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.
Do you have this problem too?
I am weary of my akita meeting new people. She wants to bark at them at first glance, then run over with fur raised sniffs them out and walks away. Is this normal? People are afraid of her and I don't blame them!! When I have her on leash she tries to confront everyone by barking or lunging toward them!!! This is my only problem with her that we have been working on. Every time she does this I make her sit at my heel and I wait for the people to pass, but she is still locked on them staring hard. Then I get looked at like I am crazy. It has gotten to the point where we only walk in secluded nature trails. What should I do?