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  1. 10 week old puppy, growling and snapping at daughter. I am worried.

    General Dog Forum
    We have a 10 week old shepherd mix puppy. We have only had her about a week. We also have a 5 year old shepherd/doberman (THE BEST DOG). The new puppy, plays fine - does her normal puppy biting and play growling. But if the puppy is doing something she shouldn't or laying down and my...
  2. 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...
  3. Bite inhibition questions

    Dog Training Forum
    Just a little info- we have two adults and 7 kids ranging from 3-almost 14. I read about bite inhibition and thought it sounded great. I explained it to my husband and the 10+ aged kids, and we all agreed it made sense. But we're coming across some obvious:doh: problems. 1. Dh has calloused...
  4. Book ideas on responsible dog ownership for kids?

    General Dog Forum
    Hello everybody, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I was hoping you guys could help me out with some ideas. I have been wanting to make some illustrated books and maybe a short graphic novel or two focusing on teaching kids and youth about responsible dog ownership. I remember reading a...
  5. New Foster Dog, is it being friendly to my kids are nervous. Please help

    Dog Training Forum
    I'm fostering a large intact male pit bull from the NYCACC. He passed his SAFER with flying colors and the volunteers really fell in love with him. He's had the best recommendations from them I've ever heard. That being said, I got him from the transport yesterday and he was obviously very...
  6. BC mix strange behavior around children

    General Dog Forum
    Hi there, I have a 19 month old border collie mix. She's not a big fan of people but she never shows aggression and will approach people but shies away from being touched by most strangers. She'll play ball with them all day long but won't approach a person she doesn't know well for any sort of...
  7. Weimaraner v. English Pointer (bench/show type)

    General Dog Forum
    Looking for a good family dog. Had a female weimaraner for 12 years. We got her before kids and she was definitely my "velcro" dog (I was a stay-at-home mom, she was my buddy). Loved that dog. People always commented on how good she was ("But, I thought these dogs were hyper"-- we did lots of...
  8. New to Puppies!

    Attention All New Members
    Hi! I'm Becky, I'm 22 (next week), married, and I have 1 son and 3 step-sons (aged 2, 4, 6, and 7). We have 2 cats at the moment, KiKa and Zephyr. We just welcomed a puppy into our family. Dexter was born on 11/11/08. From what we were told, he is a mix of dachshund, pug, Maltese, and terrier...