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  1. New Additions
    Hi! My family and I are bringing home our st bernard/bernese mountain pup in a few weeks and I've been doing lots of research so we can give him the best life. We've decided on crate training and adding baby gates so we can gradually give him more access to the house. I'll also be tether/leash...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    My one year old pup has a ton of energy, and unfortunately we don’t have a fence. I’ve been training her on a 50ft nylon training lead and she’s been doing great on it and listens very well. We also go to weekly training classes to work on her impulse control. Despite how great she’s doing, she...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    So I have a husky x lab, who is about 2 1/2 years old. I took him in 4 months ago, he had a single owner before then. He is a beautiful dog, so well behaved at home but not great on lead.... He was only walked once a week and I am walking him twice a day.... he initially pulled like crazy on the...
  4. Dog Gear and Supplies
    Hi all, TLDR: Looking for best tracking device so I can know if my dog is at my apartment or a block away at daycare, live on my iphone. My American Dingo (SC Dog) lives in a large city with me and goes to doggy daycare during the week. While my roomate is great, occasionally (once every...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone! I am a dog mom to a 1 year old male goldendoodle. He has terrible leash behavior, he is 100 lbs and drags me down the sidewalk. He also jumps all over anyone he sees that is not myself or my husband. He is such a sweet dog, however the behavior is distasteful. I have tried...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, It's nice to meet everyone- 1st time poster- noob here. Planning on getting a mini-poodle very soon. He will be 10 wks old. I have been reading extensively and watching videos. Planning on taking a "balanced" approach to training- mostly positivity based "but" I think once the puppy...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum, but I am also new to owning dogs. I am sorry if this will be long to read, but please bear with me. I am terribly upset right now and I need to provide you with some details... Three days ago I got my first dog in life. It had somewhat troublesome...
  8. Dog Gear and Supplies
    Does anyone use a leash tie-out type thing in the yard when playing with their dog? I don't have a fenced in yard and am probably getting a dog sooner than I am getting the yard fenced. The dog I am probably going to foster from the shelter likes to play fetch so I was hoping to come up with a...
  9. General Dog Discussion
    Hi everybody... I've a huge problem... :-P In a few weeks, will be the birthday of a very close friend. In fact, I think that we are starting something more than a friendship, but Im struggling to find a nice gift. He likes running, but what he really loves is his doggy. Ive been thinking about...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi There, I have a ~4 yr old Border Collie Great Pyrenees mix. We've had her a little over a year now. She has some fairly severe anxiety issues. Separation Anxiety, Containment Anxiety and Noise Phobia. We've been working with a behaviorist and vet to figure out meds and training. She has been...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting-- I was hoping I could get some advice/help on dog behavior. I have a super sweet pooch-- he's a 3yr old Leonberger/Golden retriever named Max. We got him from the shelter when he was 1, and the folks there suspected his last few owners had been...
  12. New Additions
    Hi guys, Last week, we got a 3/4 Sint Bernard 1/4 Newfie puppy. He is 10 weeks old today. He is super cute but also very stubborn and starting to show dominance. He does listen to basic commands (after 2 days he sits, gives paw, comes to you etc.) but we have a drama when it comes to walking...
  13. Dog Gear and Supplies
    I am a full time dog walker with a shoulder injury, fun right! I am looking for shock absorbent leashes to replace the ones I currently use. Right now I have EZ Steps leashes by Bergan but they have been discontinued. These leashes are awesome because they do stretch but they also offer some...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, first I will give a description of my dog Kostis: He is 20-21 months old. He is male. Breed: he is a mix of Labrador and Greek Shepherd. We got him when he was 2-3 months. (So we have him for a period of 18-19 months) He weight reaches 50 kilos.(He is a bit fat). He is sprayed /...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    My pup is about 1 year old and I've always just used a collar when walking him. Recently he has started lunging and straining when he sees other dogs, squirrels, birds, etc. I'm concerned that he is hurting his neck or choking when he does this. Is he too old to switch over to a harness? Any...
  16. New Additions
    Hi everyone, I have an 8 week old Beagle puppy, Denver. I got him one week ago and since then every hour of my life has been playing with him or researching about him. In all of that research, I constantly come across instructions to introduce items like the leash and crate slowly, but I also...
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi All, New to this forum but seeking some help. May be a long post so my apologies in advance. About 2 months ago I rescued a 5-6 year old from The Humane Society in NYC. We named the Maltese/Westie mix Odie and he is 1 step away from being the perfect dog. Since we don't know his...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    Around winter, I took care of my friend's dog for a week or so, and I noticed that the choke chain was completely useless against her. I would have to do a sustained pull with very hard force for her to even stop sniffing at something. Another friend who came on a walk with me commented that...
  19. General Dog Discussion
    It's getting to a point where i don't know what to do with Ellie when we walk in public. She barks continuously, gets uncontrollable as soon as we see other dogs, and she pulls on her leash so hard she goes up on her hind legs. I've tried many different things such as being a tree, the 300 peck...
  20. Dog Gear and Supplies
    Has anyone used any hands-free leashes that they would recommend? I am currently looking at: Hurtta Outdoors Jogging Leash EzyDog Handy Leash Liberty Wristband
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