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  1. Learning the Hard Way About Dog Parks - Horrible Experience Today. :(

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    I'm so sorry this happened to you and Sam. I know firsthand how scary dog-on-dog attacks can be and how guilty you can feel for not preventing them. About ten years ago, after getting our first rescue dog (Rudy, a sweet GSD-collie mix), I was walking him at an on-leash park. Out of nowhere, a...
  2. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    She is beautiful :) I think Brinkley does look a lot like her, except his coat may be longer. If you're sweet looking girl was once a shark, that give me hope, lol. Brinkley seems to be getting better all the time though. He's growing up!
  3. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    Amygdala hijack mode is the perfect way to describe it! I just wanted to write back that we've been saying 'ouch!' and using your method-- I think it's helping! He seems totally thrown off when he praise him when he startles and apologizes with a bark, but he stops his biting much more quickly...
  4. Puppy Temper Tantrum

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    I'm curious to hear people's thoughts on this! My puppy, a 9 month old GSD mix of some sort, is pushing 60 pounds. When we get home from walks and when we go out for his last potty break before bed, he often lays down and refuses to get up. He won't be swayed by toys (frisbee, favorite stuffed...
  5. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    I loved that explanation of 'The Bite Stops Here.' I've read about the yelping technique, but the detail you mentioned here is definitely helpful. We have started implementing it and I think my big pup is trying to test me. The behavior seems to be intensifying- not sure if this is a good thing...
  6. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    CptJack and elrohwen, thank you for the solidarity! Our first GSD mix literally learned bite inhibition immediately and never touched us with his mouth, so we were totally unprepared for the jaws of 6 month old Brinkley lol! I thought we might have a serious behavioral issue on our hands, but...
  7. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    This is awesome info! Brinkley seems like a super fast runner to me, but I don't think he would be faster than the average lab or average dog in general. He does snap awake sometimes and is very sensitive to sights and sounds. Like Shep, Brinkley LOVES squirrels/rabbits/birds. He won't chase...
  8. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    I have also thought there might be some Rhodesian Ridgeback in the mix-- his chocolate eyes look just like that breed and his broad head and ears fit as well!
  9. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    Hanksimon, a few people have said that he looks like a GSD-lab mix, which I also see. I just checked and he DOES have webbed feet! How interesting! He hates the rain and hasn't had a lot of other exposure to water- perhaps he'll like it a lot though! And you hit the nail on the head. He is VERY...
  10. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    Thanks WonderBreadDots, I think he's cute, too :) I looked up some pictures of Black Mouth Curs-- he definitely has that type of floppy ear! I'm so curious as to his breeds!
  11. Could my rescue pup be part Belgian Malinois?

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    Hey everyone! I posted here a little while back about my puppy, Brinkley, when we adopted him at 6 months and were having problems with his biting. He was bruising my whole family, charging at us, and generally being a holy terror. Since then, he has been to obedience training and has settled...
  12. New german shepherd/border collie mix puppy

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    That's great info. We do have one in our area, so we'll look into getting him signed up for that. Not sure how much longer I can take the arm bruises!
  13. New german shepherd/border collie mix puppy

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    Spunky is a good descriptor for him! It's comforting to hear that other people have experienced these puppy crazes and biting. I just want to make sure we're not missing some early signs of a serious behavior problem. He just started a 'Puppy 1' class last weekend and he's going every week to...
  14. New german shepherd/border collie mix puppy

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    Thanks for that response. That's our main tactic- trying to leave the room calmly. I'm being impatient, but I'd be more encouraged if we were seeing faster results! Such is life of a having a puppy. Yeah, the shelter said that was their guess, because he looks shepherd-ish but exhibited some BC...
  15. New german shepherd/border collie mix puppy

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    Hi everyone! My parents adopted a 6-month old German Shepherd/Border Collie mix from our local Humane Society 2 weeks ago. He's an adorable, sweet, and very observant little guy named Brinkley. He loves getting belly rubs, being brushed, going for walks, and his kong. Although the shelter told...
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