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  1. Housetraining a (very) scared and timid dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all! I adopted a neglected puppy 5 months ago who is timid and scared. Her biggest fear is outside, she is entirely unresponsive outside while she has opened up and calmed down inside. She is pad trained, however, she will not use the bathroom outside. We go outside everyday to just walk...
  2. OTC calmatives - what R they, Y use 'em, How they work...

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm going to list various OTC calmatives i know & love - anyone who has a favorite, please jump in & add it. :) All contributions happily accepted. Qs, observations, suggestions, past experiences, disasters... ___________________________________ I'll start with D.A.P. / Dog Appeasing...
  3. Recent puppy mill rescue & roommates

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I recently (2 months ago) adopted a cavalier King Charles spaniel. She is 4 and was rescued from a puppy mill. She has been timid since the day I adopted her which I heard from many people was normal and would go away in no time. At the vet, I learned she has a severe double ear infection...
  4. Dogs acts weird when we visit other people's house

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So my dog Bentley, a mini dachshund, acts really weird when I take him to visit my friends. At home he is pretty much perfect. He doesn't bark. Neighbors walk their dog back and forth in front of the window and Bentley will only watch them. He also is ok with someone knocking at the door. He...
  5. Rescue dog so fearful of husband

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, me and my husband adopted a 2 year old blue heeler that was part of a foster group in my town. This foster group pulled "Jessie" from the animal shelter on the day she was marked to be euthanized. We were looking for a good dog that would be a watch dog (I'm home alone a lot at nights)...
  6. Puppy spooked by garbage truck, now timid

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 6-month-old Lab puppy, Roscoe, and he's great! Plays well with kids, adults, and other dogs. House trained, listens well (mostly), etc. I live in a big city and I knew raising a puppy would have it's challenges. At 3 months of age, while I took him out the front of my building to do...
  7. Walking on a Leash

    New Additions
    Hello all! This is my first thread on Dog Forum and I am looking for a bit of help. My boyfriend and I just adopted a beautiful Boxer/Lab mix, Isla (pronounced Eye-lah), on Sunday. The shelter approximated her age to be about four months. She was found as a stray in Kentucky and they...
  8. Dog will not come upstairs in house

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I must appologize in advance this is a little long winded. Okay....My Boyfriend and I adopted a 10 month old female husky/australian cattle dog/ mixed breed named Trixie from a shelter about 2 months ago. When we first got her we didn't want her upstairs because we didn't want her to get into...
  9. Setback with timid dog after neutering

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. I'm not new to having dogs, just new to having a timid dog. He's been through a lot in his first year. He came to live with my husband and I in December. He has always been shy and timid, but had really started to come out of his...
  10. My dog is acting timid, anxious, and stressed

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Nika is my Doberman mix (possibly mixed with Staffordshire), and as of late she's been showing signs of timidity and anxiousness. I'll give a few examples. My husband and I were lying on the floor with her watching a comedy. We were in great spirits, laughing and joking with each other, but...
  11. Timid new puppy scared of the leash and new people

    Puppy Help
    I have a beautiful new Goldendoodle puppy named "Baby" who I got when she was 14 weeks old. The breeder she came from had been holding her back for a couple who ended up backing out when the puppy was already 12 weeks old so she had very little socialization - I got her at 14 weeks old and now I...
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