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  1. New Rescue dog is very timid. Help!

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    My wife and I just rescued a dog about 1 1/2 weeks ago and she is very timid. She stays in her crate, which is in the guest bedroom, most of the day. Her health seems fine. She eats well, sleeps a lot, and when we are not in the room she roams around the room sniffing and investigating things...
  2. Overprotective German Shepherd: Any advice?

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    I have a bizarre but serious question. I have a 2 year old German Shepherd who is "attached at the hip" to me. Besides once when he was a puppy I've never really left him for more than a few hours. Otherwise he is at my side and always making sure I'm safe and happy. (Which I have no problems...
  3. New Member

    Attention All New Members
    Hello there, We adopted a rescue dog (miniature poodle x bichon frise) just over a month ago now. He's somewhere between 2 and 5 years old. I was hoping to find a community of support while I train him. He seems to have more of the bichon frise brain as training has been quite slow. It took...
  4. Dog and Crying Baby

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    Need help keeping our dog calm when our new baby cries. We just had our first baby and we already have a 5 yr. old, 40lb Lab/Beagle mix. When the baby cries, the dog gets stressed out and cries too. If we're holding the baby while she's crying the dog tries jump on our lap or put her front...
  5. Potty Training Woes

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    My dachshund is a little more than a year old. In the year that I have had him, I have struggled greatly to potty train him. His mother was trained to relieve herself on pee pads and as a puppy he did the same. Or at least he tried. Most of the time he just peed/pooped wherever he felt like it...
  6. Dog Unhappy in her pen

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    Hi, it's been a long time since I last wrote, I hope someone may have suggestions to solve this problem. Vilya is my 16 month old border collie mix (or at least we think she is). As a puppy, she was never very fond of the crate, even though I went through all the suggestions to make her like...
  7. Adult Rescue Dog "Mouths"---constantly nips at hands

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    I've recently taken in an American Bulldog that someone dumped at The Dog Bar where I live (yes, it's just what it sounds like--a bar where you can take your dog in with you). Had vet checkups immediately (and had him neutered) and he's a happy, healthy guy. Slowly working on introductions with...
  8. Potty Training Help!

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    I introduced my new 9 week old puppy into my home a week ago. We have a cat so the puppy is staying up stairs in my room (The animals aren't used to each other yet). I take her out about every hour to do her business. However I have noticed that a couple times a day she will just go and pee on...
  9. Young dog - walking

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    We started walking our dog on leash when she was still very young (she is now almost 2 years old), and regularly take her for walks (as well as plenty of other exercise). She is very submissive in general, going behind us through doors, not getting into things that aren't given to her, waiting...
  10. Some things better learned than others...help!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, I have a 10 month old ivory lab. We have had her since she was 8 weeks old and try to train her on a daily basis so that she remembers everything. Shake, Sit, Lay are all things she can do easily when told, however when we are outside "come" does not work at all. She just looks at you and...
  11. Our puppy only listens to me?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    This is probably a very common question but I would like an actual answer other then the one I got from searching through Google. First a back story about the puppy Two days ago, my boyfriend and I adopted an 11 week old border collie/australian shepherd mix. He was born on a farm and his owner...
  12. Extreme housebreaking regression --- PLEASE HELP!

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    Hi, I have 2 dogs. A Bichon and a Coton de Tulear/Silky terrier mix. The Bichon is 3 and the mix in 4. In the years that we've had these dogs, they've been fine with telling us when they had to go out, etc. but this year it seems they've decided they would much rather go on the carpet. The...
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