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  1. General Dog Forum
    Hi everyone. I need advice! How do you deal with someone who is completely oblivious to their dogs' behavior? My husband's best friend and his girlfriend have two rescue dogs, a young male and a senior female. The dogs are friendly with people but very reactive toward other dogs. The senior...
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    Hello my name is Matthew. I have a 4 year old border collie Aussie cattle dog mix. I adopted him about a year and a half ago. He has always been a fearful dog but he seems to do ok when we go to dog park. He freaks out over loud noises like the trash can moving or lawn movers or just anything...
  3. Dog Training Forum
    My formerly highly sociable and cheerful 2 year old chihuahua Coco has now become pretty aggresive towards people. She will growl and bark at most strangers who aproach her and try to pet her. I can tell this is fear aggression too as she will immediatly try to hide behind me when someone...
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    Hello, my name is Brittany. I have a Siberian Husky, almost 5 years old and adopted him over a year ago from the local shelter. He is neutered, gentle male. I've been having some problems with his reaction towards other dogs. I actually had a dog trainer come in to help but I feel, I may need...
  5. Dog Training Forum
    The title is probably a bit misleading, but at least partially describes my dilemma.... I volunteer walking dogs at the local humane society. So far, unless cornered, all those dogs were actually quite brilliantly behaved (for me), even though people kept telling me to watch out because xxx has...
  6. Dog Training Forum
    Last week, there was an incident with a (rather large - at least 60lbs) husky, during which the husky, recognizing Snowball as being like him, wanted to wrestle with Snowball so he came barreling over. I'm not clear on which happened first: whether the husky tried to mouth-wrestle or if...
  7. Dog Training Forum
    I need opinions/ help[/B][/B] with smtg.....so our puppy (mixed chihuahua/daschund/pit bull) is about 4 months give or take and we've had her since the day after Christmas and until now has been very sweet and loveable and very tolerant and docile with my kids and visitors. in the last week or...
  8. Dog Training Forum
    I just rescued a West Highland White Terrier named Jack (Jack Frost.) When I first saw him, he was very submissive... he would bark at the door and then run when we came in. He was at a friend of a friends house and he was in such bad condition (matted hair, ingrown/overgrown nails, dirty) that...
  9. Dog Training Forum
    I have two dogs that are both rescues, both ADORE each-other, and both have a variety of issues, I train them myself, but seem to have hit a bit of a plateau with them. Here is a quick description of both of them. Although they have both made HUGE improvements, and I mean HUGE they still need...
  10. Dog Training Forum
    We rescued our 2 year old boxer from a shelter about 6 months ago and have been dealing with fear based aggression towards people and dogs. She goes nuts on the leash when we encounter other dogs (jumping, whining, pawing at the Gentle Leader we use, biting the leash, etc), but what's worse is...
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