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  1. Do you love to find ways to rescue more dogs form shelters?

    Hi, I'm April Booth Hutcheson. My business is called Out of April's Kitchen. I love dogs. If I had the means to, I would have so many more. I do have three, all of them I rescued. My newest rescue can all the way from Texas. I live in Virginia. She is part Duschund and part Chihuahua. She has a...
  2. Stoopid human behavior: Dog chained to a steel pole in rising flood-waters

    General Dog Discussion
    This is criminal negligence. yes, the dog was "lucky" - thousands of animals drowned in Katrina, Andrew, & other hurricanes, Nor'easters, & just plain floods. If the...
  3. Was my Dog Abused by Groomer?

    Dog Grooming
    Hi There! So.. I have a bit of a conundrum... I have a 9lb, 6-year-old Lhasa who's been to the groomer ever since I've had her. So she's not new to the concept. I usually have her shaved and such so her cut is the same as well. I've been going to this particular groomer for about two years...
  4. Crating, Allergies, Toddler Abuse

    New Additions
    Our family just got a new dog. He's a rescue, 5 months old, Chihuahua/ pug mix. He's been with us for just over a week and we've got some questions. The first night we put him in a crate. That was our original plan for night time. BUT he injures himself while in the crate. He has removed all of...
  5. Roommate Puts Puppy in Crate Everytime He Jumps or Mouths

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My roommate coddles and pampers her Chihuahua puppy, but anytime she needs to work, and he starts mouthing or starts jumping up to get in her lap, she puts him in a crate. Often this is the middle of the day. Her rationale is that training the dog not to bite may startle him, and leashing him...
  6. Would you pepper spray a dog? I'm very offended. RANT

    General Dog Discussion
    I was just scrolling through some old threads when I found one regarding off-leash dogs. The dog owner expressed his opinion about off leash dogs, and whatever that's neither here nor there. BUT He even said he would go as far as to PEPPER SPRAY a dog! And here's the part that kills me. SO, SO...
  7. Behavioral changes in dogs – possible roommate abuse?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have two large / medium sized dogs. One is a rescue I’ve owned about five years and one I’ve had since he was a puppy (six years). Both recently have changes in their behavior. I recently had to get a house mate who rents a room inorder to make ends meet. This person was recommended by my...
  8. Extreme animal abuse: Petition to audit Coffee County Animal Control!

    General Dog Discussion
    Extreme animal abuse: Petition to audit Coffee County Animal Control | Washington Times Communities
  9. Where do you draw the line?

    New Additions
    I have one rescue dog at home that I adopted this past January. I love her, but she has some serious issued that I have to deal with. I'm thinking of adopting a second dog. I'll admit, my main motivation is to benefit my first dog, Whitney. Whitney doesn't like leaving home and is afraid...
  10. (Formerly Abused) Adopted Puppy Afraid Of Being Hit!

    New Additions
    Hi everyone! So i have a problem... You see, i own an 11 Month Old West Highland White Terrier Puppy that i adopted back in August.This issue has been bothering me for quite a while, i just couldn't find a good dog forum to post my question! My puppy had been abused in his previous home, and...
  11. My Roommate Is Neglecting Her Dog

    General Dog Discussion
    Please help me figure out how to broach a delicate subject with my roommate. In November, my roommate adopted a labrador mix from a shelter in Manhattan. He is a beautiful, friendly dog with lots of energy. I moved into the apartment in April and after just a few months it became apparent that...
  12. No Way! ( Brad Pattison)

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay, I was never a Brad Pattison fan in the very least and I've always disliked him, but I never knew he could be THIS abusive! I knew he was overly harsh in his corrections but dear lord! Striking a dog out of ANGER!? This is probably old news but I JUST encountered this video and I'm...
  13. Previously abused dog!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    About 2 1/2 months ago, my husband and I adopted a 4 year old female corgi mix from an animal shelter. She had been abused previously and was very skittish. We assumed that with patience, love, and time that she'd start to trust us, but I'm really worried about her behavior! For a while, it...
  14. Submissive urination is .... manipulation?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    A dog with a history of defensive and fearful aggression with one documented defensive bite. Brad Pattison (At the end of my leash / In the dog house) enters the household and the fearful dog responds by barking. Brad sees this as a challenge to his 'alpha position'. What kind of pathetic...
  15. "Because dogs don't listen when they are excited."

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Several weeks ago I inadvertently stumbled upon a group of dog owners that had signed up for “Street Safety“ classes led by a supposedly “certified” trainer. Too bad that the certification in question was awarded by Brad Pattison*. "Because dogs don't listen when they are excited." That's...