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  1. Howling Coonhound in Delight. Humans fail to the good nature.

    Introductions
    Help. . . howling dog in the dog park! Quick background. Black & Tan coonhound rescue of 1 year (~4 year old dog). Sweet as a can be, humans, dogs and cats. Loves people, loves dogs, ignores cats. When we drive to the off-leash dog park, she begins howling in delight. With other dogs, she...
  2. Need advice on anti-bark collars

    Introductions
    My wife and I have two rescue dogs, a Miniature Schnauzer, about 12-15 lbs, male, and a Bichon Frise male, 10-12 lbs. We recently moved to an apartment from a three bedroom house with a fenced back yard. Both dogs are VERY protective and bark at everything moving they see, and at virtually...
  3. Thoughts on Shock Collar training?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My one year old Boston Terrier is the sweetest little guy in the world. However, he barks, growls and screams when he see's new people and other dogs. We live in an apartment complex and seeing a person or another dog distracts him from going potty and he is already a picky pottier (he has to...
  4. E-collar training: good idea or bad idea?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm trying to learn all I can about the pros and cons of e-collars to help with training my reactive dog Scout, who has shown absolutely no improvement after six-months of conventional reward training methods. I've read numerous web articles and watched hours of youtube videos on the subject...
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