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  1. How to train a large dog showing dominance?

    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...
  2. Multiple cases of Unruly dog behaviour! Please help

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there. I have adopted two rescue dogs and I am at my ends rope with my dogs. I am desperately searching for help. I have received a threatening letter from animal services regarding my dogs and I don't know how to fix these issues. :( I have a 10 month Husky puppy who is becoming aggressive...
  3. New Roomie's Dog is a Wealth of Whizz-dom

    Housetraining
    The struggle is real. I brought a new roommate into my house on June 1st, and along with her came a 2 y.o. Maltese mix named Milo. He's adorable and loves everyone, but we've been having some, um, "piss-ues" recently, and I really need some advice. Here's a quick background: I've lived here...
  4. Seemingly random aggression

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted a male pit/lab mix from the local shelter around 2.5 years ago. He's never been aggressive towards people, but my girlfriend has a male bernese mountain dog mix that he seems to randomly attack. They got along well for the first year after her dog moved in. I have noticed some patterns...
  5. Older dog humping new puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I have a small shih that's been spoiled for four years, taken from the mother relatively young (1 and 1/2 mos old) so he was never able to develop social skills for dogs and he doesn't get to interact with other dogs often since he stays at home most of the time. He's always been our only...
  6. Met my girlfriends' dog, and he bit me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I met my girlfriend's dog yesterday for the first time, and he took a chunk out of my ankle! When I arrived at her apartment, she had him locked up in the bedroom, and he was barking furiously and scratching at the door. After 10 minutes of this, he calmed down a bit, and I recommended that she...
  7. Please help :( My dog "bullies" me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay so I have a 3 year old Maltese and Yorkie mix, me and my mom adopted him from a family friend about a year ago. He was trained and neutered when we got him. I love this dog so so much and usually he's a pretty good dog, but the problem is that he just has no regards or respect for me as...
  8. Could a dog's discomfort with hugs explain biting incidents?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Bottom line: does hugging make our pooches uncomfortable? I recently read several articles, including this one, pointing out that while humans (and other closely related primates) greet and express affection with hugs, canines don't share that cue. In fact (oh, please, without getting into...
  9. New male possibly expressing dominant behaviors?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have what was supposed to be a Shiba Inu, but I am certain he is a mix at the least as he's 50 pounds of dog, instead of 20ish. Either way, he's been in the home for the last 7 years, has been neutered, and is a sweet pup with my kids, and all of my guests. We recently brought a new dog into...
  10. Spiteful urination in house and on other dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a 3 or 4 year old pug that we can only determine is being extremely spiteful and urinates throughout the house. It even happens upon re-entering the house after he was let outside to relieve himself, so it is not a matter of holding it or urinary problems. There are two other pugs...
  11. My dog is aggressive towards friend's puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have two 9 month old male chihuahua/dachshund mix dogs from the same litter. They are both fixed and I have never had any behavioral issues with them. We often go to the dog park and play with my friend's dog. My friend recently got a new Shepard/lab mix who is about 10 weeks old. One of my...
  12. The dog of my boyfriend and my dog do not like each other

    New Additions
    hi, this is mi first post So.. I have a six months old female maltesse. She has been with me for four months. Because she had not been vacunated when i received her she was isolated till she was 4 months old and did not interact with other dogs until then. She is afraid of big or intrepid dogs...
  13. My dog hates me!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, Recently, I have been having trouble with my four yr old min/ pin chihuahua mix. He always growls at me when I approach my boyfriend on the sofa. In other areas, when I approach my boyfriend, he gets up to see whats going on. He also doenst like me eating my boyfriends food on the...
  14. 9 week old puppy constantly mouths & bites, during play!

    Puppy Help
    We picked up our puppy when he was 7 weeks old; he's a Golden Retriever/Irish Setter mix so of course he has lots of energy. I know he's young but we're having trouble getting him to listen when he plays, especially identifying the meaning of the word, "no". We've used the positive...
  15. To Hug or not to hug? That is the question.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I would like to hear peoples opinions, experiences and reasoning's about this. I've been googling it and it seems to be a very controversial topic, i want to see what people on here think :ponder:
  16. My dog has a problem with High-Energy dogs?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a young male Catahoula (we think), who is neutered. We take him to the dog park regularly, and recently, he has started having problems. He is great with the other dogs 99% of the time. However, whenever someone brings in an extremely high-energy dog, (the type that comes flying in...
  17. 2 dogs, 2 owners, 1 house

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there. So my fiance and I brought home a 4 month old boxer/anglican bulldog mix (english bulldog/pitbull). He is a sweet puppy. The problem lies in the fact that not two weeks after we brought him home our roommates went and brought home an 8 week old female bloodhound. The problem is that...
  18. Help!!! Sibling aggression who to choose for Dom?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I am new to this forum and was hoping someone could help!! I have one very bossy, stuborn English bulldog that craves human attention and one younger english bullmastiff who is incredibly obedient and quiet. We give them sufficient excercise and training. These two have been very happy...
  19. New place, old habits resurface

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have three dogs; a 65 lb 5 year-old husky-pitt mix, a 50 lb 2 year old boxer-pitt mix and a 45 lb 2 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. We have had some issues as far as who is the "alpha" (below my boyfriend and I), and it has resulted in a visit to the ER for our eldest, the husky-pitt mix...
  20. Dog to Human Eye Contact

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog makes a lot of eye contact with me and I have heard/read mixed messages from people about what this should mean. I understand eye contact is usually -- if not always -- a sign of dominance, but my dog seems to make eye contact with me and other humans casually as a sort of attentiveness...
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