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  1. Sexually Aggressive Female

    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...
  2. Bad consequences if I don't find solutions - crate training, listening, aggression.

    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)...
  3. Running out of options - anxious, aggressive husky

    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...
  4. Maltese getting aggressive

    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...
  5. Dog Aggression to Baby and Wife when I am not home

    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...
  6. Dog biting and snapping while laying down

    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...
  7. Border Collie being overly protective / aggressive

    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...
  8. Dog exhibits selective aggression when off leash; looking for advice

    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...
  9. My two younger dogs attacked my older dog- Help!

    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...
  10. Aggression toward children

    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...
  11. New dog aggressive with old dog visiter

    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...
  12. Rescue dog aggressive towards others

    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...
  13. Help! Friendly dog started...

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My Duck Tolling Retriever mix, who has always been super friendly, and very social, has randomly started to show on-leash aggression. It's like it happened over night. We always take her to breweries and outdoor patios with us and she has started to show her teeth, lunge, bark (which she is not...
  14. My dog won't stop chasing my cat [caused an injury]

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I have a 10 year old cardigan welsh corgi and two calico cats. A year and a half ago, i got my second calico cat. In the beginning, my dog would stalk and growl at my new cat however after various methods/getting used to her.. she became more relaxed and stopped stalking her...
  15. Aggression issues with my new dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I just adopted my first dog (my parents had a small dog when I was about 3 but I don't really remember much of that). He's a 1.5 year old Border Collie mix that was taken to the shelter as a stray. We've only had him for about a week and he has become increasingly aggressive. The first two...
  16. Sudden aggression between 2 dog siblings

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have 2 Rhodesian ridgebacks, male and female who are 8 years old and have been best buds for over 6 years since they became siblings. Recently, my grandmothers aggressive dog has been staying in our home and has attacked both of my dogs a few days ago. They have since been separated and do...
  17. Need Advice for Fighting Dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    In October, I lost the love of my life, my 17yr old beagle. We still had another 3 year old beagle boy. A few months later, we offered to temporarily take custody of an un-neutered male terrier. He was kind of weak and sick to begin with, but we got him on the road to recovery. Temporarily...
  18. New-ish rescue becomes VERY protective, need help

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, Our dog we adopted in February was very sick with 3 rare tick diseases (for our area) for months and months, and we were finally able to eradicate the infections after working with a number of professionals. Our sweet, quiet, subdued girl has become a new dog! LOTS more energy, animated...
  19. New Great Dane puppy coming into the family. How do I introduce her to my other dogs?

    New Additions
    Hello! Next weekend I'm picking up my new Great Dane puppy, Phoebe, and I'm not sure how to introduce her to my other two Great Danes: Bella and Oscar. Background Information: Bella is an older dog, she is 9 years old. She used to be very friendly and playful but now she is aggressive because...
  20. Springer Spaniel Aggressive Behavior

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am new and am hoping that someone has some advice. Maggie is the sweetest most loving Springer Spaniel you have ever met. However, she is afraid of everything!! Then about 3 months ago she became aggressive during her heat cycle. She just seemed grumpy, she was growling at her older...
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