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  1. Alert dog with guard instincts

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, I’ve adopted a 1 year old german shaped husky mix yesterday. Super gentle dog, leaves himself vulnerable around me, is sociable with visitors (he barks at them until they approach him). he’s making progress with basic commands and leash walking. what worries me though is his guard dog...
  2. Sudden change in behavior in rescue

    Dog Training Forum
    Three dogs. Female chow chow cocker spaniel is calm and likes to be left alone. Gunner, 2 1/2 year old male mutt rescue, had him for 2 years, always wanted to play with female and she started getting irritated, decided a playmate would be perfect for him. Almost 2 year old male mutt rescued mid...
  3. Help with potentially noise phobic dog

    Dog Training Forum
    hello, I’m looking for help for my rescue dog who is ~1yr old. She was born in a dump yard in Taiwan and never had any owner before us. She started out terrified of everything, every noise, every person, everything, except our other dog. I developed a bond with her through play and food mostly...
  4. Potty training

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a rescued hound mix that is approximately 3 years old, he was around 1 when I got him. He’s always been weird when it comes to pooping on a leash, and at times has gotten better. I work days and my ex worked evenings and would not work with him and he would rarely potty with him so I...
  5. I want to return our rescue dog

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone this is my first post and it is a long one but I hope that it is taken in the spirit it is meant as I don't need to be told what an irresponsible owner I am because we are trying really hard. My daughter (11) and myself are first time dog owners, literally know nothing about owning...
  6. Romanian rescue dog - recall & independence

    Dog Rescue Forum
    Hello all, Looking for a bit of advice on recall with rescue dogs and if anyone else has experience with street dogs not responding to recall training. This is Sunny our Romanian Rescue, who is very well behaved until he is off the lead, especially in open areas where he loves to run as far as...
  7. Rescued a Boxer

    Dog Rescue Forum
    Hi everyone, it’s almost been 2 years since I adopted my sweet boy from an a foster family. He is a boxer mix. When I first met him he was a very shy boy, but didn’t really have issues with people. He always got along with my families dogs and still does. However, when I moved him across the...
  8. Training a dog to be a dog?

    Dog Training Forum
    I am an experienced dog owner; I have never been without a canine companion by my side. Two weeks ago we recused a sweet puppy (he is approx. 11 months) from the National Mill Dog Rescue. I have never had this type of difficulty training a dog and could use some advice. It’s proven to be a real...
  9. adopt rescue dog?

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    Animal cruelty is a shameful act. Adopting a rescue dog is to save lives. Recently I wanted to adopt a dog. I also added a dog companion to my Corgi. Every year, millions of dogs that can be adopted are euthanized, and the reasons for these actions are so unreasonable. Because these pets don't...
  10. Our late dog missed some vaccinations. I'm worried it will cause a problem adopting.

    General Dog Forum
    Long story short: Our dead dog missed some vaccines at 4 years old while we were dealing with his severe epilepsy, and now I'm concerned it will cause difficulties for us looking to adopt again after one shelter specifically asked for his [incomplete] vaccine records. Will this be a giant...
  11. New rescue owner

    Attention All New Members
    Hello everyone, I recently adopted a rescue dog (10 days ago) named Hazel. She is around 2 years old, incredibly sweet, house-trained and never barks. Eats and drinks fairly normally. Ideal for someone living in a townhome like myself. However, she also is incredibly timid. She has two spots...
  12. Agressive Older Dog? Help!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi guys! I adopted a 9 year old black lab mix from a shelter almost 4 months ago, and when I met with him before I got him, he seemed like a great match. The only thing the shelter told me was that he was not good with children (a family had to surrender him because of this). I filled out the...
  13. Death of a furbaby- Advice

    General Dog Forum
    We rescued a sweet senior dog named Patches almost 3 years ago, not long ago we found out that he had cancer. He passed away just days before his surgery was scheduled. The loss has been very hard on all of us, one of the kids especially, she keeps crying that home doesn't feel like home anymore...
  14. Rescue pup and I say hi! *Emotional little story abound*

    Attention All New Members
    Hi everyone! I'm a 23 year old female living in California. I have three dogs :rockon: but the reason for creating this account was for my lil pupper named Pelusa, or Lucy for short (Pelusa means fuzzy in Spanish). She's 4 years old, and she's either a Yorkie/Chihuahua or a Yorkie/Papillon mix...
  15. Peeing and pooping in the house has increased

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello - I'm new here to the forum and couldn't have come here fast enough :) Today for the first time, my dog (Jack Russell mix) pee'd on the carpet...two times. One before I took her out for her morning walk, and the second time I was about to hop in the shower and something told me to check...
  16. First Post!

    Attention All New Members
    Coming in from California I am hopping along on a journey with my first rescue dog! He's a German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever cross and once we work through his anxiety I hope to start taking him hiking and camping.
  17. Vet made me afraid of our rescue dog?!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We adopted our 9 month old (almost 50 lb) lab-mix rescue a little more than 2 weeks ago. He's got a few rambunctious puppy habits, but so far has been wonderful with our toddler and has obviously lived in a home before. A few days ago, we took him to a vet to get his physical and boosters...
  18. New Rescue Puppy Scared of Breed

    Attention All New Members
    Hi. We just got a great puppy from a pet store adoption event a week ago. He is very relaxed, seems to respond well to people and other animals, and be open to training. Other than "puppy play", I haven't seen him do anything aggressive in the week we've had him. However, we just found out...
  19. 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...
  20. Don't know what rescue dog was being feed before I got him

    Dog Food Forum
    About 4 or 5 weeks ago we got a pup from a rescue. He had been in a shelter in Cali then brought to WA, he had only been up here a short time before we got him so he was being boarded. I didn't know what either place was feeding him so we went with Taste of the Wild but he had diarrhea 4-5 (at...
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