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  1. We can’t figure our dog’s behavior out

    General Dog Forum
    Our dog, Joey, has exhibited behavior that I often call bi-polar. I am pretty sure dogs can’t actually have bi-polar, but his mood just changes on a dime and back again. We don’t know what is going on. He can be a very affectionate dog and snuggle with you, but at the same time he often growls...
  2. 1st dog is a rescue with an unknown past.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi I adopted Harley last year from a shelter that saved her for about 3 months. They say she was about 2yo (she is 3yo now). She is a mostly submissive dog but sometimes she will growl while cuddling with me and my gf. The gf has been around for about 3 months now and loves to get pet and hugs...
  3. 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...
  4. Adult Dog Biting Question

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, I have a question about a dog that belongs to some friends. He is an adult, and while I've known him since he was a pup, I have never lived with him. I have a question about aggression. I realize that dogs can get highly aggressive around their food. If you try to pet or interact with a...
  5. Hello from me and lots of questions

    Attention All New Members
    Hello all! I am new here and its been about 10 years since I had a dog. I adopted a lab Thursday, she is 1 years old and cannot be unsupervised even for a minute. She is chewing furniture rugs even though I am giving her proper things to chew. she also because of not being kept in a backyard...
  6. New Member with Foster to adoption dog

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    Hi I'm Ashley and I chose to foster a sweet 11 year old Yorkie after my Doctors told me I desperately needed a PSA. He is so sweet 99.9% of the time. Then he turns Cujo and bites me or tries to attack me. He was with the same woman from 7 wks old until 5 months ago. His owner had to go into a...
  7. New Puppy Experience and Questions

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello All, My wife and I got an 8 week old Goldendoodle a few weeks ago (she's 10 weeks now) and man it has been a ride! Over the past few weeks I was constantly looking things up online and found myself reading posts on this forum so I figured I'd join in the fun. Prior to the puppy, we both...
  8. Dog of 3 months being newly aggressive towards cats

    General Dog Forum
    Hi everyone, Let me preface this by saying that Sadie (dog) has never acted aggressive towards either cats (I have two) except the first day we got her. She was a terrified dog so it's completely understandable. Just barked and growled a little. Sadie is a rescue who we thought was 6 months at...
  9. Puppy gets aggressive towards dogs while on leash/restrained

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, all! My husband and I rescued a puppy, Charlie, back in January (possible lab/husky mix). She will be 5 months old this coming Monday. I've come to notice that when she is on her leash/being restrained on the leash and another dog is nearby, she tries to lunge and bite at them. She also...
  10. Puppy growling in response to verbally correcting bad behavior

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, My girlfriend and I have two puppies. One is an 11 month old lab/boxer mix and the other is a 5 month old mix-breed, possibly some sort of hound/shepherd/terrier, both females. We rescued the younger one at 8 weeks and have had the older one since she was about 8 weeks as well. Our...
  11. My dog is being mean... help?

    Dog Health Questions
    So a little history about my dog. He's a small poodle. We got him in January, up until that point he belonged to my grandparents who died a year apart. So we've had him since. There are 3 people in my household. Myself, my brother, and my mother. Our dog Rusty has been fine for the most part...
  12. How do I make my dog calm around strangers?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My five month old Shih-Tzu/Poodle isn't good with strangers. Whenever someone she doesn't know enters the house, she barks and growls at them. I don't think it's aggression, though, because she doesn't bare her teeth. Just gets really noisy. Any idea how I can get her to calm down around strangers?
  13. 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...
  14. Helloo; need quick help with my puppy!

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    Hello i'm Kirsty and I'm from Scotland. I have a BoarderxBeaded collie called Jekyll ^__^ He just turned 1 years old yesterday. He lives with me in my flat, but sometimes I bring him to my parents house (they have 3 other dogs) when I have Uni exams. He loves it up here and playing with the...
  15. Non-aggressive dog growls/barks at puppies

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a wonderful sweet loving dog who loves people and other dogs, doesn't bark without a good reason and never growls. We go to the dog park 2-3 times a week and he loves playing with the other dogs, but if there is a puppy there, like less than 2 or 3 months kind of puppy, we have to leave...
  16. Growling and Quiet Woofing?

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a rescue Papillon who had a great home up until his owner died unexpectedly. He was trapped in the house with her for several days before he was found. I ended up with him about four years ago, and it was only recently that this problem began. He has always been pretty neurotic and I'm...
  17. Denzel just started growling constantly. What's his deal?!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hey pals! My little guy, Denzel (toy fox terrier mix), has been the sweetest dog since I got him 4 months ago. He's always been a bit possessive over his food and toys (which I intend to correct), but lately he's been growling and snapping out of nowhere while being pet. He used to have mange...
  18. My dog growls at me when I approach my girlfriend

    Dog Training Forum
    Without getting into the tricky history of my love life, my lovable little dachshund Rexy isn't so lovable when I approach my girlfriend. Years ago, we shared a home, and every now and then he'd give a little growl when I'd go to sit with my girlfriend on the couch or climb into bed. It didn't...
  19. puppy question.

    Dog Rescue Forum
    I have a lab/chow mix puppy that is only 4 weeks old. The family we got him from was movingand were not able to take these poor little guys, and gave them all away at 4 weeks (A litter of 11). Now I know it is extremely important for a puppy to stay with its mother and litter mates until 8...
  20. Strange behaviour - growling and barking at nothing?

    General Dog Forum
    My Luna has been having strange episodes lately. The following thing has happened three times (that I know of): she will be resting quietly, and all of a sudden, for no apparent reason, she will stand up and let out this low, mean-sounding growl - she NEVER growls like that, she growls in play...
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