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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, 12-21-2010 12:20 AM
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    01-27-2015 06:30 PM 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 02:31 PM
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    02-09-2011 04:59 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 01:45 PM
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    06-03-2010 05:13 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 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-26-2006 05:07 PM Go to last post
  1. The Italian Greyhound

    *Note, this isn't for me, it's me gathering information for a friend. :) Are they good for first time owners? I've recently seen a lot of "They...

    Started by xChlorineAddict, 01-27-2015 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 331
    Today 07:03 AM Go to last post
  2. Help With Rescue Puppy! Please...

    Hi, First post here! I found a “golden terrier” puppy that had been living under a slab. Supposedly it had been there for 2 weeks. I tried to...

    Started by Aztex, Yesterday 11:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
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  3. From crate to bed

    Ghost has been happily sleeping in his crate at night since the first night we got him. He is going to be 6 months old this month, and I think we...

    Started by Erin80, 01-04-2015 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 543
    01-29-2015 10:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Need help, caring for a 12 year old pup

    Hello everyone, haven't posted for awhile. My Titan is now 10 months old and is a fabulous guy but this post is about a new little guy I have taken...

    Started by Titan's Mom, 01-29-2015 11:16 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-29-2015 08:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Biting wont stop neither will intensity

    I dont know how Im supposed to teach him to bite softer. Hes getting big now and hes able to jump and bite my arms and rips my shirt sleeves and cuts...

    Started by Tyler_X, 01-11-2015 12:20 PM
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    01-29-2015 03:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Exclamation My puppy doesn't like my older dog

    This puppy is my families 3rd dog she is a Pomeranian and poodle mix we got her because my chihuahua of 9 years died last Saturday and our other dog...

    Started by MyPuppyLila, 01-28-2015 01:52 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-29-2015 02:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Crate training Help

    Hello all! I am a new proud owner of Logan, a 9 weeks old mini aussie. We got him just this Saturday and I am really impressed in how quick he...

    Started by Jess88, 01-29-2015 02:13 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    01-29-2015 02:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Puppy scuffle = fighting dog?

    Hi all, last night something strange happened that I'd love some feedback about. Pai was playing in our local park with his best puppy pal Daisy and...

    Started by Nissa M, 01-26-2015 03:01 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-29-2015 10:18 AM Go to last post
  9. Bell to go outside to potty

    Hello everyone, so I have a 12 week old puppy who weighs 21.7 lbs (ok so I took him to the vet today and weighed him...I'm a bit excited) and I'm...

    Started by pz_csr, 01-23-2015 02:43 AM
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    01-27-2015 07:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Fencing

    I have an English Mastiff mix(probably 110lbs or so but is still growing) who likes to charge and pounce at my 6ft wood privacy fence. The fence was...

    Started by zcub, 01-25-2015 10:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-27-2015 11:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Future Aussie Puppy Owner - But I Need Help!!

    Like the title says, my dog of choice is an Australian Shepherd. I am (hopefully) going to be getting my very first self-owned puppy this spring...

    Started by missc89, 01-21-2015 08:54 PM
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    01-26-2015 02:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Puppy seems... panicked when I'm gone?

    I took him (10 weeks old) home four days ago and he seems to be very addicted to human contact. Not just me, he is calm, happy, and excited whenever...

    Started by aoiara, 01-22-2015 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-26-2015 02:13 PM Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Cat and dog problems

    Hi guys, lately we have been trying to introduce kanji tongue rest of the house, this is were the cats are and he stays out of their way, he knows...

    Started by PolarDog, 01-24-2015 12:38 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 272
    01-25-2015 08:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Pet Insurance for new puppies? Is it worth it?

    So we were considering pet insurance. However, we want an insurance policy that covers vaccinations, spay/neuter, and all those first year puppy...

    Started by aoiara, 01-21-2015 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 358
    01-25-2015 03:17 PM Go to last post
  15. Bichon Frise puppy

    Hi, We decided on buying a Bichon Frise puppy. We want the puppy to be a family companion that we and our kids can enjoy for a long time. We are...

    Started by tintincub, 01-22-2015 12:37 PM
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    • Replies: 6
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    01-25-2015 01:34 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Teaching puppy to alert us when he needs to go outside

    Hello all, I apologize if this question has been posted before, I'm still new to this site! My puppy is a 4 month old rescue, we got him about...

    Started by Rayrayyy, 01-22-2015 08:07 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 386
    01-24-2015 09:51 PM Go to last post
  17. Food Agression

    I am fostering 2 puppies about 3 months old and both have food aggression to animals and people. I have started hand feeding them and holding their...

    Started by None505, 01-16-2015 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 508
    01-24-2015 10:34 AM Go to last post
  18. Treat soft toys nicely (and not destroy them)?

    Hope I'm not turning into a spammer here, but thought I'd start a separate thread for this question. In puppy class, they talked about getting...

    Started by MattMV, 01-17-2015 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 532
    01-23-2015 03:40 PM Go to last post
  19. Talking New puppy! Lots of issues. Pls help me get better at this :)

    Hi all, I picked up Penny last weekend. She is a 10-week-old brindle French bulldog and I absolutely adore her. Her next vet visit (first one with...

    Started by MattMV, 01-15-2015 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 706
    01-22-2015 12:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Nail clipping issues

    In the beginning, Ghost was amazing about getting his nails clipped. He would just lie there, he let me handle his feet and he let the vet handle...

    Started by Erin80, 01-18-2015 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 280
    01-22-2015 12:16 PM Go to last post

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