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  1. What to do in response to growling?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    This is my first ever dog and I'm not quite sure what the appropriate response to this is. My wife and my dog and I all like snuggling on the couch together. Our dog is always just laying near us anyway, sometimes she'll lay on our lap or somewhere else on the couch. If we need to readjust or...
  2. 5 Reasons Why Your Dog Ignores Your Commands

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Is your dog giving you deaf ears? When this happens, avoid repeating the command over and over and imposing yourself until you get a response; instead, take a step back and consider the following scenarios which are some of the most common issues encountered when training dogs. 1) Low Value...
  3. How to become a dog pack leader?

    Introductions
    If you are not your dog’s leader, you will not be respected. A dog who doesn’t respect her owner can show the attitude in many different ways; she might growl when you go to move her off the sofa or bed or when she has a toy or bone. She might snap at you when you try to groom her, or she may...
  4. Super friendly dog now acting fearful of some humans??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a year and a half old, neutered male Australian shepherd. He is SUPER friendly with humans and dogs. He's that dog who wants to kiss everyone he meets and tries to catch peoples' eyes as they walk past. We have done some training (leashing for greetings, knee up, standing on the leash...
  5. How can I benefit by having one of the most intelligent dogs?

    Dog Breeds
    You know smart is the new sexy. It is more true when it comes to adopt a dog that you are going to have a long relationship with. If you are looking for a dog that follows your commands instantly, understands you better, acts according to the situation and barely puts you in an awkward...
  6. My dog growls at other dogs, but only when I'm sitting down??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I have an extremely sweet lab/pit mix that's about 2 years old named Luna. She is the sweetest dog and loves other dogs. She is usually one to wine and initiate playtime with other dogs. However, she will sometimes lightly growl at other dogs, but only when I am sitting down and...
  7. Dog keeps going upstairs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I'm here to just ask for some advice because my dog keeps going upstairs and going into rooms getting into stuff. My dog is not supposed to be upstairs unless I say he can, sometimes I let my dog upstairs in my room with me when my room is clean. But other times when my dog is unwanted...
  8. intriguing hypothesis: "Y Modern Wolves R Poor Models For Dog Domestication"

    Dog Training and Behavior
    intriguing hypothesis: "Y Modern Wolves R Poor Models For Dog Domestication" http://wp.me/phvWb-9W1 brief synopsis - the Coppingers theorize that dogs weren't the result of kidnapping & rearing wolf-pups, then culling aggro or timid offspring & allowing human-affiliative progeny to breed -...
  9. New Dog Left Alone for First Time

    Dog Training and Behavior
    First off, thank you to everyone who answered my other posts - the help on these forums in this first week has been crucial. We adopted Bailey a week ago from the shelter - an 8 month old Lab mix. We have a 5 year old at home (Penny) who's a smaller doxy mix. So far the only aggression between...
  10. Does each dog need their own 'person'?

    New Additions
    Hi All! My fiance and I just adopted our second pup from a shelter 4 days ago. She's an 8 month old lab mix, very affectionate, sweet, and calm (for her age). We've had Penny (our 5 year old doxy mix) for about 4 years, and she was a spoiled brat only dog. The dogs are doing pretty well for...
  11. New puppy is a MINI AUSSIE...psycho

    New Additions
    Hi all!!! I have a 1.5 year old cocker spaniel, but just got a 5 month old mini aussie......she's NUTS. I've never heard a dog bark so much!!! Nothing gets her to stop. She also constantly bites and nips. I really need help :( It's getting really frustrating. I know they're a super intelligent...
  12. Newly adopted dog with separation/kennel anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all! I recently adopted a dog (she's a shih-tzu mix, about one year old) from a shelter about a week and a half ago. She was a stray before, and had only been in the shelter about a week before I got her. Unfortunately, I adopted her a week before I moved out of town, and now I'm trying to...
  13. Tick problem solved- now dog snaps constantly

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all, So, we have four papillons. We recently had a tick problem that my family was at first handling by simply pulling the ticks off of the dogs daily/nightly. Two of the dogs who are typically grouchy would get mad when we would pull the ticks off, the sweet dog who loves everyone and...
  14. my dog picked a fight or other dog anti social?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Good day to everyone! it has been a while since I have posted here. Just an update, our pup now is a year old and a month, shy of some days. Anyways, she has grown into a sweet puppy with us. she is very easy to please and just completely a happy go lucky dog (which is a mark of terrier...
  15. 5 month old pup poop eating: behavior? or health issue?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Yesterday, i posted to vent out my frustration at our 5 month old pup pooping twice in the house. first one was soft and formed, second poop was pasty. third time poop when my husband took her out was pasty. now i am more concerned...i saw her licking her poop, found small pieces on the floor...
  16. I'm hurt..my puppy does not want to come

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Good day people! its been a while since i have posted something. Just recent positive updates: -our puppy is no longer scared of the tv anymore! yay! took a couple of weeks for her to get used to it with high value treats (i.e steak) but now she doesnt mind it, she actually watches with us...
  17. Puppy spooked out by the TV

    Dog Training and Behavior
    This is my third post. Our puppy just recently showed fear of the tv. My husband just started playing the PS3 and our puppy just started darting away from my arms, running to the kitchen, to the hallway and back to the living room but stays away from my husband and me. She did not want to go...
  18. Can my dog sense a bad person?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a min-pin/chihuahua mix, he's 2 1/2 years old and we've had him since he was no more than 6 weeks old. He is the best dog we've ever owned. He isn't a yappy dog at all, he is NEVER aggressive, he listens very well, very friendly to everyone, and very very good with both our small...
  19. My Dog is Behaving strange

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Please could you spend time and help me as the last couple my dog has been behaving different to his usual self. More confident like he is a human. So one day I recorded footage after I left home of him in the garden. Please enjoy and have a laugh.
  20. Dog Aggression while Dog is on Lead

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, A good friend of mine is facing a problem with his dog he doesn't really know how to resolve and i want to provide him with a resolution to this. I thought it could may stem from an "overprotective behavior" since it always happens when the Dog is leading. However, everytime...
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