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  1. Question about preventing bloat (GDV)

    Dog Health
    Hi all. Question... for those of you who work regular 8hr/day jobs, how do you fit in exercising your dog(s), particularly high-energy breeds, in the morning before work? From what I understand, you should wait at least 1 hour before eating or 2 hours after eating to help prevent bloat (GDV)...
  2. Dog Destruction

    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...
  3. 3 month Shih Tzu puppy problems

    Puppy Help
    We have recently gotten a Shih Tzu puppy (his old owner had him for 3 weeks and gave him to us for free which might be a red flag?). We have had him for 2 and a half weeks. He’s a great puppy, playful and so sweet. We started house training him right away by giving him treats and high praise as...
  4. IMPACT DOG CRATE HIGH ANXIETY

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I need help. I have a pit who is 1 years old, crazy anxiety, on 400mg of trazadone a day. She just got a new impact dog crate, she’s chewing and scratching the inside. Her teeth are all silver. I’m afraid she’s going to break her teeth. I need ideas on what to line the inside of the crate walls...
  5. New puppy crate concern!!

    General Dog Discussion
    I have a 3 year old dog that we successfully crate trained for house training. in the last year though we folded up the crates and put them away. (our dog is very spoiled and is allowed on all furniture and our bed so they just werent being used anymore.) We are getting a new puppy at the end of...
  6. Bad consequences if I don't find solutions - crate training, listening, aggression.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog has been getting more and more difficult. While she's improved in places (she doesn't hate men now, she knows the kitchen and bedroom are off limits, she sits at the door and waits until given permission to walk out of the house, no more shoe chewing, much better at not pulling on walks)...
  7. Human to a rescued 9 year old Heeler/Terrier Mix and a newly rescued 8-9 month old Golden/Toller-ish Mix

    Introductions
    Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be here! My partner and I have a male 9 year old Heeler/Terrier mix named Petey, who is wonderful. Smart, funny, came to us as a rescue when he was three months old (we had a 9 year old rescued Yellow Lab at the time, so he had a good teacher). Petey has been an...
  8. Large dog set up in an apartment when you are away

    New Additions
    Hi, My husband and I are planning to get a lab puppy and we live in a one bedroom apartment. I wanted to understand how do people leave their dogs in the apartment when they are away for work. Do you confine the dog in a pen area or are there other ways to confine them that makes it easier for...
  9. Can we crate Puppy during day??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    This summer my family went to a young cousins birthday party and met their cute, sleepy little puppy. We had been looking for a dog, but hadn't found any my mom thought were "cute enough". This one met the marks, apparently. Lo and behold, after texting the previous owners of Millie(their...
  10. New Puppy Blues - Looking for Support

    Introductions
    Hi all, New puppy owner here! Six days ago my partner and I got an 8 week old Goldendoodle named Chili. She is gorgeous and smart and also a little bit crazy! Of course we know this is normal and are patient with her. For the past 4 nights she has slept 7 straight hours in her crate. She is...
  11. Sleeping Arrangements

    New Additions
    My husband and I recently adopted an almost 2 year old great dane. He is crate trained but doesn't love going in his crate and he will cry a little. Today I found him in my first dogs crate sleeping happily. This made me think to try putting a blanket that smells like my other dog in his crate...
  12. 4 month old puppy pees in crate when we are not home!

    Housetraining
    Hi! I'm new to this forum and have found a lot of good info. However, I have not seen an answer to my issue. We put our 4 month old puppy in her crate while we are home for an hour and she does great! She usually naps. When we put her in the crate and leave the house for an hour, she pees in...
  13. My Yorkie has serious separation anxiety!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 9-month-old Yorkie is such a great dog except when she pees and poops in her crate. Her crate is not too big. She doesn't go in her crate at night when we are all sleeping. She only does it when we are gone and shes left in the crate. She has serious anxiety and she always has but I'm...
  14. Husky mix destroys the house when away

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, This is gonna be a long post so I hope someone takes the time to read and help us and that it all makes sense. I just adopted a male husky mix from a shelter a few months ago and we are having problems with the crate and leaving him alone. He is 11 months old and a very sweet boy but a...
  15. Work all day how did you care for puppy?

    New Additions
    Hello all, I need some help. I have a 19 week old miniature golden doodle. I am having a hard time because my wife and I both work full time jobs and have been relying on others to help us. Curious if any of you had a similar situation and what you all did. Have looked into daycares but not...
  16. How We Crate Trained Our New Cavoodle Moxie

    New Additions
    When we first picked up Moxie we had a 20 hour drive back to our home on Magnetic Island here in Australia. I didn't know what to expect having such a new puppy in the car with us for that long. We split the drive up into 3 long days and honestly she was a dream. She never urinated or went potty...
  17. Am I crating my dog for too long?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all, New dog mom here, I work full time and I recently adopted a 2 year old dog who is crate and potty trained. She is crated for about 9-10 hours during the day, is this cruel? Am I causing her harm by doing this? Before I leave her the kids and I spend 2 hours with her. We feed her in...
  18. Crate training stuck - please help!

    Housetraining
    Dear all, I got 3 weeks ago a 4 months puppy. Until now he sleeps in his bad beside mine. At the first night, he tried to jump into my bad and was returned to his bad and after 3 times it was enough. he stays there all night from then till now. no problems. I enjoy his company and my sleep...
  19. SEVERE separation anxiety in puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi! My 3 month old puppy has been having some severe separation anxiety issues. From the time we got him at 8 weeks old, we have not been able to be out of his sight for one second without him going to the bathroom all over himself. It doesn't matter if we are gone for 2 minutes or 1 hour, he...
  20. Several behavior problems with adopted dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I apologize in advance for this being so long.... So the last month or so we've had our dog we've been over the moon. She's beautiful, affectionate, and a great dog all around. She's a 3-year-old rescue pup which seems to be something of a brittany and cocker spaniel mix. She is very high...
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