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  1. About to get rid of our dog

    General Dog Forum
    So, a couple months ago we acquired a Thai Ridgeback puppy. He's now 5 months old. Typical puppy stuff was expected but his nipping was extra bad and he would get into crazy moods where his "Zooming" was always accompanied by biting and "spar" fighting like we're in his pack. But nothing mean or...
  2. Help !! I am being bullied

    General Dog Forum
    I am a 13 y/o boy. Every day when I walk my dogs (2 GSD's 1 Lab and a Dobie) in the evening along with my friend (she has a great dane), the neighborhood bullies bully us and tease our dogs. What do I do now ?? I am very traumatized and depressed. I am very scared to walk them now. I make them...
  3. Dog doesn't like children?

    General Dog Forum
    Hello, so I have a 4 1/2 month old german shepherd who's the sweetest. We've gone on walks/hikes where he's seen some children but other than that hasn't had much exposure. I brought him to a family event where children were going to be. He would do his protective bark every time a child would...
  4. Bite inhibition questions

    Dog Training Forum
    Just a little info- we have two adults and 7 kids ranging from 3-almost 14. I read about bite inhibition and thought it sounded great. I explained it to my husband and the 10+ aged kids, and we all agreed it made sense. But we're coming across some obvious:doh: problems. 1. Dh has calloused...
  5. People who've had puppies and young kids

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    How'd you deal with one when dealing with the other? The dog has peed inside today 3 times (with no prior mistakes) because I was dealing with the kids (who, by the way, are very well behaved, or were until I brought a puppy home). The oldest are a help, the middle not a problem...the youngest...
  6. Mini Schnauzer as a breed

    General Dog Forum
    Hi I didn't know where to post this so sorry in advance. I did my research, I've spoken to owners and breeders and I was certain a mini Schnauzer was the breed for us. Now my groomer friend tells me that they are snappy, aggressive in general and not a breed to have if you are considering...
  7. Children god.

    General Dog Forum
    So, I'm not a fan of children, but I tend to tolerate them when they are around, and try my hardest to be nice, I smile, be polite, and don't say anything, because I remember I was probably like that as a kid. Well, I really dislike children that whisper REALLY loudly about your dog, and somehow...
  8. Proud Mother Moments

    General Dog Forum
    My parents have been looking after Sansa since Thursday afternoon just so I could have two days to go out and party and "be a teenager for once" (as they always say) for my birthday. Sansa is scared of horses (reasonably so, the ones near our house are jerks and will murder her, so her fear is...
  9. Hi everyone! Glad to be here!

    Attention All New Members
    Hi, I'm new to the forum. I have two rescued pit bulls and I run an organization called FIGHT4THEM.ORG. We are a pit bull advocacy group and we promote humane education for children through the martial arts. I look forward to talking to you in the forum!! :wave:
  10. what to do... what to do?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We've now had our dog for two weeks. He is a 2 year old rescue and from what I can tell he is a chihuahua/terrier cross. Normally he is fine with our kids, and he is fine with the day care kids my wife has coming every day. Besides the odd low growl when my kids come near his toys while he's...
  11. Please explain this behaviour?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We very recently adopted a 2 year old Rat-Cha. He will occasionally growl quietly at my 4 year old daughter if she comes near while he's got one of his toys (ex. antler-chew). He does not do this when she is near his food. Is this a sign of aggression or guarding? (note: he doesn't do this to...
  12. Should she stay or should she go?

    General Dog Forum
    Greetings. I joined this forum only to ask advice from from dog lovers on one point. I want to know what is best for our dog. We have a six year old female Boxer. We received her when she was about two, as a rescue dog (a stray). She has a microchip that says she came from a kennel up...
  13. My son and neighbor's dog?

    Dog Training Forum
    I've recently moved into a new duplex with two friends. My 18-month-old son will be coming there on a regular basis to visit me. I've recently found out that our land lady, with whom we share the garden, has a dog (border collie/lab mix) that seems to be very poorly socialised. Whenever we've...
  14. Humping?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I know neutering/spaying can be a touchy subject with people so let me start this by saying my dog is scheduled to be neutered late next week. We are not leaving him intact - just waiting for the appointment. Now on to the issue. Our dog is 5 years old so humping may not cease after he is...
  15. 4 months Lab/GSD mix tries to play rough with my younger boy

    General Dog Forum
    My almost 4 months Lab/GSD mix always tries to play rough with my younger boy (3 years), she barks to put boundaries on him, and snaps him. is this normal, she is active submissive/trying. she only has this problem, she eats on command, i can interrupt her while she is eating by command, she...
  16. train my basset to track my children

    General Dog Forum
    I have a new 3 year old basset hound that I got from the shelter about a week ago. I love bassets for several reasons, BUT one of the top 2 reasons that I got him is because we have 4 children. My 4 year old daughter was missing last year. She was recovered safely, but I made up my mind that I...
  17. Dog Growls when eating his treats.

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a 6months old Lab/Chow Mix and eveything was going fine with her until she starved for 2 days, and I was just giving her treats because the car wasnt working and it was pouring cats and dogs. When everything was back to normal, I placed her in her crate to stay put because I was gonna do...