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I have a femail Saint Bernard that I got through St. Bernard Rescue at 8 months.  She is now 4 years about 98 lbs.  I take her to the dog park twice a week and she plays with a couple dogs in the neighorhood so she has been socialized. Everyone loves her as she is a very loving dog.  Problem is that for the last few years she has sporadically become aggressive to others dogs and has attacked them.  Two she hurt.  There is no particular things I can find that she zones in on.  Not the sex, breed, color.  I've started using a shock collar which helps most of the time. Most of the time just having her wear it helps.  But I don't want to have to use it every time I take her out.  


Any one else have this problem or any suggestions? 

How should your bulldog stool be.. Soft, normal, just as a regular dog, runny??? Also what kind of foods do you feed

I'm not sure what is wrong with him, but the past couple pf days he hasn't been acting like himself. He isn't running around and playing, he wont eat food or drink water but he is throwing up, he is lethargic, and has a high temp. Please give any info you can so I can make my dog feel better. Thanks

i am staying with my cousin for the weekend and since I have entered her apartment, her dog growls, breaks and leaps at me.  I think he is protecting his environment, but what can I do so the weekend isn't full of aggression. 

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Snoopy84

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My dog love this one pillow in my house.  Its the only pillow that he goes after, but it is my grandmothers. Very special pillow, and my dog literally will dig through the entire house until he finds this one pillow.  Not sure what it is, but he absolutely only loves just this one pillow.  How can I replace the pillow so he chews on one that is more acceptable. 

I have a six month old yellow lab, male, not fixed yet, and all he wants to do is dig in my backyard.  Just spent a lot of money this past summer having the yard landscaped, and he is destroying my hard work and investment.  I am trying to punish him only when I catch him red-handed, but I am afraid he is going to get scarred.  How do you use positive reinforcement in this situation?

We adopted Patches in May of this year without much knowledge of his life prior to the shelter, except he does not do well with cats. He is a neutered male I will stated here. When we brought him home he was great, the only concern was his leash pulling. He was introduced the next day to my parents three females labs and seemed a little timid/scared at the first meeting but since they have become the best of friends, especially Patches and the yellow lab Summer. When we would take him for daily walks at our apartment (3-4 times a day) at least 2 miles a day, he did not pay attention other dogs at all. He then met another male dog and was much more energetic and would hump the other dog when they saw each other. Another night he came across a mix breed dog who was very aggressive and working with a trainer outside. When the trainer approached the other dog snarled and lunged at Patches, Patches did nothing but cower a little. Now we are in a new apartment complex and Patches has progressively been getting worse and worse with his aggression towards other dogs. The past month or two we have been actively working on leash training him, his pulling has gotten better but is not consistent and also he understands sit pretty well indoors but is very distracted when we are outdoors. His walks are enjoyable as long as any sight of another dog or deer is near. The second another dog walks by us or is in our view he begins to pull and whine, he has even begun barking very aggressively with snarls mixed and lunges at the other dogs, does not listen at all when he is told to sit or he is pulled in the direction of the walk we were on. He resists forcefully being sat down by myself or my boyfriend. He is a big boy, at about 75 pounds and pure muscle. Our worst fear and encounter took place this evening on our routine walk back from to our apartment from the complex dog park. A smaller mixed breed female dog and her owned came walking down the stairs. When we saw them we forced Patches to sit, he then resisted began jumping and snarling so much and lunging that he was able to make me fall over and get lose his leash from my wrist.. He attacked the other dog. No blood was shed and thankfully the owner is not pressing charges or anything. We have a very real and big problem. Is this territorial? We think we have made him into the aggressive dog he has become? Could our energy be what he is completely feeding off of when he gets like this? Please help us save Patches life.

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xynacinth

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Hi, good morning. I just want to rely my dog's condition, my dog is vomiting and having a diarrhea, and I noticed that he's poop having a blood. What do you think the problem is? What will I do? Can you give me an idea of what should I do. Please do response. Thank You..

I am in desperate need of some guidance. We have a 3 y.o. pit bull rescue we got when he was a year old. He is absolutely full of self will. He is very territorial around his kennel and the bedroom where the kennel is. He will show aggressive behavior when being put into the kennel or if he thinks his space is being violated.Example: If he is standing by the bed and I approach he will growl and then go into the kennel.We have had near misses and he has actually bitten me on a few occasions when he has felt his space is being threatened.Not bad bites,thank God. But I need to correct him and I am at a loss as to how to do this.Any suggestions?

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