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SubjectDate Asked
Dog started growling at my kids7/6/2015
  Q: My 2 year old German Shepard recently started growling at my kids when they get near him. I think ...
  A: I'd like to respond more fully to your question. Before I do, I have a few questions for you. 1. ...
Quincy and Jackets12/3/2014
  Q: My six year old Bichon Poodle Quincy is a very vibrant character but when I put his jacket on he can ...
  A: I would like to respond to your question, but I need you to take a few moments to read my ...
aggression ( rescue dog )11/22/2014
  Q: I read your bio and ratings criteria. We recently adopted a Chug ( pug/chihuahua ) male, neutered 1 ...
  A: I don't mind your shortening my bio and rating criteria at all. In fact, I like your wording and may ...
Potty training/Housebreaking6/13/2014
  Q: We have a 10 week old puppy. We got her when she was 8 weeks. We are crate training her. She does ...
  A: I red-flagged your question as sounding very frustrated and am wondering if you're a first-time ...
Follow up5/9/2013
  Q: I got your message regarding an update on how our foster dog was doing (but there was no way that I ...
  A: :I, Jen, I am so pleased to get this update. I'm glad he's doing so well in his Forver Home and ...
house trained dog peeing in the house after being neutered.2/28/2013
  Q: I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within 3 days." The dog I am ...
  A: Jen, Thanks for taking the time to peruse my bio, and for submitting your question to me. Before I ...
Dog anxiety - "velcro" behavior10/17/2012
  Q: time and attention to my dog's issue- we have had our mix breed male dog for 5 yrs and he has ...
  A: Neven, Just an update to let you know that a donation was made to Liberty Humane Society in Jersey ...
Dog afraid to go UP the deck stairs4/11/2011
  Q: I have read your bio & will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days. About 3 weeks ago our ...
  A: You write that you "send him down the deck stairs," so I have a hint that you don't always watch him ...
Aggression1/28/2011
  Q: I have read your bio & will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days
  A: Although the way you agreed, in two e mails, is a bit unorthodox, I understand your intention to ...
"I have read your bio & will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days.11/5/2010
  Q: We have two female dogs. First, we got our Blue Heeler/Beagle mix as a puppy. A few months later we ...
  A: Updated second response, Saturday 6 November, 2010: Hello Again, Claire, I received your ratings ...
Wall Scratching Dilemma10/4/2010
  Q: I have read your bio & will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days. I really need some ...
  A: I really loved your question, but admit I had some hesitation about answering it. I'm taking a leap ...
3 Year Old Shih Tzu Pooping in the House10/2/2010
  Q: "I have read your bio and will read and rate your response fairly within three days". My situation ...
  A: I appreciate your taking the time to read my bio and agreeing to read and rate my response. I'm ...
nightmares grinding teeth9/30/2010
  Q: I have read your bio and agree to rate your answer fairly within three days of your response. Rosie ...
  A: There are really two here, and I'll be happy to answer them both, so you're getting a bonus ...
dog soiling in home9/7/2010
  Q: "I have read your bio & will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days." My question is: why ...
  A: I think the best approach would be for me to repost each segment of your submission and respond to ...
pet dogs fighting8/20/2010
  Q: "I have read your bio & will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days." Hi I have a ...
  A: and also for choosing me to direct your question to and have an opportunity to respond to it. I'm ...
Aggressive behavior in a Great Dane7/22/2010
  Q: I have read your bio %26 will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days. I adopted my ...
  A: I suspect that the honesty with which I respond to your submission will make me unpopular with you, ...
new dog/owner interaction6/15/2010
  Q: and thank you I campaigned vigourously to allow my disabled sister to get a pet,and happily she ...
  A: Great question, but I won't answer it as you did not follow the instructions in my bio (and, ...
Accidents in the house6/2/2010
  Q: I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within 3 days." I have a 14 ...
  A: I hear about this "neutering/loss of housebreaking" phenomenon quite a bit after owners have spayed ...
aggressive 9 week old lab5/18/2010
  Q: I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within three days. Ten days ago ...
  A: First, thanks for following the instructions in my bio after taking the time to read it. It's good ...
My dog keeps urinating in the house (dining room).4/13/2010
  Q: I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within three days. Dear ...
  A: :-) As I read your question, I can pinpoint a few issues right away and have advice which may help ...
Clingy Chow2/16/2010
  Q: "I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within three days. I have a ...
  A: You don't mention the ages of your children, but they appear to be very attuned to behavioural ...
Great Dane puppy growlinge1/28/2010
  Q: I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within three days I have ...
  A: 2/1/10: Hi Amanda, Thank you for your initial ratings after your question and my response, and ...
Dog stopped going up steps at home only.1/27/2010
  Q: I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within three days. We have a 5 ...
  A: Hmmm, this is an interesting question. I know what Wolmanized steps are, and you make an important ...
sudden behavioral change12/10/2009
  Q: I have read your bio. I agree to read and rate your response fairly within three days. We have a 5 ...
  A: Follow-up revision to reponse below this paragraph: Hi Connie, Thank you for honouring our ...
Anxiety Licking11/18/2009
  Q: I have read your biography and agree to review and rate your answer fairly within three days. My two ...
  A: Much appreciated! While the subject of your question reads "Anxiety Licking", the body of your ...
i have read ur bio and will respond and rate it within 3 days.11/17/2009
  Q: Hey, the name is brayden, and i am looking at getting a dog. We have just purchased a farm (very big ...
  A: Hey Brayden, Good question! Thanks for selecting me to respond to it. A good start is to speak ...
Potty Training10/23/2009
  Q: "I have read your bio and agree to read and rate your response promptly and fairly." I have a 3 ...
  A: As I said, at this late date, it was no longer necessary to rate me. But, since you finally did, I ...
Dominant Female8/25/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old female bull mastiff that I raised from a puppy and I have a 10 year old jack ...
  A: I found your question floating in the Question Pool. I might like to answer it, but before I do I ...
My dog Jake8/15/2009
  Q: My dog jake is a 5 year old Yellow lab. He has always enjoyed licking (only me really). He will ...
  A: I do think you've asked your question seriously, as I've seen what you're describing before and it's ...
Dogs8/1/2009
  Q: We were hoping to buy 2 male collie crosses brothers from a breeder but we were told by someone that ...
  A: I don't know who the "someone" was who told you that it's a given that two males will fight. This ...
puppy training7/31/2009
  Q: I have two puppies, one is about five months and one is about three months. They dont listen. I was ...
  A: I would suggest trying to work with each pup alone, one at a time, at first. Right now, the ...
new puppy7/30/2009
  Q: hi i have had my new puppy for two days and he is the lovely little thing and intelligent thought ...
  A: Your question landed in the Question Pool here at AllExperts, and I fished it out of there. I think ...
Dog Peeing in my bed!7/10/2009
  Q: I am a dog foster home for a local rescue group. Yesterday I picked up a 3-4 yr old Lhasa, whose ...
  A: As a fosterer for a local rescue, you're probably already aware that dogs not only can take a while ...
Eating plants7/9/2009
  Q: My Pomeranian always eats or tear the leaves off my peace lily. Why?
  A: It's difficult for me to say why your Pommie is eating leaves off your peace lily. I would suggest ...
female dog humping7/8/2009
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 year old female yorkie poo. There is a round pillow on our couch that she has been ...
  A: There may be any number of reasons why your female Yorkiepoo is "humpoing", or mounting, a pillow. ...
bitting shih tzu7/6/2009
  Q: I have three dogs in the house the shih tzu is the oldes.A weak ago the shih tzu bit my 15 month old ...
  A: In my opinion, a dog having bitten two children in the face is a very serious issue, one that ...
Rawhides6/29/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old female black lab. She loves rawhides bones and would eat them all day if she ...
  A: You get two answered for the "price" of one! I am happy to oblige. Regarding rawhides, that's a ...
Sleeping with the enemy6/16/2009
  Q: My English Staffordshire sleeps in my daughter's room, as she snores and keeps my husband up all ...
  A: I drew your question from the Question Pool here at AllExperts. I feel your pain! It's generally ...
Escaping Dogs6/3/2009
  Q: We have three pit bull/bull mastiff crosses, 1 male, almost three, and 1 male and 1 female(speyed) ...
  A: It sounds as if I might be able to offer suggestions on a couple of items. First, I believe that ...
Dog won't signal to go out5/11/2009
  Q: Marley is the best dog ever. He is housebroken, gets lots of walks and likes to go pee and poo on ...
  A: First, I'm "hearing" that your dog DOES in fact signal to tell you he needs to go out, although he ...
Dog Jumper5/6/2009
  Q: We have a two year old rhodesian ridge back. He is a great dog with the kids and listens when we are ...
  A: Ridgebacks are strong powerful dogs and I'm not surprised that yours can jump a fence and figure out ...
How long will my dog benefit from prednisone?5/3/2009
  Q: Kismet seems to be dying. She's just shy of 14 years old, and has a recurring bladder (tcc) cancer ...
  A: Carol, Your unfair rating of me has been graciously decided to be removed by AllExperts. They ...
playing dead4/23/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old lab who is a pleasure to train. So far I have been able to train her to come, ...
  A: Good job teaching our Lab all those tricks! A dog with as much energy as yours needs to have her ...
Pittbull Saliva4/21/2009
  Q: I was wondering if Pittbulls saliva carries any harmful bacteria to humans if it comes in to contact ...
  A: First, let me answer in part by saying that a pit bull's saliva wouldn't be any different than any ...
dog weeing !!4/7/2009
  Q: my westie is now 12 years old and about a year ago started to wee in the hallway downstairs. i now ...
  A: A 12 year of age dog that suddenly changes his urinary or bowel habits is worth having your ...
bowel movement3/25/2009
  Q: My teacup cup yorkie puppy who is 1 pound, is pooping 5 times a day, is this a problem?
  A: I'm not *really* answering this question, but answering it on the boards here so that perhaps others ...
Daschund vs Backpack3/22/2009
  Q: I have a daschund and I am aware that they often have spinal problems later on in life. I was ...
  A: Before I consider answering your question, I hope you don't mind if I ask a question. :-) I'm ...
behavior3/20/2009
  Q: I have a lab and everytime he gets outside he lays on his back and kind of scoots down the yard on ...
  A: Sorry for the brief delay in responding. I had to go out of town suddenly as a family member was ...
SHIH TZU BEHAVIOR3/19/2009
  Q: To cut to the point, I have a male shih tzu (one year old), and lately for the past couple of days, ...
  A: Sorry for the slight delay in responding. I had to go out of town for a sick family member. Here, ...
My blue tick/aieradale is becoming aggressive with men3/10/2009
  Q: My Blue Tick/Airedale terrier is almost two now. She is a very loving dog, and has never showed ...
  A: This is Madeline at AllExperts. I drew your question out of the Question Pool here. Please feel ...
puppy pooping in crate2/26/2009
  Q: i have a mini dachshund and he is about 14 weeks old. when we first got him, he really didnt have ...
  A: This is Madeline at Allexperts and I drew your question out of the question pool here. Your ...
Peeing and Pooping inside2/17/2009
  Q: Nancy my neighbor got a 3yr old dog named Buddy from the pound 5-6 months ago. Her 15yr old son was ...
  A: That's really nice for you to find an expert on behalf of your neighbour. I think it would serve ...
territory marking2/10/2009
  Q: I own a three year old un-neutured male maltese cross. My brother recently moved in and he owns a ...
  A: If the urinating is in small increments, then you are probably correct in that it is marking, also ...
My Chihuahua suddenly acts scared of me & it's breaking my heart.2/4/2009
  Q: My 8 month old Chihuahua that is almost always in my arms and sticks with me like glue all of a ...
  A: I certainly understand why you would feel upset, but try not to take it personally. My suspicion is ...
Current own a dog and what to get another1/29/2009
  Q: My husband and I have a 3-year old yellow lab. He is totally mellow and loves other dogs and he ...
  A: You're smart to do research on specific breeds before you get another dog as a companion for your ...
Puppies in my Shed1/7/2009
  Q: A rott/hound (?) dog has just had puppies in my shed. I had seen her around off & on for about a ...
  A: I can only tell you what I would do and what are my thoughts. :-) Most new canine moms may be ...
my older dog is house broken but not1/3/2009
  Q: I got a 9 yr old dog from a shelter about 2 months ago. he is housebroken. when he first came he ...
  A: Congratulations on your adopting a shelter dog! First, I would ask if your dog is neutered. Most ...
dog abuse8/28/2008
  Q: I've had my dog Max for 9 months and he is now 13 months. He is such a great dog and loves to give ...
  A: I'll try to answer your question as best I can while providing some advice. In general, ...
Why does my dog get along with the older cat, but barks and growls at the kitten7/2/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old peek a poo who gets along wonderfully with my 6 year old cat. Today we brought ...
  A: Introducing a new animal into a home with current animal residents is not generally easy, and should ...
strange behaviour7/1/2008
  Q: we have noticed lately that our female dog penny shakes her head violently after eating a mouthful ...
  A: I also thought of one more thing. Do you add any type of medication or supplements to your dog's ...
Dalmatian6/28/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old Dalmatian male and most times when out a walk with him he shows bad aggression ...
  A: This is an instance where I know as a dog trainer it would be *very* important to see the behaviour ...
Dog Refusing to Walk6/24/2008
  Q: I have a six-year-old basset hound mix that my family adopted from a shelter about five years ago. ...
  A: As I read and think about your question, a few things come to mind. The first question I will ask ...
border collie that desnt like to play!6/23/2008
  Q: 2 months ago i took on a rescued border collie, Lebelo (which means swift) When she first came to us ...
  A: border collies! I want to commend you for doing such a great job bringing Lebelo out of her shell ...
dog eat excrement6/22/2008
  Q: my 8 year old dog is eating excrements from other dogs when i take her for a walk. it goes very ...
  A: The practice of poop eating is called coprophagy (long word for such a quick 'meal,' yes?). The ...
recent dog fight6/17/2008
  Q: two wild mutts attacked my dog on the 11th, and they pulled a lot of hair out on the top of his head ...
  A: In general, I would not answer this question because much of what you ask does not lie in my area of ...
my dog6/8/2008
  Q: I have a 10 month old pitbull and he is losing hair on his back end.We have tryed every thing ...
  A: Technically, I'm *can't* really answer this question, but opting to put it on the board so that ...
Dog Pooping/weeing on carpet6/3/2008
  Q: I have a dog bequeathed to me by an ex, who didn't house train her at all. I live in a flat with an ...
  A: Depending on the age of the dog that used to belong to your ex-, it may be very challenging, but not ...
yorkie-extremely anxious5/12/2008
  Q: i have a 2 1/2 yr. old male yorie.he is neutered.he is extremely anxious.he whines and whimpers if ...
  A: I was wondering if you could be a bit more descriptive in letting me know what your Yorkie is doing ...
Shiba Inu's snout rubbing3/22/2008
  Q: We've had our Shiba Inu (female/spayed) for 1 year and 4 months. She is 1 1/2 years old. We love ...
  A: Many dogs like to rub their snouts, faces and/or backs on furniture or rugs. I have seen dogs do ...
my male dog started peeing on my kids bed3/20/2008
  Q: the son who is now 6 has just started weeing on my 8 year old girls bed and only hers and no where ...
  A: There may be several reasons as to why your male Staff bull has starting weeing on your ...
my dog is sick3/19/2008
  Q: i have a Boston terrier puppie of 10 weeks and he has been throwing up .he has diarrhea and he ...
  A: When a puppy becomes as sick as your puppy sounds, it is quite a serious issue, as dogs, especially ...
potty training3/17/2008
  Q: im having trouble potty training my 4 month old puppy. we did the same that we did for my other dog ...
  A: It would be difficult for me to explain why you might be having challenges housetraining your pup. ...
MY MALE DOG1/21/2008
  Q: This might fall under a question you do not want to answer if so no problem just wanted to ask. My ...
  A: I'm happy to answer your question as best I can because technically you're not asking about ...
spoiled Shih Tzu1/20/2008
  Q: My dog always has been "hand-fed" since he was a baby. We always fed him Ukanuba lamb and rice dry ...
  A: What I'm not clear about in your question to me is whether you continued to try to hand feed your ...
scared dog1/19/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old yellow lab(Maggie) that seems to be scared of everything. She was raised with a ...
  A: It's hard to tell from what you've written what Maggie is doing that makes you feel she's timid. ...
Italian Greyhounds12/27/2007
  Q: I own 2 Italian greyhounds. They are around 14 or 15 years old. I have noticed as they are getting ...
  A: Animals (including humans) can smell different as they age due to hormonal and other changes. ...
puppy12/24/2007
  Q: What are dogs favorite human treat that is healthy?
  A: I'm assuming that your question is geared towards foods that would make good treats as an addition ...
Adoption of an older Dog12/23/2007
  Q: We have a dashound 1 1/2 years old. He has been with us 5 weeks. He has ajusted well but he is ...
  A: Your dachshund has not been with you very long and may still be getting used to his surroundings and ...
Fleas on Puppies9/14/2007
  Q: I have 2 week old lab puppies and they have fleas. I was wondering if you knew how old they had to ...
  A: I would suggest you contact your vet. As far as I know, pups cannot be treated with a flea product ...
Blinds and anxiety?8/28/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old mixed breed. She is i believe part golden and part chow. she was found as a ...
  A: It *sounds* as if your dog may have developed separation anxiety. Perhaps she had signs of mild ...
dog urinating7/24/2007
  Q: We have two Maltese dogs each will be three years old in November and december. Our problem the male ...
  A: First, I would have to ask you if the dogs are both male, and if so, are they neutered? If not, is ...
creeping...?7/21/2007
  Q: i was wondering why my 12 year old female black lab litterally creeps around bushes and plants like ...
  A: I have a few ideas about your question, but not nearly enough information (or as much as I would ...
New Puppy7/11/2007
  Q: We just recently rescued a 6 month old female black and tan hound mix. We already have a 10 month ...
  A: First, until you're sure that your two dogs will get along, you should always supervise their ...
Poop Problem7/9/2007
  Q: I have two malteese pups they are brothers and about 7 months old ,I have two problems with them the ...
  A: Sounds as if you're having some concerns about your two seven-month-of-age Maltese littermate males. ...
dominance aggression in shepherd7/8/2007
  Q: I have just adopted a rescue Dutch Shepherd, nine years old. I had her for 2 weeks, and had to go ...
  A: Regarding your Dutch Shepherd, first I want to say that it sounds as if your dog has been under ...
bad yorkie6/15/2007
  Q: my yorkie is house trianbut some times he pee pee on the bathroom floor why l alway put new pads for ...
  A: If your Yorkie is otherwise housetrained but only pees on the bathrooom floor when you leave, I'm ...
upset about his crate all of a sudden6/14/2007
  Q: I have a seven year-old dog (half Lhasa, half Maltese) who has been more or less happy to sleep in ...
  A: When there are behaviour changes that appear suddenly in dogs, I always ask people to have a ...
potty training my scared puppy6/11/2007
  Q: I have a new puppy, she's about... 3 months old. she was abused in the home before she came to my ...
  A: Before I answer some items, I would like know how long you have had your young dog, what breed she ...
new puppy6/9/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old rottweiller, and my boyfriend just bought a 2 month old English bulldog, we have ...
  A: It _sounds_ as if Paco is simply excited by Diesel's presence, and as if this does not include any ...
dog peeing in same room in house6/1/2007
  Q: Our toy poodle is 10 years old. She is peeing in one room in the house. Whenever the door is left ...
  A: First, I would ask when your poodle's last vet check was? The reason is that there may be a medical ...
two male dogs5/1/2007
  Q: I WANT TO BUY A MALE BULLMASTIFF PUPPY. WE CURRENTLY OWN AN ADULT MALE TERRIER. DO YOU THINK THERE ...
  A: The answer to your question would be very difficult to determine without lots more information. Is ...
my puppy gets aggressive at meal times.3/28/2007
  Q: I have a 8.5 week old Golden Retriever, she's ususally very good, but recently she's been gettin ...
  A: I don't know how long you have had your Golden, but it sounds as if she could have spent a little ...
littermate fight3/24/2007
  Q: I have two boxer dogs that are littermates; they are now 11 months old. They are spayed and ...
  A: Often between dogs in the same household there will be ranking issues unless and until they work out ...
puppy teeth3/22/2007
  Q: I have a five month old Chihuahua and i came home and saw a tooth laying next to the food bowl and i ...
  A: The answer to whether your dog's tooth loss might be serious depends on whether the tooth was a ...
pet help2/26/2007
  Q: I have 2 dogs. 1. A siberian Husky purebreed 2. A mixed smaller dog Our husky had heartworms, we ...
  A: I too am familiar with how costly vet care can be for animals. However, there is a veterinary ...
Just Curious!!2/23/2007
  Q: I just had a quick question.... I have a 2 year old German Shepherd named "Sir" and he's a very ...
  A: First, congratulations on being a Mom soon! Good for you for thinking about your dog and your baby ...
snapping2/13/2007
  Q: hel be 1 yrs old on saturday 17th feb never did it before 3rd time now very worried as i av a 7 yr ...
  A: I can understand your concern. For now, first manage the situation by telling your daughter not to ...
backing up when you reach down to pet2/10/2007
  Q: Beshan/shitzo mix--one year old. Want's to come to you but when you reach down to pet her she backs ...
  A: Your Bichon-Shih Tzu mix is communicating with you as a dog, not a human. Ah, the differences in ...
Troubled Pound Puppy2/9/2007
  Q: About a week ago I brought home an 8 month old lab mix female from the pound. She had been in the ...
  A: Based on the information I have, I will try to make some suggestions for you. You wrote that your ...
female behavior2/8/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old Yorkie/Terrier mix female that has never been bred or spayed. She has been in ...
  A: There may be any number of reasons why your unspayed female is humping your leg. First, you say that ...
help2/7/2007
  Q: hi my 7 month old labrador retriever is realy reealy boared always what can i do ??? and if i buy ...
  A: I don't know whether your dog is male or female, so I'll just refer to your dog as a 'he' to ...
8 week Lab is scared2/6/2007
  Q: We just bought an 8 week yellow lab from a good breeder. We allow him to sleep in our bed as he is ...
  A: Most dogs can be made to enjoy the crate and feel secure in it. However, your dog is in what is ...
agressive behavior2/5/2007
  Q: We adopted (strays) two litter mates-lab mixes-both female. They are approximately 8 months old. ...
  A: I am inserting a link for you which is an article on spaying and neutering: ...
help2/3/2007
  Q: hey their my chocolate lab tyson is about 7 months old and is 22 inches tall how tall will he grow ...
  A: I am sending a follow up to my non-answer. I wish to re-submit my answer to you and apologize for ...
His hair is everywere...1/27/2007
  Q: I have a Shih Tzu who is 5 years old and he sheds all the time and he has since he was little. I ...
  A: As far as I have ever known and read, Shih Tzus are typcially non-shedding dogs, double coated, with ...
a new puppy1/18/2007
  Q: I have a couple of questions. We adopted a puppy from a humane society who had told us he had been ...
  A: Typically puppies will be de-wormed several times; however, the medication given for roundworms and ...
HELP!!! we have added a new puppy!!!!1/16/2007
  Q: Please help me out i have a 13 month American English bulldog (newly neutered about a month ago) he ...
  A: What I'm going to do is copy and paste your question here, and respond to it in parts so that it ...
Puppy Potty training1/11/2007
  Q: I know this question has been asked millions of times, but I'm wondering if there's more to my ...
  A: Congrats on doing such a great job with the crate training! Since your dog likes going in the ...
dog grooming1/10/2007
  Q: I'm interested in learning to be an animal groomer. Where would you recommend I start? I have begun ...
  A: While I'm not a groomer, I can try and give you some tips from a trainer's point of view. Starting ...
Chiuaua bitch1/9/2007
  Q: We have been given a small dog to look after and it appears to be wiping its backside on the carpet ...
  A: What your Chihuahua guest is doing is called scooting. Dogs may scoot for several reasons. The ...
Dog fears1/7/2007
  Q: my dog Mitzi is afraid of the wind, especially at night when we are in bed. She paces and pants all ...
  A: It would be helpful to me to know Mitzi's age and a bit about her medical background. It appears ...
Training12/27/2006
  Q: I have a Pomeranian about 1 1/2 years of age. Generally she is pretty good, but for some reason no ...
  A: I need to start by asking if your Pommie was ever reliably housetrained for any period with NO ...
introducing a new male pup12/27/2006
  Q: I have a 8 month old male Chihuahua who has been the center of attention since day one ...... he has ...
  A: I would like to help you with your question, but I need more information. Can you describe exactly ...
Separation Anxiety12/26/2006
  Q: I have a 9 month old toy poodle who I think is depressed and has separation anxiety. He gets very ...
  A: From what you've written, I'm not convinced that your dog has separation distress or separation ...
Unpredictable agrressive behaviour in my 11 month old schnoodle12/23/2006
  Q: I have been reading some of your other answers and I have a feeling that my dog may be suffering ...
  A: It's unclear to me whether your schnoodle tries to grab your shoes that you're wearing, or a shoe ...
Jack/Rat Using Bathroom in Crate12/22/2006
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  A: Since you say your Jack Russell/Rat Terrier X has been housetrained up until now, and the only ...
JRT in heat/scond time12/22/2006
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  A: Kat, It really disappoints me that you 'graded me down' for rendering my professional thoughts ...
sudden strange behavior12/5/2006
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  A: This appears to be perhaps several things: when you say he's oblivious when he licks the air, it ...
I need help with my 2 year old dog!12/5/2006
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  A: This is an adult dog that needs to go 'back to basics' for housetraining, such as tethering the dog ...
Sleeping with us12/4/2006
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Beagle's coat12/3/2006
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  A: It could be that you are bathing your dog too much and disrupting the natural pH of your dog's skin, ...
potty training12/2/2006
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  A: I understand your frustration and your concerns. I also applaud your rescue effort for this pup and ...
Bringing in Poop/Pee Pads11/30/2006
  Q: I have a 12 wk old black lab named "BB" and I've had her for about a month. The ultimate goal: I ...
  A: I'm trying to understand what the situation is. Is the puppy that you have kept in the garage, or ...
sick dog11/29/2006
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  A: I'm not sure I completely understand the question, but I will give it a try. IF you are saying that ...
aggression11/28/2006
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  A: Aggression is a serious issue, particularly with a young child in the home. I understand your ...
spanking the puppy11/27/2006
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  A: I am sorry that you are made uncomfortable by your spouse spanking the dog, and you are correct that ...
Cowering11/27/2006
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puppy11/27/2006
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  A: Wow, I completely understand your concerns as I have to leave my own five-month-old puppy in January ...
dog arthritis11/26/2006
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  A: I'm wondering if your dog has been clinically diagnosed with an arthritis issue? If not, what leads ...
peeing on b eds11/26/2006
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  A: There may be several reasons for your Brittany to be eliminating on the beds in your home, both ...
behavior problem11/13/2006
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  A: It does indeed sound as if your dog may be suffering from separation distress. One of the ...
chewing11/10/2006
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  A: I'm sorry about your furniture. :-( What you've got is a young Rottie/Lab X who has a need to ...
My dog doesnt stop crying!11/9/2006
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  A: You sound like you may be a first-time dog owner, so first, congratulations on your new pup! ...
13 month old puppy back-tracking on housetraining11/9/2006
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  A: Normally I would say that your dog might be experienced a change in routine. In other words, you ...
Following the leader11/9/2006
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  A: I don't know the circumstances of how your dog's leg came to be broken exactly, but since you say he ...
lab puppies11/5/2006
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  A: I use several tests or test combinations to evaluate pups for temperament. The tests that I know of ...
due date for my boxer11/3/2006
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  A: Since your boxer was bred (for what reasons, I do not know) on advice from a veterinarian, I would ...
Behavior in just spayed female dog11/1/2006
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  A: Since your terrier was spayed while she was pregnant, all the blood vessels that lead to her ovaries ...
Potty Training10/31/2006
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  A: I'm sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with your bulldog that are making you feel as if ...
Dog and cats can they learn to get along10/31/2006
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  A: To be honest, an eight month old Husky mix with a kitten is a tough one. I don't want to say that ...

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I respond to public questions only. I'm not a veterinarian & do not respond to medical questions.Suggestions: Submit a question in one area of priority, as what I am able to address in this venue is limited. Provide as much detail re: the behavior & issue as you can. Tell me how & if behavior is a change from previous behavior & when the changes occurred. Let me know what you think may have triggered such changes & what you have tried so far to resolve it, & what the results were. Let me know what you want help with & what are your concerns & questions about the behavior. I have set up a payment/donation to myself for responding to questions. I donate most of it to animal shelters & rescues. I keep a small portion for my time. The minimum donation is $25.00 on PayPal. When I see that a donation has been made, I will respond to your question. You will be prompted to make the donation before submitting your question. When you have read & rated my response fairly, which must be at the time you read it, I will refund $5.00 back to you IF YOU REQUEST that I do so in your rating comments. If I ask for more details, please respond as a "follow-up" & not as a new question. If I don't respond to your question, I will refund your donation less $5.00. DO rate me fairly at the end of our exchange. I will be pleased if you DO nominate me for volunteer of the month - why not, if I was generous in my response? I may suggest something you were not necessarily ready to hear, but I am honest in the interest of helping your dog, & that is my goal. Please keep that in mind. Please do NOT contact me privately about Allexperts questions through my e-mail or website unless I have invited you to do so. That is an invasion of my privacy - thank you for respecting it. If you would like to contact me for actual dog training & behavior consulting, you may contact me through my website.

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Professional dog trainer and behavior consultant full-time since 2002, and hands-on owner and operator of my dog training business; professional dog portrait artist and professional painter for over 20 years. Professional State Certified Educator since 1992. AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Trainer and Evaluator and AKC S.T.A.R. Trainer and Evaluator. Service and Therapy Dog Trainer (I do not, however, certify dogs for service or therapy work). Experience working with many people on the autism spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome, both children and adults. Former college and public school instructor. Majored in: Counseling Psychology; Animal Science; Studio Art and Illustration. Professional Teacher since 1992. Degrees: B.F.A.; Master's Degree.

Organizations
Founding Member of The Behavior Education Network (B.E.N.) of Animal Behavior Associates. Five year professional member of APDT. Two year member of ABMA. Was Animal Science Major, Rutgers University and Psych Major, Caldwell College. Permanently Certified NJ State Instructor Since 1992 and dog trainer/behavior consultant since 2002; AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Trainer & Evaluator, same for AKC S.T.A.R. training and evaluating; multi-species experience with cats, horses, swine, agamids, birds, rodents, with primary focus on domestic dog. Please keep questions related to dogs only in this forum.

Publications
Chronicle of the Dog, Yankee Dog, local news writings, "Popular Dog" Series magazine - Housetraining issue, quoted in Tonawanda (NY) News, July 2007 Join my Facebook page which is NY, NJ and Florida Metro Areas Dog Training if you'd like to have ongoing access to me for occasional questions and advice.

Education/Credentials
Master's Degree, State Teaching Certification, plus additional undergrad college credits in psychology, and accredited college study in Animal Science.

Awards and Honors
Published author on dog training and dog behaviour, and business aspects of dog training. F.I.T. "Commitment to Illustration and Excellence as an Illustrator" award. Second place internationally in Society of Illustrators international art competition. Jellybean Photographics Award (for illustration). Rondout Valley Instructor's Training Course (I.T.C.) best dog training coach award (which I consider the highest award they gave out for that five day workshop!). I am a true believer that the best is usually saved for last.

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Over 2,500 satisfied customers since 2002.

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