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  1. Help! Pyrenees Pup

    Training and Behavior Stickies
    Had my rescue fixed almost 3 weeks ago and now is severely unfriendly with my 6 yo son. The two use to be best pals. He does not pull, push or act any way aggressive with the dog, yet now, my pup won’t allow my son to approach or even be in the same room without intense growling and charging. I...
  2. Agressive Husky

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Maya is my 3 going on 4 years old Siberian husky. She has been making me more and more afraid of her over the past year. If someone pets her at certain times she will growl. My family members have a tendency to hug her, I stopped because I could tell a lot of aggression was stemming from it. But...
  3. My dog is out of my control

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have three dogs named Bailey (9yrs old) Baxter (6 yrs old) and Midas (3yrs old.) Midas is the puppy of Baxter and Bailey, he was living in a different home for the first year of his life. I have had him for back for two years now and he acts aggressively towards other people and dogs. He...
  4. My dog is silently aggressive when tired

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog goes to bed late, probably around 1 am. I usually need to fill my water bottle around this time so I go upstairs to grab ice, but he decides to sleep in front of the freezer. I’ll wake him up by calling his name so I don’t startle him when trying to open it but then he won’t move so I...
  5. Increased Resource Guarding Behavior

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 9 month old beagle mix who recently discovered the wonderful game of playing fetch. Initially, I was thrilled to have another exercise outlet. However, she has increasingly become more possessive of tennis balls when we go to the dog park. She "growls" (or in her case, high-pitch...
  6. Help dog being aggressive after having puppies

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My two-and-a-half-year-old pitbull mix just had a litter of puppies. Since then my other female dog has been acting aggressively towards the mother and the mother has been acting aggressively back I have to keep them separated or they will fight each other. Prior to having the puppies they were...
  7. 6 month old husky mix is biting

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello dog enthusiasts! I need a little help today. I have a six month old Siberian Husky mix that I fell absolutely in love with after finding her in a shelter. Her name is Betty and she can be a very sweet girl, but is also very very stubborn. She has gone through puppy training and was doing...
  8. Old timid dog has fear of playing with new puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I now have two dogs, a 8 week old golden retriever puppy named Daisy and a 11 year old golden retriever named Hamish. Hamish however, has a fear old Daisy playing with him. They both get along fine when Daisy is being held back, however, Daisy tries to jump up at him and lick him, both of...
  9. Rescue dog serious aggression~tennis balls

    Dog Training and Behavior
    HELP! We adopted a SWEET Walker Coonhound mix, Emma, about 3 months ago. We found that she has unnatural frenzy and aggression primarily over tennis balls, and secondarily, over small stuffed animals which she'd tear apart. So it's resource guarding at its worst. She starts to physically...
  10. Labradoodle puppy scared and aggressive to strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I've had my labradoodle puppy living with me for a month now, and she has just turned three months old. She is very smart and catches on with training quickly. But I have a problem. She is extreamly nervous and skittish towards new people, actually towards anyone besides me and my brother and...
  11. Obsessive Wall Licking, Agression Toward Strangers and Familiar People

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I am new here, so I'm not sure if this is the proper way to post such a thread. However, I have a serious problem with my sister's dog which stems from a very private matter that I don't wish to publicize. If someone could PM me or email me that would be excellent.
  12. Post-Surgical Aggressiveness

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Ok, here is the story of my sweet dog Stella (Basenji/Rotweiler/Corgi). Stella came to us by way of being abandoned in a crackhouse in Brooklyn. She was six months old and pregnant, and was discovered near-death by the landlord three weeks after the crackheads were evicted. Certain triggers...
  13. Basset bit my young son's face

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm desperate for advice. Our son is 3 and full of energy. That said, he's a good boy and 99% of the time, he's gentle with our two dogs. (what kid is 100%?) Libby (8 yr old Basset hound) has ALWAYS been "grumpy". She is a house pet and fixed. She has a very low tolerance for anyone or...
  14. Is making my American Bulldog go to Daycare the right thing for her?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a female American Bulldog she is about a 1.5 years old. I have taken her to the dog park a few times and she does fine. She never growls or bites another dog. She kind of just runs around with them. However when we are on the leash she pulls and lunges when she sees other dogs so I never...
  15. Newly adopted dog showing aggression to my dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am new here and was hoping to get some insight on what could possibly be going on with my new dog. My husband and I adopted her one month ago tomorrow, she is a black lab/german shepard mix and a total sweetheart. She is very loving and gentle. We also have a black lab/pit mix that...
  16. My dog is aggressive towards friend's puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have two 9 month old male chihuahua/dachshund mix dogs from the same litter. They are both fixed and I have never had any behavioral issues with them. We often go to the dog park and play with my friend's dog. My friend recently got a new Shepard/lab mix who is about 10 weeks old. One of my...
  17. My dog has agression issues

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 2 1/2 year old basset hound/lab mix who is nothing but sweet and cuddly when she is home with me and/or my husband. However, whenever we have guests over she becomes a very different dog. She gets very stressed, and she won't stop barking and snarling at whoever we have over. We try...
  18. 1st time Dog Owner Needs Advice

    New Additions
    Hello, I adopted a 3 year old rat terrier/dachshund mix yesterday at an adoption event. When I first met her last weekend she was the friendliest dog I've seen. She loves people and dogs. So I decided to adopt her this weekend. When I got home with her, she was doing fine, a bit nervous but...
  19. Dog agression issues- Dog fights - help

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I have two dogs - a French bulldog (1 1/2 years) and a shih Tzu (5 years). I've had them both since they were puppies and I introduced the Frenchie a little over a year ago. For the most part, they both get along very well! They love to play together and they're both very sweet dogs...
  20. help in desensitizing puppy when touching his paws

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Help! Today when we were trying to take ticks out of our puppy's paws he went crazy growling, snapping and biting showing his teeth at us. What do you suggest as a way of desensitizing him to us touching and going at his paws? p.s he is a mouthy and bitey puppy too.