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  1. Crate training stress

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We have an 8 week old Mini Aussie who has been with us for almost 2 weeks. We have been getting him comfortable in and around his crate, and he goes into his crate to nap on his own. I work from home and have been off with him for the last week, but am about to have days when I have to leave him...
  2. Dog having trouble using the restroom after moving

    Dog Health Questions
    Recently, I moved out of my parent's place and took my dog with me. Since we moved, I've been noticing my dog has been having trouble using the bathroom, particularly pooping. It's been about a week, and she's only pooped normally twice: once in the house (she's house trained, but she's still...
  3. Window Watching

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Looking from advice from more experienced dog owners about dogs who get stressed/frustrated sometimes looking out the window and how to manage it. My boyfriend and I take her to work every day, and she stays in the office with us. She mostly sleeps between her walks, chills out/plays with me or...
  4. Help For an Old Dog that Can't Tolerate Confinement of Any Kind

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello ladies and gents! New years eve, my boyfriend and I brought home a 10 year old chihuahua mix. She has no reliable training, chases our kitten, and can't tolerate confinement of any kind. I've barely gotten any sleep this week, and now i'm sick, it sucks. I have done my best to introduce...
  5. Sick Puppy: How to Deal with the Stress

    Attention All New Members
    Hi Dog Forums, I adopted my puppy Willow (German Shepherd/Bernese Cross) about 5 weeks ago. It was going really well, had her vaccinations, hadn't taken her out to visit the park until she was immunised, was deworming her, until 11 days ago I noticed she had a cough. I took her to the vet...
  6. Tips on Moving?

    General Dog Forum
    In a few weeks, the 3 cats, dog and I will be moving into a "new" house. I put new in quotes because it's actually my old house where I lived with the cats a few years ago, but it will be totally new for Cobber. That's what I'm posting about. He and I have lived in the current house since I...
  7. Puppy itching and licking incessantly. Please help.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have a 10 week old Pem. Corgi puppy, Watson. We've had him for a week. He is super smart (he already has sit and leave it down pat) and he's very sweet (when he's not puppy biting). But he's been having this really bad problem. He bites his back feet and haunches incessantly. It's been going...
  8. Pom 10 weeks giving me new puppy stress syndrome

    Attention All New Members
    I'm into my 5 the day and I'm terribly stressed. I am reading & reading about house training and crate training, maybe too much. I'm the only one in my family that cares for it. My parents are older and they just think I'm babying it too much. I haven't slept well or eaten much. It sleeps in my...
  9. Problem when visiting friends with dog

    Dog Training Forum
    So hello again! Since your advice last time helped me so much, I have decided to bother you again with another problem: So we have taken Tjido visiting twice to different houses now, and although he's quite a social dog, he kind of gets very anxious or stressed and starts barking and wanting...
  10. Sophies day at the Dawg Spaw...

    Dog Grooming Forum
    Yesterday was Sophies Spaw day. She got a bath, massage, hair cut. and her toes painted red to match her new red and white polka dotted dress with matching rhinestone collar and leash ! She is all purdy'd up and ready to go to grandmas house next week. Guapo got a bath nails and brushed out...
  11. Picking up a new puppy- which scenario is better

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, I will be picking up a puppy next month. I live in NY and the puppy (smooth fox terrier) is in LA. I'm originally from southern CA and my mom still lives there. I will be flying back to NY with the 9 week old puppy (in main cabin). I'm wondering which of the following situations...
  12. Need Help and Advise About My New Rescue

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi Everyone, My family and I recently adopted a 2-2 1/2 yr old Cocker Spaniel, Sunny, from a rescue center. I was told that he was abused, neglected, starved and left tied up out side his entire life. He had no training whatsoever. It was pretty much like having a puppy in the house. He is...
  13. Separation Anxiety? HELP!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi, I have a half husky, half pitbull. She's a year and 8 months old. I'm her third if not fourth home due to irresponsible previous owners and circumstances that disallowed her second to last to keep her. I got her from her breeder who had her for about 6 months. She's never had an accident...
  14. Pomeranian poopin' n peein' problem...please help!

    Dog Training Forum
    Our Pomeranian was house trained. For the past few months she has taken to pooping and peeing on the carpets (she has a doggie door and can come and go as she pleases to relieve herself, play etc). Yesterday it hit an all time low. She is not a fan of going to the groomers. She was happy and...
  15. Stereotypy in Animals

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a good family that knows how to pick out Christmas gifts for each other. One of the gifts I received was a CABI book called "Stereotypic Animal Behavior" For those that don't know, sterotypy refers to repetitive, ritualistic movement, posture, or vocalizations that seem to serve no...
  16. 2-year-old papillon is getting aggressive-- HELP

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I'm here because I need help with my family's papillon who has been getting more and more aggressive lately. The problem has two parts: (1) when our dog (his name is Louie) is sitting on a couch or whatever with someone and another person comes to try and pet...
  17. 1yr old adoption who's never met a leash before. Help with walking.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Firstly I hope this is in the correct location. I have a 2 yr male old Aussie/Jack Russel Mix. He came from a family that probably ignored him and didn't want him with kids who probably poked/kicked/hit him. So he was under exercised and a ball of pent-up-energy when we got him. With regular...
  18. panic urination

    Dog Health Questions
    My sweet mini poodle has abandonment anxiety and will urinate when there is too much stress. It is very hard to anticipate the stressors. He urinated three times at a new friend's house on Saturday night. He loves this person very much and I think he was afraid I would leave him, because the...
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