Ask Alecia: My Dog Bit a Child!

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Dear Alecia, Our dog Maya, a 2-year old Bali dog, attacked a 6-year-old child this morning who was playing in our yard (his father is our gardener).  She jumped up on him, arms on his shoulders, and bit his face and neck.  Not a bad bite, but blood was drawn and clearly the kid was […]

Ask Alecia: My Husky Nips My Child!

Dear Alecia, My husband and I just adopted a 3-year-old husky named Dante. He is very lovable and gentle, and, although he is stubborn, we are working on his basic training, and he is doing much better. We adopted him because of how good he was with our two-year-old son, but since bringing him home, […]

Ask Alecia: My Chihuahua-Papillon Bites!

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Dear Alecia, Hi! I adopted a dog 2 years ago. They told me he didn’t like men from the beginning. He has bitten two men that came over and one girl. It’s always when they’re walking away. He recently bit my husband hard on the calf. He loves my husband, and my husband treats him […]

Ask Alecia: My Doxie Bit My Husband!

Dear Alecia, I was standing near a pantry door and my husband entered the area. For no reason, Lucky bit my husband’s foot. It was a good thing my husband had sneakers on. My dog has attacked my husband on other occasions, and it’s usually at night. I have to go to bed before my […]

Ask Alecia: My Puppy Bites Me!

Dear Alecia, I have a three-month-old goldendoodle, who on the whole is very sweet and fun, but when playing with me in particular, he  gets very aggressive. He will bite me non-stop and sometimes just run and jump at me and start biting. I am home with him all day and his primary caretaker. I […]

Ask the Trainer: I’m Worried About My Dog & Kids

We’ve got another great Ask the Trainer column from Colleen Safford from New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. Parents, don’t miss this column! Colleen is not just a dog lover and trainer but a conscientious mom as she tackles this difficult question: I have a 3-year-old spayed Boxer/Shar […]