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Dog gets mad when husband disciplines him. Dog is closer to

Dog gets mad when husband disciplines him. Dog is closer to me and doesn't get mad at me at all. Dog is comfortable with being around husband and plays with him.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Baxter is 2 yr old cocker spaniel not fixedJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Baxter?Customer: There is a 6 yr old Springee Spaniel in house that is close to my husband.

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My daughter's Corgi bites at the legs of her Lab as the Lab

My daughter's Corgi bites at the legs of her Lab as the Lab plays fetch each day. (She does try to stop the behavior but the Corgi is persistent and even sneaks the biting when it thinks no one is watching.) Not only is the Lab losing interest in playing but now is having some difficulty getting up and walking after laying down. Does the Corgi's behavior cause damage to the Lab and if so, is it permanent? The bites cause the Lab to stop in her tracks as the Corgi will sometime hold the leg and keep the bite locked down. It appears to cause great pain! What advice can you offer my daughter please?

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My 20 month old golden lab is chewing my house & furniture

My 20 month old golden lab is chewing my house & furniture apart. He has a big basket of toys & a 6 year old brother who is tired of him. We live on the beach on the great ocean road apollo bay, victoria & they get beach walks every day & every nite the youngest demands a throw & fetch ball activity. How can i get him to stop chewing my house, Pillows & furniture? Cheers & thanks...suz

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How do I stop my 10 week old border collie cross lab from

How do I stop my 10 week old border collie cross lab from biting me. My arms are marked with her teeth. I try to ignore her but she just keeps biting me.

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We have female Cairn terrier who is 7 years old. Once she wa

We have female Cairn terrier who is 7 years old. Once she wa house broken she never had any accidents. We still have papaer in our powder room and she occassionally uses it-maybe once a year. I have always been amazed at her bladder capacity. a few times a year we are away from the house fo 8-9 hours and she does not use the paper.three weeks a go we went on vacation and we put her in a kennel. She has been in a kennel 19-21 times during her life. She has had 10 accidents in our kitchen since we picked her up!!!. She seems like her normal self otherwise. The thing my wife liked about this kennel is that the dog can go outside any time it wants during the day. Could this be why she has forgotten that she should do her business outside?She does not seem to have a urinary tract infection. We have not had her urine tested so there is no way to be sure.What could the problem be? Why has a house broken dog changed her behaviour?

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I have a 13 yr old springer spaniel. He always has gotten to

I have a 13 yr old springer spaniel. He always has gotten to come in on the porch since they were little. Just within the last few weeks he has been wanting to go outside and then once outside, he whines to come in. Once he comes in, he immediately whines and goes to the door to get out and then once outside, he immediately whines to come back in, but will just stand at the door and not come in. Once the door is shut he will whine again to come in.I do not think it is something to do with health, because the other night it was raining outside and he came in and laid on his mat and slept until morning without whining. I know this is not really medical issue.....probably more on the disciplinary side, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a boy and a girl puppy from the same litter born

I have a boy and a girl puppy from the same litter born 6/23. I just caught them having what I can only describe as oral sex. I'm having trouble typing I'm so horrified. I was planning on fixing them at around 5 months, before her first heat. Is this normal puppy behavior? How severely should I discipline them?

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I have a only 10 mo,s old. She has a bad habit of biting my

I have a ***** ***** only 10 mo,s old. She has a bad habit of biting my husband & I when we try to take back something of ours. Just now she bit my hand for cleaning up her vomit because she wanted to eat it. We have never had a dog act like this before. What can we do about this?

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I need help, I have a 1yr old Haverton that has anxiety

HelloI need help, I have a 1yr old Haverton that has anxiety problems but the real issue I have is when he is on his leash, with me or both my husband & I, he lunges at every dog and wants to nip after people now, but he has no problem off leash he is an angel at the groomers on the floor with other dogs etc.. I'm spending a fortune on training but it doesn't seem to be working please, the anxiety he is afraid of plastic bags & kitchen ware. Please help!!!!Thank you for your timeMichelle Montano

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