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  1. Lupa Lu - Nipping at Roommate - Need Advice!

    New Additions
    Hello, First time poster! Thank you if you decide to comment with any advice or tip bits! I got Lupa (a 2 year old Husky, Australian Shepherd, and German Shepherd mix) 8 months ago from a local shelter here in Indiana. I do not know her background, except that she has been returned twice. At...
  2. Dog Aggression to Baby and Wife when I am not home

    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...
  3. Aggression toward children

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I have a 1.5yr hound-ish mutt, who is the sweetest pup you'd ever meet normally...very submissive, loves people and other dogs (so much love!), and is so sweet, tolerant and gentle with my kids...he has never shown a hint of aggression toward them in any setting. We've been having...
  4. Formerly Fearful Dog Presenting With New Curious Behaviour with Strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have two dogs that we adopted from a rescue within the last few months. The second dog we adopted is a GSD mix female who helps our first dog with her pent up energy in the house. We call her a therapy dog for our first dog because she is so chill and just takes all of the silliness from...
  5. given a puppy too young/ moved twice ! need help

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    I was given a german sheppard/terrier puppy at 8 weeks. He was taken from his mom at 4 weeks. He is now 14 weeks old, and I have moved twice due to bad neighbors. When I first got him, I worked a full time Mon-Fri job as well as a few nights at a bar. I have him on a schedule but when I...
  6. Miniature dachshund puppy biting

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I have a miniature dachshund who is just over 3 months old. He is constantly trying to bite feet, hands, arms, hair, ears, necks, faces and anything he can get his teeth around. He has been ill since we bought him and has been on several sets of antibiotics which has meant that he could...
  7. My dog growls and backs away from my father but not me

    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...
  8. Our dog aggressive plays outside.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have an 8 month old standard poodle, Charley. He is doing well with training and has learned several tricks and for the most part is well behaved (besides normal puppy chewing etc) when we are INSIDE. When we are outside in the yard, however, he starts pouncing and jumping and barking and...
  9. Aussie mix protective/possessive aggression

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a spayed female Aussie mix, about a year and a half old (she's a rescue), who loves other dogs, loves kids, and is very bonded to me. My boyfriend and I adopted her in June and she's in basic obedience classes, and we exercise her outside for at least two hours per day. In addition, she...
  10. Airedale Puppy Non-stop Chewing

    Puppy Help
    Hello, I just got my bundle of joy eight days ago and he sure has came into my world, in a good way. He turned eight weeks old three days ago. However, his razor sharp puppy teeth are crazily excessive. My mom, girlfriend, & myself all have many punctured bites up and down our forearms...
  11. How do I get new roommate's dog to warm up to me?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm currently in the process of moving into a new apartment. My roommate is a stranger who I met on Craigslist, and she has been living in the apartment for the past two years. She has a 6 year old Jack Russell mix. The first time I came to the apartment to take a look, my roommate-to-be was...
  12. My Dog Nipped my Roommate!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have had my dog for about seven months. She was a rescue, found wandering the streets in TX. I don't know her history apart from that. She did have quite a few scars when i got her, but I don't know if they were from someone abusing her. They looked more like she got into fights with other...
  13. Adolescent Brittany Sudden Jumping and Nipping (Mitten Attacks!)

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all! Our 15 month old Brittany, Junot, has started back up on an old behaviour of his from puppyhood - attacking our mittens (and then coats, sleeves, hoods - he's got quite the vertical leap) when on or off leash. He's not an aggressive dog and has never drawn blood or bitten to the...
  14. Two Week Shut Down Help

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I adopted a dog this past weekend (have had him 5 days now), and he is the most adorable and loving guy. I am attempting to implement the two week shut down. He is just over 1, and he has never been consistently disciplined. I read that during these two weeks you are not supposed to train...
  15. Need Advice, 6mo old Alaskan Klee Kai Puppy!

    Puppy Help
    I have an (almost) 6 month old Alaskan Klee Kai puppy. She has had separation anxiety from day one. It gets better and better as she gets older, and she's able to stay home alone without whining. Caring for her is exactly what I expected before getting her, but I need help with a few things...
  16. bored Aussie puppy!

    New Additions
    Hello everyone! This is my first post, and I am quite nervous, but really could use the advice! My husband and I just welcomed an Australian Shepherd puppy into our home. He is 12 weeks. We have had aussie's before, we are aware of the temperament, as well as the fact that they are herding dogs...
  17. Muzzle Training:Yes or No?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Everyone, Wrote a past post about our newly adopted dog Rocky. He is such a great and goofy little guy with us but is still getting used to strangers. So far my mom has been able to hand feed him treats, he still gets very barky when she moves, and we are going to slowly introduce him to...
  18. Afraid to play with new puppy, she's purebred and nips hard!

    New Additions
    Hello there, I recently purchased my first dog, a Catahoula Leopard pup named Muna. Catahoulas are purebred and said to be some of the dogs closest in lineage to the gray wolf. They were bred to be pig herders in Louisiana some time ago. Muna is a sweet girl, albeit very shy around new people...
  19. Aussie herding behavior while biking

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 1.5 year old Australian Shepherd. He is a very good dog. He is great at being off leash, coming on command, not going in the street, calm energy in the house and on walks, etc. I take him on lots of bike rides since he loves to run. I take him on some local dirt trails that there are...
  20. Lab/Pit Mix biting problem

    Dog Breeds
    Backstory: Adopted a pup when he was three months old from a local shelter. Shelter listed him as a lab mix. As he has grown, I've seen a lot of physical characteristics of a Pitbull. He was brought to the shelter at 10 weeks of age - his previous owners no longer wanted him. Ever since he came...
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