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  1. 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...
  2. Old dog is too submissive and runs away from new dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Our oldest dog is a Yorkshire Terriere named Zoe. She's nine years old, and when we got her at the time, didn't know she came from a backyard breeder. She has a collapsed trachea, epilepsy, and to make things worse, a lame back leg. Because of these problems, she could never go outside or be...
  3. Submissive/nightmare dog pulling on walks

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hiya, I'm looking for some advice regarding my 1 year old 35kg ridgeback X dog. Ever since he was a pup I've had a nightmare with him on walks with getting his attention. He is so unfocused on myself, and purely interested in other dogs. He will initially lay down submissively at ANY dog we see...
  4. American Pit/Boxer mix not submitting

    Dog Training and Behavior
    To try and encourage submissive behavior, I put my 14 month old Pitbull mix into his cage. I then simply stood tall and steady and crossed my arms. He started barking and whining, and I have no clue why. How else can I make him submissive? He is neutered.
  5. My dog is afraid of everyone but me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi fellow dog moms and pops! This may be a bit long but I'm not sure where else to go and would really appreciate some advice. My pup's name is Jasmine and she is almost two years old. My partner and I adopted her at 6 months from a friend of mine who had to give her up because she didn't have...
  6. Dachshund seems overly submissive to my boyfriend

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 5.5 year old female dachshund. I have had her since she was 8 weeks old, so she is very needy and dependent on me. Like most dachshunds, she is skeptical of new people, but once she gets to know them, she is generally pleasant. She shows no preference over guys or girls. I have been...
  7. Which dog is the culprit?

    A little backstory. We have two dogs. Both adopted, fixed, and were previously housetrained. We adopted them a month apart from each other but adopted the first one 3 months ago. Dog 1: 11 month old male Dachshund Mix. Submissive. Dog 2: 3 Year old female Dachshund. Displays alpha behavior...
  8. Advice on submissive urination behavior only in certain circumstance

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, this is a question about submissive urination. I have two dogs who are 6 months old. They are fully house trained however the male dog has been submissively urinating now for a few weeks. He only does it for my husband, and only when my husband takes out the leashes to go outside. Once he...
  9. advice need for situation conserning a bernese mountian dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My uncle, who has had dogs for most of his adult life, is a neglectful dog owner in the sense of physical activity and human companionship. The oldest is a female bernese mountain dog named dagny, she is three years old. My uncle had a bull dog until he gave it away that was about the same age...
  10. Is this submissivness?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm not sure if this is a problem or not - help me please :) I just adopted a dog from a shelter. She's about 5 yrs old and is some type of terrier mix. Whoever had her before obviously trained her well, she knows how to sit and stay and roll over. She's very mannerly. She doesn't beg when we're...