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Cindy - 2016-01-25
Hello I have three bull terriers two girls and a boy ... I just recently got a rescue girl shes a year in a half but does not like my male dog who's 6 months at all even bit his ear made him bleed she just snaps and wants to fight him I'm even to the point where I'm scared of her now... what can I do? Please help thanks

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  • Anonymous - 2016-03-16
    Get her tired.. run her with your bike.. And separate her until your 6 month is a year old

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sham - 2011-12-21
I have a long haired chihuahua that just turned a year old on the, 19th dec. His name is Lucky Boy. He is very smart, but every morning I find that he has peed all over the tiles outside my house this happens everyday. I do beat him and try to teach him not to do it but he still does it this is the only problem I have with him, other than that he is a really smart dog. How else can i train him to stop doing it ??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-22
    It will never do any good to hit/beat a pup. Besides you are doing it after the deed is done so your dog just thinks you are hurting him for no reason which leads to anxiety and possibly the behavior. Could he be afraid of morning? That is a little pup and he can only hold it so long. You can remove water after 6 pm - should bedtime be the 11 pm. You can take him out earlier and possibly in time, he will be able to hold it longer. He is going per you he has 'peed all over the tiles OUTSIDE my house'. You can try and put paper down (or a wee wee pad on the tile and then move to grass. Hurting the dog each morning and the pup has no idea why will just lead to anxiety. He is housebroken and per you going outside -- now you have to figure out a way for him to go where you would like. You can walk him earlier.
  • Lucy - 2011-12-28
    Never beat a dog! Are you walking the dog outside? If you are just letting him out by himself..please change this routine and take him out on a leash and show him where to go potty. This will take time to correct his bad behavior but it can be done, only if you put in the time. (One of my dogs is 9mos, but I walk both of them in the rain and snow). Also, you can remove water early, so he can get all his pee out before you go to bed. But remember to give him water as soon as you get up is the morning. He is just a baby and can not hold his pee too long. But if you don't have the time to spend with him to train... either find him a new owner or get the water hose out and wash the tiles off each morning.
  • sk - 2011-12-31
    You don't deserve to have a dog if you are going to beat him!
  • amanda smith - 2012-01-06
    No wonder he is peeing all over the have pissed him off literally. don't beat your animal, how dare you!
  • Suzanne - 2012-01-16
    Do not hit your dog. He won't learn that way. Keep him a crate or the bathroom at night. Make sure you feed him just twice an day, take him out about 15-20 minutes later, praise him when he makes. At bedtime, lock him in the crate. Put a towel or old blanket in the bottom. Take him right out to make in the morning. Praise him again. Look online for good hints about potty training, too. Good luck!
  • debbie - 2012-04-27
    I would take him away from you
  • Donna Castro - 2012-04-28
    Are people so 'stupid' that they would actually hit a dog? Any breed of dog. We raised the most wonderful rott. with the help of a trainer, he was the best dog ever. We now have a long hair chihuahua we rescused from a shelter. Make a loud nosie when they bite, or are doing something wrong, they learn quickly. Donna
  • Cindy - 2012-05-07
    I wish I knew where you lived, you are abusing this poor chic, I have a 12 week old and would never think of hitting him, or hurting him in any way at all, maybe you need anger management classes and but first please put your dog up for adoption or give it to some that loves dogs
  • tootie - 2012-05-09
    I have found with my chihuahua, that if you get into a routine helps alot. I routinely get up at a certain time and take mine outside to the same spot, this has helped with accidents tremendously.
  • Holly - 2012-05-12
    Never beat a dog! My dog was beaten and now I give him extra protection, he is also a long-haired Chihuahua and personally I would take him away from you! You should be kind and use a POSITIVE attitude! Seriously, you make me wanna cry because you have beaten your dog!
  • loretta hoolmaa - 2012-05-14
    if u beat your dog YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ONE
  • vicest - 2012-05-30
    My long hair pees too so I take her out before I go to sleep and as soon as I wake up and this helps a lot. She hardly ever pees in the house. Chihuahuas are strong willed dogs and don't respond well to being hit or beaten so try and not do that anymore. It's a little dog and it needs a lot of attention and I'm sorry but you decided to get the dog and take the time to do what your dog needs you to do and that's take her out to pee
  • gloria - 2012-07-23
    try putting his nose in it some times that will work
  • Selena - 2012-07-23
    A stern tone of voice is best, don't beat!!!!
  • Michelle - 2012-11-13
    I am finding the word beat problematic because its sounds harsh. I'm sure you just mean you reprimand. Try not to yell I have learned that Chico cringes and looks so ashamed everytime I do it and he's not listening to what I have to say. What I've found works is to say 'NO' when you see him start, stick his nose in the pee, and then take him to the litter box or outside or puppy pad and put him there and tell him firmly. 'THIS is where you go!' I did that and the next day when I was standing in the bathroom he walked over to the litterbox and made sure I looked as he went, I was so proud. I will forgive him for missing with his wee wee....he still made the attempt! LOL Michelle
  • Anonymous - 2013-08-05
    Um, why beat the dog?
  • Jan - 2014-06-10
    Never hit a dog. Unless you catch him in the act, he will never know what he did and why you are mad at him. Dogs live in the moment. I cant believe you would do such a horrible thing like beating your dog.He is to small to defend himself. If I knew where you lived I would take that dog away from you with a couple of cops behind me.
  • Beverly Martin - 2015-04-09
    You beat him??!! You should be flogged and never be allowed to have an animal friend again. So what if he pees on the tile outside your house. That is what a hose is for. Obviously your dog finds it to be an appropriate place. Please don't tell us this tiny animal is left outside all night. I believe you need to be reported to the Humane Society. I have had dogs all my life and I find a soft, quiet, firm voice to let them know you disapprove, then show them the proper spot works.
  • Anonymous - 2015-04-27
    Never under any circumstances 'bet' a dog. A firm vocal 'No' and gently pick him up and place him where you's like him to pee. Three or four times your dog will stop the unwanted behavior. Unless he's a nervous wreck around you!
  • Fog - 2015-05-02
    I will beat you & report you u coward
  • Dee - 2015-05-14
    I won't even touch on the subject of you 'beating' your dog. Many before me already have and hopefully you've gotten the point. Basically, you are a criminal who should be brought up on animal abuse charges. To the person who suggested 'putting his nose in it,' this is absolutely the WRONG thing to do. This ridiculous notion teaches NOTHING. A dog is not capable of understanding why he's getting his nose forced in his own excrement. Please, pick up a reputable training book ie: The Monks of New Skete or go online and do some research. Training has come a long way. The above 'methods' are archaic and in no way have ever proven effective. In fact, as others already mentioned, those 'methods' create more/different problems and issues for the poor animal.
  • A.A. - 2015-07-06
    How dare you beating your dog. How would you like it, if your parents beat you up when your little every time your making your diaper wet. You don't deserve to have a dog, give it up , give it to someone who can take responsibility and patience. It seems like your so proud telling your story how you beat your dog.. I wish I know who you are.
  • ALEX - 2015-07-23
    Im pretty sure he didnt literally mean he is beating his dog. . . . Get a grip here. . . I spank my dog if he pees on the carpet and i put his nose in it and he know not to do it again because it rarly ever happens. But dont do it later he will get confused. Do it as it happens. Dogs are just like children they need to be taught right from wrong and they will understand by your tone and movements. . Just make sure you do it properly.
  • Anonymous - 2015-10-01
    Shame on you. You should be protecting your pet. Never ever beat any animals. All they want is love and to feel safe. How could you hurt any animal? Someone should hit you so you know how your pet feels. My heart aches. I don't understand how someone could hurt a pet. How do you think he feels? I wish that I could protect him from you. Please don't ever hit him or any other animal again. I am so upset just thinking about your pet. I wish I could keep your dog because I would give him so much love.
  • bet - 2015-10-27
    I have a long haired Chihuahua was a rescue dog ..was hit all the time by her other owner..when she came to me..had to let her know she would not be hurt..she trusts me now lets me brush her teeth brush her fur..such a loving dog ...taught her to go out for pottie..such a nice girl,,love her very much ..very loyal dog
  • cindy - 2015-11-07
    First of all...... it's considered abuse to beat him. That's your first mistake
  • Anonymous - 2016-03-06
    What kind of person would "beat" any animal. Especially one who weighs 5lbs at most? Excuse me you are already outside what is wrong with you. You have trained ur dog to go potty outside and he is still a baby all you are doing is makeing him nervous to go outside to go potty. Your training him to piss in your house by hitting him every time he goes on your preciouse OUTSIDE tile. Find someone who will love and cherish that baby. And you keep your OUTSIDE tile.
  • Whitney - 2016-03-14
    How dare you beat him you are such a jack ass
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Jessica - 2016-02-15
We do have amazing young blue french bulldog puppies and Pom puppies for sale,if your interested in getting any do mail me now for more details and recent pics of them. Thanks

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  • Ya-Chun Pan - 2016-03-02
    Hi Jessica, How are you? My name is Ya-Chun. I'm from Taiwan, which is at Asia. I'm interested in your french bull dogs. Would you please mail me the pictures and tell me more details for this. Thank you very much. By the way, where are you?
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Taj - 2016-02-24
My baby Queen. Just got her recently and am in love! Her house mates include a cat 6 chiauhauhs and a rooster haha She is a great animal with a huge heart.

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Christine - 2011-08-29
I had a male beagle from a pet store for 13 years until he died of cancer. I also saved a 5 month old beagle mix from a bad home a year later. She lived for 12 years (even though she had many problems such as hypothyroidism and then later in life she developed diabetes and blindness). They were wonderful dogs and were very close to each other. They were very good with my boys. The problems that I had were the peeing especially when I would go out. I had to crate them everytime I would go out. They also dig up your yard horribly! A fence is a necessity, though you must chip them because they will dig under the fence and get out. Beagles are very cute, affectionate, and funny. They can be mischievous, and they act like they are starving all of the time. They cannot get enough food, and will even dig in garbage to get some! I recently adopted a beagle/shepard mix from the shelter. She is almost a year old and she is incredible with my 15 year old Autistic son and especially with my almost 2 year old Down Syndrome son. At times, he has gone up and smacked her, and she just rolls on her back and lets him, then licks his face to say it's ok and she understands. People considering this breed should be patient people who love animals. Beagles can be trained, but they kindly resist for a while. Beagles want to be a big part of a family, so you should be home a lot and include them in outings. A chest leash is important because a neck leash will choke them as they pull with their nose to the ground. Remember to check and clean their ears often, and when their ears get wet, dry them inside and out thoroughly.
Overall, a beagle is a great choice with the right owner and family.

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  • felipe - 2012-06-20
    They drop a lot of hair ?
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    They are so cute and fun for the whole family I want to get one for my parents for there birthday or Christmas
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arlene - 2014-01-28
Hi, i have a chug tht my father rescued from the garbage disposer he brought her to me when she was 3mths daughter named her beauty.. she is very playful and loves my daughter but unfortunately my daughter has asthma and lately beauty been shedding so much hair and im afraid im gonna have to give her breaks my heart because i already have a year with her and i love her so im writing here to see if this is normal for a chug and if anyone has any remedy or suggestons on what to do.. i know my daughters health comes first but when my daughter hears we giving her away she starts to cry my daughter has no siblings so beauty is her best friend.. :(

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-28
    She sounds like a great pet, and I would try to alleviate the problem rather than anything else. Because of their heritage they are big shedders. You can't prevent her from shedding but regular grooming can help reduce the amount of hair that falls out. Regularly brush your chug to help remove loose hair. Bathing once a month will help also, but too much bathing can cause dry skin. Still you can use a wet towel and rub your chug's fur. The damp towel will also catch loose hairs.
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-28
    thank you clarice..i will do that.
  • arlene - 2014-01-28
    Thank you clarice, I will do that.. so chugs are big shedders..ohno!!! :'(
  • Alana - 2014-03-27
    Hi Arlene. Before you get rid of your beloved dog, know that it is normal for Pugwawas to be shedders. They lose hair frequently, but if you brush them daily and wash them once every 2 or 3 weeks, they usually are just normal shedders. Do not get rid of your dog; it sounds like your daughter needs her in her life. Best of luck to you, Alana.
  • Barbara Maycott cash - 2014-06-27
    Use flax seed oil. In her food. The SHEDDING WILL STOP. I HAVE AN ENGLISH BULLDOG. HER SHEDDING HAS subsided tremendously. Get it at walmart in the vitamin Area. It's a green bottle. It's only $6 .. In two weeks you'll see a HUGE DIFFERENCE.
  • mike - 2014-09-03
    Barbara could you expand the use of flax seed oil by telling us how much you use and how often,
  • Ms CJ - 2016-02-20
    I rescued my chug now 2 yrs old. I had allergies from her but taking my allergy pills helped me to overcome the allergies. Chugs do shed a lot but I brush my girl every day with a strong thicker type hair brush. Brush every day in the same place. For ex. bathroom or area that your daughter doesn't go in. My niece had & badly abused the little dog. I agreed to take her & find her a good home. Well as u can tell the good home became mine 10 months ago.
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Deloris Donahoo - 2016-02-05
we would like to have a young Pom female, have one female and our old fog died. This little girl is lonely and we would like to have another one for her. We live in Western Ky

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  • Jessica - 2016-02-15
    Hello how are you doing,i am sorry for the lost of your pet.We do have pom pups for sale,so if your still interested in getting any,do get back to me for recent pics and more details .

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maria v. - 2016-02-10
Hi, I am looking for a long coat fawn female Chihuahua puppy. Please advise if any is available. Thank you.

LeAnn Dupre - 2015-10-30
I have a super tiny chug. For sale $300

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  • Tiffani Carter - 2015-11-23
    I would love to see pictures!!

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  • Hans Aberg - 2016-02-08
    I have a very cute Jack Russell terrier and he is very cute. His name is Tycin. He is 5 years old and I must say that he is very attractive but usually the problem which I face is this that he digs holes a lot. He has digges so many holes nearby our place which is very much unacceptable. So, guys I need some suggestions regarding this. I really want to stop him but he never listen.
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Anonymous - 2014-05-12
I just purchased a Chug pup. She is 10 weeks old. I am trying to train her to go outside to do her business. I am finding this to be very hard. how long does it usually take to train them?

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  • Amy - 2014-11-01
    My Winston had this problem too. I found that he refused to go when he was hooked to his leash, but once I took it off he went just fine. I know that removing the leash could be an issue for some with leash laws and such but just thought I'd share our success story if it may help! :-)
  • Jamairmae - 2016-02-04
    I rescued a chug puppy from going to the pound a week before this pass christmas. His former owner soon contacted me through her uncle, (my long time friend) wanting hm back. Her uncle was asked to take him to the pound for her, but came by my house on the way. He mention he was on his way to take his neice dog to the pound, that looked sorta like one of my dogs. I told him to bringg him to me, since he said he was a great dog. I am so glad I did, he if a beautiful and smart dog. His house manners needed work, but by using my old dog cage as a training tool, he quick corrected hs house manners. Mostly because he hated to be seperated from my dachshund. Lol. He just loves him and has come to love my maltese shih tzu mix as well. He loves to play with stuff toys and balls, something my other dogs no longer care to do. My advice is to get a training cage to discipline him when he mess in the house or refuse to go out, until he gives in to tge process. He will, trust me. But, only leave him in the cage for 15 minutes or so before you take him out to try again and again until he gets on board. Do not accept him going in the cage, he must be taught thats part of the house as well and off limit for bathroom breaks. Set up a time tontake him out every four hours if possible at the sametime, if possible. A set schedule will teach him how long he has to the next walk. At some point he will alert you when he wants to go, you must get up and take him asap. Until the house manners has been learned, keeping him in the he cage at when you are away and at night will help him adjust to a schedule. Also, putting his scent on his toys will encourage him to play with them instead of your things, as well as giving him rawhides or those plastic chew toys to chew on when needed. Goodluck and be patient but consistent with him. After all they are like raising children. Always need attention. Lol
  • Jamairmae - 2016-02-04
    I named my rescue Winston also, after he would not take commands from me by his previous owner's given name. Once I changed his name he took to retraining by me very quickly. Please see my training advice in using a wire training cage. To prevent constant damage to your home, until he understands that he will not be put in it if he don't go inside. If, be does into the cage he should go til his next walk. If, he refuse to go, back in the cage he should go til he does go outside. Praise him and do not put him in the cage, unless its bedtime or you are leaving home. The cage is part of the house, so don't accept him going inside the cage either. You must give the act a name for him to associate with, I use "nasty". Lol If, I say who did nasty in house "the guilty one runs for cover". Lol I bring him to the scene of the crime and say "(dog's name), no nasty in the house!!" And take him outside, or put him into the training cage until its time for the next walk (if its close to going within a hour or so). They will hate being in the cage, its like putting a misbehaving child in time out. Never abuse the time in the training cage and only use it fir training and/or when you are away from home. Also, for bedtime doing training. Immediately upon returning home or waking up the dog should be let out of the cage and taken out to potty! Once he knows that will akways happen he will adjust to being caged and to holding his nasty til he is walked. Which will eventually translate to holding it for all his walks, as long as they are frequent enough and consistant. He wants to please you and receive your praise. Goodluck. Only took two weeks to retrain my chug to my home schedule. They are very smart dogs.

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