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Roomie dogs are fighting consistently

I live with a person who has a dog that I like quit a bit. She's really friendly, well mannered, not many complaints. Another roomie moved in about 2 months ago with her own dog. Ever since moving in both dogs fight constantly. I don't know if you can assign fault, but the new dog often does a thing where it will bite at the old dog's neck until it responds. The old dog will sometimes steal food and chew toys from the new dog. This is nearly always play fighting, but sometimes they get carried away and seem to want to harm the other. If I'm home by myself yelling "Hey, assholes, stop it!" is enough to get them to stop for the rest of the day, and I can usually give a loud "Hey!" if I see them doing things that lead up to fighting. However, both other owners have a harder time getting them apart, and sometimes do things I think are counter productive. I don't want to tell them how to control their dogs, but it's really tiring to be living in the constant center of a dog fight. Should I take more active steps to discipline them while the owners are around, or should I just say "well, not my dog," and not intervene? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 9, 2013 - 11 answers

Prozac for dogs, pros and cons?

Pet behaviorist says Prozac may be the way to go, but our vet isn't so sure. Does anyone have experience with Prozac for dogs? I'd like some insight. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Jun 17, 2013 - 17 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

My dog is going after my cat and I don't know why. Help.

Google is next to useless on this question. I've looked and looked, but I'm getting nothing that addresses this directly. Our rescue dog, after nearly a year of peaceful living has started to attack my cat, and I have no idea what's causing it. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Mar 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Frightened dog is frightened... I'd rather she not be.

So, my dog, Brandy, is having difficulties with our new place and it has me confounded. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Aug 22, 2012 - 23 answers

Puppy Jekyll and Hyde

Our dog is decidedly more manic when left alone with me. Is it normal for dogs to behave very differently with two different caregivers? How can I make things better for her where I'm concerned? [more inside]
posted by peripathetic on Mar 22, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I get my dog to stop whining?

I love my dog Buddy, and he loves me. He loves everyone, really. But starting a few weeks ago he has become very vocally NEEDY. He will not stop whining, and it's driving us batty. Can you dog-trainer-types out there help me figure out how to help him chill out? [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang! on Nov 21, 2011 - 15 answers

good girl pat pat, bad dog... ?

Recommend a dog trainer/ behaviorist in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Nov 2, 2011 - 2 answers

Introducing a newly rescued dog to another family member

Adopted a rescue dog while my partner was away. How best to introduce yet another pack leader to the pooch? [more inside]
posted by heigh-hothederryo on Mar 23, 2011 - 13 answers

I know my bed is not a piddle pad. Does she?

My dog pees in my bed. Help me make sure she enjoys a long, happy life. [more inside]
posted by space_cookie on Mar 13, 2011 - 32 answers

Weimaraner behavior issues?

Any Weimaraner owners? Have some questions... [more inside]
posted by muscat on Sep 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Dog Experts, I Need You. *So* Much.

I need advice from people who are great at understanding canine behavior and solving related issues for what is a rather thorny (and potentially tragic, dog-health-wise) situation for this inexperienced dog owner. I'll make it brief, then tell the (much, much) longer story inside. We have a new rescue dog (our first dog; female, a little under 2 years old) who is just now beginning to feel really at ease and at home after being with us for a month, and all our efforts towards house training have finally paid off, and she is doing beautifully... But, we are going to have to take care of a friend's un-neutered young male dog for two-four weeks in our small apartment, and there are very many things that worry me a great deal, and I really need good advice. Nearly full explanation follows, and it's very long - so sorry! - but it's important stuff to me. Bear with, if at all possible. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 19, 2008 - 39 answers

In need of advice: what should be done with a dog that has deliberately attacked its owner?

Last night, my dog attacked me and took out a pretty big chunk of my finger. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Nov 1, 2007 - 66 answers

Dog biting

Why has my perfectly nice dog with no history of biting suddenly doing it? Please help me save my face. [more inside]
posted by munchingzombie on Jun 23, 2007 - 31 answers

Lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick...

How do we keep our dog from obsessively licking the floor? [more inside]
posted by printchick on Feb 28, 2007 - 15 answers

Dog Behavior

Why do dogs behave differently towards different people, and how can an owner adjust that behavior? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Apr 4, 2004 - 22 answers

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