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I did not have (much of) this kind of experience, in my family or with pets. However, here is some general ideas. Even in humans, lack of local hygiene (of the feet) leads to the thickening of the skin and to cracks in the skin, the cracks being most common in the heel. Overall, your dog might need to have his paws washed more often, to soften the skin. ...


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You have in fact trained your pup to use the rugs as toilet. When you teach him to go on those training pads, it’s quite “logical” for him to classify your rugs as just another form of training pads. So he senses a need to go, finds the rug and does what he thinks he’s supposed to do. Outside, inside - a balcony is close enough to a room to be “the same” for ...


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Dogs don't have an "indoor vs. outdoor" preference. They just don't like to go in their homes. They instead prefer to go where them (and you!) won´t have to interact with the excretion. In the case of domesticated dogs, this means going outside. Source here.


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It sounds like he needs encouraging Place the dog in the middle of the stairs. Put a treat on the top step only, and encourage him if/when he decides to walk up the remainder of the steps. If you want him to go down the stairs, repeat the process above except place him on the stairs facing downwards, with the treat on the first step Eventually, you can ...


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It is pretty difficult to diagnose the situation, so I can only really give possible suggestions instead of solutions. If she can't enjoy her walks, try walking her in a public place like a park. She'll still have to interact with dogs, but a fresh start someplace else might change her reaction. Do not let your dog interact with an aggressive dog- no matter ...


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Your dog may have anxiety. This isn't your fault at all. My dog has it too. Calm her down. Choose preferably chewier treats that take her a while to eat Hold the treat in front of her when she gets panicked or anxious. Allow her to sniff it and when she turns her attention away from the scene reward her with the treat as you're walking. Give her an area in ...


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If you have a fenced-in yard, you can have really and dog breed you want, but you might be on poop duty. That's just part of having a dog. Being unable/unwilling to walk the dog is a huge part of the exercise. Generally, though, they'll be likely to do their business in corners or out of your sight. If you want a dog with few needs, just get a cat. However, ...


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Just give the puppy some time. What you described sounds pretty normal. She clearly wants out, just lacks the necessary control for now. However, here's a simple idea you can try. It depends on the dogs intelligence and won't necessarily work with all breeds: Get a small bell, put it on a band and hang it somewhere close to the door in a way allowing you to ...


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What you have is a high energy dog. She needs lots of physical and mental stimulation to be happy. The running around and whining if you don't offer enough training are good indicators that she has more than eough energy. If she were tired, she would be reluctant to go on a walk and would walk slowly instead of running around. Maybe you got confused by her ...


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I'm not a dog trainer but I do believe it begins with teaching your dog basic commands. Sit, stay, down, stop, come or here. I have found that "stop" has possibly saved my dog's life. He has bolted. He responded to "stop." Try teaching your dogs these. Once they start learning, try having them go through this routine while someone opens ...


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