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  1. Dog aggressive to selected people.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Everyone, In a current situation and would like to source out some tips or help around what to do. I have a staffy x what we think cattle dog. He is 4 years old. I have had him since he was 1. He gets along with small dogs or dogs his size however anything over this size he seems to get...
  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. Advice for someone interested in becoming a Dog trainer?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have always been interested in Dog training and animal behavior. I really want to go to a school for Dog training, but with my busy work schedule it would have to be an online school. I would love recommendations and advice. Thank you!
  4. Dog Behaviour

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am currently carrying out research at college looking at the link between dog training and behaviour. If anyone is able to kindly spare 3 minutes to fill out my questionnaire and help me out that would be very much appreciated! The link is...
  5. Bad luck with service dog prospects!! Is it me?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    This might be a long post, so I'll just jump right in to it. I can't seem to find the right dog for me. Maybe it's just me.. In less than 2 years I've had 5 different dogs (awful I know). I got them with the goal of training them to become service dogs for myself. My first prospect pup was a...
  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. 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...
  8. Our beautiful Piper, Sam and Kizzy

    Dog Pictures and Videos
    Piper and Sam have been able been able to spend a few weeks with there new pal Kizzy as she goes though behavioral training! Everyone is having a blast! [/URL][/IMG]
  9. Are you a R+/-P only, balanced, or +P/-R only?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Are you a +R/-P only, balanced, or +P/-R only? Why? or Why not? I'm +R/-P only. I used to be balanced but I have converted to force free training and found I had great results with a lot of dogs I've worked with! My Chihuahua x (Peanut) is fearful. I used to correct him for growling and...
  10. 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...
  11. Frustrations & Laments: Dog Training for Owners

    Dog Training and Behavior
    What frustrates or totally pisses you off about the current options available in the dog training industry? I definitely want to learn what to avoid other than the obvious (aversive trainers and dominance theory). Also, want to know some bad experiences you may have had such as...small training...
  12. Do As I Do

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Has anyone heard or even tried the training method of "do as I do"? It seems to be mainly for trick training, but it looks very interesting. I know that clean run has a dvd on it by Claudia Fugazza, but it's $100 (ya, no way). For anyone that hasn't heard of it, the idea seems to be based on the...
  13. Training A Deaf Dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Last Wednesday my boyfriend and I added a new amstaff puppy to our little family. His name is Mort, short for Voldemort. He's deaf. We rescued him from becoming a bait dog. Mort is the first dog I've ever had that's deaf. I've only ever interacted with one other dog that was deaf who happened...
  14. Puppy possible aggression?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So, as some of you have seen me around, I have a golden retriever and collie mixed name Potter. He gets along really well with both people and other dogs. Two days ago my boyfriend and I rescued another dog - a little pit bull puppy that's deaf. We named him Mort. At first, Potter and him hit it...
  15. Separation anxiety in rescue dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My current dog Peace, is rescued street dog from Russia and she is also my second ex-street dog. Both of my dogs suffered from various problems as rescue dogs tend to suffer from separation anxiety and many other behavior problems. Fortunately in most cases they are treatable. I got Peace when...
  16. Recall

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So Potter had a really hard time with recall. The environment is the number one reinforcing thing for him. Today, however, when I was outside training with him, he came reliably every time I called. Here's the video of him doing his recall: I was so proud of him, you guys. He's never done...
  17. Dog Training Harness

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    I wasn't sure if I should put this under dog training or dog gear and supplies or possibly even dog health so I'd figure I'd post here first. (: I recently bought Potter a new harness for Christmas. It's the Sense-ible front clip harness. I've heard that the Sense-ation and Sense-ible front...
  18. Puppy training not progressing

    Puppy Help
    Good day to everyone! Our puppy just passed her 7 month mark last Sunday. We have been taking her to the shelter for some training, its a group class every week. Personally, i have given up hope in going and its just my husband taking her. She is stuck for level 1, failed twice on a level up...
  19. My dog barks when he wants something.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I recently rescued my 7 month old collie/retriever mix and he's a really well behaved dog and quite smart, but he has this bad habit where he barks when he wants something. If he wants up on the bed, he'll bark. If he's bored and wants to play, he'll bark. If he has to go to the bathroom, he'll...
  20. Going back to work

    Puppy Help
    Good day to everyone! Just want ideas to make this an easy transition for our puppy who is now 6 months old and for me. I am going back to work soon. Our pup needs to get used to be being alone. Honestly, I am still not confident in leaving her running around the house outside of her crate...