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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, We're first time dog owners and recently adopted a sweet Australian Cattle Dog/Beagle mix from a nearby shelter - he's a little over 2 years old and hasn't had any training. Despite being a cattle dog mix, he's a relatively mellow, super sweet little guy. Unfortunately, he's got...
  2. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone, we just adopted a dog from the shelter about 6 weeks ago. Within 24-hours of adopting the dog, we took him to a barbecue and he got super nervous and uncomfortable while we were there, given that people would not leave him alone and we were not as wary as we should have been with...
  3. General Dog Discussion
    Hello! I am new to the group, joined because I want to discuss something with fellow dog lovers. I have worked at a doggy daycare, vet office, dog walking, fostered, volunteered, if it has to do with dogs I have done it pretty much. Do to COVID 19 I am out of a job but still have a steady income...
  4. General Dog Discussion
    Hey guys, I would really like some advice. Recently, I got a shelter dog to care of. He is an older dog, 6-7 years old, a mixed breed and I thought I could take care of him. Me and my family used to own a smaller dog and I knew what that smaller dog demanded and I was okay and relaxed about...
  5. Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I recently adopted (for the first time) a 3 year old Pit Terrier mix from our local shelter. (Pepper) (The shelter says 3, she acts more like she is 1-1.5 years) When we met her she was sweet, loving and calm around us as far as her energy. Fast forward to her first week and she...
  6. Introductions
    Hi, I'm April Booth Hutcheson. My business is called Out of April's Kitchen. I love dogs. If I had the means to, I would have so many more. I do have three, all of them I rescued. My newest rescue can all the way from Texas. I live in Virginia. She is part Duschund and part Chihuahua. She has a...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello there! We are Conrad and Ken, with Conrad the human writing on our behalf. Ken is a shiba inu who got adopted from a local shelter at a senior age of 11. His previous family dumped him and I adopted him out of there about half a year later, in May 2018. For a while Ken had been pretty...
  8. New Additions
    We rescued a shepherd mix from the South and have had him 3 weeks. Neutered male, 3 years old. No signs of aggression with us, but had a bad experience at Vet yesterday...had to be muzzled due to growling. He also got a little anxious during out first visit with obedience trainer. However...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have been looking into adopting another dog for the last month or so after losing my best friend extremely suddenly back in November. She ended up with anti-freeze poisoning, and by the time we realized she was sick, it was far too late. (We still have no idea what happened. Our other dogs...
  10. General Dog Discussion
    My mother recently adopted a new dog from our local shelter and I was hoping to get a bit of help identifying the breed. We were originally thinking that he was maybe a Boxer/Pit mix, but one of the shelter staff suggested that he might be all or partially Black Mouth Cur. The breed isn't...
  11. Dog Health
    Hello all, I recently adopted a two-year-old Border Collie Labrador Retriever mix from an animal shelter in Arizona on Sunday, March 4th. Upon bringing him him, I noticed he wasn't eating. I tried feeding him numerous brands of dog food, boiled chicken, steak, and baby food over the course of a...
  12. New Additions
    I don't post on this forum much but I truly enjoy reading about everyone's experiences and I am so excited about my upcoming addition (and trying not to panic about it) that I wanted to share and hopefully get any tips/advice you seasoned, awesome, experienced people have. I volunteer at my...
  13. New Additions
    I am thinking of adopting a sweet 3 year old dog from the homeless shelter. He was a stray and must have suffered from a distemper infection when he was young because the shelter said he suffers from enamel hypoplasia. Has anyone dealt with this before? This poor dog deserves a loving home...
  14. Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted a shepherd mix (maybe, not sure what all he is!) from the shelter about a month ago. He's somewhere between 8 months and 1 year old. We've been working on crate training and it's going...ok. He does not exactly go in willingly (he only does for jerky treats) and we're working on crate...
  15. New Additions
    Hi! We adopted little Molly (Black Mouth Cur) from our shelter on 11/16. Before Miss Molly, I had 1-2 other dogs my entire life. Our girl Chloe passed away at 13 on 9/14/16, and she was a 3 mo old stray when adopted (never lived one day in a shelter). Molly however, has had a rough go at just...
  16. New Additions
    So my dad really wants to get a shelter dog to do agility with. He's wanted a dog for a long time, and now seems like a good time. I've never had a shelter dog, and neither has he. I was wondering: Should he change its name? Should he try to crate train it right away? What will make him a more...
  17. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all! I am relatively new to posting on this forum (meaning I haven't posted in a year and have become a lot smarter since) but I read through threads/posts fairly often and have a question now for you smart folks. I volunteer at my local high-kill animal shelter, walking big dogs. For a few...
  18. New Additions
    Hello, I'm new to this forum and a new dog dad. After a few years of thinking and planning to get a dog, I finally found a little mutt at a local shelter that I fell for immediately. She's about 9 months old and has a really sweet temperament, I was pretty much hers the second I met her. Being a...
  19. Dog Training and Behavior
    Almost 2 weeks ago, my mother adopted Grace, a 5 yr. old beagle/border collie mix from the shelter. We don't truly know anything for sure about her past, but she was left at the shelter when she was younger once before too. We walk her 2-3 times a day for 20+ mins at a time. I think she could...
  20. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi. I'm new to the whole 'forum', 'discuss my problems with strangers' thing, but I thought it might be worth a shot to get some insight. A month ago I adopted a German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix from a rescue shelter. I've wanted a dog since I was 16 and our pet died, but I also wanted to make...
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