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  1. Responding to Good Instincts

    Dog Training Forum
    Naima (now 6 months old) LOVES pretty much everyone. With everyone she meets, male or female, young or old, it's as if she's being reunited with a long-lost best friend. Only once in the past, about a month ago, as we were out walking at dusk, did she bark at anyone--a young man who suddenly...
  2. My dachshund thinks he is the alpha male

    General Dog Forum
    My dog is extremely protective over us, he will growl at people who come near us. He sometimes even bites the family if they come near his favourite family member. He thinks he is the alpha male and the pack leader, how do we fix this? Would getting him a girlfriend help? We adopted him a...
  3. Resource guarding issue?

    General Dog Forum
    My 16 month female rescue APBT is very protective over my bedroom, my bed in particular. She is very territorial of our home in general to strangers, but to ANYONE who comes into my room. We will be sitting in bed and for example, my brother will come in. As soon as she hears the door she starts...
  4. Asking for help interpreting barking

    Dog Training Forum
    This is going to be a long post because I'd like anyone nice enough to respond to this to have the whole story... My dog is a 2 year old rescue named Sunny (Wisdom Panel DNA test said German Short-haired Pointer & Aussie Cattle Dog mix). I adopted her when she was 6 months old. She was born in...
  5. aggressive dachshund!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hey all, So my family got our first dog a few months ago from an animal rescue. We're not sure what his past was like but they think he was a breeding dog who was "to old" and brought to a kill shelter. He is about 2 years old. Once he settled in we started to notice that he is extremely...
  6. My dachshund hates strangers.

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a 2 year old miniature dachshund that hates strangers! She is very protective of the house and me and my boyfriend. I don't mind that she is protective/guarding the house, but when we have strangers over to the house or anyone she doesn't know comes towards us she barks and growls at them...
  7. Dog freaks out whenever kids come over

    General Dog Forum
    I have a 2 year old mixed breed neutered male, Z. He's my first dog, so I'm kind of learning as I go. For the most part, he's well-behaved. He knows his commands and tricks, he's crate trained and potty trained. The problem I'm having with him happens when children, specifically my 8 year...
  8. Aggressive Dog- but could it be protective?

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a male schnauzer/poodle mix named Cody who is around 2 years old. He is a very sweet dog, obedient and got along with every dog we came across. About 6 months ago I got a female beagle puppy-Sophie. I knew that I wanted multiple dogs and was very careful about timing, breed, age etc. in...