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Dog Forums: First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions

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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    07-31-2015 10:15 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
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    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
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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
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    12-26-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Shy Pupper

    My 4 month old ACD mix, Kallie, is not people friendly in that she does not approach strangers and does not appreciate them reaching for her face and...

    Started by Rarebear, 04-22-2016 11:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 130
    Today 10:30 AM Go to last post
  2. Bringing my new dog home tomorrow need help!?

    So i got the call i have been waiting for and i am going to pick up my 10 month old Siberian Husky puppy tomorrow. I have never been the primary...

    Started by Artikk, Yesterday 11:44 PM
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    Today 09:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Whining? And crate tips

    So we finally brought home our pup, my husband wanted to name her Luna so here she is! She loves to cuddle and is such a lap dog! We had one...

    Started by turnforthenurse, Yesterday 03:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 72
    Today 08:59 AM Go to last post
  4. Car safety: harness, crate, barrier?

    Picking up our puppy in less than 2 weeks and just realized that our full size crate does not fit in the car when assembled. Wondering what would be...

    Started by Elwlyn, 04-26-2016 08:14 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 222
    Yesterday 04:36 PM Go to last post
  5. New here and I need some advice on my dogs

    I have had my Black Lab for 2 yearsish. I got him at 4.5 months old, and after 2 months I had left an abusive relationship. I found a lady who...

    Started by DieselsMum88, 04-20-2016 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 321
    Yesterday 02:31 PM Go to last post
  6. Overnight Potty Training

    So our puppy, Marcy, is 13 weeks old and about 15 pounds. Since we got her, I've gotten up every night at 2AM to let her out, then I'm up for the day...

    Started by MarcysMom, 04-22-2016 02:22 PM
    overnight, potty training, puppy
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 251
    04-27-2016 03:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Nighttime crate woes...

    Apologies for the long post but it's been a long night....New shelter dog, 5 year old neutered lab/hound. We have had him about 3 weeks. Was...

    Started by Kap543, 04-27-2016 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-27-2016 10:29 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Puppy whines and bites his back legs and penis.

    6 Jan 16, I have a Black Lab male puppy that was born on 30 Aug 2015. We brought him into our home on Oct 24th. He weighed 12 lbs then. I've had...

    Started by Keats, 01-06-2016 01:22 PM
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    04-25-2016 01:33 PM Go to last post
  9. 2015 Rabies Vaccine Tag

    I'm a first time dog owner as of March 31st. I adopted a 9ish year old from a foster home and he has his rabies vaccine tags from both 2015 and 2016....

    Started by roosterfeet, 04-21-2016 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-25-2016 12:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Shelties and other breed suggestions

    So I'm back! (Well okay I never left...I'm a shameless lurker) Still forever searching for the right breed for myself. I'm hoping I can finally...

    Started by Chroniko, 04-22-2016 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 334
    04-25-2016 08:17 AM Go to last post
  11. puppy randomly chews her legs and feet

    Milla is 13 weeks old and 21 pounds. She's on Wellness puppy large breed. She gets a half a Cosequin vitamin pill a day. (Instructions on bottle)...

    Started by ladypeace82, 04-24-2016 02:00 PM
    chew, feet, growing pains, puppy, tail
    • Replies: 1
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    04-24-2016 02:07 PM Go to last post
  12. Constructing long term confinement area

    I'm picking up an 8 wk old golden doodle puppy next week. I have a crate, but no long term confinement area. It appears people often make them...

    Started by dh37, 04-23-2016 09:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 207
    04-24-2016 01:03 PM Go to last post
  13. Durable edible chews for puppy?

    What have been the most successful durable and edible chews y'all have used? I have a few nylabones (I know, not edible), but he loses interest...

    Started by Hwarren, 04-20-2016 10:28 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 214
    04-24-2016 04:45 AM Go to last post
  14. When is it 100% safe to bring my puppy out for walks

    My pup had her 3rd vaccinnation today so I was hoping that she would be able to go out for walks right afterwards. Was dismayed to learn from the...

    Started by Desiree S, 04-22-2016 07:14 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 178
    04-22-2016 09:27 PM Go to last post
  15. I feel like I'm absolutely failing my puppy :( Am I harming her?

    So while I'm not new to having dogs around, I am new to raising one. Growing up my parents trained and raised our dogs, so being the sole provider...

    Started by PixieDust, 04-19-2016 10:32 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 416
    04-22-2016 08:32 PM Go to last post
  16. Red face How to have cats and dog living together in the house?

    We have two cats- one of them is quite aggressive and will attack our dog if she goes near her and when Misty is inside the house, she will even seek...

    Started by Kitty and Jasper, 04-20-2016 11:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 243
    04-22-2016 02:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Crate Sizing when Shopping Online?

    I bought a crate in store that I thought would be fine for my pup as an adult, but at 4 months his head almost touches the top of the crate and he'll...

    Started by Hwarren, 04-21-2016 10:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 146
    04-21-2016 05:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Cool Hat off to those that foster puppies and

    Hat off to those that foster puppies and those that find raising a puppy a breeze. Our next dog will be at least a year old. Puppyhood is no easy...

    Started by ladypeace82, 04-20-2016 06:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 143
    04-20-2016 12:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Puppy sometimes bites when he doesn't want to be picked up.

    So if I have to pick up my puppy for some reason, say he has to go to the bathroom, he will squirm and bite when I'm in the process of picking him up...

    Started by Isaac30001, 04-19-2016 11:49 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 215
    04-20-2016 11:52 AM Go to last post
  20. Teddy bear? Just discovered this breed

    I heard they are a mix of bischon frise and shihtzu or something? Can anyone tell me about their temperament? I am most familiar with pugs so perhaps...

    Started by nirrrr, 04-13-2016 04:30 AM
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    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 2,298
    04-19-2016 02:25 PM Go to last post

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