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  1. Licking

    My dog likes to lick the carpet, dog bed & anything else she happens to lay on. Is this a self calming behavior?

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    • How do I get a fearful and presumed traumatized dog to trust me?

      We got Purdy about a month ago. All we know is that she was adopted out of shelter in Atlanta, and ended up in shelter in Boulder, Co where she was adopted by a family in Denver, from whom we got her. Somewhere along the line she got the label "fearful" and that she is. She has warmed up to my son in law and daughter (she likes men rather than women), but she looks at me with such fear that it is heart breaking. I have been a dog person since babyhood and I would no sooner hurt a…

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      • hiding big girl bones do other dogs do it too?

        she takes her big girl bone outside then buries it. then comes inside and barks at you until you follow her outside where she stands by it
        until you unbury it for her. do other dogs do similar things?

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        • Does a dog understand anything he or she watches on television?

          Does a dog understand anything he watches on television or is he just responding to movement and sound?

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            • My 12 yr old Ridgeback female just started peeing inside during thunderstorms. She has never been afraid before. Any advice?

              She is not an anxious dog, and appears self confident and self assured. After all, there are no more Lions left in our area of Connecticut. She feels she has done her job well.

              I take her out to *** at least twice before I go to work. She has never consumed more than 4 cups of water per day, despite clean water in her bowl. She has toys to play with - balls with treats inside to play with. I m unable to get home when a thunderstorm is forecast.

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                • My dogs (mostly beagle) are very food-driven while others are not. How can these tests apply universally when food is used as the stimuli?

                  For training, my dogs respond to nothing but food. They NEVER play with toys so toy rewards are not an option. Yet other dogs do not respond to food as a reward and have to be rewarded in other ways during training. How can these games, which use food as the stimulus, apply to all dogs, whether they are food-driven or not?

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