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Jerry asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead

Hi I have a choc lab named Loki and he is 6 months and every time I try go for a walk it’s like walking a bull he just keeps on pulling and pulling is there anything I can do to stop this and he also loves to jump on everyone how do I stop these habits before it’s to late

Caroline 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

Charlie is a very energetic 3 year old labradoodle.rnAs a puppy, he attended puppy school and puppy day care for socialisation. He used to be good around other dogs but has always barked a lot.rnSince a family member had him for 3 weeks last year ( she has 3 dogs) and there was reportedly a fight amongst them, he has not been the same. Now when I take him for a walk and let him off lead, if he sees another dog, he will run up to them and bark aggressively until he gets a reaction ( usually the other dog will bark and/or fight back).rnAs a result, I no longer go to dog parks and let him off lead. We walk the streets, he stays on lead and we avoid other dogs. Even when on lead, he can be very reactive near another dog. Not good for releasing lots of energy.rnI want him to be calm around other dogs and behave in an appropriate manner ie play and run happily without barking at the other dogs.rnI have sought advice from other dog trainers but nothing seems to have worked.rnPlease help!

Jonathan asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Separation Anxiety Toileting

Since our dog has been in our home, he has never had major toilet training issues and always did his business outside. However, he has always shown major distress when a member of the family leaves the house, barking and running at us when we leave. Also, whenever a car or a person walks past the front of our house he continues to show aggression and bark uncontrollably. rnrnSo for the first 2 years of his life, he never showed toilet training problems until suddenly we would come home to little puddles of urine in our bedroom floors, couches and blankets. this occurrence become more and more frequent as time went by and we tried to retrain his toilet habits with no success. We figured this is no longer due to his lack of toilet training but the anxiety he feels when he is home alone. We tried to distract him from the aggressive barking when someone leaves the house by conditioning that situation with a pleasant treat/toy. This did not work either. He knows every stimulus that could suggest someone leaving the house (bag being picked up, shoes being put on, even changing out of pyjamas).His urinating has recently become more and more frequent and he shows signs of fear when we come home to discover urine around the house as he knows we will tell him off again. rnrnWe don't know what to do...

Larry asks...

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

He attacks every dog in his environment either on a leash or not. appears aggressive but as you expect owners are very concerned. Very friendly dog in the park but alas

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