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  1. Nervous about getting new puppy

    Puppy Help
    Greetings all! I'm mostly looking for some encouragement here. I'm getting a new corgi puppy (from a reputable breeder) in a little less than two weeks. I'm still very excited about bringing her home, but as I have begun doing lots of research on effectively training and taking care of a...
  2. Dog Barking and Growling at Strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog was very worried about people and new things in general as a pup. We slowly introduced him to people with positive reinforcement (treats during introductions and pats). He has gotten better, but it takes him a while to fully warm up to people. Once he is comfortable he will be all over...
  3. Two year old mixed rescue- strange behavior

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I apologize that this is quite long. We've talked to vets about our dog but there's never any answers. Blood work and physicals have found nothing. We have a 2 year old mixed rescue dog that we adopted when he was only 12 weeks old. He's a lab/hound/beagle mix according to the people we...
  4. Old timid dog has fear of playing with new puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I now have two dogs, a 8 week old golden retriever puppy named Daisy and a 11 year old golden retriever named Hamish. Hamish however, has a fear old Daisy playing with him. They both get along fine when Daisy is being held back, however, Daisy tries to jump up at him and lick him, both of...
  5. Dog has suddenly turned nasty?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My boyfriend and I are proud, loving, (astonished, helpless) owners of a 5 year old red nose pit bull named Shila. My boyfriend has had her since she was 3 months old, and she has never been spayed. Shila adores both of us- the problem comes in with our roommates. A couple of days ago, for...
  6. Nervous behavior and excessive barking

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there! I'm new here, and thought this would be a good forum to ask for some help. I have two dogs: Callie, a labrador-pit mix, and Buster, a purebred lab, though technically I am not their owner. We're all in the same household, though. Our pack order is alpha female human, alpha male human...
  7. After a comfortable, sturdy 'nervous' dog harness

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    Hello! Basically I am after a dog harness that has the words 'nervous' / 'shy' / 'in training' / 'I need space' on it. Zoey is nervy around large dogs after she was attacked by a few (they were off lead where they shouldn't be and had no recall, Zoey was on lead). Now when big dogs approach...
  8. My Puppy is Scared of my Mom

    Puppy Help
    We just got an 9 week old Alaskan Klee Kai Puppy a couple of days ago. I know the breed is shy, so I'm not surprised she's nervous around most people except for me, who she seems to have taken a liking to. She seems, however, to be particularly nervous around my mom. My mom treats her no...
  9. My dog is over-protective

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 5 year old female chocolate lab/golden retriever mix (we think - she was part of an abandoned litter and i've never had her breed tested)...seems to be quite protective/aggressive. If we are both in my bedroom, she barks at anyone who enters. If a stranger comes into the house, even when...
  10. Nervous about potential new dog

    General Dog Discussion
    So I've run into a bit of a problem surrounding dogs and I'm hoping that all the lovely people here can offer guidance and maybe even tell me whether I'm over reacting or not. Let me start by saying that I bought a house and am rooming with a friend while my mom is the landlord (just to put...
  11. My dog is hyperactive and has anxiety, training help please!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello My 5 year old labrashepherd is still so high energy and has not seemed to have slowed down as she ages! Is there an age where they are less hyper or is this due to holes in our training? Brief background: obediene training, walk around the block once a day, has a large fenced yard she...
  12. Concerned about winter - mostly just venting

    General Dog Discussion
    So I got Cobber back when I thought I knew something about dogs and puppies, but now know that I really didn't actually know anything :) My personal situation is that I live on my own, am 54, have a bum foot (broke it a couple years ago and it didn't heal right), and all of that is why I...
  13. My dog is shaking

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog (14 month old beagle/rott mix) has started shaking and acting scared whenever my boyfriend turns on his emergency services scanner (he's an emt) and recently when I was on my phone. He paces, pants, won't take food and hides in the corner. If I hold him I can feel him shaking and...
  14. Help! Foaming at the mouth

    Dog Health
    Hi there I could really do with some advice. I have a Yorkie who is 18 months old, is very playful and from day 1 has always played with members of my family's dogs (Large Cairn Terriers, boys) My aunt recently bought a Border Terrier puppy, who is a girl and ever since he saw her he runs away...
  15. Scared 14week Old Puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I rescued my 14 week old Lab/collie puppy Charlie exactly one week ago. Before I adopted him, he was living with a foster mom for about 2-3 weeks with his brother from the same liter. Charlie was attached to his brother AND was attached to the foster mom. In retrospect I wish that the two dogs...
  16. Fearful anxious puppy...

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a little Maltese that I adopted when she was 7 wks old....at the time she appeared rather withdrawn but healthy so I assumed she would come out of her shell and be a big love bug like my other Maltese Casper. This little puppy soon to be named Rose has now been in my home for several...
  17. Is trying to calm down dogs through gentleness when they are nervous/afraid bad?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi guys, this is more about curiosity, but I wonder is it really true that we should not give affection when a dog is afraid/nervous, as we would be nurturing that state and intensify it? In the past, I've always tried stuffs like doing a calm and gentle low noise like "shhh" when...
  18. Nervous Panting At Night

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have two shi-tzus and last night the old one, Checkers, was whimpering on my loft bed while I was doing something on a computer. So I whent up and sat with him and he's panting hard and he's nervous. I took him outside and he did a little, but he still was acting weird. Later I heard the...
  19. Attached to my room?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So, new pup that's 7 months. It's day two and I've spent a lot of time with him keeping him company and relaxed. He's already crate trained which is a plus for me so he sleeps in my room in his crate. Today he played with me instead of just cuddling so I think that's good progress for him...
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