Dog Behavior Problems

Share your dog's behavior problems such as aggression, barking, biting, chewing, digging, growling, howling, jumping, separation anxiety and whining with others. Many members have been through what you are experiencing... so you can learn from them.

Barking and will not stop!

I have a two year old sheltie, named Nellie. I have followed your books and she is well trained...

by kay-rJul 13, 2010

5 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Feb 19th, 10:40 pm

Very hyper puppy

6-7 month old male puppy decided to come live with me and my two female spayed dog. I have had...

by lois-maloyJan 5th

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jan 8th

Update on Jaker104

Finally spoke with trainer/behaviorist about Jake and his aggression (I have been waiting for his...

by jaker104Jul 14, 2009

3 replies last post by jillbck1
Dec 11, 2016

Noise Phobia

I have a 9 month old Spinone bitch. She developed noise phobia when I took her in town to get her...

by linda-cooperSep 19, 2016

7 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Oct 8, 2016

Won't come when distracted

I have a 1.5 year old Australian Cattle dog neutered male. Most of the time he is very good, well...

by connie-mclaughlinJul 14, 2016

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jul 21, 2016

My flatmate stole my dog

Hi this is my 1st post so I hope I'm in the right section!! I have a 4 year old pug X poodle Teddy...

by hanr-freemanJun 20, 2016

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jun 26, 2016

Dog sitting

I dog sit for a living, & I usually go to the clients house, so the pets can stay in their own...

by djhawkins4320May 13, 2016

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
May 15, 2016

Will not get in the car

My 14 month old Shepard mix will not get in the car. I have tried the treats, with me in the car...

by lori-grimesMay 25, 2015

6 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Mar 31, 2016

Boxer meeting new people

I have a 1 year old Boxer. She is very smart and learns commands easily. The problem we have is...

by CarlaVMar 1, 2016

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Mar 4, 2016

Dog barks at children at play next door.

Our new addition Bella 11 month old border collie, Shepard mix is having difficulty with any noise...

by jeff-perringFeb 9, 2016

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Feb 22, 2016

Establishing alpha dog

We have an aggressive dominant 19mth old red cocker spaniel who thinks he is the alpha dog in our...

by s-piggottJan 31, 2016

4 replies last post by s-piggott
Feb 7, 2016

Establishing alpha dog

We have an aggressive dominant 19mth old red cocker spaniel who thinks he is the alpha dog in our...

by s-piggottJan 31, 2016

0 replies last post by s-piggott
Jan 31, 2016

Wants to Eat Everything on a Walk

I have a 2.5 year old Golden Doodle who will pick up anything on a walk and usually try to eat it...

by mark-sippelNov 2, 2015

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Nov 3, 2015

Raising Difficult Dog

We have a 9 month old rescue puppy that we've had since about 6 weeks old. We have learned he is a...

by karen-sandlinJul 21, 2015

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Aug 1, 2015

senior dog issues

I have a 12 year old dog who is a little grouchy at times. these days things seem to bother her...

by djhawkins4320Jul 17, 2015

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jul 21, 2015

6 Month old attacks 11 year old

I have a 6 month old Maltese that is rather aggressive. I also have an 11 year old Mi-ki that had...

by sheri-tragerJun 25, 2015

0 replies last post by sheri-trager
Jun 25, 2015

Help! Dog will not walk over threshold

Our 10mo old lab has Over the last few months stopped walking in from being in back yard off leash...

by christina-sinningMay 5, 2015

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
May 9, 2015

Puppy problems. Help!

I have a 3 month old husky, Bo, who has always been a nipper. I've done the whole saying 'ow'...

by sara-villaJan 19, 2015

2 replies last post by EmilyP
May 4, 2015

Getting nervous abused dog to vet

I have a just adopted a four year old maltese/cross. She has never been socialised, gone for a...

by lynette-mokJan 11, 2015

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jan 14, 2015

Growling

Would you suggest using the water gun for growling in addition to a firm NO?

by janis-margolisDec 13, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Dec 18, 2014

Growling

Would you suggest using the water gun for growling in addition to a firm NO?

by janis-margolisDec 13, 2014

0 replies last post by janis-margolis
Dec 13, 2014

3 year old bishon howling

Out 3 year old sleeps in the bed with us which is fine. However, in the morning when both my...

by janis-margolisDec 6, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Dec 11, 2014

fostering / disobedience aggression

Hi Jeff, Thank you for writing in to us. Firstly, kudos to you for choosing to foster! :) Beagles...

by jeff-holzmanOct 30, 2014

0 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Oct 30, 2014

Strange dog aggression

We have 3 dogs - 15yo female lab, 4yo female lab/whippet, 2yo male mastiff/Shepard Issue is the...

by LynDOct 4, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Oct 8, 2014

Is Anyone Out There?

I am a little disappointed. I paid my $37.00 and posted a message 4 days ago and have received no...

by qkwylerMar 31, 2008

11 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Sep 8, 2014

Video Won't Play Complete

I downloaded my videos. Some will not play to completion. They stop partway and then start over. I...

by rebecca-robertsonJul 30, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Aug 3, 2014

My dog is jumping on my back

My Golden Retriever jumps on me when I get home or when he gets out of his kennel. I have tried to...

by laurie-lebelJun 23, 2014

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jun 27, 2014

So....Leash Aggression?

Hi there! I have a bit of an issue with my 1 yr. old, male, pure Shepard mix, Loki. He was a...

by sara-brightmanJun 11, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jun 15, 2014

crabby girl

I have a 9 year old retriever mix, she is very protective and sometimes i think in pain due do a...

by djhawkins4320Apr 22, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Apr 23, 2014

Biting problem

I have a 3 month old American bulldog mix. After weeks of trying, we can't stop her biting...

by david-noackMar 25, 2014

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Apr 10, 2014

Eating jumping and sleeping

Bella, our nearly 15 month old Boxer, is our fourth Boxer, but first puppy. In some ways she has...

by david-hubbartMar 26, 2014

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Mar 31, 2014

1 year old lab x kelpie with food agression

We have had our dog since 8 weeks and have taught him to be hand fed and calm around food with us...

by hannah-walpoleMar 23, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Mar 25, 2014

Won't come off leash

I have an 11 month old neutered male Lowchen. He has had obedience training and did really well...

by Okanagan-pet-loverOct 23, 2007

10 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Mar 5, 2014

sad little puppy

I do dog sitting, and I bring a few dogs back to my house, otherwise I go to their house. I have a...

by djhawkins4320Feb 26, 2014

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Feb 27, 2014

Dog growled at me

I've read several "growls" threads and I'm not understanding my situation. This is a bit long so as...

by jeff-cilioneDec 28, 2013

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Dec 30, 2013

Aggressive towards family members

We have a G.S bitch 19 months old called Heidi. She's a lovely dog most of the time but if Mum...

by helen-rich-2Nov 5, 2013

13 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Dec 18, 2013

Best way to correct Bobby's fussy of food

My Bobby (Labrador cross Golden retrieve) have been with me since 11 weeks old. white male, now he...

by chan-bleasdaleJul 9, 2013

4 replies last post by kjd
Nov 25, 2013

aggressive/fear barking

We have a 7 month old female german shepherd. She has been to obedience training and socialized, we...

by debbieNov 5, 2013

2 replies last post by kjd
Nov 25, 2013

Chewing / Eating

My year old mixed breed puppy chews/eats everything she finds. If I put a muzzle on her, she won't...

by ruthgusMay 15, 2008

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Nov 25, 2013

Moxie

My chihuahua, 6 pounds of little girl trouble, eats everything in site and spends sometimes a day...

by diane-martinNov 12, 2013

2 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Nov 25, 2013

Won't Go Outside by Herself

We have a 19 week old German Shepherd. We are having a problem getting her to go outside on her...

by deborah-miller-1Oct 30, 2013

5 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Nov 13, 2013

She won't stop barking in car

I have a 7yr.old female maltesse For the life of me I've never been able to keep her quiet when I...

by kyle-graySep 23, 2013

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Sep 29, 2013

Jumping dog

We adopted a lab mixed breed female dog who is a joy, when the owner asked us to take her brother...

by katherine-tigheJun 23, 2012

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Sep 25, 2013

Aggressive Play

Hello--my husband and I adopted a 10 month old mixed breed (Boxer/Shepherd mix) two months ago so...

by denise-rodriguezSep 12, 2013

3 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Sep 24, 2013

how old is too old

We have a 8 year old female retriever mix, along with 3 other dogs. Our 8 year old has had problems...

by djhawkins4320Aug 15, 2013

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Aug 17, 2013

Dog Park Barking

My dog is a 2 year old labradoodle. When we go to the dog park she likes to find one dog to play...

by BellaWAug 3, 2013

1 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Aug 5, 2013

Won't let me pet his head

Hi there I have a 4 month old coton de tulear. He's an awesome dog, fairly dominate. One thing I...

by theresa-murrayMay 14, 2013

4 replies last post by Preethi KOP
Jun 14, 2013