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  1. What do you think my rescue puppy is mixed of?

    General Dog Forum
    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum and this is my first official thread (aside from the new member one). I adopted a highly abused puppy (named him Cookie) about 2 months ago, and he has specific behavior traits which I cannot identify with any of the 2 previous dogs I've owned, or any...
  2. Hi Everyone! Advice needed for previously abused puppy

    Attention All New Members
    First post for a first time dog owner. While I'm a novice owner, my dad trained competition dogs as a hobby while I was growing up, so I'm not completely ignorant to the ways of training a good & confident dog. I adopted Trinity, a mostly boxer & I think some pit mix from a local rescue on...
  3. Please help us with potty training of an abused dog

    Dog Training Forum
    Good afternoon everyone, I'm posting here like many out of desperation - we need help. We have a 8 year old dachshund Abby that is peeing and defecating throughout the house. She either goes in the corner near the dining room table or in a bathroom that houses the cat box. I've walked into...
  4. Anyone have a dog with anxiety issues? (separation, noise, new people, etc.)

    Dog Training Forum
    I adopted my dog Basil a year and a half ago and I love him like crazy. Unfortunately he has some anxiety issues that seem to have gotten worse since I've had him. I always knew he would have some problems because he had a very troubled past but I could use some advice on dealing with them...
  5. Socializing Scared Chihuahuas

    Dog Training Forum
    I adopted two previously abused female chihuahuas and been working on them in obedience. However, they're still very frightened of strangers, dogs, and new experiences. When they are inside the house and any of the above enters, it becomes a barkfest. When we encounter those things outside, they...
  6. Addicted to Love

    General Dog Forum
    I bought Little Lady, a female miniature schnauzer about 8 months ago. She and I had been living under the same roof for about a year (her breeder is a relative). Because she had been mistreated by the young man who was potty training her, she was a terrified little 10 pound bundle of nerves...
  7. Can't Seem to Socialize My Abused Pup

    Dog Training Forum
    From the time I met her nearly a year and a half ago Little Lady has seemed undersocialized, growling and sometimes barking at strangers, be they human or canine. Her growling is much worse around men, though, strange or familiar. She also reverts back to the total submission behavior she...
  8. Help my rescue dog scare of my future wife

    Dog Training Forum
    So about 3 years ago I went to a shelter and was found by a Husky mixed breed. They were going to put him to sleep for being too aggressive they said. It was obvious that he was abused because if people raised there hands when talking he would flinch. When I brought him home he got violently...
  9. Albert's Short Story

    Dog Rescue Forum
    Albert was certainly a rescue. He weighed 30 lbs when I brought him home. He is now a healthy 62 lbs. You can imagine what he looked like. Albert was sent to me as a foster dog from Michigan Basset Hound Rescue. I was to evaluate him and help him get healthy again. He had a horrible infection on...
  10. Very Shy / Possibly Abused Dog

    Dog Training Forum
    I'll admit I haven't spent the time to train him correctly. He is 2 and I found him when he was about 6 weeks to 8 weeks old abandon in my local dog park. It was a normal situation of abused and hungry puppy. He was scared of humans but was willing to approach me. I had given him to my parents...
  11. Teaching an Abused Dog to Play

    Dog Training Forum
    I adopted Sheila from a rescue a little over a month ago. She is a year old Great Pyrenees / Australian Cattle Dog mix. She's awesome. She's really nice, loyal, etc. However, we're having some trouble with play time. She just refuses to play with toys or with me. She will run beside me when I'm...
  12. pees in crate but is scared to pee outside!

    Dog Training Forum
    My boyfriend and I just adopted a 5-6 month old lab/terrier mix from the pound a week ago and are having a lot of trouble with housebreaking. We believe that our pup "penny" was abused before she came to us but other than that we have no information about her past. When we first got her she...
  13. needs help with my adopted border collie

    General Dog Forum
    this year i adopted a border collie/ australian shepherd mix from an animal abuse shelter. he won me over, and i am told australian shepherds/ border collies are really active, but my dog, winston doesnt like to go on walks, and he's afraid of every slight movement. Is there a way to show him...
  14. 12 yr old rescue dog hip surgery?

    Dog Health Questions
    I just recently adopted an abused 12 yr old chihuahua. He has one eye and no teeth. He is very bow-legged, but runs, jumps off the couch, and overall gets around fine. I give him joint tablets daily as well. He looks as if he were kept in a crate is entire life and breed. His front legs are...
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