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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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    04-19-2015 01:57 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 01:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 105,044
    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. Advice on my situation please

    Hi everyone, I've done a lot of researching and asking around about my situation and keep getting mixed answers, so I'm trying another approach of...

    Started by mmdango, Today 01:15 AM
    first time dog owner, full time, full time worker, single owner
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 147
    Today 10:40 AM Go to last post
  2. Umm… what just happened?

    I finally received my clicker in the mail, and was loading it on lunch today. It progressed about as I was expecting - first lots of excitement about...

    Started by Alla, Yesterday 02:23 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 208
    Today 09:07 AM Go to last post
  3. Pup'tude Is he doing this on purpose???

    Hello all. Let me start by saying that I have read the previous posts back to 2010 for help but they don't seek to address my problem. It seems as...

    Started by New2poms, Today 02:27 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 07:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Puppy socialization, what is acceptable and what is not?

    Hello, I was wondering what would be considered as an acceptable behaviour and what would be not as I have an 11 weeks old puppy now and often bring...

    Started by pedomudkip, Yesterday 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 142
    Today 03:13 AM Go to last post
  5. Fear of crutches - how can I help make this better for him?

    DH broke his foot and is cast and non weight bearing for 6 weeks. Pai (9 months) was initially completely terrified of the crutches (socialization...

    Started by Nissa M, Yesterday 07:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 56
    Today 03:01 AM Go to last post
  6. First time dachshund owner

    Hey everyone! I get to bring home my little dachshund Ludo on Monday! Here he is: I want to ask for some advice on any other items I may...

    Started by loverbuckets, 04-25-2015 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 310
    Yesterday 10:01 PM Go to last post
  7. I'm sure it's been posted...but...

    Let me start off by apologizing if this has been posted a million times. I'm no stranger to forums but I'm not sure what exactly to search for my...

    Started by gookluke, Yesterday 12:06 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 174
    Yesterday 02:30 PM Go to last post
  8. How long before you felt bonded to your dog?

    L I like Frodo. He's happy, good with the kids even if he gets rambunctious, but I don't feel bonded to him. Maybe it's my frustration over our...

    Started by ormommy, 04-26-2015 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 160
    Yesterday 11:53 AM Go to last post
  9. how do I put dog in time out without making her afraid to come to me?

    We are working on her barking, and as part of our approach, if she won't quiet down when she sees people walking by or squirrels outside, we are...

    Started by sunschyn, 04-26-2015 11:18 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 191
    Yesterday 08:38 AM Go to last post
  10. Dog vet bills racking insurance worth it?

    So, had to take my dog in to the vet this afternoon as he's been acting lethargic and vomited this morning. Vet checked him out and he's afraid...

    Started by theproman23, 04-23-2015 12:08 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 266
    Yesterday 05:57 AM Go to last post
  11. Dog breeding

    Hey, i was talking with a friend about breeding brother and sister dogs together and he said that he did it and nothing went wrong with the puppies...

    Started by alonso92, 01-09-2015 03:47 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 607
    04-26-2015 10:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Wink Does anyone know if my new pup is a morkie terrier ?

    I just got her a couple of days ago. Shes a month and 2 weeks old. She's the most adorable thing ever and loves to play, but Im a bit curious about...

    Started by alexsowavy, 03-15-2015 06:50 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 642
    04-26-2015 11:30 AM Go to last post
  13. Softness vs Hardness

    I'm curious. :P What kinds of behaviour qualify a dog for being more soft or more hard? I get the extremes - the dogs that don't care about any level...

    Started by Alla, 04-24-2015 09:54 AM
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    04-25-2015 05:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Eating EVERYTHING

    I haven't been on here in a while. Ghost is 9 months old now, and he still consumes everything....and promptly vomits every single night between...

    Started by Erin80, 04-20-2015 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 331
    04-25-2015 04:39 PM Go to last post
  15. All of a Sudden…Dog Afraid of Me….

    Hi, Not sure if it's a phase but all of a sudden my dog doesn't let me approach her, acting like she did when I first rescued her. Been getting...

    Started by Aztex, 04-24-2015 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 147
    04-24-2015 08:50 PM Go to last post
  16. confused about my dog's barking - why, and how to stop it

    Another question about my new rescue, Chloe (2 1/2 terrier mix). She barks (and somewhat growls) incessantly at other dogs - when they walk by our...

    Started by sunschyn, 04-19-2015 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 221
    04-24-2015 04:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Am I dealing with the "teenage" period or something else?

    I have had my dog since she was 4 months old. She is now 22 months old, will be two years in July. As a puppy she was very attached to me, always...

    Started by Seth707, 04-23-2015 09:02 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 214
    04-24-2015 03:21 PM Go to last post
  18. Just Looking for Some Tips!

    This is a long post, but I would greatly appreciate some feedback, please! Hey everyone, I have a German Shepherd puppy, Winston, who is 12...

    Started by MSaleh, 04-23-2015 07:16 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 217
    04-24-2015 12:19 PM Go to last post
  19. Training pad holder?

    My 14 week old puppy is doing very well with housebreaking. When I'm home with him, he will go to the door and stare at me to go out to do his...

    Started by eduller, 04-22-2015 08:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 82
    04-23-2015 08:43 PM Go to last post
  20. OMG, if I had a nickel for everytime we trip over puppy!

    Okay so we are new puppy owners. Boomer is 14wo LR and weighs 31 pounds as of last weekend. He is very well behaved. Despite what everyone warned...

    Started by brianosaur, 04-22-2015 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 241
    04-23-2015 06:34 PM Go to last post

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