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  1. Adult Dog Biting Question

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, I have a question about a dog that belongs to some friends. He is an adult, and while I've known him since he was a pup, I have never lived with him. I have a question about aggression. I realize that dogs can get highly aggressive around their food. If you try to pet or interact with a...
  2. 'Tis Pity (Not) She's a Pitty (Naima's DNA Results Came In)!

    General Dog Forum
    So my incredibly sweet, gentle, smart little girl (now 6 mos. old) is 50% AmStaff, 25% Boxer, 12.5% Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and then a mix of a bunch of different breed groups. I have to say that I'm surprised, if only because she seems to be so much finer-boned than most "Pitbulls" I've...
  3. Two more training questions--quiet at school, and people-training re: greeting

    Dog Training Forum
    I could use a few suggestions on two more things, if anyone cares to share: 1. I've been taking Naima to Intermediate obedience classes at Petsmart. She does quite well, considering that it's her first class and she's younger and quite a bit smaller than most of the other dogs in the class...
  4. Learning to socialize with other dogs

    Dog Training Forum
    I'm on kind of a roll with the questions at the moment. :) Naima (5 (?) months--possible Pit mix, although VERY small and fine-boned) lives with me on a quiet street where a few other dogs live; they're all quite large, and a couple are a bit aggressive. She's also in a Petsmart puppy class, so...
  5. 7 months German Shepherd Socialization

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello all, I have a very active 7 months gsd! Everytime i come to release him from the leash, he starts jumping on me and holds my leg with his hands while looking at me! Another thing is that, during walks, every time he sees a cat or a human walking, he starts barking and grawling and i have...
  6. new puppy is unsocialized with people but great with other dogs

    Dog Training Forum
    I had two dogs already when I added the new puppy to the pack on the 20th. Two dogs I have are related, mother and son, both medium-sized, and they get along very well with no issues between them. The mother is fixed, but the son is not. Now about the puppy. I called about an add in the paper...
  7. Hi! Newbie! Reactivity help!

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    My dog's name is Beast, a black lab/chihuahua/min pin mix. He's around 35 pounds and his back is just below my knee. He's guestimated to be 1 1/2 years old and I've had him for about 8 months now. He came from a bad place before. I took him from a home where he was put in the backyard once he...
  8. I'm an apartment dweller, when can I take my puppy outside for potty training?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi everyone, I'm in need of help with a potty training question! I have an 11 week-old cocker spaniel puppy, and she got her second round of vaccinations today. We live in the center of a large city, on the 4th floor of an apartment building, and we have no private garden, courtyard or yard...
  9. hi, New here and new to rescue. .

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    Hi everyone, We just rescued an 18 month old saint bernard. We do have experience having a saint, but we are new to rescue. She's absolutely wonderful in the home. Is great with our cat. Seems to learn commands quickly. But that all goes out the door when we leave the house. She loves...
  10. How to stop my dog from becoming aggressive when humped?

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a 8 year old male doberman. He was rescued when he was about 1. He is very sweet and tolerant dog and he LOVES the dog run and playing with other dogs. When he was younger, other males would hump him and he would just stand there and wait for them to stop. Over time, he was able to let...
  11. Puppy behavioral problems

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    So, on March 17th, I rescued a Pitt/Shepherd mix puppy. From what I know, he was found in an abandoned house, at 5 weeks, with a fractured rib. He was taken in, and care of by a foster family, and I adopted him at 12 weeks. He was about 30 lbs when I got him. I brought him home with my moms...
  12. Aggression toward strangers!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, a few of you might remember me from when I was having trouble with my two dogs fighting. I am very proud to announce that Shy has come a long way and instead of fighting with Chance, he now plays with him! It was all thanks to the wonderful suggestions I got off here! Well, now I have...
  13. Help! First puppy adventure, need some confidence!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hey Everyone! Warning: Super long post... sorry :redface: And thank you if you continue on reading So I've posted here before in anticipation of getting my belgian tervuren, oscar. We got him on Tuesday, and really, so far he has been fantastic. I have a few things I'd love to get your advice...
  14. Just rescued an unsocialized dog...

    Dog Training Forum
    I just rescued a West Highland White Terrier named Jack (Jack Frost.) When I first saw him, he was very submissive... he would bark at the door and then run when we came in. He was at a friend of a friends house and he was in such bad condition (matted hair, ingrown/overgrown nails, dirty) that...
  15. Need training advice.

    General Dog Forum
    I need some help. My partner has two American Staffies, (about 5 years old each). Which the two of us look after. They are very loveable dogs but are very over excitable and can be hard to contain around other dogs. Today two young kids come up to our door with a lost dog. I had the front door...
  16. Caucasian Ovcharka in Suburbia - The Unfolding Story

    General Dog Forum
    A couple years ago I began doing some research on various dog breeds. I spent hours of time researching and reading on the internet to find a breed that I really thought would fit my personality as well as be a companion that I could work with for many years to come. During the course of my...
  17. Help me socialize my dog!

    Dog Training Forum
    So I've had this dog for three years now, and overall she's very good. The one thing that I'd like to change is the way she interacts other dogs. She has been raised with other dogs and acts normally around them, but any time we see another dog besides the two she was raised around, she starts...
  18. Socialization

    Dog Training Forum
    Okay, so where I live, pretty much everyone you meet is TERRIFIED of dogs and will practically run to the other side of the street to avoid you if you have a dog. So, Perkins hasn't met many strangers in his life, at all. I walk him, and he sees people, but no one ever asks to pet him or...
  19. Growling puppy

    General Dog Forum
    I have had my 3 month old Border collie pup, for over 1 week and have ventured to the dog park for some socialising.. But at first encounter with every dog he meets, he growls and snaps at them?? Has he got a attitude problem or is he just nervous of other dogs?? His tail goes up after a few...
  20. Cat Aggression?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We inherited an adult pitbull mix 2 months ago from my good friend. We have known her (Sadie) for about 2 years now, and she has always been friendly and incredibly submissive with us. We have been slowly introducing her to our two cats using baby gates and and Sadie's crate, and so far the...
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