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How do I get my dog to stop worrying about other dogs?

Help me train my dog not to bark at other dogs while we’re walking. [more inside]
posted by komara on Apr 30, 2014 - 10 answers

How to un-crate-train a puppy

~1 year old Labradoodle name of Twist. Good boy. Crate trained up to this point, house trained so long as we lock him in his crate overnight. Which is the issue. I'd like to start weaning him off of the crate. He seems ready, he has no trouble holding it all night in the crate and it's not like he's rushing for the door in the morning; he'll happily romp around the house while we're getting breakfast etc together. But when I've tried leaving the crate door open overnight he, well, chooses not to wait until morning. Looking for strategies to let him know that that's not okay. [more inside]
posted by ook on Mar 21, 2014 - 23 answers

Can my dog and baby get along?

I have a 6 month old baby. I have a dog who is around 8 years old. How can I help the dog and the baby get along? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Jan 28, 2014 - 16 answers

I don't want a tsundere dog

Our new dog fears me and is generally seems to be fearful. He's already bitten the friend who would be watching him if we went on a trip! It would break my wife's heart to take him back but if his behaviors keep up I don't know if we'll have any choice. However I believe there are rarely bad dogs, just mostly bad owners. How can we make Fishstick part of the family? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Jan 27, 2014 - 25 answers

DIY Dog Training disaster? Can we raise a well behaved dog on our own?

Partner and I are first time dog owners getting our puppy this January. Some unfortunate circumstances have come up and now we may need to change our plans for dog training and I need to know if that is ok or not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2013 - 33 answers

Am I really gonna dump someone over a dog?

New SO's dog is sort of a nightmare. Can this get better or is it time to jump ship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2013 - 47 answers

When can a puppies be allowed free reign of the house?

My partner and I are getting a puppy mid January. Questions about house breaking and crate training. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 8, 2013 - 10 answers

Good "owners manuals" for new dog owners?

What are good "owners manuals" for new dog owners? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 30, 2013 - 13 answers

How to stop a klepto dog

My dog is a kleptomaniac. Anything left in his reach he will steal and chew on and hide. Paper goods, remote controls, anything. He's a freaking 5 lb Chihuahua but nothing is safe if he can reach it or climb to it. After 3 years of being terrorized by his ways I'm wondering if there's any training that can make it so we can trust him to have free reign of the house. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 20, 2013 - 16 answers

How to get a traumatised Labrador to like water

Friend rescued a five-year-old sick Labrador from the streets and adopted him, but he absolutely hates water and can't be bathed because of this. What can we do to get him over his fear? [more inside]
posted by madman on Oct 19, 2013 - 16 answers

The dog is great except for this one thing...

Help me help my neighbor's dog (and mine) learn to share. [more inside]
posted by VTX on Jul 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Please. Stop. Whining.

My dog whines incessantly when I leave him alone. Time has passed. I've tried all the things. Dog is otherwise great. It is time for my sweet pup who I otherwise adore to chill out quietly in his kennel so that I can leave the house. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 11, 2013 - 27 answers

New dog has lost her potty training. Help!

I adopted a three year old Chiweenie from a couple unable to keep her. The dog seems to have lost her potty training. The couple said she was fine with it, she goes to the door to be let out... But absolutely refuses to use the bathroom outside. Help! [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Apr 14, 2013 - 18 answers

Dog Runs Like Crazy Inside for No Reason

So, we recently moved from a small apartment to a big apartment, about 3x size of the old one. Tiny dog has adjusted well, except for one thing: he runs around the house, to get from Point A to Point B. Walking no longer occurs. We'd really like him to walk like a civilized beast again, if possible. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Apr 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Dog training snags

I have some problems with a couple of dog training efforts: discouraging snapping at treats (but she doesn't always snap), and how to train "drop it," when she's not typically interested in holding something in her mouth to drop. I'd love some ideas on these two problems. [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 20, 2013 - 24 answers

Advice on puppy house training in a flat.

I live in a 12th floor flat with a large balcony, 3m x 9m, which is enclosed, glazed, heated, pretty much counts as an extra room in the flat. It is tiled, and was once exposed, so has drains and is designed to withstand the elements. Could I house train a young spaniel pup in such an environment? Could I allow the pup to wee down the balcony drain in the short term, and would this make it difficult to train it to only poo outside? I don't mind accidents in the short term. Is it cruel to keep a dog in such a flat? The pup could have the run of this balcony until it is housetrained. I work at home, often from a desk on the balcony. So they pup would get lots of contact. I can happily provide 3 good long walks a day no problem, but I'm worried about the initial period. I live across the road from a dog friendly beach and park. Though it takes a few minutes to get from the flat to the road, which is ample time for accidents to happen.
posted by molloy on Mar 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Puppy in the office!

What should I do with my puppy when he's not sleeping or playing with me? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Mar 3, 2013 - 11 answers

Dog Ownership 101

What's it like to be a first-time dog owner? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Feb 9, 2013 - 54 answers

How to handle a nice dog's mean moods

My wife and I have a corgi/heeler mix who will be two years old in May. She's an absolute sweetheart most of the time but gets into foul moods occasionally where she will snarl and bite. Once she's in a bad mood she tends to stay that way for a few hours. How can we correct that behavior? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Snooze, cuddle, snuggle, ATTACK!!!

What advice do you have for raising a happy, healthy and sane Australian Cattle Dog? We just adopted an 5 & 1/2 month old ACD/mixed breed puppy from a shelter and for the most part, she is a dream come true. She does have many of the less-pleasant but totally normal puppy behaviors like mouthing/biting when playing. We were told that she is a little socially delayed because she had diarrhea when she was transfered in from a high-kill shelter a few weeks ago. Treating the diarrhea threw off her vaccination & spay schedule, so she hasn't had much of a chance to socialize with other dogs and people until now. [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Dec 1, 2012 - 18 answers

Old dog, new tricks?

What sorts of things should we be considering to keep an older dog amused and happy? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on Nov 27, 2012 - 11 answers

How to train a dog to come, stay, and heel on command?

I want to train my dog to stay, come, and heel (or, "come in closer, but you don't have to come right up to me"). How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 24, 2012 - 12 answers

One does not simply walk into that yard.... it is Folly.

My dog will nip at strange people if they come to the house and come towards me. How do I stop it? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jul 30, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I attract clients when I am just starting out in professional dog training?

I am currently finishing up a program to become a certified dog trainer, and will soon be thrown out into the world to do what I will. I am not assuming that this will be a full time gig to begin with, and figured that I would do classes or private lessons on the side for a while. How can I do a successful job of marketing myself for these kinds of things? I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Nice to pee you again!!

How do I get my puppy to stop peeing in excitement whenever she sees me upon my return? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Jun 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Dog bit my wife - what now?

We have a dog with aggression issues who has now bitten my wife. Other than putting him down, we don't know what to do with him. I need some clearer insight than my emotionally clouded mind can give. [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Jun 6, 2012 - 27 answers

How do you train a dog NOT to do something?

How do you train a dog NOT to do something? I understand the basics of training a dog to perform a positive behavior: repetition, treats, encouraging words and body language, etc. I've even been somewhat successful in training my dogs to sit, stay, give paw, etc. But one of my dogs barks at my husband whenever he walks by, and he (the husband) is getting pretty darn tired of it. [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on May 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me be a great dog owner.

I'm going to be a dog owner soon but I've only owned cats. I want to be a great dog owner. Can you recommend a good all-in-one book to get me ready for training and care?
posted by sharkfu on May 16, 2012 - 18 answers

What kind of dog should I get?

Im in the process of getting a new dog, and Im at a loss when it comes to breed, training, just overall care. Help? [more inside]
posted by sizzil34 on Apr 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Sonic dog bark control systems and hearing ranges.

In our two cat, one dog household, we are considering purchasing one of the many available Ultrasonic bark control systems (not the Collar versions!) Would the emitted sounds be audible to / affect the cats in the same way its intended to do for the dog? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Apr 7, 2012 - 9 answers

I am getting tired of cleaning poop off the carpet!

Dog training, crate training question. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Mar 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Roommates dog craps in my room - roommate doesn't care.

How can I convince my roommate to put her dog away when she leaves, especially when it isn't potty trained and craps everywhere? [more inside]
posted by isaynay on Mar 2, 2012 - 56 answers

Rewarding your dog...trainer

Should we tip our dog-training instructor? How do we do it non-awkwardly? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Feb 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Should we find our dog a new home?

Help me think through whether we ought to find a new home for our dog. Long, special-snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Feb 22, 2012 - 15 answers

Help Us Help Our Dog

Our greyhound Hoover lacks confidence, is unhappy, and seems to have other emotional problems. We're at a loss. Help us help our dog, please. [more inside]
posted by QuakerMel on Feb 12, 2012 - 21 answers

Poop here not there

I've seen questions on this before, but I have specific details that might make my question unique. My dog (a miniature poodle) has a doggy door and until 3 or 4 months ago we let her have unsupervised access to the backyard. Unfortunately, she decided she didn't like getting her feet wet by going on the grass and started going on the patio. At which point I launched operation supervised poop. [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Jan 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me figure out crate training for my new puppy.

I'm getting a new puppy next week and need some suggestions about crate training. All the overly-long special snowflake details are inside. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Dec 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Any pointers about running with Pointers?

My dog is very active. I like to jog long distances. When we run on the lead he pulls and gets distracted by wildlife. Is there a better lead solution? Personal electric fence? How can I get him to run by my side? Must he be condemned to a mostly sedentary lifestyle? He is a Pointer.
posted by zaebiz on Dec 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Take a bite out of biting

Our 11-month old Black Lab is very badly behaved. Please suggest ways that we can deal with out-of-control biting and other bad habits. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Nov 4, 2011 - 33 answers

This is probably just in my head, but my guilt over my dog's quality of life is bringing me down

I need help getting over some complicated feelings of homesickness and guilt regarding a recent international move. More details within. [more inside]
posted by msali on Oct 22, 2011 - 21 answers

House training a dog who dwells in a condo with shared corridors and an elevator...

How can I house break a 6-year-old rescued scent hound when I live in a condo with shared corridors and an elevator? After searching many rescue listings, I have found a cute dog that seems to be a good fit for me according to the adoption counselors. I plan to meet the dog this weekend and take her home early next week if all works as planned. The rescue agency told me that she doesn't like pooping on leash, but will urinate on leash. They think she'll be OK with the shared corridors and elevator. I'm mainly worried that she will make a mess in these common areas as I don't want to upset my neighbors. It is my understand that she will poop in the house at times because she doesn't understanding the concept of pooping on leash. [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

feisty bundle of teeth

I have a new chihuahua puppy who is a bit too aggressive and not sure how to train it out of him. Details inside, advice needed. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Dog training that doesn't involve pain.

I'm adopting a Border Collie puppy in two months. I want to take a different approach to training this time - no hitting or swatting. What books and other resources can I get now to teach myself the proper way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Sep 13, 2011 - 24 answers

PLEASE help me break my dog of terrorizing the delivery people!

PLEASE help me break my dog of terrorizing the delivery people! [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Sep 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Why hasn't our new dog peed yet?

We adopted a dog this morning and he still hadn't peed. How concerned should we be? New dog owners need reassurance! :) [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 6, 2011 - 40 answers

Pee, dog!

Our prima donna of a puggle won't pee in the rain. Help us before I squeeze it out of her. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jul 25, 2011 - 17 answers

Help us train our new puggle!

So we just adopted Apple the two-year-old puggle and need some training resources. More after the fold. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jul 2, 2011 - 15 answers

You can lead a dog to potty but you can't make him ring ...

Ideas on how to get our dog over this training hump? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on May 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Why yes, he would like some cheese with that whine.

Puppyfilter: 9 month old lab. Will this habitual whining get better with age? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Apr 4, 2011 - 28 answers

Help me get creative but not confusing or misleading

Help me get creative but not confusing or misleading: name my dog training business. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Mar 12, 2011 - 38 answers

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