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  1. An indroduction and some questions.

    Introductions
    Hello! My name's Joy, I'm a young adult and I live with my husband and two dogs. Our first dog, Sky, we got from a shelter as my husband and I always wanted a husky since we were very young. He's a husky/Shepherd mix and we love him to death. Our other dog was hanging out on the property and we...
  2. 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...
  3. Is it me? Puppy socialization fail.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all. I have a darn near perfect Aussie/German puppy. She's wicked smart and takes to training like it's her job (it is). My issue is socialization. We go to a dog park every day, and have for 2 months. She will not play with other dogs at all. If I do she snaps at them protecting me. She's...
  4. My dog is indifferent to other dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have had my Australian cattle dog for three years now and she has always shown a disinterest in socializing with other dogs, most of the time she will completely ignore them. This has been the case except for one dog that she sees has know since she was a puppy. When she is with this dog...
  5. Help needed introducing an 8 wk. puppy to a 16 wk. puppy

    Puppy Help
    We have just brought home an 8 wk. old, female English Pointer and are introducing her to a 16 wk. old GSP/English pointer mix. Things did not go as smoothly as we expected yesterday and I have been reading all about how this was a bad idea. We are committed to making this work. We are 2...
  6. Big Friendly Dog, Scary Bark, Too Excited

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to have a dog. I have some mental health issues and this dog functions as my service animal. He is trained to wake me up from nightmares and distract me from compulsive rocking. Medication was not working for me so he has changed...
  7. My 1 year old Lab is not socialized. What to do now??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 1 year old Labrador/Golden retriever mix has not been socialized well (I think), and I'm at my wit's end! She walks on a leash well until we see a person with a dog, then she slams her butt onto the ground and waits until the dog is close. Then she lunges so hard towards the dog that my arm...
  8. He's Behaving Very Strangely

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I have a six year old pekingese poodle mix, Timmy. We've had a lot of change in our lives in the last seven months. I separated from my ex and moved across the state. I left my eight year old pug with my ex. Timmy has always had issues with socialization, which many dogs also have. But now...
  9. Why does my dog behave like this around other dogs?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog's name is Timmy and he's a 5 year old peekapoo. A little background: I adopted him when he was a puppy and I brought him home where I already had a 2 year old pug. They lived together for the next five years. Then, my partner and I broke up and I took Timmy only. He now lives with me and...
  10. Frustrated- regressing with training

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I got a 10 month old dog (from what I suspect was a puppy mill) that came to me very skittish and fearful of people and loud noises. Ihave only had the dog for about 10 weeks, but a lot has happened in those 10 weeks. To make a long story short, the dog ran AWAY from the dog park, and was...
  11. Puppy party / socialisation advice and thoughts appreciated!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So Raiden had his second jab last week and is now almost old enough to meet other dogs. Our vet does a puppy party meet-up, so today we rang them to ask what it's like and when we can come...the vet that told us about this neglected to tell us Raiden could have gone as soon as he'd had his first...
  12. My lab/husky/dane rescue wasn't socialized enough as a puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    A little over 2 months ago I rescued a 7 month old lab/husky mix with possibly some Dane in him. He is now 9 months old and I have been training him myself, as well as going to a 6 week training class with him. Back story (the little information I do know) on Steel: he was found as a puppy on...
  13. 8 year old Dachshund aggressively barks at other dogs, chases cats

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am currently watching 2 Dachshunds for a friend for 10 weeks. During this time, I want to correct some of their bad behaviors as well as their weight problem. Dudley is 4 years old, and my friend has had him since he was a puppy. Reese is approximately 8 years old, and was rescued...
  14. Frustrations & Laments: Dog Training for Owners

    Dog Training and Behavior
    What frustrates or totally pisses you off about the current options available in the dog training industry? I definitely want to learn what to avoid other than the obvious (aversive trainers and dominance theory). Also, want to know some bad experiences you may have had such as...small training...
  15. 6 mo. puppy/rough play/latching

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a six month old miniature bull terrier who has been so fun! He has always played really roughly, but over the last two weeks, his rough play seems to have progressed to aggressive biting at other dogs' faces and ears, and even a few latching incidents. A little history--we got him at...
  16. Vet providing conflicting information on shots and socialization

    Dog Health
    The details: we have an 8 week old puppy who has had two distemper shots, and two combination shots for parvo, etc. We scheduled an appointment with the vet and I was told that they wanted to wait 4 weeks until his next distemper shot, and that they likely wouldn't do another combination shot...
  17. Socializing Suggestions?

    Puppy Help
    I have a 5mo old pup who is a central asian shepherd, caucasian shepherd mix... She's fine generally with new places, loud noises (perfectly fine hanging out at a mechanic shop all day) new smells, ect... but whenever I walk her and she encounters a new person or new dog, her hackles go straight...
  18. 6 month dog showing ambiguous signs of fear and aggression with other dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi! I have a 6-month-old male Coton de Tulear named Arthur. I have been introducing Arthur to as many dogs as possible since I got him at 10 weeks old. He loved running and playing with other dogs (even big ones) and would never bark at them (I've been told this is typical of the breed)...
  19. 5 1/2 month old puppy suddenly shy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 5 1/2 month old mix breed (possibly GSD mix) who is about 45 lbs at this stage in life. We have had him since he was 10 weeks old, his mother was a rescue dog that gave birth to his litter in foster care. We started his socialization a few days after he came home with us. Once he...
  20. 3 yr old stafford terrier needs training

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I recently took in a 3yr old blue nose pit bull from a friend because he couldn't keep it anymore. He was an old roommate, and while I lived with him all the people in the house loved the dog immensely; as a result he is very loving and friendly (the most non-agressive pit I know). When I take...
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