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  1. Puppy Help
    Background: My 9 year old is an only child. He has wanted a dog for about 5 years. Our bichon-poodle is now 1 year old and we still have potty problems with her. We have other problems as well. Puppy details: We got our bichon-poodle at 17 weeks. Full grown she is 8 pounds and now 1...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    We have had a mixed breed (Wheaten Terrier/Golden Retriever), 4 year old female dog that has been great with my kids (13, 11, and 8) since she has been a puppy. We introduced a new puppy (4 month old, male, Jack Russel/Cairn Terrier Mix) about 2 months ago. The dogs seem to get along great...
  3. Introductions
    Hello, I have a 1yoa standard poodle and just added an Airedale Terrier. I could probably offer a good amount of advice on the Standard Poodle breed at this point(from trial/error and growing pains), and would welcome any advice on the Airedale breed. Also, I've never owned multiple dogs at the...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    I guess I'm looking for some words of advice, or at the very least someone to tell me I shouldn't feel guilty about my decision ... Our son is 17 months old. We adopted a chihuahua/jack russell mix from an adoption agency who rescues dogs from kill-shelters. We adopted Charlie 5 months ago and...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    My pup, Turin, is very respectful of my husband and I, but not the kids I care for (I'm a childcare provider). They're here 5 days a week, but don't live here. When she is chewing on a bone or treat, she growls at them and bites them. She's already broken skin on one of the kids (no puncture...
  6. New Additions
    Last week I was given a small, 9 mo. old terrier mix dog. He'd come from a loving home, but the owner had 15 small dogs, and had recently lost his own home. Our dog came to our home with nothing. I brought him home in a borrowed travel kennel fixed up with towels, bought him food, dishes...
  7. Puppy Help
    About 3 weeks ago we got a puppy (Lhasa Apso Poodle mix 11weeks) a companion for my current dog (a Cavailer King Charles) and I have 2 children who are 4 years old and 2 years old.....and she is becoming aggressive with them....whenever my daughter who is 4 years old picks her up she grows and...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 6.5 year old Mastiff/St. Bernard mix, neutered male named Arnold. I adopted him from our local city shelter when he was approx. 12 months. Almost 2 years ago I had a baby. While he has never shown any type of fear, aggression, anxiety etc. toward my son, I am having a very unusual...
  9. Puppy Help
    We just got our dog back in September. He is 3 and 1/2 months old. He is a boxer/mastiff/Rottweiler mix. He is very smart, knows sit, shake, roll over, and he does "find ****" my son. :thumbsup: ... However.. HE IS CONSTANTLY BITING. Now I need to get across he doesn't bite to be mean. We have...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I have a 19 month old border collie mix. She's not a big fan of people but she never shows aggression and will approach people but shies away from being touched by most strangers. She'll play ball with them all day long but won't approach a person she doesn't know well for any sort of...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Can anyone recommend a good book, dvd, or website on this? A family I know has a house full of kids, and they recently adopted a puppy. Not surprisingly, the puppy is biting and nipping and 'attacking' the kids. He's really not attacking though, he just wants to play. He mostly nips at socks...
  12. New Additions
    The Story of how he came to us is really quite strange.We already had 2 dogs and were not even looking for a 3rd.Out of the blue one day a friend of mine from church called and and explained to me that they had found a new home for their lab, and that she had gotten away from her new owners and...
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