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Furry Worry: Our Dogs Bark All Day!

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Question: 

I have 2 Sausage dogs that bark all day and we have had a warning in the security complex about the dogs barking all day and the fine is R500.00 if they warn us again - however there are other dogs in the complex and when those dogs bark then our start and unfortunatley we have elderley neighbours - what can I do to stop this?

In Barking - Asked by Valerie E

Answer:

First you need to work out why your pooches are barking. Here are some reasons for excessive barking:

Attention. Dogs can be like children; if they feel you haven't paid them enough attention (perhaps you have but they just like a lot of it) they will become noisy until you attend to them. Regular interaction is what they need - otherwise they'll demand it from you by barking... Read more

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Furry Worry: Craziness When Coming Home!

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Question: 

I have recently taken on a family members dog in a foster capacity until he can be re-homed. He is absolutely lovely in every way except when I come home from being out (for a short or long while). I am greeted at the door with jumping and clawing and trying his best to make his great escape. I have other dogs who because of him have followed suit and coming home is just a nightmare for me. I have to fight off dogs in every direction while trying to not let them get out of the front door. I am covered in scratches and bruises and am just very frustrated. How can I stop them from doing this?

In Jumping/Chasing/Pulling on Lead - Asked by Dominique

Answer:

Firstly, on arrival, do NOT even look at your pooches, pretend you have none. As hard as that is as there really is no bigger pleasure than coming home to furkidz who show how much they have missed you. On opening the door, open and close it in there faces, making sure you don't hurt them, but letting them realise... Read more

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Furry Worry: Destructive Teenager

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Question: 

We have 3 cats (2 youngsters & an old 23 yr old) plus an 11 yr old border collie mix who all lived happily together, then last year we got a 7 month female Rottweiler and realised that we got someone else's problem. She has fitted into the 'family' but it's been a challenging year. When we got her, she never responded to her name, living on a farm with no fence she would disappear for hours...

In Chewing/Digging/Destructiveness - Asked by Pegasus

Answer:

As big and beautiful as your property is its really not big and exciting enough for your teenager pooch who needs to be taken out at least once a day for a good hours walk. You will definately find that most of your problems will be sorted out once she gets out on a regular basis. Dogs often dig up plants that have just been put into the ground because they... Read more

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Furry Worry: Recall Training

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Question: 

I have the most wonderful Airedale terrier, Kona, and he is 99% obedient. The only problem I ever have with him is when we go for a walk, he starts pulling and running when other dogs come close. He is not aggressive, but desperately wants to play with them. If he is not on his leash there is absolutely no way that I can get him to stop from running to the other dogs to play. Some dogs don't mind but some dogs might just be aggressive and I am afraid that one day he'll get bitten. Can you give me advise on how to teach him to listen when other dogs are around?

In Jumping/Chasing/Pulling on Lead - Asked by beeyou

Answer:

Firstly, if he has not already been neutered, have him done, as this will calm him down and stop other dogs from fighting with him. If a dog has testosterone, even if he is not aggressive, other dogs smelling the testosterone may be aggressive towards him....You need to perfect his recall. Get yourself one of the whistles they use for sports. Get some yummy roast chicken... Read more

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Furry Worry: Leash Training My Puppy

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Question: 

How do I start training my new puppy to walk on a leash? She is 8 weeks old and just want to get her to used to walking very short distances with the leash. I have 2 other leash trained dogs and she won't move, even if the others are on the leash with her. Any advice would be much appreciated!

In Puppy Training - Asked by renemeyeridricks

Answer:

You need to get puppy used to the leash so purchase one that is very light. Put her collar and leash on while someone else is getting her food ready. Make sure you are about 6 metres from the food. Have someone place her food on the floor and then... Read more

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