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  1. Adpoted dog good with people but not with dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi All: We recently adopted a dog Xena ( mix of lab and pitbull, we think). The agency told us she is about 5 or 6 yrs old. she is looks much older. We also have an other dog, Duke a pure lab and had him since he was a puppy and now 5 yrs old. The adopted dog Xena started off very well...
  2. a Pos-R training blog: 2 countries, 1 Lab, many changes

    Dog Training and Behavior
    just stumbled over this blog in passing - https://trainingspencer.wordpress.com/about/ the dog, Spencer, is a M yellow Lab adopted at 9-MO; a complete hooligan on arrival - no training, no self-control, just an OTT madman. His primary human, Sarah, started the blog to track their training &...
  3. My dog joined in a fight

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone. New to this so hope i'm doing it right. I adopted a pup from the rescue centre two weeks ago and he's been the perfect dog. He's around 18 months old, extremely well behaved, brilliant with other dogs, very trainable etc. Took him to the dog park for the first time at the weekend...
  4. Separation Anxiety- Adopted Lab

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I recently adopted a 1 yr old lab mix. He is extremely well-behaved most of the time, but has serious separation anxiety/attachment issues. It began with him being overly attached to me. I was the one who picked him up from the shelter. He would cry if I went into the bathroom...
  5. Adopted puppy sleeps on his pee- Need help with potty training.

    Housetraining
    Hoping for some advice on a 5 month old Dachshund. I currently have a very well trained 2 year old Chihuaha/dachshund mix. So I know the basics of Potty training and all the tricks and techniques. But I am having trouble with an adopted dog that seems to have lived in very poor conditions and is...
  6. First Time Adopting Need Advice

    New Additions
    Hi Everyone, I am so glad to have found this site and hope some users who have adopted dogs in the past can give us some help with our newly adopted dog. His name is Rocky and we just adopted him four days ago, which I know is not long, he is a mix and is a small/medium sized dog. He was...
  7. Adopted older dog. anxiety issues even with previous owner

    Dog Training and Behavior
    A little over a week ago, I took in a 4-year-old male schnauzer. I was told he was found abused and neglected 2 years ago. I found him because an old friend on Facebook stated she wanted him to go to a new home that had a back yard and more attention. He was good with kids (I have two), and was...
  8. Hello! From FL :)

    Introductions
    Hi everyone! My name's Tiffany, I'm 22 years old and I'm a full time kennel tech. I live in the hot and rainy sunshine state with my fiancé. I have been fostering for about 3 years and recently decided to take a break to officially have my own fur baby! We recently adopted Axel (we are still...
  9. My Vet and Trainer told me to get rid of dog due to Genetic Fear

    New Additions
    I adopted a dog this last Sunday (Yesterday). He is a great looking black lab and very fun and normal....or so I thought. I he has been following me around everywhere and won't leave my side for two minutes, even when outside the dog will just stand by my feet and not leave my side. Other than...
  10. New adopted puppy stress or illness?

    Dog Health
    We got our guy from a rescue yesterday. I was told he was found with his siblings completely dehydrated and lethargic near death. I was told he's had two sets of shots and a deworming. He was supposedly eating and drinking minimally in the few days before I got him. When I got him he had dead...
  11. Adopted the wrong dog for me?

    General Dog Discussion
    Hi everyone! Ok before people start freaking out and getting upset, please read my story and let me explain :) Ok so I have an approximately 2 and a half year old pit bull mix. He is originally from the shelter so I do not know his exact age and breed. I have had him for about a year now. He...
  12. Adopted dog has walking behavior issues

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We recently adopted a 2 year old shitzu/Maltese mix. She was a stray taken to the humane society. We have had her for about 6 weeks now and love her to death! When Besame plays she is a lot of fun! However, She has spent more days sulking and being laxidaisical than playful. We have had stool...
  13. HELP!! My newly adopted shelter dog hates my dog!

    New Additions
    So I have been searching and searching on PetFinder for a new dachshund to join our family. After being too late on a few dogs that I was interested in (others had submitted adoption applications before me) I was feeling hopeless until I found the cutest 1 and 1/2 year old little dachshund mix...
  14. Aggression or agitation? Need help please!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Sorry this is so long: Let me give you a little background on our dog before I tell you the issue: Mister is a 5-6 year male Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever that we "adopted" from a friend back in September. His owner had him about a year before she passed away...before that he had 1-2 other...
  15. Adopted from shelter - How do I help him become a happy dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Dear friends, I have just recently adopted a Terrier Mix from a shelter, and gave him the best home I can offer in my single room apartment in the city. He is 3 years old and has a clean bill of health, neutered, and had all his shots. I am very conscience of my relationship with him and...
  16. New member with new adopted puppy!

    New Additions
    Hi! I'm Babs, and my husband and I just adopted our new pup Pan (short for Pantalaimon) last weekend. This seems like a great community, so I just want to join and introduce myself (and Pan, of course!) Here she is on Christmas morning...
  17. Cody runs away when off his leash... sometimes

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi - we adopted our dog, Cody, a little over a year ago when he was 2 1/2-3 years old. He was abused and was incredibly timid and insecure when we found him at the shelter - he's the sweetest dog I've ever met and has transformed into a happy, confident, well-socialized dog. His biggest problem...
  18. Just adopted! :D what is it?

    Dog Breeds
    Hi! I just adopted the coolest puppy and I'd like to know what mix of breeds he has so I can understand him and train him better. Jack Russel/Pointer/Pitbull???? Can anyone tell?
  19. 3 year old adopted Beagle

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We recently adopted a beagle from the human society. We have had a lot of success getting her to use the bathroom outside. (Always rewarding her with treats, praise, etc.) However, she still pees in the house in two different spots. I would love any suggestions on getting this to stop...
  20. Newly Adopted Adult Shelter Dog

    New Additions
    Hello All! I recently adopted a 3 year old Lab mix from the SPCA. She has been an absolute dream. She is already house trained, knows "sit" "laydown" "down" "paw" and "crawl" (so cute, let me tell you!). Obviously she was someone's pet and they loved and trained her. She was a stray when she...
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