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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there! I need to start weaning a dog off of my presence. About a week ago, my parents got a rescue dog to be a companion for their older dog, and while everything is going well, the new dog has completely bonded with me and gets incredibly anxious when I'm not around. He thinks he is my dog...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    New to the forums. First post, so take it easy with the rubber glove. I have a nine year-old Carolina Dog that has developed such an attachment to me it seems as if he will now do nothing without me. I had heard that these dogs develop an incredible bond with their owner, but this is getting a...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I returned back to work and now my dog is barking excessively. To the point that the office called us stating that there are multiple complaints about his barking. We both leave at 8am until 5:30pm so his barking starts early and we don’t want to be those owns who neglect their...
  4. Dog Health
    Hi guys! My dog (2 1/2 year old german shepherd-blue heeler mix) has had pretty bad separation anxiety in the past. She was a rescue and when we first got her, if we left her alone, she would destroy anything and everything while howling up a storm. We ended up replacing a couch and a...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    EDIT: Not leaving her alone ever is not an option. She is already left home very rarely but we need to work on her SA, not just never leave her alone. Thank you for all comments but please focus on ways people have overcome SA rather than suggesting we never leave her alone ever. Thank you...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    My beagle mix is destroying things every time I leave the house. I put her in her crate when I leave and she has bent bars of the crate and broken the bottom plastic tray. I put her crate up against the wall but every time I get home she is across the room. I feel like I’ve tried everything...
  7. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be here! My partner and I have a male 9 year old Heeler/Terrier mix named Petey, who is wonderful. Smart, funny, came to us as a rescue when he was three months old (we had a 9 year old rescued Yellow Lab at the time, so he had a good teacher). Petey has been an...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey friends, About a month ago, my partner and I rescued our two year old shih tzu. He was in an abusive situation where the owner was hoarding dogs and was missing an eye before animal services got him. Long story short, this dog has known company around him at all times, quite possibly since...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, This is gonna be a long post so I hope someone takes the time to read and help us and that it all makes sense. I just adopted a male husky mix from a shelter a few months ago and we are having problems with the crate and leaving him alone. He is 11 months old and a very sweet boy but a...
  10. Puppy Help
    I puppy sit for my neighbor who I will refer to as Dad. We live in an apartment building and there are about eight steps between my front door and his. Dad lives alone with his two dogs Vinny and Hope. Vinny is a 7 month old French bulldog. Hope is a 1.5 year old Poodle. I have been puppy...
  11. Dog Training and Behavior
    The background: We adopted a female lab/dane(maybe)/collie/pit mix from a friend who got her from a shelter for his boss. She is 75-80lbs smart and VERY strong. She is 3.5yrs old, was 1.5 when we adopted her. His boss had her for a month and gave her back to my friend b/c she tore up a couch...
  12. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a dog who was going to be my ESA (Yes I know all he rights an esa has, and that they are NOT service dogs, please no hate about the way I do things.) And my ESA dog started getting snappy and mean I assume because of the stress On her, We got a puppy for me to train as My new ESA and he's...
  13. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I have seven dogs of varying sizes and ages, and live in a very hot part of Arizona, which means that water is a must! My 4-month old puppy, Apollo - who I have had since he was 1-month old because someone abandoned him -has just started a new habit of digging in the water...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, This is my first post, and I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to help my dog feel better. I have had my dog for 2 years now, he's a rescue Jack Russell mix, 8 years old. He had a lot of anxiety when I first got him, and I've really worked with him to build his...
  15. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone, I could really use some advice about my pooch. My doggo Django is a rescue dog that I adopted almost three years ago in May. He is supposedly about 5 years old, even though I suspect he may be younger cuz he still acts like a puppy. He is a Pyrenees Collie Mix who weighs about 44...
  16. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster :wave: I have a 17 week old pom who decided as of two nights ago that she didn't want to sleep during bed time. Prior to this she's been great. We've had her since she was 9 weeks old. The first night she barked incessantly for about 30 minutes when...
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    So I own a 2 year old harlequin great dane named Odd Thomas that has always been a bit of a crazy boy. His temperment is much more similar to a young labrador than the typical behavor of the other great danes I have owned. But recently his spazzyness has gone up to a whole new level and has me...
  18. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi! My 3 month old puppy has been having some severe separation anxiety issues. From the time we got him at 8 weeks old, we have not been able to be out of his sight for one second without him going to the bathroom all over himself. It doesn't matter if we are gone for 2 minutes or 1 hour, he...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, Sorry this might be a long read... I'm brand new to these forms and hope I can get some help with my 5 year old German Sheppard/Chow/American Dingo mix. (At least thats what we think he is) It's my girlfriends dog, his name is Rusty, he was with her before I came into the picture so I...
  20. Housetraining
    Hi all! New here, and new to being a sole dog owner. We owned dogs my whole life growing up and now, 5 years later, I finally have my own! I adopted him in October, 2017 (4 months ago) and he is AWESOME. He had to have grown up in a house because he was alreay housetrained, kennel trained, knew...
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