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  1. Housetraining
    Hey, guys. I have a lovely and super calm 2-year-old Boston Terrier. He’d never caused me any trouble except for the seasonal shedding, which is more than expected for this breed. We are a family of three, just my husband, my son and I, and we live in an apartment which isn’t exactly big but...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi! I have a 6-month-old male Coton de Tulear named Arthur. I have been introducing Arthur to as many dogs as possible since I got him at 10 weeks old. He loved running and playing with other dogs (even big ones) and would never bark at them (I've been told this is typical of the breed)...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, In the last few weeks i ran into a huge problem. i live in NY and me and my fiance brought home a 9 week mini schnauzer months ago and he is great . potty trained and very smart. About a few weeks ago ( he is now 8 months old) he developed a huge fear of walking outside. We...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have two dogs, both mutts, both young, about the same size, both pretty submissive. They're pretty good friends: they sleep together, play together, and occasionally gang up on other dogs together. This week, my younger dog ran off on us and got herself hit by a car. After spending a couple...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi All, [Summary: I have a dog that has problem behaviors. I have tried to train her with praise and treats, but she only seems to want to be in her "safe place"- to the exclusion of almost everything else. I don't know what to do and am on the verge of giving her away- to a pound if...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 2 year old Dutch Shepherd / Mastiff Rescue. Ever since I adopted him he has been a very jumpy dog...very fearful in surprise situations. When his fear is quickly elevated his anal glad are quickly expressed...Unfortunately since he is always very easily surprised and frightened, the...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    HELP! I need words of advise, i recently rescued a beautiful 1yr old APT. She was physically abused by men in the home, and allowed to get beat up by an older male APT. For the most part though, she spent 98% of her first year in a kennel, and i'm talking about the portable ones, not a facility...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay, so I have a few questions about fearful behaviour / fear aggression. Essentially we know that in his last home our dog was hit, at least occasionally. As a result if you move too fast near him he can flinch and cower. We're very aware of this and are careful of our movements, and we never...
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