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  1. General Dog Discussion
    Do dogs favor stuffed animals that have similar features to them? I've heard that if you get a dog a look-alike stuffed animal, they treat it like their child and favor it. Can anyone confirm this? My dog currently has a light brown bear that she carries around from time to time and I'm...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I have a 1.5yr hound-ish mutt, who is the sweetest pup you'd ever meet normally...very submissive, loves people and other dogs (so much love!), and is so sweet, tolerant and gentle with my kids...he has never shown a hint of aggression toward them in any setting. We've been having...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    How would you start to train a large dog that is showing dominance around people? It is 2 years old, maybe a little older. I am thinking about looking after it for a few weeks for a friend of a friend who is going travelling it but am unsure because I have children. It is one of those large...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    OK, so we have three labs. We have two litter mates, who are two yrs, and a 9 month old. They are all very well trained in general commands, house training, tricks etc. They know that I am the boss and are generally very sweet BUT, the two litter mates do not like kids (my husband and I don't...
  5. General Dog Discussion
    Hello dog lovers! I am new to this forum but thought i'd introduce myself and see if I can gain any useful information :) I'm a graphic design student currently doing my final year at university, for my final major project I am designing a series of children's illustrative books about the...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi! I'm not very experienced with dogs (this is my first) and I'm doing my very best for our sweet girl. Please help if you can. I'll try to keep this short.. Name: Stella female/spayed 1-1/2 years old border collie/collie/possibly boxer mix rescued at 5 months from shelter Fantastic with...
  7. 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...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    My American Bulldog is a female named izzy and she will be 6 in July. We rented a few times in various cities so she is used to moving often. The last place we were at we started for about 2.5 years. We just bought a house, a more permanent solution. She never showed any sign of aggression...
  9. General Dog Discussion
    hi i am new here and hope someone can help,i have 4 children and have 2 shar pei dogs that we rescued in july of last year,the issue is that my 12 year old son cant talk to the male dog without it growling at him,this has been going on for 2 months now,and i dont know how to deal with it the...
  10. New Additions
    My fiancé and I are looking to get our first dog together, and are trying to decide the what breed to go for. As we're going to start a family in the next few years the most important thing is that they're good with young children. Our house is quite small so we want a small - medium sized dog...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Molly, my JRT, is possessive with her treats but only towards my little girl. I have asked my daughter to stay away from Molly when she has them but I'm worried that her growl could turn into a bite.... How can I train Molly to give up treats if she isn't possessive towards me? I'm not sure if I...
  12. Dog Breeds
    Hi I have very recently taken in a rescue jack russell. She seems to be so perfect for us. She is loving and so far showing no signs of aggression to anyone. I have a almost three year old daughter. I am not silly and never ever leave a dog with her. Even my softie border collie cross dalmatian...
  13. Dog Stories
    The Story of how he came to us is really quite strange.We already had 2 dogs and were not even looking for a 3rd.Out of the blue one day a friend of mine from church called and and explained to me that they had found a new home for their lab, and that she had gotten away from her new owners and...
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