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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 1-year old Aussie/Lab mix named Gladys. Most of the time she is a very sweet and silly pup. However, her relationship with my 5-year and 3-year old kitties (whom we’ve had before we got Gladdie) is a little strained. She definitely seems to love them and is excited to see them when they...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello. I'm new here. I have a 6 month old blue heeler pup. As I'm sure a lot of other cattle dog owners do, we are having some trouble with strangers. When we are somewhere public, like walking on the beach, and she doesn't have time to claim something, she is fine with people. Of course, she...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 3 year old Black Lab/Coonhound mix, and he has recently started showing jealousy over me towards my boyfriend. . . or he's being protective/possessive over me, I'm not sure which. My boyfriend has lived with me and my dog for over a year now, and there has never been any issues...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    Since my chihuahua/yorkie mix was 1 (now 7), he has had behavior issues I’ve tried to fix. Thankfully he rarely bites but the barking and possession is out of control. Examples: 1- freaks out when anybody comes into my apartment, 2- when someone stands up he goes nuts barking and follows them...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, this is my first post, and it's a doozy. First, I'd like to say my dog is wonderful. He's a totally black German Shepherd / Lab Mix, about 72 pounds, 16 months old and super playful. Let's call him Sam. I'd say Sam's about the most playful, nicest, and best socialized dog when it comes to...
  6. Training and Behavior Stickies
    What is resource guarding? Resource guarding (RG) is when a dog has possession of an object that HE thinks is valuable, and is growling/snapping/biting in an effort to protect/keep that object. The object may be som'thing we deem silly, for example, a piece of kleenex is a common object dogs...
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