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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted a Husky, German Shepherd mix (some Rottweiler via Embark test), Bear, in November 2018 and it's been a really big challenge for us. Before leaving for work, my husband usually takes him and my lab for a long walk (2km/1.2 miles). When we leave for work, we leave him in our dining...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    The background: We adopted a female lab/dane(maybe)/collie/pit mix from a friend who got her from a shelter for his boss. She is 75-80lbs smart and VERY strong. She is 3.5yrs old, was 1.5 when we adopted her. His boss had her for a month and gave her back to my friend b/c she tore up a couch...
  3. General Dog Discussion
    Hi all, This may be a long post due to the many things that have transpired, but I will try to only include the things I consider to be important with this situation. I am solution-minded, so I want to find the best possible way to get along with my fiance's dog. He is not going anywhere any...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I'm new here, and I need help! My husband and I adopted a gorgeous sweet mutt from the local shelter about a month ago. She's about 40 pounds, and the shelter said she was about 1 year old and some kind of hound/lab mix (although she looks more like a hound/german shepherd mix based on her...
  5. Dog Pictures and Videos
    Our Dogs have fun...:eyeroll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmKz0k1NIhw&list=PLlj49QWQGNTd8vM5VHk0GrwNSJyiaTbsB&index=2
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Trucker has a new bad habit, theft! The more comfortable he gets in the house and the more he knows I am not going to beat him when he does wrong the more adventurous he gets. Aghh, he at a shoe last night! And before you say this is a training thing, we are working on formal training but that...
  7. New Additions
    Hi! My wife and I have a 10 month old Boxer/Lab (and a few other things) mix that we have had for about 6 months now. He is a wonderful dog except that he has separation anxiety. We've been keeping tabs on it for a while and have determined that it's not a learned behavior to get attention. He...
  8. New Additions
    We just adopted an 11 month old Queensland heeler 1 week ago. He is still recovering from being neutered, and so for the first few nights we slept either on the couch with him on the floor next to us with the leash on, or in bed with him on the floor next to us with the leash on. We bought a...
  9. General Dog Discussion
    I apologize in advance for the length of this post...I am hoping someone here might be able to give me some hope. (names not mentioned due to sensitive details within.) *5-year old Miniature Pincher/Chihauha mix (approx 8 lbs) *fixed as a puppy He was adopted by my brother and his wife at the...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    I live in a 2BR apartment with a small yard. We have 15 month old black male Labrador, who was raised here since 6 weeks old puppy. He is intact but not aggressive. We did not neuter him until now since he was young and there is some discussion about the side-effects of that procedure before the...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Our dog has just turned 1 year. We arent sure of her breed but vet guesses some kind of terrier/border collie mix.She has always been a GREAT dog. Very smart and a fast learner. She is potty trained and has a doggy door that lets out to a very large fenced in area. She has never been destructive...
  12. Dog Health
    My 7 month old shih tzu has decided it's fun to shred things like puppy pads, toilet paper, kleenex, etc. and is eating parts of them, making himself sick. Obviously, I've removed everything like that from his reach, but he keeps finding new things that he likes to chew on that I don't expect...
  13. Puppy Help
    I recently got a shih tzu puppy from a shelter, about 6 months old, and work 9-5 every day, leaving him at home alone for several hours a day. I've been attempting to crate train him so I don't have to worry about destruction when I leave the house, but he's TERRIFIED of the crate. He cries...
  14. General Dog Discussion
    My newly adopted 8 month Lab/Pit mix, Lilly, has some separation anxiety issues. (just adopted her straight from previous owner on sunday, 1.19) She is kennel trained but will whine and howl when we leave the house. Also, she doesnt like being shut out of a room. She follows me around the house...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a six month old puppy (mutt) who has now destroyed three floors in my apartment. He is left alone for four to six hours about three days a week. At first we had him in a crate, he proceeded to destroy the plastic bottom and then the floor underneath. I have also come home to huge...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I have owned our sweet beagle for just over a year. She is the newest to our family, and we have two cats and another dog (german shepherd/great dane mix, we think). No matter what we do, however, we can't stop her destructive behavior. She gets plenty of exercise with her big...
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