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Old 07-22-2012, 09:38 PM
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Hi! In from British columbia, Canada and I just adopted a rescue chi from Vegas! He's 3 and I don't believe he's ever had a real home. He's my first dog (other than the one I grew up with) and any advice would be much appreciated! He's a total sweetheart, super cuddly and loving to me although he does seem to have issues with people he doesn't know, especially men. Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself and Oscar

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:58 PM
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Welcome to CP-- this forum is really useful and the people are nice.

Congratulations on your new addition and thank you so much for rescuing him.
I would suggest picking up a complete Chihuahua book, such as "The Everything Chihuahua Book," as well as a book specifically targeted at training(Victoria Stilwell has a couple out, but there are many!) Knowing characteristics about chi's helped and is helping me quite a lot with Brewster, because I had never had a chi prior to him (I've had him for just over 3 weeks.)
The stickies in the forums are extremely useful, so please use them! I spent hours combing through the forums and there is some great information on here. Also, I like to watch It's Me or the Dog for training tips and ideas.
Hope I helped and good luck!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:12 PM
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My Abby is a rescue and has the same problem with people she doesn't know too. she came from a drug house in Prince George. I'm nr Vancouver. I just started a group for BC Rescue Chi Owners. click on my name if you want to join it. I don't know what I did without Abby already
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:37 AM
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Welcome to the forum, and bless you for rescuing/adopting! Our little 2 year old Chica, who we adopted back in April from a local shelter, also had some issues with unfamiliar people at first (especially men). But with consistent training (a firm "NO!" for growling and or barking at strangers, and praise & a small treat for quiet, friendly interactions) she has really come around.
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