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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    Nearly five years ago, my roommate and I adopted a Pomeranian puppy. He was 10 weeks old and born at a sweet home with grandparents raising their teenage children as well as a 3-year-old grandson. We thought it was a benefit that the puppy had been around kids and the family’s other dogs...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello All, A dog rescue I know had an American Akita that nobody wanted to adopt or foster. Rocky was chained in a warehouse for his entire life (8 years), together with his brother as guard dogs before being rescued. The man who had him physically mistreated him severely so Rocky did not trust...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I’m completely new to this forum and to owning a dog. I read a bunch of books on it though so I feel like I have everything mostly under control, except for handling my dogs fears. One of those fears that is giving me an especially hard time is my pups fear of cars on walks, he won’t even...
  4. New Additions
    So I am fostering hopefully soon to be adopting an English shepherd. He is 2 years old. This is my first rescue. He was poorly mistreated and left outside in a small kennel from birth all the way til he was rescued I think 6 months ago. I know the breed needs exercise so I took him to a public...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    Came up with this idea in 2015, finally decided 2021 is the year to make it a real thing to share with all our dog friends! I've seen dog groomers use this sock thing on dog's ears when they blow dry them. But I've been using my prototype for ages and I hope it works better, it certainly looks...
  6. Dog Health
    hello all i have my goldendoodle female puppy who is about to be 7 months in 10 days... I got her from a breeder when she was 9 weeks old and i would say that everything has been going pretty well. She's a happy puppy for most of the time, having really good socialization with other dogs, a...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    My SO and I adopted a 1 yr old male Shiba back in July from someone who needed to re-home him. SO has had Shiba's before and I have had multiple spitz breeds so neither of us were too worried about having issues with him. Initially, we were dealing with idiopathic aggression (would randomly bite...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    So I rescued an 8 year old cattle dog/pitbull mix not too long ago. He’s an absolute sweetheart, until there’s another dog around. I was misled by the rescue agency about how badly he reacts to other dogs and how unsocialized he is. Whenever he’s able to see another dog he loses his mind; if...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a six year old, 10 pound chi-dachshund mix named Hobbles. We adopted her from a shelter in March. She has mange on her back which makes us think that she may have suffered some neglect/malnutrition but she is very friendly so we have no reason to believe that she was ever physically...
  10. Dog Health
    Hello, I hope everyone is doing well. I have a 12 year old German Shepard and Boxer mix, she is the sweetest thing on planet earth. She has had a long and healthy life with very little health issues. But in the past several months she has had just a terrible time, starting with vestibular...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted a rescue dog a year ago. During her first year she suffered from lots of signs of anxiety, it was really challenging to stimulate her and keep her engaged & happy. I was recommended from a few friends to try out a snuffle mat to help satisfy my dog mentally & physically. IT WAS A...
  12. Dog Health
    I got prescriptions for Cerenia and Trazodone to use together for my dog’s carsickness after trying Benadryl and Bonine on separate occasions with no luck. How well do these work? What should I expect? I couldn’t really ask questions due to curbside service. My dog weighs 15 lbs and the doses...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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