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  1. New Additions
    My boyfriend and I have just adopted a 2-year old Dachshund. He has spent his entire life thus far in a breeding kennel, and is very distrusting of humans. Day 1- we let him stay in his carrier with the door open so he could come out of the carrier as he pleased. We provided positive...
  2. New Additions
    Recently adopted a medium sized dog...we think he might be Jack Russel and Dachshund mix. He's approximately 1 1/2 years old, very cute and has a lot of energy. In the 5 weeks we have had him he has learned his name, sit, stay, dance, and he was house trained when we adopted him and he's a great...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, We have a long haired miniature dachshund and he's about 2 years old. He's always been a very shy dog since we got him. We took him to puppy/socializing classes when he was a puppy and things were going pretty well until he got attacked by another puppy (a lab). Since then, things never...
  4. New Additions
    Hi~ Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I rescued a dog from a reputable small breed rescue that I have adopted from before. However, this particular dog came right from his bad home situation almost directly to me with a brief stop for 48 hours with a foster to be neutered and...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    Our mixed breed rescue dog is almost 2 years old. We have had him since 12 weeks. He has always been rather skittish but over time we have helped him gain confidence. We were not aware our subdivision was close to a gun range and evidently "Thor" was inside during the evening hours when we could...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    I got a 10 month old dog (from what I suspect was a puppy mill) that came to me very skittish and fearful of people and loud noises. Ihave only had the dog for about 10 weeks, but a lot has happened in those 10 weeks. To make a long story short, the dog ran AWAY from the dog park, and was...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, Our Whippet/Doberman mix (3 years old) is causing problems on walks and in the home. On walks, she is constantly and highly vigilant, walking from one side to another, very erratic, barking very aggressively at other dogs, people, noises, shadows, etc. In the home, she is acting the...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, Recently my boyfriend and I purchased a purebred 3 month old (now 4 mo) mini australian shepherd puppy from a local breeder. The breeder assured us that he had been started on socialization, handled a lot while young, etc. He's great around the vacuum, blender, washer/dryer and...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    Training advice needed! My 5 month old Shepherd/Mastiff mix is petrified to get in my car. He lays down and won't budge. He doesn't get car sick and is good once I load him in (which is getting harder since he's already 50 lbs), but getting him IN the car is a challenge. I've used toys...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    Our seven year old shih tzu has developed a peculiar phobia over the past 12 months. It started out where she would fear crossing the threshold dividing one room from another. Often she would have no problem entering a room, but would fuss and cry at the doorway when she wanted to leave the...
  11. New Additions
    I adopted a dog this last Sunday (Yesterday). He is a great looking black lab and very fun and normal....or so I thought. I he has been following me around everywhere and won't leave my side for two minutes, even when outside the dog will just stand by my feet and not leave my side. Other than...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I'm new here. A few months ago my grandmother took in a border collie/ACD/english shepherd mix from someone else. We knew he was bought from a pet store, and probably a puppy mill dog, and he was six months old at the time. Now he's about 10 months old. The previous owners kept him in a...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi! Today I bought Dottie, my fearful/reactive dog, a lickety stik hoping we could use it on walks when we pass dogs or scary people along with her other treats. She sniffed it and tentatively licked the roller ball, before skittering away and deciding it was terrifying. :rolleyes: I was hoping...
  14. Dog Health
    We've been scouting the area and phoning up different receptionists to see what we think of our local vet surgeries after moving, and think we have chosen one we like. One of the things I like about them is that they said they can put a tag on Kasper's file to say that he should never be handled...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a Brussels Griffon who's about a year old. We got him when he was about three months old of last year. He had never been outside, ever. When we went to go pick him up was the first time he had ever been outside. He's fine in the back yard and on the harness he's fine in the front yard...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    My wife and I just today adopted Stella, a 6 year old (estimated) former stray from West Virginia (we are in upstate NY). Poor Stella is terrified and I don't blame her. This is our first dog and we really wanted to rescue an older pet from the Humane Society. The local Humane Society had her...
  17. General Dog Discussion
    Today I saw some add about someone looking for an owner for a male GSD with 3 years old. The dog was abandoned by an owner but someone else adopted him, but due to this dog being very fearful, this person will have to give him up, and so this dog might end up being PTS. I feel sad about it, and...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have 2 Pekingese. One (Amber) is 10 years old and I got her from a breeder. My other one (Ginger) is the one I'm writing about today. I adopted Ginger from the Humane Society a little over 3 years ago. She was rescued by the Humane Society from a puppy mill where she was used to...
  19. Puppy Help
    I have a beautiful new Goldendoodle puppy named "Baby" who I got when she was 14 weeks old. The breeder she came from had been holding her back for a couple who ended up backing out when the puppy was already 12 weeks old so she had very little socialization - I got her at 14 weeks old and now I...
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