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|Comment||Thank you for all your help! The links you provided didn't list a CAAB near me, but I contacted my vet and he recommended one to me! I've also bought her a hooded coat! Thanks for listing to never put a dog alone with an infant or near an infant on the floor etc. A lot of people don't think about that at all. Thankfully my husband and I both understand this and never allow it. I don't really even let our dogs near her except to sniff her feet when I'm holding her. Our pit is very curious of her and gets upset when she cries and new people hold her and that appears to be protective, but I'm not entirely certain, but I stll try to discourage the behavior b/c it's not his job to protect her, it's mine. I don't fear them to do anything, but it's not a risk we are willing to take. From now on I will try not to encourage her fearful behavior and do as you suggested, thanks for pointing that out too. I did baby her too much, she's my first small dog, I think I got too carried away with spoiling her and treating her like a human.|
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I have spent my entire professional life rehabilitating the behavior of the domestic dog and I can answer any question regarding any behavior problem in any breed dog. I have answered more than 5,000 QUESTIONS on this site in the past (almost) eight years. If you are a caring, committed owner and need advice, I'm here for you. I am personally acquainted with my colleagues (Turid Rugaas, Ian Dunbar, etc.) who were members of an elite group in EGroups that I founded: K9Shrinks. THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES for serious behavioral issues; not only is it unprofessional to offer same, it is also unethical. IF I ASK YOU SUBSEQUENT QUESTIONS, I NEED YOU TO INTERACT WITH ME. More information equals more credible answers and a more successful outcome. If you want ANSWERS THAT WORK, participate in any way I request. I'm quite committed to working on this site for YOUR benefit and the benefit of YOUR DOG. Help me in any way you can.
30 years of solving serious behavior problems in domestic dogs; expert in dog to human aggression; Internet columnist for ThePetChannel.com for 5 years; former radio talk show host, WHPC.FM, Garden City, NY "Bite Back" (1995 through 2000). List owner, international animal behavior experts, K9Shrinks@egroups.com. Seminar leader: "Operant Conditioning and Learning"; "Aggression in The Domestic Dog"; "Solving Problem Behaviors" -- conducted for various training facilities on Long Island from 1993 through 2000. Former clinical director of "Behavioral Abnormalities" in conjunction with Mark Beckerman, DVM, Hempstead, New York.
Member, APDT (UK); Psychologists in Ethical Treatment with Animals
Harcourt Brace Learning Direct: "The Business of Dog Training" "The Fail Safe Dog: Brain Training, not Pain Training"
Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Board of Directors: Northeast Dog Rescue Connection; The Dog Project; Sav-A-Dog Foundation; etc. Pro Bono counselor: Little Shelter Humane Society My practice is presently limited to forensics. I diagnose cause of dog bite, based upon testimony before the Court, for attorneys and insurance companies litigating dog bites, including fatal injuries. I also do pro bono work for bona fide rescue organizations, humane societies, et al, regarding such analysis in an effort to obtain release for dogs being held for death in municipal shelters in the US.