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  1. Puppy growling at humans

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    I have an 11 week old goldendoodle. I chose her due to her quiet nature and seeming ability to connect with her humans. She spends 4 days per week with my son, his girlfriend and their rescue dog. We all pretty much agree on dog training and have mostly been focusing on tons of socialization. I...
  2. Is this the breed for us - the whippet....

    General Dog Forum
    Hello! My first "real" thread. So I'm not a dog owner yet. I'm a stay at home mom to 3 kids (5, 3, and 1). We live in an apartment but will be moving someday to a house. At that time we will be getting a dog. If I can persuade the husband, I want 2 actually. I've done some research already and...
  3. Support Dog...

    General Dog Forum
    Hello, I'm currently considering a Support Dog. For the following reasons... I have terrible anxeities and I am having bouts of wooziness that I can't really explain - I'm on antibiotics, and I have a congential heart defect caused by my 22.Q Deletion Syndrome, but I dont know if it's my heart...
  4. Service Vs Therapy Dog Colors

    General Dog Forum
    I am curious! I am aware that some organizations have certain colors associated with them, that all colors are allowed, and that service dogs do not even need any sort of vest or identifying equipment. However, because most do, I've decided to ask based on your observations or personal...
  5. Should I?

    Dog Training Forum
    I ask a lot of questions on these forums. "You will never know anything until you admit you know nothing." However, one of the mot pressing questions I have is more one of opinion, not facts or training advice. Last October I had to give up my Anatolian Shepherd to a new home because my mom's...
  6. training for Therapy dog work

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello, thought maybe some might be interested in how to train/turn i their dog into a therapy dog. I just put this out and it is a very easy read. It tells of the different organizations in the USA and what testing they might put your dog through as well as tips as to why many dogs fail. It's a...
  7. Thera-Pit

    General Dog Forum
    Do you have a Pit Bull that is working as a therapy dog or one you are working with now to have tested for a therapy dog? Join the discussion @ http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=295&uid=111692202176989 & let us know about your journey, the type of training you're doing/did, the struggles...
  8. Changing Perceptions, One Visit At A Time

    General Dog Forum
    By Shane Speer When Roland Rivera set up an appointment for his dog, Ginger, to be interviewed as a pet therapy dog at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania, he called her a Staffordshire terrier instead of a pit bull. “I was sensitive about the fact that she was a pit,” he says. “I knew once I...
  9. Brand New Therapy Dog!!!

    General Dog Forum
    On a total whim earlier this week, I signed up Lars for a TDI test at a place where we train and trial. So, we set off for a morning of swimming, long walks and playing in the back yard before we headed north to MA. Lars (as usual) was good as gold and scoffed at the dropped pans, the food on...
  10. First Time Dog Owner

    Attention All New Members
    Hi all, I brought home an Irish Setter that I estimate to be about 2 years old (the vet will confirm for me next week) earlier this week. I grew up with a Toy Poodle, but he was my Mother's dog, this is the first dog I can call my own. He is a smart boy and has learned the rules of the house...
  11. My therapy dog Sheila

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    http://outskirtspress.com/theadventuresofsheilathetherapydog I wrote a Children's book about my therapy dog Sheila. I take her to nursing homes, group homes and hospitals. I now take her to schools and teach children about pet therapy. This is the perfect book for animal lovers who want to...
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