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  1. Puppy Help
    What is the alternative to the alpha roll for social aggression ie dog growling and biting at you simply because he doesn't want to go outside or go to bed? I learned the alpha roll is outdated and am interested in learning a better method to get the dog to understand they are loved and safe...
  2. Training and Behavior Stickies
    We just rescued a 3yo Border Collie/Aussie. We were warned he has "resource aggression" and was given up because he bit a child very severely. We have some experience with dog training and hoped we could teach him manners and give him a loving home. He is a moderately energetic dog but we have...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, My 2 year old hound has gotten pretty aggressive towards me. He's been growling at me a lot-recently, I can just walk like to the bathroom or something and I'm like 10 feet away from him or something and he starts growling. He also growls at things like being pushed a little(like if he's...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there I have a 9 year old cocker spaniel (female) we have had her since she was a pup and has always had energy however was very well trained and good tempered. Recently she has been going up to neighbours and barking persistently at them if she gets out of the house (usually she would potter...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    This is my first ever dog and I'm not quite sure what the appropriate response to this is. My wife and my dog and I all like snuggling on the couch together. Our dog is always just laying near us anyway, sometimes she'll lay on our lap or somewhere else on the couch. If we need to readjust or...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am new and seeking help with one of my dogs. He is a Walker Coon Hound mix and about 3 years old. He has a problem with showing aggression (growling, occasional nip/lunge) at my wife when I am not around. If I am present he doesn't display any of these issues. This started when my wife...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi All: We recently adopted a dog Xena ( mix of lab and pitbull, we think). The agency told us she is about 5 or 6 yrs old. she is looks much older. We also have an other dog, Duke a pure lab and had him since he was a puppy and now 5 yrs old. The adopted dog Xena started off very well...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I have a huge problem... My landlord's boyfriend moved in with us for a while because he's doing some works at his house and he brought his german shepherd with him. The dog is 2 years old and when they are home and they say to him to calm down is totally fine and just curious...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    Maya is my 3 going on 4 years old Siberian husky. She has been making me more and more afraid of her over the past year. If someone pets her at certain times she will growl. My family members have a tendency to hug her, I stopped because I could tell a lot of aggression was stemming from it. But...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    My four month old puppy is a mix breed and very sweet, playful, affectionate and friendly - until you try and get her to stop doing something she wants to be doing. For example, after a long walk she plunked down in the grass and it was next to impossible to get her up. Calling her, pulling on...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I adopted my first dog about 8 months ago. She's a husky/shepherd mix that spent the first year and a half of her life as a stray in the northwest territories. She's about 2 now, overall she's an amazing dog but I have been having some problems of late. She has a TON of energy, but she is...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a one year old corgi named Dolly and she has been food aggressive from the moment we brought her home. She has never snapped or bitten my husband or I, but she will bark and growl and her hair stands up on her back, as well as just being very tense and protective of her food. We have had...
  13. 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...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay, so I don't know if I'd call it a straight up split personality. But that's what it feels like. I have an eight month old neutered greyhound/lab cross who I've had since he was two months old. He's a very good dog; he was house trained early and learned to sit, shake and lie down early...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog has a habit of barking and growling and lunging at anything with wheels that is moving, including push chairs, cars, bicycles, skateboards, etc; and also people who are running or moving fast. And just today (the reason I've joined this forum), we were in a cafe, and for the first time...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    I recently adopted a two-year old mini. dachshund. Things have been going well for the past four weeks, but recently he has started growling when I pick him up. At first he would only growl when he knew it was time to go in the kennel for bedtime, but now it is whenever we pick him up, even if...
  17. New Additions
    My dog has been acting very strange lately. This morning I woke up and he was just standing in the closet staring at the wall like he is guilty. When I said his name he started wagging his tail but it was down and his ears were down. I searched the house to see if he had peed in the house but he...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    I've got a 1yr. old lab/heeler mix, who up until yesterday has been nothing but friendly and gentle towards every living creature (including kittens and even a bunny). She eagerly greets new people, so much so that it's taken some training in patience to prevent her from running up to every...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    My rottweiler is 7 years old and has been living with us all his life and just as recently as today, My father would call him over and he would reach his hand out to pet him and the dog will just start growling at him and slowly backing away like he is some kind of stranger or something. He even...
  20. Dog Training and Behavior
    My one and a half year old aussie/minpin/sheltie mix will growl at me even to the point of showing her teeth, then will proceed to intensely lick my hand. She will be sitting next to me on the couch and start growling when I pet her so I will stop and she will physically put herself on my lap...
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