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  1. 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...
  2. 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 I learned the alpha roll is outdated and am interested in learning a better method to get the dog to understand they are loved and safe...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I'm the owner of a 3 year old, spayed mut and I've identified a pattern of behavior that she has developed over the past year. I've had her since she was a young pup and I made sure to socialize her as much as possible including semi-weekly daycare and visits with my older sister's dogs...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog has been getting more and more difficult. While she's improved in places (she doesn't hate men now, she knows the kitchen and bedroom are off limits, she sits at the door and waits until given permission to walk out of the house, no more shoe chewing, much better at not pulling on walks)...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Long story, but I'll keep it as short as possible. We got our Siberian husky at 8 weeks old, about 9 months ago, from a family who just decided to let their huskies have puppies. They were not breeders - should've known right then. I know they meant no harm but it was obvious they just wanted...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a three year old pure bred Maltese who has always had issues with separation anxiety from me and barking uncontrollably. In the process of trying to train him out of that, for the last couple months he has started to become aggressive. He used to love every single person who walked in the...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am new and seeking help with one of my dogs. He is a Walker Coon Hound mix and about 3 years old. He has a problem with showing aggression (growling, occasional nip/lunge) at my wife when I am not around. If I am present he doesn't display any of these issues. This started when my wife...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog has been snapping at his tail aggressively while barking and yelping. He will lie down for a while, seemingly comfortable, then he will suddenly spring up and start snapping like something has just hurt him. We've given him flea medicine for a couple weeks now and he continues doing it...
  15. New Additions
    Hi, I have a very sweet border collie but lately I have been having trouble with something. She has become very protective about her stuff or place, so whenever I go picknicking or camping, and another dog walks by (sometimes she does this with humans as well) and comes bit too close, she...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    Sorry this is so long! I am new to the forum here and looking for advice related to one of our dogs exhibiting what seems to be selective aggression when off leash. Here is the background: We adopted a rescue dog 2 years ago (neutered male, mixed breed, 25 lbs, approx 8 yrs old). Then 6 months...
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    I really need help concerning my dogs' behaviors. I have 2 german shepherds (Hannah and Murphy) and a lab (Samantha). They are all girls. Hannah and Murphy are younger than Sami, (Sami is 11, Hannah is 7, and Murphy is 3) and there has been a power struggle in the house ever since our oldest...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I have a 1.5yr hound-ish mutt, who is the sweetest pup you'd ever meet normally...very submissive, loves people and other dogs (so much love!), and is so sweet, tolerant and gentle with my kids...he has never shown a hint of aggression toward them in any setting. We've been having...
  19. General Dog Discussion
    In the past, my wife and I have visited our friends' house with our Golden Retriever (GR), a 5 years old neutered male. At the time, our friends did not have a dog but loved on our GR like he was their own. The GR, of course, left his scent in their house. So our friends adopt a shelter...
  20. Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted a medium sized Border Collie mix from a shelter 3 years ago. He was very depressed and showed signs of having been abused. He grew to love and trust us but still - after 3 years - is aggressive towards almost all dogs and will occasionally just randomly snap at people. I just came...
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