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    New rescue is shy, avoidant, won't accept treats and is generally indifferent. How to train???

    Right, it'll take time. Once you're relationship is comfortable with each other you can take this approach, Youll just need to find out what does motivate him. Usually it's affection or toys/play time if it's not food. Though if he's just not food motivated because he's not comfortable enough...
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    New rescue is shy, avoidant, won't accept treats and is generally indifferent. How to train???

    You've started right then. I rang the bell then said "ring it", don't give a treat until they at least try. Once and attempt is made, treat. Even if it doesn't make a noise. Once they are regularly touching it, you can change the 'rules' and don't give a treat until they make the bell actually...
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    New rescue is shy, avoidant, won't accept treats and is generally indifferent. How to train???

    I had this issue about them letting me know they had to go. I taught them to ring a bell with their nose or paw. Once they had that down well, I began telling them to ring it and as soon as they did, I took them out. Over and aver again. I'd ask, "potty?" They'd get excited and ready to go, but...
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    My dog is having skin issues

    I'm not sure, but that kinda sounds like ringworm. You can put tinactin or lamisil on it to see if it'll clear up. You'll have to put it on the spots 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks. Wash your hands or wear gloves because you can get it if it is ringworm. Washing everything the dog touches with...
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    New rescue is shy, avoidant, won't accept treats and is generally indifferent. How to train???

    Copy and paste this here: https://www.dogforum.com/ There is a great group over there with awesome advice. I will read this again later to add my own advice for your dog. But 100% post it there as well
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    Neighbor pit bull aggression. Please help.

    I know this is an older post, but I just wanted to say thank you! And, I love this comment. I own a pit bull and so many have bad behavior for the very reasons you stated. They are a very strong breed with strong instincts and a very strong drive to protect what is "theirs". If they don't have...
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    Can anyone identify this please. I’m taking him to the vet but i dont know what this is

    You have another post about this, with input commented. It's easier to get good answers when you stick to one post about a specific question.
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    Is my dog teeth normal?

    The way they are placed seems normal. The only thing that I see to even slightly mention is that the canines look slightly enflamed near the gum line. But that can happen from chewing. If you're worried about teeth health they have dog tooth brushes toothpaste, I'd recommend you try it. Dogs...
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    My dog is suddenly aggressive and acting really badly when taking him out towards dogs and humans

    I agree with all of this. A lot of dogs do show what people assume is aggression out of fear. Dogs have a "I'm gonna get it before it gets me" mentality. At least usually. Some just freeze up or totally avoid whatever they fear. Start in stages. Teach commands you'd like him to know...
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    Help With 5 mo.Puppy Who Won't Eat!

    Aside from all the great advice you've gotten in the comments. The only think I might add is to check her mouth. Make sure there are no sores, infection, or teeth coming in. At her age her baby teeth should be falling out and adult teeth coming in. Or soon to be happening. Her mouth may just be...
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    My dog is suddenly aggressive and acting really badly when taking him out towards dogs and humans

    Is it only that dog he had issues with? Where did get into a fight with that dog at, his house? That matters. If it was on his territory that would explain the attack. Also if the dog was trying to hump him or otherwise being disrespectful. Is your dog neutered?
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    My dog is suddenly aggressive and acting really badly when taking him out towards dogs and humans

    I can see that. Your first step is to teach him that jumping isn't allowed. (Currently have a dog that was horrible about this. Very high energy dog) More exercise will help you, but when he jumps step towards him and say no or down. If you're invading his space he can't stand on his back legs...
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    My dog is suddenly aggressive and acting really badly when taking him out towards dogs and humans

    Dogs never do anything for no reason. There's always a reason for everything they do. That being said, is he neutered? At 3 years old he is at the peak of his hormones coming in. Especially testosterone. Of they'll ever last out, they do it near this age (or 4-6 months when the hormones first...
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    Super Bad Flea Problem with Ferals I can't touch

    Ok, I can see that. If I were you. I'd get me a trapper cage and bait it with soft car food since you can't touch them. (Online and tractor supply stores have them) and set up with an affordable spay/neuter clinic and get them all checked out and fixed. They can sedate them and get them all...
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    Fish photos!

    Awesome. Thank you. I will probably get a few nerites then. I loved my little mystery snails I had. I had them breeding and everything. When I was moving my landlord came in over night to paint 2 days before he was supposed to (so none of my tanks were covered or moved out as planned), killed...
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    Super Bad Flea Problem with Ferals I can't touch

    A lot of animal shelters such as humane society can loan you trapper cages to get them fixed. Usually for free. Better to freak them out one day then have them die from fleas and worms. Which they can get from fleas. Also, I believe a vet (possibly you can buy in store by now) can prescribe...
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    Fish photos!

    No I meant clown pleco. They eat algae. At least mine did, they'd clean up an entire side of the tank, nearest the window that would get it. I also feed them algea chips, and the frozen shrimp type foods, well did in the past when I had them. I used mystery snails as cleaners, idk how well they...
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    Fish photos!

    I do plan on getting angels but that's in their own tank. Had them before they can get pretty darn big. And when I get mollies I automatically get platies room they get along great with mollies and follow fingers. With a ten year old, that's a great perk lol. Thank you for all the info. I do...
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    Fish photos!

    Not yet I like fancy guppies and Molly's but I'm not anywhere near a decision yet. I like to talk it over with my family, see what they like and we all pick fish that we like and will get along. I do love community tanks though so it will be one. Thank you.
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    Fish photos!

    Awesome thank you so much. I've had one before but it was years ago. So I do know basics but I had issues with stable water so I really appreciate your advice. I will save it for future use. I plan on using a 20 gallon tank.
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