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Dog General #37

Old Thread: >>2903317

Dog food review site - https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Puppy guide - http://drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=1449

Discord link goes to /an/cord's dog hub:
https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!
>Should I bring my dog to a vet?
>What breed is my dog?
>What toys should I get my dog?
>My dog is doing x, what do I do?
>Where do I get a dog?
>How do I take care of a puppy?
>How do I house train a dog?
>Can my dog eat this?
>Let me blog post!
And much more!
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Why are large breeds too much to handle?
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>>2914191
because you're a manlet
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>>2914193
Incorrect answer.
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>>2914197
>>2914193
>>2914191
Only you anon.
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>>2914197
womanlet?
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sup
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Are Newfies good dogs or are you all going to shit on them
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>>2914233
Hey.
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>>2914249
They're good boys but I would never want to own one, too much drool
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Where is my Maple?
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ruff
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Going to the vet tomorrow for the first time. What do I expect?
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>>2914233
The pup on the left is really cute. What breed?

>>2914300
She is here!

>>2914356
Nice whiskers

>>2914500
What are you going there for?
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>>2914190
>6 month old rhodie at local shelter
>live with gram gram
>gram gram doesnt want a dog in her house
The fleas she says! Please grammy!
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>>2914599
Dogs shouldn't have fleas if you take care of them properly
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>>2914588
Vaccination/ check up
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>>2914588
>She is here!
Yayyyyyyyyyyy
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>>2914233
>>2914272
what's updog
>>2914588
maple is so cute in her sweater.
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I just want to post this photo of my dog because it made me laugh, thanks
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Just noticed this mark in my dog's eye. He's 1 year old. What the fuck is this? A second pupil? Should i be worried? I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow, but figured i'd post here.
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>>2914837
Our last dog had something like that. It actually kinda free floated around his iris...Our vet said it was possibly some weird benign fatty tumor that wasnt a life threatening problem of any kind.
Just kind of a weird bit of extra unused eyeball or some shit. Thats since detached from birth. Though he said if it got bigger, and actually started affecting the dog, he was talking about possibly taking out the entire eye..

Hope im not worrying you too much. Ours developed it after around 10 years and he still lived another 4 afterwards. Its probably like the vet said, nothing to worry about.
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Any one got any good dachshund Experiences. I'm looking to get one this spring.
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Have a 3 year old border collie, had since 8 weeks.
Planning on getting another 8 weekish puppy soon. Not sure what breed though.

Any recommendations that would do good with a BC? Should I just get another one?
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>>2915262
theyre dicks
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>>2914249
They're great, dogsat for one a few times when I was like 10, only time I had to really discipline her was when she jumped up on glass doors and chased cats
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>>2915262
Only one I know ate a hole chicken drumstick and had a seizure so idk
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>>2915262

They bay at strangers but are not aggressive. Depending on the nature of the dog they love being on a lap. They don't really dig on their own but they love to find holes and confined places and squirm into them. They're energetic but their size means they won't need to go far or long to burn it off.
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>>2914599
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I just got back to college and I miss my buddy so bad. 4 months is a long time.
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Should I avoid Craigslist when looking for dogs?
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>>2914190
Any time I go into my girlfriend's house this fat little bastard runs up to me and starts going crazy barking at me. Then when I go down to its level it calms down and lets me pet it. Then when I rise again it starts going crazy again. Does the dog just not like me, or is it intimidated by my size?
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>>2915446
He's an insecure doglet
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>>2915403
Just go to a shelter or a rescue dude. There's lot of dogs that need homes and craigslist is a usual puppy mill place. You can pick up a dog with all of it's shots and a chip for cheap at most shelters or preferably the humane society.
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>>2915493
I don't want a pitbull
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>>2914837
go to a vet specialized in eyes. your run of the mill goober vet may tell you a BS story like here >>2914982

a human Ophthalmologist is also an option if you can find one who will help you.
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>>2915493
>>2915403
dont you have something like https://www.deine-tierwelt.de/hunde/

theres high$$$ purebreeds in private sales, average mutts, shelter dogs, rescues from shithole countries like spain and Bulgaria and local dogs who have to be rehomed there.
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>>2915513
>I don't want a pitbull

pibble doesn't want you either!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pw1f_K1u38
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>>2915524
I'm not watching some dumb video
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>>2915513
Then go to a rescue. Rescues always have purebred dogs/puppies. One of my local rescues just took in 30+ golden retriever puppies from a puppy mill bust.
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just looking for advice

Got a 16 month female rottweiler, decently trained and completely socialized, friendly with people and all dogs

She has extremely strong guarding instinct which is usually not a problem, but in the last couple of months if we take her out late at night, she starts growling and barking at people when they are far away ( warming them not to come close I guess), I used to let her off leash usually but I don't want her scaring or potentially attacking people

My current solution is: always be careful at night and limit off leash time, which im fine with

But im just curious if there is any advice on what can I do in situations like that?

she comes back to me when I call her but not for the first 5-10 seconds ( I'm guessing the instinct takes over because she is in "guard mode")
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>>2915546
it's possible to project your fear in these situations onto your dog which then makes them more likely to respond like you do not want them to. dogs pick up on these subtle cues. the key is to remain relaxed. break the dogs behaviour by engaging it as soon as it starts growling to avoid self-reinforcement. you can do this with pats, asking for a trick to be performed, and quick tussle whathaveyou. prevent unwanted behaviours BEFORE they happen instead of trying to "unteach" them. if possible let the people approach and talk to them all the time in a calm and friendly manner. the dog will learn that they are freindly and no danger.
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>>2914191
They're not, I live in an apartment rn and my high energy dog is fine as long as I exercise him. I can only imagine a lazier dog would be really easy. Small dogs feel like toys imo.
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>>2915262
They are cool dogs. Always love meeting a dachs when Im out with my dog. One time I was walking a pretty hard hike in very unforgiving weather, and right in the middle, between two cabins, we met a couple with two awesome dachshunds. Almost unbelievable that those short legs could carry them through that route, but they are obviously tough little dudes
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>>2915655
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu8F5N-LSQc
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What is it with the majority of people owning Alaskan Malmutes? Do they think that the dog's coat is 'muh edgy'?
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>>2915277
Anything high enough energy to match the Collier so they can play together and make your life less difficult
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>>2915677
I don't have one but mals are really goofy and sweet dogs, I'd like one. Only people I know who have them see Asian and it's probably more for the meme of having a big goofball
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>>2914190
>Get purebred gun dog
>Both parents and all traceable ancestors were used in hunting
>Keep him as a house dog and never hunt
>He just randomly lifts stuff in one part of the house and carries it to another
>His favourite are shoes/slippers
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>>2915770
>Both parents and all traceable ancestors were used in hunting
>Keep him as a house dog and never hunt
you're a dumb
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>>2915770
>>2915774
jeses, just throw him a frisbee, a ball, a PULLER, ANYTHING really. you can even go hide a plushie with a treat in it in the shrubs and let the dog go look for it. you do not need to hunt to meet the dog's needed stimulation, you're just lazy.
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>>2914190
sup /dog/, need some direction here
dad wants help with his new pups, he told me to clean a rusty cage/crate and then paint it with some leftover cans in the backyard
it's rusted to shit and he told me
>just wash it
but I guess it's probably a better idea to scrape/brush it off with aluminum and vinegar?

the paint shit I'm even more iffy about since I read it's toxic to them and there's not enough room in the backyard or the garage to keep it away from them until it's "safe" if that's even possible
any input is appreciated
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Waddup.

This bad girl run away from me today. I was so angery that even began thinking to shoot this little piece of shit with a shotgun. However I've caught her up near the house and everything is well (?).

How to deal with such a behaviour? Should I punish my doggo right away after she misbehaves or there are other means to cope with that?
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>>2915826
look up ways to train the recall on YT and especially shit from susan garett.
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>>2915831
Thanks. Will check it out
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>>2915784
Fucking this. My beagles would be the most depressed dogs ever if we didn't play sniff and find in the off season.
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Ever since New year's fireworks, my dog has been afraid of every single loud noise he hears outside to the point of immediately running towards the house with his tail between his legs. Hes always hated loud noises but never used to be this bad. Is there something wrong with him and is there anything I can do for him?
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>>2915921
There’s nothing wrong with him and a lot of dogs are scared of fireworks.

My dog is terrified. Fourth of July is the worst. He runs from room to room whining and tries to hide in small spaces.

If you don’t want to shell out for medication that may or may not work, the best course of action is to act normally/calmly and comfort your dog. You might hear, “don’t comfort them, it just reinforces their fear that something is wrong!” But that isn’t true. Turn up the TV a bit, sit on the floor with him (or couch if he’ll get up there), and speak to him in a slow calming voice. Pet, give tasty treats, etc. It won’t magically solve everything but it may make it manageable.

Some people use thunder shirts but I ain’t shellin out for that
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Update for anyone who remembers, but it's been a year and for days since I went and got my little farm accident doggo and she is still best dog
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Cute dogs
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>>2914249
they are giant puppies until the day they die that would do anything to make their owners happy.
if you can handle the hair, drool and huge shits then they are great dogs.
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>>2915677
this is it
the most retarded and undecipherable post on /an/ this month
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rate
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>>2916377
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>>2916377
>>2916378
cute/10
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>>2916377
Snausage/10. I’ve found that wirehaireds have the best temperaments of the three coat varieties. What’s your experience?
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>>2915963
>There’s nothing wrong with him and a lot of dogs are scared of fireworks.
Of course is wrong faggot
>the best course of action is to act normally/calmly and comfort your dog. You might hear, “don’t comfort them, it just reinforces their fear that something is wrong!” But that isn’t true.
Of course it's fucking true! Oh my god you and your dog are the perfect representation of everything that's wrong with the dogs currently.
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>>2916443
she doesn't have much of a temperament, most of the time she's hiding under a sofa and crawls out only to eat, to ask for a walk or to be pet.
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this handsome fella just turned 17
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>>2914190
>Rate my dog!
yes pls, this is zsofi. she is 6 years old.
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>>2916565
nice redhead/10
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>>2916567
thank you, here's another pic.
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>>2916572
pure sex Irish Setter girl.
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>>2916565
>>2916567
>>2916572
>>2916573
are you just having a samefag conversation with yourself?
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>>2916578
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>>2916503
Based.
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>>2916579
don't mind him, your grl is cute af.
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>>2916585
thank you kindly!
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>>2916503
give him a bellyrub from me
>>2916572
she cute
>>2916585
he also cute
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>>2916315
agreed

>>2916377
>>2916378
love me some wirey scruffers

>>2916578
oh fuck off
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How do you guys handle owning dogs and working? Do you leave the dog alone all day? Do you hire sitters, or use daycare? Do you have family members help you?
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>>2916647
>Get an older dog
>Do not, DO NOT get a puppy
>Two dogs alone during the day together will make a world of difference
>try to come home to let them out during the day if you can
>if possible, hire a dog walker a couple of times a week
>and there's also doggy day care although that shit is real expensive

I am a student right now and my S/O works from home so we're lucky, but others aren't. If you get an older dog they're more chill and will probably just sleep most of the time you're gone.
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>>2916647
just get a second dog
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>>2916661
>>2916658
>just get a second dog

horrible advise. that would create a problem bigger than the mere sum of it's parts.
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>>2916647
Had a puppy and lived close to work so he was created for 4 hours, 20 minute break, 4 hours. Never any issues, never messed his crate, but from what I've heard that's exceptional. I would not recommend it.
What the others say about two dogs is true. Collectively they are lower maintenance on your part because they entertain each other but it does cost more money and result in more hair on your furniture.
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>>2915493
Original guy here, I decided I'll just rescue a dog, my sister in law works at a shelter so I'll just have her help me
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>>2916841
Good decision.
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>>2916841
Get a puppy if they have any non-pits, preferably under 6 months. Grown dogs have baggage whereas almost everything that goes wrong with a puppy is your own fault.
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>>2916880
Partially true, but puppies are mostly shaped in the first 16 weeks. A puppy that spent too much time isolated from people/other dogs will have permanent issues. You aren’t going to know what the dogs living situation was like for those first 4 months if you get a 5 month old puppy that only just went up for adoption.
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>>2916905
Yeah I was being generous.
8 week old farm accident sheepdog/Dog™ combo accidents should be preferred over all others.
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>>2915677
Why was the reason you settled on "muh edgy" of all things?
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>>2916880
Nah probably won't be getting a puppy, this would be my first dog
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>>2915921
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why does my dog keep farting on me
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>>2916453
Fear is an emotional response, not a voluntary behavior. Thus it can't be "reinforced" by providing things the dog likes such as attention, petting, or other comfort. A dog isn't going to become more scared when they receive something nice when they are afraid. At best, the comfort helps them get over their fears by changing their emotional response to the trigger. At the very least, you just help your dog through a scary time.
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>>2914191
a lot of people are dumb as shit and can’t train their dog, which is annoying if they’re like 10 pounds but deadly if they’re 150, you just gotta be even better about training if they’re big and you’ll be fine
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Zeus update for anyone who cares. He's finally starting to play! With my old socks for some reason, but whatever makes him happy. With every passing day, he's acting more and more like a dog, and I'm so happy for him. Hopefully someday he'll completely break out of his shell. I do admit, I need to socialize him a lot more but I'm unsure of how exactly to do so. Dog parks? A walk around the area? I live in Orlando so I could probably go to Lake Eola for walks. If any of you have any other suggestions, I'll be more than happy to listen! Thanks for reading!
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Shit brehs.... My old pup passed on in summer and we recently got a new one. I love him and we have fun but I was just thinking about how little I remember ofy old fella. Seems like all our time together has been erased for some reason, or that I never had him in the first place. Is this the bonus level to grieving?
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I'm thinking of getting a leonberger puppy with some inheritance money I got what am in for

never owned a dog before
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>>2917567
Stick to meeting dogs on walks for now. Onleash social skills are going to be more useful in the long run.
How is he around other dogs on walks? If you can walk past dogs without him reacting or showing signs of tension, you can step that up by letting him have a quick nose-to-nose sniff before calling him away and praising him. Don’t give him a chance to get nervous, a few seconds to sniff is enough. Obviously ask the other owner if it’s okay first.
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>>2917801
I surprisingly haven't walked past any dogs. I think he'd probably try to run away judging from how he reacted to meeting a small little puppy. And I definitely will if I ever run into any dogs.
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so, my dog's probably going to die soon
he's healthy but he's old as shit
thinking i want a puppy because i've never had one
the local pound has new management and i hate it so i won't adopt from there and i don't like being scrutinized and assessed by rescues so that's out
so i'm down to """""""""""reputable""""""""""""" and back yard breeders
now, i know bybs have a reputation BUT hear me out
all my dogs up untill now have been rescues and therefore either mill puppies or bybs and they've all been fucking amazing dogs
also a lot of people i know have gotten puppies from shady means and they're all fucking great dogs
is a backyard breeder just some conformation kennel club myth?
alsoi know what a sound dog looks and feels like so i can avoid a lot of orthopedic problems etc

tl:dr
i want a puppy and i think a backyard breeder is my best option
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>>2917922
I agree with you. My family got to puppies from a store who turned out great. I don't want some stranger coming into my house to judge my worthiness to own a dog. I don't like most people in my house to begin with
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>>2917567
he cute but don't take him to the park until he's fully used to being around other dogs
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>>2917922
how about you take care of the dog you have instead cunt?
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>>2917567
dog parks are great if you know what you are doing or the other owners/the majority of them does. so it's a hit and miss game. in my exp., small fenced in parks with a lot of dug holes are a bad sign. still, go to dog parks as soon as possible - socialization needs to happen while the dog is as young as possible so every day without dog contact is a wasted day you'll never get back. keep it slow. try to tire the dog out before with some tennis ball fetch play. possibly avoid too crowded times at the park but maybe let him make contact through the fences and go from there depending on the reactions. and train your recall. every day. look up susan garrett and drag line training on YT on the subject. remember to make the dog coming to you always a pleasurable and fun experience (treats, bout of play, pats), that way the recall works much better. if you're angry at the dog for not coming when you call once you catch them they will just try to avoid being caught all the more the next time. for exmple I call my dog 10mins before I intend to leave the park and leash her. we still continue to play with the dogs though. this way her seeing the leash doesn't tell her that fun time is over so coming to me isn't the end of the world.
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>>2917969
nowhere did that anon say he was just going to fucking drop his old dog. pretty sure he was talking about for the future, or that he was still going to take care of his old dog until it passed.

christ.
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>>2917922
>is a backyard breeder just some conformation kennel club myth?

you tell me. pic related, double merle dog born blind and deaf because of byb scum.
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/k, what can you say about english bulldog? i really like this breed, but i'm afraid about problem with his health. Tell me, please.
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>>2918078
You know a lot of breeders aren't like that, right? By definition, anyone who breeds dogs that don't fit a breed's standard is a BYB. Plenty of kennel club breeders have bred double merle dogs too. Registered breeder =/= reputable breeder.

>Oh your german shepherds coat has a white spot and its fur is 0.02mm too long. You're a byb scumbag for breeding it with another slightly miscoloured dog even though its puppies will be healthier than our pedigree frog-legged shepherds.
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>>2918110
I say nay, I like bigger dogs.
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>>2918125
>Plenty of kennel club breeders have bred double merle dogs too.

ppl like that are scum too obviously. kill them with fire and magnets for all I care. breeding 2xmerles is not only cruel, it's stupid too. there is no benefit to it. this isnt about KCBSs, it's about a given dog's health. my KC btw. demands 1000€ in vet exams for HD/ED/eyes/MDR1 to give you papers that would allow you to officially breed. breeders should be aware shit like phantom merles too and should be checking for that if they breed dogs where this can be/is relevant.
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>>2918125
Registered breeder don’t breed by superficial trait alone. Registered breeder often are required to do extensive temperament, genetic, and health tests on the breeding dogs and additional tests on the puppies and have the paper to prove it. There are definitely some harmful breed standards out there and you simply have to do research on the breed you want and avoid certain breed. That’s why you would want to see the parents and see the parent’s background. Even then, sometimes there are puppies who might not meet a superficial breed standards but do not have any negative traits and good register breeders will inform you about it and sell you the puppy with a discounted price. People talk a lot about the negatives of a breed standard but don’t often mention how it makes testing and predicting the trait of the puppies easier.
Of course, there might be byb who are responsible and willing to shell out for all of the tests for their breeding pairs and puppies. More often than not, the cheaper price tags that come with a byb dogs also come with more corners cutting on breeding procedures.


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Suggestions on a crate for two approximately 11lb dogs?
Top crates seem to be between Amazon and MidWest iCrate but maybe that's a marketing trick.
Would also appreciate any crate training and toy suggestions since I think the dogs would appreciate having something to do at night after they get locked up.
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>toy suggestions

KONG
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Anyone have any experience with a lateral ear resection? My dog suffers from chronic ear yeast infections and its getting annoying and expensive to constantly treat. The vet recommended looking into doing a lateral ear resection. Its kinda expensive but at this point it might pay for itself over time. Anyone have any experience with this procedure? results?
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>>2918237
I will add. Diet changes had no effect on reducing infections. I try my best to keep them sanitary but its a uphill battle
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>>2918220
>crate training
What? Putting a dog in a crate is cruel.
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>>2918251
>>2918237
>lateral ear resection

did it ever come up to just cut the ears like is often done to these dogs? did you do the daily peroxide cleaning routine?
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>>2918260
id rather not crop my dogs ears. yes ive tried multiple things to try to keep the infections away. they always end up coming back
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>>2918264
sorry can't help you here. mine has floppy ears too so I clean them out with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol a few times a week.
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>>2918259
I'm not too thrilled about it either and while their potty training has gotten really far, they still get crazy at night when everyone is trying to sleep which is why I think it's worth doing among other reasons. Never know when they might need to be confined for travel or anything like that.

>>2918224
Thanks. KONG seems to be the go-to although they got those KONG tennis balls around Christmas and it does nothing for them. None of their other toys really interest them. I guess I'll have to try the food ones.
Also does anyone else think these look like over the top sex toys?
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>>2918220
i dont know why americans always feel the need for crates, dont get one
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>>2918271
i don't know why europeans don't want their dog to feel safe and comfortable in case of an emergency or travelling
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>>2918271
Others in the house seem to want them so I can't really argue unless they start calming down at night. Honestly one of the reasons I'm shy of pulling the trigger on an order is because of those bad reviews peppered in saying something about how their crate injured or in some cases killed their dog/cat. I can only imagine part of it is extremely bad behavior/training or the owner buying a poorly-sized crate, but it does make me nervous even if the least worst thing that could happen is be $50-$100 down the drain.
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>>2918276
don't you have the option to put the dogs in a lockable room first. possibly your own bedroom so they do not bother the rest of the family?
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>walk dogs
>dogs are more hyper afterwards, require hours of stimulation
>walk dogs to point of exhaustion
>they sleep
>have renewed hyperness afterwards, require hours of stimulation
>don't walk dogs at all
>dogs sleep all day
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Aside from golden retrievers and labradors, what are some good breeds to get if you're a beginner?
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>>2918282
>>2918276
Dude, just get a fucking crate.
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>>2918355
what do you want in a dog?
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>>2918358
I don't want a super big dog since I don't have a whole lot of space, but I also want a healthy dog that is not deformed so I don't want a pug or a dachshund. I would prefer a dog that is affectionate and easy to train.
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>>2918360
>I don't want a super big dog
>healthy dog
>affectionate and easy to train.
maybe a Border Collie, but they need a fucking shit ton of exercise, so if you're a beginner, a labrador is fine i guess.
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>>2918342
>walks dogs inconsistently so dogs can’t adapt to a routine

Guys why are my dogs so unpredictable when they can’t rely on my unpredictable whims
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Sometimes I think about what it would be like if I rescued a different dog than the one I had. Getting a pretty much full grown dog hasn't really come with the "fun" of raising a puppy. My dog is kind of a boring dog if I'm to be honest lol.
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>>2918360
Most companion dogs are affectionate and easy to train and there are loads of companion dog mixes in shelters.

Dogs that do well in small spaces and are good for first timers are generally smaller and weren’t bred for hunting, so it sounds like you’re looking for companion dogs in general. Things like papillons, maltese, pomeranians, etc.

If you’re looking for something bigger, you’re going to have to go off of what the shelter says about a certain dog’s personality rather than their breed.

I would suggest a retired racing greyhound as /an/ loves to trot that suggestion out all the time, BUT they come with their own set of problems. It’s rare for them to be house trained even though they are adults. They may need extensive work on socialization. They may not understand how to be a pet. It isn’t true of all racing dogs, but many of them are kennelled 23 hours per day and only let out to race, so upon retirement they know nothing about how to just be a dog. They’re good if you want something that is comfortable being lazy, but you still have to work hard to train them.
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>>2918363
Dogs can't adapt to routines
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>>2918365
It wasn’t very “fun” to raise a puppy in my experience

I wanted a buddy relationship with my dog but I think because his puppyhood was rife with health issues and the work of training and socialization, I feel like we strictly have a caretaker/ward relationship rather than buddies

I wouldn’t trade it for anything but I do wonder how our relationship would be different if I had gotten an adult dog. So you’re not the only one :)
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>>2918362
holy shit what a retarded idea
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>>2918360
Just get a lab or golden then. "Space" is a meme as long as you exercise your dog properly. Alternatively get a rescue mutt.
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>>2918360
Just get a rescue. They're very affectionate.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMwib3pJR5s&feature=youtu.be
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>>2918423
>”Space" is a meme

Get a livestock guardian breed and say that
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>>2914190
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>>2918110
Most of them will have awful health problems due to their brachycephalic face, and often they have poor structure on the rest of their body too causing them to break down quicker over time. The most pressing concerns are their airway being obstructed--squished slits for nostrils and a very tiny opening for air in the back of their throat that is often obstructed by a flap of skin (an elongated soft palate--all the same structures that a normal dog has, but all smashed into a smaller space.) Poor breathing capability also leads to poor temperature regulation--since they are getting less air, they can't pant as well to cool themselves down. So these dogs are prone to heat stroke. Often times these dogs need surgery just to be able to breathe properly. It's abhorrent. That's not to mention the teeth problems from trying to cram all 42 dog teeth into a tiny space.

That said, you CAN find bulldogs with a more moderate phenotype that will be healthier. You just need to make sure to buy from the right breeder.

Or, you can look into American bulldogs or other bully breeds that don't have the extreme squashed face.
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Are shibas really as stubborn as they say?
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Ollie had dental surgery a couple of days ago

Say something nice about him
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>>2918809
Wouldpet/10
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Went through some more photos from our October trip to Maine tonight. So here's Maple being cute against a backdrop of fall foliage

>>2918809
He's a cutie! Did his surgery go well?
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>>2918809
>had dental surgery


what? why? tell moar!

boopable snoot/10
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>>2918841
>>2918850
It went fine with no complications

Poor sod had gammy tooth. He's very resistant to having his teeth cleaned or having anything other than food inside his mouth, so despite our best attempts to maintain his dental health, one of his teeth was starting to go rotten.

We caught it before it was really an issue, but he's nearly 13 years old and incredibly healthy so it was out of the blue.
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>>2918854
get an oral-b vitality electric brush, coconut oil and baking soda and start brushing. removing the bacteria from their teeth daily prolongs their life and quality of life massively.
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I love dogs and have had them for all of my life but I'm such a lazy person so taking care of them just seems like a huge hassle. Once my dogs die I might stop owning pets or maybe I'll get a cat, I think I'll do the former. No, I don't neglect my dogs but I'm not giving them my best either, I'm a mediocre owner and the fact that I'm conscious and uncaring about it makes it even worse. I have two, the older one is an 11 y/o mutt and pic related is my 10 y/o Chihuahua whom I love very much. I have very fond memories with them :) This motherfucker almost got lost 3 times in New York. We even found him once in Queens Center after 4 hours having run away!
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>>2918854
>he's nearly 13 years old and incredibly healthy
good on you anon, glad your boy is okay
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>>2915815
/diy/
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>>2915815
Dab some steel wool with some CLR and go to town on it.

Buy some non-toxic spray paint and spray it good. Probably a dark color like black or brown because they use these cages as little dog dens and a neon pink and orange pattern may make them feel exposed.
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Don't have any dog experience, but I'm about to get my first dog for my two daughters. Both are around age 5. What should I expect for a pitbull from the pound?
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^ doesn't deserve a (You)
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I'm looking after 4 newborn pups (mother died due to a shit c section). They're 7 days old and everything was going fine but last night the 2 boys started whining and refusing bottle feeding, i'm bringing them to the vet when it opens but does anyone know whats wrong with them? Temp is at 29-30oC
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>>2918868
>don't neglect dog
>got lost 3 times in NYC
How??
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A handful of times, I've seen my dog (unknown mix because rescue) reach into his bowl with his paw and scoop out his food. This isn't a regular thing but why does he do this? We give him dry food btw
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>>2919493
(You)
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What happens if my dog eats steak?
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>>2920322
He has a full belly to be rubbed
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R8 my fuggin dog
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I've been in Australia for six months now and I finally get to see my dog in a couple of weeks. Missed her a lot, has been hard being away from her, especially because she's old and slow now and I want to spend as much time as possible with her. Family has been looking after her though and the folks have two other dogs who I adore. Daily walks in the hills are a luxury I didn't realise I had until I spent time living in an urban environment.
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>>2918841
If I ever live in the US I'd live in New England without a doubt. Looks perfect for walking in
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>>2920524
Looks like she's had a lot of beautiful space to explore. Share some pictures of her when you're reunited!

>>2920527
It's really gorgeous up there. I unfortunately moved to the south with my family 13 years ago, and have been stuck here since. Working on moving up to Maine in the next couple of years.
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>>2920532
I will do and yeah, we have tonnes of space. We live in a protected area and she's incredible off lead so I never have to worry about her doing her own thing and you're always miles from a road.
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>find out my favourite dog trick video maker has autism

now i feel better that i can't get mine to do handstands
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Why do pups bite so much it's so annoying
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>>2920725
You mean teething?
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>Dog's getting old
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Thoughts on huskies?

Which would be better if you had to choose for a first time owner, Samoyed or husky?
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>>2915826
My gfs shiba is exactly the same, it’s happened a lot where she waits for somebody to open the garage and bolts.

My gfs is really friendly towards EVERYBODY, dogs or people. So I think her personality of wanting to meet new people pulls her out. How’s ur dog with that?
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>>2918365
Bruhh the puppy phase is over so quickly you barely realize it, people who want puppies don’t realize how fast it goes by.
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>>2920956
They're both pretty similar. The only area huskies win out over samoyeds is grooming. Samoyeds need to be brushed frequently to prevent fur matting (anything less than three days a week for my girl results in matts behind her ears and under her collar), huskies only really need to be brushed if you don't want hair all over your house but their fur isn't prone to matting. They are equal in terms of energy and temperament; very friendly with people and dogs but stubborn, impulse control training is a must. They need high, dig-proof fences or they'll go exploring and end up miles away.

From my experience, samoyed seem to be less boisterous than huskies but they tend to bark a lot more. Either are fine as a first dog if you have the room, patience and put in the time to train them.
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>>2921098
Why would I need to groom my dog that much? Can't I just give him a few baths every three months or so instead
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>>2921143
(You)
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>>2921143
If you want skin infections from matted fur, sure. Brushing for most breeds is optional, it only keeps loose hair out of the house, but for long, wispy haired dogs, brushing is a requirement for health reasons.
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I love Zeus' anxious face!
Everybody does!
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>>2920533
That sounds lovely!

>>2920617
Who?
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Anyone with a girl who changed temperament after desexing? Domt want my dog to become low energy
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>>2921362
Mary who has the australian shepherd secret
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>>2921071
>friendly towards EVERYBODY, dogs or people.
i think your shiba is broken
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>>2921245
>File: sad.jpg (71 KB, 640x400)

Umpire has fallen!
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>>2921362
A rare maple appears
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How can I tell if my dogs are playing or if they're actually fighting? Mostly I sometimes see them chase each other around with a feigned close-quarters approach here and there, but then they just go to share a water bowl.

>>2920358
cute
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When I was wiping her paws I noticed some blood on my bitch's gonads. I have 0 experience with female anatomy much less female dog anatomy. Is that just a dog equivalent to a period because she hasn't been spayed yet or what?
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>>2914190
what words do you change when talking to your dog?
>water
wa-wa
>deer
deerguy
>mouse
mousie
>coyote
pronounced "coy hoe teh"
>pheasant, quail
pheasie, quailguy
>biscuit/treat
num a num
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>>2921582
Aggressive traits like snarling, showing teeth or low stance instead of happy traits
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The dog I had since childhood died at my parents' house on Wednesday and I only found out today. I couldn't be there for her and she was probably wondering where I was. I didn't really feel anything until I saw her food bin and bed just now, and now I want to cry but the tears aren't coming.
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>>2917567
Lake Baldwin park! I take my Lucy there every week. Huge park so it's easier to diffuse tension, plus we do scent work in the walking trails there. Get him out often so you can assess problems and possibly bring in a trainer or behaviorist if he's got major issues.
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Any guess as to what my doggie might be? I can tell that she's part Jack Russell
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>>2921745
use 39andme.com
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>>2921745
Jack Russel?
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Just adopted this lab. She's becoming aggressive toward everyone but me and my gf. How do I make her friendly?
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>>2922068
Seems like she is a pitbull, just like Brutus
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>>2921431
Have another

>>2921582
Play behavior is reciprocal. You should see stuff like role-reversal (one chases, then later the other one does.) Meta behaviors such as play bows (showing the other dog that this is play and not serious.) Body language should be loose and wiggly. Often times you'll see exaggerated "moves"

Sometimes, play can escalate to an actual conflict if someone's being too rough and the other doesn't like it, so keep an eye out for if one seems to be trying to disengage/doesn't reciprocate, or the dogs displaying a lot of calming signals or displacement behaviors. Tense body language or hard stares are signs that this isn't play and should be interrupted before things have a chance to escalate

>>2921584
She's most likely going into heat. You should really educate yourself on the matter if you're going to have an intact dog

>>2921745
Looks like a terrier mutt to me, but breed guesses based on appearance are usually sketchy at best

>>2922068
You just adopted her. She is probably stressed out--her whole world has changed. Give her some time to decompress and adjust to her new life without putting too much pressure or high expectations on her. Keep things quiet for her for a couple weeks while she gets used to her new home and routine. Then, if you find she's still having problems, maybe look into the CARE for reactive dogs protocol. If you're not very knowledgeable/experienced with dog training, it may also be worth consulting with a behaviorist.

Also, keep in mind that not every dog will be friendly. Most can be trained and conditioned to be calm around strangers, but some dogs may never actively like them and want to be friends with them, and that's ok. Dogs are individuals and will have their own preferences and feelings towards new people. If your dog is like this, learn to accept that and respect their preference rather than trying to force them to like it and accept petting by strangers, etc. Trying to force it often makes things worse
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Just posting my dogs
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>>2922277
And this boy lives with my mom cause he's not a fan of other dogs
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Ruca and the neighbor dog playing. One of these days I need to find out his name, at this point he answers to "neighbor".
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I just adopted an older dog. An ex breeder from spain. ( i think shes around 11) I also have two mini schnauzers under 2. The schnauzer girl seems to get very jealous of the new girl. will this settle down and how can i discourage it? also I have never actually owned an older dog so I'm quite unsure of any particular needs they may have. Shes a sweet girl but really doesnt like me leaving the house, is it to far gone to help this behaviour? I also dont think she is house trained, or she maybe struggles to hold it. But this was never mentioned by the shelter. I can deal with it though I guess. I'd assume I just have to go back to basics like with a puppy
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>>2914233
clean your fucking house you degenerate fuck
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>>2922279
That's one cute dalmatian
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>>2922322
post house with sup bro
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10 week old GSD, still loves to nip hands, what do??
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Post more Zeus pls
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>>2922431
10 weeks is very early. It will probably go on longer, just dont encourage it, walk away, give him a toy instead. One day you'll just realise he's stopped
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I feel like shit, /an/. I adopted this dog a week ago, and I have to take him back because he bites. He bites if you try to cut his nails, put a harness or a coat on for him, or if you try to dry him with a towel. Today he drew blood. I cannot handle him. I wish I could, he's otherwise perfect and I love him, but I cannot let him bite anyone else in my family and I don't have the resources for and I frankly don't even want a dog that has the tendency to bite. I already emailed the shelter and I'm gonna drive him there tomorrow. I wish I could've given him the perfect home.
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>blizzard all weekend
>dog likes to sit by sliding glass door and watch the snow
ultimate comf
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>>2922549
Sorry to hear that anon. I remember seeing your post about how excited you were to get him. Sometimes things just don't work out and you did your best.
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Who’s a good manufacturer of live preservers for dogs? Preferably ones that are seaworthy and can be custom tailored for size. If anyone makes their own life preserves that is also an option and I am all ears on how to make them.
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>>2922549
wow, you gave it one whole week? great job!
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My friend asked me to do that normie "10 year challenge" thing, so instead I did it with my dog. I'm realized I'm kind of proud of keeping this dude alive and happy for so long.
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>>2922650
Is this sarcasm?
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>>2922432
Ask and you shall receive.
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>>2921745
Shitbull mix detected
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>>2922549
Did you even try training him? The perfect dog isn't gonna just fall on your lap you have to put actual effort into it
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How do I train my dog into a service dog/emotional support dog? What do they each actually do? I think I could use it


Also how do I train my dog to be okay off leash when she is 1.5 and runs away if given chance
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>>2923108
A service dog is a dog who provides assistance to a disabled person by performing trained tasks that help mitigate the disability. An emotional support dog is one who is simply essential in providing comfort to their owner.

Service dogs have public access rights. Emotional support dogs do not (the only special privileges they get are the ability to live in "no pets allowed" housing and in the cabin on airplanes. (This is for the US, I'm not sure about the laws elsewhere.)

Unless your dog will perform a specific trained task to help you with a disability, it is not and cannot be considered a service dog. Providing comfort through their presence doesn't count as a trained task.

Service dogs also need to be very well-trained so they can be well-behaved for public access. Service dogs are basically legally allowed to go anywhere you do, but those establishments can still kick you and your dog out if your dog is being disruptive.

It's also important to note that most dogs are not cut out for the rigorous requirements of service dog work.

As for off leash training, start with basic recall training, make it highly valuable to stay close to you/return to you. Then work with her on a long line. Lots of practice.
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>>2914190
Are Newfoundlands good (or at least adequate) guard dogs?
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>>2921071
That's a dingo
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I summon the australian guy with a finnish lapphund
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>>2915826
Train her? keep her leashed? why punish her when you catch up to her. shes not going to be like oh thats because i ran away. its "Oh hes punishing me now hes caught me"
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>>2916378
Isn’t this bugguy’s dog?



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