Bad Dog Behavior – Steps to Take by Jim Burwell | dogbehavior.tv, Replays Questions about your dog’s behavior that are driving you nuts. Dog Behavior Questions & Answers from Jim Burwell on Vimeo. It’s Time For Action! Use our private, one-to-one dog training private live video training to get the dog behavior you’ve always wanted. 8 Comments Kathy on January 27, 2017 at 10:36 am I have an issue that I cannot seem to find an answer to perhaps someone can help. I have a large catahoula and he is quite the athlete -unfortunately I rent a home with an unfenced very large yard in a rural area. The neighborhood dogs are free to roam and the leash laws practically non existent. I live in fear of walking Oreo, he is a very good dog by himself on a leash however when I first brought him home and was going to walk him he was attacked by another dog that ran into our front yard. Oreo was injured and I had to get him vetted. Politely asking the neighbor who owned the other dog to keep him in his own yard or at least keep him behind the fence replied no, what can I do to keep my dog safe and get him some exercise. A fence would cost me more than I can afford for this size yd. I should be able to walk him on a leash outdoors without this kind of threat. Called ACO -got nothing. Laura on January 26, 2017 at 7:03 pm I forgot to mention that he has been to the vet and did have a UTI. His recheck visit showed he was over it. He also had a UTI when he was younger. So I am now giving him a cranberry supplement. Laura on January 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm I currently have my son’s dog with me. He is a 10 month-old Blue Heeler/Toy Fox Terrier mix. He is crate trained, and he goes through the night dry. He never does a full stance pee in the house, but does trickle when excited or submissive, often when trying to get the leash on at the door, or leaves a loop-de-loop trail throughout the living room if excited running. I have three other dogs in the house, and if the oldest (pack leader) barks at him, he cowers and pees. Currently I am handling the situation by letting him run out the front door when released from his crate and quickly get his pee out before attempting to get the leash on. When in the house playing out of the crate, I have resorted to belly wraps so I am not stressed with pee getting all over the place. Some days, the wraps are dry most of the day, so perhaps just having that wrap around him helps him keep the pee in. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Gregory on January 25, 2017 at 11:38 pm Ok, promise to be brief this time 🙂 . You often mentioned there there needs to be some structure in our relationship with our dog at home. Can you please elaborate ? Besides regular obedience training, do you have a list of dos and don’ts or a set of rules, guidelines or boundaries etc so we have a healthy relationship with our dog and minimize any doggy issues from emerging in the first place ? Thanks Greg, Melbourne, Australia Jana on January 25, 2017 at 10:03 pm About 6 months ago a friend found a little black dog that had been thrown out of a window of a car in a Taco Bell parking lot. She was going to take her to the Humane society so we said we would see how it goes., Right away we knew she was very affectionate and wanted mother more than a lap to sit in. We have never had a lap dog so we welcomed it. About a month after having her, my son ;13, went to give her a love while she was laying on my bed and she growled. I told her no, and put her in the crate. I told my son and other two kids not to approach her while she was laying down. The next time she growled was at my little one when she climbed in the chair next to me, again I corrected her and got her off my lap. We then started place and worked hard on making her sit before Laps and really anything. The last time and the scariest was when the dog was on my lap and I allowed the 4 year old to approach. The dog looked relaxed my and my daughter just sweetly went to pet her and she growled and lunged forward with her head. My hand was there so I immediately pushed her off. It was very upsetting. My thoughts are that she was either guarding me or just not wanting her to approach. She has been nothing it sweet ever since. I have actually looked into rehoming her. I’m extremely cautious of her with the kids even though she just wants to lick them and sit in their laps. She has shown no other signs of guarding me, she is great on the walk and friendly to strangers for the most part. Sabina on January 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm I’m not sure if this is where to ask one’s question, I find it a bit confusing… But here’s mine: My min pin/terrier x runs away whenever he gets a chance (through cat flap yesterday) – I can never met him off leash. He will listen just fine until he gets a scent in his nose and hex gone. Is an electric collar the only answer? Kristie Freeman on January 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm My 3 year old boxer Bentley is very jealous of cats he will get between me and cat or herd cat away from me. What can I do? I try to pet them all at the same time but he is still very jealous. He will also lean on me around other people or animals. Thank you! Love your show! Kristie in Paris tn Danny on January 25, 2017 at 4:05 pm My 8 month puppy growls or barks when strangers approach him or come in our home. He is not aggressive and does not bite, but I want to prevent that stage from ever coming. I got him when he was 4.5 months old and don’t think he was socialized properly. Any tips on how to socialize him with dogs and humans now that he’s older? Also, how to train him to stay calm when strangers approach?