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.

Aggressive thief

Hi - we have a six month old yellow labrador who has started stealing items (ranging from a piece...

by wilsonAug 5, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Jan 9, 2010

my rottweiler bit my hand

Hi i bought my Rottweiler (Rolf) at the age of 8 weeks. he’s now 2.5 years old. i love him very...

by tarekJan 8, 2010

1 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jan 9, 2010

retrieving problem

hullo there First off I train by GS for about 30 minutes- sit stay come To end off we fetch his...

by jillbck1Jan 4, 2010

9 replies last post by kjd
Jan 8, 2010

Anxiety Barking and Chewing

I have a 3 yr old Llewellyn Setter (ntr'd male)which I rescued from a kennel at 2yrs old. We have...

by nimperatoJan 7, 2010

1 replies last post by crazycrayonmom
Jan 8, 2010

Simple Tracking

Hi there I would really like to teach my GS some very simple tracking behaviour. I have never done...

by jillbck1Jan 7, 2010

0 replies last post by jillbck1
Jan 7, 2010

Food Bowl Aggression

Our six month old Chessie is very aggressive with his food. He's okay with biscuits and small...

by Johnny-TsunamiJul 22, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Jan 4, 2010

Dog biting

My dog is a mix maltses & poodle. He is about two years and never bites. But now I find that he...

by pg4427Aug 1, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Jan 4, 2010

Beware of collars

Hi everyone, I wanted to tell everyone what happened to me and my two 4 month old puppies. I...

by swampyannJan 2, 2010

5 replies last post by kjd
Jan 4, 2010

Angry dog

Hi, We have an 11 month old german short haired pointer and a 16 month old lab/kelpie cross -...

by Tara-KateAug 6, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Jan 4, 2010

Puppy playing becomes fighting

I have two 4 month puppies who are brother and sister. Sarah is the leader of the pack and...

by swampyannDec 31, 2009

8 replies last post by swampyann
Jan 3, 2010

border terrier cross jack russel agressive behaviour

Our little puppy has recently started showing aggressive behaviour. as a young puppy we socialized...

by gemmaSep 7, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Jan 2, 2010

She hates my boyfriend

Our daughter's Chihuahua does not like her new boyfriend. He is 6'4" so I am sure she is...

by jaybird616Jan 1, 2010

1 replies last post by kjd
Jan 1, 2010

separation anxiety and dominant behavior

Mia my 23 month old bearded collie, has proven thar she believes to be the alpha . I constantly...

by hele9001Dec 31, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Jan 1, 2010

Big dog Little dog -- who's the dominant one?

I've been looking around the forum and trying to learn as much as I can,as quickly as possible. I...

by AmyReyMar 1, 2008

3 replies last post by kjd
Dec 31, 2009

Barking at children

My Bichon dog "Franklin" loves to sit in front of the glass door in the sun. The problem is that he...

by karen1Sep 19, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 30, 2009

Dog aggresion

Help my 3 year old shi- tzu is SUPER aggresive, dominant, and just does not listen. One time...

by TrixieSep 18, 2008

2 replies last post by kjd
Dec 30, 2009

Butt sniffer/Bully or playing?

I have an 9 month old Golden Retriever (male) who has a bad habit. He is CONSTANTLY ramming his...

by YcatsOct 17, 2008

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 29, 2009

My dog is not nice to strange dogs

Hi I dont know if i am just not doing this right but i have already asked for help twice before...

by EmilyOct 15, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 29, 2009

Nervous aggressive

My family has a 4 year old German Shepard female. We have had her since she was 6 wks old. We...

by jennhOct 13, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 29, 2009

Dog Sleeping in the Bed

Is the dog that sleeps in the owner's bed leader of the pack? The dominant dog? Most experts seem...

by kjdDec 27, 2009

2 replies last post by kjd
Dec 28, 2009

eating problem

Hi, Polo has been developing a very weir action at feeding time and havent been eating or drinking...

by gina-nganDec 5, 2009

4 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 28, 2009

help! new adolescent dog hurting older dog

We have a 6 month old alpha lab female who is often aggressive/physically rough in exerting her...

by CaribouSep 24, 2008

2 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 27, 2009

Jaker104 and his aggression

Well, Jakers behaviorist is supposed to start in the end of Aug. To respond to Sarah's concern, he...

by jaker104Aug 3, 2009

2 replies last post by kjd
Dec 27, 2009

continuous biting

Hi, I have a 5 month old German Shephard. She has been to obedience training but still has a...

by BorlandelliOct 29, 2008

2 replies last post by kjd
Dec 26, 2009

Who is the Alpha dog?

Hi there, I have two 2year old female border collies, Isabella and Matilda who I am having trouble...

by CathieDec 14, 2009

1 replies last post by kjd
Dec 26, 2009

Separation anxiety

I have a 23 month old male neutered Lowchen. We have had him since he was 6 months old. He cries...

by Okanagan-pet-loverOct 6, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 26, 2009

Dog aggression ? HELP

I have a 1 1/2 yr old female Boston Terrier, she is a rescue, she's a great dog but when we go to...

by bacallOct 13, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 25, 2009

My dog has become anxious, help!

:eek: I have a 4 year old lab/shep mix whom we adopted 3 yars ago from a shelter. She was perfect...

by maddieNov 2, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 24, 2009

Dogs on furniture

I have a 3 year old Border Collie, who insists, when no one is looking to get up on the...

by duphamDec 6, 2009

6 replies last post by LetsPlay
Dec 23, 2009

Cant stand any other animals!

Hi, I started to take out my 6 month Dob on walks in my neighbourhood. At first he used to...

by lkmoorthiDec 16, 2009

3 replies last post by kjd
Dec 22, 2009

My GSD lunges at visitors

Hello All, I have a two year old GSD who lunges at visitors when they come and go. The...

by Liz-amp-KoaNov 8, 2008

2 replies last post by crazycrayonmom
Dec 21, 2009

Alpha leash and biting problems

We have an 8 month old alpha female lab. We didn't realize she was an alpha until she was about 6...

by CaribouNov 6, 2008

2 replies last post by crazycrayonmom
Dec 21, 2009

She tries to attack my boyfriend and our other dog! HELP!

I have a 4 year old female pit bull named Leila. She is only 25 pounds... very small but very...

by tinatoroDec 7, 2008

2 replies last post by kjd
Dec 20, 2009

attacking cat when alone

We have two dogs, chocolate lab mix (Roche) and golden retriever mix (Kyla), and a cat, Romeo...

by Teton-JenDec 11, 2009

4 replies last post by Teton-Jen
Dec 16, 2009

Dog doesn't listen

We have a little problem with our 10 months old German Shepherd. He is neutered, attended puppy...

by MarvinDec 10, 2009

5 replies last post by Marvin
Dec 15, 2009

Need serious help with random aggression!

Hi, We have a neutered two year old boxer/lab (and maybe some other things) mix. We got him at...

by jen1Mar 4, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 15, 2009

Unpredictable jumping and biting when walking

I have an 18 month old Siberian Husky. He is a neutered male. We purchased him from a breeder at 8...

by christinaDec 6, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 15, 2009

non aggressive(?) gsd barks and nips child.

I have a not quite 2 year old german shepherd bitch. she has been well socialised although not with...

by kevaDec 16, 2008

1 replies last post by KOPsRobyn
Dec 14, 2009

Alpha issues??

Hi, We have recently rescued a 5 year old german shep cross rough collie called Tilly ( 3 weeks...

by kermiyNov 27, 2009

6 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 12, 2009

Introducing friends dogs..

How can I introduce my friends two castrated male dogs to my 5...all rescues...one male and 4...

by MichelineDec 9, 2009

1 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 9, 2009

Stealing Food

I have two six year old Labradors, siblings, and they both steal food from the kitchen counters...

by kjj4meDec 9, 2009

1 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 9, 2009

Covering up their own poop

I wonder if anyone has any experience with my situation. In October, we rescued a sweet pit mix...

by hunterDec 8, 2009

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 8, 2009

Sweet to aggressive

We adopted a female Dalmatian/Australian Shepard mix rescue, Dottie, two weeks ago. When we met her...

by Dr-KateDec 7, 2009

4 replies last post by LetsPlay
Dec 8, 2009

Dog escaping

We have a syndey silky who is 4 1/2 years old. Ever since she was a pup she has been determined at...

by MarionKDec 2, 2009

2 replies last post by MarionK
Dec 8, 2009

barking in car

I rescued a 8 month old ausie/border collie mix last year. My daughter often visits with her 8 year...

by carol-louiseDec 3, 2009

4 replies last post by carol-louise
Dec 8, 2009

Barking while out

My daughter has a 6 month old long haired weimaraner. He seems to be suffering form seperation...

by Steve-DDec 1, 2009

3 replies last post by kjd
Dec 8, 2009

bad endings to dog-to-dog greetings

What is going on!? My 3-year-old neutered male collie has a problem with ending doggie "getting...

by collies3Dec 4, 2009

2 replies last post by collies3
Dec 6, 2009

New dog showing aggression towards people

Hello ... i recently got a 3 yearl old female german shepherd dog ..... she seems a bit cautious...

by njmailladyNov 20, 2009

1 replies last post by LetsPlay
Dec 6, 2009

Dog whines while travelling

We have had Siree, a Lab/Spaniel X for 2 years. She is 7 1/2 yrs. old. We are third owners. As...

by SameeOct 16, 2009

4 replies last post by Samee
Dec 6, 2009

Will my 8 month old puppy out grow this?

My 8 month old Australian Shepherd-Collie has always been a very active pup. Cedric gets walked...

by KeddaDec 2, 2009

1 replies last post by kjd
Dec 6, 2009