Live Q&A on Your Dog Problems by Jim Burwell | dogbehavior.tv, Replays Originally aired live 11-20-15. We teach you ways to solve and change your dog problems. It’s Time For Action! Use our private, one-to-one dog training hangouts to get the dog behavior you’ve always wanted. 13 Comments Darleen Wheelington on November 20, 2015 at 8:03 pm Enjoy your videos when I get a chance to catch them. Been training and showing for the past 30 years. Always learning new tricks. Happy Thanksgiving! Reply Amanda on November 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm Good Evening, I have noticed that my 6 month Doberman likes to dig big holes in the backyard. I’m not sure what she’s digging for or why she wants to dig. She has toys and water outside so I’m not sure what else I need to make available to her so she will no longer want to dig. Reply Kathleen R. on November 20, 2015 at 4:40 pm We recently hired a trainer because our 1 year old golden doodle is out of control. She jumps up on almost everything, barks, steals anything that is not nailed down, etc. The trainer has us using a metal collar with teeth rather than giving her treats. When we all went for a walk she was very aggressive with another dog and she nipped the trainer when he corrected her. Two weeks have passed and today she growled at me when I reached for her leash to give her a correction. She has never done that before. We have tried training her for a year with treats, but were unsuccessful The trainer mentioned getting a shock collar due to her aggression. My heart tells me this is not the way to train her. Help! Thanks Reply Diane on November 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm My 10 month boxer mix play bites us when he is excited or wants to play , even when we give him a toy to chew on he will continue especially shoes or bare feet hands .. How do we get him to stop ? It can really hurt now that he’s bigger . Thank you Reply Elizabeth Crow on November 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm Long question I know.. My dog is 7 mos. He’s really great. maybe a little needy – I am with him 24/7. I transitioned him out of my bedroom and onto the coach – which went ok until maybe 2 days later when he had diarhea in the nite – so there it was all over the floor and pee as well. Since then- he pees and or poops every or every other night ,, yes mostly in the same place -hallway but last nite in the bathroom where he has never gone before. I am recieving some enzyme today (powder from a company called planet urine) – so he wont smell his pee and go out of reflex anymore (I hope) But since he pooped in the bathroom (a new spot) I am very worried that he will keep this up, in which case I can;t keep him. I believe he would simply hold his pee and poo overnight when he was sleeping in my bedroom with the door closed… I am not willing to let him sleep there anymore though -so not a solution. 🙁 I lie with him on the couch until he’s asleep, I pet and reassure him at 3am if I get up, I take him out at night (but not usually if he falls asleep first, like at 8) I am doing everything I can think of. I’d rather not buy a crate if I don’t have to, I think he’d hate it at this point, Iand they feel like cages to me… thanks so much in advance for a great show! Reply Maureen on November 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm I have 2 toy poodle brothers (from same litter) who are 13 yrs old and been together all this time, we got them together. they usually look out for each other, get along, etc. they have started growling and getting aggressive (snapping at times, in the house) about food or sometimes no explanation. we have moved to new home so their routine is drastically changed, but they started this before we moved. is it age?? I sense more separation anxiety cause of move and trying to alleviate and get them into new routine. also we kennel them at nite, let them out for potty and such on a routine, but they do whine and get too excited when we let them out or come home. I know that’s a lot of questions … read thru your 7 day program and am definitely doing these things … what else?? Reply Teresa on November 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm I have a 10 year old rat terrier and a 7 year old maltipoo. They have been fighting lately for what seems to be no reason. Yesterday I came home to a bloody mess. The maltipoo usually starts it but the rat terrier always ends up on top. The fights seem to be getting worse since I got a puppy. When the bloody fight occurred the puppy wasn’t there and hadn’t been there for a couple of days. Help! Reply Bud Ingersoll on November 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm I need some generalized suggestions on training a blind 2-year old Silky Terrier. For example, hand signals and pointing are to no avail. Reply Luciana Arena on November 18, 2015 at 8:48 am Hi! This is Luciana from Brazil! I have a 11 month old maltese who until 5 months ago was extremely friendly with other dogs on the street. She used to greet all, no matter the size, age, even if the other dog was not so friendly, she didn’t mind. Then, almost from one week to the other, everything changed! When we go for a walk, if she sees a dog she doesn’t know and we are heading towards each other, she starts to bark. She barks at other dogs across the street, at dogs who are just standing. She goes to a day care 3 times a week since last month because she loves to play and I thought it would be nice for her to socialize with dogs off leash. There, we never had a problem. On the opposite, she interacts with all dogs, play with some of them and loves to be there. Why on earth, when she is on leash everything changes? Thanks a lot! Reply Evette on November 17, 2015 at 7:57 pm I have a 13 month old Maltese who has learned all the commands from me using the clicker except for quiet. When he starts barking I can’t get him to listen to me for him to stop. It could be for almost anything, someone he sees, something he hears or for reasons I can’t figure out. How do I get him to stop barking when I tell him to? Reply Ann on November 17, 2015 at 7:51 pm How do I keep my 7 month old dog from trying to jump the fence when the neighbor’s dogs are out? He will run up and down the fence line and then stop and start jumping. If I am not there to discourage it I am afraid he will make it over. Reply Rocio on November 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm My 4 year old shih tzu sleeps in his kennel in my bedroom. When my husband and I wake up to feed our 4 month old daughter in the middle of the night, my dog starts growling and barking at my husband when he walks by his kennel. He does this only to my husband, not me. Also, when my husband takes him out of the kennel in the morning to take him for a walk he growls at him and gets very aggressive. How can I stop this behavior? He is very possessive of me and tends to snap at my husband every now and then. Reply Darra Ellis on November 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm I have 7 rescue dogs and when it is feeding time, I put them outside in my fenced yard while preparing their meals and medications. The whole time I’m doing that, they bark like maniacs and beat and scratch on the door. They go insane! How can I get them to calm down and wait somewhat patiently while I spend about 5-10 minutes doing this? Luckily I don’t have really close neighbors, but I’ll bet the ones I do have don’t like it either. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour 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.