• My dog won't listen to me Help?

    I have a female Pitbull, almost 2 years old. The problem here is that she doesn't treat us like we're her owners. She bears no respect. She runs away from home very often with our neighbour's stray dog. She retuns only to our neighbor because their dog comes back. When we get her back home she is... show more
    I have a female Pitbull, almost 2 years old. The problem here is that she doesn't treat us like we're her owners. She bears no respect. She runs away from home very often with our neighbour's stray dog. She retuns only to our neighbor because their dog comes back. When we get her back home she is usually scolded. I know we shouldn't do that but it's just how it comes. My father beat her twice back then and she has a guilty spot where she goes after we get her back. We tried approaching her in different ways: when she comes home we would reward her with food and stuff. But it doesn't work. And when we go on walks, she always stops midway and doesn't want to move. We call her. and try to get her up but she just won't move so we have to get her by force and when we return home after walks she goes back to her guilty spot with her tail hung low. It's very sad actually. She never listens to us. Although she is spoiled at home (we let her sleep on the couch, eat premium food and sometimes leftovers) she still doesn't love us like a dog should love their owner. I hope she isn't traumatized or anything. I truly love her. I need advices on how to help her. And giving her to a shelter or a more suited family is a no from the start. Help!
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are agility competitions for dogs cruel?

    We have a young border collie who is just starting out in agility training. He's super smart and he seems to really enjoy what we've done so far. He's doing really simple stuff right now, like running through tunnels, but it keeps him busy and happy. My mom wants to eventually, if he is really good at... show more
    We have a young border collie who is just starting out in agility training. He's super smart and he seems to really enjoy what we've done so far. He's doing really simple stuff right now, like running through tunnels, but it keeps him busy and happy. My mom wants to eventually, if he is really good at it, to enter him into competitions. I have no objection to him running courses for the sake of him running courses, but I don't know how I feel about him competing for a cash prize. Now, any money won would go directly to him in the sense that we'd buy him toys, treats, equipment, etc. We also won't push him if he really does not have any interest in it. Is it mean or wrong for him to be in competitions?
    15 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Is $2,000 a decent price for a one month old (all black) German Shepherd Puppy?

    Best answer: This is SO wrong I am just hoping you are trolling. So 1. You never buy the pup under 8 weeks old / 2 months. 2. You never ever ever meet somewhere to hand a pup over. The breeder should want to know all about you, your lifestyle, your experience and SEE where you live. 3 You don't have the... show more
    Best answer: This is SO wrong I am just hoping you are trolling.

    So 1. You never buy the pup under 8 weeks old / 2 months.
    2. You never ever ever meet somewhere to hand a pup over. The breeder should want to know all about you, your lifestyle, your experience and SEE where you live.
    3 You don't have the experience to deal with a German Shepherd if this is your first dog.
    4. $2000 would be for a TOP dog with a brilliant pedigree and with all parents health checked etc.
    5. Never buy any puppy that you are not seeing with the mother and in the home environment.

    Really hoping you are trolling, but if not then back to the research and start with some decent breeders of a breed you can handle as a first time owner.
    22 answers · 2 days ago
  • I will have to leave my 10 week old puppy alone for 6 hours! What should I do?

    Best answer: I have a puppy too, he's a few weeks older and is a border collie (both herding dogs). When my family goes to work, we started confining him to the puppy proofed kitchen. He likes to chew the table so we got him a big, big crate (I can lie down in it with tons of room) where he has toys, water and a bed, and... show more
    Best answer: I have a puppy too, he's a few weeks older and is a border collie (both herding dogs). When my family goes to work, we started confining him to the puppy proofed kitchen. He likes to chew the table so we got him a big, big crate (I can lie down in it with tons of room) where he has toys, water and a bed, and also a corner for him to relieve himself, he rarely ever does unless we're running late. You can get a pen, or confine him to a place in the house that is safe. But you must walk him every morning before you go, make sure he goes potty, and walk and spend lots of time with him after work. I don't love crating my dog, but it's big and he's safe and he has lots of toys. Just make sure if you do do that, that he has access to water, but not necessarily food as he will likely poop. That is your choice. Make sure he eats before you leave though. Now if someone can check on him and let him out for a bit, that's all the better.
    13 answers · 22 hours ago
  • What dog name do you like?

    Best answer: I like Ruby.
    Best answer: I like Ruby.
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why take your dog into the pet store?

    I m talking about stores like petco or petsmart, is there any actual reason for brining your dogs into these stores? I find it highly unlikely that all of these dogs are there for grooming, vet or kennel care or are there to actually sample the products. Do people do it just because they can?
    I m talking about stores like petco or petsmart, is there any actual reason for brining your dogs into these stores? I find it highly unlikely that all of these dogs are there for grooming, vet or kennel care or are there to actually sample the products. Do people do it just because they can?
    31 answers · 4 days ago
  • Official ESA Dog Certification?!?

    Best answer: All you need is a letter from your doctor, that is a mental health provider. Registration is not required and are all scams. If you want to fly with your dog you will need to check with your airline in advance This is for example from delta, notice nothing says the dog needs to be registered: Delta requires... show more
    Best answer: All you need is a letter from your doctor, that is a mental health provider. Registration is not required and are all scams.

    If you want to fly with your dog you will need to check with your airline in advance

    This is for example from delta, notice nothing says the dog needs to be registered:

    Delta requires documentation* (not more than one year old) on letterhead from either a licensed medical or mental health professional to be presented to an agent upon check in stating:
    Title, address, license number** and jurisdiction (state/country it was issued), phone number, and signature of mental health professional.
    The passenger has a mental health related disability recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - 4th Edition.
    That the passenger needs the emotional support or psychiatric service animal as an accommodation for air travel and/or for activity at the passenger's destination.
    That the person listed in the letter is under the care of the assessing physician or mental health professional.
    *Passengers may use a signed or stamped digital letter on their mobile device as long as the information can be verified (i.e. phone numbers, email addresses etc.)
    **Professional's license number is recommended.
    A kennel is not required for emotional support animals if they are fully trained and meet same requirements as a service animal.
    9 answers · 18 hours ago
  • What dog is right for me?

    Me and my girlfriend live in a 1600 sq ft house in a decent neighborhood. We don't have a fence. We have a fairly skittish cat that will run at the drop of a dime. We both work full time jobs that are 40-48 hrs a week. We're looking at small-medium sized dogs. We really like boxers but we also like pugs and... show more
    Me and my girlfriend live in a 1600 sq ft house in a decent neighborhood. We don't have a fence. We have a fairly skittish cat that will run at the drop of a dime. We both work full time jobs that are 40-48 hrs a week. We're looking at small-medium sized dogs. We really like boxers but we also like pugs and other breeds. We're not sure if we should get a puppy because we work full time. We're looking at rescues that have a lot of adult boxers. Would those be good for us? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I rename my puppy?

    I got my puppy 3 weeks ago and her name is not growing on me yet but the thing is I've already told everybody her name would it be bad to change it even if she hasn't learned it yet?
    I got my puppy 3 weeks ago and her name is not growing on me yet but the thing is I've already told everybody her name would it be bad to change it even if she hasn't learned it yet?
    9 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Home/natural remedies for dogs?

    Hi. I have a 2 year old Dalmatian husky. He has a raw ear and a bit of scabies I think. Wondering if there are some natural or home remedies that will help him. Basically I don't want all those chemicals they use in vets and also I don't have a lot of extra money to spend right now. Someone told me olive... show more
    Hi. I have a 2 year old Dalmatian husky. He has a raw ear and a bit of scabies I think. Wondering if there are some natural or home remedies that will help him. Basically I don't want all those chemicals they use in vets and also I don't have a lot of extra money to spend right now. Someone told me olive oil and honey are pretty much the best available, but wanted to check first
    8 answers · 14 hours ago
  • What to do with a puppy at work?

    I don't actually have a puppy but I'm very curious and I have been interested in one but has not decided to get one. I'm a student and I go to school for 7 1/2 hours. And no "lunch breaks" or whatever. Where would you keep your puppy/dog? You would want them to go outside but you can't... show more
    I don't actually have a puppy but I'm very curious and I have been interested in one but has not decided to get one. I'm a student and I go to school for 7 1/2 hours. And no "lunch breaks" or whatever. Where would you keep your puppy/dog? You would want them to go outside but you can't come home. and no access to a dog sitter or daycare. You could leave them outside but what if they get sick? Or it rains? But I heard puppy pads aren't good. What would you do? And in the middle of the night too.
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is my dog a German Shepard?

    40 answers · 6 days ago
  • What do you think of people who get pets then get rid of them ?

    My parents are bit inresponsible they get pets for the family like dogs then everyone says they love a puppy they will look after but once it gets older they do not love them anymore and often get rid of them and get a new puppy again. I can't take it anymore my family got adult shih tzu dogs I'm the... show more
    My parents are bit inresponsible they get pets for the family like dogs then everyone says they love a puppy they will look after but once it gets older they do not love them anymore and often get rid of them and get a new puppy again. I can't take it anymore my family got adult shih tzu dogs I'm the only one who loves them now , who looks after them and they told me if it wasn't me they would get rid of them as they do not love them even though we had them for 5years! It hurts me to know they got new puppy and only had it for 6 months and they re home it because nobody look after it, my mom didn't love him anymore and my father just harassed him . Few months ago they pressure me to get rid of my oldest dog because they though I work full time and I won't have time for it and nobody look after it but they were wrong I manage to keep them . My parents keep getting other pets too like birds then same reason they re home again after awhile and get new pet again .. As for my adult dogs once they hit around 6 months they were neglected by my parents and my brothers stopped looking after them too , when we got them as puppy my stepfather promised to look after now he tells me he doesn't love them. I felt bad that adult dogs being neglected and replaced so my self I put effort and now we have strong bond yet my family still complains even my brothers say we only like them as a puppies...
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • What are some cute dog names?

    I'm getting a girl labradoodle and I don't know what to name her! We want unique names but not like really weird. We have a that are kind of cute if you could also give your opinion on these: Moana Peaches Ashton Kai
    I'm getting a girl labradoodle and I don't know what to name her! We want unique names but not like really weird. We have a that are kind of cute if you could also give your opinion on these: Moana Peaches Ashton Kai
    13 answers · 2 days ago