Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster magazine, www.dogster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.

Cheers,
Dogster

My 6 month 50lb BMC mix walked very well on the leash when I got him(rescue dog.

Rescued 3/21/14 Home 3/24/14, medium-energy level, doesn’t like crate. 3 hours walking/jogging . Receiving injections for demodectic mange, treated for ring worm. Antibiotics for skin infection, antihistamine for itching, medicated bath/condition for skin yeast infection. Scheduled to be neutered asap. He walked very well on the leash when I got him. Nose at my knee, infrequent tugs; responded when I made clicking noise with tongue and gave the leash a little tug. Now..... prancy and darty, he swivels head in every direction, passing yards with dogs he stops and pulls towards yard. When dogs aren't fenced/tied and chase us I almost lose control. Have to slide his collar up high on his neck and hold leash right at the collar, almost feel I’m lifting him off ground (then I feel guilty). If he is not doing that, he is stopping every other step to sniff the ground and dragging along slowly behind me.
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