• My dog has severe panic attacks due to gun shots in my city?

    She's almost four years old, a pit bull and Australian Sheppard mix. I live in south dallas and there is quite a bit of excitement around her especially over the weekends. Recently there are around three to seven gun shots coming from my street and my dog is going insane. She literally starts shaking and... show more
    She's almost four years old, a pit bull and Australian Sheppard mix. I live in south dallas and there is quite a bit of excitement around her especially over the weekends. Recently there are around three to seven gun shots coming from my street and my dog is going insane. She literally starts shaking and cowaring while running to find a place to hide. At this moment I just got back from church and am trying to get some Loren rest so we are laying on my bed while a few shots just went off, she is now huddled next to me shaking with fear and ears perked. How can I help ease her anxiety? It's a sad sight to see her tremble like this.
    11 answers · 9 hours ago
  • What is toxic to dogs?

    18 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can I shoot my neighbors dog!?

    First off I know that sounds terrible but please let me explain. My neighbor has 5 or 6 all different dogs. He lives in a garage type place that is extremely small and even when he just opens his front door to let them out the stench that comes from in that house is absolutely unbearable and causes your gag... show more
    First off I know that sounds terrible but please let me explain. My neighbor has 5 or 6 all different dogs. He lives in a garage type place that is extremely small and even when he just opens his front door to let them out the stench that comes from in that house is absolutely unbearable and causes your gag reflexes to take hold. Obviously these dogs have created a pack mentality and this guy is in extreme denial him an his disabled boyfriend can handle all of these dogs... Here is my issue, I got a blue heeler puppy who is about thirteen weeks now, he is already a very obedient dog. Well my neighbors pit bull mix has bitten my dog twice. No holes that I can find but it has traumatized him to cower to all the dogs he meets now! I have kindly asked my neighbor TWICE! To no longer bring this dog onto my property. This dog growls at me in my own driveway and causes the other dogs shes with to be mean too. This scares me to even allow my nephews to come spend a night or two. When I am paying a large amount of money to live on five acres with a beautiful home I should have the right to say what goes. We have a huge pond in the backyard that all of our neighbors dogs (there's 10 or more in all) love to use and are more than welcome too as long as there poop gets picked up which unfortunately I've done most of that too. I partially don't mind as long as there is only nice play. Now if I have kindly asked this guy to not bring her over but he has been continuing to do so, can I get my local humane society involved before I shoot this guys dog for hurting my dog again!? She has bit my puppy twice and I won't stand for this to continue happening! If there is something else I can do by all means I want to do those first but my last nerve has been tweaked. And in all honesty to only have a problem with 1 out of possibly more than 10 dogs I'd say is pretty good! Any opinions comments and concerns will be very helpful to my happiness and safety of my dog!
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it bad to stare into your dogs eyes?

    is it true that your dog is a bad dog if they stare back at you?
    is it true that your dog is a bad dog if they stare back at you?
    4 answers · 3 hours ago
  • Prison sentence for killing dog is stupid !?

    I was totally shocked when I first heard that USA and maybe some other western countries has prison sentence for killing or torturing dogs or cats. On google search engine I heard cases were the sentence is long like 8 years or 12 years prison. I think this totally stupid ! Why care that much about mindless animals... show more
    I was totally shocked when I first heard that USA and maybe some other western countries has prison sentence for killing or torturing dogs or cats. On google search engine I heard cases were the sentence is long like 8 years or 12 years prison. I think this totally stupid ! Why care that much about mindless animals ? Don't americans kill cockroaches and rats in their home, and don't they slaughter a pig for food and don't people hunt birds for fun. So, what is the big deal about dog ? Dogs might look a little cuter for some people, but they are just another mindless animals. If your dogs dies, you can just buy another dog. It just a mindless animals that doesn't have any kind of personality. Also, I saw many videos on youtube about rescue teams who job is to save dogs than need help. I just don't know why these goverments waste too much money on helping animals, when those money could be used for better things like helping poor people. I just can't understand why americans love dogs as if they are humans ?
    75 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can my dog have a couple fish sticks?

    She's 2 months old. Australian shepherd and Chesapeake bay retriever mix. A few days ago I gave her a little bread as a treat. Well I'm making fish sticks right now and she's barking at them. Would it be ok if I have her like 1 or 2?
    She's 2 months old. Australian shepherd and Chesapeake bay retriever mix. A few days ago I gave her a little bread as a treat. Well I'm making fish sticks right now and she's barking at them. Would it be ok if I have her like 1 or 2?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do I tip my dog groomer if she is the owner?

    I am taking my cavalier to get groomed tomorrow. However, I am debating whether the groomer who is also the owner should get tipped...I usually don't have an issue with tipping, because I know that when you work for someone else you don't get the entire amount your paying, but what if all you are paying... show more
    I am taking my cavalier to get groomed tomorrow. However, I am debating whether the groomer who is also the owner should get tipped...I usually don't have an issue with tipping, because I know that when you work for someone else you don't get the entire amount your paying, but what if all you are paying goes to the owner?. I also think $68 to groom a 20 lbs well behaved puppy is a lot...any suggestions
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • My 3 month old puppy accidentally gave me a scratch with his teeth or nails. Will I get rabies?

    I bought him from a first time breeder. Hes 3 months and will be getting his rabies shot in 1 day. I dont know what scratched me, his teeth or nails. What are the chances I'll get rabies? Getting pretty paranoid.
    I bought him from a first time breeder. Hes 3 months and will be getting his rabies shot in 1 day. I dont know what scratched me, his teeth or nails. What are the chances I'll get rabies? Getting pretty paranoid.
    14 answers · 13 hours ago
  • HELP! MOTHER DOG DOESNT WANT TO FEED PUPS MILK!?

    My dog ( red nosed pitbull) gave birth to 8 pups on the 21st of November. 2 weeks ago she stopped wanting to feed her pups. Every time they want milk she walks away. The babys always scratch on the door when their mother is outside after a couple of hours. And when i let her back in (because she stands on the door)... show more
    My dog ( red nosed pitbull) gave birth to 8 pups on the 21st of November. 2 weeks ago she stopped wanting to feed her pups. Every time they want milk she walks away. The babys always scratch on the door when their mother is outside after a couple of hours. And when i let her back in (because she stands on the door) she always runs! They force her down and her utters have bites and scratches. I put a dress on her to prevent the babys from getting to her utters, but the babyz ALWAYS GET THROUGH. They already drink water and eat dog food so i really dont know what to do! I need help.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are fried oysters bad for my dog?

    11 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Can you run a dog to death?

    The other day, we were out on the farm, and riding a dirt bike around the pasture. We suddenly had the idea to encourage our German Shepherd to run along to try and get him some good exercise, and he proceeded to race along beside/behind us at full speed for nearly 3 miles (still in the pasture, not the road, and... show more
    The other day, we were out on the farm, and riding a dirt bike around the pasture. We suddenly had the idea to encourage our German Shepherd to run along to try and get him some good exercise, and he proceeded to race along beside/behind us at full speed for nearly 3 miles (still in the pasture, not the road, and not on a leash). After that, we quit, worried that he was going to get hurt running that fast for so long (we also slowed down a couple times while we were still doing circles to to make sure he didn't want to stop), and took him down to his water dish. He was panting like mad and had slobber/foam all over his face, but after a drink of water he immediately jumped in to playing basketball with the family, so I don't think he really used up all of his energy. Will a dog run themselves to death if they are enjoying it though, or will they slow down and stop if they have had enough? He seemed to be having a blast running after the dirt bike on the grass, so I'd like to do it again (and maybe go further so he is properly tired), but I want to be sure I'm not going to have him keel over or hurt himself. How far can a dog run full speed? And will they stop themselves when they've had enough?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can this family be charged with animal cruelty or neglect?

    My neighbors had this cute little dog that they NEVER kept on a leash. Animal control was called numerous times, so many they had to pay a fine many times to get the dog back. People would personally bring the dog home, myself included and they got letters from our HOA regarding the dog being loose. They ran over... show more
    My neighbors had this cute little dog that they NEVER kept on a leash. Animal control was called numerous times, so many they had to pay a fine many times to get the dog back. People would personally bring the dog home, myself included and they got letters from our HOA regarding the dog being loose. They ran over him as a result of them not keeping him secured and he lost one of his legs during that incident. They still continued to be neglectful and allow the dog to be loose all day and run all over the neighborhood. I just found out that the dog was hit and killed earlier this week and I am extremely sad. I did every to get them to keep their dog safe...is there anything that can be done now that their lack of responsibility has caused the dog to lose it's life?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • My dog got hit by a car. What now?

    Okay my dog had ran away from me and got hit by a car. When the car hit him, he just started to cry really loud while running back home. He seems fine, eats drinks, pee, poop. In the couple of hours when it happen, everyone I touch the part where he got hit he would scream really loud, but now he has stopped. I was... show more
    Okay my dog had ran away from me and got hit by a car. When the car hit him, he just started to cry really loud while running back home. He seems fine, eats drinks, pee, poop. In the couple of hours when it happen, everyone I touch the part where he got hit he would scream really loud, but now he has stopped. I was not at the accident, so I couldn t see what happen, but there s tire marks on him. (His a white dog) I can t take him to the vet as I can t afford it right now.
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why does my dog refuse to poop outside?

    i have a 7 month husky/german shepard mix. she was potty train at my house but then we moved into a apartment and she refused to go outside but the second we let her in she poops. we have delt with it for 4 months now and its getting to the point where im steam cleaning the rugs every week. we have her on a... show more
    i have a 7 month husky/german shepard mix. she was potty train at my house but then we moved into a apartment and she refused to go outside but the second we let her in she poops. we have delt with it for 4 months now and its getting to the point where im steam cleaning the rugs every week. we have her on a feeding schedule adn after the dogs eat we take them out to pee and then take them out 30 mins after to go poop and if they dont poop we put them in the cage for an hr and take them out again and keep doing that till they go. when we left her roam the house because we dont want to keep her in her kennal al day she goes poop right infront of us. any info on why shes being so stubbord?
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • How do I teach my dog not to mark on certain things, like agility equipment?

    My young dog doesn't understand that marking on agility equipment (among other things) is not okay. He's fully housebroken at home (in my house). At the indoor training facility, he has somewhat of an idea that it's not okay, but sometimes still can't resist the urge to mark. The biggest problem... show more
    My young dog doesn't understand that marking on agility equipment (among other things) is not okay. He's fully housebroken at home (in my house). At the indoor training facility, he has somewhat of an idea that it's not okay, but sometimes still can't resist the urge to mark. The biggest problem is that at our outdoor agility classes, he really doesn't understand at all that it's not okay. He knows we're outside, and he knows he's allowed to pee outside...normally...but then all of a sudden I'm yelling no when he tries to mark on a tunnel or jump in class and he's confused and not understanding one bit what the problem is. I don't know what to do. The trainer's getting mad and it's stressful for me to try to keep him from marking all the time. I was thinking about getting him a belly band as a courtesy to others so he doesn't mark on the equipment, but I was trying to avoid it because I think he may be annoyed that he has it on and not be as enthusiastic about the training. What can I do to train him not to do this? I always scold him and give him a stern no, but he just looks at me with a blank stare like he has no idea what I'm even scolding him about. I've been hoping that with time, he'll build more focus and think about marking less...my other dog marked on a couple tunnels when he first started training, and hasn't done that in quite a long time...but he also was never obsessive about marking like my new dog is. My new dog was a unneutered stray for a while before I adopted him, so I imagine he spent his day marking where ever he pleased, and that's why he's having trouble understanding it's wrong. (He is neutered now, BTW, but he wasn't neutered until I adopted him at 13 months of age, so it was already a habit.) What can I do to help? Does anyone have experience with something like this? Do you think he'll start to get the idea with time? Thanks!
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Am I in the wrong here, just give your honest opinion?

    Best answer: No, you are definitely not in the wrong. People who's dogs are not under their control, need to keep them leashed. Plenty of dogs do NOT tolerate rude dogs running up to them.
    Best answer: No, you are definitely not in the wrong. People who's dogs are not under their control, need to keep them leashed. Plenty of dogs do NOT tolerate rude dogs running up to them.
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to make my dog stop tearing stuff up while we are gone?

    Hey! Thanks for reading my question! Okay, so my uncle gave us his dog because the dog had bitten a UPS guy and could no longer live with my uncle. Seeing as how I live in a different state from my uncle- we were the only people who even considered taking him. We took him in, but now he is home alone from about... show more
    Hey! Thanks for reading my question! Okay, so my uncle gave us his dog because the dog had bitten a UPS guy and could no longer live with my uncle. Seeing as how I live in a different state from my uncle- we were the only people who even considered taking him. We took him in, but now he is home alone from about 7-8 AM to 6PM. We come home to our garbage, or whatever we left on the table, torn to shreds. He is a three year old Black Lab. We have had him for about four months. I really love him, but this needs to stop. I am sick of coming home and seeing random crap torn all over the floor. He did not do this at my uncles. Why is he doing this? How can it be stopped? We do NOT want to get a dog crate/kennel because we do not want him locked up for that long. What can we do?
    16 answers · 3 days ago