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  1. 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...
  2. Debating returning rescue dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi. I'm new to the whole 'forum', 'discuss my problems with strangers' thing, but I thought it might be worth a shot to get some insight. A month ago I adopted a German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix from a rescue shelter. I've wanted a dog since I was 16 and our pet died, but I also wanted to make...
  3. Some questions about our new rescue! :]

    New Additions
    Hi everyone! Im new to this forum and was hoping someone could help me understand my rescues behaviors. Below is a link to a photo of the new addition to our family. file://cf-fl-fsdc01/users$/vubeda/My%20Pictures/BAILEY2.JPG Her name is Bailey and we rescued her last saturday.She is a...
  4. Aggressive Alpha Dog - Attacking our other dogs!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I am looking for help with my aggressive alpha dog. We have tried general obedience and he is a good dog when he is in a good mood. But when he gets mad he is belligerent. And because he can be so aggressive, I get a little scared of him myself. He has nipped at my face before...
  5. My dog thinks she is alpha. Help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm at my whit’s end with my dogs and I need help. I have a 3 year old black lab rescue named Angie. She was my first dog; I made many mistakes with her as far as training goes. Basically she now believes she is the alpha and will not listen to me whatsoever. I recently rescued a Basset...
  6. Exerpt from Brad Pattison book - Unleashed

    Dog Training and Behavior
    An excerpt from Unleashed.... some people see "alpha" everywhere When submissiveness is "alpha" you know these are the opinions of an idiot
  7. Howling Question

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have three dogs, an older Pug, an older mutt that's mostly Beagle and then a 1yr. old Aussie/Border Collie mix. Currently, the Aussie has seemed to take over the pack since he recently became the biggest and is definitely the most rambunctious, but all three get along great most all the...
  8. Submissive urination is .... manipulation?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    A dog with a history of defensive and fearful aggression with one documented defensive bite. Brad Pattison (At the end of my leash / In the dog house) enters the household and the fearful dog responds by barking. Brad sees this as a challenge to his 'alpha position'. What kind of pathetic...
  9. "Because dogs don't listen when they are excited."

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Several weeks ago I inadvertently stumbled upon a group of dog owners that had signed up for “Street Safety“ classes led by a supposedly “certified” trainer. Too bad that the certification in question was awarded by Brad Pattison*. "Because dogs don't listen when they are excited." That's...