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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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    07-20-2016 01:51 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Teaching Bite Inhibition

    The Bite Stops Here Dogs in Canada Annual, 1991 Puppies should be encouraged to play-bite so you can teach them when to stop. By Dr. Ian...

    Started by cshellenberger, 05-10-2007 06:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,877
    02-09-2011 03:59 PM Go to last post
  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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    06-03-2010 04:13 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    05-19-2007 12:43 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 46,047
    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Puppy Bites When He Doesn't Get His Way

    Hi all, My little shorkie is getting so big, he's three months old today! We've been working on bite inhibition and he's pretty much got the hang...

    Started by cat_mac, 09-12-2016 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 253
    Today 09:47 PM Go to last post
  2. Raising a puppy with a job

    I am looking to get myself a puppy. As I am preparing myself financially to be ready completely, I plan to get one before the end of the year, I am...

    Started by efr100, Today 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 103
    Today 07:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Can I leave my puppy to cry at night

    As long as she has done potty and she is just crying for attention Is it better just to leave her and she will get used to it We can't here her...

    Started by spots, 09-11-2016 07:03 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 330
    Today 05:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Rain rain go away- puppy behavior

    It has been raining on and off since Sunday. Puppy's behavior is out of control. First, he doesn't like the wet grass. Second, once the sun comes...

    Started by Puppy mom, Today 06:12 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 73
    Today 01:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Tail Chasing and Chewing

    Scout has recently developed a slight habit of chasing her tail. When she was really little, she did it every once in awhile for a few seconds so I...

    Started by girlscout, 09-27-2016 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 88
    Today 12:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Dog park roughhousing?

    I've started taking Tony to the dog park since I moved back to college, and overall it's going really well, but I have a question about the...

    Started by Sylvie, 09-14-2016 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 304
    Yesterday 10:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Planning For New BT Puppy - Questions

    Hi, We are getting a 10-week old border terrier puppy soon and I've never had a dog so small/young and have some questions. At full size, he is...

    Started by BostonDan, 09-27-2016 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 119
    Yesterday 10:52 AM Go to last post
  8. Enough about pee, let's question about poo!

    ETA: I'm obviously sleep deprived - I edited the thread title only halfway before posting! Hello everyone - new pup owner - 5 month old Keeshond....

    Started by Kakerpup, Yesterday 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 56
    Yesterday 09:11 AM Go to last post
  9. Can you guys give me how to take care of puppy?

    I own my mew puppy for a few day, I am so worry about how to take good care of it.

    Started by Aliza_Pingping, 09-27-2016 01:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 121
    Yesterday 04:09 AM Go to last post
  10. Angry 9 month old becoming destructive

    My boyfriend and I have a 9 month old Australian Shepard named Beau. He is a great dog- super smart and eager to please. He picked house training up...

    Started by alanah, 09-25-2016 11:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 149
    09-25-2016 12:33 PM Go to last post
  11. Can my pup sleep in my bed

    Or my 9 year old daughters bed she is 11 weeks old house trained and likes cuddles more than her create Thank u Sent from my iPhone using...

    Started by spots, 09-11-2016 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 197
    09-25-2016 07:12 AM Go to last post
  12. HELP my puppy ate 2 socks!

    Hello all. My black lab puppy just ate 2 socks and I don't know what to do. She is about 7-8 months old. She ate 2 no show socks so they were...

    Started by reetymay, 09-24-2016 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 98
    09-24-2016 09:22 PM Go to last post
  13. Lost

    So I have read that when I see my puppy starting to go in the house, I am supposed to make a noise to get her to stop and then take her outside so...

    Started by chrishawn416, 09-15-2016 02:25 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 242
    09-24-2016 07:54 PM Go to last post
  14. Exercise

    Hello! I meant to ask the vet, but forgot. How much exercise is just right for a puppy? Our boy is 4 months old, large breed mix (no idea...

    Started by Puppy mom, 09-24-2016 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 105
    09-24-2016 07:50 PM Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Dog became semi-aggressive

    My wife and I have had a 8 month old chihuahua that we might adopt from the Humae Society. His previous owner's kid dropped and broke his front left...

    Started by cooperdog, 09-24-2016 01:26 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 172
    09-24-2016 05:10 PM Go to last post
  16. How long can I leave a ten week old golden retriever?

    My family is planning on getting a new golden, however, I have to work until 3 and my children are in school and could let him use the bathroom just...

    Started by Labradog retriever, 09-17-2016 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 310
    09-24-2016 07:25 AM Go to last post
  17. where does ur dog sleep

    where does ur dog sleep ?

    Started by spots, 09-05-2016 03:10 PM
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    09-24-2016 04:22 AM Go to last post
  18. Instead of crating a dog, can I fence him off in my kitchen?

    My family is thinking of getting a golden. We'll be able to let her out three times is 8 hours of him being alone (before we leave, lunch, when we...

    Started by Labradog retriever, 09-17-2016 08:03 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 358
    09-24-2016 03:41 AM Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Maniac hours ...

    :help: My 3 month old lab puppy has started displaying extremely aggressive behavior 3-4 times in a day (it started a week ago) During this crazy...

    Started by cma, 09-15-2016 12:06 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 336
    09-23-2016 10:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Border Terrier Breeder Questions????

    Hi Everyone, I am meeting with a breeder to see about adding a border terrier to our family. I've seen many lists of questions to ask breeders,...

    Started by BostonDan, 09-21-2016 02:06 PM
    border terrier, breeder, puppy
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 98
    09-21-2016 02:27 PM Go to last post

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