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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    My dachshund is just over 1 year old now, and he is the most loving and affectionate dog. We have always been able to lift him for cuddles and he would love it. Recently, he has started snapping, growling and going to bite at me, whenever I try to lift him. This does not happen everytime I try...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    My 1.5 year old cavapoo Cora has quite a bit of anxiety/fear, especially with strangers coming into our house or approaching her in general. These triggers are easy to anticipate/replicate, and we’re working with her to counter-condition and desensitize her by minimizing her negative reactions...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, I have a 7month, almost 8month, male Maltipoo. He is a well-trained dog, comes when called, sits, stays, etc. He still has some puppy characteristics such as mouthing which we are working on. However, a few days ago he received a couple new toys in a subscription box we have for...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all! So I adopted an 8yr old cattle dog/pitty mix about a year ago and his foster was...less than forthcoming about his needs. He has an incredible amount of anxiety, and close to no prior socialization. More specifically he gets extremely defensive, anxious, and hostile around new dogs. When...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog has been lunging and nipping at people and other dogs in stores or on walks since she had pups. When she does this the pups aren't even with her. I'm keeping one of the pups and am concerned if I do that the mothers bad behavior will continue. She's always been a little shy and barks at...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, We rehomed a 9 week old bearded collie (from a working background) from his original owners, who collected him from a farm at 8 weeks, however they needed to rehome him as he was too nippy. Our household consists of: myself (25), partner (25), little brother (14) and parents...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    A month and a half ago I rescued an almost 2 year old French Bulldog. Ninety Nine percent of the time he is loving, affectionate, playful, snuggly and sweet. However there has been 5 episodes of truly unprovoked aggression. Once was on the couch with my fiance. The two had been laying together...
  8. General Dog Discussion
    Hi all! I’m brand new here I need a little help. I have a cocker spaniel, well behaved, no issues. It’s my adult brother. He has a small Shih Tzu terrier mix, he’s a rescue, he gets along VERY well and is VERY close with OTHER family members in the household, but NOT AT ALL with my brother. I...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 6 year old Siberian husky , whose behavior has took a downhill turn the last few years . He’s now not good with any animals, he CANNOT be around small animals for sure, he will get out and real havoc from killing small animals to roaming for hours causing problems . He will literally...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    My sister and brother-in-law adopted a large 5yr old Pitbull who I adore. He is the sweetest dog and for the first few months had few behavioral issues. However, over the holidays he showed some concerning behaviors that has my brother-in-law worried because he has had family members bitten by...
  11. New Dogs and Puppies
    I’ve tried extensively googling this and I’m coming up blank. A quick background on my pup. My dog is a 5.5 y/o male Plott Hound mix, with one of the calmest and least interested temperaments I’ve ever seen. I’ve had him since he was 2.5 y/o, he was sick for the longest until we finally found a...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    So I have a 70lb pit/mastiff mix that I’ve had since he was 5 weeks. He’s 1 1/2 years now. He is the most loved dog on the planet. Haha. He is obviously used to our undivided attention. We have to leave him alone in his yard which is big but boring, for a quite a few hours from time to time and...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    My fiancé and I got our Rottweiler from a breeder when she was 8 weeks old (she is 7 months now) and she has always been a little bit sassy and definitely a confident dog, but nothing even close to what she’s been doing lately. Every time you try to grab her by the collar, move her in any way...
  14. Puppy Help
    What is the alternative to the alpha roll for social aggression ie dog growling and biting at you simply because he doesn't want to go outside or go to bed? I learned the alpha roll is outdated and am interested in learning a better method to get the dog to understand they are loved and safe...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone! My girlfriend and I just adopted a 6 year old great Pyrenees. He is very gentle and welcoming towards all humans no matter what gender, age, or size. He lived with the same family for 6 years and they weren't able to keep him for a few different reasons. Since he had been at a...
  16. Dog Grooming
    Hello everyone, I can't find anything on the internet to help my situation so I'm here in hopes that someone can help. My dog is a very aggressive dog. He's usually very sweet but when he's afraid he becomes really hostile, which is why I have trouble grooming him. He's been very matted and...
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 10 year old boxer/american bulldog mix named Lola. She has hyperthyroidism, arthritis and she's lost some of her eyesight. My boyfriend has a 3 year old nova scotia duck tolling retriever named Emily. Lola has started 3 or 4 fights over toys/playtime. Yesterday Emily chased after a ball...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi All, We have a 1 year old cattle dog who we got at 8 weeks old. Right from the get go straight into training. Very smart and picks things up quickly. Bruce, our cattle dog, over the last few weeks has started barking and growling at dogs when walking him on lead. As a pup, or when off lead...
  19. General Dog Discussion
    Hi! My female dog Bella (10 years old) has recently become very aggressive towards my other dog Molly (also 10 years old). Bella is my boyfriends dog, and Molly is mine. We moved in together about 1 year ago, so the dogs have been living together for 1 year. When we first moved in, they got...
  20. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have a dog question that...I am thinking I might take my dogs to a behaviorist, but I wanted to maybe see if there was some advice to be had from other dog owners. Recently got married, I have a 4 year old miniature (9 pounds) australian shepherd and hubby has a 2 year old female part rat...
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