• What do vets do to an aggressive dog that wont let them near?

    Best answer: It is possible that, if told, they might give the owner something to sedate them first, BUT this isn't always a good idea if they need to see what's going on with the dog when he's alert. Part of getting a diagnosis with an animal who can't speak, is to see how they react which if under sedation,... show more
    Best answer: It is possible that, if told, they might give the owner something to sedate them first, BUT this isn't always a good idea if they need to see what's going on with the dog when he's alert. Part of getting a diagnosis with an animal who can't speak, is to see how they react which if under sedation, they probably won't do (react). In which case they'd muzzle him, or ask the owner to muzzle him.

    This is what vets and staff are trained to do.
    33 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I got a small shelter dog today, she's a doll but gets very upset when I tell her not to lick her stitches?

    Best answer: ask the vet for a collar or ring to keep her from licking- maybe the shelter will lend you one. The dog has been traumatized, stressed, scared and is in pain, just let her be for now and then enroll her in a training class when the vet says she can be that active.
    Best answer: ask the vet for a collar or ring to keep her from licking- maybe the shelter will lend you one. The dog has been traumatized, stressed, scared and is in pain, just let her be for now and then enroll her in a training class when the vet says she can be that active.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What to do about family dog gone rogue?

    Hi..I guess the answer must seem obvious to a lot of people but it is different when it is your dog you have had from a puppy and you know it will break your kids heart and they will never forgive you or that you could forgive yourself for putting it down .. We have a basset hound which up untill now has been good... show more
    Hi..I guess the answer must seem obvious to a lot of people but it is different when it is your dog you have had from a puppy and you know it will break your kids heart and they will never forgive you or that you could forgive yourself for putting it down .. We have a basset hound which up untill now has been good as gold aodreable you can imagine..he is about 7 now.Very recently over the last few months he has just changed he is like jeckle and hyde he will go from obeying to savage in a nano second. Nothing has changed not his diet routine nothing and we do not hit him we havent trained him as a guard dog he is a family pet.He does still have his balls and i am wondering if it would make a difference if we had them of as he is an older dog am not sure as have heard a lot of people say it did not stop agressive behaviour and some said they were worse. There was an incident when i took him out once and for no reason he got out of his leaf he is very strong and he chased some poor teenager but thankfully he only barked a lot at her and did not actualy draw blood but I have the feeling when he turns on me that this could quite easily change I just don't know what to do and feel very sad about it all as I want to do what is best for the dog and best for there people too
    16 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to train a dog?

    27 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Humane way to put down a dog?

    Best answer: Choke it out by compressing the sides of the neck where the arteries are that give blood to the brain. Don’t choke it out by blocking air supply! That way takes longer and creates more pain and distress. Use your forearm and bocep as a vice like a V to compress on both sides of the neck. To get more pressure use... show more
    Best answer: Choke it out by compressing the sides of the neck where the arteries are that give blood to the brain. Don’t choke it out by blocking air supply! That way takes longer and creates more pain and distress. Use your forearm and bocep as a vice like a V to compress on both sides of the neck. To get more pressure use your left hand to press against your right fist when compressing. This works with humans too and if done properly you can make the dog unconscious in 5-10 seconds. After that use a super heavy blow with a blunt object to the head and that should do it. Make sure you hit the head as hard as you can! Then check the pulse.
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • As a 15 year old girl, how can I train my two Maltese dogs to stop fighting over toys?

    They’re biological sisters but from different litters (ages 2 and 4). We always gave them their OWN toys and space. Somehow, they mix up and one dog will desire whatever the other dog has. Then one of them ends up not wanting to share with the other. There’s no physical aggression, just lots of barking and... show more
    They’re biological sisters but from different litters (ages 2 and 4). We always gave them their OWN toys and space. Somehow, they mix up and one dog will desire whatever the other dog has. Then one of them ends up not wanting to share with the other. There’s no physical aggression, just lots of barking and growling. They’re usually very well-behaved and quiet but this occasionally occurs.
    24 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I get a formaly abused dog to trust me?

    Best answer: Create a safe space for the dog. A covered 'den' that as enclosed and an area for feeding with a buffer zone. This are should only be accessed by people when feeding the dog. The dog should be able to retreat there at will and be able to watch what is happening around them. Find lots of quiet tasks to do... show more
    Best answer: Create a safe space for the dog.
    A covered 'den' that as enclosed and an area for feeding with a buffer zone. This are should only be accessed by people when feeding the dog.
    The dog should be able to retreat there at will and be able to watch what is happening around them.
    Find lots of quiet tasks to do nearby so the dog gets accustomed to you sitting there quietly but ignoring them.
    After a few days, occasionally place a treatin the buffer zone while you are sitting quietly.
    Slowly (over several weeks) move the treats nearer to where you sit quietly.
    The dog is scared. Suffering PTSD. It needs time and patience to teach it you won't hurt or scare it.
    22 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Your opinions on this..?

    My cousins got a dog back in 2011. He was a few days old, looked like a tiny mouse. Yes, DAYS. On the street left to die. They picked him up and brought him home. They never once bought him inside, EVER. As a newborn he slept outside, LIVED OUTSIDE. He’s never had dog food, he eats leftovers. He sleeps in a... show more
    My cousins got a dog back in 2011. He was a few days old, looked like a tiny mouse. Yes, DAYS. On the street left to die. They picked him up and brought him home. They never once bought him inside, EVER. As a newborn he slept outside, LIVED OUTSIDE. He’s never had dog food, he eats leftovers. He sleeps in a doghouse, and is chained, and they don’t even have a yard. His water bowl is empty most of the time, it’s 90 degrees most days!. He’s CHAINED ALL DAY! Do you know who feeds him when no ones home? The HOUSEKEEPER!! I’ve just learned about this and want them to give the dog up to a rescue, because they obviously can’t care for him. Help me convince them, write your opinions.
    22 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can I get my dog to behave when I'm out of town?

    So my husband and I adopted a four-year-old Weimaraner late last year after the death of our previous dog. So far she's proven to be a remarkably well-behaved and mellow pet despite the fact that we live in a two bedroom condo with no backyard. The exception is, however, when my husband and I go out of town.... show more
    So my husband and I adopted a four-year-old Weimaraner late last year after the death of our previous dog. So far she's proven to be a remarkably well-behaved and mellow pet despite the fact that we live in a two bedroom condo with no backyard. The exception is, however, when my husband and I go out of town. Since we have no backyard, we generally gate her in our elevated loft/den and leave her with an ample supply of food and water. We recently flew into Germany for a work-related conference and extended leisure trip. We were gone a total of 12-days and one night. We returned only to discover that not only had she escaped the den, but she had wreaked absolute havoc on the place. The leather couch was torn up, she chewed the legs on our dining room chairs, scratched up the door leading into our bedroom and even found the 18.5 lbs. bag of dog food under the kitchen sink and drug it all over the house. There were even several notes on the front door from the neighbors complaining about barking. What would make her act out like this? She's usually so mellow and calm. I can count on one hand the number of times I've actually heard her bark. We're not even entirely sure how she escaped in the first place as the gate was still in place and is probably too high for her to jump over. How can we prevent this from happening in the future? Thanks and God bless.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My dog LOVES other dogs, and when she sees one, she darts off the driveway like a psycho to play. How can I train her not to do this?

    She also does this on walks when another dog goes by. On walks, I show her a treat to distract her, and she gets a tiny bite. This works well, but it's not ideal, and the running off the driveway to say hi issue is a major problem. If someone walks by with a dog while I'm getting her in the car to go to the... show more
    She also does this on walks when another dog goes by. On walks, I show her a treat to distract her, and she gets a tiny bite. This works well, but it's not ideal, and the running off the driveway to say hi issue is a major problem. If someone walks by with a dog while I'm getting her in the car to go to the park, off she goes.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I help a gassey dog?

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  • How to stop puppy nipping?

    My German Shepherd puppy is about 3 months old and I don’t want this to become a bad habit of his. Since he’s a shepherd it’s natural for him to want to “herd” people and the kids but I want him to stop this. I have tried bitter apple spray but he miraculously isn’t fazed. Suggestions?
    My German Shepherd puppy is about 3 months old and I don’t want this to become a bad habit of his. Since he’s a shepherd it’s natural for him to want to “herd” people and the kids but I want him to stop this. I have tried bitter apple spray but he miraculously isn’t fazed. Suggestions?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Dog ate some gammon (jumped on table and ate it when I was in the toilet) what do I do?

    He ate some fat. He's less than 1 year old. Read that gammon is really bad for dogs. No bones were in ham.
    He ate some fat. He's less than 1 year old. Read that gammon is really bad for dogs. No bones were in ham.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My dog needs to lose weight!?

    Best answer: Meal feed. Calculate the amount of food he should be consuming for his weight and decrease the amount by 1/4. Meaning if he needs 1 cup of food, feed 3/4 cup. Divide that amount up into two equal portions feed twice a day. As he loses weight adjust as necessary until he is at the preferred weight. Consider... show more
    Best answer: Meal feed. Calculate the amount of food he should be consuming for his weight and decrease the amount by 1/4. Meaning if he needs 1 cup of food, feed 3/4 cup. Divide that amount up into two equal portions feed twice a day. As he loses weight adjust as necessary until he is at the preferred weight. Consider the calories of the treats you are giving him as part of his intake - dog cookies and apples have extra calories with little nutritional value. That scant cup of cooked chicken is all part of the problem - it's extra calories! And cooked chicken is devoid of many of the nutrients added back into properly prepared kibble. You are killing him with kindness. Overweight dogs develop diabetes, joint issues, and don't lead long happy lives. Drop the treats, drop the cooked chicken and feed a healthy kibble twice a day (1/2 each time) at the proper amount. Of course he's gobbling his food - you are feeding him a feast of things he does not need and should not have.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is my puppy eating his own poop?

    Best answer: Change his dog food. What you're giving him is not being totally digested; that's why he's eating it.

    Find something with less fat for example. And put him on that for a while and see how he fares.
    Best answer: Change his dog food. What you're giving him is not being totally digested; that's why he's eating it.

    Find something with less fat for example. And put him on that for a while and see how he fares.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Which dog is easier to train a sight or scent hound?

    Best answer: Having lived with scent hounds for over 40 years and been able to TRAIN them, at least to the standard I wanted, I can vouch for it being comparatively easy to sort out, provided you use the right methods. My main breed has a reputation for being stubborn (see, somebody here has already suggested this!), but this... show more
    Best answer: Having lived with scent hounds for over 40 years and been able to TRAIN them, at least to the standard I wanted, I can vouch for it being comparatively easy to sort out, provided you use the right methods. My main breed has a reputation for being stubborn (see, somebody here has already suggested this!), but this is only if you don't use applied psychology - make the hound think what you want, was his idea. And avoid/prevent along with 'trade'. Yes some of mine were maybe easier to sort out than others, but that was to do with the individual, not the breed.

    I now have had a scent hound for over 9 years. Yes, coming to me at 9 weeks, and knowing what I was taking on, it almost came to tears early on, but eventually I found the key to unlock her brain and all was well. It was a learning curve however. But again whereas some can be let off the lead, I don't with mine unless in a confined area because she's inclined to spook, and much as she would normally stay with me when out, equally if she doesn't like something, I have no doubt she'd take off.

    I don't think it's about sight or scent hound - but definitely with the INDIVIDUAL hound. With the acknowledgement that if you want 'immediate' and unquestioning, you won't get along with a hound - any hound.
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I take my dog to the vet?

    My dog has been sneezing a lot this week and I dont know if i should take her to the vet, it s been happening for about a week and I m worried if it could be serious or not.
    My dog has been sneezing a lot this week and I dont know if i should take her to the vet, it s been happening for about a week and I m worried if it could be serious or not.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do male dogs calm down after they’re neutered?

    My 6 month old puppy has been acting out of control lately and he’s getting neutered this so will he calm down?
    My 6 month old puppy has been acting out of control lately and he’s getting neutered this so will he calm down?
    33 answers · 3 weeks ago