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    Can someone tell me if my vet experience was normal procedure?

    What a terrible experience! You will want to find a new vet. She needs to get used to being handled and when she goes to the vet again take her for a simple procedure first. Like being weighed and a health interview. Is it really necessary to sedate her to trim her nails? There must be a...
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    Dog becoming defensive

    You will have to stop taking your dog to the dog park. I'm afraid the dog park is not right for every dog and I learned this the hard way. I used to go to the dog park every day with our athletic border collie cross. I went all the time for 15 years. Sadly, Oreo passed away. We adopted a...
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    Over stimulation on walks

    It sounds like you are on the right track. You have a leash reactive dog and this takes time to get over. Because the walks are overstimulating you may not want to go every day. You may want to exercise with a ball in the backyard 2 days a week to give him a break from all of the stimulation...
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    6 moth old male Dachshund house breaking issues

    This might take awhile for him to recover. You will have to go outside and maybe even walk him around until he goes. Just ignore him when you are outside, don't make a big deal of it, he will adjust in time. Our rescue had issues with being outside when we first adopted him. He would not go...
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    How to train my dog go to the toilet?

    Hello, I assume you mean that you want to house train your dog so they will go outdoors? Keep them in a small area indoors (I restricted my puppy to the kitchen and back entrance) and let them outside often.
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    Bark Busters - Negative Experience - your thoughts?

    When it comes to bark busters and any dog training system I think we have to be careful to not throw out the baby with the bath water. When there are serious dog behaviour issues it has to be recognized that it will take more than 3 lessons to solve any problems. With consistent training over...
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    Puppy bites only me

    So puppies, bite/mouth a lot, especially when excited. It's important to recognize that. Your reaction is wrong when the puppy is biting you. You need to have a much lower reaction. When you get excited/angry/frustrated you are raising the dog's excitability. Try not reacting. So the dog...
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    I'm a 20 year old male who is trying to train and bond with a dog scared of men. How do I do this?

    I have also noticed that nervous dogs don't always eat a lot. When we first adopted our dog he was quite skinny and would go without food for a day sometimes. I did not worry about it too much, recognizing this dog was nervous, I was not wanting to indulge by giving a lot of unhealthy food to...
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    I'm a 20 year old male who is trying to train and bond with a dog scared of men. How do I do this?

    I think Romerrover is giving excellent advice. I have also adopted a dog who was afraid of men. My husband, a serious dog lover, was not with me when I picked up our new dog, a rescue. Well it turned out our new dog was afraid of men and my husband is very tall and very intimidating looking...