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.

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We have a neutered male Maltese that is 15 months old. We got him when he was almost 8 months old...

by BlackonyxAug 5, 2011

3 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Aug 6, 2011

Overexcited about other dogs

Hi there! I have a question, I have two mix dogs (brothers) of 1 year and 1 month. I trained...

by arlenet4Aug 1, 2011

2 replies last post by arlenet4
Aug 2, 2011

Aggressive pup and socializing delimma

I have a 3 1/2 month old Lab/Pit Bull mix. She needs to be socialized desparately, but she is...

by jeff123Jul 20, 2011

6 replies last post by misskris
Jul 29, 2011

Growlling at Granddaughter Problem

Hey there, we have a foxy x who is 2 years old, he is perfect most of the time, and responds well...

by BernieGJul 20, 2011

3 replies last post by BernieG
Jul 26, 2011

Trying to get at other dogs

Hi I have a 18 month old Boxer who is great apart from whenever he sees another dog he wants to...

by BertieJul 21, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jul 23, 2011

when shaking the coin stops working

I have a spayed 20 month old english bulldog who has been aggressive with all 3 of us adults in the...

by lovsonsJul 15, 2011

2 replies last post by lovsons
Jul 16, 2011

Does she have a chance to overcome separation anxiety

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][/FONT] I have a little three year old Maltese, Hope, that I rescued 7...

by merryblueeyesJun 18, 2011

2 replies last post by LuvmyPitbull
Jul 15, 2011

Husky puppy constantly play biting

Hi, Im new to the forum and I am the proud new owner of a 9 week old siberian husky puppy, Mischa!...

by Beth8nyDec 27, 2008

10 replies last post by misskris
Jul 15, 2011

Tiny terror

I wrote before about my terrier, very loving most of the time but get anywhere near his back end he...

by bitingterrier76Jul 10, 2011

2 replies last post by bitingterrier76
Jul 13, 2011

Dog Aggressive Cattle Dog

Hi, I have a 3 1/2 year old Australian Cattle dog. Chloe is not spayed, I have owned her from a...

by angelmummy2Jun 22, 2011

4 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jul 6, 2011

Unwanted Chasing of Runners & Cyclists

Hi, first up, thank the doggy gods for StDT. Love it! I have an adopted, 5/6yr old (been with us...

by Emma-CrabtreeJun 30, 2011

2 replies last post by Emma-Crabtree
Jul 3, 2011

chasing people and tearing their pants

:D My dog is lovely at home with us , the chooks , the cat BUT on the beach or street if off a lead...

by jane-ramsayJun 18, 2011

2 replies last post by Emma-Crabtree
Jun 30, 2011

Aggression at the vet

My koda is a 7 month old lab/shepard mix, just got her fixed 2 weeks ago. Housebroken at 3 months...

by pattijJun 24, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jun 26, 2011

Chasing a dog down

I have a 2 year old aussie neutered male. When we are at the park and he sees another dog running...

by deveryJun 1, 2011

4 replies last post by StevieM
Jun 26, 2011

crazy dog on leash with distractions

Hi, I have an almost 2 yr old lab who has been a great dog, submissive with no aggression and has...

by Paula-DJun 10, 2011

5 replies last post by StevieM
Jun 26, 2011

Puppy Biting

Hi, First off, this is my very first experience having a puppy (although i've had adult dogs...

by cindynw156Jun 3, 2011

5 replies last post by paul6lopeez
Jun 20, 2011

obsessive dog

I have a 4 yr old white male gsd who is a rescue we've had for 2 yrs. He was very under socialised...

by stellawellerJun 12, 2011

3 replies last post by stellaweller
Jun 19, 2011

Unexpected difficulty in bedding down

Since he was an 8 week old puppy my shih tzu has gone into his cage (situated in Kitchen) at night...

by Jim-RedheadJun 15, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jun 16, 2011

submissive dog who is aggressive to visitors

We adopted an approx. 2 yr old American Eskimo/Pomeranian mix named Lizzie from a rescue org...

by msmillerncJun 7, 2011

5 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jun 10, 2011

Aggressive play with my 1 year old son

Hello- I have a 12 week old Bassett with whom I have been working on alpha dog issues and...

by Bassett-MommyOct 8, 2007

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jun 10, 2011

dogs fighting

I have two dogs a male 3 year old Lab and a male 8 month old Lab. Most of the time they get on...

by IsabelleMay 24, 2011

3 replies last post by Isabelle
Jun 7, 2011

Dog on Dog agression after discipline

Help! I got bit this morning breaking up a fight and have an escalating problem that somehow I have...

by Latitude-LlamasMay 28, 2011

5 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jun 3, 2011

Pheromones and socialization

I have a rescued swiss mountain/rotty/something that made him smaller boy about 18 months old. He's...

by JHaseMay 26, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 28, 2011

when he is good he is good, but when he is bad he is bad!

I have a 2 year old rat terrior dog that I rescued from the streets 3 months ago. I have been the...

by kamide1May 25, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 28, 2011

when leaving for work simba gets very aggressive

[B][/B] Hi i have tawt Simba the sit stay heel but when ever i leave for work or anyone from the...

by denvercMay 24, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 28, 2011

annoying barking at every noise!!!!!

We have an 8 month old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier who is very friendly and not at all aggressive...

by col45May 13, 2011

2 replies last post by col45
May 25, 2011

8m Golden Retreiver biting 4 year old

We have an 8 month female Golden Retriever that otherwise is a good dog, but she shows her Alpha...

by jnall3May 23, 2011

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
May 25, 2011

blondie

Hi I have a 2 year old cocker spaniel female and have just bought a male cocker puppy 8 weeks old...

by blondieMay 19, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 24, 2011

Puppy biting

My puppy is a 14 week old lab, and for some reason, when my fiance Brian walks into the room...

by cousteauMay 22, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 24, 2011

Multiple problems

Hi we have a 3.5 yo sterilized female kelpie cross whom we stupidly acquired from a pet shop at 6...

by Anne-OcMay 18, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 19, 2011

what makes him snap

Three year old neutered black german shepherd, family pet, has had some training. Kicked out of 4h...

by blevins-davidsbcglobalnMay 18, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 19, 2011

Bites when trying to give meds or other things

Despite my convincing my dog that I am the alpha dog at which point he will cower, he will bare his...

by bitingterrier76May 12, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 15, 2011

Isolated Barking problem with my GSD

Hi, I have a 4.5 month-old female German Shepherd puppy. She barks a lot only when she senses...

by fetzholaMay 6, 2011

3 replies last post by KOPCaroline
May 9, 2011

Should i Muzzle?

I have a 6 year old rescue Springer spaniel who we adopted 15 months ago. We only know a little...

by DukesmumApr 24, 2011

9 replies last post by Dukesmum
Apr 28, 2011

Lab hanging around!

When we have visitors that are not really dog people i would love my lab to go away from us (and we...

by bettaApr 24, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Apr 25, 2011

My Dog Thinks I'm Going to Hurt Her!

I'm wondering whether anyone has any ideas as to how to convince Sunna she isn't going to get hurt...

by kjdMar 23, 2011

10 replies last post by kjd
Apr 23, 2011

GWP Dog Park Aggression

We have a 4.5 year old Golden Retriever and an about 16-17 month old German Wire Haired Pointer...

by NfrwApr 9, 2011

4 replies last post by kjd
Apr 23, 2011

Steals Food

Our 4 year old Smooth Fox Terrier has always been VERY motivated by food ever since we adopted her...

by milunaApr 16, 2011

3 replies last post by kjd
Apr 23, 2011

How do I stop my dog whining while out walking?

I have two Parson's Jack Russells a five year old male and a four year old female. I used to think...

by EbeeApr 18, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Apr 22, 2011

Border Collie wants to herd me.

I have a 10 month old Border collie/Black Lab that would rathewr play than eat. He ha enormous...

by John-DuBoseApr 18, 2011

2 replies last post by John-DuBose
Apr 19, 2011

3 Springer Spaniels ages 12, 4 and 2

All three dogs are AKC Champions and have been trained and shown by their breeder. Adding the male...

by Frances-RamseyApr 13, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Apr 16, 2011

unwanted behavior around others

I have 2 dogs, a 1.5 year old boxer, and a 9 month old english bulldog. I have had behaviour...

by khayesApr 13, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Apr 16, 2011

Aggression Training with 3 dogs in the house

Hi, I just married and brought a greyhound into the family. She is extremely well behaved (through...

by Dora-Tai-CocoMar 23, 2011

4 replies last post by Dora-Tai-Coco
Apr 7, 2011

Attention demands in mature dog

My 7 year old dog is suddenly demanding attention when my husband and I talk or sit down for a...

by lebateauivreMar 27, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Apr 3, 2011

Dogs okay with visitors as long as they don't move

I have four miniature schnauzers which is a difficult training situation since they do everything...

by lucybell1Mar 22, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Mar 25, 2011

Sudden "aggression?" in puppy?

This is my first post here and I am looking for some advice. We got a St. Bernard puppy when she...

by sarahrMar 22, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Mar 25, 2011

agressive french bulldog

Hi We have a two 4 year old French Bulldogs. They have been together since about 3 months old...

by tetdMar 24, 2011

2 replies last post by tetd
Mar 25, 2011

Nervous aggression

I would appreciate some advice on a typical border collie problem that I am experiencing with my...

by Anne-HandMar 16, 2011

2 replies last post by Anne-Hand
Mar 23, 2011

Poop Eating

Disgusting habit, yes? My dog, Sunna, used to recycle her food all the time. It was especially...

by kjdApr 21, 2010

13 replies last post by roxieruffian
Mar 22, 2011

My dog was SO upset with me . . .

I am still in a state of semi-shock and am completely unsure now what to do. Here is the...

by raffeeMar 2, 2011

6 replies last post by raffee
Mar 18, 2011