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  1. How to tell someone not to hold or feed my dog?

    General Dog Discussion
    A while ago, my friend came over to watch a movie and as soon as she saw my dog, she went to scoop him up and hug him. He’s very shy, and she’s met him a few times before, but not enough times for him to be very comfortable with her yet. This made him uncomfortable but after a few minutes he got...
  2. Help with my rescue dog

    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...
  3. 4 m/o puppies missed their socialization window?

    New Additions
    Three weeks ago, my family took in two st. poodle brothers from an overpopulated family, both are now just 4 months old. They play really well together and caught on very fast during their basic obedience training (done separately). The puppies are walked twice a day each separately. They have...
  4. Great Pyr rescue - will she ever warm up to me?

    New Additions
    We adopted a very sweet Pyr mix from a rescue organization. They think she's about 1-1/2 years old, and she has had at least one litter. It had been clear she was mistreated. She's pretty shy and she quickly blanches when one of us makes an unexpected motion toward her or a loud noise. She...
  5. Dachshund issues with socializing - people & dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, We have a long haired miniature dachshund and he's about 2 years old. He's always been a very shy dog since we got him. We took him to puppy/socializing classes when he was a puppy and things were going pretty well until he got attacked by another puppy (a lab). Since then, things never...
  6. Fearful Shy 3 year old rescue dog won't play, or stay around people.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    About my Dog Emma We have a dog named Emma who is a 30 lb. Brittany mix that we got from a rescue shelter two years ago. She is very very shy and fearful of people. She came from a hoarder who had LOTS of dogs until someone reported them. When we go her from the rescue shelter we had her checked...
  7. training a dog with multiple pee issues

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! i recently adopted a dog that was taken from the streets and had a history of abusive behaviour. She was shaking uncontrolably when we got her, she is a small breed and aproximately 8 months old. We have struggled a lot to train her to control pee, for anything else she is just the...
  8. GSD is very scared around my dad

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My GSD, Sarge, is very scared around my dad. He is 1 yr 7 mo. They've never been alone together, and I'm not sure what the trigger could be. From the first time they met, he's been afraid of him, he will bark, cower, and sometimes run away with his tail tucked between his legs. Any tips on why...
  9. Socializing - 3 months old, no other dogs around! He's beginning to show aggression!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Dexter is just over 3 months old. He's now past that "prime age" for socializing, and because of his shots/belly worms, I wasn't able to take him to meet new dogs until a few days ago. He's still young and small enough that he can't hurt any other dogs, however I'm noticing some aggressive...
  10. Adopted dog won't play, with me or toys

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted a medium-sized lab/border collie mix a little over 3 months ago named BC. He was found as a stray, but the vet thinks he is about 5 years old. He was quite shy when we first got him, but has since warmed up and has turned into a velcro dog, following us around the house. However, we...
  11. My Foster Dog is Displaying Odd Behavior

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Everyone, My husband and I just happened to be at the Humane Society on Saturday when a guy came in to drop off a dog. The dog was so sweet and came over to my husband and I frantically searching for reassurance and love. I instantly became infatuated and found out the dog (Stormo), would...
  12. My GSD always seems confused when training.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I found my German Shepard, Ginger, in our local SPCA when she was 4.5. She is 7 now and I could not be more happy with her general attitude. She is loving, sweet and very curious! Sadly I have grown tired of trying to train anything new over the last year because I am getting no where. When I...
  13. Scaredy-cat rescue

    Dog Training and Behavior
    First, sorry for length of post. I have a new rescue 2-yr-old male beagle mix intended as a companion to my 4-to-5-yr-old female beagle. The new addition to our household was found malnourished by local animal control. He was put in the "Paws in Prison" program last December where he lived and...
  14. Scared 14week Old Puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I rescued my 14 week old Lab/collie puppy Charlie exactly one week ago. Before I adopted him, he was living with a foster mom for about 2-3 weeks with his brother from the same liter. Charlie was attached to his brother AND was attached to the foster mom. In retrospect I wish that the two dogs...
  15. Shelter Dog Having Trouble Adapting to Home HELP?!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted a dog about three weeks ago from a shelter. It was his first day there, so I wanted to get him out because he was so scared and shy. He is about 1 year and full grown right now at about 14 pounds. Based on his breed, the people at the shelter guessed he was intentionally abandoned...
  16. Setback with timid dog after neutering

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. I'm not new to having dogs, just new to having a timid dog. He's been through a lot in his first year. He came to live with my husband and I in December. He has always been shy and timid, but had really started to come out of his...
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