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  1. Struggling to socialize new dog with old dog

    New Additions
    Hi there, new to this site and desperate for some advice. Not sure if we are on the right track. We have a five year old Westie boy, Angus. He is pretty much the apple of our eye and we have spoiled him rotten since we got him when he was 11 weeks old. I have always believed that he is happy as...
  2. How to stop adopted dog from rushing at cats

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I have a 7-year-old black lab mix that we adopted from the Humane Society 6 months ago. We went through basic training and received an AKC CGC certificate last month. He has moderate energy but sometimes exhibits high levels of excitement and/or anxiety. As he is getting more...
  3. My New Dog is Over-Protective with Me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I got a 9-month-old boxer/lab female pup 10 days ago. She's very intelligent and easily trained/obedient, but she guards me too much. From the second I brought her home, she immediately became overly attached to me and guarded me from my family and everyone else. I have been using treats or...
  4. Resource guarding only with other animals

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have been dealing with my dog's resource guarding for sometime now and it is only getting to be more of an issue. I adopted my dog three years ago now and at the time he was estimated to by around 6 months. He is said to be half hound and half German shepherd. When I adopted him he had no real...
  5. possession aggressive 8 month border collie

    Early this year my family got a brown border collie. Her name is bear. bear has a lot of positive attributes, shes happy, friendly playful, exited, friendly to everyone she meets, gentle with small puppy and playful with big Doberman and German shepherds. but bear also has a few problems. when...
  6. Dealing with growing aggression

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Some background: Our 8 month old spayed female Corgi has shown signs of aggression since we brought her home at 8 weeks. The first time we gave her a dried tendon chew after a couple of days with us, she growled, snarled, backed away, and DID NOT want to give it up. At just 8 weeks! She had not...
  7. Dog is nipping visitors

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have two dogs, both rescues. Buddy is a 9 year old toy poodle, well behaved and spoiled. Mambo is a chinese crested and new to our home on Jan 1 2012. We believe he is about 3-4 years old. Mambo came to us with a variety of issues which we have been working through and making good...
  8. Dog is alternatively loving and agressive towards husband

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We recently adopted a 7-yr-old female miniature Dachshund named Scarlet from a woman who used her as a breeder dog. She went into heat just before we brought her home, so that may be complicating/contributing to her behaviors in her new home. My husband works all day, and I stay at home with...
  9. Older dog attacked new puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Here's the cast of characters: Dusky is a five-year-old border collie/australian shepherd mix. She's VERY shy and submissive around people. Meeting people makes her tuck her tail and cower. Her fear has NEVER turned to aggression. We take food out of her mouth, cuddle her on her back, etc. She...