Dog General Thread.
Other one is getting full and didn't see a new one of pop up. Ask all your dog related questions here :)
I rescued new pupper last night. She was quite timid and still is, but has walmed to me pretty decently in a day. I went to bed last night thinking everything was great as she wasn't whining or anything. When I woke up she had got into a bag of treats I left out (shit on my behalf I know) and also thrown her toy around. To be honest that's not too bad, but is there anyway I can further help prevent her getting so bored when she's alone? I'm very active and I walked her for about 3 hours yesterday (most days will be 1 to 2 hours). I caught her at 530 in the morning eating the treats so I took them off her and put her in her crate (which she willing went to lay in with no fuss). Is there anything more I can do apart from. Just positively reinforce her not to do that kinda shit?
Shea a 9 month cattle dog x Collie.
I have two dogs, both pound mutts. Great with my daughter and kids in general. Once we got the 2nd dog, the first dog became dog aggressive. We are dog sitting for our neighbor, and tried to introduce them and dog 1 was aggressive. I put dog 2 in his crate and dog 1 was fine with the neighbors dog. So the root of the aggression is being around dog 2. This also manifests when they are in the backyard fence, and other dogs or kids run by and they bark. Dog 1 will bark and snap at dog 2 as they both bark at the kids and dogs running by. What to do?
They are pretty unique mutts I guess? Pretty cool friends too if trained well (like most dogs really).
It's day 2 for my new pupper. She's pretty timid or everyone except me. After taking her to the dog park and going for some great walks she is settling in. How do I get her out of her shell earlier? I want her to fetch and be more energetic, ways to do this? I've heard coating toys in chicken stock is a good idea.
you let her roam around the house on the first night you got her?
she's not bored, she's in a new environment and she's exploring. why aren't you crate training? I know you said you have a crate but obviously you aren't using it correctly considering you're letting her wander about freely while you sleep.
>15 year old chihuahua passes away
The period of grieving is over, and I need to find another dog to fill that void.
Now here is the hard part, I can't just go and get any kind of dog.
I need to find a dog that will live at least a decade in an alright environment, do well with a diet that has some people food, not shed alot, not be too incredibly huge, and not get vicious when "el cartero" (the mailman) comes to drop off the daily mail.
This really limits my search for breeds I can acquire easily. It will take some looking, but I can probably find a chihuahua, pomeranian, boston terrier, akita, king charles spaniel, pug, and shiba inu better than others.
The shiba has gotten my attention since i've been reading it meets most of those requirements (not set by me) but kinda doesn't as well.
Does anyone have or have had experience with a shiba? Will they do well in a single senior citizen household?
I have two Jack Russell terriers and they're 14 years old but still act like puppies. They still jump up and down when I come home from work, they're always playing and barking.
I've found myself telling them to act their age every once in a while
I've been a dog owner for years and have come across many different families with terriers or other kinds of dogs and they have had nowhere near the same amount of energy at that age.
Has anyone else experienced this?
>be 12 y/o
>parents get brother and I two doges
>springer spaniel and chihuahua weenie dog mix
>both misbehave when puppies but ultimately settle down to be lazy as fug
>leave them in house alone all day, nothing is ever messed with
>springer dies summer 2015, just shy of 11 y/o
>fuck pure bred health problems.jpeg
>chihuahua starts acting up
>constantly whining for attention
>destroys house when left alone
>gets into trash cans at every opportunity
>wakes family members up in the middle of the night over nothing
>all around has become a pain in the ass
what do, should I get another doge as a friend for the chihuahua or leave things be and hope she will eventually get over the loss of her comrade?
I was wondering about dogs bred for shows (appearance) rather than health. When it comes to buying a dog, I want something that is fit and healthy. But some niche breeds only have a few breeders in my area and they are all breeding for shows. Which seems to be mainly based on physical appearance. I don't know that these people even get out everyday to exercise their dogs. A lot of people don't have time these days. So my question is, if dogs have been bred for shows for a few generations could that negatively impact physical endurance, strength, genetic health etc? What if I want to get a small toy dog to run with me or do agility courses but all the breeders here only have them prance around in shows? They obviously haven't been selectively bred for what I want but for old women to take them to shows with their perfect (arbitrary) breed standards.
The dog I've been interested in for a year now is the papillon. I've read contradicting information about them, and it could be the way they are bred in different areas. Some say they are extremely energetic and can go for a 30min jog or hike for 7 hours. I've seen them do agility courses as well. But other sources say they are good for old people, and old people generally are lazy and don't walk or walk super slow once a week and I can't imagine that working well unless the dog was a lot less energetic.
Do you exercise much with them? My terrier's personality has remained the same. He's still enthusiastic and gets excited. But he can't keep up with me when I run. Well, I stopped running with him since I didn't want to kill him. So I'd say he's still fairly energetic but not as much as yours sound. Apparently he has a small heart murmur though.
What do you guys think about 1 on 1 trainers. My new pupper is really shy around home. It's only been a few days but I was wondering if some training from a guy who claims to have trained police dogs ect would be able to help. She is really happy at the dog park ect but is mopey around thr house and hides alot and only comes to me. It's only been a couple days so is this a time thing?
Find a breeder that health tests.You want patella luxation, Von Willebrand (bleeding disorder) and PRA1 (eyes).
Forget this breeding for show milarkly, all that means is that they're breeding towards a standard. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, your best bet is to go to a dog show and physically meet some breeders/dogs. Find one that health tests and you'll be gravy.
Is there anyone else or anything else in your home? There might be something that still cares her.
Also if she comes from a shit breeder, she might just not be used to living in a home at all.
My dad and girl friend. She's good with dad, gives him a sniff ect but gives gf a wide birth. She must be scared of the chip on her shoulder.
Just let her out of the crate when I woke up this morning. She was really good, very happy to see me and being really affectionate atm. We are gonna go for a walk. Thanks for the help.
No matter what, they are a very energetic breed. I find I walk my puppy three times a day, but I don't feed her human food at least not on purpose.
Why would you even give it to any dog?
They shed their over coat regularly and their undercoat twice a year and require a lot of training to not turn into an independent dog.
Their stubborn and need the attention.
She's settling in really well. Goes straight to slee in her crate and really warming up to me. I take her for about an hour walk in the morning and a 2 hour walk and play with the dogs in the arvo. I really want her to play fetch but she doesn't give a fuck about toys. What is a good technique to teach her? Coat a toy in chicken stock?
How do yo train a dog to not lick your fucking face at the given opportunity?
take a shower, they want to salts from your sweat.
>they want to salts from your sweat.
>they want to salts from your tears
2 questions about my new boxer/shepherd cross
he is shit at walking. I am teaching him loose lead walking which he is learning slowly. With me he walks loose about 60% of the time now. With my GF he doesn't walk loose at all. What can i do?
Also he barks or whimpers at other dogs in the street. I'm scared to let him get near cos i think he might bite. Should i wait for him to be castrated?
Thirdly he was chewing a bone today and my cat got near and he "air snapped" at my cat. He is usually fine with the cat no aggression infact they often play. What do?
Anyone have any experience cooking their dog's food for them? Been doing it for my cat, but he gets jealous (I'd be salty af too.)
What I've been trying out-
Hard Boiled Egg
All this kinda smashed together, and I heat it up for each meal. He loves it, but I just want to do right by him. Should I hit up the vet for some supplements?
Just adopted this pupper from the humane society. He's really even tempered and appears to have been trained in the past. His name given was Colt, but they just gave it to him at the shelter.
Please consult an actual practicing animal nutritionist, your dog (and especially your cat) needs more than what you're giving.
Many nutritionists offer phone consultations, or gave published books with recommendations for creating a balanced menu. Your vet does not have near enough nutritional education to formulate a proper diet.
My pup will shit inside if the back door is closed, so I leave it open almost all the time, and it's bloody cold now.
Trouble is, the back door is a glass slide so I can't install a doggy door.
Anything I can do? Like getting a really thick curtain that she can push out of the way?
Would it be possible to train her to use a slide door? It's rather heavy and she's only 3 months old.
Crate train. Take your puppy out on a schedule, and as often as she needs it. Praise like mad when she goes to the bathroom outside. She'll get the hang of it.
When she gets bigger, you can definitely teach her how to slide the door open (she's probably not heavy enough to do it right now.) I had a door like that in my old house and my dog (50 pounds) was able to jump up and slide it open on his own. Shouldn't be too hard.
>Trouble is, the back door is a glass slide so I can't install a doggy door.
buy a dog door made for sliding doors
I had a beautiful lab, but it got old and died, so senpai wanted inside dog, and now we have this retarded dog, that is loud, near useless, dumb as a stump, and not in the least useful.
Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog
He said, "I will fix your rack if you'll take Jack, my dog"
I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man"
He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can"
This cute ass nigga got me a girls number yesterday, broest pup ever
My friend rescued a pupper the other day, but we both don't know shit about dogs. So may you guys help us identify his breed and give us some tips?
Definitely a German Shepard. Looks purebred, but I could be wrong.
The coat colour is spot on, but those ears are making me iffy.
Be prepared for a lot of walking and daily training and socialization.
Not a purebred, ears are off along with a few other factors (size for starters)- but agree with you on a GSD mix of some form.
Look up GSD, sheperds in general and labs on google if you want a rough temperament. But aye, but prepared for a lot of daily walking/training/socialisation.
Anyone know what my aunt's dog is?
I was told she's an Akbash but that doesn't seem right to me
what are the basics of stopping ankle biting in collies? already have a pretty good stop command, but its not water right, sometimes the puppy just wants to fucking kill trouser leg. i seen oeople say hotsauce or similar bad tasting shit on bite zones, or to carry on walking normal'y and possibly drag them around amd trample them? not tooo into either of those options. in just telling her leave it every time and being patient for now. shes like 4 1/2 months old right now, and really well behaved apart from this.
My 4 month old male airedale terrier won't fucking listen.
He know's the command to come but half the time the little shit won't do it.
Also, do dogs get more territorial or defensive or whatever when they're older?
At the moment he's ultra friendly, too much for his own good, he'll run up to everyone and start greeting him, and if he could he would probably open the door to every person walking past our house.
sorry for the slow reply, needed to sleep.
Well, Collies are a herding dog breed. They don't like it when stuff moves too fast.
ankle biting is just a way your dog is "correcting " you, next time she does that, put her in submission until she's calm (if that's the first time you do it, make sure you have the time to do it correctly) You'll notice she's calm when she takes a big breath and expires a big sigh. The speed at which she breathes is also a big sign.How to do a submission to your dog: put her collar and leash, step on the leash as close to the carabiner (or whatever you snap your leash to the collar with) as possible and just ignore the dog, don't talk, don't ask anything. This is just putting her in a corner and making her reflect on what she did (in a way).
NOTE: this does not hurt your dog physically. it doesn't hurt them psychologically either, but it does work their mind, they learn who is leading and who is following. if they lift you up, you lose leadership.
when doing a submission, keep calm and serene.
the dog may do whatever to make you lift your feet, just ignore it until it's absolutely calm.
Well, some races have differences in how they change and grow up, but once a dog gets older, they get much calmer (except for some breeds but that's not my fault).
make sure to be patient and make him do what you want, when he does something well, you can finish the excercises. that way, you end on a good note, the dog understands the difference between ending up with a failure rather than a success, it'll make it more enjoyable for him. (so like, just do something simple like "sit" at the end.)
By the way, a very important tip: NEVER and I say NEVER EVER be angry when the dog comes, even you are vein bursting mad because he's just fucking around, you bring him back with you and with a smile, you say the command you were going to say (if perhaps you were needing him to go home, you say HOME) and when you're home, it's a fucking party
a dog won't come back to you if you call him and you punish him. in fact, that's how you break dogs, you get angry when you catch them because they didn't come back and then they don't wanna come back at all.
if you didn't already, bring a tasty ass treat with you that'll change his mind.
otherwise, don't start far with puppies, start from like 3 feet with the comes, then 6 feet, then 9 and do it with the leash so that if he doesn't come, you can remind him where to go.
and last thing: puppies are explorers, if you're outside and it smells good, the puppy finds you rather boring compared to the environnement filled with sexy smells.
Remember the 4P for dog training (well it's 4P in french)
precision is what you tell your dog to do, if your hands are all over the place and you tell him shit that he hasn't learnt or the wrong thing, the dog will listen to you, make sure you say/move the right way.
and as a very last note: if your dog is running away from you when you wanna get him, run the opposite direction. dog's favorite game is pursuit,
So I am considering getting a German Shep
I was looking around and trying to find some (I live In Britain) and there is a few sites with some but they are mainly 5+ months old and I was looking for a pupper.
I found one that is being sold using the kennel club website and was wondering if the Kennel club was a good place to buy from, I know it is legit and reputable but is it like selling you something useless like branding so if a pair of shoes has the nike logo it will add £50+ just by having the logo.
Anything I should Know about German shepards that is not obvious or any tips for training.
Kennel club is mainly just to make sure the dog is i̶n̶b̶r̶e̶d̶ purebreed, as in no 1/64th anything else.
If you care about that then yeah, go for it.
As for german shepherds,
They are really social.
As in mine starts crying when I go for a piss and I lock her out.
Apart from that, the regular stuff, it'll need lots of excercise, socialising, puppy classes help, etc.
if you know how to take care of dogs, they shouldn't cry ever.
The only reason why she cries is because when she does it, you go and give her attention and probably try to "reassure" her. All you're doing is telling her "if you want attention, start crying"
want her to stop crying? ignore her crying.
More you give her attention whe she cries, the more she is gonna do it.
Kennel clubs aren't always reputable. Registration means jack shit as far as how well bred the dog is and how reputable the breeder is. The AKC has recognized puppy mills as certified breeding programs. So that alone doesn't mean you should keep your guard down. What you should be paying for is a healthy German Shepherd that looks and acts like a well socialized German Shepherd. Stay away from shit like frogged legs and roached backs, and if the dog seems aggressive whatsoever, either with people, dogs, food or toys, don't bother. Unless that's what you're looking for
>visit sister's house
>she has 3 puppers
>mfw they all sleep with me at night so I'm kept cozy and comfy
Ignore >>2023749 , you want to find a breeder from the kennel clubs good breeder scheme. Aka you want to find a breeder that fully health tests dam + sire, does some form of agility/working/something with their dogs and shows.
Health testing= hips, elbows, PRA, CDRM, Ivermectin, Mucopolysaccharidosis and Pyruvate Kinase deficiency.
As for tips, you want to go download Dunbar's before/after you get your puppy (free PDF online) for starters.
>spend my entire relationship telling my bf that if we get a dog it's not sleeping on the bed
>dirty paws, dusty coat, hair, etc.
>rescue pupper 6 months ago after desperately wanting one for almost 8 years, now I finally have the money/resources to take care of it
>he does great sleeping in the crate
>ONE time I allow him in the bed to nap with me as I'd just given him a bath and knew he was clean
>okay, he can nap in the bed sometimes with me
>okay, he can come sleep with me after he gets up for his 4am pee
>find out he doesn't need a 4am pee if he sleeps with me as he sleeps through the entire night
>okay, he can sleep with me on nights when I work so I don't have to get up in the middle of the night
>okay, he can sleep with me if I've got a lot of errands to run the next day
>dog ends up sleeping in the bed every night
sleeping with a dog is the best. when he's your best buddy and EVERY NIGHT he acts super happy and grateful to sleep in your bed, it feels like it's just the two of you against the world when you're sleeping together.
Anyone got any tips for dealing separation anxiety in puppies? I have a 11 week old German Shepard x Samoyed and I've had her for a week. Basically everything is going well except she goes mental whenever she's left alone. We thought it was a problem with her crate but she's fine in it when we are around. Is it too early to be concerned about it?
What breed is my dog, i found him on the street like a year ago
My dog's training was going okay, but then both of our cats died and we moved. It's been over a year now and despite calling in trainers and following professional advice, my dog has gotten worse and is still scared of men she doesn't know and can get aggressive with other dogs, though she gets on fine with the other dog she lives with.
She has bitten "strange" men in the past which in one case a lead to the police being notified although no action was taken other than the police letting us know. I am deathly afraid of her getting taken away from me or being taken to court or something and being forced to have her put down. Around family she is a very sweet and loving dog who is probably my best friend.
I'd prefer not to have to muzzle her when we go for walks because she spends the whole time trying to take it off (sometimes succeeding) so instead I have to be very careful and wait for other dogs to pass/keep her on a short lead/shoo away dogs that are off their leads that come up to her etc. and constantly be on guard for any trouble.
I know that this is avoiding the problem rather than tackling it, I would love to be able to safely let her off the lead and to answer the door without having a repeat of the time she lept at the carpet man and almost caused him to fall over. (Now we have to make sure she's shut away whenever men that are "strangers" to her are visiting). She also will sometimes attack things with wheels going by.
This is probably not something that can be resolved quickly and I have doubts it can even be resolved, but is there anything I can do to help lower her aggression?
Have some friends help you out on this one. She really needs to be socialized.
First step is having the stranger/friend in an area with her, preferably the yard. At this point she just needs to be around other people.
Then when she's comfortable with having people just a few meters away from her, invite people over (one person at a time, but different each time) and have her in a separate room. Slowly introduce them again until she's comfortable having people in the house.
If you're tense, she'll be tense. Trust in your dog, but keep an eye on her.
If anyone you know has a dog, or even if you pass a nice person on a walk with their own dog, ask if you could let your dog sniff theirs. For socialization purposes. A lot of people in my area let me do this.
Because of her age, it might take a long time for this to work. But progress is progress. This worked very well with my dachshund who previously was NOT socialized except with her owners and one other dachshund. It took a year and a half, and she's still a bit wary and could snap at people who approach quickly.
The dog next door died and my dog was friends with them since every time I let my dog out they used to chase eachother around on the sides of the fence.
I feel like my own dog just died in a way, I can't bear to stand wondering if my dog will forever wonder where the other dog went.
Do dogs mourn other dogs like that?
>dog had to be put down 5 days ago
>parents talking about next dog to get
>say that they should get a pit bull, like a young one or a puppy from a shelter because i know how loyal and loving and all that shit they are
>all father says is "anon stop being a smart ass" about how all pit bulls are evil and shit like that
I live in the Las Vegas area. It's crazy out here. I've wanted a watchdog ever since the night I pointed my revolver at my front door with my wife beating neighbor pounding on the other side. My requirements are thus:
-adaptable to desert climate
-between 25 and 50 pounds
-protective of home and children
Hi friends, can I get advice on how to better train my girl to fetch? When I come home she super excited and grabs her toys. So I throw it and she grabs it and kind of brings it back. Then other times I throw her toy she just runs over to it and comes back to me. I've been reading on google but they don't really give a solid answer / contradicts other search results. Is it just going to take time and treats and a bit of animal intuition? Would she benefit hanging around a dog who is really good at fetch?
make the game rewarding.
say "FETCH" before tossing the toy
give her a treat and pet her and tell her what a good girl she is when she brings it back.
that's all. associate "fetch" with treat and you're done.
I'm thinking oft getting a dog but i want to make sure I'm handling it good
I live rural so walks are not a problem and neither is diet but I want to teach the dog to be really obedient
Is there any material that I can look into so I can learn how to train dogs?
It's best to work with someone who has expertise until you have some earned knowledge and experience, I would encourage you to first join a training club and go through all the levels of basic obedience (usually goes Puppy/Basic, Intermediate, Advanced/CGC, CGCA/CGCU), and then after partner up with a friend who is well-versed in training (has trained multiple dogs for working or obedience titles--if you go to a good breeder they can probably both help and put you in contact with others who are training toward similar goals).
Most dogs are fine moving and you don't need to do anything special aside from keeping a close eye to make sure he doesn't run off in all the excitement. I've moved five times with my dog and have never had a problem.
If he does seem to be having issues just keep everything business as usual, don't respond to timidness, practice confidence-building measures, and give him time and space to adjust.
There is VERY little sheltie and pom in there: you have a mutt, a mix of anything and it's mother.
Pick related, an actual sheltie, which your dog looks nothing like. He'sn cute, but a mutt.
So there's a stray in my new neighborhood.
Short backstory, I'm fairly certain this is the same stray who would play with my dog at our old house and he may have somehow followed us.
Anyhow, it's getting cold and I don't know what to do for the guy. He won't let anyone near him before he just runs, so back at the old house we would leave food out by a shelter and he would live there. I can't do that here because raccoons and possums will come.
Oh god no.
My 11 week lab could come, sit, down on cue, even up to 50 yards distance. And closer, he could even play dead, roll, spin right and left. Also he knew how to tie his shoes and count two by two.
Can anyone help me out?
My pup is turning 14 weeks tomorrow and within the span of a day he's completely changed.
>Hates his crate now and whines like crazy when put inside (today was as ordinary as any other day)
>Completely forgot the sit command, doesn't even sit when i bring his food out even though he's been doing it since pretty much the day i got him
>Growls every now and then when i try pick him up
As far as i'm concerned, nothing traumatic has happened at all. The only thing different from his usual schedule was that he went on his first walk yesterday and even then he seemed completely normal after it.
It's not unusual for puppies to have relapses in training, or to experience a period of anxiety around the age of 4-5 months.
Just keep being consistent with him and don't reinforce any bad habits, and he'll be fine and return to his normal self in no time.
So I've got my pup doing sits and calm the fuck down and stuff, except when we go outside, it's like she becomes deaf.
She runs around and sniffs at everything, and ignores anything.
Even the sqeeky ball, and she comes running to that sqeek when we're inside.
The dog has a lot of energy. You won't wear it out inside your house. You have to expend that energy to make them easier to handle/less interested in the new things.
The squeeaky ball is an audible toy, and if that isn't working find something that entices the other senses, foxtails on a stick for sight, Kong type toys with a favorite treat for smell, so on and so forth.
I like the Newfoundlands personality but I am not sure how they hunt. Are they skilled retrievers
The catching him part is what I'm having trouble with.
I would gladly take him in, give him his shots, treatments, feed, and keep him. He's just very aloof right now. Not really aggressive, just won't come around.
My dog who barks at everything only whines at him when she sees him and they sniff each other and play. But if I call for her he runs.
Its not recommended to remove a pup from its mother until 8-12 weeks because it can really fuck a dog up from a health and behavior perspective.
He at least keeps them with their mother right?
What is it called when a dogs knees point away from their body, causing the ankles to point in?
Is that bow-legged, or something else?
Long story short, me and my fiance got a female puppy about a year and a half ago before we knew much about BYB or bad breeding in general. The people that gave her to us claimed she is half pit, half lab, and I'm pretty sure the pit side was one of those more bully breed, short, barrel chested dogs.
Her bag legs are fucked up though she doesn't act like she's in pain, and I'm pretty sure her front legs are shorter than her back legs.
So I want to know what that is called so that I can bring it up to the vet and see if there is any possible corrective surgery I can get done on her before she gets too old, and while I have a well paying job.
Also, any experience with this or possible price estimates on how much this would cost would be awesome, thanks guys. Pic is her.
I just adopted a 3 year old male Found-hound/possible other hound mix.
He came house broken and with a great temperament, not food protective, and he's just unbelievably easy going. Fell asleep on the ride how which was only a ten minute drive. Definitely not a guard dog, but I've got another dog for that. Good with kids, good with other dogs, but of course I don't leave him unmonitered with kids or dogs.
He doesn't seem to know any commands though. He has a few bad habits like getting into trash and up on counters, so I got him a crate for when he's alone.
Any tips on training this type of dog personality? I have trained a Cattle dog in the past very successfully, but I recall it being much easier once he learned I was the dominant one. This guy doesn't seem to care who is dominant. I have a feeling he used to be a hunting hound because he was picked up as a stray by the SPCA.
This dog is just kind of in his own little world. I'm thinking of starting really simply and just getting him to give me eye contact when I say his name. I'll probably use the clicker method like I did before.
He doesn't seem to be familiar with walking on a leash, he just kind of bumbles around or stops randomly. So I was going to do a lot of square walking exercises.
I think an easier approach rather than a firm hand would be good with him, and probably just stopping him when he's about to do something bad and showing him what you would rather he do.
Also, though a lot of people are going to tell you the dominance theory has been disproven, I still think its important to keep a more parent/child relationship with your dog, as I feel like we have bred them to act like obedient children honestly. And if a dog can get something it wants, it will try to get it. Key is to show it that it can get what it wants by behaving itself.
Yea making sure my cattle dog knew he wasn't dominant changed everything. He was really bad when I first got him. He bit me straight in the face during the second week I had him when we where playing. Not hard, enough to break skin, but pretty damn hard.
I pinned his ass to the ground and stared into his soul for a good 2 minutes.
He never tried anything like that again. It's safer for the dog too, I don't use force unless it's a behavior that could get someone hurt or me sued or the dog hurt or the dog is challenging me as dominant.
Hey /an/, I'm looking for a dog, help me decide what breed/mixes to look for?
So far I've been wanting a velcro or velcro-ish dog, no pibbles or breeds that are known for barking, no small dogs, probably not even medium. I've been looking at dobies and danes mostly, I'd get a weim but they're rare at shelters or rescues around me. I want a full grown dog, preferably around 4 years old. I've been on petfinder and doing research for like 2 months now. Getting dog definitely next year.
looking for a cat killer. have free roaming cats in the uk and they cause all kinds of mischief, fuck up my vegetable patches, have orgies on my front lawn at 3am and are just generally peasant tier animals. used to have an english bull terrier with a ferocious prey drive, looking at something with better brreding, anyone have a jagdt terrier or know of aerdales are any good? thinking bull terrier x whippet is the way to go.
It is the German shepard guy back again and still no luck finding anything.
I need some help from you.
1. How much will a decent (Non super fancy )
Gsd cost me to buy
2. Where do you reccomend looking for them, I have tryed kc find a pup and only got one near enough and no reply yet
3. What age should be the cut off point if I want to train a super loyal obedient dog?
Please help me as I have been planning on getting a gsd for well over 3 months but found none on kc that were near and young enough.
Depends. A byb GSD will cost thousands in hip replacement, or an early death. A dog bred by a reputable breeder will also cost quite a lot. You happen to chose one of the most popular and most badly bred dog to choose from.
As I see it, you have two choices when looking for this dog; get one cheap OR get one that's healthy.
If you want a cheap one, mine as well go cheap as you can get and go to an animal shelter, look for a GSD-looking dog that's already fixed, UTD on shots, microchipped etc and save up for possible health issues along the way. Or, find a reputable breeder which, considering the breed, is not only difficult but debatable.
A hip replacement alone (not including office visits, meds, after care etc) costs anywhere from $1000-3500 depending on certain variables. Reputable GSD breeders can range from $1000-3500 on puppies, possibly more if the dogs are good for showing/breeding.
Unfortunately with such a popular breed, you hit into the same crowd that occupies toy dogs. Dogs that cost $15000 or more because they were imported, because their backs are stacked, because their parents were champions etc. Just like with the toy dogs that cost thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands, there is no reason to pay that much for a GSD. They try to latch onto people who don't know better, but that doesn't mean a breeder charging 2g for a pup is trying to scam you. Do a ton of research, because both of the breeds you're looking at suffer from popularity and a ton of bad breeding.
A lot of mutts and mixes are wrongly labeled as pit bulls, so that takes away a lot of possibilities there. Unless you dislike them for the look or can't have them due to restrictions, I would advise you to re-consider, or at least figure out why no pit bulls.
There's not much you can do about it though. Arthritis will just hit sooner and harder, but if it doesn't affect her now it probably won't till she gets old.
Sighthounds will be able to actually catch them. Retired greyhounds especially, as they were specifically bred and even trained to chase small animals. They are a dime a dozen to boot.
Goldens are also very hard to find a reputable breeder of, because like labs, they are known as the dog of the American family. So they are also bred to shit.
why do all these threads have to be about dog generals? i meant maybe some dog colonels or lieutenents? maybe even a dog captain maybe even a major dog thread. yes thats it this is now a major dog thread. i know we all all want our best friends to be of high rank, so we should have a dog admiral thread too. maybe even a dog king or dog dictator thread. jus saiyan is all. id want the highest rank for my pet too so i guess whatver you want to call it is ok by me.
my family got a 6week old puppy from the pound
im trying to crate train him so i just stick him in the crate to sleep in the night? im gonna buy her a pen so she can spend the day there and it has a pillow thing where it likes to sleep in the day so i think im gonna put it in the pen to play and sleep and have her shit and piss in the pen since shes too small to go walk.
is this a good idea? how long until i can sleep at night?
What do you want this dog for?
You listed one trait you're looking for and that it can't be small and probably not medium sized.
Personally I have found that aussies and border collies express this quality very well. Those are both rather medium dogs.
GSDs that I've had would follow me more loosely but sleep on the bed or by the door. They're a bit larger than the other two breeds. And lastly the two Saint Bernard dogs I've had have expressed a more childish neediness than 'velcro' qualities. Always having to have that touch connection, either with a paw on my foot or backing themselves onto my knees. If you are a tiny thing yourself or frail I can see this being an issue.
So from my experience, from smallest to biggest tends to get further away from that quality. Granted I've only owned 1BC, 2Aussies, 2 GSDs, and 2 saints.
My bestfriend had 2 jack russells that fucked up his neighbours cat. Since they're ratters/fox hunters, they're really prey driven and will have no problem getting into the small nooks that cats get into.
Get her a collar to get comfy with and adjust to. I got my pup at 8 weeks and started just walking her up and down my driveway to get her used to a leash.
Also, don't make the mistake of letting her pee and poo inside. I regret it very much.
When you start to leash train her, use positive reinforcement to teach her that by your side is the best place to be. This will hopefully stop early on leash pulling.
I just wish someone told me that before.
Also, with each month old they are, add an hour.
2 months old = 2 hours, etc.
When they reach 12 weeks they begin to have control of their bladder. Also, reward them with good girl/treats when she goes outside to pee/poo.
The max you should ever make a dog wait after it grows up to go potty I think is 6hours
Hi guys, just a feeding question. My pupper is 9 months and about 15 kg. For breakfast I feed her dry eukanuba biscuits and about quarter can of puppy wet food. Then for din dins I give her the same but add some chicken that I've cooked up. Is that alright? I was thinking of trying some kangaroo soon too as it's lean af senpai.
My mate is 9 months and I just put her in her crate when I go to bed which is about 8 hours or so. I just make sure I feed her a couple hours before bed and make sure she does a pooh and a wiz before. Is that ok? She has never wet her crate and when I let her out she spends a good 10 minutes being a happy puppy before even contemplating going toilet. Am I a terrible friend?
Pigeon-toe? Huh that's weird..
Ya, I'm not completely sure if it is affecting her or not is the thing. She has a limp/weird run that has gotten worse as she's gotten older. She can run pretty fast, but if she's doing a light jog she doesn't really..ah itself hard to explain without a video or something. It's like if she's jogging, she can't move her back legs independent of each other, and her knees are much farther apart than they were a year ago.
I'm going to bring these concerns up to the vet as well, but thanks. It's just more concerning when you don't have a good grip on what's going in, you know?
Adult dogs can generally wait 10 hours max but shouldn't be made to wait longer than 8 hours. They are fine overnight while you're asleep (8 hours) but should be taken out before you go to bed and when you get up.
You need to go to the kennel club's good breeders club and contact people on there: there WILL be a waiting list, and you won't get your puppy tomorrow. Sorry, that's just not how this works. I had to wait two years for my sheltie due to waiting lists, but the wait was worth it in the end as I now have a five year old very healthy sheltie, with a solid background, that is a very much loved family pet (who I also show and do agility with).
Cost? Expect to pay between £600-£1000 for a pup.
Either that or get in contact with your local breed club and go from there. You need to undergo the same process if you wanted a golden really, heck- any breed.
However, I wanted to put this to you. Have you thought about a shelter dog? There's breed specific rescues, and always dogs in rescue. From what I can tell you don't want to show or do anything specific with this dog, so honestly- a rescue might be a better route.
>3. What age should be the cut off point if I want to train a super loyal obedient dog?
At some point before it is dead is good. Unless you only want to train it to stay, lay down, or play dead then a dead one is very obedient. There isn't some cut off point.
Sometimes a good quality breeder will hold on to a pup to see if it is going to be a good show and/or breeder only to find something wrong with it as it reaches maturity. Now when I say something wrong I don't mean something major I mean something like it's coat pattern being off a bit or the wrong length or its ears not setting perfect too big small whatever, minor shit that only matters if you want to breed/show the dog. Anyway when that happens often times they will sell them much cheaper than one of their $1500 puppies.
Tell him to find a professional breeder fast. Even if none has a bitch that recently had pups in your area, they'll more than likely be better at bringing it up than some random ass retard.
Starting my search now to have a new pup in time for late spring or early summer. I have a preference for the giant breeds. Have a big house and a fenced in yard. I have a lot of experience with dogs but never had a giant. Really the main thing to narrow it down at this point is that it be good with cats. yourpurebredpuppydotcom has listed under most giant breeds, in the aggression part that they could be cat chasers, that seems more of a sight hound trait though. Almost seems like just a generic response to fill that section in more. Is something like a Mastiff or a Newfoundland likely to chase my cats around? I just want a stoic giant that will be good to my kitties. Would be getting as a puppy and proper socialization/obedience and respect training of course. Any recommended breeds?
You'd probably be safe with a newfie, but if your cat is already in the house, then it will probably pop the puppy (assuming you are getting a puppy) if he gets too close.
I figure raising it with the cats, they would pretty quickly teach the pup the way things go. That site I mentioned is the only place I have seen say that Mastiffs and similar tend to chase cats so I wasn't sure if it was even true so I wanted to double check. There are about 10 different giant breeds on my list to narrow down. On a side note, any recs for smaller breeds that can hang with the bigger dogs? Something sturdy but not large. French Bulldog maybe?
It's important to go through a breeder who socializes the puppies with cats, and who can pair you with a puppy with a low prey drive.
The Newfoundland Club of America has a fantastic breeder referral chair who can talk to you about the breed, help you decide if a Newf would be a good match for your lifestyle, and can match you up with the good breeders in your area should you decide you'd like one.
Is there a way to let an injured lab puppy burn off energy without actually walking or playing normally?
She had surgery last week and her incision is still healing, she's got the cone I can't walk her and any kind of vigorous play isn't allowed right now. She's starting to get her strength back a bit but it's still too early for her to get back to her normal routine so she's getting antsy as hell
Incidentally it snowed last night and holy fuck does it suck taking your dog outside in the snow with that stupid cone, goddamn
My 5 months puppy started half-groaning half-moaning in her sleep. Is this normal? She wasn't completely silent before (she ran and stuff), but now, she often just groan randomly as she wakes up. She does that wherever she is, and whatever position she's in. Could it be some sort of growing pains or growth spurts bothering her? She's a golden retriever.
Do dogs have a good natural prey drive for pigs and cattle?
If yes; wich breeds excel at it?
I bought a Border Collie puppy about 6 weeks ago.
Things are going good. Little bitey and nippy of feet and hands, but thats natural. She's totally adorable and smart as fuck.
Anyways, I'm conflicted.
Basically, I had two dogs put down this year. Basically both were similar ages, both just reached a point where they weren't functioning well enough to move much.
I honestly really feel like my pupper needs a buddy besides me. Preferably another puppy so they could grow together, learn from me and eachother as well.
At the same time I don't want a repeat of what happened to me this year, to happen again in another 13+ years.
Should I perhaps just wait 2-3 years until she's a full adult before getting another pupper? I've never had a lone dog before, and even though I'm capable of devoting quite a lot of time to her, I just feel like she needs more than me...
I'm not sure if that's what it's called, that just sounds to me what you are describing.. It might not be though.
Pic related, I know it's people but it transfers to dogs and horses well
My Blue Heeler puppy is scared to go on walks, what do?
She just stands resisting walking forward. The only way for me to cover ground is to either force her or wave a treat in her face to have her go a bit forward then she goes back to being scared.
Whats worse is that every dog we've met ends up barking at her and she gets scared. Socializing and getting her to walk is being a challenge.
Have you tried putting a leash on her and leaving it that way for a few hours inside the house?
Puppies that are new to leashes are resistant to being pulled.
Also, you should make sure there isn't parvo or distemper going around in the area by calling a vet's office before going out with a 9 week old puppy.
Raising two puppies of a similar age along side each other can lead to problems. Look up "littermate syndrome."
If she has you, she doesn't really NEED another dog for companionship. She might enjoy it, though. So if you still want to get another, why not look into adopting a dog who's already grown, or at least a puppy who's quite a bit older than her?
Anyone can tell what mix this is? It looks either SBT or amstaff, one of which is illegal in my country. It's a rescue dog, but if anyone ever finds out it is part amstaff police have the right to shoot it or take it to the vet to be euthanized.
I'm lonesome and thinking about getting a dog.
I live alone (obviously) and am gone from home at least 9 hours every weekday.
Also I would like to avoid the less intelligent dogs.
What kind of dog is right for me?? Maybe I shouldn't get a dog at all?
Get a vet to sign something saying it's the breed that isn't banned, or get genetic testing. It looks like either an amstaff or SBT to me too, and probably to everyone else. Most people aren't as autistic as /an/ with their dogs and would just cry that it's a banned breed even if it wasn't, so you will want documentation that it isn't even if you know or you think it's obvious it isn't.
It might be okay if you get an adult dog of a more independent breed, but 9 hours is quite a long time to leave a dog alone.
Getting a puppy (of any breed) is probably not a good idea unless you can take a few weeks off work when the puppy comes to live with you.
>It will take some looking, but I can probably find a chihuahua, pomeranian, boston terrier, akita, king charles spaniel, pug, and shiba inu better than others.
You really dont' know what you're looking for.
Do not get an Akita. Avoid an Akita at all costs. They're a large breed bordering on giant, they're prone to both human and dog aggression, and they require a lot of training and socialisation. Don't want the mailman shredded? Don't get an Akita.
Somebody around here has an akita. All the other dogs are scared of him, it's hilarious.
He's nice and well brought up enough, never seen him aggressive, but the other dogs always lose their shit when they get too close.
boarder collies, Australian shepherds, and Australian cattle dogs tend to be really hard wired for herding. Be warned though: these dogs take high amounts of both physical AND mental stimulation.
Recently rescued this doggo, don't know the breed. Can anyone help?
How do you have a dog and a full time job?
I never had one growing up, and want one now, but I don't think I could leave it at home the whole day. I might be gone at 6am and not back until 9 or 10.
How do I teach a dog to play, who doesn't seem to know how to play?
He gets riled up sometimes if I try and wrestle him, but he seems almost afraid to cut a little loose. The most he'll do is kind start jumpin in place and sometimes up on me. (which I'm not keen on encouraging). Normally I'd get a dog to bite a toy by kind of bothering their face with it. He just seems like he wants to do something but isn't sure he's allowed.
I tried the flirt pole, and he just starts to pursue it, then kind of hangs back.
Zero interest in a tennis ball.
He will gingerly take a bone, but he has a good temperament and doesn't resist if you try and take it. I thought of tieing a bone to a toy, but I doubt he'd mind me taking it.
My other dogs would play if I covered their head with a towel or blanket and play bite through it. If I put a towel on his head, he believe it is the end of days cometh and he runs desperately trying to get it off.
I'd like him to at least learn tug-of-war.
>How do you have a dog and a full time job?
>I never had one growing up, and want one now, but I don't think I could leave it at home the whole day. I might be gone at 6am and not back until 9 or 10.
You don't at least not with those kind of hours. Why would you even want a dog when you are only home long enough to sleep?
How do you teach a dog the "show pose" where they look majestic as fuck?
Also how effective is it to train your dog by putting him yourself however you want (sit, down, etc), then calling out the cue compared to shaping/rewarding the dog for small steps toward the end result/luring?
Where is a good breed website that I can read about which health tests each breed should have?
A good friend of mine got a german shepherd puppy from a breeder and I don't believe they are registered with a kennel club (but I'm not sure, I haven't got to talk to them).
I want to check them out and see what tests they do on their dogs because his dog is 7 months now and doesn't have that weird sloped back, looks and feels like he is solid as far as body and structure go, and is really well tempered and smart. Honestly I'm freaking jealous and really want one, and have been wanting one for years, but I want to make sure these guys do do health tests. I don't personally care about the registered dog show dogs or agility training and all that, I just want a healthy GSD pup with a good disposition that can handle hiking with me.
I'm gonna be adopting a foster dog in a few days (unless he hates me, which is unlikely). 3 year old chill, affectionate pibble with no people, dog, or cat aggression issues. Playful cuddlebug according to the foster.
Really looking forward to meeting him, hopefully on the 2nd.
Here's the video Vet Ranch did on his medical stuff: https://youtu.be/knIm0dLcWAM
(yeah, I know Science Diet sucks, but i'd sure as hell promote them if the money they paid me went to vet bills for rescues).
I'll get a labrador puppy around mid February when he reaches 8 weeks
What is the best way to socialise it ? Is there a more affordable way than "puppy classes" or whatever it is supposed to be called in English ?
Also I'm already torn between taking him out to see the real world, meet people, places, noises and stuff as soon as I get him ; or keep him inside until his vaccines are effective, which could apparently keep him from becoming a happy and confident puppy.
What's the best thing to do?
I'm looking for a boxer preferably but found a good alternative on craigslist.
The dog is a aussie/lab mix. He's not a certified breeder, it's a mixed breed and he hasn't had his shots yet.
I offered up to $250 but he rejected it. Am I out of line? I felt like this was a generous offer
>tfw we Frenchfags still haven't
>tfw we only have door handles
My doggy gets sick in car trips. It's not that she's scared of it, she jumps in the car by herself most times, I just believe she gets motion sickness. She starts to salivate and I had her vomit today. She's only 9 months. I've read it's to do with their ears not being fully developed and they get crook because of it? Should I just not take her for ages and try a couple weeks down the track? Would getting calming stuff from the vet help?
Where should I go for good, scientifically up-to-date information on behavioral training for dogs? Pic not related
Try the calming stuff, at nine months she should be traveling fine. It's likely that her body now associates the car with vomiting causing her to vomit more, you need to break the cycle. Try and take her out every day, even just for five min around the block.
Good advice. If it's really bad you could even start by just putting her in the car for a few moments and not going anywhere, then work up to taking short drives and then longer drives.
My dog used to get carsick when she was a puppy but this was when she was really young, like ~3 months old. She grew out of it for the most part, though I think on longer rides she sometimes gets a bit carsick. I give her ginger/chamomile for those times and it seems to help her feel better so you could also try that!
you can get a prescription from your vet for something called cerenia
you give it to her two hours before the car trip, on an empty stomach.
I got it as a precaution when we took my pupper on an 18-hour road trip from colorado to alabama. he has a sensitive stomach normally.
so, I have an eight month old husky/staffie pup. he's great and training has been easy for the most part. he's only had two really irritating quirks so far
the first thing is that in the house, he is obsessed with his squeaky tennis balls. always wants me to throw them inside for him, brings them back and automatically drops it at my feet, etc. but once we go outside, he just runs right by it and doesn't even pick up the ball. he always just starts sniffing something or just acting, well, like a puppy. I live on 6 acres of rural land, so I can't just eliminate any distractions
second thing, is that he buries his chew treats. if I give him a pork twist, bully stick, antler, anything, he just runs off and buries it in whatever corner of pile of stuff he can find. even in his crate, he'll just bury it in the corner of his bed and refuse to chew it. he does with with everything until some random time a few hours later THEN he decides to chew it. can be a bit irritating at times, like if I need to write work emails or study and would appreciate a few minutes with him preoccupied
any tips? pic related of the little fiend
If you don't want to play fetch in the house, takr his ball and pit it away when he drops it at your feet. Tell him 'no more' everytime you do this.
As for needing sone time alone, either crate him with a chew toy or build him an outside fence/enclosure. You can also try a kong with some frozen food inside for crate time, might make him a little more interested.
Unfortunately, my dog is going to be euthanized tomorrow. I found out this week he has multiple tumors on his heart, spleen and it's starting to form in his lungs.
He barely has enough energy to get up but I hope to walk him one last time tonight. The vet told me that he's not in pain and to continue his normal routine until we came to a decision.
What age to puppies start sexual maturing? I was wiping my 3 month puppy's underside with baby wipes and i noticed his little red rocket start poking out.
Is this normal for his age? He seems way too young for that shit. I was grossly weirded the fuck out t b h.
My hands look like bloody stumps since this baby teething stage started happening to my puppy.
Won't take no for an answer though unless he gets distracted by redirection or put in his kennel for a nap.
How long does this usually last?
Is the adult teething stage better or worse?
Depends on the dog. If it's a toy breed 6 months may be OK. Your vet is suggesting that age probably because it is around where most dogs become sexually mature and able to reproduce.
Being sexually mature does not mean their growth plates have closed though right?
Would honestly rather my dog grow healthy proportions over some vet worrying i'm stupid enough to let my dog out to breed, but at the same time i know she'll judge me if i don't choose to neuter him at 6 months.
Never. Why would you cut your own dogs balls off? Drop his testosterone levels to the floor, and lose all the benefits that come with that testosterone. Do you think your dog will escape your yard and get bitches pregnant? I literally do not understand why people neuter their dogs. If you think you're a good owner then, why?
>she'll judge me
Yeah and why do you care what she thinks?
>Do you think your dog will escape your yard and get bitches pregnant?
You do know males getting after bitches in heat and then getting lost is the number one reason adult male dogs end up in shelters, right?
I dunno, everyone is just encouraged to not to mention the behavioural problems that come with high test.
>Why do you care
I really shouldn't, but she's the closest one to my home and i can't be assed finding a new vet if we end up having a disagreement
I want to become a dog owner. This will be my first dog. I've been working at kennels and dog daycares for 3 years now. Working on getting a grooming job soon. Woo. But, I've been considering getting a GSD. They seem really interesting and versatile. I'm specifically looking for a slightly larger breed that has a good drive for obedience training and hiking/walking so, I'm looking into working-lines. Specifically, do working lines require more than show-lines would in terms of stimulation? I'm hoping to walk/jog at least 2.5 miles with the dog per day(afternoon,evenings and nights), ideally more. I want them to be my hiking partner as well as a general companion (I don't make friends with people often. Basically schizoid but I hate hiking alone.) But, I may have to leave them at home while I'm at work in the mornings on weekdays. I'll have someone there to let them out and play with them (partner works nights so theyre at home during the day) but they'll only be able to play a bit and let them out for relief. Is this enough or should I look into a different breed?
Any experience with the breed in n general would be great to hear.
2.5 miles of walks a day is awesome for most dogs. Working lines probably do need more than show lines, but I'd bet giving it one long walk or two mile+ walks a day (morning and evening) with one of those dog backpacks and a couple full water bottles would be enough for all but the highest energy adult dogs.
Honestly you sound like the perfect owner for a working breed short of someone who will actually be using them as a work dog. You're experienced and seem committed to giving them the time they need, and having someone to check on them while you're out is better than a lot of good owners with jobs have.
Be ready to adapt to the dog's needs, make sure to teach tricks for mental stimulation as well as give them the walk time for physical exercise and you'll be fine with basically any dog.
Definitely go for an adult or adolescent dog rather than a puppy - you don't have time for a puppy, and with older dogs you'll have a better idea of their energy level and temperament. Between 9 months and a few years old is my ideal adopt age range.
forgot to add - adopt from a shelter if you can, and don't be too fixated on breed. If what you claim is true you'll be a good owner for any kind of dog, and there are way too many great dogs in shelters that need homes to not even take a look before getting a dog from a breeder.
Anon that really makes me feel better. I see all sorts of shitty dogs in my kennel and I worry I'll raise a dog like that.
But, yeah, I genuinely enjoy teaching dogs, and playing fetch/catch with them. And all that good stuff. I'd play with puppies that came into my last kennel and had a lot of fun teaching them how to drop/take on command. Weird how such simple things can be so fun?!
But, yeah, I'm not throwing shelter dogs out the window. I've also read it's not good to remove puppies from a litter until 12 weeks of age, so I'm a little bit weird about where I'm gonna get my dog. Though, you're right. Any dog can be great. I can look at even the most insane dogs that come into my daycare and think, "hey, i can really make that insanity productive ..." But, yeah, I'm rambling. Thanks a lot for your input though!
You'd do well with an Australian Cattle or even one of the larger kelpie / coolie breeds. I walk my aus cattle x collie about 3 hours total a day and do lots of hiking. Great off leash and loves to learn new tricks and being ab obedient little shit. Robust as fuck top. Maybe go for the mix if you want less health problems but most working dogs are a bitsa by genetics anyway. GSD are great and all but they are a bit of a meme dog and cost a fuck load for a good one where as blue heelers ect are free (in Australia anyway) and have an almost identical temperament. Also a family dog that will listen only to their owners I find. Can be a con but in your case it's what you are looking for.
90% of dogs in America are fixed, yet unfixed dogs make about 90% of the population entering shelters
yes, it really is. it's a known fact that unfixed dogs have escapist tendencies and that neutering/spaying helps combat this
Dog registration is mandatory here idk if it is in USA. Microchips are also becoming more popular. So why not recommend those? . I doubt your data saying 90 percent are fixed. Probably sampling bias. Dogs at shelter's are intact? Says nothing about the percentages of dogs who are never at shelter's.
Our puppy escaped many times but we always got him back. I wouldn't want to change his personality by cutting his balls off. Sure the marking is annoying but that's the only thing. I'm not going to cut his balls of to stop marking. As for him escaping I blame our family for not training him well enough and for letting him escape those times. He's too old to want to escape now.
My aunty has a neutered dog and it's literally retarded. Not really, but it's personality is not normal. Cutting their balls off is terrible. 6 months? I don't know if doggy puberty is even finished by then. I don't think it is. Why not just get him tagged and chipped? Do you really want a weird sexless dog? Imagine a human male with no balls it's pathetic.
>Bought a squeeky turkey leg toy
>Dog carries it around and cries very loudly while doing so
Is she upset by it?
Is it the fact that it's not actually food?
I've put the toy away for now but what is happening here?
it could be a lot of things.
my dog has a fox toy that is his favorite. it's also his comfort item. if he eats too much/too fast, he carries around his fox in his mouth and whines until his tummy feels better.
he also does the "carry and whine" thing when he gets a new big treat but can't figure out how to eat it it or it's too hard to chomp up without me breaking it.
What about the behavioural issues like pissing everywhere to "mark his territory", humping or increased levels of aggression?
I don't want to neuter him, too early anyways, and at the same time i don't want those behavioural issues.
Is it possible to teach a dog to play fetch with a ball if they didn't grow up with a toy ball?
Every dog I have met that plays fetch has had a ball since they were a pup.
I've only ever adopted dog's and none what so ever have had any interest in toys unless they resemble an actual animal.
I just got a three year old Foxhound, he just doesn't know how to play with toys. He's really smart and treat motivated. He gone from "oh shit how the fuck do I leash" to "oh wow walking you is actually relaxing" in just a week.
When it comes to toys, it's like he isn't sure he's allowed to take them. He's ultra careful when taking treats from hands which is great, but how do I teach "hey buddy cut loose a bit"?
I've always wanted a dog that would fetch. My friend have dog's they say basically came per-installed with fetch as a part of their OS. How am I supposed to shape this with clicking? Just shove a ball in their mouth? Shape a command for "bite this" with his bone?
Stumbled on a malamute pupper hiding under my car couple days ago. I think its a malamute anyway. Guess someone didn't like their Christmas gift. Thing is though shes got a bit of a potbelly and it aint worms checked fecal matter for eggs, segments the whole shebang and had a visit to the vet who wasnt very helpful to be fair. Suspected digestive blockage of sorts because she did regurgitate chewed up wood however cottage cheese induced diarrhea proved that one wrong. She is rather young suspected 5-6 weeks which is just mind boggling so could the potbelly be result of weaning, or the fact that she eats rather quickly or am I feeding her too much (3 times a day 4 soup spoons of boiled rice and chicken/turkey) or am I just worrying too much.
Pic related day1 belly did decrease in size a tiny bit after the wood fiasco. And that forehead is bigger statement than volvo logo.
Don't listen to these idiots. People who don't neuter their dogs are always the worst at the dog park or in public. They also usually wear cam pants and talk about being alpha of the pack and shit. Certainly don't rush it, but get it done when it's safe.
Been spending my nights out here in search of the guy. Left out some treats and monitored them for a couple hours.
It seems between the hours 11pm-4am he will come waltzing through the area. I got him to stick around and eat a rib maybe 6 feet away and I noticed there is a collar on him. He looks well fed so I'm happy he has shelter and food, there's just the possibility of him getting hit by a car that worries me.
So he has either, ran away from home, got lost , abandoned, or sneaks out at night.
I'm going to try leaving the yard barn open with fragrant treats and bedding. See if he doesn't stick around for a while.
Yeah but dogs that are sexually mature are about 100% more likely to reproduce.
And all this bullshit about changing personalty is exactly that, bullshit. Don't expect a calmer, better behaved dog after the snip.
So my dog is is teething and is a little bitey but manageably so (its mostly when someone tries to leave the room or she gets too riled up).
However, she constantly goes after my mom. Nipping her feet, herding and growling, biting her hands and trying to bite her hair but otherwise doesn't seem hostile to her like in a serious way.
Any idea what could cause this behavior? She's not nearly as awful about it around me or my other family members, but I definitely spend the most time with her (4+ hours every morning before work).
My mom isn't mean to the dog, but I suppose she also isn't stern either...
My dog definitely did not get fetch when I first got her as a pup.
Actually, she still doesn't.
You need to get a toy she likes, like a ball, and then pass it near her. Once she grabs it, either wait until she drops it, ask for it bag, or you could play tug with it. Then pass it near her again.
Then just increase the distance.
As for clicking, the ball should really be the reward, not the chore, so I wouldn't recommend giver her a treat for it.
I have my girl treaties at first to get her to associate fetch with doing the right thing, but she only does it now and then. I find the best way to encourage them is when they are really excited like when you come home from work. I make a big deal about seeing them and give them a hug and rough house a bit, jump around and get them to chase me. Then I throw the toy. Like old mate above said, find a toy that resembles someone she likes around the house. Her throw toy kinda looks and feels like a shoe. And now my shoes don't go missing as an added bonus!
My bitch ex girlfriend broke up with me and moved to a city 10 hours away for a job. She took with my dog and i can't see him for another 3 months, im depressed and lonely as fuck, honestly thinking of getting another samjoed dog. What do?
Pic related samojed
Our dog then fuck, we signed the papers togheter, but im the one thats taken care off him. My little brother was visiting once and she was home too while i was at work, and my little brother said she didnt do anything but watch tv while he walked him and played with him. My point is im the one thats taken care off him the most she barely did anything with him
"Too young to be treated for worms wait 2 weeks" same for vaccines and flea treatment. Gonna be long itchy two weeks. Reckon i figured out the belly issue though anyway the fucker is just a fart machine probably due to obliterating anything put in front of her within seconds. Thinking of feeding her kibble when its really quiet and none threatening see if that slows her down if not upturned bowl inside a bowl method or should i just get one of em fancy slowfeed bowls?
Put some grains/treats in your hand, put your hand into a fist or something, and hold your hand in front of his nose and say some sort of phrase like "leave it" or "drop" that you'll use constantly.
My 4 month old Border Collie drops her ball the majority of the time, but when she doesn't I've been doing this and it works fairly often.
Its all about repetition, basically.
Cute pupper, I have an 11 weeks border collie right now. It's just what they do. Stern 'no's and if you are playing then she bites, stop the play. What's helping me is just being aware of where your hands are in relation to the pup.
But yeah, puppies teethe and it's obnoxious. Especially BCs
>your dog will most likely bark instinctively if there's an intruder on his territory, no need to teach or encourage that behavior
>you don't want to encourage your dog assaulting people. You don't want your dog biting a kid trying to get his ball back, a friend trying to surprise you or the postman
>Mail box a couple meters outside the house, by a little wall.
>Dog barks at postman passing by there and dropping mail., gets angrier if the postman waves at her.
>Garbagemen loudly passing there with the big truck, emptying our garbage bins.
>Looks like she's cheering on them, gets excited when they wave at her.
But why dog, why.
>Postman comes to the door for a delivery, friendliest dog, gets petted, drools happily.
>Next day, barks at him again.
DOG PLEASE TELL ME WHY. DOG. COME ON.