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Training To Be a Guard Dog

Is your dog embarrassing when someone knocks on the door? Then you need to try these simple tricks...

"If you have dog that barks when the front doorbell rings, like this one here, then what you need to do is decide do you want a dog that tells you or alerts you when there is someone loitering around or do you want them to be completely silent and non responsive, so you don’t want a guard dog.

If you decide that you want a guard dog that will bark until you say ‘it’s okay’ then what you need to do is train your dog to bark when they hear the doorbell or when they see someone is at the front door which they will naturally do anyway but then you need to tell them when to stop and that command could be ‘stop’, ‘it’s okay’, ‘I know these people’. And if you can train them to do those things then you will have a dog that just sits there and allows you to actually talk to the person through the door or invite them in without being attacked.

Teddy still has to learn these things but it’s going to take patience and time and then he will be the perfect guard dog. Yeah you will there is hope yet.”

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.