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  1. New puppy crate concern!!

    General Dog Discussion
    I have a 3 year old dog that we successfully crate trained for house training. in the last year though we folded up the crates and put them away. (our dog is very spoiled and is allowed on all furniture and our bed so they just werent being used anymore.) We are getting a new puppy at the end of...
  2. How do I re-socialize my dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Howdy, this is my first post. I have an Australian shepherd, Charlie, that was well socialized as a puppy, but later on learned bad social habits, and he received trauma from an older dog in the same home as he got bigger. I am not the original owner so I'm not entirely sure of the dynamic in...
  3. Dog suddenly won't finish her food -- Advice appreciated

    Dog Food
    My adult female Dalmatian joined our home almost 6 months ago. She's an only dog. Up until about a month ago, she was on a consistent feeding schedule of 1.5 c every 12 hours, and seemed to like her dry food very well. She always ate right away. We had a fair amount of schedule upheaval around...
  4. Am I crating my dog for too long?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all, New dog mom here, I work full time and I recently adopted a 2 year old dog who is crate and potty trained. She is crated for about 9-10 hours during the day, is this cruel? Am I causing her harm by doing this? Before I leave her the kids and I spend 2 hours with her. We feed her in...
  5. Your thoughts on "retired" dog from breeder?

    General Dog Discussion
    I've been searching for either an adult Springer or adult Lab from our local rescues for months now and I haven't come across a pup that would be a good fit yet. I've always had a dog and I'm starting to get impatient to wrap my arms around my new best friend, so I recently found myself googling...
  6. Introducing BIG puppy to TINY adult - NEED HELP!!

    New Additions
    My husband and I live in our home with our 5-year-old son and 6-year-old teacup Chihuahua, Sophie. Like most Chihuahuas, Sophie is very territorial over me when it comes to other people/dogs. Last Sunday we got a dog, Tyson, from another family. Tyson is a 63 lbs., 13-month-old pit. He is...
  7. Recall Training With Adult Dog- Is Immediate And Absolute Obedience Necessary?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I've been training my four year old dog to come when called, off leash in a quiet and enclosed environment. She's gotten very good at it and I'm thinking about taking a the training up a step by taking her into more distracting environments (using a long leash and harness). There's one...
  8. Helping guard dog meet new people

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am brand new here with a brand new dog. She is a Slovak Cuvac, similar to a Pyrenees Mountain dog. These dogs have been bred to guard livestock. I live in the country but do not have a farm, so she is not a working dog and never has been. I just got her about a week ago from a couple...
  9. Help Housebreaking Adult Dog

    Hi everybody, My husband and I recently adopted a 3 year old Parson Russell Terrier from a local rescue. He's been with us almost 3 weeks, but I am having trouble with his potty schedule. Because I work from home, Jack spends most of his day following me around, or sleeping by my side while I...
  10. Dog pooping in one room in my house

    Hello! My dog keeps pooping in one room in my entire house. How do i keep him from doing this (he is fixed)
  11. Adult Dog Still Going In The House

    About six weeks ago, I took a Yorkie in. The former owners could no longer care for him and assured me he was house trained. Well, he is not. He also had a traumatic past. He was first abandoned in an apartment and a neighbor took pity and fed him once a day. I forget how the people before him...
  12. 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...
  13. Adult dog peeing inside

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have two dogs, a Flat-Coated Retriever and the other is believed to be a Pomeranian mix (he is slightly larger than a Pomeranian). My Flat-Coated Retriever has had little problem with house training and we have had her for a few years now. The Pomeranian mix has been with us for around 3 years...
  14. Dog Snapping Behavior - Can I Stop It?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, there! I have a chihuahua/terrier mix that I adopted about 7 years ago. When I first adopted her, she was a little over a year old and was very sweet. However, I've noticed that as she has gotten older (she is now 8 years old), she has started to snap. She has never even left teeth marks...
  15. Training Exercises to Practice While SA Dog is on Meds?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    After talking to my vet, we decided to put Diva (6 year old pit. Adopted a little over 3 years ago from Animal Care & Control) on Prozac (she'll start tonight) and Xanax for the few weeks it takes for the Prozac to start to take effect. Diva has incredible separation anxiety. Just yesterday she...
  16. What age are German Shepherd's usually considered fully grown?

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    At some point I want to buy a really nice, permanent collar (more or less) for my dog once she is fully grown. The one I'm looking at will be a custom order and will require exact measurements. I'll be getting a female German shepherd. For those of you who have owned shepherds, what age did they...
  17. Housetraining adult dog from doggie door to bells

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 8-year-old CoJack mix and I moved from a house with a doggie door to one without and has gone from completely housebroken to daily accidents. A few relevant details about the situation: The climate here is much colder than our old house across the country. We have been here 6 months with...
  18. Help! I can't get her to walk on her leash.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted a 4-5 year old adult dog a year and a half ago from a puppy mill and have recently moved into an apartment complex. No problem right? Wrong. She doesn't know how to walk on a leash and leashes are required. I've already gotten several warnings about letting her out without the leash...