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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a playful and affectionate female chihuahua rat terrier mix that is 2 1/2 years old. I had rescued her when she was 9 months old. She has always been a little skittish with new people, but warms up to new people fairly quickly. Now saying that, here's the dilemma... My dog show...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    It all started when my dog was young. At 6 months old a lady wanted us to have him and took him to a local bank not too far from my house. I ended up walking there to pick him up but when we actually tried walking home with him I noticed how he wouldn’t move. I had to carry him home because he...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 10 year old Basset Hound. She has always been scared of thunderstorms and fireworks but she has gotten markedly worse the past 4 months. We used to walk around the block every night. One night a few months ago we were walking and she heard 2 loud pops, like gun shots. She immediately...
  4. Introductions
    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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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