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  1. Predicting Adult Personality From Puppy Behavior?

    General Dog Forum
    Hi all, We're getting close to the end of fostering 5 mixed-breed (GSD+??) puppies. We will be adopting one of them, and it's such a tough choice. What I'm wondering is how much of a puppy's behavior at 8-9 weeks can be expected to carry over into adulthood? One of our favorites seems less...
  2. Dog Aggresion but then wants to play.

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a 2.5 year old pitbull who loves people. recently she has started to show some aggression towards other dogs. We thought at first it was just food aggression as it only happened around her food and toys. Recently she has started to snarl her lip and lung at dogs how are just around our...
  3. 4.5 Month old & traffic fears.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi all. This is my first post here, and although this isn't my first dog, I'm just looking for a bit of advice, particularly from anyone who considers themselves professional/well experienced trainers. I have a 4.5 month old female Aussie shepherd - I'm in Australia, and from what I've heard...
  4. Need training advice.

    General Dog Forum
    I need some help. My partner has two American Staffies, (about 5 years old each). Which the two of us look after. They are very loveable dogs but are very over excitable and can be hard to contain around other dogs. Today two young kids come up to our door with a lost dog. I had the front door...
  5. Encouraging a Dog's Confidence/Comfort Level

    General Dog Forum
    I have a 6 month old GSD/Lab cross named Winston, and he's a very well behaved dog, knows tons of tricks, listens really well, excellent recall level, etc, but lately I've been observing his behaviour and noticing that he's become more shy around people and a bit more submissive. I didn't...
  6. How to improve his confidence in jumping?

    Dog Training Forum
    Wally seems like he could be a pretty good jumper. He will jump over things, but at first he seems really hesitant and the only way I can get him to really want to jump is to make that the only way he can get past it. Then once he starts jumping, he starts enjoying it and gets into it. But...
  7. building confidence & correcting bad behavior

    General Dog Forum
    i recently adopted a sweet doggie from my work (part daycare, part shelter) she is very submissive around me and other dogs, and doesnt know how to play. i would like to build her confidence so she will play when i take her to the dog park, and so she will play with my boyfriend's dog...