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  1. Need help with a terrified adopted dog

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    Hi, my name is Peggy and a month ago we adopted a 4-year old lab mixed with a smaller dog. The adoption center said she was shy but she actually is terrified, especially with big dogs who will cause her to go into panic mode. She is more afraid of men than of women. In the month that we have...
  2. HELP - Whippet won't stop barking :(

    New Additions
    Hi, I need some help from some dog experts.. So me and my boyfriend have just got a 1 year old Whippet, she used to live in someones shed with another whippet for the first year of her life... We have got her 2 days ago and i know it is only early days but she won't stop barking when left...
  3. Behaviorist Program Given: Thoughts?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I wanted to put a more detailed account of our first experience with a vet behaviorist outside of Trucker Training Journal so that I couple get some more opinions on the program we were given for experienced dog owners. Sorry for the super long post this is going to result in.:o The vet...
  4. Getting Ready for New Trainer/Behaviorist Questions

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a meet and greet next Wednesday with a new Trainer/Behaviorist (Nancy Williams, Nancy Williams, MA, ACAAB, RVT) and she has asked us to provide as many videos as possible of Trucker's different reactions to different situations so she is able to more quickly evaluate the situation. How...
  5. Talking To The Vet About Anti-Anxiety Medication

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Trucker has been home 74 days (2 months and 13 days) and has slowly been improving with some of his triggers but I feel like every time we make any sort of headway with on trigger another pops up. I know that he has what seems like an endless list of triggers to work on and that we are on a...
  6. Can you socialize an older dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, Me and my boyfriend rescued a 1 year old pittie about a year ago and have struggled socializing him with other dogs. Kona (the pittie) is 2 years old now and cannot be around other dogs without severe anxiety. We worry about taking him to a dog park because he is aggressive meeting other...
  7. Trucker's Training Jouney

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Decided to start a training journal to track Trucker's journey from the completely petrified dog he was when I adopted him to the dog I know he will be one day :). Here is my reminder of where it all began: I was looking for a "friend" for my 4 year old cat, Galileo and I knew I wanted a...
  8. Serious Anxiety/Depression Over My New Dog

    New Additions
    I'm new to this forum and I actually joined specifically for this reason - I'll give you the whole story. I've owned dogs my entire life and consider myself an absolute dog lover. I love every dog I meet and every dog I've ever owned... until now. This is the first time ever owning a dog on my...
  9. Adult Bite Inhibition and Traffic Phobia

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey there! I just happily adopted a beautiful Basenji, about 4 yo, from rural NH, about 4 days ago. I live in Maine near a fairly busy street that I've noticed my dog is starting to react to. Unfortunately, the traffic is constant throughout the day and dies down at night so he is constantly...
  10. New house, new separation anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My doxie, Baseball, is a dream, and my husband and I adore him. For the first three years of his life we lived in a 600 sqft apartment. He took walks to potty and lived mostly indoors. We recently bought a house, and now have a large house and property. My husband and I both work shift work...
  11. My Dog's Extreme Fear of Trash Trucks

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 3 year old Boston Terrier is petrified of trash trucks. So much so that I feel the quality of her life is being impacted. We moved to a new apartment complex in January and there are trash trucks every day. The sound of any trash truck or any diesel engine type truck puts her into a panic...
  12. My dog -- Possible mental illness?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, I'm quite distraught over the behavior of my dog, Leia. Leia is a pit/lab mix who is now about 1 year 3 months. We found her at 3 months in a dumpster, so we know her life before us was probably horrible, but we've had her about a year now. From the first night we found Leia, we...
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