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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    I’ve been with my gf for a few months now, every time i’m over her house, her dog loses it. he is a shih tzu. he’ll constantly bark at me, while i’m in sight, yet won’t come near me. i don’t do anything. i don’t act aggressive or even make eye contact. when i’m in a room with the door closed, if...
  2. General Dog Discussion
    Help! My 3 year old, 100% chocolate lab, Mouse, is scared of balls. We were playing our daily game of puppy ball with her dog sister Daisy, a pit bull mix. I accidentally threw the ball and it hit her in the head. She was very shaken up, rubbed her face with her paw, and then left the backyard...
  3. 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...
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    I'm new to this forum but was hoping to find some advice on how to manage our doxie. We got him when he was 10 months old, he was very fearful and unfortunately he didn't seem to have had much/any socialization. He has been with us for 6 months now and has shown improvement but there are some...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    I got a Shiba about a week and a half ago, now named Sophie. She's 4 years old. I believe her previous owners may have been abusive (as he did admit to barely feeding her, not even naming her, and pulling her choke collar hard when she wouldn't listen to him). The first few days she would lay...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi guys! I recently just found a young dog on my way to work one morning and now he is very attached to me, already. He's a jack russell terrier mix and they suspect he is not even a year old yet. We also think he has been abused. He is scared of his own shadow, but he is very sweet and such a...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, I am new here and I would like to get your help and opinion about a dog that me and my fiancee took from a shelter. A month ago we went to a shelter to pick up the dog that we chose on the website. He is one year old dog who spent his childhood in a shelter. He was found in a...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all! I adopted a neglected puppy 5 months ago who is timid and scared. Her biggest fear is outside, she is entirely unresponsive outside while she has opened up and calmed down inside. She is pad trained, however, she will not use the bathroom outside. We go outside everyday to just walk...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I am trying to help 3 stray dogs that haved lived on the campus where I am a student in San Antonio for the past 3 months but need advice. These dogs do not seem to have a home and are very much street dogs but are non-agressive to people and come to campus for food most likely. 2 of them...
  10. Dog Health
    My mom's dog Penny has hereditary seizures. It just started the other day and she's freaking out, (both my mum and Penny) It turns out they are some sort of hereditary issue in the brain of that kind of dog, but sort of rare, and could have been very damaging if she didn't get her medicine and...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    Adopted a 10 month old female Pom/mix. We have two large pit bulls and a 13 year old daughter. The new dog loves everyone and we love her. She is terrified of my husband to the point of barking any time he moves or enters the room. I can walk the dog just fine but if my husband has the leash she...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    Recently my dog has been hiding in my closet whenever i'm not in the room with him, he's never done anything like this before, what should i do? When i enter the room he stays in the closet until i come over there and then leaves and starts panting, otherwise though he seems fine: he is still...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    I just got a husky puppy about a week ago. Hes 9 weeks old. He's very afraid of people picking him up and so far he's really only gotten used to me being around him. He was never socialized and not treated well (i'm guessing) Since we rescued him from a puppy mill. He loves other dogs, and he's...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Everyone, We've had my little guy for about a month now, for the first few days he was scared of everything and then woke up one day and was way more playful and happy, couldn't get him to sit still for a second. Since then he's always excited to go outside and so happy and excited to meet...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi guys, I adopted a dog from the shelter without knowing what has happened to him before I adopted him. He's a funny and sometimes strange guy. When I first brought him home, he was scared of the stairs in our apartment (we live on the second floor). After training with him 2 days, he was fully...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    Our mixed breed rescue dog is almost 2 years old. We have had him since 12 weeks. He has always been rather skittish but over time we have helped him gain confidence. We were not aware our subdivision was close to a gun range and evidently "Thor" was inside during the evening hours when we could...
  17. Dog Health
    Hi all. First, I’m new here. I have come seeking information about a very strange and alarming situation with my girlfriend’s dog. Vet said he’s never seen anything so extreme so I’m seeking advice from others to see what could have caused this situation. There’s a lot of details here so thanks...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    My Boston Terrier is a little over a year now. If he sees another dog or person when we are out walking or anything, he starts screaming and we can't get him to stop. The only time he doesn't scream in those situations is if the dogs or people acknowledge him and give him attention. Not only is...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    My Boston Terrier is a little over a year now. If he sees another dog or person when we are out walking or anything, he starts screaming and we can't get him to stop. The only time he doesn't scream in those situations is if the dogs or people acknowledge him and give him attention. Not only is...
  20. Dog Training and Behavior
    I got a 10 month old dog (from what I suspect was a puppy mill) that came to me very skittish and fearful of people and loud noises. Ihave only had the dog for about 10 weeks, but a lot has happened in those 10 weeks. To make a long story short, the dog ran AWAY from the dog park, and was...
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