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  1. dog obsession with cats shes living with

    Dog Training and Behavior
    hi, i recently adopted a dog (one month ago) who is just over a year old. i have a cat, and my roommate has a cat as well, who already were living in the house before we brought the dog home. when i was searching for a doggy friend to bring home, my biggest concern was definitely finding one...
  2. How to stop adopted dog from rushing at cats

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I have a 7-year-old black lab mix that we adopted from the Humane Society 6 months ago. We went through basic training and received an AKC CGC certificate last month. He has moderate energy but sometimes exhibits high levels of excitement and/or anxiety. As he is getting more...
  3. Need Advice for Fighting Dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    In October, I lost the love of my life, my 17yr old beagle. We still had another 3 year old beagle boy. A few months later, we offered to temporarily take custody of an un-neutered male terrier. He was kind of weak and sick to begin with, but we got him on the road to recovery. Temporarily...
  4. Newly adopted dog issues

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have been looking into adopting another dog for the last month or so after losing my best friend extremely suddenly back in November. She ended up with anti-freeze poisoning, and by the time we realized she was sick, it was far too late. (We still have no idea what happened. Our other dogs...
  5. How to help rescued dog who can be aggressive to strangers!!!

    New Additions
    Good afternoon guys, I ran into this forum and I'm hoping I can find some help. I rescued a female dog from a shelter, she took a while to warm up to me and actually pay attention to me but nonetheless she's been amazing. I rescued her when she was 9 months old, I was told that she had a warning...
  6. Old dog is too submissive and runs away from new dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Our oldest dog is a Yorkshire Terriere named Zoe. She's nine years old, and when we got her at the time, didn't know she came from a backyard breeder. She has a collapsed trachea, epilepsy, and to make things worse, a lame back leg. Because of these problems, she could never go outside or be...
  7. Possession & Barking -- adult dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Since my chihuahua/yorkie mix was 1 (now 7), he has had behavior issues I’ve tried to fix. Thankfully he rarely bites but the barking and possession is out of control. Examples: 1- freaks out when anybody comes into my apartment, 2- when someone stands up he goes nuts barking and follows them...
  8. 8month old non-neutered puppy suddenly soiling house!?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Alright. I have had my little Norwegian Elkhound buddy since he was 8 weeks old and he was quickly housetrained, nearly in two weeks of getting him. He is now 8 months old and up until a few weeks ago, he had not been having any accidents in the house since he was probably 11 weeks old. He was...
  9. Do your dogs pee in the house after baths too?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog does this weird thing where he zooms around the house and pees in like... 4~5 different places after baths. Do your dogs do that too? My dog is only 7 months old so I'm not sure if this is something he'd just grow out of or if this is something I really need to worry about. :confused:
  10. My Dog Lunges at Strangers on Walks

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, Frankie is a 1 year old male miniature pinscher. He is VERY lovable to family and friends. The only issue I am currently having with him is his behavior while we are on walks. He will growl and lunge at ANY stranger that walks by us on walks without provocation (trying to pet...
  11. Dog won't eat--not sick, purely behavioral!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, first time poster. I'm a vet tech with a 12 pound mutt that everyone swears up and down is an Italian greyhound (he is most definitely not. Probably toy fox terrier and chihuahua). He's a "special" child. He tries very hard and is actually kind of smart but learns very slowly. It...
  12. Dog is permanently banished to mud room

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi All! Please bear with me as I try to get all the information you need to offer any help and advice. I've been dating this girl for the past four years. She lives with her parents and they have two dogs, one miniature poodle (considered her parents dog), and a beautiful German Shepherd Husky...
  13. My Adopted Dog Growls, Steals and Don't Listen...

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am in a desperate need of help, I love my new adopted friend and wouldn't dream about giving him back to a shelter again. I promised him a home for life and I'm sticking to my promise. Yet he is driving me nuts and I don't know what to do. I'm googling his behavior constantly and I...
  14. My rescue dog snaps aggressively at house visitors

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Some back-story: About two months ago, I adopted a handsome German Shepherd mix from animal control, they were about to put him down because of his age. He's around 6 years old, I don't know much about his past because he apparently came in as a stray. But he's housebroken, knows stay, and now...
  15. Conflict between new dog and one of my first dogs

    New Additions
    Hello, I rescued an abandoned pit bull/black mouth cur mixed dog (Tobey) who is approximately 2 years old. He's been with me now for almost 5 months and was neutered about 4 months ago. All I know about him is that he was attacked by two wandering pit bulls when he was younger (he was pretty...
  16. 5 month old Great Dane won't potty train! Help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 5 and a half month old Great Dane that we got at 4 months as a rescue. She started off scared of everything but learned what potty meant right when we got her. However, if my boyfriend and I aren't in the room she'll pee or poop on the floor but only by the doors. She goes about every...
  17. Adopted dog has walking behavior issues

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We recently adopted a 2 year old shitzu/Maltese mix. She was a stray taken to the humane society. We have had her for about 6 weeks now and love her to death! When Besame plays she is a lot of fun! However, She has spent more days sulking and being laxidaisical than playful. We have had stool...
  18. how can i turn an "outdoor dog" into an "indoor dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My uncle, who has had dogs for most of his adult life, is a neglectful dog owner in the sense of physical activity and human companionship. The oldest is a female bernese mountain dog named dagny, she is three years old. My uncle had a bull dog until he gave it away that was about the same age...
  19. My Dog is Behaving strange

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Please could you spend time and help me as the last couple my dog has been behaving different to his usual self. More confident like he is a human. So one day I recorded footage after I left home of him in the garden. Please enjoy and have a laugh.
  20. Slight Emergency With Two New Great Danes And Sudden Agression With Our Cats

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So, to start off we recently adopted(about 4 days ago) two Great Danes(came as a pair) who are approximately 3 and 4 years old. One is male-Zeus, the other female-Mila. We already have two other dogs-one male and one female who we have had since they were puppies. We also have cats at home, all...
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