Why Does My Dog Do That ? by Jim Burwell | dogbehavior.tv, Replays Originally aired 11-6-15. We help you solve your dog behavior problems. It’s Time For Action! Use our private, one-to-one dog training hangouts to get the dog behavior you’ve always wanted. 16 Comments Jeff Denison on November 8, 2015 at 9:21 am Due to circumstance I missed the “LIVE” show but watching the replay has been very helpful! Pettiquette did such a wonderful job with my 1st rescue (Chloe), she’s been helping me train my 2nd rescue (scooter). I have caught Chloe picking up Scooters poo, not her own or any other’s. She’s been responsive to the “drop it” command. We will be going back to the food I used to feed them to see if there’s any change in behavior. THANK YOU PETTIQUETTEDOG!!!!! Sharon DeVito on November 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm Hi, sorry I had a family crisis happen at the same time of the show so could not join. However, I did listen to the replay just now. I don’t think I wrote my question too clearly…as you can see it posted twice because the first time I could not see it. My fault…sorry My question was my two pups were trained on the pads and then I took the pads away and all was going well. The rainy days came and they would not go out in rain. I put pads down in the house and they chewed them up. SO I did understand we were beyond using pads. I boarded them once and they had the same problem I am having. They do well for awhile and then regress to point zero so we start all over again. Like you my previous pups were all trained by four months. I started taking them out more often thinking that if I did they would realize it is done outside and not inside. I do reward for good jobs and no treats otherwise. As far as exercise, we are walking a total of eight miles a day. These two have no desire to sniff at anything just walk. My pups are never left alone lose without me near if I have to do something. They get crated. Bottom line question is when we go out all they do is lick the wet grass. I use a gentle leader and pull up on their heads. How do I get them to focus more on why we are out there ? Michael on November 6, 2015 at 8:31 pm Love seeing you guys! I met these two in person!!!! Perfect subject for me! Kathy S. on November 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm Hi I am in need of some help with both of my dogs, one male Catahoula x roughly +/- 2 yrs. the other a 11 mo old Malinois. She constantly attacks him and he defends her by growling when I use any correction method to deter the issue at hand (she behaves rather badly and is very destructive). She steals things out of my sink, has completely torn up my linoleum. He joins in and eats dishcloths, cleaning rags, socks, they have eaten drywall, chew and destroy any toys. I live in a neighborhood that puts us all in jeopardy if I walk them other dogs loose unvaccinated and not spayed/neutered. Mine are Up to date and both fixed – have already been attacked on walk by other dogs Help!? David on November 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm I have what I think is a “Texas Healer” or some kind of Australian Shepard, Tonto adopted me a few years ago. Very nice dog, quiet and not aggressive normally but I am having trouble when strangers come close to me. He is very loyal and I think he wants to protect me and will get aggressive with barking and lunging if someone comes close to me, let alone someone shaking my hand. Question is how do I train him to be friendly when its just a friend of mine that wants to shake my hand. To keep him from nipping I have had to tie him up so he can see me, but then this quiet dog goes nuts if anyone comes near me. Obviously chaining him up is not a solution, I want to be able to let him be and not attack my friends, even if they are a stranger. How do I let him know a friends a friend, and to be nice? Sharon DeVito on November 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm I have two Dals 8 most old that are brother and sister. Sasha was the runt and Scout was born just before Sasha. I am having a hard time training them. We start to do great and then regress back to zero. If I put puppy pads down when it rains and they don’t want to go out they chew them up. Neither barks or indicates in any fashion they have to go outside. I am taking them out hourly except for after lunch when they nap and overnight. When I do take them out they lick the dew or wet grass and lose focus even though I give poop and pee commands. This morning I spent 45 minutes outside with Sasha and she did nothing. Came inside and within ten to twenty had a gift after leaving kitchen floor. I have had Dals before and normally they are super clean and catch on quick to what is being taught. They don’t like the wet grass. I phoned the breeder to ask his thoughts and his reply was that they are just being stubborn. I am at a loss. I hold back treats and attention. I use a Gentle Leader leash to pull up when they start on the grass.HELP please!! Thx Kate on November 6, 2015 at 5:35 pm My nearly 2 year old lab barks at people, especially children if they approach her. She is fine if they walk near just not toward her. Sharon DeVito on November 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm Hi, I have two Dals, brother and sister, 8 most old. Sasha and Scout are having problems with housebreaking. I have had Dals before and normally they are very clean dogs and catch on quick and no problem to house train. However…these two do not give any indication they have to go. Right now how it works is that I take them outside about every other hour. The only time that varies is after lunch for them and overnight. When we do go out they don’t focus but rather walk around licking the dew or rain off the grass. If I put pads down they tear them up. Obviously they are telling me they are beyond those…lol. I called the breeder because I was curious on his thoughts and his reply was they are just being stubborn. This morning I stood outside with the female pup for 45 minutes to go #2 because I knew she had to. Kept telling her to go poop and zip. After 45 minutes went inside and left the kitchen only to return about twenty minutes later to find my “gift”. Why are we regressing? How do I get them from licking the wet grass and focus? I use a Gentle Leader leash and pull up to distract. Thanks Louise on November 6, 2015 at 12:06 am Was looking for advice we bought 1 year old shitzu from a lady about 8weeks ago but feel she wasn’t honest with us about dog he is a great dog and become attached to me having some problems he has attacked my partner 3 times growls and certain people that come to visit our home and he also went for my other 4 children my other 2 children can’t come visit us was wondering if any advice thanks Mary on November 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm I need new flooring. I have carpet and Lexi will be 4 in June and pees in the house 2 to 3 times a week. She never asks to go out. I will be getting area rugs and need to know how to change her behavior and mine. Is the scent in the carpet making her go potty? Is there something we need to treat the slab with when the carpet is removed? I walk her in the morning and in the evening. Thank you. Shirley Hammonds on November 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm Our dog is about 2 1/2 years old and sadly, not well trained. She has recently started getting right under our feet and stands between us and the cabinets in the kitchen. We are an older couple and I am afraid she will trip us. What can we do? Diane on November 4, 2015 at 11:32 am My 9 month boxer pit mix play bites us a lot , he even will “accidentally” bite my hands when we play tug of war. How can I correct his behavior ? Thank you ! Caitlin Stenson on November 4, 2015 at 10:31 am My six-year-old male Bichon/Shi-Tzu mix (Finch) sometimes picks a fight with my two-year-old female pit/lab (Sparrow). Sparrow, despite the size differential, does not respond, she simply cries and cowers and it’s all I can do to get Finch away. This is an all-out attack and it ONLY happens when I am present – I can see it coming by Finch’s body language. Finch was neutered several weeks ago but neither Sparrow nor our five-year-old female Rottweiler mix has been spayed. All three are well-behaved house dogs who typically get along well, and Sparrow is the sweetest, most love-hungry, needy dog ever. AND…I’m expecting my first child in March but, I don’t believe Finch’s behavior is at all related to that. I simply can NOT entertain any notion of separating the family so I desperately need a solution to this problem. Thank you for your time and your help. Caitlin Stenson Leah on November 4, 2015 at 10:21 am My husband and I adopted our Maltipoo when he was a year old and he’s now four years old. He has always whined occasionally, but now he is whining constantly: when he’s excited, when he wants attention, and when he’s anxious. I can’t take him to a dog friendly restaurant because of his whining. We try to ignore it as best as possible, but I was wondering if there is any training we could do to try and correct this behavior? Thank you! Nancy Jacobs on November 4, 2015 at 10:15 am I have a Westie & a Cairn terrier. My Cairn terrier (Toto!) has a very nasty habit of chasing cars and trucks. Last winter I pulled in the garage, she ran out her dog door and out to the street as a car was going by and got hit. Luckily, she was ok (grazed her leg); the incident just scared her – but not enough to get her to stop this deadly behavior. Short of a shock collar, what can I do besides always keeping her on a leash? Darra Ellis on November 4, 2015 at 9:50 am I have 7 dogs and 2 of them are poo eaters. I follow them around with a bucket to pick it up immediately, but it is a race that I sometimes lose with that many dogs. I feed them a high quality lamb & rice food, but they are obsessed with the poo they can find before I do. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.