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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

My apartment is not your toilet.

I'm out of ideas - help me convince my cat that the litterbox is a good place to be. Long explanation with as many details as I can think of inside. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 1, 2012 - 32 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drive-by licking!

How can I get my dog to stop licking people? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jul 15, 2009 - 6 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

Kittens pooping everywhere. Send help, please!

Help a first-time pet companion teach her kittens to use their litter box consistently! [more inside]
posted by kiripin on Jun 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Squirrels are crunchy

If I feed my cat more often will he stop bringing home his own snacks from the wild? [more inside]
posted by Kioki-Silver on Apr 18, 2008 - 31 answers

Housebreaking an Adopted Dog

Does house training a young dog work the same as house training a puppy? [more inside]
posted by Sabine3283 on Apr 13, 2008 - 11 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

My new dog can't be left alone.

I just adopted a dog which apparently has separation anxiety issues (and we have cats). We had planned to initially leave him crated during the day. What can I do to help him through this transition? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on May 20, 2007 - 15 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

How do I stop my pooch from chewing on my expensive rugs?

My dog chews the rugs and other things.... [more inside]
posted by jamie939 on Jun 4, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I keep my dog from peeing where I don't want him to?

How do I keep my dog from peeing where I don't want him to? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on May 19, 2006 - 10 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

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

Is it possible to take a cat for a walk?

Is it possible to take cats for a walk ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Mar 13, 2004 - 25 answers

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