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How do we get a leash on this dog?

Our adorbs rescue puppy is eating out of our hands, playing fetch and generally charming our socks off. But we cannot cannot cannot get a collar on him. Or a leash. [more inside]
posted by amandabee on Apr 10, 2014 - 15 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

Terrier Time Training

Is it possible to teach a dog the concept of time, or at least to read a clock?
posted by Query on Feb 13, 2013 - 15 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

Chihuahua Puppy Guides?

In the wake of a recent hoarding incident in Pennsylvania a local shelter has a large number of chihuahuas who will soon be needing permanent homes. I have previous experience dogsitting a family member's chihuahua for long periods of time so I know how to take care of adults, but some puppies are also available for adoption and I think that might be a rewarding experience. Everyone in the household has experience with dogs, but we have not raised a puppy. I was wondering if you could link me to the best guides for what to expect and how to raise a puppy, and specifically for the unique challenges of a chihuahua puppy. [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Jul 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Roommate's approach to fixing his dog's bad behaviour is through telling him "don't do that", and my cat is in constant fear.

Roommate's dog is untrained and terrorises cats. The roommate won't do anything really (except verbally address his dog "don't do that") Needless to say the dog does many things that are bad besides terrorizing my cat and another roommate's cat Like a parent with an out of control child, what do you do??? [more inside]
posted by pixienat on Apr 6, 2012 - 34 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

How do I "sharpen" the obedience of my dog?

How do I "sharpen" the obedience of my dog? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Jan 8, 2012 - 7 answers

How to make a pet rehoming decision?

I'm afraid I may have to find a new home for my dog, and I'm really brokenhearted about it. How can I best make this decision? [more inside]
posted by katy song on May 13, 2011 - 21 answers

How to keep my kitten safe from the world and the world safe from my kitten?

Another kitty question. My kitten will shortly have been with me for two weeks, and I plan to start letting her go outside. At first it will be supervised sessions only, but I want to eventually put in a cat flap and let her outdoors during the day time whenever she wants. What can I do to keep her as safe as possible? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Losing faith in my dog whisperer

Am I wrong to lose faith in my dog obedience trainer? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Apr 1, 2011 - 14 answers

NO! NO! NO!

Dog behavior resources? [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jan 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Why can't they be friends?

How can I help my puppy and my older dog get along? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jan 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Like Cat and Dog

How do I train my dog to love (or at least ignore) my cat? [more inside]
posted by richrad on Oct 7, 2010 - 13 answers

dog won't walk

How can I get my dog to walk? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Oct 6, 2010 - 18 answers

This dog is a xenophobe. Good thing we're moving!

It's my dog's first move and I suspect it will be a rocky time. Help me figure out how to transition and help her not stress out! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Aug 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me help my neurotic dog.

After 5 years of the same routine, my neurotic dog still has not adjusted. How do I teach her to be patient? [more inside]
posted by thejanna on Jun 21, 2010 - 7 answers

The puppy is the boss

Made a lot of mistakes with the puppy, and now he acts dominant and jealous. What can I do to correct the problems? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Jan 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Dog Barking & Separation Anxiety Issues

How do I get my newly adopted 2 year old dog to stop whining & barking when I'm gone at work? [more inside]
posted by cuando on Jan 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me mediate this age old rivalry

Is it possible for a dog with a strong prey drive be trained to not kill my cat? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Dec 13, 2009 - 27 answers

Am I the pack leader?

Am I the pack leader? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Dec 12, 2009 - 15 answers

how can I play with my dog?

how do I teach my dog to play? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Nov 2, 2009 - 29 answers

How did a dog trainer intimidate my dog so thoroughly?

What do dog trainers know that I don't? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Sep 14, 2009 - 12 answers

A career training service dogs?

Need info about a career training service dogs. [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Are my dogs getting along?

I just got a new puppy, a goldendoodle who is now nine weeks old and kind of strong-willed. I also have a submissive dachshund who is more than 10 years old. They've been living together for about two weeks, and I'm wondering if the little one is bullying the older dog. How can I tell, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by curiouskitty on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Do I get a second chance on an invisible fence?

I set up an invisible fence, trained my dog according to instructions, and all was good for six weeks. The she decided she'll take the zap in exchange for freedom. Can I ever retrain her? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 31, 2009 - 23 answers

I'd like some tips on clicker training my new dog.

I recently adopted a 2 yr. old Shih Tzu from the pound. He's been to the vet and has a clean bill of health. He's settled very well into things here and I'd like to start working on training him. After reading about several different methods I find clicker training the most interesting but I've never done it before. Anyone have any suggestions or tips? [more inside]
posted by lysistrata on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I get my adult dog to poop where I want, when I want?

How can I get my adult dog to poop where I want, when I want? [more inside]
posted by thatgirl on Oct 28, 2007 - 15 answers

Tips on Introducing a Big Dog and a Small Dog

This weekend, I will be introducing a small dog to a big dog. I would rather they not kill each other. Help me. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jul 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.

OK, so no human sacrifice, but a new puppy in an apartment already containing a cat - advice for training the puppy and dealing with the cat? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Dec 5, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I get the dogs to use the doggie door?

How do I get my dogs to use the doggie door? [more inside]
posted by Roger Dodger on Aug 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Dog training

Potty training the dog. The common method of rubbing their nose in a mistake while saying no and/or smacking them doesn't seem like a great idea. I wonder about the opposite though. Would having them smell their waste outside and giving them a treat do any good? [more inside]
posted by dking on Feb 19, 2006 - 19 answers

How to deal with neighbors' barking dogs?

We just moved into a new place, and the neighbors' incessantly-barking Jack Russells are driving us crazy. [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Oct 18, 2004 - 9 answers

Dog Training

How do train a small little yippy dog to not bark so much while in the backyard? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Sep 25, 2004 - 10 answers

Stop Constant Dog Barking?

Have a new dog, about a year old... goes crazy, and barks nonstop when we have guests at our home, any suggestions on how to break this habit.
posted by mhaw on Aug 28, 2004 - 7 answers

2 dogs, 1 house

Can two dominant male dogs peacefully coexisist in the same house? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Aug 1, 2004 - 8 answers

Peeing Dog

My roommate and I adopted a dog about two weeks ago. He's a submissive/excited urinator. When I get home from school, if I so much as look at him, there's pee everywhere. Same thing with scolding--he does something bad, I'm all "no, that was bad," and he's all "okay, have some of my urine!"

I've been told that the best way to deal with this is just to wait, but if there's something to expedite the process, I'm all ears. (More about our training methods inside.) [more inside]
posted by billybunny on Jun 7, 2004 - 11 answers

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