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.

Excitement Urination

My 12 week old male German Shepherd dog has begun urinating when he becomes excited by the arrival...

by wwest3898Dec 22, 2008

5 replies last post by KOPsarah
Aug 3, 2009

Problem with dog walking

I have a labbe (beagle/lab mix) who loves going for walks. Lately it has become increasingly...

by ttbahrJul 30, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Aug 1, 2009

Dot not always in my face

We rescued a large yellow lab about 6 months ago. He's supposedly 3 years old. I work every day...

by chartersbJul 23, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Aug 1, 2009

jumping out of control

Hi my name is Geri and I have a 18 month lab mix.I got her from labs for rescue and have had her...

by character500Jul 22, 2009

2 replies last post by character500
Jul 27, 2009

New to dog ownership and this forum.

Hi, I have decided to ask for a lilltle help with my lab. I rescued back in Oct, and here are...

by aussiegirl1Jul 21, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 26, 2009

how to fight back?

My lab of 17 months is very sweet natured and occasionally when we are at the off leash dog park...

by jslsJul 14, 2009

3 replies last post by jsls
Jul 22, 2009

Chasing Cars

Hi this is the first time I have done this so hope its going to work We have two Border puppies...

by robynJul 18, 2009

4 replies last post by robyn
Jul 22, 2009

Chewing wood around the outside door

I have a six month old female English Bull Terrier that has destroyed the wood facing on the...

by bfrostJul 15, 2009

1 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jul 22, 2009

Agression - Possesive Issues

I have a 1 year old doberman. She becomes VERY aggressive and possesive when she has something she...

by familyh12Jul 4, 2009

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jul 22, 2009

"sibling" rivalry

About two years ago we adopted a GSD from our local no-kill shelter and named her Ciara. She's...

by ciaras-momJul 17, 2009

5 replies last post by arader
Jul 21, 2009

Can't get puppy back into the house

I am really hoping someone can help me with this. I have a golden retriever puppy that I got at 5...

by zipoutasiteJul 16, 2009

4 replies last post by zipoutasite
Jul 21, 2009

submissive female puppy

We have recently added a female golden puppy to our family. We have had a male golden who is now 2...

by araderJul 17, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 18, 2009

Please help me with socialization

My 2 German Shepard's are almost 2 and they really haven't been socialized enough. they have both...

by luvmy4dogsJul 15, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 18, 2009

Biting/jumping

I got Rookie in Apr 2009, frm the Humane Society. He is now 8mos old. He is german...

by lindakJul 8, 2009

4 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 15, 2009

dog attacking me

Hi I hope someone can enlighten me to why my dog is reacting the way he is. My dog cisco is...

by lindawaghorneJul 13, 2009

6 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 15, 2009

Barking and lunging during walks

I have a Border Collie mix (Maggie) and a Lab mix (Bailey) that I adopted from a shelter at the end...

by Tracy-SJul 5, 2009

2 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 13, 2009

Dog bites

Our dog has bitten us 3 times. The bites were when he was sleeping and we touched him or he was...

by OzzyJul 3, 2009

6 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 13, 2009

Update on Jake (9mo. almost) and his Aggression

We had been working on Jake's food aggression with keeping his focus on training prior to feeding...

by jaker104Jun 21, 2009

5 replies last post by LetsPlay
Jul 12, 2009

over-excitedness turns to aggression.

my 4 year old shih-tzu is normally pretty good. I just have one big problem with her. Every time...

by DogLover096Jul 10, 2009

2 replies last post by DogLover096
Jul 12, 2009

Max Needs Socialization

We got Max (1yr Lab/Shepard mix) about 4 months ago from a shelter - basically a really good dog...

by nkistJul 12, 2009

1 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jul 12, 2009

Digging

Any suggestions on how to stop digging? I have, or had, a flower bed on the side of my house to...

by AmiJun 26, 2009

3 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 10, 2009

Strange aggression issues

I have recently adopted a GSD possible Great Dane mix from a foster mom who had him since he was 2...

by earthdragon23Jul 6, 2009

1 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jul 7, 2009

unprovoked biting

I have a five year old shepard-cross. He has always been somewhat aggressive,but I've worked with a...

by gljames56hotmailcomJul 1, 2009

3 replies last post by earthdragon23
Jul 6, 2009

corgi puppy becoming aggressive

We have had our 10 week old corgi for almost a week. At first he was quiet, calm and sweet. For the...

by kodacolorJul 1, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jul 3, 2009

Anxious and aggressive rescue dog.

Hi We obtained a Jack Russell 3 months ago through the Dogs Trust. She is 6yrs old and the...

by MegallanJun 29, 2009

5 replies last post by LetsPlay
Jul 1, 2009

Jealousy?

I have two dogs, an eight year old lab mix with three legs (Rusty) and an eleven month old...

by AmiJun 24, 2009

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jul 1, 2009

Destructive in garden

My 15 month old female lab chews up hoses, chairs, tools, and anything else she can get to if she...

by jslsJun 22, 2009

4 replies last post by jsls
Jun 30, 2009

Tail chasing, spinning

My son's 14 mo. old male German Shepherd Dog has started chasing his tail. He recently bit it so...

by DiwagnerJun 14, 2009

3 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 28, 2009

Which is the alpha dog?

Hi there. I have two dogs - both rescue - Lucky a 5yr old labrador and Lucy a 3 year old red...

by HSmithJun 22, 2009

1 replies last post by LetsPlay
Jun 24, 2009

Agression Issues

Kosmo is a 1 year old Malinois mixed that I've adopted when he was 5 months old from a shelter. He...

by Idan-KashiJun 22, 2009

3 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 24, 2009

Secrets to Dog Training Pro Software

Want to know is there a link i must go to download the software. Do the software come with the...

by SmoothJun 20, 2009

9 replies last post by Alpha-Dog
Jun 24, 2009

Dog bites/ holds on to leash and growls

Hi. We have a 5 month old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. He has some aggression issues that we are...

by details-etcJun 22, 2009

2 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 22, 2009

Broken file (Download area)

The file: [B]A Quick Guide to Dog Aggression[/B] is not working. If you could please fix the...

by Idan-KashiJun 19, 2009

3 replies last post by Idan-Kashi
Jun 22, 2009

New puppy barks like crazy when we're in another room!

We've only had our 9 week old Cavachon puppy for a week. We're all adjusting fairly well! But he...

by wmortonJun 20, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 22, 2009

Running Away & Not Listening

Today, while leaving my house, my dog got outside. She then started running, running, and running...

by TrixieJun 17, 2009

5 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 22, 2009

Biting Ankles

I am having a problem with a dog nipping at the ankles when he plays. He does not start out this...

by davidrochoaJun 10, 2009

3 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 19, 2009

aggressive American bulldog

Hello everyone, I have a 15 month old american bulldog who is very aggressive towards people he...

by GibsonMay 28, 2009

4 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 19, 2009

Vindictive vomiting?

Ours for a month now, Sophie a 17 month old mutt (Weimaraner/Pointer Mix) vomited on our bed... On...

by mks61Jun 15, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 19, 2009

Is this a problem or is it OK

I have a black lab, border collie mix. Pepper is about 1 and a half yrs old. When she plays with...

by sallysamJun 18, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 19, 2009

Food agression amongst each other

I have two 11 month old Westies (brother and sister from the same litter), who in the past 2 weeks...

by hsouterMay 10, 2009

6 replies last post by hsouter
Jun 19, 2009

16 months and still chewing everything

My 16 month old bearded collie has mastered quite a few things after intensive training, because...

by hele9001Jun 12, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 14, 2009

Two dogs at the same time on leash

Hi Just to say thank you for your wonderful tips I am from South Africa and is still waiting to...

by LynetteJun 9, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 14, 2009

Barking at strangers

I have had my rescue dog since she was 6 months old and she is now 2. In many ways she is a lovely...

by lyndaJun 10, 2009

1 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jun 11, 2009

Please pray for my puppy

Kosmo, almost celebrating his first year. Please, hold your fingers for him - he's going into a...

by Idan-KashiMay 29, 2009

5 replies last post by Idan-Kashi
Jun 11, 2009

At a Loss W/8 mo. GSD Please Help

Well we have tried pretty much all I can come up with in regards to mister Jake's food aggression...

by jaker104Jun 10, 2009

2 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jun 10, 2009

Alpha problems - too smart for me

Lucy just made one year on June 4. When she is wanting something and I do not get it for her...

by kiddoJun 9, 2009

1 replies last post by Annie
Jun 10, 2009

Puppy getting sassy when disciplined!

My 5 month old Cavachon (Cavalier Spaniel and Bischon) puppy is definitely learning what's...

by srymerJun 5, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 9, 2009

Shy Papillon

Hello! We recently brought home a 1 y.o. (and 4 month) papillon, Buddy. I have a couple of issues I...

by MelissaJun 3, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 9, 2009

Retriever freezes when lead attached

I adopted 2 sister Golden Retreivers (now 6.5 yrs old) from a refuge last year.They'd been kept in...

by ToscaJun 3, 2009

1 replies last post by KOPsarah
Jun 9, 2009

Still a Handfull at 8 Months

My daughter's 8 month old german shepard Jake continues with his food aggression. We still have...

by jaker104Jun 6, 2009

5 replies last post by jaker104
Jun 7, 2009