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2017-12-01 07:19:37 -0600 answered a question How do I calm a barking dog when I'm not home?

Orange oil sweet, Tangerine Oil, Ylang Yland Oil, Patchouli Oil Light and Chamomile Blue Oil . All of these essential oil mixed in equal parts ans sprayed to a small blanket will do miracles with barking.

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2017-02-23 14:37:09 -0600 answered a question Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get my client's dog to quit marking all the furniture in the house? He is a really sweet loving dog and I want to keep watching him but I don't want him to ruin the furniture......?

Dab a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts water on the vinegar to neutralize the odor. The smell of the vinegar is also extremely strong to the dog, but not to humans, discouraging further urination in that same spot. While vinegar will discourage future urination and remove urine smells, the dog will still need to go to the bathroom. Bring the dog outside frequently, at least every two hours. When the dog does urinate where you want it to, give the dog plenty of praise, pet it and speak in a very excited and encouraging tone.

2017-02-23 14:23:16 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog run around in circles?

Most likely she just needs more exercise. A tired dog is generally a well behaved dog inside the house. Make sure she is getting enough exercise to suit her energy level. Mental stimulation is also great for tiring a dog out. Work on basic obedience cues or play fun games like hiding treats around the house and letting her sniff them out. But if your dog

2017-02-23 14:13:18 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog shake in the car?

his sympathetic nervous system responds to the most likely perceived 'tense' situation he is in. it makes his heart beat faster and therefore makes him shake. dogs also shake when they are nervous, which he might be.

2017-02-23 14:03:52 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog lick her paws?

allergic skin disease is the most common reason why canines lick and chew their feet on a chronic basis. Food allergies, in particular, are typically the culprit, and secondary infections from yeast and bacteria can further exacerbate the behavior.

2017-02-23 14:01:34 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog have a dry crusty nose?

There are many reasons why your dog may have dry crusty nose bumps making it difficult to make a spot diagnosis. Here are some of them:

Abscesses Allergic and contact dermatitis, Flea allergy Benign tumors Callus Canine acne Calcinosis cutis Skin cancer

2017-02-23 13:53:56 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog follow me?

Your dog follows you because it's highly social and has a powerful emotional need for companionship. You are the source of all good things in its life: food, walks, rides, treats, toys. He knows that you frequently want him around anyway: often you outright call him to come see you! So he's over-fulfilling your requests and anticipating your needs.

2017-02-23 13:49:16 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog bite the air?

If a dog snaps at the air, and he's not feeling playful or threatened, it may be an indication of a neurological or behavior problem. Some people use the terms “fly biting” or “fly catching” to describe canines who appear to be nipping at an invisible fly, instead of directing their snapping and licking at a person.

2017-02-23 13:47:08 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog groom me?

Social Bonding- In the non-verbal animal kingdom, mutual grooming is a sign of affection that strengthens family and pack bonds. It is shared between parents, offspring and other family members. The act of licking and being licked stimulates a release of positive hormones for dogs.