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  1. Rescue Dog Terrified to Go Outside

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    Hi there, I'm searching for help about a recent situation involving my new rescue dog, Monty. Monty is a three year old mini Leonberger mix. As of today, he's officially been with us for three weeks. Monty is a rescue dog who spent a year and a half in a hoarding situation, and another year...
  2. Extremely FEARFUL Dog

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    Hi, Just adopted a rescue whippet mix about 1.5 years old. He's extremely fearful, so just looking for guidance and incouragement! Thank you
  3. New Rescue dog is very timid. Help!

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    My wife and I just rescued a dog about 1 1/2 weeks ago and she is very timid. She stays in her crate, which is in the guest bedroom, most of the day. Her health seems fine. She eats well, sleeps a lot, and when we are not in the room she roams around the room sniffing and investigating things...
  4. Dog under deck and not coming out any time soon ... help!

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    My husband and I have recently acquired a rescue dog, who we knew was very timid when we got him. We have had several rescue dogs previously. This boy was a stray and he has bonded closely with his foster carer who, although she loves him to bits, is not in a position to keep him because she...
  5. New Adoption Seems to be Afraid of me.. Help Please

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    On Friday of last week I adopted a year and half old miniature rat terrier who had spent more than two weeks at the shelter. My decision to adopt was based on observation of the animal as well as spending one on one time with him, and I felt fairly secure that we were going to be a good fit...
  6. my dog is ONLY terrified of ONE man, no other people.

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    I rescued my approx. 2 year old blue heeler female last year around Christmas. It is obvious that she dealt with some form of neglect/abuse during her life before I adopted her, though of what manner I have no way of knowing. She can be selectively skittish. Not everything scares her, but...
  7. Dogs injured during collar snag. One dog fearful. Counter-Conditioning protocol?

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    2 days ago, my dog Noggin and his best friend Luna were wrestling and doing their games, when Noggin's lower jaw got caught under Luna's collar (2 PetSafe break-away collars just arrived in the mail for them!) It was quite a tense situation, one dog was screaming in pain, th other gasping for...
  8. Can dogs have Security Blankets? I need help with my odd dog!

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    So first, here's lots of background on a dog in the hopes someone might be able to glean the root of my problem and offer a solution. I work at a doggy daycare that also fosters shelter dogs that would otherwise be put down due to behavioral issues and also works to socialize other shelter...
  9. Help! My tiny dog has some serious fear and aggression issues.

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    I have a 4lb 3.5 year old male yorkie named Fred who seems to hate men, and sometimes children, but I don't know why! I got him at 1.5 years old and don't know what life was like for him before that; he lived with his breeder, a man, and his wife. The man wanted to use Fred as a stud but...
  10. Help with cringe/growl/anxiety

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    Bingo is a rescue pup from a shelter. We got him at 3 months. He's 6 months now. He was a stubborn puppy to begin with, but super friendly. We are training him up stop jumping at people, pulling at leash and rolling in the mud. He is good with obeying basic commands and he's affectionate. He's...
  11. Help! Puppy is scared to go outside!

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    I have a 7 month old golden retriever puppy who has recently developed a fear of going outside. He has always been scared of noises and large objects, but now he refuses to leave the house. He does not want to go to the bath room and will hold it for hours. We have tried treats, ignoring his...
  12. Fearful aggression in rescue.

    Dog Rescue Forum
    We just rescued an 80lb German Shepher/Rottweiler mix, Louie. He's a great dog, or at least he wants to be. He is trying to learn to trust us but we have a few issues: 1. He's no longer allowed back to the vet until he gets used to a muzzle. It only took one trip for that rule to come into...
  13. Acting spooked for no reason?

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    Hey folks. My dog, Cash, is a 4 year old, 87 pound, pit-boxer mix. He gets spooked every once in a while for normal reasons (i.e. when he hears the bath water running, when something makes a big noise, when the vacuum is used, and usually when he is confronted with a small amount of space to...
  14. Growling/nervous of strangers outside.

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    Hello Fidget is a very excitable, happy, attention-seeking "lick you all over" puppy. When people come over we can't unglue her from them usually. HOWEVER... Certain people she acts weird around (our landlord, and my cousin in particular), and will growl and refuse to approach. I assume it's...
  15. New To Site, Need HELP With Fear Biting Border Collie!!

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    I came across this site while searching for training advice and figured I'd ask the opinion of members here who may have had a similar problem. I have a very well behaved 7 year old german shepherd/border collie and I've had him since he was a pup. The problem is my "new" boyfriend (we've been...
  16. help! my 2yr 6months old lab has some strange behaviours

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    my 2.5yr old lab snapped and bit my 3yr old beagle's ears every time someone picks the beagle up or after they were separated (eg. after the beagle came back from the vet and she was left at home) and also every time neighbour dogs pass by the fence. other than this the lab is usually gentle...
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