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  1. 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...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    I am 30 and have had dogs most my childhood and adult life-all rescues, both puppy and adult adoptions. Kona is unlike any other rescue I've ever had and I don't know where to go from here with her training. She is about a year and a half old med/large breed. I'm thinking maybe some Shepard in...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, everyone. I would really appreciate any advice you could give me in my situation if you know anything about aggression in dogs, especially senior dogs. So, I have been living with my boyfriend and his family for almost 4 years and his chihuahua as well. His chihuahua should be about 16...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    My sister and brother-in-law adopted a large 5yr old Pitbull who I adore. He is the sweetest dog and for the first few months had few behavioral issues. However, over the holidays he showed some concerning behaviors that has my brother-in-law worried because he has had family members bitten by...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, I got my dog from a shelter almost 2 years ago. She was 3 months old at the time. She is an Aussie mix, not sure what else is there (but she has a lot of aussie in her). Despite some issues with separation anxiety (due to the fact that some a**hole threw her in a dumpster when...
  6. 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...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi friends! I adopted a rescue from Aruba - he is 12 weeks (15lbs) and a mutt with likely heritage of Ibizan Hound or Portuguese Podengo. I adopted him when he was just shy of 9 weeks old, so he was very young. He is pretty attached to me, but gaining his confidence and I can tell he is a...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I have a 1.5 year old Australian Shepherd/Pit Bull mix. She's super smart and also has a lot of energy. We've had her since she was 4 months old, and unfortunately about after a month of being with us, I was rear ended with her in the car. Thankfully there were no injuries, just an...
  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. General Dog Discussion
    I've just finished reading the article. (www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/18/dog-gone-how-to-handle-your-dogs-seperation-anxiety-when-you-return-to-the-office) what are your thoughts about it?
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    As the title says we have a constant problem with our boy dog peeing on things in the house. Here’s what we have tried - Cleaning up his markings right away. - Using cleaner with urine destroying enzymes marketed to “stop spraying.” - Throwing away a rug that he marked often. -...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    I’ve had my poodle chihuahua mix, Bella, for around 7 years now, and never had too serious of a problem with whining at night. At night, we normally lock her in the large garage and she sleeps on the couch in there. Before, when we locked her up for the night, she would test us by whining for...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted my dog from a shelter nearly two years ago. He was about 8-9 months we think when I adopted him and he looks like a pit bull mix (unsure about what his mix is). He had some aggressive tendencies when we first got him but he has made a lot of progress except in one area and I need help...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    Ok. So. I was watching this video about this cute little girl who was crying and she just wanted to listen to fraggle rock and have a snack. Me, interested in what the hell fraggle rock was, looked it up. Ok, so kids show. Anyway, my dog and I are sitting on the couch and he’s laying with me and...
  15. 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...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    I’m getting a new roommate and they are bringing dogs but I’m afraid that my bigger dog will attack her as she did to other dogs befor ?
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    Had my rescue fixed almost 3 weeks ago and now is severely unfriendly with my 6 yo son. The two use to be best pals. He does not pull, push or act any way aggressive with the dog, yet now, my pup won’t allow my son to approach or even be in the same room without intense growling and charging. I...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I'm the owner of a 3 year old, spayed mut and I've identified a pattern of behavior that she has developed over the past year. I've had her since she was a young pup and I made sure to socialize her as much as possible including semi-weekly daycare and visits with my older sister's dogs...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have an 18 month old Cane Corso- when house training her we used a bell at the door which she rings to go outside (I have to add she is the only large dog I have ever had who will soil her kennel when crated -and yes it’s appropriate size for her not too large) this was even before a bad...
  20. New Additions
    Hey everybody, I'm so thankful for this forum rn!! A member of my family came to visit me this week, and I told her I was looking for the right puppy to bring home but hadn't had the time to do it (bc of some issues). So a few days ago out of the blue she brings to my apartment a Westie and...
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