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  1. Why does my dog bark at only one person?

    General Dog Forum
    Hi everyone, My 6 month old lab / shepherd puppy met his new doggy nanny this morning and I am not sure what to make of it and would like your opinion. I met this woman on the street in my neighborhood during my walk with the puppy and she gave me her business card as she is an independent dog...
  2. How to fix behavior problem when not home

    General Dog Forum
    I have a 10 month old Boston Terrier who we leave alone in our apartment for a few hours at a time. He is not created or penned currently. He generally behaves himself well but if we forget to hide the toilet paper in the bathroom when we leave, he will always shred it all over the apartment...
  3. Dog lover with big question! Why I joined site...Eng. Bulldog, Yel. Lab, Crazy Cat

    Attention All New Members
    Hi! Im Ulysses, and I am looking for some advice given a specific situation of mine. I might post this in other threads too, but I am basically looking for any advice regarding bringing home a yellow lab female puppy to my 3 year old english bulldog male and 1 year old female cat. I have always...
  4. Problems feeding 9 month old puppy; please help!

    Dog Food Forum
    I have a 9 month old Corgi and ever since I got her, feeding her has been difficult. She never 'wants' to eat her food; most of the time, I have to convince her to eat her food, which would sometimes take forever. I have tried all types of food brands and a while ago, she seemed to like the...
  5. Dog Barking Problem

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a jack russel of about 2 years old. He is a very smart dog with a small annoyance. Every time I open the backdoor he runs to the top of the swimming pool and starts to bark, he continues to bark until I say "NO!", There i nothing in that environment that i can remove, or that i can think...
  6. Biting help

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I've read the sticky on this topic and so far it hasn't helped. My puppy bites harder every day and doesn't let go when I say "ouch". Lately my hands have been covered in mark where he's bitten me. I give him as much exercise as I can and always exit a room or the house before he does and try...
  7. Hyperactivity, Biting, Jumpping and Destruction Help!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    When we brought home my puppy Mocha, he was very calm and quiet and didn't bite anyone. He played with his toys and didn't bite the furniture or bother the cat. He didn't just and waited patiently for us to pet him. As he got use to the house, he got more hyper and destructive. Now, when I get...
  8. Socialize Cat and New Dog?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I'm getting a 9 week old puppy on Friday and I'm a little worried about introducing and socializing it with my cat. We've socialized her with a bird and rabbit in the past but nothing as big as a puppy. Also, the breed is large full-grown so he's a bit bigger then him. Can you give me any advice...
  9. Barking Issues

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi all, I have a four month old border collie named Finn. He's generally really well behaved and has been so easy to train...except with barking. He barks in the morning when he's bored and I'm still trying to sleep (after we've been outside and he's had breakfast) and when my roommate or his...
  10. Euthanize due to behavior problems

    General Dog Forum
    So this might get a little long but please read. 7 years ago my family adopted Zeus from a shelter. He had already gone through two homes and would soon be put to sleep. however we stepped in and took him home. Zeus is 9 now. Over weight(but he has lost some), has separation and aggression...
  11. Puppy Behavior

    General Dog Forum
    I have two puppies. Ash (Male) and Misty (Female). They are Lhasa Apso x Shih Tzu mix. My problem is about Ash's behavior. Whenever I pick him up or anyone picks him up, he growls. Everytime people touch him he just growls. He plays with his sister Misty but it goes too far, they end up...
  12. Training Article

    Dog Training Forum
    Short and sweet. The importance of dog training http://www.examiner.com/dog-training-and-behavior-in-chicago/the-importance-of-dog-training
  13. Good Read for new dog owners

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Check out this link :-) Great for everyone to read and especially new dog owners. http://www.examiner.com/dog-training-and-behavior-in-chicago/the-importance-of-dog-training
  14. He doesn't like the yard!

    Dog Health Questions
    I am posting this in general, health and training sections as I think it might be relevant in all of them, and I am hoping for lots of feedback... I am having a problem with my NM, 3 y/o, Pit Bull X, Tyler. In the last 8 months or so, Tyler has stopped playing in the back yard. I have a...
  15. Dog is REALLY bad with bikes/skateboards/mailman/other small dogs

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a 4 year old rescued springer/collie. has been neutered, at least 1 hour but usually 2+ of exercise every day. as mentioned above he acts aggressively towards all of those things, it also seems when he gets agrivated he get FIXATED on whatever it is, but if he doesn't see/hear the bike it...
  16. Unusually Friendly Puppy Behavior

    Dog Health Questions
    My boyfriend has a 10 month old yellow lab puppy. I've spent the past 7 months around the puppy, Noah, so it's not like I'm someone new to him. He's always been quite affectionate and a lap dog, but this past week he's been a little overly friendly I'd say. He has started sniffing certain...
  17. Help Me Help You

    Dog Training Forum
    I am currently completing my courses to be a certified dog trainer and instructor, I am now looking for some real experience. What I am looking for is anyone who has a training issue, big or small, to reply to this, send me a message or an email. I would like to give advice based on what I have...
  18. PLEASE HELP! My puppy is SCREAMING everytime I leave her!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I am a first time puppy owner and adopted Luci from the Humane Society two weeks ago. She is just now about 9 weeks old, however the lady that fostered her before me had her at least a week. This means she was probably taken away from her mother way too early. I know this is a major...
  19. questions for people who adopted a dog

    Dog Rescue Forum
    I just have a few quick questions for people who have adopted a dog. If you would prefer your reply to be private please respond via private message. 1. Was your dog from a shelter or a foster home? 2. After you brought the dog home did he/she act differently than at the shelter? If yes...
  20. Maltese/ ShihTzu acting strange after being sent to the groomers

    General Dog Forum
    My 5 year old shih tzu/maltese was taken to the groomers last friday by my mom. She have always been pretty aggressive when it come to strangers so it was not a new thing for me to hear that she has been aggressive in the groomers.She was only trimmed, not shaved We have been sending her to the...