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This is where you can post if you are new to owning a pet dog. Your basic questions about house training and other simple subjects should be posted here.
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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Enough With The Potty Threads!

    I have noticed that you don't even have to search for potty training threads because there are so many of them!! It clogs the board and it doesn't...

    Started by Active Dog, 12-20-2010 11:20 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Everything you want to know about Puppies!!!

    If you have a new puppy, you know already that they like to chew. Not only do puppies LIKE to chew, they really NEED to chew. Chewing is more than...

    Started by RedyreRottweilers, 12-17-2006 01:31 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Things We Wish Everyone Knew Before They Get A Dog

    This is an idea I got from RonE on another thread. The ideas below are RoneE's. What can you add to the list? Dogs bark. They bark more when...

    Started by Elana55, 01-04-2009 12:45 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Housetraining How To.....

    House Training House training your dog is simple if you follow a few basic rules. 1) The puppy must have NO time unsupervised in your home....

    Started by RedyreRottweilers, 12-26-2006 04:07 PM
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
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  2. Terrorized by my Puppy

    Franklin (Coon Hound Mix) is 3 months old now and I am still constantly being bitten. We had a few good days and I was jinxed into thinking I'd made...

    Started by goodwolve, 06-30-2015 11:49 AM
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  3. Bedtime issues

    Ok, so my buddy Samson is 7 months old now. He sleeps downstairs on his own, however when it comes to bedtime, he doesn't always go potty outside...

    Started by SuperRedRobin, Today 08:20 AM
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  4. So, I'm not following your advice.

    I've posted here before about getting a dog and the unanimous advice I've gotten was to get an adult rescue, since both me and my partner work as...

    Started by Werebadger, 07-25-2015 09:56 AM
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  5. Question So, What Exactly is a Correction?

    I've been reading around the training forum for hints about how to teach my new dog how to interact positively with cats. The general game plan is to...

    Started by twise, 07-27-2015 05:03 PM
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  6. 8 weel old puppy eating feces

    We clean up after her immediately and don't let her get close. But it's during the bedtime. We keep her fenced in kitchen area and for first couple...

    Started by taz1004, Today 08:56 AM
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  7. Lab not interested in fetch

    I can take max to the dog park and he will run and play with other dogs non stop for half an hour - 45 mins until he drops. We recently moved and...

    Started by daterxies, 07-27-2015 06:59 AM
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  8. Smile My Baby, my Fluffy!

    Hello all! As the forum states, "First Time Dog Owner"! I have a miniature poodle, and his name is Fluffy. When I first bought him, he was such a...

    Started by GiiGii, Yesterday 07:58 AM
    first time dog owner, miniature poodle, separation anxiety
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  9. Dog won´t pee or poop outside

    Hi, I know there´s is a lot of topics like that everywhere on the internet and trust me, I´ve googled a lot over the past few days but I cannot seem...

    Started by Somedogowner, 07-26-2015 08:38 AM
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    07-27-2015 02:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Biting when taking collar / leash, lunging and charging on leash

    My puppy (~12 weeks old) is biting us constantly. We have started to get a handle on it with all the usual strategies ("off"/"no bite", stand still,...

    Started by teejayvee, 07-22-2015 11:32 AM
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    07-27-2015 11:41 AM Go to last post
  11. Im having a lot of trouble with my 9 wk old puppy.

    I'm having a really rough time getting my puppy housebroken. I got her a week ago and she was born May 15th so shes almost 10 weeks old. Warning,...

    Started by brookealexis, 07-23-2015 11:37 AM
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    07-24-2015 11:24 AM Go to last post
  12. Potential New Dog-- Cold Feet??

    Hi all! I've lurked here for a while but never really joined in because I'm still a ways away from getting a dog. Or so I planned. However I work at...

    Started by twise, 07-21-2015 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 391
    07-24-2015 11:07 AM Go to last post
  13. New Puppy Momma! HELP!

    Good morning all! This is not my first dog, but it is my first puppy. I need some advice/reassurance/help, or whatever you can give me. We...

    Started by mrspotter01, 07-22-2015 11:40 AM
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    07-23-2015 07:25 PM Go to last post
  14. Help! Owning a puppy is bringing out the worst in me!!

    A little background: Both my husband and I grew up with animals (he had several large dogs; I lived on a small farm with small dogs, cats, horses,...

    Started by stephR, 07-12-2015 06:00 PM
    new owner, puppy, unhappy, vizsla
    • Replies: 12
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    07-23-2015 10:31 AM Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Teaching a puppy to play

    Hello! Ellie is a 11 weeks Border Collie puppy. She has been at home only for 2 weeks. We've chosen this breed knowing she is an high active breed...

    Started by SrDan, 07-21-2015 03:16 PM
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    07-22-2015 08:44 PM Go to last post
  16. Tips for tick removal, long haired dog

    Hoping for some advice about how to find and and remove all ticks from a long-haired dog after a hike? Have been doing just a quick comb but found a...

    Started by Nissa M, 07-21-2015 08:43 AM
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    tick removal
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    07-22-2015 11:20 AM Go to last post
  17. Puppy developing separation anxiety. Need help to stop it. -long-

    6 month old puppy that was adopted about a 1 1/2 weeks ago. She has been perfect about taking naps and sleeping in her crate at night, and only...

    Started by Kaitie09, 07-13-2015 06:47 AM
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    07-22-2015 08:27 AM Go to last post
  18. Question Adopted Bernese Mountain puppy - Please help, it's destroying everything!

    Hi, Yesterday, we adopted a 7 month old pure breed Bernese Mountain dog. Owner said that her 20 month old son was terrified of the dog so she...

    Started by ddoiron, 07-21-2015 10:08 AM
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    07-21-2015 06:54 PM Go to last post
  19. Feeding at site of accident: does this help?

    Hi, I saw this recommendation (one weird trick!) on a couple of sites, but I can't find much convincing supporting evidence for this. The idea is...

    Started by teejayvee, 07-09-2015 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-21-2015 08:06 AM Go to last post
  20. Unhappy Camping With 13 Week Old Puppy!?

    Hello! I am taking my 13 year old Chihuahua X Dachshund camping in 2 days. I am a first time dog owner, and any tips would be greatly...

    Started by FaZePuG, 07-20-2015 05:38 PM
    camping. puppy, fleas, natural, outdoors
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    07-21-2015 07:44 AM Go to last post
  21. First dog! Help?

    Hello! I just adopted my first dog (an 8 month old mutt) about a week ago, and am feeling a bit overwhelmed! Hoping to find some advice/support...

    Started by Mutts, 07-19-2015 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 337
    07-20-2015 10:32 PM Go to last post

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