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  1. I bit off more than I could chew

    General Dog Discussion
    Hey guys, I would really like some advice. Recently, I got a shelter dog to care of. He is an older dog, 6-7 years old, a mixed breed and I thought I could take care of him. Me and my family used to own a smaller dog and I knew what that smaller dog demanded and I was okay and relaxed about...
  2. Cockapoo Breeders

    General Dog Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, so I'm not really sure if I put this post in the right section. Anyways, my family and I had to put our dog, Patches, to sleep on his 11th birthday this past March. We've been thinking about getting another dog. We fostered an unknown mix from a rescue...
  3. New dog owner seeking advice about: Bathroom break schedule

    New Additions
    Hello everyone! A couple of months ago I adopted my first dog and I LOVE him. He's so sweet. Right now I'm on holiday break so I am able to take him out as often as needed, but next semester I will be finishing my associate's and will be quite busy. I'll be able to let him out before heading to...
  4. ESA for Misophonia/mild OCD?

    Working Dogs
    Good evening everybody! I know people online can not give me an official diagnosis, but if any of you could kindly give me some direction, that would be extremely appreciated. I am a college freshman living on campus, and within the past months, my misophonia has gotten worse (self-diagnosed...
  5. How to become a dog pack leader?

    Introductions
    If you are not your dog’s leader, you will not be respected. A dog who doesn’t respect her owner can show the attitude in many different ways; she might growl when you go to move her off the sofa or bed or when she has a toy or bone. She might snap at you when you try to groom her, or she may...
  6. Advice needed on grooming longer haired lab

    Dog Grooming
    Hi everyone! I own a beautiful chocolate Labrador named Bonnie and she's a pure blooded lab, but she's so different from the labs I usually see. She's super stocky, and has longer fur than normal. While she's not long haired, I certainly wouldn't call her short haired. She's always been...
  7. Advice for someone interested in becoming a Dog trainer?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have always been interested in Dog training and animal behavior. I really want to go to a school for Dog training, but with my busy work schedule it would have to be an online school. I would love recommendations and advice. Thank you!
  8. Dog fighting his partner.....Advice please

    New Additions
    Hi, we have two beautiful big male dogs, 2,9 y/o Grate pyr and a rescued 3,5 y/o german shepherd mix. They have been together for about 2 1/2 years. About a year ago they start fighting, at first we thougth they where stablishing who was in charge but they didnt hurt each other.The pyr is more...
  9. What to know for a first time dog owner

    New Additions
    So about three weeks ago I adopted my first dog (Tchaikovsky). I've never had any sort of pet in my life so I am completely new to this. I am sure that there is stuff I'm not thinking of that are important to helping my new dog have a wonderful happy life in my home. Tchai is a 1.5 year old male...
  10. looking for advice from psd handlers / am i disabled "enough" for a psd?

    Working Dogs
    i've been looking into a psychiatric service dog for a couple of weeks now, but a constant thought has been plaguing me. am i disabled enough? i have agoraphobia that is triggered by crowds, people getting close to me, the sound of a lot of people, etc. which usually triggers a panic attack or...
  11. HELP! Advice please! Neighbor neglecting new dog!

    General Dog Discussion
    My parents neighbor recently has a german shepard in their backyard. Their home is between two apartments. Mainly from my parents 4 unit 2 story building can see the back of the yard plus the other apartment MAYBE. But certainly my parents and upstairs can see their yard clearly. So we noticed a...
  12. My dog keeps barking and bashing at the backdoor, need advice.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I recently adopted a 15 month old (approx) staffy, and at the pound he was very energetic and playful, but most importantly quiet. We were told he was raised previously as an outdoors dog and I intended to keep that tradition. However, we've let him inside a few times to stay out of the...
  13. My Corgi has a foot fetish...?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everybody, I am new to dogforum.com and wanted to see if anybody out there has experienced a dog with a legitimate foot fetish. I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Lilly who is about 1.5 years old now. She is extremely smart and adorable, but ever since she got comfortable with my family...
  14. My dog's gotten suddenly scared towards me?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    One of my 1year dashaund cross has always been quite wary of people, like her mom, but I just went into my moms room to talk to her. Her tail went straight between her legs, hiding behind her, ready to bark and a very hard stare. I was in there for around half an hour watching the supervet with...
  15. Looking for advice on how to feed our new puppy...

    Dog Food
    Hello everyone, my name is Joe, me and my partner both live and work in China and have rescued a dog a few months ago. For a while we were feeding him a basic diet of Pedigree dog food as this was the only recognizable brand we could find, and have been informed that Chinese ones were on the...
  16. Incredibly scared rescue dog - advice?

    Working Dogs
    Hi there - I just got a 9 month old red tick coon hound. He was found chained to a fence with his sister, was moved from Tennessee to NYC, lived in 1 foster home, and is now with me, separated from his sister. He refuses to go outside - we took him out this morning and he just tried to find...
  17. What breed(s) are my Fur Babies?

    Dog Breeds
    Hello. I am wondering what breed(s) my two dogs may possibly be. Bear (black, male) is almost 2 years old, and Hazel (brindle, female) is 1.5 years old. I love them both so much, so overall it doesn't matter. But want to get opinions! Thanks :)
  18. Black hair looking strands growing near my female beagles vulva?

    Dog Health
    I hope someone is able to give me advice on this issue. I was at another forum Dogforums and I was turned away, and my thread was closed. It seems they don't like to answer health related questions. But a couple days ago I was checking my dog for fleas and I noticed one hair looking thing on...
  19. Should I consider my dog a friend or a fur child?

    New Additions
    Hey guys! New to the forum :) I've recently rescued a puppy from being run over by a truck and I've decided to keep her. I've been wanting a dog ever since I can remember and now I finally feel ready. I work from home, earn enough to give her a good life, I am patient and loving. Also, I have...
  20. Need advice, tips or help with our aggressive (5yo) rescue.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I adopted a beautiful 5 year old, 80lb, lab/beagle (Labbe) from the Humane Society of GC at the end of October. His name is Guss. When we first got him he seemed like a dream; such a good boy, obedient and shy. Then we introduced him to my BIL's 6 MO Labradoodle.(She couldn't...
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