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  1. New puppy and anxiety with kids.

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi all! I’m having a little bit of trouble with my 10 week old lab Pit mix. I got her when she was only 4 weeks old. We have 4 kids aged 5months, 2 years, 4 years, and 7 years. I think she has a hard time dealing with the kids. They’re rowdy and can be rough with her. We are trying to teach them...
  2. Dog growling at me at night

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    I need help with an issue that started a few weeks back, but has only worsened and is quite worrying now. My 1year old Corgi, which I have since he was a baby, has started to growl at me at night when I try to pet him or approach him. During the day, I approach him in the exact same way and...
  3. Dog barks and growls at house guests.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, we recently (on march 1st) adopted a rescue dog who we and several others believe is a shih tzu and terrier (Border or Jack Russell) mix. He is great with us but is a bit overly protective. For example my husband gave my daughter a hug and he started to growl and bark. He also is not...
  4. Watching neighbor's dogs while they're on vacay, big problem with 1

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi All, My neighbors are away for a couple of weeks, and I agreed to watch their dogs while they're away. We're friends, and I and my children are frequent visitors. One dog is easygoing and a joy to handle. The other... eeks! She's small, snarly, and vicious. Offering her a treat only makes...
  5. Puppy growling at other dogs (please help)

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    I have an 11 and a half month old German Shepherd puppy called Rex, he used to be taken to the dog park very often and was very friendly. Lately we have not had a lot of time on our hands to go to the park so we would either just take him for a quick walk or at night let him run around the park...
  6. Very aggressive around cardboard

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    Our first dog (6 month old Australian Shepherd/Lab mix) is getting aggressive only around cardboard. It started a while ago slowly when we would give her toilet paper rolls when we were done with them for her to chew on for a minute or two. Then we'd take it away from her so she wouldn't eat...
  7. Help with cringe/growl/anxiety

    General Dog Forum
    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...
  8. Why does my dog bark at only one person?

    General Dog Forum
    Hi everyone, My 6 month old lab / shepherd puppy met his new doggy nanny this morning and I am not sure what to make of it and would like your opinion. I met this woman on the street in my neighborhood during my walk with the puppy and she gave me her business card as she is an independent dog...
  9. He attacked me again!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Just recently adopted a stray dog, non-neutered male, supposedly 3 years old, supposedly border collie. Everyone in the neighbourhood says he never attacked anyone before, he used to be a smart, gentle dog. But since the adoption his behaviour has become assertive. He did attempt to attack a few...
  10. Dog growled when I approached him as he was eating bone

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    This is my first time owning a dog. My wife and I complicated the situation by taking in a young stray only 6 months after getting our first dog. We went to lots of classes and got help from many friends on training them and they are well behaved in the sense that they respond quickly to my...
  11. Mom and daughter escalating dominance clashes ... HELP!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi you guys, my sister has 3 Schnauzers, a beautiful little family, mom dad and one of the puppies they kept from their first (and only) litter. There are several issues and many aspect that need improving (like, not much training or playing / exercise etc), yet what's escalating and troubling...
  12. New Trick Idea, Need Help!

    Dog Training Forum
    I have been wanting to teach my dog to growl/"smile" on command for a while. I don't really know how to approach it. I've been trying to come up with a way to elicit it quickly so I can establish that the command means to growl and show his teeth. I think it'd be awesome to get him to bow down...
  13. A little complex... "scary"

    Dog Training Forum
    So I got my pup in May. He is about to turn 9 months. He catches on to tricks pretty quick. We have been working on hand signals as well. He will sit, down, speak, high five, shake, paw, bow, and roll over with just hand signals. A group of friends and I are going to make a horror movie. It is...
  14. Aggressive "foster" dog, no bites. yet.

    General Dog Forum
    Well here's the skinny. My ex girlfriend got the dog fever and ended up adopting a shelter dog (staffordshire doberman mix?) 7 months ago at 4 months old. The first time I fed her she showed food aggression/protective aggression issues, no biting just growling and). I searched online; talked to...
  15. Pika acting scared? Peeing Growling...

    Dog Training Forum
    I've noticed that sometimes when I tell Pika to "sit" or to "lay down" he will look all rebellious and slowwwwly sit or lay down, (after me saying sit or lay down about 100 times) sometimes urinating when I go to push his back end down. Other times he does it happily and obediently?!!!?! So...
  16. 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...
  17. First time dog owner, need some tips.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi guys, I just adopted a miniature schnauzer and it's all black. He's about 8 and a half weeks old and is really cute and we named him Joey. Anyway I have some problems with it that I thought you guys would be able to help me with. When I try to teach him not to bite, he gets really mad...
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