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Open Question: how would i train my dog to stop barking when i want him to?

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Open Question: Help with my 14 week old puppy :( PLEASE PLEASE read! 10 points to best answer :)?

OK, so I have a 14 week old pup, who’s been doing really well with house traininge etc. but every time I crate him he barks. IT’S SO ANNOYING. He fell asleep on the rug about an hour ago, so I put him to his bed in his crate and he’s still barking 1 hour later! I know he wants company, but I’m crate training him, and he needs to be crated sometimes, how can I stop this barking? He is a cavalier king charles spaniel, so he shouldn’t be a whiney barkey kind of dog! I’m getting really fed up 🙁 I have to crate him when I go out, and he barks, HELP!

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Resolved Question: What type of dog is this? [10 points to the right answer!]?

i know what type of breed this is—i just wanted to know how well this dog breed is known. Clue: extremely loyal and protective, very clean and quiet, only knows one owner/family, despite its bad reputation, it is very obedient, loyal, and easy to train (potty training and other simple things should be a given)Picture links:http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/koreanbabii1234/rosie.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/koreanbabii1234/lilninercopy.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/koreanbabii1234/dunno174.jpgperson to guess right wins! =]haha lots of interesting answers!not a dingo, wolf, shiba inu, akita, or husky.

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Open Question: Which dog breed best suits my personality?

I’m a VERY introverted person. I prefer the quiet and I don’t exercise much. I want a dog that is EXTREMELY easy to train and that can live in an apartment. It gets cold in the winter and very hot in the summer where I live. I want to do competitive obedience again with a dog. I don’t like “designer dogs”, so don’t put them up here. I need an independent dog breed and one that isn’t happy, happy, joy, joy with strangers.I prefer large dog breeds, but smaller ones are OK too. I won’t get anything under 10 lbs. unless you can really prove that’s what I need. I also have a cat and another dog from the pound. He is a Beagle mix and about 14 lbs.If anyone says to go to the pound to get one, could you please include a certain breed I should look for? Like, a Collie mix or something like that.I never said that I don’t exercise. I go for a walk twice a day. And I’ve always thought it good to know what you want so that you’re not surprised when you buy a Bulldog and get a hyper Dalmatian personality.I used to have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. And he was a JACK$%#!!! He was very mean, afraid of everything, and never listened. We got him from a breeder and a month after we had him she told us that the father was just like him! I was soooo mad!I’ve been thinking about a Whippet mix?

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Open Question: How do you know when you found another perfect dog?

Well, I feel like I found the best companion my Shayna could ask for. He’s a little less then a year older then her but is a golden mix and looks exactly like her except with a bit of a longer coat. He is great with obedience and like we want to do, go into further obedience training. He’s also already trained on an invisible fence so we wouldn’t have to go and train him again. He’s also great on walks with a gentle leader. And he does off-leash to so well. With him having a 1 year old puppy around and her having an older male around they would be so happy together. Shayna would also be very happy having a dog live with her since she’s very social. We can definitely afford another dog and all the expenses that comes with him but should we wait or think about getting him?We’ve had Shayna since June 7th 2008. What are your thoughts/ opinions?It’s a breed rescue and we would be getting the older of the two. We have on year old now.

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Open Question: What dog would be best for training for this?

Hi, I am looking for a dog that could be trained to go to nursing homes and/or hospitals. What type of dog would be best for this? I dont have a big yard but I could take it on long walks, it would also have to be good with children. And since I dont have a very big yard I dont think a big dog would be best. Does any dog come to mind? Please help?

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Open Question: my dog is 2 months old and i want to train him the basic commands?

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Open Question: Dog poops on everything.?

Ok, so I have a yellow lab about 4 months old. We got her when she was 10 wks. She goes to the bathroom outside all the time but almost everyday she goes into the guest bedroom and poops on the floor and on the bed in there. I’m starting to lose my patience. We don’t scold her or rub her nose in it like all the “pros” and books say not to do, but there is nothing in the books about how to get a dog to stop pooping and peeing on a bed. When I was growing up we had a black lab and my mom would rub her nose in her business and she never did anything in the house and she was a REALLY good dog. She wasn’t even crate trained because she was that obedient! She was never ever beat either. So why do all the professional dog people say not to rub the nose in it when it clearly works? How do I get my dog to stop sh*ting on the beds? I’m so frustrated! HELP!!!!

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Open Question: I just moved and my dog keeps peeing in the new house! Any advice?

She is house trained AND trained to go on wee-wee pads, but ever since we moved, she hasn’t been using the wee-wee pads at all, she’s just been peeing on the floor. I’ve been taking her outside 4-5 times a day for her to do her business but it hasn’t helped. In fact, just this morning, she peed outside – TWICE! – then we came in, and 15 mins later she peed on the floor! I’ve only caught her doing it once and scolded her. Any suggestions on how to get this to end?

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Open Question: What should I say to him? ?

Hello,My boyfriend and I live together and we just got into a big fight, over what I believe is nothing. I have a cat, that I love and she lives inside with us. She walks around on our dressers and stuff and he usually gets ticked at her, yells at her, and then she gets off. I usually don’t say much, since I think that she is a cat, and she doesn’t normally knock anything down, etc. So, just about 30 minutes ago she jumped up on the dresser, knocked over a coke, and my boyfriend got ticked. I understand that she knocked over something, but she didn’t mean to. He then picked her up and smacked her on the “butt” (her lower back in front of her tail) and tossed her down, she scurried off and hid somewhere. He started yelling at me telling me how he can’t have nice things because my stupid cat will ruin them. He also told me that he was leaving and when he got back the cat had to be gone and or that I had to have all my stuff packed and gone with the cat. I told him that I think he is over re-acting and that she didn’t mean to do it, and i asked him if we had kids together is this how he would discipline them, and that kids act the same way. He then yelled at me telling me that I can’t compare a stupid feline to a child and that no his children wouldn’t act that way that they would know better. I told him that I didn’t like the way that he tossed my cat down and that he could have hurt her. He said to me “If you want to see a hurt cat, then I can show you a hurt cat”…I told him not to hurt her like that, or I would call animal cruelty…he gave me this weird look and said “I can’t believe you are choosing a cat over me!” then said “I am leaving for the doctors office, you know your choices, and if you stay you better have a few apologies for me when i get home”So can someone tell me…am i the one to blame here or is my boyfriend just overreacting about the situation?? I think that someone who loved me, wouldn’t make me get rid of my cat. He has a dog that urinates all over our floors (he never took the time to potty train the dog) and I don’t say a thing, because I know he loves the dog. I think that he is overreacting..So is he overreacting or am I the one to blame??If you waited until he got home, what would you say to him?? Any opinions/thoughts/etc. would be greatly appreciated!

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Open Question: Are these examples of classical conditioning?

I have to give an ex of classical conditioning from my own life. When I was 4 I accidentally killed a bird and was yelled at (obviously) and punished.I now have a severe emotional reaction to seeing pictures, hearing about or seeing dead or hurt animals. I also have a extreme fear of anything dead in general and will not go into cemataries, see a dead person or animal, go to a funeral or wake etc. I just don’t really know where the USC,UCR, CS and CR fit into this equation. Another example I could use is that my boyfriend is in the army, and everytime I see photos, commercials or articles or news casts or anything talking about anyone in the army, marines or any military I turn off the t.v, change the channel, look away or whatever, I don’t watch t.v shows like army wives or anything that has a character who’s in the military, I also won’t watch war movies because I guess I am conditioned to protect myself from the emotional distress these images and thoughts bring me, before my bf was in the army we were already at war and when i saw these commercials before I never was upset by them, however I don’t know if its just a “normal” reaction because I suppose a lot of people do get sad thinking about it because we (america) are at war. so i’m not really sure if this is actually classical conditioning or not..Also if you could explain how classical conditioning works a little better, in application with humans that’d be very helpful as i really only get the pavlov’s dog example and have trouble applying the concept to humans. What do you think its no longer classical conditioning or is it classical conditioning when people are trained in the military? They are trained to kill and be emotionally closed off, is this classical conditioning, if so how would you apply it w/ usc, ucr, cs and cr?

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Open Question: Dog eating his own stool ?

This is a new thing. Started 2 days ago. He is a 13 month old German Shepherd male. Never has he done this. He is current on all shots/worming, etc. Have NO idea why this would start now. I need serious help with this question, as if this can’t be cured soon–like REALLY soon, he will be sold and leave my family. He is not a dog, he is my son–along with my 7 year old Doberman. I need serious help with this. He is a great dog–highly trained–it would tear-up my family to have to sell him. Please help me cure this INFECTIOUS habit, and keep Brody.

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Open Question: abt training a dog a month old bull dog?

hi i have a puppy amreican bull dog can some one help me mean hw shold i train hm especially toilet is there any info on net abt hw to trian a dog

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Open Question: Help! No place for foster dog! ?

I rescued a Cocker from this silly woman that pulled him out of a shelter and then had nowhere to put him. I decided to get involved because I wanted to help but it turned into a saga. He had some issues like biting at certain times, etc. There was no option other than to send him to an in -house training program in order to get him ready to be adopted out. I have two Cockers and a cat of my own, and so I couldn’t put my pets at risk while this pup was so unpredictable. He has been in this program for 6 weeks and doing great! He hasn’t been biting, etc. However, every family that I send to see him at this place, the trainer scares them away somehow. I am currently paying $16 a day for him to continue the training after the $1600 program and I can’t afford it much longer. I feel like the trainer is just taking advantage at this point. I’m at the end of my rope and out of straws. What do I do with this poor dog???

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