: Hi Judy Your dogs have become confused about where they are supposed to toilet. No dog ever does anything through spite, and dogs will never continue to do something if they understand it brings punishment. You have frightened your dogs and they are cowering...

Dog Training: House Training, rough shape, housetraining
rough shape, housetraining, repetitions: Lisa, please read the information at http://housetraining.angelfire.com. You need to keep a leash on her when she s in the house, so that you can get her outside as soon as possible when you see her starting to show signs of needing to go. If she doesn t potty...

Dog Training: Housebreaking older dogs, housebreaking older dogs, obedience class
housebreaking older dogs, obedience class, leash train: Tammy, as stated on the page where you composed your question, you need to go to http://housetraining.angelfire.com and read the information there in regards to your first question. As for the 2nd question, it should be relatively easy to leash train them....

Dog Training: Housetraining, bleach
bleach: Stop using bleach and use a product called Odo-Ban, Sam s club hasit for about $9 a gallon, and you dilute it to make about 80 gallons. Bleach should be about a capful to a gallon of water. If it smells strong to you, the dog is being overwhelmed by the...

Dog Training: house training, Potty Training, Crate Training
Potty Training, Crate Training, Treats: Keep following the basic instructions from earlier and try adding a bit of the newspaper into the new outside potty area. If you take some paper that has a little urine on it, place it on the area you want to develop as the potty zone and secure it in a...

Dog Training: housebreaking, housebreaking a puppy, crate training
housebreaking a puppy, crate training, puppies: Use a crate, search crate training or housebreaking a puppy online for more tips. When a dog is in a properly sized crate, they don t want to soil where they sleep so they will hold it until they are out, then you take them outside and praise when the...

Dog Training: Jumping and playful biting, Jumping, Biting
Jumping, Biting, Not Coming When Called: I would concentrate on training this current companion before adding an additional dog to your home. Her lack of response to commands, the jumping and biting are precursors for less cooperation in the future. Good Luck! http://www.outlawchinooks.com...

Dog Training: Barking, Barking, Anxiety
Barking, Anxiety, Jack Russell: As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Terriers can be quite vocal. Your dog may be reacting to sounds around her that are unfamiliar, she may be concerned about being alone and barking to self soothe, or she may have...

Dog Training: jumping, obedience training, pup
obedience training, pup, mantel: Hi Peter, How much obedience training has he had? It s important to teach any pup to come and to leave it . Keep in mind that puppies do play rough, and the fact that he jumps on other dogs is not a problem UNLESS he is obnoxiously doing it to dogs that...

Dog Training: My Lab acts like a cat & training issues, obedience lessons, food obsession
obedience lessons, food obsession, motivational techniques: You are making the dog very anxious with all your punishment that doesn t work anyway. My advice is to take her to a positive training class and learn to train using motivational techniques. Quit being stern - all that does is make your dog fear you, but...

Dog Training: Labrador on counters, Counters, Counter Surfing
Counters, Counter Surfing, dog jumps on counters: Your Labrador is performing what is often called Counter Surfing and the success he gets with grabbing anything off the counter is his own reward. You mentioned that you have a crate, and that is an acceptable solution to keeping the dog off the counters...

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

Dog Training: New Dog, pit bull mix, bladder stones
pit bull mix, bladder stones, attitude problem: It sounds to me like he isn t completely trained. Not an attitude problem. Sometimes dogs from shelters/rescue situations are a bit run-down and may have a physical issue like a urinary tract infection, or bladder stones/sediment which makes housetraining...

Dog Training: New Puppy, Puppy Basic Training, Being a Good Leader
Puppy Basic Training, Being a Good Leader: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/Pack_Leader.html http://rileytrainingcenter.blogspot.com The best answer for you is to take your new pup to a good puppy kindergarten class or have a trainer come to your home and help you teach the new pup how to work...

Dog Training: New puppy wont leave cats alone, dog chases cat, dog
dog chases cat, dog, cat: I would suggest enlisting the help of a trainer to come to your home and help you or taking a dog obedience class so that you can use basic obedience commands so that you can teach her something to do INSTEAD of chasing cats. An example would be something...

Dog Training: night crate barking, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: I ve included three sections of information for you. If you let him out at 3 AM, take him directly outside -- preferably on leash -- go to your potty area and stand there for a few minutes. If nothing happens, right back in to the crate. Big key in the...

Dog Training: older dog/new puppy problem relationship, New Dog, Adding a new dog
New Dog, Adding a new dog: Your situation is a bit different than adding a permanent member to your household, but many of the tips will still apply. In an ideal world, the older dog would be good with other dogs since this will make the transitions simpler. You have mentioned that...

Dog Training: Pee on the BBQ Grill, potty training
potty training: I know of no chemical solution that works well, there are dog be gone chemicals in pet stores you can try. Normally potty training involves taking hte dog out several times a day, every 2-3 hours, so it has a minimum of opportunity to go elsewhere, and...

Dog Training: Peeing on Couch, dachshund puppy, cpdt
dachshund puppy, cpdt, dachshund: If she was reliably house trained and this is new, my first advice is to get a urinalysis and a check up to be sure she doesn t have a urinary tract infection or another problem that would cause it. If she checks out as healthy, I d go back to close supervision...

Dog Training: Pooping all over the house, storm anxiety
storm anxiety: Your dog has anxiety stress triggered by the storm noise. Thus you need to distract the dog and begin a desensitzation program. When the dog begins to show the anxiety attack, distract the dog by engaging in some other activity, play, petting, whatever it...

Dog Training: Pooping Issues, border collie, shepherd mix
border collie, shepherd mix, yelps: The goal is to get the dog to go to the bathroom outside in the morning. Some things may have changed due to the new house. You will have to go out there with her to make sure she has actually gone, and you may want to try doing that again. I do not like...

Dog Training: Potties insides but NEVER outside..., House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, check with your veterinarian to be certain your dog is healthy. Keep working on the basic steps of house training and if pooch doesn t go outside, he can go back in his crate for a little bit or be on the leash and right by your side in the...

Dog Training: Potty Train A Puppy, puppy training, crate training
puppy training, crate training, shih tzu: I think you should follow your trainer s advice. However, I also think it s unrealistic to expect a pup this young to hold it that long - they simply can t. You will probably need to hire a dog walker to make sure you get the pup out for a potty break...

Dog Training: Potty training issues, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: From my web site: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_Potty_Training.html House Train http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_crate_training.html Crate Train Dog - Potty Training Basics Going to the bathroom in the house is one of the biggest issues for...

Dog Training: Puppy Biting, buster cube, interactive toys
buster cube, interactive toys, bite inhibition: If you continue to be aggressive with her, you may not like the result, as some dogs eventually get very aggressive back. Instead of reacting, simply yelp (as another dog would, to tell her she s playing too rough), and turn your head away. Give her no other...

Dog Training: Puppy Training, puppy training, long walks
puppy training, long walks, cpdt: A puppy that young is not fully immunized (I never feel safe until they ve had at least two vaccinations - around 12 weeks) Until that time, I m not going to take them places where a lot of other dogs may have been. You also need to be aware that puppies are...

Dog Training: Puppy training, scent hounds, male puppy
scent hounds, male puppy, stock panels: Scent hounds like beagles and bassets are notorious for following their noses, and for hunting small critters. It s what they are bred for, and to train away from this hard wired behavior is a pretty huge task. I honestly don t suggest unfenced boundary training...

Dog Training: pad training, carpet rugs, baby gates
carpet rugs, baby gates, enzymatic cleaner: xpens look like this : http://www.petguys.com/-027773001310.html they can be made round or square - to fit your area, and give a dog more freedom than a crate, but not free run of the house when you can t be watching. Purina makes a dog litter called second...

Dog Training: peeing, obedience course, reason dogs
obedience course, reason dogs, urinary tract infections: I don t know the relationship between the dogs and the husband, so it s hard to say. I have heard of dogs peeing in strange places due to medical issues, like urinary tract infections. Another reason dogs will pee on beds or couches because they are insecure...

Dog Training: potty pad training and hand feeding, reading labels, terrific article
reading labels, terrific article, behavior problem: If you continue to feed her this way, you may, in fact love her to death . Dogs need balanced meals. You can either find a high quality food (probably not at the grocery store - do a bit of research on dog foods, reading labels, etc.) or you may even choose...

Dog Training: potty training, potty training
potty training: I have two Bassets and several Beagles. Potty training usually involves getting the dog to go out every 2-3 hours so there is no feeling to go inside. Praise the dog when it goes in the proper location. Some trainers will use treats as a reward as well. Its...

Dog Training: proofing commands, cpdt, knowledgeable person
cpdt, knowledgeable person, distractions: Dogs don t generalize all that well. I would work on upping the distractions more gradually. And, when you raise one criteria (new environment) you need to lower the other criteria so that you are actually just teaching one new thing at a time in the more...

Dog Training: over protective/skittish dog, Anxiety, leadership
Anxiety, leadership, dog park: First start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Once you have that, I would suggest a dog training class or having a trainer come and assist you at your home. Your dog should be walked and exercised every day as this will help alleviate...

Dog Training: puppy biting and growling, turkey roast, food bowl
turkey roast, food bowl, kibbles: Here a a little cheat sheet about this behavior that we give to our clients regarding this behavior, which is called resource guarding : Resource Guarding Prevention Each of these steps is done for a minimum of two weeks: · Do not “free feed” a dog...

Dog Training: Running off, german pointer, leslie nelson
german pointer, leslie nelson, dog owners: A lot of owners get complacent about teaching their puppies a really good recall because, at first, the pups stay close by. But, as they mature, as you have found, the wider environment can be a lot more appealing to them. My advice is to get Leslie Nelson...

Dog Training: re-housebreaking a 2 yr. old Doxie, excessive periods, baby gates
excessive periods, baby gates, daschund: Schedule a visit with the vet to make sure there s no physical cause and then go back to Housetraining 101. Supervise, manage and make sure he s not loose in the house and out of your sight. If he s crate trained, he should be crated when you can t watch him...

Dog Training: regression?, obedience class, obedience classes
obedience class, obedience classes, cpdt: From my first response: My preference is to sit down with my dog on leash - be very boring and wait for him to lie down. It may take 10 minutes. When he lies down, I name the behavior - down- and mark it with a click or a marker word. Only THEN does the dog...

Dog Training: Saved adult female dog - never house-trained, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: It sounds like you are on the right track. Make sure you have no health concerns and then keep working on her just like she was a youngster. This training can take at least 6-weeks if they are slow on the uptake. Good Luck! From my web site: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_Potty_Training.html...

Dog Training: SCHITZU BEHAVIOUR, local training, socialization
local training, socialization, schitzu: Hi Without an more information it is hard to help you. It sounds as if you need more basic control so teaching a sit command for example (using treats and rewards). Could you attend a local training class with her, which uses positive methods? If she...

Dog Training: Shelter GSD Aggression and other behavioral issues, dominance aggression, obedience classes
dominance aggression, obedience classes, mild reaction: He sounds like a good dog; it s hard to evaluate a dog when they are under the stress and chaos of a shelter environment. The good thing is he was returned for jumping on the puppy, not for killing the puppy. He is an adult male working-breed dog, there...

Dog Training: Shitzu, spray commander, citronella collar
spray commander, citronella collar, shoelaces: Dogs don t generalize well, so if his only experience thus far has been that he shouldn t pee in the kitchen, he doesn t realize that he shouldn t pee on carpet (which can seem like grass to a dog). The solution is to not let him on any carpeted area unless...

Dog Training: Submissive Urination - Rat Terrier, Submissive Urination
Submissive Urination: As I always suggest, start with a veterinarian checking out the dog to make certain you have a clean bill of health. Once you have that, training and conditioning him will be your best bet. Submissive urination may be due to the dog thinking he needs to...

Dog Training: short-haired dog, cold weather..., plott hound, loft design
plott hound, loft design, water dish: Hmmm. Maybe she s just not comfortable with that style of house, Harland. Maybe she wants to be able to see out (who knows?!). Do you still have the one you used last year? If so, will she go in it if you put it out there? I would opt for confining...

Dog Training: submissive peeing inside the car, ginger snaps, burger patty
ginger snaps, burger patty, scary situations: I think I d let the friend with a puppy buy their own crate, and start riding her crated again. For some dogs the less they can see out, the more comfortable they are. For car rides, you might even look into a fabric crate if she s good in a crate. And put...

Dog Training: Territorial Aggression, puppy kindergarten, territorial aggression
puppy kindergarten, territorial aggression, obedience class: With any form of aggression, I am leery of any trainer who uses physical correction or punishment. I wanted to tell you that up front, as the dog only needs training and management, not discipline that could make her even more anxious or frightened (about...

Dog Training: Therapy Dog Training, therapy dog training, temperament test
therapy dog training, temperament test, kinds of dogs: I think it would be best to ask a therapy dog group directly. Here is a link to one that is in Chicago http://www.caninetherapycorps.org/ Any breed of dog can be used as a therapy dog, from Pomeranians to Pit Bulls. They usually pass an obedience and...

Dog Training: unruly rescued lab, abused lab
abused lab: The obedience training should solve your problem. Socialization with other dogs is also required as they learn from other dogs what is accepted and not. I would suggest lemon juice (squirt directly into the mouth) when he chews on you or someting else. use...

Dog Training: walking 2 st. bernards, Walking
Walking: There are a number of techniques for teaching polite walking. You may want to start by walking each dog individually and then training them to behave together. You may benefit greatly from hiring a trainer come along with you on a few walks and teaching...

Dog Training: wetting in house, submissive urination, sensitive dogs
submissive urination, sensitive dogs, vet check: The first thing to do is have your vet check to see if she has a urinary tract infection or is spay incontinent. If she is ok physically, then you are probably dealing with a dog that was not correctly house trained. If that be the case, then you would want...

Dog Training: yorkie out of control, tile floors, laundry room
tile floors, laundry room, baby gate: For the housebreaking, crating is really the best solution, and regular bathroom breaks. If you work long hours and have to leave her, you might have to leave her in a confined area with tile floors, like with a baby gate in the kitchen or laundry room and...

Dog Training: 1 yr old min pin going potty in house, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: Start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Sometimes small dogs take some retraining for getting life long skills at good bathroom behavior. Also, using a crate and blocking off areas so your dog doesn t have access will be helpful too....

Dog Training: 14 year old Dauschund - barking at night, Barking, Boyfriend
Barking, Boyfriend: In theory, your boyfriend should understand the relationship you and the dog have had and accept that as part of who you are. I would suggest bringing the crate into the room and the barking should stop. Problem solved. Good Luck! http://www.OutlawChinooks.com...

Dog Training: 5 year old afraid, Dog Training, Leader
Dog Training, Leader, control: Make sure your dog has a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Then I would suggest having a trainer come to your home or take your pup to a training class so you can gain control and then have the ability to teach your child some basic commands with...

Dog Training: 5 year old dog pooping in home, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: This could be related to stress or health changes so I would suggest seeing the veterinarian for a clean bill of health. Also, some dogs as they age have more difficulty knowing when they need to eliminate. Once you get the okay from the DVM, evaluate if your...

Dog Training: 6 month old puppy sleep habits, cesar milan, sleeping time
cesar milan, sleeping time, cpdt: I think the classes will be a big help to you. Once she has some behaviors solidly on cue, you can use that to change the subject and get her into thinking mode. Can you hold her leash away from you so she can t get body parts into her mouth? If so, I would...

Dog Training: Adult Greyhound Howling, Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety: Sounds like you are on the right path, and I think it is great that you have spoken with the neighbors about working on the concerns. Great that you are walking the dog every day, but remember that a racing dog is acclimated to burning off more energy...

Dog Training: Aggressive dog, Leadership, training
Leadership, training, chasing: Make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know the dog is feeling all right. Exercise is usually your friend, but I understand the cold temperatures. Is there a training center anywhere near you or a private trainer that could...

Dog Training: aggression, leg bones, adult dogs
leg bones, adult dogs, leash area: I d not do dog parks. You might look at classes or a sport where he could have more structured exercise. I d do a lot of clicker type training with him. Dogs who are thinking don t have time to be anxious. Have a routine, set rules. Dogs who know what the...

Dog Training: aggrestion, Aggression, Training
Aggression, Training: First thing to do is get a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. There are a number of things that can cause aggression type behaviors that are health related, thyroid is one of those concerns. Even though you are not seeing anything different in...

Dog Training: Bringing in 4 year old lab, dog toys, restless dog
dog toys, restless dog, dog exercise: First and foremost I am going to stress that the lab especially but also the schnauzer get PLENTY of exercise. Fetch outside, running,biking,rollerblading,walking with you,playdates all those are good forms of exercise that are mentally and physically stimulating...

Dog Training: barking while on walks, aggressive on walks, pulling on leash
aggressive on walks, pulling on leash: First,always reward good behavior by makaing a big deal out of it with lots of praise and happy talk. Second,,do not yell when he reacts negatively towards te othr people and dogs,he will develop a negative association if e gets yelled at around strange dogs...

Dog Training: behavior changes, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers, Walking on Leash: First make sure the veterinarian has given your dog a clean bill of health. I would contact a local training center or private trainer to come and get you and your dog up to speed on what behavior you are willing to accept and what you are not willing...

Dog Training: behavior changes, spaniel mix, having time
spaniel mix, having time, behavior changes: With regard to his excitable behavior when you bring out the leash, that has been reinforced somehow, or he wouldn t continue to do it. A couple of ways you might try to change it: don t give him a treat until he has been sitting quietly for quite a while....

Dog Training: behaviour changes, spaniel mix, behaviour changes
spaniel mix, behaviour changes, having time: I would stop telling him to go sit by the door, James. Instead, when he indicated to me that he needed to go out, I would simply get up and take him out. If he starts running around acting stupid when you stand up, sit back down and ignore him until he stops...

Dog Training: belgian malinois puppy, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/ http://rileytrainingcenter.blogspot.com http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_Potty_Training.html http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_crate_training.html Here are some tips to get you started. Good Luck! Dog - Potty...

Dog Training: bolter, habit, lucy
habit, lucy, doors: Hi Mary Use doors in the house to train her, on a lead to always sit and wait every time a door is opened, then wait to be invited through it, after the person has gone through. You will need to teach her a sit and wait away from the door before you teach...

Dog Training: Cavalier King Charles and Aggressive Behavior, cavalier king charles, obedience classes
cavalier king charles, obedience classes, baby stage: Dave, It seems to me she has some extra energy in the afternoon and needs to get that out. I would not be quick to label her with aggression. At 3 1/2 months she is still in the puppy baby stage but is also in the stage that if she is not corrected on the...

Dog Training: Going in Crate, scottie, plenty of time
scottie, plenty of time, meds: Matt, From what you told me make sure this problem is not stemming from her IBS. or IBS meds, as for eating her own stuff your vet will have something for that if you can not stop her yourself. If she is whining she might be be asking to go out, and once...

Dog Training: Crate Training, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: First make sure your dog has been in for a complete exam by your veterinarian. Once you have a clean bill of health, then there are some things to try. Did this dog come from a pet shop or similar setting where it may not have had an opportunity to learn...

Dog Training: Crate training, crate train, personal bathroom
crate train, personal bathroom, short periods: He is probably going to the washroom all over the house at night because he knows he can get away with it since nobody is there to catch him. You definitely want to start crating him at night. The best option would probably be putting a small crate right...

Dog Training: chewing dog, Dog Training, Leader
Dog Training, Leader, control: My first suggestion is to make sure your dog has a clean bill of health. Once you have that, make sure you are feeding a high quality food to enhance your dog s overall health. Then, I would suggest walking on leash at a good pace every day for at least...

Dog Training: chow/husky mix, husky mix, karen pryor
husky mix, karen pryor, tennis ball: Hi Dogs are individuals so if he seems friendly then he is - Chows are usually aloof and quiet, huskies are very active! The two breeds are quite hard to train, being independent and difficult to motivate so you will have to work hard. I can t detail...

Dog Training: crate training, crate training, feeding in kennel
crate training, feeding in kennel, kenneling dog: You should not have your dog in his knnel more than at night and when you are away from home. so no,you should not be feeding him in there.Kennels are NOT a substitution for teaching a dog how to behave properly. I don t know how long he is in there but you...

Dog Training: Dog afraid to walk, shy dog, dog lacking confidence
shy dog, dog lacking confidence, dog walking: I suggest doing alot of positive reinforcing of good behaviors and just take it slow.et some soft chewy tasty treats and try luring her with them on the walks. I also suggest you try and find a trainer who can come to your home and help you work with her or...

Dog Training: Dog Behaviour, male dogs, buster cube
male dogs, buster cube, show dogs: Firstly, destructiveness might be normal for an adolescent dog, but not an adult. I would be concerned that he might not be getting enough exercise or mental activity. You can remedy that by increasing his exercise, and perhaps by feeding him part of his...

Dog Training: Dog going into crate specifically to pee, mistaken idea, cpdt
mistaken idea, cpdt, going to the bathroom: I think maybe you need to find some other way of confining him when you can t watch him. It appears he is misunderstanding what the crate is for. It might help to get a new crate (of a different kind - if you currently have the plastic one, maybe a wire?)...

Dog Training: Dog jumping, english mastiff, anchor person
english mastiff, anchor person, squirt bottle: She sounds like a sweetie. But you are right to be concerned about jumping up - especially with a dog that size. One thing you can do is teach a really solid incompatible behavior. For instance, she can t be jumping on someone and sitting politely at the same...

Dog Training: Dog jumping up, dog jumping, dogs and children
dog jumping, dogs and children: Small children don t understand that by running away or getting anxious/excited it is only making the situation worse because the more they are running or hopping around the more excited and jumpy the dog is going to get. You must always be present when your...

Dog Training: Dog Peeing at Night, washing detergent, spirit test
washing detergent, spirit test, alcohol solution: If your husband sometimes forgets to shut the dog in her kennel, maybe he sometimes forgets to let her out to the toilet last thing at night too? Perhaps she can smell the urine on the rugs so thinks they are ok to use - she may think they are acceptable...

Dog Training: Dog Training, dangerous sport, cpdt
dangerous sport, cpdt, poodle: You can teach him a really strong recall, and a really good leave-it but honestly, if I had a dog who enjoyed chasing cars, I wouldn t trust just training. Training may be effective 95 percent of the time. But if your dog happens into that 5% where training...

Dog Training: Dog Training, dog stressed, peeing everywhere
dog stressed, peeing everywhere, bad grooming: My guess is he is doing that because of stress. I don t know many dog groomers that resort to sedation, the good groomers can handle any dog brought into them so I m guessing that it was a very stressful experience for him and he is peeing everywhere as a...

Dog Training: How to discipline, yorki poo, ipdta
yorki poo, ipdta, clicker trainers: Well, first of all, your dog is not being stubborn - she simply doesn t understand what you want her to do, plus she is at an age where she would normally become more independent of you anyway. Stop thinking how to be dominant or how to discipline and...

Dog Training: dog bad habits, Dog Training, Leader
Dog Training, Leader, control: Make sure your dog has a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Then look at having a trainer come out for some private instruction or contact a local training center for some training help. This could be as simple as needing more exercise and direction....

Dog Training: dog chewing, canned dog food, canned pumpkin
canned dog food, canned pumpkin, cream cheese: Confine him to an area without carpet, or put him in a crate whenever you have to leave him home alone. Give him something to chew/gnaw on while you re away, such as a Nylabone or a Kong that you ve smeared peanut butter, cream cheese, plain canned pumpkin,...

Dog Training: dog chewing, mud room, cpdt
mud room, cpdt, priviledges: The fact is, you can t fix a problem if you aren t present when it is occurring. The carpet chewing could be an anxiety issue, or it could just be habit. He has learned that he can indulge his habit without consequence when nobody is around. I d put him in...

Dog Training: dog on the counters, carpet protector, good as gold
carpet protector, good as gold, cpdt: Go to the hardware store and get some of that clear plastic carpet protector, which has little pokey points that keep it from sliding on the carpet. Cut it to fit on the counter - pokey-side up. This will be uncomfortable for her to walk on and correct her...

Dog Training: dog eating poop, Eating Poop, Poop du Jour
Eating Poop, Poop du Jour, Coprophagia: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/ http://rileytrainingcenter.blogspot.com http://www.outlawchinooks.com/Scoop_on_Poop.html Top Five Reasons to Clean up Pet Waste Dealing with pet waste is something all pet owners must do, but few ever really discuss. The...

Dog Training: dog jumps on cars, Dog Jumps on Cars
Dog Jumps on Cars: If there is a way to separate your dog from the area the vehicles are in, that would be the simplest methd to stop him from jumping on the cars. You really need to be there to teach the dog that this behavior is not what you are hoping to see. You...

Dog Training: dog keeps pooping inside the house, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: Start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. I have pasted two articles below and the is lots of good information on my web site http://www.OutlawChinooks.com http://RileyTrainingCenter.blogspot.com Good Luck! Leader of the Pack...

Dog Training: my dog is over pooping in the house, bichon freeze, canned pumpkin
bichon freeze, canned pumpkin, internal parasites: Runny poop indicates that something is not right, Brandi. Dogs to not mark their territory with runny stools, and it s not a house training issue, either. It could be that your dog has gotten into something that has not agreed with him; it could be stress...

Dog Training: My dog is showing aggression towards livestock., adult goats, basic obedience training
adult goats, basic obedience training, herding dogs: I would teach a really good leave it and a solid recall. (You may want to go to another class) A dog who chases and barks at other dogs but doesn t bite them is not being aggressive, though her behavior may be inappropriate, and you do need to consider if...

Dog Training: dog soiling in house, potty training, old dog pooping in house
potty training, old dog pooping in house, housebreaking: Take her to the vet first to rule out medical problems and if nothing is wrong medically start over with potty training as if she were a puppy again.If you do not already have a crate for her I suggest getting one.Most dogs do not like to eliminate in the...

Dog Training: dog training, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: I like to teach the dog to ring bells by the door. It really trains me, but still works for getting them outside. http://www.outlawchinooks.com/ http://rileytrainingcenter.blogspot.com http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_Potty_Training.html http://www.outlawchinooks.com/dog_crate_training.html...

Dog Training: dog training., enzymatic cleaner, shepherd lab
enzymatic cleaner, shepherd lab, spare bedroom: You are right, Sasha, my first suggestion would have been to keep the bedroom door closed. A baby gate is one way of keeping the dog out but not the cat, because the cat will just hop right over the gate. You might even consider installing a cat door in the...

Dog Training: dog training, petastic, play time
petastic, play time, bowels: I do think he can learn. The secret is not to let him out of your sight inside the house. You can tether him to your waist with a leash, or crate him while you cannot watch him. Take him out after he eats, drinks, wakes up, or plays, and also if you see...

Dog Training: our dogs suddenly agressive at each other, Aggression, Training
Aggression, Training: First thing to do is get a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. There are a number of things that can cause aggression type behaviors that are health related, thyroid is one of those concerns. Even though you are not seeing anything different in...

Dog Training: Fear/aggression behavior, animal behaviorists, fear aggression
animal behaviorists, fear aggression, fox terrier: You say you ve worked with two behaviorists. What sort of recommendations did they offer you? Did they give you a training plan? What were their credientials? Were they Applied Animal Behaviorists or Veterinary behaviorist? Both require advanced degrees with...

Dog Training: Fear of Thunder, Thunder, Sound Fear
Thunder, Sound Fear, Counter Conditioning: There are a number of good sites with counter conditioning tips, which I will link for you. http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/DogTip_FearOfThunder.php http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS245US245&q=dog+afraid+of+thunder...

Dog Training: chow/husky mix, husky mix, stubborn streak
Dog Training: chow/husky mix, husky mix, stubborn streak, breed characteristics

Dog Training: Dog Peeing at Night, spade, estrogen
Dog Training: Dog Peeing at Night, spade, estrogen, peeing

Dog Training: our dogs suddenly agressive at each other, old boston, types of aggression
Dog Training: our dogs suddenly agressive at each other, old boston, types of aggression, bill of health

Dog Training: fearful 6-month old, unsocialized pup, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers: Good to know you are working with the veterinarian on the health care with your new companion. As to training, I will provide some links here that will assist you in potty training, crate training and general dog training. For socializing, there is...

Dog Training: flatmate dog growling rewarding, legal ramifications, informational brochure
legal ramifications, informational brochure, cowers: Don t know if you have tried talking with your housemate about the concerns you have regarding the dog, but that might help too. Think the informational brochure is a good start too as long as your roommate looks through it. Not certain where you live,...

Dog Training: fly swatter, Conditioning behavior, control
Conditioning behavior, control, training: Providing the your dog has a clean bill of health from the veterinarian, it sounds like this is a matter of conditioning him to ignore the flyswatter. You can accomplish this through conditioning him to accept it no matter what you do with it. You could also...

Dog Training: GSD-length of training session, Dog Training, Dog Training Time
Dog Training, Dog Training Time: I have found the best way to train is in short sessions and then additional time spent in day-to-day living skills settings. I find that dogs get bored and some can get overwhelmed if the training sessions are too long. I like several 5-10 minute session...

Dog Training: greeting other dogs nicely, cairn terrier, proper greeting
cairn terrier, proper greeting, natural interactions: It s probably normal behavior. You can solve the problem by not letting him interact with other dogs, or you can allow a dog who won t hurt him to teach him proper greeting behavior. When it comes to interacting with other dogs, it s really hard for humans...

Dog Training: grumpy old girl, jack russell puppy, bosom buddies
jack russell puppy, bosom buddies, childrens pets: Unless your dog was well socialized to unfamiliar dogs of all ages and sizes when she was young herself, it is unlikely that she will ever be that thrilled with being bosom buddies with your childrens pets, although with time she may learn to tolerate them...

Dog Training: gud morning, clicker training:puppy
clicker training:puppy: a clicker is just a little handheld training aide that emits a clicking sound when you press a button. It is used as part of a reward system for propper behavior.It s not necessary to use one for training but some trainers like to use them because the sound...

Dog Training: HELP!, toilet paper, electrical wires
toilet paper, electrical wires, dog owner: It s going to be difficult to train him in the time you re going to have him. But shouting at him, swatting with a newspaper and rubbing his nose in his mess is not going to help. I d get a crate, or keep him in a bathroom or other area where he can t damage...

Dog Training: Hi, dog fighting
dog fighting: You re SERIOUSLY asking me what dog you should get to help injur and/or kill another dog in an illegal dog fighting business? Get real, there is no way in h*ll I m gonna answer that and if I could I d prevent you from ever owning a dog. Owning a dog is a privelage,not...

Dog Training: House breaking, giant schnauzer, water food
giant schnauzer, water food, housebreaking: Definitely keep him away from the roads and the ice melting salts. That stuff can actually burn his paws. Walking him around the yard is perfectly fine. You don t have to go for a 5 mile trek every time you want to let him potty. ;^) Just keep him moving...

Dog Training: House training adult terrier, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: Without seeing his reaction to your verbal correction, I would guess that he may be a fairly soft dog when it comes to correction and perhaps is more sensitive to verbal commands than other dogs. This could actually be used to your advantage as he may prefer...

Dog Training: House training help please, natural curiosity, cpdt
natural curiosity, cpdt, rat terrier: You can teach him to target touch objects with his paw or nose. Put something directly in front of him and most dogs will examine it out of natural curiosity - which gives you a chance to mark (click or word)and treat. Then you would hang a bell off the...

Dog Training: House training a ratterrier/pomeranian, ratterrier, baby gates
ratterrier, baby gates, jingle bells: For now, make it your responsibility to know when he needs to go out. Feed him regularly scheduled meals so you can predict when he will need to relieve himself. Take him out more often than you think he needs to go. Keep a record of when he goes, so you know...

Dog Training: Housebreaking - House Training, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: Make sure you have a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. You are on the right track with crate training and then do your potty training just like she was a young dog. This can take up to six-weeks -- and sometimes longer depending on the dog. ...

Dog Training: Housebreaking a previous kenneled dog, kennel environment, housebreaking
kennel environment, housebreaking, lhasa: Sandie, It is going to be challenging to housebreak but certainly can be done. I would start by rewarding all attempts to use the outside as the potty of choice. Take her out often as much has you can, keep her on a schedule of when she is to be going outside....

Dog Training: Housebreaking a stubborn Jack Russel, crate training, jack russel
crate training, jack russel, housebreaking: Chris, please take a look at http://housetraining.angelfire.com. Until your dog is reliably doing both #1 and #2 outside, you are going to have to confine him in some way whenever you are not able to supervise him. Most dogs DO object to the crate at first,...

Dog Training: help!, shi tzu, different training methods
shi tzu, different training methods, genetic factor: By having him done do you mean neutering? Certainly might take the edge off (and since reactiveness often has a genetic factor, you have to decide if you d be comfortable passing this behavior on to the next generation.)My best advice to you is to find a...

Dog Training: house breaking, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: Always confirm with your veterinarian that your dog is healthy and then proceed with training and behavior modification. Your dog may be having some anxiety in addition to house training concerns. You may want to find a local trainer to stop by and help...

Dog Training: jumping and biting, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers, Biting: As always suggested, be certain you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties) are herding dogs and part of their job description is to move things around by nipping, barking, jumping et cetera. This doesn t make...

Dog Training: Kennel pup, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: First make sure you have a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Also, dogs that have lived in kennels can take a bit longer to learn about housetraining becuase some of them may have less desireable bathroom habits. I ve included potty training...

Dog Training: Licking/ Sniffing, intact dogs, unwanted puppies
intact dogs, unwanted puppies, shelter dogs: First of all your intact dogs need to be spayed/neutered,unless you are raising show dogs to breed and show they should be fixed. There are numrous health prblems that can come frorm being intact aside from the fact that you could end up with a litter of unwanted...

Dog Training: leash training, obedience class, leash training
obedience class, leash training, cpdt: Have you looked into a good obedience class? I would start with working off leash (in a secure area). I d start walking, and every time he found my side, I would click and give a treat. This way you teach him where he needs to be. Also, be sure you treat...

Dog Training: New dog, rough history, boston terrier
rough history, boston terrier, behavior problem: Amanda, It is hard to say about Gizmo s behaviors. He has some rough history behind him and his behavior is unacceptable. This is a normal thing between any animal, but when they are in a home setting this is not. There is only one leader and that should...

Dog Training: New Puppy and other dog, australian cattle dog, queensland heeler
australian cattle dog, queensland heeler, cattle dog: Lisa, are you sure you read the house training page? If you did, then you would know that you need to keep your older puppy in your sight at all times, taking him out when you see that he is showing signs of needing to go, just like when you were housebreaking...

Dog Training: I need help!, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers: First be certain your dog has a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. You may want to check into some local training centers and explore the possibility of hiring a private trainer to come to your home and assist you. Here is a link to some...

Dog Training: new dog, two dogs, new girl
two dogs, new girl, vet: Hi It is not ideal to try to train one dog with another present as they will both want to be involved. In general use their names when you are talking to them - you really don t need two command sets. Talk to your vet regarding her apparent season....

Dog Training: Older dog keeps pooping in the house, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: First start with a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. Once you have that, you may need to retrain your dog like she has never had any formal potty training. This can take up to six weeks. I ve included information on housetraining and crate training...

Dog Training: How often should a dog go out?, time right, bowels
time right, bowels, bedtime: Hello, Allison. If the dog is an adult, and is used to staying inside during the day, then minimum, I would let her out once in the morning and once in the evening, and then one more time right before bedtime. You didn t say what breed she was, but generally,...

Dog Training: old english bulldog problems, Walking, Loose Leash
Walking, Loose Leash, Training: Always start with having a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. Then, I would contact some local trainers and/or training centers and have someone help you work on changing the behaviors so the dog works more how you like her to. Having some on...

Dog Training: older dog yard potty training, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: Teaching adults where you want the bathroom to be is a lot like teaching the pups. I pasted a little information below and you can follow that in addition to the praising you are currently using. Your dog may prefer to go to the bathroom on the walks as...

Dog Training: older dog yard potty training, yard time, cpdt
yard time, cpdt, terrier mix: Definately go out with him, but give him some distance. I d take him out in the yard at the time when he s used to going for a walk. Feed on a regular schedule so you know when he needs to go. I think you are on the right track, and yes, it may take some patience...

Dog Training: Pillow Shredder, Pillow Shredder
Pillow Shredder: The easiest method to keep the dog from tearing up the pillows is the one you are currently using, reamoving the pillows. Another alternative is crating the dog when you are gone so there is no access to pillows or other tempting treats inside your home. ...

Dog Training: Possessive Dog, jean donaldson, doggie daycare
jean donaldson, doggie daycare, arousal level: Not all dogs are great candidates for daycare or a dog park. He sould still be able to be boarded, as that wouldn t require him to interact with other animals. It sounds like he could really use some training, and to learn some self control. It s not abnormal...

Dog Training: Possessive of toys and bones, dominent behavior, submissive personality, type personality
submissive personality, type personality, face type: You do a great job of describing what Bongo looks like and you can, of course, use that to redirect him. I would separate the dogs for times to enjoy treats or toys. Don t leave them around to be a bone of contention Do some obedience training with Bongo....

Dog Training: Potty Training a Great Dane Puppy, bladder problem, dane puppy
bladder problem, dane puppy, backyard breeder: Is this a pet shop dog, or did she come from a backyard breeder or internet breeder? Sometimes, these are pups that are kept in less than ideal conditions before they get into a home, and they don t always learn from their dam not to soil the sleeping area....

Dog Training: My Puppy's Infrequent Bowl Movements, potty training, young
potty training, young, puppy: You re doing the right thing by feeding her twice a day at certain times. Be sure to take her out to potty 15-20 min after she eats and only for 5 minutes. Keep her in a kennel when you are away, the kennel should only be large enough for her to stand up,...

Dog Training: potty training an almost 1 yr old westie terrier, westie terrier, puppy training
westie terrier, puppy training, puppymill: it is likely that being from a petsore is the problem,that and she likely was born at a puppymill so she has known nothing but a cage her whole life.It is also likely that since you continued with the paper training for a few wmonths after getting her and...

Dog Training: potty training, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: First make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. I would encourage you to teach the dog to go outside to relieve himself, but it is really a personal preference. I know some owners that always have an indoor pad for the dogs to utilize....

Dog Training: Responding to name, question thanks, comman
question thanks, comman, kibble: Hi phase out the food lure gradually, so make it less obvious and at the same time keep saying the word. Gradually say the word first, wait a second, then give a subtle hand gesture. If she doesn t get it, make it more obvious, then try a food lure if...

Dog Training: My rescue dog won't go to the bathroom, rescue dog problems, dog not peeing
rescue dog problems, dog not peeing: I would check your house to mamke sure he hasn t gone on the floors because even without water he should be wantin to go potty. Take things slow with him,he s been going from one home to another so he s goign to be a bit jittery for awhile. I would say if...

Dog Training: My rescue dog won't go to the bathroom, fenced back yard, beagle mix
fenced back yard, beagle mix, cpdt: I d have him checked out by the vet to be sure he doesn t have a blockage, but my guess is he is shy about his eliminations. Take him to a largish area on a long enough line that he can have some privacy and see if that helps.. I did have one rescue who...

Dog Training: reward for "going" outside quickly, reward system, tidbit
reward system, tidbit, 30a: Try clicker training. You must click when she is completely finished (or she could learn to stop mid-stream to get her reward), and then give her a tidbit. Be sure to also add a cue, such as pee or poo and before long, you will have her going on cue...

Dog Training: rottiexhusky, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers: Since the veterinarians thinks the dog is fine, this could be a food related item. Make sure you are feeding the best quality food you can so your dog gets the most energy possible from the diet. I would recommend having a trainer come and work with you...

Dog Training: running out when door is opened, Door Manners
Door Manners: I am so sorry to hear about your family s compainon. Biggest keys are getting the dog to pay attention to them and training what is and isn t okay behavior around the door. I teach my dogs to sit on a mat and/or rug about 3-6 feet back from the front...

Dog Training: Shy Border Collie, border collie, separation anxiety
border collie, separation anxiety, cockapoo: This sounds like normal Border Collie behavior, and is common among quite a few of the herding breeds. Most are affectionate with their owners for short periods, but they have an inherent need to be on duty and alert to any intruders or to the flock movements,...

Dog Training: shit tzu, feisty fido, patricia mcconnell
feisty fido, patricia mcconnell, mixed signals: Dogs that like to go after things while on their walks may actually be fearful. Grab a copy of Feisty Fido by Patricia McConnell (it s inexpensive and available on amazon.com), and see if it describes your dog. There will be a lot of great hints on how...

Dog Training: Territory Peeing, little jack russell, mini pincher
little jack russell, mini pincher, baby gates: First, you need to manage them when you aren t present so they can t do that. Are they crate trained? If not, they could be in an Xpen (probably a covered xpen for a Jack Russell, as they are great climbers and jumpers). If you don t see it happen, there is...

Dog Training: Time Sensitive Advice Needed!, group obedience, vet program
group obedience, vet program, obedience class: In what situations does she destroy things? Is it when she s left alone? Is she left loose in the house? If so, it may be separation anxiety. A group obedience class is not going to be able to address very specific, severe behavior issues, and many people...

Dog Training: Time Sensitive Advice Needed, Florida Dog Trainer, Babette Haggerty
Florida Dog Trainer, Babette Haggerty: I would contact Babette Haggerty who is located in Florida and New York. If she is not close enough to your location, she could recommend someone who is. http://www.haggertydog.com/babette-haggerty-brennan.html You can also look for trainers through your...

Dog Training: Training a 2 year old Siberian Husky, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers: Yes you can train an adult Siberian Husky. This is an energetic and intelligent breed and I have found they do best when they have a job to occupy them. I would suggest looking at local training centers and private trainers to see what fits your schedule...

Dog Training: can't get puppy to stop biting 3.5 yr old spaniel, heart attck, sick puppies
heart attck, sick puppies, yr guarantee: I don t believe teething has anything to do with his behavior towards the Spaniel. I truly believe, as you do, it is because he can get away with it, since you say he does not act like that towards dogs who will put him in his place. Good luck in whatever...

Dog Training: trying to train a scared dog, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers, Shy Dogs: This is a relatively easy training process that a local trainer could help you through in a fairly short amount of time. I would also suggest a good training school to help your dog learn about people and other dogs in a controlled environment. Shy dogs do...

Dog Training: I've tried everything, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: Have you checked with the veterinarian to be certain the dog is healthy? If so, keep plugging away and never take your eyes off the dog when he is loose. If you have weeks of success and then an accident, you have allowed your dog to see that set backs are...

Dog Training: should we wee wee pad train?, wee wee pads, old boston
wee wee pads, old boston, boston terrier: If you can t have someone come let him out at lunch time, instead of pads, I d go ahead and use dog litter. It s more like the texture of outside, and less like rugs, newspapers and other things he s likely to find in the house, which pads may remind him of....

Dog Training: wees and poos still in the house, chocolate lab, back door
chocolate lab, back door, shelly: Hi Shelly Treat her as if she is still a puppy until she has learnt. Shut the back door then take her out frequently (every 2 hours) plus after food, when excited, when she wakes up and in the morning. Wait with her until she has been then quietly praise...

Dog Training: well-mannered new rescue dog going in crate, foster mom, water intake
foster mom, water intake, bleach: I m not exactly certain why removing bedding often helps with crate soilers, unless it s because the bedding would absorb the liquid, and/or allow them to bury the solid waste so that they did not feel like they were laying in it. With most dogs, you can...

Dog Training: Yorkie Maltease, dirty clothes, cpdt
dirty clothes, cpdt, going to the bathroom: It s less confusing if the dog learns that you don t ever go in the house, but if that s not an option, I d go for a litter box rather than pads. The texture is less like other things they ll run into (dirty clothes, newspapers and rugs) than pads. I d set...

Dog Training: How to get my yorkie to sleep through the night, new girlfriend, physical exercise
new girlfriend, physical exercise, cpdt: Is he loose at night? I d be tempted to crate him in the bedroom (teaching him the crate first, of course) If he sleeps during the day, wake him up, and make sure he gets plenty of mental and physical exercise. If it s an anxiety issue, you might want to consult...

Dog Training: 1 year old beagle training trouble., unfortunatley, family parties
unfortunatley, family parties, immediate family: Hello, Devon. The dog you are describing sounds like a typical dog that s never been given boundaries and limitations. It s not all your fault, but there are several things you need to start doing. The first thing is Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF). If you...

Dog Training: 2.5 lab male pees, housebreaking a puppy, natures miracle
housebreaking a puppy, natures miracle, night dogs: Do you want me to send you some tips to help you with the sepeartion anxiety problems? If you cannot get him to calm down he may have some sort of anxiety problems as well in which case medication would not be a bad idea. Anxiety can lead to alot of other...

Dog Training: 2 month old yorkie, male yorkie, puppy behavior
male yorkie, puppy behavior, puppy class: What you describe sounds like pretty normal puppy behavior. Puppies bark and mouth in play, and when over-stimulated. When a pup bites in play the best thing is to get up and leave- every time. If you don t participate, it s not fun. Trying to restrain a puppy...

Dog Training: 6 month Old Sheltie Pooping inside, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: Rather than walking around an area in the back yard, go out with your dog on leash and stand in the area you want the pup to use. Pup will then have about a 6-foot span to use as a bathroom spot. If pup does not use the space, go back inside and put pup in...

Dog Training: 6 month old puppy sleep habits, cesar milan, sleeping time
cesar milan, sleeping time, cpdt: Are you doing classes yet? Id be working on teaching her self control, and really good compliance with your cues (she can t be jumping and biting and laying down at the same time). Frequently, this behavior is when pups are really overstimulated. The best...

Dog Training: 6 month puppy biting, Resource Guarding, Food
Resource Guarding, Food, Biting: As always, get a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. If you have not looked into training classes, I would recommend finding a local training center or private trainer to assist you in getting beyond this. It will save you time and money over...

Dog Training: Adpoted dog defecating in house!, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, make certain you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. After that, this is often just a matter of teaching the dog what behavior you really want. It will take more work at the start than at the end of the retraining, but can be...

Dog Training: Aggressive Behavior After Meeting Another Dog For The First Time, responsible assessment, best buds
responsible assessment, best buds, local rescue: Hi Trish I am so sorry I am unable to help you with this. I am not prepared to give advice regarding potential aggression and children in this format as it isn t responsible. Assessment needs to be done. He sounds seriously undersocialsed and seems to...

Dog Training: Aggressive Dog Meeting New Dog, pointer mix, christmas miracle
pointer mix, christmas miracle, little boston: I think parallel walking dogs at a distance (and very gradually closer) is a terrific way to introduce dogs. I d also try to do it on neutral territory. I can t say if this is true of your little Boston or not, but a lot of dogs have barrier frustration and...

Dog Training: Bad behaviour, domestication
domestication: The whole propblem is the dog grew up in the wild and has no domestic sibling civilized training. Whomever told you it was house broken was a liar. Depending on your situation your options are, get an outside dog house and have an outside dog; Give the dog...

Dog Training: Behavioral Issues, dane puppy, baby gate
dane puppy, baby gate, wits end: I m guessing things seem like a lot of changes right now for Jackson. Even though he s used to sharing the home, he s not used to sharing it with a playful and possibly pushy puppy. Plus, I m sure he s picking up in some changes in you, and also in the preparations...

Dog Training: Bishon foot chewing, excess energy, fur
excess energy, fur, vet: I would think it was his way of telling you there is something wrong,have it checked out by a vet to make sure it isn t medical and then my next guess would be he is bored and has become obsessive about something he did one day to relieve excess energy and...

Dog Training: Bull Boxer chews everything, Dog Crates, Dog Toys
Dog Crates, Dog Toys: If you have a local training center you may want to contact them about availability of lessons at your home to help your dog get over the desire to break out of the crate. There are a number of manufacturers of sturdy metal dog crates. Here are two links...

Dog Training: Bulldog behaviour help, british bulldog, thirteen months
british bulldog, thirteen months, loud voice: Cute picture! At thirteen months, she probably looks like an adult dog, but there s still a lot of puppy in her. It sounds like the jumping up at you is a game to her. When you shout and push her away, that probably seems like you are playing too. The loud...

Dog Training: my beagle puppy, fake facts
fake facts: There are more fairy tales than facts published about animals. Different breeds mature at slightly different rates. There is general agreement about when whelping should occur, typically 6 weeks to 8 weeks. The purpose of keeping the litter with the mother...

Dog Training: Where do I begin?, puppy socialization class, french mastiff
puppy socialization class, french mastiff, time crystal: Crystal, if Ruby is 9 weeks old now, and you ve had her for 4 weeks already, then part of her problem is that she was taken away from her mother and siblings much too early. Puppies should not be separated from their brothers and sisters until they are at...

Dog Training: my boy dog of 13months!, comfy bed, stairs
comfy bed, stairs, lucy: Hi Victoria There is not really enough info here. However, it sounds as if he has not learnt to be left alone and finds it hard when he is sometimes allowed upstairs and sometimes not - thats a bit confusing for him. why not let him remain upstairs...

Dog Training: breed identification, caucasian ovtcharka, caucasian mountain dog
caucasian ovtcharka, caucasian mountain dog, akbash dog: With a dog that has a territory the size of Maggie s, it doesn t surprise me that she might be territorial. You could start training her to work with the leash and become part of your household. That would certainly reduce the risks of being loose and...

Dog Training: Crate Training, potty training, dog soiling crate
potty training, dog soiling crate: DOgs won t soil their den if they can help it. In your case it is likely caused by being fed to close to bedtime(?) or not being let out either long enough or close enough to bedtime or al of the above. If you haven t already done so,put pup on a feeding schedule...

Dog Training: Crazy dog when alone, dominant dog chews
dominant dog chews: Obedience training is for when you are not there as well as when you are. The dog has to understand you are the Alpha and it is not. Second, it is bored, should be crated or kept in an area of non destruction with chew toys and other mind grabbing items. I...

Dog Training: climbing stairs and sleeping, creatures of habit, poodle mix
creatures of habit, poodle mix, two stairs: Elders often live in one story homes, so the dog may not ever have learned about stairs. Instead of starting at the bottom and expecting him to go all the way up, try carrying him almost to the top, then lure him up the last one or two stairs with a piece...

Dog Training: crying in crate, CRATE TRAINING
CRATE TRAINING: HANG IN THERE,THE CRYING WILL GET BETTER AS LONG AS YOU DON T GIVE IN AND LET HER OUT!! IGNORE HER COMPLETELY WHEN SHE IS BARKING,DON T LOOK AT HER,DON T TALK TO HER DON T EVEN YELL AT HER BECAUSE EVEN NEGATIVE ATTENTION IS ACCEPTABLE TO HER WHEN SHE DOES...

Dog Training: Defiant Elimination?, stubborn dog
stubborn dog: Well that leaves stress or dominance issues. I woujld certainly contiue with the potty training as you are. I seldom recommend it, but the electronic collar may be an answer. It does not hurt, its a buzzy tickle, try it on your hand. Since you are not directly...

Dog Training: Dog eating everything in the house, new library books, bitter apple
new library books, bitter apple, separation anxiety: Hi Cat When treating any problem such as this, instead of addressing the symptoms (preventing her access to chewable things) we should always address the root cause - that way we can permanently fix it, and not simply manage it. So, reasons she is doing...

Dog Training: Dog Fears Riding in a Car, southampton uk, beautiful country
southampton uk, beautiful country, car travel: Hi Glenn Begin with playing with him and feeding him near the car and eventually inside it with the doors open and engine off. Encourage him to jump in and make it a game, rewarding him when he is inside. when he is comfortable with this play with him...

Dog Training: Dog Introduction and Dominance, Dominance, Introducing Dogs
Dominance, Introducing Dogs: As always, make sure all dogs have a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. It is best to introduce dogs in a neutral territory. I like the long walk method so they can see each other and acclimate while getting exercise and getting tired. You can...

Dog Training: Dog's interaction with horses/goats, Train, Trainer
Train, Trainer, Training: This is most likely going to be a training situation. If you have someone available locally that trains, competes or teaches people about training herding dogs, that would be a great local resource for you to start with. Most important thing to remember...

Dog Training: Dog only disobeys when I'm not home, drs foster smith, window alarms
drs foster smith, window alarms, kitchen cupboards: It sounds like he was given too much freedom too fast and doesn t know how to behave with that much freedom.He may not be ready for that much, my 4 1/2 yr old Dane was kept confined to certain rooms until he was about 2 and we then increased it to specific...

Dog Training: Come, Dog Runs Away, Come
Come: COME is one of the most important commands because it can save your dog s life. Here are some tips for helping a dog learn to come when called: Your dog won t know what COME or any other command word means until you teach her. She needs to learn it means...

Dog Training: Dog was trained incorrectly....., german shepard mix, food dish
german shepard mix, food dish, wee wee pads: I d make sure there are no pee pads on the floor in the house (or throw rugs, dirty clothes or other things she might mistake for pee pads. Supervise her carefully and make frequent trips outside - treat her like an unhousebroken puppy and get her out more...

Dog Training: My dog, Shy dogs, building confidence
Shy dogs, building confidence, training: You will want to get a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know the dog is healthy and ready to become a member of your family. Most shy and timid dogs lack confidence. Time and training should help your dog get beyond this. I would suggest...

Dog Training: My dog is now 3 and still poops inside the house., House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, make certain you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. After that, this is often just a matter of teaching the dog what behavior you really want. It will take more work at the start than at the end of the retraining, but can be...

Dog Training: dog aggression, fences and walls, tick borne disease
fences and walls, tick borne disease, vet bill: It s not uncommon for a younger dog to try to drive out an elderly or ill (both?) dog. It seems horrible in human terms, but is instinctive and makes sense in dog terms. In a natural situation, your older dog would probably leave. But we insist on keeping...

Dog Training: dog's behavior with roommate, jean donaldson, obedience class
jean donaldson, obedience class, roomie: It appears that he is resource guarding , and he doesn t respect your roommate the way he does you. One thing you can do is to get a copy of Jean Donaldson s book Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs and both you and your roomie do the protocols...

Dog Training: dog introductions and behavior, neutral turf, female pit
neutral turf, female pit, cpdt: A good trainer would be a lot of help to you. It s hard to know online if this is something that s going to be a continuing problem, or just a little glitch in getting acquainted. It s normal for your resident dog s nose to be a bit out of joint over a new...

Dog Training: dog pees when scared, tiny nervous dog
tiny nervous dog: The dog is overly nervous/submissive/fearful. Potty training consists of taking the dog out every hour for several days so it only wants to go outside and doesn t have anything left to use inside. Don t be confused because dogs always have some left over for...

Dog Training: dog poop on floor, potty training
potty training: I am going to tell you to put it on a strict potty training schedule starting completely over as if it were a puppy. You cannot wup a dog for any reason. If your dog potties in the house, you HAVE to interrupt it AT THAT TIME, you cannot do it after the fact...

Dog Training: dog schools, fear punishment, shepherd puppy
fear punishment, shepherd puppy, schutzhund training: Hi John Thank you for your question. Firstly, I am in the UK - you don t say where you are but I am guessing the US so I may not be able to recommend anywhere specific but I can give you general advice. You say you are rescuing a puppy so you will...

Dog Training: My dog is much stronger than I am!, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers, Walking on Leash: As always, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian so you know there are no health concerns with your companion. From there, check for a local training center or private trainer that may be able to come to your home to help you...

Dog Training: dogs, guard dog
guard dog: Almost all dogs are naturally protective of their pack. There is specialized training for guard dogs but there is also a liability issue if the dog attacks. OBEDIENCE TRAINING is the first step in any program. It teached the dog that it depends on you...

Dog Training: Excessive barking, leslie mcdevitt, small dogs
leslie mcdevitt, small dogs, excessive barking: It s not unusual for dogs (especially small dogs) to get over-the-top about approaching other dogs on leash. Leash approaches can be uncomfortable for dogs because they can t greet appropriately, and they also know they can t get away if they need to. A couple...

Dog Training: Socialization, Socialize, Socialization
Socialize, Socialization, Dog Training: Hi Carrie: If you have a good dog training center in your community, I would recommend getting her into the puppy class to get her on the path to confidence and comfort. I don t know where you live, but would be happy to assist you in finding a training...

Dog Training: Fear Urination, insecurity caused by new boy friend
insecurity caused by new boy friend: Your dog has insecurity caused by the presence of your new boy friend. The dog is afraid that he will no longer be the center of affection. You need to spend more play time and have your friend also play with the dog so the dog learns that he is not being...

Dog Training: Follow up question on re-housebreaking, cpdt, housebreaking
cpdt, housebreaking, doorman: It s easy to teach a dog to ring a bell with their nose, or paw an easy button to go out. I use a clicker and click and treat the dog for touching the button, gradually click for harder and harder touches. And then start asking for them to ring or set it...

Dog Training: puppy is suddenly scared to go out at night, affection, tactic
Dog Training: puppy is suddenly scared to go out at night, affection, tactic, cue

Dog Training: fear of stairs and elevators, Stairs, Elevators
Stairs, Elevators, Up and down stairs: Stairs I always like to start pups on the stairs by placing them a few from the bottom to learn how to go down and a few from the top to learn how to go up. Use your hand to lead the pup up or down. Usually trailing ahead of them will help the dog to figure...

Dog Training: female dog aggression, 2 females, two females
2 females, two females, dog aggression: Dogs disagree for a variety of reasons, just like people do. There was something that they had going on that you were not privy to which led to their disagreement. Here s a link on my web site for you regarding aggressive behavior http://www.outlawchinooks.com/aggression.html...

Dog Training: my five month old female Husky, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: Here are some tips on how to housetrain your pup. It seems like you are on the right track and just need tom add some additional consistency to get the training accomplished. http://outlawchinooks.com/articles.html http://RileyTrainingCenter.blogspot.com...

Dog Training: flatmate dog growling rewarding, legal ramifications, informational brochure
legal ramifications, informational brochure, cowers: Don t know if you have tried talking with your housemate about the concerns you have regarding the dog, but that might help too. Think the informational brochure is a good start too as long as your roommate looks through it. Not certain where you live,...

Dog Training: Growling at 3 years old, obedience work, stern voice
obedience work, stern voice, rottie: Rachel, No! Hitting Loki is not something I would suggest. It seems to me that he is somehow testing his place with your husband, the more your husband gets upset with his behavior the more he will test. I would have your husband take Loki and go back to...

Dog Training: House training, pet stain remover, poop and pee
pet stain remover, poop and pee, perfect angel: It sounds like perhaps her routine was disturbed and she had an accident. Now that it smells like a perfect place to go, she s confused. If the Resolve is enzymatic, it should help (don t know if it is - I recommend Simple Solution and that you soak the...

Dog Training: House training, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: Sometimes dogs regress a little during the house training process. It is usually a normal thing, but you could always go to the veterinarian to get a clean bill of health to be certain there are no underlying causes. I ve added some links to help you find...

Dog Training: Housebreaking issues, precense, housebreaking
precense, housebreaking, toileting: Hi mandy Go back to the beginning and treat her as if she is a puppy. Keep her with you at all times in the house (put a lead on her and attach it to you if necessary). take her out every hour plus any time she looks like she wants to go. stay with her...

Dog Training: Husky puppy whining, Puppy Basic Training, Being a Good Leader
Puppy Basic Training, Being a Good Leader: Pups do talk quite a bit when they are first separated from their dog family. Sled dogs breeds in particluar can be quite chatty. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here are some links to my web site and blog with great information on pups and their care...

Dog Training: help adopted dog, obedience class, wood paneling
obedience class, wood paneling, crate train: To teach him to walk on a loose leash (and other important skills) I d be looking for a good, positively based - clicker - obedience class. Stimulating his mind and giving him new ways to react will also make him less generally anxious (and probably less destructive)....

Dog Training: house training, pet stain remover, poop and pee
pet stain remover, poop and pee, perfect angel: 1. Why did she just start having these accidents? 2. How do we prevent them in the future? I suspect that she is just not fully house trained yet, and that you may have given her a bit too much freedom in her new home too soon. Just go back to house training...

Dog Training: house training, getting a puppy, cocker spaniel
getting a puppy, cocker spaniel, housebreaking: Hi there. You need to take him outside every hour and wait with him until he toilets. Also take him out when he wakes up, after eating and when he is excited (such as after play or visitors arriving). Always stay with him, don t just shut him out as he...

Dog Training: housebreaking, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, make certain your pup has a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. After that, you will continue your training process by teaching the pup what not to do first and then by teaching her the correct behavior that you are looking for. A regular...

Dog Training: husky, submissive urination, female puppies
submissive urination, female puppies, cpdt: It sounds like submissive urination, which is common in puppies (especially female puppies for some reason). It may be that he is bigger and has a deeper voice. Might try letting you do the leashing for him if possible, or have him get down on one knee next...

Dog Training: Interesting situation, patron saint of lost causes, fur child
patron saint of lost causes, fur child, gas bottles: Being the Patron Saint of Lost Causes, I would probably take the dog in. If you are set up for the addition of a new fur child and like this dog, that might be a good plan for your home too. Dogs are very good at adapting to new situations so she probably...

Dog Training: in40, golden reteiver, puppy class
golden reteiver, puppy class, cpdt: My dogs aren t movie stars, but they come, sit, down, wait, leave it, retrieve, and a number of other thing when asked. I train with positive methods - using a clicker to teach most behaviors. Here s a website with a number of good articles and resources -...

Dog Training: Jumping in Dogs, fence post, harsh methods
fence post, harsh methods, aggressive response: First I would make very sure that she has some strong incompatible behaviors - stuff she does immediately on cue - everytime, and knows she will be rewarded for - like sit. It s physically impossible for a dog to jump up and sit at the same time. (Do be careful...

Dog Training: Leash training a saint., Dog Training, Leader
Dog Training, Leader, control: Based on your question, you are using a good method for teaching the polite walking skills, but may not have been working at it long enough or in the right patterns. Also, don t know what type of leash and collar you are working with and those also may impact...

Dog Training: Littermate Puppy Training, Puppy Training, Training
Puppy Training, Training: You can get these pups to get along with each other and be trained too. It can cometimes be a bit more challenging than a single pup, but not impossible. I am boldly assuming that you have been to the veterinarian and both pups have a clean bill of health....

Dog Training: Looking for advice on training two sibling VERY DISTRACTABLE puppies., american pit bull, rescue puppies
american pit bull, rescue puppies, outdoor dogs: When you have two puppies together, especially litter mates, there s a strong possibility that they bond closely to each other, and not so much with the humans in their lives. And by maintaining them as strictly outdoor dogs you are also giving up your opportunity...

Dog Training: Male Dog Urine Marking, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, make certain you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. After that, this is often just a matter of teaching the dog what behavior you really want. It will take more work at the start than at the end of the retraining, but can be...

Dog Training: Male Husky scared of Male owner, patricia mcconnell, foster mom
patricia mcconnell, foster mom, drag line: Jake CAN change. For the next three weeks, have your hubby be the only one to feed or walk the dog. You can let the dog trail a drag line (leash) so that hubby can step on the end to get hold of the dog without appearing threatening. Tell him not to stare...

Dog Training: Mouthy, Biting, Nipping, Biting, Mouthing
Biting, Mouthing, Nipping: I think it is great that you are walking this pup every day. Also good to know that you are taking dog classes and providing him with an education. You didn t mention if you had a crate so I have included a little information on them in the form of a link....

Dog Training: My mini-daschund is breaking ME in, seperation anxiety, dog pees when I leave
seperation anxiety, dog pees when I leave, dog taking over: Visit this link for help with the seperation anxiety,it is extremely detailed to help you with your problems. Seperation anxiety is kind of hard to treat,you have to be consistent and treatment plans tend to be lengthy so it s just easier for you to go to...

Dog Training: nipping, blue heeler, cpdt
blue heeler, cpdt, behaviorist: Honestly, this is the sort of issue which is best addressed with in-person professional help (a behaviorist or good, positive trainer). There are a number of things about this situation which would probably be obvious to an in-person observer (dog s affect,...

Dog Training: Older Dog Digestive Traits, toy manchester terrier, tile floor
toy manchester terrier, tile floor, old toy: Dogs do not do anything out of spite, Marc. Your dog s problem is more than likely age related. A thirteen year old Toy Manchester Terrier is about the equivalent of a 70-80 year old person. As people age, they can often begin to lose control of their bladder...

Dog Training: Pee pee every where, housebreaking tips, pee peeing
housebreaking tips, pee peeing, pee pee: Take her out 20 min after drinking water. Get a crate to keep her in,dodogs have an aversion to soiling their den/sleeping area. Give her 5 min to go outside and if she doesn t go,bring her in and lock her up in kennel or put her on a 4 ft leash and keep her...

Dog Training: Pee pee every where, pee pee, baby gates
pee pee, baby gates, enzymatic cleaner: Have you started crate training her? I would. And as soon as she comes out of the crate she goes outside. If she doesn t pee in five minutes, she goes back in the crate for 5-10 minutes and then try again. Once she goes, she can play in the house. Take her...

Dog Training: Peeing in House, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: I ve added some links to help you find articles to help you from my web site. You can try and reschool his behavior to prevent this territory marking through basic house training skills. It is always surprising to see how hany vertical surfaces males will...

Dog Training: Potty Training Question, Potty Training, House training
Potty Training, House training, Crate Training: I ve added some links to help you find articles to help you from my web site. Yes this can take time. Just like a human child, if you are not able to keep an eye on them all the time, put them somewhere safe. You can also umbilical cord the pup to you...

Dog Training: Potty training, housebreaking tips, crate training
housebreaking tips, crate training, terrier mix: I don t really know what the problem is without knowing if she is going no. 1 or no. 2 or both. Keep being consistent,put her on a feeding schedule, check out my housebreaking tips on my blog www.alphatrainingtips.blogspot.com or let me know if you d like...

Dog Training: Potty training, aussie pups, housebreaking
aussie pups, housebreaking, wks: I am not familiar with that and I don t knwo what you would be doing different without reading the book.If you stick to the schedule I gave you it s possible to have them trained in a short amount of time, my sister said when she worked at a shelter someone...

Dog Training: Potty training, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, make certain you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. After that, this is often just a matter of teaching the dog what behavior you really want. It will take more work at the start than at the end of the retraining, but can be...

Dog Training: Puppy help, staffordshire terrier, local rescue
staffordshire terrier, local rescue, dog beds: Souonds like you are doing a good job with him. I think letting him sleep in a bare crate is less dangerous than the possibility of injesting torn bedding. You might actually have better luck with the leash attached to a harness (gets the pressure off his...

Dog Training: Puppy play biting rough with adult dog, puppy teeth, boxer mix
puppy teeth, boxer mix, bite inhibition: As I m sure you ve noticed, puppy teeth are sharp, and it sound like normal play. If he s getting too rough, or his bite inhibition is a bit lacking (knowing how to not bite too hard) it might be a good idea to get him with some other appropriate puppies,...

Dog Training: peeing in crate, personality changes
personality changes: Relationships are not static. At the moment we have 4 house dogs, two prefer teh crate and two the kitchen floor. The two beagles, doberman and grayhound are usually buddies. But when the dobermnan is in his crate the one beagle now barks nasty at him. The...

Dog Training: peeing/feces in home, baby gates, enzymatic cleaner
baby gates, enzymatic cleaner, belly band: I m not sure I quite understand your question. You can teach him to let you know by teaching him to ring a bell, or hit an easy button near the door. But I would supervise him very carefully - put up baby gates, even tether him to you so you can notice if...

Dog Training: peeing/pooping in crate, time anxiety, lunch time
time anxiety, lunch time, cpdt: I m sorry I wasn t clear. In asking how long is he crated I meant how many hours at a time? What percentage of the day is he kept crated? If he is crated all day when you are at work (7-9 hours) and then again at night, that s a lot of time. Anxiety can...

Dog Training: potty training, american bulldog, food dish
american bulldog, food dish, baby gates: At 8 weeks, I think it s great that he is peeing outside. Expecting him to be housetrained at that age would be like expecting a human one year old to be potty trained. I would feed him regular meals (no leaving the food dish down all day - makes it impossible...

Dog Training: puppy is suddenly scared to go out at night, sudden anxiety
sudden anxiety: Your dog has likely had some traumatic event that it associates with space outside the home. The list is endless as to what it is. He may even be responding to something you cannot hear, such as a large dog somewhere else that your dog can hear because of...

Dog Training: Regressed Housetraining, dachschund, silly boys
dachschund, silly boys, cold weather: It s possible. It s also possible that she s had one too many time of him wanting to play and also that she doesn t like cold weather. And walking her on a line in the front yard might be a lot easier for her. Also, can you keep her out of the area she s...

Dog Training: re- training a 6yr. old to use his dog run after the new puppies have used it., dog won't go potty after puppy
dog won't go potty after puppy: That sounds like a good place to start.When you take him out give him 5 min to go and then bring him in and put him in his kennel and try again later.He will eventually learn that he has a limited window of time to do his business so he d better do it or...

Dog Training: Separation Anxiety, hard wood flooring, separation anxiety
hard wood flooring, separation anxiety, ft wall: It does sound like she might have separation anxiety. One way to get a good idea is to set up a video camera, and record her activity while she is alone. Is she frantic? Or is she just having a party when there s nobody there to tell her not to? It s likely...

Dog Training: Shar Pei, bourdeux, tasty food
bourdeux, tasty food, nephews: Hi Zena You need to teach him how to greet people appropriately which will take time and effort but will be worth it! Firstly ensure he never jumps up at any other time (such as at you), and reinforce the sit command (teach it if you haven t already)....

Dog Training: Snarling behavior, snarls, poodle
snarls, poodle, occasions: Dave, I cannot answer your question based on the information you have given me, and without actually seeing her behavior in person. I would suggest that you contact a local trainer that can work with you and your dog and determine exactly what is triggering...

Dog Training: scared dog, Training, Trainers
Training, Trainers, Shy Dogs: As with all pet related things, make sure you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. You dog probably is suffering from lack of socialization and training. You may want to look into some local training centers and/or private trainers to help...

Dog Training: very scared dog, submissive urination, veterinary behaviorist
submissive urination, veterinary behaviorist, human interaction: It sounds like she has no experience of the world, and little socialization with people in addition to being in a new place which is probably pretty scary to her. Submissive urination isn t uncommon in young females - as much as possible, I would let her...

Dog Training: spooked dog, bicycle helmets, border collie
bicycle helmets, border collie, cpdt: It s not at all unusual for dogs to be frightened by people having strange parts (odd hats, carrying unusual objects). I d set up situations with friends wearing hats, carrying umbrellas, etc. and have them remove, put down the scary stuff, so the dog can...

Dog Training: Toilet training- taking stage further after crate training, pottying in house, over protective
pottying in house, over protective: You are on the right track with keeping her close so you can quickly get her outside when she starts going inside. Keeping her in the crate for period of time during the day will help her learn to hold it as well. Make sure you do not leave food out all day,...

Dog Training: Training Pad, House Training, Potty Training
House Training, Potty Training, Adult Dog House Training: As always, make certain you have a clean bill of health from your veterinarian. The inside of a potty pad is often like the inside of a pet toy and some little dogs really like reipping them up. The Catch 22 on spraying something undesireable on the pad...

Dog Training: Training Pad, eating potty pad
eating potty pad: Despite going to work daily, the dog needs to be potty trained outside. The use of pads is not recommended except for incontinent dogs. Its like keeping a child in diapers all their liie. I no of no product that would eradicate the smell that attracts the...

Dog Training: Training Pad, bitter apple, buster cube
bitter apple, buster cube, bad habit: You might try a litter box and see if she would leave that alone. Also give her stimulating toys like a stuffed Kong or buster cube to entertain her instead. You might also try either a daycare or a dogwalker to let her go outside when you can t be there....

Dog Training: teaching my dog not to do something, Garbage, Trash
Garbage, Trash, Raiding: Both the poodle and the terrier are smart dogs. This makes teaching them a little more challenging. Counter surfing and trash raiding are very common behaviors that can be corrected. Eating any unsupervised / unguarded food left within the dog s...

Dog Training: vendictive dog, th times, separation anxiety
th times, separation anxiety, best bet: It doesn t sound like she is vindictive. It sounds like she may have separation anxiety. With SA a dog becomes frantic when left alone. There are ways of coping with it. Here s an excellent article which will give you an overview. http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2002/sa.htm...

Dog Training: Walking on the lead, loose leash, tight leash
loose leash, tight leash, cpdt: It s really common for dogs to be very obedient in low distraction situations but have a lot of trouble when in high distraction environments. The key is being able to raise the level of distraction gradually. I d suggest a group class with a good instructor...

Dog Training: Wet nosing for attention, border collies, annoying habit
border collies, annoying habit, wet nose: Hi Dobermans are renowned for doing this, along with some other breeds including Border collies. It is especially annoying if you have a hot drink in your hand isn t it?! You are right not to be firm with her, Dobys never respond well to punishment....

Dog Training: whiney dog, anoying thing, st patricks day
anoying thing, st patricks day, body language: It is most likely he is just doing it for attention so you just need to ignore it. but since dogs can t speak english they also communicate through whining and body language so it could also be he hasta go potty(I am working with a dog that gets really whiny...

Dog Training: Yorkie excessively guarding everything, dominant terrier
dominant terrier: That is what dogs do when they are not obedience trained, they have trained you that they are the boss and you have to beg (treat) him to give something back. First take every toy, treat and other stuff he steals and put it where he can t. Nipping and...

Dog Training: 10 year old Pekingese, crate training, pekingese
crate training, pekingese, helpful tips: When are you feeding him? If you re feeding him in the morning, you need to make sure he poops before you leave. If that is not possible, then stop feeding him in the mornings, and feed him instead when you get home from work. Also, take a look at http://housetraining.angelfire.com...

Dog Training: My 1year lab bitch wont stop chewing, working dogs, night weekends
working dogs, night weekends, gun dog: It sounds like she has much more energy than your other working dogs. Training just on the weekends may not be enough for her. Since it sounds like you have access to some water-if so, take her swimming on the days you aren t actively hunt training. Running...

Dog Training: 2.5 yr old dog peeing and pooping while I'm at work, nova scotia duck, duck tolling retriever
nova scotia duck, duck tolling retriever, nova scotia duck tolling retriever: I m going to suggest a desensitization routine, Tino, since you say she is most anxious right when you leave. Please note that this routine is going to take up quite some time, and it isn t going to solve the problem in a day. Ideally, you will want to begin...

Dog Training: 5 month old Boston will not potty outside, old boston, boston terrier
old boston, boston terrier, housetraining: Renee, I m sorry that your puppy was brought up in a home where the adults were so irresponsible. They need to have their dogs spayed and neutered. Your dog needs to be reprogrammed. If at all possible, I would recommend the tethering technique as described...

Dog Training: aggression, shar pei, insecure feelings
shar pei, insecure feelings, dogs dogs: Hello Karrame, I assume the other dogs don t have a problem with Sammie being dominant. Why do you? Dominance among dogs has nothing to do with a system of seniority. The dogs generally determine who is top dog without human assistance. Your interference...

Dog Training: my aggressive dog previosuly neglected dog, animal behaviorist, kibble
animal behaviorist, kibble, hi lee: Hi Lee Anne, Run - do NOT walk -to your nearest animal behaviorist. I am not talking about a trainer but a certified behaviorist to help you with this dog. Biting is nothing at all to take lightly no matter why she s doing it. The fact that you feel bad...

Dog Training: agression, obedience training, potty problems
obedience training, potty problems, terrier puppy: This is something that is going to be very difficult to address via the internet. I would recommend having a trainer behaviorist evaluate his behavior to see what is stimulating this aggression, and they will be more able to offer proper techniques to control...

Dog Training: Bulldog Follow-up, separation anxiety, going potty
separation anxiety, going potty, going all the way: Hi again, Cris. I do not believe that she is peeing in her crate at night because of separation anxiety. If this was the case, then she d do it during the day when you left as well (and you made no mention of that). Whether you decide to move her crate into...

Dog Training: barks at me if not paying attention to him, obedience agility, negative response
obedience agility, negative response, flyball: A big part of this answer is going to depend on how much activity this dog has. Labs are incredibly high-energy, and do get bored very easy. At the very least this dog should be getting 3 sessions of 45 minutes a day doing something that will burn energy....

Dog Training: behavior prob...., bully breeds, serious training
bully breeds, serious training, professional trainer: You may not like my answer, however I am going to be honest. 1. They are puppies 2. They are intact and coming into their adulthood 3. They are a breed that is classically dog aggressive. Your options are extremely limited. You are probably never...

Dog Training: behavior prob....and advanced training, intact males, foot leash
intact males, foot leash, leash training: Hi Sai, Honestly I think you are asking for trouble down the road as these two intact males mature into adulthood. If you haven t considered neutering them, please do so. And yes, I m saying that because of their breed. They are a breed that has been bred...

Dog Training: behavior of my puppy, shitzus, howels
shitzus, howels, separation anxiety: Hello Kim, The evidence points to you killing your dog with kindness. I d guess she s terminally cute and you cuddle her, pet her constantly just because and you probably have her sleep with you. This is a common problem with shitzus and other cute...

Dog Training: breaking heel, proud owner, distractions
proud owner, distractions, dogs: First of all I commend you for the work you have done with him. At 6 months it is not surprising that he is distracted by dogs/people. Keep going with it, stay consistent, and as he matures emotionally he will be less easily distracted. For now keep him...

Dog Training: breaking heel, hot dogs, hi mike
hot dogs, hi mike, proud owner: Hi Mike, There is no such thing as a golden lab. So do you have a golden retriever? a yellow lab? or a golden retriever-yellow lab mix? I just ask for clarification sake although in any case, you do have a retreiver - a very friendly breed of dog! First...

Dog Training: Carin Terrie Training Issue, high pitch tone, cairn terrier
high pitch tone, cairn terrier, good boy: It doesn t sound like you re making it fun for him, Lisa. Coming to you when you call him should be the most amazing, most fun, most happy thing EVER! You should never call him to you and scold him, or call him to you and put him in the bath tub or crate,...

Dog Training: too cold to toilet?, warm thanks, cold in the winter
warm thanks, cold in the winter, bad weather: Hi, Kathleen. When you take him out, keep him moving, so he doesn t have time to think about the cold. Walk him around, which will help stimulate his bowels and bladder, and when he starts to go, repeat a word or short phrase over and over until he finishes...

Dog Training: Destructive Dogs, american eskimo spitz, intelligent dogs
american eskimo spitz, intelligent dogs, obedience training: Hello Ashley, It appears you are trying to treat the symptoms rather than the problem. Generally the behaviors your dogs are engaging in are caused by stress. The breed you have are highly intelligent dogs that require mental stimulation and exercise....

Dog Training: Dog will not poop in yard, has to go for walk, natural instinct, furthest points
natural instinct, furthest points, long walks: Hi Pamela, This won t sound to pleasant, next time she relieves herself on a walk - pick it up and set it in your back yard. It will help her get the message if she smells her scent. Also, for a day or two - take a break from the long walks and walk her...

Dog Training: Dogs Chasing Deer, chase deer, viszla
chase deer, viszla, two dogs: If you want to be able to take them for walks/hikes off leash, I believe an e-collar is the only way to solve the problem. However, you should try to find a trainer in your area who is familiar with their use and can show you how to use them properly...

Dog Training: dachshunds, excitement level, self confidence
excitement level, self confidence, dachshunds: Hi Debbie, You are correct. Your dog cannot control it and she isn t aware she s doing it. It s called submissive peeing. You cannot train it out of her but you can control the excitement level by putting her outside as you are doing when guests arrive....

Dog Training: digging dog, black labrador, unwanted behaviors
black labrador, unwanted behaviors, physicaly: HI Gordon, Dogs are diggers...some more so than others. Dogs dig for a lot of reasons: to cool off, to get at critters underground, because they are simply bored both physicaly and mentally, because they are dogs. You don t tell me what you ve already...

Dog Training: dobarman training, doberman, dog training
doberman, dog training, obedience: Doberman training is dog training. Dobermans don t have special needs or speak a different language than other dogs. Dog training cannot easily and successfully be done online. Go to apdt.com and find a positive trainer in your area who can teach you how to...

Dog Training: dog chasing cat, behavior issues, baby steps
behavior issues, baby steps, squirrels: As you are familiar with the bluetick need, this won t be too difficult. Does she have an outlet where it is OK to hunt ? Not even where you go shoot things-just somewhere to explore and possibly chase some squirrels? This would be the first thing-and...

Dog Training: dog peeing, everywhere, sheltland sheepdog, doggie diapers
sheltland sheepdog, doggie diapers, silly things: Hello Kelly, I agree with everyone . I think he ll outgrow it. However, I do certainly understand your distress at him soiling your carpets. There are several possibilities for controlling his excitement urination. Do an internet search or visit...

Dog Training: dog poo at night, field dogs, night question
field dogs, night question, mental stimulation: Hi Blake, Well tell your father-in-law that the dog trainer wants to hug him for his insight into your dog needing more exercise! :) Most people get Labs because of their wonderful disposition without realizing that they are field dogs, meant for lots...

Dog Training: my dog poops when I leave him alone, standard poodle, separation anxiety
standard poodle, separation anxiety, dog poops: Dogs do not do things out of spite, Allison. It sounds like your dog has a bit of separation anxiety. Here s what I would recommend practicing with him, since you do not want to crate him when you leave: This technique requires that you practice leaving,...

Dog Training: My dog wants to go out too much!, puggle, human intelligence
puggle, human intelligence, great dog: Hello Jordan, I m sure you ve already suspected that your puggle is training you. He s learned that whenever he s bored that he can sit by the door and you ll let him go out and see if there are any new scents in the yard. This is not good. I d suggest...

Dog Training: My dog won't stop peeing, obedience class, respect issues
obedience class, respect issues, little dog: Is he neutered? This sounds like typical marking behavior, in which your male is trying to tell everyone that he is there and this is his house. As far as the walking in front/jumping-put him on lead in the house, and use the lead to keep him from being...

Dog Training: Elmination Problems, cause and effect relationship, adequate exercise
cause and effect relationship, adequate exercise, obedience training: Hello Nikki, Sudden changes in your dog s behavior can usually be attributed to a cause and effect relationship. So I would expect that something has changed. My guess (without conducting an extensive interview) would be that your dog is maturing and...

Dog Training: eliminating in crate, crate train, separation anxiety
crate train, separation anxiety, crate training: This sounds like a separation anxiety issue. In addition, a 15 minute walk is probably not long enough, especially for the amount of time he is crated. Try adding an additional 15 min walk in the morning-a walk, feeding, time outside, playtime, another walk...

Dog Training: Feeding new addition, japanese chin, yorkie
japanese chin, yorkie, new addition: You have 2 options to ensure the older dog s food is not gobbled up by your new puppy. Either keep his food in an area the pup does not have access to, or start feeding at specific times rather than leaving food down. Chances are, the older dog will realize...

Dog Training: Maltese Yorkie mix with bathroom issues, going potty, eliminations
Dog Training: Maltese Yorkie mix with bathroom issues, going potty, eliminations, half hour

Dog Training: growling behavior while on bed, sleeping dogs, rott
sleeping dogs, rott, wks: Hi Karen, While it is certainly normal for MANY dogs to want to be left alone while sleeping (don t you remember the old saying let sleeping dogs lie ?)and while you don t say how old your new dog is, the fact that she growls when you touch her while...

Dog Training: Harmony with 2 dogs in a home, wheaton terrier, spayed females
wheaton terrier, spayed females, spats: I recommend you make the family room the place where they are always under control-have specific spots for them, separate from each other, and they are to lay on those spots if not being asked to do something else. It sounds like they are vying for control...

Dog Training: Help we adopted a bitter., family memeber, tragic consequences
family memeber, tragic consequences, golden retriver: Hello Patti, You are right to be concerned. Dog aggression is a serious issue. When you have a large, aggressive dog and small children it can result in tragic consequences. It is possible he can be rehabilitated with professional help. However, no professional...

Dog Training: HOUSEBREAKING MY PUPPY. SHE IS 12 WEEKS OLD., pee pee, millie p
pee pee, millie p, mini dacshund: You are confusing her, Millie. The whole point of crate training is to teach the dog NOT to potty in its crate. By putting pee pee pads in a crate, you have taught her that it s OK to potty in there, so she is not differentiating between her sleeping crate...

Dog Training: Housebreaking Question, pet store puppies, pet store puppy
pet store puppies, pet store puppy, italian greyhound: Mike, it could very well be that he doesn t want to potty on the pad more than once. He wouldn t be the only dog like that! Try putting two litter boxes in the pen with him and see if the problem persists. If it does, then he s just not understanding the...

Dog Training: Housebreaking Relapse!, occasional accidents, kitchen rug
occasional accidents, kitchen rug, housetraining: Stefanie, it s not uncommon for puppies to have relapses. Just go back to square one with her, as if she had never been trained, for a little while and she should catch on again. The main thing is that you must be consistent. You may find some of the suggestions...

Dog Training: housetraining, pee poop, leashed
pee poop, leashed, squats: Keep her leashed as long as you need to. If she comes straight in and squats, then take her back out, wait for her to finish, praise her, bring her back in, and let her drag the leash around for a few minutes just in case. If she waits a few minutes after...

Dog Training: housetraining, dogs mutts, constant contact
dogs mutts, constant contact, bishon: Hello Al, Sigh. I hate questions like this. Somethings going on with your Bishon but it s impossible to figure precisely with the information I have. So I ll take an educated guess. There has to be a clear distinction made in your dog s mind between...

Dog Training: Indoor obedience/outdoor havoc, elderly lady, quiet area
elderly lady, quiet area, clothesline: The steps to moving outside need to be more gradual. Start on lead in a quiet area, using the same techniques that allowed for reliability in the house. As your dog becomes reliable on lead, use a training lead, long line or clothesline to work at some distance...

Dog Training: Introducing Dog Number Two, behaviorist, fiance
behaviorist, fiance, 9 months: At this age it is difficult to explain, as the 3 month old is emulating fight behavior in its play. The 9 month old is at a point where it is getting adult drives and could be playing or could be acting dog aggressive. Much will depend on the breeds and...

Dog Training: jealous dog, boxer puppy, obedience class
boxer puppy, obedience class, female boxer: Dominant behavior is very common at this age. She is at the point of becoming an adult. I would strongly recommend you enroll in an obedience class with her, and YOU do the training. This will increase the bond between you and her, as well as help establish...

Dog Training: king charles cav spaniel, sanitary pad, belly band
sanitary pad, belly band, cav: Try a belly band-you can find them on the internet. It is a cloth belt usually with velcro, that covers their penis and either prompts them to not urinate at all while wearing it, or you can put a sanitary pad in it and will catch any urine that they release...

Dog Training: Maltese Yorkie mix with bathroom issues, separation anxiety, inappropriate place
separation anxiety, inappropriate place, bad habit: Your dog is lying to you? Dogs are incapable of lying. They also don t generalize so just b/c it might not be ok to relieve himself in your apartment doesn t mean he understands that it is not ok to relieve himself in your mother s house. It sounds to me...

Dog Training: min pin biting, one hundred times, prong collar
one hundred times, prong collar, knucklehead: Hello Ashley, Puppies don t bite....they nip -:). Stopping it is fairly easy. Each puppy has a different temperament and will take different levels of correction. If your 10 week old is growling, then he is probably what we professionals would term a...

Dog Training: I need your help!, collie puppy, bearded collie
collie puppy, bearded collie, hot dogs: Hi Alegra, How old is your puppy? Has he ever been outside? How cold is it where you live? Well if you have snow, pretty cold. I would get some really fabulous treats (not dog treats!) and teach him that outside is a fun place to be. Teach him to walk on...

Dog Training: new min pin/chiwawa, vet visits, recommended timing
vet visits, recommended timing, male cats: 1. Once a year is the recommended timing for vet visits. You can take care of checkups and vaccines in the same visit. The first year you may be in the vet more, as the first round of vaccines is usually given every couple of weeks. 2. As soon as you start...

Dog Training: Older Dog Scared Of Puppy, golden retreivers, center of attention
golden retreivers, center of attention, happy family: Hello Jessica, No. I don t think there is much you can do other then to be patient and assure Scooby that his position is not threatened. Probably the older dog is concerned that the puppy will become your center of attention. I imagine the puppy is...

Dog Training: Older dog training, adequate exercise, consistent rules
adequate exercise, consistent rules, german shepard: Hello Jeana, There are other problems going on that you don t address in your question. Unless there is a medical problem your 10 month old should be potty trained. Short term you should not leave him unsupervised. When you can t watch him, crate him....

Dog Training: old dog jealous of new pup and now pees inside, going potty, old dog
going potty, old dog, happy home: Hello Christy, Nothing worse then a jealous old dog -:). The problem should be correctable by emphasizing to Baker that he is still top dog. I suspect that his wetting in the house is more about marking territory then relieving himself. Start making...

Dog Training: Puppy housebreaking help, siberian husky puppy, puppy housebreaking
siberian husky puppy, puppy housebreaking, siberian husky: How old is this puppy? Without knowing that, I can only go as far as to refer you to my potty training schedule at: http://www.jumpinjacs.com/home/housebreaking.htm The first thing I will tell you is do not wait 45 minutes. 10 minutes and then into the...

Dog Training: Puppy housebreaking help, puppy housebreaking, husky puppy
puppy housebreaking, husky puppy, housetraining: Sarah, please read my house training page, at http://housetraining.angelfire.com and give the suggestions there a try. Then contact me again in a week if you re still having problems. You need to keep her on a leash when you bring her back in if she has...

Dog Training: Puppy urinating at night, occasional accident, urinating at night
occasional accident, urinating at night, dobermann: Hello Louise, My goodness! You re 5 months pregnant and your policeman husband has a loaded firearm? I hope we can get these dogs straightened out in a hurry or there may be serious consequences.-:) I don t really see any alternative but to start using...

Dog Training: pee in balcony, cat litter box, wee wee pads
cat litter box, wee wee pads, typical cat: Hello, Bashi. Does your dog go to the bathroom on the grass, or do you have wee wee pads for him to go on? What I would recommend, if he goes to the bathroom on grass instead of on wee wee pads, is to put a litter box of some sort on the balcony for him...

Dog Training: pee in balcony, loving dogs, shelter dogs
loving dogs, shelter dogs, dog owner: Hello Bashi, I m always happy to read about people taking shelter dogs. As you ve learned, they can be very good and loving dogs. You can make a litter box and train him to use it on your balcony. Start taking him to the box when you know he has to...

Dog Training: please help ..cockapoo puppy, cockapoo, loud noise
cockapoo, loud noise, last nite: Diana, this is one of the reasons I tell people never to buy a puppy from a pet store. The main reason is because pet store puppies are products of puppy mills, which are horrible places where dogs are simply bred over and over again to produce as many puppies...

Dog Training: potty training, golden retriever puppy, occasional accident
golden retriever puppy, occasional accident, golden retriever: Chances are it is just an age thing-if it is just an occasional accident, most likely she is playing and having fun and you are busy and do not notice her signaling to go out. If you cannot actively watch her, she should be in a crate. Otherwise you are...

Dog Training: potty training issue, cold climate, time at home
cold climate, time at home, monotony: Hello Kristin, Who said dogs weren t smart? I hope you don t live in a cold climate.-:) Your dog has created a fun game to break her monotony and get some attention. Your solution would involve: 1. Be sure and walk her every day. Satisfy her need...

Dog Training: my puppy, better teeth, wet food
better teeth, wet food, dry food: Nutritionally I am not as concerned between the two. I feel my dogs get a better teeth cleaning from dry food, and it also seems to satisfy the desire to chew-especially in teething pups. So I do recommend dry food on a daily basis, and personally prefer...

Dog Training: reinforcement for how I'm training my special circumstances rescue, jenny jenny, belly bands
jenny jenny, belly bands, wee wee pads: Jenny, belly bands are really more for dogs who are incontinent and/or have marking issues. They are not something I recommend as an alternative to watching the dog and taking him out for potty breaks as he needs to go. Of course, if the problem is a UTI,...

Dog Training: Separation Anxiety??, long periods of time, separation anxiety
long periods of time, separation anxiety, shih tzu: Dear Kelly, Thanks for writing. It doesn t sound like separation anxiety, but does sound like he is not house trained, nor was he introduced to a crate correctly. Start over as if he were never house trained. Introduce him to a crate in small increments....

Dog Training: Start Training, adequate job, hi lee
adequate job, hi lee, peeing: Hi Lee-Ann Training your dog should start the day you bring her into your home. So now is the time to get started if you haven t done any training yet. House training is the #1 question I answer on this forum. If your dog is relieving herself all over...

Dog Training: seperation anxiety, good byes, separation anxiety
good byes, separation anxiety, anxiety disorder: Hello Cathy, First, let me say that no one truly understands separation anxiety in canines. There are many theories and some experts dispute that such a thing even exists. With that said, my personal experience in treating this cluster of symptoms...

Dog Training: Timid, soft coated wheaton terrier, soft coated wheaton
soft coated wheaton terrier, soft coated wheaton, shy dogs: I am very glad to hear of the improvements! Congratulations on your hard work! For the housebreaking, it sounds as though you are not utilizing the crate to help with this. If that is so try the schedule on my website with the timing being appropriate...

Dog Training: Training Issue, trash cans, shepard mix
trash cans, shepard mix, beginner class: I would suggest that your boyfriend not work with her at home, until she is comfortable doing the commands there (for YOU) without being afraid. If, for example, she will not hold a down-stay while you walk around her at home, start having her simply hold...

Dog Training: Training Issue, trash cans, shepard mix
trash cans, shepard mix, issue question: I m not in the business of fixing boyfriends; dogs are way easier to fix than humans. :) However, the same positive training skills you are using on Tessie also work on humans. When he is kind and gives poor Tessie the benefit of the doubt, make sure you...

Dog Training: Water Rescue Training, water rescue training, newfoundland dogs
water rescue training, newfoundland dogs, certifate: Start with looking at what the goal of a water rescue dog is. The basic purpose is to bring a human to shore, boat, rescue humans. This is generally done with conscious victims for less experienced dogs. So get out in the water with your dog and start grabbing...

Dog Training: Weste chasing cats in the house, calm state, chases
calm state, chases, havoc: This is a very difficult situation as your dog has not had the experience socializing with cats. Bring your dog in on a leash, and have a very high value treat such as cheese or meat. Reward the dog for calm behavior, and make sure to start BEFORE he reacts...

Dog Training: Whippet wetting in crate, pet stain and odor remover, separation anxiety
pet stain and odor remover, separation anxiety, old apartment: This sounds like it may be a case of separation anxiety. Since he only does it when you are gone, I would have to say his nerves are the culprit. Do you put anything in his crate to associate it with positive things-such as stuffed kongs, chew toys, edible...

Dog Training: My Yorkie walks on leash, then stops, nap time, play with toys
nap time, play with toys, yorkie: Hello Pam, Dogs like people have different dispositions. Some of us are high-energy and others are coach potatoes. Yorkies were not breed to be high energy. Sounds like on the scale of one to ten regarding energy level, that your yorkie is a one. It...

Dog Training: 1 yr old male dog showing sudden aggresion and possesivness, aggresion, pack leader
aggresion, pack leader, becoming a man: Hello Ann, Your little boy is becoming a man. He is now looking to establish his place in your pack (family). It would be logical that he would be aggressive toward his mother and the children. They would represent the weakest members of the pack and...

Dog Training: Why has my 11 month old Shih Tzu started urinating/defacating inside?, defacating, territorial behavior
defacating, territorial behavior, bedroom floor: Since you seem so new to the housebreaking issues, I m wondering why you have an intact female at her age. I hope you think about spaying her pretty immediately if you don t plan to show her in the breed ring. I cannot be sure, but this sounds like sexually...

Dog Training: 2 Puppies & possessiveness, german shepherd mix, good citizen
german shepherd mix, good citizen, puppies: Well so far you are doing what I would suggest. Also give them treats separately so they do not have a reason to fight. It is a completely normal behavior and most likely will diminish as they establish pack order. Just be sure to keep yourself at the top...

Dog Training: 2 year old female grawls at my daughter, shar pei, ori pei
shar pei, ori pei, reputable breeder: Any reputable breeder would take a dog back that you could no longer care for, so I suspect that you either adopted this dog from a rescue, or the breeder is one who engages in the breeding of so called designer dogs just for a profit and will not accept...

Dog Training: Adopted dog growling and snapping, battle of wills, even keel
battle of wills, even keel, fenced back yard: I would immediately start her on a nothing in life is free program. What that means is she gets NOTHING unless she works for it. Outside, walks, playtime, dinner, out of the crate-nothing....unless she gives you a behavior you desire such as sit, down,...

Dog Training: Adult dog poops and pees in house, dog poops, pees
dog poops, pees, alpha male: In a recent move the chance of it being the next door female is less than just being in a new home. Go back to the basics, using the potty training schedule on my website (with times appropriate to the age of your dog-that is for beginning young pups) and...

Dog Training: Aggression during heat cycle..will it last?, spayed female, food dish
spayed female, food dish, heat cycle: This is a normal behavior-think of the hormone shift women get during their cycle. Same kind of idea. I have found the best form of management is to keep them separate. I have females that do the same thing, and generally go back to the normal temperament...

Dog Training: Agressive Behavior, puppy obedience classes, entlebucher mountain dog
puppy obedience classes, entlebucher mountain dog, behavior issues: Hello Petra, Your dog is merely behaving as you ve trained it. Although I m sure it wasn t your intent, you have conveyed the communication to your dog that she needs to protect you. Your dog in reaching two years has entered adulthood and has assumed...

Dog Training: Alaskan Malamute Puppy, malamute puppy, preconceived notions
malamute puppy, preconceived notions, alaskan malamute: Hello Alyce, The best information I can give you is to listen to your trainer. If you do not have confidence in your trainer, then fire your current trainer and find another. Different trainers have different and often equally successful approaches to...

Dog Training: aggressive chocolate lab, puppy training classes, lab puppy
puppy training classes, lab puppy, little puppy: Hello Mahara, First is Edward neutered? If not, do so. He is engaging in this behavior because he is a dog. He is growing up and trying to determine who is the leader. Don t take it personally. It doesn t mean that he doesn t love you dearly. Secondly,...

Dog Training: Barking puppie, negative attention, air horn
negative attention, air horn, distraction: Reward him when he is quiet and calm. A dog will repeat a behavior that gets them something-even negative attention-so ignore the barking as much as possible. If it is excessive, try a noise distraction such as an air horn or penny can and as soon as the...

Dog Training: Boxer won't come when called., female boxer, leash laws
female boxer, leash laws, time training: HI Teresa, One of the behaviors everyone wants from their dogs is to come when called and yet training a 100% reliable recall isn t something people spend time training. People assume that if the dog comes when called in a fenced in back yard that the dog...

Dog Training: Breaking dogs from barking in the morning, ortho mattress, small dogs
ortho mattress, small dogs, baby gate: First of all, I do completely understand your frustration. Through training many puppies and a few human children, getting woken up before I am ready is my LEAST favorite thing!! And yes, the recommended course of action is to let them bark. What that...

Dog Training: begging at meals, housebreaking, dinner table
housebreaking, dinner table, habit: Hello Gisel, It is very unusual that your dog developed his begging habit without help. Very unusual. To correct it, put your dog on a down-stay away from the table while you eat. Also be sure that nothing is is left on the floor around the table after...

Dog Training: behavior issues, buying toys, symptoms of severe stress
buying toys, symptoms of severe stress, long walks: Hello Amanda, Your pup is presenting symptoms of severe stress. You mention that she is home all day but you fail to mention how much exercise you give her. Normally destructive behavior and chewing are caused by lack of exercise. The bitter spray would...

Dog Training: blue nose pit bull puppy hyperactive, blue nose pit bull, blue nose pit
blue nose pit bull, blue nose pit, pit bull puppy: I believe a big part of your issue is that it sounds like you keep her outside. All dogs are very interactive with their humans, and pits are even more so. When you remove her form the daily interaction, she is going to be extremely over the top when she...

Dog Training: Crating, marathon runner, buster cube
marathon runner, buster cube, best exercise: Sure there is - but you pretty much answered your own question as to why she hates it - she hates the crate because she has quickly learned that all it predicts is that you are leaving, and she is about to be bored, frustrated, and lonely (all of which dogs...

Dog Training: Crying at night, crying all night, vizsla
crying all night, vizsla, background info: The first thing I would do is make sure he is getting TONS of exercise-if you wear him out during the day he will sleep at night. And since Viszlas are extremely high energy, high drive dogs he will need to be challenged so he is not bored. Also try...

Dog Training: Dog behavior, obedience program, obedience course
obedience program, obedience course, behavior question: I apologize-I certainly did not mean to talk down to you. I was only responding to some of the statements you made. With the added information it definitely changes the picture. I still do not recommend alpha rolling your dog. It truly does not accomplish...

Dog Training: Dog circling problem, inner ear problems, alaskan malamute
inner ear problems, alaskan malamute, running around in circles: Hi Janet, This is really something for your vet to solve, and I m a bit surprised that you haven t gone that route already. At any rate, dogs that circle might be exhibiting a stereotypical behavior problem, but they could also have a neurological and/or...

Dog Training: Dog mess, cheez whiz, canned dog food
cheez whiz, canned dog food, separation anxiety: This sounds like more of a separation anxiety issue than a housebreaking issue. He needs to be secure with being left alone, and that can be taught though it takes some work and specialized techniques. Your goal is to teach him: 1. when you leave he is...

Dog Training: Dog peeing on the couch, toilet train, puppy mill
toilet train, puppy mill, puppy mills: Here s a good resource for you: I ll Be Home Soon - Preventing and Treating Separation Anxiety by Patricia McConnell. Some links: http://www.dogforme.com/pages/STOP%20That%20Barking.html Some people advocate no-bark collars. I don t like shock collars...

Dog Training: Doggie Door, survival instinct, bathroom habits
survival instinct, bathroom habits, protective eye: In terms of nutrition, I would always defer to whatever your veterinarian thinks is best. However, my personal opinion is that it is fine to cut out the wet food and just serve the dry. Wet food can cause placque buildup on the teeth, which leads to decay...

Dog Training: dachshunds, mini dachshund, prey animal
mini dachshund, prey animal, subtle signals: First of all, assume that nothing is unprovoked when it comes to dog bites. It might seem unprovoked to you, but dogs have a different set of parameters, and what they do often makes perfect sense to them, although we find the behavior obnoxious or dangerous....

Dog Training: dog bad habbit, cat poop, baby gates
cat poop, baby gates, bad habit: Hi Greg, I have one word for you: management. You need to find a place to put the litterbox where the cat can still get to it but the dog cannot. It is a natural behavior for dogs to eat poop unfortunately so training it out of them is hard, not impossible...

Dog Training: dog & doggie door, exercise 3, pomeranian
exercise 3, pomeranian, range of motion: Hello Wayne, Something must have happened involving or near the doggie door that scared your Pom. It has obviously left a bad, lasting impression. You will need to retrain him that the door is good. Start by sitting with him as close to the door as possible....

Dog Training: dog being house trained, necessary nutrition, female cats
necessary nutrition, female cats, enzymatic cleaner: The cats are most likely responding to his puppy state of energy. This is something that generally decreases with time. As far as the cat food, it will not usually upset a dog s stomach, however he is replacing the necessary nutrition in his food with improperly...

Dog Training: dog in own bed, crate train, ddfl
crate train, ddfl, drag line: It s easy to teach your dog that you don t want to share your sleeping quarters, but don t take her off the bed by grabbing her collar, or pushing her - some dogs will snap or bite. Instead, let her trail a drag line (leash) while you are at home. If she...

Dog Training: dog peeing in house, two and a half hours, crate train
two and a half hours, crate train, belly area: At 14 weeks old, I believe 2 1/2 hrs to be too infrequent. That combined with excitement, which is common at this age, is leading towards the development of a bad habit. Check the housebreaking page on my site for a more realistic timing schedule which can...

Dog Training: dog shots, rabies vaccination, vaccination schedule
rabies vaccination, vaccination schedule, lyme disease: Hi Vada, The vaccinations required are dependent upon where you live. In the United States, all dogs are required by law to have rabies vaccination. After that, you should consult with your veterinarian about which vaccinations are required for your area....

Dog Training: dog has started peeing and pooping in house, obedience training, separation anxiety
obedience training, separation anxiety, red flags: Hello Marsha, The short answer to your problem is to stop giving your dog so much affection and start giving him more discipline and exercise. Your dog is not having accidents . Your dog is marking and beginning to show separation anxiety. These are...

Dog Training: my dog is not toilet train!, natural aversion, toilet spray
natural aversion, toilet spray, toilet train: First of all, it s pretty ridiculous to have a healthy adult Golden Retriever pee ing and pooping inside a home - whoever trained the dog was not doing the dog any favors. Unfortunately, you are now stuck having to train the dog, as if it were a pup, to do...

Dog Training: my dog will not go for walks, nylon leash, physical reason
nylon leash, physical reason, gentle leader: My first suggestion would be to take him to the vet and see if there is a physical reason for this. Anything from hearing/vision decrease to an unknown injury could cause this behavior. Have you tried using a toy/tennis ball to lure him? If he is comfortable...

Dog Training: my dog wont listen, friendly neighbor, breakneck speed
friendly neighbor, breakneck speed, car keys: This is a common problem. There are many reasons a dog won t come when called but the most obvious is that whatever is going on where you are is not as interesting or as much fun as what is going on where your dog is. So a good place to start is to make...

Dog Training: dogs peeing on people, husky dogs, dominant personality
husky dogs, dominant personality, border collie: Are they neutered? This sounds like a typical marking behavior in a dog with a more dominant personality. When you stop, be sure to put them in a sit or a down-it is key that they are in a position of YOU being in control. Sorry for the delay-I had previously...

Dog Training: Female marking, enzymatic cleaner, silky terrier
enzymatic cleaner, silky terrier, remnant: The first thing I would do is clean anywhere she has access to with an enzymatic cleaner-there may be remnant smells she is covering. Also limit how much area in the house she has access to. As she is trustworthy in that area, increase her room slowly. ...

Dog Training: Fighting between two female Shih Tzu's, obedience class, home leader
obedience class, home leader, dominant female: I do not feel rehoming the younger dog is the first option. It sounds like as she is reaching maturity, there is some vying for top dog position in the home. That is very normal. She is more than likely a very dominant female, and trying to tell the other...

Dog Training: Friendly Rotty, basic obedience training, old person
basic obedience training, old person, eye contact: It sounds like you are good step towards being where you want to be. Start teaching him the off command-which is basically 4 on the floor. When he is correctly greeting you and your friends, reward that behavior. Ignoring him is definitely a start, as...

Dog Training: Adopted dog growling and snapping, good luck, long time
Dog Training: Adopted dog growling and snapping, good luck, long time

Dog Training: Alaskan Malamute Puppy, alyce, wks
Dog Training: Alaskan Malamute Puppy, alyce, wks, twelve steps

Dog Training: blue nose pit bull puppy hyperactive, pitbull terrior, great dogs
Dog Training: blue nose pit bull puppy hyperactive, pitbull terrior, great dogs, restroom

Dog Training: Crying at night, good chance
Dog Training: Crying at night, good chance

Dog Training: Dog peeing on the couch, jack volhard, good dogs
Dog Training: Dog peeing on the couch, jack volhard, good dogs, bichon frise

Dog Training: Female marking, praise praise praise, panties
Dog Training: Female marking, praise praise praise, panties, suggestion

Dog Training: Training a foster dog abused for poor housetraining, milestone, few days
Dog Training: Training a foster dog abused for poor housetraining, milestone, few days, dogs

Dog Training: House Training, puppy mill dogs, malti poo
puppy mill dogs, malti poo, puppy class: Your new designer dog probably came from an Internet puppy mill or backyard breeder originally. Your dog was probably given up due to the accidents no matter what they told you - puppy mill dogs are notoriously hard to house train. Had she come from...

Dog Training: House Training Problems With 8 Mo.-Old Pup, basic obedience training, several dogs
basic obedience training, several dogs, short periods: Hello Vickie, It appears Molly needs more then potty training. At eight months and judging from her behavior in the crate, she badly needs some rules and guidelines. I would suggest you start by putting Molly on a leash and tying it to your waist. Where...

Dog Training: Housebroken/bell/crate trained dog having accidents., rare dogs, petastic
rare dogs, petastic, enzymatic cleaner: Hi, Michelle. What you are experiencing is not that rare. Dogs often have regression in their house-training when there is a change in the household, such as new baby, moving, adding a pet. The solution is just to go back to housetraining 101 - i.e. she...

Dog Training: Household fights, mini daschund, social maturity
mini daschund, social maturity, dogs fight: It sounds as though the Jack Russell has reached the age of social maturity and is interested in displacing the Westie as head of the male household. Or, the Westie is trying to convince him not to try. Either way, the thing that concerns me is that they...

Dog Training: Housetraining my Poms, enzymatic cleaner, male peeing
enzymatic cleaner, male peeing, wits end: Hi Valerie, If your dogs have been using your house as their toilet, you are going to have to quite a lot of management and retraining and you ll probably need to get rid of all the rugs they ve peed on. It s hard to figure out what s going on from your...

Dog Training: Howling Beagle, electronic collars, friend lives
electronic collars, friend lives, air horn: Beagles, as with other hounds, tends to be very vocal. As I type I am listening to our coonhound out in the yard yelling at a neighbor dog. Although I don t normally resort to electronic collars, I have had much success in these cases with a bark collar....

Dog Training: Huskie possessed at the Beach, emma parsons, bikini season
emma parsons, bikini season, puppy school: Two months isn t a long time for a newly rescued dog to build confidence in you and her new home, so some of this could be uncertainty in a new situation. Or, it could simply be her usual response in the great outdoors. Hard to say, and there s little you...

Dog Training: Our Huskies hates her crate, time and patience, separation anxiety
time and patience, separation anxiety, crate training: I am supplying you with a link for my crate training article. And yes, it is generally something that WILL improve with time and patience. http://www.jumpinjacs.com/home/crate_training.htm And I agree-goldfish are definitely easier....if you can get past...

Dog Training: help, bringing a pom to apartment, dependable schedule, dog lives
dependable schedule, dog lives, naps: Hello Vada, Dogs are wonderfully flexible creatures. The doggy door is in the past. Your dog lives in the present. When you get your puppy home, put a collar on her. At regular intervals, put her on a leash and take her outside to potty. You can expect...

Dog Training: invisible fence, invisible fences, invisible fence
invisible fences, invisible fence, electric fence: Well, as far as fairness goes it really isn t fair to ask dogs to live within any sort of confines (electric, chainlink privacy or other kind of fence). Or put leashes on them, make them come when we call them, not let them run in the street-or for that matter...

Dog Training: invisible fence, golden doodles, invisible fences
golden doodles, invisible fences, scent dogs: Hello Kathy, Opinions vary but I would suggest you wait until they are about 20 weeks to install an invisible fence. I would also suggest that you put out some flags marking the boundaries that you wish them to stay in and start leash training them. Simply,...

Dog Training: Jack Russel Puppy, peeing when I come home.., jack russell puppy, long haired jack russell
jack russell puppy, long haired jack russell, couch bed: First of all, I am quite sure your dog does not hate you! Please keep in mind that your puppy is still very young. Housebreaking is a process that can take several months, especially for males. Add to that some disruptions in his routine and his questionable...

Dog Training: Jack Russell, jack russell terrier, house dogs
jack russell terrier, house dogs, good sense: Hi Christine, Nope. Roughhousing with your older dog actually will teach Casey how to get along with another dog. He should also get out and play with a lot of other dogs so that he can develop a good sense of all dogs, learn to speak dog fluently, and...

Dog Training: How to keep male ShihTzu from marking in house, belly band, shihtzu
belly band, shihtzu, velcros: First of all, I am not sure where you looked, but I feel you were led to believe an untruth. Generally dogs of the same sex will fight. As far as the male lifting his leg, the neutering should definitely help. You can also try what is called a belly band-which...

Dog Training: Loner Dog, dogs and cats, daschund
dogs and cats, daschund, hounds: It is very normal in hounds, especially ones that have not been appropriately socialized. As long as you are confident he isn t going to start trouble with other dogs, continue to socialize him and you may see some improvement. Some dogs do just prefer to...

Dog Training: licking and tables, new grass, puggle
new grass, puggle, coffe table: Hello Jennifer, I m afraid you can t have it both ways. You drive your dog crazy with affection and then you re dismayed when she acts crazy. All dogs, including yours need discipline, exercise and food, and affection in that order. The fact that your...

Dog Training: maltese mix and issues, submissive urination, belly band
submissive urination, belly band, poodle: This is very common as he is a small dog, with what to him seems like giants in a threatening position. I would use a belly band with him as this will help the marking and keep any submissive urination issues from making a mess. Since he is ok at your house,...

Dog Training: New puppy in the pack, puppy puppies, cairn terrier
puppy puppies, cairn terrier, surly attitude: Hello Donna, It would be very unusual for your terrier to hurt your puppy. Puppies have a puppy license to be irritating and annoying. Normally, adult dogs will growl and perhaps air bite but rarely will they harm puppies. I think you could allow the...

Dog Training: My new dog is very anxious, obedience course, shy dogs
obedience course, shy dogs, quivers: This sounds like a severely unsocialized dog. It takes some very specialized techniques to deal with a dog like this, and a usually a long time to help them build their confidence. Do not push her, and do not coddle her for this behavior. Stay very low...

Dog Training: new puppy, late afternoon, puppy
late afternoon, puppy, accidents: At 14 weeks, he is just starting to discover his world. And since things are all so new and exciting, it is very easy to get distracted from the job at hand. As you watch him, keep track of when he usually does what. For example, my dogs always poop in...

Dog Training: Please Help!, pack leadership, home leader
pack leadership, home leader, toilet training: This is not an issue I can wholly address via the computer, so I do recommend seeking a qualified behaviorist/trainer in your area to do a home visit. For things you can start at home, I am adding some links for you to read through. The first thing I would...

Dog Training: Pooping in Yard, best bet, free rein
best bet, free rein, german shepherd: Hi Karen, This is a tough one. They have already been trained to go in the yard. Now you will have to retrain 3 dogs that the rules have changed. The best bet is to place little flags around the yard area. This will be the no-poop zone. You probably...

Dog Training: Potty Training 5 month old Mini Itailan Greyhound, old greyhound, doggie doors
old greyhound, doggie doors, gain confidence: Hi Kathleen, Your doggie door may be hampering your ability to house train your dog. But the other thing you have going on is that she appears to be submissive peeing according to your description. She can t help that and scolding her will only make it...

Dog Training: Potty training, full time job, lengthy article
full time job, lengthy article, hard time: Hello Stephany, It is not unusual for a 17 week old yorkie to be having potty training issues. Don t panic yet. -:) You are correct in that it is unfortunate that your son was given a dog as a gift. Owning a dog is a big responsibility and such a decision...

Dog Training: Potty training, italian greyhound, crate train
italian greyhound, crate train, first mistake: Make sure the crate is just large enough for her to turn around and lie down. Keep it very clean-which means a lot of work for you now, but will pay off. Keep HER very clean, so if she has an accident make sure she is cleaned up well. Also check out my...

Dog Training: Pound pup, pound pup, focus techniques
pound pup, focus techniques, positive reinforcement: Explore a positive reinforcement training program such as clicker training. This raises the dog s desire to work for you and pay attention due to the nature of the techniques. I have also added a link for focus techniques: http://www.jumpinjacs.com/home/gaining_attention.htm...

Dog Training: Problem with walking my puppy, west highland white terrier, highland white terrier
west highland white terrier, highland white terrier, ligaments tendons: Ah! Well your puppy will have much more motivation IF he s hungry instead of full from just eating. No one says your puppy has to eat his meals from a bowl. You can use his food but outdoors, dogs usually need higher rewards. Be sure you use very high value...

Dog Training: pitbull mix with german shepred, crate training, trash
crate training, trash, free lessons: If your dog gets in to things she shouldn t, then teach her to stay in a crate when you can t watch her. Take her to training class and teach her to leave it when you say so. www.clickerlessons.com (free lessons) www.clickertrainusa.com (free training...

Dog Training: my possesive 2yr old bassett hound, obedience course, respectful relationship
obedience course, respectful relationship, bassett hound: This sounds like a behavior he learned before coming to live with you. It can also turn into a dangerous situation for you if not rectified properly. The very first thing I would do is put him on a nothing in life is free program. That is, he gets nothing...

Dog Training: refuses to go home, positive reinforcement, acting this way
positive reinforcement, acting this way, hey wait a minute: There are several possibilities that I can readily think of. First, she is right at the age where pups go through their second chewing phase. So, she will be seeking to put things in her mouth and chew. Second, she is also at an age where dogs test limits...

Dog Training: retraining a dog, obedience training, good luck
obedience training, good luck, sandra: Hello Sandra, Tie her to a fixed object on her lead so she can sleep in her own bed. Somehow I have the feeling that if she has taken over your bed that where she sleeps is the least of your issues. Look into some obedience training. Good Luck! ...

Dog Training: Sleeping in the bed, dogs in the bed, apple of my eye
dogs in the bed, apple of my eye, pup: Here are some crate training links for you. http://www.wonderpuppy.net/canwehelp/1crate.php If the dog is acclimated to spending time in the crate slowly, and nothing but good things happen there, it should be fine. I would ignore any whining, barking,...

Dog Training: My Sweet Mini Pin Turns into Cujo when he sees other dogs outside!, strange dogs, mini pin
strange dogs, mini pin, long walks: In this instance I strongly recommend you seek the help of a behaviorist or trainer in your area. Although I would love to help you, this is an issue that I could not feasibly direct you to solve via the internet. The first key to correcting this is going...

Dog Training: scared iggy, part 2, squeeze cheese, beef tripe
squeeze cheese, beef tripe, italian roast: Well, don t even think about discipline at this point. You want him to think he has nothing to fear from you. Try things like Italian roast beef, tripe, squeeze cheese, peanut butter, liver or salmon brownies, turkey, etc. to tempt him and make friends....

Dog Training: scared iggy, socialization skills, italian greyhound
socialization skills, italian greyhound, quiet confidence: Hi Tricia, First of all, pat on the back to you for taking on a special needs dog like this! Don t expect too much from him for the first few months - it often takes that long for a scared dog to feel confident with his new owner. Do continue to coax him...

Dog Training: separation anxiety?, separation anxiety, living in the woods
separation anxiety, living in the woods, jawbone: Don t discipline him, contain him! Unfortunately, he is NOT out of the teething stage - well, he is out of the puppy teething stage, but dogs go through a second chewing phase at about his age. It s because they need to set the secondary teeth into the jawbone,...

Dog Training: sheltie pup, sheltie puppy, crate training
sheltie puppy, crate training, housebreaking: Check out this literature: http://www.jumpinjacs.com/home/crate_training.htm http://www.jumpinjacs.com/home/housebreaking.htm I would also enlist the help of a neighbor or dog walking service to be sure your pup is let out adequately throughout the day...

Dog Training: My sheltie puppy, sheltie puppy, raising a puppy
sheltie puppy, raising a puppy, accurate answer: Hi Tiffany, Thanks for writing. Your questions are thoughtful. Learning about raising a pup can be a wonderful adventure, but there s lots to learn. Please visit my website for information about house training and many other tips for raising a puppy. Consider...

Dog Training: shih tzu re-training, confinement area, dear jill
confinement area, dear jill, random places: Dear Jill, Thanks for writing. Dogs learn where to eliminate by repetition. The locations used most often become conditioned as the places they will select in the future. You are on the right path. Start over as if he were an 8 week old puppy. Since...

Dog Training: shock collars/bark collars, obedience class, shock collars
obedience class, shock collars, shock collar: I would not use an electronic collar for this-if she is already anxious and the collar is not used correctly, you could worsen the issue. How much exercise is she getting? Weims are very hyper dogs with an abundance of energy, and both breeds you mentioned...

Dog Training: socialization of a puggle pup, time dispite, puggle puppy
time dispite, puggle puppy, behaviorist: This is not an issue that I can fairly help you with via the internet. There are many variables to behavior like this, and without being able to see the dog and the actions I would be lax in offering you just any technique. I recommend you find a good trainer/behaviorist...

Dog Training: Training Collar(Choke Collar), puppy classes, flat collar
puppy classes, flat collar, leash training: Yes, a dog can be injured using a training collar. In all actuality, a dog can also be injured using a flat collar or even a piece of rope. There is no acceptable reason whatsoever to swing a dog around on the end of a leash, especially with a training...

Dog Training: Training a foster dog abused for poor housetraining, long walks, first few days
long walks, first few days, housetraining: HI Gale, This is a tough one for sure: 7 years old and taught that peeing in front of people is bad. You d be surprised at how many people actually and inadvertently train that into dogs, thinking they are training the dog not to pee in the house but in...

Dog Training: training, virtual apartment, those dogs
virtual apartment, those dogs, puggle: It sounds like you are on your way. You say you only sometimes give her treats outside. I would up the ante and ALWAYS give her treats outside for peeing outside and I d probaby make the treats something more special than cheerios...for this. I realize cheerios...

Dog Training: ugh! all that barking, little pup, dead silence
little pup, dead silence, two dogs: What you are probably seeing is demand barking or barking for attention. In general, dogs continue to bark because they were (even if accidentally) reinforced for doing so. One of the best ways to get a dog to stop barking to get your attention is to not...

Dog Training: yorkie aggression, male yorkie, polite behavior
male yorkie, polite behavior, yorkies: This is a very normal behavior with Yorkies, as well as other headstrong breeds. He is trying to establish himself as head dog to everyone that comes over. Keep him on lead when you have visitors and work on a reliable sit/stay. Reward for calm polite behavior...

Dog Training: 1 yr old boxer peeing in crate at night, benefit of the doubt, health reason
benefit of the doubt, health reason, housetraining: The first thing I would do is to have a vet take a urine sample, just to make sure that he doesn t have a UTI. Next, try feeding him in his crate (most dogs dislike soiling where they eat). Taking the blanket out is a good idea, as is making sure that the...

Dog Training: 1 yr old mixed breed, stealing food, wits end
stealing food, wits end, escape artist: It is far safer to crate train her, than to put her in any kind of choke collar - she could choke to death! Many dogs have. Never leave a dog tied with a choke collar - in fact, I don t even recommend them for training, as many dogs incur injuries to the...

Dog Training: My 10 month old pug, wee wee pads, habit
wee wee pads, habit: Hello, Rachel. Try this: take a couple of wee wee pads outside and put them on the ground in the area you would like her to begin pottying. Then, take her outside and see if she will potty on the wee wee pad(s). Praise her praise her praise her when she does!!...

Dog Training: 11mo Lab/Pointer mix problems, pointer mix, ol virginia
pointer mix, ol virginia, adequate nutrition: Many times dogs that are not receiving adequate nutrition from their food will eat poop. It sounds like this is now a habit which is not being helped by the dog park-if there is poop lying around or toys that may have been in contact with an ill dog and she...

Dog Training: 2+ year old pup eating own feces, female dogs, bad habit
female dogs, bad habit, parasitic infestation: Bob, what are you feeding her? Heavily grain-based foods with lots of fillers can influence dogs habits and put on extra pounds. Innova Evo, which is a high quality grain-free food, probably has twice the kilocalories as Iams, and so you would feed about...

Dog Training: A 3 yo people needy dog won't go potty outside, fenced back yard, lovable girl
fenced back yard, lovable girl, strange looking people: Any dog with Aussie in them can be clingy . This is a breed that likes to be near its people. Most dogs do not like isolation, but in these dogs it can be a bit extreme, since they were bred to work so closely with humans. It isn t necessary to try to...

Dog Training: 4 and a half year old pit with a whining problem, shock collar, back history
shock collar, back history, free reign: Because of the variables in this issue I would strongly recommend having a behaviorist/trainer come to your home. Without seeing his body language it is difficult to truly determine a cause for this behavior. It sounds like a start would be some more challenging...

Dog Training: Adopted dig crate & accidents in the house, female boxer, separation anxiety
female boxer, separation anxiety, verbal commands: This is not a dog I would discipline . He s anxious enough - many herders tend to be reactive and excitable when they have no career except pet . These are working dogs and need an outlet. Many of them don t share the same play style as Boxers either,...

Dog Training: Adopted dog (crate & accidents in the house), female boxer, separation anxiety
female boxer, separation anxiety, verbal commands: It sounds as though he may have been scolded for accidents, and could have learned that it s dangerous to pee in front of humans, rather than that it isn t ok to pee in the house. Unfortunately, since you have already scolded him, you will have a harder...

Dog Training: Adopted dog - crate issues, doggie snacks, spaniel mix
doggie snacks, spaniel mix, extreme anxiety: Some dogs do appear to be claustrophobic. If she is clean and not destructive when left alone in the home, I would not insist that she be crated. The ripping of bedding is indicative of extreme anxiety. It could be that she was crated and left for long...

Dog Training: Aggressive female lab, lab question, shock collar
lab question, shock collar, countless reasons: Thanks for getting back to me. I think you ve given me a good clue about what s going on. If she is always outside, on her own, without you there to supervise her behavior, she may have developed the idea that it s her job to protect the property and her...

Dog Training: Aggressive Pit mix, pit bull mix, pit mix
pit bull mix, pit mix, spca: Hello Ally, Your questions are difficult to answer because I wasn t there and don t know how you introduced Charlie to the other dogs. It would seem that you did something wrong since Charlie apparently doesn t display this aggressiveness when out walking....

Dog Training: Agressiveness in Springer Spaniel Puppy, linda tellington jones, dominance aggression
linda tellington jones, dominance aggression, impulse control: It s definitely something I d be concerned about. Dominance aggression can be an issue in male ESS (I m not sure about Welshies, and don t know which he is). Have you talked to your breeder to find out if this is something she has previously seen in her lines,...

Dog Training: aggression, respect adults, social maturity
respect adults, social maturity, bite inhibition: Dogs seldom bite for no reason, and it doesn t take much for a small dog to decide that children are tormentors, even though we might think of their attention to the dog as solicitous, or minimal. Also, some dogs that respect adults do not think of children...

Dog Training: aggression, dominant issues, two dogs
dominant issues, two dogs, last fight: These dogs probably should not be in the same home, and your gut feeling about things turning ugly may be quite right. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of getting same sex litter mates, and then are surprised when, at the age of maturity, the dogs...

Dog Training: agression, male yorkie, reasons dogs
male yorkie, reasons dogs, obedience classes: I m sorry to hear that your visits to the dog park have become problematic. Let s see if we can figure out why your dog has been showing these signs of aggression. Do you know if there was ever any incident with another dog that may have frightened yours?...

Dog Training: Beagle Recall, good as gold, beagles
good as gold, beagles, socialization: Baby puppies are very good at staying near their people and coming when called. They need protection, and it s survival instinct. As they mature, they become more independent and want to explore their options (just like adolescent humans!) There are probably...

Dog Training: behavior, submissive urination, leak urine
submissive urination, leak urine, medical issue: Dear Dyana, Thanks for writing. If this represents a sudden change in behavior, have him checked by your vet. It sounds as if it might be submissive urination, but I don t have enough clues to say for sure. Has he always been shy or submissive? Here is...

Dog Training: best method for walking, humane solutions, pinch collar
humane solutions, pinch collar, best place on earth: I would rather see you use an Easy Walk Harness (www.premierpet.com) or a Gentle Leader or Snoot Loop headcollar. Using one of those will keep him from being able to pull you so hard while you are in the process of re-training him. Also, stop thinking about...

Dog Training: boxer behaving badly, positive reinforcement, kong toy
positive reinforcement, kong toy, crate training: Unfortunately, dogs hate isolation. Instead of isolating her outdoors, consider crate training her. She can be within sight of family activities, perhaps even gnawing on a stuffed Kong toy, yet not bothering you as you work. Then, once you and she are comfortable...

Dog Training: My boxer Carmen and peeing questions, abdominal muscles, problem fixes
abdominal muscles, problem fixes, spayed: Devon, it s very common for females to lose full control over their bladder after a spay surgery. Often, the problem fixes itself as the abdominal muscles re-tone and tighten. You may want to talk to your vet about it, just so s/he is aware of the problem,...

Dog Training: Chi, german shepherd dogs, painful bladder
german shepherd dogs, painful bladder, urinary tract infections: K, I cannot answer that question. Every dog is different, just like people. I would not make him go for longer than you are doing now, though. That s 9 hours. I don t even make my German shepherd dogs hold it for longer than that, and they probably could...

Dog Training: Chi, male dogs, small dogs
male dogs, small dogs, cpdt: I m not sure I d want someone asking me to hold it for ten and a half hours! How long a dog can go depends on the dog, and larger dogs can generally hold it longer than small dogs due to bladder size. It s generally recommended that you don t ask the dog...

Dog Training: coming when called and nutrition, human grade ingredients, web page address
human grade ingredients, web page address, canidae: Hi there, Kristen. Have you read the information at http://dogfoods.angelfire.com yet? If not, I would encourage you to do so. I cannot recommend the best food for your dog, because each dog is different. However, there is a list of foods on that web site...

Dog Training: crate training, bladder control, maltipoo
bladder control, maltipoo, crate training: You have a smart dog! She s figured out that playtime is over once she eliminates, so she holds off on going in order to prolong her time outside with you! I think you answered your own question in the last paragraph. When you take her out to pee/poop ,...

Dog Training: crate training, puppy mills, schnoodle
puppy mills, schnoodle, backyard breeders: Have you ever scolded her for mistakes ? That makes some pups unwilling to poop in front of the human, rather than teaching them that it isn t OK to poop in the house. It may simply be that she was kept, as a young pup, in circumstances that led to her...

Dog Training: crate training a paper trained puppy at night, female puppy, sleep at night
female puppy, sleep at night, whining dogs: Hi, Jennifer. You are right when you say you should not have gotten your puppy from the person that you got her from. Supporting backyard breeders and puppymills only serves to further their existence. I hope you did not pay hundreds of dollars for your dog,...

Dog Training: Dog behavior, fighting a losing battle, patricia mcconnell
fighting a losing battle, patricia mcconnell, one of these days: Sorry, but you may be fighting a losing battle if you think your dog should LIKE to be banished to the yard LOL. If there is anything that dogs hate more than anything short of starvation, it s probably isolation. It s preferable to have her become so well...