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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, my 1 yr old, rescue boxer is easily distracted on her walks. I've watched the recommended videos, such ad Kikopup we practice indoors before going outdoors etc. She does great for parts of her walk, the rest is downhill. She is easily distracted and when she does fixate on something it is...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, this will be a longer post so here os the quick TL;DR version: rescue dog with unknown past is often afraid while on walks. I'm looking for advice on how to help her overcome some of her anxiety and enjoy herself. The longer version: she is not a puppy, but as mentioned, a rescue dog we...
  3. New Additions
    I adopted a gorgeous 1 yr old boxer / pit mix recently. She is great indoors, house trained and mellow. Whoever owned before must have kept her in a box because she is a different dog outside. Everything stimulates her. She pulls on her leash and her walks are feeling like a chore. Additionally...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    I've had Gretta (Pointer Mix?) for 5 months and recently she has started barking at me if I say No to something or scold her. It is different from random barking because she looks right at me and it feels like a demand or sass-back. Otherwise she is a very quiet dog. Her only barks are at me...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    Approximatly two years ago I rescued a 9 month old "american bulldog." Named Jade. breed is questionable, that's just what her paperwork says. She looks like a little pocket pit. When I brought her home, she was afraid of everything. EVERYTHING!. I couldn't even get her to go outside without...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone! I’m looking for some advice or other experiences about their rescues and getting territorial. My catahoula mix is 2 years old and I’ve had her for about 10 months now. She’s been absolutely amazing and all around has been a model dog. We have moved 3 times in the last 10 months and...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    So I rescued an 8 year old cattle dog/pitbull mix not too long ago. He’s an absolute sweetheart, until there’s another dog around. I was misled by the rescue agency about how badly he reacts to other dogs and how unsocialized he is. Whenever he’s able to see another dog he loses his mind; if...
  8. New Additions
    My boyfriend and I have just adopted a 2-year old Dachshund. He has spent his entire life thus far in a breeding kennel, and is very distrusting of humans. Day 1- we let him stay in his carrier with the door open so he could come out of the carrier as he pleased. We provided positive...
  9. New Additions
    Hey Guys!!!! I recently adopted my 9month old mixed staffy from RSPCA, the documents say she is mixed and I think she is too, however, I’m not too sure what shes mixed with. I was hoping someone may have an idea or a suggestion :) She is extremely active, energetic, affectionate, cheeky and...
  10. New Additions
    I have a 9 month old female blood hound I rescued. She had no human contact before I got her- except food water put into outside pen. She is starting to sleep with me and gets protective over me especially if I am eating. No other animal Can come near me. I also noticed she watches my kitten...
  11. New Additions
    I haven't been around for a long, long time. My previous BFF dog, Cobber, just passed a couple months ago at age 7 from very aggressive cancer. I am still devastated by that loss and continue to cry every day because my heart is so broken, although not all day like in the beginning. Anyway, to...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, This is my first time I’ve ever tried posting to one of these sites. My girlfriend and I have recently adopted an 8 month old Jindo from Korea. We have had him for a month so far, and he is well behaved for the most part, but a couple of weeks ago we ran into the problem of him not...
  13. Dog Health
    I just adopted this very sweet 3 month old mini schnauzer that was supposed to be euthanized for being born with congenital blindness. After looking more into it, I was wondering if she had the Merle gene? Does anyone know if this is what she has by looking at these pictures?
  14. Introductions
    Henry is an affectionate Maltese mixt, intact male, approximately 10 years old, and who loves to be picked up and cuddled. He came to a San Francisco Bay area clinic to be euthanized (which 2 vets said was not indicated) last month, skinny and starving, with a serious bilateral ear infection, a...
  15. General Dog Discussion
    I know a lot of people won't read this and, if they do, they probably won't think much of it. That's okay. I just decided to put this up here for fun. Almost five years ago I was volunteering at my local animal shelter. While I was there, they got in a little puppy. I didn't think much of her...
  16. Dog Books
    Hello everyone, I wanted to share the book we wrote. We did this to celebrate that a new little member is joining our family soon and to celebrate the senior dog that has made us so happy for so long. Gracie to the rescue! narrates the story of Gracie. A real dog we adopted when she was 8...
  17. Introductions
    Hello :D My name is Edgar, we have a little yorkiepoo named Gracie who we adopted when she was 8. She is hilarious, hard-headed, and wicked smart. We love hanging out and throwing the ball. My wife and I decided to write a children's book about Gracie and her rescue story as a celebration of...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    Sorry this is so long! I am new to the forum here and looking for advice related to one of our dogs exhibiting what seems to be selective aggression when off leash. Here is the background: We adopted a rescue dog 2 years ago (neutered male, mixed breed, 25 lbs, approx 8 yrs old). Then 6 months...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted a medium sized Border Collie mix from a shelter 3 years ago. He was very depressed and showed signs of having been abused. He grew to love and trust us but still - after 3 years - is aggressive towards almost all dogs and will occasionally just randomly snap at people. I just came...
  20. Dog Training and Behavior
    I just rescued 8 month old german shepherd/mastiff, Lola from the humane society. She is beyond sweet but a little nervous. My roommate rescued a 4 month old hound mix. Both are relatively well behaved individually but they both are starting training. My problem is when they are together. They...
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