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  1. Older dog behaviour changes

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there I have a 9 year old cocker spaniel (female) we have had her since she was a pup and has always had energy however was very well trained and good tempered. Recently she has been going up to neighbours and barking persistently at them if she gets out of the house (usually she would potter...
  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. Formerly Fearful Dog Presenting With New Curious Behaviour with Strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have two dogs that we adopted from a rescue within the last few months. The second dog we adopted is a GSD mix female who helps our first dog with her pent up energy in the house. We call her a therapy dog for our first dog because she is so chill and just takes all of the silliness from...
  4. Dog Barking and Growling at Strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog was very worried about people and new things in general as a pup. We slowly introduced him to people with positive reinforcement (treats during introductions and pats). He has gotten better, but it takes him a while to fully warm up to people. Once he is comfortable he will be all over...
  5. Unexpected Aggression Towards A Stranger

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I've got a 1yr. old lab/heeler mix, who up until yesterday has been nothing but friendly and gentle towards every living creature (including kittens and even a bunny). She eagerly greets new people, so much so that it's taken some training in patience to prevent her from running up to every...
  6. Labradoodle puppy scared and aggressive to strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I've had my labradoodle puppy living with me for a month now, and she has just turned three months old. She is very smart and catches on with training quickly. But I have a problem. She is extreamly nervous and skittish towards new people, actually towards anyone besides me and my brother and...
  7. Need Help with Fear Aggressive Dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am brand new to this forum, and am hoping there are people here that can help me out! We own a roughly 1 year old female Texas Heeler (Australian Cattle DogXAustralian Shepherd). She is a great dog to my fiance and me, but she does have what I would call "fear aggression." By this, I...
  8. Randomly reactive dog on a tie-out at the park

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We got a dog from the humane society about 5 months ago. We believe she is around 6 years old. In most respects, she is a great dog. Very friendly and loving, usually very calm, etc. Once per week, we take her with us to the park (my husband and I are on a kickball team) and put her on a 10'...
  9. My dog is biting strangers

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I have a 4 year old White German Shepherd who has slowly become more aggressive over the past couple years. We took him to a dog behaviorist almost two years ago. He acted fine for the behaviorist, but as soon as we were home he would bark and try to bite strangers all over again...
  10. HELP! Dog barking at strangers, noises and when home alone!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My new dog Penny - 2 years old has just been rehomed with myself and my partner. She is a fantastic and obedient dog. The only problem is that she is jumpy with noises. She wouldn't bark at another dog or respond to another dog barking but if she hears humans talking or making noise outside she...
  11. Territorial Aggression in my Catahoula

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 1 year old Catahoula/Australian Cattle Dog mix and she is practically perfect. I rescued her at 6 weeks old, had her spayed at 4 months, and together we did puppy obedience school and continue to practice our skills every day. For our first 6 months together, she came with me to...
  12. Help with dog aggressiveness

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So my dog is a very, very nice dog if he knows the person. He is very friendly and loving but if for example I tie him outside a store while I go in quick and someone tries to pet him he will either show his teeth or try to bite the person, only when a stranger tries to pet him. He usually...
  13. barking at approaching strangers and unfamiliar dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I need tips and ideas as to how to stop what I assume is territorial barking, but correct me if I'm wrong! I adopted Abbie from the shelter about 5 months ago. Initially, I noticed that she was very timid and nervous around strangers and unfamiliar dogs. She'd avoid, bark, cower, growl (but...
  14. My adult dog has started biting strangers who come to the house

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We live on 10 acres, with three houses all shared by family. My parents have a 115lb Mastif/Lab mix, my grandmother has an 85lb Golden Doodle and we have an 85lb German Shepherd, a 55lb Border Collie/Lab/Shepherd mix and a 22lb dachshund. All the dogs get along great, however, when strangers...
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