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  1. Boxer Behavior

    General Dog Forum
    We have a boxer (1.5 yr old) and a Pug (13 months) who get along great. It's when we go to dog parks or places there are other dogs that our boxer becomes very unsocial. This is odd for us because we've been taking him to dog parks 3 times a week since he was 5 months old and he's been very...
  2. 'Beware of Dog' Signs

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    A few weeks ago, I had the phone company come out to fix a pulled down line that was laying in my backyard. They couldnt give me an exact time they would be here, and I ended up noticing later that day that they had let themselves in my gate, and left it wide open. Now, I wasnt letting my dogs...
  3. Post-neuter seroma wreaking havoc

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi everyone! Tolouse was neutered on 2/11. He was a cryptorchid and ended up with a spay-style incision near his penis. Very extensive surgery. We were advised by the vet to limit activity for a week, but were told crating was unnecessary. [Tolouse was never crated before this, only confined to...
  4. Odd behavior

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  5. Save my wife...from my barking dog!

    Dog Training Forum
    I travel a fair amount for business and when I am gone, my dog barks incessantly at my wife. It happens even when I am in town, but just out of the house for a while. When I am home, my dog is very close with my wife and completely leaves her alone. She does not bark in a mean or aggressive...
  6. Dog Aggression

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, I'm posting about a dog that isn't mine but lives in the same house. My parents own three pugs. The first two are around 7 - 10 years old, and after owning and training my own dogs, I realize they've made several careless mistakes with the first two, and I'd really hate for them to do the...
  7. 1 1/2 yr. old female dog STILL peeing everywhere - please help

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    Ok - first, I've read all the potty training threads on this site that I can find and I see there's an absolute ton of them. That said, this is a little different (I think at least). We have a 1 1/2 year old female pit and we've worked diligently with her on potty training, but she's still not...
  8. Question about Papillon behavior

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    Hi, I just got a Papillon and she is 7 1/2 months old. She is very timid and likes to hide under the Christmas tree. She doesn't come to us, and seems to be completely "at home" in her pen. I am just wondering if this is typical, or if she is still adjusting? She came from a home with about 10...
  9. is my dog dominate?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have read a lot of books but lack the practical applications of the knowledge that I have learned, here is whats going on I took in a stray approximately 2 year old pit bull in April, when I found her I lived in the middle of nowhere and it was apparent that she had just been weened off a...
  10. Sick puppy..need suggestions!

    Dog Health Questions
    Help! I got a sick puppy! 20 week old golden retriever female My pup threw up 2 times since we woke up 2 hours ago. Both times, it was like she was trying to vomit, but only a little bit of white foam came out. And yesterday she had dirrhea 3 times yesterday. I am worried because she is showing...
  11. Help! I got a sick puppy! 20 week old golden retriever female

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    My pup threw up 2 times since we woke up 2 hours ago. Both times, it was like she was trying to vomit, but only a little bit of white foam came out. And yesterday she had dirrhea 3 times yesterday. I am worried because she is showing a change in energy and behavior. Every morning she wakes me up...
  12. Rescue Dog Help!

    Dog Training Forum
    I have been dog training for 5 years off and on. I'm not a professional, but I volunteered to train some dogs at a local pet rescue facility. They take dogs and puppies out of shelters and into loving homes. I think that they could find homes easier if they were trained. However, I've never...
  13. My dog barks OBSESSIVELY at trees!

    General Dog Forum
    I have a year old rescue cocker mix who began a compulsive barking problem about a month after I adopted her (6 months ago). The second we leave the apartment, she begins to bark at trees and cars. She will not stop until she becomes VERY distracted by something else (such as a ball). We...
  14. How To Tell If Your Dog Is Sick

    General Dog Forum
    When your dog is sick, they’ll usually act in a way that is totally different than normal. It’s important that you recognize any change in your dog’s behavior. How can you do this? By knowing how your dog behaves when he is healthy. When you spend a lot of time playing and socializing with...
  15. Stereotypy in Animals

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a good family that knows how to pick out Christmas gifts for each other. One of the gifts I received was a CABI book called "Stereotypic Animal Behavior" For those that don't know, sterotypy refers to repetitive, ritualistic movement, posture, or vocalizations that seem to serve no...
  16. Introducing a new 3 year old dog into home with puppy....

    General Dog Forum
    Hello there, I am new to this forum and would like some tips and or comments on my situation! I have a 5 month old Pug-Shitszu mix and just three days ago introduced a new 3 year old Papillon to the family! I am unfamiliar with his breed but was told a little about his past. He was a lone dog(no...
  17. Strange behavior

    General Dog Forum
    My dog is extremely sociable 1 year old, loves people, loves other animals, and follows me every step of the way. He listens well, and is very confident. This kind of ties in with the speculation I have about his interesting behavior. When I call him up onto the bed (He's only allowed with...
  18. puppy whines when given commands

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    joey is now 12 weeks old and has learned a number of commands (sit, down, shake, rollover). he has recently started whining sometimes when given commands during training time. when i say down he'll start a little whine while looking at me and slowly get into the down position. he's always...
  19. Training and behavior articles

    General Dog Forum
    Hello all, I just read some really interesting articles by Alana Stevenson and I thought I'll share them. Here's a few about dog training and behavior. http://www.dogtrip101.com/resources/58-training-and-behavior.html And one about safe car travel with your dog...
  20. Behavior Problem

    General Dog Forum
    Ok, so I have a 1 y/o, m, pit-boxer. He's a very playful dog, and such a good dog:p. However, recently, he's been growling. not all the time, or at random people, but at family (mine, not his haha). It's usually around bed-time so to speak. He'll go to his room (mine), and lay down to...
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