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What kind of dogs do you have? :D Do you have pictures?

I am having difficulty potty training my 13 week old yorkshire terrier, Buddy. I cannot crate train him because he cries so loud for so long that my parents get irritated and just take him out of the cage.
He does well sleeping through the night soundly, and has no accidents, he usually sleeps with me in my bed. But when i take him outside in the morning he goes potty on the concrete, and I clean it up. I give him a treat when he goes potty outside.
In the day time, he usually doesnt go outside, and he doesnt like the grass for some reason. He just stands out there and if I put him in the grass, he tries running back to the concrete. literally a few minutes after taking him back inside, he goes on the floor.
Sometimes he uses his pee pad.
 

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Hi! How would you train a dog to get along with others? My dog is very protective and will go after anything she thinks is a threat. She's usually a sweetie to humans unless she gets bad vibes from them. She usually just barks angrily at other dogs. Teeney, do you have a pic of yours? I love yorkshires! Here's a pic of mine:
 

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cjz96, aww cute dog!!

Do I have pictures? AHAHHAHAH of course im a PHOTO SPAMMER! :-D





 

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Going potty outside is about the only thing my dogs are trained to do :lol: They are a bunch of little heathens otherwise. I have a terrier mix, a chihuahua.doxie mix and a toy poodle. The poodle has got heart and lung problems. He's about 14 years old, we may have to make a decision soon :cry:
 

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I do!
What kind of dogs do you have? :D Do you have pictures?

I am having difficulty potty training my 13 week old yorkshire terrier, Buddy. I cannot crate train him because he cries so loud for so long that my parents get irritated and just take him out of the cage.
He does well sleeping through the night soundly, and has no accidents, he usually sleeps with me in my bed. But when i take him outside in the morning he goes potty on the concrete, and I clean it up. I give him a treat when he goes potty outside.
In the day time, he usually doesnt go outside, and he doesnt like the grass for some reason. He just stands out there and if I put him in the grass, he tries running back to the concrete. literally a few minutes after taking him back inside, he goes on the floor.
Sometimes he uses his pee pad.
I have a picture of Chokolate(border collie)and Blaze(German shepherd)on my profile picture.
 

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Awww on the beach, how cute!
 

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Hi! How would you train a dog to get along with others? My dog is very protective and will go after anything she thinks is a threat. She's usually a sweetie to humans unless she gets bad vibes from them. She usually just barks angrily at other dogs. Teeney, do you have a pic of yours? I love yorkshires! Here's a pic of mine:
Sure.(I do everything for free.) Lets start with learning body language so you know when to be careful. When your dog wags their tail wide you know their happy. If your dog wags their tail like a windmill then they are very happy. If your dog has its tail tucked under its bottom then it is scared. Tail wagging low is a sign that your dog is unsure of something. Upright tail or tail raised high is they are mad. So watch out I'll come back tomorrow for more.
 

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Cjz keep in mind that it is difficult to get a dog-aggressive dog to get along with other dogs at an adult age.
Socialization is crucial when they're puppies, and if they dont properly get that, it is extremely difficult, sometimes even impossible to change them. :-(
 

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Just thought i would pop in and say hi, I have a saint bernard and my avitar pic is our golden dog or bull retriever. lol he is American bull dog golden retriever mix. our first mutt, who is in love with my daughter they are inseparable.
We have always owned large or giant breed dogs.
I could talk about dogs for days on end. I have had training experience as well as vet tech school, and i even belonged to a dog play group.
 

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Kobi (bull terrier X bull Mastiff) will be 2 march 7th Beau (Rotty X cattle/lab mix) is about 7(?) months old.
Beau is about to learn NOT to touch things on the washing line. i will be hanging plastic bags full of water off the line tomorrow...he will only grab one Lol.
 

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Beau is the black with white and Kobi is the white with brown.
As you can see they both love nothing more then laying on the lounge and watching TV....

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Aww cute!
 

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Cjz96 I know I am not the OP, but knowing how embarrassing and aggravating it can be to own a dog aggressive dog, I thought I would throw out some ideas that have been working for me.

Our 12 month old can be dog aggressive. Her mother bit another dog at a recent show (we don't own her) and is known for being vicious to other dogs so we are trying really really hard to get our puppy socialised properly. The two half-sisters I have met are also very growly and will snap at other dogs.

Because I spend nearly all day every day with her, she has bonded a lot to me and thinks of me as 'her' person. Therefore, she will growl and lunge at younger dogs and puppies whether out of jealousy, possessiveness or protectiveness I'm not really sure. She used to bark with hackles raised all down her back at other dogs and pull towards them but I have weaned her off that.

I have found a good way of getting a reactive dog to at least tolerate the presence of another dog is to use lots of praise and diversion tactics. I take kebana (something really smelly and tasty) and a squeaky ball in my pocket when we walk. Before the dog even approaches I squeak the ball to get her focused on me and we use a 'watch' command on all our dogs which entails them sitting in front of us and looking at us in the eye.

I keep squeaking and saying 'watch' with the food right up near my face so she is looking at only me while the dog walks past. It has become less of a drama when dogs pass us on the street then it used to be.

You need to have something that is a million times tastier or more fun than the dog walking past is.

Also, parallel walking where you walk your dog alongside a dog that is not going to react no matter how much your dog carries on, can be a good exercise (you do leave space between them).

That way there is no escalation and your dog learns that there is nothing to get worked up about and it is easier just to walk quietly.

Our girl growls and lunges at puppies and it is very mortifying. However, with a lot of time, praise and treats, I got her to the point where she touched noses with two puppies yesterday without so much as a growl or hackle up.

Don't ever smack or yell at a dog aggressive dog. The dog doesn't understand why it is getting yelled at for, and in some cases it can cause your dog to stop growling, which is why some dogs will suddenly seem to 'snap' and bite without warning.
 

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I'm back. OK,lets get started. If your dog growls,shows its teeth and stares at you then they are angry. If your dog has a soft face,a relaxed body,and squinty eyes then you know it's glad to see you. OK you're ready. How to train a dog to get along with others:When your dog growls at another dog then just ignore it. If you pay attention to your dog then it will keep doing it. Just walk out of the room to show you don't really care. When your you see your dog be nice to others then reward it with its favorite game or treat. Good Luck!:)
 

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DOG TO GO TO THE RESTROOM
First,you have to predict the times your dog needs to go to the restroom. The times your dog will most likely go are:
-After he has eaten
-After he woke up
-After he has went to the vet
-After a play session or exiting event such as you coming home
You also need to spot the early warning signs that your dog needs to go.Most dogs will sniff the floor, begin to circle or squat,or they will appear distracted.
1.When you suspect your dog need to go to the toilet,encourage him to go outside with you. Take him to the same spot every time and give him a command such as "Be quick!"
2.Wait with your dog then give enthusiastic praise,treats,or a game once he has finished.
3.After a few minutes,if your dog is showing no signs of going,take him back inside.At this stage you know he is likely to go soon. You must keep your eye on him the whole time to make sure he doesn't get the chance to make a mistake. Remember do not punish or scold your pup if you let him make a mistake. It's just an accident! Good luck and happy training!:)
 

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I help my mother foster dogs. We also have three personal dogs, two of which were rescues and one of which was a foster failure. Anyways, the fosters we have are two small dogs who were rescued from a puppy mill, and one has three little 3 week old puppies with her. The smallest of the three puppies is the runt and only a third the size of her brother and sister. We syringe feed puppy formula to her two to three times a day to supplement what she gets from her mother.

The mother dog and her puppies are all Boston terriers. The other foster is a bald pekinese who has a severe skin infection and lost almost all of her coat. The mother Boston also has a skin infection, though not as severe.

Now, our resident dogs are a fat and lazy puggle girl, a persnickety chihuahua girl, and a lab/chow mix girl who loves to play and get into things.

If anyone needs any advise on dog health and whatnot, I can offer what knowledge I can through the experience I have through fostering and caring for them.
 

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There is no single dog expert. I believe that through many peoples' knowledge, we can all gain a better understanding of our canine friends.
 

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I have three dogs..all rescues. They are all kennel trained, even my youngest, Leo is doing great with it! Cody, the little black guy, is so in love with his kennel that he won't sleep anywhere else, he even whines for me to "put him to bed" lol. This is the pack...
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This pic was taken two months ago, and Leo is quite a bit larger now!
 
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