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  1. Increased Resource Guarding Behavior

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 9 month old beagle mix who recently discovered the wonderful game of playing fetch. Initially, I was thrilled to have another exercise outlet. However, she has increasingly become more possessive of tennis balls when we go to the dog park. She "growls" (or in her case, high-pitch...
  2. Several behavior problems with adopted dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I apologize in advance for this being so long.... So the last month or so we've had our dog we've been over the moon. She's beautiful, affectionate, and a great dog all around. She's a 3-year-old rescue pup which seems to be something of a brittany and cocker spaniel mix. She is very high...
  3. My dog is biting the dog walker

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Greetings all, I'm new here and joined because I need some advice and perspective. Here's the issue. Our 1 year old rescue is starting to bite our dog walker and is generally nervous and fearful of people (children included) other than myself and my husband. At this point she hasn't been able...
  4. My dog wont let my dad near me?!?!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dad has a bad temper and will sometimes lash out. My new foster dog has picked up on this after seeing him yell at me and now won't even let him be in the same room as me, growling and barking at him until ghe leaves. What do I do to stop this?
  5. Help! My dog growls at me then licks me..

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My one and a half year old aussie/minpin/sheltie mix will growl at me even to the point of showing her teeth, then will proceed to intensely lick my hand. She will be sitting next to me on the couch and start growling when I pet her so I will stop and she will physically put herself on my lap...
  6. 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...
  7. Object possessiveness with other dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I have a year-old male Vizsla, and he has recently started being possessive with objects, but only with other dogs. He allows us to reach in his mouth to take things, food, etc, away from him and has never growled at us or shown any aggression towards us, but he becomes more aggressive...