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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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    • Replies: 96
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    01-19-2014 10:16 AM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 5
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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: 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. Puppy awake at night

    Hi there So I have a 7 week old whippet cross puppy and I am starting to try and crate train him at night. For the first 3 nights he slept in a...

    Started by Ginnyh, Yesterday 10:05 PM
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  2. Dog won't obey outside

    Hi all, I have an 8-month old Malshi. When we're inside the house, he obeys every command, Come, sit, stay, lay down, drop it, etc. However,...

    Started by markubig, Yesterday 09:35 PM
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    Yesterday 09:35 PM Go to last post
  3. Crating Issues

    Hi all. Our puppy is around 16 weeks. She sleeps very well in her crate. My husband can usually get her in her crate easily anytime. Unless I catch...

    Started by Smeslie, 04-14-2014 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 253
    Yesterday 09:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Will Duke lift his leg to pee?

    Hi, all, So, in the last week and a half, I've noticed Duke FINALLY start to lift his leg to pee. He's done it 3 times that I noticed. Once, on...

    Started by Pittsburgh Duke, 04-18-2014 01:40 PM
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 423
    Yesterday 09:13 PM Go to last post
  5. How do you dispose of poop at home?

    What are ways you dispose of your ppoop at home? in the outdoor garbage? just wanna hear ideas

    Started by kfreker, 04-19-2014 07:59 PM
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    Yesterday 09:05 PM Go to last post
  6. 1 year anniversary of having my first dog

    Ok, so I rescued this black lab - stafford mix, she is an extremely smart dog, so smart that she is basically non stop looking to circumvent the...

    Started by ThomasCro, Yesterday 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday 08:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Puppy making me crazy & wondering about breed

    I googled, "Is it normal to hate your puppy everyday?" Ok, so maybe Hate is a strong word, because I do love him too, but there are days when I feel...

    Started by Cooper33, 04-22-2014 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 254
    Yesterday 07:59 PM Go to last post
  8. First dog - Great dane

    Hi! So I lived with my parents till I was 24 and my mum was scared to death by dogs. While growing up, two of my uncles owned dogs and I became...

    Started by DutchDog, 01-20-2014 01:57 AM
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    Yesterday 04:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Cool Met our first dog aggressive dog today.

    Chico and I just got back from our evening walk. We walk in a large field where many people take their dogs. Everyone is really friendly and Chico...

    Started by Chichan, 04-21-2014 06:27 PM
    dog aggression, dog etiquette, french bulldog, walking on leash
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 181
    Yesterday 10:49 AM Go to last post
  10. Shiba Inu Scream every time we're too far/not visible

    I recently (2 weeks ago) got a new Shiba Inu puppy. When he's around people, he's generally a bundle of joy. The moment we kennel him for night...

    Started by Peppermonkey, 04-20-2014 11:40 AM
    puppy, screaming, separation anxiety, shiba inu, tie-out
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 160
    Yesterday 09:41 AM Go to last post
  11. Dog won't leave the car after walks

    We always drive somewhere in order to walk our dog since around our house isn't really the best place for it. After his walks he will sit in the...

    Started by Karolina, 04-22-2014 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 105
    Yesterday 05:02 AM Go to last post
  12. Advice for finding a rare breed...

    Hi everyone, I've been looking for a brussels griffon puppy for about 6 months but haven't had any success finding a reputable breeder in my area...

    Started by Kristar, 04-22-2014 12:09 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 180
    04-22-2014 04:06 PM Go to last post
  13. So tell me this gets easier. :)

    I love our pup. She came from rescue at 16 weeks. We have had an uphill climb but all in all, normal. She is 22 weeks now. We had a great stride...

    Started by RyMom, 04-21-2014 09:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-22-2014 08:12 AM Go to last post
  14. Counter surfing!! Ahhh!

    Does anyone have any advice for this!? We have tried everything... saying OFF! in a firm voice and removing him, and everything in between. He doesnt...

    Started by kfreker, 04-17-2014 07:01 PM
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 356
    04-21-2014 01:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Lost deciding how to get a dog

    (I *think* I'm posting in the right place? Sorry if not...) Hello, I've been ho-humming about getting a dog for over a year. I don't have any...

    Started by trebeck, 04-17-2014 08:29 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 441
    04-20-2014 01:37 PM Go to last post
  16. Dog park CLOSED!!!

    So this is more of a rant than a question. We have finally found the solution to our 5.5 month old puppy's endless energy... The dog park! She...

    Started by Brooklynsmom, 04-18-2014 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 309
    04-20-2014 11:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Urine killing my grass?

    So has this happened to anyone else? What did you do about it... How can I fix it... Our old dog didn't so this.. Our pup is a male (6months)but pees...

    Started by kfreker, 04-18-2014 06:45 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 181
    04-20-2014 11:36 AM Go to last post
  18. Gentle leader vs. Sen-Sation hareness?

    I just got a 6 month old pitbull and she is very well behaved. She does get slightly distracted and will sometimes walk a little too fast on walks....

    Started by Charliejay, 04-19-2014 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 100
    04-20-2014 10:18 AM Go to last post
  19. Dogs don't get along anymore...

    Hello. I'm seeking advice on my two dogs, Satsuki and Hachiko. They're both females, Satsuki is a 2yr old Australian cattle dog x lab and Hachiko is...

    Started by cupcake-a-b-c, 04-16-2014 07:23 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 368
    04-19-2014 01:22 AM Go to last post
  20. walking issue with my dog, how to fix?

    I have 2 year old shihtzu who is just a horrible walker with me. This has been going on for 2 years now and am beyond frustrated. She walks great...

    Started by Puppy0226, 04-13-2014 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 241
    04-18-2014 01:26 PM Go to last post

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