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  1. big pimple, seeing vet on Thurs...

    Dog Health
    (4 attached pictures) Already made a vet appt. - just was curious if the community here has seen anything similar, if this type of thing is common, etc. So my shih-tzu is 10 yrs old now, has generally had good heath. She's on 'revolution' for ticks/fleas/mites/heartworm etc. About a month...
  2. My dog is licking himself raw, why?? pic included

    Dog Health
    I noticed this spot a couple days ago, but its just getting worse. I feel so bad because it seems like it is really itching him, I'm not sure what caused it/ how to help him. Any input? https://imgur.com/WPnCuhq
  3. Agresive dog towards ower on a few ocasions

    Dog Health
    hello. i am new to the forum as i have a Doberman (male) that is 18 months old, healthy boy, weighs 53 kg and in general is a gentle giant towards the family. i live with my mum that is in her late 50is and sister that is in her 20s and the dog NEVER showed any aggression towards them. he...
  4. Need help with 10 year old Beagle mix with aggression issues.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, first time poster. It has come to this, I am in desperate need of help. I came across (long story) adopting a beagle (possible coonhound, we're not sure) mix in may of 2009. He is an awesome dog and I love him very much. However, over the years he has developed aggression issues. I may...
  5. My dog attacked my Father in law

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 2-3 yo white chihuahua/papillon/pomeranian rescue who we've had for 10 weeks. He's been struggling with separation anxiety and we've have been training that. He's very sweet which is why I have been trying my best to work with him. He loves to just roll on his back and get belly rubs. I...
  6. My in-laws dog snaps at people and they don't think it is a problem

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My future in-laws have a rat-terrier mix that has a growing aggression problem. I have grown up with dogs and absolutely love dogs but I cannot stand this one. I think my problem is more that my in-laws don't recognize the growing problem or think there is anything wrong with him. I have...
  7. 5 y/o chihuahua has become very aggresive and drew blood from a bite for the 1st time

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! Very new here, hopefully I am in the right place! My story/question is a bit long.. but here I go. I have two dogs, both chihuahuas. One is full (Oreo) other is chihuahua/papillion (Blitz). They are brothers and I have had them since they were born. Blitz has always been the...
  8. Met my girlfriends' dog, and he bit me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I met my girlfriend's dog yesterday for the first time, and he took a chunk out of my ankle! When I arrived at her apartment, she had him locked up in the bedroom, and he was barking furiously and scratching at the door. After 10 minutes of this, he calmed down a bit, and I recommended that she...
  9. Need ideas for how to deal with aggressive dog and fearful person

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a chow mix, he is approximately six years old. I got him when he was about a year from a rescue. He has always been very high energy, and for the first few years, he did not listen at all. Now he is somewhat settled, and extremely friendly and affectionate and sweet with family members...
  10. My Dog Nipped my Roommate!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have had my dog for about seven months. She was a rescue, found wandering the streets in TX. I don't know her history apart from that. She did have quite a few scars when i got her, but I don't know if they were from someone abusing her. They looked more like she got into fights with other...
  11. Dog's teeth at 5 months/underbite

    Dog Health
    Hey y'all. Just want some opinions on my pug mix puppy's teeth. When she first arrived (at about 4 months old) she seemed to have an underbite, but didn't have any teeth showing when her mouth was closed. One month later it's a different story. Her lower teeth show a little. I've read dogs'...
  12. My dog's salvia hurts??

    General Dog Discussion
    :confused:In 70 years living with dogs, we have never had this happen! WHY would our shin burn where our dog's salvia gets on our skin. He loves to play fight, but has never gotten rough. It stings like some cat scratches do. But he don't play rough enough to break the skin, even leave a red...
  13. How to react if your dog bites you?

    General Dog Discussion
    I was getting my dog from my second floor 'cause he somehow jumped over the dog door on the stairs. He had went to my bro's bed and laid on there after taking a leak in my room. I tried to pick him up to take him downstairs, he started growling. I picked him up again and he bit me. He's a...
  14. My Girlfriends Dog Bit Me

    General Dog Discussion
    My girlfriend recently got a dog as a companion for her two children she got a dog a bull terrier which I thought was a terrible idea for a companion for very young children. Now the dog is completely in her name and all ownership is hers but her dad seems really fond of the idea of making this...
  15. Need Some Support After Dog Bite

    Dog Training and Behavior
    This is my first post here, so I'll warn you.. I tend to write lengthy posts but am SO appreciative of anyone who reads it all. ;) I've been around dogs my whole life. My family has had anywhere from 2-6 Toy Poodles at any given time. Now we have one Poodle mix and a Shih Tzu. I moved out...
  16. My dog keeps growling at the dog that bit him

    Dog Training and Behavior
    OK, so from the title you might think "Well DUH, why shouldn't he?", and yes, I get not liking someone who hurt you, but it's a bit uncomfortable for us, and here's why. We live in a neighborhood with a lot of dogs – One neighbor has 3 labs, two have mixes, one has two, one has one… etc). And...
  17. My dog is over-protective

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 5 year old female chocolate lab/golden retriever mix (we think - she was part of an abandoned litter and i've never had her breed tested)...seems to be quite protective/aggressive. If we are both in my bedroom, she barks at anyone who enters. If a stranger comes into the house, even when...
  18. Tried to bite my childs face!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Very disturbed and upset! Molly usually sits on my knee and I've had no problem with this before, but tonight my daughter walked over to hug me and Molly tried to bite her face!! I was mortified. Sent Molly straight to her bed as I had no idea what else to do.... A little later, while taking my...
  19. My dog bit me while in a minor "squabble"

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello Everyone, I need some advice: I adopted a 4 year old American Pitbull from a No-Kill rescue about 5 days ago. She is a SWEEHEART! Really great with people and children. Very obedient. I lead the walks. She only goes on the bed when I allow her. she knows her place in my house...
  20. My dog has been biten.

    Dog Health
    My 1 year old Pit bull was attacked by another Pit bull just over a couple weeks ago and the dog was latched on my dogs neck. After we broke up the fight, my dog was bleeding on the neck so I cleaned him up and watched him. Its about two weeks now and he is very weird about people trying to look...
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