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  1. New member. Two dogs one cat family

    Attention All New Members
    Hi I'm new here. Looking to pick up tips on managing an older (about 5 years) heeler cross and a 4 month old puppy. Rosie is our older dog and Gracie is the pup. She's a rescue from animal humane and is probably a shepherd/border collie cross. Then again, she could be part hooligan part...
  2. Thoughts on older dogs

    General Dog Forum
    My Kippers is a 14 year old English Setter. She was a shelter dog, and has been part of the family. Kippers was a service dog for our son, who since passed away, and I think she felt she lost her "job" when she no longer had to look after our son. At 14, she has lumps all over her body, and...
  3. Dachshund in pain after grooming incident. Pls advise!

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi everyone, I'm at a loss on what to do. Any opinions, advice would be greatly appreciated. 6 days ago I took my 13 year old Dachshund to his regular vet for a nail trim. He hates this and fights it so they have to muzzle him while one person holds him down the other does the trim. They always...
  4. Introducing a new puppy to my older dog

    General Dog Forum
    My Border Collie is 7 1/2 years old. Her name is Molly and she is amazing. She was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier when she was younger and now is nervous around other dogs. But loves adults and children. She has never been left for 8 hours a day before, but circumstances have...
  5. Playing vs.Aggression

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, I have an almost 2yr old mixed breed (Cocker Spaniel & Flat Coated Retriever). He is super sweet with both humans and other dogs, but lately he is showing signs of territorial aggression. This past week the entire family rented a house and my brothers were there with their dogs. A 6yr old...
  6. Newly Adopted dog howling in apartment. Help!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello! I adopted Olli about a month ago. Olli is a 10 year old beagle/chihuahua mix. From what I'm told, he was recently turned into a shelter because his family couldn't take care of him anymore. When we are together, I never hear a peep from him. Maybe some mild crying, but nothing...
  7. How do I help integrate our adult dog with our new puppy?

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice while I find a local trainer and figure out the proper method to address an issue we have. We've had a 4-year old mini schnauzer since he was 9 weeks old. Although I'm not a trainer, I watched dozens of Cesar Millan episodes and read / watched YouTube videos...
  8. Watch AVMA Video on Why Blood Tests Are Needed

    Dog Health Questions
    Watch this great video from the American Veterinary Medical Association on why blood tests are needed: bit.ly/123Wbsc
  9. Help! My Older Dog is Attacking New Puppy

    General Dog Forum
    The Problem: My 5 year old Beagle viciously attacks our new 6 month old Beagle. Me and my wife just introduced a 6 month old Beagle into the home, and our older 5 year old Beagle is very aggressive towards him and trying to attack him. The puppy is house trained and happy, very gentle...
  10. my 9 year old is acting out!!

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    we have a boxer that we got when she was just 4 weeks old, and she is now 9 years old (Sasha) . when she was a 1 1/2, we got another boxer who was 2 years old and has recently passed away at the age of 10 (Sebastian). we got a chihuahua about a year ago which puts her right at a year old (Roxy)...
  11. 6 year old Golden Retriever

    Dog Training Forum
    When I was about 15, my brother decided to get a golden retriever. It was his first dog and he was very inconsistent with her training. I never had a dog myself, my family always liked cats instead, but nonetheless I did some homework and taught the dog a few things when it was still young. I've...
  12. Help please

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a 17 year old Siberian husky. Just in the past 2 weeks he lifts his foot up and doesn't walk on it. He hobbles around. He doesn't yelp or get aggravated when i grab it or rub it. He is on a chain so he hasn't ran around and broke it. Has anyone had this happen to them?
  13. Introduction

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    Hi, I am the proud owner of a 12-yr-old GSD named Jessie. She has arthritis, hip dysplasia, and spondylosis of the spine in three places. But she has (luckily) a high pain threshold and lots of spirit. One fairly recent development is a sore front shoulder. I suspect she injured it some time...
  14. Difference between males, females, adults and puppies?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I'm still in the "researching" stage of pet ownerships so I hope I'm not talking about a "hot topic" in the pet owner community. Anyways, I've been reading many books about selecting the right dog and I keep on getting conflicting information about gender and age of the ideal dog. One book...
  15. Older Dog Acting Out When Gone. Help!

    Dog Training Forum
    help! dog crating question I recently adopted a dog from the Anti-Cruelty Society. She is two years old and for the most part very well behaved. She walks next to you when she is on the leash, can sit, shake, roll-over, and is very mild-mannered. However, when we leave the house she gets up...