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  1. Adopted a New Puppy - Worried she may not be a good fit

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    Sorry this will be kinda long, but I hope I can get some insight... My wife and I have two dogs, a 12yr old Puggle and a Boxer who just turned 1yr. The puggle was never really one to play (nor could she keep up if she wanted to) with the boxer. She was just diagnosed with arthritis and when...
  2. Help with dog training - puppy doesn't care

    Dog Training Forum
    So, I've been working with my puppy to stop barking, growling, and jumping wildly while playing by playing with him, and then if he does these behaviors I immediate turn around and ignore him until he stops, and reward him for sitting nicely by playing again, as he is not always interested in...
  3. barking to play at park? possibly dangerous; advice pls

    General Dog Forum
    I got Enzo about six months ago; he's 1 1/2 yrs. Previously, he lived in a rural environment, and was just around one other dog. He's now in a semi-urban neighborhood where there are tons of dogs, so I'm taking him to the dog park. At first he was a bit fear-aggressive, but he's now much more...
  4. Mini Schnauzer as a breed

    General Dog Forum
    Hi I didn't know where to post this so sorry in advance. I did my research, I've spoken to owners and breeders and I was certain a mini Schnauzer was the breed for us. Now my groomer friend tells me that they are snappy, aggressive in general and not a breed to have if you are considering...
  5. Behavioral Problems in Puppy Taken Too Soon?

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    My neighbor was grateful I had spent my summer babysitting her kids, so when her (mix) dog had puppies, I was allowed first pick. I'm a first time dog owner, and I knew absolutely nothing about dogs other than you buy food, treats, toys, and a bed for them (and that they pooped). So when the...
  6. Help! Is my puppy just teething?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone, I have a 4.5 month old Bernese Mountain dog who is biting really hard. She is my first puppy ever, and I'm not sure if she's teething or showing aggression towards us. We got her when she was 3 months old, and she would nip and chew things but its getting worse everyday. 95% of the...
  7. Help! Is my puppy just teething?

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    Hi everyone, I have a 4.5 month old Bernese Mountain dog who is biting really hard. She is my first puppy ever, and I'm not sure if she's teething or showing aggression towards us. We got her when she was 3 months old, and she would nip and chew things but its getting worse everyday. 95% of the...
  8. Puppy Agrression? Barking and nipping?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi! Our family recently adopted a puppy from a local shelter. That was 2 weeks ago. The shelter guessed he was about 6 weeks old, but didn't know because the whole litter was found under a house without the mom. I've since learned that puppies should not be adopted out that young. Anyway, he's...
  9. puppy fear causing aggression/ biting/barking

    Dog Training Forum
    I need opinions/ help[/B][/B] with smtg.....so our puppy (mixed chihuahua/daschund/pit bull) is about 4 months give or take and we've had her since the day after Christmas and until now has been very sweet and loveable and very tolerant and docile with my kids and visitors. in the last week or...
  10. Worried about my puppy

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My 10 week old pup Montana is showing signs (of what I interpret as) aggression. He is a. Very dominant puppy and is very standoffish, ignores me quite often, refuses to be trained and will act out at me if I try to hold him back from running toward other people or dogs. I am calm around him...
  11. Is our puppy overly aggressive?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We brought Oliver our 8 week old American Cocker Spaniel home last week. Oliver seems to be bordering on aggressive. It might be totally normal puppy behavior and it might not be, we’d like to hear what you have to say. Sometimes when he’s playing he gets very worked up and will growl or bark...
  12. For the new dog owners: What does EARLY resource guarding look like?

    Dog Training Forum
    So, I was looking through threads etc and realized that many of the resource guarding threads only get started when the dog/puppy has already escalated to a lunge or even a bite in a resource guarding scenario. There are many great threads about how to modify the behaviour, but I think that...
  13. Aggression towards strangers and other dogs - what to do?

    Dog Training Forum
    The problem: We recently adopted a Shih Tzu mix about 10 days ago, and has accepted us as his "pack." He generally does well on the leash, but when we see/pass strangers or other dogs he goes ballistic (barking/growling/pulling away). He also barks/growls at visitors to our house - which is a...
  14. Puppy growling, help please

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, I've seen a few other questions like this but I was really hoping to get some responses to my specific situation. I have a 13-week-old mixed breed puppy. She's doing well with starting training and housebreaking, and improving on bite inhibition. But, over the past week or so, she's started...
  15. Very New Puppy Owner Seeks Help!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi all! My name is Sam and I just adopted an 8 week old Lab/Terrier/who knows what else puppy from an animal shelter. The animal shelter gave me lots of instructions, but I have a few questions that I keep googling or asking people about, and I hear 10 different answers! I was wondering if...
  16. New puppy: bigger and more aggressive than expected

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi all. New member with a question. My wife and I recently adopted a mixed breed puppy from a rescue organization in Portland. He appears to have German Shepherd and Husky (Malamute?) blood. He was found as a stray, with a broken back leg that fused straight. Nevertheless he gets around just...
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