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  1. Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I recently adopted (for the first time) a 3 year old Pit Terrier mix from our local shelter. (Pepper) (The shelter says 3, she acts more like she is 1-1.5 years) When we met her she was sweet, loving and calm around us as far as her energy. Fast forward to her first week and she...
  2. New Dogs and Puppies
    Hi, we have two beautiful big male dogs, 2,9 y/o Grate pyr and a rescued 3,5 y/o german shepherd mix. They have been together for about 2 1/2 years. About a year ago they start fighting, at first we thougth they where stablishing who was in charge but they didnt hurt each other.The pyr is more...
  3. Dog Training and Behavior
    I have just adopted a 6 month old Lab/Pointer Mix. She has bounced around from her original family to shelters and a foster home prior to arriving with us. Currently, we are getting her used to our schedule and working on finding her exercise limit to help smooth the process so she can be more...
  4. Dog Training and Behavior
    HELP! I have a 3 month old Terrier mix puppy named Guinness that loves to play with my sister's terrier chihuahua cross. The problem is Guinness plays too rough with him and he is is so submissive he isn't really telling Guinness that it is too much. He is good about how hard he bites (people...
  5. Dog Food
    Hello, I'm new to dog forums, forums in general, please bear with me. I have a 3 month old maltipoo. We (my bf and I) have been training her since we got her (a month ago) but we've been using plain, unseasoned turkey. Training as in sit, stay, lay down and using the potty pads. The turkey has...
  6. New Dogs and Puppies
    Hi guys. This is my first time posting on this forum, and it is also my first time having a dog at home! I always had cats before (please don't hate :o) but my husband is allergic to cats, so we decided to adopt a pup about a year after getting married. Two weeks ago we found Jack at a local...
  7. 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...
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