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  1. 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. Dog Training and Behavior
    (Sorry for any english mistakes, it's not my mother-tongue) I have a 44lb mutt named Thor, he's 2 years old, not neutered and I am having some problems with him. The resource guarding always existed since he was a puppy but it wasn't so bad at the time and I didn't train him properly to correct...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, Two days ago I adopted a four year old pit bull mix. He is a very sweet boy, neutered, and loves butt scratches and people. In the house he is generally pretty calm. He is comfortable with me doing pretty much anything to him: touching his belly, lifting and examining his paws, poking...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    So I have tried 4 professional trainers, one of whom trained under Cesar Milan and all are at a loss. My 9 month golden is a resource guarder with her kibble and high value treats. We have tried positive reinforcement training as well as im the alpha, you growl, the resource goes away method...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    HELP! We adopted a SWEET Walker Coonhound mix, Emma, about 3 months ago. We found that she has unnatural frenzy and aggression primarily over tennis balls, and secondarily, over small stuffed animals which she'd tear apart. So it's resource guarding at its worst. She starts to physically...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    We are "fostering" a 6-year old rescue--a Treeing Walker coonhound mix, Emma, with the intention of adopting her. We've had her with us for 2 weeks. She is the absolute SWEETEST dog inside the house, with us and with other adults. However, she has a fierce tennis ball aggression--she growls...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey guys, I have a 5 month old aussie puppy who is nothing but joy--she loves other dogs and is always really excited to see people. However, there are a few cases where she gets very defensive with lots of growling and snarling with attempted bites if you get close during the following cases...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, i am new to the forum and this is my first post. I am looking for help to find a rescue in the NJ area who will rehab and rehome my 6 mos old Goldendoodle puppy. We got him from a breeder at 8 weeks old. The resource guarding started immediately, though it took us a few weeks to realize...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    First off we have 3 great danes, one Female (Storm), 6 years, and two males that are 3 (Tiberius) and 1 (Tommy). The two males are whom we are having issues with. The youngest dog, Thomas, is mine and since I am living with my parents it is a three dog household. This mostly only relates to how...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    My pup, Turin, is very respectful of my husband and I, but not the kids I care for (I'm a childcare provider). They're here 5 days a week, but don't live here. When she is chewing on a bone or treat, she growls at them and bites them. She's already broken skin on one of the kids (no puncture...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Two days ago I brought home a foster dog and we are doing a two week adoption trial to see if he fits into our family. We have four other dogs and he does well with them, however he growls and lifts his lips at my dad when he comes into my room if I'm in it and near him. The dog is one year old...
  12. New Additions
    Hi i have a 3 year old spayed bitch. She's always been fine with people apart from the odd occasion when she has been nervous towards a random individual. She was well socialised from the day we got her. From a young age she has shown signs of guarding resources such as sticks balls treats and...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, Recently, I have been having trouble with my four yr old min/ pin chihuahua mix. He always growls at me when I approach my boyfriend on the sofa. In other areas, when I approach my boyfriend, he gets up to see whats going on. He also doenst like me eating my boyfriends food on the...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all! My name is Jamie and my family is made of my husband, Eric, my Heinz 57 mutt, Harley (6yrs) and our newest addition, Nora (1yr), a fox/wire terrier mix. Harley is the established dog in the house, I've had her since she was 8 weeks old. She has been the only dog in our family for...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    Will try to make this short. 4 yr old Australia Cattle Dog was told she was Australian Shepherd when we got her at 7 weeks. Always been dominant with the other dog and never a fan of the cat. After she turned 1 it she started to also get aggressive towards other dogs who approached her when...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I have a male neutered 4 yr old German shepherd/ greyhound mix, named Moose. I have had him and his sister since they were puppies and I have 2 other dogs that I had before. Moose seems to be "resource guarding" me. I have read about correcting "resource guarding" but what if the...
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm not sure where this behavior has sprung from, if it is "normal" or if it's because he's 2.5 years old, maturing and growing in confidence! I also don't know whether it is a big RG issue, and if it is how to combat it. So in the past 7 days Kasper has growled at 3 dogs we have come across...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have an 11 month old terrier/boxer/hound mix (I think), at 75 pounds. When I first got her at 6 mo, she never had an incident. It wasn't until about 3 months ago that she started this behavior. It seems that she is resource guarding against ME and my boyfriend, or ANY person who might give her...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Everyone - I've tried to read as much as I can online, but I'm not 100% sure I'm really getting it you all seem to be incredibly knowledgeable. I have a wonderful rescue named Casey, who is now 14 months old. I've had him since he was 8 months, but his life before that involved a lot of...
  20. Introductions
    Hello everyone, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone on the dog forum and tell y'all a little bit about our (my boyfriend and I) new pup. We recently --as in two weeks ago!-- adopted a five month old shepherd mix at the animal shelter and we love him already, however he has a few things...
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