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  1. My dog is so willful that I am wanting to use reverse psychology on her

    Dog Training and Behavior
    First off, I won't do it because the non-intuitiveness seems bad. She's a black lab / coonhound mix, 2 and half years old, about 77 lbs. She will follow me around the house, whimpering for another walk (its been less than 2 hours since the last one). I say "go lay down" and she does, but...
  2. My dog is becoming LESS obedient, HELP!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    She used to sit for me without hesitation. Now even that is a struggle. I have let her pull on the leash for too long. I indulge her too much. She is almost two and a half, 75 lbs black lab and coon hound mix. At this point, I've realized she is bossing me around, and I need to turn that...
  3. Volunteer: How Should I Train In-Shelter?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am a Trainer-in-training, looking for some advice. I currently volunteer all of my free time working at a local animal shelter. However, due to my limited time, I get about a half an hour per dog per week. Many of these dogs are strays or surrenders who don't know basic obedience or...
  4. Bringing a wild puppy inside a store

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello- I have a 6 mo old puppy. She is a wild child, constantly wanting to jump on people. We are in a training class right now and trying to get her to greet people appropriately. However, she doesn’t greet ME appropriately yet, which I am diligently working on. There are quite a few stores...
  5. Play Aggression and basic obedience

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone! Apologies as this is going to be a long post. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read and provide suggestions. I'm new to this forum so I'll provide a little background information on me and my pup. I adopted a 10 month old dog from a shelter in February. They told me...
  6. Separation Anxiety…. of owner!

    New Additions
    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice/support about the guilt I feel leaving my newly adopted 3 year old foxhound home alone. I adopted him on Saturday, and had to leave him alone for three hours yesterday and felt sooooo guilty about it! He was perfectly fine when my partner came home; he...
  7. Training off-leash heel

    Dog Performance Sports
    My dog and I just got our Beginner Novice title in obedience in June and I would like to try Novice. However, I haven't taught her how to heel off-lead. Does anyone know how I can start teaching? I have no idea where to start. She knows how to do everything else required for Novice because we...
  8. Dog Barks Furiously at other Dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello. I'm looking for some advice on how to handle this dog situation. The Situation: I have a 8 year old 15lb boy Shiz-Tue Poodle mix that we have had since he was a new born pup. He's a sweet, mellow dog except that for as long as I can remember, he has bark ferociously at every stranger...
  9. Ultimate dog breed?

    General Dog Discussion
    Hello guys. I am new to this forum so don't jump on me for asking this question. I don't know what people are like on this forum so excuse me if my question is obnoxious and irrelevant. So when I'm scouring through YouTube I come across videos like "Best Guard Dogs", "Best Protection Dogs"...
  10. Pomeranians and Dog Sports!

    Dog Performance Sports
    :D Hello forum, I was wondering if there were any members on here that have a Pomeranian, and if so, if they do any dog sports with them? I'm planning on getting Wolfie involved in AKC obedience (my goal is to pass CGC in March, unless he's ready for it much earlier), but I would also like to...
  11. Rally Obedience Injuries???

    Dog Health
    Hey there everyone! I am new to the forum! I'm curious if anyone out there has experienced any kind of injuries with their dog's who were participating in either Obedience or Rally Obedience. I am doing a paper for school on dog sport injuries and would like to hear about any injuries you...
  12. Rally Obedience Injuries???

    Dog Performance Sports
    Hey there everyone! I am new to the forum! I'm curious if anyone out there has experienced any kind of injuries with their dog's who were participating in either Obedience or Rally Obedience. I am doing a paper for school on dog sport injuries and would like to hear about any injuries you...
  13. Bad Dog with a cute face needs HELP!!!

    New Additions
    :ponder:Hello everyone!! My name is Chelsea and I am the proud owner of a 3 year old Yorkie named Ollie. Although I love him to pieces, he is starting to wear me thin and I am at a loss for how to handle this. 1) Ollie pees on EVERYTHING. He is not neutered (but hopefully will be soon). He...
  14. What are your favorite tricks to teach your dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I hope it's the right category to ask this, but I hope it's okay! I would just like to know which tricks you and your dog have had the most fun with, and which has been the most practical to teach your dog? I do not currently have a dog, but I remember having a lot of fun teaching my previous...
  15. Urgent - Cane Corso won't obey anymore!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, First of all, I love my dog (1yr old cane corso male ), but at the same time, I'm starting to hate him. In recent weeks, he has completely lost all obedience training. Here's some of the things: - He pulls on his lead, - won't go into his basket when I tell him to -jumps on me...
  16. New husky, difficult to control

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a new female husky, she just came to our place and we decided to keep her. I think she is still young, about 1 year old. We also keep 2 other dogs and a cat- we have plenty of space for them, because we own a villa near the forest. The cat usually stays inside, but the dogs are not...
  17. First Obedience Class? Kind of a Nightmare.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey guys - I haven't posted much, so I'll give you a brief description to catch you up to speed. We adopted Burly from the Humane League in early November - he's a Jack Russell/Beagle mix, and at this point he's a few months shy of being two. Indoors, he's extremely well trained - He knows how...
  18. My dog will only go outside with me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have an 11 year old St. Bernard and German Shepherd mix that is currently in good health minus arthritis and mild bladder control issues. The problem is that he flatly refuses to go outside for a walk or bathroom trip with anyone but me. In August of last year we moved in with my boyfriend...
  19. older dog doesn't tell young new dog play is too rough.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    training tips for my dogs getting along? - YouTube I have a 2.6 year old pug and a 5 month month old Jack Russel/ Pug mix. Our Pug Hoshi was raised by us and is very intelligent and friendly. Our Jug Leon is fairly new to our household and acts out like you would expect an adolescent Terrier...
  20. Why does my friends dog do this?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have 3 dogs of my own, 6 cats, 1 rabbit, 5 hamsters for the time being, and a rat. I have been watching a friend of the family's dog for a while until he gets settled in. The dog is a Husky and German Shepherd mix, she's only 18 months old I believe, and her name is Angel. We've been looking...
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