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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, all! I apologize as this post will likely be long-winded, please bare with me. About a year and half ago, I adopted Zarya, a then 12-week old "lab mix" from a local rescue. She has since grown to be a 25 pound terrier mix, my best guess is a Patterdale / Jack Russell Mix. Being that I was...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, Profile: My wife and I have a 4 year old black lab and a 4 year old min pin that we love to death. I work an odd schedule that can fluctuate from parts of the year, but for the last year I have been working from 6:00AM to around 5:00PM. My wife works as an independent contractor so she...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog is a Pitbull/Great Dane rescue who was beaten, mistreated, malnourished until he was 5 months old and abandoned in the woods. He is 1 yr and 9 mo. now and the majority of the trauma and damage has been undone by me. But one thing I can't get past is how he interacts with people outside...
  4. New Additions
    Hi all! I adopted an almost six month old puppy two days ago named Orla. She is a mixed breed, we think a cross of heeler, terrier, and a few other things. I have never adopted a puppy in my own home before, and every adoptee my family ever had was very calm and immediately adjusted to their...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    I would love some insight and help on addressing problem behavior for a rescue that has been a part of my family for 3 years. We have a 6 year old Shepherd-Chow mix that we rescued and understood to have some "anxiety towards men". He bonded closely with me but has always been a very jumpy...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, My husband and I have a 4 month old male Wheaten Terrier named Otis. We got Otis when he was 10 weeks old, and he immediately responded well to sleeping and being in a crate while we are at work. He has never had an accident in it, and he always gets a treat or handful of food when he...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all. PLEASE share any experiences you have or expertise -- We have an 18 mo. old-2.5 year old (we think) mix who we've rescued and have had nearly 9 months. For the first months of having her, we went to the dog park frequently, attended doggy day care, and was friendly to everyone we met...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello fellow pet lovers!:) My dog has been showing a concerning behavior lately. The last couple of weeks she has been active aggressive at the park, i'm not sure why this happening. I take Leia to the park often, about 4-6 times a week. The last few weekends have not gone so smoothly. Leia...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a chow mix, he is approximately six years old. I got him when he was about a year from a rescue. He has always been very high energy, and for the first few years, he did not listen at all. Now he is somewhat settled, and extremely friendly and affectionate and sweet with family members...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have a Black Mouth Cur and she is 18 months old. We've had her since she was about 10 weeks old and she lived with us on a family ranch that consisted of 3 homes and A LOT of dogs, horses, cows... She's always done great- never was leashed- always roamed free, but was trained at an...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am in a desperate need of help, I love my new adopted friend and wouldn't dream about giving him back to a shelter again. I promised him a home for life and I'm sticking to my promise. Yet he is driving me nuts and I don't know what to do. I'm googling his behavior constantly and I...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a 2 year old shiba inu/chow/shepard mix (Ronin - 55 lb male - fixed) & an 11 month old black lab mix (Grimm - 75 lb male - fixed). We rescued Ronin from the shelter in January 2014 & Grimm 2 weeks later - so they've been together for almost a year now. Normally they get along great -...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I am new this forum and desperate for advice. I apologize in advance for the long post. My fiance rescued a large rescue dog named Tank a few years ago, who was around 2 years old at the time. My fiance is wonderful with dogs. Tank completely respects him as his leader and is very...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone, I really need help and urge anyone who has any thoughts please comment. So here is the story.... My husband and I had to move from New Brunswick(the country) to Vancouver (city) so he could attend school for a year. We decided to bring our two Dachshunds with us. (Male 5yrs &...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    My guy is a large Pointer mix and about 6 years old. He was found as a stray and just never left. Unfortunately, his aggression is getting out of control. What worries me is that it is steadily increasing as time goes by. In the beginning, he was a super friendly dog. He would happily play with...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    Please if anyone can help regarding this matter I would be extremely grateful. I am currently 6 months pregnant and have a 10 month old german shepherd. Since we got her she has been a very nervous dog, she has become relaxed and loving to us and anyone introduced to her as a puupy, but HATES...
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    My 3 year old Boston Terrier is petrified of trash trucks. So much so that I feel the quality of her life is being impacted. We moved to a new apartment complex in January and there are trash trucks every day. The sound of any trash truck or any diesel engine type truck puts her into a panic...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    My 6 month old black lab/german shorthaired pointer mix (Cooper) has been showing increasing signs of aggressive behavior. He has always been fearful, shying away from new people and barking at statues, sounds, people, and dogs. Every week his fear becomes more aggressive and frightening. He has...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have a 5 year old mixed breed dog. she has a nervous disposition very fearful of bangs, fireworks scraping chairs etc. She also chases her tail intensively when she is excited usually when there is laughter or certain noises. She was born to two very fearful rescue dogs so she has it in...
  20. Dog Grooming
    Hi all :) My 6 year old Rotti x GDS will NOT let me clip his claws!! When he was younger, I could slip his muzzle on and nip the ends off quickly and relatively hassle free. But as he got older it became more and more awkward and the stress levels began to increase every time, meaning I...
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