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  1. Rescue may not be the right fit for me

    Dog Rescue Forum
    So, I qualify for an emotional support animal (esa) on my college campus and I've decided to adopt since getting a puppy would be a time commitment I can't fully make(I have time for daily walks and regular training sessions, but not housetraining or socialization). My esa wouldn't need any...
  2. Reactive Dog Training

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a lab/chihuahua/min pin mix (there's probably some other stuff mixed in there too) who is very reactive towards other dogs. He's 3 and I've had him for 2 years. He's been incredibly reactive since I've gotten him. The kinds of reactivity are mixed: towards some dogs it's pure aggression...
  3. NEED HELP! 10mo reactive husky

    Attention All New Members
    Hello! Short version: Our 10 mo old husky jumps up and bites me on walks and I am at a loss. Long version (sorry it's so long!): My husband and I got our first dog together in January at 8-9 weeks old. He's a male husky and he's our baby who we love very very much and would never give up, but...
  4. My formerly perfectly fine dog is now reactive

    Dog Training Forum
    My formerly highly sociable and cheerful 2 year old chihuahua Coco has now become pretty aggresive towards people. She will growl and bark at most strangers who aproach her and try to pet her. I can tell this is fear aggression too as she will immediatly try to hide behind me when someone...
  5. Reactive adolescent dog struggles meeting puppies

    Dog Training Forum
    6 weeks ago I began fostering (and just adopted (I'm a terrible foster parent)) a 1.5 year old 32# Corgi mix (probably Rhodesian, Boxer, Pit Bull, etc). He was not socialized/trained by his previous family and was rotting away in a shelter for 6 weeks. For his age and circumstances, he is...
  6. Random Stranger Aggression?

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a 1 year and 2 month old Australian Shepherd, Jordan. My Aussie also seems to only act "aggressive" or on guard, to whomever he chooses is a threat. We can pass by a bunch of people and he might just look or maybe even want to play and be friendly, but all of a sudden he'll go absolutely...
  7. Barking and reactivity in newly adopted pup, aka Am I screwing up my dog?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi! I would really love some advice (and encouragement). It might take a few paragraphs to get this out but here goes... I'm 31 and single, living with a roommate in a duplex apt. A month ago adopted a very large 9-month-old male pup (Great Dane/American Bulldog/??? mix). He had just been...