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My two puppies, one is a giant schnauzer and the other is a

My two puppies, one is a giant schnauzer and the other is a great dane, will chase this other puppy, a german shepard at the dog park. The german shepard will drop and roll over and my dogs will lay on top of her and bite at her. They are only playing but the owner of he german shepard thinks my dogs are bullying her dog. Everytime this woman comes, my dogs do this. I don't have an issue with any other dog except her. My dogs are not growling or barking, they chase and tackle and the dog gets up and they do this again. The lady got mad because my dogs will not leave her dog alone. Are my dogs bullying her dog?

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I have a 3 year old Blood hound that has begun peeing in the

I have a 3 year old Blood hound that has begun peeing in the house. I do not currently live with my wife and dog because of military requirements. The problem seemed to have started about 2 months ago when i was home to visit. He first peed on my luggage but then he began peeing on the beds, the couch and other furniture. I have been away now for 2 months and he continues this behavior. My wife thinks that neutering him will fix the problem but I don't think it will at his age. We have 3 other dogs that live in the house, a 5 year old male boston terrier, a 4 year old female boston terrier, and a 3 year old long haired chihuahua. They have all lived together for the blood hounds entire life. We moved about a year ago but the problem didn't begin until my visit 2 months ago. I thought it was because of my visit disrupting him and that it would cease once i left and all returned to normal for him. However, it hasn't. It has actually gotten worse...help

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today the lawn care people put lime on the lawn. my 8 mo old

today the lawn care people put lime on the lawn. my 8 mo old shih tzu thinks the outside is his salad bar from bunny droppings to who knows. I try to keep him from eating outside but he's so quick and swallows before I can get to him, even on short leash. tried muzzles, don't work on his flat face. just tried to use old stocking over his head, he wouldn't go pottie and went frantic. I have nowhere else to take him pottie since I live in rural area, I can't drive and need to take him out 3 times a day. should I be worried?

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dogs: 12 year old female..year old male

I have an issue with my 2 male dogs and not sure how to handle it. I have a 12 year old female (she is the alpha) Dachshund. We also have a 4 year old male Dachshund who knows his place with the female. We just (2 1/2 weeks ago) introduced a new male (3 years old) into the household. He is a Jack Russel/Fox Terrier mix. He and my male are fighting almost every day. They play first and then it turns into a fight every time. It doesnt last long and no biting or blood drawn....but this is what I am afraid of. Also, after the fight is over the new dog starts licking the other one all over his face (really dont know what thats all about). Are they just fighting for dominance or is this situation not going to work out having the 2 males here? All dogs are fixed, by the way.

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I am an elderly woman on my own and have a one year old shih

I am an elderly woman on my own and have a one year old shih tzu/poodle who has always loved eating any poo that is not her own. Her favourite is ibis poo which is everywhere in my coastal town. She has had colitis for most of her life and is in ongoing treatment by a vet for this. I muzzle her if we go to places where she can find poo. Sometimes she finds it when she is not muzzled. Is there anything I can do to offset the effect of ibis poo in particular when she has eaten it? She gets diarrhea about 10 hours later and it seems to effect her for a few days. My vet had no advice.

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we recently adopted a small dog from the humane society and

we recently adopted a small dog from the humane society and she is perfect except that she suffers terrible separation ansiety. We crate her when we leave and we have tired to cover her crate with a sheet, played a radio, nothing seems to work. we have also tried an over the counter ansiety pill, it doesn't make any difference at all. Got any ideas?

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Shep: old German..suddenly growling at my 12 yr old son..to a kennel

I have a 4 yr old German Shep who is suddenly growling at my 12 yr old son and will not go to him who he always played with. We recently sent my dog to a kennel for 10 days due to a vacation upon return this was the dogs attitude towards my son. He is not doing this to anyone else in the family but my young son. There was not any problem before we left the dog in the kennel. Prior to the kennel he was protective, loving and playful with my son and my son was basically his buddy. I'm just not sure what happened and what to do about it? How do we change my dos attitude?

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i have a three year old yorkie/schanuzer mix he has all of

i have a three year old yorkie/schanuzer mix he has all of a sudden started pee on anthing new in the house and when i take him visiting whats up with this

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We adopted a 1.5-2.5 yo belgian malinois from a GS rescue in

We adopted a 1.5-2.5 yo belgian malinois from a GS rescue in July 2010. She was being treated for heartworms but has no problems now. She walks great on a leash with my husband but acts as though she is very scared of me. She cringes when I come near her or walks around me to avoid me. She won't come to me when I call her. I'm starting to get worried about her as I think she should be used to me by now. The rescue had no history on her. I am assuming she was abused by a female at some point in her life. Also, she was supposedly spayed when we got her but she went into heat in August just after we got her. Does this effect her behavior. Some guidance would be appreciated. Do I need to take her to a dog psychiatrist (if there is such a thing). TY, Ruth

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