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  1. Dog hyper alert and staring at nothing a week after attack

    Dog Health
    Exactly a week ago, my dog Bailey was attack by another, my larger dog (he’s a shih tzu mix, the attacker was a bull terrier) and was very seriously injured on one side of his body, so his front shoulder and back leg are both badly hurt and had to be stitched up and he can only walk on three...
  2. Extreme Separation Anxiety - Help Me!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    EDIT: Not leaving her alone ever is not an option. She is already left home very rarely but we need to work on her SA, not just never leave her alone. Thank you for all comments but please focus on ways people have overcome SA rather than suggesting we never leave her alone ever. Thank you...
  3. Dog v stressed when we go out on a walk

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My parents recently got a female 2 year old cairn terrier rescue called Sooty. She's a very loving dog and did well at doggy training but she is quite anxious and stressed, particularly when leaving the house to go on a walk. Whenever we get the leads ready she goes beserk, barking and attacking...
  4. Having Second Thoughts on Getting a New Puppy

    New Additions
    Hi everyone! I just joined this forum, after reading several posts and seeing how helpful and friendly people are here. :) My husband and I have been talking about getting a puppy/dog for quite a while now. We have one cat. We had a dog before (adopted at the age of 7), and that was my only dog...
  5. My dog has been suffering from extreme joint and hip pain

    Dog Health
    Nelly is a 13 pound morkie. She has been suffering from joint and hip pain for quite awhile now. I recently found these treats online made from hemp oil. She has been getting a treat a day for the last three weeks. It amazing to see how active she is again and running around with out...
  6. My husband hates our dog

    New Additions
    We are new dog parents, our new dog has only been with us for 11 days. It turns out my husband is now saying he doesn't want a dog and he only agreed because the kids and I wanted one. He complains about everything, if the dog licks him he is grossed out, he won't even pet her or get near her...
  7. 4mo pom suddenly hates sleeping in the crate & barks the ENTIRE night

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster :wave: I have a 17 week old pom who decided as of two nights ago that she didn't want to sleep during bed time. Prior to this she's been great. We've had her since she was 9 weeks old. The first night she barked incessantly for about 30 minutes when...
  8. My dog won't stop pooping in the car

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I have a one-year-old lab/retriever/pit mix (40 lbs and fully grown). Every time I take her in the car she poops. This could be an 8 minute ride to the dog park or a 30 minute ride, it doesn't matter. Yes, I let her out to the bathroom before putting her in the car. No, I don't feed her in...
  9. Decreased appetite and soft poop - Causes?

    Dog Health
    Sasta is a Rhodesian Ridgeback that will be 2 years old in June (approximately). We rescued her 11 months ago. She has always been a good eater but the last couple of weeks it has been hit or miss if she eats her breakfast and / or dinner. Though she does eat her treats and will eat if we...
  10. Dog still pooping in house at 1 year- causing family stress

    Puppy Help
    Background: My 9 year old is an only child. He has wanted a dog for about 5 years. Our bichon-poodle is now 1 year old and we still have potty problems with her. We have other problems as well. Puppy details: We got our bichon-poodle at 17 weeks. Full grown she is 8 pounds and now 1...
  11. My dog is stressed - upset stomach and lack of playfulness

    Dog Health
    Alright, so here's the long version with tragic backstory, etc. TL;DR is at the end -- I just wanted to give anyone who reads some insight as to why my poor baby is feeling this way. A couple of months after I moved in with my ex boyfriend, a co-worker of mine had a puppy left with her, by her...
  12. Behavioral or illness

    Dog Health
    I feel this needs a little background history: My 10 year old mix breed dog has been having on and off "panics" since September 2015. I had recently relocated and knew that the change would take time to adjust to but I think this is more than just adjusting. I stayed with friends upon moving...
  13. Adult, un-trained, doesn't like treats and indifferent to praise

    Housetraining
    We inherited our chihuahua from a family friend who did not have the time needed to care for him. Unfortunately, the man waited till he was 9 months-12 months old before he came to this conclusion and allowed us to take the pup. He is not potty-trained. He has been left in a large room and been...
  14. Behavior Issues Following Move

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone, I have just moved to a new city last weekend with my one year old dog. He's regressed in some areas since. He is crate trained, but since moving I haven't been able to get him to stay in his crate without barking. Which is the second issue... he used to never be a big barker. He...
  15. New Dog Peeing After Just Going Out and Chasing Cat

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all, I'm new to this forum (and dog ownership in general) and need some encouragement and advice tonight. I adopted a 1 year old Lab/Beagle mix 5 days ago. He is a good dog in many respects. He follows well on a leash, gets along great with other dogs and children, he behaves in his...
  16. First time dog owner, alone and anxious!

    New Additions
    Hello everyone I'm been doing so much reading and it has seriously made me more confused and anxious. I've got my dachshund a month ago and he has been a bundle of joy and mischief. Being a first time dog owner, i know i need to be better prepared so i hired a trainer who practices reward based...
  17. My dog seems fine in her crate

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I adopted a nice 9 month old dog about 3 weeks ago and had the last 2 weeks off with her. Next week I'm back at work and I could use some advice about how to care for her. I'm pretty new to the city I'm in, I moved here for work so I don't have many friends or any family that can pop in to...
  18. Dog pees in bed when watching TV

    Dog Health
    My 6 year old spayed female Pitbull is peeing in my bed - but only when I’m relaxing next to her watching movies, and only in the evenings. She has done it 5 times now in the past 3 weeks. I took her to the vet to have her urine analyzed and it came back normal, and I wanted to wait to see how...
  19. motivation

    Dog Training and Behavior
    i have a young Cattle X, about to turn a year old. training is going well, she is quite quick and sharp, a quick study, knows what i'm asking of her quickly. but i am loosing her attention, her motivation is low, and falling even faster. i find i am making excuses for her, too hot, too tired...
  20. New adopted puppy stress or illness?

    Dog Health
    We got our guy from a rescue yesterday. I was told he was found with his siblings completely dehydrated and lethargic near death. I was told he's had two sets of shots and a deworming. He was supposedly eating and drinking minimally in the few days before I got him. When I got him he had dead...
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