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  1. How do I re-socialize my dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Howdy, this is my first post. I have an Australian shepherd, Charlie, that was well socialized as a puppy, but later on learned bad social habits, and he received trauma from an older dog in the same home as he got bigger. I am not the original owner so I'm not entirely sure of the dynamic in...
  2. socializing 2 dogs with one in cage?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I made a mistake and agreed to take care of two different dogs this weekend. Normally this is no problem, but one dog is very aggressive to other dogs. I was thinking to socialize them by putting the less aggressive dog in a dog cage (it's a very big wire cage that was originally used for...
  3. 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...
  4. Parvovirus and new puppies

    New Additions
    I've been told not to take my 8-9 week old puppy for walks where other dogs frequent. I'm wondering about socialising our puppy in our home with another dog we know that's up to date on her vaccines. My question is can a dog that's had all her vaccines still be a carrier of the parvovirus? I...
  5. 5 year old aggression with other dogs!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, So a little background into my story. I own a 5 year old male German Shepherd. He is not neutered (please no criticism on this, at the point we were able to neuter him we were told it is too late) When we first got Rex, we had another german shepherd male in our home, who was about 2...
  6. Older dog and new puppy, should I be worried?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone. I need some help about socializing and behavior between an older dog (Belgium Shepherd, 13) and a pup (German Shepherd, 8 weeks). Basically my older dog isn't very well socialized (she isn't aggressive, just used to bark lots), I've been working on it with her, and she is behaving...
  7. Can you socialize an older dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, Me and my boyfriend rescued a 1 year old pittie about a year ago and have struggled socializing him with other dogs. Kona (the pittie) is 2 years old now and cannot be around other dogs without severe anxiety. We worry about taking him to a dog park because he is aggressive meeting other...
  8. 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...
  9. Hitting road blocks, BASIC puppy training

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Dexter is 11 weeks old, and he's extremely hyper, teething, and not very treat motivated. I was a dog trainer for a few years but that was a while ago. I'm just now remembering the VERY FIRST lesson was to call the dogs name, and hold a treat up to your face so the dog would look at you, then...
  10. How to Socialize a Fear Aggressive Dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, I'm new here. A few months ago my grandmother took in a border collie/ACD/english shepherd mix from someone else. We knew he was bought from a pet store, and probably a puppy mill dog, and he was six months old at the time. Now he's about 10 months old. The previous owners kept him in a...
  11. new puppy, socialization help!

    Puppy Help
    We have a 14 week old chocolate lab with socialization problems. She is extremely skiddish around strangers and generally does not let strangers touch her. In obedience training class she would not interact very much with other dogs. I need help and I'm fearful she may become a biter. She...
  12. Dog Aggression while Dog is on Lead

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, A good friend of mine is facing a problem with his dog he doesn't really know how to resolve and i want to provide him with a resolution to this. I thought it could may stem from an "overprotective behavior" since it always happens when the Dog is leading. However, everytime...
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