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  1. Really Cute Wolf Dog Playing video - can I do this with my own dog?

    General Dog Forum
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNZbfzN2Hwc :wave: I saw this great video of zoo type enrichment on Youtube - using scent to get a wolf excited about playing. Does anyone do this with their own dog, or would it work the same way on a "normal" dog? I noticed the other dogs in the video don't...
  2. Yard Troubles

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We have two large-ish (8olb) dogs that are overjoyed that we recently completely fenced in our yard (it was originally only fenced on three sides) so now they can go out and chase each other around the bushes to their hearts content- but we are amazed that although they run allover the yard-...
  3. Not Sleeping Through the Night (Pup or Owners)

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My boyfriend and I have had our pup, Ruby, for almost a month now and we absolutely adore her; however...I can't remember the last time I had a full night of sleep. This isn't surprising - we totally expected this, but we anticipated the lack of sleep lasting for as long as house training was...
  4. Should my 6 month old puppy be allowed to play with other dogs in the park?

    Dog Training Forum
    My 6 month basset hound puppy rushes up to other dogs in the park, and loves playing with them. Ditto if they come up to him. Mostly they end up chasing each other around. Today in dog training class he met another puppy his age, and they were rolling around on top of each other, play biting...
  5. Grumpy Shar-pie/Lab mix

    General Dog Forum
    I have 2 dogs. One is a 4 year old Shar-pei/Lab (Looney) mix and the other is a 1 year old American Bulldog/Boxer mix (Bromley). Our issue is that Looney randomly gets overly grumpy and also will hardly play if Bromley is around. For example: When in bed, if you so much as touch Looney...
  6. "Flirt Pole"? Should I or shouldn't I?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Recently I've heard of the idea to exercise Finn using a Flirt pole, and I was keen on the idea so I made my own using a the handle part of my broken broom, a shoelace, and a pair of ratty socks. However, I hesitated on using it because I wanted to do further research. My system for him, even...
  7. Dogs are sooooo smart!

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Last year I bought a small kiddie pool for Ponki and she can spend hours in it blowing bubbles with her nose under the water and then trying to catch them. Yesterday my landlord came over with her two black labs. The female (Matty) was watching Ponki for a few minutes and then got in the pool...
  8. Would someone like to help me guess the breed of my puppy?

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Hi there every one! I adopted this puppy just over a week ago (I am not going to tell you what I think she is or what the rescue guessed until I get a couple guesses). She is about 14 weeks - 3.5 months - old (Born December 6th), close to 30pounds, and her name is Sansa. Any and all guesses are...
  9. How to get my puppy to play?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    It absolutely baffles my mind that this is an issue given my entire childhood we were breeders of Miniature Schnauzers who always loved to play and then my first dog I raised on the farm dog was a Chocolate lab who has no concept of STOP playing. It's kind of a foreign concept to me, a dog not...
  10. Nubbutt-Rottie and Corgi thread

    Dog Pictures Forum
    My Rottie-Ragnarok(Raggy) and featuring my parents Pembroke welsh Corgi pup,and perhaps a cat or two.
  11. Dog doesn't come back!

    Dog Training Forum
    My dog is a little over a year old. He is a white boxer/pit bull. He loves to play, however if I let him outside without a leash he runs away and thinks it's a game when I try to catch him. He's very quick so no matter how fast I go he is always faster! I cannot figure out how to keep him in the...
  12. Odd Behavior?

    General Dog Forum
    My dog (a 65lb, 2.5 year old Mountain Cur Mix) which I adopted this past July has started doing something rather odd sometimes when she is off leash and is approaching some dogs (I don't see a real pattern, but it is usually dogs her size and bigger)- she will start crouching down and...
  13. Hey guys, this is my puppy Zeus

    Dog Pictures Forum
    Hope you enjoy it :D
  14. Peeing While Playing indoors

    General Dog Forum
    I have a 10 month old shar pei/german shepherd cross that will randomly pee while playing. She will stop mid gallop to take a pee - even if she has gone out within the last hour. She is able to hold it in for very long periods of time, and it doesnt happen all the time, but I would really like...
  15. When to step in on rough playing at the dog park...

    General Dog Forum
    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum! I have a 16 month old black lab/border collie mix (high energy!) and we take her to a local dog park everyday. She has a mild temperament and is skittish around men and German Shepards. I noticed that she was running away from a German Shepard today, and...
  16. Stop the barking, not the playing...

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a 6-year old terrier mix dog who has one truly annoying trait. When he plays with other dogs (and he definitely is playing) he barks continuously. He does this (barking) with all dogs he's playing with, and no matter where we are... inside, outside, at the dog park. There's no aggression...
  17. puppy barks and jumps when I hold other puppy

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We have 2 puppies- 11 & 13 weeks, who get a lot of exercise, training and stimulation, as well as rest. We use Dunbar's suggestions, and positive training methods. They even know some fun tricks. We don't hold them/pick them often, but do it enough so they are used to it. Whenever I pick up...
  18. Need game suggestions for my dog

    General Dog Forum
    I have a 3 year old puggle (estimated age, she was adopted and that was the best guess the vets could give me). She was very playful when we first got her (FEB 2011), but now she's just kind of...blah. I try chasing her, and having her chase me, but she gets bored after about 5 minutes. She will...
  19. Aggressive Behavior or Playing?

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi All - First time poster! I wanted to run a quick situation by everyone, and see if they think it is aggressive behavior or simply playing that can be solved by socialization (namely, another dog telling mine, in their language, that THEY DO NOT LIKE WHAT MINE IS DOING!) My dog Arnie is...
  20. Should you allow APBT to hang from a tree on a rope?

    Dog Training Forum
    At just 5 months I can't tell you how many "toys" Kash has already been through. One of the obvious toys he can't "break" is the "Kong!" Great for filling with peanut butter and watch your dog go at it for hours. My question is, being a first time APBT owner, should I hang a rope from a tree...
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