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.

Female dog annoying to male dog

Hi everyone, I have a 1 year old female Maltese Shitzhu called Tara & a 4 year old male Maltese...

by Titch-ampTaraMar 15, 2011

2 replies last post by Titch-ampTara
Mar 17, 2011

Snarling when we leave the house

We have two Golden Retrievers (rescue dogs) who are now three and a half years old and have been...

by Robin-SimpsonMar 14, 2011

2 replies last post by Robin-Simpson
Mar 15, 2011

Biting Clothes and legs

My 15wk old Toy Poodle jumps up and bites my skirts or pants causing damage. She will not take a...

by Aussie-LynMar 11, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Mar 15, 2011

Femae Dog Aggression

Hey Im new here but have had dogs all my life. I have 2 dachshunds male and female. Small dog...

by dnsnghrtMar 4, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Mar 6, 2011

Territorial Barking

Hi everyone, This is my first post and I hoped someone could suggest some ways of tackling my...

by JodyFeb 4, 2011

4 replies last post by dnsnghrt
Mar 4, 2011

Pick up the old stool of other dogs

Hi You will forgive me this is the first time I join with you .. I have a dog Golden Retriever...

by Samy-AmiN-NashedFeb 28, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Mar 1, 2011

Can older dogs be trained? here are my problems.

I am having major problems with my 5 year old male Malese Terrier. Its mainly my fault for not...

by ClaudiaIFeb 10, 2011

6 replies last post by kjd
Feb 23, 2011

Older dog Escapes and runs off and won't come when called.

Help! I have a pet rescue dog that I only got a week ago. Stanely is a Shihtzu Maltese cross and...

by DebidoesntFeb 19, 2011

2 replies last post by kjd
Feb 23, 2011

eating poisonous blow fish at the beach

Hi everyone, i have a dilemma with my dog Buddy. He is 9 months old now and doing really well. I...

by Dianne-WinterFeb 16, 2011

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Feb 17, 2011

Jealously - Help

Hi everyone Been a while since I have visited. I will refresh your memory: I have a brother...

by swampyannJan 30, 2011

9 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Feb 9, 2011

Sick baby growls and bites family

I have a loving Maltese with serious health problems, and he's becoming not so loving these days...

by almondjoyJan 4, 2011

3 replies last post by kjd
Feb 7, 2011

Charging and Chasing

Our 4 yr old chocolate lab has a habit of charging at people and/or dogs. Are there methods that...

by Kevin14Feb 5, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Feb 7, 2011

Growling

Hi all, I have a 10 year Alaskan mal/wolf and a 1 year tibetain mastiff. My mal is constantly...

by dishersFeb 2, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Feb 2, 2011

Puppy Agression Towards Other Family Dog

Hi. I have two rescue dogs: 2 yr old Lab mix and a 9 month old German Shepard mix. The puppy...

by LadyBellDec 21, 2010

5 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 29, 2011

Barking

My female Manchester terrier is 8 months. She is most definitly a barker as are all mannies. What...

by RustyhJan 27, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 29, 2011

possesive aggression

Hi my 18 month old cocker spaniel charlie is normally very obedient - one thing she has always done...

by blondieDec 7, 2010

2 replies last post by Rustyh
Jan 27, 2011

New puppy and my 22 mo female Aussie is biting

Hi, I have a new Aussie male puppy, 3 3/4 months old. I have had him for almost 2 months. I also...

by ellen9997Jan 18, 2011

4 replies last post by ellen9997
Jan 22, 2011

Jumping Fox Terrier

Hi, I have a 4 year old Fox Terrier Mix that we adopted 1 year ago. She's turned into a...

by milunaJan 18, 2011

2 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jan 21, 2011

Min Pin

I have a spayed 3 year old female min pin named Britney. I got her about 2 years ago from the SPCA...

by SamanthaJan 18, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 19, 2011

sometimes aggressive sometimes not

My 3 year old golden/collie cross is the most perfect pet we have had, and we have had many dogs...

by Anna-JonesJan 15, 2011

3 replies last post by Anna-Jones
Jan 18, 2011

Puppies play fighting

Hello, I purchased the premium program, and think it is fantastic. We have two 12 week old...

by wegianpickleJan 14, 2011

3 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 17, 2011

Other-dog Aggression

I just rescued a female, spayed Border Collie (3 years old) who had grown up in a doggie day care...

by mary123Jan 16, 2011

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Jan 16, 2011

Dog growling/snapping at other dogs

I have 5 dashchunds (3 are mine and two fosters that i have had for 1.5 years - yea, well on my way...

by cblowJan 13, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 14, 2011

Stressful

If strangers come into the gate or even the house , our dog nips at their heels and runs away, only...

by jojaqJan 10, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 12, 2011

Aggressive German Shepherd

I have a german shepherd I acquired about 2 months ago as a stray and he is an outside dog. He has...

by NiniJan 9, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 12, 2011

Fighting between 2 nut males in the house.

We lost our female alfa dog this summer and our remainning 2 nutered males one a 12 year old...

by cruisequiltJan 7, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 9, 2011

Chewing

Please help! We resently adopted a 11 month old Jack Russell Terrier we named Ziggy, and we are...

by abby-ampziggyJan 7, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 9, 2011

is this normal for a puppy?

We acquired a 3 month old mixed breed puppy from the local shelter. We've had her a couple of...

by nmamJan 6, 2011

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 6, 2011

Mini American Eskimo with fear aggression

I have a 10 month old Mini American Eskimo named Vinnie. Vinnie is a high spirited, loveable...

by minieskieJan 4, 2011

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 4, 2011

Excited by and jumping at strangers while on leash

My shihtzu is eleven months old, reasonable in most areas, but gets over-excited when encountering...

by personaDec 30, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Jan 3, 2011

How to stop growling at strangers

My chocolate lab, Cocoa, growls at strangers. This happens if they enter the home, while we are...

by dougashworthDec 21, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 23, 2010

I'm her momma, so why does she bite me?

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][/SIZE][/FONT] We got Sadie, a Weim puppy, when she was 9 weeks...

by LynOwenDec 18, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 20, 2010

Help with dog leash biting and jump biting

Hi, This is my fisrt time to view the forum, hopefully someone can help me for the dog probems...

by Wong101Dec 16, 2010

3 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 20, 2010

Trouble Getting dog to go outside

Hi, i'm having issues getting my 18 month old dog to go outside when she's told to. Especially at...

by sammyleeDec 16, 2010

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 20, 2010

Bite work

My male GS was good at bite work with reasonable drive, however his defense was lacking. The...

by HelkiaDec 16, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 16, 2010

Badly behaved on lead

I have a 17 month old neutered female Spanish water dog who we've had since she was 7 weeks...

by TEna445Dec 11, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 12, 2010

Border collie chasing and barking at other animals

I live on a lifestyle block and have kune kune pigs. My border collie goes crazy when she is...

by poshDec 10, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 12, 2010

Licking

Hello - I have a 7 month old Moodle puppy who is well behaved about 95% of the time. I have...

by Heidi11Dec 10, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 12, 2010

Aggression towards my wife (recently neutered)

Hello everyone, We have an 8+ month old golden retriever male that has always showed signs of...

by Ryan20Dec 8, 2010

2 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 9, 2010

play biting

Mable, a 1 1/2 tr old Jack Russell came to my home 6 weeks ago after being "left" with a neighbor...

by Jan-SmithDec 9, 2010

0 replies last post by Jan-Smith
Dec 9, 2010

pooing/peeing in the house AGAIN

Recently my puppy has started acting up again and started pooing and peeing in the house even...

by jinxDec 9, 2010

0 replies last post by jinx
Dec 9, 2010

Well behaved puppy except...

I have 9 mos toy poodle puppy. He is very well-mannered, calm, not afraid of other dogs or people...

by Dex123Dec 6, 2010

3 replies last post by Dex123
Dec 9, 2010

ball stealer

i have a springer, very well trained bar 1 thing she likes to steal other dogs balls, she is fine...

by k9-listenerDec 1, 2010

7 replies last post by k9-listener
Dec 5, 2010

Multiple issues

Hi. I am new here and a bit desperate for some help and answers. I adopted an 8 yr old lhasa apso...

by grace854Dec 3, 2010

4 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Dec 5, 2010

Constant whinning

Please could someone help. I have taken on a 2 year old staffie from a rescue centre and she has...

by Jo123Dec 2, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Dec 3, 2010

Issues with strangers

I have a 1 1/2 year old female spayed boxer. We got her when she was 5 months old and instantly...

by ashleybaker7Nov 26, 2010

3 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Nov 29, 2010

Very aggressive oung puppy

I have two 13 week old pointer mix puppies. From the look of them, dad may have been a Labrador...

by susharbNov 26, 2010

3 replies last post by MaxHollyNoah
Nov 28, 2010

excitement causing whining

Can anyone help with our dogs problem of whining when she is excited, ie :walks, out in the car...

by crinnyNov 24, 2010

2 replies last post by crinny
Nov 25, 2010

Over excited when doorbell rings!

My Shih Tzu loves everyone, which is great. However, when the doorbell rings, she barks excitedly...

by lizasarinskyNov 20, 2010

1 replies last post by KOPCaroline
Nov 22, 2010

Its my bed

Hi Spencer, our 2 yr old springer spaniel x pointer, has started bringing his duvet bed...

by Jan-ClaxtonOct 29, 2010

4 replies last post by Jan-Claxton
Nov 15, 2010