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  1. Post Rescue Blues, Advice Much Appreciated!

    New Additions
    Hi Everyone! I am new to this community and am very excited to be here. Last week, my husband and I adopted a 1.5 years old Pomeranian/ Terrier mix from a rescue/sanctuary. He was a stray found wandering the streets. When we first met him, he warmed up to me quickly, but was very nervous of my...
  2. Need help with a terrified adopted dog

    Hi, my name is Peggy and a month ago we adopted a 4-year old lab mixed with a smaller dog. The adoption center said she was shy but she actually is terrified, especially with big dogs who will cause her to go into panic mode. She is more afraid of men than of women. In the month that we have...
  3. My Dog Fears My Husband

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I would love some insight and help on addressing problem behavior for a rescue that has been a part of my family for 3 years. We have a 6 year old Shepherd-Chow mix that we rescued and understood to have some "anxiety towards men". He bonded closely with me but has always been a very jumpy...
  4. Identity Crisis

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My neighbor's dog Gertie (Gertrude, Plott Hound mix, 3 yrs) has a sort of general identity crisis. She started out as a fairly normal puppy, but around 6 months became terrified of men (with no apparent cause), which then developed into general hyper anxiety. She is unable to be home alone...
  5. Need help with my dog's fear of men

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I've got a gorgeous new rescue dog called Lola, 5 year old Podenco Orito. I've had her nearing 3 weeks now and she's been brilliant. The only problem I'm having is her fear of men, specifically my male housemate. Whenever he moves near her or reaches for something near her she'll...