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  1. High anxiety with fireworks, thunderstorms, and loud noises

    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...
  2. Post Rescue Blues, Advice Much Appreciated!

    New Additions
    Hi Everyone! I am new to this community and am very excited to be here. Last week, my husband and I adopted a 1.5 years old Pomeranian/ Terrier mix from a rescue/sanctuary. He was a stray found wandering the streets. When we first met him, he warmed up to me quickly, but was very nervous of my...
  3. Anxious spinning 8 month old Shepherd mix

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My partner and I adopted a rescue this past Saturday. Moose is an 8 month old 18lb shepherd mix from Tennessee where she was found with her sister in a shed. When we first brought her home, we introduced her to our 2 housemates outside and she was good with them. About two days ago she has...
  4. 6 month old rescue fears of noises/cars

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I wonder if you could give me some pointers. Adopted a 5-6 month old rescue lab/hound mix 2 weeks ago. She has had tendencies to lay down in the garden and not want to budge. Garden is large lawn section which turns into a wooded section, all unfenced. We keep her on a 30ft leash to...
  5. My new (adult) Shiba won't stop whining/panting at night.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I got a Shiba about a week and a half ago, now named Sophie. She's 4 years old. I believe her previous owners may have been abusive (as he did admit to barely feeding her, not even naming her, and pulling her choke collar hard when she wouldn't listen to him). The first few days she would lay...
  6. Dog Destruction

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I’ve had Brady for 6 months now and he destroys everything when left alone. He has eaten an Apple Watch, my dresser, socks, blankets, a mattress, etc. He is crate trained and is crated when left unattended; however, I want to be able to let him lose with my other dog so isn’t confined all the...
  7. 7 month old lab/wired-hair pointer griffon mix peeing in house, please help

    Housetraining
    Hello! I am so glad I found this amazing dog community. My husband and I have been looking to join a dog forum after adopting our most recent addition to the family. A week ago we brought home Annie. Annie is a 9 month old Lab/Wire-haired Pointer Griffon mix. She was an owner surrender at our...
  8. My dog is only super aggressive towards other dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have the cutest dog ever, a black German Shorthaired pointer, she loves hugs, cuddles, people, kids, cats .. she's so affectionate and so full of energy. She was abandoned and rescued by a cousin of mine, she's around one year old, she had a trip to the vet and she's super healthy, strong and...
  9. Dog pees constantly & won't sleep - no health problems

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, thank you for welcoming me to the forums! I am looking for some advice. I am sorry this is so long. My partner and I rescued a chihuahua/mini fox terrier mix a year and a half ago named Pumpkin. She was brought into the shelter with a broken leg (the man who dropped her off said he saw...
  10. Will my dog be happier away from me so she can live in the country-side?

    General Dog Discussion
    I moved out of my mom's house to the city 1.5 years ago. Although I am home often (and I have a cat who is friends with my dog and stays home with her when I'm away), I am worried that my dog is not as happy here. I am trying to determine whether she will be happier moving back in with my mom...
  11. 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...
  12. Extremely stressed out dog

    New Additions
    Hi! I have a new doggie at home and I am seriously crying over him lately. I love Jackie, but I am a little lost - he is soooo stressed. And last week he bit someone. I am unsure on how to help him. Some background about him. He's a more or less 3 year old dog that was taken from his home...
  13. when to give up on a walk.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a shelter heeler/border collie mix who is very timid. Spent 18 of first 21 months of her life in a shelter. She has shown a lot of growth. She is on 20mg of Flouxetine for anxiety. Frequently on morning or evening walks she does fine until spooked by a loud car or voices. At that...
  14. Extreme Seperation Anxiety - HELP!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have adopted an English Setter mix from a local shelter. She is about 6 months old. The first day I left her in my laundry/mudroom while I was away at work (about 5 hours) before returning for lunch break. She completely destroyed the room... scratched walls, chewed the door and windows...
  15. Is my dog Anxious?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey all! My boyfriend and I adopted a pit/beagle mix named Clyde back in Jan of this year, and he really is a very sweet boy. However, he just really hates people. At first, he was very fearful of me, watching me constantly, growling and snapping if I got too close, etc. He did have parvo...
  16. Sudden and Severe Dog Anxiety

    Introductions
    Hello All, this is my first post here, but I need help. My dog is 12 and I've had him since he was a puppy. He's always been a velcro dog but very laid back. Then one day about 6 weeks ago and got sudden and severe anxiety. He was at home with my daughter and it just came on for seemingly no...
  17. My Yorkie has serious separation anxiety!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 9-month-old Yorkie is such a great dog except when she pees and poops in her crate. Her crate is not too big. She doesn't go in her crate at night when we are all sleeping. She only does it when we are gone and shes left in the crate. She has serious anxiety and she always has but I'm...
  18. Chewing + Destroying our house!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We've taken in Quill (German Pointer x Dane x Bull Arab). He's our 3rd of our big dogs. The first two have been perfect and are just big ol lazy things that sleep most of the day. Quill is 10 months old and every since we've got him home, he's been destroying the house on and off. He's chewed...
  19. Sudden Puppy Anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I'm desperate to help my 13 week old Pomeranian, Chihuahua, Corgi mix with her anxiety. We brought her home at 11 weeks and she was a happy and lovely addition to our family. It seems as though she all of a sudden now hates me and hides either under the couch or in her crate all day...
  20. Adult House Broken Dog Reverting to Poop in the house

    Housetraining
    Hi All! I have a 5 year old Goldendoodle who picked up potty training immediately as a puppy. In the last 5 years she has not had any accidents, except when she has been sick. My mother came and stayed over the holidays, and when my mom left, my goldendoodle now poops in the guest room or...
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