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  1. Severe separation anxiety | dog - 2 fences - 0

    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...
  2. Help with Puppy Separation Anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Aloha from Hawaii, my wife and I have adopted a 10 week old Beagle/King Charles Cavalier named Henry. Background Info: -We've had Henry for only about 4 days. -We live in an apartment building with decent space for Henry. -Wife and I both work 8 hour jobs but try to take lunch breaks to check...
  3. Pitbull problems

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I have two female purebred pitbulls one (bella) is around 12 years old the other (java) is around 5 years old. About a year ago they began fighting, getting into little skirmishes that would leave them with little wounds. We didn't think much of it as it had to of been over something...
  4. Containment Anxiety when it's dark out.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey, all, so, last month my girlfriend and I rescued a year and a half old male Akita mix named "Remi." Anyways, long story short, we've had A LOT of trial and error from multiple crate escapes and digging/tearing up the carpet when kept in a room while we were at work. We figured he had some...
  5. Separation anxiety inside. "Okay" outside.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, Before I dig in, here’s some info/background on the dog to help prevent any suggestions/questions to my query that I’ll already address to help you help me. So, on April 21st my girlfriend and I adopted a dog from our local shelter. Remi is a male akita mix who is 1 year and 6 months old...
  6. How Do I Keep my Dog From Destroying his Crate?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I just rescued a German Shorthair Pointer/Hound mix three weeks ago. I began crate training him from the start and he never had a problem with it. During the day he would be in the crate one to two hours max and then at night he would sleep in the crate. He did have an issue with barking if I...
  7. Help!

    New Additions
    We adopted a new puppy 4 weeks ago and everything has been going well other than anything associated with the crate. I believe she is suffering separation anxiety but that is just a guess and the vet was of no help. She is only in the crate for about an hour a day. She will not sleep in it at...
  8. Need some doggy lovers advice - urgently!!

    General Dog Discussion
    Hi Everyone, Thank you to anyone who is reading this. I live in Sydney, Australia and I have a beautiful boy named Toby who is 5 years old and is an english staffy/ridgeback cross. He is SO friendly with all dogs and people. Quite a lazy dog and loves to sleep/snore but also does love going on...
  9. New member: 3 Month Puppy-Need to Leave for Weekend! Advice

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    Hi all! New here! So I adopted a puppy a couple weekends ago and I have to leave for work. I am a recent college grad and this is a new position so I have to go. I live at home to save money and my mom and brother have also been acclimated to my pup. However they are very worried that he, a...
  10. Leaving your dog home alone: what to do

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Guys, Found this great article with tips on how to keep your dog happy when they're left alone at home - thought I would share! https://medium.com/happy-hound/home-alone-7-tips-for-keeping-your-dog-happy-on-its-own-4df03cb47096#.52k2egk08
  11. Puppy problems: Goes to bathroom when we leave!

    Puppy Help
    (WORK DAY SCHEDULE BELOW) We have a 10 week old Cane Corso (Female), Mia. She is a great puppy when we are around. She lets us know that she needs to go out and then goes out and goes to the bathroom. She is relaxed and sleeps alot. We have had her for about 3 days now (Could be part of the...
  12. All Night Whining, Howling, Barking

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I just want to know if what I am doing is correct... We are dog sitting for 10 days. The owners said that the dog has no problem being alone as it is rarely in there house due to a family member having allergies (discovered after they got the dog). They told us that she goes into her crate on...
  13. Trying to move forward - littermate syndrome

    New Additions
    Hello :) I had owned dogs before but never adopted two at the same time. I recently adopted two jack russell mix puppies (siblings) from a rescue. They had never been apart and they hoped we would be up for taking them together. They seemed great, until we had them for about a week and potty...
  14. Adopted older dog. anxiety issues even with previous owner

    Dog Training and Behavior
    A little over a week ago, I took in a 4-year-old male schnauzer. I was told he was found abused and neglected 2 years ago. I found him because an old friend on Facebook stated she wanted him to go to a new home that had a back yard and more attention. He was good with kids (I have two), and was...
  15. Survey on separation-related behaviours for all dog owners

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So i'm doing a survey as part of my third-year dissertation project and I need lots of dog owners to answer it for me Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nQx5KZE3cj7mWjRvrXKsRaa6UEJ5mGo7Mt964unPmMQ/viewform?usp=send_form Its a quick one so shouldn't take up too much of your...
  16. HELP! Dog barking at strangers, noises and when home alone!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My new dog Penny - 2 years old has just been rehomed with myself and my partner. She is a fantastic and obedient dog. The only problem is that she is jumpy with noises. She wouldn't bark at another dog or respond to another dog barking but if she hears humans talking or making noise outside she...
  17. Anxiety in Playpen, Calm and Quiet in Crate

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm sorry this is so long, but here's the whole story..... We adopted a dachshund/beagle mix from our local shelter about 3 weeks ago. She is approx. 1 year old and the sweetest, smartest little thing. We bought a crate for her to stay in at night and while we're at work, with plans to...
  18. Separation Anxiety or Overprotectiveness?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I recently adopted a mix lab and what I and several people believe, a little bit of pit bull blood in the 3 year old female dog. She is extremely sweet, intelligent, already taught and mastered her simple commands in a day (i.e. sit, stay, down) and knows her boundaries in the house without...
  19. Severe separation anxiety/constant whining

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I have had my dog (10-month old shih-tzu) for about three weeks now. Since we have had him, the second we leave the room he starts to cry. If a door is shut and he can't get through, he will whine constantly until he is let out (the longest so far has been three hours... when he was let...
  20. Destructive separation anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 6 year old australian shepard mix...througout his life, he occasionally gets anxious and mildly destructive when we leave the house. We often take him with us when we go out, and when we don't, he has scratched the wall, chewed door matt, etc. In the past, it has not been terribly bad...
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