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Libby asks...

This question is about: Other

I have had a perspex dog door fitted a few days ago. My dog is very frightened of it. I managed to coax him to go out it with treats when i taped the door open. But he won't come back in and just barks and barks at it. Also i don't think he will go near it with the flap down. What can I do?

Hello Libby, yes these can be tricky. My suggestion is to get a piece of material and tape that to the doggie door with the Perspex flap propped open. Tape it so it just touches the top of your dogs head as he goes through. You can stand on the opposite side of doggie door and call him to you using very excited tones. Use a small pieces of fresh meat to encourage him to you, give it to him and lots of priase once he is on your side of the door.( Whilst doing this a good suggestion is for you to not allow him to enter indoors/outdoors using the household doors.)   Do this for a few days then slowly lower the material so your dog has to duck his head to go though. Eventually getting it to the ground so the door is covered and he has to push through the material. As time goes on and he is going through nicely just start adding thicker material, so it gets heavy on his back as he pushes though the door. Keep using fresh food as you have been - especially his dinner on the other side of which he does not like to go... Then lower the perspex flap. If you are still having problems do not hesitate to call the trainer in your area for further assistance with your problem, our free call number is 1800 067 710 - Regards Donna

Mike asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

If my dog has a bone and you get near her she will growl at you, I understand that so I back away and give her space. Normally then she will walk up to me and cuddle or curl up with me while still holding the bone and if I pet her she will growl again.rnrnBasically why does she get close to me, after growling and warning me to back off?

Tania asks...

This question is about: Separation Anxiety Toileting Other

Hi, our beagle is the sweetest natured dog but she has no manners. I trained our golden retriever through barkbusters 11 years ago so have used the same technique with Marlee (beagle) but when we're not looking she steals the drip tray from the Weber q and jumps up onto our outdoor table sniffing and licking it looking for leftover crumbs. If I catch her I use the 'bah word and she immediately jumps down but will sneakily do it again. Also she will pee in their kennel and if I take my retriever to be groomed or to the vet etc she runs around the back yard barking and whining and scratching at the door. They are mostly outdoor dogs. She doesn't bark at strangers or anyone ringing the doorbell but sometimes does during the night although not very often. She responds well to the 'bah' word well but is sneakily doing things when we are inside. I have caught her in the act and 'bahed' her and she stops immediately but sneaks back to it later. Beautiful, friendly nature though.

Sarah asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety

My little boy is a German pointer X English setter. He understands and is good with basic commands like sit, stay and drop. However he barks at everything, jumps on me and visitors. He has a lot of energy so even after excercising him, he still wants to jump and run around the house chewing on anything and everything. He has a bit of anxiety aswell, so I think he will respond better to the training if it was one on one with a trainer. He is good with other dogs after being around some for a while. But when taking him on walks, he panics and barks and growls when faced with other dogs. rnI hope you can help us.

Zoe asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Other

What should i do if my dog is not friendly towards me, my family and friends? Like she wont come when she is called, she will wait for you to go back in the house before she goes to her dinner, she barks at us, tires to bite us.

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