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  1. Extreme Seperation Anxiety - HELP!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have adopted an English Setter mix from a local shelter. She is about 6 months old. The first day I left her in my laundry/mudroom while I was away at work (about 5 hours) before returning for lunch break. She completely destroyed the room... scratched walls, chewed the door and windows...
  2. Anxiety to Bells

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I rescued our sweet pitbull/sharpei mix, Daisy, 2 years ago at roughly the age of 5. It wasn't until long into having her as a part of our family that we noticed she would randomly have anxiety attacks where she would come to us shaking and panting, sometimes trying to find a...
  3. Dog scared of people

    Dog Training and Behavior
    A few months ago I met a young dog (they said 11 months) at a local rescue group. She is the sweetest dog but she has high anxiety and it took her weeks to come out of her shell for me. At the time we got her, the kids were in school. School is now out for summer and she either hates or is...
  4. My dog is biting the dog walker

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Greetings all, I'm new here and joined because I need some advice and perspective. Here's the issue. Our 1 year old rescue is starting to bite our dog walker and is generally nervous and fearful of people (children included) other than myself and my husband. At this point she hasn't been able...
  5. bullying has turned gentle dog aggressive

    Dog Training and Behavior
    This past October my husband and I relocated to Minneapolis with our 3 year old male pitbull. We moved in with roommates that have 2 dogs. It was a new house to all of us, but the 2 dogs got there about a week before ours did. These two dogs are female, one 50 lb mix (Doberman mix? Very sleek)...
  6. My dog tries to defend me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog is a 6 years old labrador cross. She was rescued from the street when she was 3 months. She's lived with my boyfriend and I since then. She often barks and lunges at people and dogs who approach me. She doesn't defend my boyfriend in the same way though & sometimes seems to think even he...
  7. Help--Girlfriend's dog is terrified of me, and everything

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all. I'm new to the forum, and I came here to hopefully get some advice about a situation with my girlfriend's dog that is causing both of us a lot of stress. In short, her dog is absolutely terrified of me in particular, but she's also not comfortable anywhere, really. When I'm around, she...
  8. Old timid dog has fear of playing with new puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I now have two dogs, a 8 week old golden retriever puppy named Daisy and a 11 year old golden retriever named Hamish. Hamish however, has a fear old Daisy playing with him. They both get along fine when Daisy is being held back, however, Daisy tries to jump up at him and lick him, both of...
  9. Labradoodle puppy scared and aggressive to strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I've had my labradoodle puppy living with me for a month now, and she has just turned three months old. She is very smart and catches on with training quickly. But I have a problem. She is extreamly nervous and skittish towards new people, actually towards anyone besides me and my brother and...
  10. Dog freaking out for no reason?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Took my dog out back to go pee real quick. My husband(who is away for military training at the moment) was on the phone with me at the same time and all of a sudden my dog was really pulling to just go. I thought he just really wanted to pee in another spot and I just disregarded it until he ran...
  11. 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...
  12. My puppy keeps growling at strangers :(

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I recently got a puppy (a German spitz mittel) I've only had her at 4 months of age, she a just under a week off 5 months old. Shes perfectly smart. Already toilet trained. And totaly non barking, or making any noise really. She never touched anything thats not her own toys either. And...
  13. HELP! Puppy raised in isolation showing signs of aggression.

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    Hello everyone. I am a new puppy owner, I adopted my lab/pit mix 4 days ago. She's the first dog I have owned (alone - I grew up around dogs), but training is proving to be SO MUCH harder than I thought. She is 3 months old (about 14 weeks) My puppy, Lemon, was surrendered to the shelter as a...
  14. Scared dog lunges and bites strangers.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I'm hoping someone can help. I have a Spanish water dog and have had him since he was about 14 weeks old. He had a rough start in life and was dumped in a bin with his siblings shortly after he was born (In Spain, Malaga). He was then rescued by a lady who kept them until she found homes...
  15. My New Rescue Won't Go For a Walk

    New Additions
    Hello! I need some advice for my new rescue. I've had him for a week now. The first few days, he was ok with going for walks once or twice a day and also went out in my backyard to go potty. Now, for the last few days, he refuses to go out the front door and will only go out in the back. To get...
  16. Dogs behavior switching

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello there! I'm new here and looked over the rules so hopefully there is nothing wrong with me starting this thread. I am seeking advice so please, if you think you can help, read on and comment below. I have two rescue dogs, a sheltie/corgi mix who was very abused at his previous "Home"...
  17. My rescue dog is afraid of elevators, the outdoors and more.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    In August I adopted a 7 year old greyhound terrier mix. The rescue made it very clear to me that he had some anxiety issues, but after bringing him home, "Anxiety issues" is only scratching the surface. Murphy is afraid of everthing: Loud Noises, No noise, being alone, being with new people. If...
  18. Small dog nipped 4 humans.. Have been reading but still need help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Before I give the details, I want to mention that I've read from other sources but would like direct advice based on the specific factors I will outline below. I would also thank you in advance if you're willing to read through this post all the way. I know it's a lot of text but I'm attempting...
  19. Fear agressive? Protective?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted my Austrailian Cattle Dog, Axel, back in October. He is about a year and 3 months old. He was adopted as a young puppy then found a year later in NYC. The rescue took him back and they had him for a month before I adopted him. He was about 10lbs under weight (pretty substantial for a...
  20. Need Help with Fear Aggressive Dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am brand new to this forum, and am hoping there are people here that can help me out! We own a roughly 1 year old female Texas Heeler (Australian Cattle DogXAustralian Shepherd). She is a great dog to my fiance and me, but she does have what I would call "fear aggression." By this, I...
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